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Rotary After Hours
Vaso Rooftop Lounge
Nov 28, 2017 6:00 PM
 
Childhood Cancer Connection Holiday Party
Eastland Career Center
Dec 03, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Enterprise Academy Meeting
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Dec 04, 2017
 
Rotary Christmas Party
Copious, 520 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Dec 10, 2017 1:00 PM
 
97th Colerain Christmas WRAPPING PARTY
Colerain Elementary
Dec 12, 2017 4:30 PM
 
97th Colerain Christmas
Colerain Elementary
Dec 22, 2017 9:00 AM
 
Enterprise Academy Committee
Jan 08, 2018 1:15 PM
 
Enterprise Academy Meeting
Feb 05, 2018 1:15 PM
 
Lombardi Award OSU Winners Dinner
Feb 17, 2018
 
Speakers
Nov 27, 2017
The Power of a Pet
Dec 04, 2017
The Laurentian Great Lakes: An Exotic Tale
Dec 11, 2017
Please attend out holiday event on 12/10 at Copius
Dec 18, 2017
Canine Companions for Independence
Dec 25, 2017
Happy Holidays
Jan 01, 2018
Happy New Year
Jan 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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YOUR SEMI ANNUAL DUES
ATTENTION!!!  Really...Please read this.
  

You will soon receive an electronic invoice for your Semi Annual dues from QuickBooks and the ROTARY CLUB OF COLUMBUS.

We have recently transferred our bookkeeping services to an outside vendor.  This is our first foray into billing via our new online system.  You will see your semi annual invoice in this email.  It will also contain a statement section showing any activity, prior balances, etc.  As we continue to use this system we will most likely find ways to improve your experience.   
 
As has been the case, you can make a payment on our website, make a payment at a Rotary meeting and/or send a payment to the office (whose address we won't mention this week!).
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
OUR NEXT MEETING
November 27

The Power of a Pet

Dr. Rustin Moore, OSU
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine

Dean Moore explores the benefits of the human-animal bond. Research has shown that people who own a pet have lower weights, improved hormone regulation and decreased stress, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Join Leaders  Exchange Ideas  Take Action

 

CIGAR RAFFLE
NOVEMBER 27 - If you are a Cigar Aficionado... READ ON!
 
A box of 25 Cuban Cohiba Cigars was generously donated by Carol Garner, a Past Columbus Rotary President with many ties to Cuba, to our Derby Day Event. The value of the cigars is $450.  The recipient of the these cigars, John Easton, is giving Rotarians the opportunity to enjoy these very aromatic, special production cigars with a donation to the Club Foundation. 
 
Here’s how it will work:
  • We will sell them individually at our Rotary meeting right after Thanksgiving. 1=$25, 2 or more =$20 per.
  • We have an offer from a non-cigar smoking Rotarian to chip in an additional $5 per cigar if all cigars are sold!
BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINEES
The following members have been nominated for a seat on the Columbus Rotary Club Board of Directors; Jim Bartha, Amanda Bowen, Chip Chapman, JoAnne Schorsten & Tracy Najera.

Club elections will be held prior to our meeting on Dec. 18, 2017.  The three individuals receiving the most votes will be elected to the Club board.   Their terms of office will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. 

Absentee ballots will be accepted by the club office in writing or by email until 5:00PM on Friday, December 15, 2017.  These ballots must be signed by the member or contain their email address.
 
Please see additional information for each member in the READ MORE section or in a hand out available on Monday's.
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Call for Nominations
ROTARIAN of the YEAR!
To recognize a member-in-good-standing of our club who, in the opinion of the membership, has made exceptional contributions to Columbus Rotary and the local community by participation in club activities, participation throughout the community in service to others, interest in and the promotion of international peace through understanding and goodwill, work with the next generation of Rotarians and promotion of the ideals of the Four-Way Test in his or her business or profession during the entire period of the nominee’s membership.  Pick up you nomination form today!
 
Eligibility:  Any member of the Columbus Rotary Club except current club officers and directors
Deadline for Nominations: December 4, 2016
Recommendations should be submitted to the club office with supporting documentation.  Names only will not be considered.     
2017 Annual Service Campaign

What Percent Are You?

We are focused on 100% participation of all Columbus Rotarians in this year's Annual Service Campaign.  If everyone helps, with whatever they can afford, our fundraising goal will be exceeded.  Donate today!  No amount will be turned away. 
 
The Campaign has collected $48,000 toward our goal of $80,000.    That's FANTASTIC!!! Unfortunately our participation goal is not raising as fast as the donated dollars.  Just 33% of our members have donated to the campaign.

Donating is easy.   Pay with your credit card on a Monday.  Write a check.  Go online HERE right now.  

 
THE ROTARY MAGAZINE OPTION

Do you like receiving The Rotarian?  Did you know that you can receive it electronically?  
If you'd like to change your receipt of this publication please send SCOTT BROWN a separate email before Dec. 31.  Your options include: 1) Receiving it electronically, 2) Choosing to NOT receive it.  

DO NOT CONTACT SCOTT IF YOU WANT TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO.  During the holiday season messages like "Scott - I want to keep getting The Rotarian in the mail like I do now." will not spread holiday cheer!  Remember you are one of potentially 300 emails answering this one request.  
MEMBERSHIP CORNER
COLUMBUS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Active members          306
Honorary members        1
 
NOVEMBER NEW MEMBERS
Corporate Member - Industrial Technology Solutions, LLP
     Executive: Brian Engle
     Active: Amanda Engle
Proposed by Paul Blevins

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PARTING SHOT
Rotary International President Ian with Sandy Knoesel and Calloway Robertson at Chillicothe Rotary's 100th!



 
 
 
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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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