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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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This Friday our featured speaker is Shruti Gupta, Regional Director of Columbus Let Me Run. 
Let Me Run is a non-profit, curriculum based, wellness and run program for boys in grades 3rd-8th grade. We train volunteer coaches to guide boys through the lessons and trainings. The teams meet twice a week for 7 weeks, concluding in a 5K race to commemorate their social, emotional and physical growth. 
Shruti has served as a coach for 8 seasons and been on the board for several years. She became the RD in Spring 2021.  She is also a personal trainer and fitness instructor, for both youth and adults. She currently teaches classes at The Lagree Method, a fitness studio in Dublin. Shruti has 3 children, a junior at Jerome, an 8th grader at Eversole Run MS, and a 5th grader at Pinney Elementary.  Shruti was a special education teacher in Cincinnati Public Schools, prior to having children. 
The meeting on May 6th, 2022 was at The Ohio State University Airport. OSU opened the new Austin E. Knowlton Executive Terminal and Aviation Learning Center in 2019. The two-story, 29,500-square-foot building is home to flight school classrooms and simulators, a student flight hub, private aviation services, administration offices and meeting rooms. Large windows overlook the airfield, providing an observation deck that is especially popular among children in the community.
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Bruce founded IMPACT60 (aka i60) on the belief that individuals who share their time can change a community for the better. IMPACT60 devotes resources (such as volunteers, funds, in-kind donations) to help fuel causes that fill unmet needs and bring awareness to issues that affect our quality of life. While i60 strives to assist many causes, we’re particularly engaged in addressing food insecurity, homelessness, health issues (addiction, cancer, mental health), youth wellness and workforce development..
Bruce is also owner, partner, and operator in Central Ohio Automotive Dealerships that include Honda, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Toyota franchises along with owner of Leon's Garage Restaurant and Pub located in Marysville, Ohio.  
Bruce's presentation will be two fold.  He will share with us his vision for IMPACT 60 and its accomplishments thus far.  He will also give us some insight into the car industry in 2022, the challenges of inventory levels and logistics.
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Honoring our 2022 Dublin AM Rotary Scholarship recipients from the Dublin high schools.

This year the Club supported two scholarship programs for seniors who reside within and attend the Dublin City School district.  These students must be seniors who are graduating in the Spring of 2022 and enrolled in an accredited university, college, or technical school for Fall 2022.

The Dublin AM Rotary Interact Community Service Scholarships are awarded to students who have participated and are currently active in their high school's Interact Club.  Additional consideration will include the length of membership in Interact during high school, if they held an office within their Club, and work outside the Club through community service and volunteer work avenues.  

Four students received this scholarship: 
 Avani Ghosh Jerome   $500
 Joseph Bender Jerome   $500
 Saeed Sanaallah Scioto  $1,000
 Sharayu Kadam Coffman   $1,000


The Dublin AM Rotary Community Service Scholarship applicants are assessed based on academic success, demonstrated leadership and community service, a pledge that they have led, and continue to lead an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle, an essay, and financial need.  This year's recipients are: 

  Laksh Dhir   $1,000
  Dane Piekarski   $1,000

  Dinesh Bojja   $1,000
  Ciara Reitz   $1,000

  Moksh Desai
  Spencer J McClellan

Thanks to your hard work and generous support, we awarded nine scholarships totaling $9,000 - $3,000 for each high school.  You will have an opportunity to hear their's stories and career aspirations at the April 22nd meeting.  You'll want to join this meeting in person, if possible.  

As you listen to their stories, you will realize you have made a lasting impact on each of these students and raised awareness for the mission of Rotary. 

To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Our meeting on April 8, 2022 was hosted by Cap Clegg and our Interact Clubs.  We were excited to hear about all of the amazing activities our Dublin High School and Middle School club members have coordinated over the past year.  
These students are our future Rotarians.  Let give them some attention and gratitude for learning to give back to the community at an early age!
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
This Friday's speaker was our City Manager, Dana McDaniel.   There is so much good news surrounding the City of Dublin.  You will want hear all about it.  

