Club Executives & Directors
Board Member
Board Member
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Social Media Chair
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Chair: Adrian Rotary Foundation
Chair: Membership
Chair: Programs
Chair: Rotary International Foundation
International Service
Chair - Public Relations
Past President
Bulletin Editor
President Nominee
Russ Jones - District Governor 2023-24




Rotary Initiatives and Principles
RI Monthly Themes
Membership and New Club Development Month
Basic Education and Literacy Month
Economic and Community Development Month
Rotary Foundation Month
Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Vocational Service Month
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
Water and Sanitation Month
Maternal and Child Health Month
Youth Service Month
Rotary Fellowships Month

The Adrian Noon Rotary Club is one of over 50 other clubs in District 6400. It is one of 38,000 other clubs world-wide! This year is especially significant in that Jennifer Joes from our District's Windsor-Roseland Club in Ontario, Canada is the first female president of Rotary International!

Our club  is a conduit for joining leaders, exchanging ideas and to taking action on important issues affecting our community, our nation, and our world. It is a premier service organization that also has a lot of fun! Whether we’re socializing or working together on important service projects – Rotarians always have a great time being with fellow members to volunteer!

We connect at weekly meetings and learn from business, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community. 

Our club meets the first and third Thursdays at noon at The Centre' in Adrian on West US223. Come join us for fellowship, a great meal, and to hear community representatives share always great and timely information.

This year's District Governor is Russ Jones.



Carrie Dillon

Club President 2023-24 


Brief History of Rotary International
Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. There are over 46,000 member clubs worldwide with a membership of 1.4 million individuals.
Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world.
That commitment endures today through an organization that remains truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Our members now span the globe, working to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
We’re not afraid to dream big and set bold goals. Rotary began its fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, polio remains endemic in only two countries — down from 125 in 1988.

Gordon MacInally - 2023-24 Rotary International President

Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2023-24. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

McInally lauded Rotary’s ability to adapt technologically during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the approach should continue and be combined with the best of our past practices as Rotary seeks to grow and increase engagement.

“We have learned there is a willingness within communities to care for one another,” he says, “and we must ensure that we encourage people who have recently embraced the concept of volunteering to join us to allow them to continue giving service.”

McInally says that senior leaders’ ability to communicate directly with club members online will be one positive legacy of the changes Rotary has had to make. But, he adds, “face-to-face meetings remain important, as they encourage greater interaction.”

The best way to increase membership is engagement, according to McInally. To better support clubs, he says, Rotary International, regional leaders, and district teams all need to engage with them. Engagement through social media will reinforce Rotary’s brand and showcase the opportunities that come with it. And, he says, engagement with governments, corporations, and other organizations will lead to meaningful partnerships.

With better engagement, McInally says, “We will grow Rotary both by way of membership and in our ability to provide meaningful service.”

He adds, “Membership is the lifeblood of our organization. I would encourage the use of the flexibility now available to establish new-style clubs that would appeal to a different demographic.”

McInally, a graduate of dental surgery at the University of Dundee, owned and operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh. He was the chair of the East of Scotland branch of the British Paedodontic Society and has held various academic positions. He has also served as a Presbytery elder, chair of Queensferry Parish Congregational Board, and commissioner to the church’s general assembly.

A Rotary member since 1984, McInally has been president and vice president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. He has also served Rotary International as a director and as member or chair of several committees. He is currently an adviser to the 2022 Houston Convention Committee and chair of the Operations Review Committee.

McInally and his wife, Heather, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. They are also members of the Bequest Society.

To learn more about McInally, read his interview and vision statement, which outline his goals for Rotary.


History of the Rotary Bell:
In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest. The challenge was that the losing clubs would join in giving the winning club a prize. The Rotary Club of New York City was declared the winner and to them was awarded as a prize a bell from a popular patrol boat which was placed on wood that came from “HMS Victory", Admiral Nelson's vessel at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. In the ensuing fierce battle 20 allied ships were lost, while the British lost none. The tactic exposed the leading ships in the British lines to intense fire from multiple ships as they approached the Franco-Spanish lines.
Since then, the bell used in Rotary meetings started to represent, as on the ships, order, discipline and the time to guide us through the weekly hour and a half meetings. The bell informs us with its sound the beginning of the Rotary meeting, other club rituals and of course the closure of the regular club meeting.
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
The Centre'
1800 US-223, Adrian, MI 49221
Adrian, MI 49221
United States of America