Along with our upcoming service and social activities there are several annual events coming up.  Mark you calendars to attend our meetings that day.  
Dec. 7 ~ Rotarian of the Year Award

Dec. 13~Annual Zoo Outing (no meeting on Dec. 14)

Dec. 21~Board of Directors Election and Annual Meeting

Jan. 4 ~ Perfect Attendance Awards 
​Monday, November 30, 2015

"The Dispatch"
Editor Alan Miller  
Stephen Zonars: VP, Sales
Alan Miller
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.

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
RSVP REQUIRED - Sign up with Scott Brown Today!
$16 Adults / $8 Children
Monday pricing and upgrades apply for Rotarians
example: Coffee Only/Meeting Fee = $10 upgrade for the member)

THANK YOU to the...
144 Columbus Rotarians 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.  


Columbus Rotary
1225 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
Larry Anderson, Jim Bishop,

John MariottiNancy Trux
and Scott 
Between now and the end of the year there are numerous ways to interact with fellow club members and the community.  Even if you can't make our Monday meeting, you can find us many other places.
Nov.  27 Join our annual traditional of ringing bells for the Salvation Army at the Columbus Blue Jackets Game.  5:30 p.m.  Sign up on Monday’s

Dec. 4    Rotary First Fridays at the Athletic Club. Noon  Sign up with Jim Bishop.

Dec. 4    Join our annual traditional of ringing bells for the Salvation Army at the Columbus Blue Jackets Game.  5:30 p.m.  Sign up on Monday’s
Dec. 6    Kids ‘n Kamp Holiday Party for Children at Eastland Career Center.  2:00 p.m. Sign up with John Martin

Dec. 8    Colerain Elementary Gift Wrapping, 499 E Weisheimer Rd., Columbus 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 9    Euchre at the Boat House.  5:30 p.m.  — Sign up with Bob Lash
Dec. 13  Columbus Rotary at the ZOO — RSVP’s required.  This event has become a family favorite.  Food, fun, animals, Wildlights…..

Dec. 18   Join Rotarians in our 95th year as we assist Colerain Elementary students to unwrap presents brought to them by Santa.  Christmas Party@ 8:30 a.m., 499 E Weisheimer Rd, Columbus

Dec. 28  No Weekly Meeting!
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), 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 w
e 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. 


When is the last time you were at the Columbus Rotary Obstacle Course and Running Track?  No worries - in the attached video you can get an understanding of what we built and why it's so popular.  
Committee Meetings, November 30, 2015
Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
Do not meet in our luncheon room if at all possible.     

Scott Brown, Mike Smith & Mark Bober enjoy a Woods & Water event
Nov 30, 2015
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
Jan 04, 2016
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 18, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena
Nov 27, 2015 5:30 PM
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Dec 04, 2015 12:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena
Dec 04, 2015 5:30 PM
Kids 'N Kamp Holiday Party
Eastland Career Center
Dec 06, 2015
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotarian of the Year Award Ceremony
Dec 07, 2015 12:00 PM
Colerain Elementary Gift Wrapping
Colerain Elementary School
Dec 08, 2015 4:30 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Dec 09, 2015 5:30 PM
Rotary Christmas Party - ZOO
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Dec 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Colerain Elementary Christmas Party
Colerain Elementary School
Dec 18, 2015 8:30 AM
Annual Election for the Board of Directors
Dec 21, 2015 12:00 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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