Speakers
Brittany Sinzinger
Feb 03, 2023
American Lung Association
Katy Oberle
Feb 10, 2023
Creative Mindfulness
Michael Wilkos
Feb 17, 2023
Central Ohio Growth Patterns & Our Changing City
Dr. Sarah Douglas
Feb 24, 2023
Exactly One Year Ago In Ukraine
Matt Earman
Mar 03, 2023
Projects at Dublin Parks & Rec
Imran Malik
Mar 17, 2023
Diversity & Peace In Our Community
Joe Fox
Mar 24, 2023
Miracle League
Megan O'Callaghan
Mar 31, 2023
State of the City
NO MEETING
Apr 07, 2023
Interact Clubs
Apr 14, 2023
Annual Presentation
Jimmy Snyder
Apr 21, 2023
The Dublin Maret & Ricart
Trent Smith
Apr 28, 2023
Franklinton Area Development
Ohio Health
May 19, 2023
Vaccination Program for Dublin Schools
Tyler Pugh & Mark Woods
Jun 02, 2023
Short North Market Update

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Welcome to Dublin AM Rotary
Our club is 100 members strong, working together to offer community service here at home in Dublin, Ohio, 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 also meeting via Zoom and in person at CCMV. To learn about visiting us during a meeting, contact our Membership Chair.
 
Home Page Stories
This meeting, the Dublin AM Rotary Club pulled our hearts and hands together to complete a service project to assemble Therapeutic Care Kits for clients of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence.  CHOICES is a program of Lutheran Social Services and operates the only shelter geared toward victims of domestic violence in Franklin County.  Not only do they offer emergency services 24/7, but CHOICES facilitates counseling and peer support groups.  It was in support of these programs we assembled kits that included materials for journaling, goal setting, and stress relief.  Our club committed to this project after CHOICES executive director Dr. Maria Houston spoke during a meeting in October. 
 
Special thanks to Bonnie Coley-Malir, Claudia Trusty, Kent Underwood/Smile Doctors Orthodontics-Powell, and Susan West/The State Bank and Trust Company, for their efforts in planning and donating.  
 
More photos are available on our Flickr photo website.
 
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Thank you to our very own member and Past President, Dwight Seeley, for providing our club with an important and educational presentation on Medicare.  
 
Dwight has 30+ years in employee benefits and health insurance-related fields.  He is the former Executive Vice President for the Sequent Midwest Business Health Fund which provided health insurance to over 1,200 employees and their families from over 120 small businesses in Central Ohio.  While in this role, working with the Ohio Department of Insurance and involving Chambers of Commerce across the state, he led a successful effort to change the Ohio Revised Code to allow Chambers and 501.C.9 Trusts to operate Multiple Employer Welfare Plans in Ohio.  
 
Dwight is the founder of the Seeley Group which offers Medicare Consulting to individuals who are eligible for Medicare.  Dwight currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Chamber Health Benefit Plan and is a member of the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals, formerly known as the National Association of Health Underwriters.  
 
Dwight and his wife, Pam, live in Dublin where they have lived for 20+ years and raised two children...both of whom have left the nest. 
 
More photos are available on our Flickr photo website.
 
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This meeting featured comments from Steve Stivers, who was selected in May 2021 to lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce as President and CEO.  The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is the state’s leading business organization whose mission it is to aggressively champion free enterprise, economic competitiveness, and growth for the benefit of all Ohioans.  The Ohio Chamber works with legislators, business leaders and government officials to pursue its vision of a growing and prosperous economic and business climate in Ohio.
 
Prior to joining the Ohio Chamber, Stivers represented Ohio’s 15th Congressional District from 2011 until May 2021.  In January 2003, he was appointed to the Ohio Senate and successfully ran for a full term in 2004.  He served in the Ohio Senate until 2008.  Stivers has served over 30 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Major General.  He served the United States overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, and Djibouti where he led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every one returned home safely to the United States.  Stivers received the Bronze Star for his leadership.
 
Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.  He resides in Upper Arlington with his wife, Karen, and children, Sarah and Sam.  He is also a former member of the Dublin AM Rotary Club!
 
