Bill Hall
Apr 16, 2021
Premium Partners
Jimmy Snyder
Apr 23, 2021
Market Trends in the Auto Industry
John Lowe
Apr 30, 2021
Jeni's Ice Cream
Colleen Gilger
May 07, 2021
Dublin Economic Development
Alan & Heather Grossman
May 14, 2021
How Dogs Are Trained to Search for Human Remains
Mike Close
May 21, 2021
Democracy Almost Failed
No Meeting
May 28, 2021
No Meeting
Jun 04, 2021
Tammi Spayde
Jun 11, 2021
Tyler Pugh
Jun 18, 2021
Short North Columbus Wood Companies
David Bentz
Jun 25, 2021
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Welcome to Dublin AM Rotary
Our club is 100 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.
NOTE:  Because of the COVID-19 crisis our club is meeting via Zoom with limited attendance in-person at CCMV. To learn about visiting us during a meeting, contact our Membership Chair.
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  Rotarians, Interact Youth and Counselors   

Friday's meeting including excellent Interact Members sharing exciting projects for our community. 

Cap Clegg hosted an informative session with our 3 participating High School Clubs and  Davis  Middle School Club. 


Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday:

Quick Announcements were made for the District event on Saturday morning.
Bonnie will be holding a committee meeting this week and interested new committee members are encouraged to call Bonnie for details. 
Kaitlin also announced a May 21 social event for Dublin Rotoract and food goods will be collected.
Wolf announced the next District event will be April 23rd, look to the District website for registration and details. 
Many of the Interact programs were shared and all were impressive.  Here are a few :
Rotary Zoom Meeting March 26th, 2021
Melanoma Education Foundation ~ President Stephen Fine
You can see more screenshots on our Flickr page or view the video on our YouTube channel.
New Member WELCOME and Induction for Lyle Brown, an experienced Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow joining Dublin AM Rotary.
Bonnie announced that she would like to hear from interested members for her Community Services Committee.  Already on the committee are members Bruce Andrews in charge of Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Susan Robenalt for Holiday shopping, Roberta Kayne for Food Pantry Collections, and others are needed for  Parade Marshals and such important Rotary events and contributions to our community. 
Roberta is collecting for the Food Bank, please put donations on Dave Bentz's home porch or take items yourself to the Food Pantry and check in your goods.
Amber Hulme announced that the YWCA Women’s Center had a disaster and they are welcoming donations of supplies, gift cards, and money. The Board will be in discussions for a grant as well.
No Rotary Meeting April 2-Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Presentation by Stephen Fine, President of the Melanoma Education Foundation:
The Key to surviving Melanoma is Early Detection and Fast Removal with a dermatologist.
Do self-skin checks monthly so you notice changes and use www.Skin Check.org for education.
Steve presented the following::
Keys to detection
Types of Melanoma
Warning signs of skin cancer
Nodular Melanomas 
EFG Signs:
*Firm to touch
*Growing more than 2 weeks
Common Body locations
Solar Radiation Spectrum and UVA and UVB
Please be aware for early detection and treatment for you and your families - early detection prevents more serious cancer. For more information go to https://www.skincheck.org/

Our speaker for March 19th was Jenny Amorose, Chief Operating Officer, Dublin Chamber of Commerce.  Jenny spoke to us about the many projects and programs supported by the Dublin Chamber.  You can see more screenshots on our Flickr page or view the video on our YouTube channel.


Jenny has been with the Chamber since 1998 and during her tenure has been responsible for many of the Chamber initiatives such as 

  • The Dublin School Champions Program

  • The Taste of Dublin

  • Women in Business

  • Human Resources Luncheons

  • The Dublin Economic Forecast

  • The Dublin Corporate Challenge

  • The Breakfast Series


Jenny is an alumnus of the Ohio University with a Journalism degree from the Scripps College of Communication.  She lives in Dublin and has two college-age daughters.

Jenny spoke of the many programs and initiatives supported by the Chambers.  Some of those are – 

  • The Community Champions Awards in partnership with the Dublin City Schools which has recognized over 3100 students and teachers

  • Several Community Leadership programs such as Dublin Leadership and the YP (Young Professional) leadership Program

  • The Taste of Dublin that draws more than 1,000 participants and is currently scheduled for September 22nd of this year

  • The Dublin Corporate Challenge scheduled for October 14-25 this year.  This is competition among the various businesses in Dublin and is divided into large, medium and small business competitions and has generated over $30,000 for the Dublin City Schools Business Academy.

