Speakers
Krista Weida, Lawyers for American Vets
May 25, 2018
Assistance for Disabled Veterans
No Meeting
Jun 01, 2018
Kristin Minnie, Homeland Security Investigations
Jun 08, 2018
Overview of Homeland Securities
Leigh Burnside, Wendy's Chief Accounting Officer
Jun 15, 2018
Wendy's - Present and Future
David Guion and Janet Cooper
Jun 15, 2018
Dublin Arts Council Update
 
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Welcome to Dublin AM Rotary

 
 
Our club is 110 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.
 
 
 
Home Page Stories
Many Visitors From Our Interact Clubs at the Dublin High Schools!
It was a great meeting today, as we had many visitors from our 3 Dublin high schools as well as several educators visit to provide updated in the Interact Clubs.  We also had 4 additional students from Dublin Coffman who came to speak about their Ted-x Innovation Drive initiative.
 
Each of the clubs provided inspiring lists of great service activities which they have already completed as well as planned activities. It is great to see these young people so committed to service to others, and we hope they all become future Rotarians.
 
Here are examples from each presentation:
 
Coffman - St. Jude Walk, Dog Biscuits sold to raise money for guide/assist dogs, and St. Jude Really all completed and plans for a Mongolian Pen Pal project
Scioto - Hurricane Relief through Goodwill clothing drive, Donations for Honor Flight, Thanksgiving Dinner donations, Toys for Tots collections completed 
Jerome - Project Linus with 22 blankets made and donated, Cookies for the Convalarium, sold Paper Hearts for Valentines Day to raise money to combat childhood cancers completed and plans for flower pots for Mothers Day to residents at Convalarium.
 
Ted-x Innovation Drive
 
Four very industrious students from Coffman visited to share the initiative they are executing to bring a Ted-x event to  Dublin.  On July 7th, the first independently organized Ted event will occur in Dublin with the topic being "Challenging the Status Quo" with 7 planned speakers talking about Innovation.  These students are seeking volunteers to assist at the July 7th event.
 
 
Announcements:
 
May10th-12th - Our Washington Township FD is selling hangining baskets for $15.00 at Station 91 on Shier Rings and Station 92 on Hard Rd.  All proceeds benefit Honor Flight.
 
The Rotary exchange student program is having a dinner at St. Patricks on May 12th to raise money for a service project which is designed to aid Shelter Box.
 
Also looking for one of our Rotary families to host the incoming exchange student from Budapest for one month of the stay.  Contact Sinan.
 
The District Meeting is on May 19th.
 
Also on May 19th at Otterbein is the All State Robotics competition.  Contact Wolf if you could volunteer to help with set up or tear down.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin's New Library Taking Shape
 
Pat Losinski who leads the Columbus Metropolitan Library system and Nikki Scarpitti who is acting development leader visited our Club this morning and provided an update on the new Dublin branch of the library that has construction underway.
 
A scale model of the new library enabled our members to visualize the impressive architectural plan for the library itself and the surrounding grounds.  The architectural firm nbb,j which is a globally recognized firm, is involved in the design and construction plan.  The presentation provide imagery of the inside of the new library which will feature public meeting rooms, study rooms, naturally lighted spaces, a cafe, outdoor community plaza and other features that the previous library did not have.  The new library will increase the space for children to over 5,000 square feet from less than 1,000, will increase overall square footage to over 40,000 on 2.5 floors up from from 20,000, and the adjacent parking structure will include 200 spaces reserved for library patrons during operating hours. 
 
The Dublin branch had 333,000 visitors, a circulation of 1.5M books, and 186,000 audio book downloads. 
 
The new library construction budget is $21.1M, with $2.8M to be raised through private donations.   The new library is planned to open in May 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements
 
Perfect Party tomorrow night beginning at 6pm at Sarah Richardson's home.
 
If you are interested in leaning more about hosting an exchange student. reach out to Sinan.
Strides for Sobriety 5K raised over $11K!  Congrats to Jack, Ramona, Laurie, Dave and all who helped planned and participated!
Rotary Business Cards are available each Friday at the sign-in table and should be used to invite prospective members to join a Friday morning meeting and have breakfast on the Club's dime to learn more about Rotary and DublinAM.
 
