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, November 3 Keith Burris - Rediscovering a Vital City
Mr. Burris will discuss the mission of a city columnist at The Blade in 2014 -- with nods to the history and the future of journalism. Keith C. Burris has been a journalist for 30 years and has written widely on politics, government, culture, and the arts for publications ranging from Commonweal to The New York Times. He worked previously for The Blade from 1986 to 1989. For 25 years he lived in Connecticut where, for 21 years, he was editorial page editor of the Journal Inquirer, in Manchester. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in political philosophy and has taught at a number of American colleges and universities. While in Connecticut Mr. Burris won the Allen B. Rogers Award -- for the best single editorial, in any newspaper, regardless of size, in New England in a single year. The award was judged by the Nieman Fellows at Harvard. He is also the recipient of the Pulliam Fellowship. Mr. Burris is the editor of No-Fault Politics and the author of Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw. Keith Burris and his wife Amy, an artist, have three grown children -- Alexander, Sophia, and William.
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!