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 1, 2015


PhD, Visiting Scholar, Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Department of Physics
"Outreaching for the Stars"

How do we engage audiences in the always-connected always-online world? I'll use examples from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and my podcast series "Ask a Spaceman!" to show how astronomers are connecting with kids and adults with new technologies. And if you're curious about anything in space, now's the chance to ask!

Paul is an INFN Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, Italy, and a Visiting Scholar at OSU. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois before spending three years at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics. He has traveled to over 40 countries to give scientific seminars and outreach talks on topics ranging from the largest structures in the universe to the reason dung beetles follow the Milky Way. He is the host of the podcast and YouTube series "Ask a Spaceman!", where he answers questions posted on social media in a lighthearted, conversational, and accessible way.

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action

Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Committee Meetings, June 1, 2015

International Service @ 1:15 PM
Scholarship @ 1:15 PM

June 8 
Program Committee @ 11:00 PM
Many of you wear your Rotary pins every day, but how do you answer "What's Rotary?"  Michael Angelo Carrusso 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.   
Like mud?  Like fun with a challenge?  Want to support community service projects?  The “CRAWL. CLIMB. RUN.” has it all!  Join us on 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.


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. 



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 with our own bartender running a cash bar. There will be a Grande Buffet open from 6 PM to 9 PM that includes a seafood raw bar, carving station, pasta station, salads, dessert station and barbecue brisket and chicken. There'll be strolling musicians going from room to room throughout the evening and piano player in the common area. Included is entertainment for children including a bounce house and hotdog grilling station in the parking lot area. 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.

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.
Making a Difference in the Lives of Others - - One Scholarship at a Time
It has been a terrific year for the Club’s scholarship program of service.  Thanks to the Committee’s dedication and commitment, the excellent financial support provided by the Club and its scholarship partners and the countless hours invested by you and our fellow Rotarians on various scholarship selection panels, our Club has been able to award - - (drum roll)
59 scholarships in 2015 through our 5 scholarship programs!
Board Director Rich Ramsey is leading the membership initiative for new Corporate Members.  Do you know a company ripe for membership?
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. 
The 2015 Membership Directory is available in print form.  
Jun 01, 2015
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Jun 15, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
Jun 29, 2015
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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
Executives & Directors
1st Vice President
Immediate Past President
2nd Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Club Foundation President
TRF Chair
Executive Director