"The Dispatch" Editor Alan Miller
Stephen Zonars: VP, Sales
Editor - The Columbus Dispatch
Alan Miller started at The Dispatch as a reporter in the Newark bureau in 1984 and has covered regional news, urban affairs, Columbus City Hall, and higher education. He was an assistant city editor, state editor and assistant managing editor before becoming managing editor in 2004. He previously worked at The Repository in Canton, The Daily Record in Wooster and the Orrville Courier-Crescent.
Miller is a member of the professional advisory board for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He teaches journalism at Denison University in Granville. He has a bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Ohio University. In his spare time, he mends fences, cuts hay and picks apples at his family’s Ohio Amish country farm – land that has been in his family for about 200 years. He and his wife, Kris, have three adult daughters.
------------- Stephen Zonars VP, Sales - The Columbus Dispatch & GM, Dispatch Consumer Shows
Stephen is a 23-year-veteran of the Dispatch, and has previously run ThisWeek Community Media and Dispatch Consumer Services.
Zonars is credited with growing attendance of Dispatch consumer shows more than 250% and creating new strategies that help optimize the customer and vendor experience.Prior to his work with Dispatch Consumer Shows, Zonars held leadership positions with ThisWeek Community Media, the Customer Relationship Manager Center, Dispatch Consumer Services, AmeriFlora ‘92 and AT&T.
Zonars is a graduate of Kenyon College. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Salvation Army of Central Ohio. Zonars also founded the Invention Convention, which awards more than $25,000 in annual college scholarships. He lives in Dublin with his wife, Patti.
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THANK YOU to the... 144 ColumbusRotarians and friends who have PLEDGED $52,206.
Each year we endeavor to attain 100% participation from our membership for our annual services campaign. As of press time just 48% of our members have contributed to the campaign this year. Though a substantial number of gifts have been made in the $365 and greater range, we have accepted a gift of $10. Every dollar counts in our campaign and each contribution counts toward our participation rate.
Now is the the time to Get It Done for Rotary. To help us to reach our $70,000 goal. To reach 100% participation. To not receive a phone call asking for your contribution.
Each program, student, and individual that we serve needs your help. A successful campaign leads to continued support of our ongoing projects. Without this support, difficult decisions will need to me made regarding which programs to fund next year.
These 5 members have been nominated for a seat on the Columbus Rotary Club Board of Directors. Club elections will be held prior to our meeting on Dec. 21, 2015. you may vote for up to 3 nominees. The 3 individuals receiving the most votes will be elected to the Club board. Their terms of office will run from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.
Absentee ballots will be accepted by the club office in writing or by email until 5:00 PM on Friday, December 18, 2015. Written ballots must be signed by the member.
One of the benefits of volunteering at the Kids N Kamp Holiday Party is a realization of how fortunate and blessed that you are after seeing so many children and their families that are fighting cancer. You can help these children in a variety of ways by giving just a few hours of your time. You can work in a variety of places such as the Santa Shop, games, bingo, and gift wrapping.
The party is December 6that the Eastland Career and Technical Schools, 4465 S Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH 43125. The school is just past the entrance to Ricart’s . Please arrive by 1:30 PM and work anytime up until about 5 PM. Contact John Martin, 614-578-3598 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org so we can give your name to the KNK volunteer coordinator.
Columbus Rotary will assist the Salvation Army by ringing Red Kettle Bells at 2 Blue Jackets games again this year. Volunteers should arrive at the Nationwide Arena Tim Horton's at 5:15 pm the evening of the scheduled game and we will wrap up by 7:15 pm. We need 4-8+ volunteers per game! The dates to set aside are November 27 and December 4.
Check the back table on Monday for sign up sheets!
President Tricia has talked to the membership since she took office about promoting the "swagger" of Columbus Rotary. Have you told anyone this week about the great things we do? Or invited someone to join you at lunch or at one of our events?
We have had 11 new members join us since July that were attracted by all we do and by who we are. (their pictures can be found on the new member board on Monday's). Welcome Stewart Gbenpelle, Mimi Tadesse, Lori Damron, Jon Mallory, Laura Weeks, Pablo Vegas, Renee Shumate, Clarence Mingo, Dennis Hetzel, Jim Duzan, and Halle Runion.