The West Bend Rotary Club was organized Thursday, April 30th, 1925. The Hartford Rotary Club sponsored the West Bend Rotary Club and Seventeen Hartford Rotarians assisted in the organization.

The West Bend Pilot at the time reported that the club would begin with a charter of 20 members and was created to be active in the betterment of business, city and state and will follow a good constructive program.

Rules at the time stated only one member representative was allowed from each business, profession or manufacturing plant in the West Bend area.

The club met once a week every Wednesday at noon. The Officers who were elected are as follows:

President - Frank W. Bucklin

Vice President - Bernard C. Ziegler

Secretary - Henry O. Regner

Treasurer - Louis Kuelthau

Directors - Arthur Klumb, Robert Rolfs & Charles Walter 


West Bend and Rotary have worked together for nearly 80 years of mutual growth and progress toward a better community and a better world.

Throughout the years, our club and its members have striven to exemplify Service above Self through individual, group and financial support for a wide variety of local and international projects. Through our membership in the ever growing fellowship of Rotary International, the opportunities for service also continue to grow.

To learn more about the begining of the West Bend Rotary in 1925, below are links to articles and pictures detailing our first year as a club.