Speakers
Dwight Seeley & Dave Williamson
Aug 21, 2020
Dublin AM Rotary Veterans Committee
No Meeting
Sep 04, 2020
Mike Close
Sep 11, 2020
9/11 Presentation
Jill Kranstuber
Sep 18, 2020
Dublin Bridges COVID Community Needs
Trent Smith
Sep 25, 2020
Franklinton Board of Trade

Dublin AM Executives

President
Past President
President Elect
 
VIce President
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
 
 

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Welcome to Dublin AM Rotary
Our club is 100 members strong, working together to offer community service here at home and throughout the world!
 
Dublin AM meets at 7:30 AM every Friday morning at The Country Club at Muirfield Village. Visitors are welcome to join us to meet business and community leaders, hear presentations from a some of the areas most interesting speakers and learn more about Rotary International.
 
NOTE:  Because of the COVID-19 crisis our club is meeting via Zoom with limited attendance in-person at CCMV. To learn about visiting us during a meeting, contact our Membership Chair.
 
 
 
 
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Countdown - 2 days to go!! Dublin AM Rotary's Online Silent Auction & Raffle to benefit our Covid19 Community Response is going live on Friday, August 14. Please share!
Some of our auction items pictured below:
Two sets of Callaway Irons with bags will be raffled off. See photos below! Tickets are only $25. We hope you buy at least one. You can purchase those tickets right now. Go to www.tinyurl.com/dublinamauction then register and buy your tickets.
$110 Value Gift Basket and Energy Combo from The Reiki Center in Grandview
$50 Gift Card from The Woodhouse Day Spa in Dublin.
1 Foursome for 18-hold Rounds of Golf at The Country Club at Muirfield Village
$100 Gift Card from Polaris Grill in Powell.

3 framed photos by Roberta Kayne! See photos below.
(1) 20x30 Framed photo of The White Horses of the Camargue (Provence, France)
(2) 20x30 Framed photo of A Whale's Tale (Sitka, Alaska)
(3) 16x20 Framed photo of Hamnoy Snow Scene, from Hamnoy, Norway

We have lots of other exciting items to bid on including:
2 Sets of Callaway Golf Clubs with Bags
Rounds of Golf at several area Golf Clubs and Courses
Top Golf Party
Artwork
Gift cards
Rounds of Golf at several Golf Clubs

 
Get ready to bid!! Register to bid at www.tinyurl.com/DublinAMauction and click on REGISTER.
 
All proceeds benefit our community COVID-19 response including support for Dublin Food Pantry, Dublin Bridges & Welcome Warehouse, and our ongoing support for Veterans Services. Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3.
 
Also, the Dublin Food Pantry needs our help. Donate through this auction and the Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation will match all donations up to $3000!
Auction Opens on August 14, 2020 at 8am. Auction Closes on August 28, 2020 at 5pm
 
This annual fundraiser was supposed to take place in person at The Memorial Tournament which was closed to the public.
 
Covid-19 Update Battelle’s decontamination efforts – Jon Coyle
 
Jon Coyle, son of Ramona and Barry Coyle and past Rotary scholarship winner spoke on his recent experiences rolling out Critical Care Contamination for Battelle. His efforts allowed health care works the ability to have clean and safe masks during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the key insights and experiences he shared with the group:
  • He participated in setting up the decontamination systems in Washington, NY and Boston
  • In total Battelle has 60 systems ready to deploy, with 39 currently in operation
  • The technology was created back in 2015-2016 from a study Battelle conducted with the FDA
  • Over 1M+ masks have gone through the decontamination process and have been able to reused safely
A special thanks to Jon for his efforts in keeping our front-line health workers safe.  
 
 
Announcements:
We would like everyone to invite their friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to participate in our upcoming silent auction and raffle to raise money for COVID relief in our local communities. 
 
We have a few ways for you to spread the word:
 
1. You can email or forward from your phone the site page on our web page:
 
 
2. You can also share the post on our Facebook page: 
 
 
3. You can just share the auction website by sending this link in email or forwarding from your phone:
 
 
Link to the meeting:
 
Dublin AM Rotary In person & Zoom Dual Format Meeting 7/31/20
Meet our Scholarship Winners from Dublin Schools – Great Video!
Enjoy the meeting replay at the recording link here:  
Announcements
John Susie and Mike Isler discussed the Silent Auction open before our event and virtual fundraising event August 21st with special golf clubs available for raffle.  Our virtual event will replace the meeting on Friday August 21. 
Sign up now to see auction items at:
 
Please book this event on your calendar!
 
Roberta announced we are in the final days of collecting toiletries at the Dublin Chamber front door where the box is located.
Claudia has the masks and Claudia and Ingrid are distributing or you can pick them up.
If you ordered masks, call Claudia to pay by phone and discuss pickup arrangements and if you did not order but would like to now that you see the Rotary fashion statement they make, Claudia is keeping a waiting list.
 
Dave Bentz announced our newest Board Member Steve Schmitt! Steve is using all his robotics leadership skills and leading our Education Committee-Welcome Aboard and thank you for your service to the Club.
 
Dave also announced we are going to a Zoom only format again given Ohio’s current condition and the economics of using the club in person with smaller in person attendance. We have a robust Zoom platform continuing for the Club.
 
We are grateful for Wolf Lant and Ron Morgan’s Zoom expertise keeping us meeting virtually this last several months.
 