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Creating a Social Enterprise
 
Our guest speaker today was Merry Korn, President/CEO of Pearl Interactive (website is pinsourcing.com).  Merry spoke about her personal journey with Pearl as an example of how to cultivate a Social Enterprise, i.e., a for-profit business that serves a social mission.  At Pearl, they have focused on hiring disabled individuals, including disabled veterans, retired veterans, military spouses and other disenfranchised workers.  She told some amazing stories of how they have enabled their workers to change their lives using technologies that allow remote  contact center work.  In addition to the good that they do through hiring the workers that they do, Pearl also has honed its mission to a social mission - remote health monitoring of those with chronic health issues.
 
Because of the attraction of both Enterprise and Government entities to Pearl's mission to hire disenfranchised workers, it is aiding them in growing the business profitably.  Federal Government contracts have increased in particular because of the veterans they employ.
 
          
 
Announcements
 
  • Strides for Sobriety 5K run is this Sunday.  There is still an opportunity to participate - or to donate. Visit Columbus Running for more details or reach out to Jack Curtis.
  • Sharon Kendall announced that we are participating with 7 local area Rotary clubs in a New Generations Service Exchange in June.  Our club is expected to host the Taiwanese exchange students during the firs half of June.  Reach out to Sharon if you are interested in being a host family.  Also, June 27th will be an outing to a Columbus Clippers game which is an opportunity to interact with the students.
  • Dwight announced that the final Blarney Bash numbers are being tallied, and we expect to earn between $5K-$15K for our Foundation, plus we raised $7.500 for Syntero and Strides for Sobriety.
Dublin AM Rotary March 23rd meeting
Our Main Speaker was Steve Bunyard, President Dublin Methodist Hospital
 
We had visitors from Dublin Coffman High School Water Club, Brad Rasberry and Sri Varre looking for support for their Water Walk April 7th 9-11 to raise funds for water filtration systems and help with access to safe and clean water.  Frank D. committed $50 from the Hilliard club to the Water Club. This of course stimulated great competitive pressures with Dave Williams and our sergeant at arms today, Lee Beall, and we collected a matching amount from the pot for these fine young folks and their cause
Announcements:
Rev. Steve Smith announced tonight is Fish Friday at St. Patrick’s tonight at 6 pm.
Heartland High School lunch volunteers will be working Saturday.
Dwight Seeley announced that we will be covering the financials and Blarney Bash contributions at an upcoming meeting.
Jack Curtis welcomes more sponsorship, walkers and runners and company giveaways for the gift bags at the Stride for Sobriety event coming soon.
Our Guest Speaker- Steve Bunyard is here to commemorate the first 10 years of the Dublin Methodist Hospital and the care they bring to our community. Joining Steve was Athena Sidenstricker and Betsy Ralley.
Announcements:
• Paul Harris and 125 Club- Ramona
Please contact Ramona to sign up for these important giving opportunities
 
• Tour & Lunch of Tolls
March 16th, 11:30
$8.50 Per person
Contact Claudia to sign-up
 
• Honor Flight April Timeframe
Dave is looking at pulling together a honor flight for 5-6 Veterans in the April timeframe, more details to follow
• Heartland Recovery High School Fundraiser
March 24th
12-14 Volunteers needed
Contact Jack to sign-up
 
• Strides for Sobriety
April 15th, more details to follow
 
• Blarney Bash
March 10th- 30 days away and we are still in need of sponsors
Please contact Dwight or Alan for more details
We have a need to have the ability to broadcast the Big 10 tournament in the tent- if you have any resources or ideas please contact Dwight
 
• Wine Wednesday
Moved to Feb 21st at the Village Wine Shop due to Valentine’s day
 
Today's Speaker:
We had the privilege of welcoming food critic Steve Stover to discuss some of his top food picks for Central Ohio dining and trends he is seeing in dining. We have a wide variety of foods to discover everything from Vegetarian, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese in Central Ohio. Now is a great time to get out of your comfort zone and try some of the new and exciting dining options! 
 
 
Welcome our newest Dublin AM Rotary Club members announced today:  Dave Lundregan and Ryan Keenan!
 
Dave is a long time Dublin resident and a VP at Park National Bank. He has raised 4 daughters and has dedicated his community service interests toward education initiatives.
Ryan is also a Dublin native - a DCHS grad and Miami U alum -  and grew up knowing Rotary through his Dad's participation in our club.  Ryan works in the family's insurance business.
 
Announcements:
 
Don't forget Feb. 3rd (tomorrow night) is the Progressive Dinner starting at the McKee's.
 
