July 12, 2018 Board Meeting Highlights
DISCUSSED: New Club bulletin designed by Bill Shantz and posted on the web.
DISCUSSED: New website and transfer to DACdb system that will be soon available for all Club members to update their personal data.
APPROVED: Membership of Christie Bruffy (July 13, 2018).
APPROVED: Membership of Brian Elder (July 13, 2018).
APPROVED: Membership of Nicole Lopez (July 24, 2018) subject to positive feedback from Club members regarding her application.
DISCUSSED: Two social events – Rah Rah at Worthington Food Pantry on July 26 and Rah Rah at Grossman farm on August 18, 2018.
APPROVED: Disposal of food and water remaining from July 4 picnic, including donation to Community Service partners.
DISCUSSED/APPROVED: Plan for allocation of Community Service funds for the current year.
DISCUSSED: Possible new 4-Way Essay Contest to be initiated by District 6690 and possible Club financial involvement of this activity.
DISCUSSED: Possible contribution of $500-1000 in support of hospitality dimension of the District Conference this year to be spearheaded by Roe Mauro.
DISCUSSED: Proposed September debate between election candidates at September breakfast meeting.
DISCUSSED: Board retreat to plan for implementation of Club priority activities during the current year, including committee structure, membership, and roles of Board members.
DISCUSSED: Plans to send books to Mongolia related to twin club Let’s Read project.
CLUB MEMBERS SERVED UP FUN FOR PICNIC GOERS AT FOURTH OF JULY WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY EVENT
The American spirit and the spirit of Rotarians were clearly visible at the club’s Fourth of July Worthington Family Picnic on the front lawn of Thomas Worthington High School.
Patriotic banners flying with pride, children with their parents enjoying the giant inflatable bounce games and picnic food and later in the evening fireworks lighting up the sky -- all served as a reminder of what Americans value -- life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And the event itself demonstrated the club’s commitment to community service, fellowship and fun.
The festivities started under threatening skies, but as the weather improved, the crowd of young families and fun-seekers grew. Over the course of the event, several thousand people enjoyed the activities.
More than half of the club’s members – 57 percent -- took part in the event, some serving in multiple roles. A number of spouses of club members also helped out. Event volunteers did set-up on the day before the picnic, secured equipment, manned the Rotary tent, grilled hot dogs, sold food, beverages and ice cream treats, served up beer at the McConnell Arts Center’s beer garden, and cleaned up after the event and on the next day.
A team of club members also secured major sponsors and other financial supporters. Others handled coordination with city, school and health department officials, promoted the event and made arrangements for food trucks, games, recorded music and performers dressed in patriotic costumes.
Twenty-six club members volunteered at the event: Judy Barnhart
Trent Bowers, John Butterfield, Courtney Chapman, Rachael Dorothy,, Chuck Gibson, Rich Goldberg, Alan Grossman, Dave Hansen, Bob Hanson, Connie Hendren, Ted Inbusch, Jerry Katz, Shirley Lambert, Nick Linkenhoker, Jim Miller, Bonnie Mitchell, Peggy Murgatroyd, Abramo Ottolenghi, Steve Payerle, Tom Rice, Theo Shannon, Bill Shantz, Charlie Vestey, Al Woo and Alan Zink.
Joining club members as event volunteers were seven spouses: Barb Avery, Mary Butterfield, Heather Grossman, Paul Dorothy, Bill Hendren, Paul Murgatroyd and Louise Zink.
Members securing sponsors or involved in making other arrangements included: Jeff Appel, Pete Barnhart, Todd Weithman, Matt Greeson and Tim Shear.
Businesses and individuals who were major sponsors of the event were: Appel & Hellstedt LLP, Attorneys at Law (Jeff Appel), Buckeye Heating and Cooling, Cam Taylor Realtors (Phil and Greg Giessler), Hull and Appel Family Dentistry (spouse Heather Appel), Eilber Insurance (Ken Carey and Todd Weithman), Hello Fresh, Minuteman Press-Lewis Center (Bill Shantz), Northwest Oral & Facial Surgery, Ohio Fire Chief’s Association, Park National Bank-Worthington (Brian Elder), Schoedinger Funeral Homes, Scioto Energy, The Scott Family, Timothy E. Moats, DDS (Tim Moats) and Worthington Urgent Care. Whalen & Co. CPAs also provided financial support.
