Louisiana MO Rotary


History The Rotary Club

In Chicago in 1905, Paul Harris and three acquaintances met to organize a small group of local businessmen to meet weekly for comradeship. They rotated the meeting sites and called it a Rotary Club. It soon became a luncheon-meeting club, with group singing, and the service idea was developed. A wagon-wheel became the Club symbol. In 1908, other clubs formed, and in 1910 a National Association of Rotary Clubs was formed, with Paul Harris as president. A convention was held and a national office was established.

About Our Club

The Louisiana Rotary was chartered in 1924 with 26 members and carries the inspiration of its founder Paul Harris. Rotary is about friendship and fellowship. We are a group of local business and professional leaders who dedicate themselves to giving back to our community and the world as well. Best of all, the Club has given high inspiration to its members in the Rotary ideal of unselfishness. The Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" lives in the Louisiana Rotary Club.

Today our club has 44 members; we meet for lunch at twelve noon every Thursday at Mom & Pop's Donuts & Diner, 121 Georgia St, in Louisiana Missouri.

We annually sponsor local projects that can be found on the projects tab. These projects address our interest in supporting our local community by helping those who may be less fortunate, raising funds for scholarships, community betterment and numerous other projects.

As members eat lunch the meeting will begin, the club will report on current and new projects, announcements of upcoming events, and the weekly report from the Sergeant at Arms and fining for members who arrive late or leave early and the occasional cell phone that rings during the meeting. Good humor can always be found at our meetings.

Each week one Rotarian is responsible for a program; they are called the "Rotarian of the day". The Rotarian of the day may bring in a guest speaker who may be a public official, school administrator or teacher, Rotary officer, director of a not-for-profit organization, or a fellow member giving a talk on what their business does.

Our Meetings

Thursdays at 12:00 P.M.
Mom & Pop's Donuts & Diner
517 South Carolina Street
Louisiana MO 63353

Visiting Rotarians and Rotarian's Guests are Always Welcome!

Each week the 'Rotarian of the Day' is responsible for the program presentation. Here is a list of the schedule for this year.


Each week the 'Rotarian of the Day' is responsible for the program presentation. Here is a list of the schedule for this year.


Louisiana Rotary Packs Lane's Backpacks

Louisiana, MO, November 09, 2011 &mdash At the Louisiana Rotary Club's November 3rd meeting, Rotarians spent part of their lunch hour helping with Lane's Backpack Program. These backpacks of food are sent home over the weekends to families who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program at the Louisiana Elementary School. Lane's Backpack's purpose is to bridge the weekend gap for families struggling to make adequate nutrition available each day. The need is great each week; but with many Rotarian-hands the work of packing 130 backpacks went quickly. The Louisiana Rotary Club intends to continue packing Lane's Backpacks the first week of each month. The club also challenges other community organizations in Louisiana to adopt a similar commitment or make other contributions to this important program. It is hard to imagine a more direct way to benefit the children and families of our community!
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Swings Coming Soon to Sunset Park

Louisiana, MO, November 09, 2011 — At September's City Council meeting, the Louisiana Rotary Club announced plans for a large swing set and two eco-friendly tables for Sunset Park. Because funding required that Rotary complete its Winter fund-raiser a Spring completion was expected. However, the successful Rotary-fundraiser of John Stoeckley's new book, Reflections of Missouri, made it possible to order the equipment this week. Rotary would like to thank the Stoeckley's for this generous fund-raising opportunity.
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Contact Us

Louisiana Rotary Club
P.O. Box 442
Louisiana MO 63353

Cynthia Blaylock, President
(573) 754-5575

John Lynn, President-Nominee
Contact for weekly program information.
(573) 324-3363

Linda Beer, Secretary/Treasurer
(573) 754-5557

John Gregory Blaylock, Immediate Past President
(636) 754-5575

2016-17 Board

Cindy Blaylock , President
John Lynn, President-Nominee
Linda Beer, Secretary/Treasurer
Todd Smith
Judy Prater
Betty Dolbeare
Art Moore
Tim Jenkins
Ben Logan

Eric gearing, Rotary Foundation Chair
Julie Leverenz, Assistant Governor

Bart Niedner, Webmaster
(636) 699-6328


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Meetings take place on the first and third Thursdays at 7:45am in room 14 at LHS. Officers must arrive at 7:30am.

Please contact Faculty Advisor John Picone with any questions.

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