In 1905, attorney Paul Harris, created the first Rotary Club in Chicago as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities. The name “Rotary” stems from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of members.
The Rotary Club of Minneapolis was established in 1910, the ninth club out of more than 35,000 today. Club #9 is now comprised of over 170 dedicated and passionate members with over 50 different fields of expertise. Deeply seeded in diversity through culture and profession, we are able to develop quality programs backed with strong ethics. Club #9 is continuing to evolve and grow.