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 […]

November is Rotary Foundation ...

Rotary provides many opportunities for giving especially through the five avenues of service:  club service, vocational service, community service, international service and new generations (youth) serviced.  Through each avenue of service, Rotarians give of their time and talents to help […]

October is Economic & Com...

Did you know that nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day?  Through worldwide projects, Rotarians are working to promote economic and community development and to reduce poverty in underserved communities.  Training is made available, well-paying […]

September is Basic Education &...

  For over 15 years, Metro has enjoyed its Partner in Education relationship with the Columbia Public Schools.  Last month, we heard Nicole Langston, Director of the CPS Title I program speak about the importance of high-quality early experiences for children […]

August is Membership & Ne...

  August is Membership and New Club Development month.  One of my goals this year is to increase our net membership total by four new members.  I think this is very possible.  We have a solid core of members who […]

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 “being the inspiration” for someone, or something, in our community, state, nation, and […]

June is Rotary Fellowships Mon...

As you have most likely noticed I have tried to begin each of our meetings this year by giving you an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to someone nearby. At first I asked you to look at the spelling of each […]

May is Youth Services 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 and Child He...

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...

From the various water projects in which our club has participated (thanks to the leadership of our own Tom O’Connor), we have come to know the obstacles that many people across the globe face when it comes to some of […]

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 […]