Speakers
Anita Zucker
Jan 29, 2021
Company Business
Brent Crawford
Feb 05, 2021
Dublin Bridge Park
Chief Justin Paez
Feb 12, 2021
Dublin Police Department
Dr. Elaine Mardis
Feb 19, 2021
Institute for Genomic Medicate at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Jenny Stotts & Laurie Reinbolt
Feb 26, 2021
Membership in Rotary
Dana McDaniel
Mar 05, 2021
City of Dublin - State of the City
Chris Humphries
Mar 12, 2021
Experiences as an Exchange Student in France
Jenny Amorose
Mar 19, 2021
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Stephen Fine
Mar 26, 2021
Melanoma Foundation
No Meeting
Apr 02, 2021
Michelle Bell & Ryan Smith
Apr 09, 2021
HGTV
Colleen Gilger
May 07, 2021
Dublin Economic Development
Alan & Heather Grossman
May 14, 2021
How Dogs Are Trained to Search for Human Remains

Dublin AM Executives

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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.
 
 
 
 
Home Page Stories
Dr. Lori Kepford
Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center
 
 
 
Thank you to a number of guests today:
  • Lyle Brown-Past Rotary President in Upper Arlington & potential member
  • Stefanie Morrow- prospective member and potential future speaker
  • Morgan Jolliff Mellon- Alpha Group came back to visit
  • Frank Dillenschneider- consummate guest and always welcome
  • Ben Shinaberry-  ACPA joined and had an announcement
 
Announcements – Happy Birthday this week - Lou Charobee
Polar Bear guarantees a snowy day and we are only 15 days away!  
Ben Shinaberry joined the meeting to share a big Thank You for the contribution to the Arts focused school and the good work they were able to share because of the Dublin AM Rotary donation. Jim Burness shared and introduced Ben.
 
An interesting and impressive presentation on Equine Therapies by Dr. Lori Kepford
 
Many different programs are helping many different young people:
 
Tjeraputic Riding
Equine Assisted Therapy/Counseling 
Equine Assisted Learning
 
1.  Respect for self and others
2.  Improved Communications and Counseling
3.  Boundary Setting
4.  Empathy towards  others
 
PTEC  programs
Pony Pals 
 
Funding Sources are community clubs and organizations, individua donors and the founder herself.  
 
 
Doug McCollough, the Chief Information Officer of the City of Dublin for the past five years, provided an overview of the journey the City has taken to reach the goal of pursuing to make Dublin “The Most Connected City in the World”.
DublinAM Rotary Presentation
January 15, 2021
 
Our invocation was led by Julie Rinaldi and Calvin Gebhart led our pledge of allegiance.
 
Our Assistant District Governor, Tom Kleven, recognized the participation of the DublinAM Rotary members in the 125 club this year.
 
Peter Fuhlbrigge provided an update on the Polar Bear.  Keeler&Nadler is the event sponsor, with proceeds from the event to the Dublin Food Pantry.  While this year's event will be different, probably limited to golf, outdoor drinks, and two raffle items, this is an essential fundraiser for the club.  There are still hole sponsorship opportunities and plenty of room for more golfers!  See https://www.dublinam.org/sitepage/polar-bear-golf-open for registration details.  
 
 
Doug McCollough has been the Chief Information Officer of the City of Dublin for the past five years.  As CIO of the City of Dublin, Ohio, Doug McCollough has embraced the rich community of innovation that is Central Ohio. Through collaborations and partnerships he has worked to connect people to opportunities, remove barriers, and promote change in initiatives ranging from Smart and Connected Cities, IT Workforce Development, expanding broadband access, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and Blockchain in Government. He has spoken as a Subject Matter Expert and advocate on technical subjects, diversity and inclusion, and using technology for community development. 

Prior to joining the Dublin team, Doug held positions within the State of Ohio Departments of Public Safety, Commerce, Industrial Commission, and Medicaid. He served as the Director of  Information Technology for the City of Richmond, Virginia, and as a Project Manager at Nationwide Insurance and Alcatel-Lucent. He is on the boards of Per Scholas Columbus, TECH CORPS, Black Tech Columbus, and Jewish Family Services of Columbus. 

Doug earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo in Information Systems and Operations Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a 2019 Top Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Honoree, and 2018 Ohio Public Sector CIO Academy Municipality CIO of the Year.
 
Doug provided an overview of the journey the City has taken to reach the goal of pursuing to make Dublin “The Most Connected City in the World”.
 
Some of the completed and on-going projects are listed below.
  • Residential Broadband, Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Dublin is the Most Connected City in the nation
  • Beta District - attracting new technologies, new companies, new innovators and innovations to the region.
  • Smart Mobility - connected vehicles, smart parking, autonomous trucks, intelligent transportation.
  • Connected Residents and Smart operations - Forever Dublin, godublin, AR/MR, Kiosks, Dublin Information Bot, Dublin Digital Identity, Blockchain
  • Dublink 100gig Project, 5G in business, entertainment
 
Doug described the journey that began with the Dublink fiber project which led to the Smart City and Mobility project.  The Smart Mobility project was instrumental in the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor project.
 
