In 1905, Paul Harris and fellow businessmen founded Rotary as a means to serve their community and to enhance their businesses through friendship and networking. The Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham was officially formed in 1970 by a like-minded group of influential businessmen in the Shelby County area with a philosophy of community responsibility and service.
The Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham belatedly celebrated our club’s 50th anniversary in 2021. Today our membership includes 25 business men and women with the same philosophy of community responsibility and service as that of our founders. The Club’s By-Laws declared that weekly meetings would be held at noon on Thursdays in Alabaster, Alabama and that is still true today.
The Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham has provided meals, scholarships, tuition, clothing, books and even water throughout the years to deserving people, both locally and internationally.
Rotary International has made the largest impact of any group in the world to eradicate polio and The Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham has supported this effort from the beginning. Statistics revealed in 2013 that polio is close to being eliminated.
The Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham is honored to serve the citizens of Alabaster-Pelham and Shelby County. The Club welcomes guests and visitors to our meetings, which are held at the Physicians’ Center on the campus of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Alabama.
“WHATEVER ROTARY MAY MEAN TO US, TO THE WORLD IT WILL BE KNOWN BY THE RESULTS IT ACHIEVES.”