Rachel Lustig
Dec 09, 2022
Stay The Course Program
Dana McDaniel
Dec 16, 2022
Tribute to Dana's Years of Service
Dec 23, 2022
Dec 30, 2022
Susan West
Jan 06, 2023
Annual Club Meeting
Steve Stivers
Jan 13, 2023
Chamber of Commerce in Ohio
Dwight Seeley
Jan 20, 2023
Medicare Education

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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:  Because of the COVID-19 crisis our club is also meeting via Zoom and in person at CCMV. To learn about visiting us during a meeting, contact our Membership Chair.
In Memory of our friend, Peter Fuhlbrigge
Peter Martin Fuhlbrigge passed away suddenly on Friday November 11th, 2022 at the age of 64 years old. Peter was truly loved by his friends, family, and pets. His humor and wit made him the light in every room, and he was never afraid to ask for an extra side of bacon. He was a best friend to many, and will be deeply missed by all.
Pete Fuhlbrigge joined Dublin AM Rotary as a member in April 2002. He had long served on and most recently led the efforts of the Polar Bear Golf Open committee. He was a board member for the past several years and sat on many committees during his 20 years as a Rotarian. You could find him at a Friday morning meeting reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, talking and laughing amongst friends, and gearing up to share his next joke. We will miss his festive Christmas blazer and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army contributions at Kroger. Pete had a passion to help those in need and made sure that anyone participating was having a good time.
Pete's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dublin A.M. Rotary Club.  Donation information:
Mail check made out to :
Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation (a 501(c)3
P.O. Box 671
Dublin, OH  43017
Include In Memory of Pete Fuhlbrigge in the memo section. 
Dublin AM Rotary Club members may contact us to request an invoice in the amount you specify in your email.
Thank you.
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Salute to Veterans at our meeting on Veterans Day, November 11th. 
We heard about the amazing veterans support program that is taking place at Dublin Scioto High School and the outstanding work done at Dublin's own Resurrecting Lives Foundation for veterans with PSTD and TBI. 
We also received an update by our Veterans Affairs Committee on club actions and activities assisting and supporting veterans.  

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel



Our speaker on November 4th at Dublin AM Rotary was Moises Sifren, CEO of El Buen Samaritano Hospital in La Romana, Dominican Republic. He is also a member of the Rotary Club in La Romana and one of the Executive Directors of World Missions Partners. Moises stayed after the meeting to discuss further any in depth questions about mission work in the Dominican Republic and our mission there in March 2023.
Moises is the son of Haitian immigrants and was born in the Dominican Republic. He grew up living in a Batay, a poor community in the Dominican Republic sugar cane fields.
Moises currently lives and works in the Dominican Republic providing medical services to Dominicans as well as Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican Republic. He also built and operates a large private school for poor students in the Dominican Republic. He has a passion to help the poor and to provide them with care they may not otherwise have access to. He enjoys giving them hope for a brighter future. You will never meet a man with a bigger heart. Moises is the man that makes all the magic happen smoothly when missions teams come to serve in the La Romana region of the Dominican Republic.Moises has traveled far to come speak to our club.

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel

Sharon Kendall, Chair of the International Committee for Dublin AM Rotary, is planning a mission trip for any member of our Rotary Club who wants to volunteer to go the Dominican Republic on March 18 to 25, 2023. 
Moises Sifren, CEO of El Buen Samaritano Hospital in LaRomana, D.R. is presenting to our club meeting on November 4th to give us an overview of what the trip entails.  Hope you can attend on November 4th and/or join us in the Dominican Republic!  Contact Sharon Kendall if you are interested.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we heard an update about this issue in our community from Dr. Maria Houston, executive director of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence.  CHOICES is a program of Lutheran Social Services and operates the only shelter geared toward victims of domestic violence in Franklin County.  Dr. Houston is a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct professor in psychology at Columbus State Community College. 

