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Franklinton Youth Park Clean up Version 2.0
Jul 29, 2017
 
Veteran's Mentoring Group Mtg
Sep 11, 2017 1:15 PM
 
Second Thursdays
MCL Cafeteria
Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM
 
3rd Annual Member brings a Guest Golf
Sarfari Golf Course
Sep 29, 2017 12:00 PM
 
Speakers
Jul 24, 2017
COSI
Jul 31, 2017
White Castle
Aug 14, 2017
The OSU Alumni Association
Aug 21, 2017
Lost Restaurants of Columbus
Aug 28, 2017
National Institute for Civil Discourse
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OUR NEXT MEETING
July 24


Dr. Frederic Bertley
President & CEO


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COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Committees meeting this week
Special Projects Service Group @ 1:15 PM
Vocational Services @ 1:15 PM


Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
  
 
Backpacks for Fosters 2.0

Our Backpack for Foster program has returned this summer for a second go-round.  Amanda Bowen is heading up the effort and has a few new ideas that she will share soon.  In the meantime, student backpacks can be dropped of on Monday's at Rotary.  Monetary donations can be made as well.  If you have any questions contact bowenae@yahoo.com
MEMBERSHIP CORNER
COLUMBUS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Active members          303
Honorary members        2

JULY NEW MEMBERS
Courtnee Carrigan
Your Special Word & Raising the Bar Performance
sponsored by Scott Brown & Charlie Boltwood

OUT OF THE OFFICE
Executive Director Scott will be out of the office from July 24 to 28. 
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Franklinton Youth Park Clean Up 2.0

Please join your Columbus Rotary family and friends this Saturday, July 29th at the Franklinton Youth Park located at Central Ave and Town St. We will clean the fence line and remove trash. All equipment will be provided just bring your favorite work gloves.

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GOLF ANYONE
Sponsored By: Dixon Golf
Enter the Driver Challenge for a chance to win a Aurelius Emperor Driver and other prizes.
Join the Dixon Challenge and other games for more golf gear and other prizes.

You can sign up at Rotary on Monday.  Bill Reiber is leading the charge and can sign you up as well.  
PRESIDENT PAUL TAKES THE GAVEL TALKING FRIENDSHIPS

Columbus Rotary – Presidential Inaugural Speech – June 26, 2017
By: Paul E. Blevins, President 2017-18
(Without Introductions & Thanks)
  1. The Heart and Role of Rotary
It is quite remarkable that Columbus Rotary has conducted this presidential transition for over a century.  There aren’t many institutions that can say that and it stands as a testament to the value of Rotary that so many have worked to continue it this long.  Ralph Westfall knew of it when he was sworn in as our Club’s first president in 1912 and I know it today. 

Nevertheless, we stand in a changing world.  Some cultural commentators have questioned the value of civic groups when internet platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, can create and lead even larger groups of people to service.  Similarly, Rotary is challenged in a world where speed and efficiency reign supreme.  What will ensure that Columbus Rotary meets these challenges and thrives for another century? 

The future will require change, but let us not stray too far from what Rotary was founded for.  Let’s not forget Paul Harris’s hopes and aspirations when he founded Rotary in 1905, because I believe they are exactly what differentiates Rotary from other groups and what will take us into the next century.

I submit to you that “friendship” was at the core of the founding of Rotary and that its future is founded on the same thing.  Even in a 21st Century where a person can reach thousands, if not millions of people, with a post from their mobile phone, there is a need (an even greater need than in the past, I believe) for the personal and regular interaction of friends at a Rotary meeting or event.  
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PARTING SHOT
District Governor Shane?  

 
 
 

 
 
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679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
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