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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"
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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.
 


 
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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BACKPACKS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
UPDATE! 140 and counting GOAL!!!!!

- New Member Amanda Bowen introduced a new Community Service initiative; Backpacks for Foster Children recently at Rotary.  Typically children in the foster program are given trash bags as they move throughout the system.  As you can imagine, their self worth is associated with these trash bags.

August 8, was the final day we collected backpacks and funds for this program. 

Our goal was to collect 100 backpack. For more information contact Amanda at bowenae@yahoo.com.  




 
FREE TO SMILE TRAVEL ITINERARY
Free to Smile Schedule for 2016-2017
Patzun, Guatemala Cleft Mission – August 27-September 4, 2016
Ethiopia Cleft Mission – September 24-October 2, 2016
Zimbabwe Cleft Mission – November 4-November 12, 2016
Patzun, Guatemala Cleft & Dental Mission – January 14- January 22, 2017
 
Please contact Steve Weiler if you would like to participate in the above mission(s) in any way including:
•         Make smile bags (this is collecting donated items to be  taken on the missions). Draw string bags,  tooth brushes, soap, wash cloths, hand mirrors, toys, stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons, bubbles etc.
•         Make contact with in-country rotary clubs so we can engage with them when we are in their vicinity.
•         Go on a mission: take photos and help the mission set up, screen patients, and serve as hands on volunteer. 

 
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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Feb 27, 2017
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