Do-gooder. Professional. Friend.


This is Rotarian Kristina, owner of award-winning KC Design Studio in Boston.

Maybe like you she wanted to get connected locally while doing good. To give back to area charities, to volunteer, and to have fun after work building friendships with other great professionals.

At her first Rotary meeting she noticed that the average age was about 30. As many women as men. She might have even met a new potential client or two.

This wasn’t her grandfather’s Rotary Club.

She’s been a member since 2009

Connect for Good at Our Rotary Club

Monthly Meetings with the Most Interesting Guest Speakers in Boston

Monthly Meetings with the Most Interesting Guest Speakers in Boston

Each month we invite a distinguished guest speaker to our club to speak with our members. You’ll hear Boston’s successful business people, politicians, and community leaders.

Fun Social Events Around Boston

Fun Social Events Around Boston

Membership in DBRC allows you to build valuable relationships with trustworthy network of business owners and accomplished professionals in Boston. To enhance the networking value of membership we only allow 2 members per industry.

Monthly Service & Volunteer Activities

Monthly Service & Volunteer Activities

Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.” Every year we support over a dozen local and international projects, including the Common Man’s Marathon, our signature event.

Our Members and Events Have Been Featured In

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Requirements for Membership

  1. Members are professionals, business managers, executives or business owners over the age of 25.
  2. Members commit to attend 75% or more of our club’s monthly formal meetings held on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
  • Membership is limited to 2 professionals from each industry per RI standards. This keeps the membership lively.
  • Membership to new Rotarians is by invitation only after you have attended up to 3 meetings and a member has stepped forward to sponsor you.

Meet Our Leaders

Chris Baker

Chris Baker

President 2015-16

Digital Strategist & Healthcare Marketing Consultant
ADK Group

Larry Wenglin

Larry Wenglin

Membership Director, Past President 2014-15

Keller Williams Realty

Scott Lush

Scott Lush


Lush Ventures

Craig Allen

Craig Allen


Forensic Economics Consultant
Commonwealth Research Group

Melissa Zgola

Melissa Zgola

Communications Director

Sustainability Consultant
Quantis International

Christian Sandberg

Christian Sandberg

Community Service Co-Director

Group Quality Manager
Educatius International

Helene Vincent

Helene Vincent

Community Service Co-Director

Manager of Product Innovation, Language Immersion Tours
EF Education First, Inc.

Christopher Parkerson

Christopher Parkerson

Past President

Attorney / Shareholder
Campbell Trial Lawyers

Membership Benefits


Formal meetings with networking on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM, featuring influential speakers from Boston’s business, civic, and political, and cultural communities.

Monthly social gatherings at fun Boston venues like CityBar, Trade and Sorrocco to build new personal and professional connections.

Opportunities to give back through the club’s service efforts, including our signature events, the Common Man’s Marathon and a fun Cupcakes & Wine Tasting.

Request An Invite

Join our email list to receive invites to exclusive club events and socials – it’s the way to learn more about Rotary and membership.

Let’s Dispel The Common Myths About Rotary

Men only?

Women have been members of Rotary International for over 30 years. Our membership is over 50% female. We believe that diversity of culture, experience, and background is essential to creating a dynamic and successful club.

Old Fashioned?

33 years old — that’s our current average member’s age. We’re only old fashioned in that we maintain the highest standards to qualify for membership.

Weekly Meetings?

Rotary clubs used to all require attendance at meetings each week. At our club, attend as few as 12 formal meetings a year or as many as 24, plus committee meetings and service activities. Our club is designed for today’s busy professionals with a spirit for service.

Club Calendar

October 2017

  • Monthly Club Meeting Featuring Guest Speaker

The Secret to Rotary’s success

Unlike any other professional group you join, Rotary gives you friends as well as trusted business contacts.

Why? Because at Rotary we meet together 1-2 times every month and all help run the club – arrange speakers, book events, present at meetings, organize service events, volunteer together, create social events.

We build up trust in each other because we’re actively involved.   We see each other leading and achieving.  And it’s all fun.

We Give Back to Charities Like These

Downtown Boston Rotary Club Charities Supported

Full Membership at 50% Savings. How?

Club dues are $50 per month with no additional fees per meeting.

This may be one of the best deals in all of Rotary.

You usually pay twice as much to join a city Rotary Club like ours.  But our club was designed specifically for busy professionals.

Your single all-inclusive price includes:

  • All monthly formal meetings at Central Bistro in Downtown Crossing with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar
  • FREE admission for you to bring 1 guest to each meeting — a unique feature of our Rotary Club.
  • All monthly social events (cash bar)
  • Admission to 32,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide (they usually charge a per meeting fee)
  • All District and Rotary International Dues
  • Subscription to Rotarian Magazine

In exchange we expect all members to attend our monthly meetings and to contribute to our growth by joining at least 1 committee.

This is the most affordable Rotary Club you will find anywhere in New England. You save $960 a year compared with many other Rotary Clubs because you’re not paying $20 at the door for each meeting and because we hold formal meetings monthly rather than weekly.

Are you a former or recent Rotaract member under the age of 30? Speak with our membership director for special pricing.