Our mission
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Vision statement
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Who we are
Rotarians are leaders in their vocation, profession, and community. We meet weekly to discuss improving the lives of people, both locally and globally. 

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 encourage diversity of membership in order to be more effective in this task. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and Rotary is an organization of over 33,000 local clubs serving their communities around the world.

Quincy Rotary was founded in 1923. Through the years, the Quincy Rotary has been at the forefront of community service in Quincy and beyond. 

As Rotarian Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Annual Auction to benefit Rotary Club of Quincy- Wednesday, May 3, 2023
The Rotary Club Auction is an annual event not to be missed! This year's theme Big Hats, Bow Ties & Bourbon is a play on the Kentucky Derby and attendees are encouraged to dress in derby attire. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and horses will race in support of various charities.  Jim Fagan will emcee the event and if you’ve attended our auction in the past you can likely imagine the antics and entertainment attendees will experience.
The Rotary Club of Quincy is celebrating our centennial year in 2023 and will showcase a Century of Service at our annual auction in the spring, our Centennial Gala being planned for the fall, and projects throughout the year. For 100 years, Quincy Rotarians have volunteered and raised funds for many local, national and international non-profit organizations.
Our annual auction will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30 PM at The Neighborhood Club of Quincy featuring a Big Hats, Bow Ties & Bourbon theme. Individual tickets are available for $50. Table hosts at the sponsor levels of silver and above will receive ten tickets, a “horse” to name, and can select a charity to receive a portion of the winnings. We are collecting donations for the silent and live auctions.  
For more information, please contact Event Chair Margaret Laforest at m.617.224.2974 or MLrotaryquincyma@gmail.com or any of the committee members: Angela Ponte, Caryn Smith, Dolly Di Pesa, Duke Whitney, Frank Trainor, Helen Shiner, Janet Batson, Jenn Ormond, Jim Fagan, John Pasciucco, Mike Wilcox, Patrick McDermott, Walter Hubley and Wendy Simmons.

With your support, we were able to contribute $50,000 in 2022 to scholarships, local charities and international service projects which make our community and the world a better place. We partner with so many but some of our member favorites include:
  • Contributing over $1 million in college scholarships for Quincy students
  • Collecting clothing and essential items for at-risk, housing insecure students
  • Reading and distributing Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness book in elementary schools
  • Serving meals and hosting bingo bringing joy and fellowship to seniors
  • Sponsoring Wreaths Across America, sending care packages to service members, and cards for Veterans.
  • International service project for the Friends of Thai Daughters Sunflower Organic Farm which helps prevent child trafficking through education, shelter, and love. Partnership with the Maechan Rotary in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

    The Rotary motto is Service above Self, and in addition to funds, many of our members provide service to the beneficiary organizations. Our goal for our 100th year is ambitious as we hope to raise $100,000 in support of education, local charities, and international projects.

    We truly appreciate our past supporters and look forward to another successful year. 
Our Commitment
At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. 
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs. 
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive. 
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong. 
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.