Club history

Admitted on October 16, 2001 and sponsored by Rotary Paris, Rotary Paris Agora received its charter from Governor Gérard Morel on Saturday, March 16, 2002.

rotary paris agora charter presentation

Rotary Paris Agora is a club created as part of a pilot program aimed at introducing a modern, simplified Rotary club formula, while embodying Rotary's ideal of service and operating according to its main principles.

It attracts young professionals, as it is better adapted to their life and work rhythms.

rotary paris agora charte gerard morel

Timeline of our Presidents

  • 2001-2003 Cyril Noirtin
    Fouding President
  • 2003-2004 Olivier Six
  • 2004-2005 Karine Unterner
  • 2005-2006 Valérie Blot
  • 2006-2007 Gilles Krief
  • 2007-2008 Régis Brun
  • 2008-2009 Iman El Gohary
  • 2009-2010 Yves Gicquel
  • 2010-2011 Olivier Six
  • 2011-2012 Laurent Segal
  • 2012-2013 Jérôme Péré
  • 2013-2014 David Cabin
  • 2014-2015 Vanessa Lurquin
  • 2015-2016 Alain Mortreux
  • 2016-2017 Yann Skorochod
  • 2017-2018 Sophie Cladé
  • 2018-2019 Olivier Borgniet
  • 2019-2020 Hadrien Pouch
  • 2020-2021 Anne Corp
  • 2021-2022 Tanguy Chassé
  • 2022-2023 Pierre-Marie Achart
  • 2023-2024 Franco Declercq


  • Active club members
  • Honorary members

Rotary Presidential Citation

The Rotary Citation is an award for clubs to reward their efforts throughout the year.

To qualify, a club must meet a certain number of objectives, such as :

  • club membership development
  • member involvement, cohesion and commitment
  • participation in actions
  • participation in training courses
  • fundraising activities for the Foundation
  • development and implementation of a strategic plan
  • active communication on club activities and news

Our club has earned citations every year without interruption since 2019-2020 despite a difficult year for many Rotarians around the world.

Nous avons démontré notre engagement à accomplir nos objectifs, et notamment le développement des effectifs, ce qui nous permet de renforcer notre club et de façonner notre avenir.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, we were all gathered for a very special occasion: the charter presentation of the Rotary Paris Grenelle, a club we sponsored.

Rotary Paris Grenelle is a club located in the 15th arrondissement. Its President and Founder, Sergueï Bavykine, is a former member of the Rotary Paris Agora, who sponsored the new club.

On this occasion, the new club receives its charter from the Governor, while the president of the sponsoring club presents the traditional bell.

rotary paris agora signature

In this photo, Olivier Borgniet (President 2018-2019) and Anne Corp (President 2020-2021) are seated at the table. Alfred Nobel's office, and are about to sign documents relating to the creation of our sponsored club, the Rotary Paris Grenelle.

Rotary Paris Agora turns 20!

To celebrate this anniversary, we organized a friendly and festive evening at the Cercle Suédois, our long-standing meeting place.

Guests wandered through the salons of the Cercle Suédois, stopping off at the desk of Alfred Nobel, once a member of the Cercle founded in 1891, and discover this peaceful setting in the center of Paris, brimming with stories and History.

Complete photo album of the evening :

District 1660 Diplomas of Honor

Several members of our club received the Diplôme d’Honneur du District 1660 from the hands of Jean-Philippe Baur, 2022-2023 District Governor, in gratitude for their commitment and involvement in District 1660 in multiple commissions for several years now.

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    Pierre-Marie Achart

    IT engineer - digital transformation consultant

    Past-Président Immédiat, Webmaster, Photographe
    Paul Harris Fellow - 4 sapphires

    - Past-President 2022-2023
    - District 1660 DPIC 2021-2023
    - Region 14 A-RPIC 2021-2024

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    Anne Corp

    Director - Health and University Training

    Vice-President and Public Image Manager

    - Past-President 2020-2021

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    Franco Declercq

    Engineer | Prime Minister's Office | Administrator IESF IDF

    Paul Harris Fellow - 1 sapphire

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    Édouard Le Roux

    Engineer - Reserve Colonel

    Honorary member
    Paul Harris Fellow - 1 sapphire

    - Member of Rotary Neuilly-sur-Seine-Sablons

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    Hadrien Pouch

    Partner - Mazars

    Manager Workforce
    Paul Harris Fellow - 2 sapphires

    - Past-President 2019-2020
    - District 1660 - Membership Committee

district 1660 honorary diplomas group photo

Group photo of Diplôme d'Honneur recipients
on the occasion of a youth event at the Cirque Gruss.

Prix Servir d'Abord

Cyril Noirtin, Founding President of our club, received the Service Above Self Award from John Hewko, Secretary General and CEO of Rotary International in 2023.

The Service Above Self Award is the highest distinction awarded by Rotary International which rewards Rotarians who best embody the Rotary motto.

A richly deserved reward for Cyril Noirtin's dedication and commitment to the institution over 30 years and counting.

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