Speakers
Melissa Bogner
Mar 08, 2024
Dublin Education Foundation
John Diehl
Mar 15, 2024
Applied Insights Hartford Funds
Kori Hurley
Mar 22, 2024
Community Education, Washington Twp
NO MEETING
Mar 29, 2024
Michael Darling
Apr 05, 2024
Earth Month & Recycling
Interact Clubs
Apr 12, 2024
Year Review
Lewis Vanlandingham
Apr 19, 2024
Nat'l Alliance of Mental Health
Calvin, David L & Jon Lucas
Apr 26, 2024
Trusts Planning & Perspectives
Page Vornbrock
May 17, 2024
Past President Tribute
NO MEETING
May 24, 2024
NO MEETING
Jun 07, 2024
TBD
Jun 14, 2024
Ingrid Fields
Jun 28, 2024
Year in Review & Officer Installation
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Welcome to Dublin AM Rotary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our club is 100 members strong, working together to offer community service here at home in Dublin, Ohio, 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:  Our club is also meeting via Zoom. To learn about visiting us during a meeting or to get the Zoom link, contact our Membership Chair.
 
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Kerstin Carr, PhD shared updates from projects of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

Dr. Carr currently serves as Chief Regional Strategy Officer & Sr. Director of Planning at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). In this role, she leads and oversees large-scale regional planning initiatives, sustainability programs, and data projects that help empower and support community leaders to implement equitable and sustainable solutions around growth and development, housing, and greenspace that benefit every resident.
 
Dr. Carr is a founding board member of RAPID 5 and the former chair of the governance committee of the Neighborhood Design Center Board. As a certified professional coach, she is also a life coach to program participants of the Families Flourish non-profit organization. She previously chaired the Scenario Planning Consortium of the National Association of Regional Councils and was an advisory member to the OSU Center for Real Estate and a member of the Early Childhood Advisory Council. Dr. Carr is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Columbus, was part of the 2020 Future 50 class, and has a doctoral degree in geography from the University of Regensburg, Germany.
 
And we inducted three new members Ed Edin, Greg Topps and Sean Becker (bottom left and bottom right).
 
Photos are on our Flickr website.
 
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We were pleased to hear from Jenny Stotts an inspiring message about Rotary Membership.  Jenny is one of the most energetic leaders in our district and will be sure to reignite the spark in all of us to share the message of Rotary with prospective members.

Jenny R. Stotts, MS, LSW volunteers as an Assistant Rotary Coordinator in Rotary International Zone 30 and as the Public Image Chair in her local club. She is a major donor, a benefactor, a member of the Paul Harris Society, the Polio Plus Society and the Bequest Society. Each member of her family, including her two children, are Paul Harris Fellows. She is a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Athens Sunrise, a past Assistant Governor, and previously served as the Membership Chair in District 6690, creating several resources and toolkits that are now used worldwide. In 2023, she spearheaded an effort to train Rotary members across southern
Ohio in Mental Health First Aid. Her favorite Rotary activities include RYLA and Paddle for Polio Plus, an annual event featuring kayaks.

Professionally, Stotts was appointed in 2022 by Governor Mike DeWine to serve as Ohio’s first Youth Ombudsman. As Ohio’s Youth Ombudsman, she is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints and concerns submitted by foster youth, including suspected violations of Ohio’s foster youth bill of rights. She previously served for 9 years as the Executive Director of the Athens CASA/GAL Program and the Regional Coordinator of Southeast Ohio CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), supporting the development of three new court-based child advocacy programs in Appalachia. She developed a hybrid volunteer training program that has been scaled and implemented nationwide. Prior to that she worked as a children services investigator and worked in higher education at Ohio University’s Department of Social Work. She is a licensed social worker, a trauma specialist, and a trained forensic interviewer. Notably, she has taught courses on evidence-based communication, conflict resolution, and trauma-informed care. She holds a black belt in Lean Six Sigma and is a graduate of Leading in Appalachia. She has devoted her career to serving foster children. This work is near to her heart as she was adopted from the Ohio child welfare system and grew up in a foster home. She and her husband, also a Rotarian, continued the tradition, building their family through foster care adoption, as well. She is an outspoken advocate for youth voice and youth rights.

More photos are on our Flickr website.
 
Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel
 
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This meeting time was dedicated to assembling 100 bags of toiletry items for victims of human trafficking to be distributed by the Salvation Army.  Thanks to Claudia Trusty for organizing this project to show care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

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This meeting featured Dr. Sarah K. Douglas with an update on Ukraine.

Dr. Sarah K Douglas obtained her MA from the Ohio State University in 2010 and her Ph.D. from OSU in 2015. Her specialties include military history, disease history, medieval European history, and world history. Dr. Douglas has served as a Fellow at the West Point Summer Seminar in Military History; she has received eight Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences and Department of History Awards/Fellowships; two research fellowships from the Mershon Center for International Security Studies; and she has been awarded four dissertation fellowships from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee. She has four peer-reviewed articles, two editor-reviewed articles, and one edited volume now in print, while her dissertation manuscript is going through the editorial process in preparation for publication. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University, where she teaches various undergraduate courses covering topics from the Crusades to the Vietnam War. She also works as a Senior Lecturer at Norwich University, where she teaches graduate courses and advises Masters theses in both military history and global history.

Dr. Douglas was brought back by request from club members who heard her speak last year.  As Rotarians, caring about people all over the world is in our nature.  We appreciated the opportunity to come together to remember those continuing to suffer in Ukraine.
 
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Our meeting speaker was Diane Doucette is President and COO of Mount Carmel New Albany, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s and Mount Carmel Lewis Center.  With more than 30 years of experience in health care, she has been with Mount Carmel New Albany since its inception in December 2003.  Thanks to Diane’s guidance and leadership, Mount Carmel New Albany (MCNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized musculoskeletal surgical hospital built on providing an exceptional patient and family experience with clinical outcomes which are unparalleled. In addition to MCNA, she assumed the presidency of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s (MCSA) in 2020, a full-service inpatient hospital known for its Women’s Health Center.  Today, she is the Executive Sponsor for the Mount Carmel Dublin campus projected to open in 2025.


Prior to becoming president of Mount Carmel New Albany in 2015, Diane served in several leadership positions at various health systems across administration and clinical services.  Diane was a principal in a consulting firm for 20 years across the country as a subject matter expert in periop efficiencies, patient experience and architectural design of hospitals.  She is a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.  She currently serves as a board member for the Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital and Easton Surgery Center.

Diane received her nursing education from Canadore College in Canada, her bachelor's degree in business administration from Otterbein University and her master's degree in business administration from Franklin University.

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During this meeting, we took Flight with NetJets as their team members Sara Abele and Halle Markwas (Dublin AM Rotary Club Member) pulled back the curtains and showed us what’s behind the world’s largest, leading private jet company.  We learned about what sets this Columbus-based company apart and what it’s like onboard a NetJets aircraft.

Sara is Senior Vice President of Sales at NetJets. During her 19 years at NetJets, she has held a variety of roles in customer service and sales, now focusing on customer accounts and new business development in Ohio and Michigan.

Halle is the Senior Project Manager on the Global 5 Senses Team, a unique team dedicated to curating the onboard experience for Owners and creating that ONLY NetJets experience.  Halle has over a decade of project management experience and is a former luxury hotelier and Certified Meeting Professional.
 
 
More photos are on our Flickr website
 
Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel
 
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Our apologies to David Uhl, District Governor, who was scheduled to speak before the meeting was canceled due to snow.  David Uhl will be rescheduled to speak on a future date.  
 
While we didn't get to gather, it was a beautiful snowy day in Dublin, Ohio.  Enjoy that winter weather, Rotary!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Christi Scott Bartman has been involved in anti-human trafficking efforts in Ohio for over a decade. She is the founder of Eyes Up Appalachia, an anti-human trafficking initiative focusing on the Appalachian Counties of Ohio. She operates as a compassionate catalyst to push for better ways to address human trafficking and the vulnerabilities that underlie it. In 2021 she received The Social Justice Leader Award from the University of Toledo's Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute, was a semi-finalist in the Everyday Heroes of Central Ohio and was chosen as one of the inaugural fellows for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohioan 2022. In 2023 she was awarded the Everyday Ohio Heroes Award for the Southeast Region by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund. She served as the Co-Chair of the Ohio Attorney General's Trafficking Commission Research/Gap and Data Analysis Subcommittee until January 2022 and continues to serve on that subcommittee. Christi is an Air Force Veteran.
 
