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Dr. Mike Suplicki
Jun 21, 2019
The Winchester Institute on Ergonomics in the Workplace
No Meeting
Jul 05, 2019
Scott Dysart
Jul 12, 2019
Denise Youngsteadt-Parrish
Jul 19, 2019
Dublin Food Pantry
 
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Welcome to Dublin AM Rotary

 
 
Our club is 110 members strong, working together to offer community service here at home and throughout the world!
 
Dublin AM meets at 7:30 AM every Friday morning at The Country Club at Muirfield Village. Visitors are welcome to join us to meet business and community leaders, hear presentations from a some of the areas most interesting speakers and learn more about Rotary International.
 
 
 
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Today’s Meeting was held at our new Dublin Library building with a tour from our own Joe Yersavich!
Announcements: 
6/21 Board Installation Dinner at TCC- Please see Claudia’s email and register if you have not done so yet.
6/29 Dalma’s Farewell – 4-6 pm at PINS Bridge Park Area
9/1- Put the Rotary Car Show on your calendar for September 1st and share our Facebook and web postings for this inaugural event.
 
Joe Yersavich introduced our library tour with initial comments from Page Vornbrock and Rick Schwieterman on the history and strategic planning over the last 10 years that have produced such an amazing new community space for our Dublin families. Over 10,000 visitors have come through the library in the first 3 days of public operations.
Transparency with Open Space for different groups: Kids, Teens and Adults
Focus areas of the tour also included discussion:
  • Electronic resources
  • Meeting room reservations online
  • Core book resources surrounded by glass and accessible space for that transparency
  • Auto Renew policy
  • Kids Story Time learning objectives
  • Young Minds Whole dedicated Floor
  • Tribute to Jean Walker- honor her contributions with this memorial fund

 

The Miracle League of Central Ohio was formed in 2004 with the Mission of raising funds to build a unique baseball experience for children with mental and physical challenges in the Central Ohio area. Dublin AM will once again be sponsoring the Dodgers Team and we are looking for Buddies to assist at the games. Games are held on Saturday’s at Darree Fields in Dublin and the time to volunteer as a buddy for the games is only about 1 hour, but the impact is ongoing. To get involved in volunteering for this great cause, go to the Miracle League website and sign-up as a Dodgers volunteer. Each week the buddy coordinator will email you for your availability, so you can help as your schedule allows. Please contact Laurie Reinbolt with any questions. Thank you and go Dodgers!!!

 

http://www.ohiomiracleleague.org/volunteer/index.html- Sign-up link

 

http://www.ohiomiracleleague.org/forms/2019-saturday-league-game-schedule.pdf- Dodgers schedule

Dublin AM Rotary May 24, 2019 Meeting
 
Announcements: 
New Member Welcome to Dennis Muchnicki and Scott Armstrong!!
Thank you Lou and David for bringing such good new members
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to Roberta Kayne- 2 photos in Rotarian Magazine
 
 
To purchase tickets for the Pro-Am Day, click here or click below:
 
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Mike and Ingrid shared the Pro Am Parking logistics and Claudia answers Q&A for our May 29th Pro Am.   David Bentz is recruiting van drivers -a few more fine drivers needed-please reach David.
 
 
Susan West introduced our speaker Joy Xaybandith, Volunteer Coordinator Franklin County Children Services. Joy has held many roles in the Children Services Agency for Franklin County. Her time in the Intake Department, Investigator and the Professional Development leadership at the Agency provided great stories of her theme:
Safety, Permanence, Well Being
 
 
Today’s Speaker - Dublin Public Works Megan O’Callaghan PE
Speaks on   The Smart Mobility Initiatives &
Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Spanning the Scioto River
 
Announcements: 
 Calvin’s buying lunch! Quick- get to the Powell Banking Center & Lobster Food Truck
 
 
 
 
To purchase tickets for the Pro-Am Day, click here
Tod Beckett and Ingrid shared the Pro Am Timeline for the Governor’s visit during our May 29th Pro Am lunch- come early and enjoy the guests and fellow club members.
 
