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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
Dublin Deputy City Manager/Chief Finance and Development Officer Megan O’Callaghan spoke to Dublin AM Rotary on Friday, 10/15 about the state of development in Dublin, and future plans. The meeting was held in the new section of the Dublin City Hall. Great presentation, beautiful building, wonderful member participation!
 
Member to Member introductions with Susan West and Andrew Keeler. And, Sargent at Arms Peter Georgiton
 
No Zoom meeting so no video to see but to see videos of past meetings go to our YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDublinAMRotary.
 
To see more photos, go to our Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dublinam/albums.
 
 
 
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Peter Georgiton, a commercial litigator at Dinmore and Shohl LLP presented to Dublin AM Rotary today.    Peter works tirelessly to aggressively represent clients, seeking unique solutions to resolve disputes favorably and with efficiency. Clients look to him to handle an array of high-stakes litigation matters in all phases, including mediation, trial, arbitration and appeal. He has represented clients in deceptive trade practice, disparagement, and tortious interference with contract disputes, breach of contract claims, antitrust claims, product liability litigation, patent litigation, closely-held corporation litigation, and transportation litigation, to name a few examples. He has represented clients in trial and appellate courts throughout Ohio and in multiple states, including the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Federal Circuits.
 
 
 
 
 
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Guest Speaker this Friday, was Renee Jordan, Director of Human Resources for Columbus Oncology Associates.  Renee was involved in the creation of the Dublin Cancer Center which opened in June 2021.  She gave us an update on the center since its opening.
 
Columbus Oncology and Hematology Associates and OhioHealth Cancer Care collaborated to create a cancer center in Dublin, where patients find expert services and support under one roof.

The 32,000-square-foot Dublin Cancer Center, located at 6700 Perimeter Drive, also features the community’s first cancer-specific infusion service.  More photos on our Flickr pageVideo on our YouTube Channel.

Click here to see the slide presentation.

 
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On September 24th,  35 members and one spouse showed up to make Kids Packs for the Dublin Food Pantry! We had an assembly line going of people making boxes, writing cheery notes and packing juice, goldfish crackers, granola bars, oreo packs, and applesauce packs. (Mac and Cheese cups will be added when the shipment arrives). The photos by Kaitlyn Gushue, Craig Truax, and Roberta Kayne are on Flickr https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWPzVJ3. Here is the group photo with the stack of boxes we packed! Video of Dinky's remarks is on our YouTube Channel. Thank you to everyone who showed up and to our committee who organized this!
 
 
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Dublin Community Bands - How we started, where we stand, and what we aspire to

Our featured guest speaker was Tim Jameson, Dublin Community Bands founder and board member, and the Dublin Silver Band director.  

The Dublin Cornet Band was founded in 1879 and remained active until 1929. This program was a precursor to the revival of the Dublin band tradition in 2010, whose initial focus was to form an elite performance group modeled after the British brass band. A British brass band is a musical ensemble comprising brass and percussion instruments. These groups perform a variety of traditional and contemporary repertoire and have a strong focus on competition.

Since its founding in 2010, the Dublin Community Band program has grown to include:

  • Dublin Silver Band: The Silver Band is a British brass band with 32 members who have competed nationally and internationally and is the current North American Brass Band reigning champion.
  • Dublin Wind Symphony:  The Wind Symphony is a concert band open to all to participate that typically performs 9-10 times per year to audiences ranging from 300-400 in size. 
  • Dublin City Swing Orchestra: The Swing Orchestra is a jazz band that performs 15-20 times per year at various indoor and outdoor venues.  

Their offerings for musicians have further expanded recently to include British brass band experiences for students - the Dublin Youth Brass Band and the general public - the Dublin Metro Brass Band.

Be sure to attend one of the performances of these exemplary groups soon. They are an important cultural asset for our community.

Click Here to view Tim Jameson's presentation on our YouTube Channel. 

To view the photos from this meeting, please visit our Flickr page.

Click here to see the slide presentation from Dublin Community Bands.

 

 

 

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Wow, Another Super Successful Dublin AM Rotary Car Show!
Congratulations to Lou Charobee and the Car Show Committee!
Best of Show - Mark Richmond with his 1967 VW Karmann Ghia
Show Chair - Lou Charobee with Best of Show Winner - Mark Richmond with his Blue 1967 VW Karmann Ghia
 
 
Congratulations on  a beautiful fundraising event, so fun and successful!
 