 
Christi also shared these links and resources:
 
Christi's website http://eyesupappalachia.org/ has lots of resources that are divided into interest groups - all focused on general audiences, not just the Appalachian area. If anyone would like to follow-up on familial trafficking, there are some great podcasts and information under that tab. https://www.eyesupappalachia.org/familialtrafficking 
 
Another resource -  “Be Safe, Know Safe, Stay Safe” campaign. You can access the social media posts at https://www.eyesupappalachia.org/safeperson . If anyone is interested in posting that on their social media that would be great! 
You can also see the Resource Guide that was referenced on that postcard at https://www.eyesupappalachia.org/resource-guide-on-safe-social-media-use . It is full of mostly national resources and tips for individuals in age appropriate ways. It is not limited to the Appalachian area. 
"Please feel free to share the above links . I had so many positive responses that I would love for them to know I truly appreciate their interest and concern for those that fall victim to human trafficking!"
 
Photos of our team putting together toiletries kits for the victims of sex trafficking at Gracehaven on the left.
 
More photos are on our Flickr website
 
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We were pleased to hear from our club member Dr. Tom McGloshen addressing life transitions.
 
Thomas H. McGloshen, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Independent Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.  Formerly Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at The Ohio State Wexner College of Medicine, he is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy,
 
After serving a Presbyterian pastorate in Russellville, Kentucky, from 1963 to 1968, he accepted the position of Pastoral-Alcoholism Coordinator at the Barren River Comprehensive Care Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he was subsequently appointed Director of Emergency Services, Director of Staff Development and Training, and Supervisor of Outpatient Services.  In 1978 he came to Ohio to provide career development counseling to church professionals.  He began private practice in 1981.
 
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. McGloshen has held part-time faculty appointments at the University of Kentucky (Hopkinsville) Community College, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Western Kentucky University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, the University of Dayton, The Ohio State University, the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and National University (formerly North Central University).
 
Dr. McGloshen received the B.A. from Centre College of Kentucky, the M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary, the M.A. (in Psychology) from Western Kentucky University, and the Ph.D. (in Family Relations and Human Development) from The Ohio State University.
 
In 2014, The Ohio Association for Marriage and Family presented Dr. McGloshen the Award of Honor for the Advancement of the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. “His greatest contribution,” it was noted, is “his willingness to continue to teach and develop individuals in our field.  His investment is carried forward by each person he has supervised and is handed down to the next generation of MFT’s.”  This is the second time Dr. McGloshen was so honored by the Association. In 1988, he received the Award of Honor for his contribution to psychotherapy, education, research, and to the Ohio Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 
 
In 2011, Dr. McGloshen was presented the Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award by the Ohio Counseling Association as a person "who has shown long, consistent and distinguished service to the counseling profession and who has shown exemplary caring for people." He was also a 1988-1989 Fellow at the Institute for Humanities and Medicine.
 
He served as member and Chair of the Marriage and Family Therapists Professional Standards Committee of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. He is past-president of the Ohio Council on Family Relations, the Columbus Chapter of the Association for Psychological Type, and the Tri-State Group Psychotherapy Society. He is a member of the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family.
 
In addition to serving on the editorial boards of the Career Development Quarterly and the Journal of Counselor Practice, he has also published in the areas of marital relations, child management, older recent widows, education, alcoholism as a family disease, and career development.
 
More photos are on our Flickr website
 
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We all gathered to assemble “Snowman Gloves“ for the kids of the Dublin Food Pantry.  Scott from the Dublin Food Pantry was on hand to take the finished gloves in time to spread some extra holiday cheer to pantry clients.  We appreciate everyone’s help, with a special thanks to Claudia Trusty, who ordered all the supplies!
 
More photos available on our Flickr site
 
 
 
 
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It was festive holiday-themed fellowship meeting.  This joyful meeting was arranged thanks to Gene Oliver and Barb Anderson. They also arranged live music which was performed at the open and close of the meeting!  

Julie Erwin Rinaldi led a special invocation followed by a gratitude exercise.

A moment of silence was observed in honor and memory of Daryl Schorsten.  Members shared their memories of Daryl and how they knew him, some going back to high school.

