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
Club Service
Community Service
Foundation
International Service
Membership
Satellite Club
Special Projects
Vocational Educational Services
Youth Services
Past President
Administrative Assistant
Charity Board President
Charity Board Secretary
Charity Board Treasurer
Charity Board Vice President
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Gail Middleton
    August 5
  • Steve Schwan
    August 6
  • Suzanne Sullivan
    August 7
  • Taylor Mulvihill
    August 11
  • Linda Bauer
    August 14
  • Amanda Heap
    August 15
  • Jeff Thompson
    August 16
  • Rene' Vasquez
    August 16
  • Randy Way
    August 21
  • Davin Diaz
    August 26
  • Al Mouncer
    August 27
  • Jeff Petersen
    August 27
Join Date:
  • Jeffrey Daniels
    August 1, 1988
    30 years
  • Traci Sunday
    August 1, 2004
    14 years
  • Jeff Groce
    August 11, 2011
    7 years
  • Davin Diaz
    August 14, 2008
    10 years
  • Debi Lynch
    August 14, 2008
    10 years
  • Michael A. Reuter
    August 14, 2008
    10 years
  • Robert Quay
    August 18, 2005
    13 years
  • Kyle Edberg
    August 23, 2012
    6 years
  • Dustin Stordahl
    August 24, 2017
    1 year
  • Susan Fillafer
    August 24, 2017
    1 year
  • Terry Otte
    August 25, 2016
    2 years
  • Vince Beasley
    August 27, 2015
    3 years
  • Mary Ann Showalter
    August 30, 2007
    11 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"

Club Meetings are Thursday's - Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Center Rotary Event Center
6222 W. John Day Ave.
Kennewick, WA  99336
United States
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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 of Directors Meeting Summary
June 21, 2018
 
In Attendance:  Roger McDowell, Cathryn Tames, Bill Robertson, Mark Showalter, Steve Palm, Michael Dinius, Chad Baker, Harry Garrison, Jarrod Miller, Kyle Edberg, Liz McLaughlin, and Sondra Rader.  Jeff Groce, Traci Sunday, David Haller and Marcy Wasney attended as guests.
 
President Roger McDowell called the meeting to order at 7:00 am.
 
Mark Showalter gave the Secretary’s report. The minutes from the May 17, 2018 board meeting were reviewed and approved as written.  The minutes from a special board meeting regarding funding a third RYLA candidate was also approved.
 
Bill Robertson gave the Treasurer’s report. The financial reports were reviewed and approved.
 
Cathryn Tames gave the Bingo Oversight report. May profits were $28,367.  A budget for the 2018-2019 year was proposed and approved. A slight increase in attendance is expected in the next year, but an increase in the number of employees is not expected. We will experience another increase in the minimum wage. The license fee for Bingo Boulevard will increase 33% from $15,000 to $20,000.
 
Kyle Edberg gave the Membership report. We currently have 119 active members. There were no new membership applications. A resignation from Karen Livas was presented and approved by the board. Karen will be moving out of the market to be closer to family. Pat Garrision has qualified for and was granted honorary membership status. The membership committee will have at least three new members in the next Rotary year. Mary Ann Showalter, Shirley Simmons and Ron Hue have agreed to serve.
 
There were no action items for Chad Baker’s Special Projects Committee. A tree planting party is scheduled for July 9, 2018 for 75 trees to be planted at five different locations. The Juvenile Justice Center, Horn Rapids Park, the base of Badger Mountain, the Fairgrounds and Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Range will all benefit from the new tree plantings. Approval to move $6,239.07 into the next fiscal year for tree planting was given by the board. The equipment for the Playground of Dreams has been ordered. Special Projects committee is looking for projects to complete in the next year.
 
Liz McLaughlin gave the Club Service report. Our judges are on track to end the year with a total of $5,000 raised.
 
