Together, We

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Westerville

What WE Do

Service Above Self

Rotary International is the world’s oldest service club. Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self,” exemplifies the spirit of the organization. There are more than 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs located in over 170 countries around the world. Our Rotary Club of Westerville was founded in 1959.

Our Rotary Club of Westerville members enjoy great speakers, fellowship, and professional networking. Our meeting time is 12 noon on most Thursdays. Our permanent lunch location is the Villa Milano Banquet Center, 1630 W. Schrock Road. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we commenced “hybrid” lunches in September 2020, meeting in-person at The Old Bag of Nails Pub, 24. N. State St., and simulcasting those meetings online via Zoom.

Our weekly meetings at this time are online only, via Zoom, until Franklin County drops its COVOD Health Alert to Level Orange or lower. Read more.

Visit our calendar for regularly updated details on our great weekly speakers and programs, and please continue to participate via Zoom.

Coming Events

Rotary District 6690 Membership Roundtable
Topic: Adding Value for Your Members
May 11th 2021 5:30 pm
More info

Presidents Elect Learning Plan
Topic: Small, Medium and Large Club Round Table
May 12th 2021 5:00 pm
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Rotarians On The Rise - Leadership Development Opportunity
May 13th 2021 5:00 pm
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District Four Way Test Speech Contest
May 15th 2021 8:30 am
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Rotarians On The Rise - Leadership Development Opportunity
May 25th 2021 5:00 pm
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Rotary International Convention - Virtual
Jun 12th - Jun 16th 2021 8:00 am
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Our Mission

The Rotary Club of Westerville – People of action supporting people and events in Westerville, Central Ohio and around the world!

Where We Meet

Time: Noon Thursdays

Place:  Via Zoom until Franklin Co. COVID level Orange or below;

Old Bag of Nails Pub 
24 N. State St., Third Floor meeting room
Westerville, OH 43081

Visitors

Thank you for visiting! Please browse to learn about all the wonderful activities we support, and all the service work we do to better our community.

OUR EVENTS BLOG

Stephanie Hanna, Students of the Month highlight May 6 program

Stephanie Hanna, Students of the Month highlight May 6 program

JOIN US via Zoom at noon May 6 for our regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Our speaker will be Stephanie Hanna of The Other 85. Also May 6, we will honor our Students of the Month from Westerville Central, North, South and DeSales. Hanna has been coaching attorneys and other professionals for the past decade – helping them navigate the profession, build their reputation, and develop their careers. Having been a prosecutor, judicial staff...

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

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Great Westerville kids, great Rotary honor

During the school year (October through May), the Rotary Club of Westerville honors four students each month from our community’s local high schools. Working with the principals and guidance counselors, one student is chosen each month from Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South and St. Francis DeSales, and honored at a club luncheon. Click on the above photos to read the full bios on these impressive local students. Or click here for our full Students of the Month blog.

CLUB NEWS BLOG

2021 Courtright goes to 100 Women of Westerville

2021 Courtright goes to 100 Women of Westerville

From ThisWeek Community News —  BY MARLA K. KUHLMAN —  100 Women of Westerville, a giving circle that supports community organizations, has been honored by the Rotary Club of Westerville. The Rotary honored 100 Women of Westerville as the 45th annual A. Monroe Courtright Volunteer Service Award winner during an April 8 Zoom meeting. 100 Women of Westerville was cofounded by Westerville women Katie Coakley and Tania Peterson about six years ago. The...

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Buy tickets!

Use the blue buttons to purchase tickets for the Rotary Club of Westerville Foundation Raffle. Purchase by midnight Wednesday to make the Thursday lunch meeting drawing!

Together We

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Westerville

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of our activity: Club, Vocational, Community, International, and New Generations.

