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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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THAT TIME OF YEAR

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
BRING YOUR VETERAN TO ROTARY

On November 5th, the Club will honor our Veterans and Veteran guests.  (We actually will not meet on Veterans Day, Nov 12)  So, bring your Veterans friends, family, co-workers and associates to hear from speaker Ohio Department of Veteran Affairs Director Chip Tanhil.  Where your Rotary Military Veteran pin if you've already received one.
OUR LUNCH and PROGRAM
January 21, 2019
NO MEETING

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Connect    Inspire    Transform
 
NOTE FROM PRESIDENT CALLOWAY
Note from President Calloway
Dear fellow Columbus Rotarians:
 
Hope everyone enjoyed their long holiday weekend.
 
Gail and I hosted our family of two children, their spouses and our one grandchild (15 months) for a fabulous ski vacation in Park City, Utah.
 
We arrived after Park City had just received 24-30" in a big snow storm and left the day after another 12" in the city and 18-24" on mountain.
 
I read two Rotarian magazines on the flights.  Pick your magazines up and read some great articles.  It is a wonderful magazine. 
 
On tap this week:
 
Service project dynamo Manana Fribley has a full team of 15 scheduled for this Thursday morning breakfast at Ronald McDonald House.
 
Manana joined Columbus Rotary last April 2018 and has been non-stop ever since.  Thank you Manana!
 
Thank you to all who signed up and filled the 15 spots early.  I will see you Thursday.
 
CRC After Hours resume this Thursday, January 24th at Wine Bistro on West Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington from 4:00-6:30 PM.
 
An Evite was sent out two weeks ago, along with details in last week's and today's newsletter.  If your calendar is open and you are still un-decided, please join us for some fun and fellowship.
 
Thank you to Dana Vogelmeier, new Chair, Membership Development Committee.  Dana included an article last week and ask for volunteers to completely, re-construct and lead a holistic membership committee.
 
Dana volunteered to lead, Chair and "Own It".  Dana joined Columbus Rotary in July 2018.
 
Thank you to Jessica Barwell who has just volunteered to be our new Rotaract Chair following Jeff Moe.
 
Congratulations to Board member Amanda Bowen who was elected Columbus Rotary Vice President Nominee at last week's Board meeting.
 
Amanda will serve as Vice President beginning July 1, 2019 and serve as our president 2021-2022.
 
As you have read above, many new Rotarians, or new to Columbus Rotary are continuing to add to the leadership by newer Rotarians of the last few years bringing great energy with their fellow Rotarians.
 
Now, I have an ask for every new Columbus Rotarian of the last three years to bring in a new member in the next 90 days.
 
You can do it if you jot a "To Do" note now, write down some names of friends, family, co-workers, clients and others in your circle of influence.  Share with them your new experience with Columbus Rotary.
 
Invite your guest as a prospective member to an After Hours, Service Project, Monday luncheon/program, First Friday, Euchre Night and more special events to come.
 
Invite your sponsor or another Rotarian to join you for a coffee, lunch or drink with your friend.
 
Past President Nelson French has suggested if you do invite a longer serving member, they may even pick up the tab.  
 
Ready to introduce CRC?  Let's get started. 
 
Thank you all for Being the Inspiration!
 
Yours in Rotary, President Calloway
 
Proud Columbus Rotarian, 1994
   Rotary: People of Action
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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           - $78,000 or 92% of the $85,000 Goal
Participation   - 165 members of 280

 
POLIOPLUS FUNDRAISER
 

 
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POP UP SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Round Two, Three, and Four?

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Franklin Co Dog Shelter
 
  • Sunday, Jan 20 at Noon until 2 pm
  • Franklin Co Dog Shelter, 4340 Tamarack Blvd
  • 1-2 hours stuffing Kongs (type of dog toy) with treats and peanut butter
  • VOLUNTEERS Needed
  • Send Amanda Bowen an email to join the sign-up sheet – bowenae@YAHOO.com
  • Mark down Feb 24 and March 24 for the same opportunity.  

MEMBERSHIP TEAM SCORES

GAME 2 RESULTS  
Bowen / Robertson (2-0)     62 
Bartha / O'Meara (0-2)         36
 
Vogelmeier / Zid (0-2)          11
Najera / Trux (2-0)                47
 
YOUR 2019 DUES

 
MEMBERSHIP CORNER
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

DECEMBER NEW MEMBERS
James Bicknnell
BackLite Media, LLC
Sponsored by Calloway Robertson

Isidoros Tiano
NCC Ventures Business Consulting
Former Member

Steffan Walliser
Sponsored by Hugo Trux
 
Krista Bower
Columbus City Schools
Corporate Membership

Marcy Drafts
Columbus City Schools
Corporate Membership
 
 
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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE LUNCH
   
 
  
 
 
MORE EVENT PICTURES
With our Extremely full calendar of late, it's been challenging getting pictures of all our fun times into the news.  Send more along if you have them.
 
 
      
 
  

 
ROTARY PHISHING BEWARE
Rotary.org

Dear Rotarian,

Rotary recently learned that scammers have created multiple communication and social media accounts that impersonate RI President Barry Rassin, RI President-elect Mark Maloney, General Secretary John Hewko and perhaps other Rotary leaders. The communication accounts include or involve email, WhatsApp and Viber.  The social media accounts have been on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
 
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PARTING SHOT

 

 
Speakers
Jan 28, 2019
President & CEO CAPA
Feb 04, 2019
Former Franklin County Auditor
Feb 11, 2019
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Feb 18, 2019
President's Day holiday
Feb 25, 2019
Mar 04, 2019
Mar 11, 2019
Indianapolis 500 and the Motor Speedway
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Upcoming Events
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BREAKFAST
Ronald McDonald House
Jan 24, 2019
 
ROTARY AFTER HOURS
The Wine Bistro
Jan 24, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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
 
Youth Exchange Committee Mtg
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Feb 11, 2019 1:15 PM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Feb 13, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Franklin County Dog Shelter
4340 Tamarack Blvd
Feb 24, 2019 12:00 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
 
Executives & Directors
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Columbus Rotary Foundation President
 
Foundation VP Finance / Treasurer
 
Foundation VP of Investments
 
Foundation Past President
 
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Membership Chair
 
Executive Director
 
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