Lou, Lyn and a huge cast of volunteer members held our Dublin AM Car Show in historic Dublin with 103 cars, 6 Sponsors, 2 fun raffles for desirable local vendors, a State Bank Food truck, kid's games and lively music with a dancing Elvis. 
 
Current and former Rotary Presidents were in strong attendance and it was great to see John Williamson, Dwight Seeley, Ramona Penland Coyle, Kent Underwood, David Bentz and Mike Isler. We had at least half the club working registration, traffic management, canopy set up, tear down, boy scout flag and trash coordination, power and sound connections, raffle signs and cash managements and more. 
 
After a drizzly, wet start to the day, we slowly saw  the sun come out and an increasing set of beautiful vehicles arrive and register for consideration for 1 of the 30 Trophies.  Roberta Kayne captured hundreds of winning photos and smiling members and Kaitlyn Gushue captured some wonderful photos and videos!
 
Many members brought family, twin girls with leopard tennis shoes, sons with cars and patient spouses seeing it all. 
 
Lou will share more thanks and impressions, please send your congratulations to Chairman Lou and this club of terrific people.
 
Our next big effort will be chaired by Dave Williamson at the OSU/BMI Credit Union parking over 3 football dates in September.  See you all there and at next Friday's meeting. 
 
To view the photos and videos from the Classic Car Show, go to our Flickr website:
 
For Awards Photos go to: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWD9bQh
For People Photos go to: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWD95zb
For Car Photos go to: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWD8p7J
And for the wonderful people, action and car photos from Kaitlyn Gushue go to: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWDp4RC
For Videos of the event go to:  https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWDrdsw
For the "360 Photos" and "Drone Photos" donated by Jakob Michaels, Life on a Lens Media (https://www.facebook.com/lolmediallc) click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWzMseW
Thank you Jakob Michaels, jakob@lolmediallc.com, www.lolmediallc.com.
 
 
 
Ingrid Fields
 
Thank you to our Sponsors & Business Partners for the Classic Car Show
 
Dublin AM Rotary Club & Historic Dublin Business District Association
Classic Car Show 2021 Business Partners
 
City of Dublin
Lori Gischel
 
Dublin City Schools
Andrea Kuba
 
Historic Dublin Business Association
Rick Gerber
Sharon Adamek
 
Acura Columbus
Heather Everson
Eddie Chandler
 
Infiniti of Columbus
Brian Radcliffe
 
Toy Barn
Tina Wehr
Mitchel Hilenski
 
Tattletale Portable Alarms Systems
Brian Hess
Tom Gilligan
 
Tansky Sawmill Toyota
Scott Treadwell
Austin Matney
 
Dan Tobin Chevrolet Buick GMC
Craig Niehaus
Jimmy Snyder
 
Fields Auto Works
Bob Fields
Rob Fields
 
Sunny Street Café
Asch Mikhail
 
State Bank
Susan West
 
 
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Joining us as Guest Speakers this Friday were Alan and Heather Grossman.  They shared with us how Search and Rescue Dogs are trained, the scope of their abilities, and how working dogs should be treated by the general public.  Heather and Alan have three working dogs; all of whom are certified in some aspect of search and rescue.  They also have a new puppy who has begun her training journey.

Heather is a member of Ohio Task Force One.  Alan and Heather are members of Midwest K9 in Columbus, as well as the Kentucky Search Dog Association.
 
Alan is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Dublin-Worthington and a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Powell.  Heather is CEO of QRT Consulting Group where she helps small to mid-sized medical device businesses attain business strategies.  The Grossmans live on a small farm in Marengo, where they have horses, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats.
 
Alan and Heather joined us in person for their presentation and brought their crew of dogs and provided demonstrations.  We will continue offering the presentation via Zoom as well.

Click Here to view their presentation on our YouTube Channel. 

To view the photos from this meeting, please visit our Flickr page.

We also have videos on our channel from most of our meetings for the past year, click here to see the videos on our YouTube Channel.

The star of the show was definitely Melvin, the Search and Rescue dog, a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd cross.

 

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Water is life, and clean water means health.
      Audrey Hepburn

Our featured guest speaker was Aaron Stanford, Deputy Director of Engineering, the City of Dublin. 