David Bentz is recruiting van drivers -a few more fine drivers needed-please reach David.
Cindy Groeniger is also recruiting a few more charming reception volunteers-please call her now if you can be there for 3 hours 5/29.
 
 
 
 
 
Megan brings her experiences at ODOT, her Engineering certifications and experience and her Juris Doctorate to our Public Works here in Dublin.
 
Smart Mobility: Columbus Region Smart Mobility  
  • Dublin’s City Service Vehicle fleet is 32nd is largest in the US
  • Federal Grants -2- are being leveraged
To purchase tickets for the Pro-Am Day, click here or click below:
 
 
Announcements:
Ingrid Fields shared information about our May 29th fundraiser, the Dublin AM Memorial Tournament Pro-Am Event. If you have not registered for your two tickets, please do that today. If you have any problems with that, contact Claudia Trusty. We need volunteers to man the registration desk and drive the shuttle bus that day. Contact Ingrid for more information.
 
Sharon Kendall is again heading up our Group Study Exchange and is looking for home hosts for the team traveling to our area from Romania. They are all professional adults, and will be here August 24 - 28.
 
Today's Speaker:
Dan returns as a speaker to Dublin AM to update our members about the Muirfield Memorial Golf Tournament.
Dublin AM Rotary April 26, 2019 Meeting
 
Ohio’s Climate Change and the Global Warming Impact
Dr. Stuart Ludsin
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University
Dept. of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
 
Dr. Ludsin gave a very informative talk about:
  • What is Climate Change?
  • How is it different from Weather?
  • National Oceanic Research and The Great Lakes Basin associations and research institutes
  • The Ohio winter and summer seasonal changes we can anticipate
  • Impacts on the agriculture here in Ohio?
  • Dead Zones in Lake Erie and the impact on fishing?
  • How can we make a difference? Human Drivers that increase greenhouse gasses
Dr. Ludsin made excellent points about our future and the quality of life we enjoy and want to share with our kids and the next generation.  He also shared flyers about the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL) and the work happening right here on Kinnear Road at OSU.
 
 
Today’s Announcements: 
 
Pro Am day ticket sales- we have an immediate need for your help to raise the funds for our Club. Mike Isler shared an update of the members visiting other clubs to drive attendance at the Pro Am fundraiser. Please see Mike’s message and forward the Pro AM Eventbrite link to your friends and colleagues! Don’t forget to register yourself and a guest on the Club runner link for your tickets too!
 
17! We have 17 members that received 125 Club pins today for their generous contributions to Rotary and the Polio initiative. In alphabetical order the members recognized by our Assistant Governor Steve Heiser: Jack Curtis, Steve Gunder,   Faye Herriott, Mike Isler, Wolf Lant, David Lundregan, Deb Lutz, Tom McGloshen, Ron Morgan, Laurie Reinbolt, Susan Robenalt, Dwight Seeley, Kent Underwood, Page Vornbrock, Jim Warburton, Rich Weber and Phil Yoder.
 
A well deserved recognition was awarded to Bonnie for the positive community impact that she achieved through her leadership as President of our Rotary Club.  Bonnie accepted the plaque and acknowledged our members.  
 
 
 
 
Susan announced the fundraising event at the Dublin Event Center Friday evening  for Nationwide Childrens Hospital.
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary April 12, 2019 Meeting
 
Cap Clegg and the Interact Groups for all 3 Dublin High Schools and Davis Middle School
Today’s Announcements:  
Pro Am day ticket registration – please see Mike Isler’s message and forward the Pro AM event to your friends and colleagues! Don’t forget to register yourself and a guest on the Club runner link -Thanks Claudia!
 
The Pro Am committee was pushed back a week since we do not have a meeting on Friday. Please meet Friday 4/26 at 7 am – TCC as usual before the meeting.
 
Sad news about Fay’s family and the loss of her brother- please keep them in our prayers this week.
 
Dalma announced that the exchange student Fundraiser Dinner Saturday evening was very successful in raising funds for the Polio Fight and thanks everyone for their generosity and St. Patrick’s for hosting.
 
Rev. Steve Smith encourages Fish Fry Friday at St. Pat’s as the proceeds are going to Habitat for Humanity this week. 
 
