The Rotary Fish Fry – a Westerville social and fundraising tradition

Since 1968, the Rotary Club of Westerville has staged an annual Fish Fry & Bake in Westerville. The iconic local social event has helped the Club raise funds to invest in improving the Westerville community for more than five decades!

Please join us from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Otterbein University Campus Center for the Rotary Club of Westerville’s 2020 Fish Fry & Bake. It will be our 52nd Annual Fish Fry.

This event helps build the fund that facilitates the Club’s wonderful college scholarships awarded to well-deserving graduates of Westerville’s three public high schools plus St. Francis DeSales.

Nearly $500,000 in scholarships to local grads has now been awarded by the Rotary Club of Westerville to date, due to the generosity of Club members and members of the community patronizing our fundraisers. Please come out to enjoy a wonderful meal with your Westerville neighbors and patronize this great community event!

New this year: Star House involvement

fish fryNew to the Rotary Fish Fry & Bake this year, several activities benefitting the Star House drop-in center for homeless youth will be staged on the lower level of the Campus Center. Catch:

Star Works – Star House youths will be demonstrating their social enterprise work. See them printing T-shirts and coffee mugs and making jewelry. Stop by and chat with the youth. Items are for sale with proceeds going to Star House.

Star Artists Star House youth and alumni will display their art work. Again, stop and chat with the youth. Proceeds from sales will benefit both the artist and Star House. At 1:30 p.m. four pieced of art work will be auctioned.

Star Cookies – Cookies baked by Star House youth also will be for sale. Join us  the coffee is free!

Local Talent – Also new this year, beginning at 12:30 p.m., various local groups will entertain from the stage on the lower level of the Campus Center. Join us for a wonderful meal and check out all the cool things going on downstairs.


The DELICIOUS Fish Fry menu cooked up by Rotarians will include:

  • Fried & Baked Fish
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Hot Dogs
  • Sides and Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Carryout also available.

Our family-friendly event also will feature face painting and a “fish pond” for the kids!

Tickets can be purchased from any Rotary Club of Westerville member, and at the door March 1.