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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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OUR LUNCH and PROGRAM
December 10 , 2018
The Columbus Restaurant Scene
Steve Stover
Foodie, Critic, Historian of Cbus restaurant scene

Steve Stover is passionate about food. He has taught cooking for 37 years, and has reviewed restaurants and judged cooking for nearly 35 years. He currently teaches cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory, and frequently cooks for charity events and speaks to community groups all over Central Ohio.
 
Steve had a weekly restaurant and food commentary program on the Bob Conners Show on 610 WTVN AM radio for nearly 12 years, and was the Ohio Editor for Zagat restaurant guides for 12 years.
 
Steve is now the co-host of WOSU 89.7 FM's All Sides Chefs in the City, a one-hour show at 11 AM on the first Friday of every month, along with Ann Fisher and Rich Terapak.
 
Steve's restaurant reviews and food blog can be found at www.wosu.org/chefsinthecity.
 

Connect    Inspire    Transform

 
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NOTE FROM PRESIDENT CALLOWAY
Dear fellow Columbus Rotarians:
 
We kicked off this month’s “foody” program theme of speakers on Columbus restaurants last Monday with Chris Doody who was excellent!  I shared with Chris Doody and the entire club in my close that I scored him a 5.0 on a 1-5 scale on our program response cards because he was terrific and included our 4-way test in his remarks too.
 
Next week, Steve Stover covers much about the restaurant scene in town followed by Cameron Mitchell on the 17th.
 
These are fun programs to bring your guests: family, friends, co-workers, clients.
 
 
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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
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

 
ANNUAL SERVICES CAMPAIGN RESULTS 
Are you avoiding us?  The Annual Campaign Committee has made an effort to reach out all those who have yet to pledge this year.  Some have been contacted multiple times via phone/email with no response.  PLEASE have the courtesy to talk to these dedicated volunteers.  
  
We are on the way to closing this campaign out.  Thanks to those participating. 

THE RESULTS
Pledged           - $76,000 or 89% of the $85,000 Goal
Participation   - 160 members of 280

 
WEEKLY INVOCATION
At times the invocations from the proceeding Monday are shared with all through the newsletter.  Violet Meek Provide the following on Dec. 5.  
 
Rotary Prayer December 3, 2018
At this dark and busy time of year I often remember lines from a Robert Frost poem.  I’ve known them for a long time – many of you probably do too.
. . . A man in a horse-driven sleigh stopping to enjoy a dark woods one snowy evening.  And he says --
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep
but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”
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KIDS N KAMP SANTA SHOP
  
 
  
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
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.
NO MEETING REMINDER
Just a reminder that we will not meet on December 24 and 31 due to the holidays.
   
PARTING SHOT
Kelly Carroll was awarded a Phoenix scholarship in 2017 and just recently got her degree.
 

 
Speakers
Dec 10, 2018
Columbus Food Scene
Dec 17, 2018
Associates come first
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
Jan 28, 2019
President & CEO CAPA
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Upcoming Events
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
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
May 03, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
May 08, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation President
 
Immediate Past President
 
Vice President
 
Executive Director