Together, We

Inspire

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.

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.

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‘Lasagna-To-Go’ April 18

(Must attend meeting to win raffle.)

OUR EVENTS BLOG

Fish Fry this year will be ‘Lasagna-To-Go’ event

Fish Fry this year will be ‘Lasagna-To-Go’ event

For 52 years, the Rotary Club of Westerville has hosted a Lenten-season Fish Fry to raise funds for its local charitable activities. The event has helped the club to award more than $500,000 in college scholarships to Westerville high school graduates to date. This year, our planned 53rd Annual Westerville Rotary Fish Fry swam into the Coronavirus pandemic. The Otterbein University Campus Center is unavailable for our event and we have no safe way to stage...

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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.

Coming Events

March 11 regular meeting
Speaker: Dave Winham
Topic: The Columbus Wild Dogs Indoor Football League team
March 11th 2021 12:00 pm
More info

March 25 regular meeting-LifeLine Pilots
Speaker: Lindsey Kerr
Topic: LifeLine Pilots
March 25th 2021 12:00 pm
More info

53rd Annual Fish fry morphs into LASAGNA-TO-GO Drive-Thru
April 18th 2021 11:30 am
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Together We

Inspire

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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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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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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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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3 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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4 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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4 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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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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5 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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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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The Rotary Club of Westerville will meet at noon Thursday, July 23, via Zoom.Our speaker will be Dr. Matt Chittum.Our topic is “The Dynamics of Change.”President Ellen Cathers reports she and Dr. Chittum have been doing Zoom meetings with people from all over the globe on this topic. She promises the meeting will be “more interactive than you might think” and invites all club members to jump on Zoom for the meeting.Please join in on Zoom at this link/using the below info: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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8 months ago

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Last night to light up your #4thofjuly weekend!As an organically socially distant show we are so happy to be able to provide this for our community during a time when we are all craving social interaction. It was been incredible to see you all again, even if it’s just a wave through a car window! There has been a great sense of community the past four nights at Lights of Liberty, #alonetogether from the comfort of your vehicle. See you tonight #columbus! 9:00-11:30pm | $10 per vehicle | 325 N. Cleveland Ave 43082 | online tickets www.eventbrite.com/e/lights-of-liberty-drive-through-digital-light-show-10-per-vehicle-tickets-11... ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Happy Birthday America! Our #popup light show will be in Westerville for two more nights! Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! July 1-5 nightly | 9:00-11:30pm | $10 per vehicle | 325 N. Cleveland Ave 43082 | online tickets www.eventbrite.com/e/lights-of-liberty-drive-through-digital-light-show-10-per-vehicle-tickets-11... ... See MoreSee Less
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That feeling of being out of the house! Thank you @bbfantasyoflights for helping to make Lights of Liberty (pop up light show) possible with just two weeks of planning! We are proud to have an event that brings us #alonetogether Columbus! Don’t miss the best light show in town! July 1-5 nightly 9:00-11:30pm $10 per vehicle 325 N. Cleveland Ave 43082 online tickets www.eventbrite.com/e/lights-of-liberty-drive-through-digital-light-show-10-per-vehicle-tickets-11... ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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We love our community! Last night has us feeling all warm and fuzzy today! We loved seeing so many smiling faces and are so honored to be able to let our lights shine this 4th! Three more nights of Lights! Show runs till July 5th | 9:00-11:30pm | $10 per vehicle | 325 N. Cleveland Ave 43082 | online tickets www.eventbrite.com/e/lights-of-liberty-drive-through-digital-light-show-10-per-vehicle-tickets-11...As the only #covid-19 conscious event in town there is a potential for a wait, please know that we are processing vehicles as quickly as possible. ... See MoreSee Less
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What are you doing to make this 4th of July special? #covid-19 has thrown a wrench in just about every 2020 plan so far this year. What have you been doing to stay sane and to continue to create family memories during this time? We are so honored to bring our lights to #westerville this holiday to offer a way to celebrate socially distant! Stay safe in your car with your family and create those memories with us! July 1-5 nightly | 9:00-11:30pm | $10 per vehicle | 325 N. Cleveland Ave 43082 | online tickets www.eventbrite.com/e/lights-of-liberty-drive-through-digital-light-show-10-per-vehicle-tickets-11... ... See MoreSee Less
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Greg and Dorci Winbush of North Columbus wait Wednesday evening to become THE FIRST VISITORS to the Lights of Liberty show at the Westerville Sports Complex. The patriotic light display staged by the Rotary Club of Westerville continues from 9-11:30 tonight-Sunday, July 2-5. Come on by, enjoy the July 4th fun, and support our charitable causes! Admission: $10 per carload. Pay on EventBrite or at the door. ... See MoreSee Less
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