Gene Oliver produced and revealed a wonderful video with our scholarship winners and thanked our diligent judges:
 Laurie Penland, Ramona Penland-Coyle, Claudia Trusty, Cap Clegg, and Sinan Yaykin, Ron Morgan, Bob Rosenberg, Ryan Keenan, and Joe Yersavich 
 
Please watch the meeting recording and enjoy the stories and plans of these bright spots in our community.
The winners are :
The Dublin A.M. Rotary Interact Community Service Scholarship
This scholarship is available to active Interact Club seniors who have supported their Club through avenues of community service and volunteer work. Additional considerations included length of membership in Interact during high school, and if they held an office within their Club, however, Community Service was very heavily weighted. They were also required to write an essay outlining the avenues of service they participated in, which event meant the most to them, and why.  
 
The first-ever recipients of the Dublin AM Interact Scholarships are:
  • Lily Kiefer - Jerome High School
  • Anushka Das – Coffman High School
  • Rishit Desai – Scioto High School
 
 
The Dublin AM Rotary Community Service Scholarship
 
This scholarship shares many of the criteria of the Interact scholarship program. Applicants are assessed based on academic success, demonstrated leadership and community service, a pledge that they have led, and will continue to lead an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle, an essay, and financial need.
 
The winners this year are:                            
Coffman:
  • Claire Feit
  • Aaliyah Franklin
  • Lanai Stevenson
 
Jerome:
  • Gillian Eberhardt
  • Camryn Reitz
 
Scioto:                                                                                      
  • Margaret Marando
  • Alexandra Tanner
 
Gene Oliver and Laurie Penland
 
Enjoy the video replay!
Dublin AM Rotary In person & Zoom Dual Format Meeting 7/24/20
Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People®
Canine Companions for Independence
 
 
Announcements
John Susie, Dave Lundergan and the committee have arranged a Silent Auction between August 14th to August 28th with our fundraising event August 21st.  Page has agreed to facilitate the virtual event and Mike Isler secured the Hand bid capability for the auction setup.
Claudia announced the Rotary Face Masks will be delivered this next week and the pickup details will be arranged.  Excellent timing as Ohio has gone to mandatory facemasks- Thank you Claudia!
Roberta announced toiletries are being collected for Dublin School families in need. Please use the box in front of the Chamber of Commerce in historic Dublin.
 
 
Dr. Todd Wurschmidt, joined by Ms. Lauren Brown and Dr. Nicole DiGiacomo
Discussed Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People
  • Training campus was built in 1987 in New Albany
  • Delaware campus
  • Assistance dogs in multiple categories
    • Service dogs expertly trained dogs to assist veterans with disabilities and Children
    • PTSD affected veterans receive specially trained dogs
    • Breeds have been specifically chosen and are bred in Santa Rosa, Ca.
    • Puppies spend 18 months with a puppy raiser
    • Nicole is a veterinarian in Chicago and shared her experiences as a puppy raiser
    • 30-40 commands are taught to the puppies and the non profit has 6 facilities nationally
    • Lauren also joined our meeting to share how her independence from falls and misadventures has changed her life with service dog.
    • There are also Hearing Dogs
    • Facility Dogs in residence as such as Nationwide Children’s and Mayo Clinic
    • Skilled Companion Dogs
We thank our guests during this Rotary Week of the Dogs for an informative talk!
It’s Our Committees! David Bentz introduces our committee board members and we share
our vision and purpose
 
Enjoy the meeting replay at the recording link here:  
 
Announcements
John Susie announced that since our fundraising event has changed to a Silent Auction and event August 21st we need to raise Silent Auction items. Please book this event on your calendar!
John Susie, Dave Lundergan and the rest of our committee will appreciate donated items you can help us secure for this silent auction.   We will bundle donations into nice packages and all members are asked to reach out with contribution items to John or David or consider making a cash donation in lieu of Pro - Am tickets.
 
Lou Charobee announced that our Dublin AM Rotary Auto Show has been deferred till next year after many discussions and considerations were made.
Roberta announced a new toiletries collection effort at the Dublin Chamber front door where the box is now located for distribution to Dublin school kids in need.
 
David introduced each of the committees for your volunteer role opportunities:
 
Membership - Laurie Reinbolt
Engagement with current members and new member recruiting
 
Community Services - Sharon Kendall
Outreach in our community and many member driven areas for support
 
Veterans Affairs - David Williamson
Supportive liaisons, programs and next steps for our veterans initiative
 
International Services – Jim Burness
Mission trip 2021, Kenya Life & Land donation and other international programs
 
Youth Services – Sinan Yaykin
4 areas: Interact Club, Rotaract Club, Youth Exchange, ROYA
 
Educational Services – see David Bentz
Vocational services like Robotics, Scholarship and Literacy programs
 
Communications Committee – Ingrid Fields
New committee members requested for occasional weekly reporting and special Passion project communications- please email Ingrid at  ingridsvirtualdesk@gmail.com
 
President Elect  Mike Isler also shared the need for additional fundraising volunteers given the opportunities for new fundraising events for our club and methods in a social distancing environment. Please see Susan West.
 
 

 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 7/10/20
 
Enjoy the meeting with Dustin Snow at this meeting Recording Link for 7/10/20: 
 
Announcements
  • David Bentz announced that since this is our first hybrid Zoom/In Person meeting expect some format updates. We will have the new technology for next week’s hybrid format.
  • Box Lunch success for the seniors in our community. Positive Shout Out for Claudia, Sue and Sharon for pulling us together to volunteer and be part of this positive impact.  Our lunch guests are enjoying the field trip.
  • The fundraising program is actively working into the silent auction and virtual event happening on August 21st.  Please book on your calendar! John Susie, Dave Lundregan and the rest of our committee will appreciate any donated items you can help us secure for this silent auction.
 