Lou shared the progress with the City for a car show September 1st. Much more to follow over the coming months.
 
Paige shared the growth of the Dublin Schools, positive news and names for these additions to the School District.
 
 
Cap introduced the Interact Clubs and their advisors. These very impressive, young speakers shared their presentations. Here are a few details:
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary April 5, 2019 Meeting
 
Dublin City Manager Speaking about our Connected Community here in Dublin!
A Technology Update and additional State of the City information
Dana McDaniel
Dublin City Manager
Brigadier General (ret.)
 
Today’s Announcements:  
Pro Am day ticket registration on Club runner for members and their guests should be easy now that you have Mike Isler’s message and the ticket invoices from Amy in Quick Books. Claudia and Ingrid answered questions.
 
Our exchange student, Chris Humphrey, shared his artistic creation for the Silent Auction at the Polio Eradication Fundraiser Dinner Saturday evening. He also shared the event details that Dalma shared: a Youth fundraiser happening April 6th at St. Patrick’s that will raise money to fight Polio through Rotary. Please look at https://rotary6690.org/training-events/calendar/  for more details. 
 
Sue Burness introduced today’s speaker and her leader at City of Dublin, Dana McDaniel.  This is a follow up to our discussion with Donna Goss, Ph.D. Director of Development.
Dana took us on a technology view of the Connected Community and how it impacts our economic competitive edge for our businesses, residents and Ohio. We covered topics:
  • The State of Innovation
  • Disrupters effecting us such as Blockchain, Augmented Reality, AI, Work from Home initiatives by employers in Dublin, More below.....
Literacy Committee Having Another Impactful Year!
 
Our club has supported local, national and international projects that promote literacy. 
 
The Dublin A.M. Rotary’s Literacy Committee supported the following literacy initiatives this Rotary year:
 
  • For the second year in a row we worked in collaboration with the Dublin City Schools to purchase Story Works magazine subscriptions for 316 students at Olde Sawmill Elementary School (91 students), Thomas Elementary School (157 students) and Riverside Elementary School (68 students).  The teachers use the lessons in the magazines to teach reading skills and it is a fun way to learn. There are also on-line lessons that can be used with the magazines covering a variety of topics.
 
  • For many years our Club’s Literacy Committee donates dictionaries to 3rd graders in the Dublin City School District who can benefit from utilizing the dictionaries for word recognition, word finding and learning definitions of new words.  This year the school district requested that we provide donated dictionaries to all of the 3rd graders at Indian Run Elementary.  Some of the thank you notes we received from students are attached to this e-mail.
 
  • We are excited to report that our Literacy Committee is working with the Dublin Library to create a book collection for young children that will focus on the Rotary’s values of inclusion, kindness, respect, giving, empathy and love for our neighbors. 
 
  • Our Club provides an annual donation of $500 from the Club President’s budget to fund literacy initiatives at Daniel Wright Elementary.  This donation will be presented to Daniel Wright’s Principal and Librarian at a Club meeting this spring.
 
  • We also contribute to a Book and Magazine Drive for Dublin Methodist Hospital.
 
If you would like to join us, please contact Julie Erwin Rinaldi.
Dublin AM Rotary March 22, 2019 Meeting
 
Dublin Development: Significant Projects and Events
Be in the know on hot happenings at home
 
Today’s Announcements:  
Recognition of Calvin Gebhart and the Gold sponsorship for the Pro Am Day contributed by First Citizens National Bank .     
 
Mike and Ingrid shared the details on Pro Am day tickets and the Clubrunner registration process and the day's schedule to relax and enjoy the social setting with good food and beverages in a private hospitality house and The Memorial at  Muirfield. 
 
Dublin Food Pantry volunteers are needed and Dave sent a sign up sheet around at the meeting.  Volunteers work the first Monday of every month.  Please reach out to David Lundregan to schedule yourself.
 
Our exchange student, Chris Humphrey, is going to France in August and expressed his appreciation to our club. He also shared the event that Dalma shared: a Youth fundraiser happening April 6th at St. Patrick’s that will raise money to fight Polio through Rotary. Please save the date and look at https://rotary6690.org/training-events/calendar/  for more details. 
 
