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VANtage: October 2019

Published on 10/15/2019


Greetings friends,

It’s FALL!Even though the 10-day forecast on my weather app shows a cactus icon for theweek, I’m still pretty pleased about the (anticipated) change in the weather.It will soon be time for cider and soup, fall leaves and hayrides.

As the landscape gets a makeover, so shall VAN. Our current logo has served us well over the years.With a new decade approaching, we’ve taken time to consider how we’ve grown and evolved. The board has been working with a designer and we’ve narrowed down our new logo options to two basic styles. We’ve developed a quick survey to capture star ratings on logo variations. Since we want this new logo to represent our members, and have general appeal, feel free to share the survey with others

Elizabeth Garrabrant

VAN Central Ohio President



October Monthly Meeting
What's On Your Dashboard
Thursday, October17, 2019
8:30am- 10:30pm
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Road, Meeting Room 1
Dublin, OH43107

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

November Celebration: 11/7/19
Thursday, November7, 2019
8:30am- 10:30pm

Our November Celebration will be held at NNEMAP, a big thanks to Sean Becker for hosting!As part of this year’s program, we’re planning to include small table discussions that address the current questions, ideas, or issues our members are having. To best serve your needs, we need to know what’s new with you!Please submit your ideas through this simple two-question SURVEY.

If we don’t receive a sufficient number of suggestions, we’ll use the following:
•Always say yes to large last minute groups
•Every other department knows best
•Appreciation Schmappreciation: Why no one needs thanked



Full memberships are currently available.With the launch of the new website, you will receive an automated email from the membership team instructing you on how to set up your login.

If your information was up to date in the old website you may receive an additional automated email from the new system instructing you to renew your membership.

Check out the new VAN website at www.vancentralohio.organd view past and current VANtage on the News feed, register for Professional Development workshops on the Events Calendar, and nominate members of our community for VAN Awards.

If you have any issues renewing please contact Betty Blockinger @ or Rachael Rohrig @


VAN isoffering a time for our members to get together and reflect on the most recent Professional Development meeting. November'snetworking will be a brainstorming session.We look forward to seeing you there!

This is also a great time to come and talk with other VAN members if you are new to the group or considering joining! Please share this event with anyone you know that may have an interest in becoming a member.

When: Tuesday, November 12, 8:30- 10a.m.
Where: Panera,300 W Lane AveColumbus, OH 43201



At the end of this year we will have three open board positions. If you would like to be a part of the VAN leadership team, or you’d like to learn more about it,please



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