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel




Committee members gave updates on what was going on with their committees and some members gave updates on their field trip to other Rotary Clubs.
Ryan Miller & Craig Krenzel, OSU Football Players in the 90s speaking to Dublin AM Rotary on Friday 10/21.
Photo of Craig Krenzel, Susan West, Asch Mikhail, Ryan Miller
Price Finley, our District Governor, gave us a lot to think about during his presentation at our meeting on Friday, October 7th.  He reminded us of some amazing things we no longer have to IMAGINE, due to the spirit and can-do attitude that Rotary brings to the table.  He also challenged us to IMAGINE what still needs to be done. 
Thank you for providing a warm welcome to our guests from Dublin Worthington, Marysville, and Worthington AM Rotary Clubs.  The room was brimming with great energy and fellowship.
Here is what I IMAGINE for the future:  continued positive growth in attendance at our Friday Meetings.  We have so much that we want to accomplish, but first and foremost, we need to see each other in person and re-establish the connection. 
My vision:  I IMAGINE a meeting room full of energy.  I IMAGINE members talking to members.  I IMAGINE how good this will feel to have the magic of fellowship back.
Let’s make it happen!
This week we heard about the Ohio University Dublin Campus.  Our featured speaker was William J. Burke, DO, who serves as Dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Heritage College) Dublin Campus, which opened in 2014. Dr. Burke has been actively involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education for over 25 years. He received his BA in history from Capital University and his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University.
Our feature speaker was Jimmy Stewart, the president of the Ohio Gas Association (OGA), whose members serve over 3.6 million customers in Ohio.  The primary functions of the OGA are to monitor and report on legislative, regulatory, and compliance activities.
His talk focused on three points: the supply side - sources of gas and price volatility; the demand side - the role that gas plays in maintaining a secure energy future; and the ever-increasing importance of gas to generate electricity.  

"Showers on Sunday morning held attendance down at the 3rd Annual Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show in the historic downtown Dublin, Ohio business district. When I arrived around 11 o'clock, only 18 cars had registered for the show. After the rain took a break for a few hours and the roads started to dry, the final registration reached 51 cars.

The show presented "Top 30" picks and a Best of Show.

Our good friends, Jeff Shankle and Dave Bratton received special awards. Jeff's 1972 Buick station wagon received the Woodhouse Day Spa's pick and Dave's 1937 Ford convertible received the "Wild Ride" award.

The Best of Show award went to the 1961 Morgan 4/4 Series III belonging to Chuck Putsch.



We asked Rick Stein for a return engagement speaking on Autonomous Vehicles. In this humorous overview of the talk Rick and Jason will be delivering, we can get a sense of the good time to come Friday morning at our meeting:
Jason Sudy and Rick Stein are co-researchers on issues surrounding autonomous technology related to land use, transportation and the overarching impact on cities.
Over the past six years they’ve conveyed ideas and predictions for the future to local, regional and national audiences with an accuracy rate that, had they been ballplayers instead of urban planners, would assure enshrinement in Cooperstown.
Uncontented with past triumphs, the team further extends these speculative claims based on real-world data, trends, and the abiding belief that nothing that allows corporations to make a ton of money is too weird to be considered possible. The group is also in the pre-pre-submittal stage for Nobel recognition, just as soon as they can find the online application form on the website.
As you can tell, we are in for good information, astute analytics, and good fun! See you Friday AM.  
This week's exciting program featured Dwight Smith. Dwight's many accomplishments as a business and community leader include CEO of Sophisticated Systems, Director of The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and member of the Nationwide Children's Hospital board of directors. When I spoke with him earlier this week, he reminded me, "those are things I do, not who I am." His talk is devoted to a program he co-founded - My Special Word (www.myspecialword.com).  

My Special Word is a not-for-profit program with the aspiration of inspiring our youth to think about the wonderful people they are and that they hope to become through the use of positive words.

Here are the values they seek to instill in young people:

- We believe that having positive self-esteem and a positive attitude are foundational to leading a happy and fulfilling life.

- We believe in honesty and openness in how we describe, define and share ourselves with others.

- We believe in mutual respect and honoring the view of others.

- We believe in personal accountability and to living our lives in a manner that is consistent with our personal values.

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel


Excerpt From an article in COLUMBUS MONTHLY:

"Dwight Smith's Quest to Empower Children Through Words" by Peter Tonguette

When is the last time you thought about how best to embody a word?

My Special Word co-founder Dwight Smith frequently asks young people to think about the words they use to describe themselves. In fact, when the Dublin resident introduces his program to children, he peppers them with questions.