More photos are available on our Flickr photo website.
 
 
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The Dublin AM Rotary Club kicked off 2023 with our Annual Club Assembly.  The agenda featured reports from each committee leader and an election of board members for the 2023-2024 Rotary Year. 
 
Board members were elected as follows:
President Ingrid Fields
President ElectGene Oliver
Vice PresidentPeter Georgiton
Past PresidentSusan West
TreasurerRich Weber
SecretaryClaudia Trusty
Sgt at ArmsDave Williamson
MembershipKurt Brown
Club ServicesKent Underwood
Community ServicesTrevor Donaldson
International ServicesSharon Kendall
Youth ServicesCap Clegg
Educational ServicesSteve Schmitt
CommunicationsRoberta Kayne / Erin Prescott
At-LargeCindy Groeniger
At-LargePete Cushnie
At-LargeMike Isler
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more photos go to our Flickr page.
 
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The meeting on Friday, December 16, 2022 was an extra special time to gather and share fellowship among our Dublin community members in honor of Dana McDaniel, recently retired Dublin City Manager. 
More on Dana McDaniel:
Dana led Dublin in its growth as the Economic Development Director and its City Manager for the past 34 years. Over his career, Dana has been instrumental in the success of many Dublin AM Rotary projects. A recent meaningful project is the newly installed Peace Poll, located in Coffman Park, which displays the phrase “MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH” in twelve languages.  
 
Across the community, Dana was instrumental in Dublin establishing Dublink, the state-of-the-art broadband fiber optic network. He was the vision behind the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, which currently supports more than 100 start-up businesses. Dana and his economic development teams have overseen programs resulting in the attraction, retention and expansion of more than 14,000 jobs. Under Dana’s leadership, the City of Dublin was twice named one of the top seven smart cities in the world by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum. The City has also received numerous awards.
 
Dana also retired from the Ohio National Guard following a 35-year distinguished career, retiring as a Brigadier General and is an Iraq war veteran.
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More photos are available on our Flickr photo website.
 
 
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Our speaker on 12/9 was Rachel Lustig, CEO of Catholic Social Services, who spoke about the Stay the Course program and promoting the social determinants of health in support of lifelong wellness. She asked that we share the attached slides that explain this idea in further detail and underscore the importance of our collective efforts as a service organization in supporting many organizations that improve quality of life. All ships rise together!  
 

More photos are on our Flickr photo website

 
 
In Memory of our friend, Peter Fuhlbrigge
 
Peter Martin Fuhlbrigge passed away suddenly on Friday November 11th, 2022 at the age of 64 years old. Peter was truly loved by his friends, family, and pets. His humor and wit made him the light in every room, and he was never afraid to ask for an extra side of bacon. He was a best friend to many, and will be deeply missed by all.
 
Pete Fuhlbrigge joined Dublin AM Rotary as a member in April 2002. He had long served on and most recently led the efforts of the Polar Bear Golf Open committee. He was a board member for the past several years and sat on many committees during his 20 years as a Rotarian. You could find him at a Friday morning meeting reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, talking and laughing amongst friends, and gearing up to share his next joke. We will miss his festive Christmas blazer and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army contributions at Kroger. Pete had a passion to help those in need and made sure that anyone participating was having a good time.
 
Pete's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dublin A.M. Rotary Club.  Donation information:
Mail check made out to :
Dublin AM Rotary Charitable Foundation (a 501(c)3
P.O. Box 671
Dublin, OH  43017
Include In Memory of Pete Fuhlbrigge in the memo section. 
 
Dublin AM Rotary Club members may contact us to request an invoice in the amount you specify in your email.
 
 
Photos of Pete at Rotary events through the years are here on our Flickr website.
 
Thank you.
 
 
Salute to Veterans at our meeting on Veterans Day, November 11th. 
 
We heard about the amazing veterans support program that is taking place at Dublin Scioto High School and the outstanding work done at Dublin's own Resurrecting Lives Foundation for veterans with PSTD and TBI. 
 