Dustin Snow owner of Coast Wine House
 
Dustin is a St. Charles High School, Miami University, Ohio State Fisher School MBA program graduate.
 
Power of the Brand and attention to details were important learnings while in the career in corporate retail with A&F.
Dustin then decided to be an entrepreneur and engaged in his business planning.
 
Core principals and Dustin’s pillars:
Ethics, Evidence (Fact Based Decision making) and Empathy
 
Passionate Power of Empathy was central to Dustin’s talk about his journey on hospitality and sharing the founding of Coast in historic Dublin.
Leading with authenticity humbling making sure guests are served well.
Dustin shared his thoughts on purpose-based leadership and business (in a Venn diagram of course!).
 
We touched on the COVID impact and the fast and flexible business model requirements to survive the changing daily impacts. We enjoyed some live participants and some Zoom participants for this first hybrid meeting format.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As Kent started the Installation meeting  with a tear in his eye, he generously thanked so many members and the board for supporting his Presidential year. 
 
As he shared his advice cards, he also had humor in his heart   and received the gratitude of all the members for a successful and enjoyable year that marked many outstanding events, service delivery and true community action!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naming our Rotarian of The Year- Lou Charobee! Another highlight of our Installation Meeting today! Congratulations all around were cheered! 
A few words that were said about Lou by a board member:
"Lou was like a dog with a bone when leading the car show...passionate and tenacious. He delivered a professional first show that made Rotary and the City of Dublin proud. With that success, Lou set the stage for a long-term source of funds and exposure for our club. Lou is ever-present in every fundraising effort, including the Irish Festival, Pro-Am, and now an alternative Covid-19 [silent auction] fundraiser. Friendly and sincere, Lou is a prized contributor to our club."
 
Visiting Dignitaries like Steve Heiser, our District Governor Elect, were there to perform the official ceremonies 
 
 And a New Year with President David Bentz has Begun!!  
 
Two Announcements:
No Meeting Friday, July 3rd
Attend the Rotary International Convention closing days and recorded breakouts at www.riconvention.org, the sessions have been great and more details in a newsletter to come soon!
 
If you missed our 6-26-20 Installation Meeting with the installation of our new Board and David Bentz as our new President, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaoRbT7d32U&t=13s Thanks to Ron Morgan for his tech skills in getting this uploaded to our youtube channel!
 
President Elect David Bentz shares his Vision for Rotary 2020-2021  
Kent and David discuss moving forward
 
Announcements
  • Next Week’s meeting will be in person at the TCC. The Zoom option will be operational by then to do Zoom and in person.  The TCC can handle 60 of us in person, this allows for enough space for some distancing as well. This board installation will include masks please.
  • We have filled our sign up in July to help our local elderly that are food insecure. Looking forward to serving our shifts together!
  • Mask design with Rotary fabric needs to be ordered today with a response to Claudia’s email.
  • David Lundergan, John Susie and the fundraising committee have had to pivot to fund raising efforts around our Silent Auction as planned 7/15.  More details will be provided around this as it is finalized.  Please contact Dave or John if you can contribute auction items please!
  • Page announced that Rick Schwieterman sent his thanks for our well wishes, he is recovering and welcomes our prayers and continuing positive energy is welcome.
  • Tom Kleven -AG- was our guest today.
President Elect David Bentz shared slides summarizing his vision for this next Rotary year.
Rotary Opens Opportunities is our theme this year and David shared his stories of joining Rotary and how it still provides these opportunities:
Friendships
Community Connections for Service
Professional Networking
Fun!
Member Engagement is the central focus for 20/21 and $20,000 has been allocated in the budget for member projects. David shared the process for members to request project funding. The 1 page form was shared.
Also some structural board roles was discussed:
  • Joe will the Educational Services committee leader combining Community and Vocational Services.
  • Claudia has agreed to take the Secretary position  that was newly created as a separate role.
The Rotary Convention is all on line and free and we can join selected sessions. Roberta also has joined the Convention Walk Challenge and welcomes more walkers.
 
Significant Comments, Thanks and Praise from  the 43 attendees was appropriately directed to Kent Underwood for his gracious transitions to Zoom meetings during this time and his whole tenure of leadership and calm progress for this Rotary club!
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 6/12/20
The Ohio Youth Livestock Expo
Megan Wendt and Marlene Eick
 
Announcements
  • Next Week’s meeting will include the Zoom format with David Bentz live at the TCC meeting location. Plan on joining to hear about his year and goals with our club. There might be a possibility for a few in person attendees, look for more emails through the week.
  • 6/26 there will be the Board installation in person with masks and appropriate social distancing.
  • Watch emails from Claudia for the sign up in July to help our local elderly that are food insecure, there are 3 dates for to staff for drive through food box distribution volunteers.
  • Mask design with Rotary fabric is in motion, please expect news about available masks once they are in production.
  • David Lundergan announced that the fund raising efforts continue to adapt. From Pro Am to Drive In movies, it appears the City has planned a similar event so our fundraising will continue with the Silent Auction as planned 7/15 with more details around this as it is finalized.
  • Please keep 2 special gentlemen in our thoughts and prayers:
    • Rick Schwieterman is being treated at The James and even though the serious nature of this disease makes for a long fight, treatment is being successful and very positive
    • Chris Curry updates from Sharon Kendall share that Chris is showing neurological improvements and further improvements are expected, this is good news and continuing positive energy is welcome. 
 