  • The Dublin, Westerville and Hilliard Multi-Chamber Business Expo

  • The Chamber has continued to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic through a careful planning process and the use of technologies such as Zoom

  • They have begun a “Support Local” business promotion program for local business through the creation of a website and targeted ads in various publications

  • Over the next several months, the Chamber will be preparing for its future by remodeling its office space in Old Dublin, upgrading its technology and providing a drop-in workspace for professionals.

  • The Chamber sponsors a Dublin Community Service Day currently scheduled for May 1.





Our very own Sinan Yaykin introduced our guest speaker Chris Humphrey.
Chris Humphrey is currently attending Dublin Coffman High School. As part of Rotary's Student Exchange program, Chris Humphrey lived in Annemasse, France. Chris states that it was an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Chris Humphrey spoke about his Youth Exchange year from August 2019 to May 2020. Today's presentation Chris shared his experience in France, information about his host family, the school that he attended, Rotary events, and living in France.  His French Host Family joined our Zoom meeting, along with the Rotary 1780  Veronique and other French Rotarians. It was so good to  see all the menbers of the  Rotary Club in France on our Zoom meeting and hear the tales of nice restaurant, meetings and Rotary dinners and a caring host family.  
To watch the video of today's presentation, click here to go to our YouTube Channel.
To see more screenshots of today's presentation, click here to go to our Flickr website.
Chris had wonderful trips with his host family Daniel and Marie Bonnet  including Paris, Snowshoeing, Dog Sledding and para-gliding. The CERN visit, of course, was very interesting as Chris is preparing to choose his college for Aeropace engineering.   Chris also shared the Food Bank and other community service projects this Rotary Club does in their community. 
Chris had family members Barb and language teacher sister Stephanie on the Zoom to add to our meeting. 
Dana L. McDaniel has extensive experience in all facets of local government and unparalleled dedication to public service. In his 32 year career with the City of Dublin, he has professional experience in economic development, public works, budgeting, finance and administration.
Mr. McDaniel is also a retired Brigadier General with thirty five years of service in the Ohio National Guard. He has Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Masters of Public Administration from The Ohio State University, Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration from Miami University. He and his wife Lisa are long-time Dublin residents with two adult daughters .
Jenny Stotts currently volunteers as the Membership Chair of Rotary District 6690. She is a charter member and past President of the Rotary Club of Athens Sunrise. Her favorite Rotary activities include RYLA and Paddle for Polio Plus, an annual event featuring kayaks. Professionally, Jenny Stotts is the Executive Director of the Athens CASA/GAL program, and the Regional Coordinator of Southeast Ohio CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). She describes herself simply as: Mother, Wife, Friend , Social Worker, Rotarian and Trouble - Making Millennial.
Synopsis of todays presentation: Jenny Stotts shared some updates and resources from the District Membership Team  as  well as share a little on  her perspective of membership engagement and sustainable growth , Which she fondly calls "Rotary Happy".
Dr. Elaine Mardis is Co-Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Mardis shared with us the tremendous strides made in Genomic Medicine. Genomic is a field of biology which focuses on the structure , function evolution , mapping and editing of genomes. Here are a few of the screenshots from today. See more screenshots on our Flickr site. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUnTPjX
Dr. Mardis provided a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of genomic medicine for treating cancers in adults. This background served as a foundation for describing the program she and others developed for The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Nationwide Children's Hospital to advance research and treatments for pediatric cancers.

The human genome is the collection of genes that comprise all humans. This mapping of the human genome, first completed in 2003, established the baseline. By comparing this baseline with the genes in cancer cells, researchers can isolate the differences and develop targeted drug therapies.  

She went on to talk about some of the challenges unique to pediatric cancer research, including obtaining FDA approval, clinical trials often exclude pediatric patients, the rarity of certain pediatric cancers. More importantly, while long-term survival has improved, adult survivors of pediatric cancer remain at risk for a shortened life span, including a secondary cancer diagnosis. IGM studies are committed to changing this reality.  

She concluded her presentation by talking about what's next. This research holds promise for improving health outcomes in other areas, including behavioral health, epilepsy, immune response, and infectious diseases.  

