2014 Phoenix Scholarship
Columbus Rotary is pleased to offer a unique scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students through our Phoenix Scholarship program.  This program was created to recognize and support students who may not have qualified for a scholarship right out of high school because of grades or other qualifying factors – or for those who started late, or returned to, their college career following a break after high school.

An application is available below in the documents and files section.  
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Board of Directors
Steve Heiser, President
C.K. Satyapriya, 1st VP
Tricia Strahler, 2nd VP
Roy Lydic, Treasurer
Scott Brown, Secretary
Jim Maniace, Past President
Paul Blevins
Dana Charlton
Chip Chapman
Jack Graf
Jim Houk
Ron Kyser
Calloway Robertson
Rich Ramsey
John Stewart 

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7:30AM Capitol Square, Athletic Cub of Columbus
12:00PM Upper Arlington, River Club Restaurant
7:15AM Westerville Sunrise, MCL Cafeteria
7:30AM TriVillage, OSU Golf Course Club House
7:30AM New Albany, New Albany Country Club
12:00PM Gahanna, Jefferson Golf & Country Club
12:15PM Dublin-Worthington, LaScalla Restaurant
7:30AM Olentangy, Bridgewater Banquet Center
7:30AM Grove City, Pinnacle Golf Club
12:00PM Hilliard, Heritage Country Club
12:00PM Westerville, Villa Milano Party House
7:30AM Dublin A.M., Country Club of Muirfield
7:30AM Clintonville, Patrick J's
7:30AM Worthington A.M, Worthington Hills Country Club
7:45AM Lewis Center, NorthPointe Conference Ctr
12:00PM Whitehall-Bexley, Columbus Country Club 

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Columbus, OH 43215
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Posted by Scott Brown

Monday - April 28, 2014Image
 "Ukraine Crisis and its Implecations for U.S./European-Russian relations"
 Dr. Peter Monsoor

Colonel (Retired) Peter Mansoor, former executive officer to General David Petraeus during the surge in Iraq and now a professor of military history at the Ohio State University will speak to Rotary on Monday.  He arrived at Ohio State in 2008 after a 26 year career in the U.S. Army, which included two tours of duty in the Iraq War. 

Dr. Mansoor graduated from West Point in 1982 and served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East during his career.  He was fortunate to be, "a witness to history when the Iron Curtain came down in 1989 during my tour of duty in Bad Hersfeld, Germany."  Dr. Mansoor was the founding director of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center and helped to edit Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency, which was used to reshape U.S. operations in Iraq during the surge of 2007-2008.

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The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 469-0000

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Posted by Robert Lash

More Items piling up at the Rotary office

  ImageBelow is a short sample of the more that 50 items secured for our Derby Day auction.  It looks like Auctioneer Rob Erney looks is going to have fun running the bidding for some of these items.  A great deal of thanks goes to all that donated or secured donations for this event.  Don't miss these and other items that you will have a chance to purchase at our May 3 Soiree.  It's not too late to get tickets and invite friends. 

Auction items include:

  • Mac Worthington custom piece (above) secured by JoAnne Schorsten
  • Humidors and cigars from the CC&GC secured by Rheeta Wilson-Boutin
  • Argo & Lehne, various items from Dick Argo
  • Pontoon Boat Tour and Dinner on Buckeye Lake with Granger McKinney
  • Paper Daisy Flower Boutique arrangement
  • Tin Bakery cupcakes gift certificate
  • 6 Hours of Computer repair or IT work from Flaxom Solutions
  • Grand Caymen Condo use from Jackie Cooper and Dwight Hurd
  • Clippers Tickets and Tansky Club passes from Mike Schoedinger
  • Clippers tickets and golf gift bags from Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP secured by Jim Maniace
  • A Specialty Wine wrapped in a Mink bag from Scott Whitlock
  • $300 Garage Door Gift Certificate from Graf & Sons
  • $50 Gift Certificate from the Boat House
  • COSI passes from Deb Hackathorn
  • Franklin Co. Metro Park Lodge use Gift Certificate from John O'Meara
  • Dinner for 6 with the Satyapriya's
  • Dinner for 6 with JoAnne Schorsten
  • Various golf outings
  • A turkey, deer or snipe hunting trip from Jim Tornes
  • Wooden decoys from Tom Masterson
Posted by Scott Brown

ImageBy now you have received an email asking you to attend the Derby Day Soiree or purchase tickets to give to someone who can attend.  If you haven't been before, this is a great event.  It's fun for Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike.  If you brought someone last year, ask them again.  They will want to come every year, as my own guests do.

We haven't touched a lot on the food that will be available.  Though listed as hors d'oeurves, one can fill up fast on the fare that is expected.  Our own Jim Budros will be serving up Kentucky Hot Browns out of his mobile oven.  I plan to visit him several times during the course of the Soiree.  Jim was a big hit last year with his bur-goo, as pictured here. 

You can still buy tickets for $40 a piece at Rotary on Monday, by sending in the order form attached to your earlier email or by calling the office. 

Posted by Tricia Strahler


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Feb 24, 2014
by James Salvino
Congratulations to Columbus Rotary's Veteran Mentoring Initiative upon helping OSU obtain this special partnership.

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State University has been selected by the Pat Tillman Foundation as a University Partner in its Tillman Military Scholars program. The program provides educational scholarships for veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses. As part of the Tillman Military Scholars program, Ohio State joins an elite network of institutions providing innovative support services to our nation’s veterans and their families.

University Partners are chosen based on their ability to meet criteria that include a culture of support for veterans across the institution, specific support services for veterans and a significant military/veteran enrollment.

In 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation established the Tillman Military Scholars program to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships - building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. Since its inception, 290 Tillman Military Scholars representing 34 states and attending 85 institutions nationwide have been awarded more than $4.6 million in scholarships to pursue degrees in medicine, law, business, government, education or the arts.

Ohio State is one of four universities to be named a Tillman Military Scholar University Partner this year. Others include the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Indiana University and Georgetown University.

The Tillman Military Scholars program will provide financial support to outstanding military and veteran students at our university,” said Ohio State interim president Joseph Alutto. “It is a distinct honor to receive national recognition for our efforts to create a supportive culture for our veteran and current military students. We are grateful to the Tillman Foundation for its generosity, leadership and support of this vital student population.”
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