About Tampa Midtown Rotary Club
The Tampa Midtown Rotary Club is a service club of men and women who believe in the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Our Club was founded in 1953, and has a membership of approximately 30 men and women. The members of the Club are primarily small and medium size business owners or senior-level management decision makers. Many of the members work in the areas of banking, legal, investment, accounting, insurance or real estate. The majority of the members either live in, or work in, the South Tampa area.
In addition to service to the Club, many of the members have leadership roles in other community, professional or charitable organizations. As a result, although networking is not the stated mission of Rotary, as relationships develop we often turn to each other when a business need arises.
The Club meets at on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Brio Italian Grill at the International Mall.
Past speakers have included;
- Elected officials
- Military leaders
- Business owners
- Leaders of the Super Bowl
- Leaders of the Republican National Convention Host Committees
- The astronaut who opened the International Space Station
- The former undercover DEA agent who was the character portrayed in the movie “The Infiltrator.”
The Club conducts several service projects throughout the year including Cycling For Autism (a cycling event to benefit USF and the CARD Center in Tampa to help autistic children). Our efforts are so successful that we have raised almost $200,000.00 in the past 11 years for local community organizations. The club also volunteers for Feeding Tampa Bay and has a weekly route for Meals and Wheels.
In addition to our lunch meetings and major service projects, we have social events throughout the year such as a Networking Happy Hours, Family BBQ's, pop-up events at different locations around Tampa.
We realize that everyone’s time is valuable. In today’s world, it is often difficult to maintain a life/work balance and also participate in a service organization such as Rotary. As such, we offer multiple types of membership. Please click the “Contact” link at the top right of the page if you want more information.