Speakers
No Meeting
Nov 23, 2018
Susan Robenalt
Nov 30, 2018
Dublin A.M. Rotary Foundation
Rotary Annual Meeting
Dec 07, 2018
Financial Review
Rev. Steve Smith
Dec 14, 2018
Holiday Planning
No Meeting
Dec 28, 2018
No Meeting
Jan 04, 2019
Matt & Caleb Reynolds
Jan 11, 2019
Interhack
Brian Timm
Jan 18, 2019
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
 
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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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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.
 
Life in the Fast Lane with Bob Fields of Fields Auto Works
 
Dublin's own Bob Fields (spouse to Dublin AM member, Ingrid Fields) provided a fascinating presentation on his vision for Fields Auto Works, a local start-up business that designs and builds cars for track driving. Bob explained that Track Day events are becoming increasingly popular for driving enthusiasts. With the direction of autonomous cars and smart roadways, it is expected that more and more track driving hobbyists will emerge.  The clientele that Fields serves is the driving enthusiast who wants to hone their driving skills and be able to drive fast but not necessarily have interest in racing.  We learned that to convert a street car into a track track ready car is very expensive.  Fields' approach is to design the car from the chassis up and provide better vehicles at similar prices to those that are converted to track cars.  Many of the components that his company uses are sourced locally.  
 
Bob also talked about the plentiful resources and expertise that are available to him and his associates in the Central Ohio area, from the Transportation Research Center to Ohio State, Battelle, Honda, TrueSports and Rahal.  His aim is to get student apprentices and build interest in local vocational schools as well.  There were many questions that followed Bob's presentation; clearly our club has quite a few car enthusiasts!
 
Announcements
 
Upcoming social activities to mark on your calendar include a Perfect Party on Nov. 10th, Holiday Party on Dec. 7th and Dublin Holiday Tree Lighting on Nov. 29th.  Watch for upcoming emails on these events.
 
Also watch for an upcoming email from Jim Burness about meetings scheduled for the Mission Trip that is planned for early Spring.
 
The Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix collection continues on Nov. 2nd for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
 
World Polio Day raffle continues until Nov. 2nd.  Please reference the email from Dwight and contact Dwight or Rich if you want to participate in the $125 Club.
 
City Barbeque's Columbus Area stores are donating 25% of proceeds on Nov. 5th toward efforts to eradicate Polio.  See the email from Dwight with the coupon.
Former OSU QBs Discuss Buckeye Football and Literacy
 
Former Ohio State QBs, Craig Krenzel and Justin Zwick were our guest speakers.  This is an annual club favorite, and Craig and Justin did not disappoint.  Their lighthearted storytelling from their playing days - in addition to insights into the current, confounding Buckeye Football team - kept the club members interested until after our regular scheduled end time. Unfortunately, they had no good answers or optimism to share about the recent challenges with this year's edition of the gridiron Bucks.   
 
More important to our Rotary charter, Craig also provided an update on behalf of the 2nd and 7 Foundation which was founded by Ryan Miller who was traveling and unable to join us on Friday morning as he normally does.  Founded in 1999, 2nd and 7 has football players in college and high school read to 2nd grade students and donate books - all of course to encourage literacy.  Currently, 2nd and 7 operates in 26 states, with 47 colleges and university football teams participating in the program. More than 67,000 books have been donated, and the foundation has published its 13th original book.
 
Announcements
 
- Holiday Party is December 7th at 6:30 in our meeting room at TCC.
 
- November 17th Perfect Party at Peter Georgiton's home - email to follow soon.
 
- Dec. 1st and 15th Bell Ringing at the Bridge Street and Perimeter Kroger stores - Bill Andrews circulating the sign up sheet.
 
- Dec 8th shopping @ Kohl's for the Salvation Army Christmas Drive - our club's annual family adoption will be funded by donations made at the Holiday Party and most likely at one of our Friday meetings - contact Susan Robenalt if you're interested in helping with the shopping.
 
- Polar Bear sponsorships are needed.  Contact Jim Bandeen - reminder to mark your calendar for Feb. 9th for the Polar Bear Open.
 
- Dublin Scioto H.S. - 5th Annual Veterans Story Event is Thursday Nov. 8th - 3:30-6:00 - students, staff and community members will be honoring the service of over 225 veterans and military through musical performances, speeches and student presentations.
 
