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VANtage: July 2019

Published on 7/5/2019

Hello friends,

I hope this message finds you all well - cruising through the lighter summer traffic patterns, enjoying a little more sunshine, and hitting the town to take in our region's great local summer events!

We spend so much of the year waiting for this season to arrive and bring with it a two to three month respite from the grind. Summer! A time to play and relax! I find though, that I have far too many days to dream up my summer plans and far too few to bring them to life.

Inevitably, I'll start brutally triaging the plans I had been nurturing through the winter and spring. Camping? I guess we can do it in the fall… Two parks instead of three… I guess fossil hunting in southern Ohio can wait until spring break… (tbh I'm on year 3 with this one)

It's never easy to whittle down one's zest for adventure but it usually pays off in the end. Being overextended and perpetually rushed tends to diminish those moments you so painstakingly crafted in your imaginings during the months-long Ohio gray season.

Do you find you’re frequently overextended in your work? If not, could you write a few things down for the rest of us? I'm thinking of pamphlet…a tri-fold…maybe a book. If so, is it due to an overabundance of ideas, or work to be done, or others needing your assistance? Are there opportunities to whittle things down so that you can both have and provide a richer experience?

No matter how you've jumped in, may your summer be long enough to make great memories.

See you soon,

Elizabeth Garrabrant
VAN Central Ohio President


July Monthly Meeting
Give Back Day!
Thursday, July 18, 2019
9 am- 12 pm
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
3960 Brookham Drive
Grove City, OH 43123

*If you are not a member, the cost to attend a monthly meeting is $20.

August Meeting: Get them to come back - Thursday, August 15, 2019

VAN Central Ohio’s website will change to a new look. Keep on the lookout as the change will happen this month. It's time to start thinking about renewing your membership, so please wait to renew from the new website. You’ll also receive an email to go to the site and update your member profile.

With the new website coming please make sure to update your profile!

1.) login to
2.) go to members login
3.) login to your account
4.) select "edit profile"
5.) update all information
6.) select Save at the bottom of the page

It is now easier for you to find the VAN's Facebook Page! Search for us
@vancentralohio. You can alsosend us a message inmessenger at

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Source Point – South Office located at
1070 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240
Suite 200 conference room
1 – 3 pm

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Dublin Community Recreation Center- located at
5600 Post Road Dublin, OH 43017
Meeting Room 1 located on second floor
1 – 3 pm