Welcome to the Rotary Club of Columbus

GREETINGS FROM JOE YOUNG, our 2020-21 president

My name is Joe Young, and it’s my honor to serve as the 2020-2021 President of The Rotary Club of Columbus. Founded in 1915 with our first meeting in February of 1916, our club is one of the oldest and largest within Rotary International.

Our membership includes a diverse set of leaders within business, city government, military affairs, healthcare, education, arts and culture, social services and ministry, all sharing a common desire to improve our community and have a positive impact on the world around us.

The world needs Rotary and the ideals we represent now more than ever. The onset of the COVID 19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live, work and interact with one another. School-aged children that were already struggling with food insecurity and educational development are now falling even further behind. Recent acts of violence against our African American brothers and sisters highlight the fact that systemic racism continues to plague our nation. Social unrest and political division continue unabated. The world needs our leadership, and while these are extremely difficult challenges to overcome, Rotary is well-positioned to be part of the solution.

Together, we can work to open new doors and opportunities for our community and world.

Joe Young

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#4119 chartered February 1, 1916.
Sponsored by Rotary International.
Active Membership: 284

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
Convention & Trade Center

801 Front Street
Columbus, GA 31901

Contact Info
P.O. Box 1138
Columbus, GA 31902

Leadership Team


Joe Young
Lori Auten
Charlie Johnson
Phyllis Aaron
Membership Chair
Laura Ann Mann
Foundation Chair
Michael Silverstein

Club Staff

Executive Secretary/Director
Julie Bond

Rotary District 6900

District Governor
Kirk Driskell
Assistant Governor
Tracy Van Norman
GRSP Trustee
Ken Townsend
District Governor Elect
Mary Ligon
District Governor Nominee
George Granade
District Governor Nominee Designate
André Marria
District Trainer
Lauri Young
District Foundation Chair
Cheryl Greenway
Membership Chair
Jaclyn Donovan
District Public Image Chair
Clarissa Costa
District Public Image Chair
Gordon Owens
District Public Image Chair
Narayan Sengupta
District Public Image Chair
Adam Wilkins
District Secretary
Carol Lipphardt
District Treasurer
Teri White

Rotary International

Rotary President
Holger Knaack
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair
K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran
General Secretary
John Hewko