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Upcoming Events
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
 
Salvation Army Bell ringing @ Cbus Blue Jackets
Tim Horton's @ Nationwide Arena
Dec 20, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
97th Colerain Christmas
Colerain Elementary
Dec 22, 2017 9:00 AM
 
First Friday's at Copius
Copious
Jan 05, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Enterprise Academy Committee
Jan 08, 2018 1:15 PM
 
First Friday's at Copius
Copious
Feb 02, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Enterprise Academy Meeting
Feb 05, 2018 1:15 PM
 
First Friday's at Copius
Copious
Mar 02, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Enterprise Academy Meeting
Mar 05, 2018 1:15 PM
 
Speakers
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
Jan 22, 2018
The Opiate problem facing our City
Jan 29, 2018
Women’s NCAA Final Four coming to Columbus
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YOUR SEMI ANNUAL DUES
ATTENTION!!!  Really...Please read this.
  

You should have received 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.   

You will note that one's dues and meeting or lunch fees are broken apart.  We did this to help members better understand the costs associated with your annual membership.  On the food side we are not in the business to make money, so many of these costs are passed right on to The Boat House.  For those prepaying meals, the cost is actually beneficially as the price is set below our weekly per plate charge.  On the dues side one quarter of the annual fees are paid to our Rotary District and Rotary International.  
 
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 at 950 Michigan Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
OUR NEXT MEETING
DECEMBER 11
NO MEETING

Due to the Holiday Event on December 10, the Columbus Rotary will not meet on Dec 11.  We look forward to seeing you next week for our Holiday, Spouses Luncheon and awarding of the Rotarian of the Year.  Our speaker will be Executive Director Megan Koester, Canine Companions for Independence.  Special guests will be he Fort Hayes Metropolitan Singers.   


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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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SPOUSES/PARTNER LUNCH

President Paul is reviving a former tradition of inviting spouses/partners to the last Rotary lunch of the year on December 18.  There will be holiday entertainment for the Fort Hayes Youth Choir.  If all goes according to plan we will award the Rotarian of the Year Award that day, and have a presentation from Canine Companions.  If you plan to have a spouse, partner, guest accompany you, please contact the Office to make sure we account for the right amount of meals.  
BELL RINGING WITH A TWIST
Once again we will be assisting the Salvation Army staffing a few Red Kettles and Bells this Year.  On December 20th a group will be ringing bells at the Columbus Blue Jackets game.  Starting at 5:30 PM we will ring for about 2 hours.  Volunteers can meet at the Arena Tim Horton's, 200 W Nationwide Blvd.  

JoAnne Schorsten and John Easton are leading the charge.  Contact them JoAnne (click on her name in red) to join the rest of the volunteers.  
THE FAMILY OF ROTARY

 
Rotarian Lori Damron is over halfway with the radiation portion of her treatment. We’re in week 5 of 6. Lori had her weekly appointment for labs recently and everything is still good. Lori’s kicking mass and doing awesome.  Thank you for all the support, comments, encouragement, positive vibes and prayers. Keep it coming.  

Rotarian Nancy Trux fell on her dog over the weekend.  Nancy reports the dog is OK, but she has three fractured ribs.  

Rotarian Calloway Robertson
had knee surgery on Dec 6.  He expects to be up and around soon. 

Rotarian Scott Brown's wife, Missy, is having knee surgery to repair a meniscus on Dec. 8 ('tis the season).  She wants to be up and around before nurse Scott will allow.  

Share your news with the rest of the Club.  Info sheets are available on Monday's or you can email Scott.
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 what they can afford, our fundraising goal will be exceeded.  Donate today!  No amount will be turned away. 
 
The Campaign has collected $49,000 toward our goal of $80,000.    That's FANTASTIC!!! Unfortunately our participation goal is not raising as fast as the donated dollars.  Just 30% (or 123 of 300) of our members have donated to the campaign to date.

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
VASO rooftop bar at BridgePark



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