We also received an update by our Veterans Affairs Committee on club actions and activities assisting and supporting veterans.  
 

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel

 

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Our speaker on November 4th at Dublin AM Rotary was Moises Sifren, CEO of El Buen Samaritano Hospital in La Romana, Dominican Republic. He is also a member of the Rotary Club in La Romana and one of the Executive Directors of World Missions Partners. Moises stayed after the meeting to discuss further any in depth questions about mission work in the Dominican Republic and our mission there in March 2023.
 
Moises is the son of Haitian immigrants and was born in the Dominican Republic. He grew up living in a Batay, a poor community in the Dominican Republic sugar cane fields.
Moises currently lives and works in the Dominican Republic providing medical services to Dominicans as well as Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican Republic. He also built and operates a large private school for poor students in the Dominican Republic. He has a passion to help the poor and to provide them with care they may not otherwise have access to. He enjoys giving them hope for a brighter future. You will never meet a man with a bigger heart. Moises is the man that makes all the magic happen smoothly when missions teams come to serve in the La Romana region of the Dominican Republic.Moises has traveled far to come speak to our club.
 

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel

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Sharon Kendall, Chair of the International Committee for Dublin AM Rotary, is planning a mission trip for any member of our Rotary Club who wants to volunteer to go the Dominican Republic on March 18 to 25, 2023. 
 
Moises Sifren, CEO of El Buen Samaritano Hospital in LaRomana, D.R. is presenting to our club meeting on November 4th to give us an overview of what the trip entails.  Hope you can attend on November 4th and/or join us in the Dominican Republic!  Contact Sharon Kendall if you are interested.
 
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we heard an update about this issue in our community from Dr. Maria Houston, executive director of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence.  CHOICES is a program of Lutheran Social Services and operates the only shelter geared toward victims of domestic violence in Franklin County.  Dr. Houston is a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct professor in psychology at Columbus State Community College. 
 

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel

 

 

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Committee members gave updates on what was going on with their committees and some members gave updates on their field trip to other Rotary Clubs.
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan Miller & Craig Krenzel, OSU Football Players in the 90s speaking to Dublin AM Rotary on Friday 10/21.
 
Photo of Craig Krenzel, Susan West, Asch Mikhail, Ryan Miller
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Price Finley, our District Governor, gave us a lot to think about during his presentation at our meeting on Friday, October 7th.  He reminded us of some amazing things we no longer have to IMAGINE, due to the spirit and can-do attitude that Rotary brings to the table.  He also challenged us to IMAGINE what still needs to be done. 
 
Thank you for providing a warm welcome to our guests from Dublin Worthington, Marysville, and Worthington AM Rotary Clubs.  The room was brimming with great energy and fellowship.
 
Here is what I IMAGINE for the future:  continued positive growth in attendance at our Friday Meetings.  We have so much that we want to accomplish, but first and foremost, we need to see each other in person and re-establish the connection. 
 
My vision:  I IMAGINE a meeting room full of energy.  I IMAGINE members talking to members.  I IMAGINE how good this will feel to have the magic of fellowship back.
Let’s make it happen!
 
Susan
 
 
 
 
This week we heard about the Ohio University Dublin Campus.  Our featured speaker was William J. Burke, DO, who serves as Dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Heritage College) Dublin Campus, which opened in 2014. Dr. Burke has been actively involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education for over 25 years. He received his BA in history from Capital University and his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University.
 
Our feature speaker was Jimmy Stewart, the president of the Ohio Gas Association (OGA), whose members serve over 3.6 million customers in Ohio.  The primary functions of the OGA are to monitor and report on legislative, regulatory, and compliance activities.
 
His talk focused on three points: the supply side - sources of gas and price volatility; the demand side - the role that gas plays in maintaining a secure energy future; and the ever-increasing importance of gas to generate electricity.  
 
 
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"Showers on Sunday morning held attendance down at the 3rd Annual Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show in the historic downtown Dublin, Ohio business district. When I arrived around 11 o'clock, only 18 cars had registered for the show. After the rain took a break for a few hours and the roads started to dry, the final registration reached 51 cars.

