Juneau Rotary's History


On October 22, 1935, 22 Rotarians held the first regular Tuesday lunch meeting of the newly-organized Juneau Rotary Club.  The second oldest club in District 5010, Juneau Rotary was chartered on November 2, 1935.  The new Juneau Club was sponsored by the Ketchikan Rotary, the first in the state and 2000th club to be charted by Rotary International. Since then, the "Downtown" Juneau Club helped start a number of other clubs in Alaska, which in turn founded other clubs, thus allowing our District to span from Canada to Russia:

Fairbanks, 1940
Anchorage, 1941
Sitka, 1941
Petersburg, 1941
Juneau Glacier Valley, 1964
Juneau Gastineau, 1988

Over the years, the Juneau Rotary Club has been at the forefront of a number of community projects.  The list of community organizations helped by Rotary includes St. Ann's Hospital, the Zach Gordon Youth Center, the Salvation Army, the University of Alaska, Juneau Parks and Rec, the Glory Hole, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.