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Dublin AM

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
The Country Club at Muirfield Village
8715 Muirfield Dr
Dublin, OH  43017
United States
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Home Page Stories

 
As always, July brings new officers and a new board to Dublin A.M. Rotary.
 
Wolf Lant has been inducted as President. Please click here for a video. [Your humble editor apologizes for the darkness of the videos.  I may ask the club to turn up the lights on rainy days!]  Thanks, Wolf, for your leadership in the past and in the coming year.
 
Transitional times require thanks for past service, and we at Dublin A.M. have been fortunate in having exemplary service this past year.  Dave Holliday paid tribute to the past year's Foundation Board.
 
Special thanks are due to Bonnie Coley-Malir and Ramona Penland-Coyle for organizing a fun Induction Party, and to Chris and Mike Close for opening their beautiful home for the event. Hot guitar licks and cool vocals were provided by the Rockin' Reverend, Steve Smith.
 
Thanks are of course due to Outgoing President Julie Erwin Rinaldi, who guided Rotary through a year of successes.  With typical modesty, Julie gave credit to everyone on the board and in the club for making the year a good one, but we all know that her commitment of time, her organizational ability, and her guidance were fundamental to the year's success.  Thanks, Julie!
 
Thanks, too, to Alan Reuter, who donated a lovely spa package to Julie to thank her for her work this year.
 

 
 
Each May, the Board of Dublin A.M. Rotary face a daunting task: choose from the many people who do so much for the club, and from the new members who are helping to ensure the future of the club, a Rotarian of the Year and a Rookie of the Year.
As challenging as it is to narrow down our choices when so many are deserving, it is also a joy to reflect upon what we have achieved through the power of great people.
Congratulations to Rotarian of the Year Cindy Groeniger and Rookie of the Year David Bentz! Please click here to see a video of the ceremony.
 
 

 
 
Every year, we make thousands of dollars for the club by supporting the City at the Dublin Irish Festival.  Our duties are fun and light:  we deliver alcohol to the serving stations. We drive carts, communicate with walkie-talkies and iPads, and make sure the World's Great Irish Festival is enjoyable. We also have a lot of fun, sharing cookout food and laughter. 
 
For detailed signup instructions, visit our club website. Look to the top left of the page and click "Dublin Irish Festival" under "Site Pages."  You see complete sign-up instructions.  If you have volunteered in the past and don't remember you account information, follow the instructions to get your username and password, or talk with/call/email Andy Keeler
 
See you there!  It's going to be a fun, and profitable, time.
 
 

 
 
 
Mohan Viddam provided photos of the opening of the Pure Water Center in Railkal, India, funded in part by Dublin A.M. Rotary. We'll hear more about this in our next report from our International Committee.
 
 

 
 
 
Note:  If you'd like to see a copy of Dr. Gordon's PowerPoint presentation, look on our club website, to the right of the page under "Download Rotary Forms." 
 
When Dublin A.M. Rotary began helping Dr. Chrisanne Gordon start up the Resurrecting Lives Foundation (Chrisanne has offered special thanks to Faith Williams for grant writing advice and Mohan Viddam for veteran job assistance), nobody was aware we were harnessing a force of nature.  It seems we did, however, as Dr. Gordon has empowered, suborned, pleaded, and simply worked to create a nationally known organization working for the good of veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). To learn more about these conditions, which are affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families, please read this white paper.  Please click here to see Dr. Gordan's presentation to the club.  Dr Gordons' Foundation is making a huge difference in the lives of our veterans and those who love them. Rotary can be proud of the support we have offered.
 
 

 
 
 

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Speakers

Jul 31, 2015
Dana McDaniel and Megan O'Callaghan
Big Projects in the City of Dublin
Aug 07, 2015
Debbie Lutz
Dublin A.M.'s International Services
Aug 14, 2015
Phoenix Bats
Big League Equipment in Dublin A.M. Rotary
Sep 18, 2015
David, from Rwanda
Partners in Conservation
Oct 02, 2015
Mike Close, Moderator
Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio
Oct 09, 2015
Candidates for Dublin City Council
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