Events

Events

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Upcoming events

    • 30 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Examples of restaurants catalyzing neighborhood revitalization abound… think Spagio’s in Grandview or Tip Top on Gay Street. What is the magic mix of food and neighborhood that spins new community fabric, and where else might it be happening in our region?
    Featuring renowned foodies and cooking teachers Steve Stover and Richard Terapak, with Walker Evans (center right), co-founder & CEO of Columbus Underground. Erin Edwards, dining editor of Columbus Monthly, will lead the conversation.

    With support from: Dispatch Media Group


    Regular Entree: Fried chicken thigh with moody blue mashed potatoes, green beans, and tasso gravy. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Mushroom Stroganoff. Served with a garden salad.

    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    CMC presents: Our Healthy Community

    On May 16th, CMC's forum will focus on mental health and how it's playing an ever-increasing part in society's woes. Our June 6th forum will continue this important conversation, specifically looking at mental health issues facing adolescents. Why do 1 in 4 children have mental health issues? What roles do social media and the internet play? How do we curb this disturbing trend and what resources are available?

    Dr. Teresa Long will moderate this discussing featuring Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D., CEO/president of PAXIS Institute and co-investigator at the National Center on Early Adolescence in Oregon and also the Center on Prevention and Early Intervention at Johns Hopkins University, journalist and author Katherine Reynolds Lewis, and Olympia Della Flora M.Ed., principal of Ohio Avenue Elementary School.

    Sponsored by: Mount Carmel Health Systems

    In partnership with: Nationwide Children's Hospital


    Regular Entree: Chicken piccata with mashed potatoes and green beans. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Spinach stuffed portobello mushroom. Served with a garden salad.

    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University recently launched a program entitled, "Toward a New Ohio". According to its website, the purpose "is to help frame the debate for Ohio’s next governor by laying out the challenges facing Ohio’s economy and seeking candidates’ proposals for addressing them."

    Bill Shkurti, Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the Glenn School, along with author Dr. Fran Stewart, wrote four evocative papers for this project, including "Twelve Questions for Ohio’s Next Governor" which has since gained much media coverage.

    Sponsored by: The Ohio State University

    CMC welcomes Mr. Shkurti along with Thomas Suddes, Cleveland.com Columnist, to discuss his paper - and the state's future - in more detail.

    Regular Entree: Chicken sofrito with basmati rice. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Vegetarian chicken sofrito with basmati rice. Served with a garden salad.

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    David Chikvaidze will reflect on his experience with some of the greatest leaders in recent history, from Gorbachev to Thatcher to his service with three Secretaries-General to the United Nations. Read more about Mr. Chikvaidze...

    Celebration of Leadership: A special pre-forum program and reception recognizing past CMC leadership, lifetime members, and legacy donors, open to the public. Be sure to register for the regular weekly forum featuring Mr. Chikvaidze which follows...


    About David Chikvaidze

    David Chikvaidze is currently serving as Chef de Cabinet to his third Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). During his fifteen years in Geneva, he has served at different times as Director of the UN Library at Geneva and Chairman of the UNOG Cultural Activities Committee, acting Senior Political Adviser to the Director-General of UNOG, Senior Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chief of Communications and NGO Partnerships, and spokesman for the 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights.

    During his time with the UN in New York, Dr. Chikvaidze was a part of several sensitive projects and envoys in Kosovo, North Korea, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Western Sahara. He was also tasked with coordinating assistance to the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident

    Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr. Chikvaidze served as presidential protocol and advance officer, as well as deputy Chief of Office, for President Mikhail Gorbachev. He later served as presidential protocol officer for President Boris Yeltsin. A diplomat by training, he spent five years in Washington, D.C. (1985-1990), where, as special assistant to the Soviet Ambassador and Chief of Protocol of the Embassy, he worked with the White House, the Department of State, other Executive Departments, on US-Soviet Summits and Ministerial meetings.

    Dr. Chikvaidze holds a Ph.D. in political science. He is vice president of the Swiss Forum for International Affairs, vice president of the Geneva Diplomatic Club, Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, member of Rotary International, and founding member of the Georgian Association of Switzerland and of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation. Born in Tbilisi, Dr. Chikvaidze is a citizen of Georgia. He is married and has one son and three grandsons.


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Power and conflict seem to be shifting on a daily basis, defined by everything from landmark summits to presidential tweets. Using his four decades of diplomatic and political service as a foundation, David Chikvaidze will discuss the current state of geopolitics and explore what the future might hold. Mike Thompson, Chief Content Officer at WOSU Public Media, will interview. Read more about Dr. Chikvaidze...

    Be sure to register for the special pre-forum event featuring Dr. Chikvaidze...




    Regular Entree: Chilled Salad Nicoise with Atlantic salmon and lemon vinaigrette.

    Vegetarian Entree: Chilled Salad Nicoise with lemon vinaigrette.

