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What's all this fuss about the Derby Day Soiree?  Back for its forth time, the Derby Day Soiree is Columbus Rotary's Annual FUNdraiser.  Part social event, part auction, part sports party but mainly FUN, it will be the place to be this Saturday, May 2.  If you want to pitch horse shoes, dance, eat, buy unique items and watch the Kentucky Derby among other activities, the Soiree is where you should be.

"Opps, I haven't bought my tickets."  No worries, buy them at the door!  Or buy them on the Club website. At the end of the day it doesn't matter when or where you buy your tickets, as long as you arrive around 4PM or later to LifeCare Alliance at 670 Harmon Avenue, just north of Greenlawn.  This is a great event for non-Rotarians as well, so bring friends and family alike.   

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HAVE FUN!
Monday
May 4, 2015


"The ISIS Threat"
Dr. Peter Mansoor

 
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is the General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History. He assumed this position in September 2008 after a 26 year career in the U.S. Army that culminated in his service in Iraq as the executive officer to General David Petraeus, the Commanding General of Multi-National Force-Iraq, during the period of the surge in 2007-2008. He has authored a history of this experience, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, which was a finalist for the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History in 2013.

Join us at noon on Mondays at:

The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215


Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action

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We need to hear from you. It’s been five years since our last Member Survey.  This week you will receive an email with a link to an online survey regarding your opinions on everything from our Monday Speakers to our Service Projects.  This will be your opportunity to tell us what you think regarding ways to keep our Club vibrant and growing. 
 
The survey is an easy-to-use online survey that should only take about 5-7 minutes to complete.  All you need do is click on the link provided in the email and you will go directly to the Web page with the online survey. 
 
We really, really need as many Members as possible to respond so we get an accurate snapshot of the needs and attitudes of the Club. 
 
If you have any difficulty accessing the survey, or if you would prefer to take the survey by hand, there will be hard copies in the back of the room on Mondays.  If you do choose to do the survey by hand, we ask that you complete it before you leave the Boathouse and turn it back in the same day.  Having said that, it will be infinitely more helpful to us if you can take the survey online.   If you can open and read this newsletter, you should have no trouble with the survey.
 
We’re trying to conclude this survey by May 15th.  So your speedy response is very much appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance for your help.    
Spring is a time for change.  We feel the change from cold to warm.  We see the change from white to green.
And, here at Columbus Rotary we will be seeing some changes in our upcoming spring billing statement.  Some of the changes represent increases to make up for the natural increase in club expenses and the lunches we get here at the Boathouse, but also some changes in the semantics of the bill. 
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Committee Meetings, May 4, 2015

International Service @ 1:15 PM



 
Why Should Someone Join Rotary?
A Membership Minute by PDG Brent Rosenthal
brent.rosenthal1@gmail.com

           The number 1 question a prospective member asks is "why should I join Rotary?" Can you answer that question in a way that will inspire that person to become the enthusiastic and engaged Rotarian that you are?
           A couple years ago RI prepared a list of the the benefits of Rotary membership – the “value” that Rotary has to offer its members. 
          
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Like mud?  Like fun with a challenge?  Want to support community service projects?  The “CRAWL. CLIMB. RUN.” has it all!

Run the Columbus Rotary Obstacle course then hose off and enjoy delicious food and cold refreshing beverages while celebrating with teammates and friends.  Help each other through the course, wear costumes (prize for the best) and have fun!  Entry fees are $20 per person, or $75 per 4 person team, plus bring items for Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Homeless Families Foundation and homeless shelters.

Participants face a shorter, but challenging obstacle course that promises to be an experience to remember, and while it may be somewhat demanding, have fun and support a good cause. You may run it individually or as part of a four person team, and team members may help each other get through the obstacles. Wear costumes if you like and a prize will be awarded for the best one.

 
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Board Director Rich Ramsey is leading the membership initiative for new Corporate Members.  Do you know a company ripe for membership?
 
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Join Jim Tornes and other Rotarians, Family and friends on June 6, 2015 as we take a trip down the Big Darby Creek.  Everyone is welcome. 
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The 2015 Membership Directory is available in print form.  
 
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Speakers
May 04, 2015
 
May 11, 2015
 
May 18, 2015
 
May 25, 2015
 
Jun 01, 2015
 
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Upcoming Events
First Fridays
Athletic Club of Columbus
May 01, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Derby Day Soiree
LifeCare Alliance
May 02, 2015
 
Rotary Euchre
The Boat House at Confluence Park
May 13, 2015 5:30 PM
 
New Member Training
Rotary Office
May 14, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rotary Club Office
May 20, 2015 5:00 PM
 
Foundation Board Meeting
May 21, 2015 8:00 AM
 
First Fridays
Athletic Club of Columbus
Jun 05, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Crawl. Climb. Run
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Jun 06, 2015
 
ROTARY RIVER TRIP
Trappers John's Canoe Livery
Jun 06, 2015
 
Rotary Euchre
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jun 10, 2015 5:30 PM
 
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Jun 11, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rotary Club Office
Jun 17, 2015 5:00 PM
 
Changing of the Guard
Jun 29, 2015
 
Executives & Directors
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1st Vice President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Immediate Past Prtesident
 
2nd Vice President
 
Membership Co-Chair
 
Membership Co-Chair
 
Director
 
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Club Foundation President
 
TRF Chair
 
Executive Director