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Our motto is "Service Above Self" and we live by this saying.

Our Club was founded February 17, 1939 and is as strong than ever today because of the big hearts, minds, & vision of our Members.

The Delphi Rotary Club began on March 1, 1939.  Our sponsor was the Logansport Club represented by Jack E. Yarian, who later became District Governor in 1945.  Mayor Clay Pearson, a Charter Member, gave the address of welcome.  George W. Obear, a Charter Member, was an active member until his recent death.  Fred Mussleman was the only District Governor from the Delphi Rotary Club in 1955-56.

With the exception of periodic club business meetings, each meeting features a guest speaker. This forum allows members of our club and community to hear from politicians on the local and federal level, local business leaders, and a wide variety of interesting people and topics from our area.
Member Kurtis Fouts has been a recent Assistant District Governor.  Member Jack Cross has directed District 6540 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), held annually at Camp Tecumseh, for 32 years. Now Jack's son, Kyle, and Amber Beatty, both Delphi Rotarians, have been the District 6540 RYLA Co-Chairs since 2017. Approximately 120 high school students participate in this youth leadership conference each year from clubs in our district #6540. You can visit the District RYLA page here.  The Delphi club normally sponsors three to six Delphi students to attend RYLA each year.
The Delphi Rotary Club also sponsors a very active Interact Club at the Delphi Community High School, which was founded by RYLA alumni, as well as sending students to the annual World Affairs Conference.

The Delphi Rotary Club is currently gives scholarships amounting to a total of $2,500 annually to outstanding Delphi High School graduates.

We have listed just a few of the annual club projects. To learn more about the Delphi Rotary Club, you are welcome to visit us on Tuesday at noon in the the Delphi United Methodist Church building located at 1796 North US Highway 421 just south of the Delphi Community High School and north of the Hoosier Heartland Highway (SR 25).  We look forward to your visit!