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. 
Stories
OUR LUNCH and PROGRAM


December 9, 2019


Jacqueline Neal, President & CEO
The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
As President/CEO of the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Ms. Neal’s role is to promote and advocate for minority supplier development and help secure minority-owned business participation in the corporate and public procurement process.

Read more...
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE  TRIP
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 terry.davis@nationwidechildrens.org for more details.
MEMBERSHIP CORNER
Who did you invite today?
Help us reach our goal of 1 new member a week throughout the year!
Total active membership = 252    New members since July 1 = 16

NOVEMBER NEW MEMBERS
15) Wanda Curry-Shepard

Unique Service Logistics Career Academy
Former Member

16) Steve Bergfeld

UNITS Columbus
sponsored by Kathleen Lach-Rowan (1)

See "Read More" for all our new members.  
 
 
Read more...
COME AND GET IT!
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
 
Read more...
KIDS N KAMP
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, jmartin5319@gmail.com 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 
 
COLERAIN CHRISTMAS
 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. 

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.  Sign up Monday at Rotary.  Email Scott.  Or just come that day.  Friends, Family, and others are all welcome.    
Your Annual Campaign
Are you the missing piece?   Our goal is $90,000 and we aren't there just yet.   

To date only 162 of our 252 Rotarians have donated $80,943 toward OUR GOAL That's only 64% 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.   gilliland@ee.net  Detailed information is in the READ MORE section.
 
The application deadline is November 15th with interviews on December 8th.
 
 
Read more...
Walking with the Dead
A Success!
Thank you to the over 20 volunteers and all those who ran/walked in our inaugural event.  
   

 
Read more...
What a picture!
Dictionaries Delivered!  Thanks Jim!
  
Speakers
Dec 16, 2019
The 100 years of WOSU
Jan 06, 2020
Alvis Overview
Jan 13, 2020
Opportunity Zones
Jan 20, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 03, 2020
Municiple Court House enhancements
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Peace Builders Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Dec 16, 2019 1:15 PM
 
GIFT WRAPPING @ COLERAIN
Colerain Elementary School
Dec 16, 2019 4:30 PM
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing @ CBJ
Nationwide Arena
Dec 19, 2019
 
99th Annual Colerain Christmas Party
Colerain Elementary School
Dec 20, 2019 9:00 AM
 
Rotarian of the Year Award
Jan 27, 2020
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM
 
View entire list
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
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
 
ClubRunner
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7