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Westerville
P.O. Box 595
Westerville, OH  43086-0595

Where We Meet (temporary)
Online via Zoom

When
Thursdays at noon

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Some fun photos from our Lasagna-To-Go event at the Villa Milano Sunday. More than 1,200 delicious lasagna meals served, with all proceeds for charity! ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU to all who supported today's Lasagna-to-Go event! More than 1,200 meals sold, with all proceeds to support local programs. Westerville, you rock -- and that Villa Milano lasagna is pretty good, right? 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget to join us by Zoom at noon TOMORROW for our regular weekly meeting. Speaker will be Lindsey Kerr of LifeLine Pilots, a nonprofit providing free air transportation to passengers with medical or humanitarian needs across 10 Midwest states. Zoom info remains the same as usual. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Westerville's March Students of the Month. They include:🔹 Meagan (Maggie) Palma, Westerville Central 🔹 Autymn Briggs, Westerville North🔹 Kyla Nickerson, Westerville South🔹 Lily Carlos, St. Francis DeSalesLearn more: bit.ly/30OZMle ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Pop over to Meijer today to turn your $10 gift into $30 for WARM!This Saturday, you can triple your contribution to ending food insecurity in our community by purchasing a $10 #MeijerSimplyGive food donation card at the Meijer Polaris location, 100 Polaris Parkway. For every card purchased on March 13, Meijer will DOUBLE match it with $20 for a total of $30 to fight local hunger and support our pantry! Thank you Meijer for your generous offer! #MeijerGives ... See MoreSee Less
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THE ROTARY RAFFLE IS BACK!!!Buy your tickets online at westervillerotary.com/epay-secure/ and watch the drawing live on Zoom, during our weekly meetings. The Raffle returns THIS WEEK, Thursday, Feb. 11. Must buy by MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE EACH MEETING. Come on and Get in the Game for our Foundation! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Good Morning, Rotarians! Reminder: Our noon meeting speaker today will be US Rep Troy Balderson, and there will be lots of info about our HOLIDAY PARTY and fundraising efforts. Be sure to stop in via Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/8743047403?pwd=TEFVek5RTEV1M2U3YUdRaUVKV2QwZz09 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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🎉CONGRATULATIONS to the Rotary Club of Westerville December Students of the Month! They include:* Julia Chambers, Westerville Central* Muna Ali, Westerville North* Marley Jackson, Westerville South* Mia Slanoc, St. Francis DeSalesRead more about them here: bit.ly/3qDNlUX ... See MoreSee Less
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And another personal best -- for our community of Westerville! THANK YOU to all who donated and volunteered for our 2020 Rotary Holiday Food Drive for WARM, producing a new record collection for the drive!Goal met and exceeded - Westerville donated over 60,000 pounds of food in ONE day! Thank you Westerville!If your bag was missed, please bring it to WARM at 150 Heatherdown between 9am and 4pm, or visit our 24-hour drop-box with your non-perishable, non-glass donations. ... See MoreSee Less
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Rotarians, don't miss our meeting at noon tomorrow. Dennis Blair of the Sunrise club and Tami Santa from the school district will tell us about the Hope Squad program coming to Westerville's high schools. Check the Rotogram, website or Facebook Event on this page for Zoom login info. ... See MoreSee Less
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No meeting this week, Rotarians. Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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A COVID-friendly stroll of the Rotary Honors Veterans 5K brought participants in this year's 'virtual' event together at the Westerville Sports Complex Sunday, Nov. 8, including President Ellen Cathers, immediate Past President Tom Shaver, Bill and Sheila Tompos and Joe Meyer, along with special guests Gretchen and Jim McIntosh of the SEALKIDS, the 2020 5K beneficiary. ... See MoreSee Less
