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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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THE DEADLINE FOR BIDDING ON THE DUBLIN AM ROTARY SILENT AUCTION
AND/OR BUYING YOUR RAFFLE TICKET IS TODAY AT 5PM!!

 
We have added Gift Cards to three of the packages in the auction!! 
THE AUCTION ENDS TODAY AT 5PM!
 

** Added $50 Kohl’s and $50 Cameron Mitchell gift cards to package #5 - Fanciful Flowers Painting by Gayle Holton

** Added $25 Chipotle and $25 Hen Quarter Gift Cards to package #14 - 24x36 Framed Photo "Rainbow at Kfar Adumim"  by Roberta Kayne

** Added $25 Cameron Mitchell and $25 Rebol Gift Cards to package #13 - Fine Art Framed Painting  "Dusk at Glacier Ridge"  by Bev Goldie and Fine Art Framed Encaustic- Bunny Heaven by Bev Goldie

 


PLEASE SHARE THIS EMAIL !

Even if you don't want to win the golf clubs, please buy a Raffle Ticket!  Think of it as a donation to the Dublin Food Pantry, Welcome Warehouse or Dublin Bridges - or our Veterans' Program.  If you win the golf clubs, and don't want them, you can sell them or donate them or give them as a wonderful gift!
 
 
There is a lot of great artwork by many local artists and photographers: Bev Goldie, Linda Turvy, Karen Shepherd, Ria Waugh, Tom Trusty, Donna Winters, Gayle Holton, Karen Groeniger and Roberta Kayne.

Plus, there are lots of golf packages, golf clubs, gift cards and gift baskets


 
You will definitely want to bid on some of these items!  Please share this email with your friends, family, co-workers, employees.... We are raising money for great causes that need our help! 

Download the Handbid mobile app (in your app store on your phone) to keep up with the auction on the go!
 
Here's a sample of the items:
 
** 13 Different Golf Packages with Gift Cards for Lunch or Dinner!
  -  Golf for 4 at Scioto Reserve with a $50 Cameron Mitchell Gift Card

** 5 Packages with Gift Cards, Gift Baskets, Golf Bags & More!

 
 - A Day of Pleasure:  Woodhouse Spa, A Concert and Breakfast/Lunch at Sunny Street Cafe
 
 -  Membership to COSI
 
 - Gift card package with City BBQ, Home Depot, Target and more
 
** 9 Art Packages! 
.... Paintings & Encaustics by Bev Goldie - "Bunny Heaven" & "Dusk at Glacier Ridge" - pictured below
Or "Summer Garden" a painting by Karen Groeniger, renowned painter and wife of member Tom Groeniger - pictured below.
 
 
Or Three framed photos by Roberta Kayne (Dublin AM Rotary member): 
 ** A
24x36 Framed Photo: "Rainbow at Kfar Adumim, Israel"
 ** A 22x26 Framed Photo: "Sunrise at Boneyard Beach, Botany Bay;"
 ** A 16x20 Framed Photo: "Hamnoy Snow Scene" (which won Best of Show in the Dublin Art League competition.)

 





 
Please share join in the fun and bid on one or more of these items, and share this email or the auction link!  Here's the link to the auction: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/dublin-am-rotary-online-silent-auction

Many thanks!

Your Dublin AM Rotary Auction Committee
Dave Lundregan
John Susie
Ingrid Fields
Roberta Kayne
Claudia Trusty
Susan West
Mike Isler
Wolf Lant
Lou Charobee
Dave Williamson
David Bentz



 
 
 
 
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Tyler Pugh is the Senior Vice President of Development at The Wood Companies. He oversees all efforts related to development, financing, commercial leasing and legal activities for new and existing assets.  Since the early 1980s, Sandy Wood was instrumental in resurrecting the Short North neighborhood from its derelict condition to the premier historic neighborhood it is today. The Wood Companies seek to make the Short North one of the best urban neighborhoods in the Unites States.
 
 
 
 
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Our Rotary District 6690 is having a food drive competition, and we - Dublin AM Rotarians - are competing against all of the other clubs in the District starting April 23.  We are hoping that every Rotarian in our Club will help us -  not only to win against the other clubs, but to WIN BIG for the Dublin Food Pantry!
 
