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, August 25 John Carey and Dr. Richard A. Ross - K-12 and Higher Education in Ohio
Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey and School Superintendent Dr. Richard A. Ross will discuss K-12 and higher education items within the Midbiennial Budget Review and how the two state agencies are collaborating to enhance secondary and post-secondary education for Ohio’s students. An experienced lawmaker, John Carey served nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives and eight years in the Ohio Senate. He is one of the few legislators in history to serve as chairman of both the House Finance and Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee. Prior to his work as a legislator, Carey was mayor of the City of Wellston and was an aide to former Congressman Clarence Miller of Lancaster. Most recently, Carey served as Assistant to the President for Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives for Shawnee State University in Portsmouth. He was appointed Chancellor by Governor Kasich in April 2013. As a legislator, Carey’s focus on education and job creation led to numerous awards and accolades from organizations such as the Ohio Development Association, the Ohio Bankers League, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Ohio University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Chancellor Carey is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in political science, and is a first-generation college graduate. He was born in Chillicothe and currently resides in Wellston with his wife, Lynley, a teacher, and their two sons, Justin and Jordan. The passion Dr. Richard A. Ross has for improving education for all children is rooted in his own childhood experience in northwest Ohio when a teacher inspired him to pursue a college degree. Dr. Ross has carried this memory throughout his career as a teacher, principal and superintendent. In any education situation, Dr. Ross searches out educators who possess the gift to improve learning and provide inspiration. Formerly the superintendent for three local school districts (including Ottawa-Glandorf and Bryan), Richard believes in a child-first improvement approach by increasing efficiency and performance. Dr. Ross earned his degrees at the Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University in addition to serving as an instructor at BGSU and Ohio University.
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!