The show presented "Top 30" picks and a Best of Show.

Our good friends, Jeff Shankle and Dave Bratton received special awards. Jeff's 1972 Buick station wagon received the Woodhouse Day Spa's pick and Dave's 1937 Ford convertible received the "Wild Ride" award.

The Best of Show award went to the 1961 Morgan 4/4 Series III belonging to Chuck Putsch.

 

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We asked Rick Stein for a return engagement speaking on Autonomous Vehicles. In this humorous overview of the talk Rick and Jason will be delivering, we can get a sense of the good time to come Friday morning at our meeting:
 
Jason Sudy and Rick Stein are co-researchers on issues surrounding autonomous technology related to land use, transportation and the overarching impact on cities.
 
Over the past six years they’ve conveyed ideas and predictions for the future to local, regional and national audiences with an accuracy rate that, had they been ballplayers instead of urban planners, would assure enshrinement in Cooperstown.
 
Uncontented with past triumphs, the team further extends these speculative claims based on real-world data, trends, and the abiding belief that nothing that allows corporations to make a ton of money is too weird to be considered possible. The group is also in the pre-pre-submittal stage for Nobel recognition, just as soon as they can find the online application form on the website.
 
As you can tell, we are in for good information, astute analytics, and good fun! See you Friday AM.  
 
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This week's exciting program featured Dwight Smith. Dwight's many accomplishments as a business and community leader include CEO of Sophisticated Systems, Director of The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and member of the Nationwide Children's Hospital board of directors. When I spoke with him earlier this week, he reminded me, "those are things I do, not who I am." His talk is devoted to a program he co-founded - My Special Word (www.myspecialword.com).  

My Special Word is a not-for-profit program with the aspiration of inspiring our youth to think about the wonderful people they are and that they hope to become through the use of positive words.

Here are the values they seek to instill in young people:

- We believe that having positive self-esteem and a positive attitude are foundational to leading a happy and fulfilling life.

- We believe in honesty and openness in how we describe, define and share ourselves with others.

- We believe in mutual respect and honoring the view of others.

- We believe in personal accountability and to living our lives in a manner that is consistent with our personal values.

More photos are on our Flickr photo website:

Video Recording of this meeting and other meetings is on our YouTube Channel

 

Excerpt From an article in COLUMBUS MONTHLY:

"Dwight Smith's Quest to Empower Children Through Words" by Peter Tonguette

When is the last time you thought about how best to embody a word?

My Special Word co-founder Dwight Smith frequently asks young people to think about the words they use to describe themselves. In fact, when the Dublin resident introduces his program to children, he peppers them with questions.

After selecting a word they feel defines them—say, smart or caring—children explain their choice as well as how they express it in everyday life. “The fourth question is, ‘What can we do to help you become that very special person that you aspire to be?’” Smith, 63, says. “That’s simple, but it’s impactful.”

Smith, chairman and CEO of the technology services company Sophisticated Systems Inc., developed the nonprofit My Special Word with his wife, Renee, with the idea that language could be a change agent: If young people associate themselves with a positive word they can claim as their own, good outcomes can follow.

Where does your interest in working with young people come from?

When I was young, like maybe 20, 25 years old, I prayed the following prayer: “Lord, you have blessed me. What would you have me do with the talent and the opportunities that you have given me?” The answer, as clear as I’m talking to you, was, “Help my children.” There are a lot of causes to fight for—a cure for cancer, injustice, aging, domestic violence—but, for me, from the time I was in my early 20s, it was always on my heart to support and love children.  (More at https://www.columbusmonthly.com/story/lifestyle/2020/12/09/dwight-smiths-quest-to-empower-children-through-words/43276791/ )

 

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This week we took an active look at our Brain Fitness and how Exercise Fitness relates to our Brain Health.  
 
