Posted by Mike Isler on Aug 25, 2017
District Governor Shane Pyle - Even Ordinary Rotarians are Extraordinary
This week's speaker was our District Governor, Shane Pyle. His presentation was part performance art, part stand-up comedy routine and part serious reminder of the purpose of Rotary.  The main themes of his talk were about how even ordinary Rotarians do extraordinary things.  He shared a story about how Rotary International's Polio Plus effort to eradicate polio worldwide began with an average Rotarian, an M.D. who convinced his local club to contribute to a service project to provide the polio vaccine to villages in need.  Shane also spoke about how we need to balance the traditions or Rotary with the changing times. Our traditions can't be more important than our membership.
He also invited our club members to participate in the district conference - Zanesville 360 - May 19-20th at the Zane State campus.
Pyle is a third-generation Rotarian. He was born in 1964, the year his grandfather James Pyle was president of the Coshocton Rotary Club. His mother, Sandy Pyle, was club president in 2002-03, and his father Kevin Pyle was president-elect when he died in 2005. Shane served as club president in 2003-04, while his stepfather, Roger Viers, of the Gahanna Rotary Club, was District Governor of District 6690 in 2000-01.
Shane joined the Coshocton Rotary Club in 1998, and became very involved in district – level activities in Rotary, having served as assistant district governor, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and district legislation. At the club level, Shane is involved with Youth Exchange, Rotary Foundation, Group Study Exchange, Kick Cancer, African Water Well projects and mosquito netting projects, and newsletter/social media editor.
Wine on Wednesday! is the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the .The Village Wine Shop & Bistro in Shawnee Hills - 5:30-7:30PM 9280 Dublin Rd 
Perfect Party - Save the Date = Sept. 22nd at Ramona's home and will include an optional bourbon tasting
Alan Reuter received his Paul Harris Fellow from Susan Robernault.  Congratulations, Alan!