More photos are on our Flickr website

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Thanks to our meeting speakers Lili C Reitz, Esq. and Rob Graessle, DO, for discussing Fund The Climb Foundation.  The mission of Fund The Climb Foundation is to remove barriers that stand in the way of patients seeking treatment for the brain disease of addiction. 

Lili C Reitz, Esq., a licensed attorney and executive director of Fund The Climb Foundation.  She worked at the Attorney General’s Office for 5 years, and as an agency director for the state of Ohio for 20 years.  Ms. Reitz served as the compliance officer for an addiction treatment facility prior to her current position.

Rob Graessle, DO, an emergency medicine physician.  He worked in the ER at Grant Medical Center for 10 years, seeing the impact of the opioid epidemic.  As a result, he left Grant and in August of 2020, opened Basecamp Recovery Center, an addiction treatment center in Franklinton, on the near west side of downtown Columbus.
 
We were also reminded of the flurry of volunteer and giving opportunities with Dublin AM Rotary this holiday season.  Please see the sign up for Red Kettle Bell Ringing in support of Salvation Army.  We will pass-the-hat again next week to collect donations for our holiday adopt-a-family efforts supporting clients of Salvation Army and Syntero.
 
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A letter to our members from Fund the Climb:
 
Thank you for the opportunity to share the work we are doing to help patients who seek treatment for the disease of addiction.  These are the people who are often overlooked in our community.  They are suffering from a brain disease that has taken over their lives, and when they take the brave step to ask for help, we at Fund The Climb Foundation want to give them the best opportunity to succeed.  We do this by removing the barriers they face, such as the lack of safe, sober housing, lack of transportation, food insecurity and personal hygiene needs. 
Our Peaceful Living United + Sober (PLUS) Housing Program provides beds to the most vulnerable patients in the early stages of treatment.  We provide transportation and bus passes to patients in need.  We provide lunch, food bags and Kroger gift cards to hungry patients.  We provide care packages to patients who have personal hygiene needs.  When these basic needs are addressed, the patients can focus on the treatment they need that will save their lives.  In time, and with hard work and support, they can rejoin our community and their families hopeful and healthy, and with the tools they need to lead transformed and productive lives.
We cannot do all this without support.  Every donation is used to remove the barriers patients face when seeking help from this deadly disease.  We have a fundraising page that gives you the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of those wishing to break the cycle of addiction and enter treatment. 
Here is the link:
You can also text FUNDTHECLIMB to 44-321  
Thank you again for the opportunity to attend your December meeting, and for your support!  We look forward to working together in the future!
Sincerely,
FUND THE CLIMB FOUNDATION
 
LILI C. REITZ, Esq,
Executive Director
 
 
 
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Our meeting speaker was Warren Motts, Founder and Chief Curator of Motts Military Museum in Groveport.  Warren E. Motts, a graduate of Groveport-Madison High School, joined the Ohio National Guard at the age of eighteen. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After his training he was sent to Ft. Monmouth, NJ where he was trained as a photographer. He was in the ONG for nine years obtaining the rank of Staff Sgt. in charge of the Photographic Section, HQ & HQ, 37th Infantry Division.

He also obtained a job in the photographic department at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, receiving a secret and top secret security clearance working on government projects. At Battelle he met Daisy Blair and they were married. They have two children Wayne and Lori, three grandchildren Brittney, Taylor, and Lexi. He was the owner of Motts Photographic Center, Inc. for 25 years. He is past president of The Professional Photographers of Ohio, The American Society of Professional Photographers, and The Professional Photographers of America and has many degrees and awards from these organizations. He founded Motts Military Museum Inc. in his home in 1988 and moved to the present location in 1999, where the museum continues to thrive and expand.

Photos of this meeting and other meetings are on our Flickr site.
 
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This meeting was full of energy as we heard from former OSU football players Ryan Miller and Craig Krenzel.
 
These football experts shared their take on the season thus far and predictions for the end of the season.  We also learned about the mission of 2ND & 7 and what our club is doing to support their work.  Their mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young community athletes to pay it forward.
 
Julie Rinaldi and Ingrid Fields presented Ryan Miller with a $2,000 check for 2nd & 7 as part of our Literacy Project.
 
Ingrid Fields displayed the certificates and awards that Dublin AM Rotary received at the District Awards Program - photos below.
 
