Kearney Dawn Rotary

Active, Vibrant, Engaged with our Community

Joe JohnsonOur Club President | Joe Johnson

The Rotary Club of Kearney Dawn was chartered on October 3, 1995, and our club has the distinction of being one named District 5630 “Rotary Club of the Year” in 2012, 2013 and again in 2016.  Kearney Dawn Rotary is currently the home club of the 2019-2020 District Governor and the home club of the Kearney’s Cranes on Parade and Kearney’s Dancing with the Stars.  Additionally Kearney Dawn Rotary has had four “Rotarians of the Year” honorees, first in 2003 then in 2012, 2013, 2015 and most recently 2016. Our club is part of Rotary District 5630 , including Central and Western Nebraska, west of Grand Island. There are 31 clubs and an e-Club “Rotary Beyond Borders” within our District, with approximately 1200 members. Not the largest club in the district, but without question Kearney Dawn Rotary Club is one of the most active in the District. Our diverse membership is a cross section of our community leadership including men, women and young professionals. Our commitment to “Service Above Self” is manifested daily by our members through a range of committees, each focusing on Rotary’s avenues of service. While our members and immediate community are an important part of the club’s focus, our sense of community extends to the world-at-large through our international service projects as Rotarians “Making a Difference.”


“My favorite thing about Rotary is that it’s an efficient use of my time. All at once, I’m creating new friendships, making new business contacts, learning how my community works, and participating in the world.”

Membership in the club provides opportunities for both fellowship and community service.

We Meet

Our club meets every Wednesday at 7:00 am, at Brookestone Gardens, 2615 W 11th St, Kearney, NE 68845. Breakfast consits of rolls and coffee.  Rolls are $1; coffee $2.  Meetings consist of the pledge of allegiance to our flag, a non-denominational invocation, announcements, introductions, happy dollars and a speaker.

What is Rotary?

Rotary brings together our community leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations to share their ideas for making the world a better place. By combining their distinct skills and expertise, Rotary members are tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems – from local initiatives like feeding the hungry to global efforts like eradicating polio.

Our Club

The Kearney Dawn Rotary Club is vibrant and active.  We believe in not letting grass grow under our feet.  First and foremost we are a “SERVICE” club.  “Service Above Self”, is the Rotary creed and every member takes that motto to heart.  If you are ready to serve, and want to be involved, Kearney Dawn Rotary will welcome your membership, Rotary: Making a Difference!

  • Our Members – 65 Strong
  • Female Members – 30 Women
  • Male Members – 35 Men
  • Member Engagement – 100% Engaged
Rotary: Making a Difference