​Monday, February 8, 2016  

"Ohio's Algae problems and the impact on Farming"
A panel discussion moderated by Dale Minyo, Ohio AgNet Broadcaster

In recent years severe algae problems have returned to Ohio's waterways, including shutting down the City of Toledo water system.  The panel will discuss what Ohio's agricultural community is and has been doing to negate the run off of chemicals that lead to algae production and how that has affected farming in the state.

Our panelists are:

·         Karl Gebhardt, Deputy Director for Water Resources, Ohio EPA

·         Dr. Larry Antosch, Senior Director of policy development and environmental policy, Ohio Farm Bureau

·         Ken Ruprecht  Long Time Dairy Farmer who also serves on the local Soil and Water Conservation Board from Knox County

·         Terry McClure Soybean Farmer, VP Ohio Soybean Council and member of Ohio Nature Conservancy board from Paulding County

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, February 8, 2016

Retention Committee @ 11:30 AM

Development @ 1:30 PM
International Service@ 1:15 PM
Membership @ 1:15 PM
Youth Exchange @ 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.     


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

Rotarian Kathleen Lach Rowan's father Ralph D. Lach (former Club member) passed away peacefully at his home on January 22, 2016, in the presence of his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara, and their eight children.  A funeral mass and a celebration of Ralph’s life are planned for Saturday, March 5, 2016.  

Rotarian Diane Lease's father made it through 8.5 hours of surgery to remove 4 tumors from his brain on January 20th. He will need some radiation treatments and therapy.  By the 22nd he was up and walking and reports are that his therapy is going well.  


President Tricia urged everyone recently to share their news with your Rotary Family.  Good or bad we want to be able to share that news with the entire Club.  Let Scott know about your news to be shared here.  

Joe Davis has a new address and phone number
1802 Riverside Drive, Apt 2126
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Congratulations to Scott Barber, Rob Erney and Grainger McKinney who are all expectant grandfathers.
Thanks to the following for sponsoring the speaker gifts through March.
~CTL Engineering
~Sparkafire Communications
~Jack Kennedy
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 at the club offices, 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.  
Five Avenues of Service Training
District Assembly
Zane State College   Zanesville
Saturday April 23
8:00 - 1:00
For all Presidents-elect
Incoming Club Officers and Chairs
New and Engaged Rotarians
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
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Feb 05, 2016 12:00 PM
International Service presentation - Free to Smile
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
Homeless Outreach Program kit assembly
Columbus Rotary office
Feb 11, 2016 6:00 PM
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Mar 04, 2016 12:00 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 09, 2016 5:30 PM
International Service presentation - CGWE
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 14, 2016 1:15 PM
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Apr 01, 2016 12:00 PM
International Service presentation - Rafiki
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Apr 11, 2016 1:15 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 13, 2016 5:30 PM
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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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