About Park City Rotary Club
The Park City Rotary Club is a community service organization comprised of community and business leaders who engage in activities to give back to Park City and the global community. Founded in 1980, the club has around 100 members and is a part of Rotary International. Among its many activities is the management of Park City’s annual Miners’ Day festival every Labor Day.
The club organizes a wide range of annual fundraisers benefiting local causes and international outreach programs, granting over $1 million since its inception. Long known as one of the most innovative and fun clubs in Utah, Park City Rotary Club was named Utah Rotary Club of the Year in 2014.
Now over 40 years old, the Park City Rotary Club was our community’s first Rotary Club. Today there are three, including Park City Sunrise Rotary and Park City Twilight Rotary.
Who We Are
Rotary International clubs around the world are comprised of neighbors, community leaders and global citizens uniting for the common good. The Park City Rotary Club has an active, thriving and rapidly-growing membership featuring leaders in business, non-profits, local government and other passionate, caring individuals. The club meets every Tuesday noon at the Grub Steak restaurant in the Prospector Square area of Park City.
- We’re a diverse cross section of our community, all coming together in a fun-spirited way to make Park City a better place.
- We’re a bit irreverent, borne out of our free spirited resort lifestyle, but we are also passionate and innovative – and we get stuff done!
- We’re proud of what we do for others and take it to heart when we see the smiles on the faces of those we support.
- We make a difference in our community and all the people we touch.
How We Raise Money
Since its inception, the Park City Rotary Club has raised over $1 million for its causes. Funding comes from a wide variety of sources where the club has used innovation and passion to raise revenue while having fun.
One of the community’s favorite festivals is Miner’s Day, celebrated on Labor Day each year. The club organizes the entire day, from the St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s sunrise breakfast and Twilight Rotary’s 5k, to a parade, afternoon in the park and the famous mucking and drilling demonstrations celebrated Park City’s mining heritage. The centerpiece of the day is the celebrated Running of the Balls, a fun time before the parade when upwards of 10,000 individuals watch their lucky golf balls roll down historic Main Street.
Who We Benefit
Park City is a passionate community with its citizens very engaged in supporting causes to make Park City a better place. The Park City Rotary Club has long been a conduit of support for local non-profits.
From recycling to museums to Peace House to trees, the Park City Rotary Club each year helps dozens of local non-profits with grants. The club has been extremely active during COVID-19, holding numerous food and clothing drives, and helping lead a major financial contribution to the Park City Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund.
The Park City Rotary Club has long had a focus on targeted international outreach programs to help create a better life for others, with the club having fun doing it! In the past few years, the club’s attention has been focused on villages in Guatemala, with a team of Rotarians and high school Interact students helping to build homes and public buildings.
The Park City Rotary Club is led by its president, who serves a one-year term from July through June. It is governed by a board that meets monthly and provides the roadmap for the club. The current president is Jenni Smith.
Quick Facts on Park City Rotary Club
- Formed in 1980 and part of Rotary International
- Around 100 members representing all aspects of the Park City community
- Has given back over $1 million in grants since its inception.
- Organizers of Park City’s renowned Miners’ Day festival each Labor Day
The Park City Rotary Club has nearly 100 members. We meet every Tuesday for lunch at noon at the DoubleTree Hilton (Yarrow Hotel). Visiting Rotarians are always welcome.
For more information, visit our web site at www.parkcityrotary.com.