Dana L. McDaniel became the City of Dublin’s fifth city manager on January 31, 2015. As city manager, he serves as the chief administrative and law enforcement officer and is responsible to City Council for the day-to-day operations of the City. McDaniel has been employed by the City for 30 years. He has served in various roles, including management assistant to the city manager, director of service, deputy city manager/director of economic development and director of development. Prior to starting his career in Dublin, he served as an intern in both the Cities of Lebanon and Gahanna, Ohio.

McDaniel served with the City of Dublin during a time of rapid growth and expansion. As the City’s first director of service, he led the establishment of a service department that was one of only nine in North America to be accredited by the American Public Works Association.

McDaniel was instrumental in the development of Dublink, Dublin’s state-of-the-art broadband fiber-optic network. He is co-founder of the Central Ohio Research Network and helped create the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, which currently houses more than 50 start-up companies. McDaniel oversaw the expansion of economic development programming resulting in the attraction, retention, and expansion of more than 14,000 jobs.

Under his leadership, the City was twice named a Top 7 Intelligent City in the world by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum and also received numerous awards from the International Economic Development Council, the Ohio Economic Development Association, and the Mid-America Economic Development Association.

In 2018, McDaniel was recognized by the Asian-American Commerce Group as the Government Leader of the Year for his efforts in increasing the visibility of Asian-Americans.  McDaniel also received the 2018 C-Suite award from Columbus Business First as one of the most admired executives in Columbus in the category of institutions. This award acknowledged McDaniel among the region’s most-accomplished business leaders, “inspiring and encouraging others in the community with his integrity and excellence”.

In 2016, he was recognized by the Ohio State University Alumni Association for Outstanding Public Service. Five years earlier, he was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs. In 2013, McDaniel was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Intelligent Community Forum. The Dublin Chamber of Commerce recognized him with its President’s Award in 2014 for his dedication to the Dublin Chamber and its business community.

McDaniel earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from Miami University of Ohio and his master’s in public administration from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs. McDaniel also received a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.

McDaniel currently serves on several regional and local boards, including the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC) Transportation and Policy Committee, Development Advisory Committee of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency, Ohio City/County Management Association, the Central Ohio Mayors and Managers Association, and Dublin Chamber of Commerce.  He recently chaired MORPC’s Smart Region Task Force and is currently Chair of the US33 Corridor Council of Governments.

He retired from the Ohio National Guard following a 35-year distinguished career. McDaniel enlisted as a Private/E1, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. McDaniel served in numerous command and staff positions from platoon to division levels. He is an Iraq war veteran.

He and his wife Lisa Patt-McDaniel are Dublin residents and the parents of two daughters, Caitlyn and Colleen.

To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel

Joining us on Friday, March 25 as our featured speaker, was Jonathan Thomas, Vice President of Planning & Evaluation at the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County.  Jonathan spoke about the new crisis center plans and status. 
The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) is partnering with community stakeholders to address the continuum of crisis care in our community. The cornerstone of this continuum is the development of a new crisis center that will be the central and preferred destination in Franklin County for mental health and addiction crisis needs.

The crisis center will provide a safe and secure location offering a full array of services with integrated peer support at all levels. Most importantly, the crisis center will offer a no-wrong-door approach to ensure any adult arriving at the crisis center receives services. This new resource is intended to benefit everyone from individuals in crisis and their families to the overcrowded hospitals and first responders currently stretched to their limits.

Jonathan Thomas joined the ADAMH team in January 2015. In his role as Vice President, Planning & Evaluation, Jonathan is responsible for leading ADAMH’s planning and evaluation functions. He began his career working at an ADAMH-funded agency that focused on youth residential and treatment foster care programs. Jonathan then went on to learn from additional experiences with public policy, strategic planning, and program monitoring and evaluation in positions with the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio State’s Harding Hospital. Jonathan completed studies in both psychology and social work before earning his master’s degree in public policy and management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Our March 18th Rotary Meeting was hosted by our Dublin Rotaract Club. 
We were excited to have Kaitlyn Gushue and Rotaract members present achievements over the last two years, as well as give us a preview of their future goals, and programs designed to meet those goals.
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.  Rotary club sponsors offer guidance and support and work with Rotaract as partners in service.   
Rotaract began in 1968, as  a wall divided East and West Berlin, and the Cold War raged on. The U.S. and the Soviet Union were locked in a space race, and Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon, sending back pictures of Earth from deep space.

