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, or reach out to our Membership Chair, Michael Whitehead.
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Dr. Karen Berdan is always busy in her optometry office on South Prospect Street — when she's not helping to screen kindergartners-to-be in an area school.

Berdan, who has owned and operated Granville Vision Center since 1989 after entering practice there in 1983, was presented the Granville Rotary Club's Vocational Service Award. It is presented to either a Rotarian or non-Rotarian who exemplify Rotary’s "second avenue of service" that encourages and fosters high ethical standards in business and professions.


She’s been involved with nearly 20 Granville and Licking County organizations, raised three kids, ran a business and taught part-time at two universities.  It would appear Mary Lee Van Meter was going to be awarded the Granville Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Award sooner or later.

She was, in fact, accorded the honor April 13 in a surprise presentation in front of the club and her family. “You have to understand, all those things were over 45 years!” Van Meter clarified upon receiving the award, one of the community’s top recognitions.

“It’s not something you seek,” she said of the seven school-related, nine community and three county-level groups she’s been associated with. “It just happens. And the rewards are great.”

RACE RESULTS HERE for the 42nd Annual Firecracker Five, the oldest continuously run five mile footrace in Central Ohio.
Thank you to all who ran  or walked to support the great work of Granville Rotary in our community and worldwide!

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.


All are invited to join Granville Rotarians the first Thursday of each month at Pilsners for Polio.  Starting at 5 pm, enjoy the adult beverage of your choice and $1 from each drink price will be donated to Polio Plus.  Thus far, nearly $1000 has been raised to help End Polio Now!
Thursday, December 3 – Granville Inn Tavern, 314 E. Broadway, Granville
Thursday, December 10 - Fat Heads Beer Dinner, 1 Linden Alley, 116 E. Broadway, Granville


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