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:
  • Heather Filbin
    April 4
  • Steve Palm
    April 6
  • Sondra Rader
    April 8
  • Sandi Strawn
    April 12
  • Chad Baker
    April 13
  • Dustin Stordahl
    April 16
  • Tony Umek
    April 17
  • Nancy Thurston
    April 20
  • Teresa McCord
    April 22
  • Jeffrey Daniels
    April 24
  • Harry Garrison
    April 26
  • Michael Tuohy
    April 30
Join Date:
  • Peter Kalunian
    April 1, 2000
    21 years
  • Brian Ace
    April 14, 2011
    10 years
  • Mark Griffin
    April 15, 1982
    39 years
  • Brian Anderson
    April 27, 2017
    4 years
  • Suzanne Sullivan
    April 27, 2017
    4 years
  • Sonja Yearsley
    April 28, 2016
    5 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
Dr. Andrew Sund, President
Apr 15, 2021
Heritage University and the Community
Troy Suing, Assistant Regional Adm
Apr 22, 2021
WSDOT South Central Region Transportation Update
Khurshed Sharifov,
Apr 29, 2021
Solar Spirits
Jason Mercier & Chris Cargill, WPC
May 06, 2021
The good, the bad and the ugly of the 2021 Washington state Legislative Session
Brett Bybee, Scout Executive/CEO
May 13, 2021
Scouts inpact on our community
Mary Gadeken
May 20, 2021
Beads for Polio Plus
Evangelina Galvan Shreeve, Director of STEM Ed
May 27, 2021
Overview of PNNL STEM and myTRI 2030 Education Council
none yet
Jun 03, 2021
Chanda Marek; Director Business Development &
Jun 10, 2021
Cascade Natural Gas’s distribution system and main/service extension policy.
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