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Welcome to our Club!
Columbus Rotary
Service Above Self
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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​Monday, August 3, 2015

"Annual Visit"
District Governor Tara Craaybeek

Tara Craaybeek joined the Rotary Club of Lancaster-Sherman in March of 2002. She served as Club President in 2005-2006. During her term as President, Tara instituted the Club Leadership Plan to reorganize & rejuvenate her Club. She served as Membership Chair in 2004-2005 and then as Foundation Chair in 2006-2007 for the Club, which has been in the top three in per capita giving to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) in the District for the last several years.

She began her endeavors with District 6690 in 2007 as TRF Annual Programs Fund Chair. In 2010, she became TRF Chair for the District. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining Member of The Rotary Foundation. Tara has served as Chair of the Legislative Action Committee for the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. She is a parishioner at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Lancaster where she has served as Parish Council Secretary and Lector. Tara assists at St. Bernadette Catholic School as Banking Chair for the annual Home & School Fundraiser and as a classroom volunteer through Junior Achievement. Tara has also served as a member of the steering committee for the Fairfield Department of Developmental Disabilities annual dinner – A Celebration of Possibilities.

Tara graduated from Wm. V. Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster, attended Miami University and graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in 2001. Tara works for Park National Bank as a Commercial Appraisal Specialist. She previously worked for Fairfield National Div. of Park National Bank for over 15 years as a Commercial Lender. Tara has taught many classes for Park & Fairfield National through the American Institute of Banking.

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action

Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215

All Rotarians are invited to attend the District 6690 Annual Conference in October.  This is a chance to learn more about ROtary, meet other ROtarians from around SE Ohio and have fun.  Save the date!  Additional details will follow.  
Many of you have had a chance to meet or speak to Vicky Pirt at the Club Office.  Vicky works part time and mainly handles our fiscal matters and Monday agendas.  If you have invoice questions, want to change your payment option or other such matters she is your best bet to talk to.  She can be reached at 221-3127 or  

Vicky has two sons in college and a daughter in high school.

If you notice at Monday check-ins that your name is highlighted on the sign in sheet you'll need to speak to Vicky about an outstanding payment with the Club.  
Executive Director Scott Brown will be away from the office August 1 through August 9 on vacation.
Committee Meetings, August 3, 2015
No Meetings

When your committee meets please use another room/area of the Boat House other than our lunch room.
This will allow the staff to clean and reset the Buckeye Room for its next use without disturbing your meeting.                    
"Rotary Joins Leaders from all continents, cultures and occupations to Exchange Ideas and Take Action for communities around the world."

Use this as your elevator speech when someone asks about your Rotary club.  If you can't remember it all use the six words in blue.  Invite friends, family and associates to join us as we embark upon this new Rotary year. 
If you were at Rotary on July 20 and 27 you may have noticed some new things about our meeting.  
  • Please come in the door by the screen.  This will allow you to grab your name badge before you check in for lunch
  • Guests will be registered at this new entrance.  If you don't have a guest, proceed to the name badges.  
  • One CLAP recognition.  When guests and visitors are announced please greet each with one clap after their name is announced.
  • Head Dais - if you have a part in the meeting you will be seated at or near the head dais each week.

The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.

Sandy Knoesel had a second hip surgery July 16.

Violet Meek is having a second knee surgery on July 31.  

The Club is hosting a member guest golf outing at the Safari Golf Club on September 18.  We understand that Safari is a public course.  This is a Rotary Member and their Guest event.  Plans are ongoing and have yet to be finalized.  Start looking for your non-Rotary friends that are duffers or hold a handicap.  Check their schedules and make plans to join us on September 18.

More details to follow.  You just don't know who might show up to promote the event, so keep an eye open.  
We need your help!
We are looking for members to help at the meeting each week.  If you can help with the following call Scott today at 221-3127.
  • Welcome guests & visiting Rotarians and introduce them from the podium.
  • Check in members & collect fees