Port Huron’s Rotary Club is celebrating 100 years in 2020. To commemorate the substantial milestone, the club is set to hold three large events beginning with the annual Three Grand Slam this weekend, International Day Parade in July and a 100 Years of Service Celebration May 1. The early May event was set to be held at Hotel Harrington in downtown Port Huron, but organizers were forced to change the location after developers notified the Rotary Club that a commitment for the space was being canceled. Developers of the St. Clair Inn announced the purchase of Hotel Harrington in September of 2018 with original plans to be open by summer 2019.
The Port Huron Rotary club’s event will now be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel’s Abbey Room where the club currently meets every Thursday. Rather than a fundraiser, the 100-year celebration will be a grant giveaway to 10 local nonprofits that will be drawn randomly from 100 different organizations in which Port Huron Rotarians serve. The club was founded on March 1, 1920.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.