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A Message

from Beth Wilkins,
President of Flag City Morning Rotary

Welcome to Findlay Flag City Morning Rotary! As president, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our club was formed in 2005 and is one of the youngest in Rotary International’s District 6600. You may not know it, but Rotary International is the oldest service club in the world and we are proud to partner with other clubs around the world, as we accent “Service Above Self?.  You will discover that we are a growing and energetic club accenting our impact here in Findlay and the world.  You will experience that early morning energy every Wednesday morning at 7:30 as we meet at  50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave. in Findlay for breakfast and our meeting.  Our meetings are entertaining, informative! Please join us.Thank you for visiting our website. Please come back to this site to keep updated on our club’s programs, members and activities. If you are a local business leader looking for a service club where you can make a difference, please contact us. We would be happy to give you more information and answer any question you have.

The Four Way Test

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Ian H.S. Riseley
President - Rotary International

Beth Wilkins

Deb Cheney
District Governor

Laurie Poland
President Elect

Laura Eier
1st Year, 1st Term

Jeremy Scheiderer
1st Year, 1st Term

Christina Friia

Jeff Stratton
Past President

Betsy Hackworth

Glenn Rettig
3rd Year, 2nd Term

Jeff Rachel

Visit Us At One of Our Meetings!

Every Wednesday at 7:30AM

50 North

339 E. Melrose Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840


  • Each Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • 339 E. Melrose Avenue, Findlay, Ohio

Committee’s 2017 – 2018

CLUB COMMITTEE – The club committee encompasses the areas of programs, fellowship, membership and club history.

  • Tamera Rooney (chair)
  • Glenn Rettig
  • Laurie Poland
  • Pat Garlock
  • J.J.  Preston
  • Jeannine Clark
  • Matt Klein
  • Tasha Dimling
  • Kendra James

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE – The community committee is responsible for public relations, club projects and fundraising.

  • Denise Thomas (Chair)
  • Laura Eier (Co-Chair)
  • Christina Friia
  • Chris Renn
  • Charles Lightner
  • Amy Laibe
  • Kari Zellner
  • Lee Hitchings
  • John Whitson
  • Alex Treece
  • Jeremy Scheiderer
  • Betsy Hackworth
  • Kelly Hovest

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE – The International committee should develop activities to support the international focus of Rotary International including MESA, youth exchange and foundation giving.

  • Al Hatch (Chair)
  • Suzi Healy (Co-Chair)
  • Heidi Rupp
  • Jeff Stratton
  • Kurt Ohlrich
  • Gary Bright
  • Erin Zylka
  • Jeff Rachel

VOCATIONAL COMMITTEE – This committee should develop and implement educational, humanitarian and vocational projects that address the needs of its community and communities in other countries including the STRIVE program and literacy.

  • Randy VanDyne (Chair)
  • Don Bledsoe
  • Brooks Gray
  • Aaron Roush
  • Kevin Smith
  • Patrick Calvelage
  • Dylan Pritchett

Our club’s effectiveness is based upon having a membership that is involved and active in projects and activities. Our club strives to have good attendance. If a member misses our morning meeting, there are plenty of opportunities to “make-up”.

1- Attend another club meeting Click here to learn about other clubs in our District.

2- Participate in a club project. A club project that happens within 14 days before or after your missed meeting counts as a make-up.

3- Attend a board meeting. Club members are always welcome to attend board meetings and they can count as a make-up.

Your board meets on the following dates, directly following the regular club meeting. Board Meetings August 11, 2016 September 8, 2016 October 13, 2016 November 10, 2016 December 8, 2016 January 12, 2017 February 9, 2017 March 9, 2017 April 13, 2017 May 11, 2017 June 15, 2017 4. Attend an e-meeting ~ Article 8, Section 1, Number 7 of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution defines specific requirements for online make-ups. “If, within fourteen (14) days before or after the regular time” of a Club meeting you are seeking to make-up, you “participate through a club website in an interactive activity requiring an average of 30 minutes of participation” a make-up will be granted. You MUST honor this “30-minute rule” when completing your make-up!

  • Agenda
  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introduction of guests and visiting Rotarians
  • Trivia (guests are encouraged to participate but are not obligated to give a dollar)
  • Happy Dollars (guests are not required to participate but are welcome)
  • 60 Seconds (each week a club member is selected to speak for one minute about themselves or their business)
  • Introduction of Speaker
  • Presentation
  • Additional club news and announcements
  • Adjournment

In Case of Inclement Weather

The club president or designee will call 50 North by 5 p.m. the evening before the meeting to inform them of our cancellation. Please be sure to speak to a person, do not leave a message. 

The number is 419-423-8496

If there is a “Level 3” weather emergency, the meeting will automatically be cancelled.




Flag City Morning Rotary meets every Wednesday morning.

Join us for breakfast, a presentation about our community, and lots of fun!

  • Mailing Address

    2447 Tiffin Avenue #220
    Findlay, OH 45840

Mayor Lydia Mihalik speaks to the group about her participation and representation of Findlay at the US Conference of Mayors. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our annual "Petunias to End Polio" sale has begun! Beat the rush and order now. Flowers available for pick-up on May 4th. Click the link to learn more and to place your order 🌸🌸🌸https://goo.gl/sd7cfT ... See MoreSee Less

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Rotarian Charles Lightner shares his passion for his board position with Awakening Minds Art. #MorningRotaryRocks Yay, Charles! ... See MoreSee Less

We asked new Board Vice President, Charles Lightner why he chose to be involved with Awakening Minds Art. We call this our Mission Moments. "Why I joined the board and why I continue to be on the board are two different reasons. I'm somewhat new to the board, (under a year) but I've always been familiar with Awakening Minds through art walks, Paint & Partake events and other programs. I've always appreciated the beliefs of AMA because I know what it's like to be different and to struggle. Personally, I always doodled my way through everything. If there was trouble at home I was doodling, if there was bullies at school- I was doodling at my desk. I was always doodling cars (& dresses, hehe) and that always brought me peace. I joined the board because Missi & Sarah asked me and I appreciated all they did and loved them both. But why I continue is mostly because of the relationships I have formed through the board. I’ve been sucking their passions out and making them my own. I adore this board & I’ve gotten to know everyone very closely. My passion is now for Molly (Mary's daughter), for Jordan (Crystal's daughter), Sandra (Kim's mom) and for Lexi (Missi's daughter). Seeing the program from behind the scenes is so different for me. I love the entire staff. I feel like I’m part of this team. It has given me a place where I feel like I belong, and I feel effective. This board is engaging. We are a growing board. We have been on retreats, training sessions, I don’t feel stagnant- I feel like I’m growing with the organization. I feel like I belong here!"

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This week we will be getting a sneak peek at the Community Conversations results from The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation's Katherine Kruechauf and United Way of Hancock County's John Urbanski. Let us know if you would like to join us as a guest. We meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at 50 North. ... See MoreSee Less

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We were honored to have Officer Jacob Atkins and K9 Officer Deke from the Findlay Police Department join us at our meeting this morning. Deke is dual-trained to find drugs and help apprehend suspects. He is a good boy! ... See MoreSee Less

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