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:
  • Bruce Schwan
    January 2
  • Marcy Wasney
    January 17
  • Barbara Johnson
    January 18
  • Jeff Groce
    January 18
  • Karee Eliason
    January 22
  • Janine Hales
    January 24
  • Paul Presby
    January 28
  • Traci Sunday
    January 28
  • Kyle Edberg
    January 29
Join Date:
  • Ed Allen
    January 1, 1997
    22 years
  • Holly Wilson
    January 1, 1999
    20 years
  • Jim Feeney
    January 1, 1994
    25 years
  • Shirley Simmons
    January 1, 2000
    19 years
  • Dave Haller
    January 3, 2013
    6 years
  • Jackie Harvey
    January 5, 2017
    2 years
  • Susan Inlow Romine
    January 5, 2017
    2 years
  • Jeanne McPherson
    January 7, 2010
    9 years
  • Chris Rivard
    January 14, 2016
    3 years
  • Paul Presby
    January 14, 2016
    3 years
  • Taylor Mulvihill-Evans
    January 17, 2018
    1 year
  • Debbie Robertson
    January 28, 2016
    3 years
  • Carol Moser
    January 29, 2009
    10 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 of America
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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
 
The Community Service Committee contributed $2,000.00 to the Master Singers for the purposed of a new keyboard for Young Men's Choir.
The debut of the new keyboard was the First Nowell production with the Richland Players that was performed just before Christmas.  It was reported that the sound from the new keyboard was absolutely perfect.  
December 2018
Board Meeting Summation
 
President Cathryn Tames called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 a m
 
Secretary’s Report             Jeff Groce
The minutes of the November meeting were presented and a motion was made to accept as written. The Motion carried and the Minutes were approved.
Jeff reported that the policy Manual has gotten some help via Sondra rader to do some much needed typing and it is projected that the Manual should be completed within the next 60 days.
Jeff also indicated that the Bylaws were initially amended and were submitted to Don Hart for review. Discussion was delayed until Don was present to assist.
 
Treasurers Report             Mark Showalter
Total Income for the month (November 2018) was $42, 462. Total expenses for the same period were $66,000 Assets remained constant at approx.. $200,000
The Treasurers Report was approved as prepared
Mark raised an ongoing issue with regard to transaction fees charged by the club for lunches, dues etc. The Treasurers Committee had made a recommendation to change the fees charged. Discussion was had and it was adopted as a Policy the following $1.00 for lunch $2.00 for quarterly dues, and $10.00 for dues and quarterly lunches
 
 
 
 
Bingo Oversight                 Bill Robertson
Net Operating Income for November continued a downward trend. $11, 729 compare to a year ago of $21,689. YTD profits were down $40,264 from last year. CCR has been granted a raffle license by the WSGC
 
Membership Committee            Kyle Edberg
Total Membership to include Active, Honorary, Satellite, and LOA was 134.
No new Applications, No Resignations
LOA’s were requested by Jerry Hatcher, and Greg Falk
We will be writing a Meals Waiver Policy for the Board to consider at the January meeting.
 
Community Service Committee           Dave Haller
The Committee requested and the Board approved $2,385 for SARC and tabled  $3,500 for Mis Columbia Science fair until conversation can be had with Steve of the Voc./Ed committee.
 
Voc./Ed Committee                      Steve Palm
No action Items were presented for approval. Peter Kalunian purchased a Banner (4 way Test) to be hung at park Middle School Cafeteria.
 
 
Youth Service Committee          Traci Sunday
Mini RYLA has been scheduled for August 9 – 11 2019 in the same place as last year.
The Student of the Month will continue as before.
The Committee is acting upon forming an Interact club.
 
Special Projects Committee      Chad baker
The Committee requested $15,000 for a themed srt project for the newly remodeled West Richland Library. Request was approved
The Bank account is being set up for a District Grant to fund the Playground of Dreams project totaling $25,368
 
Club Service Committee              Jay Wildgen
No action items reported
 
International Service
A request for funding medications to be taken to Belize ($1,110) was approved
 
Foundation Committee               Christy Watts
Total Contributions/Donations raised for the Jewelry sales were $1,530 with match. Total for the Elf Elections was $36,430 with match. Congratulations to the entire club.
 
Administrative Assistant            Sondra Rader
The new copier purchase/lease is still a work in progress.
The new computer equipment and software has been installed with the gracious help of Joby Smith and was done at approximately $400 under budget.
 
Board Directors 2019-2021
 
Randy Way                        International Service Director
LoAnn Ayers                     Membership Director
Jarrod Miller                     Vocational/Education Director
Christy Watts                    Foundation Director
 
Board Directors 2019-2020
Jay Wildgen                       Club Services Director
Traci Sunday                      Youth Services Director
Chad Baker                         Special Projects Director
Dave Haller                        Community Service Director
 
Officers 2019-2020
President Bill Robertson
President Elect Mark Showalter
Jeff Groce Treasurer
Nancy Thurston Secretary
Cathryn Tames Past President
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Meeting Speakers
Bruce Bjornstad, Geologist and Author
Jan 24, 2019
Exploring ice age megafloods
Dr. Brian Lawenda, Radiation Oncologist
Jan 31, 2019
Medical Cannabinoids and Cancer
Becky Burghart, Site Manager Hanford Unit
Feb 07, 2019
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor Sandra Haynes
Feb 14, 2019
General introduction of Chancellor Haynes and the WSU Tri-Cities campus
Chuck DeGooyer, CEO
Feb 21, 2019
Tri Cities Cancer Center - 25 years of Cancer Care in our community
Kahryn Campbell, owner Anelare winery
Feb 28, 2019
Anelare Winery
Neil and Shannon Aiello
Mar 07, 2019
high tech hearing
Dan Curley, Executive Director
Mar 14, 2019
Wishing star Foundatin: Changing Lives one wish at a time
 
 
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