Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take work on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Locally, Boardman Rotary was established in 1955 by a group of business leaders in our community.  We meet each Tuesday at noon in Boardman Park, and through monthly Board Meetings, conduct club business such as granting donations, voting in new members, and establishing or modifying procedures that keep our club vital and thriving.  Members pay dues twice a year, and have attendance requirements that must be met.  

In our weekly meetings we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, sing God Bless America, and pray.  Fellowship, a good natured weekly roasting of our members is a part of each meeting.  We discuss and vote on proposed members and donations, as well as club activities.  A speaker is scheduled each week.  Speakers we have had in the past include representatives from the Cleveland Indians, local authors, non-profit leaders, administration and professors from Youngstown State University, and community officials.

Rotarians live by the 4-Way Test.  Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Fellowship among Boardman Rotarians has been the key to our longevity as a club in our community.  We truly enjoy working together and having fun together!  Activities outside of our regular Tuesday meetings are what bind us as a club.  Dinners together, attending plays and concerts, picnics, escape rooms, and wine trips are only some of the activities our members enjoy.  Over the years, members have traveled together on cruises, or on mission trips to help others around the globe.  We celebrate each others personal and professional accomplishments, and lift each other up during hard times.  Boardman Rotary is a family!