Club members or their businesses who financially supported the picnic were: Roe Mauro (Andara Travel), Doug Southgate, Jennifer Best CPA, LLC, Jim Farmer, Dave Hansen, Bob Hanson, Rich Goldberg, Ted Inbusch (The Schumacher Group, Ameriprise), Dave and Debbie Kittredge, Don Mottley, George McCue (McCue Advisors LLC), Steve Payerle (Next Level Technologies), Skip Hopper (The Ohio State University) and Al Woo.
The Worthington Schools and City of Worthington also provided support in making preparations for the event.
Billing Update for Rotary International and Foundation Contributions
As a reminder, an optional contribution of $12.50 to Rotary International Foundation and $12.50 to our our local Dublin Worthington Foundation is included in each quarterly invoice. Because the end of the year timing is so tight to get the money transferred to RI, the executive committee has approved invoicing the optional amount of $25 every other quarter to Rotary International and $25 the opposite quarters to our local Foundation. On the upcoming July 15th invoice, you will see the optional amount to RI. The October invoice will have our Foundation.
Seven DWR club members attend the RI convention in Toronto
All of the general sessions including the opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Air Canada Centre while the breakout sessions, meeting rooms and House of Friendship were all held at the Convention Centre just a couple of blocks away.
Throughout the week the general sessions were jam packed with inspiring speeches from the likes of former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, James Marggraff (founder of LeapFrog), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark among others that shared testimonials and appreciation for Rotary.
There were dozens of breakout sessions during the convention that allowed us to delve into how to make our clubs better by looking at new initiatives for service as well as attracting new members. President Elect Barry Rassin led a session on Engaging Young Professionals which I found particularly interesting. There were also sessions on different membership models for clubs to consider and what the future of Rotary looks like.
Ample opportunities were given at the convention for fellowship with our club members, district and other Rotarians. There was a District 6690 fellowship event on Monday evening in which DG Shane Pyle highlighted all of the accomplishments during his year as District Governor.
All DWR club members that attended the convention are anxious to share what they experienced and learned!
Landscaping at Mirolo
Thanks to DWR club members Rachael Dorothy, Dave Hansen, Dave Jordan, Kip Patterson, Darnell Perkins Bill Shantz, John Butterfield and George Norris for joining Mike Moulton on a recent weekend for a landscaping project at the Mirolo Pavilion. The plan for the day had to be modified so the Rotary crew did maintenance work on the butterfly garden installed last year.
TIM SHEAR NAMED DISTRICT?S ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR
Club President Tim Shear has been named Rotarian of the Year for Rotary District 6690. District Governor Shane Pyle presented the award at the district conference held at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on May 19.
DWR club members with District 6690 Rotarian of the Year Tim Shear at the District Conference.
Shane cited the contributions that Tim made to the district this year in mobilizing clubs in District 6690 and throughout the state to participate in the Let’s Read book collection project to promote literacy in Mongolia.
Under Tim’s leadership, our club established a twin club relationship with the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, last year and immediately began the literacy service project. In 2017-18, the club sent to Ulaanbaatar 1,000 early-reader books, which were distributed to approximately 800 children in underserved squatter-towns. Through the club’s efforts this year, it is anticipated that 20,000 to 30,000 books will be distributed later this summer or early fall to needy children across Mongolia.
Shane also recognized Tim’s extraordinary efforts in participating in leadership training programs at the district and national levels.
Also honored at the event were club members Darnell Perkins and Roe Mauro. Darnell has served as an assistant governor for Zone 5 for the past six years. During that time he has worked with the following clubs: Lewis Center Polaris, New Albany, Olentangy, Tri-Village, Westerville Noon and Westerville Sunrise. Roe has served and will continue to serve as the district’s new generations chairperson and co-chairperson of RYLA.