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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROTARY
Tuesday, February 23 marked the 111th anniversary of Rotary's founding in Chicago. Thank you Paul Harris and the millions of Rotarians around the world striving for peace and making this world a better place in which to live.
 
OUR NEXT MEETING
​Monday, February 29, 2016  

"Transforming Education"
David Decker, President, Franklin University

From a Y.M.C.A. School of Commerce in 1902 to a University educating students in almost every state and across the globe Franklin University remains a dynamic institution.  President David Decker will share how the University is transforming education through innovations and the vital role the University continues to play in the central Ohio business community, throughout the state and around the world.
 
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
 
 
ROTARIANS AND FAMILIES

 The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.

Rotarian Stewart Gbenpelle's  father passed away late last week in Vancouver, WA.   Stewart will miss a few meetings as he travels to Washington.  

Former Rotarian "Chet" Hawley died on February 18, 2016 at Kobacker House.  As a member of Columbus Rotary he was one of the team that initiated and planned the Camp Enterprise program for high school students in Franklin County. 

 
HOMELESS FAMILY FOUNDATION OLYMPICS
Help celebrate the upcoming Olympics with our own local version!Image

Columbus Rotary has sponsored and hosted the Homeless Family Foundation Olympics for a number of years. This is an opportunity for the children served by the Foundation to spend a morning at the Dowd Center competing at games and other skills.

The time has come to host the games again and we are in need of VOLUNTEERS. The event will be held
at the Foundation’s N. Grubb Street location on Sat., March 5, 2016 from 11 AM to 3 PM. This year, more than 40 kids are expected, ranging in age from 6 -14.

All volunteers are welcome and NEEDED! Please contact
David Zid (runziddy@gmail.com) or the club office to get involved.
ENTERPRISE ACADEMY GRADUATION
Join us Monday, March 7 at 4:00 PM as our class of high school juniors and seniors present their final presentations and graduate for Columbus Rotary's Enterprise Academy.  All members are welcome to attend. Dinner will be available afterwards to meet and interact with students.  Please let us know if you plan to attend.
SIGN UP for VOCATIONAL LUNCHES
On March 21, 2016 your Rotary lunch will be held at another location and that location is up to you!  Various hosts have volunteered to feed you at their place of business.  You'll learn about the host business  and maybe get a tour.  Sign up at our next meeting to get on the list for this annual event or contact the Vocational Services Committee Chair Doug Gouty for more information.
SAVE THE DERBY DATE
May 7, 2016
LifeCare Alliance
670 Harmon Avenue

COMMITTE MEETINGS
Committee Meetings, February 29, 2016

Steve Weiler will host an informational meeting with anyone interested in meeting the Free to Smile Team @ 1:15 PM
Scholarship Committee Taskforce @ 1:15 PM


 
Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
Do not meet in our luncheon room if at all possible.     

           
ROTARY FEATURED IN BUSINESS FIRST


For Rotary and BNI, membership is all about this 'Power Question'

Jim Blasingame, Contributing Writer
Feb 16, 2016, 7:30am EST Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 8:02am EST

It was 120 years ago when a lawyer named Paul J. Harris moved his practice to Chicago. Harris enjoyed the new opportunity his adopted city afforded, but he missed the friendly relationships he remembered from growing up in a small Vermont town.
One fall day in 1900, while walking around the Windy City’s North Side with Bob Frank, Harris noticed the connections his friend had made with local shopkeepers and it made him long for this kind of interaction. He wondered if, like himself, other professionals who had emigrated from rural America to the big cities might be experiencing the same feeling of loss.
 
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2016 DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
Five Avenues of Service Training
District Assembly
 
Zane State College   Zanesville
Saturday April 23
8:00 - 1:00
 
For all Presidents-elect
Incoming Club Officers and Chairs
New and Engaged Rotarians
HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR TOUCHPOINTS
The month of December saw many Rotarians out and about at service and social activities.  Did you register your TOUCHPOINTS (activities) on the Club website?   As a reminder one needs only to click on this TOUCHPOINT link or on the front page of our website and fill in the 4 question form.  No passwords or logins are needed.   If you want to be recognized for your involvement with Rotary, this is where you do so. 
DID YOU MOVE?
...Or change jobs?  It is important that should any of your contact information change you update your records in the Club data base.  The easiest way is to log onto the Club website in the Members Only section and update the necessary information yourself.  You can also send an email to the Club office.

By doing so, we don't need to track you down when a letter is returned or an email rejected.  Please help us help you. 
DOUBLE CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE & ENGAGEMENT
Make this Your Perfect Year!

This week we honored those Rotarians who achieved either Perfect Attendance and/or 52 Touchpoints in the Rotary Year 2014-15.  At the weekly meeting 23 members received their special Rotary lapel pin indicating the number of years they have achieved perfect attendance, while three members received certificates for earning at least 52 Touchpoints.  This included recognition for Bill Blaine who received his pin for 40 years of perfect attendance.
 
 
 
 
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Speakers
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Upcoming Events
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Mar 04, 2016 12:00 PM
 
Homeless Families Foundation Olympics
Mar 05, 2016
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Enterprise Academy Graduation
Ohio Dominican University Student Center
Mar 07, 2016
 
Program Committee Meeting
Mar 07, 2016 11:00 AM
 
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 09, 2016 5:30 PM
 
International Service presentation - CGWE
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 14, 2016 1:15 PM
 
Middle School Service Above Self Fair
Mar 15, 2016
 
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Apr 01, 2016 12:00 PM
 
Bridge the Gap students @ Rotary
Apr 11, 2016
 
International Service presentation - Rafiki
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 11, 2016 1:15 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Immediate Past Prtesident
 
Vice President
 
Membership Co-Chair
 
Membership Co-Chair
 
Membership Co-Chair
 
Director
 
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TRF Chair
 
Executive Director
 
 
 









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