 
 
October 19th Announcements
 
- Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix Collection October 26th and November 2nd for the Thanksgiving food drive.
 
- Holiday Party is December 7th - Mark Your Calendar - More Details to Come
 
- World Polio Day Challenge - watch for an email with details - collections at the meetings October 26th and November 2nd - we will have a raffle to win whiskey and all donations will contribute to the eradication of polio.
 
 
Guest Speaker Notes
 
Ryan Scribner, Economic Director of PPP, Pickaway Progress Partnership, of Pickaway County was our guest speaker Friday morning.  He spoke of the strong manufacturing base in Pickaway County that become challenged over the past several years dating back to before the Great Recession; in Chillicothe, the town of 12,000 lost 3,000 jobs in a couple years. PPP is a public-private, non-profit partnership that is having success bringing in new manufacturing, logistics and other businesses with many new jobs.  Dupont cited its reason for selecting Chillicothe as the lack of political headwinds it encountered because of the cooperation of the PPP. With $1billion in new investment and 2,500 new jobs and counting, Pickaway County is close to covering the job losses.  In the Rickenbacker area, the warehousing and logistics growth is excellent. A big reason for the success that the PPP is having is due to its embrace of Regionalism, such as being active in Columbus 2020 and creating a joint economic development district with Columbus in the Rickenbacker area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning About Del-Co and The History of Water Management
 
Our guest today was Glenn Marzluf, CEO of Del-Co.  Marzluf provided some interesting information about Del-Co, including; 1) It was founded in 1974 and includes 1800 miles of water pipeline in 7 counties covering 800 square miles, 2) Del-Co is a customer-owned cooperative that services 140,000 customers.  The Duott Reservoir currently holds more than 3 billion gallons of water.
 
What was more interesting was the history of water management that he provided us.  Beginning with the Roman Empire's aqueduct system, water management and waste-water management has certainly evolved; however,  today's systems use the same principles of pressure created by gravity.  Our above-ground storage takes use the effects of gravity to create the water pressure in our homes and businesses.  The New York City metro areas are served by aqueducts from up-state New York with the longest reaching 129 miles. In Chicago, pumps reserve 1 billion gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to change the flow of the Chicago River.
 
Announcements
 
On Oct. 17th, the American Lung Association is hosting a Better Breathers Club gathering at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 6PM in Metro Center.  Cindy shared that persons with chronic lung diseases including CPOD, pulmonary fibrosis, Asthma and lung cancer should consider joining in this event to learn better breathing techniques using yoga.
 
The 2019 Polar Bear Open is set for Saturday, Feb 29th. If you are able to assist in gathering sponsors, please reach out to Ingrid Fields or Susan Robenalt.
 
Sinan is looking for students interested in being exchange students in the next school year.
 
The international Rotary convention is scheduled for June in Hamburg.  If you're interested, consider registering before the Dec. price increases.
Dublin AM Rotary September 28,2018 meeting
We provide a hand up, not a hand out through the Freedom Station, a place where veteran injured warriors go to receive housing, care, and assimilation to make the critical transition from military service to civilian life.
Today’s Speaker Vic Tambone, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) is a member of the Board of Directors of the Warrior Foundation, a non-profit veteran help organization that established the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.
Our announcements:
  • Wolf has requested more volunteers to help on Saturday set up or to judge the robotics competition on this Sunday September 30th in Worthington. Please reach out to Wolf if you can help with any set up on Saturday or to judge the competition on Sunday.
  • Jack Curtis reminded the club tat we serve the Dublin Food Pantry the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30.All are welcome participants.
  • Dave Williamson will send out the details and logistics once finalized for the Motts Military Museum tour by ur favorite tour guide and 911 Barn.
  • On 10/24 we will honor the Rotary Polio Remediation progress and global impact. Dwight will share more as we get closer to that date.
Today’s meeting hosted several guests to hear our keynote speaker, Vic Tambone, Colonel, USAF (Ret.). Vic shared the founding of the Warrior Foundation Freedom Center in San Diego and the passion and drive of the all-volunteer organization that we will pattern for the Freedom Station Ohio.  
Vic is a lifetime appointed board member of the Freedom Center San Diego and with his distinguished service in Washington DC to President Bush, Henry Kissinger and to our nation with his service.
Clarence Mingo, Franklin County Auditor, Talks of Unprecedented Growth
 
Our guest today was Clarence Mingo, Franklin County Auditor.  Mingo is a native of Canton and holds undergrad and law degrees from OSU and is an Army veteran who served in the Persian Gulf War. He has volunteered his legal services to indigent citizens through the Legal Aid Society.  
 
