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located around the world.



Rotarians invest approximately 47 million volunteer hours every year, into improving the lives of those around them



Rotary awarded $333 million to global service initiatives throughout the 2020 pandemic

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Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change-across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. We are guided by our motto, "Service Above Self."

The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Rotary, founded in 1922, uses the funds we raise to make a meaningful impact in our city and abroad. 

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Proceeds support our 1090 Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation to fund scholarships for deserving high school seniors and community projects.

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We have two meaningful community service projects this month.
Rotary Cares Project
A huge THANK YOU to all who already generously donated to the Rotary Cares Project to provide family care packages to elementary school children who experience homelessness.  There is still time to get involved. You can go to our Amazon Wishlist and purchase essential items or help at this event:
  • Tuesday, April 16  |  10 am to 12 pm  |   Deliver donations to schools.  Meet at the former city-hall parking garage, 100 N Andrews Ave, FTL 33301 (see map below - read more).
Power of One Hour Street Cleanup
Saturday April 27   |  9 to 10 am  |  Over a decade ago, our Rotary Club adopted a section of SW 11 Ave from Broward Blvd to the swing bridge in Sailboat Bend and committed to doing periodic street cleanups.  We are doing our next cleanup as part of Fort Lauderdale Cares Day and will meet at the Fire Museum, 1022 W Las Olas Blvd. 
Please let me know if you can assist at any of these events. RSVP to

Thank you.

Jorg Hruschka 

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Rick Riccardi

2023-2024 Club President

Club President Letter 2023-24

Hello Fellow Ft. Lauderdale Rotarians,

I’m so proud to be your President this year. This is not a “job” I had hoped for in my later years but one that I’m excited about, and more than willing to do. “Service Above Self” and being a “Servant Leader” are principles in life (not just in Rotary) that I, hopefully, will be positively measured by.

This year, thankfully, does not have the obstacles of COVID and the aftermath of COVID to deal with. Thanks to Perry, Terry, and Jaye, our three previous leaders, I now have the opportunity to lead this club to new heights of accomplishments.

We are off to a good start with so many of you stepping up to participate in so many ways. Every member will be asked and given the opportunity to be of service to the club or to the community. We are all here to be of service, and hopefully you will all find that opportunity by serving on a committee or participating in one or more service projects. For that reason, I will make sure you all know about each committee and service project, week after week.

I would like to initiate two new long-term service projects for our club that, I believe, conform with Rotary International’s initiatives on “Bringing Hope to The World”. The first is Homelessness and Behavioral Health (including mental health and substance-use disorder).  The second is Urban Farming or “Agrihood” to bring better health (mental and physical) to our neighborhoods.

I will make sure that the new members are welcomed with enthusiasm and are included immediately in our weekly luncheons and service projects. I will ask you members with more time in our club to be of service to the club by sharing your time with other members who need to feel wanted and included. To help this along, I’m promoting the idea of a random seating system at lunch for those of you who don’t have a guest or have some reason to have to sit with a specific member.

I’m also trying a new weekly meeting structure. In order to get to know each other better, I’m asking you to volunteer to tell us who you are. On the first Wednesday of each month, we will have a club meeting that will include two of our members who are willing to tell us their story in a 12-minute presentation, with or without slides.

We will continue to have our evening social meeting on the last Wednesday of the month and continue to have our speaker luncheon meetings the other two or three Wednesdays each month.

We now have about 120 members, of which about 50 are new in the last two years. Our intention is to have more new members to replace and exceed the average 15% of members who leave the club each year. This club is here to serve each other and to serve the community – local and worldwide. Let’s let the community know what we do and how we serve, so others may have the opportunity to join us in service. I look forward to our Public Image Committee, with all its Information Technology commitment and talent, being very busy this year getting the word out on our club’s behalf.

Let’s be the best we can be.


Rick Riccardi, Club President 2023-24
Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale

International Projects

Volunteer With Us

As we begin our Rotary year, here is a quick reminder of the service projects we have on our schedule so far. We do not have exact dates for everything, but please keep these projects in mind and be on the lookout for more information. If you would like to help with any of these projects, please contact the chair directly. If you have ideas for new projects, please contact Kristin LaFleur or St. George Guardabassi.

  • Find Your Way Home – Jorg Hruschka – Select Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Holiday Toy Drive – Linda Cooke – October – December
  • Thanksgiving Baskets – Steve Botkin – Saturday, November 18
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Steve Botkin – December
  • Challenge Air – Dan Rizzi – January 26 & 27
  • Agape Love Breakfast – Gail Auguston-Koppen – February 9 & 10

Rotarians In Action

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