The Ohio Youth Livestock Event is new this year due the State Fair cancellation. It is an event founded by the parents of the youth that have put so much into raising and grooming their livestock for exhibition. The Wendt family as an organizing focus has been joined by Marlene Eick as volunteer Marketing effort and hundreds of families are now participating along with previous State Fair sponsors, donors and a few traditions brought in as well.
 
From start to event, in less than 60 days this event has 2 major locations, a 17 day exhibit planned with over 3,000 animals and 1,500 exhibitors! Ohio Youth Livestock Expo  (OYLE) has been born.
The Ohio State Fair has only been cancelled 1 other instance, during WW2  since it’s founding in 1850. This transition to the Ohio Youth Livestock Expo  private event has been quickly successful in establishing fundraising and donations as well as a Livestreaming portion for other family embers to attend safely.
 
The attributes of the fine youth involved include:
  • Children demonstrating learned work ethics and task management.
  • Knowledge learned in terms of animal care, science in real live animal breeding and care.
  • Accountability to a budget- the family bears all the costs in hopes of a sale of the livestock after the show
  • Family connections and teamwork are a tremendous outcome of the work with family and  friends side by side from early hours till late nights at times.
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Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 6/5/20
David Austin DDS, MS
 
Sitting is the new smoking!
 
 
Recording Link for your Friday meeting:
 
Announcements
  • Watch for your half year invoice from Rotary
  • A volunteer effort is being organized and we will have the opportunity to feed hungry senior citizens who have been unable or unwilling to do grocery shopping.  Claudia and Kent announced the goodie bag plan. More to follow.  
 
We heard special news about our exchange student Lara and her time in Dublin schools, here is a summary and link from Sinan:
Hello!  I hope you are doing well!  As I mentioned before you left Lara, I nominated you for the Celebration of Excellence Award.  Each teacher is allowed to nominate one student per year that they feel is exceptional.  I chose you!  Typically we would have an award ceremony for it in April, but given the situation, that didn't happen this year.  Therefore, we put together a video recognizing all the recipients.  You don't have to watch the entire video, but thought you would like to see it.  If you skip to about a half hour in you will see my portion about you!  I miss you and wish you all the best!
Click the link here:  https://youtu.be/V7-dDlhsZGo 
Mrs. Julie Allison
Mathematics Teacher
Dublin Scioto High School
 
 
Presentation from David Austin- see links to see his diagrams, very informative about the health risks  of sitting:
 
 
 
 
If you missed this great presentation, catch the recording here:
 
Announcements
  • Claudia is working on Rotary branded masks- please contact her if you would like to purchase any masks.
  • We will be moving to a fundraiser versus the ProAm event, more details to come
  • Unfortunately, the 2020 Miracle League Season has officially been canceled
  • Meeting format will remain virtual for the time being.
Tom McGloshen- Dealing with Friends that are Seriously ill
 
We had the great privilege to hear from Tom McGloshen regarding how we can better support friends who are critically ill, or have experienced a loss of a loved one. We don’t always know what to say, or do when someone is critically ill, or coping with loss.
 
Two very important things to keep in mind:
  • Remember who we are and who we are not
  • Expressing we care, listen to what our friend or loved one is saying and learning from them is extremely important
Another approach you can take is to use empathetic guessing.  An example may be; “If you want to talk, I am here”. It is a great way to show someone you care.
The key is that we listen very carefully as the person struggling will tell you what to say next. Dealing with loss and illness is never easy. The most important thing you can do to support a friend, or loved one is to be there for them.
 
If you are someone you know is struggling, please leverage your club and community resources.
  • Syntero’s website has some great information and services to offer https://www.syntero.org/
  • Tom will also share out his “what to say and what not to say” in the near future
To view the complete text of Tom's presentation along with the what to and not to say, click here
 
Dealing with Friends who are Seriously Ill
Dublin A.M. Rotary
May 22, 2020
 
The Rev. Thomas H. McGloshen, Ph.D.
 
            In dealing with friends who are seriously ill, we often don’t know what to say. We do a dance of approach and avoidance.  We’re interested.  We care.  And, we want to communicate all of that—without being intrusive or insensitive—but we’re not sure how to make that connection appropriately.  
 
 
 
Here are the COSi links  discussed in today's meeting:
 
 
Enjoy the fun meeting and talk with Dr. Bertley at this meeting Recording Link for 5/15/20: 
 
Announcements
John Coyle is back from his duties in the east and west coasts serving the healthcare workers for Battelle. He is in an operations role and we love the updates.
 
There will be a new meeting id coming for our meeting next week. Please watch for emails from Claudia and make sure your calendars are updated with the new Zoom.
 
John Susie shared the committee members are preparing alternative fundraising venues and style for our event. Lots of great creative ideas and participation requests with be forthcoming!
 
Sue Burness shared City of Dublin updates and what is happening with the recreation facilities, pools and parks.  There will be an alternate July 4th celebration.  Stay tuned in to the City communications for updates. The city is working with the Franklin County Public Health guidelines.
The Irish festival decisions could be discussed around June 1st.
 
Dr. Hoadley also shared events and happenings with Dublin schools and the lunch programs that are still supporting over 1,000 meals a day at 21 locations. The commencement process has certainly changed but sounds like a celebration and a 1st year anniversary event is in planning too.
 