Wolf Lant received the District Rotarian of the Year Award at the District Awards Program. - photo below
 
 
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More Photos are available on our Flickr site.
 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks to our very own club member Dr. John Marschhausen for enlightening us on current strategic plans for Dublin City Schools and the potential impact of a levy on the ballot next week.
 
Dr. John Marschhausen is the Superintendent of the Dublin City School District.  John is in his nineteenth year as a school Superintendent with six additional years as a high school principal and six years as a classroom teacher.  John also serves as Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University and as a member of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Executive Workforce Board.
 
John believes successful leaders build trust through their actions and relationships; he knows that culture eats strategy for lunch.  John and his wife, Susan, are the proud parents of two current Ohio State Buckeyes.
 
Photos of this meeting and other meetings are on our Flickr site.
 
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Thank you to our speaker, Michael Wilkos of United Way of Central Ohio, who spoke about central Ohio growth patterns and demographics, the second part of a presentation he has been working on for about 40 years! 
 

Michael Wilkos is Senior Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Central Ohio.  His team develops strategies to invest in and improve our community.  Prior to his current role at United Way, Michael was Director of Community Research at The Columbus Foundation.  During his tenure at the Foundation he initiated and managed competitive grant-making to support holistic community revitalization in the Weinland Park neighborhood.  Throughout his career he has also led many initiatives to coordinate volunteers and funders in developing and implementing strategies supporting housing and community safety programs.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from The Ohio State University.  He has served on many boards including: United Neighborhood Centers of America, Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Neighborhood Design Center.

Photos of this meeting and other meetings are on our Flickr site.
 
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Our speaker was Bruce Barnes, an award-winning faculty member at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, speaking on the theme of, "Chat GPT, Bard, AI, Oh My! Separating hype from reality."
 
As a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and MIS, Mr. Barnes instructs in both the undergraduate and graduate level programs. In addition, Mr. Barnes is also the co-founder and on-going co-producer of the industry acclaimed “Digital Solutions GalleryTM” series, nationally hosted out of The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering.  Coincident to his current faculty role, Mr. Barnes is the founder of BOLD VISION®, a senior consulting
consortium of “C Level” executives, focused on building an active and creative network of senior leaders devoted to sharing best practices, leveraging their strengths and perspectives, and raising the level of digital and leadership “literacy” within their own organizations. He also continues to serve on multiple industry advisory boards and as an executive coach and advisor to a number of noted senior executives.  He also serves as an Executive Consultant for Business Development Specialists Inc. (BDS), based out of Phoenix AZ.  BDS is an innovative firm providing trusted solutions to clients seeking greater levels of business success.

Mr. Barnes has over forty years of experience as a senior executive in the technology arena, including multiple influential CIO leadership roles up to and including the Fortune 100 level. He has a multi-industry background, and has received numerous industry accolades, including having been once recognized as one of this country’s most noted CIOs.  A former officer in the United States Army, Mr. Barnes remains a frequent, visible and familiar voice at national industry events and in major industry publications.
 
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Our meeting speaker was Ed Zirkle, a world traveler, storyteller, and documentarian. Ed has worked for several newspapers including the Louisville Courier Journal, the Evansville Courier & Press, and the Mansfield News Journal. He has worked with the Associated Press Wire Service, United Press International Wire Service, and was represented by Woodfin Camp and Associates, SIPA France, and Image Brokers. Ed's work has extended far beyond covering local events - he has documented Ukraine, Cuba, Nicaragua and events around the US such as presidential elections, Kentucky Derby, Indy 500, PGA Golf, Rose Parade, Rose Bowl. Plus cultural gathering; Inter Trible Indian Ceremonial and Amish life.
 
Ed has taught photography at The Ohio State University and at Columbus State Community College. He also served as Education Chairman for the annual Ohio News Photographers Association conference. Ed opened the first photography gallery in Columbus and worked on the revival of a 1930 Paramount movie theater in Mansfield, Ohio where they hosted the Miss Ohio Pageant, classical, jazz and rock groups, and classic movies.
 
Ed is a proud member of Tri-Village Rotary and has been a Rotarian off and on since 1994. He is also a member of National Press Photographers Association, Ohio News Photographers Association and an original member of Nikon Professional Services. With many local and national awards for his photography from National Press Photographers Association and the Ohio News Photographers Association, Ed has learned that photojournalism isn’t something he does, it’s something he lives.
 
