As the oldest service club in the world, Rotary International was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership today.
As the world’s 12th largest Rotary club, our members represent a cross-section of the community’s owners, executives, managers, and professional leaders who make decisions and influence policy throughout northwest Ohio. For the past 100 years, the Rotary Club of Toledo has made a difference in meeting the needs of deserving people in our community and elsewhere. Together, we are capable of achieving great things as we begin our 2nd century of service to our local and international communities!
Upcoming Rotary Speaker
Monday, July 28 Richard Hodges - Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan
Richard Hodges began his career as the youngest elected county treasurer in Ohio for Fulton County. Rick continued in his public service by becoming a member of the General Assembly in the Ohio House of Representatives. Transportation has always been of particular interest to Mr. Hodges and as a state legislator, he served on the Transportation and Public Safety and Highways Committees. Rick’s additional leadership roles included serving on the Toledo Public Schools Oversight Commission; spearheading the Toledo Public School Bond Issue which allowed the construction and renovation of sixty public schools, and the RTA Transportation Bond Issue initiative while in Tucson. Rick also sponsored legislation to rewrite Ohio’s Mechanic Lien and Construction Employment laws, as well as authoring Ohio’s ‘Pay to Stay in Jail’ law. While serving as a Commission member for the Ohio Turnpike in 1996, he oversaw the successful opening of the Delta-Lyons Interchange (S.R. 109). As a native of Northwest Ohio, Mr. Hodges is pleased that his position of executive director returns him to his home state. He is a graduate of Archbold High School. Rick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Oberlin College and obtained his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Toledo.
Why Belong to the Rotary Club of Toledo?
AUGUST 1 7 pm
Rotary Day at the Mud Hens
Join us at Fifth Third Field as the Mud Hens take on the Norfolk Tides.
This is a special District 6600 celebration of the new Rotary International theme. Bring the family! The event is $15 which includes a t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased on the District 6600 website. For more information, contact Alison Frye, District 6600 Public Image Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.308.4311. Fireworks will follow the game. Be a part of the Rotary fun!!