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The Peru Rotary Club supports and participates in many things in our area that benefit the Illinois Valley. 


Our club helps to maintain Peru Rotary Park, located at 3rd and Pike street in Peru.  The club has a park clean up day a few times a year, and has purchased playground equipment, benches, shelter and many other necessary things to make the Rotary Park an enjoyable place for the community.  We are in the process of giving our park some upgrades!  Please stay tuned for more details.


In 2008 our club started a Literacy Program which donates dictionaries to all area third graders that go to schools that feed into LaSalle-Peru Township High School.


Many of our members participate in United Way's Labor of Love.  Our club has helped with this project for many years.  Labor of Love provides home repairs to seniors and people in our community who are cannot afford or are unable to make home repairs.


Our club was instrumental in getting a Veterans Memorial installed in Peru.  We were approached by members of the Peru VFW in  February 2009 to assist in finding a site, and raising money to pay for the  Memorial.  A committee of club members worked with the city of Peru to locate a site for the monument, and consulted with designers to create a fitting memorial for veterans from Peru.  The memorial was dedicated on July 3, 2010 and kicked off the citys 175th Anniversary Celebration.


Each week we have a "White Ticket" drawing.  Participating club members each pay one dollar for a ticket and put a quarter on top of the ticket until the drawing.  The member whose ticket is drawn gets to keep the quarters, and the dollars go to the charity.


The White Ticket Drawing Benefits the following  charities through out the year.


January ~ Rotary Foundation

February ~ TBH Reunion

March ~ Feed His Children

April ~ Lighted Way

May ~ Horizon House

June ~ United Way

July/August/September ~ Illinois Valley Food Pantry

October ~ Peru PADS

November ~ Cops 4 Cancer

December ~ Illinois Valley Animal Rescue (IVAR)


  • Membership
  • Objective
  • Four Way Test

How YOU were chosen to be a Member of ROTARY

  1. A member of this Rotary Club sponsored your membership.
  2. Our Classification Committee verified your occupation and agreed:
    • that you hold an important position in your firm
    • that you are an outstanding leader in your vocation
    • that the classification being loaned to you was not already represented in our Club.
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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.

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  3. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.
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The Four-Way Test of the things We Think, Say or Do

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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