Photos of this meeting and other meetings are on our Flickr site.
 
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Our speakers were three members of the Dublin AM Rotary Club: Sharon Kendall, Roberta Kayne, and Rolly Pagniano, along with one non-member, David Deuschle, Sharon's friend.  They went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in March 2023 sponsored by Dublin AM Rotary and in conjunction with World Mission Partners!  Also, Rolly's wife, Lisette Pagniano, who was instrumental in staffing the Dental Clinic, was in attendance.  
 
This team partnered with a non-profit hospital in LaRomana called El Buen Samaritano (Good Samaritan) serving some of the most vulnerable people in the Dominican Republic. Activities supported general dentistry, fluoride treatments, medication, reading glasses distribution, and donations of food and other basic need items.
 
Thanks to this group of members for keeping the international connections of Rotary present of mind.  They presented great stories with inspirational photography.  We hope you will think about participating in the next mission trip likely to take place in 2025.
 
Additional media is available on our Flickr site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This meeting's presentation was on the Dublin Historical Society from speakers Tom Holton and Clay Rose.
Tom Holton grew up in London, Ohio.  He Graduated from Miami University in 1972 and was commissioned 2nd Lt. USMC from the Navy ROTC program. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972-1979.  He went on to work in training and development with Marriott Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland before returning to Ohio to work in the Training Department with Wendy’s International in Dublin.  He then worked in Training and Human Resources with Abbott Laboratories Ross Division for 16 years.

Tom served in a variety of Scouting leadership roles with Scouting USA including Cub Scout Cubmaster, Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman, and Buckeye District Commissioner.  He is a founding member and past president of Leadership Dublin and has participated in the program since its beginning in 1997.  Tom served on the City of Dublin Architecture Review Board from 2003-2009.  Tom met his wife Gayle at Miami University and they married in 1972.  They have one son and three grandchildren.
 
Clayton Rose III is a lifelong resident of Dublin.  Clay graduated from Dublin schools in 1970 and The Ohio State University in 1974.  He is a retired CPA having practiced accounting for 44 years, including 38 years with Rea & Associates Inc. and its predecessors in their Dublin office.

Clay is a 42-year member of the Kiwanis Club of Dublin, including serving twice as the club President and for more than 30 years as Treasurer.  He has provided leadership on the Visit Dublin board for 35 years, including serving twice as board President and for more than 25 years as Treasurer.  He has also provided many years of service and leadership to the Dublin Irish Festival committee, Dublin Historical Society board of trustees, Dublin Historic Task Force, and City of Dublin Tax Board of Review.  He was inducted into the Dublin Schools Hall of Fame in 2012 and has received alumni recognitions from OSU.  He and his wife Lynn have three children.
 
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Tom Barry discussed Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Franklin County.  Please note the meeting also included introduction of special guests from Japan-American Society of Central Ohio (JASCO).

Tom Barry is a retired attorney, business redeveloper and fundraiser. Originally from New York, Tom practiced law in New Jersey, where he also volunteered as guardian ad litem in child abuse and neglect cases. After retiring from his law practice, Tom moved to Chicago. While there, he had the opportunity to consult with the City of Chicago Human Services Department to help identify the needs and obtain funding for the 162 homeless services providers and shelters in Chicago.

Tom moved from Chicago to Columbus in 2003 to take a fundraising position at Faith Mission and Lutheran Social Services. He then assisted the Ohio History Connection with fundraising. From there he became executive director at Columbus Humane for 2 years to help with fundraising and administration restructuring. Tom retired in 2019 as a major gift fundraiser for the Ohio Living Foundation.

Tom has been a CASA of Franklin County guardian ad litem since 2012. He is currently the board president of Friends of CASA of Franklin County.

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This meeting was spent prepping bags that will be used by LifeCare Alliance for Meals-on-Wheels.  The Dublin AM Rotary Club proudly supports Meals-on-Wheels and has adopted an area route for weekly meal delivery.
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Dublin AM Rotary Club Launching Community Veterans Project
 
The Veterans Affairs Committee of the Dublin AM Rotary Club is partnering with Dublin-based Resurrecting Lives Foundation  (RLF) to sponsor and promote a community and region-wide art project to benefit RLF’s programs assisting veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  The project is also joining forces with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Rotary District 6690, and veteran’s groups that are aligning to address the increasing numbers of veteran suicides through the nationwide Stop Soldier Suicide project.
 
