Speakers
No Meeting
May 29, 2020
David D. Austin, DDS MS
Jun 05, 2020
Sitting is the New Smoking
Claire Houpt
Jun 12, 2020
Preparing Boys for the Long Run
Dave Bentz
Jun 19, 2020
2020 - 2021 Vision for Dublin AM Rotary
Installation Meeting
Jun 26, 2020

Dublin AM Executives

President
Past President
President Elect
 
VIce President
Mike Isler
Secretary/Treasurer
 
 

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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.
 
 
 
 
Home Page Stories
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • The Polar Bear golf outing is just a week away!  There is still time to sign up to be a golfer or to be a sponsor.  We are even expecting good weather!  Please note:  Check-in for the event begins at 8 AM on 2/8.  To date, 90 golfers are registered to participate, and 25 people and/or companies have agreed to be sponsors of the event.  For more information please contact Jim Listebarger.
  • Planning for Dublin AM Rotary’s annual Pro-Am golf tournament is underway.  This event benefits veterans and local schools and will take place on 6/3.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.  More information will be coming soon.
GUEST SPEAKER: Tom Stickrath - Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety
 
Tom has over 30 years of public service experience and has worked under six Ohio governors.  He was a significant force to make major improvements in Ohio’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety arenas.
 
Even while Ohio’s prison populations grew 625% (from 8,000 inmates to 50,000 inmates), using processes improvement methods like LEAN Six Sigma, Tom oversaw meaningful enhancements in:
  • Prison Operations
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Youth Services and
  • Criminal Evidence Processing
Additionally, he helped drive more effective employment practices such as increased diversity and increased academic standards for personnel. 
 
Near term public safety focuses in Ohio include finding solutions to problems including:  
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Human Trafficking
  • Youth & Driving Issues
    • Texting and Driving
    • Not wearing safety belts
It is also important to note that big changes are happening in and around the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  Ohioans can register online at several BMV locations and reduce their wait times. In fact, online users of this tool cut wait times from an average of 26 minutes to an average of 3 minutes. 
 
Further, Tom reminded Rotarians that 10/1/2020 is when new identification requirements will be implemented.  After that date a “Real ID” will be required to enter federal buildings and to board flights.  NOTE:  The requirements for obtaining the Real ID at your local BMV can be found on the Ohio BMV website.
RECOGNITION
 
Thomas Kleven, Rotary Assistant District Governor recognized our club's twenty winners of the 125 Club member pins.  To become a 125 Club member, Rotarians must contribute at least $100 to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund and at least $25 to the global PolioPlus effort.
 
The recognition goes to:
  • Emmet Apolinario
  • James Bandeen
  • Trevor Donaldson
  • Ingrid Fields
  • Faye Herriot
  • Todd Hoadley
  • Andrew Keeler
  • Mike Isler
  • Jim Listebarger
  • Thomas McGloshen
  • Ronald Morgan
  • Dennis Muchnicki
  • Roland Pagniano, Jr.
  • Timothy Redman
  • Laura Reinbolt
  • Susan Robenalt
  • Daryl Schorsten
  • Page Cornbrock
  • Janes Warburton
  • Phil Yoder
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Next week is an important week for Dublin AM Rotary club.  Next week, our Friday morning meeting will be led by the Rotaract team
  • The February 8, Polar Bear golf outing is filling up with 53 golfers signed up, 24 hole-sponsors committed and several volunteers lines up.  “But we can do better!” says Jim Listebarger as he reminded the club that friends and family are welcome to golf, help out as volunteers and sponsor holes.  With 3 weeks to go, there is time to get involved
GUEST SPEAKER:  Tim Petska with the Joseph Group discussed the Economic Outlook for 2020.
 
Tim made no recommendations for stock or bond purchases, but rather discussed ways of thinking about this year. 
 
Possible considerations when thinking about 2020 capital markets:
1.) A wise investor focuses on scenarios, not forecasts or predictions
 
2.) It may be a good idea to consider Small caps, value style and foreign stocks when making 2020 investment decisions because they are relatively discounted compared to other stocks trading at 20X PE
 
3.) In an election year, the Fed is not as likely to modify interest rates.  This belief is driven from the thinking that the Fed may not want to appear politically motivated in making monetary decisions
 
4.) Bond performance varies inversely with interest rates.  Interest rates are at very low levels currently
 
5.) Investment considerations should include factual, macro level policy decisions and not one’s own political preferences or fears
 
Tim explained that a good amount of the equity growth in 2019 was a likely a result of stocks trading at higher PE ratios.  Further, for continued sustainable growth, it is likely that strong 2020 corporate earnings are needed for continued equity appreciation. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Club Announcements – There's So Much Happening With Dublin AM!

  • Wine not Wednesday gathering this Wednesday, 1/15, at 5:30pm at Coast Wine House on S High Street in Dublin – For more information please contact Bonnie Coley-Malir
  • Robotic Middle School Competition being held this Saturday, 1/11 at Dublin Jerome High School beginning at 8AM – For more information please contact Wolf Lant
  • Communication Meeting kickoff for 2020 to be held immediately after the Rotary AM meeting next Friday, 1/17.This is great way to get involved in the club – For more information please contact Ingrid Fields
  • Photographers needed!If you have a cellphone and can take a picture you may be qualified to help – For more information please contact Roberta Kayne
  • Super Bowling fund raiser to raise money for scholarships for Dublin and Worthington Rotary Clubs taking place on 2/1.Thanks to Jim Miller visiting Rotary member from Dublin/Worthington club for bringing this to our attention
  • Polar Bear Golf:Taking place on 2/8 this year.At present we have 50+ golfers signed up, but we are still looking for additional players.Further, sponsorships for several holes are still available.Please sign up online.If you have questions, please contact Sinan Yaykin
  • Pro Am Committee announced that this years Pro Am, benefitting veterans and local schools will take place on 6/3.More information will be coming soon
  • 2020 Mission Trip March 14 through March 21.Jim Burness reminded members that if you are interested in participating please contact him
  • The club recognized the newest Dublin City Council member, Dublin AM Rotary’s very own Andrew Keeler – Congratulations!

Our Speaker – Aaron Greene, Founder of College Liftoff

 
College Liftoff wants to ensure parents and prospective college students think of college expense as an investment.This thinking is akin to how one thinks of a home purchase or retirement saving.
Happy Holidays from Dublin AM Rotary
This morning's meeting continued our Holiday Tradition of the Rev Steve Smith spreading the message of the true meaning of Holidays and the importance of story telling. In addition to hearing a great message of hope and joy, Lara our exchange student also spread the holiday spirit with homemade cookies. On behalf of Dublin AM,  wishing all a safe and joyous Holiday season with Friends and Family! 
 
Announcements:
  • No meetings December 27th, or January 3rd
  • The Polar Bear Open is right around the corner Saturday, February 8th to benefit Children's charities and the Dublin AM rotary club. Sign-up now and get more details at polarbeargolf.org. 
  • Photos from top left - Jim Bandeen receiving his Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Pin.  Susan Robenalt receiving her 8th Paul Harris Fellow Award/Pin (ruby).
  • Photos bottom left and right - Reverend Stephen Smith speaking to Dublin AM about Christmas.
 
Our guest speaker -Our Own Special Dr. Todd Hoadley and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Tracey Deagle
 
Todd and Tracey shared the Districts Redistricting Plans, Budget and Student Population Demographics in an excellent summary
 
Announcements: 
Remember to take pictures of your Red Kettle Bell Ringing squad and send the photo to Kent please! Bruce wants to see our ringing form and style.
 
WOW-The Mission Trip is expanding, Jim Burness announced we have 24 people going so far. Please look again at the dates and feasibility that you can join too. Multiple doctors providing dental care will be joined with children’s services and prosthetic fittings too so many skill sets will be appreciated.
 
Salvation Army Kohl’s Shoppers for the Holidays -Susan Robenalt and members have contributed again to a Happy Holidays experience for over 19 families. Susan’s thanks for the continued giving, shopping expertise for best deals and contributions have been shared. Contributions are in process to Synteroo and the Salvation Army this weekend.
 
The Dublin City Schools are undergoing a redistricting effort due to student population increases. Drs. Hoadley and Deagle quickly gave us an excellent view of some events and facts about our city schools:
  • 70+ Non English native languages in Dublin students - we have become quite the global school district.
  • Global travel is an option for high school and middle school studies.
  • The Dublink network continues to save the school over $100,000 in operating expenses annually.
  • Over $1.5 M in revenues are received from the Bridge Street project
  • 2 New elementary schools are coming on line
  • 1 more middle school is in process to be added now
  • A centralized Preschool has been established and is now serving the community  
  • The partnerships, grants and Dublin taxpayers are all very much appreciated for their support and contributions to this excellent school district doing very innovative programs from Be Well initiatives to IT networking and coding, Emerald Campus curriculum and engineering studies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Andrews and his annual bell-ringing workshop with Cindy Groeniger, Tim Redman and Jim Warburton. (above)
 
Below:
Kent Underwood with Rotaractors
Susan Robenalt awarding Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Tim Redman and Calvin Gebhart
Interactors selling home baked dog biscuits
Annual Meeting - David Bentz introducing the 2020-21 Board and Committee Chairs.
Kent Underwood & Cindy Groeniger with new members Trevor Donaldson, Craig Truax and Linda Cochran