Polar Bear Open is February 10th and sign ups are going great (70+ golfers) and gift baskets to be auctioned also are going great.  Get registered and register your friends and family.  Contact Pete F. or Sinan with questions.
 
Blarney Bash is just 5 weeks away!  March 10th. We are still short of the fundraising goal but with some good prospects according to Alan.  Contact Alan with opportunities for sponsors.  Dwight updated on the family activities planned for the afternoon following the parade.  There is a fantastic line up of activities and entertainment.  Wolf updated the the Best Legs in a Kilt contest has already signed up some key participants including Dana McDaniel, Mayor Greg Peterson and our own Superintendent Todd Hoadley.
 
Dwight announced that we will be participating in an opportunity to donate children's picture books that will be translated and provided to communities in need.  Watch for future emails from Dwight about this endeavor.
 
Curling Presentation!
 
Thank You to Stephen and Jan Smith for providing a very entertaining and interesting presentation on the sport of curling.  With the Olympics about to kick off, it was great to understand all of the details (the stone is made of a unique granite and way around 42 pounds), the methods (the broom sweeping actually speeds up the stone by heating the ice), the history and the rules!
 
 
Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus Update
 
Today's presentation featured Kristy Venne, Director of the Emerald Campus, and our club's own Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent of Dublin City Schools.  We also welcomed numerous guests to the meeting from Dublin Schools and the Board of Education, Tolles, Dublin City Council and the Dublin Schools Business Advisory Council.
 
Dr. Hoadley shared some facts about our schools;  16,300 students speaking 61 languages and coming from over 100 countries.  Enrollment has grown 20% in the past decade and 40% of students live in the City of Columbus limits.
 
The Emerald Campus is located in the former Verizon Wireless building on Emerald Parkway across from Dublin Coffman High School.  Instead of investing to build a traditional 4th high school, our schools leadership elected to pursue an innovative approach with a flexible space geared to innovative programming.  At the heart of this decision is the need to address the changing workforce and changing economy that is requiring new approaches to educational opportunities for our kids.
 
Financially, a traditional 4th high school would cost taxpayers ~$100M, while the Emerald Campus facility will be 20% of that cost.
 
Ms. Venne discussed the various academies and programming that is available and will be available in the future at Emerald Campus.  With a focus on a non-traditional, problem-based experiential learning approach, the academies include Engineering, Dublin Teachers, Young Professionals, Biomedical, and IT.
 
The school board is also considering a proposal to relocate the Central Office to the 4th floor of the Emerald Campus building and convert the current Central Office location to a preschool center to free up space in the elementary schools.
 
For more detailed information about the Emerald Campus programs visit www.dublinschools.net/emeraldcampus
 
Dublin is fortunate to have excellent schools with innovative leadership!
 
Announcements
 
Progressive Dinner - Feb 3rd - Need an additional host home.  Contact Sarah.
 
Blarney Bash - Mar 10th - over halfway to sponsorship goal and still need large sponsors of $20K (1), $10K (2). Contact Alan or Dwight.
 
Polar Bear Open - Feb 10 - Registrations are going great. Be sure to get registered via the website. Contact Sinan with questions.
 
Curling Event - Registrations limited.  if interested, register asap.  Contact Sarah with questions.
 
Announcements:
  • Wolf Lant shared that March 10th Blarney Bash will include the Best Legs in a Kilt event, a fundraiser to support Strides for Sobriety. Details to come.
  • Alan Abouhassan asked all members to contact him with any potential sponsors for Blarney Bash.
  • Sinan Yakin said the Polar Bear Golf Open has 50+ registered golfers. You still have time to signup your foursome for this fun event.
  • Sinan also introduced Gretchen, the outbound student we are sponsoring. Gretchen asked that any members interested in hosting an inbound student during the 2018-2018 school year please contact Sinan. Gretchen will find out soon where she will travel in August.
  • The Progressive Dinner is planned for Feb 3. Please signup today online or contact Peter Georgiton.
Our Speaker
We were very fortunate to have Dana McDaniel, Dublin City Mgr, share 2018 updates with our club. In fact, Dana share so much information that it would be impossible to capture it all here.  Sue Burness made the PowerPoint presentation available to our members as well as a video that shows how the Bridge Street project a will look when completed. Please review them all and share with friends and family.  It is a very exciting time in Dublin!
 
