Bingo Boulevard - Play, Win, Socialize & Support Charities!
Bingo Boulevard offers high-quality games of bingo with cash pay-offs as well as pull tabs and a full snack bar. Established by the Columbia Center Rotary Club, proceeds that don't directly support operations are used for charitable purposes; tens of thousands of dollars each year.
 
 
"Random Acts of Kindness" (RAK) Grants
Know of a worthy community cause not affiliated with a 501 (c) (3) charity that can use financial assistance? Active and honorary members of the Columbia Center Rotary club and members of Tri Cities Rotaract can apply for grants up to $3,000. For a RAK grant application, click on Documents at the top of the page.
 
Officers & Directors 
2020-2021
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Community Service
Club Service
International Service
Membership
Special Projects
Vocational Educational Services
Past President
Foundation Director
Administrative Assistant
Youth Services
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Colleen Staudinger
    May 5
  • Allen Brecke
    May 11
  • Sonja Yearsley
    May 17
Join Date:
  • Janelle Harvey
    May 1, 2001
    20 years
  • Tess Canaday
    May 2, 2013
    8 years
  • Kathi Kersey
    May 15, 2008
    13 years
  • Nancy Thurston
    May 20, 2010
    11 years
  • Mary Lynn Heinen
    May 27, 2020
    1 year
  • Scott Rodgers
    May 31, 2018
    3 years
Be a Gift to the World
Since 1985, the  Columbia Center Rotary Club has Provided Service to Our Community and Our World
Columbia Center

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Columbia Center Rotary Event Center
6222 W. John Day Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
United States of America
At this time all meetings are being held on ZOOM.
What is Rotary?
Rotary International is an world-wide service organization of over 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries with over 1.2 million professionals and leaders who share a commitment to improving lives and communities locally and globally. In addition to service, members value personal, professional, and business networking and development -- and having FUN.
 
 
What's Happening at CCR
Columbia Center Rotary Board Meeting Summary
August 20,2020
  • Board meeting called to order at 7:00 AM
  • Previous month’s meeting minutes approved
  • Financial Report Given
    • Club still in strong financial position
    • Discussion about past due accounts and policy regarding past due accounts
  • Bingo oversight provided update on Bingo operations and process moving forward, Bingo still in strong position, but will continually assess based on Covid-19 impact
  • Membership had no meeting
  • Foundation gave update on plans to raise funds this coming year
    • No Raffles
    • Pie Sale for Holiday’s
    • Use some of club’s Paul Harris points to incentivize
    • November is Foundation month
    • Plan discussed for Elf Elections and Santa visit in December
  • International Committee
    • Global Grant for Comprehensive Youth Development discussed
    • CCR will be lead club and has secured its matching funds from club members
  • Youth Services –
    • No request and most activities are on hold, committee looking for other opportunities
  • Club Services
    • Had a request to use center by private individuals.  Board decision was to follow current policy regarding use of facility.
  • Community Service – nothing significant
    • Door Dash was successful with food contributions to My Friends Place
    • Looking for projects
  • Vocational and Educational – no report, but looking for some hands on projects
  • Other Business
    • Shine a Light for 2020
    • Other Fund-Raising events
    • “No Duck Race” fund-raising event
    • CCR/Bingo not eligible for PPP (paycheck protection program) loan
    • Cares Act Benton County deadline next round 8/28, might be eligible for some $
  • Human Trafficking Committee
    • Update on use of funds for public awareness and to SARC to help victims transition back to normal life
Click Below to Visit CCR Facebook
 
Meeting Speakers
James Batdorf, CEO and Master Distiller
May 20, 2021
Solar Spirits Distillery 2021 – Reinvention Post-Pandemic
Evangelina Galvan Shreeve, Director of STEM Ed
May 27, 2021
Overview of PNNL STEM and myTRI 2030 Education Council
Dr. Kira Mauseth; Co- Lead, Behavioral Heal
Jun 03, 2021
Reconstruction and Recovery from COVID-19: Behavioral Health Strategies
Chanda Marek; Director Business Development &
Jun 10, 2021
Cascade Natural Gas’s distribution system and main/service extension policy.
Pam Henderson and Mark Putnam of New Edge, Inc.
Jun 17, 2021
Future Proofing Your Business
Derrell Ebert and Dust Devil players
Jun 24, 2021
Update on team
Rich Holmes
Jul 01, 2021
VIT Plant
Committee Meetings Calendar
Bingo Oversight Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 11:00 am - Conference Room
Groce, Jeff
 
Board of Directors Meeting
3rd Thursday of the month - 7:00 am - Conference Room
Showalter, Mark
 
Charity Board of Directors Meeting
4th Thursday of the month - 11:00 am - Conference Room
Hart, Don
 
Community Service Committee
1st Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Conference Room
Haller, Dave
 
Foundation Committee
3rd Monday of the month - 4:30 PM - Conference Room
Harvey, Jackie
 
International Service Committee
3rd Wednesday of the month - 1:00 pm ZOOM Call
Way, Randy
 
Membership Committee
1st Thursday of the month - 11:00 am - Conference Room
Ayers, LoAnn
 
Special Projects Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Event Center
Anderson, Brian
 
Trafficking Committee
3rd Thursday of the Month - 11:00 AM - Conference Room
Hales, Janine
 
Treasurer's Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 11:00 am ZOOM Call
Thurston, Nancy
 
Vocational/Educational Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Conference Room
Smith, Anthony
 
Youth Services Committee
3rd Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Conference Room
Umek, Anthony