About Us

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Chicago Near South

The Rotary Club of Chicago Near South meets virtually on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from Noon to 1:30.  We serve Chicago's South Side neighborhoods of South Loop, Bronzeville, Armour Square, Bridgeport  Oakland and Hyde Park. Members can join from all over the Metro area. 

We welcome you to join us online for our bi-weekly meetings and in-person for our social and service projects. Send inquiries to rotarycns@gmail.com

The Club was founded in 2003 on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology in historic Bronzeville.  Its original vision was to link the power of Rotary with the energy and excitement of university students, faculty and staff, while also engaging neighboring institutions and individuals in serving its South Side Community and the world. 

In July, 2023, we celebrated our 20th anniversary as a club, while also embracing a new mission as a virtual club, with members throughout Chicagoland.  However, we are still dedicated to working with organizations and individuals to help improve the health, well being and environment of our South Side neighbors. 


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