Dublin is also pursuing a smart parking initiative that will eventually allow Dubliners to know where parking is available.  Currently there is a pilot with the Darby parking lot.
 
Internal initiatives include the GoDublin App for service requests, a QR code initiative and a Dublin Chat Bot.
External initiatives include a 100 gig project to enhance our economic development activities and a residential broadband initiative.
 
Doug wants to continue the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF Institute) which Dublin has won seven times.
 
Some ongoing projects include the Aging In Place, continuing the Connected Roads initiative and working with MORPC on a Hyperloop initiative.
 
For more photos/screenshots from the meeting, go to our Flickr page.
 
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You can view the meeting at this link: here
 
David Bentz led the invocation, followed by the pledge led by Dave Williams.  
 
David led the club in a moment of silence for our friend and fellow Rotarian, Mohan Viddam.  Mohan offered his talents in service to the club for more than ten years.  He was passionate about providing water purification plants in India, free IT training for veterans, and retaining jobs in America.  David committed to continuing stewardship for the water purification project through the club and the district.  
 
Julie Rinaldi, CEO at Syntero, introduced Sara Hinson-Mills, Chief Clinical Officer.  Sara talked about recognizing and dealing with grief and loss and reminded us that we are not alone, and there are resources available to help us cope.  You can watch this segment in the video starting at 4:05.
 
Announcements:
 
Polar Bear: Peter Fuhlbrigge provided an update on the Polar Bear.  Keeler&Nadler is the event sponsor, with proceeds from the event to the Dublin Food Pantry.  While this year's event will be different, probably limited to golf, outdoor drinks, and two raffle items, this is an essential fundraiser for the club.  There are still hole sponsorship opportunities and plenty of room for more golfers!  See https://www.dublinam.org/sitepage/polar-bear-golf-open for registration details.  
 
Scholarships: Gene Oliver solicited volunteers to review and score scholarship applications; this is work worth doing.  You will find it rewarding or double your money back!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered during the meeting.  Given the volume of applicants, we still need more volunteers.  Please email geneoliver@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer.
 
Emerald Campus Program Updates: Dr. Hoadley introduced Dr. Julie Blevins and Kristy Vanne, who updated the club on current and new programs available at the Emerald campus.  Dublin Schools offers a comprehensive set of offerings to help students achieve academic goals as well as gainful and fulfilling employment.  This presentation starts at 21:25, and a PDF copy of the slides can be found here
 
Our next meeting will feature Doug McCollough, CIO for the city of Dublin.  We hope you can join! 
 
Stay safe - stay well!
 
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From the Viddam Family
 
"Husband, father, uncle, brother, friend, businessman and philanthropist, Madan Mohan R. Viddam touched the lives of hundreds of people. Although we are saddened of his passing on January 02, 2021 from COVID-19, his spirit is alive through our shared memories.
 
He is survived by his wife, Geeta Viddam, and daughters Megana Veeranki & Anjana Viddam.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 between 11am to 1pm EST (9:30pm - 11pm India Time). Due to COVID-19 restrictions and for the safety of everyone, there was no in-person attendance except for immediate family, however, the video is available to view.  The eulogies in English begin at 52:50 in the video. Link to view the video: https://pixelrainbowphotog.wixsite.com/mohanviddam
 
Those who were lucky to have met him know how incredibly passionate, kind, and giving he was throughout his lifetime. Therefore, to commemorate his memory we have set up a donation link to the “Friends of the Homeless” shelter where he cooked and served meals every month for over 15 years. Link to donate: http://gf.me/u/zfgrkt
 
Lastly, we are awed by the sheer number of people who admired and loved our father dearly and have reached out to us in support. We wish to hear your personal stories and memories to preserve the legacy of our father and his accomplishments throughout his life. If you would like to share a video or letter, please email anjana.viddam@gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to (614)-634-2962 with your name and relationship to Madan Mohan.
Our family truly wishes to thank you for your support and prayers. ૐ
 
From,
The Viddam family"
 
 
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Elliott Castello -Community Services Director- The Alpha Group - presented to Dublin AM Rotary on Friday, 12/18/20. To view the meeting, click here.
 
Elliott is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University who began his professional career as a Group Leader and Clinician at Starr Columbus. In 2009 he entered vocational rehabilitation field as a Job Developer in Columbus. In 2014 the opportunity expanded into and  to provide additional services as Director of Community Services at The Alpha Group.
 
Alpha Group is committed to the belief that people with disabilities have the same rights and responsibilities as all people . The distinct service areas are : community development - integrated adult day services-support living-transportation - work training. 
 
