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Fly Fishing
Apr 27, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Phoenix Scholarship Interviews
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 30, 2018
 
Peace & Civility Committee
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 30, 2018 1:15 PM
 
First Friday's at Copius
Copious
May 04, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Bourbob Trail Planning Group
The Boat House at Confluence Park
May 07, 2018 1:15 PM
 
Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community
May 08, 2018
6:00 AM – 7:45 AM
 
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
May 09, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Columbus Rotary Office
May 16, 2018 5:00 AM
 
District Conference & Assembly
Zanesville, Ohio
May 18, 2018 – May 19, 2018
 
Exemplary Service Award Selection Meeting
May 21, 2018 1:15 PM
 
Speakers
Apr 30, 2018
“Honda: Strong Roots, Exciting Future”
May 07, 2018
Ohio Supreme Court
May 14, 2018
Valley Dale Ballroom
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
Jun 04, 2018
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OUR NEXT MEETING
April 30, 2018

PART 2
Tom Shoupe
“Honda: Strong Roots, Exciting Future”
 
Columbus Rotary members and guests will hear from two senior Honda of America executives—one retired COO and the current COO. In a rare sequence of two consecutive Monday meetings, April 23 and 30, Rotarians will learn never before heard insights into Honda’s 35-year growth from a small Japanese motorcycle maker to one of the US and the world’s leading automakers.
 
The first historic speech featured Shige Yoshida, retired Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Honda of America Manufacturing, at the April 23 Rotary meeting. 
 
The second speech, on April 30, will feature Tom Shoupe, the current Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Honda of America Manufacturing, who will pick up the story after Yoshida’s retirement. Shoup will describe the past twenty years of the Honda success story in Ohio, and a preview of Honda’s future plans and direction.
 
As it expanded operations and deepened its roots in Ohio, Honda used a visionary “Five-Part Strategy”, first introduced in 1987, for Honda of America Mfg. to become a self-reliant motor vehicle company in North America.  Tom will describe how Honda’s present day success and growth in North America can be traced back to foundational aspects of this strategy.


Please register your guests with the office no later than EOB Thursday, April 26 to assist with seating and meal counts
scott@columbusrotary.org

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Building A Company in America
 
Rotary Hosts Honda Executive Speakers Historic 2-week Event
 
Columbus Rotary members and guests will hear from two senior Honda of America executives—one retired COO and the current COO. In a rare sequence of two consecutive Monday meetings, April 23 and 30, Rotarians will learn never before heard insights into Honda’s 35-year growth from a small Japanese motorcycle maker to one of the US and the world’s leading automakers.
 
The first historic speech will be by Shige Yoshida, retired Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Honda of America Manufacturing, at the April 23 Rotary meeting. Yoshida will describe, for the first time in a public speech, Honda’s plans and its path in the late 1970’s, leading to auto production in 1982, a decade of successful growth, until his retirement.  Enabled by Honda’s unique, and environmentally friendly CVCC engine, first the Civic and later the Accord became successful cars in the USA.
 
The second speech, on April 30, will feature Tom Shoupe, the current Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Honda of America Manufacturing, who will pick up the story after Yoshida’s retirement. Shoup will describe the past twenty years of the Honda success story in Ohio, and a preview of Honda’s future plans and direction.
 
Yoshida was instrumental in the selection and development of the Honda Marysville plant, the second auto plant in East Liberty and the Honda engine plant in Anna, the largest auto engine manufacturing plant of its kind. The Honda story provides timely lessons about bringing flexible manufacturing to the USA, using world-class technology and American workers to build highly regarded vehicles. The 2018 Honda Accord was named Car of the Year. Yoshida has been described as “the most influential automaker executive of the past 50 years.
 
These two distinguished speakers, will describe how a small Japanese company came to the USA (without big financial incentives), and built a successful cross-cultural relationship with American workers, as part of a strategy to be a “self-reliant” North American motor vehicle company” manufacturing in the market where products would be sold.
 
Honda has grown to employs well over 10,000 Americans in its Ohio manufacturing plants. Many suppliers employ American workers, make world-class automobile parts and surround the Honda facilities. A remarkable success story, Honda provides lessons about how their growth led to development of auto manufacturing in the USA.
 
            The Columbus Rotary Club (www.columbusrotary.org) is the largest Rotary club in the area, the 38th club founded of 38,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide, and has 300 members. It is actively welcoming new members and donors/sponsors to support programs and scholarships. Meetings are held at noon on Mondays at the Boat House Restaurant in Confluence Park.
 
