Sayre, Athens Rotary Clubs complete merger


Over the past several years, many non-profit service organizations have noticed a drastic decline in membership. Even though Rotary is the world’s oldest service organization, it is not exempt from this decline.

In 2020, due to a significant member decrease, the Athens Rotary Club reached out to Sayre Rotary asking if they could start attending their meetings. They had found, with only a handful of members, that finding a location and presenters for a meeting difficult.

Athens Rotary was hopeful that they could increase their membership and begin having their own meetings, which is a key part of Rotary; to keep in touch with the communities and beyond, and to discover new possibilities for service projects. Unfortunately, the membership numbers for Athens did not increase, so discussions started on a possible merger of the two clubs.

The Sayre & Athens Rotary Clubs are happy to announce that the merger is now complete, and we will be known as the Rotary Club of Sayre-Athens.  Meetings take place at The Grille at the Station, 718 North Lehigh Avenue, Sayre every Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.  If you are interested in being more involved with your community, please feel free to join us to experience what Rotary can offer you.  We look forward to continuing our mission of “Service Above Self” to the Athens & Sayre communities.

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