You should have recently received an email or letter from The Rotary (International) Foundation thanking you for a recent gift to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  This gift was made on your behalf by our own Columbus Rotary Club Foundation; as it has done the past several years.  This year's total; $13.80. These funds are accumulated on your behalf by Rotary International and count toward the Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) program.  At this rate per year everyone will reach their PHF in about 72 years!  Then again, you can make a donation to The Rotary Foundation at any time.  Contact the office for more information.
June 8, 2015

Conrade Hinds

"The 1908 Columbus Experiment"
The 1908 Columbus Experiment revolves around a series of events that resulted in a successful attempt by the City to get rid of a typhoid epidemic by building a new innovative state of the art water and wastewater treatment utility.

Mr. Hinds is a registered architect in Ohio and the state of New York and a retired project manager from the City of Columbus Dublin Road Water Plant.  He has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Engineering Technology Dept. at Cols. State Community College for 27 years. He is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he studied architecture and industrial technology.
Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Conrade has lived in Central Ohio for 38 years and previously worked for the Franklin County Engineer’s office. As a licensed Auctioneer, he likes to give back to the community by donating his services to a variety of charitable fund raising events such as Operation Feed. In addition to being a 42 year veteran of the yodeling art. Conrade and his wife Janet have four children and enjoy country festivals and visiting historic places. He is a storyteller and author with a special focus on forgotten American history.

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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, June 8, 2015

Program Committee @ 11:00 PM
Youth Exchange @ 1:15 PM
Community Service @ 1:15 PM
Like mud?  Like fun with a challenge?  Want to support community service projects?  The “CRAWL. CLIMB. RUN.” has it all!  Join us THIS SATURDAY, June 6, 2015 for all of the fun.  

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.


THIS SATURDAY!  Join Jim Tornes and other Rotarians, Family and friends on June 6, 2015 as we take a trip down the Big Darby Creek.  Everyone is welcome. 

What: Golf Outing for Rotarians
Where: OSU Gray
When: Wednesday, June 24 first foursome at 1:15 PM
How: Sign up with Scott Brown at 221-3127

There are a limited number of foursomes available; each hosted by an OSU Golf Club member and Rotarian.  First come, first served.   


Join us on Friday, July 3 at The Boat House. The view of downtown and the fireworks are spectacular and also bug and heat free. We will have a private room. There will be a Grande Buffet open from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Following the fireworks stick around and let the traffic subside while you enjoy dessert and a gourmet coffee and tea bar.

Sign up sheets will be available each Monday at Rotary. Prices TBD at this time though should be in the ballpark of last year's pricing.  

In May the Club awarded a number of scholarships.  A number of Rotarians have shown interest in reading the remarks made by Phoenix Scholar Elizabeth Douglass on May 18.   By clicking READ MORE you will be directed to her comments.  
Many of you wear your Rotary pins every day, but how do you answer "What's Rotary?"  Michael Angelo Carruso is a Rotarian, Past Club President and the current District Governor Nominee in Rotary 6380 in Michigan.  Michael's two minute YouTube video will help you to better answer the question, and keep the interest in that pin you wear.   
If you missed the Derby Day Soiree or even if you didn’t, you won’t want to miss the June 15th Rotary meeting to get the flavor of the fun we had. It will be your chance to vote for your FAVORITE HAT. Raffle tickets you buy at the door will be used to “vote” on your favorite hats AND one, of all sold, will be draw for a prize.
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. 
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Upcoming Events
First Fridays
Athletic Club of Columbus
Jun 05, 2015 12:00 PM
Crawl. Climb. Run
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Jun 06, 2015
Trappers John's Canoe Livery
Jun 06, 2015
Program Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jun 08, 2015 11:00 AM
Rotary Euchre
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jun 10, 2015 5:30 PM
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Jun 11, 2015 12:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Rotary Club Office
Jun 17, 2015 5:00 PM
Rotary Golf at OSU Gray
Jun 24, 2015 1:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
Jun 29, 2015
Rotary Red, White & Boom
Jul 03, 2015
New Member Training
Rotary Office
Jul 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Jul 13, 2015 12:00 PM
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