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Want a short statement to share with your friends and associates about Rotary...but not sure where to start? Use this essence statement developed by Rotary International to start your conversation.   

"Rotary Joins Leaders from all continents, cultures and occupations to Exchange Ideas and Take Action for communities around the world."
 
HAVE FUN!
Monday
May 18, 2015


"Pilot Dogs, Inc"
J. Jay Gray, Executive DIrector


Four people were trained with their Pilot Dogs in 1950; and from this humble beginning the program has grown to serve approximately 150 every year. Over 5,000 openings in the training schedule have been filled since 1950.

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action

Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Committee Meetings, May 18, 2015

Adopt A School @ 1:15 PM
SAS Project Team @ 1:15 PM
Youth Exchange @ 1:15 PM
This is your opportunity to allow/disallow/question those whom are being proposed for membership.  Should there be any question regarding any individual a discussion would be held about that person at the next scheduled Membership Committee meeting. Please provide your feedback in writing to Executive Director Scott Brown by next Wednesday, May 20 regarding these proposed candidates.

Caroline Marak
Philanthropy / Development
Transfer from the Preston Center Rotary Club, TX
Classification:  Community Services / Fundraising

Robert Guentter
Per Scholas - Columbus
Managing Director
Transfer from the Zanesville and St. Clairsville Clubs
Classification: Community Services / Workforce Development

 
We need to hear from you. It’s been five years since our last Club Member Survey.  This week you should have received an email with a link to an online survey regarding your opinions on everything from our Monday Speakers to our Service Projects.  This will be your opportunity to tell us what you think regarding ways to keep our Club vibrant and growing. 
 
The survey is an easy-to-use online survey that should only take about 5-7 minutes to complete.  All you need do is click on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KFDZKZN 
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Please join young professionals and Rotaract members at the Leadership Through Service event on Saturday, May 16th, from 9 am – 1 pm, at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, featuring the Columbus Rotary Obstacle Course.  Activities include:
9:00 am – 10:30 am              Spread mulch on Obstacle Course stations
                                                Plant flowers… around Columbus Rotary Obstacle Course sign
 
10:30 am – 12 noon             Support young professional teams who run the Obstacle Course,
                                                (timers, small group team building facilitation, other logistics)
 
12 noon – 1:00 pm               Lunch and fellowship with young professionals and Rotarians
 
To volunteer: Please contact Mark Lamonte at mlamonte@sbcglobal.net
 
For further details, see flyer…
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Like mud?  Like fun with a challenge?  Want to support community service projects?  The “CRAWL. CLIMB. RUN.” has it all!  

Run the Columbus Rotary Obstacle course then hose off and enjoy delicious food and cold refreshing beverages while celebrating with teammates and friends.  Help each other through the course, wear costumes (prize for the best) and have fun!  Entry fees are $20 per person, or $75 per 4 person team, plus bring items for Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Homeless Families Foundation and homeless shelters.

Participants face a shorter, but challenging obstacle course that promises to be an experience to remember, and while it may be somewhat demanding, have fun and support a good cause. You may run it individually or as part of a four person team, and team members may help each other get through the obstacles. Wear costumes if you like and a prize will be awarded for the best one.

 
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Spring is a time for change.  We feel the change from cold to warm.  We see the change from white to green.
And, here at Columbus Rotary we will be seeing some changes in our upcoming spring billing statement.  Some of the changes represent increases to make up for the natural increase in club expenses and the lunches we get here at the Boathouse, but also some changes in the semantics of the bill. 
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The annual leadership retreat has been postponed for the time being.  Originally scheduled for May 16 we are looking at future dates for this event.  Thanks to those that had set aside time to attend.  We will let everyone know when and where the event has been rescheduled.   
Board Director Rich Ramsey is leading the membership initiative for new Corporate Members.  Do you know a company ripe for membership?
 
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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. 
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The 2015 Membership Directory is available in print form.  
 
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Speakers
May 18, 2015
 
May 25, 2015
 
Jun 01, 2015
 
Jun 08, 2015
 
Jun 15, 2015
 
Jun 22, 2015
 
Jun 29, 2015
 
Jul 06, 2015
 
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Euchre
The Boat House at Confluence Park
May 13, 2015 5:30 PM
 
New Member Training
Rotary Office
May 14, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rotary Club Office
May 20, 2015 5:00 PM
 
Rotar E COOK OUT
Columbus Rotary office
May 20, 2015 6:15 PM
 
Foundation Board Meeting
May 21, 2015 8:00 AM
 
First Fridays
Athletic Club of Columbus
Jun 05, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Crawl. Climb. Run
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Jun 06, 2015
 
ROTARY RIVER TRIP
Trappers John's Canoe Livery
Jun 06, 2015
 
Program Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jun 08, 2015 11:00 AM
 
Rotary Euchre
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jun 10, 2015 5:30 PM
 
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Jun 11, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rotary Club Office
Jun 17, 2015 5:00 PM
 
Changing of the Guard
Jun 29, 2015
 
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Jul 09, 2015 12:00 PM
 
Executives & Directors
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Club Foundation President
 
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