The RLF/Dublin AM Rotary Club partnership is unique in many aspects.  The project had its origin with a 3-D art piece by Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Joe Pisano that featured a background painting of a military scene that utilized a blend of canvas, metal, wood and paint into three dimensional tributes to the sacrifice, duty and  honor of military service members and veterans. 
 
His collection began with a flag-oriented painting titled “Stand Together – A Veterans Flag” which featured a waving flag painting that was enhanced with painted drywall screws that were installed at various depths to provide the 3-D effect.  The   collection has expanded to over seven patriotic paintings depicting World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Conflict, the Global War on Terrorism, Tomb of the Unknown, and Freedom Wall. 
 
The Dublin-based RLF has sponsored a painting titled “ The Global War on Terrorism” that includes a like-sized set of boots, rifle, helmet with approximately 6000 drywall screws.  The flag in the picture is at half-staff to honor those who lost their lives in the global war on terror along with over 1,000 official sized dog tags. 
 
RLF and Dublin AM Rotary club have joined efforts with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce to sponsor another painting of a waving American flag with a combination of drywall screws, and featuring a canvas border that will be signed by local veterans and family members on behalf of veterans in their family.  The  project, a joint public display and fundraising initiative, has  been designated “Veterans Stand Together Across America” or VSTAA. The plan is will be to have a “travelling art project” designed to be displayed throughout central Ohio cities, towns, and communities to enable veterans from the area to be a part of the project and recognized for their service and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation. 
 
The goal of VSTAA is to enable the public to become aware of the terrific need for awareness and assistance required for veterans who have encountered PTSD, TBI, or significant issues leading the to contemplate suicide - that America cares about its veterans, the desire to support and assist them in becoming aware and seek proper treatment for their issues and know that their service was not in vain or unappreciated. 
As the travel schedule for the VSTAA project is finalized look to your community bulletin boards for the date and times it will be arriving in your areas in the following weeks.  Additional information on the project can be obtained by contacting RLF or Dublin AM Rotary Club officials.
 
 
The Vietnam War panel entitled "Welcome Home" pays tribute to the iconic statue of three soldiers returning from patrol. The panel, created with over 20,000 screws, also reflects the environment Vietnam Veterans recall - monsoons and jungle. One Veteran suggested a red, white, and blue theme. The question Joe asked himself when creating this piece was, “How can I make these soldiers look like superheroes?”  The answer was creating red, white and blue lightening bolts in a stormy monsoon jungle. 
 
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Shirley is a native of Vinton County, Ohio and the eldest of nine children. For 34+ years she was an administrative staff member in The Ohio State University’s College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (now Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences). Her responsibilities included budgeting, long-range planning, and staffing. She was also involved with programs in India, Brazil, Somalia, Uganda, Poland, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.  After retiring with Emeritus status, she enrolled at OSU as a non-traditional undergraduate student, receiving BA in English—40 years after graduating from high school!

Following retirement, her time has been devoted to volunteer activities, both short- and long-term, including serving as delegation leader for numerous international exchanges in dozens of countries on six continents.  She is the fourth woman inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame, and second woman in Farm Science Review Hall of Fame.  She is also member of Vinton County 4-H Hall of Fame.

Shirley has been honored for her work, both professional and volunteer at the local, national and international levels, including the Robert M. Duncan Alumni Citizenship Award as an alumna who has exemplified “Disciplina in Civitatem” (Education for Citizenship); the Everett Reese Medal for exceptional service in private philanthropy; The Columbus Foundation’s Acorn Award; the Eisenhower Distinguished Service Award; OSU’s Outstanding Staff Award and its Distinguished Service Award. And, for her work following the 9/11 terrorist activities, she received the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The date on which this honor was received was December 7, 2007—an extremely emotional event—occurring on Pearl Harbor Day for another event that, as President Roosevelt said, “will live in infamy.”  And—Shirley’s efforts to establish a scholarship benefiting the young people of the communities that cared for her following the 9/11 terrorist attacks are included in the hit Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY.  She and the famous actor who portrays her have become good friends.
Photos of this meeting and other meetings are on our Flickr site.
 
Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel.
 
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