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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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ANNUAL SERVICES CAMPAIGN RESULTS 

WOO HOO!  We are on the way to closing this campaign out.  Thanks to those participating.  Have you pledged?  We have fewer than 50% of the club participating.  It's your time to help us reach the finish line if you've yet to make a pledge.  

THE RESULTS
Pledged           - $71,557 or 84% of the $85,000 Goal
Participation   - 133 members of 285

HAVE YOU PLEDGED?  Calls are now being made by the campaign committee to wrap up the campaign.  
OUR LUNCH and PROGRAM
December 3 , 2018
The Piada Story
Chris Doody
Founder & CEO


Chris Doody, owner of the company, is a co-founder of the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group chain. He sold his stake to investors in 2006 and launched the Piada concept around the Italian "wrap-like sandwich" known as a Piada or Piadina, a street food he sampled in northern Italy. It is stuffed with pastas, meats, cheeses, sauce and vegetables.

Connect    Inspire    Transform

 
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NOTE FROM PRESIDENT CALLOWAY
Dear fellow Columbus Rotarians:
 
I am thankful for so much including my engagement in Columbus Rotary and your Membership.
 
Your membership and how you chose to participate is my inspiration.  
 
We need each and everyone one of you to make us strong so we can offer what you have as your interest for Columbus Rotary Membership.  
 
We value how you like to participate and we do “good” internally, locally and globally by having you as a member.
 
My hope is you are benefitting from your membership as it works for you.
 
We have a fabulous December planned on every level.  This newsletter is for you and provides so much information on our upcoming luncheon/programs, service and fellowship opportunities.
 
I also appreciate your feedback and act on it.  Thank you
 
Be the Inspiration.
 
Yours in Rotary,  President, Calloway
 
Proud Columbus Rotarian, 1994
   Rotary: People of Action
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DECEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
COLERAIN ELEMENTARY
Dec 13 @ 4:00pm = Wrapping gifts
Dec 21 @ 9:00am = 98th Annual Christmas Party
Contact Scott Brown for details

KIDS N KAMP
Dec 2 @ 2:00 PM = Santa's Workshop
Ongoing = Family gift purchasing
Contact John Martin for details

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
Dec 8 @ Cbus Blue Jackets 
Dec 15 @ Cbus Blue Jackets 
Contact JoAnne Schorsten or use Sign up Genius

 
KIDS N KAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Columbus Rotary has been a strong supporter of the organization, Kids N Kamp, for over 10 years.  If you have not volunteered for their Holiday Party you are missing out on a great opportunity to see your Rotary Foundation contributions in action.  Over 800 kids and their families will attend the 2018 Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-5 PM.  The party is held at the Eastland Career Center, 4465 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, Ohio.
 
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THANKS
Thanks to those who have quickly responded to our recent dues invoicing.  Thanks also to those who have made suggestions which will only help this run more smoothly in the future.  Haven't seen your emailed Dues Statement?  Check your spam folder first and then contact Scott.
THE FAMILY OF ROTARY


The following members have had a few challenges of late making it to Rotary.  Please keep them in your thoughts or give them a call.
Rotarian Lori Wengerd's father passed away on November 18.
Rotarian Jim Maniace's brother Bill passed away on November 11.
Rotarian Kathy Gatterdam's father in law, Jim, passed away Nov 12.  
   
 
New Members
On Tuesday, November 20 more than  30 people gathered to recognize our newest members and hear from DG Craig Maxey.  Our new members were "re-badged" earning their regular membership badge and recognizing their engagement in the club.
 
DG Craig gave the annual presentation of the District Governor which was very moving.  Like Past RI President John Germ the day before, DG Craig provided stories and experiences in how small our Rotary world is, yet how large an impact we play.

Here are some pics from the evening.


POP UP PROJECTS
 
Each Month we strive to host at least one hands on service project.  Below is the info for our next two.  Contact the members below for more info.  

JANUARY
WHEN:
Thursday, January 24, 7a-9:30a
WHERE: Ronald McDonald House
WHAT: Preparing a meal for residents
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 15
CONTACT: Manana Fribley, manana.fribley@gmail.com or manana.fribley@thewitnessgroup.com
FEBRUARY
WHEN:
Saturday, February 9, 11a-1p
WHERE: Star House
 1220 Corrugated Way, Columbus, 43201
WHAT: Organizing and unpacking supplies in the warehouse
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 15
CONTACT: Amanda Bowen, 440-781-2018, bowenae@yahoo.com
PARTING SHOT

 

 
Speakers
Dec 03, 2018
The Piada Story
Dec 10, 2018
Columbus Food Scene
Dec 17, 2018
Dec 24, 2018
Christmas Break
Dec 31, 2018
New Year's break
Jan 07, 2019
Executive Director and Principal Artist at Opera Columbus
Jan 14, 2019
UA School Superintendent
Jan 21, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
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Upcoming Events
Kids N Kamp Holiday Party
Eastland Career Center
Dec 02, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Dec 03, 2018 1:15 PM
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Dec 07, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dec 08, 2018
 
Holiday Event at Notes
Copius
Dec 09, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Dec 12, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena / CBJ
Dec 15, 2018
 
Colerain Elementary Party 98th Year
Colerain Elementary
Dec 21, 2018 9:00 AM
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Jan 04, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Jan 09, 2019 5:30 PM
 
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BREAKFAST
Ronald McDonald House
Jan 24, 2019
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jan 28, 2019 1:15 PM
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Feb 01, 2019 12:00 PM
 
STAR House warehouse unpacking
STAR House
Feb 09, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Feb 13, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Feb 25, 2019
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Mar 01, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Visit to Rafiki Orphanage, Kenya
Mar 05, 2019 – Mar 14, 2019
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Mar 13, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Middle School SAS Fair
Valley Dale Ballroom
Mar 20, 2019
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 25, 2019 1:15 PM
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Apr 05, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Apr 10, 2019 5:30 PM
 
District 6690 Conference
Apr 12, 2019 – Apr 13, 2019
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 22, 2019 1:15 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation President
 
Immediate Past President
 
Vice President
 
Executive Director