New Info (also detailed below):  (1) The district is accepting money and every dollar counts as a can. (2) We now have 6 drop-off points - see below.
Here are the particulars:
 
What - Food Drive for the Dublin Food Pantry - collecting cans and dollars
 
Why - Community Service and District Competition - Do some good!  Have some fun!  What could be better?
 
When - Now through May 31
 
What we Need -  The Dublin Food Pantry needs these canned items:  Condensed soup , beans, vegetables, and meals in a can (ie, ravioli, spaghetti, mac and cheese, chile).
 
Alternative to Cans - Dublin AM will take your cash, check or credit card - AND every dollar will count as a can!!  For cash or check, make it out to Dublin AM Rotary Foundation and send to Claudia Trusty, 7268 Achill Dr, Dublin 43017.  For Credit Cards, call, text or email Claudia Trusty (claudia@trustyandcompany.com or 614-581-3874) and she will take your credit card number and process it.  
 
Where - Drop Off Points: 
(1) David Bentz's home:  9080 Moors Place N., Dublin or
(2) Roberta Kayne's home: 6251 Hampton Green Pl, Dublin. 
(3) Lyle Brown's home:  5731 Glendavon Place, Dublin
(4) Ramona Penland-Coyle's home:  6352 Conleth Circle, Dublin
(5) Susan West's office:  State Bank, 4080 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin - In the lobby, M-F, 9am-5pm
(6) City Barbeque Corp Office: 5168 Blazer Parkway - In the Lobby or leave outside the door anytime
 
The Bonus - The Club with the highest number of cans (and/or dollars) contributed per club member will win a Happy Hour at a bar/restaurant in your area hosted by District Governor Steve Heiser (up to a $500 value).  We need you to donate cans or money directly to us (not the Dublin Food Pantry) so we can keep track of the amounts that our club donates.
 
 
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Dublin AM Rotary May 14, 2021 Meeting
 
Our guest speaker Patrick Terrien
Columbus Council on World Affairs
 
Announcements: 
Bonnie needs 2 more volunteers for the Senior meals handout Wednesday at 11 in the parking lot of the Rec Center.  Please connect with her to help. 
 
Claudia announced that we have a combined list for all the committees that need new members in the committees. Please see her email coming soon and see what other interesting roles we have here at Dublin AM.
 
Thanks to Ron Morgan for all the tech setup to support a working Hybrid meeting today.
 
Next Friday is a Hybrid meeting format as well.
 
Tax Day Extension reminders make David Bentz  smile!
 
Our very own Sinan Yaykin introduced  our Guest Speaker, Patrick Terrien.  
 
 Mr. Patrick Terrien leads all aspects of programming and strategy for the Columbus Council on World Affairs including revenue generation, community partnerships, staffing , and strategic planning. With a degree in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.  
The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a nonpartisan , 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1975. The Columbus Council on World Affairs aspires to be the leading nonpartisan, globally  focused organization in the Columbus region.
 
Columbus Council on World Affairs
Started here 45 years ago.
 
Global employers locally include Wendy’s, Cardinal, OCLC and Abbott.
 
Major Programs include:
Global scholars Diplomas
Global Cultural Experiences
Take Action Projects by students:
Global Fluency Training
Global Reports 2020
GSD Online for rural schools
 
 
 
 
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Colleen Gilger made a presentation to Dublin AM Rotary on Friday, May 7th. Colleen Gilger is the City of Dublin’s Economic Development Director. She has served the City’s Economic Development office since 2003; and in its Community Relations office from 1997-2003.  Colleen leads the City’s economic development initiatives and oversees the City’s economic development administrators. According to City Manager Dana McDaniel, Colleen has helped build many of the City’s economic development incentive and broadband programs.
Colleen has more than two decades of experience leading a broad range of community development initiatives and was named 2020 Economic Developer of the Year by the Ohio Economic Development Association.
 
Synopsis:
 
The Beta District: Welcome to one of tech's fastest growing hotspots.  Spanning three municipalities (Columbus, Dublin, Marysville)in one of the fastest - growing metros in the United States, the Beta District is an innovative region that provides a competitive edge to businesses and project teams alike.  The Beta District is located in the Columbus Region, which is home to some of the world's most recognizable brands and is one of the fastest - growing tech hubs in the country. In addition to being the 14th largest city in the U.S, Columbus is known for its friendly and open atmosphere. Whether you need talent, capital, or collaboration-you'll find it here.
 
