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Rotary Club Of DeLand...Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
815 South Alabama Ave.
DeLand, FL  32724
United States
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Sanborn Activity & Event Center
815 South Alabama DeLand 32724

Call President Keira Espada 516-557-5204
or Ed Denston, Exec. Secretary 386-801-7226
It is time again for Rotary's Bowling for Literacy! Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12th, 11:30 a.m. at Sunshine Bowling Center in DeLand. This is a fun tournament that raises money for our Dictionary Project done by all 4 West Volusia Rotary Clubs and DeLand Rotaract. We will distribute 3,000 dictionaries to all 3rd grade students in West Volusia. Come enjoy 3 games of bowling, lunch, silent auction items, a 50/50, a lottery tree, and fellowship. The flyer and registration form are on the left side of this page in the download section. 

You now have the option of making payments to the Rotary Club of DeLand through PayPal. You can now pay your quarterly dues statement, buy tickets to events, make donations to End Polio Now, and more. Just click the drop menu below to select the type of payment you are making, Click the 'Buy Now' button and follow the instructions. It's that easy.

Please apply the payment in PayPal to one of these Categories

  • Make Qtly Dues Payment
  • Halloween Glamour & Gore Sponsorship
  • Halloween Glamour & Gore Tickets
  • End Polio Now Donations
  • Golf Tournament
  • Bowling For Literacy
  • Dictionaries for Puerto Rico

We hope everyone had an awesome time this year!!!



 Rotary Club of DeLand 28th Annual Charity Golf Classic.


The Rotary Club of DeLand will hold its 28th Annual Charity Golf Classic at LPGA International, Daytona Beach, on Saturday April 8, 2023. Shotgun Start at 8:30 am.  Four Person Team Scramble sign-in is at 7:00 am.

First, Second and Third Place trophies will be awarded; prizes on every hole. Golf pro available on the longest drive Par 5. 
Proceeds from this event will benefit International Charities as well as local organizations and programs such as PAL, The Neighborhood Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, YMCA, etc.
Registration opens soon!
We will see you next year for another fun and exciting event!!!
Florida in February BBQ... Hosted by the Rotary Club of DeLand on Saturday 11, 2023
Location: DeLand Elks Lodge 
Thanks for your Support this year!
The Rotary Clubs of DeLand, DeLand Breakfast, Downtown DeLand, DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City as well as the Rotaract Club of DeLand have partnered with Florida Cancer Specialists to present the Me Strong 5k Run/Walk in historic DeLand Saturday, February 4, 2023. This is the 12th year of this event which raises funds to give non-medical financial support to adult cancer patients. Last year, there were 5,000 runners and we are hoping for that again. Please see the attached flyer for how to register and to learn more about Me Strong. Rotarians are the volunteers and all proceeds benefit cancer patients. 
Karen Weiss
Rotary Flag Project
To honor our flag and all it means, the Rotary Club of Deland has, as one of its signature projects, the Flag Project.
     The Flag Project comprises putting out U.S. flags along Woodland Boulevard and New York Avenue in Downtown DeLand on patriotic holidays:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Patriot Day, Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day.  Additionally, we put out the flags on Election Day.  Typically, beginning at 7:30 in the morning, we put up about 100-125 flags and retire them at 4:30 in the afternoon.  Anyone is welcome to help in this very rewarding effort.
     As flags fly in the breeze, they are subject to wind, rain and sunshine, all of which contribute to the flags’ deterioration over time.  Periodically, we need to replace some of the flags.  Indeed, even the poles upon which the flags hang suffer from the elements and require repairs or replacement.  If you would like to contribute to our Flag Replacement Fund, please send a check to the Rotary Club of DeLand, P.O. Box 704, DeLand, FL 32721.
     The Flag Project is just one of the activities that Rotary Club of DeLand members participate in to exemplify the Rotary Motto, “Service Above Self.”  For more information about the Rotary Club of DeLand, check out our website
Larry Drumb -Flag Project Chairman & Past President
     Rotarians from DeLand’s three Rotary Clubs (Rotary Club of DeLand, DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club, and Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand) were joined by members of the DeLand High School Interact Club for a Service Project at the DeLand YMCA Saturday, March 10, 2018. 
     The task was to paint the outside Pool Area including hallways leading to the outside Pool.  Armed with brushes, rollers, scrapers, ladders, drop cloths, step stools, twenty gallons of paint, etc., the twenty-five energetic and enthusiastic volunteers accomplished the work in about three and a half hours.
     The highlight of this Service Project is a Mural that was designed by and also is being painted by Mike Orr.  In addition to the Rotary Logo and Motto, Mr. Orr’s mural has the names of the three DeLand Rotary Clubs and lists some significant Rotary projects.  Proceeds from the DeLand Christmas Parade, which is sponsored by DeLand’s three Rotary Clubs, funded this YMCA Pool Painting Project.
     Another successful service project for the Rotary Club of Deland! Saturday, February 17, 2018, about twenty Rotarians and Interact students descended upon the Drop-off Circle at DeLand High School.  Armed with shovels, rakes, axes, a chain saw and a pressure washer, they weeded, planted fifty Coontie palms, trimmed Ligustrum trees, pressure washed the Rotary Four-Way Test Marker as well as the Memorial markers, spread one-hundred bags of eucalyptus mulch, and pressure washed as well as straightened the DeLand High School Home of the Bulldogs Sign.  “Service Above Self.”
The 2017 Dictionary Party was a phenomenal success! Over eighty Rotarians, Interactors (DeLand High School, Trinity Christian Academy and St. Barnabas Episcopal School), Youth Exchange Students, friends and family members assembled the 125 boxes of dictionaries in record time Monday evening 8/21/17. Rotary stickers were placed on the outside of the books, Letters to Parents were placed inside the books and Rotary
 Plates were affixed to inside the front covers. All in all, 3000 dictionaries were prepared for distribution to West Volusia third graders.  Our Club was assisted in this effort by the DeLand Breakfast, Downtown DeLand and Debary-Deltona-Orange City Rotary Clubs.
The Rotary Club of DeLand honored the sixty-one winners of its 2022 Rotary Achiever Awards at the May 19th luncheon at Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center.  Rotary Achiever Project Chair Bill Anderson praised the winners for their significant accomplishments as well as their leadership potential.
Rotary Achiever Awards are given annually to West Volusia elementary school students in the fourth and fifth grades who have exhibited the greatest increase in academic achievement during the school year, based on standardized reading tests.   The main goal of the Rotary Achiever Program is to instill the concept of rewards received for effort expended.
Since 1997, the Rotary Club of DeLand has given out 987 Rotary Achiever Awards and invested over $127,000 in this program.
President Elect
President Elect Elect
Vice President
Executive Secretary
Care and Concern
Christmas Parade
Flag Project
Rotary Achievers
Publicity Chairperson
Club Historian
Attendance Administrator
Rotary Foundation Chair
Golf Chair
Membership Director
Cog Wheel Editor
Website Administrator
We Miss You Emails
Rotary Due Collections
School Awards


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