Our July 13 meeting will be held at the Athletic Club of Columbus.  We are being hosted by the Columbus Kiwanis Club.  Reservations are required, so please contact the office if you plan to attend.  More information will be posted as we approach the date.   
​Monday, June 29, 2015


Join us as we pay tribute to our outgoing President CK Satyapriya as he hands the gavel over to President-Elect Tricia Strahler. We will also recognize Past Presidents, various members, our new board of directors and much more. This is our history and our future all being presented at one time.  President Elect Tricia will provide her vision for the future of our Club as well.  

Plan to attend, you won't be sorry!

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



Come join Columbus Rotary on July 3 for Red, White and BOOM! Through our relationship with the Boat House we are able to offer these tickets to all Rotarians around the District. Members from four different clubs will be in attendance. Help us make this the place for Rotarians to hang out for Independence Day, now and in the future. Call 614-221-3127 for your seats today!

Doors open at 6:00 PM on July 3rd at the Boat House at Confluence Park

Rotary has its own room this year so come join the fun.  More than 80 Rotarians and family members have joined the fun.  

Adults - $65 per person (a $10 discount from the Boat House price).

Tickets may be purchased on our website, at lunch or by contacting the Club office.  


The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.

Former Rotarian Robert A. McKnight, 72, of Dublin, passed away June 20, 2015. He was a graduate of Upper Arlington High School, '61, Miami University, and The Ohio State University (BA and MA). . Funeral service will be held at UA Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Road, Upper Arlington, where family will receive friends.  Pastor Eric Waters officiating. Interment at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to UA Lutheran Church, Kairos Prison Ministry, Cum Christo, Pilot Dogs, or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel

Dave and Nancy Rummel welcomed to the world Aiden George - born today - their first Great Grandchild!! 7 lbs 14 oz. Mother & baby are doing GREAT! Thanks be to God. Can't wait to meet little George (they gave him my middle name!)


Committee Meetings, June 29, 2015

No Meetings
As we approach the new Rotary year, starting July 1, each Rotarian is encouraged to join a Club committee.  Watch for a committee brochure to tell you about each group and contact information for their leadership.  A hand out sheet will be available over the next several weeks to sign up for these committees to help you to pursue your interests.  Sign up sheets can be turned in on Monday's or to the office.     
We have another Young Professional coming this summer.  If you will recall last summer we had a young engineer visit during the summer; pictured here.
Our new visitor is Mariona who is from Spain.  She is interested in Biology and Genetics. She will be with our club from July 7-18. We are looking for host families who would like to show her around Columbus and we also are looking for opportunities to observe in her field of interest.

Please contact Kathy Gatterdam for more information.

Nigeria and the whole continent of Africa is on the cusp of being polio free, Dr. Hamid Jafari told audience members at the Rotary Convention on 8 June in São Paulo, Brazil.

Between 2013 and 2014, the reported cases of polio dropped from 53 to just six in Nigeria. Even more encouraging, said Jafari, is that the last case of polio in Nigeria was reported in July of last year and the last case in all of Africa was reported in Somalia in August.

“With a year of no polio cases in Nigeria tantalizingly close, and no cases in Somalia since August, the tireless work of so many people across the continent is paying off,” said Jafari, director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for the World Health Organization. “But it is incredibly important that Nigeria remains vigilant. As long as polio exists anywhere, it will continue to be a threat everywhere.”

in helping at a lunch meeting we are always in need of those willing to check in members/guests, announce visitors and guests and provide invocations.  Contact Scott at the office if you'd like to help!
On June 6, 2015 a small but mighty band of warriors took on the Columbus Rotary Obstacle Course in the inaugural Crawl. Climb. Run.  Rotarians Eric O'Brien and Libby Graf finished first as a team of two.  The children of Rotarian Scott Barber finished first out of the teams with four members.  Fun was had by all!
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Golf at OSU Gray
Jun 24, 2015 1:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
Jun 29, 2015
Rotary Red, White & Boom
Jul 03, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Jul 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Jul 13, 2015 12:00 PM
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Aug 13, 2015 12:00 PM
Executives & Directors
1st Vice President
Immediate Past President
2nd Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Club Foundation President
TRF Chair
Executive Director