​Monday, February 22, 2016  

"Columbus Regional Airport Authority"
Elaine Robert's, President & CEO

Ms. Robert's will discuss Columbus's air service, the $80 million terminal modernization, customer service initiatives and future development planning, primarily at Port Columbus.  Perhaps you have a question about how the "2015-16 winter" has not created any significant impacts on flights in and out of Port Columbus.  Clearing runways and deicing planes is also under The Authority's purview.  
On January 1, 2003, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority was created to oversee the operations of Port Columbus International, Rickenbacker International, and Bolton Field Airports and Roberts was named President & CEO. She was named Executive Director of the Columbus Airport Authority, CRAA's predecessor, December 18, 2000, and prior to that was Executive Director for six years of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation which operates T. F. Green (Providence) Airport and five other state-owned airports. Roberts began her airport management career with the Indianapolis Airport Authority in 1983 where she served for 12 years.
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
Help celebrate the upcoming Olympics with our own local version!Image

Columbus Rotary has sponsored and hosted the Homeless Family Foundation Olympics for a number of years. This is an opportunity for the children served by the Foundation to spend a morning at the Dowd Center competing at games and other skills.

The time has come to host the games again and we are in need of VOLUNTEERS. The event will be held
at the Foundation’s N. Grubb Street location on Sat., March 5, 2016. This year, more than 40 kids are expected, ranging in age from 6 -14.

All volunteers are welcome and NEEDED! Please contact
David Zid ( or the club office to get involved.

Invite Rotary to your workplace
Monday, March 21st!
Host a Rotary meeting at your place of business.
Who: You, as the host, and as many as 15 of your fellow Rotarians
When: Monday, March 21st

Where: Where you work
Why:  Let other Rotarians know what you do, Show off your business, Make friends
The annual Vocational Services Luncheon replaces our normal Rotary meeting.
  • Consider “teaming up” with another Rotarian to create a synergetic meeting.
  • You can receive reimbursement for the cost of lunch up to $15.00 per Rotarian.
  • We are looking for hosts who can accommodate from 1-15 attendees.
  • Let the Office know if you are able to be a host.

For Rotary and BNI, membership is all about this 'Power Question'

Jim Blasingame, Contributing Writer
Feb 16, 2016, 7:30am EST Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 8:02am EST

It was 120 years ago when a lawyer named Paul J. Harris moved his practice to Chicago. Harris enjoyed the new opportunity his adopted city afforded, but he missed the friendly relationships he remembered from growing up in a small Vermont town.
One fall day in 1900, while walking around the Windy City’s North Side with Bob Frank, Harris noticed the connections his friend had made with local shopkeepers and it made him long for this kind of interaction. He wondered if, like himself, other professionals who had emigrated from rural America to the big cities might be experiencing the same feeling of loss.
eBay Live Auctions proceeds share with Rotary International
We are pleased to announce that eBay, the world’s leading online auction website, will donate a portion of its sales from select Live Auctions to Rotary beginning February 2016. Rotarians and their friends and families are encouraged to visit eBay Live Auctions each month to see what is available for real-time bidding from hundreds of auction houses.
Each month, Rotary will be featured as the beneficiary of a designated set of eBay Live Auctions. Products may include antiques, rare books, sports memorabilia, watches, stamps, art, and fine jewelry. Please visit eBay Live Auctions to see the featured auctions and browse the catalog of items available for bid. The more items sold, the more Rotary benefits!
Please share the news about this exciting relationship between Rotary and eBay with the Rotarians in your club. This special offer by eBay is being launched first in the United States, so we look to your Rotary club for its support. If there are questions, please contact
Committee Meetings, February 22, 2016

Adopt A School @ 1:15 PM
Scholarship @ 1:15 PM
Vocational Services @ 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.     

Five Avenues of Service Training
District Assembly
Zane State College   Zanesville
Saturday April 23
8:00 - 1:00
For all Presidents-elect
Incoming Club Officers and Chairs
New and Engaged Rotarians
The month of December saw many Rotarians out and about at service and social activities.  Did you register your TOUCHPOINTS (activities) on the Club website?   As a reminder one needs only to click on this TOUCHPOINT link or on the front page of our website and fill in the 4 question form.  No passwords or logins are needed.   If you want to be recognized for your involvement with Rotary, this is where you do so. 
...Or change jobs?  It is important that should any of your contact information change you update your records in the Club data base.  The easiest way is to log onto the Club website in the Members Only section and update the necessary information yourself.  You can also send an email to the Club office.

By doing so, we don't need to track you down when a letter is returned or an email rejected.  Please help us help you. 
Make this Your Perfect Year!

This week we honored those Rotarians who achieved either Perfect Attendance and/or 52 Touchpoints in the Rotary Year 2014-15.  At the weekly meeting 23 members received their special Rotary lapel pin indicating the number of years they have achieved perfect attendance, while three members received certificates for earning at least 52 Touchpoints.  This included recognition for Bill Blaine who received his pin for 40 years of perfect attendance.
Feb 22, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
Mar 07, 2016
Mar 14, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
Mar 28, 2016
Apr 04, 2016
Apr 11, 2016
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Upcoming Events
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Mar 04, 2016 12:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Mar 07, 2016 11:00 AM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 09, 2016 5:30 PM
International Service presentation - CGWE
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Mar 14, 2016 1:15 PM
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Apr 01, 2016 12:00 PM
Bridge the Gap students @ Rotary
Apr 11, 2016
International Service presentation - Rafiki
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 11, 2016 1:15 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 13, 2016 5:30 PM
Grove City Rotary 20th Anniversary
Apr 20, 2016
District Assembly - Zanesville
Zane State College
Apr 23, 2016
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past Prtesident
Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
TRF Chair
Executive Director