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Congratulations to Dave Williamson, 2020 recipient of the Dave Holliday/Faith Williams Leadership Award, chosen by the Dublin AM Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees!
 
Notes from members posted on Facebook:
 
Congratulations!!
 
Congratulations, Dave! Well deserved! I am glad that I was able to be part of the surprise!
 
Congratulations, Dave Williamson!!!
 
Congrats adage - to a great role model for all
 
Congratulations Dave! Well deserved. So happy we were able to surprise you this morning.
 
A great asset to Rotary, Dublin and all he encounters!
 
Congratulations Dave, on a well deserved recognition of your dedication and service!
 
Congratulations Dave 😃😃
 
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View the recording here

 

Announcements:

Thank you shoppers!  The club surpassed its goal and raised $3,550 for our adopted families this year. The shopping trip was successful and all families are getting everything they asked for.
 
District Veterans Committee: Thank you to Dwight Seeley and Dave Williamson for their work in establishing the new District veterans' committee, and their leadership on the committee going forward.
 
Tom McGloshen highlighted an article about Barrow, Alaska, provided some insight from his time spent there, and shared the message that across locations and cultures, we are all more alike than we are different.

Today's Presentation:

Jensen Hykes is a local representative for Boy Scouts of America. Jensen is a product of the Girl Scouts program, having earned her Gold Award. From a scouting family in Northern Ohio, she went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree at Kent State University and now serves as Senior District Executive for Boy Scouts of America.

Dublin is home to 12 Cub Scout packs (grades K-5) and 6 Boy Scouts of America troops (grades 6-12), including one troop of girls. Girls were admitted to Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2019.

Local scouts have met the challenges of 2020 by hosting socially distant and virtual meetings. Programs such as the merit badge and camps were also done virtually. BSA has focused on mental health awareness this year, including leader training. The scouts have shown that they are more committed than ever to community service during these difficult times.

The future of scouting depends on the support of the community. You can help by volunteering as an adult leader, and financial contributions are always needed. Reach out to Jensen at Jensen.Hykes@scouting,org, or visit www.skcscouts.org/donate.

Thanks to Jensen for a great presentation.  View the recording here

Join us next week on Zoom to hear from Alpha Group.

 

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Library Services During a Pandemic - Joe Yersavich, Dublin Branch Manager

View the recording here

Announcements:
Adopt a Family Shoppers - December 5:  It's not too late to help the club reach its goal of raising $3,000 to support families in need.  Look for the email from Mike Isler for details.  Shoppers will be busy the morning of December 5 followed by wrapping and delivery.  Please reach out to Susan Robenalt to join in the fun!
 
Red Kettle Bell Ringing - December 5 and 12: Come and say hello to your fellow club members at the Kroger on Bridge Street or Perimeter Loop as we raise awareness and much-needed cash.  And look for emails from Bruce and Claudia for volunteer opportunities. 
 
Polar Bear Open - February 6:  To learn more about how to become a hole sponsor and to register a foursome, click here.
 
Holiday Zoom Party: Claudia is seeking suggestions for how to do this virtually while still connecting with one another in a meaningful and fun way!
 
Club Election of Officers - 2021-2022: The proposed slate of officers was introduced.  Please see the email from Claudia with details and to register your vote.  The deadline to vote is December 5, 2020.

Today's Presentation:

Joe Yersavich is the Manager of your Dublin Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library and a proud member of the Dublin AM Rotary. Joe has worked for Columbus Metropolitan Library for over 25 years.

The library faces many challenges keeping patrons and staff safe while sustaining core services, including story-time, homework help, public access to computers, job search assistance, reference and research, and access to collections. 

The library met those challenges with solutions focused on health (masks, social distancing, health checks), enhancing access to staff (screen sharing and Zoom) and resources online, quarantine protocols for loaned physical materials (96 hours), and curbside delivery for physical materials.  

A presentation wouldn't be complete without a Top Ten List - see the full list and presentation here. One key takeaway: If you are not already a member, you can apply for a library card online here. You get the card at home and use it at home to gain access to an extensive collection of physical and e-materials, including books, magazines, databases, and audiobooks.  

Thanks to Joe for an engaging presentation and his work in service to an organization that is such a vital part of the community. 

 

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Announcements
Red Kettle Bell ringing is happening on the first 2 Saturdays of December, sign up for your time slot and location now! Check your email from Bruce and Claudia please.
 
We are all happy to hear that President David Bentz is recovering well with his new bionic hip!
 
December 5th Adopt a Family Shoppers will be organizing at Kohl’s- please see your Handbid link in email to pass the hat for this long standing holiday Rotary tradition and call Susan Robenalt to join in the shopping, wrapping and driving.
Today's Presentation:
 
Michael Schoedinger is President of Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service in Columbus, Ohio. Mike is the 6th generation owner of the firm.
 