Since Peter Georgiton has been a student volunteer, a student employee and now a Board member of COSI, he shared Dr. Bertley’s impressive biography and wealth of experiences both as a science educator, global programs health leader and now as leader of our local gem, COSI.  It was a rare treat that we had an immunologist speaking!
Dr. Bertley mentioned the membership drive going on now with 2 years for an annual membership fee.
He mentioned all the things that COSI does and is doing to support science learning even in this environment.  With only 20 % current staff levels, COSI is seeking membership and donation support and also still offering great entertainment and educational value to members and our community.
COSI is also a Columbus Foundation Collective member.
Check out the COSI Connects as the Digital Doorway to the Dinosaur gallery, the Digital Science festival and the many resources available.
 
Dr. Bertley also had an interesting slide presentation about the Covid virus and why the cell binding stickiness matters in terms of vaccine effectiveness and development. A very informative talk about the typical vaccine testing steps and work in motion around the globe today for rapid testing. It sounded like there are 8 top development efforts in play and numerous others trying new strategies.
Please enjoy the recorded meeting link and send to potential members as well.
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 5/8/20
Syntero CEO Julie Erwin Rinaldi and Chief Clinical Officer Sara Harrison Mills
 
Sustaining Well-being & Resilience During Stressful Times
By Julie Erwin Rinaldi and Sara Harrison Mills
 
 
 
 
Meeting Recording Link 5/08/20:  
 
Announcements:
 
Chris Humphrey has safely arrived home from his Rotary exchange experience in France. It was great to see you on the Zoom meeting in this time zone, Chris!
 
Our Rotary Club has now contributed over 55 lbs. of food this week putting our contributions well over 150 lbs. of food and over 50 lbs. of toiletries.
 
There is a Pro AM committee meeting over Zoom at 5 pm Monday. Dave and John are preparing alternative fundraising venues, there is still a lot to plan whether the fan participation portion happens or not for the Tournament.
 
Sue Burness shared City of Dublin and Columbus thoughts for July 4th and alternatives to Red, White and Boom and our Dublin fireworks. The City of Dublin Development offices are moving during this quiet time and we hope they inhabit these offices in good health soon.  The Irish festival decisions could be discussed around June 1st.
 
Thank you to Julie Rinaldi -  
Julie interviewed her Chief Clinical Officer and raised several examples of care and support we can do for our selves and our loved ones to handle the collective stress that is naturally part of our life and ever present now.  Please see the pdf attached and in email for their Syntero talk:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A special thanks to Mike Rankin for giving as update on the Ohio Compliance drivers licenses and the Transportation Research Center.

The Ohio Compliance License update has been extended until October 2021. To get your new license, you will need to provide:

1.      Either your birth certificate, or passport

2.      SSN and address (W-2)

3.      Written proof of where you reside

Just a reminder after October 2021, you will need either a compliance license, or a passport to fly.

 

Transportation Research Center

Self -Driving cars continue to be a major trend in the Automotive industry with many advantages.  Safety is one of the biggest advantages, due to the removal of human error. Self-driving cars will also lead to greater productivity and allowing elderly and handicap individuals experience greater mobility. Additional advantages we could see is reduction in costs for insurance and the potential for fractional car ownership.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Mike at mike.rankin1953@gmail.com.

The virtual meeting recording can be accessed at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_OhPFOz-329IGNLsxVPcUIs5G8fpT6a81CBM-vtYzUf7ZPec-IzzJl8tPRaQr-JV

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 4/24/20
with Interact Advisors and Student Officers
 
 
See the Interact Clubs' PowerPoint Presentation Here:
 
 
 
NO Recording Link today
 
Congratulations on a great Interact year
Cap, Claudia, Sinan, Andy and Ash were thanked for their leadership by our Interact Advisors and Interact Clubs
 
Announcements today:
We will be meeting virtually through May 8th, stay tuned for further announcements.
 
 
Our Interact club Summary today:
Jerome High School Advisor Matt Williams and Interact Officers
  • Projects for Fire, Police, UNICEF donations, Children’s Hospital, Salivation Army, and many more monthly activities
Scioto High School Advisor John Witt
  • Toy Collections, School supplies, Friendship Village, Polio Eradication, Brady Quinn’s 3rd and Goal, Sole Hope, Veterans honor flight support, World Polio Day
 Coffman High School Advisor Karen Brothers
  • Touching comments from the club officer about going to OSU Rotaract and the monthly projects for Yemen humanitarian international project, St. Jude Rally, Salvation Army, Dog Biscuits, Drive in fundraiser
Davis Middle School Advisor Susan Jacoby and Emily Temple
  • Sole Hope and Shoe kits, Canned Food Drive, Empty Bowl project and many nice young students doing projects
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Thanks to Tom Reiland, General Manager of WOSU, for his great presentation on the history of radio and WOSU. 
Also Huge Thanks and Recognition to WOSU for their Corona Coverage and Public Service Communications Commitments through these trying times.
Enjoy Screenshots of Dublin AM Rotary's Zoom meeting today and please check out our Facebook page or our Flickr page for more photos. 
 
Reverend Steve Smith led our invocation and Colonel Dave Williamson led our pledge Friday morning as we conducted another terrific meeting while being socially distant and responsible.
Announcements today:
Pro Am is looking more feasible since recent announcements indicate the Memorial Tournament is now scheduled for July 16th! John Susie reminded us that the announcements cannot be made yet about spectators and fans but we are all pleased for the dates. Next committee meeting is 7/27/20 at 5, thanks to Wolf for the Zoom support.
 
