What's all this fuss about the Derby Day Soiree? Back for its forth time, the Derby Day Soiree is Columbus Rotary's Annual FUNdraiser. Part social event, part auction, part sports party but mainly FUN, it will be the place to be this Saturday, May 2. If you want to pitch horse shoes, dance, eat, buy unique items and watch the Kentucky Derby among other activities, the Soiree is where you should be.
"Opps, I haven't bought my tickets." No worries, buy them at the door! Or buy them on the Club website. At the end of the day it doesn't matter when or where you buy your tickets, as long as you arrive around 4PM or later to LifeCare Alliance at 670 Harmon Avenue, just north of Greenlawn. This is a great event for non-Rotarians as well, so bring friends and family alike.
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is the General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History. He assumed this position in September 2008 after a 26 year career in the U.S. Army that culminated in his service in Iraq as the executive officer to General David Petraeus, the Commanding General of Multi-National Force-Iraq, during the period of the surge in 2007-2008. He has authored a history of this experience, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, which was a finalist for the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History in 2013.
Join us at noon on Mondays at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
We need to hear from you. It’s been five years since our last Member Survey. This week you will receive an email with a link to an online survey regarding your opinions on everything from our Monday Speakers to our Service Projects. This will be your opportunity to tell us what you think regarding ways to keep our Club vibrant and growing.
The survey is an easy-to-use online survey that should only take about 5-7 minutes to complete. All you need do is click on the link provided in the email and you will go directly to the Web page with the online survey.
We really, really need as many Members as possible to respond so we get an accurate snapshot of the needs and attitudes of the Club.
If you have any difficulty accessing the survey, or if you would prefer to take the survey by hand, there will be hard copies in the back of the room on Mondays. If you do choose to do the survey by hand, we ask that you complete it before you leave the Boathouse and turn it back in the same day. Having said that, it will be infinitely more helpful to us if you can take the survey online. If you can open and read this newsletter, you should have no trouble with the survey.
We’re trying to conclude this survey by May 15th. So your speedy response is very much appreciated.
Spring is a time for change. We feel the change from cold to warm. We see the change from white to green.
And, here at Columbus Rotary we will be seeing some changes in our upcoming spring billing statement. Some of the changes represent increases to make up for the natural increase in club expenses and the lunches we get here at the Boathouse, but also some changes in the semantics of the bill.
The number 1 question a prospective member asks is "why should I join Rotary?" Can you answer that question in a way that will inspire that person to become the enthusiastic and engaged Rotarian that you are?
A couple years ago RI prepared a list of the the benefits of Rotary membership – the “value” that Rotary has to offer its members.
Like mud? Like fun with a challenge? Want to support community service projects? The “CRAWL. CLIMB. RUN.” has it all!
Run the Columbus Rotary Obstacle course then hose off and enjoy delicious food and cold refreshing beverages while celebrating with teammates and friends. Help each other through the course, wear costumes (prize for the best) and have fun! Entry fees are $20 per person, or $75 per 4 person team, plus bring items for Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Homeless Families Foundation and homeless shelters.
Participants face a shorter, but challenging obstacle course that promises to be an experience to remember, and while it may be somewhat demanding, have fun and support a good cause. You may run it individually or as part of a four person team, and team members may help each other get through the obstacles. Wear costumes if you like and a prize will be awarded for the best one.