Todays presentation: Mr. Schoedinger presented facts about Schoedinger Funeral Home and   " How do you support the bereaved " , "The Do's and Don'ts of advance funeral planning ", and shared pictures of the new funeral home on Perimeter Drive in Dublin.
 
 
 
 
David UHL District 6690 Polio Plus Program Leader  
Hybrid Meeting November 6, 2020
   
Announcements
Susan Robenalt is welcoming shoppers again for the Adopt a Family buying event at Kohl’s 12/5 on Sawmill Road. We will be shopping for 3 Salvation Army families and a similar number of Syntero families.  Please contact Susan if you can help shop, wrap or transport the gifts.  
 
Handbid has been set up again by Mike Isler to use as our “Pass the Hat” equivalent for the Adopt a Family donations since we are not at our usual meetings.  See emails with the links please!
 
12/5 is also one of the 2 Saturdays for our Red Kettle Bell Ringing at our 2 Kroger locations. Please see your email from Bruce Andrews for the signup.  
 
Pete announced that Polar Bear Golf fundraising is on again this year, in the snow and with fun outdoor times. Possibly a raffle will take place and sponsors, hole sponsors and donations accepted – please book February 6, 2021 for this event at the Safari Golf course for an 8 am shotgun start.
 
Roberta was pleased to donate the calendar proceeds to the club and raised $400 for our club to support our programs.
 
Dennis Muchnicki shared concerns about the new North Market not observing safety guidelines or perhaps the patrons were now. He is interested to hear if others experience the same issue. (Word has it that a certain Rotary member familiar with the Dublin City officials took action and we could notice changes?)  
 
Peter Georgiton commented on a news editorial by David Brooks commenting on the decline in socially responsive services clubs including Rotary, known for our generous members, among others.
Peter was brilliant at reminding us how we have kept members, done so much needed work in our community and continue to contribute our time, talent and treasure to global needs.
Perfect transition to David Uhl’s talk about the Polio Plus Program!
 
Susan West introduced David Uhl, Chair of the District Polio Plus program for our District 6690.
 
David has an excellent presentation about Keeping Our Promise to the Children of the World to eradicate polio.  A few interesting facts:
  • $1 donated = $3 dollars received  because of the Rotary and Bill and Melinda Gates matching gift program. 
  • Other partners include the CDC, World Health Organization and Unicef
  • 150 people have died in the work to eradicate polio
  • There is a personal fund raising platform available with Rotary International for members who want to raise more for this cause.
 
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Announcements
 
Susan West announced that there is still room for more participants in the 125 club - $100 donation to the Rotary Foundation and $25 to the Polio fund.  You will have your choice of a bottle of Irish Whiskey or Vodka.
 
Roberta had a couple of announcements
  • We are still collecting toiletries or donations for the Dublin Food Pantry. Food can be dropped off at the Pantry and donations can be made through the Columbus Foundation.
  • We are still collecting coats through October 31st that can be dropped off at David Bentz’ home.
  • Roberta still has a few 2021 calendars left. Her cost is $11 and she selling them for $25, $13 of which will be donated to the Rotary.
 
Speaker Bio
 
We were honored today to have Dr. Praveen Dubey as our speaker.  Dr. Dubey is vice president of OhioHealth Cancer Services. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist and has been practicing in Columbus for over 20 years. He is also an MD Anderson Cancer Network® certified physician.  Dr. Dubey graduated medical school from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed an internal medicine residency at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and a residency in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He and his wife of 25 years live in Upper Arlington and are very proud of their two daughters who are both currently pursuing careers in medicine.
 
Presentation Summary
 
Dr. Dubey gave a very comprehensive overview of the Vision for OhioHealth Cancer Care. Their vision statement includes collaboration with physician partners to expand their services and geographic reach to become “Ohio’s Preferred Cancer Care Network”. 
 
Ohio Health currently has service in 33 locations in Central Ohio. One of their primary goals is to “Deliver the right care in the right place”.  Based on their strategic plan, they are currently in Phase 2 (2019 – 2024) consisting of the expansion of programs and footprints.  Phase 3 (2025+) will include more analytics and infrastructure. They are partnering with MD Anderson in Houston, Texas to achieve certifications and best practices.
 
They are in the midst of a comprehensive assessment to identify
  • Physician Alignment
  • Services Offered
  • Patient Experience
  • Facilities and Technology
  • Overall Patient Quality
 
Dr. Dubey briefly discussed Bone Marrow Transplant and the MD Anderson relationship.
 
They are in the process of constructing a 30,000 square footprint in Dublin Cancer Center across the street from Dublin Methodist hospital which is scheduled to open in May 2021.  They are partnering with Columbus Oncology to provide oncology services at this facility.
 
