‘Tis the Season

This is the Season of Giving, and Rotarians know all about giving time, talent, and treasure to help our community. We also know how to make a difference in the world. The experts will tell you that giving is GOOD […]

November is Rotary Foundation ...

This month Rotary around the world will celebrate the Rotary Foundation. There are many ways to describe our Rotary Foundation, but I think of our Foundation as literally the foundation for all of Rotary. We do not often think about […]

Metro Is An Active Club!

It’s been a great month to be a Rotarian! September was full of opportunity for us. We made an IMPACT in the community by volunteering at the Food Bank, First Chance for Children and Cosmo Park. We ENGAGED in each […]

September is Basic Education &...

Greetings, Changemakers! September is Basic Education and Literacy Month in Rotary. One of the greatest ways we help our community is through our partnership with the Columbia Public Schools Title I Program. Improving literacy skills is critical in our pursuit […]

August is Membership & Ne...

Greetings Changemakers! As we focus on membership in Rotary this month, I ask for your help.  Metro Rotary currently has 65 members. As we serve to change lives, don’t you think we could have an even greater impact on our […]

Welcome to Metro Rotary!

Greetings, Metro Rotarians, and welcome to a new Rotary year!  I am looking forward to serving as your president. Our new year is off to a great start – on July 1st Jennifer Jones made history by becoming Rotary International’s […]

Thank You!

As our 2021-2022 Rotary year comes to a close, I would like to thank all of our club members for their participation, leadership and support.  Through the work of our committees, we have made meaningful contributions to the health and […]

Welcome to 2022!

January always heralds a fresh start.  The Rotary Club of Columbia Metro is no exception; we look forward to a new year of opportunities for fun, fellowship, and most importantly service.  Our annual fundraiser, Trivia Night (read more here) is […]

Happy Holidays from Columbia M...

The holidays are upon us, and while it might not exactly be cold outside, I extend a warm welcome to my fellow Rotarians as well as those seeking a Rotary home. This is the season for giving and Metro Rotarians […]

Welcome to Columbia Metro Rota...

Greetings, Metro Rotarians, and welcome to a new Rotary year!  I am looking forward to serving as your president during a year that will see full restoration of our fellowship, new and continued service projects, and general club growth as […]

Thank you, Tom!

A huge thank you to Tom Rose for his leadership during the past year.

June is Fellowships Month

Did you ever wonder why Paul Harris started Rotary?  It arose, basically, out of a desire for others to join him in the name of community and fellowship.  In my first attempt as your club president in 2017-18, I tried […]

May is Youth Service Month

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”  Rotary International has consistently been at the forefront of providing opportunities for youth to develop the skills […]

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...

As a result of the various international water projects in which our club has participated (thanks to the leadership of our own Tom O’Connor), we have become aware of the obstacles that many people across the globe face when it […]

February is Peace & Confl...

One of the six areas of focus of Rotary that has come even more to the forefront over the past year is peace and conflict resolution and prevention.  This also happens to be the theme for the month of February. […]

January is Vocational Service ...

During my previous (pre-COVID and pre-virtual) term as president, I began every Rotary meeting by asking club members to take a few seconds to reintroduce themselves to those around them and become familiar with each others’ classification on their name […]

December is Disease Prevention...

During the month of December, we recognize all that Rotary International and Rotarians are doing to combat diseases through effective treatment and prevention.  The pandemic of 2020 has certainly made those efforts even more challenging.  It was certainly no small […]

December 16 Meeting

New Boone Hospital Center President Troy Greer will present the weekly program.  This meeting will be conducted virtually only.  Please watch for an email from Shane Winter for the link.

November is Rotary Foundation ...

Many people decide to become a member of Rotary because they see in this organization a real opportunity to live out the motto of “service above self.”  They are seeking truly meaningful ways to give back to their community.   Rotary […]