Our values as Rotarians are rooted in guiding principles that have always defined Rotary Grand Rapids.

Members don’t just sit on the sidelines, there is true value in becoming a Rotarian:

  • We build fellowship – we gain lifelong relationships
  • We learn and grow professionally – we support and respect our multi-generational and multi-talented members
  • We practice ethics and integrity – we honor our commitments
  • We embrace diversity – we connect diverse perspectives
  • We share our vocational expertise, service and leadership – we apply what we know and do to help solve social issues and provide community service


A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. We’re creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities. To help us achieve our goal, the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids adheres to the Rotary International diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which all people have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.


Rotary welcomes people of all backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and identities


Rotary strives for the fair treatment, opportunity, and advancement of all Rotary participants


Commitment to creating experiences where all people feel welcomed, respected, and valued