Welcome to the Rotary Club of Columbus


The Rotary Club of Columbus was founded on November 15, 1915 and officially chartered on February 1, 1916 as Rotary's 200th club. The commitment of our club’s founding members to the mission of Rotary has remained steadfast for over 100 years. We have a very deep and rich history in Columbus. We are 300 of Columbus' business and civic leaders and we strive to live Rotary's motto, Service Above Self. I am truly honored to be the 102nd President of The Rotary Club of Columbus.

Growing Rotary's engagement within the Columbus community, particularly in youth enrichment programs and human trafficking awareness, remains a top club priority. Rotary's ability to make the most difference depends on growing our club with new community leaders who are willing to roll up their sleeves and join us. It is our goal for 2017-2018 to “Make a Difference” in our community and globally through our club's activities and service projects. If you're a service-minded leader looking to make a difference, contact us to learn how to get involved.


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#4119 chartered February 1, 1916.
Sponsored by Rotary International.
Active Membership: 286

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
Convention & Trade Center

801 Front Street
Columbus, GA 31901

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

Leadership Team


Newt AaronPresident
Newt Aaron
Tyler TownsendPresident-Elect
Tyler Townsend
Charlie JohnsonTreasurer
Charlie Johnson
Phyllis AaronSecretary
Phyllis Aaron
Cameron BeanMembership Chair
Cameron Bean
Greg CampFoundation Chair
Greg Camp

Club Staff

Julie BondExecutive Secretary/Director
Julie Bond

Rotary District 6900

Court DowisDistrict Governor
Court Dowis
Tracy Van NormanAssistant Governor
Tracy Van Norman
Ken TownsendGRSP Trustee
Ken Townsend
Jim SquireDistrict Governor Elect
Jim Squire
Kirk DriskellDistrict Governor Nominee
Kirk Driskell
Carol LipphardtDistrict Secretary
Carol Lipphardt
James MarosekDistrict Treasurer
James Marosek
Margie KerseyDistrict Foundation Chair
Margie Kersey
Robert HallDistrict Membership Chair
Robert Hall

Rotary International

Rotary President
Barry Rassin
General Secretary
John Hewko