Upcoming Events
3rd Annual Member brings a Guest Golf
Sarfari Golf Course
Sep 29, 2017 12:00 PM
Program Committee
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Oct 02, 2017 11:00 AM
Enterprise Academy Meeting
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Oct 02, 2017 1:15 PM
Second Thursdays
MCL Cafeteria
Oct 05, 2017 12:00 PM
First Fridays
Oct 06, 2017 12:00 PM
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Oct 11, 2017 5:30 PM
Past President's Dinner
Rocky Fork Country Club
Oct 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Woods & Water Pheasant Hunt
Lake Hill Club
Oct 20, 2017 12:00 PM
First Fridays
Nov 03, 2017 12:00 PM
Enterprise Academy Meeting
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Nov 06, 2017 1:15 PM
Oct 02, 2017
Dictionary Project
Oct 09, 2017
No Meeting
Oct 16, 2017
Your Wellness and Your Corporation’s Wellness
Oct 23, 2017
Chrisitan Muslim Relations
Nov 06, 2017
Ohio Adjutant General
Nov 13, 2017
Veterans Memorial & Museum
Nov 20, 2017
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October 2

The Dictionary Project

5200 dictionaries, 75 schools, 2 counties.  This meeting will be your opportunity to help sort, label and pack dictionaries for our 2017 effort.  Join other members for food and fellowship and a little sweat equity.  Columbus Rotary is one of 15 District 6690 clubs to participate in this project this year.  Clintonville, Dublin AM, Upper Arlington and Whitehall Bexley assist in our effort, as well as covering additional schools in their area.  
You will also hear about our exciting partnership with My Special Word.
If you deliver dictionaries each year please attend as we will put the books right into your car for you.  Questions? Call Tim Maghie or Scott Brown
Join Leaders  Exchange Ideas  Take Action


We are looking forward to our day on the links with our 60 Rotarians and Guests.  Bring some cash to play the Dixon Golf events, proceeds benefiting The Columbus Rotary Foundation.   

Sponsored By: Dixon Golf
Enter the Driver Challenge for a chance to win a Aurelius Emperor Driver and other prizes.
Join the Dixon Challenge and other games for more golf gear and other prizes.

You can sign up at Rotary on Monday.  Bill Reiber is leading the charge and can sign you up as well.  

Active members          303
Honorary members        1

Cheryl Jacobs
The Heritage of Hannah Neil Center
sponsored by Scott Brown
Breana Shawver
Lymphoma & Leukemia Society
sponsored by Jim Maniace

Dave Pritchard
Engineers without Borders
sponsored by CK Satyapriya

The Passings of Ferd Schoedinger and Wilson Walker
September was a difficult month for the Club as we lost two long time members.

Ferdinand Schoedinger, Jr.

June 10, 1920 - September 16, 2017
Ferdinand P Schoedinger, Jr. died September 16, 2017. He was born on June 10, 1920 to Ferdinand P. and Florence Peters Schoedinger. He and Mary Matchneer Schoedinger were married for 55 extremely happy years until she died in 2005. His sister was Mrs. Robert (Anne) W. Monsarrat who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy S. Atwell, of Fairfield, CT, and son Ferdinand P. (Kate) Schoedinger III of Weare, NH; grandchildren: Christopher W. Atwell (Anna), of Ventura, CA, Jason P. Atwell (Erika), of Golden, CO, Elizabeth (Liza) K. Schoedinger and Ferdinand P. Schoedinger IV, of Weare. NH; great-grandchildren: Ryan and Abby Atwell of Ventura, CA. In 1938 he graduated from Ohio State University High School. In 1942 he received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Cornell with a major in aircraft engineering where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Sphinx Head and Tau Beta Pi. He served on the board of Bexley Public Library and was a past president. Also, he was a long time member of Board of Columbus Home for the Aged where he served as Treasurer. He was a member and past president of Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club, a member of The Columbus Country Club and Columbus Rotary Club. He and his wife loved to travel and over the years visited six continents. They enjoyed playing golf and going to dinner together.
He was extremely proud of his service to his country during WW II. His children and grandchildren will remember him as a loving, giving, caring and interested father and grandfather. Arrangements entrusted to the Schoedinger Midtown Chapel. Memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 333 S Drexel Ave, Bexley, OH 43209. Reception to follow at the church. 

