The twelfth annual Columbus Rotary High School “Service Above Self” Fair is Monday, May 11, with 20 Columbus City high schools participating. There will be 60 projects exhibited in the Ohio Union on the OSU Campus beginning at 11:00 AM and there will be presentations of a few exemplary projects during the luncheon meeting in the same room. Guests are welcome and encouraged.
The event will be held in the Archie Griffin Ballroom. This is a chance for you to interact with the students that are emulating Rotary ideals by making their communities a better place through their projects. Another highlight of the Fair is the opportunity to enjoy lunch with the students, so please ask them to sit with you or vice versa. If you cannot make the entire event, come some time after 11:00 to speak to the students, then duck out before the program begins.
The Scholarship Committee will also be presenting a number of Service Above Self Scholarships to deserving seniors during our luncheon. Of note is the $25,000 Luke and Mary Beth McCormick Make A Difference Scholarship. The recipient of this scholarship is kept secret until the award is presented. To learn that they have just received $25,000 has been a life changing moment for many of the recipients.
The Ohio Union South Garage is available for parking and is located immediately adjacent to the north side of the building with access from High Street and College Road. This garage offers 800 visitor-only spaces, including accessible parking and main campus disability permit access. A passenger drop-off loop is located off of the 12 Avenue entrance to the Ohio Union. Classes are NOT in session.
We need to hear from you. It’s been five years since our last Club Member Survey. This week you should have received an email with a link to an online survey regarding your opinions on everything from our Monday Speakers to our Service Projects. This will be your opportunity to tell us what you think regarding ways to keep our Club vibrant and growing.
The survey is an easy-to-use online survey that should only take about 5-7 minutes to complete. All you need do is click on the link provided in the email and you will go directly to the Web page with the online survey.
We really, really need as many Members as possible to respond so we get an accurate snapshot of the needs and attitudes of the Club.
If you have any difficulty accessing the survey, or if you would prefer to take the survey by hand, there will be hard copies in the back of the room on Mondays. If you do choose to do the survey by hand, we ask that you complete it before you leave the Boathouse and turn it back in the same day. Having said that, it will be infinitely more helpful to us if you can take the survey online. If you can open and read this newsletter, you should have no trouble with the survey.
We’re trying to conclude this survey by May 15th. So your speedy response is very much appreciated.
Like mud? Like fun with a challenge? Want to support community service projects? The “CRAWL. CLIMB. RUN.” has it all!
Run the Columbus Rotary Obstacle course then hose off and enjoy delicious food and cold refreshing beverages while celebrating with teammates and friends. Help each other through the course, wear costumes (prize for the best) and have fun! Entry fees are $20 per person, or $75 per 4 person team, plus bring items for Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Homeless Families Foundation and homeless shelters.
Participants face a shorter, but challenging obstacle course that promises to be an experience to remember, and while it may be somewhat demanding, have fun and support a good cause. You may run it individually or as part of a four person team, and team members may help each other get through the obstacles. Wear costumes if you like and a prize will be awarded for the best one.
Spring is a time for change. We feel the change from cold to warm. We see the change from white to green.
And, here at Columbus Rotary we will be seeing some changes in our upcoming spring billing statement. Some of the changes represent increases to make up for the natural increase in club expenses and the lunches we get here at the Boathouse, but also some changes in the semantics of the bill.
This is your opportunity to allow/disallow/question those whom are being proposed for membership. Should there be any question regarding any individual a discussion would be held about that person at the next scheduled Membership Committee meeting. Please provide your feedback in writing to Executive Director Scott Brown by next Wednesday, May 13 regarding these proposed candidates.
Wendell Seabourne, Ph.D.
Franklin University Lead Faculty and Professor of Management Proposed by Dick Curtis and Scott Brown
Classification: Education / Public Universities
Wendell is a former Rotarian from several Clubs in Indiana where he served as President of the Wabash, IN Club.
The annual leadership retreat has been postponed for the time being. Originally scheduled for May 16 we are looking at future dates for this event. Thanks to those that had set aside time to attend. We will let everyone know when and where the event has been rescheduled.