February 16, 2015


The Club is not meeting on February 16 in honor of President's Day.  

Join us at noon on Mondays at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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James Salvino, age 77, of Dublin, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. He was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. Jim and his family moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1976 where he became the Founder/Owner of Dictation Office Products Company (DOPCO) which he ran and operated for 25 years. He has also been a major member of the Columbus community. 

Jim joined Columbus Rotary in February 1989. He was an active member during his 26 years. Jim held numerous committee assignments throughout his Rotary involvement, but his passion was always with the Membership Committee and New Member Training Committee. He was honored as the Rotarian of the Year in 2003. Served on the Board Directors from 2007 to 2010. Most recently Jim received the 2013 Rotary Exemplary Service Award for Vocational Service. This award was presented for his creation of a Veteran Mentoring Program at The Ohio State University with the University's Office of Military and Veteran Services. Jim was a Cap Ingalls Associate and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He was a Master Judge for the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) which kept him close to one of his passions, Corvettes. Jim was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church where he was an active servant of the Parish. 

Most important to Jim was his family. His favorite time of the year was spent at the beach with his grandchildren. 

Preceded in death by his parents, Valentine and Rose Salvino. Jim will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Dawn Salvino; daughters, Chris (Ray) Garcia, Theresa Salvino (Larry Breech), and Jennifer (Kevin) Feeney; son, Mike (Denise) Salvino; grandchildren, Megan Feeney and Matthew, Mitchell, and Morgan Salvino; sister, Geraldine (Mike) Smith; sister-in-laws, Carol Salvino and Sylvia Furlow; and brother-in-law, Ed (Bernie) Ondak. 

Family will receive friends Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St., Worthington (Just south of I-270). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Rd., Columbus, Fr. Mark S. Summers, Celebrant. Private burial in Resurrection Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions can be made to The Columbus Rotary Foundation, 1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to The Salvino Family-Accenture Brain Cancer Research Fund at the Ohio State University, which was created in his honor.
Committee Meetings, February 16, 2015

Please let the office know if you committee plans not to meet or has changed its schedule.
What are Vocational Lunches?  

On March 9 your Rotary lunch will be held at another location and that location is up to you.  Various hosts have volunteered to feed you at their place of business.  You'll learn about the host business  and maybe get a tour.  Your choices are below.  Sign up at our next meeting to get on the list for this annual event.








Executive Coaching with
Ken Ackerman & John Cunningham
A Memorial Service will be held at the Columbus Zoo on Saturday, February 21st in the Activity Pavilion starting at 4:30 p.m.  This will be a celebration of Bob's life.  There will be music, food and more. 

Nine years after bungee-jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi River, Robert S. Mauck, age 90, passed away on December 13, 2014 with his son, Andy, at his side. Five weeks after losing his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Long Mauck, Bob was ready to go and he did. He and Evelyn spent much of the last 25 years traveling the world and Bob's photographs from their adventures adorn many a central Ohio wall. A 1942 graduate of North High School, Bob went on to Ohio Wesleyan University ('48) where he met Evelyn upon his return from World War II. He often recalled meeting her that first day back at OWU, as he stood in line to enroll in classes, still in uniform. It was the uniform of a navigator in the 9th Army Air Force Command in Europe. He earned the Air Medal with 7 campaign stars ranging from North Africa to D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he remained in the newly formed Air Force reserves, reaching the rank of major before stepping
down to concentrate on his family and his business. He ran the Medical Bureau and Professional Practice Management for over 20 years before retiring in 1987. An active member of Columbus Rotary, Bob attended his last meeting not two weeks before he died. His spirited devotion to his alma mater and to Beta Theta Pi remained strong throughout his life. Bob served as a board member and community volunteer for the Columbus Zoo and is the Bob in the Zoo's Bob and Evelyn's Roadhouse exhibit. As his health failed over the last year, he took some pride in the fact that he had played three games of squash on his 90th birthday. It was part and parcel of a physically vigorous life that included finishing second to Harrison Dillard when Dillard tied the world high hurdles record in 1948. Bob would pause at that point in the story, smile, then add that he was just clearing the final hurdle when Dillard crossed the finish line. He and Evelyn skied every year of their marriage well into their late 70s. It was a full life together and, all in all, they weren't sorry they went. Once she was gone, life just wasn't the same and he joined her this week. His children will remember his generosity, his integrity, and the amazement he showed whenever they did well. They are now on their own. 
Rotary HOP is a new service opportunity for Columbus Rotary and other partners that will provide direct aid to Columbus Homeless adults during the coldest months of the winter by producing lightweight care packages that will be distributed to area Homeless. Columbus Rotary welcomes all Service Partners who wish to contribute to this great opportunity to serve. Columbus Rotary members and Service Partners will be given multiple avenues to serve including donating items, assembling care packages, and working on the streets to distribute care packages.
Care Package Items Needed:
                 Gallon– size Ziploc bags with the slide zipper on top
                 New Socks
                 Travel sized soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, lotions etc.
                 Feminine hygiene products
                 Disposable Razors
                 Hand warmers
                 Dried foods
*Anything small, lightweight, and might be useful to someone just trying to stay warm or fed or alive in these cold winter months.
*Non-alcoholic travel mouthwash
Cold weather clothing
Donations will be collected January 13th through February 19th.
Donations can be dropped off at the weekly Columbus Rotary meeting; Monday’s at noon at The Boathouse at Confluence Park.
Donations can also be dropped off at Manifest Solutions: 2035 Riverside Drive. About 4 miles north of the Boathouse on Riverside Drive, attention Alexis Evans
Recently, Board Director Rich Ramsey took to the Monday podium.  Rich mentioned that we would try to be logical in our approach to new corporate members.  For instance we have the Conway Center for Family Business and some great family owned businesses like Schoedinger, Inc., but we don't have 31 Gifts or Continental Real Estate.  We have New member Mark Fleming and the fastest growing company in Columbus in Signature Closings, but we don't have other fast growers like Cover My Meds or Champion Real Estate Services.  Finally we are targeting some great downtown companies that would benefit from being a member of Columbus Rotary; specifically Nationwide, AEP, Huntington, Diamond Hill Investments and Vorys.
If anyone has contacts in these organizations and would be willing to make an introduction, they should contact Rich Ramsey who would be happy to be part of a meeting to discuss the merits of corporate membership in Columbus Rotary.
You've seen the cameras.  You missed a meeting.  Now watch and see what you missed.  Check out Columbus Rotary's You Tube page for videos of our weekly speakers. There is a link on the front page of the website or click on the image here.      

Hello Rotarians,
My name is Myron Goldsmith, and I am the new intern at Columbus Rotary. Recently graduating from St. Francis DeSales High School, I am currently a freshman at Capital University majoring in Communication Studies with aspirations of becoming a Marketing Director for a non-profit organization. Outside of the classroom, I dedicate the majority of my time to throwing on Capital's Track & Field Team.
Previously, I have held two internships involving marketing, communications, and journalism. My skills include data management, drafting, writing, editing and social media management. While improving these skills at Columbus Rotary, I hope to develop new ones while meeting new people and building new relationships. I look forward to working with Scott and getting to know many of the Rotarians. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!
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