​Monday, January 25, 2016  

"Habitat for Humanity MidOhio"
EJ Thomas, President & CEO

E.J. Thomas brings a wealth of experience to bear on his work as CEO of Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio. His policy acumen paired with his ability to build consensus as a leader kept the organization afloat through the recession.

“I’m very proud of the team here for what they’ve been able to accomplish. We’ve gone from an affiliate that was in trouble to being one of the top 50 in the country,” says Thomas from his office, which is furnished with Habitat ReStore items and always has an open door.

Today, Habitat-MidOhio is growing, having merged the Licking County branch into the MidOhio operation. Thomas serves on the U.S. Council of Habitat International, where he plays a role in making policy for the organization’s 1,553 affiliates and advocates for Habitat on Capitol Hill.

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action
Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Committee Meetings, January 25, 2016

Adopt A School @ 1:15 PM
Enterprise Academy @ 1:15 PM
SAS FAIR @ 1:15 PM
Scholarship @ 1:15 PM
Vocational Services @ 1:15 PM

Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
Do not meet in our luncheon room if at all possible.     

Make this Your Perfect Year!

This week we honored those Rotarians who achieved either Perfect Attendance and/or 52 Touchpoints in the Rotary Year 2014-15.  At the weekly meeting 23 members received their special Rotary lapel pin indicating the number of years they have achieved perfect attendance, while three members received certificates for earning at least 52 Touchpoints.  This included recognition for Bill Blaine who received his pin for 40 years of perfect attendance.
Although in recent years, attendance mandates have become a little more relaxed, honoring perfect attendance is still one of our most time-tested and significant awards.  Members achieving perfect attendance have truly engaged in the Club and have experienced the full measure of being a Columbus Rotarian.  Quoting Hugo Trux, who was honored for 25 years of perfect attendance, “it’s all in what you want to get out of your Rotary experience.” 
To encourage perfect attendance and engagement, President Tricia announced that for the remainder of this Rotary year, we will double credits for attendance and Touchpoints from January – June, 2016.
As a reminder, to achieve Perfect Attendance recognition, members either attend every Monday lunch or do make-ups by way of:
  • Attending another Rotary Club meeting and returning the make-up slip from that Club.
  • Attending a committee or board meeting outside the Monday lunch and letting the Office know by email.
  • Participating in a service project and letting the office know by email. 
Also as a reminder, the Touchpoints system was established to recognize those who, although they may not have achieved Perfect Attendance, have been highly engaged in the Club.  These honors are given for those who achieve annually 52 Touchpoints.  (For the remainder of this year, those points will be doubled as well.)  Touchpoints are earned when a member:
  • Attends a club or committee meeting
  • Attends a social event
  • Attends a make-up meeting at another Club
  • Participates in a service project
  • Chairs a committee
  • Contributes at least $250 to the Club or other Rotary International fund
  • Sponsor a new member
Touchpoints are self-reported by clicking in the upper right corner of the Club’s Web site at

 The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.

The wife of PP & PDG Nelson FrenchEmagean (Emmy) French died December 25 at Kobacker House Hospice.  A Service of Memory will be held on January 30, 2016 at the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel.

Scott Whitlock's wife, Marta, had an unplanned surgery recently.  Everything was successful, but Scott has been on nursing duty and will miss some Rotary meetings. 

We need volunteers and donations!

Join us for Food, Fellowship, and Service on Thursday, February 11
th at 6:00pm as The Columbus Rotary puts together care packages for Columbus homeless adults. Our evening will begin with assembly at 6PM, followed by dinner at the Columbus Ale House. Donations of small dry goods, winter clothing, and travel hygiene products are needed more than ever! Drop your donations off at each Monday Meeting beside the check-in table and make sure to sign up on the volunteer sheet. We’re going to have a great time serving a great cause. Let Alexis Evans know if you have any questions or can help.  
Ken Smith
Neace Lukens
Proposed by Anish Doshi
Classification:  Insurance / P&C
Tom Nocar
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
Former member
Classification: Legal / Construction
Jan 25, 2016
Feb 01, 2016
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
Feb 22, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
Mar 07, 2016
Mar 14, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Student Service Above Self Fair Committee Meeting
Feb 01, 2016 1:15 PM
International Service presentation - CGWE
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Feb 08, 2016 1:15 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Feb 10, 2016 5:30 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 09, 2016 5:30 PM
International Service presentation - Free to Smile
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 14, 2016 1:15 PM
International Service presentation - Rafiki
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 11, 2016 1:15 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 13, 2016 5:30 PM
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past Prtesident
Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
TRF Chair
Executive Director

Club Information
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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