Rotary Club of Hermitage

Community Involvement

Hermitage Rotary was founded in 1954. Members are proud to serve our community and the world, by awarding two scholarships yearly to local high school students, donating money/assisting other service organizations and help beautify the city by planting flowers at East State Street and Shenango Valley Freeway.

Each year, Rotary sponsors two high school students to attend leadership training. Upon successful completion, they receive Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Rotary provides dictionaries and anti-bullying bookmarks to hundreds of local school students. Members help to clean a section of Hermitage Road, host exchange students and support the Rotary Foundation. Past service projects in Hermitage included construction of a ramp to improve building access at MCAR Inc. and an information kiosk across from Buhl Farm Casino.

Rotary International

The Rotary Club of Hermitage is part of Rotary International which is a global network of community volunteers and one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organizations in the world. Founded February 23, 1905 in Chicago, Rotary International has more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries.

Members conduct projects to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Members strive to build goodwill and peace in their communities and throughout the world.

Rotary Motto

The Rotary motto is, “Service Above Self.” We strive to live by the four way test which asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do, Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Want to help?


Support the Hermitage Rotary annual radio auction fundraiser to be broadcast locally at the end of March on ESPN radio 96.7 FM. Items generously donated by local businesses, can be purchased by the public at great discounts. Watch for advertisements in The Herald.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are accepted at
P.O. Box 1313
Hermitage, PA 16148

Contributions may be tax deductible. Anyone with questions can contact Matt Ristvey, auction chairperson, 724-342-3388.


Hermitage Rotary is seeking new members. For more information please visit our district website.


The Hermitage Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at noon at 
Hickory Grille
1645 N Hermitage Rd
Hermitage, PA 16148

To be invited as a guest, contact Barbara Hawkins, 724-983-3638, or by email at or ask any member.