Welcome to the Rotary Club of Columbus

GREETINGS FROM TYLER TOWNSEND, our 2019-20 president

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Columbus! We are a membership organization with a passion for service. Our 300 members are leaders within their peer groups who demonstrate Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” The Rotary Club of Columbus is among the oldest and largest Rotary Clubs in the world. Chartered in 1916, out of over 35,000 clubs worldwide, we are among the 50 largest

Our philanthropic reach is impressive with our membership working to improve the human condition locally, across the country, and throughout the world. For example, this year our club will help create a literacy room in the East Columbus Boys & Girls Club. We’ll also provide nutritional school lunches to children in rural Honduras who otherwise may not be able to attend school.

Our weekly meetings are both entertaining and informative. We enjoy our time together; we are friends and colleagues with personal and professional backgrounds as diverse as our city. Columbus is a notoriously collaborative town due in no small part to the connections made during our time as Rotarians.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about our club.#rotaryconnectstheworld #rotaryclub200

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#4119 chartered February 1, 1916.
Sponsored by Rotary International.
Active Membership: 292

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
Convention & Trade Center

801 Front Street
Columbus, GA 31901

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

Leadership Team


Tyler Townsend
Joe Young
Immediate Past President
Newt Aaron, III
Charlie Johnson
Phyllis Aaron
Membership Chair
Laura Ann Mann
Foundation Chair
Greg Camp
Membership Chair
Cameron Bean
Bob Offer
Service Chair
Andy McLendon
Public Image Chair
Judy Thomas
Grant Chair
Andy McLendon
Jim Cawthorne

Club Directors

International Service Chair
Dhan Parekh
Community Service Chair
Andy McLendon
Vocational Service Chair
Cedric Hill
Youth Protection Officer
Carmen Overton

Club Staff

Executive Secretary/Director
Julie Bond

Rotary District 6900

District Governor
Jim Squire
Assistant Governor
Tracy Van Norman
GRSP Trustee
Ken Townsend
District Governor Elect
Kirk Driskell
District Governor Nominee
Mary Ligon
District Governor Nominee Designate
George Granade
District Trainer
Claudia Mertl
District Foundation Chair
Cheryl Greenway
District Membership Chair
Jaclyn Donovan
District Public Image Chair
Bob Hope
District Secretary
Carol Lipphardt
District Treasurer
James Marosek

Rotary International

Rotary President
Mark Maloney
General Secretary
John Hewko