 
Exciting and Busy Friday Meeting today! Focus on Education in Mongolia and in our Community in Ohio.
With many visitors from Tolles and the focus on the Technical and Career Guidance we are fortunate to have for our Dublin students and 6 other communities served by Tolles, we also had the opportunity to hear from Ari Khurelbaatar, Past President  of the Narlag Ulaanbaatar  Rotary Club visiting with David Hansen and David Kittredge of the Hosting Dublin Worthington Rotary Club.
 
Announcements:
• Peter Georgiton shared February 3rd is the date of the Progressive dinner, Sarah Richardson is sharing her home and has the details!  
• Peter Fuhlbrigge shared that the Polar Bear Open is up to 40 golfers on February 10th, more are welcome. A good crowd is expected for sure.
• A reminder that our major fundraising event is March 10th this year and Blarney Bash can use more sponsors, Allan will be sharing more on this. We will be getting a volunteer opportunity for sign ups as well from Cindy Groeniger. Volunteers will be appreciated during the event, before for set up and the day after for take down activities.
• Jack Curtis is still asking volunteers to contact him for the March 24th fund raising lunch event benefiting Heartland High School.
• A new date, April 15th, the Strides for Sobriety 5K event and more details to follow.
 
Visitors from Mongolia
 
Our visitors from the Rotary Club of Narlag Ulaanbaatar shared their appreciation for kindergarten and primary school books that were shared from the State of Ohio. Past President Ari Khurelbaatar discussed the importance of early childhood schooling and shared many data points such as 60% of Mongolian citizens are below the age of 30!
Welcome to our first Rotary meeting in 2018!
 
Meeting was run by Dwight, Get Well wishes go out to Bonnie
Announcements:
•  Jack Curtis announced a new Recovery High School has been announced in Columbus and our Rotary has been asked for Volunteers to staff their fund-raising event 3/24/2018 around 11:30 am. Jack will welcome all volunteers now and look for follow up on that request.
•  Claudia Trusty is encouraging our creative skills -please use your smart phones to take pictures at our meetings and events. The Communications Committee needs more photographers and reporters and the sign-up email will be coming out. Please join in this method of club support.
•  The Polar Bear Open happening February 10th needs an attendance push, please socialize this among your community friends and family. Contact Sinan Yaykin for more information.
•  Wine Down Wednesday is coming up this week. Join fellow Rotarians around 5:30 in the Shawnee Hills Wine shop for a comfortable, casual glass and fellowship.
•  Roberta Kayne expressed her appreciation for our support of her Global Volunteers efforts and the imminent trip to Cuba with school supplies.  She will have photos and a good experience to report when she returns soon.
 
Our Main Speaker was Nate Traucht, founder of The Fitness Edge Company.
 
The Fitness Edge has been a Dublin company at 6419 Old Avery Road since 2000 with a continuing focus on long term health through nutrition and fitness. Personal training and semi private lessons are offered to create a Life Transformation.   Nate has achieved amazing results including national titles in his own program and works with many of our Dublin neighbors.
 
Nate also shared the priorities he recommends based on his own success and the successful work with his practice:
  1. Focus on Nutrition first
  2. Look at adding weight training next for the best benefits
  3. Add Cardio to your training third-walking, running, bicycle or other preferred methods
  4. Supplements are another step in the progression
  5. Use a professional trainer for the most important thing- your heath and well being
Thank you for sharing these tips Nate! A great time to focus on our Health and Wellness Goals.
Stephen Smith's Annual Holiday Inspiration
 
Our speaker this week was our own Stephen Smith of St. Patrick's Episcopal.  Bonnie shared some facts about Stephen.  Did you know that he has been leading St. Patrick's since 2003, is a tri-athlete and an author?
 
Stephen shared Christmas inspiration he has gained from comic strips and Charlie Brown's Christmas.  He talked about how we are all flawed and in some way each of us is a mess and needs a divine presence in our lives.
 
The straightforward message is this:  we work Christmas so hard, but Christmas is supposed to work us.
 
