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Welcome to Dublin AM Rotary

 
 
Our club is 110 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.
 
 
 
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Stephen Smith's Annual Holiday Inspiration
 
Our speaker this week was our own Stephen Smith of St. Patrick's Episcopal.  Bonnie shared some facts about Stephen.  Did you know that he has been leading St. Patrick's since 2003, is a tri-athlete and an author?
 
Stephen shared Christmas inspiration he has gained from comic strips and Charlie Brown's Christmas.  He talked about how we are all flawed and in some way each of us is a mess and needs a divine presence in our lives.
 
The straightforward message is this:  we work Christmas so hard, but Christmas is supposed to work us.
 
Announcements
 
No meetings Dec. 22nd or Dec. 29th due to the holidays
 
Blarney Bash Sponsorships have increased to $9,750.  The goal is $60,000
 
 
 
 
Julie Rinaldi offered the opening prayer on kindness & Dave Williamson led the pledge.
Announcements:
•  Dwight Seeley said they still need Blarney Bash sponsors
•  Paige Vornbrock announced that Dec. 15th we will honor two Dublin citizens: Judge Clayton Rose and Chai Weber
•  Peter Fuhlbrigge provided an update on the Polar Bear Golf Open event being held on February10th.
•  Jack Curtis announced their need for more Food Pantry volunteers on Mondays 5:00 to 7:00
•  Rich Weber announced a Christmas event at Coffman High School
•  Dave Williamson needs sergeant-at-arms volunteers for January through June.
•  Susan West sent around sign up sheets for speaker suggestions
•  Sarah Richardson reminded members of the Holiday Party Friday, December 8 at Muirfield Country Club starting at 6:00
•  Susan Robenalt needs shoppers for Saturday December 9th meeting at Kohl's on Sawmill at 9:00. Money for the families will be collected at Friday meeting on Dec. 8th as well as at the Holiday Party that evening
•  Claudia Trusty was Sergeant-at-arms –  She opened with riddles which nobody got but were good for laughs
•  Guests were introduced: Frank from Hilliard, Dave Lundergan with Park National Bank guest of Ramona, Steve Heiser Asst. District Governor (Area 2)
 
 
Veterans Day Remembrance
 
Thank you, Dave Williamson, for sharing your presentation today and reminding all of us of the meaning and purpose of Veterans Day.
 
Happy Veterans Day to all of our club members those family members and friends who are veterans.
 
Dave explained that Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, commemorating the end of WW1.  Veterans Days is celebrated on Nov. 11th because it was 11am, on 11/11 in 1918 that the armistice was executed to end WW1.
 
While Memorial Day honors the veterans who died in active combat, Veterans Day honors all Veterans - living and passed. Veterans are defined as those in Active Duty, Reserved Forces and National Guard.  
 
Honoring our veterans is something that dates back to George Washington who spoke about the importance of our country holding veterans in high esteem.   There are ~22M living veterans. When you add those living veterans to active duty military, this represents just 7.3% of the U.S. population.  
 
Announcements
 
No Meeting on November 24th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 
 
December 8th is the Holiday Party - watch for the upcoming invitation email.
 
Dec. 4th 5:30-7:30 is our next shift at the Dublin Food Pantry to assist shoppers. Sign up on Club Runner or reach out to Jack Curtis.
 
The Polar Bear Open date has been changed to February 10th.
 
 
 
 

 

Sarah Nerad, Program Manager for the Ohio State University Collegiate Recovery Community in Columbus, Ohio and the Director of Recovery for the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention in Recovery, speaking to Dublin A.M. Rotary on Friday, November 10.

Below is a story from an interview with Sarah which you can listen to at https://cover2.org/ep-61-building-student-peer-recovery-communities-sarah-nerad-osu-collegiate-recovery-community/

Sarah is in recovery herself, after struggling with addiction since the age of 15. She discussed her substance abuse disorder and how community aided her recovery. “I felt very limited and trapped…But I’m really grateful that my high school community in Houston, Texas had a really strong youth recovery community and continuum of care. I never stopped receiving services, and that’s what made it so successful for me,” says Sarah.

