Organizational  History
Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on February 23, 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.
Locally, the Rotary Club of Sacramento Club became the 97th club in Rotary on February 1st, 1914.
The Rotary Club of Arden Arcade is one of the few designated as a "Golden Anniversary Club" when it was Chartered on Rotary International's 50th Anniversary, February 23, 1955.  The Club's first President was Ray McClure. 
The Rotary Club of Arden Arcade is in Rotary District 5180, which supports 37 local Clubs from Walnut Grove to Oroville CA. RI District 5180 in part of "Rotary International Zone 27", which is part of the Big West grouped Zones 26/27. 
Rotary Club of Arden Arcade Foundation, a tax exempt 501(c)(3), was established with the State of California on July 31, 2000.  
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Rotary Club of Arden Arcade is to; Honor its commitments and continue its legacy of community service programs and charitable giving in the application of the ideal of “service above self.” Inspire its members to become the leaders who will shape the future of Rotary. Grow and become a stronger club that embodies the mission, objective and vision of Rotary International.
Club History
At the Del Paso Country Club on the evening of February 23, 1955, exactly 50 years from the evening of February 23, 1905, when Paul Harris called the first meeting of Rotary, the "Golden Anniversary Club" of Arden-Arcade was chartered. Ray McClure, a Past-President of our sponsoring club, North Sacramento, accepted the charter as founding President on behalf of his new 22 member club.  
As the membership multiplied in a few short years this new club established itself as a prominent force in the community. Pride of membership  in Arden-Arcade is evident in new members as they become aware of their club's activities in District 5180. Our programs to support youth projects, scholarships, and international service have been consistently maintained by the members over the years and our Foundation is working to support them in long into the future.