For additional information and detail here is the Zoom recording of Dr. Dubey's presentation
 
 
Or watch it on our YouTube Channel:  https://youtu.be/PBZREx4d0Zs
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill Speaking
At Dublin AM Rotary
Hybrid Meeting October 16,2020
 
Please enjoy the recording of the meeting here:
 
 
 Everyone enjoyed the Hybrid Meeting format and the distancing available.
 
Susan West Announced good news that Africa is now Polio free and that we are down to only  2 countries now with Polio!
 
Roberta announced that the coat collection started today  will continue- please bring to David Bentz porch or make arrangeements with Roberta.
 
 
Mike Close collected used flags for proper disposal. If you have one please contact Mike, he makes sure it is appropriately handled.
 
 
We Have a New Member that was welcomed officially today - please Meet Kurt Brown  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill is more than a retail store!  Their mission is Building Lives that work. Today's presentation highlighted the information about their mission , retail stores, and program and services. Michelle Roberts walked us through the lifecycle of a donation and exactly how that donation impacts our community. All of Goodwill consumers have one thing in common, and that is some type of barrier to employment. Goodwill programs address these barriers and prepare individuals for work.
 
 
Michelle L. Roberts - has been employed with Marion Goodwill Industries for 12 years as its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Mission Services. Michelle Roberts accomplished her Master in Business Administration from Franklin University . Michelle has applied, awarded, managed and developed over 26 programs/grants totaling over 1.2 million dollars .
 
Justin Vanderhoff - Justin is the Mission Service Development Director . He has worked at Goodwill since January 2017 . Justin develops new partnerships with community businesses, specializing in community collaboration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 10/9/20
A Visit with our District Governor and Leadership Team
 
 
Enjoy hearing our District Governor Steve Heiser at this meeting Recording Link for 10/9/20: 
 
 
Steven Heiser                  District Governor
Maryjane Shackelford     DG- Elect
Tom Kleven                     Assistant District Governor
Wolf Lant                        Assistant District Governor
 
This meeting was a very interesting and reassuring time with our Rotary Leadership. Steven Heiser shared why it is more important and impactful now to be a Rotarian.
 
But first a few announcements:
Saturday is our Rotary Virtual Summit from 9-4:30 and you can come and go on Zoom as the sessions interest you. Please see the emails that have been sent to sign up or go to the Rotary 6690 website.
 
Next Friday will be a hybrid meeting- Zoom and in person 10/16.  Please wear your masks and join in person or on Zoom.
 
10/20 Rotary Master Class by Ann Ralston
 
10/24- World Polio Day
 
District Web site also has service projects
 
 
Steve shared his own global experiences in Rotary ad discussed our new President of Rotary's 4 pillars
New inovative club models
Strategic Planning and Next steps
Select New Members
End Polio nd keep our promise to the children of the world
 
Be for affirmative working for others-Time, Talent, Treasure
 
Felowship and Service 
 
Discussion on the next 2 annual conferences
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting Friday, October 2, 2020
Dublin AM Rotary
Dwight Seeley, David Williamson and Skylar Burgess share the VetWorks strategy and plan   
 
Meeting Recording Link for 10/2/ 20: 
 
 
Announcements
  1. David Bentz’s porch is the new location for Roberta’s Toiletries donations and her efforts on behalf of our club has resumed this week in a collection. Here is the information Dave Bentz shared:
 
This morning, Roberta announced that we are once again collecting toiletries or taxes for the Dublin Food Pantry.  You may drop your donations in the box on my front porch for the next several days.  My address is 9080 Moors PL N, Dublin 43017 in The Moors section of Muirfield Village.
 
  1. Next week’s meeting starting at 7:40 will have Steve Heiser as our focused presenter. Please be early and join in.
 
Julie Erwin Rinaldi CEO of Syntero. Syntero is a long standing contract agency of the Franklin County ADAMH Board shared information about Issue 24 - Franklin County ADAMH  levy ballot for this November 3rd , 2020.
  1. Julie Rinaldi shared details about supporting Issue 24 for the mental health levy renewal and slight increase. Julie estimated the costs at $1.90 a month and seeks support for Issue 24 on the ballot.  This levy supports critical work happening in our community.
 
Dwight Seeley, David Williamson, and Skylar Burgess presented the Rotary 6690 research and community focus they advocate in the strategy and plan VetWorks.  
 
 
 
Our very own Dwight Seeley has over 30 years of employee benefits management experience in a variety of industries , including professional services , healthcare , insurance , and manufacturing.
Our member David Williamson has had a career that provided a wealth of leadership and administrative experience. David attended Ohio University and upon graduation was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the U S Air Force, and after servicing on active duty for 28 years and completing service with the rank of Colonel.
 
Mr. J. Skylar Burgess is managing Director of Strategic Clients for Deloitte. He has over 35 years of experience in consulting , sales , sales management and business development. 
 
