Paul Baldridge of Worthington received the Rotarian of the Year award at the Columbus Rotary's annual ROY luncheon, held Dec. 7.

Paul Baldridge of Worthington received the Rotarian of the Year award at the Columbus Rotary's annual ROY luncheon, held Dec. 7.

He joined the Rotary Club of Columbus in 1986 and has served as an active member or chairman of several committees. Baldridge's commitment to the Rotary has extended beyond meetings to hospital and nursing home visits, rides to meetings and more.

Baldridge is a retired captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and has served both at sea and on shore duty. He often spent time with the Midshipmen at the OSU NROTC unit, counseling them on the importance of their future service to the country and the impact they will have on U.S. and world affairs.