The Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview envisions a club of dedicated members, a community of engaged citizens, and a world of peaceful societies, where differences are valued, the less fortunate are served, and new generations are inspired to build a better tomorrow.
Promoting the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self,” we pursue the alleviation of poverty, illiteracy, hunger and disease. We are committed to the highest standards of leadership and integrity in serving our local and world communities. We achieve the greatest impact through membership engagement, education, fellowship and fun.
Rotary was founded in 1905 with an initial focus on Rotarian-to-Rotarian business networking, and the fun and fellowship associated with a social organization. Throughout Rotary’s first century, the object expanded to feature service in the community, the workplace and throughout the world. Today, Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”
The first 4 Rotarians: Silvester Schiele, Paul P. Harris, Hiram Shorey, and Gustavus Loehr. 1905
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 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.Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:· Promote peace· Fight disease· Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene· Save mothers and children· Support education· Grow local economies. 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. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.
Heading to Honduras
In 2011, two Rotary clubs, Bloomingdale-FishHawk and Riverview merged to form the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview. Attracted by the strong spirit of friendship and service, Rotarians from several other clubs transferred to FishHawk-Riverview and the club quickly began attracting new members from the local community. With a wide range of backgrounds, interests, resources and vocations, approximately 50 neighbors, friends and community leaders come together to create positive, lasting change, locally and around the world. The club reinforces a sense of community and fellowship, while Rotary International provides a global connection unlike any other organization. Dating back to the original club charter in 2002, the present-day Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview club offers something for anyone committed to making the word a better place.
Since its inception in 2002, FishHawk-Riverview Rotary has been involved in numerous projects, including Rotary’s Camp Florida, High School Interact, College & Vocational Scholarships, Dictionary Distribution, The Rotary Foundation, Reading is Fundamental, Crawfish Festival, Lighted Boat Parade, Seminar For Tomorrow’s Leaders, Local Road Clean-up, Group Study Exchange, Rotary Youth Exchange and our honor to our veterans via a luncheon held each November on Veterans Day.
Our 15th Anniversary
Regular Meeting every Monday 12 noon to 1 pm
Shrimp Boat Grill
1020 Bloomingdale Ave.
Valrico, FL 33596
Noticing the need for an alternate meeting time for club members who cannot meet on Monday noon, the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview launched a satellite After-Hours Rotary club in 2013. Meeting on Thursday nights at 5:00 pm, the After Hours satellite club offers an alternative, more casual, after-hours atmosphere. Satellite participants remain members of the FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club, with the added flexibility of meeting at time that better suits their availability. Members may meet at one time or the other and many attend both, two times per week.
Every Thursday at 5 pm for Social Time; Meeting - 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Shrimp Boat Grill, 1020 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596
After Hours Meets at Shrimp Boat Grill