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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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Your Rotary Membership Directory is as close as your phone.  If you use the ClubRunner app (free to download) on your phone this is a reminder to refresh your app by swiping down from the upper screen or pushing the refresh circle.  We've added 6 new members since July 1 and updated other info.  Can't find someone?  Most likely they are no longer a member.

If you don't use it, you can find info about by clicking HERE or watching the video below

August 12, 2019

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation


After 33 years with the Westerville Police Department, Chief Joe Morbitzer departed in January 2019 to work with incoming Attorney General Dave Yost.
Morbitzer serves as superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which is part of the attorney general’s office.  He succeeded Thomas Stickrath.

“Chief Morbitzer is a nationally respected law enforcement leader,” Yost said in a statement. “His service, commitment and support of local law enforcement is unmatched and make him the ideal choice to lead BCI. I know Chief Morbitzer will do everything in his power to provide the men and women of Ohio law enforcement with the investigative and technological expertise they need to solve crimes and keep our neighborhoods safe.”

BCI, with its headquarters near London, runs the state crime laboratory that processes DNA and other evidence, with special agents investigating and processing crime scenes to assist other police agencies. The bureau has about 450 employees.

Information collected from the Columbus Dispatch, January 4, 2019 edition.  Story by Randy Ludlow

         GOAL = 52        

6) Ronda Miller
Navigate Power
sponsored by Anish Doshi (2)

5) Rebecca Watts, PhD
WGU of Ohio
sponsored by Mike Schoedinger (1)

4) Ryan Love
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
sponsored by Tim Ryan (1)
see his video here

3) Alex Hanselmann
sponsored by Anish Doshi (1)

2) Monica Nieporte
Ohio News Media Association
sponsored by Dennis Hetzel (1)
1) David Hogrefe
Maestro Consulting
sponsored by Larry Anderson (1)

Carl Faehnle reports that there will be no Columbus Rotary Third Thursday Breakfast this month. The OSU Golf Club is hosting the Nationwide Children's Invitation Golf Tournament the whole week.... See you in September!


This guy probably won't ask you to play through at our annual upcoming golf event, but you may see him across the street.  

Once again we will be hosting Columbus Rotary's Presidential Member Guest golf outing at the Safari Golf Club.  Gather your friends and join us on September 27, 2019 for a 1:00 shotgun start with dinner afterward.  In the past we've shared the fellowship and camaraderie developed through membership in our Club.  And have fun too.  

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David Alspach lost his mother after a brief illness.  Her obituary can be found by clicking here.

Tim Norris is recovering from bicep reattachment and rotator cuff surgery.  

Jack Graf is celebrating the birth of grand daughter #2. "Callie Marie, born a little early and almost to the minute with that of her sister Coe."

Fellow Rotarians bringing guests:
Rotary clubs everywhere are having a retention problem. We lose 1/3 of our new members in the first year and another 1/3 in the second year. We believe that if we dedicate some time and attention to these folks we won't lose them. We think part of it is the welcoming and on-boarding they experience when they come to Rotary. We are tackling different components of this in different ways.
We would like to ask that when you bring a guest to Rotary if you could do these couple of things, we believe it will help us when we reach out to ask them if they want to join:
  • Introduce them to a few folks that would be great for them to connect with.
  • Send them a follow up email or call them after the meeting to invite them to come again as a guest. 
  • Ask them if they are interested in joining.
We appreciate all you do for Rotary and we welcome ideas and committee members!
Thank you,
The Membership Committee

A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year.  READ THE REPORT HERE

CALL Scott Brown to register!
Get your team together and sign up with this guy!
September 27, 2019
1:00 PM Safari Golf Club

Aug 12, 2019
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Aug 19, 2019
Verizon 5G Network
Aug 26, 2019
Executive Director of the Air Transportation and Aerospace OSU
Sep 02, 2019
Labor Day
Sep 09, 2019
Homeland Security
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 23, 2019
Linden Area “Pockets of Peace”.
Sep 30, 2019
Vision for the District
Oct 07, 2019
Why Getting a Compliant REAL ID DL-ID is Important
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Upcoming Events
Columbus Crew Raffle Team
Mafre Stadium
Aug 10, 2019 5:00 PM
CRN: A Chat with Arlene Reitter from Alvis
The Goat
Aug 13, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Veteran Student Mentoring & Coaching Org mtg
Aug 19, 2019 1:15 PM
Aug 24, 2019
CRN: Giving Back to the Clients of Alvis
The Goat
Aug 27, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Veteran Student Mentoring & Coaching KICKOFF
Sep 24, 2019
Rotary Golf Fellowship at Safari
Sep 27, 2019
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Executives & Directors
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Secretary / Exec Dir
Immediate Past President
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Columbus Rotary Foundation President
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