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June 27th – 5:00-7:00 – Demere Grill






















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Join us on a Tuesday at Best Western Conference Center and experience the fun and friendship of the Rotary Club of St Simons Island!

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“Service Above Self”

Rotary is a service organization of business and community leaders united worldwide.  Rotarians are making a positive impact in our local and global communities.

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Taps at Twilight 2022

Taps at Twilight 2022

We held Taps at Twilight 2022 on May 30th It was a success with many folks returning after two years with Covid restrictions. The tribute began with patriotic music from the Coastal Brass Choir. SSI Rotary President Joe Leek welcomed everyone. Local musician Michael...

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The Gil Tharp Global Grant Scholarship

The Gil Tharp Global Grant Scholarship

The Gil Tharp Global Grant Scholarship Notes from Hamsa Thota Gil Tharp was a member of the St. Simons Rotary Club until his passing in 1994. He was a member when I joined the Club in 1978. If I remember correctly, he was a member of our Club from the late ’60s. He...

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The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Community Engagement

Our club is very active supporting and sponsoring community activies.

Below is just a sample of our involvement.

TAPS at Twilight

TAPS is a major local community event arranged by the St. Simons Rotary Club to honor the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who have valiantly served and returned, and those who are serving today. The tribute was begun in 1991 as an annual observance of Memorial Day.  To watch the virtual Taps from 2020, please click here.

Reading Rockets

After months of inactivity due to the pandemic, Reading Rockets is finally taking off again!  Reading Rockets will collaborate with Glynn County Schools to videotape Reading Rockets volunteers reading selected books for the children. Once recorded, the videos are uploaded to the SSI Rotary Reading Rockets YouTube Channel. This project will build an archive of auditory reading resources accessible to all of the pre-K, kindergarten and first grade teachers, as well children and their parents far and wide.

Rotary Scholarship Fund

The scholarship awards vary in number and size each year.  The club typically awards scholarships of $3000 per year for 4 years of undergraduate study ($1500 for each of the fall and spring semesters).

  The College or University may be located in or outside the state of Georgia, and must be fully accredited.  Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, community service and other demonstration of personal character, as well as financial need.

Fundraisers Sponsor Our Events

Flag Sales Brick Walk – RSM Classic Meet the Pros

We sponsor a few fundraisers throughout the year to fund our charitable and community efforts.  Please click through to view our fundraisers and support our club.

The Rotary Club of St Simons Island

Benefiting the community and our world through action, integrity, service, and fellowship.

The Rotary Club of St Simons Island is the largest, most active and well-known service organization in the community. We are a leadership organization working together to make a difference. Our members include local business, nonprofit, professional and civic leaders. We form lasting friendships through our shared Rotary experiences including weekly meetings with interesting speakers, committee meetings and projects, social events and group service projects within our community and internationally.

Diversity & Inclusion

Having a diverse and inclusive Rotary Club means we value and welcome individuals of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, and races to our Club. We invite younger people, women, and minorities who support Rotary’s values, ideals, and mission to join our members in service to our community, and we strive to give all members equal opportunities to serve as leaders within our Club.

Upcoming Meetings

St. Simons Island Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Emily Ellison - St Simons Land Trust
Topic: Update from the St Simons Land Trust
June 28th 2022 at 12:30 pm
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St. Simons Island Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: NO MEETING - JULY 4th
July 5th 2022 at 12:30 pm
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St. Simons Island Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: OPEN
July 12th 2022 at 12:30 pm
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St. Simons Island Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: OPEN
July 19th 2022 at 12:30 pm
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Read the Spray

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The Rotary Club of St Simons Island

PO Box 21887
St. Simons Island GA 31522

Contact us

General Email

Phone contact
 (715) 498-5332

Weekly Luncheon Meeting on Tuesdays

Best Western Conference Center

301 Main Street
St. Simons IslandGA 31522

Lunch begins at 12:30

Meeting 1:00-2:00

Club 4210 - District 6920