 
 
During Dwight presentation the following content was discussed. Please see the pdf or recorded meeting to see the entire presentation.
 
  1. Executive Summary
  2. Understanding the VSO Landscape
  3. Defining the Brand
  4. Member Recruitment
  5. Hosting the Symposium
  6. Establishing a Brick and Mortar Location
  7. What’s Next
 
 
Please continue the dialogue with our presenters and consider the next steps presented.
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting  Friday, September 25, 2020
Dublin AM Rotary
Trent Smith, Executive Director of  about the Franklinton Board of Trade - A Chamber of Commerce and 501 C3 Organization caring for development and people and community.
 
Meeting Recording Link for 9/25/20: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Sm6DIwps7i-0hbgEWbs7Tf7uvLFCfFT4Xwu0h3mC5E8DzkH1R--tQ_dT63ils_V4.8uv5Ou_Q5dPSeIP8
 
 
Announcements
 
  

Claudia shared a shredding event will be hosted by the city and  happening 11/7 from 9-12 here in Dublin at the Rec center parking lot and she will share logistics and more details in an upcoming email.  
 
 
Calvin introduced our speaker Trent E. Smith and a former banker, now the Executve Director at the Franklinton Board of Trade.
Trent@franklintonbot.org                www.franklintonbot.org         614-746-0287 
 
 
 
Our speaker today at our Dublin AM Rotary meeting (9/25) was Trent Smith who has been the Executive Director of the Franklinton Board of Trade since January of 2010.  The Franklinton Board of Trade serves as the Chamber of Commerce for the Franklinton Community, but unlike a traditional Chamber it is a 501c3 non-profit. This status gives Franklinton the latitude to do important community work based on the three pillars of focus: Advocate - Beautify - Connect. Trent Smith works to create strong relationships in the Business Community , Non-Profit Community and the Residents of the Franklinton.
 
 
 
Very interesting development was shared: the 775 West Broad  Fortuity Calling doing call center work and will be doing workforce  development. 
 
The Harley Davidson oldest dealership in the country and a major rennovation has been committed to for this area.  
 
 
 
Cover My Meds Campus is the other big development news in Franklinton area.  Very exciting expansion in this Opportunity Zone area. It is also amazing to hear that 2,000 employees are planned for this HQ building!
 
The Carol Stewart Village helps At Risk Youth and is a significantly improved area now.
Idea Foundry is also a strong contributor to the access small companies need. 
 
The idea of gentrification without population displacement was a central theme this morning.
 
Of course the beer must be mentioned as well and Land Grant and Brew Dog come recommended for a game day beverage. 
 
We would have discussed more about the Sciota Peninsula and the development in process but maybe next meeting :)
 
 
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 9/18/20
Neighborhood Bridges- Dublin and our kind community of neighbors
Enjoy hearing and seeing our meeting with Dublin Bridges at this meeting Recording Link for 9/18/20: 
 
 
Calvin’s email and Susan West’s Biography Notes for our 2 speakers today:
Jill Kranstuber , Area Director : Jill is a New Jersey native who moved to Ohio over 30 years ago to attend The Ohio State University. Jill and her husband Chuck have 7 children , all whom attend Dublin City Schools . Jill is an active volunteer in the schools and the community.
Sarah Savage , Area Director : Sarah has been a Dublin resident for over 15 years . She received her undergraduate degree in Education and Counselling Psychology from Vanderbilt University and her master’s degree in clinical counselling from The Ohio State University. Sarah and her husband Brian have 3 children. Sarah is thrilled to promote kindness in our amazing community through Dublin Bridges.
 
Jill Kranstuber and Sarah Savage, Area Directors for Dublin Bridges , will be sharing the successes and struggles of this relatively new 501(c)(3) organization. Dublin Bridges takes advantage of technology and  social  media to identify needs in the Dublin Community . Then solves them ! They bridge needs to existing services whenever possible. "Everyone is welcome on our Bridge"
 
Their attached presentation highlights:
 
Two truths driving neighborhood bridges…
  1. There are real unmet needs in most communities
  2. There is an ample supply of kindness and resources…
          to help us fill these needs J
 
The rise of poverty in suburban America in this century has been swift and dramatic

More Americans now live in poverty in rural/suburban communities than in large urban centers.
 
Neighborhood bridges takes advantage of technology & social media to:
  • Engage the community
  • Identify needs through an advocacy program
  • Protect the privacy of those receiving kindness
  • Foster ANY neighborly act
  • We will BRIDGE needs to existing organizations who are well suited to provide assistance
a few examples of kindness…
 
  • Personal care pantries in all Dublin City Schools!
  • Financial help with Utilities
  • Furniture / beds
  • Summer school intervention fees
  • School supplies / back packs
  • Support for homeless students
  • Grocery Shopping and yard work for the elderly
  • “Snacks for Students” program during the summer for students in need
  • We work closely with the Dublin Food Pantry and Welcome Warehouse
 
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https://youtu.be/rMbXIjwxcKU   Neighborhood Bridges Dublin Video shown during meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Kent and David exchange a joke on Zoom 
And our meeting begins!
 
