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Apr 28, 2014
Ukraine crisis and its implications
May 05, 2014
Hyatt Regency downtown
May 12, 2014
Greater Columbus Arts Council
May 19, 2014
Engaging the Community in Ohio State’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program
May 26, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
Ohio's Drug Epidemic
Jun 16, 2014
7 Ways To Create Success Everyday
Jun 23, 2014
Moms2B Program
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Club Events
Judging - High School Service Above Self Fair Apr 23, 2014 - May 02, 2014
District Assembly Chillicothe High School
Apr 26, 2014
Derby Day Soiree May 03, 2014
High School Service Above Self Fair Hyatt Regency Hotel
May 05, 2014 11:00 AM
Spring Fishing at Briarwood May 09, 2014 12:00 PM
Leadership Retreat May 10, 2014
Young Hero Scholarship Presentation May 12, 2014 12:05 PM
Euchre The Boat House
May 14, 2014 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
District Conference Cherry Valley Lodge
May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Phoenix Scholarship Presentations May 19, 2014 12:05 PM
Rotary International Convention Sydney
Jun 01, 2014 - Jun 04, 2014
Youth Exchange Student Presentations Roundtable Jun 02, 2014 11:30 AM
Rotary River Trip Jun 07, 2014
Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Jun 12, 2014 - Jun 13, 2014
Hill Market (Downtown) Charity Happy Hour Jun 23, 2014
Crew Game and Tailgate Jul 19, 2014
Rafiki 10th anniversary trip - Kenya Jul 29, 2014 - Aug 08, 2014
Joint meeting with Columbus Kiwanis at Boat House Aug 11, 2014 12:00 PM
District Conference Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center
Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Commit to be Fit Walk Oct 11, 2014
Barons of Business Jan 28, 2015
Board of Directors
Steve Heiser, President
C.K. Satyapriya, 1st Vice President
Tricia Strahler, 2nd Vice President
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 











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.

Join us at noon on Monday at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 469-0000

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action

Posted by Scott Brown

You might ask, "What is TRF?"  TRF stands for The Rotary Foundation; Rotary International's Foundation, not ours.  Recently our Columbus Rotary Foundation Board sent a check on behalf of every Columbus Rotary member to the TRF Annual Fund.  You should be hearing from them soon, most likely by email.  You will be thanked for your $16.94 contribution.   This will not be spam or junk.  It is true.  Please consult your tax adviser for any questions regarding this donation made on your behalf. 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, they tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into Rotary's , such as and . Foundation empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
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

ImageThe eleventh annual Columbus Rotary High School “Service Above Self” Fair is Monday, May 5, 2014, with 21 Columbus City high schools participating. There will be approximately 60 projects exhibited in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom beginning at 11:00am and there will be presentations of a few exemplary projects during the luncheon meeting in the same room.  We will also be presenting several $2,500 scholarships and one $25,000 scholarship during the event. 

Rotarians are encouraged to arrive at the Hyatt early to view the projects and talk to the students.  Student projects will be on display at 11:00 AM


Again on MAY 5, ROTARY WILL meet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 350 N. High Street. 
Posted by Richard Ramsey

ImageWant to flip some pancakes?  The KIPP School Annual Pancake Day is Saturday, May 10 from 10am to 12pm. Our Adopt A School partner is looking for volunteers to help with the event.  It is being held at the present school location which is 1406 Myrtle Ave., Columbus, OH 43211.  Contact Rich Ramsey if you are interested.  
Posted by Scott Brown

April 28, 2014

Please check the white Board for the location of your meeting.

Phoenix Scholarship Interviews at 10:50 AM and 1:10 PM
Make A Difference Scholarship Interview at 11:00 AM
Leadership Development and Vocational Service at 1:15 PM
at 1:15 PM
Derby Day Planning Committee at 1:15 PM

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 Scott Brown

Posted by Scott Brown

The Membership Committee has designated May 12 as Invite A Friend to Rotary Day.  Who do you know that would enjoy the fun and fellowship of Rotary and our service?  Who do you know is our missing piece?  Perhaps it is a former member?  A friend or neighbor?  Or a work associate?  Bring them along on May 12 and introduce them to our great organization.    


Posted by Scott Brown

District Assembly
Saturday April 26, 2014
8:00 am until 12:15 pm
Registration Fee: $20
Continental Breakfast 8am

Chillicothe Middle/High School
381 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe, OH 45601

***Contact Scott Brown for registration information for both events***
These activities are attended by Rotarians from the 59 Clubs in SE Ohio, which constitutes our District.  Each event is a great way to learn more about Rotary, meet others and enjoy the fellowship of our worldwide organization.

District Conference

May 16-17

Cherry Valley Lodge

Bart Mahoney
District Governor