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GREETINGS FROM Cedric Hill, our 2022-23 president

Hello, Fellow Rotarians, I’m Cedric Hill and it's my distinct honor to serve as the Club President for the Rotary year 2022-2023. Rotary was started in 1905 built on the vision of Paul Harris a Chicago attorney, where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful relationships. The Rotary Club of Columbus has a rich history beginning in 1915. Over the years our club has grown to nearly 300 members who continue to find ways to make our community better and stronger. With our make up of members from a full spectrum of leaders, who are postured to continue this great legacy. In the words of Paul Harris, ”whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves." As we round the corner on two plus years of a pandemic and turmoil in our nation and world as we know it, Rotary once again emerges with a revolutionary approach and design to keep us strong addressing humanitarian needs. This year's focus “Imagine Rotary” lends one to think, as ”People of Action” what we as individuals may create and what we as Rotarians and clubs across the globe may impact. To quote our incoming International President Jennifer Jones, ”if Rotary can eradicate Polio, what is it that as Rotarians we cannot eradicate." There are exciting things happening in our club and I’m very grateful that you’re a part of it. As we move into this next year with the challenges our world faces, I’d like to call us to be a club of even more action, impacting our community, nation and world with the same fierceness and intention Rotary has always exhibited. I too say welcome back to great fellowship, planning, projects and world changing concepts and ideas. Thank you for your service to Rotary! This our home club and to the community we face and serve, 'let’s make a difference in 2022-2023!”


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#4119 chartered February 1, 1916.
Sponsored by Rotary International.
Active Membership: 276


Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
Convention & Trade Center
801 Front Street
Columbus, GA 31901

Contact Info

P.O. Box 1138
Columbus, GA 31902

Leadership Team


Cedric Hill
Tom Waynick
Charlie Johnson
Meredith King
Membership Chair
Sybil Ridley
Foundation Chair
Michael Silverstein
Public Image Chair
Stephanie Hill

Club Staff

Executive Secretary/Director
Julie Bond

Rotary District 6900

District Governor
George Granade
Assistant Governor
Tyler Townsend
GRSP Trustee
Ken Townsend
District Governor Elect
André Marria
District Governor Nominee
Gordon Owens
District Trainer
Margie Kersey
District Foundation Chair
Anne Glenn
District Membership Chair
Dave Schwickerath
District Service Chair
Rory Robichaux
District Public Image Chair
Mandy Timmons
District Secretary
Carol Lipphardt
District Secretary
LouAnn Medlock
District Treasurer
Teri White

Rotary International

Rotary President
Jennifer Jones
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair
Ian Riseley
General Secretary
John Hewko