According to the Auditor, Franklin County is in a period of unprecedented growth which is evident in the growth in property values. Post-Great Recession, we experience modest growth in the 2011-2014 period, but in the pervasive property value assessment that was completed in 2017, property values were up 10-60% since 2011.  In 2017, a home sold every 30 minutes, and so far in 2018, a home has sold every 56 minutes in the county.  Per Mingo, Franklin County is becoming the "jewel of the Midwest" and has the highest bod rating possible and an excellent cash and liquidity position. 
 
With all of this prosperity, it was especially sobering but important to be reminded that 32% of citizens in Franklin can't afford a 2-bedroom apartment, 25% of children live in food insecurity, 28% of Ohioans don't have a bank account, and due to stagnant wages, the working class ($80K per year income) cannot afford to own a $150K home (and our county increasingly does not have homes available in this price range).
 
Announcement Reminders
 
The Memorial Tournament Pro Am Day fundraising committee met on Friday and will meet every 3rd Friday of the month at 7AM.  We welcome any interested members to join.
 
 
Dublin AM Rotary September 14,2018 meeting
Emerald Campus Meeting and School Tour
Our announcements:
We need video and recording equipment for our exciting upcoming meeting on September 28th when we will have distinguished speakers sharing the Veterans Freedom Center effort that was built in their community and what we might consider for our community. The intent on recording this session is that we create a communications tool that can be reused often with partners and donors. Please connect Kent or Dwight to anyone who can help.
 
The donations we made to The Andrew Green Foundation were well used and effective. Dave McKee shared that the Haiti High School receiving those funds achieved 28 out of 29 students passing the mandatory exam compared to a much lower average normally. The connection to our friends in The Prodigals from Irish Festival days with Andrew’s brother, has been a meaningful opportunity for us to support this school and in Andrew’s honor.
 
Our most heartfelt condolences go out to Claudia and Tom Trusty with the passing of Claudia’s sister, Elena. We have signed and sent a card from our group and ask to keep them in our thoughts and prayers.  
 
Wolf has requested more volunteers to judge the robotics competition Sunday September 30th in Worthington. Please reach out to Wolf if you can help judge the competition.
 
Dr. Todd Hoadley, one of our very own members led the discussion about the November 6th Ballot information and Issue 5.
Page introduced Dr. Hoadley, Superintendent of Dublin City Schools, Kristy Venne Director of the Emerald Campus and Brian Kern, Financial Officer.
 
 
"A really small country with really nice people."
 
This quote is from Dalma Kiss, the exchange student from Budapest, Hungary that our club is sponsoring this year.  We are lucky to clearly have one of the nicest Hungarians in Dalma!   She did an incredible presentation for us today followed by an extended Q&A which provided us with great insights into her home country and city. 
 
Hungary, with a population of 9.8M people is smaller in size than New York State with just a fraction of the people.  The language is quite difficult to learn, given the alphabet has 44 letters. 
Hungarians invented Vitamin C, the ballpoint pen, Rubic's Cube and matches among other things. Lake Balaton is there and is the largest lake in Central Europe.
Hungary is part of the European Union.  Dalma described different cuisines - all of which look and sounds delicious.  Budapest, her home city, has 2.5M people. 
 
In addition to educating us about Hungary, Dalma shared that she has two sisters, one older and one younger, and she enjoys playing and watching basketball, listening to music, including TwentyOne Pilots, and she is an excellent artist.
 
Thank You, Dalma, for your very poised and well-prepared presentation.
 
Announcements
 
Reminder that the fall district meeting, Ro Talks, is being held in Pickerington on Sept. 29th.  Contact Kent Underwood for more information,
 
Polar Bear Open raffle items are needed.  If you are interested, please contact Jim Bandeen.
 
Veterans Affairs committee is meeting at 6:45AM SHARP on Sept. 21st. to prepare for the presentation to the club on Sept. 28th and discuss plans for the Freedom Center.  Contact Dave Williamson with interest.
 