 
Welcome Maurie Donnelly and Sam Laufersweiler - our newly inducted Dublin AM Rotary Club members!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements:
 
-First Monday of the Month (including this Monday, Nov. 6th) - our club volunteers to assist at the Dublin Food Pantry helping shoppers. Please contact Jack Curtis to sign up.
 
-Slots remain for Bell Ringing at the Dublin Kroger stores on Dec. 2nd and Dec. 16th. Contact Bruce Andrews.
 
-Greeters needed to sign up for December. See email from Roberta, and please sign up.
 
-Save the Date for the Polar Bear Open on Feb. 4th.
 
- Remember to join the "dublin a.m. rotary club" Facebook Group.
 
Speaker Notes:
 
Today's discussion was all about the 2018 Blarney Bash.  March 10th, 2018 is the day!  Save the date and plan to volunteer.  
 
Please Like and Share the Blarney Bash Facebook Page to being spreading the word.
 
Help is needed to drive sponsorships to the $65,000 goal.  Sponsorships range from $250 to $20,000. Reach out to Wolf, Dwight or Alan. 
 
There are some key changes planned for this year's Blarney Bash;
 
The afternoon, post-parade activities will continue to be family focused with a number of enhancements including magicians, Boy Scout and Lego League activities, performance by the Dublin Cornet Band, and the Wee Folk Crafts area.  
 
Everything will occur in a single tent this year, and we will reconfigure the tent between the afternoon and evening activities. 
 
'Ol Bag of Nails will be serving food this year, instead of the food trucks.
 
The big change for the evening activities is the addition of the "Best Legs in a Kilt" Contest which will be advertised in advance and will draw interest and participation in the evening portion of the Bash.
   
 
 
 
 
 
Today was the annual return of former Buckeye Football stars, Ryan Miller and Craig Krenzel.  Ryan updated us on the great work that the 2nd & 7 foundation (www.secondandseven.com) continues to do to improve literacy skills for 2nd graders.  Now in its 18th year, the foundation has expanded into 20 states and will deliver its 200,000th book this year!
 
 
 
 
Roberta Kayne delivering electronics collected from Dublin AM Rotary to MCS T.O.U.C.H with Founder & CEO Brian K. Woods and Lena Sloutsky. Brian and Lena said Thanks to everyone at Dublin AM that contributed.
 
 
 
 
Founder & CEO, Brian K. Woods
 
Claudia Trusty and David Bentz at Daniel Wright Elementary delivering school supplies from Dublin AM Rotary. We heard from a reliable source that the much needed supplies were "grabbed up" quickly by the teachers and were greatly appreciated!
 
District Governor Shane Pyle - Even Ordinary Rotarians are Extraordinary
 
This week's speaker was our District Governor, Shane Pyle. His presentation was part performance art, part stand-up comedy routine and part serious reminder of the purpose of Rotary.  The main themes of his talk were about how even ordinary Rotarians do extraordinary things.  He shared a story about how Rotary International's Polio Plus effort to eradicate polio worldwide began with an average Rotarian, an M.D. who convinced his local club to contribute to a service project to provide the polio vaccine to villages in need.  Shane also spoke about how we need to balance the traditions or Rotary with the changing times. Our traditions can't be more important than our membership.
 
He also invited our club members to participate in the district conference - Zanesville 360 - May 19-20th at the Zane State campus.
 
Pyle is a third-generation Rotarian. He was born in 1964, the year his grandfather James Pyle was president of the Coshocton Rotary Club. His mother, Sandy Pyle, was club president in 2002-03, and his father Kevin Pyle was president-elect when he died in 2005. Shane served as club president in 2003-04, while his stepfather, Roger Viers, of the Gahanna Rotary Club, was District Governor of District 6690 in 2000-01.
 
