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Bruce Barnes
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Michael Wilkos
Oct 27, 2023
Changing Demographics In Central Ohio
Dr. John Marschhausen
Nov 03, 2023
Dublin City Schools
Jimmie Bell, Ryan Miller, Craig Krenzel
Nov 10, 2023
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Lili C. Reitz, Esq
Dec 01, 2023
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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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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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
The 5th Annual Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show was held on Sunday, September 3. 
Congratulations to Lou Charobee and all the volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and Rotaractors for a fabulous car show this year. Links to event photos follow.
Aerial Photos (from atop the garage)
Also here is a link to our feature article on Car Show Talk - just scroll down until you get to Dublin AM Rotary.  
Any of these photos can be downloaded from our Flickr site and/or printed through Flickr.
Twenty four trophies were presented plus the Best of Show. Of the 24 awards, six were special category awards. These included Sports Car, Rotarian, Veterans Award, Motorcycle Pick, Judge's Pick, and a Memorial Trophy honoring Pete Fuhlbrigge, our Dublin AM Rotarian who passed away last fall.

Here are the cars that received the special category awards: (a few photos courtesy of Car Show Talk)

BEST OF SHOW -  1940 Ford Panel Truck.  - Owner - Harry Ours,

Pete Fuhlbrigge Memorial Award - 1967 Austin Healy 3000 - Owner Matt Swan
Veterans Award - 2017 Corvette Grand Sport - Owners Rick & Cindy Frye
Rotarian Award - 1981 Jeep CT - Owner Steve Schmitt
Judges' Pick - 1961 Chevy Impala - Owner Joe Wood
Motorcycle - 2021 Can Am Spyder Rt Ltd - Owner Ted Krouse
Sports Car - 1962 Corvette - Owner Deam Lampman
As a reminder, not only is this event a fantastic opportunity to connect with the community to share information about Rotary in a high visibility event in downtown Dublin, it is also a fundraiser for the Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to the 5th year of this successful event!
Chief Justin Páez leads the Dublin Police Department, focusing on the leadership, direction, guidance and management of the agency. The chief directs and manages all functions of the department, through a strong partnership with the bureau commanders, to ensure that laws and ordinances are enforced ethically and impartially.
Chief Páez began his career in law enforcement in 2001 and has been a member of the Dublin Police Department since 2003. During his 22 years of public service, Chief Páez has held numerous roles, eventually serving as the seventh chief of police for the Dublin Police.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University and his Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Change from Tiffin University. In 2022, Chief Páez completed the Northwestern University Leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online program focused on managing and leading transformative change.
He is also a graduate of leadership courses from the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as chair of the association’s leadership committee. Chief Páez has been appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine as a representative to the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. He and his wife, Abby, are proud parents of five children and active members in the Dublin community.
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.
Dublin AM Rotary Club works year-round to gather support for significant causes in our community; one of the more important over the last year has been giving to and promoting the capital campaign for a larger and more accessible location for the Dublin Food Pantry.  The reasons for the move from the current pantry location in historic Dublin are myriad, including an increase from 1,800sf to 7,750sq feet to support the more than 32,000 people served annually by the pantry, an increase of more than 200% since 2019.  Dublin Food Pantry and Dublin AM Rotary member Dinky was our meeting speaker and tour guide for the new site, anticipated to open in the coming weeks.  
Denise Youngsteadt-Parrish, who goes by Dinky, has 30+ years’ experience helping people in need. She has spent her professional career working in not for profits serving individuals and families experiencing the crisis of interpersonal violence, poverty and sexual assault. She brings varied leadership experiences from the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks, Lifeline of Ohio, Columbus Humane and Columbus Parks and Recreation.  
Dinky completed her undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from the Ohio State University.  While attending OSU she received the highly competitive Critical Difference for Women Scholarship.  She earned her Masters of Science in Professional Advancement and Community Leadership from Duquesne University in 2010. She has recently taken a break from completing her Educational Doctorate Degree from Walden University in Adult Education and Learning focusing on the impact of trauma on adult learning.  Denise received the Dublin Chamber of Commerce President’s Award in 2021. Recently nominated and received the Living Faith Award. 
Sensei Parrish is a black belt first degree in Wae Kune Do Karate.  She is the mother of two children, and has four grandchildren and one great nephew. Additionally, Dinky had the life changing experiences of growing up in East Africa; Sudan, Algeria and Ethiopia, her father worked for USAID.  She is also the proud recipient of the NAACP Freedom Fund Award, has an honorable mention in a book and film and has been published ECRP. Vol 3 No 2 Multicultural Education.
More photos are available on our Flickr site.
The Franklin County Office on Aging exists to provide resources and services for all residents in Franklin County, ages 60 and older, to assist them in maintaining their independence and age in place within their own home.  The Franklin County Office on Aging is fully funded by a county levy which has been overwhelmingly approved by Franklin County voters for the past thirty (30) years. 
Dennis Wheeler, the Outreach Supervisor with the Franklin County Office on Aging, will provide a brief overview of the agency and services provided.  Mr. Wheeler has been with the Franklin County Office on Aging for six (6) years and was previously employed with the Ohio Department of Insurance / Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program.  
This informative presentation will help you understand how you, your family, your neighbors and your community can benefit from the Franklin County Office on Aging's many programs and resource connections that expand access to prescriptions, food, health clinic services, utility and other subsidies, health screenings, employment services, legal aid services, household budget management assistance, volunteer services, support services, caregiver consultation & other services, senior fitness centers, respiratory services, deaf/blind specialized services, hearing/screening/aids, refugee support services, communication interpretative services, and intergenerational services.
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.
Meeting speaker Brent Huston shared Practical Cyber Security Information.
Brent covered examples of emerging threats and the basic blocking and tackling that everyone should do in the modern, connected world.

