JOIN US in person for lunch July 8 at the Old Bag of Nails in Uptown Westerville — our first regular weekly lunch of the new Rotary year.

The Villa Milano is undergoing a kitchen renovation, so our lunch July 8 (and July 22) will take place in the third-floor meeting room at the Old Bag, 24. N. State St.

Our speaker and program for the meeting will be Jason Bechtold, the newly named Assistant City Manager in Westerville.

For the last 11 years, Jason was the city’s Economic Development Director. He also will bring and introduce us to his replacement in that role, Rachel Ray.

We look forward to a review of the last 11 years of economic development in the city from Jason. And it’s been a very eventful decade-plus — with major developments in the Westar area, the allowing of alcohol sales in the Uptown District of the former ‘Dry Capital of the World,’ and much much more.

Lunch at Old Bag is $10 and will be pulled pork, salad, roll and your choice of beverage.

The Rotary Club of Westerville

Founded in 1959, the Rotary Club of Westerville is a service club of business professionals and leaders working to improve our community and larger world. We are part of Rotary International. Find out more at Contact the Club and learn how to join at

Interested in joining?

The Rotary Club of Westerville is accepting applications for new membership.

The best way to pursue membership is to contact an existing Club member and attend one of our lunches or events as her or his guest. Members of the public also are welcome to attend our events on their own, to see what our service club is all about. If possible, please give notice of your intent to attend a luncheon or social by emailing Learn more about Rotary International at

We hope to see you soon!