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 11th 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 7 No meeting - Labor Day
Monday, September 14 Sharon Kennedy - Four Way Test
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy’s presentation is titled “The Rotary Four-Way Test and the Founding of America.” She will be discussing the parallels found between the Rotarian code of ethics and the principles that guided the founding fathers as they established a new nation and government. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy began her career in the justice system as an officer for the City of Hamilton Police Department. Following her time on the police force, Justice Kennedy obtained her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and entered the legal field as a solo practitioner. During her time in private practice, she also served as part-time magistrate in the Butler County Area Courts, as well as special counsel for former Ohio Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery. She was elected to the Butler County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division in 1999, where she also served as the administrative judge from 2005 until her election to the Supreme Court in 2012. Justice Kennedy has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Nicholas Longworth, III Alumni Achievement Award, which she received from the University of Cincinnati College of Law on May 17, 2014. She was named one of 13 professional women to watch by the Cincinnati Enquirer in March 2013, and was named Judge of the Year in 2006. On December 7, 2012, Justice Kennedy was sworn in as the 154th Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the ninth female justice to serve on the court.
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.