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Club Events
Youth Exchange Welcome at Camp Mary Orton Aug 23, 2014
Crawl. Climb. Run. Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Aug 30, 2014 08:00 AM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Sep 17, 2014 05:00 PM
District Grant Training Seminar Zane State College
Sep 20, 2014 08:00 AM
Foundation Board Meeting Sep 25, 2014 08:00 AM
Past President's Dinner Columbus Club
Sep 25, 2014 06:00 PM
Briarwood Fishing and Fellowship Sep 26, 2014 12:00 PM
District Conference Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center
Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Commit to be Fit Walk Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Oct 11, 2014
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Oct 15, 2014 05:00 PM
OSU Veterans Undergraduate Luncheon Oct 21, 2014
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Nov 19, 2014 05:00 PM
Foundation Board Meeting Nov 20, 2014 08:00 AM
Ring a Bell for Salvation Army at the Blue Jackets Nov 21, 2014 05:00 PM
Ring a Bell for Salvation Army at the Blue Jackets Dec 09, 2014 05:00 PM
Ring a Bell for Salvation Army at the Blue Jackets Dec 13, 2014 05:00 PM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Jan 21, 2015 05:00 PM
Barons of Business Jan 28, 2015
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Feb 18, 2015 05:00 PM
Foundation Board Meeting Feb 26, 2015 08:00 AM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Mar 18, 2015 05:00 PM
Foundation Board Meeting Mar 19, 2015 08:00 AM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Apr 15, 2015 05:25 PM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
May 20, 2015 05:00 PM
Foundation Board Meeting May 21, 2015 08:00 AM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Jun 17, 2015 05:00 PM
Board of Directors
C.K. Satyapriya, President
Tricia Strahler, 1st Vice President
Jack Graf, 2nd Vice President
Roy Lydic, Treasurer
Scott Brown, Secretary
Steve Heiser, Past President

Paul Blevins
Dana Charlton
Chip Chapman
Bob Lash
Mike Kehoe
Ron Kyser
John O'Meara

Calloway Robertson
John Stewart 












Posted by Scott Brown


Monday - August 25, 2014
U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi

The son of Italian immigrants and the oldest of three children, Pat Tiberi (TEE-berry) is a life-long resident of the 12th Congressional District.  His working class parents found a home in the Northland area of Columbus, started a family, and made certain to instill in their children the value of a good education.  Pat and his sisters attended the Columbus Public Schools’ Northland High School where Pat became the first in his family to graduate from high school.  Next, Pat enrolled in The Ohio State University, where he played the trumpet in The Ohio State University Marching Band.  In addition to his studies and band commitments, Pat worked at various jobs around town to earn the money to pay for his tuition.  He graduated with a degree in journalism, but instead found himself serving his future constituents as an aide to then-Congressman John Kasich.  He later decided to expand his opportunities to serve the community through election to public office and was chosen to serve in the Ohio Legislature where he eventually rose to the position of majority leader.

While Congressman Tiberi travels to Washington, D.C. for votes and hearings in the House of Representatives, he lives in Central Ohio and returns home every weekend.  He remains committed to the people of Central Ohio and wants to hear directly from them.  He takes his responsibility to serve constituents very seriously, whether it’s helping a family adopt a baby from a foreign country, assisting a veteran to get the benefits he/she earned, or helping a widow cut through red tape at the Social Security Administration.  This mentality is why the non-partisan Cook Political Report called Congressman Tiberi, “one of the hardest working incumbents in the country.”  Congressman Tiberi remains active in the community, speaking at schools, at Rotary club meetings, and holding office hours for his constituents.  In fact, a local columnist wrote, “every groundbreaking, every parade, every ribbon cutting with a pair of scissors to spare…is likely to find Pat Tiberi.”

Join us at noon on Mondays at:

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

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action

Posted by Scott Brown

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Let's go for another sail

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 06:00 PM

Alum Creek Sailing Club
3241 Lewis Center Road
Lewis Center OH 43035
Will you attend?

Yes Maybe No
Posted by Scott Brown

ImageMake plans to join us at the Columbus Rotary Obstacle Course's inaugural event.
CRAWL. CLIMB. RUN. will be held on August 30, 2014. 

