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, October 27 Polio - Carl Chinnery
Carl was vice president of Kansas City Life Insurance Company until 1976 when he established his private law practice in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, concentrating on estate planning, business law and real estate. Carl served as District Governor of District 6040 for 2002-2003. That year he received the Presidential Citation. He was 2007 Convener for Nomination of International Director for Zones 30 and 31. He was 2010 delegate to the Council on Legislation. He is a Major Paul Harris Donor, Level 6, and Benefactor, Inaugural Class of the Paul Harris Society of District 6040, and the Arch Klumph Society, Chairs Circle. He has served as Major Donor Advisor and Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Endowment Major Gift Advisor and RI President’s Representative. He received the District 6040 Humanitarian Award for Polio Eradication, the 2010 Regional Service Award for a Polio - Free World, the Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Distinguished Service Award. He has also served as Polio Plus Chairman for District 6040 and is a Rotary International Polio Plus Partners Task Force Member. Carl enjoys working with wood and has built two sail boats and two canoes among other wood projects. He enjoys traveling, gardening, sailing and golfing. Between them, Carl and Jean have eight children and eighteen grandchildren. Every member of Carl’s family is a Paul Harris Fellow. During his Rotary career, Carl has sponsored over 145 new members and the installation of three new clubs.
Why Belong to the Rotary Club of Toledo?
On Friday, August 1, more than 100 Rotarians from several Clubs, including the Rotary Club of Toledo, Oregon, Perrysburg, Maumee, Sylvania, Whitehouse, Reynolds Corners and more attended a Toledo Mud Hens game to “Light Up Rotary” – a call from RI President Gary C.K. Huang, for each of us to take action and make Rotary stronger as we introduce non-Rotarians to Rotary. Rotary Days will be featured throughout the Rotary year—join us!