Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Boathouse at Confluence Park
Jul 10, 2017 11:00 AM
Franklinton Youth Park Clean up Version 2.0
Jul 29, 2017
Veteran's Mentoring Group Mtg
Sep 11, 2017 1:15 PM
Second Thursdays
MCL Cafeteria
Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM
3rd Annual Member brings a Guest Golf
Sarfari Golf Course
Sep 29, 2017 12:00 PM
Jul 10, 2017
Capital University
Jul 17, 2017
Annual visit to the Club
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
White Castle
Aug 14, 2017
The OSU Alumni Association
Aug 21, 2017
Lost Restaurants of Columbus
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July 10

Capital University
Dr. Elizabeth Paul, President
Capital University


On July 1, 2016, Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" L. Paul became the 16th president of Capital University, having served the last seven years as the senior academic officer at Stetson University in Central Florida.

As a national leader in higher education, Paul’s many accomplishments include redesigning financial and data infrastructure to support data-driven decision-making; introducing multiyear budgeting and planning models, and strategic enrollment management; growing diversity and inclusiveness; strengthening academic programs and university marketing strategy; and championing organizational culture change to connect and unite everyone to one university mission.

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Committees meeting this week
Program @ 11 AM
International Service @ 1:15 PM
Promotion @ 1:15 PM

Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
Backpacks for Fosters 2.0

Our Backpack for Foster program has returned this summer for a second go-round.  Amanda Bowen is heading up the effort and has a few new ideas that she will share soon.  In the meantime, student backpacks can be dropped of on Monday's at Rotary.  Monetary donations can be made as well.  If you have any questions contact

Currently there are six cases of wild polio type 1 in the world. This contrasts with 16 cases during the same period in 2016. Four cases are in Afghanistan and two in Pakistan.

At the recently concluded RI Convention, RI committed to raising $50 million each year over the next three years and Bill Gates announced that his Foundation will continue the two to one match of Rotary dollars. This means that PolioPlus would receive $450 million to fight polio over those three years. Also other national leaders at the Conference pledged funds for polio elimination. The total pledged including Rotary and Gates pledges was $1.2 billion. It is important that each club try to improve PolioPlus giving so we can reach the $50 million pledge and get the 2 to 1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Rotarian Jim Houk broke his leg recently.  It's slowed him down a bit, needing to keep the weight off of the leg, but he will be back soon.

Share your news with the rest of the Club.  Info sheets are available on Monday's or you can email Scott.
It is time to start thinking ahead to the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Canada June 23-27, 2018.  Toronto is a beautiful city and luckily for us, only a short drive from central Ohio; the average driving time is 6 1/2 hours.

The reason we are contacting you now about Toronto is to give you adequate time to take advantage of the Registration Fee, which is $335. Register today and don't forget to log into the accommodations section to secure your room.

You can register online at

Franklinton Youth Park Clean Up 2.0

Please join your Columbus Rotary family and friends this Saturday, July 29th at the Franklinton Youth Park located at Central Ave and Town St. We will clean the fence line and remove trash. All equipment will be provided just bring your favorite work gloves.

This is a great opportunity to participate and share with others the good that our club does in our community. Bring your neighbors, friends, prospective members, family and kids. We'll fire up the grill afterward and enjoy some burgers and dogs. Which means for those Rotarians that aren't up to "cleaning a fence line" we could still use your help cheering us on and also help with other important things like manning the coolers and grill.

This is what Rotary is all about. Please make every effort to participate. Thank you all in advance, TheCRCSC (The Columbus Rotary Community Service Committee) 

(Please direct any questions or concerns via email to or text/call to 614-300-0833.)

Date: 07/29/2017 (Sat.)

Location: Franklinton Youth Park


Our Third Annual Member Guest Golf Invitational is set for Friday, September 29 at the Safari Golf Club.
It includes a dinner and awards for $70 per person.
This gathering is designed to provide an opportunity for our members to bring guests to experience Columbus Rotary fun and fellowship in person. Even without golf there will be dinner and camaraderie.  You can join us for a meal if you don't want to golf!
It has proven itself as a wonderful way to expose people you think would benefit from being associated within our Club. Membership has its privileges and this is but one of them.
Watch for a sign up table on Monday's.  Members will help register both you and your guests for the golf. They can also help with pairings if need be.
Thanks for participating in this opportunity to continue our upward momentum.
Experience Columbus Rotary-Its your Club

We are fortunate to have numerous projects, activities and events in Columbus Rotary.  And we like to talk about them all on Monday's. Having timely information about these activities, and any announcements, has become a bit difficult to manage of late due to members calling the office late on Friday, over the weekend, or when they arrive at Rotary, needing time on the agenda.

Starting now and as we move into the new Rotary Year on July 1 a new "policy" has been implemented by staff.  If you have an announcement, spotlight, video, PowerPoint, et. al. to be presented at the next Monday Rotary meeting; all information must arrive to the Executive Director by close of business Thursday prior to any meeting.  If your material, or request, arrives later than Thursday EOB the staff reserves the right to delay the presentation to the next available date.  

This will allow the agenda to be completed on Friday.  It will allow any electronic media to be loaded and tested before the meeting.  It will allow the Executive Director to focus on the speaker and new members.  Finally, the meetings will run more smoothly.  

Thank you for your understanding.    

Changing of the Guard 2017


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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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