Harry Garrison gave the International Service Committee report.  All of this year’s projects are complete. The committee has no funds remaining in this year’s budget.
 
Sondra Rader gave the Foundation Committee report. A total of $122,950 has been raised for the Rotary Foundation this fiscal year with 100% of our membership donating to this total. The year-end appreciation social that was held at Goose Ridge Winery on June 7 was a huge success. Christy Watts will take over as the Director of the Foundation Committee on July 1, 2018.
 
The Board approved two action item for Michael Dinius’ Community Service Committee. $3,000 was approved for Benton-Franklin Head Start to help with new flooring and paint. The remainder of their annual budget, $628.21, was approved for the Boys and Girls Club of Benton-Franklin Counties to help purchase a vibraphone for the Columbia Center Rotary Music and Arts Center.
 
There were no action items in Steve Palm’s Vocation/Education Committee report.
 
Jarrod Miller gave the Youth Services Committee report. Most of the speakers for the July 27-29, 2018 Mini RYLA have been secured. Currently, 21 participants and 4 junior staff will be attending along with senior staff. Traci Sunday will be the incoming committee chair. She has been doing an amazing job helping with the Mini RYLA. There will be no Student of the Month in June. $50 remains in the Youth Services budget.
 
Jarrod Miller also gave the Satellite Club’s report. Planning has begun for the next year. Recruiting new members is their priority.
 
Administrative Assistant Sondra Rader reported the program details for the upcoming June 21, 2018 Installation Banquet.
 
The Past President report given by Roger McDowell included discussion of the Large Club Initiative’s line of succession.
 
Club President Roger McDowell thanked the board members for the hard work they’ve done during the past year.
 
There was no old business to discuss.
 
In New Business, next year’s proposed budget was discussed as well as regular club lunch meeting presentations by committees.
 
Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 8:16 am.  The next regular board meeting will be Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 am in the conference room.
 
 
 
 
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Satellite Club
Problems meeting Thursdays at noon? Our Satellite Club consists of full-fledged members who meet the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month.  http://www.ColumbiaCenterRotarySatellite.com
 
Meeting Speakers
Doc Hastings and C Mark Smith
Aug 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Their book on Doc's time in Congress
Mark Spinner
Aug 23, 2018
Update on Trail Building Projects in the Tri-Cities
Ruben Peralta and Philippa Sonnichsen
Aug 30, 2018
Immigration and Its Effects on our Economy and Culture
Dr Farion Williams, MD Associate Dean of ED
Sep 06, 2018
Update on the Tri-Cities Community based medial school
Todd Kleppin, National Executive Director
Sep 13, 2018
The Need for Reconnecting the Generations
Karen Livas
Sep 20, 2018
Economic Gardening
Andrea Riggs, Executive Director
Sep 27, 2018
You Medical
Trios Hospital representative
Oct 04, 2018
Suicide Awareness
district Governor
Oct 11, 2018
 
 
Committee Meetings Calendar
Community Service Committee
1st Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Conference Room
Haller, Dave
 
Membership Committee
1st Thursday of the month - 10:30 am - Conference Room
Edberg, Kyle
 
Bingo Oversight Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 11:00 am - Conference Room
Robertson, Bill
 
Charity Board of Directors Meeting
2nd Thursday of the month - 4:00 pm - Conference Room
Hart, Don
 
Special Projects Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Event Center
Baker, Chad
 
Treasurer's Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Event Center
Showalter, Mark
 
Vocational/Educational Committee
2nd Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Conference Room
Palm, Steve
 
Board of Directors Meeting
3rd Thursday of the month - 7:00 am - Conference Room
Tames, Cathryn
 
International Service Committee
4th Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Conference Room
Garrison, Harry
 
Youth Services Committee
3rd Thursday of the month - 1:00 pm - Conference Room
Sunday, Traci
 
Foundation Committee
3rd Monday of the month - 4:30 PM - Conference Room
Watts, Christy