Announcements
 
No meetings Dec. 22nd or Dec. 29th due to the holidays
 
Blarney Bash Sponsorships have increased to $9,750.  The goal is $60,000
 
 
 
 
Julie Rinaldi offered the opening prayer on kindness & Dave Williamson led the pledge.
Announcements:
•  Dwight Seeley said they still need Blarney Bash sponsors
•  Paige Vornbrock announced that Dec. 15th we will honor two Dublin citizens: Judge Clayton Rose and Chai Weber
•  Peter Fuhlbrigge provided an update on the Polar Bear Golf Open event being held on February10th.
•  Jack Curtis announced their need for more Food Pantry volunteers on Mondays 5:00 to 7:00
•  Rich Weber announced a Christmas event at Coffman High School
•  Dave Williamson needs sergeant-at-arms volunteers for January through June.
•  Susan West sent around sign up sheets for speaker suggestions
•  Sarah Richardson reminded members of the Holiday Party Friday, December 8 at Muirfield Country Club starting at 6:00
•  Susan Robenalt needs shoppers for Saturday December 9th meeting at Kohl's on Sawmill at 9:00. Money for the families will be collected at Friday meeting on Dec. 8th as well as at the Holiday Party that evening
•  Claudia Trusty was Sergeant-at-arms –  She opened with riddles which nobody got but were good for laughs
•  Guests were introduced: Frank from Hilliard, Dave Lundergan with Park National Bank guest of Ramona, Steve Heiser Asst. District Governor (Area 2)
 
 
Veterans Day Remembrance
 
Thank you, Dave Williamson, for sharing your presentation today and reminding all of us of the meaning and purpose of Veterans Day.
 
Happy Veterans Day to all of our club members those family members and friends who are veterans.
 
Dave explained that Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, commemorating the end of WW1.  Veterans Days is celebrated on Nov. 11th because it was 11am, on 11/11 in 1918 that the armistice was executed to end WW1.
 
While Memorial Day honors the veterans who died in active combat, Veterans Day honors all Veterans - living and passed. Veterans are defined as those in Active Duty, Reserved Forces and National Guard.  
 
Honoring our veterans is something that dates back to George Washington who spoke about the importance of our country holding veterans in high esteem.   There are ~22M living veterans. When you add those living veterans to active duty military, this represents just 7.3% of the U.S. population.  
 
Announcements
 
No Meeting on November 24th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 
 
December 8th is the Holiday Party - watch for the upcoming invitation email.
 
Dec. 4th 5:30-7:30 is our next shift at the Dublin Food Pantry to assist shoppers. Sign up on Club Runner or reach out to Jack Curtis.
 
The Polar Bear Open date has been changed to February 10th.
 
 
 
 

 

Sarah Nerad, Program Manager for the Ohio State University Collegiate Recovery Community in Columbus, Ohio and the Director of Recovery for the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention in Recovery, speaking to Dublin A.M. Rotary on Friday, November 10.

Below is a story from an interview with Sarah which you can listen to at https://cover2.org/ep-61-building-student-peer-recovery-communities-sarah-nerad-osu-collegiate-recovery-community/

Sarah is in recovery herself, after struggling with addiction since the age of 15. She discussed her substance abuse disorder and how community aided her recovery. “I felt very limited and trapped…But I’m really grateful that my high school community in Houston, Texas had a really strong youth recovery community and continuum of care. I never stopped receiving services, and that’s what made it so successful for me,” says Sarah.

 
Welcome Maurie Donnelly and Sam Laufersweiler - our newly inducted Dublin AM Rotary Club members!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements:
 
-First Monday of the Month (including this Monday, Nov. 6th) - our club volunteers to assist at the Dublin Food Pantry helping shoppers. Please contact Jack Curtis to sign up.
 
-Slots remain for Bell Ringing at the Dublin Kroger stores on Dec. 2nd and Dec. 16th. Contact Bruce Andrews.
 
-Greeters needed to sign up for December. See email from Roberta, and please sign up.
 
-Save the Date for the Polar Bear Open on Feb. 4th.
 
- Remember to join the "dublin a.m. rotary club" Facebook Group.
 
Speaker Notes:
 
Today's discussion was all about the 2018 Blarney Bash.  March 10th, 2018 is the day!  Save the date and plan to volunteer.  
 
Please Like and Share the Blarney Bash Facebook Page to being spreading the word.
 
Help is needed to drive sponsorships to the $65,000 goal.  Sponsorships range from $250 to $20,000. Reach out to Wolf, Dwight or Alan. 
 
There are some key changes planned for this year's Blarney Bash;
 
The afternoon, post-parade activities will continue to be family focused with a number of enhancements including magicians, Boy Scout and Lego League activities, performance by the Dublin Cornet Band, and the Wee Folk Crafts area.  
 
Everything will occur in a single tent this year, and we will reconfigure the tent between the afternoon and evening activities. 
 
