Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Columbus Rotary Office
May 16, 2018 5:00 AM
District Conference & Assembly
Zanesville, Ohio
May 18, 2018 – May 19, 2018
Exemplary Service Award Selection Meeting
May 21, 2018 1:15 PM
Building a Southside COmpassionate COmmunity
Reeb Center
May 22, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Canoe Trip
Trapper John's Canoe Livery
Jun 02, 2018 9:00 AM
Club Board Meeting
Columbus Rotary Office
Jun 20, 2018 5:00 PM
Rotary International Convention - TORONTO
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Annual Meeting hosted by Columbus Kiwanis
Athletic Club of Columbus
Jun 25, 2018 12:00 PM
GOLF fellowship
OSU Gray
Jul 25, 2018 1:00 PM
May 21, 2018
Central Ohio Economic Update
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
Jun 04, 2018
Jun 25, 2018 12:00 PM
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Security Alert

The Club Leadership would like to alert you that there have been 3 incidents over the past 6 weeks of cars being broken into during our luncheons. These are smash and grab types of break-ins centered upon what is left visible within the car.

We have been working with the Boat House and their corporate management to address the matter. However- please take a moment before arriving at Rotary to secure your items in a location not visible outside your vehicle, or bring them inside with you.
May 21, 2018
Central Ohio Economic Update
Bill LaFayette, Principal
Dr. Bill LaFayette is owner of Regionomics®, a consulting firm focused on helping clients understand and thrive in small-area economies — neighborhoods, communities, and regions. Services include economic development strategy, workforce strategy, economic impact analysis, economic and demographic analysis, and fiscal analysis.

Bill brings to his work more than 20 years of experience in economic development and economic analysis in Central Ohio. Prior to founding Regionomics in 2011, he spent 12 years as vice president of economic analysis for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and four years with Rickenbacker Port Authority, which formerly managed Rickenbacker International Airport and its Global Logistics Park and Foreign-Trade Zone.
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Thanks to the efforts of John Mariotti, Dennis Hetzel, Amanda Bowen and the rest of our Promotions Committee the Club has received quite a bit of media attention of late.  We had a number of reporters in the room for our two Honda presentations and also for Chief Justice O'Connor.  Their latest efforts showcased the Student Service Above Self Fair.  

The Dispatch Article from Monday's program can be found HERE.  CONGRATULATIONS and Thanks!
2018 Exemplary Service Awards
In any given year, members of our club participate in more than 50 service efforts. These include service to our club, our community and communities around the world. No one person participates in all or even most of these projects, so none of us can know who is the person or persons that are really making all of these efforts a success. 
Members of our club lead these efforts, often working behind the scenes and not receiving recognition for the great work that they are doing. You can help us change that! You no doubt know one or more club members who are doing extraordinary work on behalf of our club and the people we serve. Take a few minutes to complete the nomination form for the Exemplary Sevice Awards to help us provide well deserved recognition to these great Rotarians. Supporting documentaion strengthens the nomination. Awards can be presented for volunteer efforts in each of Rotary's avenues of service, so several individuals can be recognized each year.
The Exemplary Service Awards is an annual program where we strive to recognize members of our club for the great volunteer work that they are doing. Nominations are due in to John O'Meara or Scott Brown by the end of the meeting (1:00) on May 21st. Past winners will be helping to determine this year's winners. We will be presenting these awards in June. The nomination forms are available at the sign in desk at Monday's meeting or can be downloaded by clicking here. We hope that you can help us identify the most deserving club members for these awards.

Active members          301
Honorary members        1
25 New members since July 1, 2017
Manana Fribley
Home2 by Hilton
Transfer - Westerville Sunrise

Ken Lazar
Ability Professional Network
Proposed by Hugo Trux

Dave Kaldy
Architectural Alliance
Proposed by Mike Fitzpatrick & Scott Brown
Don Jones
Booz Allen Hamilton
Proposed by Calloway Robertson
Bob Dionne
MedCare Ambulance
Proposed by Scott Brown

Jon Davis
Proposed by Scott Whitlock
Dave Earnest
Huntington Bank
Proposed by Anish Doshi
Nick Klacik
Proposed by John Hall (not on a team) 
Brian Bainbridge
CRT Realtors
Proposed by Evan DuBro

Jennie Troendly
Macmillan Learning
Proposed by Tim Maghie

Columbus Rotary had the opportunity to donate three of the seven Chromebooks to Ms Brown's Spanish Classroom. Over 70% of her students receive free or reduced lunches, so resources for the district are tight and "extras" like computers aren't a priority.  The budget has not yet allowed for technology to make its way to the language classrooms, but the need was there.  Says Ms. Brown, " I just got a student who has cerebral palsy and he would have such an easier time typing than writing. I’m thrilled to have a computer for him soon!"  After the Chromebooks were delivered, Ms. Brown followed up with this picture and note:  "The Chromebooks are up and running and are a huge help to us!  The kids took 10 mins making sure their letters in GRACIAS were the same sizes, font, and all centered :) thanks again!!"
Building Peace

It's time to raft the river again.  Jim Tornes and Chris Henney have arranged to travel down the Big Darby again with Rotarians, friends and family.  The crew will leave on June 2, 2018.  Meet at 8:30 AM


Trapper John's Canoe Livery is again our host.  

7141 London Groveport Rd, Grove City, OH 43123


Prices (payable to Columbus Rotary):

$25 for Adults and older children

$ 5  for 6-12 year olds


A RELEASE FORM and PAYMENT will need to be completed by each participant prior to arrival for the event.


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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