Rotary Club of Columbus Noon

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Columbus Noon

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Hy-Vee Meeting Room
3010 23rd St.
Columbus, NE  68601
United States
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On Sunday, September 9th, Marv and Kim Konz from Morning Rotary are having a Social at their home near Monroe. Please check your calendars and sign up at noon Rotary this week.  They will have meat cooking on the grill.  Please bring a side of your choice to share and your own beverages. Their home is at 28635 415th Ave, Monroe NE (3 miles west of Monroe, then 3 miles north to a sign that says "Photographic Memories".    
On Saturday August 4th at 10:00 am at the 1C Church Gym community members will be sorting, packing, and delivering the Comfort Closet items for each of the area schools. Please contact Melanie Knoepfle at 402-606-4410 if you can volunteer to help with this, 
As a service project we are going to gather items to help Columbus Area grade schools fill their "Comfort Closets".  
Please Donate:
Granola bars or healthly snack foods,  pencils, pens, notebooks, markers, crayons, other school supplies.
Toiletries to help with personal hygiene-toothbrushes, toothpaste, wet wipes, deodorant, hair brushes, combs, detanglers, dry shampoo, etc.
Clothing, such as child size socks, underwear, hats, gloves, tennis shoes, sweatpants. 
If you would rather make a cash donation, please make checks out to Columbus Public School Foundation and put "Comfort Closets" in the memo.  
Please bring your items to a Rotary meeting. Items will be accepted through Tuesday, July 31st.
Items will be donated to the Comfort Closet for distribution to needy students in Columbus.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will be our program on March 13th.  This would be a nice meeting to invite other guests.  We are going to meet in the Ramada ballroom. Cost for the meal will be $15 and paid at the door.  The Chamber of Commerce will be taking reservations for the meal, so please call them at 402-564-2769 to make a reservation.  
Bob and Judy are hosting a wine tasting on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at their home, 3325 53rd Street.  Bring a bottle of wine and appetizer to share.
Carol Keller reports that Guilia has moved successfully from the Hingsts to the home of Clark and Marcia Grant on Saturday afternoon. In early March she is scheduled to move to the home of Reye and Ernie Snitily.  Thanks to the Club for supporting her.   
Gail Wurdeman has arranged a tour of CCC Church for October 31st.  We will meet at the Broken Cup Restaurant and can purchase our lunch there.  Starting about 12:20 and 12:25 we will take a tour, which takes about 20 minutes.  
On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Dusters we are meeting with Morning Rotary to explore merging of the two Columbus Rotary Clubs.  Please sign up to attend at the Tuesday meeting of let Richard Snyder know if you are interested in attending. 
Please sign up to host one of the evening socials.  Or let President Tim White know if you can help out with one of these activities.
 We will be passing the hat for donations at the meetings on September 5 and September 12.  We will send the donations on to the the Salvation Army in Houston to help with the tremendous needs from Hurricane Harvey.  If a member would prefer, you can make a check out to the Salvation Army.  
We need some members for the Bowl-A-Rama Team that is coming up on September 23rd, 2018.  Please volunteer your time to bowl for Habitat for Humanity.
Please keep selling the Ducks, as all members are expected to sell ducks for the United Way.  We could win a $500 prize if the grand prize winning duck was sold by a Rotary member.    
The notes from the Columbus Noon Rotary Visioning meeting are being e-mailed separately.  Please review the analysis for discussion at the next Board meeting. 
On Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 we will be packing backpacks for about 300 students and celebrating the Rotary grant for this important community service.  Please stop out at 3602 16th Street and help load the weekend backpacks with food.  The Food For Thought Weekend Backpack Program is sponsored by the Columbus United Methodist Church.  
 Please take your turn to be the greeter or give the invocation.
 Mark these dates on your calendar.
Sept 4Anne KinnisonCarol Keller
Sept 11Elizabeth LayAnne Kinnison
Sept 18Ruth LindElizabeth Lay
Sept 25Chris MarkhamRuth Lind
Oct 2Mark MercerChris Markham
Oct 9Aaron PlasMark Mercer
Oct 16Aaron ProkopecAaron Plas
Oct 23Jill RamaekersAaron Prokopec
Oct 30Paul SchumacherJill Ramaekers
The new Rotary Club year began on July 1st.  Please thank the following for serving as Club Officers for the new year:
Tim White
Neal Valorz
Gail Wurdeman
Richard Snyder
Ruth Lind
Club Foundation Chair
Jill Ramaekers
We are going to have a recognition dinner celebrating members who have obtained their Paul Harris the evening of Tuesday, June 20th, at Dusters.   Please sign up at meetings or let Jill Ramaekers know if you can attend.
Loup d' Loup is Saturday, June 16th, 2018.  For more information, please see  Please promote this bike ride to end polio now.  This is our major fund raiser for the year and we need as many members as possible to make this successful.  Half of the funds raised with be for Polio Plus and half will be go to the Royal Family KIDS Camp. 
On Thursday, March 2nd, Dr. Suess' birthday, Columbus  Noon Rotarians are reading a Dr. Suess book to Columbus Area 1st Graders.  Please check your calendars and sign up to help read at one of our local schools.  Pat Heimes is coordinating this Read Across America community project for Rotary.  
We are gathering items to send in care packages for Christmas for our troops who are deployed for our November Service project.  Please bring items on either Tuesday, November 1st or Tuesday, November 8th that can be included in the care packages.  If you would rather donate cash, it will be used to ship the packages and to purchase overseas phone cards.  To donate cash a check can be made out to Pinnacle Bank.  Thanks to Chelsea Geu who is chairing this service project for Rotary.
We will be cleaning up after the Columbus Days Parade on August 21st.  We meet at the sundial right after the parade.  Please sign up to help with this project.
Please bring school supplies to Rotary for our August Service Project.  We will collect them through August 15th.  If you do not have time to pick up some supplies, cash would be appreciated.
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Habitat For Humanity Bowling
Sep 23, 2018 1:00 PM
Westbrook Lanes
Julie Tschirren
Sep 25, 2018
Midwest Medical Transport Company
Renee Fry
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Open Sky Policy Institute
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