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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
August 13, 2018
 
US Paralympian's Story
Blake Haxton
 
In March of 2009 Blake Haxton was in his senior year of High School in Columbus, Ohio when he contracted Necrotizing Fasciitis, more commonly called the flesh-eating disease. Over the course of three days Blake went from being the captain of his school’s rowing team and a division one rowing recruit to suffering major organ failure and the amputation of both of his legs. Blake was released from the hospital after over twenty major surgeries and three months of inpatient care.

Connect    Inspire    Transform
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NOTE FROM PRESIDENT CALLOWAY
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
 
Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm!  It is well noticed, much appreciated and hopefully contagious!
 
In addition to Rotary's Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do...also remember..."and is it Fun?!"
 
Whether you need inspiration or a loved one does, please join us and bring your guest to Columbus Rotary next Monday, August 13th.  
 
This will be our second inspirational guest speaker in our "Be the Inspiration" Rotary year.
 
My friend, Mark, of 40 years moved most everyone who attended our Changing of the Guard celebration and fun on the evening of June 18th.
 
My new friend, Blake, of 4 months will do the same this Monday.
 
Yours in Rotary
Calloway
MEMBERSHIP CORNER
Who have you asked to Join the FUN?
WELCOME

AUGUST NEW MEMBERS
Ann Russell
Russell Consulting
Transfer from Dublin AM
 
Malik Moore
YMCA of Central Ohio
Sponsored by Rick Studer
 
JULY NEW MEMBERS
Dana Vogelmeier
Vogelmeier Consulting, LLC
transferring

Gail Marsh
The OSU Wexner Medical Center
Former member

Denise Rehg
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Proposed by Matt Allyn
 
Meredith Vegh
MVPT
Proposed by Scott Whitlock
 
JUNE NEW MEMBERS
Jordan Hunt
US Bank
Proposed by Zach Elrod & Rick Studer

Sean Reilly
UMCH OHIO Family Services
Fromer member

Vanne Cervuti
Luxxotica Optical
Proposed by Scott Brown

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BOURBON TOUR 2.0

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 14th 
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We hope you can join us for our second Bourbon Trail Trip on Friday, September 14th.  We will be visiting the Buffalo Trace Distillery in the afternoon, and in the morning the Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. There will be an opportunity to "meet" some of their thoroughbreds, learn about the history of Darby Dan, and experience the elegance of a Kentucky breeding stable. 

Details are being finalized, and the cost per person will be approximately $75.  Tickets for this event are on sale NOW!  Please contact Galen Graham or Charlie Boltwood to sign up.

The office is NOT responsible for sign ups.  Do not contact them if planning to attend.  Reservation swaps permitted, however no refunds w/o finding your replacement.    
 
 
COMMITTEE MEETINGS
 
Committees meeting this week

SSASP @ 1:15 PM
 
Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
 
 
More Than Lunch
“It’s more than Lunch” is the title of Columbus Rotary’s 2012 Centennial booklet; a historical fiction account of our Club’s founding and history.   Recent events have reminded me however how accurate that title is. 
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ARE YOU READY
OSU Football Starts in ONE MONTH:  If you haven’t already read ahead to learn who upcoming speakers are going to be, here’s a TEASER for you.
 
IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, On Aug. 27—just before the Buckeye Football season kicks off—we have a SPEAKER who;
  • Is a Buckeye thru & thru. 
  • Was a great HS player at N. Canton Hoover. 
  • Sat on bench for two years while Archie Griffin won 2 Heismans, (led into holes by Pete Johnson, the record breaking TD scorer) 
  • Then his turn came:
     
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PARTING SHOT
Fun & Fellowship at the Clippers Game
 

 
Speakers
Aug 13, 2018
USA Paralympic Rowers story
Aug 20, 2018
Highlights for Children
Aug 27, 2018
Are you ready for some football?
Sep 10, 2018
Hot Chicken Takeover
Sep 24, 2018
Franklin County Coronor
Oct 01, 2018
Columbus Blue Jackets
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Aug 08, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Aug 15, 2018 4:30 PM
 
VSMC (OSU Vet Student Mentoring & Coaching)
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Aug 27, 2018
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
Sep 07, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Program Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Sep 10, 2018 11:00 AM
 
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Sep 12, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Bourbon and Thoroughbreds
Sep 14, 2018
 
Peace Builders Roundtable
Sep 17, 2018
 
VSMC (OSU Vet Student Mentoring & Coaching)
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Sep 17, 2018
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
 
Club Board Meeting
Sep 19, 2018 4:30 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Immediate Past Prtesident
 
Executive Director