A donation of $1,000 has been made to the District 6690 fund contributing to 3 Food Banks.
 
Kate reminded us about the Rotaract grocery delivery service for members and non-members -please see more details further down on this website. Good to see Victoria Hardesty and Allan joining the meeting.
 
 
Tom is President of the Ohio PBS Stations and on the board of the United Way and the Gateway Film Center. He is also the author of Sparks Flew WOSU’s Century on the Air.
Tom’s talk shared much of the historical background associated with WOSU and the Radio Wireless Transmission Innovations:
  • G. Marconi 1894-1895 had the first worldwide wirelss transmission
  • Robert Marriott -leading radio transmission engineer here at OSU, local farm boy as were many students in our land grant OSU background
  • 1913-J. Mercer kept radio station transmitting during the flood emergency
  • 1918- First voice transmissions
  • KDKA 1920 election news
  • WOSU was the 6th educational station in the country. Football news, farming communications and band music were all the rage for the 2-4 hour transmitting time windows.
  • Dr. Charles Wright and the live radio orchestra, lectures, surging across many states.
  • 1926-1936- huge morale help during the Great Depression years
  • 1949 FM Spectrum launched
  • OSU instrumental in public hearings with FCC to keep educational channels and TV
  • Emmy award winning station with sizable digital presence, PBS, NPR, Opening the Digital Media Maker in the new building under construction.
 
 
ROTARACT CLUB of DUBLIN, OH - ANNOUNCEMENT
Look no further than Rotaract!
For we ACT
We will be doing grocery pickups / deliveries from the Kroger's/Giant Eagle curbside pickup.
& then delivering those products to you!
 
What is awesome about picking up curbside at Krogers or Giant Eagle?! They sanitize every product before that product goes in the bags.
We will wear gloves during pickup and delivery if there's anything else that you need us to pick up while we're out we will do that! Medicine picking up business mail if it's not at your location...we will not go inside the house.
We will call / text you when we've arrived to let you know your bags are on your front porch.
There will be no delivery fee for Rotarians!
This service is considered a foundation service so we ask for "donation tips" whatever you can give to our Rotaract Foundation to help our club grow and our community grow!
This is how it works
Pre pay for your groceries through the Kroger's/Giant Eagle curbside pickup. If there are other places that are offering curbside pickup, we can curbside pick up for you! Just prepay ahead of time, say that Rotaract will be picking up! Thank you
Contact our lead Rotaractor to sign up for this service! When you call / text that number, our lead Rotaractor will ask you for a pickup location and a 3 hr timeframe (we may be picking up other orders as well) pick a time that best suits your needs...we can go to multiple locations!
Stay safe and healthy !
Club Updates:
  • Chris Humphrey, our outbound exchange student is safe in France. Like most of the United States, France is practicing social distancing to slow the Covid-19 spread, so Chris is in confinement and safe.
  • Jim Burness and Moises gave us an update on the Dominican Republic. Tourism is the #1 source of income, so the Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the Dominican Republic people. Based on the needs, the $2K that was collected for school supplies has been reallocated to use for food and basic supplies during this difficult time.
  • It’s likely the Memorial Tournament (and our Pro-Am Day) will be postponed and moved to a date later in the summer. More to come.
  • The Miracle League season has also been postponed and a date has yet to be determined of when the season will kick-off.
  • The city of Dublin has a You-Tube page please subscribe to get the latest updates on the community.
  • Here is the link to the recording of the Zoom Meeting if you would like to listen in. Thanks for the great turn out once again by our Club! https://zoom.us/rec/share/vNRkEbbKqEpLeq_B5ELDSowAFILuX6a8hiJNrvMFyxmflD3dCcFFX11DbsKiF_Vi
  • Here is a link to the screenshot photos of our meeting
 
Thank you to Dr. Hoadley and the entire School district for being so agile, developing a plan and executing so quickly!  Screenshot photo of Dr. Hoadley.
  • The school system has 7 buses delivering breakfast and lunch to students in need.
  • Dublin Bridges is also supplementing dinners and weekend meals for families in need.
  • The need is great to support the welcome warehouse, Dublin bridges and the Dublin food pantry. Every dollar counts and is appreciated.
  • Getting students to migrate to online learning has posed many challenges- hats off to Dr Hoadly and the entire Dublin school system for making it happen.
  • Some of the challenges to moving to online include, getting internet access for all students, hardware, developing curriculum and the challenge of working parents and parents at home juggling home schooling.   
 
 
 
 
 
See our meeting recording for Friday March 27, 2020 here:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special Thanks to Wolf for editing the meeting and moderating our first remotely enabled Friday session.  Kent also spent hours for rehearsals with our first remote speaker, Craig Truax, Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Claudia provided extra communication all week on what to expect and how we could click the links or dial the audio numbers. Our own tech members offered input and Wolf leveraged district programs.
 
 

 
 
 
 
Our Rotary meetings are indeed Connecting Our World in an unprecedented time. Just as our work and family communications, our shopping and entertainment are all changing, our Dublin AM Rotary is leading the access for our members.
With leadership, patience and endurance, we are staying at each other' sides- even from separate houses.
 