Aaron is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Ohio with over 18 years of experience, including a broad range of project experience and technical abilities. As Deputy Director of Engineering, Aaron oversees the Utilities in Dublin. This position, created in 2021, focuses city expertise and resources on utility management, including waterways, supporting systems, and stormwater management.

Dublin partners with the City of Columbus for water and sewer services. Dublin's goal for water quality management is to serve our residents' public health, safety, and welfare. To this end, Dublin maintains over 260 miles of infrastructure for fresh water delivery, separate storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure, and 581 stormwater retention basins.  

The city also partners with Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District to conserve, protect, and improve soil and water resources across Franklin County.

Click Here to view Aaron Stanford's presentation on our YouTube Channel. 

To view the photos from this meeting, please visit our Flickr page.

We also have videos on our channel from most of our meetings for the past year, click here to see the videos on our YouTube Channel.

 

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Dr. Kathryn Nuss, Cousins Maine Lobster, Columbus Franchisee.
 
Dr. Kathryn Nuss is a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician and has worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 1992.  Her roles include Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Associate Trauma Medical Director and currently she sees urgent care center patients and works as a clinical informaticist to support physician workflows. 
 
In 2012, Kathryn saw an episode of Shark Tank that featured two cousins from Maine who wanted to bring lobster from the east coast to the west coast and do it on a food truck! The Shark, Barbara Corcoran, invested $55,000 (15% of their company). The cousins opened three food trucks in Los Angeles, franchising the brand in 2015.
 
In August of 2017, Dr. Nuss saw a Shark Tank episode called “Beyond the Tank” that features success stories from the show. She filled out an online application to become a franchisee in Columbus. She was awarded the franchise in December of 2017 and opened a food truck in April of 2018.
 
 
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Our member to member introductions this week were Ramona Penland Coyle and Tim Redman introducing each other:
 
Ramona is from Newark, married to Barry; she has been in Rotary 10 years; her career is a practice Director, Endodontics.  Fun fact - she got in a lot of fights; she is "feisty"; won a marble tournament in her back yard. Favorite hobby is gardening and people.  Passions: people and singing. Role Model Jesus and Mom and Dad. Music likes Folk, Christian Rock, Beach Boys. Last book read Genius Foods. Best vacation - Turks & Caicos with the kids. Favorite holilday Christmas. Guilty pleasure - homemade noodles. Favorite quote Be still and know that I am God. Celebrity crush growing up - Davy Jones. What makes my day - hugs from my kids.
 
Tim was born at Grant Hospital and raised in Columbus Oh. Married to his lovely wife, Jan for 51 years in Sept. Have 3 daughters, all living in Central Ohio, 9 grandchildren from 4 months to 23 years. 4 month is a miracle baby who had open heart surgery at 5 days old. He has been in Rotary since 1999, 22 years.  Care - attorney.  Semi retired and working toward that completely retired by end of this year.  Fun fact - is his contribution to our history and those serving overseas. Hobby - acoustic guitar.  Was in a band at 20; played folk music. Auditioned for the American College Show; asked to be on Paul Dickson show; Mel Cooley from Dick Van Dyke show asked his band to go on our playing for the troops - they did a 50 day tour through Vietname and Thailand with the USO. You can find Tim on YouTube looking up New Folk Singers
 
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Joining us as guest speaker this week was Maryjane Shackelford, District Governor, Rotary District 6690.
 
Maryjane (MJ) Shackelford joined The Rotary Cub of Zanesville Daybreak in 2006, serving in various roles:  Public Image Chair, World Community Service Co-Chair, Rotary Youth Exchange Officer, Sergeant-at-Arms, and President 2015/2016.  
 
On the District level, MJ has served as Public Image Chair, Co-Chaired the 2017/18 District Conference and Assistant Governor to five clubs (2017 -2020).  She also served as Assistant Governor Coordinator in Rotary year 2019/2020.    
 
Professionally, Maryjane is the President and Co-Owner of Barnes Advertising Corporation in Zanesville.  Barnes Advertising is 5th generation family-owned Outdoor Advertising business with 613 faces in fifteen counties throughout Southeastern Ohio and Pennsylvania.
 

 

Click Here to View MJ Shackelford's Presentation on our YouTube Channel.

