Upcoming Events
First Fridays
Oct 06, 2017 12:00 PM
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Oct 11, 2017 5:30 PM
Past President's Dinner
Rocky Fork Country Club
Oct 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Woods & Water Pheasant Hunt
Lake Hill Club
Oct 20, 2017 12:00 PM
First Fridays
Nov 03, 2017 12:00 PM
Enterprise Academy Meeting
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Nov 06, 2017 1:15 PM
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Nov 08, 2017 5:30 PM
Second Thursdays
MCL Cafeteria
Nov 09, 2017 12:00 PM
Enterprise Academy Meeting
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Dec 04, 2017
Rotary Christmas Party
Copious, 520 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Dec 10, 2017 4:00 PM
Oct 09, 2017
No Meeting
Oct 16, 2017
Your Wellness and Your Corporation’s Wellness
Oct 23, 2017
Chrisitan Muslim Relations
Oct 30, 2017
Nov 06, 2017
Ohio Adjutant General
Nov 13, 2017
Veterans Memorial & Museum
Nov 20, 2017
Nov 27, 2017
The Power of a Pet
Dec 04, 2017
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Please update your records, bill pay accounts and other address books to reflect our new address.  The Post Office time to forward is running out quickly.

Columbus Rotary 
950 Michigan Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
October 9

As a Federal Holiday the Club Board determined not to meet on these days in the 2017-18 Rotary year due to a considerable drop off in attendance.  
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A New Partnership
Our own Columbus Rotary Foundation has partnered this year with the Columbus Foundation's BIG GIVE.  
What does this mean to you?  When you participate in Columbus Rotary's Annual Services Campaign, and pay with a credit card, THE BIG GIVE is a vehicle that you may want to consider.
Starting October 10 at 10:00 AM and ending at noon on October 11 those who donate to The Columbus Rotary Foundation through the Columbus Foundation's BIG GIVE increase their donation to the club.
1) 100% of your donation goes to Columbus Rotary Foundation. (no service fees are paid by Rotary.)
2) Our total donations will receive a portion of $1.3 million fund distributed to all organizations that participate in this event.
3) Reduced administrative costs and time by our own staff.  
We encourage you to use the "Other" line on the donation and enter your typical annual amount or our suggested $1 per day.  By clicking on the words BIG GIVE or pictures above, and in other emails you will be directed to Columbus Rotary's page.  
5300 Dictionaries sorted, labeled, repacked
5 Rotary Clubs
1 Day
Despite a bit of confusion on October 2 more than 100 members and guests helped get this year's Dictionary Project up and running.  Most of the dictionaries are awaiting their new owner and just need to be delivered this month.  Those unclaimed because their Rotarian was unavailable were taken to Tim Maghie's office for pick up.
Here Evan DuBro and Courtnee Carrigan sort My Special Word supplies for each school - a new component to the project.
Please return ALL unused dictionaries, labels and supplies to Scott at Rotary on Monday's  
60 Members and guests joined us at Safari Golf Club on September 29 for the 3rd Annual Member/Guest outing.  
Halle Markwas' husband TJ's team won the event at 13 under

Eric O'Brien and Andy Effler came in a close second.  
Rob Erney's son Matt won a driver in the Dixon Golf driver challenge.

Active members          304
Honorary members        1

Mary Lou Foster
American Red Cross / Ohio Buckeye Region
sponsored by Mike Schoedinger

Cheryl Jacobs
The Heritage of Hannah Neil Center
sponsored by Scott Brown
Breana Shawver
Lymphoma & Leukemia Society
sponsored by Jim Maniace

Dave Pritchard
Engineers without Borders
sponsored by CK Satyapriya


Columbus Rotary bills it's members every six months for dues and meeting fees.  Your timely response helps us to meet our financial obligations.  Typically mailed in May and November of each year, these fees are due by January 1 and July 1 when our membership list is due to Rotary International.  Those on our rolls on these two dates are considered members and we are billed by Rotary International and District 6690 accordingly.  If you choose to take a break from Rotary and alert the office after the due date you will still be asked to pay for the portion of your dues that we pay to others.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.  
A portion of a recent letter from our student  Meghan Edwards.  

September 25th, 2017


To the Rotary Club of Columbus and Any Interested Parties,


Ahoj from the Czech Republic! I am writing this at 6 pm on a Monday, which means that you all might very well be meeting for lunch right now, a quarter of the way around the world. I have been here a month, but it feels like the jet lag just wore off yesterday.


I am writing to you from a town called České Budějovice, which has a population of over 92 thousand people, making it the largest city in the south Bohemian region. Like so many beautiful European towns, it was founded a couple of centuries before Columbus even stumbled across the Caribbean, in 1265. I live a 25 minute bus ride from the central square, one of the largest in Europe, and I am there every day, because from my school I can walk there in under ten minutes! I love the colorfulness of all of the buildings here- my host father tells me that this is a recent improvement from the socialist era when all buildings had to be gray and undecorated.

The 4 Way Test - A history
On September 25 President Paul gave this brief History of the 4 Way Test

The 4-Way Test has been a part of Rotary for over 70 years, but much has been forgotten about this jewel.  Let us learn more about it.
The author of the 4-Way Test is Herbert J. Taylor.  He was a member of the Chicago Rotary Club and a prosperous businessman.  Interestingly, Herb originally wrote the test, not for Rotary, but for a troubled business that he had taken over.
Let’s go back to 1932, Herb was asked to take over management of a nearly-bankrupt cookware manufacturer called Club Aluminum Company of Chicago.  The company owed $400,000 more than its total assets and was barely afloat.
Herb agreed, however, to take on the challenge.   He resigned from his current position, taking an 80% pay-cut, and invested thousands of dollars of much needed capital into the company to cover operating expenses. 
Looking for a way to turn around the culture of the company, Herb searched for a means to inspire his employees to build a better connection with customers. 
Herb first wrote a statement of the things employees “should think, say or do” in their business dealings.  That first go round was about 100 words and it was too long. He continued to write, reducing it to seven points, but it was still too long.  Finally, he reduced the Test to the four searching questions that comprise it today.
And so, as originally title, “The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do” was born:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Club Information
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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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