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.

News From Columbus Rotary

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Since 1985, Rotary has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort to rid the world of the polio virus. We are this close.

Wild Polio Cases


The Columbus Club Calendar

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Club Toolkit

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#4119 chartered February 1, 1916.
Sponsored by Rotary International.
Active Membership: 299

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
Convention & Trade Center

801 Front Street
Columbus, GA 31901

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

Leadership Team


Ben RichardsonPresident
Ben Richardson
Newt Aaron IIIPresident-Elect
Newt Aaron III
Phyllis AaronSecretary
Phyllis Aaron
Charles JohnsonTreasurer
Charles Johnson

Club Directors

Tyler TownsendPresident Nominee
Tyler Townsend
Cam BeanMembership Chair
Cam Bean
Greg CampFoundation Chair
Greg Camp

Club Staff

Julie BondExecutive Secretary/Director
Julie Bond

Rotary District 6900

Alec SmytheDistrict Governor
Alec Smythe
Ryan ClementsAssistant Governor
Ryan Clements
Ken TownsendGRSP Trustee
Ken Townsend
Court DowisDistrict Governor Elect
Court Dowis
Jim SquireDistrict Governor Nominee
Jim Squire
Carol StallingsDistrict Secretary
Carol Stallings
James MarosekDistrict Treasurer
James Marosek
Margie KerseyDistrict Foundation Chair
Margie Kersey
Charlie MorrisDistrict Membership Chair
Charlie Morris

Rotary International

Rotary President
Ian Riseley
General Secretary
John Hewko