It was at time this that Rotary members in North Carolina, USA, chartered the first Rotaract club, to provide young people opportunities for service.  A half-century has passed since those first Rotaract clubs began inspiring young leaders to take action to improve their communities. The world has changed, as has the way Rotaract members connect with one another. But the underlying values of the program, and what attracts people to it, remain remarkably the same. 
Rotary International currently has over 10,000 Rotaract clubs with over 200,000 Rotaractors.
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Friday, March 11, we had an In Service project to support victims of human trafficking.  We stuffed 500 goodie bags that morning!  The bags will go to "She Has a Name"  - an organization that aids survivors of Human Trafficking.  Courtney Schmackers, Executive Director of She Has A Name, was our guest speaker at March 4th Rotary meeting.  Thanks everyone for your participation in this great event!
This Friday's guest speaker is Courtney Schmackers, Executive Director of She Has A Name, a nonprofit organization committed to engaging the community to strengthen the anti-human trafficking ecosystem in central Ohio, and empower those locally impacted by this issue.
Human Trafficking is a vast and complex issue, but there are tangible ways for business owners and professionals to join the Anti-Human Trafficking movement in meaningful ways. Courtney will focus on what human trafficking is and how you can respond.
She Has A Name is a strong community that exists to fight human trafficking through education, advocacy, and care for those impacted. She Has A Name has a vision to see all those impacted by human trafficking restored into society, welcomed in the workplace, and thriving in community.
Courtney graduated from Capital University in 2013 with a degree in Communications, Spanish, and Journalism. As executive director Courtney is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of She Has A Name. Her favorite part of her job is training individuals and organizations in understanding the cause and discovering how they can join the movement in unique and meaningful ways. She has led conversations with JP Morgan Chase's HABIT team, the sustainability department at Abercrombie & Fitch world headquarters, and countless other professional spaces around Central Ohio. She loves drinking tea, baking bread, and hiking. 
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
This Friday's guest speaker was Laura Rozcicha, Hospice & Palliative Care Manager, Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Laura Rozcicha (RO-ZEE-ka) manages the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and has for ten years.
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
This Friday's guest speaker was Anne Farley, Community Relations Director at Ganzhorn Suites, a Dementia and Specialized Memory Care Facility in Powell.
Anne has been with the Ganzhorn Suites for six and a half years. One of her passions is to make sure that caregivers, to someone living with dementia, stay connected to their communities, which led Anne to create the Dementia Friendly Powell initiative.
Anne has been in several Rotary clubs: The Rotary Clubs of Kettering, Whitehall/Bexley Club and The Dublin/Worthington Rotary Club. 
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To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Joining us this Friday as our featured speaker was Dr. Kathryn Sullivan.   
Kathy was one of the first six women to join NASA’s astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. Her submersible dive to the Challenger Deep in June of 2020 made her a triple Guinness World Record holder, as the most
vertical person in the world, the first person to both orbit the planet and reach its deepest point, and the first woman to dive the full ocean depth.
Sullivan has held a variety of senior executive and advisory positions since leaving NASA, the most recent of which is her September 2021 appointment by President Biden to the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.  She serves on the boards of International Paper, Accenture Federal Services, Terra Alpha Investments and the National Audubon Society. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Ambassador-at-Large for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

Dr. Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from University of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Geology from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. 

