The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish was chartered by Rotary in 1978 and was originally named The West St. Charles Rotary Club. Eventually the club expanded it's territory and had its charter amended and now bears it's present name of The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish.
The Club's first fundraiser, the Alligator Festival started as a small event in the parking lot of the Willowdale Country Club. Today, the festival is known nationwide and hosts thousands of visitors every September from all over the USA and some from around the world. The festival is the club's big annual fundraiser and funds 10 College Scholarships annually to students from both of the Parish's High Schools--Destrehan High School and Hahnville High School. The club now also funds a host of projects locally, nationally, and internationally