Welcome, Laurie Reinbolt , who was announced as our club's newest member.  Laurie and her husband are proud parents of a young son and daughter. Laurie's reasons for joining Rotary are to get involved and give back to the community. Laurie will definitely help keep our club great!  
Irish Festival Volunteers - we still need to fill approx. 40% of our Irish Festival volunteer spots. Please refer to the email sent by Bonnie previously, or reach out to Andy Keeler (, who will help you get signed up for a shift. The festival is in 2 weeks, so please sign up soon!
August 20th 5:30pm Columbus Clippers Outing - please mark your calendars for this upcoming social event.  More details forthcoming.
Speakers Lilly Byrne and Matt Byrne
Our guest speaker today was a very impressive 12-yr. old your lady, Lilly Byrne, who was introduced by her Dad, Matt.
Lilly is a rising 7th grader at Weaver Middle School in the Hilliard district.   Lilly's extra-curricular interests include Entrepreneurship and Synchronized Swimming.  In swimming, Lilly's team made it to the Junior Olympics and placed 8th in the U.S.!  But, the main focus of Lilly's visit with our Club was her impressive entrepreneurial pursuits.
Lilly participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy which is a 30-week program designed to enable and empower children in grades 6-12 to identify their passions and transform their ideas into fully formed business or social movements.
Lilly's passion is to ensure that people have ready access to healthy food and snack alternative instead of unhealthy junk or fast foods.
Lilly developed her idea for a healthy snack vending operation called Love to go to Lilly's (  Lilly developed a business plan and a sales pitch and competed "Shark Tank" style with 1,500 other participants across the U.S.  She was one of 100 finalists and finished 7th in the U.S.!  She has launched 2 vending machines and is looking to expand through a franchisee program.  She hoped to empower other young woman in a "Girl Powered" business. She intends to sell 5,000 healthy snacks by the end of this year, and she  would like to have over $100K in franchise revenue in 10 years.  Lilly's passion is for healthy food alternatives and choices for a healthy lifestyle.  She intends to donate a portion of her franchisee profits to local childrens' hospital nutrition programs.
Lilly is an inspiration, and we were privileged to have her speak to our club.