District 7545


District 7545, formed July 1, 2019, from former West Virginia Rotary Districts 7530 (northern West Virginia) and 7550 (southern West Virginia) encompass 54 clubs in West Virginia. 

Former District 7550 covered southern West Virginia (from Huntington and Kenova on the Kentucky border on the west, through Charleston, south to Bluefield on the Virginia border, then east through White Sulfur Springs) with over 1,100+ members and 26 clubs. The District was established in 1915.

District 7530 (northern half of West Virginia (WV)) was one of the smallest Districts in terms of the number of clubs and members in all of Rotary International (RI). The District was comprised of 29 energetic Clubs (including our E-Club) with 1,100+ members. This is a District of small, rural Clubs; 68% of the clubs have less than 41 members. Rotary started in northern West Virginia in 1915, with the chartering of the Wheeling Club.

With the consolidation of our two districts, we are now nearly 2,000 members strong… working every day through “Service Above Self” to Connect the World of community leaders, not just from our own communities and across West Virginia, but to communities on all continents, spanning worldwide into many cultures and occupations.


District 7545 is one of over 500 Rotary districts worldwide in 200+ countries. Rotary districts are organized into Zones and Zones into Zone pairs, each pair having a Zone Director that is a member of the Rotary International Board of Directors. Our Zone, Zone 33, covers the area from northern Pennsylvania through South Carolina. Our Zone pair, Zones 33/34, includes 31 districts and stretches all the way through the countries of the Caribbean.

About Rotary 

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.4 million members, consisting of 1.2 million Rotarians organized into Rotary clubs and another .2 million Rotaractors organized into Rotaract clubs in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.


The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.


Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Avenues of Service

Based on the Object of Rotary, the Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • New Generations (Youth)  recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.
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