"The Short North Alliance"
Betsy Pandora, Executive Director
Betsy A. Pandora is the Executive Director of the Short North Alliance. Betsy oversees a million dollar operating budget, a team of 10, all district operations, artistic and cultural program development, strategic marketing, fundraising, and board relations for both the Short North Alliance and Short North Special Improvement District.
Prior to joining the Short North Alliance, Betsy was the community relations coordinator for Columbus Public Health's Healthy Places Program. Under her leadership, the program won the 2011 Columbus Business First Health Care Hero Award for Community Outreach and the 2012 National Association of County and City Health Officials Model Practice Award.
A life-long Columbus resident, Betsy has over 10 years of experience working the creative sector and has held education, marketing, outreach, and strategic planning positions with many of Columbus' leading arts and cultural nonprofits, most notably CAPA and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Betsy holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of City and Regional Planning degrees, both from The Ohio State University.
Join us at noon on Mondays at: The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The 2015 Membership Directory is available in print form. A limited number of printed copies are available upon request. A pdf electronic file version will be emailed to all members. Please remember that the most up to date membership information is available on the Club Website in the Member Area.
Each year there are a number of chances for Columbus Rotarians to interact with and learn from others in our Rotary District. District 6690, of which we are a part, consists of 60 some clubs in Southeast, Ohio. The next District Assembly is April 25 at Zane State University. Doors open at 8:15 am and the program runs from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm.
This is a great opportunity to learn about Rotary, make friends and find out about best practices and projects from other clubs. Club officers, board members and new members are encouraged to attend this one day event. District Assembly is traditionally hosted by the District President Elect. This year our host will be DGE Tara Craaybeek.
You should be receiving an email about the Assembly. By following the links on the email one can see the agenda, those attending and register yourself. If you have any questions, please contact the Club office.
The success of our event and its fund raising depends upon the turnout of Rotarians, family and friends. Have you seen our postcard? These are available to mail or hand out to your friend and associates to publicize this fantastic Derby experience.
The Derby Day Acquisition Committee needs your help! We are planning BIG things for our May 2 Derby Day Soiree and we need your help! To meet our $22,000 goal for this year's Soiree we are looking for BIG ticket items; Condos, Time Shares, Car usage, Event Passes, Etc. Let your imagination run like the horses. There are materials available to help you describe the event and Rotary. Please look at your network and "Get your ASK in gear", to quote a button that Scott wears. The sooner we start to ask, the better! Report your auction items at the Derby Day table at each meeting.
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.
Starting from Trapper John's Canoe Livery in Grove City we will bus up the road to start our 1.5 to 2 hour trip down the river. You can choose a Kayak, Canoe or Inner Tube to spend your morning with Rotarians, family and nature.
Don't stay away for lack of experience. Trapper John will give everyone instruction that needs it. All equipment will be provided.
Trapper John's Canoe Livery 7141 London-Groveport Rd Grove City, Ohio 43123
Cost: 13 and older $25
A Release Form is required and will be provided to you upon making your reservation with the Club office.
Jim Tornes can answer all your questions.