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, September 15 Lake Erie Challenges - Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH 9th District) will discuss our greatest asset—fresh water. The Great Lakes have 85% of US freshwater and the Black Swamp is the most arable place on Earth. Ms. Kaptur has said, “Nowhere does this much freshwater meet this much arable land.” She will talk about the watershed area and how rainfall and runoff affect the health of our area. In addition, Congresswoman Kaptur will articulate the funds which have been used for the foundation for success and those that will be allocated in the future. Finally, Ms. Kaptur will summarize the proposed legislation concerning the water crisis. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is a Toledo native who is serving her sixteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She ranks first in seniority among all women in the House and is the longest-serving female member in Ohio history. Congresswoman Kaptur serves on the House Appropriations Committee, and serves as the ranking Democrat on its Energy and Water Subcommittee. She has been involved in water issues throughout her career:
* Creating the Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership to bring various agencies and political subdivisions together to address watershed issues;
* Working closely with colleague John Dingell and others to expand the globally-important wetlands at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and the Detroit River International Refuge; and,
* Bringing federal funding to Toledo to help offset the substantial cost of the Waterways Initiative.
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!