 
Inspiring Stories from Adaptive Sport Connection
 
Our guests today features Sharon Schrieber and Maddie Mattey from Adaptive Sports Connection as well as two board members and an inspiring spokesman, Adam Greathouse.
 
Adaptive Sports Connection is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, and they serve disabled children, adults and veterans with a wide range of adapted sporting opportunities. They have been operating for 25 years. Examples of the opportunities that they have available with adapted equipment include Kayaking, Sailing, Paddle Boarding, Water skiing on the Scioto, as well as adaptive bicycling at Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Snowboarding or skiing at Mad River and more. 
 
Our guests shared a number of very inspiring stories about how they have positively changed the lives of many disabled individuals.  Adam Greathouse shared his own incredible story of how Adaptive Sports quite literally saved his life.
 
Check out AdaptiveSportsConnection.org to learn more about how to volunteer and support this fantastic organization.
 
Announcements:
 
Welcome and Congratulations to Joe Yersavich, our newest Dublin AM Rotarian!  We're thrilled to have Joe officially on board; he is the leader of the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
 
Jim Burness made note of the interest to participate in a Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. Please see the email that Jim sent earlier this week and reach out to him if you are interested or need more details.
 
David Bentz provided these updates:  two fundraising sub-committees have been assembled, and the Polar Bear Open committee will begin meeting the fiest Friday of each month at 7am, and the Pro Am Day committee will meet the 3rd Friday of the month.
 
Claudia Trusty announced that she is looking for a person to volunteer to be our club's liaison to the Interact Club at Dublin Jerome H.S.  Contact Claudia if you are interested.
 
Roberta announced that we need Greeters to sign up for September and October.  Please sign up via the website (search for the email from Roberta for the website link).
 
The District Fall Seminar is being held on Saturday Sept 29th in Pickerington.  Save the date if you are interested; more details to follow.
 
We need 4 more sign-ups for the Food Pantry in September.
 
 
 
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others can't help buy to enjoy it themselves."
 
This quote from Areyah Kaltman, Executive Director of Lifetown, was a fitting opening to today's speaker topic.  Also joining us was Lifetown's COO, Shaunacy Webster.  Rita Hook invited and introduced our speakers; Rita is a volunteer at Lifetown.  It is a simulated village in new Albany that provides critical life-skills training for disabled and economically disadvantaged public school students.  Lifetown's mission is to provide these skills to our areas's most marginalized children - with a particular emphasis on educating these children to avoid substance abuse and addiction.  Research shows that disabled children as 2-4 times more susceptible to addiction.
 
Lifetown serves 50-70 school aged children every day - requiring 20 volunteers daily, or 1,300 through the school year.  The children visit Lifetown 4-6 times per year for each school year - K-12. Lifetown has developed a curriculum called Stop to Live to focus on stemming the tide of opiate addiction as these children become teens and adults.  Visit www.lifetown.org for more information and to seek volunteer opportunities.
 
Announcements:
 
Irish Festival this weekend: Contact Andy Keeler is you can help out  with shifts - 8pm Friday, Saturday 4pm, 8pm and Sunday 8am.
 
Dublin Food Pantry - we need a couple of volunteers for this Monday evening, 8/6.
 
School Supplies or Cash Donations - next week is the last week for collections by Claudia.
 
Congratulations to Dave Lundregan who had his red New Member sticker removed!
 
Perfect Party Aug. 18th at 6:30 at Andy Keeler's home to welcome our new exchange student from Hungary. She arrives August 8th.
 
 
Cuba, Slovakia, a Library CEO and More...
 
Roberta Kayne delivered the highlights of today's meeting by sharing a slide show of photos and commentary on her January trip to Cuba.  Roberta joined a group from Global Volunteers that traveled there to tutor English.  Roberta's talents as a photographer shown through in the amazing pictures she shared.  Global Volunteers (globalvolunteers.org) boasts 35,000+ volunteers in over 35 countries.  You can see most of the photos from Roberta's presentation at www.RobertaKayne.com/Cuba.
 
 
Gretchen Spears, a student at Dublin Coffman, provided us a terrific presentation about the history and culture of Slovakia.  Gretchen will be traveling there this coming school year as an exchange student sponsored by our club.
Pat Losinski, Columbus Library CEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pat Losinski, CEO of Columbus Metropolitan Library, joined us to deliver his personal thanks for the donation that we have pledged to the new library branch under contsruction in Dublin.
 
