Upcoming Events
First Friday's at Copius
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
Building a Southside COmpassionate COmmunity
Reeb Center
May 22, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Canoe Trip
Trapper John's Canoe Livery
Jun 02, 2018 9:00 AM
Club Board Meeting
Columbus Rotary Office
Jun 20, 2018 5:00 PM
May 07, 2018
Ohio Supreme Court
May 14, 2018
Valley Dale Ballroom
May 21, 2018
Central Ohio Economic Update
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
Jun 04, 2018
Jun 25, 2018 12:00 PM
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May 7, 2018
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
Ohio Supreme Court
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is the 10th chief justice and the first woman in Ohio history to lead the Ohio judicial branch.

Since she took office in 2011, Chief Justice O’Connor has led significant reforms and improvements in the Ohio judicial system, including improving access to justice by addressing the impact that court fines, fees, and bail practices have on economically disadvantaged communities, an issue she focuses on as co-chair of the National Task Force on Fees, Fines and Bail Practices. She also is president of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and chair of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Board of Directors.

In addition, in 2016, she started an effort to address the opiate/heroin epidemic by gathering legal experts and state court officials from nine surrounding states to determine ways to address the issue on a regional basis. She also established a task force to maintain public trust and confidence in grand juries, created a committee to examine the administration of the death penalty, and proposed improvements to strengthen judicial elections in Ohio.

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25 New members since July 1, 2017
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

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

Jennie Troendly
Macmillan Learning
Proposed by Tim Maghie

Derby Day Soiree 
                     ONLY 10 days left 'til the PARTY! 
                   Get your tickets before they run out!

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                                         MAY 5, 2018

Grange Audubon Nature Center
505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
2018 Exemplary Service Awards
In any given year, members of our club participate in more than 50 service efforts. These include service to our club, our community and communities around the world. No one person participates in all or even most of these projects, so none of us can know who is the person or persons that are really making all of these efforts a success. 
Members of our club lead these efforts, often working behind the scenes and not receiving recognition for the great work that they are doing. You can help us change that! You no doubt know one or more club members who are doing extraordinary work on behalf of our club and the people we serve. Take a few minutes to complete the nomination form for the Exemplary Sevice Awards to help us provide well deserved recognition to these great Rotarians. Supporting documentaion strengthens the nomination. Awards can be presented for volunteer efforts in each of Rotary's avenues of service, so several individuals can be recognized each year.
The Exemplary Service Awards is an annual program where we strive to recognize members of our club for the great volunteer work that they are doing. Nominations are due in to John O'Meara or Scott Brown by the end of the meeting (1:00) on May 21st. Past winners will be helping to determine this year's winners. We will be presenting these awards in June. The nomination forms are available at the sign in desk at Monday's meeting or can be downloaded by clicking here. We hope that you can help us identify the most deserving club members for these awards.

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.  
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.
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.   614-915-8149
International Evening with 6690 Rotary Youth Exchange Students

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
Building Peace

It's time to raft the river again.  Jim Tornes and Chris Henney have arranged to travel down the Big Darby again with Rotarians, friends and family.  The crew will leave on June 2, 2018.  Meet at 8:30 AM


Trapper John's Canoe Livery is again our host.  

7141 London Groveport Rd, Grove City, OH 43123


Prices (payable to Columbus Rotary):

$25 for Adults and older children

$ 5  for 6-12 year olds


A RELEASE FORM and PAYMENT will need to be completed by each participant prior to arrival for the event.

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
Leadership Day
Throwing footballs at the PE
Impromtu concert?

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Welcome to our Club!
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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Scott Brown