Membership Newsletter
January 8, 2020

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. 

January 13, 2020

Michael E. Flowers
Steptoe and Johnson, PLLC  

On Monday, January 13, 2020, Michael E. Flowers, an attorney in the Business Law Department of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, will present “Opportunity Zones-An Overview”. As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress enacted two companion provisions designed to encourage investment and economic growth in certain low-income communities. Mike will provide an overview of how this legislation is intended operate as an inducement to secure investment in distressed communities.

Columbus Rotary Nights 2020
Remix Rotary in Franklinton
I'd like to invite you to Columbus Rotary Nights (CRN) in 2020! Looking for a way to connect with others, serve our community and have fun at a time that works for your schedule? Columbus Rotary Nights is a Rotary experience for busy people, focusing on the neighborhood of Franklinton.
CRN is open to current and prospective members of Columbus Rotary and guests/newcomers are always welcome! Come find out what we're all about by joining the Meetup Group to stay up to date!
E-Club members and Rotaractors are especially welcome (and know someone who lives/works in Franklinton? Let them know about it!).
In an effort to avoid the hustle and bustle of the Holiday's we sent your 2020 invoices early, and repeated our efforts as a reminder.  THANKS to those who have addressed their invoices.  To those that haven't yet, please consider paying TODAY!  If do not plan to proceed with membership and have not informed Scott Brown at this time, you may be subject to paying a portion of your dues that the Club cannot recover.    
Who did you invite today?
Help us reach our goal of 1 new member a week throughout the year!
Total active membership = 240    New members since July 1 = 20

(20) Doug Seibert

Seibert Consulting
Transfer from Ft Myers

(19) Sterling Carter

Carter Effect
Sponsored by Scott Whitlock (1)

(18) Dorian Wingerd

Midwest Strategies
sponsored by John Mariotti (1)
17) Stacy Simon
Church of Scientology
sponsored by Manana Fribley (1)

See "Read More" for all our new members.  
Networking Night with OSU Rotaract
Want to help our future Rotarians?  Our OSU Rotaract (college based Rotary) has a Networking Event planned for February 4th.  Check out the details in our calendar here!
Congratulations to Doug Eastman on the birth of his grandson on January 2, 2020.  "12 days early, but mother and child are doing well."  

Share your similar news with Scott!
As we enter 2020 the Club Board has continued our Sustaining Member Program, originally introduced in July 2019.  This option is provided for those that are willing and able to support the club as a Sustaining Member.  Sustaining members are encouraged to bring prospective members to Monday lunch.  RESERVED Guest Passes to cover guest meals will be logged on the weekly sign up sheet as part of each member's Sustaining Membership.  Sustaining members voluntarily pay fees in addition to their ordinary dues.  The guest pass program was designed to introduce more individuals to Rotary on a regular basis and pays for the lunch of that guest.    Contact Scott today to sign up!  Fees detailed in read more.
Want to help out at the Arnold?  
Our Friends at the Arnold Sports Festival are looking for volunteers.  I've added some information provided by their volunteer coordinator.  

Earn a FREE 3-DAY Arnold Sports Festival Wristband Volunteer at the largest multi-sport Festival in the Nation!
Sign up on-line by February 26th For More Information and To Register Visit:

Available Shift: March 6th 7a - Noon & 11:30a - 4:30p
                          March 7th 7a - Noon & 11:30a - 4:30p
                          March 8th 7a - Noon & 11:30a - 4:30p

Ambassadors will receive: Festival Ambassador T-shirt & 3-day Festival wristband


181 Rotarians (74%) = $90,850
The 2019 Annual Services Campaign reached its goal. 
Thanks for all of your help!

I learned recently of the following passings.

Norma Sims - wife of former member Richard "Dick" Sims - Obit here
George Smith passed away in Florida on December 28th - Obit here
Larry Bowen - no additional information at this time
Jan 13, 2020
Opportunity Zones
Jan 20, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 27, 2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Ohio
Feb 03, 2020
Municiple Court House enhancements
Feb 10, 2020
Mettler Toledo North America
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Upcoming Events
Columbus Rotary Nights 2020 Kickoff
Land Grant Brewing
Jan 08, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Nights: Franklinton Fridays
Columbus Idea Foundry
Jan 10, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Third Thursday Breakfast
The OSU Golf Course Resturant
Jan 16, 2020 7:30 AM
Rotarian of the Year Award
Jan 27, 2020
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Jan 27, 2020 1:15 PM
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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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