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 9/11/20
Dublin AM Rotary Remembers  
Outstanding Speakers – Member Michael Close, Esq. and Commander Kirk Lippold (Ret.)
Welcome to our many guests today was extended by President David Bentz
Enjoy hearing and seeing the thoughtful meeting speakers  at this meeting Recording Link for 9/11/20: 
 
Announcements and Fines deferred to allow our speakers to share their talks.  
 
Calvin’s email this week shares 2 excellent biographies about our speakers today:
This Friday September 11, 2020 , we will have  two presenters . One presenter is our very own Michael L. Close and our second guest presenter is Kirk Lippold.
Michael L Close, is a Vietnam Veteran, U.S. Army Captain.
Mr. Close has had successful business career in Columbus, Ohio. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, and a graduate of Juris Doctor, Capital University Law School. Mr. Close has been a State of Ohio, Common Pleas Judge, State of Ohio Appellate, and is currently the Managing Partner Isaac, Wiles, Burkholder, and Teeter, LLC.
 Mr. Close will present the turmoil of the 60's, the unity of 911, and the repeat of the 60's in 2020.
 
 
 
 
Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Retired), was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. This event is widely recognized as one of the most brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.
Commander Kirk Lippold is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and received his commission in the Navy in 1981. He served on several ships, including a tank landing ship and guided missile cruisers and destroyers . He attended the Navy Postgraduate School where he received a Master of Science in Systems Engineering and a 1994 graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. 
Commander Lippold will present his synopsis: In the past six months, our nation has been challenged in ways that were never expected. Nine months before 9/11, USS Cole pulled into Aden, Yemen, expecting a normal brief stop to refuel the ship. Similarly, almost a year later, the nation was thrust into a war against an enemy that we knew about but were unprepared to act against. The War on Terror had begun.
 
We heard thought-provoking analysis and comments this morning about the past, the present and the similarities of current challenges. Please watch the recorded session for a very good meeting. 
Mike has been our Mayor, a pilot in Viet Nam, a judge, a president of our Rotary Club and a welcome speaker on several occasions.
His talk compared the events of 1965 in the Watts riots, 1967 the Detroit burning of over 4300 buildings, the 1968 Chicago violence during the Democratic Convention and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.
Mike spoke of the gentlemen that we valued and exchange of ideas and opinions we once had.
Mike spoke of the hope we might still have, that we can all remember and return to the feelings of unity and cause we felt on 9/11.
Mike spoke if the goodness still around us and the humanity we share as the source for that hope.
 
 
Commander Lippold shared the day the USS Cole was attacked and the events that unfolded and were discovered about the terrorists that caused those 17 deaths and continued to plan further damage to the US.
Commander Lippold also shared the idea of State Sponsored Terrorism. Kirk also shared his duties in Washington and his experiences on 9/11 when the Pentagon was attacked as he headed there for a meeting. I imagine Kirk’s book is very interesting for further analysis.
 
 
 
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Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 8/28/20
Raffle Winners and Dan Sullivan sharing the Memorial Planning and Execution in 2020
Meeting replay of our raffle drawing and Dan Sullivan’s Talk – hear the recording here:  
 
We welcomed guest Kurt Brown and District executives Tom Clevins and Steve Heiser.
 
DRUM ROLL - John and David picked the winning raffle tickets and paddle #125 David Bentz won the Ladies Golf Clubs and #127 Barb Bartholomew  won the Mens Golf Club prize!!
 
Announcements
The auction on Handbid is still live till Friday at 5 and you can bid on the packages for your golf, dining or entertainment here:
 
 
John Susie provided an update on our fundraising success so far: We have much to be grateful for, in spite of the changing formats the handbill auction has great packages, our members have been generous sponsors and our members and guests have purchased 100+ raffle tickets. Please keep bidding till tonight!
David Bentz added his thanks to Co-Chairs John Susie and David Lundergan, Mike Isler for setting up the Handbid, Page Vornbrock and Susan West for the great job facilitating our event,  Sponsors and Sponsor organizers, Roberta for her art donation and the entire Committee.
Claudia asked committee chairs to send her updates.  Julie Rinaldi will be in touch with the Literacy committee.
 
 
Sue Burness introduced our keynote speaker Daniel Power Sullivan. 
Dan is president and managing partner of HNS Sports Group, a golf management company based in Dublin, Ohio specializing in event management, hospitality management, sponsorship and contract representation.   Sullivan is also the executive director of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Jack Nicklaus hosted PGA TOUR, directing all business, marketing, community, philanthropic and operational aspects associated with the world-class tournament.  Sullivan leads a HNS organization through management, operations and consulting relationships which includes over 25 professional, corporate and charity events conducted domestically and internationally including AT&T Pebble Beach, Zurich Classic and A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on the PGA TOUR.
 