Announcements
Dublin Irish Festival - shifts are still needing filled - particularly Saturday morning and on Sunday.  Contact Andy Keeler.  Also, for training on the inventory control application on the iPads, please stay after next Friday morning's meeting or arrive 10-15 minutes early for your shift.
 
Fundraising - David Bentz announced that the two main fundraisers this year are the Memorial Tournament Pro Am Day and the Polar Bear Open.
 
August 18th Perfect Party - mark your calendars for 6>30pm on Aug 18th for a perfect party at Andy Keeler's home. Watch for more details coming via email.
 
August 10th - Emerald Campus Grand Opening - if you are interested, please sign up.  Contact Peter Georgiton for details.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Volunteer today to help our club at the Dublin Irish Festival. Just go to www.DublinIrishFestival.org, click on the Sharing O'The Green box and select your shifts! Contact Bonnie Coley-Malir or Andy Keeler with any questions.
  • Our Literacy Committee has launched the tenth annual Back To School Supply drive. We will be collecting supplies on July 27, August 3 and August 10. Cash donations are very welcomed! Check your email for a list of the items requested by teachers at the 3 schools we support.
  • Register to join us for the ribbon cutting and tour of Dublin's new Emerald Campus on Emerald Parkway. We'll meet up at 9:50 at the school.  Check your email for an invitation and registration info.
 
Dublin AM Rotary July 13,2018 meeting
We had an engaging Main Speaker today, Bradley Frick sharing “Constitution 230”.
 
But first our announcements:
Bob Rosenberg was recognized “Rotarian of the Year” in this 20th year of his membership and some of his contributions were announced. Best wishes also to Bob and Irene for their 46th wedding anniversary this weekend.
 
We had visitors from Taiwan Rotary 3461 and 3462.  Sharon Kendall and The GSE Taiwan Director introduced the students and professionals visiting the area and reviewed some of the highlights of their trip.           
Andy reminded us that there are still vital volunteer opportunities for our Irish Festival and the signup link is right here for you to use now:
Registration Site: 
 
Click on the “Sharing o’ the Green” button at DublinIrishFestival.org 
 
If you did serve for an organization in the past please sign into your account OR enter your username, click on the Forgot Your Password? link. Note: if you forgot your username, the group leader will have access to that information. Please DO NOT create a new account if you have served in the past • A new page will open, reenter your username in the space provided and click Continue • An email will be sent to your e-mail account prompting you to reset your password. Follow the instructions provided in the email and choose a password that you can remember for the rest of the season! 
 
If you did not serve for an organization in the past please click the Create New Account. 
  • Create a username and password, click Next. (We recommend using your first initial and last name all LOWERCASE case as your password) 
  • Enter Dublin AM Rotary join code: 18blarney (all join codes must be entered in ALL LOWERCASE. Click Next. If you have multiple join codes, enter one and proceed to the next page where you will receive instructions on how to enter another. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, YOU CAN CONTACT BONNIE COLEY-MALIR AT BONNIE.COLEY@ME.COM OR 614-330-6540, OR ANDY KEELER AT ANDY.KEELER@KEELERNADLER.COM OR 614-402-3765
Wolf talked about our exchange student and her upcoming arrival August 8th and a possible Perfect Party around August 11th. Cindy has graciously volunteered if no other hosts anxiously steps in.
Dwight won the big pot and donated $1,000 to the veteran’s committee fund.
 
Dublin Arts Council - Updates and Trends
 
Our guest speakers today were Dr. David Guion, Executive Director, and Janet Cooper, Director of Engagement, from the Dublin Arts Council.  David and Janet walked our members through 8 Trends and discussed how the DAC is responding to those trends.  The presentation was very informative and affirmed Dublin's rising national and international acclaim for our the arts in our city.
 