If you were unable to join the club meeting presentation, this is one you won't want to miss!  Click here to view the presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Dublin Chief of Police Justin Paez began his career in law enforcement in 2001 and has been a member of the Dublin Police Department since 2003. During his career, Chief Paez has served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal, Accreditation Sergeant, Community Impact Unit Sergeant, Lieutenant, Operations Bureau Commander, Services Bureau Commander, and Deputy Chief of Police.
See more photos from the meeting on our Flickr website, including some of the presentation and screenshots of our group!
To see the video of this meeting, click here to go to our YouTube Channel.
Our Guest Speaker- Dublin Police Chief Justin Paez
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Polar Bear was a great success again!  Special Recognition Pete Fuhlbrigge and Sinan Yaykin and all the members that contributed to a great Event. 
Sunny Street Café again had a terrific breakfast for our 77 golfers and see all the pictures on Flickr. A few are below on our website.
Our sponsors make it all worthwhile:
Event Sponsor Andy Keeler with Keeler & Nadler
Todd Beckett – VCA
Calvin Gebhart – First Citizens National Bank
2021 Goal: Critical incident response
and preparedness
  • In-service training for officers
    • Legal update
    • Weapons proficiency
    • Scenario-based training
  • Policy updates
    • Duty to intervene
    • Duty to report
    • Pointing of a firearm
    • Officer-involved critical incidents
2021 Goal: Enhance and demonstrate our ability to effectively address issues of significant community concern
  • Chief’s Advisory Committee resulted from local protests; focuses on equitable police practices
  • PD building connection with the community
  • Topics of discussion: Officer-involved critical incidents, response to resistance, rendering aid, body camera policies, response to civil disturbances, School Resource Officer program
  • Critical incident response and preparedness
  •  Theft offense reduction throughout the city
  •  Overall traffic safety improvement
  •  Addressing issues of significant community concern
While the crime rates are low in Dublin, as you can see on this visual slide, the message is clear:
The 24th Annual Dublin AM Rotary Polar Bear Golf Open was on Saturday, February 6th. - Photos from the event are now on our Flickr website: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUcqrNv
Thank you to Pete Fuhlbrigge and Sinan Yaykin for leading a successful 24th Annual Polar Bear Golf Outing. 
What did our success look like?
  • 14 degrees
  • Sunshine
  • 4 - 6 inches of snow
  • 72 happy golfers
The Polar Bear Golf Outing raised over $ 9,500.
A special thank you to our Sponsors:
Major Sponsors were:
Keeler & Nadler Family Wealth Planning – Andy Keeler - Title Sponsor - $2500
Veterinary Centers of America – Tod Beckett - Penguin Sponsor - $2500
Sunny Street Café and Catering – Aschraf Mikhail, $500 in kind
First Citizens Bank – Calvin Gebhart, $500
Embroidery Design Group – Jim Bandeen
Jeff Schoener – Golf Clubs and Pull Cart - $100 Subsidy
Steve Newell – Guest Sponsor, $100
Faye Herriott – OSU Grey foursome top prize, $320  
24 Golf Hole Sponsors, $2400
Thank you to our Volunteers:
Bruce Andrews
Joel Campbell
Amy Barnhart
Rich Weber
Roberta Kayne
Andy Keeler
Allen and Victoria (Rotaract)
Raffle Winners were:
Golf Clubs:  Teresa Russell
Pull Cart:      John Thompson
Overall Golf Outing Winners:
1st Place: Jonathon Peirson, Jon Vulgmore, Lucas Thornton, Matt Duer
2nd Place:  Matt Williams, Ryan Westman, David Boone, Eric Dawson
3rd Place:  Keith Larmi, Zach Shenk, Evan Wilcox, Phil Lowden
Photos from the event are now on our Flickr website: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUcqrNv
Brent Crawford, Crawford Hoying Development - Bridge Park Update
Recording Link Here for those missing the meeting:
You can see the video of our meeting here; Brent Crawford was introduced by our member Sue Burness.   To see more screenshots, go to our Flickr page.
*Our Polar Bear fundraiser continues strong! Tomorrow February 6th we have 77 golfers, 5 foursomes from Mike Isler’s guests alone and super event sponsor Andy Keeler and participating Sponsor VCA and Todd Beckett and First Citizen’s sponsorship Calvin Gephardt.   We also have several Hole Sponsors that continued from last year’s Polar Bear event.
*Thank you to the many guests attending this morning’s meeting, please come visit again.
*Welcome to our newest member Stephanie Murrow, glad Dwight sponsored you and you will be in our Club.
*Two board seats are now vacant with the move of Jim and Sue Burness to  new community and career opportunity in Florida.  Please see David Bentz or Mike Isler if you would like to discuss a role.
*Tom Kleven joined the meeting this morning to announce our club won 3 awards for our contributions to the District and national level programs and a Special Award was given to Claudia Trusty for her work and diligence for the district and Rotary.
*Sue Robenalt congratulated Paul Harris contributors :
Laurie Reinbolt
Page Vornbrock
Ramona Penland Coyle
Dwight Seeley
Our very own Susan Burness  introduced our guest speaker today:
Brent Crawford has guided the vision of Crawford Hoying since 1994, in which he has grown a single investment property into one of the largest real estate firms in Columbus, Ohio.
 Brent Crawford has spoken at many events as a guest speaker covering topics on current real estate trends, multi-family markets and development growth in Central Ohio.
 Brent Crawford serves on the Boards of Sophisticated Systems and The Ohio State Sports Medicine Center, Cameron  Mitchell Restaurants and is the current President of the Center for Real Estate at The Ohio State University . Brent Crawford is a 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University holding a Bachelor's Degree in Communications .
 Brent Crawford shared the status of residential, hotel  and retail property occupancies and how well Bridge Park is doing in the current environment.  Bridge Park development is continuing to expand and grow and we heard about Block G activities in the future.