A select committee has been planning this combination of the obstacle course and 5K run as our first fund raising venture on the course.  Located at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park, the race will begin at approximately 8:00 with staggered starting times. 

A team event is planned as well after individual competitors have completed the race.  If you would like to volunteer or sign up for the event, watch our newsletter and website for further details.  

Saturday August 30, 2014
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 West Whittier Street, Columbus, OH  43215

Staggered start times based on estimated pace. You will receive an email with your starting time the week of the race.

Check-in begins at 7:30 am
Racing begins at 8:00 am
Registration fee is $50 per person


Posted by Scott Brown

ImageIn the coming weeks you may see yourself or our Rotary Program on TV.  Columbus Television, Ctv, is our local government station that covers council meetings and other events.  They will be visiting us Monday with their cameras.  If all goes well you may be able to catch us on TV or on-line in the future.  

ImageIf you miss a program on Ctv, your local government Channel, you can always catch the program later on the Columbus Rotary You Tube channel.  Go to our webpage and click the You Tube logo and watch the program you missed. 

And yes, that would count as a Touch Point!  Log that in via our website too. 

Posted by Scott Brown

Columbus Rotary began recognizing member participation in addition to attendance at weekly luncheons using a program called Touch Points. To date participation in events other than weekly meetings were recorded only when information was made available to the club office. This will not change, however, members can now record their participation easily by going to the website Relatively, the Touch Points will be awarded to members as follows:

•       1 touch point for attendance at weekly meetings, club socials, project/committee/Board/District/RI meetings, etc.
•       2 touch points for being an active volunteer at a Rotary function, chair committee/meetings, etc.
•       3 touch points for contributing at least $250 to Columbus Foundation or Paul Harris fellow, $100 to the RI foundation/Polio Plus or other fund raisers
•       4 touch points for every new member you sponsor that joins the club and pays dues for at least one year

For every Rotarian that achieves 52 touch points in a Rotary year, a “Perfect Participation” award will be made. This award will be added to our annual Perfect Attendance Awards. Recognition will be similar to the Perfect Attendance recognition.  

The awarding of Touch Points will be on the honor system. Each member determines the number of TPs they are eligible for and submits this information to the club on the club website. Doug Gouty, First Vice President Tricia Strahler and Scott Brown have made entering this data easy on the club website. I am sure there will be issues and we will use this year to evaluate and change as needed. Please bear with us as we are going through this change.

Posted by Scott Brown


New(er) members are encouraged to attend one of two on-going trainings hosted by the Club Membership Committee.  Rotary 101 and 102 are intended as an introduction to the Club.  Rotary 101 will be held on August 28 at the Club offices.  This is a brown bag lunch, so bring your own bag.  101 covers the History and Operations of the Club.  Please contact the office if you will be attending. 

Posted by Scott Brown

Committee Meetings, August 25, 2014

If your committee plans NOT to meet, or you are meeting at another time or location than is listed below, please let the office know. 
  Obstacle Course @ 11:00
Leadership Development & Vocational Service @ 1:15 Triangle Table near the bar
Rotaract @ 1:15 Scioto Room

Posted by Scott Brown on Aug 20, 2014

The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.

David Schoedinger has been suffering from a form of mononucleosis. 
Bob Mauck has moved to Trillium Place.  He could use a ride occasionally to our meetings if you live or work in the 161/Sawmill area. 

Let the office know about other concerns that should be brought to our attention. 

Posted by Scott Brown

A number of members have asked about a sustaining member program that would help to support the Club.  With this in mind the Club Board approved an initiative to answer these questions. 

The Rock of Gibraltar has stood through time as a bastion of support and defense.  Like Gibraltar, Columbus Rotary’s 1912 Society has been created for the same purpose; to support our century old organization.  A $250 (non-deductible) contribution to Columbus Rotary will assist in sustaining our Club operations and offices.  Your donation will be recognized with a Flag of Gibraltar lapel pin.  

For questions or additional information, please contact Executive Director Scott Brown. 

Posted by Scott Brown

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Saturday  September 20
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Sessions start at 8:30 am
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