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Upcoming Events
Second Thursdays
MCL Cafeteria
Aug 10, 2017 12:00 PM
 
Promotions Committee Meeting
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Aug 14, 2017 1:15 PM
 
OSU Veterans Mentoring Committee
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Aug 28, 2017 1:15 PM
 
First Fridays
Copius
Sep 01, 2017 12:00 PM
 
Second Thursdays
MCL Cafeteria
Sep 07, 2017 1:15 PM
 
Veteran's Mentoring Group Mtg
Sep 11, 2017 1:15 PM
 
Euchre
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Sep 13, 2017 5:30 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
 
Enterprise Academy Meeting
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Oct 02, 2017 1:15 PM
 
Speakers
Aug 14, 2017
The OSU Alumni Association
Aug 21, 2017
Lost Restaurants of Columbus
Aug 28, 2017
National Institute for Civil Discourse
Sep 04, 2017
No Meeting
Sep 11, 2017
A Thug's Life gone good
Sep 18, 2017
Leveque Tower Remodel
Sep 25, 2017
Columbus State Community College
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Stories
OUR NEXT MEETING
August 14

The OSU Alumni Association

Jim Smith, President & CEO

Join Leaders  Exchange Ideas  Take Action

 

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THE FAMILY OF ROTARY

Rotarian Keith Pierce's son-in-law passed away early this month unexpectedly.

Janet Sheehan, sister of former Rotary Assistant Director Judy McGuaghlin, has some health issues that she is dealing with.  In true family fashion she has a great attitude.  

Share your news with the rest of the Club.  Info sheets are available on Monday's or you can email Scott.
Backpacks for Fosters 2.0

UPDATE!
Thanks to your support we have 109 backpacks on the way to FCCS with more to follow!
 
Backpacks.  That's what!  We've had a few donations of cash and fewer backpacks.  There are 5 at the office as of today.  Use this weekend's School Supply Tax Holiday to get your backpack and bring it Monday.  We need to get these into kids hands.  
 
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
OFFICE MOVE
PE Calloway Robertson announced Monday that the Club offices would be moving by the end of August.  After 7 years at its current location the Club Board chose to relocate in a cost saving move.  Thanks to Rotarian Chip Chapman, the new offices will be located at 950 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215, in his building.  Rotarian Rob Erney is to be thanked for offering space as well.  

As we gear up to move we need to thank Rotarian Lori Damron who's helping scan older minutes in an effort to reduce the paper that we have on hand, as well as box up some history for the move!    
OFFICE MOVE 2.0
With the office downsizing, there are a number of pieces of furniture available for you, a non profit that you are involved with or perhaps a religious organization.  Available for a donation to Rotary are:
A conference table, banquet chairs, file cabinets, desks and other items.  
Contact Scott at the Club office if you are interested in these items.  
WATER WELL IN ETHIOPIA
Water Well Update
Here are a few images of the first of 3 wells in Oromia, Ethiopia.  Progress is good!

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE
Once again, Columbus Rotary has made a significant impact with its 2017 scholarship program.  Although the Scholarship Committee’s selection and awards process was successfully completed this past May, the work continues to assure each scholarship recipient’s postsecondary institution receives and records funds designated for that individual.
 
It is not an easy task, and that task falls to our Executive Director Scott Brown.  This year, 38 collegiate scholarships were awarded, thanks to the generosity of our Club membership and the Club’s scholarship partners, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and the Arnold Sports Festival.  Thirty-eight is a BIG number, especially when you consider the need to coordinate each scholarship award with the financial aid offices of (up to) 38 institutions.  Executive Director Scott does this admirably and with little fanfare. 
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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.  
GOLF FELLOWSHIP at OSU

Last Chance Duffers!

We are fortunate to have several members whom are also members at the OSU Golf Course.  These Rotarians will be hosting an outing on August 23 at the OSU Gray Course.  If you would like to play, contact CALLOWAY ROBERTSON.  Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.  We have 28 slots.  
   

Place: Ohio State Golf Club
Course: Gray
Date: Wednesday, August 23rd
Tee times 1:06-2:30 pm
19th hole at the pub on our own
 

MEMBERSHIP CORNER
COLUMBUS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Active members          301
Honorary members        2

AUGUST NEW MEMBERS
Michael Truman
Barney DeBrosse, LLC
sponsored by Rick Studer

EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARDS
The Club honored 5 Rotarians with our annual Exemplary Service Awards.  

Exemplary Service Awards are granted to Columbus Rotarians who have gone above and beyond in following our motto of “Service Above Self.”  Prior selection for an Award does not preclude an individual from receiving the award again.  Exemplary Service Award winners receive a special pin and certificate.  A $250 donation will also be made to the Columbus Rotary Foundation Cap Ingalls Endowment Fund in their name. 

The Awardees are:
AMANDA BOWEN - Youth Service


BOB LASH - Club Service

TIM MAGHIE - Community Service 


Two awardees were unable to attend and will receive their recognition in a few weeks.  

JACKIE COOPER - International Service
 
JOHN MARIOTTI - Vocational Service
PARTING SHOT
Look what you missed July 27!  
 
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The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
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