Cape Girardeau West became a Rotary Club because of the vision of Cape Girardeau Rotary Club leadership, members, and PDG John Blue. John Blue envisioned more Rotary members in Cape Girardeau, instead of an exclusive club. Cape West was chartered July 25, 1966, with 23 new members.
Many projects have left a legacy in our city through the contributions of Cape West Rotary to Scouting Programs, Boy's and Girl's clubs, Sports, Rotary Youth Exchange, Group Study Exchange with countries throughout the world sponsoring Ambassadorial Scholars and too many local projects to list.
Rotary International, through the local Rotary Clubs, supports projects to improve lives of those in need in other countries. Cape West has sponsored drilling of water wells, cataract and ear surgeries, shoes for orphans, and funding for eradication of polio. These are only a token naming of projects where local Rotarians have contribute physically and financially.

We are bankers, lawyers, administrators, teachers, craftsmen, sales people, managers and many other things, but we all come together as Rotarians with one purpose: to put Service Above Self.

Your 2018-2019 Leadership Team:
President - Ross McFerron

President elect - Mark Welker (Rotary Foundation Chair)

Immediate Past President - Jeff Hotop 

Secretary - Nick Burger 

Treasurer - David Preusser

Board Members:
Les Tainter, Debbie Below, John McGowan, Tom Smith

Terry Godwin - Club Admin Chair
Les Tainter - Membership Chair
Jill Glenzy - Club Communications Officer

Linda Puchbauer, District Gov. 6060