In Columbus, Sullivan and HNS have led the 2013 Presidents Cup, the 2016 U.S. Senior Open, the annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour in addition to the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.
Sullivan holds a seat on the boards of Tourism Ohio, Greater Columbus Sports Commission (Chair), Nationwide Children’s Hospital, St. Charles Preparatory School and First Tee of central Ohio.   
Sullivan holds a bachelor of science (business marketing) degree from Miami University. Sullivan lives in Marble Cliff with his wife, Alyson, and their four (4) children.
About The Memorial Tournament  The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.  The Tournament, which was founded and is hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio.
 
Dan shared interesting stories about the pandemic’s impact on preparations, changing focus from spectators  to a non spectator event, the insurance coverage for major events and the safety procedures for both tournaments this year.
 
The positive economic impact of the 2 Tournaments include:
  • $1 M donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • 2,000 carryout meals
  • 7,000 hotel room nights
  • representatives from over 220 countries
  • CBS Coverage with Jim Nantz on the world stage for 2 Tournaments
Dan answered  questions and also discussed the renovation of the course in process and the 2021 Memorial Tournament.
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 8/21/20
Fundraising Event of the Year for Dublin AM!
Enjoy the meeting replay of our annual fundraising event “Reacting to crisis in our community” and hear the good work our speakers shared on the recording here
 
 
Announcements
The auction on Handbid is still live and you can donate to the Dublin Food bank, buy a raffle ticket and check out the packages to bid on for your golf, dining or entertainment.  
 
 
Congratulations to Co–Chairs John Susie, Dave Lundergan, and Virtual fundraising committee contributors Rotary VP Mike Isler, Claudia Trusty, Wolf Lant and the entire fundraising committee.
 
Congratulations to The Masters of Ceremony- Page Vornbrock and Susan West for their outstanding job facilitating our Virtual event. 
Thank you to our sponsors
  • VMware  
  • VCA                                                            
  • First Citizens Bank                                                                                                
  • Joe and Patty Evans/ReMax Town Center
  • University of Findlay                                                       
  • Stratos Wealth Partners
 
Celebrating 30 years of Giving to our community -please thank our interesting speakers:  
  • Susan Burness – Director of Communications and Public Information – City of Dublin
  • Christine Nardecchia – Director of Outreach and Engagement – City of Dublin  
  • Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish – Executive Director of Dublin Food Pantry
  • Dr. Chrisann Gordon – Founder and Executive Director of Resurrecting Lives Foundation
 
Please enjoy the replay of this virtual meeting and check out your Handbid Auction bids at http://www.tinyurl.com/DublinAMauction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 8/14/20
Stacy James – Motivational Speaker- timely for this special group of Rotarians!
Enjoy the meeting replay at the recording link here:  
 
 
 
Announcements
John Susie and David Lundergan discussed the Silent Auction and event this next Friday. See the recorded link of the meeting again on Handbid directions or call Mike Isler if needed. Check out the Dublin Food Pantry matching contribution available from the same Handbid sign in!
The auction on Handbid is in full swing and members have jumped to outbid each other on many great packages! Please see 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:
 
 
STACY JAMES has had more than a little adversity and change in her life, she shared a very moving story of her sudden change from young athlete to being told she would not walk again.
Stacy’s talk centered around these themes of motivation:
  • Vision
  • You choose- Bitter or Better?
  • Attitude
  • Goals
  • Strong Inner Core
See her poem here and a few favorite quotes and bible passages too:
 
Perseverance
By Stacy James
May 16, 2003
Perseverance means keeping on
When your muscles hurt and the road is long;
Perseverance means pushing alone
When the stadium's bare and your friends are at home;
Perseverance means trying again
For the ump-teenth time to fulfill your dream;
Perseverance means keeping the faith
When you don't understand, and your life isn't great;
Perseverance means trusting in God
When your heart is broken, and your loved one is gone;
Perseverance means enduring pain
And building strength of heart and brain;
Perseverance means day by day,
Moment by moment, walking by faith;
On the road of life, we keep pressing on;
Perseverance means internally strong -
No matter how hard, no matter how tough;
Perseverance means never giving up!
 
Perseverance: The number one element of success.
 
"You need to persevere, so that when you have done the will of God,
 you will receive what He has promised." - Hebrews 10:36
 
"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. . ."- Hebrews 12:1
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. And perseverance must finish its work so you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1-2-4
 
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:11-12
 
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
 
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
 
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
“Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”
Psalm 62:6
 
Stacy James
Author, Speaker, Coach
Cell: 614-397-5597
Email: stacy@meetstacyjames.com
Website: meetstacyjames.com
 
 
 
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!