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 
President Elect
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
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:
  • Roger McDowell
    October 3
  • JoDee Garretson
    October 6
  • Tim Fredrickson
    October 6
  • Jackie Harvey
    October 7
  • Elizabeth McLaughlin
    October 13
  • Christy Watts
    October 14
  • Michael Dinius
    October 18
  • Robert Quay
    October 18
  • Tess Canaday
    October 18
  • Mark Showalter
    October 21
  • Lisa McKinney
    October 24
Join Date:
  • Al Mouncer
    October 1, 2003
    15 years
  • Christy Watts
    October 1, 1997
    21 years
  • Joel Rogo
    October 1, 2000
    18 years
  • Elizabeth McLaughlin
    October 3, 2013
    5 years
  • Steve Schwan
    October 8, 2009
    9 years
  • Jarrod Miller
    October 20, 2016
    2 years
  • Michael S. Blair
    October 27, 2016
    2 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
District Site
Venue Map
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





The meeting was called to order promptly at 7:00 AM by Cathryn Tames.



The Board minutes from the July 2018 report were presented and there being no corrections/additions. The minutes were approved.

Jeff reported that the reworking & organization of the CCR policies continues to be a “work in progress”.


Mark presented the report with some minor clarifications. The total revenue for the month was $54, 765.35. Total expenses for the month were $ 31,092.86. There being no other changes or corrections the report was approved.


CCR gave its annual report to the Washington State Gambling Commission on August 9, 2018. Mike Rader was the presenter and is scheduled to make the same presentation at the September 6th club lunch meeting. Board members that attended felt that the Commission was very happy with our efforts and worldwide contributions.

Profits were down in July due to several jackpots won very early in the month and there being one less weekend during the month. Wayne does not believe that any trend is represented. The

committee continues to proceed as required on any licensing issues relative to CCR participating in the Duck Race sales.


Kyle reports the following membership breakdown:

Active - 117 Honorary - 11 Satellite - 3

New applications were presented to the Board for approval as recommended by the committee; Scott Whistman and Tess Canaday. Both proposals were discussed and approved.


Chad presented a request from the committee for $20,000 for a joint project with the Port and the Tri Cities Arts Commission on an art project for the remodeled terminal. The preliminary plan is for sculptures lining the exit hallway on the route to baggage claim. The expenditure was discussed and approved.


The Committee requested approval from the Board to purchase a light system for lighting a speaker at the podium. The estimated cost was $800.00 out of the A/V Budget. The board approved the request.

Jay reported that he has his sub-committee chairs in place as follows: Speakers Bruce Schwan, Judging Cindy Fredrickson, Social Julie Wiley, Rotary Moment Jackie Harvey, Sgt. At Arms Jay


Harry submitted for approval two project for funding; a Multi-Club Committee project (hospital supplies) for $2,500 and a contingent funding amount for a 3-room classroom construction in Pomona Belize. The CCR amount ($10,000) is contingent upon financial

support from other Rotary clubs. The total needed to do the project is $25,000. Both requests were approved by the Board.


The annual matching budget for the Rotary year ending June 30, 2019 is $52,000.

Thanks to Bill and Debbie Robertson’s generous arrangement to have fellow Rotarians watch the boat races from their Hospitality Tent, the Foundation including club match raised $6,490.00.

Upcoming fundraising events include Wine Cruise, Parcel Post Raffle, Halazon Marathon, Auto Detailing from Mike Young, and Elf Elections.


The Committee has selected B/F Community Action Committee (CAC) for the Duck race proceeds. Some of the applications for the Duck race proceeds need not meet the criteria for the Duck Race proceeds and therefore were moved to the regular committee grant program.


Steve’s committee requested approval for $1,500.00 to partially fund a project at Park Middle School for the purchase of T-Shirts. The request was approved.


In July 2018 the Board approved $3,300 to fund the Mini-RYLA camp in Weston, Oregon. The amount was approved to assure the group would be able to have the camp. The final funding figure after the District Grant was much lower, $945.25.

The mini RYLA camp had the maximum number of students participating (26). The schools included Richland, Chiawana, Southridge, Kamiakin, Delta, Riverview, Hanford, and Kennewick.

The committee has made a commitment to work closely with the Vocational/Education Committee to partner on projects and mutual ideas.


The club continues to work on its visioning plan. The following items are being discussed: Recruitment, Projects, Goals and a new meeting location.


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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.
Meeting Speakers
Steven Solomon, Rotary Foundation
Oct 25, 2018
Rotary Foundation Update
Mark Lee, development director
Nov 01, 2018
Communities in Schools of Benton and Franklin Counties
Dr. Cabasug, MD
Nov 08, 2018
Mary Mattox Founder/President SPW
Nov 15, 2018
Free Service dogs to qualifying veterans with PTSD
Nov 22, 2018
no speaker
Steve Riesenweber, Board Member Spring of Hope Int
Nov 29, 2018
Community Transformation in Rural Kenya
elf elections
Dec 06, 2018
no speaker
elf elections
Dec 13, 2018
no speaker
Columbia Center Family Christmas Party
Dec 20, 2018
no speaker
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
Satellite Club
1st & 3rd Wednesday's 6:00-7:00 PM at CG Public House
Miller, Jarrod