Our Club was founded in February of 1960 by twenty founding members. One original member, Warren Canright, is still active with the Club. The Club has participated in many fundraisers and community events during its existence. We have supported a variety of community causes, including Little League, 4-H, Boy Scouts, and scholarships for seniors at Chesterton High School, and international causes, such as Polio Plus and world-wide education through Paul Harris Foundation exchange programs.
Objectives of Rotary
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.
To find out more, please visit Rotary International’s website.
The Duneland area is comprised of three separate towns, Chesterton, Porter, and Burns Harbor. All three communities have access to Lake Michigan and its dunes. In fact, this is where the community gets its unofficial name. We serve as home to both a national park and a state park focused on the unique beauty and ecosystem of the Dunes. Our club is located on the Southern shore of Lake Michigan, within an hour’s drive of Chicago. We are very close to Illinois and Michigan, and the Duneland area serves as a vacation destination for people from throughout the Midwestern United States.