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The Rotary Club of Reno

The Rotary Club of Reno was the first Rotary Club established in Nevada. We were chartered on August 1, 1916, and our first official meeting of the club occurred on August 9, 1916, in the Riverside Hotel.

With approximately 120 members, the Rotary Club of Reno is the largest group in Northern Nevada. 

Members of the club enjoy participating in various community events and international projects, as well as the opportunity to network on a weekly basis. You are always welcome to attend one of our lunch meetings! We meet at The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Reno on Mondays at noon. The address is: 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502.

Rotary International

Rotary International is an international service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are over 1.2 million Rotarians world-wide. 

Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Mission Statement

The Rotary Club of Reno exists to create fellowship among business, professional and civic leaders through social activities and charitable projects to meaningfully improve quality of life in the Truckee Meadows and to advance Rotary’s worldwide goals.


The Rotary Club of Reno embraces the Four-Way Test as Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone within five Avenues of Service, designated Areas of Focus and the foundation upon which club activity is based.

Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians occasionally recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?