    In partnership with: The Columbus Council on World Affairs and Greater Columbus Sister Cities International




    About David Chikvaidze

    David Chikvaidze is currently serving as Chef de Cabinet to his third Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). During his fifteen years in Geneva, he has served at different times as Director of the UN Library at Geneva and Chairman of the UNOG Cultural Activities Committee, acting Senior Political Adviser to the Director-General of UNOG, Senior Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chief of Communications and NGO Partnerships, and spokesman for the 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights.

    During his time with the UN in New York, Dr. Chikvaidze was a part of several sensitive projects and envoys in Kosovo, North Korea, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Western Sahara. He was also tasked with coordinating assistance to the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident

    Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr. Chikvaidze served as presidential protocol and advance officer, as well as deputy Chief of Office, for President Mikhail Gorbachev. He later served as presidential protocol officer for President Boris Yeltsin. A diplomat by training, he spent five years in Washington, D.C. (1985-1990), where, as special assistant to the Soviet Ambassador and Chief of Protocol of the Embassy, he worked with the White House, the Department of State, other Executive Departments, on US-Soviet Summits and Ministerial meetings.

    Dr. Chikvaidze holds a Ph.D. in political science. He is vice president of the Swiss Forum for International Affairs, vice president of the Geneva Diplomatic Club, Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, member of Rotary International, and founding member of the Georgian Association of Switzerland and of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation. Born in Tbilisi, Dr. Chikvaidze is a citizen of Georgia. He is married and has one son and three grandsons.


    • 11 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Conversation 2018

    A provocative conversation with Bret Stephens and John Kasich

    Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist and NBC political analyst, will kick off Conversation 2018 with comments about current affairs, politics, and the US state of mind.

    Joining him on stage will be John Kasich. What’s next for Governor Kasich and what will he share with Stephens?

    Bret StephensBret Stephens is an Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times as well as a political analyst for NBC. Prior to this, Mr. Stephens served as Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Post and as a Foreign-Affairs Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, leading him to places like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza, where he interviewed dozens of world leaders. Stephens served eight years as the WSJ’s deputy Editorial-Page Editor, responsible for the newspaper’s global opinion section, as well as a member of the editorial board. In 2013, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

    He is also the author of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, published in 2014, hailed by former Secretary of State George Shultz as “wise counsel for a constructive, tough-minded, and sensible foreign policy.”

    John KasichJohn Kasich has served as the Governor of the State of Ohio since 2010 and will be term-limited in 2018. Governor Kasich ran for President in 2000 and 2016 and is a nine-term Congressman. He served on the House Armed Services Committee for 18 years and was chairman of the House Budget Committee for 6 years, when he was a key figure in the passage of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.

    A four-time author, his most recent book, Two Paths: America Divided or United, is a New York Times best-seller.

    Conversation 2018 is the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s annual fundraiser event which enables the organization to continue to provide world class programming at its weekly forums, public television, and internet broadcasts.

    Conversation 2018 is supported by the Columbus Metropolitan Club Legacy in Civic Engagement Founders and Leaders Fund at the Columbus Foundation which recognizes the service and leadership of its founders and board members.

    Tickets, Tables, and Sponsorships

    Other sponsorships available. Call 614.464.3220 x1 for more details.

      Sponsors Tables Individual Tickets
      $1,500 Member: $750
    Public: $1,000
    Member: $50
    Member’s Guest: $65
    Public: $75
    Tickets 10 10 1
    Priority Seating    
    Marketing Recognition Logo Name Listing  
    Annual CMC Memberships 2    


    Regular Entree:
    Filet medallion and grilled shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes, grilled carrots, and lemon beurre blanc. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Fennel and onion frittata. Served with a garden salad.

    • 25 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus 43229
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    The Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries and the Columbus Metropolitan Club are pleased to present an evening with Dan Rather.

    Dinner: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Presentation: 7:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

    Join us for a special evening with legendary journalist and author, Dan Rather, as he discusses his latest book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism.

    From politics, the media, current events, and our country’s most pressing issues—to inspiring words of wisdom on leadership, education, social justice, civic involvement, and the importance of philanthropy—Dan Rather speaks from the heart and treats audiences to a memorable encounter with a living legend.

    Scott Light, Anchor and Host of Face the State at WBNS 10-TV, will emcee and host the audience Q&A.

    Books will be available for purchase and signing following Mr. Rather’s presentation. There will also be a cash bar and pizza available for purchase.

    Exclusive Pre-Presentation Dinner

    Please consider joining us for an exclusive dinner with Dan Rather in advance of the main presentation, hosted by Alan Miller, Editor of The Columbus Dispatch. Guests will receive a copy of Mr. Rather's book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, and will have reserved seating for the evening program. Seating for the dinner is limited so buy your tickets now!

    Tickets

    There are no physical tickets. An email confirming your ticket purchase will admit you.

    Dinner & Presentation

    $100 per person
    $175 per couple (includes one book)

    Presentation Only

    $45 for members of the Friends Foundation or Columbus Metropolitan Club
    $50 for the general public


    Regular Entree: Salad, lasagna, green beans, and strawberry shortcake. One drink ticket per person.

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