About Our Club

About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Frederick belongs to Rotary International’s District 7620, and is one of four clubs within Frederick County. We meet for lunch every Wednesday from 12:15-1:30 PM at Dutch’s Daughter to conduct club business, enjoy each other’s company and participate in a program of general interest. We are currently the largest of the 63 clubs in District 7620 with over 200 members.

Service Above Self

Service has been the hallmark of our club since its founding in 1920. In addition to the service projects we create and manage ourselves, we also award service partnership grants to local non-profits to extend their reach in our community. Service partnership grant recipients are selected based on how closely their missions align with Rotary’s areas of focus, including education and literacy, economic and community development, maternal and child health, and disease prevention and treatment.

First Century Trust

In 2010, longtime Rotarian W. Meredith “Mutt” Young and his late wife Helen Young gifted the Rotary Club of Frederick with a generous financial  legacy. Club leadership decided to add this significant bequest to The Rotary Club of Frederick’s Community Impact Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Frederick County. Renamed the First Century Trust, this Fund continues to grow annually through proceeds from fundraisers, and private donations from Rotarians who wish to support the Trust with their own immediate and planned gifts. Our goal is to build the First Century Trust to $1 million dollars by the Club’s 100th Birthday in 2020.