Brent is an expert-level security & criminal researcher with a history of innovative approaches, responsible disclosure, rational  control development & substantial findings. He has experience with IoT, ICS/SCADA, utility & critical networks including threat modeling, segmentation, pen-testing, protocol/process/business logic weaknesses & incident response. His deep knowledge areas include application security, fuzzing, honeypots, open source intelligence & attacker deception/tampering. 

To date, Brent has brought more than a dozen technology products to market & holds two US patents. He acts as an advisor, mentor & investor in multiple technology companies around the world. Brent has reviewed hundreds of products for security & scalability, prepped many entrepreneurs for funding & performed market & trend analysis for several highly recognizable brands & product companies.

His background includes educating boards about risk management & technology issues, mentoring executives/regulators & working as a part of a US Congressional Oversight Committee task force. He has earned the following recognitions: BBB Torch Award, US DOE Gold Medal & ISC2 Lifetime Community Service award. 
Imerman Angels is a one-on-one cancer support community that matches cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers to provide supportive connections.  Through a personalized matching process, cancer fighters are connected with someone who has experienced a similar cancer situation (a Mentor Angel).  While each cancer experience is unique, Mentor Angels are matched by similar age, gender, cancer type and stage, giving fighters the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from a peer.  Their motto is that "Someone Understands."
Vicki Bender was an international flight attendant for many years with Delta Air Lines.  She heard about Imerman Angels while living in Chicago eight years ago.  Her father died of cancer, so she was drawn to share the mission at local cancer centers and events.  She relocated to Ohio two years ago, after retirement, to be close to family.  Realizing there is a need to spread the word in the Midwest, she continues sharing her passion for Imerman Angels and their peer-to-peer support program. 
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Our speaker was Bill Stanley, Director of The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and Board Member of RAPID 5, introduced by Erin Prescott. 
Starting with The Nature Conservancy in 1999, Bill Stanley was previously the director of conservation and is now the director of The Nature Conservancy in Ohio. In this role, he leads a team of over 60 staff members throughout Ohio working to secure clean waters for all, conserve climate-resilient lands, drive science-based action on climate change, and support conservation beyond our state’s borders. Prior to these roles in Ohio, he lived for 10-years in Washington, DC and led a team working on forests and climate change for The Nature Conservancy globally. He is proud of the tangible results he and his teams have achieved through conservation in forests, freshwater, and agricultural settings. Much of this work was made possible by innovative approaches to simultaneously meet the needs of governments, businesses, communities and the environment.
Bill has served at the request of three Governors of Ohio in several capacities, including as a member of Ohio’s Forestry Advisory Council and the Ohio Water Development Authority. Bill also serves on the Vice-President’s Advisory Council to the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University and on the Board of local nonprofit RAPID 5. A forest scientist by training, with work experience in climate, agriculture and water, he has published conservation-related articles in several publications. He holds a Master’s degree in forest science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio is headquartered in Dublin.
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Through Program 60, Ohio residents age 60 or older are invited to take courses and connect with The Ohio State University community tuition-free! Program 60 provides participants with access to undergraduate, graduate-level and distance learning (online) courses on an instructor permission, space-available, audit basis during the spring, summer and fall terms. Speakers Rosemarie Deschler and Gene Oliver spoke about the program. 
Rosamarie is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University. She received her certificate of dental hygiene and bachelor of science in education. Since graduation, Rosemarie has worked as a dental hygienist, an educator, had her own business, “Rosemarie’s Pastries –Simply Delicious,” and most recently as a banker. Yes, she has had a diverse work background, and the one common thread that links these professions is helping people. The skills she acquired from one she adapted and applied to the other professions. Rosemarie has also had several leadership positions at The Ohio State University, in the Dublin individual school community, and in her church and homeowner’s communities. She currently is serving on the OSU Program 60 Association Board, her homeowner’s association board, and leads the BREAD ministry at her church in Dublin. She is recently retired after 25-plus years working in the banking profession. Rosemarie now enjoys being a Grammy, seeing life through her grandchildren’s non-judgmental eyes. With the love of her life, her husband Tom, Rosemarie, has traveled extensively in Europe, and is planning more travels abroad. When she is not attending Blue Jacket games, Ohio State football games, soccer or lacrosse games watching her granddaughters compete; she can be found taking long walks, reading a good novel, baking, going to the art museum, symphony, taking in a good movie at the theatre, and connecting with friends. 