Sue Burness introduced today’s speaker and colleague at the City of Dublin, Donna Goss, Ph.D. Director of Development.
 
 
 
Womens Health Center Taking Shape at Dublin Methodist Hospital
 
Our guests today were Dr. Shannon Ho, Internal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Sherry Valentine, Director of Womens Health, from Dublin Methodist Hospital.  
 
Page Vornbrook introduced our guests and explained that the growth in the hospital since it opened 10 years ago has far exceeded expectations. Last year, 2,800 babies were born at Dublin Methodist, and over 14,000 babies have been born there overall.  It's projected that in the coming years, more than 4,000 babies will be born each year!
 
A 30,000 square foot addition is underway at the hospital to address the expanded requirements. As part of this expansion, a Womens Health Center is being opened.  Our own Bonnie Coley-Malir is chairing the committee that is raising awareness/funding for this center. 
 
The new center will offer outpatient services for women. Dr. Ho explained to us that pregnancy can create long-term risks to the health of the mother, leading to cardiovascular, diabetes and other long-term risks. 
Dublin AM Rotary February 8, 2019 Meeting
 
Working and Living in Bridge Park Dublin!
A Busy day with over 12 guests and an interesting Panel
 
Today’s Announcements:  
Recognition of the VCA Donation to Polar Bear and the Pro Am with Tod Beckett and his work also securing University of Findlay’s sponsorship and Governor DeWine’s participation on May 29th.   
 
David Bentz recognized the diligent work of Jim Listebarger and Bob Rosenberg for the over 50 raffle contributions that have been donated for Polar Bear. Sinan and Jim Bandeen remind you that TOMORROW is the big day of fun at the Polar Bear.
 
Dublin Food Pantry volunteers needed now and the first Monday of every month.
Please reach out to David Lundregan and serve our community.
 
Dalma shared a Youth fundraiser happening April 6th at St. Patrick’s that will raise money to fight Polio through Rotary. Please save the date and look for more details here and at the meetings.  
Elli Santala, visiting Youth Exchange from Finland was visiting from another Rotary club and she will be visiting again and would love to get engagement with our club and will need transportation from Powell/Lewis Center area.
 
BIG Dublin Library Openings to be announced next week, we received a preview that the Library Opening will June 6th and there is a Hard Hat Tour we can reserve a spot in – reach out to Joe Yersavich for this Tour on March 12th
 
Abbreviated Meeting Due to Weather – Today’s Announcements:  
 
Jim Bandeen is representing our Polar Bear Fundraising team and Dublin AM Rotary in an interview with Karina Nova at 6:50 AM on Channel 10 tomorrow Saturday February 2nd. Grab a warm cup of coffee and tune in early to watch and support Jim in his first live  TV appearance for our club.
 
Kent Underwood thank everyone for completing the surveys and to the folks that came out last night to participate in the visioning exercise. Some great ideas came out and great support for our Dublin AM Rotary Club. Look for more output over the next several weeks and months.
Progressive dinner - February 23th 2019 is the date.  
 
Sharon Kendall shared news about the 2019 New Generations Service Exchange.  This is a unique vocational exchange happening with Romania May 28th till June 17th.  Sharon shared that the eligible participants will be business professionals from 25 to 45.  For more information please text Sharon at 614- 286-0989.
 
The Rev. Stephen Smith shared the religious significance of February 2nd and shared a description of the winter days and CandleMas celebrating Jesus as a 6 week old baby boy being presented at Temple.  From CandleMas and the long winter shadows we have the origins of Groundhogs Day.
Wikipedia has quite the reference to Candlemas and the I am sure Rev. Stephen can share more about the Presentation of Jesus and the ritual purification of Mary for interested members.
Dublin AM Rotary January 23, 2019 Meeting
 
Nate Traucht,  Founder of The Fitness Advantage, spoke about Exercise, Nutrition and The Myths 
 