Shane joined the Coshocton Rotary Club in 1998, and became very involved in district – level activities in Rotary, having served as assistant district governor, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and district legislation. At the club level, Shane is involved with Youth Exchange, Rotary Foundation, Group Study Exchange, Kick Cancer, African Water Well projects and mosquito netting projects, and newsletter/social media editor.
Speaker Notes:
Our speaker today was Dr. Lisa Hinkelman and the topic, "What’s Going on For Girls and How Can We Help Them?”.  This was a fascinating, concerning but hopeful discussion about how our society needs to improve experiences for girls in grades 5-12 to ensure they are happy, safe and able to realize all of their potential.
 
Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is the Founder and Director of Ruling Our eXperiences, an evidence-based empowerment program for girls that focuses on equipping girls with skills to effectively negotiate the challenges of adolescence. Started in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, ROX has grown to a nationally operated program with thousands of participants in urban, suburban, and rural schools. Hinkelman has spent years working with girls, parents, and educators in both educational and counseling settings and has been aggressively researching the experiences of diverse girls for the past ten years.
 
Dr. Hinkelman's presentation from today:
 
 
The life of an adolescent girl can be hard: dealing with friendships and girl drama, navigating dating relationships and sexual pressure, battling concerns with weight and body image, and coping with stress and pressure.  All of these issues are currently influencing the lives of girls.  Add to this the constant usage of technology and social media, and these struggles are significantly amplified. Technology is more present than ever, and the temptation to engage frequently with social media can be challenging for girls to manage. These factors make middle and high school years challenging for many students— and particularly difficult for girls. Girls often report feelings of isolation, self-consciousness, and sadness and even experience depression and anxiety—at twice the rate of boys.  The reality is that there is relevant and important local and national data that we will share on how girls are feeling, experiencing themselves and other girls, what they think about their options and futures, and what they want and need from the adults in their lives.
 
 
Announcements:
 
On August 25th, please bring school supplies (or cash for purchase of school supplies) to donate to students in need at Riverside, Daniel Wright and Chapman elementary schools.
 
Supplies needed:
 
Supplies requested:
5th grade:  colored pencils, composition noteboooks, binders and hand sanitizer
3rd  grade:  #2 pencils, clorox wipes, gallon and quart bags, plastic school boxes,
2nd grade:  pencils, crayons, tissues
1st grade:  fat markers, clorox wipes, dry erase markers, glue sticks
Special education:  hand sanitizers, tissues, 3 ring binders, notebooks, glue sticks
ELL teachers:  crayons
 
 
 
 
August 11, 2017
Announcements:
                  Clippers Game this coming Sunday August 20th spearheaded by Pete Georgiton Go to Club Runner to sign up. Tickets are $14 and game starts at 5:05.
                  Rotarians had a successful Wine Wednesday this past week. There will be a Wine Wednesday  on the 2nd Wednesday of each Month at The Village Wine Shop, 9280 Dublin Rd., Powell.
                  Next two Fridays we Roberta Kayne will be collecting electronics of all kinds to benefit MCS at T.O.U.C.H.
                  Next two Fridays Claudia Trusty will be collecting school supplies or money for school supplies.
                  This coming Tuesday there will be a marketing planning meeting at Wolf Lant’s office to come up with Blarney Bash marketing strategies.
Cindy Groeniger thanked everyone particularly Andy Keeler for their help at Irish Festival. All who participated had a great time and Andy did a great job organizing again this year.
Dave Williams was Sargent- at-Arms:
                  Guests: Price Finley District Rotary Foundation Chair
                                    John Mederos District Global Grant Chair
                                    Brad Reinbolt
                                    Steve Heiser Asst. Governor
                                    Frank Dilenschneider Rotarian Guest Hilliard Club
 
Nick Glimsdahl , Chair of the International Committee, introduced Mohan Viddam to present an update on the Global Grant for Water Purification  project to provide water purification equipment to villages in cooperation with  Community Pure Water (CPW) organization in the parts of India.
 
