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 20 Creative Toledo: The Economic and Social Profit of Arts and Culture - Marc Folk
Toledo is home to many world-class arts and cultural institutions. It is also home to a growing number of arts related creative businesses that are changing the landscape of our community. Marc D. Folk, Executive Director of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, will share information on the expanding collaboration within the arts and culture sector and how the continued development of the creative industries are generating economic and social profit for our city. Mr. Folk is completing his 18th year of employment with the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT). Marc’s career with the Arts Commission began in 1996 as an instructor in the Young Artists at Work program, coordinated the program in subsequent years, and has also served as Director of the Art in Public Places program and Artistic Director, prior to becoming the Executive Director in 2006. Under his leadership, ACGT has instituted Artomatic 419, the LiveWorkCreate Toledo program, the Well-Fed Artists workshop series, and other initiatives bridging economic development and the arts.
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!