She is the author of the children’s book To the Stars! (Charlesbridge Press, 2016) and Handprints on Hubble, An Astronaut’s Story of Invention (MIT Press, 2019)
To learn more about Kathy, see her bio on wikipedia or her website or join her on her Podcast online or on Audible:  https://www.kathysullivanexplores.com/podcast
Fun & Freezing at our 25th Annual Polar Bear Golf Open!
Congratulations on a fun, sunny and successful fundraising at Polar Bear Golf Open 2022. 
With freezing weather, fresh snow and a big group of 90+ golfers walking across Safari Golf Club, we have had another successful fundraising event and one of the largest financially! 
Thank you to Pete Fuhlbrigge, our Event Chair for our 25th Annual Polar Bear Golf Open
Thank you to Our Key sponsor:  Stratos Wealth Partners by Susan Robenalt
Thank you to Our Signature Sponsor:  VCA Sawmill & Mill Run by Dr. Todd Beckett 
Thank you to our Contributing Sponsors :
First Citizens National Bank  by Calvin Gebhart
Dinsmore by Peter Georgiton 
Smile Doctors by Dr. Kent Underwood
City BBQ by Bonnie Coley-Malir
Sunny Street Cafe by Aschraf Mikhail
Our Hole Sign Sponsors - special thanks to our 32 hole sponsors for their continuous and ongoing support!
And thank you to our Participating members, committee members and so many great volunteers: 
Sinan Yaykin
Susan Robenalt
Jeff Schoener 
Faye Herriott
Bob Rosenberg
David Williamson
Kaitlin Gushue
Grace Gushue
Peter Georgiton
Rich Weber 
Amy Barnhart
Roberta Kayne
Claudia & Tom Trusty 
Ingrid Fields 
Wolf Lant
Kurt Brown 
Bruce Andrews 
Dinky Youngsteadt Parrish
Susan West 
Gene Oliver 
Trevor Donaldson
Our gratitude to Susan Robenalt for arranging a special presentation about Rett Syndrome Research Trust. 
Your contributions to the Rett Syndrome Research Trust are still welcome at :
Our Longest Drive Winner  - Pete Fuhlbrigge's brother from Ann Arbor ......golf pun intended
Photos from the event are now on our Flickr website: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzBpq1
Cheers Rotary Friends!
Ingrid Fields
This Friday, as our featured speaker, is Justin Paez, Dublin Chief of Police.  The meeting will be on ZOOM only.
Chief Justin Páez leads the Dublin Police Department, focusing on the leadership, direction, guidance and management of the agency. The chief directs and manages all functions, operations, programs, services, activities and resources of the department through partnership with the bureau commanders. The chief also ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced ethically and impartially.

Chief Justin Páez began his career in law enforcement in 2001 and has been a member of the Dublin Police Department since November 2003.  During his career, Chief Páez 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.

Chief Páez is the seventh Chief of Police for the Dublin Police Department following retired chiefs Harold Rose, Robert Mayer, Ron Ferrell, Rob Geis, Mike Epperson and Heinz von Eckartsberg.

Chief Páez earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University. In 2022, Chief Páez completed the Northwestern University Leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online program focused on managing and leading transformative change. In 2021, he earned his Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Change from Tiffin University.

Chief Páez, and his wife, Abby, have five children and are proud members of the Dublin community.

To view this video, go to our YouTube Channel.



On Friday, 1/28, we had as our featured speaker, our own member, Todd Hoadley, Superintendent of Tolles Career & Technical Center

Todd shared brief historical background on the development of career technical education in Ohio.  He covered programs offered at the Tolles Campus, as well the satellite Tolles Programs offered at the Dublin Emerald Campus.  Todd concluded with information on future career tech programs at Tolles, including adult education opportunities available for all at Tolles.


