Events

Events

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Upcoming events

    • 17 Oct 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 debate over Issue 1 has stirred interest and curiosity amongst Ohioans, and has become a major talking point for Ohio's gubernatorial candidates.

    The proposed constitutional amendment would greatly change the drug laws in the state, including the reclassification of certain drug felonies into misdemeanors, reduced prison sentences for convicts who complete rehabilitation programs, and more.

    To help voters get a better understanding of Issue 1, CMC welcomes Stephen JohnsonGrove, Deputy Director for Policy at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center and State Senator Cecil L. Thomas (in support of Issue 1), and Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh (opposed to Issue 1). Jo Ingles, Journalist at Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau, hosts.

    Sponsored by: Hannah News Service and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

    Partner Organization: League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus


    Regular Entree: Grilled salmon with vegetable soba noodles. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Vegetable soba noodles. Served with a garden salad.

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Incumbent Steve Stivers (R) will debate Rick Neal (D) for the 15th Congressional District House seat. The debate will be moderated by Colleen Marshall, Co-Anchor at WCMH NBC4.

    Sponsored by: Hannah News Service, Massucci Law Group, and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

    In Partnership With: League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

    With Support From: WCMH NBC4


    Regular Entree: Beef lasagna. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Vegetable lasagna. Served with a garden salad.

    While the Columbus Metropolitan Club champions free speech and inclusion our debate policy requires debate participants to receive at least 5% of the projected vote in any recognized and widely published poll. (Examples include Marist, Quinnipiac, and Pew.) At this time, no other candidates have provided information that would qualify them to participate in CMC’s debate. Click here to see our full debate standards.

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Two of the biggest issues facing Columbus today are affordable housing and neighborhood development.

    CMC welcomes Mayor Andrew J. Ginther as he discusses housing incentive policies and successes and challenges in creating mixed-income neighborhoods.

    Opening remarks by Jason Reece, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning Section at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Tracy Townsend, Anchor at WBNS 10TV, will interview Mayor Ginther about the Linden Community Plan, an opportunity neighborhood.

    Sponsored by: Columbia Gas, Columbus Business First, and Steptoe & Johnson


    Regular Entree: Crab stuffed chicken with grilled asparagus and roasted potatoes. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Zucchini parmesan. Served with a garden salad.

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Pizzuti Collection 632 North Park Street Columbus, OH 43215
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    CMC members are invited to an exclusive after-hours tour at the Pizzuti Collection, including their newest exhibit, FOR FREEDOMS.

    The event will be from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM with a happy hour to follow at a to-be-determined location in the Short North (appetizers provided, cash bar).

    This event is only open to CMC members and their guests. Join now!


    • 31 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    When we think of constitutional law, we invariably think of the United States Supreme Court and the federal court system. Yet much of our constitutional law is not made at the federal level.

    In 51 Imperfect Solutions, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton argues that American Constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in protecting individual liberties.

    CMC welcomes Judge Sutton for a candid conversation on October 31st.

    Sponsored by: Taft

    Partner Organization: Columbus Bar Association


    Regular Entree: Grilled sirloin with roasted okra and cheddar mashed potatoes. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Cheddar potato stuffed pepper with marinara. Served with a garden salad.

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Mike Thompson, Chief Content Officer at WOSU Public Media, will host. Additional panelists will be announced soon.

    Sponsored by: Hannah News Service and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Featuring Cameron Mitchell, CEO and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

    Sponsored by: Columbus State Community College, Isaac Wiles, and BDO

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hollywood Casino, 200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
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    Start out the holiday season in festive style with Columbus Metropolitan Club members, guests, and friends!

    Enjoy good company, CMC's always popular "not-so-silent" auction, and food and drink in a private banquet room in the beautiful conference center.

    Members are welcome to bring up to 3 non-members guests at no charge!

    Sponsored by: Hollywood Casino

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