After selecting a word they feel defines them—say, smart or caring—children explain their choice as well as how they express it in everyday life. “The fourth question is, ‘What can we do to help you become that very special person that you aspire to be?’” Smith, 63, says. “That’s simple, but it’s impactful.”

Smith, chairman and CEO of the technology services company Sophisticated Systems Inc., developed the nonprofit My Special Word with his wife, Renee, with the idea that language could be a change agent: If young people associate themselves with a positive word they can claim as their own, good outcomes can follow.

Where does your interest in working with young people come from?

When I was young, like maybe 20, 25 years old, I prayed the following prayer: “Lord, you have blessed me. What would you have me do with the talent and the opportunities that you have given me?” The answer, as clear as I’m talking to you, was, “Help my children.” There are a lot of causes to fight for—a cure for cancer, injustice, aging, domestic violence—but, for me, from the time I was in my early 20s, it was always on my heart to support and love children.  (More at https://www.columbusmonthly.com/story/lifestyle/2020/12/09/dwight-smiths-quest-to-empower-children-through-words/43276791/ )




This week we took an active look at our Brain Fitness and how Exercise Fitness relates to our Brain Health.  
David Zid  and Jackie Russell expand the fight for brain health every day through so many methods:
“All Together Now” – the Moving’ It! 5k Run/Walk Parkinson’s Disease benefit now includes the Alzheimer’s (AD) and MS communities every year.
Parkinson’s Delay The Disease Bootcamps every week in Columbus
Adult fitness and "Life Altering” Exercise programs
Teaching Certification for 35 states of therapists
MS appropriate fitness private & group sessions
Total HealthWorks is expanding its programs to improve brain health, serve more people living with neurodegenerative conditions, and grow our facility. Total HealthWorks gym with  moving to a new location for growth, equipment, and updates so we can help those afflicted with PD, AD, and MS. 
Jackie is an RN, BSN, CNOR and Co-founder of Total HealthWorks, Delay the Disease and member of the American council on exercise.
David is co-founder of Total Healthworks, Delay the disease, and as a graduate of The Ohio State University, is  also and ACE and APG certified trainer.
I love his sessions best for the strength training and Multi-tasking drills.
To see more photos from this or other meetings go to our Flickr page
Claudia Trusty, long-time member of Dublin AM Rotary, started a Peace Building committee with co-chairs Stef Morrow and Jill Kranstuber, during the pandemic to help address the spread of divisive and unproductive dialogue among neighbors and even families. We thought a Peace Pole would be a good symbol, a gentle reminder that Peace On Earth can be more than a motto. 
We approached Councilman Andy Keeler and Christine Nardecchia, Dublin’s Dir. of Outreach and Engagement, to see if that was a do-able project. They both quickly endorsed our efforts and directed us to City Manager Dana McDaniel. He was totally onboard, and asked us to think big. Big Peace Pole, more languages and definitely a very prominent location. 
Our partnership with the City allowed us to do that. We thank everyone who has collaborated with us: City Leadership, Planning and the Parks & Rec team who handled the installation and landscaping. And we asked Dublin school students to suggest which languages to include for the saying May Peace Prevail On Earth. 
This Peace Pole is one way in which Dublin AM Rotarians demonstrate our commitment to peace building through respectful conversations among diverse communities. We hope it serves as a reminder to those who see it that creating peace here and throughout the world is an inclusive effort. 
To see more photos of the Peace Pole Installation go to our Flickr album
We had the opportunity for our club to enjoy a private tour of the Transportation Research Center.  This is the largest vehicle test facility in North America.   
It has a 7 ½ mile oval track and offers many other tracks within the compound.  There are certainly unique capabilities at TRC.  It is a component of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor on Rt. 33.
This is a special opportunity Tour arranged by Lou Charobee for our Dublin AM Rotary Club and our guests, friends & spouses.  
Because it is not open to the public, there were no photos allowed except in the conference room and outside the front entrance.
LifeCare Alliance states" OUR GOAL:   Keeping people safe, independent, and living in their own homes – where they want to be!"
We welcomed Claire Eastman, Director, Corporate & Community Engagement for Life Care Alliance and Tricia Strahler, Director of Strategic Communications for Life Care Alliance.    
Claire discussed the Programs and Services  of LifeCare Alliance, where she is the Director of Corporate and Community Engagement. Claire oversees relationships for the Agency’s Advancement team including volunteer partnerships, in-kind donations, and outreach/public speaking engagements.  She is responsible for managing the recruitment, training, and retaining of over 7500 annual LifeCare Alliance volunteers. 