 

To view the photos from this meeting, please visit our Flickr page.

We also have videos on our channel from most of our meetings for the past year, click here to see the videos on our YouTube Channel.

 

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Our speaker today was Dr. John Marschhausen our new superintendent of Dublin Schools.  Dr. Marschhausen was introduced by Dr.Todd Hoadley.

 

Dr. Marschhausen will begin his new position as Superintendent on August 1st (consultant role 5/1 - 8/1).  Prior to his new role, he was Superintendent in Hilliard (2013-2021), Loveland (2010-2013) and East Knox (2005-2010).  He also taught at The Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University, and Capella University.

 

His wife teaches in the Dublin school system at Eli Pinney and he has two daughters at The Ohio State University, one a senior, one a Junior.

 

Dr. Marschhausen earned his B.A. in Political Science and History at Wittenberg University, his Master’s degree from the University of Dayton and a Doctorate of learned philosophy and leadership from Capella University.

 

He spoke about three areas – Leadership, challenges in public education and some possible solutions.

 

He believes there are three things great leaders do

 

  • They build Connections

  • They buils Character, Consistency, Core Values and Trust

  • They are able to Communicate face-to-face, in written word and in videos

 

He then discussed some challenges in public education

 
  • Offering elite academic experiences while supporting the social and emotional growth of the students and families

  • How to recover from the disruptions of the Covid pandemic with mitigation strategies

  • Dealing with race relations and equity issues

    • He discussed having to use with “productive discomfort” conversations 

 

What are some of the solutions

 
  • Agreeing on common language and definitions to help reach consensus

    • Common definitions for Excellence and Equity

  • Need to align the Mission and Purpose with a common vocabulary

  • Need to provide elite preparatory academic processes and opportunities for students going to career colleges

  • At the same time provide opportunities for those students who will not be going to 4-year colleges – earn to learn

 

I highly recommend watching Dr. Marschhausen’s entire presentation! Click Here to View his Presentation on our YouTube Channel.

To view the photos from this meeting, please visit our Flickr page.

We also have videos on our channel from most of our meetings for the past year, click here to see the videos on our YouTube Channel.

 

 

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Our speaker on July 23 was Christine Nardecchia, Director of Outreach and Engagement for the City of Dublin.

 

Christine shared in depth information concerning Forever Dublin, an effort to enhance the Aging in Place Plan for the City of Dublin.  “Aging in place” is the ability for individuals to remain in their homes or neighborhoods, safely, independently and comfortably for as long as possible, regardless of age or ability. Every older adult in our community has a different set of needs that allow him/her to live a full life.

 

 

To view the photos from this meeting, please visit our Flickr page.

To view Christine's fabulous presentation (starting at 16:50), please visit our YouTube Channel.  We also have videos on our channel from most of our meetings for the past year, click here to see the videos on our YouTube Channel.

 

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Tammi Spayde, Corporate Vice President at OCLC.

Tammi provides leadership in her role which encompasses Purpose, People, and Place. Prior to joining OCLC in 2006, she was Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development for Dominion Homes and from 1998 to 2002 she served as Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development for Inoveris (formerly Metatec). Tammi has also held various administrative management positions at OhioHealth.

OCLC is known for its exceptional work environment, wellness initiatives and mission to the world’s libraries. Under Tammi’s leadership, best employer awards including ComputerWorld’s Top 100 list and Business First Best Places to Work have honored OCLC repeatedly.

Named as the HR Executive of the Year in 2012, Tammi has served on several work groups and local Boards including the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University.

 
 
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Mike Isler introduced the new Committee leaders, several of whom gave information about their committees and what they do:
 
 
Photos in collage below:  Claudia Trusty introducing our new member Jill Kranstuber; Mike Isler, President; Peter Georgiton, Chair of Club Services; Sinan Yaykin, Chair of New Generations; Ingrid Fields, Chair of Fundraising and Vice President; John Susie and David Lundregan giving their report on the fundraising event - Silent Auction - which raised $14,000.
 
 
Note from Mike Isler:
 
It's officially the New Rotary Year.  One of my goals is to help you find opportunities to participate in all of the ways that you wish to. Below, you will find a list of each of our various committees and leaders. Please reach out to any of these individuals to learn more and to express your interest in joining in these opportunities to make our club continue to thrive. Or, feel free to reach out to me directly to arrange a discussion about what areas you might want to get involved in.
 
