"Senior Services: The Future of Aging in America "
Mark Ricketts, President & CEO
About 10,000 people turn 65 every day, a trend that will continue in 2030. The fastest growing age group in the country is composed of people 90 and older. The demand for affordable housing for seniors is growing faster than the supply. Meantime, the need for senior care services is expanding rapidly while the percentage of individuals who are prepared financially for retirement is declining.
Mark Ricketts, President and CEO of National Church Residences, will talk about the issues facing seniors and their families as the Baby Boomers become the Silver Tsunami. Ricketts leads the Columbus-based organization that is the largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing in the country, with 340 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico. He will discuss National Church Residences efforts to create new programs and services, often piloted in central Ohio, to find more cost-effective, innovative ways to help seniors live and thrive in their homes.
Join us at noon on Mondays at: The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Just a reminder to register for the upcoming District Assembly, April 25 at Zane State, Zanesville, Ohio. This is also an excellent way for newer Rotarians to engage in club and district activities furthering their understanding of Rotary. Continental breakfast will be offered 8-8:45 am. The Welcome and Business Meeting convenes at 9 am. Lunch will also be available and the meeting will conclude at 1 PM. Club Presidents elect, officers, committee chairs should attend.
If you are interested in a Global Grant, please plan to register for both Global Grant sessions. To qualify for a global grant in 2015-16, two (2) club members must attend. (Qualification for the District Grants for 2015-16 was done at the September 2014 District Grant Training session).
MEET CCS STUDENTS COMMITED TO SERVICE ... BETWEEN APRIL 29 AND MAY 8. Volunteers Needed
The twelfth annual Columbus Rotary High School “Service Above Self” Fair is Monday, May 11, with 20 Columbus City high schools participating. There will be about 60 projects exhibited in the Ohio Union on the OSU Campus beginning at 11:00am and there will be presentations of a few exemplary projects during the luncheon meeting in the same room.
Prior to the Fair, teams of 3-5 Rotarians will visit the schools for an hour sometime between April 29 and May 8 to review two or three projects per school, reinforce the commitment to service, and select the “most exemplary project” in each school. This is a great opportunity to meet the students, see the schools, and serve with fellow Rotarians. Please consider signing up to visit one or more schools. Please contact Bill Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org, for the schedule, with any questions, and to sign up.
These two individuals have been proposed recently for membership. Members have the right to question the proposals of any such people. If you have any questions or concerns about them, please contact the office via email by April 15, 2015.
Assistant to CEO, Columbus Coal & Lime
Proposed by: Kathy Gatterdam
Classification: Construction Services / Brick Distribution
Operations Analyst, JP Morgan Chase
Proposed by Scott Brown
Classification: Finance & Insurance / Banking Operations
Board Director Rich Ramsey is leading the membership initiative for new Corporate Members.
Rich mentioned that we would try to be logical in our approach to new corporate members. For instance we have the Conway Center for Family Business and some great family owned businesses like Schoedinger, Inc., but we don't have 31 Gifts or Continental Real Estate. We have New member Mark Fleming and the fastest growing company in Columbus in Signature Closings, but we don't have other fast growers like Cover My Meds or Champion Real Estate Services. Finally we are targeting some great downtown companies that would benefit from being a member of Columbus Rotary; specifically Nationwide, AEP, Huntington, Diamond Hill Investments and Vorys.
If anyone has contacts in these organizations and would be willing to make an introduction, they should contact Rich Ramsey who would be happy to be part of a meeting to discuss the merits of corporate membership in Columbus Rotary.
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.
Starting from Trapper John's Canoe Livery in Grove City at 9 AM we will bus up the road to start our 1.5 to 2 hour trip down the river. You can choose a Kayak, Canoe or Inner Tube to spend your morning with Rotarians, family, friend and nature on the National Scenic Big Darby River. Last year Patsy Cline serenaded us during our trip. Perhaps we will have the same luck this year.
Don't stay away for lack of experience. Trapper John will give everyone instruction that needs it. All equipment will be provided. Jim Tornes can answer all your questions, 740-501-1422.
The 2015 Membership Directory is available in print form.
A limited number of printed copies are available upon request. A pdf electronic file version will be emailed to all members. Please remember that the most up to date membership information is available on the Club Website in the Member Area.
The success of our event and its fund raising depends upon the turnout of Rotarians, family and friends. Have you seen our postcard? These are available to mail or hand out to your friend and associates to publicize this fantastic Derby experience.
The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.
We've missed Joe Davis the last several weeks but it was great to see Bernie Snyder again.
Paul Shepard is back with us after knee surgery. It was good to see him last week at Rotary.
Jim Brown had an emergency appendectomy recently and was hospitalized during recovery. He is now at The Forum on Knightsbridge in the healthcare unit. His wife Bev tells us visitors are welcome and encouraged. Violet Meek is scheduled to have knee replacement surgery on April 1.
Rick Studer is recovering from recent surgery and has plans to return to us shortly.