This week we welcomed Anita Zucker who spoke to the club about Leadership and Resilience.  You can see the video of our meeting here; Anita was introduced by former member Sandy Morckel (starting at 9:09) Anita's speech starts at 13:28).  To see more screenshots, go to our Flickr page

Anita is past President of the Charleston Rotary club and the Chairman and CEO of The Intertech Group. She is an education activist and philanthropist who supports and serves on the board of numerous non-profits and institutions in the Charleston region and nationally.

Anita said in her family resilience was taught by her mother. Though she was small in stature with humble demeanor, Rose had the heart of lioness. When the Germans invaded her Polish village, Jews were sent to live in ghettos. Over the next year, the Germans conducted several actions against the Jews in the ghetto, killing many, including Rose’s father, brother, and other family members. Rose hid her family in multiple places she called “living graves”: underground, under barns, and other places. She saved her mother, 2 younger brothers and a baby niece. When she returned to Ludmir in 1945, there were only 125 surviving Jews from what was a population of over 25,000.

Anita spoke of the leadership qualities of Women. Women tend to view work more holistically, as a component of their life than men. They value meaning, purpose, and connection with co-workers. They are great listeners, motivated by challenge, multi-taskers, and have high emotional intelligence.

Thanks to values and perseverance of late husband Jerry Zucker when the time came for her to step forward and lead, Anita was ready to put her own strengths into action. She said they had a wonderful team in place and no leader can accomplish great things without talented and gifted individuals who support them.

Her company has adopted a strategic approach to make a profit and give back. Their mission statement: Invest profitably in a diverse global group of business while retaining our core values and providing for our employees, communities, and world at large. They strive to be good stewards in companies in which they invest. Anita feels that great achievements are made by leading by example and inspiration rather than dictation. She said one of the major realizations she had as a leader was recognizing the power of her voice. No matter what our position or role in life, each of us was placed here for a reason, and we all need to speak up for a greater good. 

Anita said that 2020 has challenged us to be resilient, but life and healing must go on.  We have to be aware of the impact of our actions and the legacy that we leave. Legacies are not just about oneself, they are about other people and what they gain as a result of interacting with us.  The key question we must consider is: How am I making a difference?

She fights hard for racial equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion and educating people about these issues.  She is using her voice to fight for hate crimes legislation in South Carolina.



Dr. Lori Kepford
Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Thank you to a number of guests today:
  • Lyle Brown-Past Rotary President in Upper Arlington & potential member
  • Stefanie Morrow- prospective member and potential future speaker
  • Morgan Jolliff Mellon- Alpha Group came back to visit
  • Frank Dillenschneider- consummate guest and always welcome
  • Ben Shinaberry-  ACPA joined and had an announcement
Announcements – Happy Birthday this week - Lou Charobee
Polar Bear guarantees a snowy day and we are only 15 days away!  
Ben Shinaberry joined the meeting to share a big Thank You for the contribution to the Arts focused school and the good work they were able to share because of the Dublin AM Rotary donation. Jim Burness shared and introduced Ben.
An interesting and impressive presentation on Equine Therapies by Dr. Lori Kepford
Many different programs are helping many different young people:
Tjeraputic Riding
Equine Assisted Therapy/Counseling 
Equine Assisted Learning
1.  Respect for self and others
2.  Improved Communications and Counseling
3.  Boundary Setting
4.  Empathy towards  others
PTEC  programs
Pony Pals 
Funding Sources are community clubs and organizations, individua donors and the founder herself.  
Doug McCollough, the Chief Information Officer of the City of Dublin for the past five years, provided an overview of the journey the City has taken to reach the goal of pursuing to make Dublin “The Most Connected City in the World”.
DublinAM Rotary Presentation
January 15, 2021
Our invocation was led by Julie Rinaldi and Calvin Gebhart led our pledge of allegiance.
Our Assistant District Governor, Tom Kleven, recognized the participation of the DublinAM Rotary members in the 125 club this year.
Peter Fuhlbrigge provided an update on the Polar Bear.  Keeler&Nadler is the event sponsor, with proceeds from the event to the Dublin Food Pantry.  While this year's event will be different, probably limited to golf, outdoor drinks, and two raffle items, this is an essential fundraiser for the club.  There are still hole sponsorship opportunities and plenty of room for more golfers!  See https://www.dublinam.org/sitepage/polar-bear-golf-open for registration details.  
Doug McCollough has been the Chief Information Officer of the City of Dublin for the past five years.  As CIO of the City of Dublin, Ohio, Doug McCollough has embraced the rich community of innovation that is Central Ohio. Through collaborations and partnerships he has worked to connect people to opportunities, remove barriers, and promote change in initiatives ranging from Smart and Connected Cities, IT Workforce Development, expanding broadband access, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and Blockchain in Government. He has spoken as a Subject Matter Expert and advocate on technical subjects, diversity and inclusion, and using technology for community development. 