 
 
John Lowe shared some of the inside scoop of Jeni's rise from a 4 shop local  ice cream company to its national footprint, success in the pandemic and plans for the future.
 
John Lowe took the leap from General Electric Company to the then four-shop ice cream company based on his belief the Jeni Britton Bauer was a generational talent making the World's finest ice cream.  Prior to Jeni's, John served in numerous leadership roles with General Electric Company, including stints as General Counsel of GE's Business and General Aviation startup, General Counsel of its Aviation Services Global Operations, and as Officer of Honda Aero engines, and more.
 
Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish shared a story of how the pandemic is affecting families and how the Dublin Food Pantry is helping.  They really need our help and our donations!
 

Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday  - The presentation starts at  on the video.

To see more photos/screenshots, go to our Flickr page.

 
Pictured below:
 
John Lowe - CEO, Jeni's Ice Cream
Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish, Executive Director, Dublin Food Pantry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jimmy Snyder with Dan Tobin Buick/GMC spoke to our club today, Friday, April 23rd, about the state of the Auto Industry and its future. 
 
Jimmy was born and raised in the car business, now having 50 years of experience in the industry. His father was a luxury import car dealer and Jimmy has spent most of his career in South Carolina, Florida and Ohio. Presently he is partner and Executive Manager of Dan Tobin Chevrolet - Buick - and GMC.  Jimmy gave us an overview of the Auto Industry trends and the Electric Future of cars. 

Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday  - The presentation starts at  on the video.

To see more photos/screenshots, go to our Flickr page.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Presentation by Bill Hall, President of the Board of Directors of Melissa's House and Jenny Schoning - Board Vice President

Please enjoy a replay of the meeting here if you did not get to join in on Friday  - The presentation starts at 14:42 on the video.

To see more photos/screenshots, go to our Flickr page.

 

Melissa’s House is a non-profit organization fueled by dedicated volunteers who understand that individuals struggling with mental illness are more than a disease.  They restore hope for those living with mental illness by renewing existing spaces to create warm, comfortable surroundings for those who live, visit and work there.

Many have us have watched our sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbors struggle with a mental illness, ranging from depression to schizophrenia.

We understand that for many, a supportive, comfortable and nurturing environment will be critical to their recovery. Thus, we are focused on updating and renewing existing group residences with aesthetic changes in order to positively impact the well-being of those who live and work there. That is our goal, thereby restoring Hope.

Elaine and Nate Goldberg—Melissa’s House Founders

Jeff Knupp—
Melissa’s House Chairman

Bill Hall Board President, Executive Committee. Bill is the co-founder and president of Pretium Partners, where he leads client engagements with companies of all sizes around the world, helping them build high performing sales teams and sales processes. Bill serves on advisory boards for two industry associations and volunteers for Upper Arlington’s Civic Association, Rotary International, Syntero’s older adult programs, and is a strong supporter of local Cystic Fibrosis fundraising. Bill received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and shares three sons with his wife of 35years,Robin.

Jenny Schoning - Board Vice President, VP of Resource Development, Grants Committee, Executive Committee, Play Fore Melissa’s House Jenny joined the Melissa’s House board in 2018. Previously, she spent15 years at a public relations firm, focusingon internal communications and strategic planning. Today, Jenny spends most of her time advocating for people living with mental illness through her volunteer work with Mental Health America of Franklin County, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board ofFranklin County (ADAMH) and the county’s Crisis Intervention Training for first responders. She is originally from Centerville, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degr

For more information:  Go to Melissa's House website - https://www.melissashouse.org/

 

 
 

  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.
 
Announcements:
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:
*Elevated
*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/
 
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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.

 

 

 

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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. 
 
 
 
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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 .
 
 
 
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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".
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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
Announcements: 
Use the Club Runner App on your phone -fast & easy
 
 
 
 
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
Framework
  • 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:
 
ALWAYS TAKE YOUR CAR KEYS WITH YOU!!
 
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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
 
and
 
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
 
 
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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.
 
Announcements:
*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.
 
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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.

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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.  
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
Announcements:
 
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!
 
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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
 
From,
The Viddam family"
 
 
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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. 
 
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