Programs That Benefit Our Community


The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay is pleased to support the high school students of Door County, WI in their pursuit of learning and enhancement of our community’s quality of life by offering scholarships for post-high school education.

Three scholarship categories are available:

The Rotary Service Above Self Academic Scholarship for students pursing a degree at a 4-year accredited college.

The Rotary Service Above Self Vocational/Technical Robert Muckian Scholarship for those students who plan on attending a 2-year technical college.

One Time Grants are also available for Non-Traditional students; those older high school graduates or Veterans who are beginning or returning to college or technical school.

All Door County high school principals and school counselors have received information about these scholarships and are available to help answer your questions.  Inquiries should be directed to school administrators.

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Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.

Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students 15 to 19 years old are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.

What are the benefits?

Exchange students unlock their true potential to:

– Develop lifelong leadership skills

– Learn a new language and culture

– Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world -Become a global citizen

How long do exchanges last?

Long-term exchanges last a full academic year, and students attend local schools and live with multiple host families.

Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.

What are the costs?

Room and board are provided, as well as any school fees. Each program varies, but students are usually responsible for:

– Round-trip airfare

– Travel insurance

– Travel documents (such as passports and visas)

– Spending money and any additional travel or tours

How can I apply?

Candidates are 15-19 years old and are leaders in their schools and communities. Contact us to see what exchange opportunities are available and what the application process involves.


Shipyard Tours

The largest shipyard on the great lakes, Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe Yacht Services will again open their doors to the public again on the first Saturday of May.  Both facilities are located on 1st Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay, WI.

This year the Door County Maritime Museum and the working waterfront of the west side will also be included on the tour., Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe will offer guided walking tours of their ship repair and new ship construction facilities.

At the Maritime Museum, you can tour the Chicago Fire Boat and the USCG 41 footer (which was originally stationed here), walk the working waterfront, see the Selvick Tugs and the John Purves.   Show your shipyard ticket and receive half off on Museum and tug John Purves tours.  Sandwiches and refreshments will again be available for purchase at Bay Ship.

Back by popular demand, this year the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club has arranged for the 140-foot USCG cutter MOBILE BAY to be open for guided tours FREE of charge at the Graham Park dock in Sturgeon Bay, from 9am-2pm.  We will also have the Emergency Rescue boat from the Canal Station along with the Sturgeon Bay Police Boat on location for tours.  The Door County Maritime Museum will be open for tours from 9am-5pm.

Two buses will be running for the event to shuttle guests between the 4 stops.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  Tours at Bay Ship take around an hour and are on gravel and pavement.

Tickets will be available at both shipyard entry gates and the Museum on the day of the event, and will be available for purchase prior to the event at both the Door County Maritime Museum and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center.  Ticket prices are $15 per adult and $6 for students ages 11-17. Guests ages ten and under are free.

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NCAA Tournament Night: March Madness Fundraiser


The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay will host the 15th Annual NCAA Basketball Finals at the Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay on April 3. The event will once again support scholarships for graduating students from Door County’s five high schools.

This year the event will support both the Service Above Self Scholars and the Muckian Award Scholars.

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The event is open to the public. Tickets cost $20 and include an opportunity to win a $500 cash prize. The Fire Company will provide hors d’oeuvres and plenty of screens to watch the final game of the NCAA Championship. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from any Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary member or at the Door County Community Foundation located at 342 Louisiana St. in Sturgeon Bay. For more information contact Holly Feldman at


Sawyer Park Pavilion


The Rotary Centennial Project Celebrating a Century of Service Above Self

The Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary, Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary and the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament collaborated to fund and build the Sawyer Park Pavilion at Sawyer Park near the new Oak Street Bridge on Sturgeon Bay’s West Side.