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, February 2 Mike O'Brien - The Economics of I-A Athletics
Mike O'Brien will discuss what it takes to be at top level of college athletics and other pertinent information regarding today’s athletics world. Now in his 13th year as vice-president and athletic director at the University of Toledo, Mike O'Brien has helped shape the UT Athletics program into one of the very best in the Mid-American Conference. Whether embarking on ambitious capital projects or nurturing the athletic and academic achievements of UT's student-athletes, O'Brien has left a legacy of success that few can match. O'Brien, who has the second-longest tenure among MAC athletic directors, received national recognition for his accomplishments from the National Association of College Directors of Athletics at the NACDA Convention in June of 2012 when he was named the Football Bowl Subdivision Northeast Region Athletic Director of the Year. Just a few months later, O'Brien accepted the 2o11-12 Cartwright Award, given annually to the MAC athletic program with the highest degree of excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship. Perhaps the best word to describe O'Brien is "builder." He has been an instrumental force in initiating some of the most ambitious construction schedules in school history. No fewer than five major projects have been completed during O'Brien's reign, as well as numerous smaller ones. O'Brien has also been a builder in an even more important sense. He has guided the Rockets into position as one of the strongest programs in the Mid-American Conference, both on the field and in the classroom. The Rockets have won or shared 28 league titles in nine different sports under O'Brien's watch.
Why Belong to the Rotary Club of Toledo?
The Rotary Club of Toledo is a community of highly engaged leaders, committed to ever-increasing involvement and service to Rotary International and our own region. Club members share friendship and fellowship through service above self and provide extensive resources to fund community transformation programs and major long-term projects.