 Announcements:
Special Thoughts and Prayers- Ramona and Barry’s son Jonathan is one of the Battelle engineers going to New York City then Seattle with new technology to sterilize protective equipment like N95 masks for health care workers in the highest crush of demand in the country. Catch a replay of Governor DeWine’s briefing Saturday at 2 pm March 28, 2020 discussing the Battelle innovation.
It will mean extra distance and separation for Jonathon and this team when they return to family and friends and we all appreciate the knowledge and risk-taking efforts to do this work.
 
Our First Two Grants this last week: Claudia worked with City of Dublin teams and our Dublin AM Board and Susan Robenalt for our Foundation to grant a $5,000 contribution to Dublin Bridges and a $5,000 Grant to the Dublin Food Pantry.   More discussion to follow at the next Board meeting.
 
Toiletries and cash -Roberta is asking for the donations to be placed on Kent’s front porch -see the emails this week for address and requested contributions.
 
Sue Burness asked us to remind families and individuals of the need for social distancing.  As we all want to enjoy a nice spring day, too many are not observing the guidelines on the new Dublin bridge, in parks or in playgrounds. Parental control of their families in these public places will make everyone safer.
 
Mid-Ohio Food Bank
Craig Truax delivered a fact filled and interesting talk about the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and the 15 associated organizations here in Franklin County making available 66,990,011 pounds of food, 151,000 meals every day helping t end hunger through the Fod Bank, MOFB Farm  Farmacy, Kitchen and Market.
Volunteers and donations work with over 700 agencies here in Ohio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are ready to kick off Dublin AM Rotary's Friday Club Meeting, teleconference style! 
 
Wolf Lant and a group of semi-techies worked over the past weekend to test out how a virtual meeting might work...and it did. Well, to be honest, it worked most of the time!  Wolf setup a club meeting via an app called Zoom that will begin at 7:45am each Friday and last for about 45 minutes.
 
Not familiar with Zoom or web conferencing? Now is a great time to learn more about it! 
 
Not interested in learning more?  That's okay, you can join the meeting via phone...just no pictures of your Rotary friends.
 
Here are the details:
 
Join Zoom Meeting via your computer, laptop or notebook
That's easy.  Click on the link below to access Zoom. If you are a new user you will be asked to download and install the app, or enter a url into your browser.  For the first meeting plan to do this around 7:30am on Friday.

https://zoom.us/j/8910091468 

Meeting ID: 891 009 1468 (you will be prompted to enter this in order to join the meeting)


 
Join Zoom Meeting via mobile phone

+1 646 558 8656     8910091468# (this is the Meeting ID and you will be prompted to enter this in order to join the meeting)
 
Join Zoom Meeting via other phone

Dial by your location (any of these should work)
  
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 
        +1 253 215 8782 US 
        +1 301 715 8592 US 
      
Meeting ID: 891 009 1468 (you will be prompted to enter this in order to join the meeting)
 
Learn more about Zoom Meetings
One of our Rotary friends put together a tutorial for another club and graciously shared it with us. Check out this very helpful YouTube video for lots of information about the app.
 
 
If you do need help, maybe someone to help you setup the app, we are here for you.  Please email Ingrid or Mike who are our team experts!
 
 
Not interested but still want all the news
Okay, so you're enjoying your respite from meetings, and don't want to get up that early.  Not a problem.  Zoom can video our meetings and we will add that link to our website home page each week along with key announcements.
 
This will be a learning experience for all of us, so expect some glitches, some laughs and, maybe, a little bit of frustration. On the very huge upside, we can be together again!
 
Hope you join us on Friday.
 
 
Dear Dublin AM Rotary,
 
The Club’s board of directors has made the decision to suspend all regular club meetings and other activities of the club until Sunday, April 5th.  As of last evening (Sunday 3/15/20) the CDC has made the recommendation to curtail any events with 50+ people for 8 weeks..which is May 10th.  While at first blush, this seems excessive, it's the current recommendation and these recommendations may actually become mandates.   I'm prepared to extend the suspension, if necessary for the health and well-being of our Club members and community. My ask is:  PLEASE STAY UP WITH YOUR EMAILS.  Important club information will be shared as appropriate.
 
So what can we do during this period?  
  • Take care of yourself and your families first and foremost. Follow the most current Center for Disease Control recommendations. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • Stay engaged with other club members through email and the telephone. Just because the club is not meeting does not mean members can’t maintain their relationships and support one another during these uncertain times. Attached is a list of club members with their contact information.  If your computer or device cannot open this attachment, you can go into Clubrunner and find this contact information under "Member List".
  • Without jeopardizing the health and welfare of you and your family members, help neighbors and friends who may need special support.
And what will club leaders be doing to find ways to continue our momentum and commitment to service?
  • Exploring alternative methods for meetings, such as using technology like Webex or Zoom to conduct virtual meetings, or making arrangements for conference calling so committees may continue to function. If you have expertise in these areas, let us know. The board strongly advises committees to not hold in-person meetings.  Make no mistake....this is temporary.  As soon as possible, we'll be getting back to our normal in-person meetings.  
  • Working with our partners, including the Dublin City Schools, Dublin Food Pantry and Dublin Neighborhood Bridges to determine if there are ways our club and members may be of assistance in providing support for children and families who face meal and food shortages because of closure of schools for the next three weeks.  We are in contact with Dr. Todd Hoadley, Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish from the Dublin Food Pantry and Jill Kranstuber from Dublin Neighborhood Bridges.  Stay tuned for opportunities to serve...
  • Probably the most important thing we can do is support each other!  Reach out to check on each other.  If you need (or know of something someone needs) needs anything..ANYTHING...we are here for you/them.  Please reach out the Family of Rotary chair, Cindy Groeniger or me.   We are always better together! 
These are certainly unsettling and unusual times.  There is no "playbook" on how to deal and manage with situations like this and these decisions are not easy and certainly not perfect.  Hopefully, what we're facing will be resolved expeditiously and we can resume club activities and our 'normal lives' soon.  If you have concerns about the action the board has taken or suggestions on how we proceed, please let me know.  Thank you so much for your understanding and patience and, again,  please stay attentive to your email for updates.
 

