NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICER
At its December 19, 2012 Board meeting the Club Board elected Tricia Strahler to serve as Second Vice President starting July 1, 2013. She will serve as President of the Club in 2015-16. Congratulations Tricia!
Tricia Strahler was appointed to the Club Board in 2011 to fill a partial term created by the election of an officer. She is the owner of Sparkafire Communications. Tricia was involved with Rotary before becoming a Rotarian in 2007. She worked with a District Conference. Since joining she has been Vice Chair of Rotaract, Co-Chair of the Derby Day Soiree, Promotions Chair and Co-Chair of the Euchre Committee. She has served as a judge for the Service Above Self Fair and Phoenix scholarships, assisted with Flu Shots and the Dictionary Project.
We are also happy to announce that on January 14, 2013 the Club elected three directors whose terms run from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016. A coin flip was eventually held at the Club Board meeting on January 16, 2013 to break a tie and finalize the three directors elect.
Paul Blevins is an attorney and the head of operations for MDK Title Agency. He joined Columbus Rotary in 2008 and has been active in the club. Paul has been a member of the Youth Exchange Committee since joining Rotary and is now the Chairman of the committee. For the past 5 years, he has been responsible for the club's booth at the International Festival. In 2011, Paul led the club's Columbus Crew game event and fundraiser. Prior to joining Columbus Rotary, Paul was a member of the Elyria Rotary Club from 1999-2007, where he served on the board of directors and was Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and the Public Relations Committee.
Calloway Robertson, CFP, is a Vice President and Senior Wealth Management Advisor at Fifth Third Private Bank and has been a member of Columbus Rotary for 18 years. Calloway just concluded serving 9 years on our Foundation Board including two years as president. He served on the Program Committee for many years including two years as Chair. Calloway served as our first chair for our Membership Development Committee. He also served as chair when The Rotary Ball returned in 1997. Calloway has volunteered for many service projects in Rotary including Easter Seals, Homeless Family Foundation, Colerain School, Wheel Chair Marathon, school vaccinations and Dictionary Project. Calloway is a Cap Ingalls Associate and recipient of Club Service-Exemplary Service Award in 2008.
John Stewart was appointed to the Club Board in 2012 to fill a partial term created by the election of an officer. John is a co-owner of Stewart Corporations and its three divisions (TRANSInternational System, Inc., TriModal Service, Inc., and Global Transport Specialists), which provide trucking and other logistics services. John has been a member of Columbus Rotary for over 11 years. He has served Columbus Rotary as Chair of our International Service Committee for two years, twice as a host for a Group Study Exchange member (both from Brazil), as a worker on projects for the Homeless Families Foundation, as having been involved in our annual Colerain Christmas Party and as a helper in the immunization program at Medina Middle School. He is currently the Disaster Relief Coordinator for our Club and is involved in our Centennial Project. He is a multiple Paul Harris fellow.