We've had some cancelations over the holiday weekend and need a few more golfers for next week's Rotary Member / Guest event.  Can you help us make up the numbers?  Call Scott at 221-3127 if you can sign up a friend today.

The event will begin at 1:00 PM with a Shotgun Start at the Safari Golf Club at 4853 Powell Road, Powell, Ohio.  Stay and enjoy the cookout and awards afterwards.  $60 per person includes 18 holes, cart, range balls and dinner.  

If you are not able to play but want to join us for Dinner Only you are welcome to for $22 per person.  Sign up at our meeting or by contacting the office.  
​Monday, September 14, 2015

"Arnold Sports Festival"
James J. Lorimer, President 
Jim Lorimer is an attorney and former Special Agent of the F.B.I. He has been promoting a wide range of sport events in Columbus since the 1960’s. After service with the F.B.I., Jim joined Nationwide Insurance Company in Columbus where he became the Vice President of Government Relations and established the Company’s leading corporate fitness program.
Mr. Lorimer has also served as Mayor and Vice Mayor of his home community of Worthington, Ohio, for the past 48 years.
Lorimer founded the National Championship Ohio Track Club in 1959 and served as Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee for Women’s Athletics during the 1960’s. He promoted National Championships in track and field and weightlifting in Columbus – and in 1970 directed the World Weightlifting Championships and Mr. World Contest.  Arnold Schwarzenegger won the 1970 event and that developed into a friendship and partnership that has lasted more than 40 years.  When Arnold became Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports – Jim Lorimer served on that Council with him.
The sports promotion partnership between Schwarzenegger and Lorimer began in 1976. Since then the annual event in Columbus, Ohio has grown to be the largest multi-sport event in our nation – involving more than 50 sports and events, 18,000 athletes from 80 nations, and 185,000 attendees.  In 2016, the Arnold Sports Festival will be presented on six continents – Melbourne, Australia; Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Johannesburg, South Africa; Madrid, Spain; and for the 28th year in Columbus, Ohio.
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Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Committee Meetings, September 14, 2015
Program @ 11:00 AM
Development @ 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.     

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding program, that doesn't take all that much time--but does a great deal of good for veterans who have served our country and are now entering the private (non-military) part of their life and career?

The Kickoff luncheon for the OSU Veterans Mentoring program at OSU is September 24 in Room 285/289 of the Student Academic Services Building, Corner of Lane & Tuttle Park Place.  
Please respond to John Mariotti (614-499-5577) or get in touch with him at an upcoming meeting if you are available this year to work with a student.  We want the program to be well represented in it's 4th year.  


  • David Zid is traveling to Australia to present at a Parkinson's Conference!

My husband, Sam Lewis, and I visited Okinawa earlier this month, and I could not leave without paying a visit to at least one Rotary club on the island. Believe it or not, there are several chapters there. We had lunch with the Ginowan Club. Ginowan is a small municipality on the main island.
The club has about 30 members, so they were floored when I told them how big Columbus Rotary is. They are all Japanese people. The club meets at the Laguna Garden Hotel, a very nice venue. We enjoyed a wonderful Japanese buffet lunch featuring nigiri sushi (among other dishes) and delicious little desserts. Seconds were encouraged.
The people were friendly and vivacious and curious about our chapter. Our host was Mayumi Shingaki, who introduced us to club president, Mikio Shiroma and secretary, Horoshi Hokama. Mayumi also introduced us to their most highly esteemed member, a 98-year-old physician, who did not look a day over 78. Okinawa is in the Blue Zone, an area of the world noted for its residents’ longevity.


Columbus Rotary will assist the Salvation Army by ringing Red Kettle Bells at 3 Blue Jackets games again this year.  Volunteers should arrive at Nationwide arena at 5:15 pm the evening of the scheduled game and w
e will wrap up by 7:15 pm. The dates to set aside are November 20, 27 and December 4.  Sign up sheets coming soon!

All Rotarians are invited to attend the District 6690 Annual Conference in October.  This is a chance to learn more about Rotary, meet other Rotarians from around SE Ohio and have fun.  Save the date and call the Club office to register. 


Service Project – Driven Foundation
David Fey – Preservation of Historical Parks
Frank Bullock – Presentation on William Tecumseh Sherman
Floyd Lancia – Polio Plus Update
David Uhl – Project Search and Discover You

PLEASE NOTE:  The 2016-17 District Grants Training will take place from 9:15 – 11:30

Ohio University – Lancaster
1570 Granville Pike   Lancaster

We need your help!
We are looking for members to help at the meeting each week.  If you can help with the following call Scott today at 221-3127.
  • Welcome guests & visiting Rotarians and introduce them from the podium.
  • Check in members & collect fees
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Upcoming Events
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Sep 09, 2015 5:30 PM
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Sep 10, 2015 12:00 PM
Rotary Member / Guest Golf Scramble
Safari Golf Club
Sep 18, 2015
OSU Mentoring program Kickoff
Student Academic Services Bldg
Sep 24, 2015
Free to Smile trip
Sep 28, 2015 – Oct 03, 2015
Rotaract Committee Meeting
Ohio Union at OSU
Sep 28, 2015 7:00 PM
After Hours Update and Planning Session
The Waterford Tower Condominiums
Sep 29, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Oct 02, 2015 12:00 PM
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Oct 08, 2015 12:00 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Oct 14, 2015 5:30 PM
Rotaract Committee Meeting
Ohio Union at OSU
Oct 19, 2015 7:00 PM
District Conference 2015
Oct 23, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015
District Conference - OU Lancaster
Oct 23, 2015 – Oct 24, 2015
Oromia, Ethiopia
Nov 03, 2015 – Nov 15, 2015
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Nov 06, 2015 12:00 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Nov 11, 2015 5:30 PM
Rotaract Committee Meeting
Ohio Union at OSU
Nov 16, 2015 7:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena
Nov 20, 2015 5:30 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena
Nov 27, 2015 5:30 PM
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Dec 04, 2015 12:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena
Dec 04, 2015 5:30 PM
Rotary Christmas Party - ZOO
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Dec 06, 2015 5:00 PM
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past Prtesident
Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
TRF Chair
Executive Director