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.

Our weekly meetings at this time have returned to in-person gatherings at the Villa Milano. We are simulcasting these meetings on Zoom for those uneasy with attending in-person gatherings due to COVID-19.

Visit our calendar for regularly updated details on our great weekly speakers and programs, and keep up with our activities on our Facebook page.

Coming Events

Rotary Club of Westerville Installation Banquet June 24
Topic: Recognition of 2020-21 Awards; Installation of 2021-22 Officers
June 24th 2021 6:00 pm
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District Governor Installation - Maryjane Shackelford
June 26th 2021 2:00 pm
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Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day Celebration
Topic: Celebrating America's Birthday
July 3rd 2021 8:00 am
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District 6690 Picnic for Club Presidents and Presidents-Elect
Topic: 2021-22 & 2022-23 Club Presidents and Families
July 17th 2021 1:00 pm
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Virtual District Celebration
July 19th 2021 5:00 pm
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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

Villa Milano Banquet Center

1630 Schrock Road

Columbus, OH 43229

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.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IS ON

2021 Independence Day Celebration set for July 3

2021 Independence Day Celebration set for July 3

The Rotary Club of Westerville’s Independence Day Celebration is a GO for 2021! The City of Westerville has given approval to necessary permits for the Celebration. Our morning 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run, late afternoon Concert Series and Food Truck Festival, and Fireworks at dusk are all now formally slated for Saturday, July 3. Our traditional State Street parade will not be staged this year. Due to evolving COVID health guidelines on gatherings, we are...

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OUR EVENTS BLOG

Let COTA be your ride to our Independence Day events!

Let COTA be your ride to our Independence Day events!

COTA//Plus service will be provided for the Rotary Club of Westerville’s 2021 Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, the City of Westerville announced. COTA//Plus uses the green and blue minibuses you likely have seen around Westerville, which hold 6-10 passengers. The service operates similar to Uber or Lyft but costs just $3 for a one-way trip or $6 for a day pass, which covers unlimited rides. On-demand pickup from your home COTA//Plus is an...

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

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.

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 Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, and Youth Service.

Contact Us

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

Where We Meet
Villa Milano
1630 Schrock Road

When
Thursdays at noon

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Our recent Facebook posts

We are counting down the days until #Westerville’s Independence Day celebration. Read about the activities Rotary Club of Westerville has planned for July 3, parking options and more: www.westerville.org/4thofjuly. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

John Powell
23 more days until fireworks in Westerville OVER THE COMMUNITY CENTER FIELD on Cleveland ave…. Lots of parking live bands and 10 different food truck…. July 3rd! The 4th Road Run will also take place in this area theMorningOf July 3! Bring the entire family…. Thanks Rotary Club of Westervillewestervillerotary.com/july-4th-events/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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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3 months ago

Westerville Schools
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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3 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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5 months ago

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6 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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6 months ago

Westerville Schools
🎉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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7 months ago

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7 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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7 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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8 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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8 months ago

Westerville Schools
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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