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 8 The 2014 Northwest Ohio Water Crisis - A Panel Discussion
Rotarian, columnist, and raconteur Tom Walton will moderate a panel of people knowledgeable on the 2014 Northwest Ohio water crisis.
The panel includes:
Dr. George Bullerjahn is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University who is researching the composition and dynamics of cyanobacterial and nitrifying communities in freshwater environments, focusing primarily on the N and the P cycles in the Laurentian Great Lakes.
Tom Kovacik is the president of Kovacik Consulting who once served as Toledo’s chief chemist and has a master’s degree in geochemistry. He sits on the board of N-Viro International Corporation who lost the city’s waste treatment contract. Mr. Kovacik has been critical of Facility 3.
Bill Myers is the board president of the Lucas County Farm Bureau. Mr. Myers has stated that “Ohio is preparing to be proactive on the water quality issue from fertilizer run of that helps cause the algae blooms in Lake Erie” and that “the practice of applying fertilizer and manure on frozen ground has to stop.”
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!