'Ol Bag of Nails will be serving food this year, instead of the food trucks.
 
The big change for the evening activities is the addition of the "Best Legs in a Kilt" Contest which will be advertised in advance and will draw interest and participation in the evening portion of the Bash.
   
 
 
 
 
 
Claudia Trusty and David Bentz at Daniel Wright Elementary delivering school supplies from Dublin AM Rotary. We heard from a reliable source that the much needed supplies were "grabbed up" quickly by the teachers and were greatly appreciated!
 
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.
Speaker Notes:
Our speaker today was Dr. Lisa Hinkelman and the topic, "What’s Going on For Girls and How Can We Help Them?”.  This was a fascinating, concerning but hopeful discussion about how our society needs to improve experiences for girls in grades 5-12 to ensure they are happy, safe and able to realize all of their potential.
 
Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is the Founder and Director of Ruling Our eXperiences, an evidence-based empowerment program for girls that focuses on equipping girls with skills to effectively negotiate the challenges of adolescence. Started in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, ROX has grown to a nationally operated program with thousands of participants in urban, suburban, and rural schools. Hinkelman has spent years working with girls, parents, and educators in both educational and counseling settings and has been aggressively researching the experiences of diverse girls for the past ten years.
 
Dr. Hinkelman's presentation from today:
 
 
The life of an adolescent girl can be hard: dealing with friendships and girl drama, navigating dating relationships and sexual pressure, battling concerns with weight and body image, and coping with stress and pressure.  All of these issues are currently influencing the lives of girls.  Add to this the constant usage of technology and social media, and these struggles are significantly amplified. Technology is more present than ever, and the temptation to engage frequently with social media can be challenging for girls to manage. These factors make middle and high school years challenging for many students— and particularly difficult for girls. Girls often report feelings of isolation, self-consciousness, and sadness and even experience depression and anxiety—at twice the rate of boys.  The reality is that there is relevant and important local and national data that we will share on how girls are feeling, experiencing themselves and other girls, what they think about their options and futures, and what they want and need from the adults in their lives.
 
 
Announcements:
 
On August 25th, please bring school supplies (or cash for purchase of school supplies) to donate to students in need at Riverside, Daniel Wright and Chapman elementary schools.
 
Supplies needed:
 
Supplies requested:
5th grade:  colored pencils, composition noteboooks, binders and hand sanitizer
3rd  grade:  #2 pencils, clorox wipes, gallon and quart bags, plastic school boxes,
2nd grade:  pencils, crayons, tissues
1st grade:  fat markers, clorox wipes, dry erase markers, glue sticks
Special education:  hand sanitizers, tissues, 3 ring binders, notebooks, glue sticks
ELL teachers:  crayons
 
 
 
 
August 11, 2017
Announcements:
                  Clippers Game this coming Sunday August 20th spearheaded by Pete Georgiton Go to Club Runner to sign up. Tickets are $14 and game starts at 5:05.
                  Rotarians had a successful Wine Wednesday this past week. There will be a Wine Wednesday  on the 2nd Wednesday of each Month at The Village Wine Shop, 9280 Dublin Rd., Powell.
                  Next two Fridays we Roberta Kayne will be collecting electronics of all kinds to benefit MCS at T.O.U.C.H.
                  Next two Fridays Claudia Trusty will be collecting school supplies or money for school supplies.
                  This coming Tuesday there will be a marketing planning meeting at Wolf Lant’s office to come up with Blarney Bash marketing strategies.
Cindy Groeniger thanked everyone particularly Andy Keeler for their help at Irish Festival. All who participated had a great time and Andy did a great job organizing again this year.
Dave Williams was Sargent- at-Arms:
                  Guests: Price Finley District Rotary Foundation Chair
                                    John Mederos District Global Grant Chair
                                    Brad Reinbolt
                                    Steve Heiser Asst. Governor
                                    Frank Dilenschneider Rotarian Guest Hilliard Club
 
Nick Glimsdahl , Chair of the International Committee, introduced Mohan Viddam to present an update on the Global Grant for Water Purification  project to provide water purification equipment to villages in cooperation with  Community Pure Water (CPW) organization in the parts of India.
 
Mohan gave an impressive presentation of how the purification system actually works and how it is introduced to and set up in communities along with the corresponding commitment that needs to be made by the village and CPW. A big part of this is educating the villagers on the benefits of clean water and presenting it in a way to show the economic benefit to them and their families.