Today’s Announcements:  
Kent Underwood requested the remaining members who have not completed the Survey Monkey to complete the survey and let their voices be heard. The link is in his email and Kent reiterated the importance of your input.
Progressive dinner format was described by Claudia and it sounds like a good time will be had by all! One more host house is needed for the Progressive dinner. Contact Claudia or Peter please - February 23th 2019 is the date.  
Jim Bandeen is being interviewed Live! about the Polar Bear on Channel 10 at 7 am Saturday February 2. Listen in and enjoy The Dublin Am Rotary fame as Jim describes one of our key events.
Dwight shared that 3rd and Goal has an event May 3rd called Heroes in the Hanger and we will be hearing more about that over the next several weeks.
 
Announcements
Here's the big news: Susan Robenalt won the big pot!  See, it really does pay to come to our Friday morning meetings!
 
In other news...
  • The Polar Bear  Golf Open will be held Sat., Feb. 9.  If you have not registered yet, go to www.polarbeargolf.org and do it today!
  • Sinan Yaykin shared that we will be hosting an inbound exchange student in the next school year. We are also sponsoring 1 long-term outbound student and 4 short-term inbound students. That's putting the International in RI!
  • Tod Beckett announced that Classic Limousine will be a Pro-Am sponsor and will offer free transportation for the veterans who will be our guests that day.  Stay tuned for more details about the Pro-Am.
  • Kent Underwood asked that all members complete the Club Vision survey he sent out previously. It takes only a couple of minutes...you can do it.
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Dublin AM Rotary January 11, 2019 Meeting
 
C. Matthew Curtin, Founder of Interhack, spoke about The Threat, The Response and Our Responsibility
Today’s Announcements:  
Kent Underwood explained the Survey Monkey link in his email and reiterated the importance of your input and interest in member comments. Please complete your surveys.
Progressive dinner is here! February 16th 2019 is the date and Peter Georgiton is ready to discuss your home and where we will be enjoying this social event together.
Polar Bear volunteers needed- please contact Jim Bandeen if you are not golfing and can volunteer. Polar Bear registration is Open and ready for your RSVP, attendees and guests for February 9th, make sure it is on your calendar and that you register to play or volunteer.
Sinan has a foreign exchange dinner and driving opportunity coming up for 2 families on January 19th! Drivers and Dinner hosts for 4 students are needed. Please volunteer by contacting Sinan directly.
Susan West is on the lookout for your recommendations and interesting Speakers for our Friday meetings.
Wolf announced the middle school robotics have a big competition at Coffman High School starting Saturday around 1 pm, come support Steve Schmitt as coach, Jim Listebarger as judge and Peter’s daughter as team member.
Claudia has Roberta’s calendars today and the proceeds go to our club, see them in person
Susan was a great Sergeant At Arms and collected Happy Bucks and we heard an amazing story from Steve about his holiday sermon -make sure and ask him!
Today’s Meeting
Ron Morgan introduced Matt Curtin, subject matter expert in Cyber security, author of 2 books Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard  and Developing Trust: Online Privacy and Security. Matt is Founder of Interhack, a Columbus based expertise firm and national resource for expert witness on privacy, security and forensics.  
Matt covered
  • The Threat
  • The Threat Response
  • Our responsibility
Matt’s discussion included the Al Qaida’s goal of economic disruption.  Bankrupting American companies, loss of IP and costly security solutions is their strategy.
Matt also discussed the problems depending on surveillance.  Resilience, what resilience looks like and how to manage the risk in our eco-systems concluded the talk.
Dublin AM Rotary December 7, 2018 Meeting
 
Rich Weber and the Committee Leaders shared the financials and programs this morning.  A few announcements:  
 
