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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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OUR LUNCH and PROGRAM
APRIL 15, 2019

NO MEETING
Happy Tax Day!
 

Connect    Inspire    Transform

 
CALLING ALL BOTTLES
In an effort planned by the Derby Day Soiree committee we are asking members to bring a bottle of wine or bourbon to the Rotary office this week for inclusion in an "wine tree" that will be available at the May 4 event.  $25 minimum value.  You can get tickets in the next story!
 
 
SAVE THE DATE
TICKETS GOING FAST!
Don't get Bartha'd...wait to buy your tickets until it's too late and the event is closed.  

The Columbus Rotary Derby Day Soirée is the club's largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised go back to the local and global community providing dictionaries for students, scholarships, veteran mentoring services, the Scioto Audubon Obstacle Course, the Junior & Senior High Service Above Self Fair, the Rafiki Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, three water wells in Ethiopia and much more. Each year the club gives back more than $250,000 in aid.
Get your tickets HERE to our very own Derby Party

DERBY DAY SOIREE - MAY 4th - 4 to 8 PM
Marriott University Area
 
 
TREE PLANTING 2.0
Join us on April 27 at Greenlawn Cemetery 9-12
Use the Sign Up Genius or sign up at Rotary
NOTE FROM PRESIDENT CALLOWAY

Note from President Calloway
 
Dear Fellow Columbus Rotarians:
 
Hope all have enjoyed the warming weather and sunshine this week.
 
Last weekend, Kathy Gatterdam led/organized a fabulous District 6690 Rotary Youth Exchange dinner, silent/live auction and fundraiser for Polio Plus.  Thank you Kathy.  Well done!
 
Also, I am shouting out Bill Wahoff whose leadership was outstanding as President of Columbus Rotary Foundation this Rotary year.
 
Bill Wahoff has resigned as Foundation president effective 4/4/19.  Thank you for serving and leading so well Bill!
 
This past Monday, Dr. Pete Edwards shared some recent history about how the Columbus Crew was saved by the “Columbus Way” More importantly, he shared their vision about being ever more a part of our great community and will be impactful in many more ways especially with their future new downtown stadium to come.
 
He was also most moving by framing his remarks using our Rotary Four-Way Test.  He was marvelous!  
 
In case you missed it, please watch his program remarks via our links or YouTube.
 
We are not gathering next Monday, April 15th calling it a “tax holiday”, if only that were the case with the IRS...
 
Be The Inspiration!
 
Yours in Rotary, President Calloway
 
Proud Columbus Rotarian, 1994
   Rotary: People of Action
 
 
MEMBERSHIP CORNER
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Make sure to click on the links to see our new new member videos


APRIL NEW MEMBERS
Marie Hurt
Education Consultant
Proposed by Kathy Gatterdam
 
Victoria "Torri" Huebner
State of Ohio Auditor's Office
Proposed by Scott Brown
 
Doug Eastman
Granville Rotary transfer
Proposed by Don Jones

MARCH NEW MEMBERS
Reverend Nancy Day-Achauer
United Methodist Church
Sponsored by Brian Bainbridge

FEBRUARY NEW MEMBERS
Frank Fullin
Northwest Title
Sponsored by Steve Heiser
For Frank's new member video click here

Julian Heinrich
Perez Morris, LLP
Sponsored by John Perez

Chris McGovern
Environmental Remediation Contractor
Sponsored by Maghie/Robertson
For Chris's new member video click here
 
JANUARY NEW MEMBER
Kimberly White
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Sponsored by Patrick Losinski
 
Read more...
Rotary Prayer April 8, 2019

 

I spent time last week interviewing high school seniors for our Service Above Self Scholarships. All Columbus High School students must document 120 hours of community service over their time in High School.  I suppose some of the students we met may have gotten started just to check off one more graduation box.  But somehow, these young people caught fire and went beyond the requirements.   I wish you could have seen their faces as they talked about what they had done.  They were excited --They glowed.    One of them even asked us as Rotarians how we got started in Service and what it meant to us.

 

They are good students.  They had checked out our website.

 

As I listened to them, and listened to my colleagues on the team, I realized again something we all know but sometimes lose sight of.  Real service only works when we see others as real people not just members of a group. Not just as one of those people. Service happens when we see people as fellow sojourners on our travel together through our days here on earth.  

 

Well, we’ve lived a bit longer those young people.  The years have brought a few dings and dark spots on our excitement – on our glowing.  We have learned how very hard it is to see through other eyes, to accept differences, to care without conditions.  But those young people didn’t find themselves in service because it was a requirement.  They served because of who they are as human beings. I like to think that we do too. But this I know.  We will not find our way out of these dark and divisive times until we are willing to accept the cost as well as the joy of moving beyond self to service.

 

Let us pray,

Source of every good thought, help us to meet difference with a willingness to learn, help us to meet change with flexibility, help us to meet our brothers and sisters as family, as your creation.  Keep our arms and our hearts strong and our vision clear as we move to serve for the living of these days.  Amen

PARTING SHOT
Jim Bartha in Cedar Key, FL would like to open a remote Club office, which could be why he was late to get Derby Day tickets last year.
 
Speakers
Apr 15, 2019
TAX HOLIDAY
Apr 22, 2019
OhioHealth
Apr 29, 2019
May 06, 2019
Columbus City Schools
May 13, 2019
May 20, 2019
Editorial Columns
May 27, 2019
No Meeting
Jun 03, 2019
National Veteran Memorial & Museum
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Euchre Fellowship
The Boathouse at Confluence Park
Apr 10, 2019 5:30 PM
 
District 6690 Conference
Apr 12, 2019 – Apr 13, 2019
 
DISTRICT ALL CLUB LUNCHEON
Hilton Polaris
Apr 12, 2019 11:11 AM
 
Homeless Family Foundation Olympics
Apr 13, 2019 10:00 AM
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 22, 2019 1:15 PM
 
NEW MEMBER RECEPTION
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 25, 2019 6:00 PM
 
Tree Planting @ Greenlawn Cemetary
Apr 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
First Fridays Networking
Copius
May 03, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Derby Day Soiree
Marriott Columbus University Area
May 04, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Youth Exchange Committee Mtg
The Boat House at Confluence Park
May 06, 2019 1:15 PM
 
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