Many countries in the New World and elsewhere officially celebrate as a holiday the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, asDiscovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Raza ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America... These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century and officially in various areas since the early 20th century.
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The Boat House at Confluence Park
Let's Get It Done for Rotary! This campaign is the cornerstone to what will be available next year for Club projects and activities. Without your support we would not be able to continue our 95 year history with Colerain Elementary School.
Fill out your pledge form this Monday, drop off a check in the mail or pay on the Club website. Every dollar helps!
Columbus Rotary has always been a strong, vibrant Club in Central Ohio. To continue our century of service to the area we need to assure that we are always introducing Rotary and its concepts to new people. Regardless of your position, your age or the last time that you proposed a new member we encourage everyone to consider inviting your friends and associates to our events as a way to introduce them to Rotary. To make it even easier for you, a new committee is hosting a gathering focused on just this concept.
The Columbus Rotary Next committee invites you to reach out to young professionals (40 and younger) in Columbus and invite them to join us for an informational Cocktail Hour on Tuesday, November 10th. The event will be held at Bravo Restaurant at Lennox Town Center (1803 Olentangy River Rd.) from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. A short, informal program will be provided to encourage our guests to consider membership in the club.
Appetizers will be provided as well a complimentary cocktail for our young professional guests. Rotarians can enjoy a cash bar. Please RSVP with the name/s of your guests at this link: http://bit.ly/1Llt9tR. This event is open to all Rotarians who bring a perspective Young Professional. If you have questions, please contact Jen Koma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year the Vocational Service Committee generated more than $3,000 through participation in their monthly raffle. The raffle features a Columbus Rotarian speaking about their company and position. Retired? Sign up to talk about a special passion or project. Each Rotarian that participates as a speaker donates a raffle prize.
On October 19 the featured Raffle Prize is a Kindle Fire HD Tablet. We will also hold a raffle on November 9th and 23rd. Contact Doug Gouty if you would like to participate.
All Rotarians are invited to attend the District 6690 Annual Conference in October. This is a chance to learn more about Rotary, meet other Rotarians from around SE Ohio and have fun. Save the date and call the Club office to register.
PRESENTERS AND TOPICS
Service Project – Driven Foundation David Fey – Preservation of Historical Parks Frank Bullock – Presentation on William Tecumseh Sherman Floyd Lancia – Polio Plus Update David Uhl – Project Search and Discover You
PLEASE NOTE: The 2016-17 District Grants Training will take place from 9:15 – 11:30
VENUE: Ohio University – Lancaster
1570 Granville Pike Lancaster
Columbus Rotary will assist the Salvation Army by ringing Red Kettle Bells at 3 Blue Jackets games again this year. Volunteers should arrive at Nationwide arena at 5:15 pm the evening of the scheduled game and we will wrap up by 7:15 pm. The dates to set aside are November 20, 27 and December 4. Sign up sheets coming soon!
Past President Steve Heiser has announced the date and location for the 2015 Past President's Dinner. The Dinner will be held at The Columbus Club on November 4, 2015. All Past President's of the Club are encouraged to RSVP to the office by October 21.