Membership Newsletter
November 4, 2019

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. 
3rd Thursday Reminder
Fellowship. Networking. Breakfast. Fun.
3rd Thursday of each month at The OSU Golf Course Clubhouse
7:30 AM - OPEN to all!

November 25, 2019

Devray Kirkland, Chief Diversity Officer
Cardinal Health

Devray Kirkland is the vice president, Diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer for Cardinal Health, a $121 billion company with over 49,000 employees in 60 countries. His key responsibilities include the development and implementation of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide diversity strategy through related programs, initiatives and projects. He also provides direction to business segments on tactical programs and systems related to attracting, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce, while establishing an inclusive work environment in the support of Cardinal Health’s corporate values, policies and practices. His involvement was key in the development of the internal Diversity and Inclusion Council and employee resource groups.  


Your Annual Campaign
Are you the missing piece?   Our goal is $90,000 and we aren't there just yet.   

To date only 152 of our 252 Rotarians have donated $77,700 toward OUR GOAL That's only 60% participation and we want 100%. 
Therefore, we've started making phone calls and writing letters to all those from whom we've yet to hear. You can donate online today here.  Look for the Donate button.  This also allows you to schedule monthly payments.   You may also pledge or donate at at a meeting, or by sending a note to Scott Brown.  
Help for Linden Students
Bring as many hats and gloves as you can to the Rotary meeting November 18th! 
Wouldn’t it be great if every Linden child 5-11 years old had a hat and gloves? You can help.
Rotarians have the opportunity to make sure elementary school children (Linden STEM & East Linden) will be warm as they walk to school. 
  • The month of November is Hats, Gloves & Scarves month!
  • Let’s meet the goal—400!
  • Check out READ MORE for additional details
Questions to Nancy Trux
Each year Columbus Rotary delivers 5000 student dictionaries to all of the 3rd graders in Columbus Public Schools.  This is not a simple drop the boxes off at the school office and leave, but it encourages the Rotarian to spend a few minutes in each classroom.  This task is accomplished with the help of members and 4 other clubs.

If you've signed up to deliver these books that include, civics lessons, mathematics, science, sign language, and more they are ready for you to pick up.  Do so between 8 and 5 at 950 Michigan Avenue.  No need to call the Club office before hand, if Scott's not around one of Chip Chapman's staffers can direct you to the pile
Please help over 400 children shop for gifts for their family members in the Columbus Rotary sponsored Santa Shop. Help put a smile on the face of these children that have been impacted by cancer at the Kids N Kamp Holiday Party, Sunday, Dec. 8th from 2-4:30 PM.

It's held at the Eastland Career Center, 
4465 S Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH 43125

SIGN UP by contacting John Martin, or 614-578-3598.
Who did you invite today?
Help us reach our goal of 1 new member a week throughout the year!
Total active membership = 252    New members since July 1 = 14

See "Read More" for all our new members.  

Want to ring bells for the Salvation
Columbus Blue Jackets Game   
Each year we help the Salvation Army of Central Ohio ring bells.  Recently these efforts have focused on surrounding Nationwide Arena when the CBJ is in town.  This year our efforts will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 5:30 - 7:30pm
JoAnne and John are looking for a few more helpers, so sign up on Mondays.  Please meet in the area in front of the Tim Horton’s Restaurant on the west side of the Blue Jackets Arena at 5:30pm.  **Wear weather appropriate clothing.
JoAnne Schorsten      John Easton
614.805.2557               614.406.2356 
 It's not many times in our 107 year history that we can say, "Join us for our 99th effort".  Colerain Elementary School's Christmas Party is our oldest service project.  Assisting the orthopedically impaired students in Columbus led us to starting an organization now known as Easter Seals.  Join us on December 20th at 9:00 AM as we welcome every student of the school, help them meet Santa, and assist some students with their presents.  Sign ups will start on Monday, November 18 at Rotary.

Friends, Family, and others are all welcome.    
What a picture!
Dictionaries Delivered!  Thanks Calloway and Mimi!
Nov 25, 2019
Cardinal Health, Chief Diversity Officer
Dec 02, 2019
How Columbus became Capital of Ohio
Dec 09, 2019
Transforming Lives and Generations
Dec 16, 2019
The 100 years of WOSU
Jan 06, 2020
Alvis Overview
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Upcoming Events
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Nov 25, 2019
International Service Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Nov 25, 2019 1:15 PM
Kids N Kamp Holiday Party
Eastland Career Center
Dec 08, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Rock & Roll Holiday Party
The Point on the Park
Dec 08, 2019 5:00 PM
Peace Builders Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Dec 16, 2019 1:15 PM
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Club Information
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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