The Rotary Club of Gulfport was founded in 1921 with the mission of promoting “Service above Self.”  In 2019, with proceeds from “Crawfish and Candidates,” the Club plans to fund, in part, new clean water well and nursing scholarship programs in Haiti.  Past local projects have included providing dictionaries to every third-grader in Gulfport, scholarships for outstanding Gulfport high school graduates, and an annual walk benefitting organizations such as Extra Table, CASA of Harrison County, and the fire and police benevolent funds.