Welcome to the Rotary Club of Granville

We are over 75 of your family, friends and neighbors who put service above self to improve the lives of every human being in our community and around the world. We are part of Rotary International, 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world since 1905.
Watch the video below to learn more about what our club does to make a positive impact both locally and globally! And, if you are interested in learning more about the Rotary Club of Granville, and how to become a member, please join us at one of our weekly meetings at the Granville Inn, Mondays at noon, reach out to our Membership Chair, Todd Belt or fill out the membership inquiry form below:

Membership Inquiry Form

Current and Prospective Members: View our program calendar and duty roster here.
Upcoming Speakers
Aug 19, 2019 12:10 PM
Sep 02, 2019 12:10 PM
Sep 09, 2019 12:10 PM
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The 46th annual Firecracker 5 Mile Race or 5K fun walk/jog will start at 7:45 am on Thursday, July 4th in front of the Granville High School. $100 cash prize for best race costume! Race timing and trophies for top 5 mile race finishers.

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Join us for the 5-mile race or 5-K option for joggers/walkers that finishes in the heart of Granville, Ohio, where you can relax and enjoy the July 4th carnival rides, food, and fun!

The Granville Rotary Club’s Firecracker 5 race is one of the longest consecutive running foot races in Ohio. 100% of the net proceeds from the race will go toward supporting local and international charitable causes, including literacy, scholarships, clean water projects, disaster relief efforts, and local community-based projects.

For participants of the 5 mile race: Firecracker 5 T-Shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis. This will be a timed race with trophies being awarded to the first 5 male and female overall finishers and to the first 3 male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: U14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 & 75+.

For participants of the 5 K fun walk / jog: Firecracker 5 T-Shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis. This will not be a timed race.