Yours in Service,

Kent Underwood

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • The 2020 Saint Patrick’s Day parade will be on Saturday, March 14.  The Dublin AM Rotary club is looking for volunteers to be parade marshalls.  This is a great opportunity to help our community and get your daily steps in, by walking the parade route. 
  • Thursday, March 12, the State of the City will be held at the Exchange in Bridge Park area.  Dublin AM Rotary is planning a pre-meeting gathering at Z Cucina at 5PM.  If interested, please RSVP with Ramona Penland-Coyle.
  • Our club is putting together ideas for a spring outing.  An idea that has gotten traction is one of the new Ax-Throwing venues in town.  Please look for future specifics about this interesting outing.
  • On March 13 the Dublin pedestrian bridge opens.  The ceremony starts at 7PM with bridge lighting at 8.  If you want to participate in a pre-ceremony gathering, please let Claudia Trusty know.
  • Dublin AM Rotary’s annual Pro-AM committee is meeting on Monday, March 2, at the Dublin Chamber office from 5 to 6PM.  If interested in helping the Pro-Am committee and helping shape this year’s event, please attend the Monday meeting.
  • The Rotaract club will meet at the Dublin Chamber office at 6:30 on Monday, March 2.  Prospective members are encouraged to attend.
  • Roberta Kayne is hosting an exhibit of her photographs at the 1st Unitarian Church on Sunday, March1 from 12:30 to 2PM. The exhibit will be up until April 27.
 
GUEST SPEAKER: Colonel Richard Fambro - Ohio State Highway Patrol
 
Richard has over 30 years of service in the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  His distinguished career as resulted in his holding the prestigious position of Colonel. 
 
Richard’s message covered two topics:  Pursuits and Distracted Driving. 
 
Every day in Ohio, three to five criminal suspects flee the scene of a crime.  A pursuit of a suspect in an automobile, while exciting and almost common in movies and on television, is a dangerous endeavor.  So, most municipalities ban the active pursuit of a suspect.  In Ohio, the Ohio Highway Patrol is one of only a few law enforcement agencies that has the discretion to decide whether or not to engage in a suspect pursuit. 
 
During a pursuit, public safety is the number one concern.  To protect the public, our Highway Patrol uses 13 airplanes, 2 helicopters and 1 air van (high altitude aircraft) to reduce the “on-the-ground” risks.
 
Another epidemic that Ohio drivers face as a daily driving danger is distracted driving.  This isn’t just with cell phones but could include watching mobile televisions, putting on makeup and, as Richard showed is in a real incident video, getting dressed for church. 
 
Since today distracted driving is a secondary offense, in order for a person to be charged with distracted driving, that person has to be pulled over for some other driving offense, such as weaving or turning without a signal.  Then that person has to admit that he or she was distracted.
 
There is proposed legislation being worked in Ohio that will allow distracted driving to be a primary offense.  If this legislation becomes law, the act of being distracted will be enough for an officer to pull you over.
The Salvation Army   Doing The Most Good
 
Today’s Announcements:  
Big Thank You to Jim Listebarger and from Jim to his committee and all who helped make the Polar Bear a successful event.
 
Letter of gratitude from Chris Humphrey, the exchange student year is going quickly and Kent shared his letter.  
 
Kudos to Susan West for the Narcan training and there was enough interest it could be run again.  
 
Jim and Roberta are collecting sunglasses, baseball hats and contributions for the Dominican Republic Mission Trip.
 
Kristin Hapton -Harmon shared the 1865 London founding of The Salvation Army and the current and needed work they do today in Union, Delaware and Franklin Counties of Ohio
  • Learning Centers
  • 187,546 Nights of lodging
  • PTSD Veteran examples
  • 590,000 meals served through the Pantry
  • 547 Men served in adult rehabilitation centers for free
  • 12,893 local children received Christmas toys from The Salvation Army these holidays
  • 24,000 people received Red Box gifts on Christmas Day
All thanks to local volunteers, local donors and Red Kettle efforts to fundraise so this dedicated staff can serve our counties and community.
Call 1-800- SATruck for pick up coordination.
Michelle Hannan spoke abot the critical nature of the Anti- Human Trafficking  programs where 71% of the victims are women and children.
SA Justice was explained as well as the Soap project that has been s successful helping victims escape their situations.
Soap outreach is most effective during the Arnold Classic, The Muirfield Tournament and Quarter Horse Congress events locally that causes an increase in this terrible crime.
May 9th is a volunteer day we will be hearing more about from member  Dennis Muchnicki to help recovering victims.  Call 1-888-373-7888 for information.
 
 
 
Alan Miller, Dispatch Media Group, speaking to Dublin AM on Friday, 2/14/20, also pictured with Tom McGloshen and a journalist student.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andy Keeler receiving his Paul Harris Fellow Award from Susan Robenalt