The Trends that DAC is Responding To:
 
1) Using Technology to Engage and Measure
2) Community Artmaking
3) Equity, Inclusion, Diversity - Example is the B.R.E.A.D Festival which this year is Oct. 14th at Coffman Park.
4) The Participatory Museum
5) Multi-faceted Experiences - Example is Sundays @ Scioto which is in its 35th Year
6) Social Justice Focused Programming
7) Understanding Relevance - Example is the Riverboxes project
8) Creative Placemaking
 
Announcements:
 
Last Call for confirming attendance at the June 29th Installation Dinner - contact Kent
 
Irish Festival Sign Up - only 15% of shifts filled - contact Andy
 
Dublin Food Pantry - volunteers needed 1st Monday of July or August 5:30-7:30 -contact Jack
 
Parade marshaling July 4th - need a few more volunteers - contact Dwight
 
August 13th - 8th Annual Blue Jackets Outing - volunteers needed to assist during this outing which benefits  the 3rd and Goal foundation (Brady Quinn) which re-habs housing for veterans - contact Dwight
 
 
 
July 15th Meeting Announcements
 
Independence Day Parade Marshals Needed - We need volunteers to serve as marshals during the parade on July 4th.  See email from Dwight.
 
Dublin Food Pantry Volunteers Needed - July 2nd shift has no volunteers - register via our website or contact Dave Lundegran (davelundegran@gmail.com) to sign up.
 
Host Family Needed July 10-13th for Taiwan Exchange - contact Sharon Kendall skendall@healthy-goals.com if you would like to host.
 
June 29th Installation Dinner - See Kent's email and register for the Installation Dinner Party at Bonnie and Rick's party barn.
 
 
It's time to register to volunteer for the Irish Festival beverage inventory control service that our club provides each year. See the email that Andy Keeler sent out. Registration instructions below:
 
Registration Site: 
 
Click on the “Sharing o’ the Green” button at DublinIrishFestival.org 
 
If you did serve for an organization in the past please sign into your account OR enter your username, click on the Forgot Your Password? link. Note: if you forgot your username, the group leader will have access to that information. Please DO NOT create a new account if you have served in the past • A new page will open, reenter your username in the space provided and click Continue • An email will be sent to your e-mail account prompting you to reset your password. Follow the instructions provided in the email and choose a password that you can remember for the rest of the season! 
 
If you did not serve for an organization in the past please click the Create New Account. 
  • Create a username and password, click Next. (We recommend using your first initial and last name all LOWERCASE case as your password) 
  • Enter Dublin AM Rotary join code: 18blarney (all join codes must be entered in ALL LOWERCASE. Click Next. If you have multiple join codes, enter one and proceed to the next page where you will receive instructions on how to enter another. 
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, YOU CAN CONTACT BONNIE COLEY-MALIR AT BONNIE.COLEY@ME.COM OR 614-330-6540, OR ANDY KEELER AT ANDY.KEELER@KEELERNADLER.COM OR 614-402-3765
Dublin AM Rotary Meeting Notes
Friday, June 8, 2018
 
Announcements:
  • Dublin Library is receiving a donation from Dublin Rotary Foundation for $25,000. The announcement made at today’s meeting by Susan Robenalt also discussed the community presence and direction of this donation. 
  • The Irish Festival time is upon us and Andy will be emailing links to our membership for volunteer registration.  This is an important fun and “fund-raising” event for our club, please look for the email and register!
  • Mike Isler announced that we are looking for additional members for the communications committee.   There will be a meeting announced for this committee through email.  Please join us at the meeting and get in touch with Mike now if you are interested.
  • Exchange students are arriving from Taiwan in conjunction with other Rotary groups and Sharon announced that we are looking for 2 additional host families now.  She offered to help with transportation and other support if you can host one of the students.
  • Kent Underwood reminded our members that 2 emails have gone out and we have many members attending the installation dinner 6/29 and 1 final email will be sent to encourage all the members to sign up. Also make sure to make the meeting!
  • Kent also did an honorary guest membership badge presentation to Frank Dillenschneider recognizing his fabulous attendance at our club meetings.
  • Susan West reminder us to enjoy the Dublin Arts Sunday evening Summer Concert Series on Dublin Rd. at the park, the Dublin Arts group will be speaking at one of our meetings soon also.
  • Tim Byrd from Sales XCeleration was our guest today, in addition to Frank of course.
Featured Speakers: Kirsten Minnie Intelligence Analyst
Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) Columbus
Also joined by Anna Edgar, Special Agent
Human Trafficking, Smuggling and Narcotics Use  
Krista Weida and Heidi Hrabcak, Lawyers for American Vets, speaking to Dublin AM Rotary today about assistance for disabled veterans. Photos by Mohan Viddam