This school district is named for Harry E. Tolles, the district’s first superintendent.
  • Central Ohio Joint Vocational School District was founded in 1971 and opened its doors to students in 1974.
  • Tolles services seven school districts (Dublin, Fairbanks, Hilliard, Jonathan Alder, London, Madison-Plains, Jefferson).
  • 20 career-technical programs are available to students on the Plain City Campus.
  • 20 middle school and high school career-technical programs are available to students in various satellite locations.
  • Tolles features adult and continuing education opportunities in ASPIRE, ESOL, GED, RAMTEC and diversified industrial training and public safety.
  • Main Campus Enrollment (Average): 650 students
  • Satellite Enrollment (Average): 850 students
  • Graduation rate: 95% average
  • Post-Program Placement rate: 97% average
  • Post-secondary Enrollment rate: 55% average
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To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Dave Williamson gave an update on the Veterans Programs at Dublin AM and District 6690 initiative.
Pete Cushnie gave an update on his health and thanked everyone for their support.
Claudia Trusty updated us on signing up for committees and what committees we can help with.
Mike Isler updated us on events and fund raising.
Updates on Polar Bear Golf Open by Ingrid Fields.
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To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
Patrick O'Loughlin, President and CEO of Buckeye Power, Inc and Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, presented to Dublin AM Rotary on January 14.
Buckeye Power is a member-owned generation and transmission cooperative supplying electric power and energy to 25 electric distribution cooperatives serving member consumers in Ohio.  Ohio Rural Electric is  the trade association which provides safety, education, communications and government relations services to 24 electric cooperatives in Ohio.
Pat will review 1)  Electric generation market fundamentals, 2) Efforts to provide reliable, affordable and responsible electric supply,  3) Renewable energy resources role in electricity supply and, lastly, 4) Decarbonizing our electric supply mix, the progress and challenges.
Pat has been with Buckeye Power since 2002, initially as VP of Engineering and Power Supply.  He worked in various management capacities at Dayton, Power and Light for 19 years, prior to Buckeye Power.  Pat is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and holds both a Master of Environmental Sciences degree and a BS in Engineering Physics.
For more photos go to our Flickr page
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
On Friday, January 7th, Marti Bledsoe Post, the Executive Director of the On Our Sleeves movement for children’s mental health spoke to Dublin AM Rotary.
A national crisis has been hiding in plain sight. Children's mental health has been one of the least talked about issues in pediatrics — until now.

With the creation of On Our Sleeves, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, America’s largest network of pediatric behavioral health treatment providers and researchers and home to the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, is determined to give this cause a voice. 

Because children don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves, On Our Sleeves will break stigmas and educate families and advocates about children’s mental health. Their mission is to provide every family in America access to free, evidenced-based educational resources, powered by the  experts from Nationwide Children’s and its collaborating partners. Since launching on 2018, On Our Sleeves has reached more than 2 million people with free educational resources to start conversations, educate families, and boost mental health and wellness.  

In Marti's role with the On Our Sleeves movement, Marti leads strategy and operations. Marti is passionate about advocating for children, families and wellness as the founder of a’parently, a consultancy offering programs and resources to support parents in the workplace. Marti is a published author and sought-after national speaker on parents in the workforce.

In addition to founding a’parently, Marti has a distinguished career in leadership roles. She most recently served as chief strategy officer for Mindset Digital and prior to that as vice president, Strategy, for the digital agency Mindstream Interactive.

Marti is the proud mom of two school-aged kids and an Ohio native. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and her master’s degree from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

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Karen is the president of the Friends of the Delaware County District Library. They advocate, provide fun raising support and provide volunteer opportunities for the Delaware Library.
George Needham is the Director of the Delaware County (Ohio) District Library, a position he has held since October 2015. A graduate of the University at Buffalo (New York) for both his BA and MLS degrees, George has enjoyed a varied career: reference librarian, branch manager, technologist, state librarian, consultant, and association executive, as well as public library director. 
Their mission: 
The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.
George shared an overview of services offered by the library and their current construction plans for the branch in Liberty township. Any Ohio resident can apply for a library card. Even if you already have a library card for another library, this may provide access to e-content not typically shared across systems.  
Rick Weber provided the annual financial report. The club and the foundation's finances are in great shape thanks to your ongoing support and stewardship of the board and financial management team.  
Ken Boltz and Tom McGloshen were featured in the member-to-member spotlight. 
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