Welcome to Columbia Metro Rota...

If you are visiting this website then you are probably either already a member of the Columbia Metro Rotary Club or are someone who is interested in “finding opportunities” for “making a difference” in our community, state, nation, and the […]

June is Rotary Fellowship Mont...

June is Rotary Fellowship Month. I hope you appreciate the irony of this as we close out the Rotary year meeting via Zoom. Little did I know when I began this journey that this would be how my term would […]

May is Youth Service Month

May is Youth Service month. As we watch our community gradually “open up,” we recognize that the young people in our community will not be returning to school to complete the academic year. Our high school seniors are missing prom, […]

Service Opportunities Abound!

  My Fellow Metro Rotarians,   I write this message well past April 1, but this has been an extraordinary month and it appears it will continue to be that way for a while. April for Rotarians around the world […]

March is Water & Sanitati...

Did you know we can survive about three days without water? We can last about 3 weeks without food, but water is vital to our survival. We are so fortunate to have clean, safe water in our country. There have […]

February is Peace & Confl...

One of the six areas of focus of Rotary we don’t seem to talk about as much is peace and conflict resolution and prevention, which happens to be the theme for the month of February.   It is often, however, the […]

January is Vocational Service ...

It is a new year and a new decade and Metro Rotary remains a strong, vibrant and forward looking organization. January is Vocational Service Month as Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.    

December is Disease Prevention...

Rotary is dedicated to fighting and preventing disease.  Disease Prevention and Treatment is one of Rotary’s Six Area of Focus.   Disease and illness result in pain and injury.  Prolonged severe illness may result in loss of employment and income.  It […]

November is Rotary Foundation ...

November is Rotary Foundation Month The month of November for me means the beginning of the holiday season. I’m eating leftover Halloween candy while I am thinking about the menu for Thanksgiving and even beginning to start the dreaded Christmas […]

October is Economic and Commun...

The Rotary theme for the month of October is Economic and Community Development.   Despite what the political rhetoric might suggest, we know that we are privileged to live in one of the wealthiest and most economically prosperous countries in the […]

September is Basic Education &...

Metro Rotary’s partnership with Columbia Public Schools is a point of great pride.  For over 15 years, our members have volunteered in CPS Title I classrooms throughout the district. A few weeks ago, we heard Nicole Langston, Director of the […]

August is Membership & Ne...

When former district governor, David Bixler, paid us a visit several years ago he asked us “Are we Rotarians or just Rotary club members?”  There is actually quite a difference between the two.  Being a Rotarian means not only participating […]

Rotary Connects the World

Welcome to a new Rotary year!  The Rotary International theme for the 2019-220 year is Rotary Connects the World.  This is timely as we connect daily with other Rotarians and colleagues both locally and abroad through our daily work and […]

June is Rotary Fellowships Mon...

As you know, we have enjoyed fellowship events with fellow Rotarians, family members, friends and guests on a regular basis.  These are always enjoyable times where we can relax in a non-formal setting and get to know each other better. […]

May is Youth Service Month

This month is devoted to focusing on all Rotary activities that support the development of young people up to the age of 30.  Rotary International’s programs for youth include Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Youth Exchange.  These programs […]

April is Maternal & Child...

Last month, we highlighted the efforts of Rotarians to provide clean water and sanitation to areas of the world lacking these basic necessities.  In many of these same regions, poor living conditions contribute to an alarming rate of mortality among […]

March is Water & Sanitati...

Clean, sanitary water is something we take for granted.  When people don’t have access to clean water, the chance of disease increases, children are generally unhealthier, and a great deal of time is spent by family members carrying clean water […]

February is Peace and Conflict...

Last year, conflict and violence displaced more than 68 million people, and half of those were children.  Rotarians do not think this has to be the norm, which is why one of the six areas of focus of Rotary is […]

January is Vocational Service ...

As you know, Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.  Vocational Service calls for every Rotarian to:  1) aspire to higher ethical standards in his/her occupations; 2) recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations; and 3) contribute his/her […]

December is Disease Prevention...

This month, we celebrate the work Rotarians worldwide are doing to combat diseases through effective treatment and prevention.  In 1985, Rotary pledged to eradicate polio, and look at the progress that has occurred!  Today, Rotary International has partnered with the […]