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7:30AM Short North, Yankee on N. High
12:00PM Upper Arlington, Scioto Country Club
7:00AM Westerville Sunrise, Old Bag of Nails
7:30AM TriVillage, OSU Golf Course Club House
7:30AM New Albany, New Albany Country Club
12:00PM Gahanna, Jefferson Golf & Country Club
12:15PM Dublin-Worthington, LaScalla Restaurant
7:30AM Olentangy, Bridgewater Banquet Center
7:30AM Grove City, Pinnacle Golf Club
12:00PM Hilliard, Heritage Country Club
12:00PM Westerville, Villa Milano Party House
7:30AM Dublin A.M., Country Club of Muirfield
7:30AM Clintonville, Patrick J's
7:30AM Worthington A.M, Worthington Hills Country Club
7:45AM Lewis Center, NorthPointe Conference Ctr
12:00PM Whitehall-Bexley, Columbus Country Club 

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Welcome to our Club!

Columbus Rotary

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
United States
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Join Leaders -
     Exchange Ideas -
          Take Action

These six words are the simplest way to understand Rotarians and the clubs in which they belong.  The entire Rotary essence statement is "Rotary Joins Leaders from all continents, cultures and occupations to Exchange Ideas and Take Action for communities around the world."

Whichever way you remember it, please consider joining us at our next meeting.  


​Monday, November 30, 2015

"The Dispatch"
Editor Alan Miller  
Stephen Zonars: VP, Sales
Alan Miller
Editor - The Columbus Dispatch

Alan Miller started at The Dispatch as a reporter in the Newark bureau in 1984 and has covered regional news, urban affairs, Columbus City Hall, and higher education. He was an assistant city editor, state editor and assistant managing editor before becoming managing editor in 2004. He previously worked at The Repository in Canton, The Daily Record in Wooster and the Orrville Courier-Crescent.

Miller is a member of the professional advisory board for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He teaches journalism at Denison University in Granville. He has a bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Ohio University. In his spare time, he mends fences, cuts hay and picks apples at his family’s Ohio Amish country farm – land that has been in his family for about 200 years. He and his wife, Kris, have three adult daughters. 

Stephen Zonars
VP, Sales - The Columbus Dispatch & GM, Dispatch Consumer Shows

Stephen is a 23-year-veteran of the Dispatch, and has previously run ThisWeek Community Media and Dispatch Consumer Services. 

Zonars is credited with growing attendance of Dispatch consumer shows more than 250% and creating new strategies that help optimize the customer and vendor experience.  Prior to his work with Dispatch Consumer Shows, Zonars held leadership positions with ThisWeek Community Media, the Customer Relationship Manager Center, Dispatch Consumer Services, AmeriFlora ‘92 and AT&T.

Zonars is a graduate of Kenyon College. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Salvation Army of Central Ohio. Zonars also founded the Invention Convention, which awards more than $25,000 in annual college scholarships. He lives in Dublin with his wife, Patti.

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action
Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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$16 Adults / $8 Children
Monday pricing and upgrades apply for Rotarians
example: Coffee Only/Meeting Fee = $10 upgrade for the member)
A complimentary parking pass and discount admission coupon will be provided to attendees.

When is the last time you were at the Columbus Rotary Obstacle Course and Running Track?  No worries - in the attached video you can get an understanding of what we built and why it's so popular.  

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