Claire also oversees the intake, pick-up, and placement of in-kind donations to the agency as well as our signature Senior Pet Care program.  Before coming to LifeCare Alliance, she worked in multiple management roles at Nationwide Insurance, NetJets Aviation, and Accenture.  Claire lives in Westerville, Ohio, with her husband of 9 years and between them, they have 5 kids ranging in age from a 17-year old Senior in High School to an almost 21-year old Senior in College. 
Tricia Strahler is a past president of Downtown Columbus Rotary. She has had her own marketing communications consulting agency and she led efforts that got the City of Columbus honored as the ICF’s 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year.  With LifeCare Alliance, she is responsible for marketing, branding, and public relations for all the agency’s programs and services.
This was very informative and interesting for our members!
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Our speaker this week, Jack Young, shared the Rotary International Shelter Box effort.
Truly an amazing Board leader, Rotarian, Presidential award winner, veteran and business founder.
A few of Jack's specifics:
  • Jack is a Level 5 Paul Harris Fellow
  • Jack has hosted 7 Foreign Exchange Students
  • Jack was District Governor in 20005/2006 in N.E. Ohio Rotary
  • Past Board of the Rotary Shelter Box for 7 years
  • Won Rotary Ambassador for Shelter Box of the Year 2015
  • Rotary Relations Care for 2 years
  • Chair Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians for South America, Central America, North America  
  • Rotary International Past President Cliff Dochterman Award in 2014
  • Board of Directors for The Children of The Dump in Chinnendega, Nicaragua
  • Contributed $1.4 M of goods collected for The Children in Nicaragua
  • Took 11 Mission Trips  
  • The Villas Nursing Home Founder and Board leader
  • 32nd Degree Mason
  • Winner of6 Presidential Winner of the Year Awards - Presidents Obama, Trump and G. W. Bush
  • Thank Jack for his service in the US Air Force, Viet Nam Era Veteran, 4 years
It was a great presentation on International Shelter Boxes  and plenty of Q& A about Jack’s Rotary leadership experiences! 
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Greetings, Dublin AM Rotarians:
Another year is here with a new President … with a major fear factor … “just don’t screw this up”.  However, when I look around the club, I see so much talent and desire to provide ‘service above self’, I am confident our members will keep the momentum going.  So here we go!
Besides keeping the good stuff going, my goal is to encourage fellowship via the following communication initiatives:
  • Walk With a Rotarian – Wednesdays at 7:30 AM – opportunity for members to enjoy
  • Use old school communication – phone calls and US Mail (bust through the plethora of email)
  • Get Back in The Habit – encourage more attendance at meetings and volunteer efforts with some new twists and ideas:
  1. Field Trip – August 5th – to get in the ‘Car Show’ spirit, we will tour the TRC (Transportation Research Center - 10820 State Route 347, East Liberty, OH 43319).  Lou Charobee coordinated this very special tour opportunity which is not open to the general public.
  2.  Rotary Club Field Trip – September 23rd – Members are encouraged to attend a different Rotary Club this week, to learn more about what other clubs are doing.  Board Members will help with coordinating car pools if needed.
  3. Multi Club Meeting – October 7th – District Governor Price Finley will join us at our meeting venue, along with the Marysville, Worthington AM, and Dublin Worthington Clubs to present District 6690 Efforts.
IMAGINE.  “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one …” These are John Lennon lyrics from the 1971 song, “Imagine”.  This song is featured as our Rotary theme for our 2022 – 2023 calendar year.  You will get tired of this song but I hope you will not tire of its meaning and what dreams our Dublin AM Rotary Club can achieve.
I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead our Dublin AM Rotary Club.  What I have found thus far is a ridiculous amount of talent within our club.  We are 90+ tireless members who continue to answer to the call.  We have 20 Board Members who commit to year round planning and execution.  We have 32 years of Past Presidents who provide wisdom and continued energy and enthusiasm.
If you IMAGINE – the possibilities are endless.  Let’s go!
The featured speaker for our meeting on July 15 was Robert Whitman,Director of the Leadership Institute,Union County Chamber of Commerce
Bob attained his Masters Degree and Undergraduate Degree from The Ohio State University. His Ph.D in educational administration is from Penn State University. He has been a school superintendent for 24 years, led as a school principal and started as an English teacher.  
Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in research and writing.  Books he has written include Planning, Promoting and Passing School Tax Issues, A Resource Manual for School Levy Campaign Leaders and Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians: The NFL’s Most Colorful Franchise, and Jim Thorpe: Athlete of The Century.
The retelling of the WW2 Airforce Doolittle Raiders story is a real treat for our club.
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Photos of induction of our new member, Erin Prescott; Robert Whitman, our speaker; and District Governor Price Finley.
Our new President, Susan West, spoke at this week’s meeting about her vision for our Dublin AM Rotary Club and the focus for this year.  Susan recently attended the Rotary Convention and reported on some of the ideas from the convention.
More about Susan West:

Susan’s leadership experiences include her current role as Private Banker and Vice President at The State Bank and Trust Company. Susan has worked in banking and finance since 1986. One of the things she enjoys about working at State Bank is the service-minded team approach; how the goals and needs of her clients always come first. As Vice President and Private Banker, she understands the complex financial situations and advanced service needs of her clients, and is confident in providing a range of products and services to help them meet their short-term and long-term goals.

Susan received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. She’s most proud that she and her husband raised their four children to be positive contributors to society. Speaking of kids, Susan is the ninth of ten kids in her family.

When she’s not working, she enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, including: biking, sailing, windsurfing, officiating rowing regattas, and attending OSU tailgates.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”   Susan has held several roles in our Rotary Club.  She is hoping you will join her in a "Walk with a Rotarian" this year - a new initiative Susan is starting...   stay tuned for more information.

To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Joining us on June 17th was Aaron Westbrook, CEO of Form5 Prosthetics, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering people to successfully interact with their world and their future. As part of its mission, Form5 is committed to providing custom-application prosthetics at no cost to recipients.

Despite being born with only one hand, Aaron didn't try out his first prosthesis until he was a freshman in high school. Unfortunately, it did not fit well – and it was expensive, especially considering that he would eventually outgrow it. Disappointed but not defeated, Aaron embarked on a do-it-yourself mission to make his own prosthesis.

At 15, Aaron designed and 3-D printed his own prosthesis utilizing New Albany School’s MIT Fabrication Lab. With the help of E-Nable, a global movement dedicated to 3D printing prosthetics hands and arms for those in need, Aaron collaborated with them to test their open-source designs.

Inspired to purchase his own 3D printer, he raised enough money through a Kickstarter campaign to make this a reality and then later launched Form5 Prosthetics. In its first year as an organization (2018), Form5 provided five recipients with prosthetic devices, held various fundraising events, and collected plastic waste that could be recycled into 3D printer filament material. Additionally, Aaron began bridging industries, inviting passionate, talented professionals to serve on Form5’s board of directors.

In conjunction with running a full-fledged nonprofit organization, Aaron recently graduated from The Ohio State University.  Aaron is also President Elect of the New Albany Rotary.

If you are looking for some inspiration, definitely watch this video on our YouTube Channel !!



This Friday our featured speaker is Shruti Gupta, Regional Director of Columbus Let Me Run. 
Let Me Run is a non-profit, curriculum based, wellness and run program for boys in grades 3rd-8th grade. We train volunteer coaches to guide boys through the lessons and trainings. The teams meet twice a week for 7 weeks, concluding in a 5K race to commemorate their social, emotional and physical growth. 
Shruti has served as a coach for 8 seasons and been on the board for several years. She became the RD in Spring 2021.  She is also a personal trainer and fitness instructor, for both youth and adults. She currently teaches classes at The Lagree Method, a fitness studio in Dublin. Shruti has 3 children, a junior at Jerome, an 8th grader at Eversole Run MS, and a 5th grader at Pinney Elementary.  Shruti was a special education teacher in Cincinnati Public Schools, prior to having children.