Welcome to the
Rotary Club of Swarthmore PA.

Swarthmore Pennsylvania is located in Delaware County 20 minutes west of Philadelphia. The Rotary Club of Swarthmore was chartered on April 26, 1937 and has been serving the local community and communities around the world for over 75 years.

The Rotary Club of Swarthmore is one of approximately 33,417 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries around the world. We currently have approximately 50 members who live the motto: “Service Above Self”.

What do we do?

Our mission is to provide Service to others, promote integrity in our personal and professional lives, and advance understanding, goodwill and peace throughout the world. We do this through our actions and and the causes we support.

Through membership involvement in our Club Committees and initiatives we work to strengthen the fabric of our communities as well as other communities locally and around the World. From promoting literacy through tutoring and donating books, to installing water purification systems in Belize to Solar Panels in Africa to providing much needed supplies to flood victims in Eastern Pennsylvania, we strive to strengthen the fabric of our communities.

Please Join us on Thursdays
We all have our own reasons for joining Rotary and many joined because we recognize that in spite of challenging times, we have much to be thankful for, and this is an opportunity to give back.

If you are interested in joining or even visiting, please feel free to contact us at (610) 565-4035 or join us at The Inn At Swarthmore Thursdays at 12:10 for lunch. You are always welcome. Please check the Speakers and Events postings on this page. A few times a year we meet at a different location in the community.

Would you like to come to hear a speaker?
Please feel free to join us at 12:10 for luncheon/meeting followed by the speaker at 1:00.  Fee is $20 to cover the cost of lunch.

If you would just like to join us for the speaker, feel free to join us at 1:00 after the luncheon/meeting finishes and the speaker begins the presentation.

Thank you and welcome!

Speakers & Events


Please Note

In keeping with advisories and direction from health care professional and governing bodies, the Rotary Club of Swarthmore has suspended in-Person Meetings until further notice.  All meetings will be virtual until circumstance change and allow for a safe return to in-person meetings.  

July 23
Umar Mycka, Owner, I Don’t Want Poison Ivy
Gardening at Home and in the Greater Philadelphia Area

July 30 
Julie Kornfeld 
International Refugee Assistance Program

Service Quotation

“This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.
If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise.”

John O’Donoghue

Our goal as a club is to get as many members signed up on Rotary Direct as possible.  Why sign up?

ROTARY DIRECT SAVES…

✔ Time — Sign up once to give continuous support
✔ Money — Lower administration costs means more money for programs
✔ Lives — Give to The Rotary Foundation to do good in the world

EFFICIENT. Contributions go directly to The Rotary Foundation, resulting in faster processing and achievement of your club and personal charitable goals.

CONVENIENT. Minimize work for you and your club’s leadership by setting your own schedule of contributions that count toward Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society, and Major Donor recognition, as well as your club recognition banners.

SECURE. It’s the safest and most secure way to contribute to The Rotary Foundation.

If you are already set up in My Rotary, click on the Rotary Direct banner above.

To create an account on “My Rotary”, click on the button below.

This will take you to step 3 in the instructions which you can see by clicking here.

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