published on March 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Rotary Club of Fresno is hosting a special dinner to celebrate its 100th birthday Saturday.

The black-tie-optional event, “A Century of Service, an Unlimited Future,” begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception at TorNino’s in Fresno followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The Joe Lenigan Band will provide live entertainment.

Rotary officials plan to highlight the club’s “centennial project,” which is a new entrance way for Rotary Playland at Roeding Park.

The Rotary Club of Fresno was originally chartered on March 1, 1916 by 23 founding members, making it the 203rd Rotary Club in the world. It is among the top 100 in size among the 35,000 global Rotary Clubs.

The club and its foundation have donated more than $3.7 million ($6.6 million in 2015 dollars) over the last century to local and international projects. Its members have contributed more than $1.2 million to the Rotary International Foundation to support worldwide humanitarian efforts.

The Rotary Club has supported a number of local efforts and projects including the Water Tower in Downtown Fresno, The Rotary Amphitheater at Woodward Park, Storyland and Playland , Boys & Girls clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Salvation Army as well as many schools and hospitals.

Visit for more information about the dinner or to donate toward the club’s efforts.

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