March 2015

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Dublin AM

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We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
The Country Club at Muirfield Village
8715 Muirfield Dr
Dublin, OH  43017
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We invite you to join us for the 2015 State of the City

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • 6-7 pm Community Reception
  • 7-8 pm State of the City Presentations
  • 8-8:30 pm Dessert and Networking

The Thomas Conference Center at The Wendy’s Company
One Dave Thomas Blvd | Dublin, OH 43017
Questions? Contact - Casey Hoffman at 614.410.4502 |

Ira Shakeri          Mar 02
Rich Weber        Mar 12
Faith Williams    Mar 12
Steve Payerle     Mar 21
Debbie Lutz       Mar 23


Get Ready Dublin AM Rotary

Planning is underway. We have a big tent. We have great food Trucks. We have generous sponsors. We have delicious beverages and rocking bands.
Get ready to rock Dublin on St. Patrick's Day weekend. We need everyone's help to bring back Blarney Bash to benefit our Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation.
We can still use your help!
Logistics: Wolf Lant
Sponsors & Marketing: Sue Burness and Debbie Sheppard
Volunteers: John Williamson
Visit the website:
Follow on Twitter:  #TheBashisBack
Bands! Beverages! Blarney!
You can sign up to volunteer on our website:
  • Go to the website
  • Look to the upper right under "Upcoming Events" and click on "Blarney Bash."
  • On the next page that appears, look to the upper left and click on "Blarney Bash Shifts.".
  • Click on "Sign Up" by the shift you want and enter the required information.
Presented by Dublin A.M. Rotary
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: Follows City of Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon – 11 p.m.
Location: 6540 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017 (OCLC property)
Entertainment - live bands including:
Richens/Timm Academy of Dance
Jacked Up
Ladies of Longford
General Guinness
Two 2 Many
Blarney Bash DJ/emcee: Matt Sexton
Food:  Food trucks
Beverages sold: Water, Pop, Beer, Wine, Irish Whiskey
Cost: $5.00 after 5 pm per person (children under 12 are free)
  • All proceeds will benefit Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation – benefiting many local charities and organizations in Dublin and Central Ohio including robotics, literacy initiatives, Salvation Army, Dublin Food Pantry, Human Trafficking and more.
  • Dublin A.M. Rotary has received a bed tax grant from the City of Dublin for $20,000 for this event, making the City of Dublin a sponsor/partner. 
  • Organizers and marketing partners such as the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau expect Blarney Bash to be the St. Patrick's weekend destination in the region and beyond.
  • UBER Columbus is partnering with Blarney Bash and Dublin AM Rotary to help everyone play safety – and benefit local charities. UBER is donating $5 to the Dublin AM Rotary Foundation for every Blarney Bash user and free rides (up to $35 value) for first 50 first time riders.
Corporate sponsorship and VIP packages are available to help support the event. Corporate Sponsors who have committed to date: City of Dublin, Heidelberg Beverage, Crawford Hoying, City Barbeque, Donato’s, FC Bank, Tim Hortons, LabCorp, Columbus Ophthalmology Associates, Dublin Springs, Stratos Wealth Partners, Ltd, Kroger, MJ2 Marketing, Walker Design & Marketing, Ford Family Dental and UBER.

Thanks to everyone who helped to organize, worked at, or played in the 2015 Polar Bear Golf event. it was a fund day and (preliminary figures suggest) raised over $15,000 to further Rotary's mission in Dublin, Ohio, the country, and the world.
Planning Committee Members:  Thanks for your energy, resourcefulness, and great project skills!:
Sarah Richardson (Chair)
Ramona Penland-Coyle
Jim Bandeen
Elisabeth Berry
Pete Fuhlbrigge
Susan Robenalt
Carl Bara
Dave Bentz
Bill Rish
Jeff Schoener
Hole Sponsors--Thanks for your generosity!:
Bill Rish and the Rish Family
Bruce & Bill A., Page V., John Susie & Joel Campbell, self
Ramona, Columbus Ophthalmology Associates
Laurie and Ramona, self
Jim Bandeen, First Merit Bank and Embroidery Design Group
Cap Clegg, Columbus Financial Concepts
Claudia Trusty, Trusty & Co. 
Carl Bara, State Bank
Wolf Lant, CompuCorp
Rev. Stephen Smith, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Sarah Richardson, Anthem BCBS
Carl Bara, State Bank
Julie Erwin-Rinaldi, Syntero, Inc. @ Dublin Counseling Center
Dave H. & Faith W., self
Dave Bentz, Dublin Advisors
A special thanks, too, to our generous sponsors:

We could not have done this without you!

Polar Bear Title Sponsor

Caribou Presenting Sponsor

Arctic Fox Sponsor




We are in the early stages of planning a Mission Trip to fit LN-4 prosthetic hands on amputees. We are looking to travel The Dominican Republic either in October 201
or April 201
. The timing would depend on what works best for everyone.
In June 2012 Rotarians Jim Burness, Sue Burness, Sharon Kendall, Paul Buchanan, Rita Hook, Bonnie Coley-Malir, along with Harvey Hook, Sarah Lutz, and 2 Interact Students traveled to Santo Domingo in The Dominican Republic to fit LN-4 prosthetic hands ( We were hosted by local Rotarians, who opened their homes to accommodate us and work on this project together. Most of the "advance" work had been done by them even before we arrived, making the experience very smooth. The fellowship we shared made the trip unforgettable, as the showed us around the Capital City and even took us to a Cocoa Plantation. We also took one day to travel to Mission Emanuel, where Harvey Hook (The Gathering) has been traveling for many years, to work on a mission project. For us on that day, it was building a wheelchair ramp at Mission Emanuel's Health Clinic. We envision the next trip having a similar opportunity.
The biggest cost of this trip is the airfare. Currently, round trip tickets are between $650-$1000, depending on airline, stops, etc. The Rotarians picked us up at the airport, housed and fed us. For the Mission Emanuel volunteering, we stayed in the same hotel for 1 night as mission volunteers that came from all over the US. We ate at the hotel and I think that total cost was around $200. Some of us went to an all inclusive beach resort, of which there are many, on the front side of our trip.That part was a lot of fun but definitely optional
​Last year
, we received an email from the President of the Rotary Club that hosted us in Santo Domingo, asking when we were coming back and they were looking forward to working with us again. That's where we are now. At this point we are just looking at the level of interest in our club. If you have an interest in possibly going or just questions, you can talk to or email me or any of the above Rotarians.
I think I speak for all of us who went, when you get off the plane after the trip you are a different person. It was a life changing experience.


Upcoming Events

  • Greeters
    Country Club at Muirfield Village
    Oct 01, 2014 – Jun 30, 2015
  • Blarney Bash
    Mar 14, 2015
    12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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