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Several Westerville Rotarians pulled together for a Service Project for the Bed Brigade in Grove City Saturday, Nov. 7, building beds for needy families. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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We had a fantastic meeting today with almost 40 club members in attendance! Ann Bischoff shared what's happening with @starhousecolumbus, Central Ohio's only drop-in center for youth, ages 14-24, who are experiencing homelessness and their small children. The update includes the opening of the Carol Stewart Village in Franklinton. Their top needs right now are new clothing donations, mentors, grocery store driving service provided by a church or established organization, and donations since funding is being cut and needs are greater because of the pandemic. See starhouse.us/donate to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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World Polio Day is October 24th! Join @rotaryinternational in helping to keep its promise to the children of the world to End Polio, once and for all. #endpolio #rotaryinternational ... See MoreSee Less
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Rotarians! Remember to join us BY ZOOM at noon today, for our annual big celebration of World Polio Day! District Chair Dave Uhl will update us with latest in the worldwide battle. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Rotary Club of Westerville October Student of the Month! They include:* Eva Grace, Westerville Central* Lauren McCann, Westerville North* Kori Tombaugh, Westerville South* JJ Baughman, St. Francis DeSalesRead more about them here: bit.ly/2HomHgw ... See MoreSee Less
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County Health Alert returns to Level 3 (Red);Club will meet by Zoom only effective Oct. 22 The Rotary Club of Westerville temporarily will hold its weekly luncheons online only, via Zoom, effective Oct. 22.The Public Health Advisory Alert for Franklin County on Oct. 15 was raised to Level 3 (Red), indicating a "very high" local risk to exposure to and spread of the novel Coronavirus. In accordance with Rotary International and Rotary Club of Westerville policies, we've paused all in-person, indoor club meetings. We will return to in-person meetings as soon as permitted by public health guidelines. By board-adopted policy, we will resume hybrid lunch meetings at the Old Bag of Nails (and on Zoom) upon the second Thursday following the county's return to a Advisory Alert Level 2 (Orange) or lower. Keep up with the local Coronavirus Alert status at covid-19.myfcph.org.In the meantime, STAY HEALTHY, and stay tuned for further announcements from the club – here and in The Rotogram. Join us via Zoom for our weekly noon-Thursday meetings, starting Oct. 22:Via one-click: us02web.zoom.us/j/8743047403?pwd=TEFVek5RTEV1M2U3YUdRaUVKV2QwZz09Manually via the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 874 304 7403 Passcode: 022056 ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Today’s meeting was full of recognition from our student’s of the month program and learning from Heather Dugan, award-winning author and speaker and founder of @CabernetCoaches®, an “all ages, all stages” group for women that fosters self-betterment through face-to-face friendships and social connection. She shared the concepts found in her latest book Are We There Yet? Coping and connecting in the time of COVID. ... See MoreSee Less
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Weekly lunch reminder, for Thursday, Oct. 1: Join us in-person at the Old Bag of Nails or via Zoom. Speaker will be the award-winning local author and podcaster Heather Dugan discussing staying connected amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Also returning this week; Our Students of the Month! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Today’s Rotary meeting double the fun having Zenah Jepchirrchir, the president from our sister club in Kitale, Kenya, give a live(!) update about their projects. We also learned about the youth in foster care and the impact of My Very One Blanket from Jim Bownas. Thank you to the Blanket Brigade in proving MVOB with 80 blankets to distribute! ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking forward to seeing everyone at the evening social at beautiful Millstone Creek Park tonight! Bring your chairs and drinks, and remember your mask until you're seated. See you at the shelterhouse at 6! ... See MoreSee Less
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Westerville Rotarians, looking forward to seeing you for lunch Thursday! Great program planned, and our normal fun and fellowship -- even our Sergeant-at-Arms frivolity! Join via Zoomus02web.zoom.us/j/8743047403?pwd=TEFVek5RTEV1M2U3YUdRaUVKV2QwZz09Meeting ID: 874 304 7403Passcode: 022056 ... See MoreSee Less
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HEY Westerville Rotarians: Tomorrow is Thursday. What are you doing for lunch??? Why, YES, YOU HAVE A ROTARY MEETING. Indeed you do! And it will be an awesome one. Please join us as we make a donation from Lights of Liberty to Westerville Honor Flight and check out a fascinating program on Out Of Body Experiences. Be there or be square! Join via zoom at: us02web.zoom.us/j/85100283441?pwd=NTFHRTVjZStkUW0wZzloczkrQUtNZz09Meeting ID: 851 0028 3441Password: 277613One tap mobile+13017158592,,85100283441#,,,,0#,,277613# US Ohio ... See MoreSee Less
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