Prior to joining the Dublin team, Doug held positions within the State of Ohio Departments of Public Safety, Commerce, Industrial Commission, and Medicaid. He served as the Director of  Information Technology for the City of Richmond, Virginia, and as a Project Manager at Nationwide Insurance and Alcatel-Lucent. He is on the boards of Per Scholas Columbus, TECH CORPS, Black Tech Columbus, and Jewish Family Services of Columbus. 

Doug earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo in Information Systems and Operations Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a 2019 Top Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Honoree, and 2018 Ohio Public Sector CIO Academy Municipality CIO of the Year.
Doug provided an overview of the journey the City has taken to reach the goal of pursuing to make Dublin “The Most Connected City in the World”.
Some of the completed and on-going projects are listed below.
  • Residential Broadband, Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Dublin is the Most Connected City in the nation
  • Beta District - attracting new technologies, new companies, new innovators and innovations to the region.
  • Smart Mobility - connected vehicles, smart parking, autonomous trucks, intelligent transportation.
  • Connected Residents and Smart operations - Forever Dublin, godublin, AR/MR, Kiosks, Dublin Information Bot, Dublin Digital Identity, Blockchain
  • Dublink 100gig Project, 5G in business, entertainment
Doug described the journey that began with the Dublink fiber project which led to the Smart City and Mobility project.  The Smart Mobility project was instrumental in the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor project.
Dublin is also pursuing a smart parking initiative that will eventually allow Dubliners to know where parking is available.  Currently there is a pilot with the Darby parking lot.
Internal initiatives include the GoDublin App for service requests, a QR code initiative and a Dublin Chat Bot.
External initiatives include a 100 gig project to enhance our economic development activities and a residential broadband initiative.
Doug wants to continue the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF Institute) which Dublin has won seven times.
Some ongoing projects include the Aging In Place, continuing the Connected Roads initiative and working with MORPC on a Hyperloop initiative.
For more photos/screenshots from the meeting, go to our Flickr page.
You can view the meeting at this link: here
David Bentz led the invocation, followed by the pledge led by Dave Williams.  
David led the club in a moment of silence for our friend and fellow Rotarian, Mohan Viddam.  Mohan offered his talents in service to the club for more than ten years.  He was passionate about providing water purification plants in India, free IT training for veterans, and retaining jobs in America.  David committed to continuing stewardship for the water purification project through the club and the district.  
Julie Rinaldi, CEO at Syntero, introduced Sara Hinson-Mills, Chief Clinical Officer.  Sara talked about recognizing and dealing with grief and loss and reminded us that we are not alone, and there are resources available to help us cope.  You can watch this segment in the video starting at 4:05.
Polar Bear: Peter Fuhlbrigge provided an update on the Polar Bear.  Keeler&Nadler is the event sponsor, with proceeds from the event to the Dublin Food Pantry.  While this year's event will be different, probably limited to golf, outdoor drinks, and two raffle items, this is an essential fundraiser for the club.  There are still hole sponsorship opportunities and plenty of room for more golfers!  See https://www.dublinam.org/sitepage/polar-bear-golf-open for registration details.  
Scholarships: Gene Oliver solicited volunteers to review and score scholarship applications; this is work worth doing.  You will find it rewarding or double your money back!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered during the meeting.  Given the volume of applicants, we still need more volunteers.  Please email geneoliver@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer.
Emerald Campus Program Updates: Dr. Hoadley introduced Dr. Julie Blevins and Kristy Vanne, who updated the club on current and new programs available at the Emerald campus.  Dublin Schools offers a comprehensive set of offerings to help students achieve academic goals as well as gainful and fulfilling employment.  This presentation starts at 21:25, and a PDF copy of the slides can be found here
Our next meeting will feature Doug McCollough, CIO for the city of Dublin.  We hope you can join! 
Stay safe - stay well!
From the Viddam Family
"Husband, father, uncle, brother, friend, businessman and philanthropist, Madan Mohan R. Viddam touched the lives of hundreds of people. Although we are saddened of his passing on January 02, 2021 from COVID-19, his spirit is alive through our shared memories.
He is survived by his wife, Geeta Viddam, and daughters Megana Veeranki & Anjana Viddam.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 between 11am to 1pm EST (9:30pm - 11pm India Time). Due to COVID-19 restrictions and for the safety of everyone, there was no in-person attendance except for immediate family, however, the video is available to view.  The eulogies in English begin at 52:50 in the video. Link to view the video: https://pixelrainbowphotog.wixsite.com/mohanviddam
Those who were lucky to have met him know how incredibly passionate, kind, and giving he was throughout his lifetime. Therefore, to commemorate his memory we have set up a donation link to the “Friends of the Homeless” shelter where he cooked and served meals every month for over 15 years. Link to donate: http://gf.me/u/zfgrkt
Lastly, we are awed by the sheer number of people who admired and loved our father dearly and have reached out to us in support. We wish to hear your personal stories and memories to preserve the legacy of our father and his accomplishments throughout his life. If you would like to share a video or letter, please email anjana.viddam@gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to (614)-634-2962 with your name and relationship to Madan Mohan.
Our family truly wishes to thank you for your support and prayers. ૐ
The Viddam family"
Elliott Castello -Community Services Director- The Alpha Group - presented to Dublin AM Rotary on Friday, 12/18/20. To view the meeting, click here.
Elliott is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University who began his professional career as a Group Leader and Clinician at Starr Columbus. In 2009 he entered vocational rehabilitation field as a Job Developer in Columbus. In 2014 the opportunity expanded into and  to provide additional services as Director of Community Services at The Alpha Group.
Alpha Group is committed to the belief that people with disabilities have the same rights and responsibilities as all people . The distinct service areas are : community development - integrated adult day services-support living-transportation - work training. 
Congratulations to Dave Williamson, 2020 recipient of the Dave Holliday/Faith Williams Leadership Award, chosen by the Dublin AM Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees!
Notes from members posted on Facebook:
Congratulations, Dave! Well deserved! I am glad that I was able to be part of the surprise!
Congratulations, Dave Williamson!!!
Congrats adage - to a great role model for all
Congratulations Dave! Well deserved. So happy we were able to surprise you this morning.
A great asset to Rotary, Dublin and all he encounters!
Congratulations Dave, on a well deserved recognition of your dedication and service!
Congratulations Dave 😃😃

