Downtown Rotary is the oldest and largest Rotary Club in South Dakota. It was started on July 1st, 1915 at the Cataract Hotel by 42 businessmen that wished to have a place to socialize weekly. They were introduced to the new International Rotary organization that was started by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905. After realizing that they had the same Business ethics and standards as Rotary International, they joined Rotary International and formed the "Sioux Falls Rotary Chapter".

After a period of time, more Rotary clubs became entities in town. Because there are more than one Rotary Club in Sioux Falls, the name of "Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary" evolved. We are proud to have four clubs in Sioux Falls--Downtown Rotary, Rotary West, Rotary North, and our newest club, Rotary South.

Downtown Rotary may be large in numbers but the feeling of being "at home" in the midst of many influential and talented business and professional men and women is always present in this group. Stop in and join "Downtown Rotary" for an hour of socializing with good company every Monday Noon at the Downtown Holiday Inn City Center.

Ron Nelson - 977-0778

Vice President:
Joel Dykstra - 275-3700

Dianne Metli - 339-2864

Holly Brunick - 336-0510

District 5610 Governor:
Linda Peterson (Rapid City, SD)

Downtown Rotary meets every Monday Noon at the Holiday Inn City Center at 8th Street & Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
(lunch line opens at 11:30am)

Committee Chairpersons:

Brian Bonde

Orientation/New Members:
Jeff Holcomb

Joe Mauss

Dan Kippley

Publicity/Media Relations:
Mike Costanzo

Youth Services:
Sandra Pay

Centennial 2015:
Ron Nelson and Steven Sikorski

Club History:
William "Bill" Hoskins

Strategic Planning:
Michelle LaVallee

Community Service Projects:
Thomas "Tom" Bosch

Junior Rotarians:
Liz Squyer

Scholarships & Donations:
Joel Dykstra

Senior Citizens:
Jane Gullickson

Club Leadership Development:
Marcia Hendrickson

District Leadership:
Tom Simmons

Club Incubator
Steven "Steve" Sikorski

4-Way Test Contest:
Joe Mauss

Health & Wellness:
Mike Pekas

2003-2019 Rotary Clubs of Sioux Falls