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12:00PM Upper Arlington, Boat House 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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Welcome to our Club!

Columbus Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
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Columbus Rotary will NOT meet for the remainder of the year in honor of the Holidays.  We will see you in January!  This news letter will serve as the final edition of 2014. 




January 5, 2015

"The US and Local Economy"
Dr. LaVaughn Henry

Dr. LaVaughn M. Henry joined the Federal Reserve as Vice President and Senior Regional Officer for the Cincinnati Branch Office in 2009. As the leader of the branch, Dr. Henry is responsible for building and maintaining a strong presence and reputation for the Federal Reserve throughout the central and southern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky region. He works closely with key stakeholders, including the board of directors of the Cincinnati Branch, business advisory councils in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton OH, and Lexington KY, depository institutions, business and civic leaders, and the public.

Since joining the Federal Reserve, he has delivered more than 200 speeches and presentations on the status and outlook of the nation’s economy, monetary policy, and the residential real estate market. He also conducts research on various topics related to consumer finance , the housing market, and regional economics.

Look for our new feature "Parting Shot" at the end of this newsletter for the picture of the week. 

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

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Our Annual BARONS OF BUSINESS event will be held Wednesday, January 21, 2015.  This professional networking event will take the place of our regular Monday meeting.  Many Rotarians use this opportunity to introduce young employees and associates to Rotary and to Rotarian Leaders. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a distinguished panel of Columbus Business Leaders.  There is an extended question and answer period as well.  This is a chance to hear candidly from these leaders and has always been a popular event.  

The cost for Rotarians is the same for our regular Monday meeting.  You are encouraged to register non-Rotarian guests.  Under 30 Professionals $15.00, Others $25.00.

The Downtown Business Expo will run concurrently with this event and begin at 4:30PM  Stopping by early will give you a chance to see Rotarians and their businesses. 



The Rotary Trade Fair is back and better than ever.  Image
January 21 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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 21, 2015 at the Boat House at Confluence Park in conjunction with our Barons of Business event.

Booths are $250, you can buy one for your own business, you can recruit/refer a business to a non-Rotarian or you can sponsor a charitable non-profit to have a table.  If you want to sign up please let Scott Brown know and he will take care of the details. If you have a referral for a business let Jim Bishop know.  He will follow up if you wish (flyers are being prepared). To sponsor a non-profit, let Jim know too. 

Table space is going fast, so contact Jim Bishop or Scott Brown to sign up. 





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Scott Brown

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Vicky Pirt

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Wes Cantwell
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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.


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. 




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