View the recording here



Thank you shoppers!  The club surpassed its goal and raised $3,550 for our adopted families this year. The shopping trip was successful and all families are getting everything they asked for.
District Veterans Committee: Thank you to Dwight Seeley and Dave Williamson for their work in establishing the new District veterans' committee, and their leadership on the committee going forward.
Tom McGloshen highlighted an article about Barrow, Alaska, provided some insight from his time spent there, and shared the message that across locations and cultures, we are all more alike than we are different.

Today's Presentation:

Jensen Hykes is a local representative for Boy Scouts of America. Jensen is a product of the Girl Scouts program, having earned her Gold Award. From a scouting family in Northern Ohio, she went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree at Kent State University and now serves as Senior District Executive for Boy Scouts of America.

Dublin is home to 12 Cub Scout packs (grades K-5) and 6 Boy Scouts of America troops (grades 6-12), including one troop of girls. Girls were admitted to Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2019.

Local scouts have met the challenges of 2020 by hosting socially distant and virtual meetings. Programs such as the merit badge and camps were also done virtually. BSA has focused on mental health awareness this year, including leader training. The scouts have shown that they are more committed than ever to community service during these difficult times.

The future of scouting depends on the support of the community. You can help by volunteering as an adult leader, and financial contributions are always needed. Reach out to Jensen at Jensen.Hykes@scouting,org, or visit www.skcscouts.org/donate.

Thanks to Jensen for a great presentation.  View the recording here

Join us next week on Zoom to hear from Alpha Group.



Library Services During a Pandemic - Joe Yersavich, Dublin Branch Manager

View the recording here

Adopt a Family Shoppers - December 5:  It's not too late to help the club reach its goal of raising $3,000 to support families in need.  Look for the email from Mike Isler for details.  Shoppers will be busy the morning of December 5 followed by wrapping and delivery.  Please reach out to Susan Robenalt to join in the fun!
Red Kettle Bell Ringing - December 5 and 12: Come and say hello to your fellow club members at the Kroger on Bridge Street or Perimeter Loop as we raise awareness and much-needed cash.  And look for emails from Bruce and Claudia for volunteer opportunities. 
Polar Bear Open - February 6:  To learn more about how to become a hole sponsor and to register a foursome, click here.
Holiday Zoom Party: Claudia is seeking suggestions for how to do this virtually while still connecting with one another in a meaningful and fun way!
Club Election of Officers - 2021-2022: The proposed slate of officers was introduced.  Please see the email from Claudia with details and to register your vote.  The deadline to vote is December 5, 2020.

