About Us

coalmineThe Midlothian Rotary is comprised of business, government and community leaders, dedicated to the community and the world. We strive to improve the places where we live, work and play. And, as members of the Midlothian Rotary, we exercise our civic duties through professional fellowship and personal friendship.

The Midlothian Rotary Club, which was organized and chartered in 1983 is a part of Rotary International’s District 7600. Our 2017-2018 Governor of District 7600 is John Padget.
John was the President of the Norfolk Rotary Club in 2011-12. He is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and is a member of the Paul Harris Society.  John also served as an Assistant Governor, and as Chair of the District 7600 Foundation Grants Committee.

Midlothian Rotary Club’s Weekly meetings are held Tuesday at 7:30am at the following location:
Stonehenge Country Club
1000 Farnham Drive
Richmond, VA 23236 (map)


To learn more about events we participate in and help organize throughout the year, please visit our calendar of events.

About Rotary International

Rotary, the world’s first service organization, was founded in Chicago on February 23rd, 1905 by Paul P. Harris. The name of Rotary originates from the early practice of rotating members from one club to another. The group expanded nationally and internationally over the years and included clubs on six continents by 1921; in 1922, the organization adopted the current name, Rotary International. By 1925, a mere 20 years after the foundation of Rotary, there were over 200 clubs worldwide, with over 20,000 members.

Rotary is and has been known to attract such distinguished members of society as prime ministers, presidents and a variety of other luminaries. In 1989, Rotary International voted to allow the admittance of women into all Rotary clubs. Of Rotary’s current 1.2 million members, more than 145,000 are female.

Today, Rotary International has over 32,000 clubs in 200 countries.