Mohan gave an impressive presentation of how the purification system actually works and how it is introduced to and set up in communities along with the corresponding commitment that needs to be made by the village and CPW. A big part of this is educating the villagers on the benefits of clean water and presenting it in a way to show the economic benefit to them and their families.
Dublin Irish Festival Weekend!  
 
Big thanks to Andy Keeler for once again coordinating our club's volunteer participation this year - the 30th Annual Dublin Irish Festival.  We have many club members volunteering time for beverage inventory control - ensuring that the adult festival goers are able to celebrate responsibly once again this year.  Numerous club members have volunteered for more than one 4-hour shift.  Andy will personally log about 40 hours Fri-Sun!
 
Announcements:
Don't throw out those unused, broken or outdated electronics. Roberta Kayne is organizing a drive to collect items for T.O.U.C.H., a group that helps previously incarcerated people learn new job skills by repairing broken electronics. Roberta says "if it plugs in, bring it!" Collection day is being planned but will probably be in September.
 
Presentation:
Today's speakers are well-known to us all: Bonnie Coley-Malir, Dwight Seeley and Wolf Lant. Today they shared some of their experiences at the 108th Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Over 33,000 attendees from 174 countries traveled to the convention to learn more about RI's efforts and plans for the 2017 - 218 Rotary year.
 
 
 

The 2017 Miracle League season was another great volunteer experience for many Dublin A.M. Rotarians and their family and friends!  

Our season ended on July 15th and we are already looking forward to next year!

A special thank you to the following Dublin AM members and their family and friends who volunteered this summer:

Cap Clegg

Mark Brubaker and his son Jack and friend Matt

Page Vornbrock and his daughter Kristin and grandson Beau

Grace Gushue

Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher

Ron Morgan and his wife Janis

Julie and David Rinaldi and their grandson Briden

Julie Rinaldi's brother-in-law Jon and nephew C.J.

Bill Rish

David Bentz

Dave Williamson

Joanne McGinty

Jim Warburton and his friend Ken

Gene Oliver

 

Go Dodgers!!!

 

Julie

 

Speakers Lilly Byrne and Matt Byrne
 
Our guest speaker today was a very impressive 12-yr. old young lady, Lilly Byrne, who was introduced by her Dad, Matt.
 
Lilly is a rising 7th grader at Weaver Middle School in the Hilliard district.   Lilly's extra-curricular interests include Entrepreneurship and Synchronized Swimming.  In swimming, Lilly's team made it to the Junior Olympics and placed 8th in the U.S.!  But, the main focus of Lilly's visit with our Club was her impressive entrepreneurial pursuits.
 
Lilly participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy which is a 30-week program designed to enable and empower children in grades 6-12 to identify their passions and transform their ideas into fully formed business or social movements.
 
Lilly's passion is to ensure that people have ready access to healthy food and snack alternative instead of unhealthy junk or fast foods.
 
Lilly developed her idea for a healthy snack vending operation called Love to go to Lilly's (www.lovetogotolillys.com).  Lilly developed a business plan and a sales pitch and competed "Shark Tank" style with 1,500 other participants across the U.S.  She was one of 100 finalists and finished 7th in the U.S.!  She has launched 2 vending machines and is looking to expand through a franchisee program.  She hoped to empower other young woman in a "Girl Powered" business. She intends to sell 5,000 healthy snacks by the end of this year, and she  would like to have over $100K in franchise revenue in 10 years.  Lilly's passion is for healthy food alternatives and choices for a healthy lifestyle.  She intends to donate a portion of her franchisee profits to local childrens' hospital nutrition programs.
 
Lilly is an inspiration, and we were privileged to have her speak to our club.
Announcements:
 
Welcome, Laurie Reinbolt , who was announced as our club's newest member.  Laurie and her husband are proud parents of a young son and daughter. Laurie's reasons for joining Rotary are to get involved and give back to the community. Laurie will definitely help keep our club great!  
 