Calvin has the famous Lobster Food Truck at First Citizens Bank today at lunch time. Stop by if Powell and Sawmill are on your way.
Look for an updated slate email later today shared Dwight, next week are our club elections.
Friday, December 7th – Annual Dublin AM Holiday Party at the Country Club at Muirfield Village is tonight See you there with Santa.  
Bruce Anderson and our Bell Ringing schedule is on for this weekend. Please check your volunteer times.
Sharon mentioned the Dublin Chamber coat drive, all gently used coats welcome.
Our visiting Rotary officer Steve reminded everyone interested in the RI Convention in Hamburg that early registration rates drop off soon.  The Rotary International is a life changing experience happening June 1st- 5th.
David mentioned Wreaths Across America will still be needed for both Arlington cemetery and our Dublin Memorial Cemetery.
Sgt. At Arms volunteers still welcome, Dave has developed the schedule and a few more folks can join in the fun.
Dublin Historical Association still has the Coffman house Holiday decorations in place to view and your visit is a mere $5 for a great cause and Rich Weber says- Go Soon!
Polar Bear Open is ready for your RSVP, attendees and guests are now registering for February 9th, make sure it is on your calendar.
 
Today’s Meeting
Rich Weber moderated the panel of Services Chairmen and reviewed our financial contributions and distributions.
Of our membership dues:
  • 25% goes to Rotary International
  • 10% to our District 6690
  • 6% to RI Foundation
  • 59% for our Dublin AM Club and these Services Committees
Fundraising is vital for the club from 4X4s, the 125 Club and our fundraisers Polar Bear and Pro Am events.   
The President budget and committee’s programs were reviewed in detail in a great presentation by Rich and the panel:
 
Club Services -Sarah Richardson
 
Community Services – Jack Curtis
            Veterans Programs – Dave Williams
 
International Services – Jim Burness
 
Vocational Services – Laurie Penland,  presented by Dwight
 
Youth Services - Sinan Yaykin
 
This was a great review of all our programs and where we spend our time and treasure for the local and global community.  
Dublin AM Rotary Foundation Annual Report
 
Susan Robenalt provided an annual update on our club's charitable foundation.  Founded in 1999, the foundation endowment has increased to a healthy balance due to great fundraising activities over many years and a prudent investment strategy.  With a separate board of directors, the Foundation is designed to serve the charitable giving goals of Dublin AM while remaining an independent entity.  Susan encouraged our members to continue to consider Paul Harris Fellow contributions as well as to bring forward ideas for charitable giving either through the foundation or through grants available via Rotary International.
 
Announcements
 
Holiday Party Dec. 7th - sign up is still open.
 
Polar Bear Open is Feb. 9th - mark your calendar.
 
Dec. 7th is the financial review of our club finances.
 
Dec. 8th - 8AM at Kohl's - Let Susan R. know if you'd like to help with shopping for the Salvation Army and Syntero family Christmas adoptions.  Collections will be requested at the Dec. 7th meeting and at the holiday party.
 
Dec. 14th we will vote for next years officers.
 
The 125 Club whiskey raffle awards for the Worl Polio Day fundraiser will be delivered at the holiday party.  Contact Dwight f you are not able to attend the party.
 
Thank You to the members who helped sell cider at the Dublin holiday tree lighting on Thursday evening.  Proceeds benefit the Dublin Historical Society.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guest Speaker, Nate Green, The Montrose Group
Top 4 Trends in Economic Development 
 
Nate discussed the 4 Factors driving Economic Development across the country and in our community; Automation/Artificial Intelligence, Re-urbanization, Age of energy and the Skilled Labor Crisis.
1.Automation and Artificial Intelligence
The driving force is technology and the impact the internet has made across all industries and in all communities.
 
2. Re-Urbanization
A trend driven by the millennials is seeing a 12% increase of individuals moving back into urban centers, while non-urban areas are growing at 8%
The Bridge Park project was a great example of Dublin city proactively putting a plan in place to attract individuals that may have chosen to move into urban centers vs. the suburbs.  
 
3. Age of Energy
We now live in a country where we are becoming more and more independent for our energy sources. We have more and more sources for oil and Natural Gas which has played a major role in reducing our dependency of other countries for energy sources.
 
4. Skilled Labor Crisis
This crisis is being felt multiple industries; construction, electrical, and even in IT we are seeing a shortage in skilled workers. This is being driven by low unemployment and in addition it is impacted by the opioid crisis. There is a strong need to get more students engaged earlier, specifically in technical and trade schools.
 