Price Schedule

5 Mile Run

$30 through 7/3

$35 through race day

5k Fun Run

$30 through 7/3

$35 through race day

Family of 3 or More for Either Race

$25 per registrant through race day

The Bryn Du Mansion grounds will become a beehive of activity on Saturday, April 27, when the Granville Rotary Club’s Taste of Granville returns for its fifth year, offering the best of area food, wines and beers while raising funds for Rotary’s many local projects.
Tickets are still available for the event, where air temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70s. More than 600 are expected as Rotary shoots for its goal of clearing $25,000 for support of local scholarships and service projects, including a new legacy project to be announced soon.
Taste of Granville, held in the Bryn Du Mansion, its fieldhouse and in the Carriage House, features a wide variety of local restaurants, specialty food retailers, caterers and food service providers.  The club will also utilize outdoor spaces to host a Food Truck Rodeo.
A fun feature will be the arrival of the Matesich draft beer trailer fully stocked with beers the company distributes including tap handles and seating on each side of the trailer.
“TOG” will also feature its Silent Auction featuring a Budweiser rolling patio cooler cart with stainless cooler, a $500 Granville Inn Getaway Certificate featuring a one-night stay at the Inn, a $75 gift certificate for dining in the Oak Room or the Inn’s tavern, breakfast for two and a bottle of Granville Inn Cabernet. Also in the auction will be several works by local artists.
Restaurants, markets, caterers and food artisans expected for the event are Alfie’s Wholesome Food, Bailey's Drive Inn Donuts, Bella Cakes by Beth, Buxton Inn, Coco Cat Bakery and Chocolates, Country Fudge, Day y Noche, Denison University Dining Services, Donatos, EatUp!, Granville Farmers Market and Canal Market District, Granville Inn, Happy Goat Gluten-Free Baked Goods & Bulk Food, Kendal @ Granville, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Mai Chau, Moe's Original BBQ, Rooster’s, Snapshots, Steamroller Bagel, Uncle Giant, Weathervane Kettle Corn, Dashing Diner, Dickey's
Frank's & Sammie's, Frostop, Mad Batters, Visionary Meals, and Whit's Frozen Custard.
Matesich Distributing will again feature regional craft beers in all three venues this year.  Also on hand will be Buckeye Lake Winery, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Heidelberg, Camelot Cellars, Three Oaks Vineyard, Rockside Vineyards, Barefoot Wine, Cutting Edge, Wyandotte Winery, Cavalier Distributing, Watershed Distillery, and Simple Times Mixers.
The event will also feature live music in the Bryn Du Mansion by guitarist Tom Carroll and traditional folk music by Flo and Stan.
Granville Rotary directs 100 percent of the proceeds to support the club’s numerous and varied service projects, including five college scholarships, Junior Achievement Biz Town for fifth-graders, Families Helping Families – holiday season, Eradicating polio worldwide, an Ethics and Leadership Conference for high-school students, Food Pantry Network of Licking County, Book donations to Granville Public Library, Granville Rec District’s Concerts on the Green, Inbound/outbound international exchange students, International projects including most recently eighteen water wells in Haiti, Community Shred-It Days, and Red Cross Community Blood Drives.
The club’s Community Legacy Projects are the Bicentennial Clock at Granville Village Hall, the Frazier-Sargent Rotary Softball Complex at Raccoon Valley Park and most recently the Raccoon Creek Bridge connecting the Evans bike path to Raccoon Valley Park.
When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
Where:  Bryn Du Mansion grounds, Jones Road, Granville
Cost: $40 general admission
How to get tickets: Log onto www.tasteofgranville.org, or Rotary Taste of Granville on Facebook.
Dan Willis was inducted into the Rotary Club of Granville on March 18. Dan (pictured at left) is a wealth advisor for Centricity Wealth Management in Westerville and believes that his contributions to our club could come in the form of building relationships with leaders. In his free time with his family  — wife Jamie and children Nolan, 3 and Emmerson, 1 — he enjoys camping, hunting, and reading about history and economics.
Dan was sponsored by club Membership Director Todd Belt (pictured at right).
District 6690 Assistant District Governor Sandy Knoesel (right) presented lapel pins to three Granville Rotarians for their contributions through Rotary’s 125 Club. To become a 125 Club member, Rotarians contribute at least $100 to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund and at least $25 to the global PolioPlus effort.
Recipients, from left, were Chris Cherney, Justin Biggs and Chuck Peterson.
Granville Rotary presented a check for $1,000 to Pam Bice of Granville Middle School for purchase of new books for classroom teachers.
Pam will coordinate the effort to promote more check-out of books by students in the absence of a school librarian.
Pictured from left are Rotary 6690 District Assistant Governor Sandra Knoesel, Granville Rotary president Chuck Peterson, Pam Bice, and Rotary Youth Emphasis co-chairs Sue and Chris Cherney.
The Granville Inn Chili Cook-off will be held on October 27th and once again Rotary is the Inn's charity partner. We are seeking sponsors and cooks for this family friendly event!
One is known as Dr. Humble, The Bridge and Dr. Perfect.
The others are credited with “perfection” in the Granville-based restaurant business they launched.
In the first case, the nicknames were assigned to Dr. John Weigand, medical director at the Kendal at Granville retirement community.
He, along with entrepreneurs Chuck and Lisa Whitman, shared the 2017 Vocational Service Award given annually by the Rotary Club of Granville.
GRANVILLE, Ohio (April 7, 2017)—The Rotary Club of Granville is proud to announce that it has awarded the prestigious Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship to three high school students, Anna Baltisberger, Cecilia Reinhardt and Sydney Bednarski, all of Granville High School, Granville, OH.  The scholarships, valued at over $24,000.00, cover room, board, tuition and a monthly stipend for one academic year.  These scholarships are awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year by the Rotary Club of Granville.
Photos (left to right):  Anna Baltisberger, Cecilia Reinhardt, Sydney Bednarski
On April 6, Granville Rotarian Donald Jones joined representatives from the Worthington AM Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Ouanaminthe, Haiti in dedicating eight water wells in Ouanaminthe and its surrounding villages and countryside, an area where clean and safe drinking water is an incredible need. 

The dedication of the wells was the culmination of a two year journey during which the clubs obtained Rotary District 6690 and Rotary International grants to make this achievement possible.

To insure the sustainability of the project, the Rotary Club of Ouanaminthe identified a local committee for each well which will be responsible for its safety and maintenance.  With this local oversight, these eight wells will provide clean, safe water for years to come. Additionally, because the project came in under budget, it was anticipated that the remaining funds would be used to repair two additional wells.

During the visit, the three clubs discussed future opportunities for collaboration around issues of clean water, environmental education and sustainable food practices, and are looking forward to future projects.

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