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 
2017-2018
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:
  • Bruce Schwan
    January 2
  • Marcy Wasney
    January 17
  • Michelle Potts
    January 17
  • Barbara Johnson
    January 18
  • Jeff Groce
    January 18
  • Janine Hales
    January 24
  • Paul Presby
    January 28
  • Traci Sunday
    January 28
  • Kyle Edberg
    January 29
Join Date:
  • Jim Feeney
    January 1, 1994
    27 years
  • Shirley Simmons
    January 1, 2000
    21 years
  • Dave Haller
    January 3, 2013
    8 years
  • Jackie Harvey
    January 5, 2017
    4 years
  • Susan Inlow Romine
    January 5, 2017
    4 years
  • Paul Presby
    January 14, 2016
    5 years
  • Rob Darling
    January 24, 2019
    2 years
  • Debbie Robertson
    January 28, 2016
    5 years
  • Carol Moser
    January 29, 2009
    12 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
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Meeting Speakers
Amy Sims, Ph.D., Senior Biomedical Scientist
Jan 21, 2021
COVID 19 and The New Normal
INA PINKNEY - CHEF, AUTHOR, COLUMNIST, SPEAKER
Jan 28, 2021
LIVING WITH POLIO
Jan McDonald, Leadership Trainer
Feb 04, 2021
Experiencing greater peace and empowerment as they lead through crisis
Tim Fredrickson, District Governor
Feb 11, 2021
District Update
not yet
Feb 18, 2021
Kyle Cox , mid columbia library executive director
Feb 25, 2021
Mid Columbia Library Update
Bob Deering, PDG District 5180
Mar 04, 2021
Putting Vocational Service Back in Rotary
Brian Stickney, Department of Energy
Mar 11, 2021
Hanford Cleanup Update
none yet!
Mar 18, 2021
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