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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
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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
Service Above Self
We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Posted by Scott Brown
December 9, 2013
"A Conversation with Business First"
Don DePerro, President and Publisher
Rotarian Rick Studer will lead a relaxed conversation with Columbus Business First President and Publisher Don DePerro. Don started with the American City Business Journals in 1986 in Charlotte, NC. After time in Charlotte and Jacksonville, FL Don joined the Columbus Business First staff in 1986.
He was graduated from the State University of New York College at Buffalo in 1981 with a degree in Journalism. He was editor of his college newspaper and selected as a “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” In 2009, Don was inducted into the university’s Communication Hall of Fame. He was only the 13th graduate to be so honored.
While in Jacksonville, Don assembled and led a team that took a failing paper and turned it into one of American City’s most profitable small-city business newspapers.
Don has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Media Advocate of the Year for the state of Florida; and has received six American City Eagle Awards for Excellence as both an editor and publisher. It is the highest honor awarded to American City associates.
In 2013, Columbus Business First was awarded an American Eagle Award for Excellence for ranking in the top five of 40 business newspapers. Business First actually ranked second out of 40 papers. An Eagle Award also was given in 2007 for ranking second. The rankings are based on objective performance criteria set by ACBJ.
We encourage guests, visitors and those interested in membership to attend our meetings. The cost for lunch a the door is $15.
We will meet at The Boat House at Confluence Park in the Buckeye Room. The Boat House is located at 679 W. Spring Street. Its entrance is on Souder Avenue near the intersection with Spring, just west of the facility.
Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action
Posted by Scott Brown
It’s Columbus Rotary Day at the Zoo on Tuesday December 17, 2013 This event will replace our normal Monday meeting at the Boat House.
BRING YOUR FAMILY WITH YOU- IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Gates open at 10am and close at 9pm
Wildlights begins about dusk
Our meeting will be in the Activity Center just left inside the gate. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6pm. Zoo Director Tom Stalf and his animals will join us up-close at 6:30pm. His program will conclude at 7pm
Pick up your parking pass and ticket voucher at the Monday Meeting or Office.
The Social Committee has also arranged a number of seats on a trip to the Big 10 Championship Game in Indianapolis. If you are interested, contact Jack Graf or George Kun directly to reserve your seats.
Posted by Scott Brown
Grab your elf hat or Christmas sweater and help wrap and hand out presents this year. This is traditionally our biggest service project. Come join the crowd and bring friends and family! Joining us this year will be Kristyn Hartman from 10TV.
The Colerain Christmas Party started in 1923 as a party for "crippled children" at the Fulton Street School. The 1925 June 23 Newsletter reported that "Lou Thompson and a band of Rotarians threw a considerable party for the kiddies at Fulton Street School at Lou's home in UA." It was an end of the school year party that featured specialty dancing, music, singing, ice cream and rides in cars.
Santa has been called and will be on site December 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM to help Rotarians hand out packages to the students at Colerain School 499 E. Weishheimer, just south of Morse Road.
We will also wrap presents at the school on December 10 at 4:30 PM.
CALL SCOTT BROWN (221-3127) to sign up.
Posted by Scott Brown
THANKS to everyone that has supported the Foundation this year! We are in site of our GOAL, but we need everyone's help to get there. Have you pledged yet? Call Scott at the office today to pledge, 221-3127.
Goal = $70,000.
By December 4, 2013
175 Rotarians have contributed;
Posted by James Bishop
The Rotary Trade Fair is back and better than ever.
Renamed the DOWNTOWN BUSINESS EXPO, the event is shaping up to be a considerable gathering. This is your opportunity to show off your business to Rotarians and the downtown business community. We will hold the event on January 22, 2014 at the Boat House from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Tables are $225 a piece, these 8' tables are available to both Rotarians and non-Rotarians. So, invite your friends and business associates to purchase a table. The reason to invite non-Rotarians is to help attract non-Rotarians to the power of Columbus Rotary and all we stand for. Club members have already made a good start at buying up our tables, promotional materials are coming next week to help you market this event.
We are also inviting 20 non-profits who will not pay for their space (sponsoring them is $225 per table). The agreement they are all making to participate is that they will advertise the Expo to their membership and marketing lists. Because of this diverse marketing method to draw attendance, we are expecting strong attendance.
Contact Jim Bishop or Scott Brown to sign up.
Posted by Tricia Strahler
Jul 10, 2012
On July 9, 2012 President Jim Maniace announced to members attending the Club's Monday luncheon that this would be our last weekly meeting at the Hyatt Regency. Responding to a number of suggestions and positive comments from members and committees the Club Board voted to move the weekly meetings to The River Club at Confluence Park; 679 W. Spring Street as soon as possible.
Starting on July 16, 2012 the Club will meet weekly at the River Club. Large signature events, such as the Service Above Self Fair, will be held at the Hyatt Regency.