​Monday, November 16, 2015

"Overview of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Operations"
Don Barker, Federal Security Director
Mr. Donald L. Barker was appointed the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Columbus, Ohio on April 6, 2008. He was initially appointed as a FSD on July 28, 2002 and has completed assignments as a FSD in Alaska, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Tennessee prior to his current assignment in Ohio.  As the Director, he is responsible for the leadership and management of regional Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security operations, TSA work forces, administration of TSA programs, security systems, planning, intelligence evaluation, interagency coordination, regulatory oversight of federal security programs, stakeholder relations, training, performance evaluation, resource management, financial/budgetary management, and administrative support.    
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Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215
 It's the time to Get It Done for Rotary.  More than half of our members have yet to donate to the Annual Services Campaign this year.  Why is it important for us to have 100% participation in this campaign?  Each program, student, and individual that we serve needs our help.  A successful campaign leads to continued support of our ongoing projects.  Without this support, difficult decisions will need to me made regarding which programs to fund next year.  

100% participation by the entire Club will help us to reach our $70,000 goal.  

THANK YOU to the...
125 Rotarians who have PLEDGED $48,651. 

Committee Meetings, November 16, 2015
Rotarian of the Year Selection Committee @ 11:00 AM

Membership Committee @ 1:15 PM

Please use another room/area of the Boat House for your committee meeting!
Do not meet in our luncheon room if at all possible.     

Along with our upcoming service and social activities there are several annual events coming up.  Mark you calendars to attend our meetings that day.  
Dec. 7 ~ Rotarian of the Year Award

Dec. 21~Board of Directors Election and Annual Meeting

Jan, 4 ~ Perfect Attendance Awards 
The Under 40 Happy Hour hosted by the CRNext Committee went very well on Tuesday night.  Rotarian Bob Weiler addressed the 30 some attendees talking about what Rotary meant to him and what we have done for the city. President Tricia, President Elect Jack and Vice President Paul among others were on hand to mingle with the group.   There was quite a bit of interest shown by all the attendees.  Some knew us from Youth Exchange, and others from our activities.  

As these people and others attend our meetings and events, please make them feel welcome.  
President Tricia has talked to the membership since she took office about promoting the "swagger" of Columbus Rotary.  Have you told anyone this week about the great things we do?  Or invited someone to join you at lunch or at one of our events?  

We have had 11 new members join us since July that were attracted by all we do and by who we are.  (their pictures can be found on the new member board on Monday's).  Welcome Stewart Bpenpelle, Mimi Tadesse, Lori Damron, Jon Mallory, Laura Weeks, Pablo Vegas, Renee Shumate, Clarence Mingo, Dennis Hetzel, Jim Duzan, and Halle Runion. 

Our goal by June 30 is to have 45 new members join us.  Events such as next week's Happy Hour or our many upcoming service opportunities are just the way to introduce someone to our Club.  

The Membership Committee is meeting with those interested to make the transition into the Club a bit easier.  If you have someone for us to meet let Scott Brown know so he can schedule a meeting.    


Columbus Rotary will assist the Salvation Army by ringing Red Kettle Bells at 2 Blue Jackets games again this year.  Volunteers should arrive at the Nationwide Arena Tim Horton's at 5:15 pm the evening of the scheduled game and w
e will wrap up by 7:15 pm. We need 4-8+ volunteers per game!  The dates to set aside are November 27 and December 4.  

Check the back table on Monday for sign up sheets!

Between now and the end of the year there are numerous ways to interact with fellow club members and the community.  Even if you can't make our Monday meeting, you can find us Ringing a Bell for the Salvation Army, Playing Euchre, Wrapping Presents, Helping Kids N Kamp, Viewing Zoo Lights and much more.  A list of these activities is in the EVENTS section of this newsletter and can be picked up on Monday at our meeting.   

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Upcoming Events
Oromia, Ethiopia
Nov 03, 2015 – Nov 15, 2015
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Nov 11, 2015 5:30 PM
New Member Orientation
Columbus Rotary office
Nov 12, 2015 12:00 PM
Rotaract Committee Meeting
Ohio Union at OSU
Nov 16, 2015 7:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena
Nov 27, 2015 5:30 PM
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Dec 04, 2015 12:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Nationwide Arena
Dec 04, 2015 5:30 PM
Kids 'N Kamp Holiday Party
Eastland Career Center
Dec 06, 2015
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Colerain Elementary Gift Wrapping
Colerain Elementary School
Dec 08, 2015 4:30 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Dec 09, 2015 5:30 PM
Rotary Christmas Party - ZOO
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Dec 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Colerain Elementary Christmas Party
Colerain Elementary School
Dec 18, 2015 8:30 AM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jan 06, 2016 5:30 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Feb 10, 2016 5:30 PM
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past Prtesident
Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
TRF Chair
Executive Director

Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
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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