65th Anniversary, 2017Comstock Park Rotary Club is the local club #2784, District 6290, Zone 28 of Rotary International. District 6290 stretches from Holland, Michigan to Wawa, Ontario and that portion of Lower Michigan to the West of I-75. Our district has 62 clubs and 3,350 members. Chartered on January 23, 1952, the first President of Comstock Park Rotary was James L. Lamoreaux; Vice-President, James "Bud" W. Smith, Jr. and Secretary-Treasurer, Martin Buth.   Comstock Park Rotary Club currrently has 25 members.

Rotary International (RI) was founded in Chicago, Illinois on February 23, 1905 by Paul P. Harris, a lawyer. On that day, Paul met with three friends (a coal dealer, a mining engineer and a merchant tailor). Initially Paul Harris' idea was to promote fellowship among business acquaintances, but soon the purpose evolved into the current motto, SERVICE ABOVE SELF. The club meetings were held in rotation at their business offices, therefore, the name ROTARY was adopted. The membership of that first club was diverse which continues to be one of Rotary's dominant themes.
There are now over 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the globe with a total Rotarian membership of over 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders.
The local Rotary club is the cornerstone of Rotary. All effective Rotary clubs are responsible for four key elements:
  1. Sustaining or increasing their membership base,
  2. Participating in service projects that benefit their own community and those in other countries,
  3. Supporting The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International financially, and
  4. Through program participation, developing leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level.