David Zid  and Jackie Russell expand the fight for brain health every day through so many methods:
“All Together Now” – the Moving’ It! 5k Run/Walk Parkinson’s Disease benefit now includes the Alzheimer’s (AD) and MS communities every year.
Parkinson’s Delay The Disease Bootcamps every week in Columbus
Adult fitness and "Life Altering” Exercise programs
Teaching Certification for 35 states of therapists
MS appropriate fitness private & group sessions
 
Total HealthWorks is expanding its programs to improve brain health, serve more people living with neurodegenerative conditions, and grow our facility. Total HealthWorks gym with  moving to a new location for growth, equipment, and updates so we can help those afflicted with PD, AD, and MS. 
Jackie is an RN, BSN, CNOR and Co-founder of Total HealthWorks, Delay the Disease and member of the American council on exercise.
 
David is co-founder of Total Healthworks, Delay the disease, and as a graduate of The Ohio State University, is  also and ACE and APG certified trainer.
I love his sessions best for the strength training and Multi-tasking drills.
 
To see more photos from this or other meetings go to our Flickr page
 
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Claudia Trusty, long-time member of Dublin AM Rotary, started a Peace Building committee with co-chairs Stef Morrow and Jill Kranstuber, during the pandemic to help address the spread of divisive and unproductive dialogue among neighbors and even families. We thought a Peace Pole would be a good symbol, a gentle reminder that Peace On Earth can be more than a motto. 
 
We approached Councilman Andy Keeler and Christine Nardecchia, Dublin’s Dir. of Outreach and Engagement, to see if that was a do-able project. They both quickly endorsed our efforts and directed us to City Manager Dana McDaniel. He was totally onboard, and asked us to think big. Big Peace Pole, more languages and definitely a very prominent location. 
 
Our partnership with the City allowed us to do that. We thank everyone who has collaborated with us: City Leadership, Planning and the Parks & Rec team who handled the installation and landscaping. And we asked Dublin school students to suggest which languages to include for the saying May Peace Prevail On Earth. 
 
This Peace Pole is one way in which Dublin AM Rotarians demonstrate our commitment to peace building through respectful conversations among diverse communities. We hope it serves as a reminder to those who see it that creating peace here and throughout the world is an inclusive effort. 
 
To see more photos of the Peace Pole Installation go to our Flickr album
 
We had the opportunity for our club to enjoy a private tour of the Transportation Research Center.  This is the largest vehicle test facility in North America.   
It has a 7 ½ mile oval track and offers many other tracks within the compound.  There are certainly unique capabilities at TRC.  It is a component of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor on Rt. 33.
This is a special opportunity Tour arranged by Lou Charobee for our Dublin AM Rotary Club and our guests, friends & spouses.  
 
Because it is not open to the public, there were no photos allowed except in the conference room and outside the front entrance.
 
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LifeCare Alliance states" OUR GOAL:   Keeping people safe, independent, and living in their own homes – where they want to be!"
 
We welcomed Claire Eastman, Director, Corporate & Community Engagement for Life Care Alliance and Tricia Strahler, Director of Strategic Communications for Life Care Alliance.    
 
Claire discussed the Programs and Services  of LifeCare Alliance, where she is the Director of Corporate and Community Engagement. Claire oversees relationships for the Agency’s Advancement team including volunteer partnerships, in-kind donations, and outreach/public speaking engagements.  She is responsible for managing the recruitment, training, and retaining of over 7500 annual LifeCare Alliance volunteers. 
 
Claire also oversees the intake, pick-up, and placement of in-kind donations to the agency as well as our signature Senior Pet Care program.  Before coming to LifeCare Alliance, she worked in multiple management roles at Nationwide Insurance, NetJets Aviation, and Accenture.  Claire lives in Westerville, Ohio, with her husband of 9 years and between them, they have 5 kids ranging in age from a 17-year old Senior in High School to an almost 21-year old Senior in College. 
 
Tricia Strahler is a past president of Downtown Columbus Rotary. She has had her own marketing communications consulting agency and she led efforts that got the City of Columbus honored as the ICF’s 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year.  With LifeCare Alliance, she is responsible for marketing, branding, and public relations for all the agency’s programs and services.
 
This was very informative and interesting for our members!
 
 
To see the video of this meeting, go to our YouTube Channel
 
 
 
 
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