Past President Wilson Walker

1940 - 2017
Wilson Thomas Walker, 76, born December 20, 1940 in Birmingham, AL, passed away September 19, 2017. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University, and was the owner and operator of Wilson's Environmental Laboratory, Inc. in Westerville, OH. A longtime member and past president of The Rotary Club of Columbus, Wilson also served on the boards of COSI and Ohio Dominican University. Preceded in death by parents, Eloise Saunders and Ernest Walker. Survived by wife Janice "Sheri" Walker; son Brian Walker; sisters Myrna Mourning and Donna Knight; brother Ernest (Rita) Walker; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Barry (Janice) Stewart, Harley (Iva Jean) Stewart, Darrell Stewart, and Keith (Suzanne) Stewart; and a host of other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Vineyard Columbus, 6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville, where his family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of service. 
A portion of a recent letter from our student  Meghan Edwards.  

September 25th, 2017


To the Rotary Club of Columbus and Any Interested Parties,


Ahoj from the Czech Republic! I am writing this at 6 pm on a Monday, which means that you all might very well be meeting for lunch right now, a quarter of the way around the world. I have been here a month, but it feels like the jet lag just wore off yesterday.


I am writing to you from a town called České Budějovice, which has a population of over 92 thousand people, making it the largest city in the south Bohemian region. Like so many beautiful European towns, it was founded a couple of centuries before Columbus even stumbled across the Caribbean, in 1265. I live a 25 minute bus ride from the central square, one of the largest in Europe, and I am there every day, because from my school I can walk there in under ten minutes! I love the colorfulness of all of the buildings here- my host father tells me that this is a recent improvement from the socialist era when all buildings had to be gray and undecorated.


Columbus Rotary bills it's members every six months for dues and meeting fees.  Your timely response helps us to meet our financial obligations.  Typically mailed in May and November of each year, these fees are due by January 1 and July 1 when our membership list is due to Rotary International.  Those on our rolls on these two dates are considered members and we are billed by Rotary International and District 6690 accordingly.  If you choose to take a break from Rotary and alert the office after the due date you will still be asked to pay for the portion of your dues that we pay to others.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.  
The 4 Way Test - A history
On September 25 President Paul gave this brief History of the 4 Way Test

The 4-Way Test has been a part of Rotary for over 70 years, but much has been forgotten about this jewel.  Let us learn more about it.
The author of the 4-Way Test is Herbert J. Taylor.  He was a member of the Chicago Rotary Club and a prosperous businessman.  Interestingly, Herb originally wrote the test, not for Rotary, but for a troubled business that he had taken over.
Let’s go back to 1932, Herb was asked to take over management of a nearly-bankrupt cookware manufacturer called Club Aluminum Company of Chicago.  The company owed $400,000 more than its total assets and was barely afloat.
Herb agreed, however, to take on the challenge.   He resigned from his current position, taking an 80% pay-cut, and invested thousands of dollars of much needed capital into the company to cover operating expenses. 
Looking for a way to turn around the culture of the company, Herb searched for a means to inspire his employees to build a better connection with customers. 
Herb first wrote a statement of the things employees “should think, say or do” in their business dealings.  That first go round was about 100 words and it was too long. He continued to write, reducing it to seven points, but it was still too long.  Finally, he reduced the Test to the four searching questions that comprise it today.
And so, as originally title, “The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do” was born:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotarian Bill Reiber wears many hats, but not in this picture.  Here he is caught at the recent District Seminar in Zanesville, training others about District Grants.  We are blessed that a number of members are active at the District level.  

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Columbus, OH  43215
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