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For Guest Reservations Contact: Scott Brown, Executive Director, Columbus Rotary, 950 Michigan Ave.., Columbus, OH 43215. Phone: 614.221.3127 
 
 
 
MEMBERSHIP CORNER
COLUMBUS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Active members          300
Honorary members        1
 
24 New members since July 1, 2017
WHO's NEXT?
 
APRIL NEW MEMBERS
Ken Lazar
Ability Professional Network
Proposed by Hugo Trux

Dave Kaldy
Architectural Alliance
Proposed by Mike Fitzpatrick & Scott Brown
 
Don Jones
Booz Allen Hamilton
Proposed by Calloway Robertson
 
Bob Dionne
MedCare Ambulance
Proposed by Scott Brown

MARCH NEW MEMBERS
Jon Davis
Verizon
Proposed by Scott Whitlock
 
Dave Earnest
Huntington Bank
Proposed by Anish Doshi
 
Nick Klacik
CBRE
Proposed by John Hall (not on a team) 
 
FEBRUARY NEW MEMBERS
Brian Bainbridge
CRT Realtors
Proposed by Evan DuBro

Jennie Troendly
Macmillan Learning
Proposed by Tim Maghie

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Calling all Fishers!
TOMORROW
 
Briarwood Fly Fishing, Friday, April 27th.

Arrive any time after 10:00 am, and stay till 5:00 pm. 

Bring your own lunch. If you need fishing equipment, we will have extra. The only cost is fish you intend to keep.

Reply to Carl Faehnle or Dwight Hurd.
THE FAMILY OF ROTARY


President Paul recently returned to our Rotary family after laying his father in law to rest in California.

Karen Lash's sister recently passed.
   
Please keep these members and their families in mind.  
Derby Day Soiree 
                     ONLY 10 days left 'til the PARTY! 
                   Get your tickets before they run out!

                                     SOLD OUT!
     
                                         MAY 5, 2018


                            
 
Grange Audubon Nature Center
505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
YOUTH EXCHANGE EVENT
International Evening with 6690 Rotary Youth Exchange Students
 
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Come share food & fellowship and support an important cause to benefit ShelterBox

Beef Tenderloin Dinner and Silent Auction
Cash Bar

6-9 pm Saturday May 12, 2019
St Patrick's Episcopal  Church
7121 Muirfield Dr
Dublin, OH 43017

Social Hour 6 pm - dinner 7 pm by Columbus State culinary instructor Jim Taylor
$50 ticket
15th Annual Service Above Self High School Fair is Monday, May 14
Amazing But True
The 15th Annual Service Above Self High School Fair is Monday, May 14 at Valley Dale. As always, Rotarians are encouraged to take this detour from the Boat House to Valley Dale and celebrate the 60+ community service projects conducted by students from all 21 high schools in the Columbus City Schools. Hundreds of students giving thousands of hours in service to others. Priceless & deserving of a big Rotary turnout.
 
Agenda
11:00-11:50       Fair attendees walk through the project exhibition space to talk with the student community service teams and:
  • Learn about the projects.
  • Reinforce the students’ efforts.
  • Provide students the opportunity to engage with community leaders and practice presentation skills, confidence, etc.
12:00-1:15         Luncheon
  • Welcome and Remarks. Columbus Rotary President Paul Blevins. Columbus City Schools’ Interim Superintendent Dr. John Stanford. Mayor Andrew Ginther. City Council Member Priscilla Tyson.
  • Recognition of corporate sponsors and others with key roles in the Student Service Above Self Program. 
  • Recognition of student community service project teams.
  • Community service project presentations by four selected high school teams.
  • Presentation of Columbus Rotary’s Service Above Self and Make A Difference Scholarships.
 
Parking is free, plentiful and right next to Valley Dale for easy access to the Luncheon/Fair.
We need a good count of attendees. Please let Rick Studer know if you’ll be attending and if you want to bring a guest. By May 4 please. rickstuder@columbusrotary.org   614-915-8149
PLAN TO ATTEND
Corvette Raffle 2018
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Columbus Rotary Club Chevy 2018 Raffle

Choose the 2018 Corvette Stingray coupe of YOUR choice based upon Club specifications at any Central Ohio Chevy Dealer and your prize includes Ohio and Franklin County Sales Tax. Winner may use that equivalent value as a credit against the purchase any other Chevrolet Automobile. Columbus Rotary reserves the right to convert winning prize to a 50/50 percent raffle based upon the total number of tickets sold.
 
$100.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $250
1,500 total to be sold


Buy your ticket(s) here
 
 
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PARTING SHOT
Leadership Day
 
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Impromtu concert?

 
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