July 16, 2018

What’s happening to local news
  – and why you should care

The practice of journalism is under constant attack as the business models of traditional media seem to be falling apart.  Dennis Hetzel, director of the Ohio News Media Association and a former journalist and publisher, will debunk some myths, describe how things got to this point and explain the challenges going forward.

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Bring your Graduate to Rotary Day?
Fellow Columbus Rotarians, We have a special opportunity at our July 30 luncheon to invite family & friends, recent graduates from high school, college, career centers, military and/or other special or advanced degree programs, to hear our presenter, Chad Willet.  

Chad will have a message that is relevant to our Club members, but also, especially to the young adults who we wish to recognize for their recent "progression" to a new stage in life. Rotary has always been and is now more so than ever committed to helping our youth. 
There will be an opportunity to give that special recognition, and hear about these recent graduates , as they pursue the next stage in their education or career.

TO RSVP, please notify the Rotary office by July 25 with:
  1. the name of your guest
  2. his/her recent institution of graduation/
  3. his/her next destination (college, military, career, etc.)
  4. field of study or special interest for your guest
"No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.” —Brad Henry
Welcome to the new Rotary year! 

Pouring for a Purpose at Ohio Brew Week (July 15th - 21st) is just three weeks away on the bricks of Athens, Ohio! 

All Clubs and Rotarians in District 6690 have the wonderful opportunity to serve beer on Saturday, July 21st. Not only will each volunteer experience fun & fellowship, but you can also purchase a unique Rotarian designed t-shirt for $15. All proceeds go to PolioPlus! 

We will be pouring from Noon until Midnight.  Shifts are 3 hour increments.  Attendees will wear wristbands or have tokens for beer.  ID's will be checked by others.  
OSU Golf Outing 
Please think about joining us again at our annual Columbus Rotary OSU Golf Outing

Ohio State University Gray Course 
1:00pm, Wednesday, July 25th
Green Fees - $50.

Limited to first 6 foursomes to sign-up. Call Carl Faehnle at 614-584-4659, or email .
What's That Pin?

First, how often do you wear your Rotary pin?  I wear one nearly every day and have several that adorn vests and jackets.  (Let me know if you need more.)  Actually, on the day I departed the RI Convention in Toronto I commented to another Rotarian at breakfast that I neglected to put on a pin for traveling and I felt guilty.  Our conversation led to the usual, "where are you from?"  Turns out that she and her husband are both members of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head, SC and he is the incoming District Governor.  Oh - and it's my father's club.  Small world!
Who have you asked to Join the FUN?

Meredith Vegh
Proposed by Scott Whitlock
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

Follow Columbus Rotary on Social Media 
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At a Rotary event?  Post your pics and don’t forget to tag us!
New Member Don Jones has been giving our website face lift.  Take a look.
THANKS Don!  We will be making changes to the newsletter as well moving into the new Rotary Year.  
2018-19 RI Theme
RI President Barry Rassin's theme for the coming year.
Jul 23, 2018
Columbus Clippers
Jul 30, 2018
Rip Off the Rearview Mirror
Aug 13, 2018
Diamond Hill
Aug 20, 2018
Highlights for Children
Aug 27, 2018
Are you ready for some football?
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Jul 11, 2018 5:30 PM
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jul 11, 2018 5:30 PM
Foundation Board Meeting
Jul 12, 2018 8:00 AM
Pour for a Purpose
Jul 21, 2018 12:00 PM
GOLF fellowship
OSU Gray
Jul 25, 2018 1:00 PM
Bring your graduate to Rotary Day!
Jul 30, 2018
First Fridays Networking
Aug 03, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Aug 08, 2018 5:30 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
Sep 07, 2018 12:00 PM
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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