Today's Presentation:

Joe Yersavich is the Manager of your Dublin Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library and a proud member of the Dublin AM Rotary. Joe has worked for Columbus Metropolitan Library for over 25 years.

The library faces many challenges keeping patrons and staff safe while sustaining core services, including story-time, homework help, public access to computers, job search assistance, reference and research, and access to collections. 

The library met those challenges with solutions focused on health (masks, social distancing, health checks), enhancing access to staff (screen sharing and Zoom) and resources online, quarantine protocols for loaned physical materials (96 hours), and curbside delivery for physical materials.  

A presentation wouldn't be complete without a Top Ten List - see the full list and presentation here. One key takeaway: If you are not already a member, you can apply for a library card online here. You get the card at home and use it at home to gain access to an extensive collection of physical and e-materials, including books, magazines, databases, and audiobooks.  

Thanks to Joe for an engaging presentation and his work in service to an organization that is such a vital part of the community. 


Red Kettle Bell ringing is happening on the first 2 Saturdays of December, sign up for your time slot and location now! Check your email from Bruce and Claudia please.
We are all happy to hear that President David Bentz is recovering well with his new bionic hip!
December 5th Adopt a Family Shoppers will be organizing at Kohl’s- please see your Handbid link in email to pass the hat for this long standing holiday Rotary tradition and call Susan Robenalt to join in the shopping, wrapping and driving.
Today's Presentation:
Michael Schoedinger is President of Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service in Columbus, Ohio. Mike is the 6th generation owner of the firm.
Todays presentation: Mr. Schoedinger presented facts about Schoedinger Funeral Home and   " How do you support the bereaved " , "The Do's and Don'ts of advance funeral planning ", and shared pictures of the new funeral home on Perimeter Drive in Dublin.
David UHL District 6690 Polio Plus Program Leader  
Hybrid Meeting November 6, 2020
Susan Robenalt is welcoming shoppers again for the Adopt a Family buying event at Kohl’s 12/5 on Sawmill Road. We will be shopping for 3 Salvation Army families and a similar number of Syntero families.  Please contact Susan if you can help shop, wrap or transport the gifts.  
Handbid has been set up again by Mike Isler to use as our “Pass the Hat” equivalent for the Adopt a Family donations since we are not at our usual meetings.  See emails with the links please!
12/5 is also one of the 2 Saturdays for our Red Kettle Bell Ringing at our 2 Kroger locations. Please see your email from Bruce Andrews for the signup.  
Pete announced that Polar Bear Golf fundraising is on again this year, in the snow and with fun outdoor times. Possibly a raffle will take place and sponsors, hole sponsors and donations accepted – please book February 6, 2021 for this event at the Safari Golf course for an 8 am shotgun start.
Roberta was pleased to donate the calendar proceeds to the club and raised $400 for our club to support our programs.
Dennis Muchnicki shared concerns about the new North Market not observing safety guidelines or perhaps the patrons were now. He is interested to hear if others experience the same issue. (Word has it that a certain Rotary member familiar with the Dublin City officials took action and we could notice changes?)  
Peter Georgiton commented on a news editorial by David Brooks commenting on the decline in socially responsive services clubs including Rotary, known for our generous members, among others.
Peter was brilliant at reminding us how we have kept members, done so much needed work in our community and continue to contribute our time, talent and treasure to global needs.
Perfect transition to David Uhl’s talk about the Polio Plus Program!
Susan West introduced David Uhl, Chair of the District Polio Plus program for our District 6690.
David has an excellent presentation about Keeping Our Promise to the Children of the World to eradicate polio.  A few interesting facts:
  • $1 donated = $3 dollars received  because of the Rotary and Bill and Melinda Gates matching gift program. 
  • Other partners include the CDC, World Health Organization and Unicef
  • 150 people have died in the work to eradicate polio
  • There is a personal fund raising platform available with Rotary International for members who want to raise more for this cause.
Susan West announced that there is still room for more participants in the 125 club - $100 donation to the Rotary Foundation and $25 to the Polio fund.  You will have your choice of a bottle of Irish Whiskey or Vodka.
Roberta had a couple of announcements
  • We are still collecting toiletries or donations for the Dublin Food Pantry. Food can be dropped off at the Pantry and donations can be made through the Columbus Foundation.
  • We are still collecting coats through October 31st that can be dropped off at David Bentz’ home.
  • Roberta still has a few 2021 calendars left. Her cost is $11 and she selling them for $25, $13 of which will be donated to the Rotary.
