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. 

Better Together! The best 40 minutes of your week.  
June 1, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING @ 12:00 PM

The Honorable Steve Stivers
US House of Representatives
Ohio 15th District

Steve Stivers is currently serving his fifth term as a Member of Congress and represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, which is made up of 12 counties including, all of Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway, and Vinton counties, and parts of Athens, Fayette, Franklin, and Ross counties.

Dr. Terry Davis has announced the dates for the next annual trip to the Rafiki AIDS orphanage in Kenya. Travelers will leave on March 17 and return March 27. The trip includes a day in Amsterdam on the way over and a 3 day safari at the end. While in Nairobi, travelers will get a view of Africa not seen by normal tourists, including visits to orphans’ homes, a remote church east of Nairobi and time spent with our Rafiki orphans who are thriving at our school and full of curiosity and self-confidence. If you are considering joining him on this journey, please contact him at for more details.
Who did you invite today?
Help us reach our goal of 1 new member a week throughout the year!
Total active membership = 243    New members since July 1 = 24

(24) Paul Webber
5/3rd Bank
Former Member

(23) Emily Chapman

Ohio Bar Association
Proposed by her father (1)

(22) Amanda Eastman

Northwestern Mutual
Proposed by her father (1)

(21) Greg Schenk

The Schenk Company
proposed by Ken Ackerman (1)

See "Read More" for all our new members.  

Each year Columbus Rotary delivers 5000 student dictionaries to all of the 3rd graders in Columbus Public Schools.  This is not a simple drop the boxes off at the school office and leave, but it encourages the Rotarian to spend a few minutes in each classroom.  This task is accomplished with the help of members and 4 other clubs.

If you've signed up to deliver these books that include, civics lessons, mathematics, science, sign language, and more they are ready for you to pick up.  Do so between 8 and 5 at 950 Michigan Avenue.  No need to call the Club office before hand, if Scott's not around one of Chip Chapman's staffers can direct you to the pile
Help for Linden Students
Bring as many hats and gloves as you can to the Rotary meeting November 18th! 
Wouldn’t it be great if every Linden child 5-11 years old had a hat and gloves? You can help.
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
Please help over 400 children shop for gifts for their family members in the Columbus Rotary sponsored Santa Shop. Help put a smile on the face of these children that have been impacted by cancer at the Kids N Kamp Holiday Party, Sunday, Dec. 8th from 2-4:30 PM.

It's held at the Eastland Career Center, 
4465 S Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH 43125

SIGN UP by contacting John Martin, or 614-578-3598.
Want to ring bells for the Salvation
Columbus Blue Jackets Game   
Each year we help the Salvation Army of Central Ohio ring bells.  Recently these efforts have focused on surrounding Nationwide Arena when the CBJ is in town.  This year our efforts will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 5:30 - 7:30pm
JoAnne and John are looking for a few more helpers, so sign up on Mondays.  Please meet in the area in front of the Tim Horton’s Restaurant on the west side of the Blue Jackets Arena at 5:30pm.  **Wear weather appropriate clothing.
JoAnne Schorsten      John Easton
614.805.2557               614.406.2356 

Join us on December 20th at 9:15 AM as we welcome every student of the school, help them meet Santa, and assist some students with their presents.  Just come Friday.  Friends, Family, and others are all welcome.    

It's the first time in our 107 year history that we can say, "Join us for our 99th effort"!  Colerain Elementary School's Christmas Party is our oldest service project.  Assisting the orthopedically impaired students in Columbus led us to starting an organization now known as Easter Seals. 

Your Annual Campaign
Are you the missing piece?   Our goal is $90,000 and we aren't there just yet.   

To date only 170 of our 252 Rotarians have donated $84,153 toward OUR GOAL That's only 67% participation.  THAT GOAL IS 100%. 
You can donate online today here.  Look for the Donate button.  This also allows you to schedule monthly payments.   You may also pledge or donate at at a meeting, or by sending a note to Scott Brown.  
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.
Walking with the Dead
A Success!
Thank you to the over 20 volunteers and all those who ran/walked in our inaugural event.  

What a picture!
How it feels to host a Zoom meeting

...from the Wizard of Oz.
Jun 01, 2020
Bring your Grad to Rotary Day
Jun 08, 2020
Covid 19
Jun 15, 2020
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Jun 22, 2020
Jun 29, 2020
Changing of the Guard
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Upcoming Events
Bring your Graduate to Rotary! ver. 3.0
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jun 01, 2020
Program Committee by Zoom
Jun 08, 2020 11:00 AM
The Big Give
Jun 10, 2020 10:00 AM –
Jun 11, 2020 11:00 AM
Rotary International Virtual Convention
Jun 20, 2020 – Jun 26, 2020
Ronald McDonald House Lunch
Ronald McDonald House
Jun 25, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 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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