Don DePerro, President and CEO of the Columbus Chamber, previously served as president and publisher of Columbus Business First where he enjoyed a newspaper career that spanned over 30 years. Don will share his vision for the Chamber. “Columbus is a dynamic city filled with bright and vibrant businesses. Our business community needs a town center – a meeting place – and that’s what the Columbus Chamber of Commerce will provide,” said DePerro.
He has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Media Advocate of the Year for the state of Florida and has received six American City Eagle Awards for Excellence – the highest honor awarded to American City associates – as both an editor and publisher. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Don remains heavily involved in countless community initiatives. Don and his wife Lia have three children, including one Buckeye, and live in Dublin, Ohio.
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Join us on Mondays at:
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring.
We still have room for you on Saturday, June 25th at 2 p.m. at the McConnell Art Center in Worthington for a fundraiser to benefit End Polio Now. “Dances of India” will showcase several styles of dance from classical to folk to Bollywood. The students of Nalanda School of Dance, under the direction of Past President CK Satyapria’s wife, Indira, are generously donating their time, hard work and graceful artistry to make this cultural experience possible for our club members and guests.
Proceeds will benefit Rotary’s End Polio Now initiative. Tickets are available at the link below or through our website. If you cannot attend, donations to Polio Plus can be made through a button on our website.
Following the program, there will be a Fun & Fellowship dinner hosted (Dutch treat) at TADKA Restaurant, one of the most popular Indian restaurants in the city. TADKA offers a variety of Indian, as well as Chinese and Thai cuisines. We are looking forward to trying lots of new flavors and experiences with a little guidance from our Indian friends. Even if you can’t make the dance event, please join us for fun and fellowship at the restaurant starting at 4:30 p.m.
You are invited to learn more about an educational mission trip to the Rafiki Children's Center in Kikuyu Town,Kenya in March 2017. A 3-day safari to the Maasai Mara included in the package. Come talk to others who have been there and get answers to your questions. Itinerary details and costs will be shared. Please join us and invite with others who may have interest.
Monday, June 27, 7 pm
First Community Church
1320 Cambridge Boulevard
QUESTIONS? CONNIE HIEATT: 614 804.2264
TERRY DAVIS: 614 487. 7216
During its April meeting, the Board of Directors voted on increases to lunch pricing which will take effect for our new Rotary year, July 1, 2016 and is reflected in your recent invoice.
It has been five years since lunch prices were increased, and of course over that time, costs have gone up. Under our current contract with the Boat House, lunch fees increase 5% each year. Since September of 2015, the Club has absorbed a slight loss on lunches, charging our members less per meal than what we are paying. We are sure you understand this is not a sustainable policy.
Those of you who choose to pre-pay lunch, will see only a minor increase of $12.50 per half – or 50 cents a meal. At that rate, the Club is still slightly subsidizing the per meal cost. But we feel it is important to offer this incentive, as it provides us with fiscal predictability and stability, making it easier for us to project and manage operational expenses.
The lunch upgrade fee at the door, for those choosing not to pre-pay, will increase to $12.00 starting with our July 11th meeting.
The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.
We learned recently that Rotarian John Stegman passed away late last December. He had been a member for nearly 30 years. John was born and raised in Peru, Indiana, son of the late John and Mildred Stegman. Also preceded in death by his brother Samuel Stegman. John was a Naval Officer, held Market and General Management Manager Positions in industry, and after earning a Ph.D., taught MBA candidates in OSU's Fisher College of Business. He is a member of Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus Rotary Club, The Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C., The Columbus Maennerchor, and the Faculty Club at The Ohio State University. He was local, state, and region (Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) President of the Navy League of the U.S. He was also the National Chairman of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
If you are aware of news that should be shared here please contact the club office.