The Rotary Club

of Richland, WA

Welcomes You 

We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 pm

Richland Red Lion Hotel

802 George Washington Way

Richland, WA 99352

United States

Except for the 4th Tuesday of each month which is a club fellowship, check our Facebook page for more info!

 
Speakers
Past Speakers
Dave Larsen
Nov 05, 2019
Member Trips
Fellowship
Oct 29, 2019
 
Directors
President
President Elect
Club Treasurer
Secretary
Past President
Meeting Service Director
Community Services Director
International Service
Membership Director
New Generations Service Director
Fellowship and Fund Raising Director
Foundation Treasurer
Public Relations
 
Home Page Stories
 
My theme for the Richland Rotary Club this year is, "Honoring Our Past with Our Face to the Future." What exactly does that mean? 
 
Honoring the past: This club held its first meeting in 1949 and has a rich heritage. We never want to forget the people, traditions and culture that has made this club what it is today. We are a singing club - starting each meeting with a song to build fun and fellowship into our meetings. We are strong supporters of the Rotary Mid-Columbia Duck Race and make it a big focus of our late summer and fall. We use the funds raised by the duck race to fund scholarships for high school students and college nursing and BAS students. We also serve the community through large projects such as the Rotary Beach and smaller projects like working closely with Rebuilding Mid-Columbia for small home repairs and highway clean up. This club also has a strong history of supporting international projects and our Kenya Clean Water Project is our next goal. These things will not change. 
 
Facing the Future: Growth and change go hand in hand. The new projects on the horizon will allow our club to grow and The Passion Project Fund allows members to request up to $200 to do a hands-on project of their own to support their favorite non-profit organization. This will allow Richland Rotarians to make an even greater impact in the community. We are also working closely with WSU-TC to sponsor a Rotaract - college Rotary - club. Working with the college students to be Rotarians and mentoring them in their career paths will allow members to touch the future and build the Rotary leaders of tomorrow. Fellowship is an important part of the Richland Rotary Club and we will continue to have monthly fellowship activities and are adding quarterly family fellowship events. This encourages fellowship among families and allows members to share their Rotary experience with their own little Rotarians. 
 
It is an honor to be able to be President for our 70th year and I am proud to be a Richland Rotarian as we pay homage to our past and celebrate the future of Rotary. It's going to be a great year!
 
Julie Funfar,  President
Rotary Club of Richland WA
What the Rotary Wheel Represents
The Rotary wheels has been a symbol since 1922.  It represents “Civilization and Movement”, in 1923 the gear wheel was introduced with 24 cogs and six spokes, however a group of engineers advised that this would be mechanically unsound and would not work without a “keyway” in the center to attach it to a power shaft.  Therefore, in 1923 the design was formally adopted as the Rotary International emblem. 
 
 
Mid Columbia Duck Race