Membership Newsletter
October 21, 2020

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VOCATIONAL LUNCHES PLANNED
Our OCTOBER 12 Program

VOCATIONAL LUNCHES
We are offering our Annual tradition with a COVID twist this year.  On October 12 we will offer a hybrid of virtual and in person Vocational Lunches for our members.  Please sign up by Friday, October 9 in order for Hosts to provide you with the online platform info for the virtual session you choose.  

2020 opportunities include:
American Red Cross with Cory Paul
Arnold Sports Festival with Lea Coburn
Columbus Bar Association with Rob Erney
Build and Lead Thriving Purpose Driven Organizations with Ann and Gary Ralston 
Downtown Delaware Lunch and Tour with Jim Bartha (in Person)

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A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Everyone is invited to Franklin Park community garden October 11th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. to celebrate Jim Tornes’s 90th birthday in a fun “physically distanced” way!  Jim requests the ongoing gift of everyone’s friendship so please don’t bring presents.
 
Please let Jim's daughter and fellow Rotarian, Ginger Tornes, know if you will be attending.  
gptornes@gmail.com or 
907-290-6189
 
This will be outdoors and no food or drink will be served, but feel free to bring something for yourself if you’d like. In the event of rain the event will be postponed to the following Sunday - same time and place.  
Annual Services CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH NEW MATCH PROGRAM

A new Annual Services Campaign program that matches any increase in your donation over last year’s contribution is off to a strong start after the official Campaign Kickoff at Monday’s club meeting.  Campaign co-chairs Club PE Amanda Bowen and Nanci McCorkle are focusing this year’s campaign on children to commemorate the 100th year that Columbus Rotary has provided a holiday party, gifts and a visit from Santa to the students at Colerain Elementary School.
 
“Not many service organizations can boast about supporting a special group in our community for 100 years,” Chip Chapman, club president, said.  "The children count on us every year to make their holiday a little brighter."
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WE'RE BAAAACK!
Join the 113 people that have already signed up for our 2nd Annual Walk with the Dead!

In Person racing returns
Face masks instead of t-shirts
October 31 - staggered starts throughout the afternoon
10k - 5k - 1k run and walk 
https://raceroster.com/events/2020/34546/walking-with-the-dead-10k-5k-and-1-mile-runwalk

T-Shirts must be ordered by October 7.


 
 
 
 





Thanks to our Sponsors

Whatbox Consulting
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation
Magnetic Springs
Jones Lumber
Greenswell Events
Green Lawn Cemetery
FleetFeet/FrontRunner
Boenning Scattergood
FABULOUS FRIDAYS
AT GRIGGS RESEVOIR BOAT HOUSE
Join us on Friday mornings as we gather at a local park for a bit of in person fellowship.  Bring your lawn chair, coffee, tea, and anything else as we continue to build the blocks of friendship that make Rotary what it truly is.  
Friday, October 16 @ 8 am
Location: Enter Griggs Reservoir off Riverside Dr. and turn left at the bottom of the hill.
Parking: Drive South and park in the parking lot next to the boat dock. There is plenty of open grass space and a large covered pavilion.
 
I Dare You
This week's Dare - Support the Windsor STEM food drive.  


 
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WORLD POLIO DAY Oct 24th

World Polio Day is October 24th! Ending polio worldwide is unites nearly every Rotary Club.  In August we learned that the transmission of the wild polio virus has been stopped in all 47 countries in the African region getting us "This Close" to ending Polio.    
You can participate in events worldwide using this link POLIO PLUS
One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio
Volunteer Opportunity

WHAT
: Ronald McDonald House Breakfast Prep
WHEN: October 24th at 7:00 AM
WHERE: 711 Livingston
HOW: Sign up here with our old friend SIGN UP GENIUS
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4AADA623A6FA7-ronald
DON'T MISS OUT
Beautiful weather.  Good friends.  Covid golf
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SAVED BY FELLOW ROTARIANS
Value of the Rotary Network — “Saved by fellow Rotarians”
A few weeks back, I was being aggressively pursued to “pitch” my novel The Chinese Conspiracy to movie producers. (For a fee of course!)  I’ve had dozens of such approaches, but all to “republish/relaunch” the book. (For a fee of course!) 
 
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Speakers
Nov 30, 2020
Leadership
Dec 07, 2020
Dean David WIlliams
Dec 14, 2020
The life of a Travel writer
Dec 21, 2020
Office of Criminal Justice Services
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Upcoming Events
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 05, 2020
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 
Program Committee by Zoom
Dec 07, 2020 11:00 AM
 
Columbus Rotary Board Meeting
Dec 16, 2020 5:00 PM
 
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Club Information
Columbus Rotary
We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
United States
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