First and foremost, a lifelong learner, Gene is the IT director for the City of Worthington, overseeing applications and technology modernization and cybersecurity. He is also a member of the Regional Data Advisory Committee at MORPC. Previously, he held global executive leadership roles at HKT Teleservices and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, driving global growth through operational excellence, systems, and security initiatives. Gene actively participates in local CIO leadership groups and holds degrees from The Ohio State University, where he studied music and computer science, and Ohio University, with studies in business. In the community, he served as the Dublin Chamber of Commerce board president and is president elect of the Dublin AM Rotary. Gene resides in Dublin and is a proud parent of two daughters, Sarah and Anna, and his dogter, Ella. 
Additionally during this meeting Dublin AM Rotary Club inducted new members Maddy Andres, Jim Bishop, and Luke Thomas.  Welcome to our three new members!
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Our speaker for this meeting was Joshua D. Sinclair with Dinsmore. Josh advises his clients on family wealth and estate planning, probate and trust administration, business formation and succession planning, and probate and trust litigation. He acts as both defense and plaintiff’s counsel representing executors, trustees, and beneficiaries in disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust. He is a graduate of Capital University School of Law where he was on Dean's List and Law Review and received five CALI Awards for Excellence, an honor given after the completion of each class to the student earning the highest grade. Josh is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association. He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.
During the meeting we also welcomed new club members Barb Anderson, Michael Darling, and Scott Lewis. Please offer them a warm greeting at upcoming meetings.
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In our first community service project of the new Rotary year, our Parade Marshall volunteers had plenty of walking time to swap parade stories and enjoy!
Our Marshalls:                                    Dignitaries In the Parade
Lou Charobee                                             Andy Keeler
Cap Clegg                                                    Margery Amorose
Ingrid & Bob Fields                                    Lisa Travis
Calvin Gebhart
Peter Georgiton                                         Cheering Section
Rob & Barb Humphrey                             Cindy Groeniger
(Guest volunteers)
John Susie
Jim & Gail Warburton
Good work Trevor, Claudia and Community Services Committee Team, first one down for the year!
For Immediate Release
Dublin AM Rotary Club Names New Board Members
Dublin, OH (June 28, 2023) — As part of the global service organization Rotary International, the Dublin AM Rotary Club has elected new board leadership for the year beginning July 2023. Incoming president and Muirfield resident Ingrid Fields joined the club in 2017. In that time, she has filled leadership roles in club fundraising, speaker programs, and communications.
Fields, who works as a Global Partner GTM Lead at VMware, is replacing Susan West as Dublin AM Rotary president. West, who works as Regional Sales Manager for The State Bank and Trust Company, will remain on the board.
During West’s term, the club supported the installation of a peace pole at Coffman Park to celebrate diversity in the Dublin Community, adopted a weekly Dublin-area Meals-on-Wheels route, collected in-kind donations for LifeCare Alliance and CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, participated in the Dublin Community Service Day by planting a garden at Veteran’s Park, awarded scholarships to six seniors graduating from Dublin City Schools, and committed a gift to the capital campaign for the new Dublin Food Pantry site through the Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation.
During her one-year term as president, Fields plans to focus on expanding club membership, continue support for the Dublin Food Pantry, expand education and youth support, and maintain Veterans programs and international projects. The vision of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
"Dublin is a fantastic community, and at Dublin AM Rotary we take seriously the opportunity to serve our community, our schools and our members. When I observed that this club was full of people doing great work both inside Dublin, and also internationally, I just had to join. We have interesting weekly meetings here and fun fundraisers to grow our ability to serve.
We invite the community to join us at the Classic Car Show in Historic Dublin over Labor Day weekend, the Polar Bear Golf outing in February, and The Pro AM Day during the Memorial Tournament. Over the holidays, we volunteer for Salvation Army bell ringing and hold a Rotary Foundation gift drive. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self, and I am fortunate to follow great past Presidents, have a Board with continuity of leadership and serve a vibrant, active membership,” said Fields.
The Dublin AM Rotary Club boasts nearly 100 members and meets Fridays at 7:30am at the Country Club at Muirfield Village.  Guests are welcome with RSVP.  Learn more at dublinam.org
Dublin AM Rotary Board pictured from left to right:  Rich Weber, Susan Robenalt, Peter Georgiton (back row), Erin Prescott, Cap Clegg (back row), Gene Oliver, Ingrid Fields, Steve Schmitt (back row), Susan West, Kent Underwood (back row), Claudia Trusty, Sharon Kendall, Roberta Kayne, Mike Isler, and Pete Cushnie. Not pictured: Kurt Brown, Trevor Donaldson, Cindy Groeniger, and Dave Williamson. Photo courtesy of Roberta Kayne, Dublin AM Rotary photographer and professional artist.
About Rotary: Rotary unites a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and creating lasting change. Rotary connects 1.4 million people of action from more than 46,000 Rotary clubs in almost every country in the world. Their service improves lives both locally and internationally, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org.
Congratulations to our new Dublin AM Rotary 2023-24 Board and our new President, Ingrid Fields!  Fields is pictured below (right) with immediate past president Susan West, during the new board installation meeting held on June 23, 2023.
Congratulations also to Erin Prescott for receiving the "Rookie of the Year" award and to Jim Warburton for receiving the "Rotarian of the Year" award.