 
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Tyler Pugh is the Senior Vice President of Development at The Wood Companies. He oversees all efforts related to development, financing, commercial leasing and legal activities for new and existing assets.  Since the early 1980s, Sandy Wood was instrumental in resurrecting the Short North neighborhood from its derelict condition to the premier historic neighborhood it is today. The Wood Companies seek to make the Short North one of the best urban neighborhoods in the Unites States.
 
 
 
 
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THE DEADLINE FOR BIDDING ON THE DUBLIN AM ROTARY SILENT AUCTION
AND/OR BUYING YOUR RAFFLE TICKET IS TODAY AT 5PM!!

 
We have added Gift Cards to three of the packages in the auction!! 
THE AUCTION ENDS TODAY AT 5PM!
 

** Added $50 Kohl’s and $50 Cameron Mitchell gift cards to package #5 - Fanciful Flowers Painting by Gayle Holton

** Added $25 Chipotle and $25 Hen Quarter Gift Cards to package #14 - 24x36 Framed Photo "Rainbow at Kfar Adumim"  by Roberta Kayne

** Added $25 Cameron Mitchell and $25 Rebol Gift Cards to package #13 - Fine Art Framed Painting  "Dusk at Glacier Ridge"  by Bev Goldie and Fine Art Framed Encaustic- Bunny Heaven by Bev Goldie

 


PLEASE SHARE THIS EMAIL !

Even if you don't want to win the golf clubs, please buy a Raffle Ticket!  Think of it as a donation to the Dublin Food Pantry, Welcome Warehouse or Dublin Bridges - or our Veterans' Program.  If you win the golf clubs, and don't want them, you can sell them or donate them or give them as a wonderful gift!
 
 
There is a lot of great artwork by many local artists and photographers: Bev Goldie, Linda Turvy, Karen Shepherd, Ria Waugh, Tom Trusty, Donna Winters, Gayle Holton, Karen Groeniger and Roberta Kayne.

Plus, there are lots of golf packages, golf clubs, gift cards and gift baskets


 
You will definitely want to bid on some of these items!  Please share this email with your friends, family, co-workers, employees.... We are raising money for great causes that need our help! 

Download the Handbid mobile app (in your app store on your phone) to keep up with the auction on the go!
 
Here's a sample of the items:
 
** 13 Different Golf Packages with Gift Cards for Lunch or Dinner!
  -  Golf for 4 at Scioto Reserve with a $50 Cameron Mitchell Gift Card

** 5 Packages with Gift Cards, Gift Baskets, Golf Bags & More!

 
 - A Day of Pleasure:  Woodhouse Spa, A Concert and Breakfast/Lunch at Sunny Street Cafe
 
 -  Membership to COSI
 
 - Gift card package with City BBQ, Home Depot, Target and more
 
** 9 Art Packages! 
.... Paintings & Encaustics by Bev Goldie - "Bunny Heaven" & "Dusk at Glacier Ridge" - pictured below
Or "Summer Garden" a painting by Karen Groeniger, renowned painter and wife of member Tom Groeniger - pictured below.
 
 
Or Three framed photos by Roberta Kayne (Dublin AM Rotary member): 
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24x36 Framed Photo: "Rainbow at Kfar Adumim, Israel"
 ** A 22x26 Framed Photo: "Sunrise at Boneyard Beach, Botany Bay;"
 ** A 16x20 Framed Photo: "Hamnoy Snow Scene" (which won Best of Show in the Dublin Art League competition.)

 





 
Please share join in the fun and bid on one or more of these items, and share this email or the auction link!  Here's the link to the auction: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/dublin-am-rotary-online-silent-auction

Many thanks!

Your Dublin AM Rotary Auction Committee
Dave Lundregan
John Susie
Ingrid Fields
Roberta Kayne
Claudia Trusty
Susan West
Mike Isler
Wolf Lant
Lou Charobee
Dave Williamson
David Bentz



 
 
 
 
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Our Rotary District 6690 is having a food drive competition, and we - Dublin AM Rotarians - are competing against all of the other clubs in the District starting April 23.  We are hoping that every Rotarian in our Club will help us -  not only to win against the other clubs, but to WIN BIG for the Dublin Food Pantry!
 
New Info (also detailed below):  (1) The district is accepting money and every dollar counts as a can. (2) We now have 6 drop-off points - see below.
Here are the particulars:
 
What - Food Drive for the Dublin Food Pantry - collecting cans and dollars
 
Why - Community Service and District Competition - Do some good!  Have some fun!  What could be better?
 
When - Now through May 31
 
What we Need -  The Dublin Food Pantry needs these canned items:  Condensed soup , beans, vegetables, and meals in a can (ie, ravioli, spaghetti, mac and cheese, chile).
 
Alternative to Cans - Dublin AM will take your cash, check or credit card - AND every dollar will count as a can!!  For cash or check, make it out to Dublin AM Rotary Foundation and send to Claudia Trusty, 7268 Achill Dr, Dublin 43017.  For Credit Cards, call, text or email Claudia Trusty (claudia@trustyandcompany.com or 614-581-3874) and she will take your credit card number and process it.  
 
Where - Drop Off Points: 
(1) David Bentz's home:  9080 Moors Place N., Dublin or
(2) Roberta Kayne's home: 6251 Hampton Green Pl, Dublin. 
(3) Lyle Brown's home:  5731 Glendavon Place, Dublin
(4) Ramona Penland-Coyle's home:  6352 Conleth Circle, Dublin
(5) Susan West's office:  State Bank, 4080 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin - In the lobby, M-F, 9am-5pm
(6) City Barbeque Corp Office: 5168 Blazer Parkway - In the Lobby or leave outside the door anytime
 
The Bonus - The Club with the highest number of cans (and/or dollars) contributed per club member will win a Happy Hour at a bar/restaurant in your area hosted by District Governor Steve Heiser (up to a $500 value).  We need you to donate cans or money directly to us (not the Dublin Food Pantry) so we can keep track of the amounts that our club donates.
 
 
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Dublin AM Rotary May 14, 2021 Meeting
 
Our guest speaker Patrick Terrien
Columbus Council on World Affairs
 
Announcements: 
Bonnie needs 2 more volunteers for the Senior meals handout Wednesday at 11 in the parking lot of the Rec Center.  Please connect with her to help. 
 
Claudia announced that we have a combined list for all the committees that need new members in the committees. Please see her email coming soon and see what other interesting roles we have here at Dublin AM.
 
Thanks to Ron Morgan for all the tech setup to support a working Hybrid meeting today.
 
Next Friday is a Hybrid meeting format as well.
 
Tax Day Extension reminders make David Bentz  smile!
 
Our very own Sinan Yaykin introduced  our Guest Speaker, Patrick Terrien.  
 
 Mr. Patrick Terrien leads all aspects of programming and strategy for the Columbus Council on World Affairs including revenue generation, community partnerships, staffing , and strategic planning. With a degree in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.  
The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a nonpartisan , 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1975. The Columbus Council on World Affairs aspires to be the leading nonpartisan, globally  focused organization in the Columbus region.
 
Columbus Council on World Affairs
Started here 45 years ago.
 
Global employers locally include Wendy’s, Cardinal, OCLC and Abbott.
 
Major Programs include:
Global scholars Diplomas
Global Cultural Experiences
Take Action Projects by students:
Global Fluency Training
Global Reports 2020
GSD Online for rural schools
 
 
 
 
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Colleen Gilger made a presentation to Dublin AM Rotary on Friday, May 7th. Colleen Gilger is the City of Dublin’s Economic Development Director. She has served the City’s Economic Development office since 2003; and in its Community Relations office from 1997-2003.  Colleen leads the City’s economic development initiatives and oversees the City’s economic development administrators. According to City Manager Dana McDaniel, Colleen has helped build many of the City’s economic development incentive and broadband programs.
Colleen has more than two decades of experience leading a broad range of community development initiatives and was named 2020 Economic Developer of the Year by the Ohio Economic Development Association.
 
Synopsis:
 
The Beta District: Welcome to one of tech's fastest growing hotspots.  Spanning three municipalities (Columbus, Dublin, Marysville)in one of the fastest - growing metros in the United States, the Beta District is an innovative region that provides a competitive edge to businesses and project teams alike.  The Beta District is located in the Columbus Region, which is home to some of the world's most recognizable brands and is one of the fastest - growing tech hubs in the country. In addition to being the 14th largest city in the U.S, Columbus is known for its friendly and open atmosphere. Whether you need talent, capital, or collaboration-you'll find it here.
 