Irish Festival Volunteers - we still need to fill approx. 40% of our Irish Festival volunteer spots. Please refer to the email sent by Bonnie previously, or reach out to Andy Keeler (andy.keeler@keelernadler.com), who will help you get signed up for a shift. The festival is in 2 weeks, so please sign up soon!
 
August 20th 5:30pm Columbus Clippers Outing - please mark your calendars for this upcoming social event.  More details forthcoming.
 
 
 
Announcements Today:
  • Julie announced Miracle League next team session will be at 10:45
  • Andy needs more volunteers for the Dublin Irish Festival
  • Peter announced the Columbus Clippers social event is 8/20
  • Claudia announced the Communications Committee is welcoming more volunteers and is meeting at 7 am next Friday-we need reporters and photographers
  • Unused or obsolete electronics will be collected-Roberta Kayne will email details
  • Nick announced a new member to the International committee will be arriving in about 8-9 months during Happy Bucks-please congratulate our future father
 
Guests at our meeting Friday July 14th:
Chris Amorose Groomes            City of Dublin City Council
Dana McDaniel                             City of Dublin City Manager
Greg Peterson                               City of Dublin Mayor
Heinz von Eckartsberg                 City of Dublin Chief of Police           
Tim Lecklider                                 City of Dublin City Council
Lynn May                                       Dublin Board of Education President
Stu Harris                                      Dublin Board of Education
Dr. Todd Hoadley                        Dublin Board of Education Superintendent of Schools (and Dublin AM Rotary member)
 
Our Meeting today was facilitated by our new President Bonnie Coley-Malir as she creates a greater understanding of the Opioid Epidemic in our community.   We were fortunate to have our  past President Ramona Penland-Coyle and Julie Erwin-Rinaldi as our speakers  as each have been affected by the challenge of Opiate dependency and are working in our community to conquer the epidemic’s effects on our loved ones and our community and our State.  A few facts that were shared with us:
  • Heroin was created as a pain killer in 1898 and has been used in the morphine and heroin forms.
 
 
This morning we enjoyed a wonderful presentation from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Melissa and Ashton brought four of their animal ambassadors so we could learn more about them and see close up how beautiful the animals are. Quite amazing!  What a great way to start the day.
Announcements:
  • Want to join a Dublin AM committee? Here are a few...
    • If you would like to offer an invocation to open our Friday meetings contact Faye Herriott
    • If you would like to serve on the Communications Committee as a reporter contact Claudia Trusty
    • Have ideas for our club social activities? Contact Peter Georgiton
    • Help our club and city as a Marshall for the July 4th Parade. Contact Dwight Seeley
    • If you are a veteran you can help lead the Pledge each Friday. Contact Dave Williamson
  • Bonnie sent out an invite for everyone to sign up to help our club at the Dublin Irish Festival. Your friends and family are welcome to help us at the very fun event. More volunteers, more fun!
  • Alan Abouhassen is heading up our Sponsorship Committee for the 2018 Blarney Bash and he is looking for a co-chair to help lead this effort.
Today's Speaker:  Lena Sloutsky
 
Wolf Lant introduced Lena Sloutsky with T.O.U.C.H., Teaching Opportunity Unity by Connecting Hearts.  As Board President for the group, Wolf knows first hand the work they do to help and support ex-offenders and at-risk men and women in Central Ohio.
Announcements:
 
Happy Memorial Day, everyone!
 
- We will not have meeting on Friday, June 2nd due to The Memorial Tournament.
 
- June 23rd is the Installation Dinner celebration at Bonnie's home. Please see the registration email from Dwight and RSVP.
 
- Our Dublin AM Rotary Foundation Board is seeking a new member to replace Dave Holliday, whose term is coming to an end July 1st.  Please reach out to Susan Robenalt if you are interested.
 
- June 9th Meeting will involve our Club's Communications tools and capabilities.