Announcements:
  • The Annual Interact Dog Biscuit Sale is coming!  Place your orders with the one and only Claudia Trusty. Cost is $1 Per Bag, orders will be delivered at the Nov 30th meeting
 
  • Roberta Kayne- New Calendars are now available-all proceeds benefit Rotary. Calendars can be purchased online at LULU.com and by searching Roberta Kayne, or you can also place an order directly with Roberta. 
 
  • Wreaths across America is taking orders for their annual Christmas Wreath Program. What does it mean to sponsor a veteran’s wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at one of more than 1,400 locations nationwide this year on Wreaths  Across America Day. It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor and teach about our veterans. Go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to donate a wreath for this year’s event.
 
  • The Perfect Party will be held November 17th at Peter and Betsy Georgiton’s home. Come and prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday with your Rotarian Friends
 
  • The annual Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army is coming up  at the Bridge Street and Perimeter Kroger stores – Please see Bruce Andrews to sign-up for this great cause. 
 
  • The Annual Holiday Party will be held December 7th from 6:00- 9:00pm at the Country Club at Muirfield Village. Space is limited sign-up as soon as possible
 
 
As we all know, Roberta Kayne is an amazing photographer who travels the world, bringing gorgeous images back with her. Oh, and she is one of our Dublin AM photographers, too! Roberta has created three calendars for 2019 that feature her work. One is images of flowers, one from her time in Cuba, and the third shows bears in Alaska. You can purchase any of her calendars online here or email Roberta directly. Cost is $20 and all proceeds benefit our Dublin AM Rotary foundation.  Thanks, Roberta!
Sharing the veteran's journey is the primary goal of this local Ohio treasure- the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum
 
Just in time to help us honor and remember on our Veterans Day this Monday, Al spoke Friday morning about this first national  veterans memorial and museum and how it was created in Ohio and the mission it serves but first a few announcements:  
 
Claudia’s Social Announcements Friday morning:
 
Saturday, November 17th – "Friends-giving” Perfect Party at Peter and Betsy Georgiton’s home.  Please bring a non-perishable item that can be served at Thanksgiving to donate to the Dublin Food Pantry. 
 
Thursday, November 29th, 5 - 7 pm – Holiday Tree Lighting celebration in Coffman Park.  We will meet at the big white barn for this annual family event. Kaitlyn Gushue is organizing a cider and hot  chocolate sale at the barn with proceeds going to the Dublin Historical Society.
 
Friday, December 7th – Annual Dublin AM Holiday Party at the Country Club at Muirfield Village.  Invitations going out to members this weekend.
 
Bruce Anderson passed the Bell Ringing schedule clipboard and our Kroger’s duty slots were filled with promises of training to come for our Bell Buddies.
 
Kent did the New Member honors and Ingrid Fields appreciates being a full member in this Rotary Club and the terrific members.
 
Cindy and Dwight shared a somber moment discussing the tragic death of a vivacious lady and past Rotary president in the Worthington Dublin Club and a dear neighbor, BJ Stone.
 
Over $2,000 was raised for Rotary International’s Polio fund. 
 
Dwight mentioned Wreaths Across America will be discussed in upcoming meetings.
 
 
 
Al Burzynski shared the mission of the First National Veteran’s Memorial and Museum as sharing the veteran’s journey, creating multi-purpose space for groups and families to use and a quiet place in Memorial Grove for reflection and celebration.
From the pictures Al shared of the impressive and unique building and setting on 7 acres along the Scioto River, one can easily see the appeal of visiting and spending time reviewing all the wars that our military has served in and learning from the interactive displays of the veterans from each era.
Uniquely both a memorial and a museum, it hosts special events, has an innovative Ribbons Display and a Great Hall. There is also an area to Honor the Fallen and share their stories in an educational way creating connections to these heroes.  Video vignettes and green space combine for a layout that is truly a new national treasure and available to us here locally through the vision of leaders like Senator John Glenn and Congressman Steve Stivers, our Columbus Foundation and our military and  city leaders. With the 6th largest veterans’ population in the US and such terrific reviews from our fellow Rotarians Tom, Dwight and Kent, we are expecting great use and visits to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.