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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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OUR LUNCH and PROGRAM
February 4, 2019


Clarence Mingo


Connect    Inspire    Transform
 
NOTE FROM PRESIDENT CALLOWAY
Note from President Calloway
Dear Fellow Columbus Rotarians:
 
It is almost ground hog day and I forget do we want him to see his shadow or not because I want less winter, how about you?
 
Stay warm today in our arctic chilly weather in beautiful Columbus.
 
On Monday, we had a fabulous presentation about CAPA by their President and CEO of the last two years.
 
He has worked for CAPA for twenty years.  You can watch it via our link.
 
We officially introduced and welcomed new members: Michelle Roseberry and Stefan Walliser.
 
They gave their own self introductions too.
 
 We join Rotary initially for maybe one reason but over time the more one participates the more they leverage the experience of being a Rotarian: Networking, Service, Mentoring, Fellowship and Fun too or in your own order as you will.
 
Please introduce yourself to our new members with the large badges to help everyone recognize them as new members and invite them to become engaged.
 
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2021 President Elected
At the Columbus Rotary Board meeting on January 16 Amanda Bowen was elected to serve as President in Rotary Year 2021-2022.  Amanda will begin her term on July 1, 2019 as Vice President.  She will follow President Elect John O'Meara and VP Chip Chapman.  Amanda is only the 5th woman to serve as President in the Club's 107 year history, and 32 years since women joined the membership roles.  Amanda also has the distinction of being the youngest woman elected and the second youngest President in recent Club history.  Mike Schoedinger holds that honor, holding the gavel when he was 36.  
A LITTLE TWITTER LOVE
On Jan 24th 13 Rotarians helped to make and serve breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House.  We made their twitter feed with a picture and comment.
WARRIOR FIT CLUB
One of Eastmoor High School's community service projects is the Warrior Fit Club. Teacher-Club Advisor Ms. Green and a cadre of her students are committed to spreading the values of exercise and healthy eating to fellow students, families and to a local senior center. The Fit Club told Rick Studer it could really use a variety of fitness equipment items. Rick contacted Mr. Fitness, Dave Zid. Result---Dave met with the Fit Club to donate equipment and guide them through various exercises. Dave committed to meet regularly with the Club and to bring additional equipment. Check out this video to see Dave in action. Bravo Dave.
VIDEO LINK

Video Credit (and any constructive comments) to Rick Studer
COMMITTEE IN NEED OF MEMBERS
Looking for members to join the Membership Committee!!
  • We will be responsible for onboarding and connecting new members.
  • Help new members learn about Rotary and find their place in all we have to offer.
  • Work on engagement and retention efforts.
  • Have fun while doing all of this!
  • Members include: Dana Vogelmeier, Kathleen Lch, and Amanda Bowen - Join us to help share Rotary with others!
  • Contact Dana at dana@vogelmeierconsulting.com
  • We'll meet at the best time for most and possibly through Zoom so we can be efficient with our time!
2019-20 presidential theme
 
Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. A member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, Maloney unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary‚Äôs annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA.
Last Week's speaker 
OPERA COLUMBUS

We were fortunate to hear from Opera Columbus Executive Director on January 7.  See her presentation HERE.
PARTING SHOT

 

 
Speakers
Feb 04, 2019
Former Franklin County Auditor
Feb 11, 2019
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Feb 18, 2019
President's Day holiday
Feb 25, 2019
Mar 04, 2019
Mar 11, 2019
Indianapolis 500 and the Motor Speedway
Mar 25, 2019
Cleveland Fed
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Upcoming Events
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Feb 01, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Youth Exchange Committee Mtg
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Feb 11, 2019 1:15 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Feb 13, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Franklin County Dog Shelter
4340 Tamarack Blvd
Feb 24, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Building Peace Across DIfferences
St Stephens Community House
Feb 24, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Feb 25, 2019
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Mar 01, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Visit to Rafiki Orphanage, Kenya
Mar 05, 2019 – Mar 14, 2019
 
Youth Exchange Committee Mtg
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 11, 2019 1:15 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Mar 13, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Vice President
 
Club Director / Vice President Elect
 
Immediate Past President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Club Director
 
Club Director
 
Club Director
 
Club Director
 
Club Director
 
Club Director
 
Club Director
 
Club Director
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation President
 
Foundation VP Finance / Treasurer
 
Foundation VP of Investments
 
Foundation Past President
 
Foundation Director
 
Foundation Director
 
Foundation Director
 
Foundation Director
 
Foundation Director
 
Foundation Director
 
Foundation Director
 
Foundation Director
 
Membership Chair
 
Executive Director
 
Sergeant-at-Arms