Membership Newsletter
November 4, 2019

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. 
Walking with the Dead
A Success!
Thank you to the over 20 volunteers and all those who ran/walked in our inaugural event.  


November 4, 2019

EVP Rick Schostek, Honda North America
The Unprecedented Takata Airbag Inflator Recall: How Honda managed an industry-wide crisis

For the past five years, the auto industry has been hit with an industry-wide safety recall related to defective Takata airbag inflators.  Honda Executive Vice President Rick Schostek will share insights into how the company applied its customer-first philosophy to manage a difficult situation and lead the industry in responding to this industry-wide challenge.  He will reveal some of the innovative ways Honda has reached out to customers, what the company has learned and how this will shape the future of recalls in America.

Your Annual Campaign
 Each year our Rotary Foundation asks the members of the Club to dig into their pockets and support our many projects with their own treasure.  Our goal is $90,000.  As Campaign Chairman Tim Maghie keeps saying,  "When we meet our $90,000 goal, you won't hear from us anymore."  

To date half of our 250  Rotarians have donated more than $65,079 toward YOUR GOAL.  That's only 50% participation from our members.  Which 125 group are you in?  If you've not donated please do so TODAY by simply emailing SCOTT BROWN to give your pledge, and pay later, such as on a Monday at Rotary!  OR you can donate here below.


Help Chairman Tim Maghie, Foundation President Sandy Knoesel, and President Elect Chip Chapman rest easy by helping to reach our goal TODAY!
Help for Linden Students
Bring Hats, Gloves & Scarves to Rotary for Elementary Schoolchildren!
Rotarians have the opportunity to make sure elementary school children (Linden STEM & East Linden) will be warm as they walk to school. 
  • The month of November is Hats, Gloves & Scarves month!
  • Let’s meet the goal—400!
  • Check out READ MORE for additional details
Questions to Nancy Trux
Rotarian of the Year Nominations due
The Columbus Rotary, Rotarian of the Year is one of our most prestigious awards.  We are currently collecting nominations for this award.  Nominations of a member, with supporting documentation, can be provided to Scott Brown.  The award will be presented in December 2019.  

Former winners include our 2018 ROY Tim Maghie and;
Mongolia Anyone?
Plans are shaping up nicely for the Mongolia nGSE (new Group Study Exchange) trip next summer.  We are focusing on applicants in the educational field, but will welcome others who are interested in the activities you see described in the flyer.  This promises to be a very exciting experience!  Marion Gilliland can be contacted with any questions.  Detailed information is in the READ MORE section.
The application deadline is November 15th with interviews on December 8th.
Call for Nominations
The 2019 Nominating Committee is calling for nominations for anyone interested in serving on the Rotary Club of Columbus Board of Directors.   Three year terms will commence on July 1, 2020.  If you are interested or need more information, please contact President Elect Chip Chapman or Scott Brown by October 31.  
Coming Soon!
We're scheduled to ring bells for the Salvation Army on December 19th at the Columbus Blue Jackets game against the LA Kings.  JoAnne Schorsten and John Easton will provide more details at a meeting in the coming weeks for those that want to volunteer.  
Who did you invite today?
Help us reach our goal of 1 new member a week throughout the year!
Total active membership = 253    New members since July 1 = 14

See "Read More" for all our new members.  

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Nov 04, 2019
The Unprecedented Takata Airbag Inflator Recall: How Honda managed an industry-wide crisis
Nov 11, 2019
Veterans Day
Nov 18, 2019
The Ship of Gold - How to recover $100 million in treasure and blow it all, plus other stories
Nov 25, 2019
Cardinal Health, Chief Diversity Officer
Dec 02, 2019
How Columbus became Capital of Ohio
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Upcoming Events
Peace Builders Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Nov 18, 2019 1:15 PM
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Nov 25, 2019
International Service Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Nov 25, 2019 1:15 PM
Rock & Roll Holiday Party
Dec 08, 2019 5:00 PM
Peace Builders Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Dec 16, 2019 1:15 PM
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Club Information
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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