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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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OUR LUNCH and PROGRAM
MONDAY'S LUNCH PROGRAM
"In industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world"

August 5, 2019
  

Pete Watson, President & CEO
Grief Inc.


Pete Watson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Greif Inc., since November 1, 2015. Pete previously was Chief Operating Officer for Greif. As CEO, Pete’s vision for Greif is … “In industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world”. This vision, together with developing a culture based on Servant Leadership, has been adopted by Greif’s 17,000 world-wide employees, and is propelling Greif to be a global leader in industrial packaging. Since joining the company in 1999, Pete has served in a variety of executive positions, including Group President for Paper Packaging, Land Management, and Global Sourcing and Supply Chain. He also served as Division President of Paper Packaging, and President of CorrChoice (a Greif division), and Vice President of Corrugated Operations. Pete holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Pete serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Forest & Paper Association, is a member of the OhioHealth Board of Directors, a member of the Columbus Partnership, and the Ohio Business Roundtable. He is also serving as the Chair for the 2019 Central Ohio American Heart Association Heart Walk campaign.

 
BRINGING GUESTS

Fellow Rotarians bringing guests:
 
Rotary clubs everywhere are having a retention problem. We lose 1/3 of our new members in the first year and another 1/3 in the second year. We believe that if we dedicate some time and attention to these folks we won't lose them. We think part of it is the welcoming and on-boarding they experience when they come to Rotary. We are tackling different components of this in different ways.
 
We would like to ask that when you bring a guest to Rotary if you could do these couple of things, we believe it will help us when we reach out to ask them if they want to join:
  • Introduce them to a few folks that would be great for them to connect with.
  • Send them a follow up email or call them after the meeting to invite them to come again as a guest. 
  • Ask them if they are interested in joining.
We appreciate all you do for Rotary and we welcome ideas and committee members!
 
Thank you,
 
The Membership Committee
GOLF ANYONE?
This guy probably won't ask you to play through at our upcoming golf event, but you may see him across the street.  

Once again we will be hosting Columbus Rotary's Presidential Member Guest golf outing at the Safari Golf Club.  Gather your friends and join us on September 27, 2019 for a 1:00 shotgun start with dinner afterward.  In the past we've shared the fellowship and camaraderie developed through membership in our Club.  And have fun too.  

More info will be shared at our August 2 meeting.   
 
WEST LAFAYETTE ROTARY

REPORTING IN $1,000 was collected for the need below. THANK YOU!


On Monday, July 22, President John announced that the West Lafayette Rotary Club is reaching out for assistance to help their flood ridden village.  140 homes have been affected and they are seeking financial help from other clubs in 6690 to assist the homeowners and their community.  In an effort to assist, one Columbus Rotarian has challenged members in our Club to donate $100 towards this emergency assistance need right here in our own District.  Funds will be collected Monday, July 29, or can be mailed to the Club office by August 1.  Cash, check and credit will be collected 
 

 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE

THANK YOU!  Four SUV's full of supplies have been delivered to Linden Elementary along with 60 Calculators!  Thank for the gracious response.  THE DRIVE IS OVER.

Because SCHOOL Matters!…for the Linden Schools

The Peace Builders committee is collecting school supplies.  Drop off at Rotary through July 29.   

Supplies will be packaged into bags for the students. The students & their families THANK YOU!

READ MORE for list of supplies
 
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VALUE OF ROTARY VOLUNTEERING

A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year.  READ THE REPORT HERE

MEMBERSHIP CORNER
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

         GOAL = 52        
 
JULY NEW MEMBERS

5) Rebecca Watts, PhD
WGU of Ohio
sponsored by Mike Schoedinger (1)

4) Ryan Love
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
sponsored by Tim Ryan (1)

3) Alex Hanselmann
Wesbanco
sponsored by Anish Doshi (1)

2) Monica Nieporte
Ohio News Media Association
sponsored by Dennis Hetzel (1)
1) David Hogrefe
Maestro Consulting
sponsored by Larry Anderson (1)


 
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DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
CALL Scott Brown to register!
PARTING SHOT
Get your team together and sign up with this guy!
September 27, 2019
1:00 PM Safari Golf Club
 

 
 
Speakers
Aug 05, 2019
In industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world.
Aug 12, 2019
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Aug 19, 2019
Verizon 5G Network
Aug 26, 2019
Executive Director of the Air Transportation and Aerospace OSU
Sep 02, 2019
Labor Day
Sep 09, 2019
Homeland Security
Sep 16, 2019
Performance
Sep 23, 2019
Linden Area “Pockets of Peace”.
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Upcoming Events
Columbus Rotary Sunset Paddle in Downtown Columbus
Aug 02, 2019 5:45 PM
 
Columbus Crew Raffle Team
Mafre Stadium
Aug 10, 2019 5:00 PM
 
Veteran Student Mentoring & Coaching Org mtg
Aug 19, 2019 1:15 PM
 
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
Aug 24, 2019
 
District 6690 Fall Training
Sep 21, 2019
 
Veteran Student Mentoring & Coaching KICKOFF
Sep 24, 2019
 
Rotary Golf Fellowship at Safari
Sep 27, 2019
 
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Vice President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary / Exec Dir
 
Immediate Past President
 
Club Board Director
 
Club Board Director
 
Club Board Director
 
Club Board Director
 
Club Board Director
 
Club Board Director
 
Club Board Director
 
Club Board Director
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation President
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Treasurer
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Investment VP
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Secretary
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Club Board Liaison
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Director
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Director
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Director
 
Columbus Rotary Foundation Director
 
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