About Us
The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls 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.