Speaker Bio
We were honored today to have Dr. Praveen Dubey as our speaker.  Dr. Dubey is vice president of OhioHealth Cancer Services. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist and has been practicing in Columbus for over 20 years. He is also an MD Anderson Cancer Network® certified physician.  Dr. Dubey graduated medical school from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed an internal medicine residency at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and a residency in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He and his wife of 25 years live in Upper Arlington and are very proud of their two daughters who are both currently pursuing careers in medicine.
Presentation Summary
Dr. Dubey gave a very comprehensive overview of the Vision for OhioHealth Cancer Care. Their vision statement includes collaboration with physician partners to expand their services and geographic reach to become “Ohio’s Preferred Cancer Care Network”. 
Ohio Health currently has service in 33 locations in Central Ohio. One of their primary goals is to “Deliver the right care in the right place”.  Based on their strategic plan, they are currently in Phase 2 (2019 – 2024) consisting of the expansion of programs and footprints.  Phase 3 (2025+) will include more analytics and infrastructure. They are partnering with MD Anderson in Houston, Texas to achieve certifications and best practices.
They are in the midst of a comprehensive assessment to identify
  • Physician Alignment
  • Services Offered
  • Patient Experience
  • Facilities and Technology
  • Overall Patient Quality
Dr. Dubey briefly discussed Bone Marrow Transplant and the MD Anderson relationship.
They are in the process of constructing a 30,000 square footprint in Dublin Cancer Center across the street from Dublin Methodist hospital which is scheduled to open in May 2021.  They are partnering with Columbus Oncology to provide oncology services at this facility.
For additional information and detail here is the Zoom recording of Dr. Dubey's presentation
Or watch it on our YouTube Channel:  https://youtu.be/PBZREx4d0Zs
Goodwill Speaking
At Dublin AM Rotary
Hybrid Meeting October 16,2020
Please enjoy the recording of the meeting here:
 Everyone enjoyed the Hybrid Meeting format and the distancing available.
Susan West Announced good news that Africa is now Polio free and that we are down to only  2 countries now with Polio!
Roberta announced that the coat collection started today  will continue- please bring to David Bentz porch or make arrangeements with Roberta.
Mike Close collected used flags for proper disposal. If you have one please contact Mike, he makes sure it is appropriately handled.
We Have a New Member that was welcomed officially today - please Meet Kurt Brown  
Goodwill is more than a retail store!  Their mission is Building Lives that work. Today's presentation highlighted the information about their mission , retail stores, and program and services. Michelle Roberts walked us through the lifecycle of a donation and exactly how that donation impacts our community. All of Goodwill consumers have one thing in common, and that is some type of barrier to employment. Goodwill programs address these barriers and prepare individuals for work.
Michelle L. Roberts - has been employed with Marion Goodwill Industries for 12 years as its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Mission Services. Michelle Roberts accomplished her Master in Business Administration from Franklin University . Michelle has applied, awarded, managed and developed over 26 programs/grants totaling over 1.2 million dollars .
Justin Vanderhoff - Justin is the Mission Service Development Director . He has worked at Goodwill since January 2017 . Justin develops new partnerships with community businesses, specializing in community collaboration.
Dublin AM Rotary Zoom Meeting 10/9/20
A Visit with our District Governor and Leadership Team
Enjoy hearing our District Governor Steve Heiser at this meeting Recording Link for 10/9/20: 
Steven Heiser                  District Governor
Maryjane Shackelford     DG- Elect
Tom Kleven                     Assistant District Governor
Wolf Lant                        Assistant District Governor
This meeting was a very interesting and reassuring time with our Rotary Leadership. Steven Heiser shared why it is more important and impactful now to be a Rotarian.
But first a few announcements:
Saturday is our Rotary Virtual Summit from 9-4:30 and you can come and go on Zoom as the sessions interest you. Please see the emails that have been sent to sign up or go to the Rotary 6690 website.
Next Friday will be a hybrid meeting- Zoom and in person 10/16.  Please wear your masks and join in person or on Zoom.
10/20 Rotary Master Class by Ann Ralston
10/24- World Polio Day
District Web site also has service projects
Steve shared his own global experiences in Rotary ad discussed our new President of Rotary's 4 pillars
New inovative club models
Strategic Planning and Next steps
Select New Members
End Polio nd keep our promise to the children of the world
Be for affirmative working for others-Time, Talent, Treasure
Felowship and Service 
Discussion on the next 2 annual conferences