Describing the formula for success and speaking about Sports World was former Ohio State University and National Football League defensive lineman Jimmie Bell of Columbus.

Bell describes himself as an empowerment coach and speaker. He is one of a number of professional athletes associated with Sports World, a nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis that relies on donations to fund assembly programs with students across the country.

From a recent Dispatch article, Bell said:

"We kind of live in a society where people are constantly telling you what you should do and be. People kind of just seek other people's approval on things and how they should act,” she said. “It's really important to just know your worth and know that you can just do whatever you put your mind to and you should work hard. ... Just shut those voices out that are telling you that you can't do something."  He said that understanding, empathy and compassion are essential elements in communicating his message to students and young adults.

"Within 30 seconds, I'm hoping I can find out exactly what that individual needs from me" to establish a personal connection, he said. "I'm not telling them something someone hasn't told them. ... Ultimately, it's that soulful connection that requires empathy, that allows us to engage the way that we do."

The key to understanding a child often is simply to pay attention, he said.  A child might be hungry, confused, misunderstood or struggling with something crazy he or she had witnessed at home, Bell said. Educators have difficult jobs, he said, because they often are forced into the role of life coaches or social workers – needs that go beyond their level of training. Bell said he tries to place himself in the shoes of each person he meets."  

During his presentations to schools, Bell said reaching life goals and attaining dreams are based on attitude, actions and legacy.  Read more here

From: ThisWeekNews

We also sang Happy Birthday to Dave Williamson!!

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Tyler Puhl is the Senior Vice President of Development at The Wood Companies. He oversees all efforts related to development, financing, commercial leasing, and legal activities for new and existing assets. Since Tyler’s arrival in 2016, the development team has completed over $200 million in new construction value and placed over $160 million in permanent debt. Tyler has leased a transaction value of over $30 million consisting of retail, restaurant, and office space. He is the Vice President of the Short North Special Improvement District, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University and The Moritz College of Law. Tyler lives with his wife, Jessica, and sons, Charlie and Danny, in Victorian Village.
The Wood Companies is the largest property owner in the Short North and has developed over 1 million square feet since its inception in the early 1980s. Founder Sandy Wood was instrumental in resurrecting the neighborhood from its derelict condition to the premier historic neighborhood it is today. Through a robust commitment to first-in-class architecture, finishes, and retail tenant selection, The Wood Companies seeks to make the Short North one of the best urban neighborhoods in the United States.
We also welcomed new members' removing their "red sticker" - David Grubbs and Joel Kretz.
Thank you to Rebecca L. Grant, MD and Benjamin V. Bring, DO with OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital for speaking about the services offered through the school-based clinic with Dublin City Schools.  Learn more in this video!
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Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel.
Congratulations to students receiving scholarships from Dublin AM Rotary this year!  Scholarship winners and their families were honored at the meeting. Dublin AM Rotary is pleased to offer annual scholarships to students who reside in the Dublin City School District and have been selected from a very competitive field based on their academic success, demonstrated leadership and community service, a pledge that they have led, and will continue to lead an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle, quality of a written essay, and financial need.  
Thanks to Steve Burigana and the scholarship committee for their work to review scholarship applications and for organizing this program.  We're inspired by the future leaders in our community!

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On Saturday morning, May 6th, 24 Dublin AM Rotarians plus guests helped the City of Dublin with one of their Community Service Day projects - planting small and medium plants at the Veterans Park / Grounds of Remembrance - across from the Dublin Library. Lots of wonderful, caring, generous, giving people doing great things for others - that's Rotary - "Service above Self".
See more photos on our Flickr website: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjACNYY