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Columbus Rotary
We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
United States
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OUR NEXT MEETING
January 16

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NO MEETING"
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


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

The entrance is on Souder Ave.  

 

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Have you had trouble opening the Club Website on your phone or tablet?  That has changed.  Take a look at your next opportunity, but not while you drive!  Our website is now responsive to mobile platforms.  This will allow you access to our website, news and committee information on your mobile devices; allowing you to interface with the club faster when needed.
 


 
PRESIDENT JACK GRAF
On June 27, now Past President Tricia turned the gavel and leadership of the club over to President Jack Graf.  President Jack's remarks to the club are included here.  If you missed this event, you will want to spend a minute or two reading the following remarks.  They outline our plans for this year and the future.  
 
Thank You and
 
I will be so much more grateful if you do that at the end of my presentation today.
 
It is a great gift that Columbus Rotary allows each incoming President to present 3 Paul Harris Fellowships at the Changing of the Guard. There have been no criteria given, no guidance offered and no pattern expected from the Club.  Therefore, I am able to follow my heart and my conscience with these presentations.
 
First, to my long suffering wife of many years who never receives the credit from ME that she deserves, who has over the years supported me through my involvement in civic and industry associations and without whom I could not function, I present Kay Marie Graf with today’s first and therefore the most meaningful Paul Harris Fellowship.
 
Second, to my daughter who without any coaching or prodding from anyone in the family including my Rotarian Father and after graduation from Denison and while beginning her teaching career at Hilliard Davidson undertook to coordinate a nascent Rotary InterACT High School Club. To me, that demonstrates her soul; so to Kate Graf Victor I present a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Third, for every Columbus Rotarian in this room and those who will be joining us during this term, I will reserve a Paul Harris Fellowship as an acknowledgement of exemplary performance in some endeavor or contest for something which the Club chooses to do in this year, JUST like we did in March Madness during President Tricia’s term. This third one’s for you.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Committees that should be Meeting, December 19, 2016
Membership @ 1:15
 
Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
Do not meet in our luncheon room if at all possible.   
ROTARIANS AND FAMILIES

 The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.
Rotarian Paul Baldridge's wife Barbara fell in December and broke several bones and injured herself fairly well.  She is staying at Willowbrook Christian Home, 
 55 Lazelle Rd, Columbus, OH 43235 during her recovery.

Rotarian John Mariotti had bladder surgery on December 1.  He's on the mend and made the rounds at our last Rotary meeting.

You are urged to reach out to these members individually if you choose.  Their contact information can be found online or on our app.
If you are aware of news that should be shared here please contact the club office.
 

 

 
GOOD NEWS TO TELL





Everyone is urged to share their good news with your Rotary Family.  Let Scott know about your news to be shared here.  

 
Rotarian Jim Bartha welcomed another grandchild recently; Jay Steven.

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PROPOSED FOR MEMBERSHIP
Congratulations.  We have 44 new members to date this year.  Keep up the good work!

Brooke Perrin

Rotar e
Wolfe Creek Company
Proposed by Kathy Gatterdam
Classification: Business Services / Technology

 
LUNCH FEE INCREASES

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. 
 
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PARTING SHOT
Tim Maghie and Santa
 
Speakers
Jan 16, 2017
NO MEETING
Jan 16, 2017
MLK Jr Day
Jan 23, 2017
How art and design change culture and commerce and move the creative economy from good to great.
Jan 30, 2017
MASH (Military and Service Heros) Pantry
Feb 06, 2017
CEO Gone Wild - Running A Large Company & Creating A Movement
Feb 13, 2017
Life, Leadership, Race & Other Lessons from Basketball and Education.
Feb 20, 2017
Happy President's Day
Feb 27, 2017
Elder Living Options panel discussion
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