We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. While we all have differing occupations, our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable. 

Membership in the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay 

We meet for lunch every Thursday from Noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Each week we host a program that might consist of a guest speaker on a topic of interest to our community, the awarding of scholarships to local students, the presentation of a check to a local charity, or other club business relating our long list of service projects. 

We hope that our members attend at least half our meetings – but as business and professional people ourselves, we understand that sometimes you have to attend your affairs first. We also have many seasonal residents as members who join us part of the year then take a Leave of Absence while they’re away. Once you join the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay, you’ll be welcome at Rotary Clubs across the world. 

The Fellowship of Rotary 

As a volunteer activity, our first priority is to ensure that our time together is enjoyable and promotes fellowship. After all, why belong to a club if you can’t have fun while you’re doing it. Each week we give “happy” dollars during which we laugh with one another, sharing both our joys and (bad) jokes. We “humble” those who have received publicity in the local media, and generally just have a good time together as friends and fellow Rotarians. 

Rotary as a Service Club 

Our Club is involved in a wide range of service projects. We raise money to award academic and vocational scholarships. We host exchange students and sponsor local students as they go overseas. We present the Ethics in Business Award. We’re working to revitalize Little Lake. We provide tens of thousands of dollars in grants to local charities. Working together through Rotary, our more than 100 members have an enormous impact on Door County and beyond. 

Rotary Membership Dues

Your dues payment includes lunch each week at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, a subscription to Rotarian Magazine, and gives you the right to participate in Rotary meetings anywhere in the world. 

Individual Members - $187 per quarter
Corporate Membership (2 people) - $254 per quarter
Corporate Membership (3 people) - $303 per quarter

Many members make donations to Rotary International and various fundraisers, but by no means is that required.  It’s also important to us that anyone who wants to serve our community by joining Rotary be given the opportunity to do so.  We quietly offer financial aid to those who request it.

A special note for Corporate Members.  Your dues include only 1 meal at the regular Rotary Club meeting each week.  If more than one person under the same Corporate Membership wants to attend the same weekly meeting, the 2nd (or even 3rd) person are on their honor to pay for their own meal at the front desk at the rate charged to visiting Rotarians (currently $11). 

Join Us for Lunch and Learn More

We invite you to be our guest for lunch so you can see for yourself what Rotary is all about.  Drop by the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club at noon on any Thursday and say that you’re interested in learning more about Rotary. 

Or contact our Membership Chair, David Leistra at 920-743-3241 ( or our President, Bob Scieszinski, at 920-495-8200 (

More information about membership in the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay can also be found online at

Go out and be a “Gift to the World”.  Consider joining Rotary today!

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