 
 
John Lowe shared some of the inside scoop of Jeni's rise from a 4 shop local  ice cream company to its national footprint, success in the pandemic and plans for the future.
 
John Lowe took the leap from General Electric Company to the then four-shop ice cream company based on his belief the Jeni Britton Bauer was a generational talent making the World's finest ice cream.  Prior to Jeni's, John served in numerous leadership roles with General Electric Company, including stints as General Counsel of GE's Business and General Aviation startup, General Counsel of its Aviation Services Global Operations, and as Officer of Honda Aero engines, and more.
 
Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish shared a story of how the pandemic is affecting families and how the Dublin Food Pantry is helping.  They really need our help and our donations!
 

Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday  - The presentation starts at  on the video.

To see more photos/screenshots, go to our Flickr page.

 
Pictured below:
 
John Lowe - CEO, Jeni's Ice Cream
Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish, Executive Director, Dublin Food Pantry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jimmy Snyder with Dan Tobin Buick/GMC spoke to our club today, Friday, April 23rd, about the state of the Auto Industry and its future. 
 
Jimmy was born and raised in the car business, now having 50 years of experience in the industry. His father was a luxury import car dealer and Jimmy has spent most of his career in South Carolina, Florida and Ohio. Presently he is partner and Executive Manager of Dan Tobin Chevrolet - Buick - and GMC.  Jimmy gave us an overview of the Auto Industry trends and the Electric Future of cars. 

Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday  - The presentation starts at  on the video.

To see more photos/screenshots, go to our Flickr page.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Presentation by Bill Hall, President of the Board of Directors of Melissa's House and Jenny Schoning - Board Vice President

Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday  - The presentation starts at 14:42 on the video.

To see more photos/screenshots, go to our Flickr page.

 

Melissa’s House is a non-profit organization fueled by dedicated volunteers who understand that individuals struggling with mental illness are more than a disease.  They restore hope for those living with mental illness by renewing existing spaces to create warm, comfortable surroundings for those who live, visit and work there.

Many have us have watched our sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbors struggle with a mental illness, ranging from depression to schizophrenia.

We understand that for many, a supportive, comfortable and nurturing environment will be critical to their recovery. Thus, we are focused on updating and renewing existing group residences with aesthetic changes in order to positively impact the well-being of those who live and work there. That is our goal, thereby restoring Hope.

Elaine and Nate Goldberg—Melissa’s House Founders

Jeff Knupp—
Melissa’s House Chairman

Bill Hall Board President, Executive Committee. Bill is the co-founder and president of Pretium Partners, where he leads client engagements with companies of all sizes around the world, helping them build high performing sales teams and sales processes. Bill serves on advisory boards for two industry associations and volunteers for Upper Arlington’s Civic Association, Rotary International, Syntero’s older adult programs, and is a strong supporter of local Cystic Fibrosis fundraising. Bill received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and shares three sons with his wife of 35years,Robin.

Jenny Schoning - Board Vice President, VP of Resource Development, Grants Committee, Executive Committee, Play Fore Melissa’s House Jenny joined the Melissa’s House board in 2018. Previously, she spent15 years at a public relations firm, focusingon internal communications and strategic planning. Today, Jenny spends most of her time advocating for people living with mental illness through her volunteer work with Mental Health America of Franklin County, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board ofFranklin County (ADAMH) and the county’s Crisis Intervention Training for first responders. She is originally from Centerville, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degr

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  Rotarians, Interact Youth and Counselors   

Friday's meeting including excellent Interact Members sharing exciting projects for our community. 

Cap Clegg hosted an informative session with our 3 participating High School Clubs and  Davis  Middle School Club. 

 

Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday:

 
 
Quick Announcements were made for the District event on Saturday morning.
 
Bonnie will be holding a committee meeting this week and interested new committee members are encouraged to call Bonnie for details. 
 
Kaitlin also announced a May 21 social event for Dublin Rotoract and food goods will be collected.
 
Wolf announced the next District event will be April 23rd, look to the District website for registration and details. 
 
Many of the Interact programs were shared and all were impressive.  Here are a few :