Join us for Food, Fellowship, and Service on Thursday, February 11th at 6:00pm as The Columbus Rotary puts together care packages for Columbus homeless adults. Our evening will begin with assembly at 6PM at the club offices, followed by dinner at the Columbus Ale House. Donations of small dry goods, winter clothing, and travel hygiene products are needed more than ever! Drop your donations off at each Monday Meeting beside the check-in table and make sure to sign up on the volunteer sheet. We’re going to have a great time serving a great cause. Let Alexis Evans know if you have any questions or can help.
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.
President Tricia urged everyone recently to share their news with your Rotary Family. Good or bad we want to be able to share that news with the entire Club. Let Scott know about your news to be shared here.
Joe Davis has a new address and phone number
1802 Riverside Drive, Apt 2126
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Congratulations to Scott Barber, Rob Erney and Grainger McKinney who are all expectant grandfathers.
Thanks to the following for sponsoring the speaker gifts through March.
The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.
Rotarian Kathleen Lach Rowan's father Ralph D. Lach (former Club member) passed away peacefully at his home on January 22, 2016. A funeral mass and a celebration of Ralph’s life are planned for Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Rotarian Diane Lease's father made it through 8.5 hours of surgery to remove 4 tumors from his brain on January 20th. He will need some radiation treatments and therapy. As of Feb 5th Diane's father was continuing his recovery at home.
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.
Although in recent years, attendance mandates have become a little more relaxed, honoring perfect attendance is still one of our most time-tested and significant awards. Members achieving perfect attendance have truly engaged in the Club and have experienced the full measure of being a Columbus Rotarian. Quoting Hugo Trux, who was honored for 25 years of perfect attendance, “it’s all in what you want to get out of your Rotary experience.”
To encourage perfect attendance and engagement, President Tricia announced that for the remainder of this Rotary year, we will double credits for attendance and Touchpoints from January – June, 2016.