March 2, 2015

"Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine-Dublin Campus"
Rick Studer, Project Coordinator and guests

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to the development of our regional extension campus in central Ohio, we have the many medical education, research and community service initiatives that we will launch as part of our historic $105 million Osteopathic Heritage Foundations gift. We also have expanding partnerships and collaborations on the horizon, as well as many other changes that make this an extremely exciting and important time in the history of this college.

The transformational changes we’re working on today build on a decade of dramatic transition and expansion for our college. Twice as many applicants now apply to OU-HCOM, and students’ GPAs and test scores have risen dramatically. Our entering class has grown by 40 percent while the number of partners in our consortium of teaching hospitals and clinical faculty has more than doubled. That consortium, called the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE), is widely recognized as one of the premier clinical training systems in the nation. Meanwhile, our faculty members have gained national recognition for their research efforts, and their discoveries have saved countless lives. 

Join us at noon on Mondays at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action
Committee Meetings, March 2, 2015
Investment Committee @ 11:00
Program Committee @ 11:00

International Service Committee @ 1:15
Membership Committee @ 1:15
Please let the office know if you committee plans not to meet or has changed its schedule.
I am very happy to update you all on the Rotary Homeless Outreach Program. We had assembly night this past Friday and I am overjoyed to announce that we reached our goal of 100 care packages, with a total of 103. We had a great assembly line going and were able to build all the care packages within an hour!
We have collected $334.00 towards this service opportunity, which will go towards the purchase of extra gloves, hand warmers, and documentation services from James Cline Studios; who will be riding along with us this week. Thank you to all of those who have donated, we could not have this without you.
As a reminder, distribution is coming this Thursday beginning at 3:30 pm and going until 8:00 pm. Each distribution stop is about a half hour long, and you can choose to assist at as many or as few stops as you like. Lists of the distribution sites are available at the Rotary Office or by contacting Alexis Evans.
A note on safety: this can be a volatile group of individuals, so for those of you who will be distributing make sure not to bring any cash, and keep all physical contact to passing out the care packages and handshakes only.
If anyone has any last minute questions or donations, please contact Alexis Evans at 614-446-0784.

On March 9 your Rotary lunch will be held at another location and that location is up to you.  Various hosts have volunteered to feed you at their place of business.  You'll learn about the host business  and maybe get a tour.  Your choices are below.  Sign up at our next meeting to get on the list for this annual event.





Executive Coaching with
Ken Ackerman & John Cunningham
At the Rotary Office

Columbus Rotary has sponsored and hosted the Homeless Family Foundation Dowd Center Olympics for a number of years.  This is an opportunity for the children served by the Foundation to spend a day at the Center competing at games and other skills. 
The time has come to host the Olympics again and we are in need of VOLUNTEERS.  The event will be held at the Foundation’s 33 N. Grubb Street location on Sat., Mar. 7, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This year, more than 75 kids are expected, ranging from ages 6-14 so we need a lot of help. 

Bring your friends and family and join this great event.  If you can't be there the entire time that's OK.  We will fit you in when you are available.    

All volunteers are welcome!  Contact David Zid ( or the club office to get involved.

It is February, and the Arnold Sports Festival will soon be upon us. 
Colleagues -
One of the singular events in the Columbus Rotary scholarship year is the awarding of scholarships to deserving young people pursuing a variety of sports venues.  These young people have chosen to match their commitment to academic excellence with dedication and prowess in their sport-of-choice.  It is always a pleasure to see the determination to succeed and the commitment they bring to "being the best they can possibly be" - - in all walks of life. 
Columbus Rotary is indeed proud to help recognize their achievements,
their ambition, their talent and their vision. 
Columbus Rotarians are needed to assist with scholarship presentations at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival taking place March 5th - 8th. Rotarians will assist Arnold Schwarzenegger with the scholarship presentation and have their photo taken with Arnold and the scholarship awardee.  Each Rotarian representing the Club will receive complementary admission tickets for the Festival.
A sign-up sheet is available for the various venues.  While a minimum of one Rotarian for each venue is needed, Rotarian Liz Green has asssured me that more than 1 Rotarian at each venue would be most welcome.  So, please feel free to indicate your interest in representing our Club by e-mailing Liz ( and me (

The Derby Day Acquisition Committee needs your help!  We are planning BIG things for our May 2 Derby Day Soiree and we need your help!  To meet our $22,000 goal for this year's Soiree we are looking for BIG ticket items; Condos, Time Shares, Car usage, Event Passes, Etc.  Let your imagination run like the horses.  There are materials available to help you describe the event and Rotary.  Please look at your network and "Get your ASK in gear", to quote a button that Scott wears.  The sooner we start to ask, the better!  Report your auction items at the Derby Day table at each meeting.    
Recently, Board Director Rich Ramsey took to the Monday podium.  Rich mentioned that we would try to be logical in our approach to new corporate members.  For instance we have the Conway Center for Family Business and some great family owned businesses like Schoedinger, Inc., but we don't have 31 Gifts or Continental Real Estate.  We have New member Mark Fleming and the fastest growing company in Columbus in Signature Closings, but we don't have other fast growers like Cover My Meds or Champion Real Estate Services.  Finally we are targeting some great downtown companies that would benefit from being a member of Columbus Rotary; specifically Nationwide, AEP, Huntington, Diamond Hill Investments and Vorys.
If anyone has contacts in these organizations and would be willing to make an introduction, they should contact Rich Ramsey who would be happy to be part of a meeting to discuss the merits of corporate membership in Columbus Rotary.
You've seen the cameras.  You missed a meeting.  Now watch and see what you missed.  Check out Columbus Rotary's You Tube page for videos of our weekly speakers. There is a link on the front page of the website or click on the image here.      
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Upcoming Events
Foundation Board Meeting
Feb 26, 2015 8:00 AM
First Fridays
Athletic Club of Columbus
Mar 06, 2015 12:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Mar 09, 2015 11:00 AM
Rotary Euchre
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 11, 2015 5:30 PM
All Ohio PETS
Mar 13, 2015 – Mar 15, 2015
Club Board Meeting
Rotary Club Office
Mar 18, 2015 5:00 PM
Foundation Board Meeting
Mar 19, 2015 8:00 AM
First Fridays
Athletic Club of Columbus
Apr 03, 2015 12:00 PM
Rotary Euchre
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 08, 2015 5:30 PM
District Assembly
Apr 12, 2015
Club Board Meeting
Rotary Club Office
Apr 15, 2015 5:25 PM
Executives & Directors
1st Vice President
Immediate Past Prtesident
2nd Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Club Foundation President
TRF Chair
Executive Director