Dublin-Worthington Stories

July 12, 2018 Board Meeting Highlights

Monday, July 16, 2018 By: David O. Hansen

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.


Monday, July 16, 2018 By: John Butterfield

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.

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Billing Update for Rotary International and Foundation Contributions

Monday, July 16, 2018 By: Jennifer A. Best

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

Monday, July 16, 2018 By: Bill Shantz
Seven Dublin Worthington Rotary club members attended the Rotary International convention along with 24,000 other Rotarians from around the world.  President Alan Grossman, Vice President Bill Shantz, Immediate Past President Tim Shear along with Roe Mauro, Connie Hendron, Shirley Lambert and Darnell Perkins all traveled up to Toronto for 4 days of inspiration and fellowship.  It's fair to say that everyone that attended came back inspired and jazzed up about Rotary. 

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.

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Landscaping at Mirolo

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 By: John Butterfield

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.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 By: John Butterfield

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.

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May 10, 2018 Board Meeting Highlights

Monday, May 21, 2018 By: David O. Hansen
APPROVED: Proceed with use of Internet Crowd Funding to raise funds for an annual ongoing technical-vocational scholarship for economically disadvantaged youth, a twin club project activity in the Dominican Republic.
APPROVED: Application of Joe Patchen as a member of the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club, effective May 10, 2018.
APPROVED: Elimination of the initiation fee for new members.
AUTHORIZED: Roger Johnson to contact restaurants to see if they are interested in participating in a restaurant coupon project.
DISCUSSED: Transition from Club Runner to DACdb service provider for club website and club management that will begin on June 1, with a transition period into July (basic information to be posted to website in the interim).
DISCUSSED: Alternative membership categories designed to attract additional members to join the Club; a Committee to be formed in July to discuss new options and to propose recommendations to Club.
RECOMMENDED: Reconstitution of the Ways and Means Committee to address the need to raise a minimum of $25,000/year for Club project activities.
APPROVED: Operation of a food booth at the Worthington Arts Festival (June 15-17) to raise funds for Club projects.
APPROVED: Budget for the Installation and Awards Banquet (June 14).
APPROVE: Addition of the Installation and Awards Banquet to the list of expenditures not needing Board approval.
APPROVED: Club President not to be considered as a potential recipient of the Rotarian of the Year award during his/her tenure in the position.

Dominican Republic Scholarship Fundraiser

Monday, May 21, 2018 By: Shantz, Bill
The unemployment rate in the Dominican Republic (DR) for youth able and seeking to work is 29.7%. $500/year is all it takes to fund one youth for one year of a four year program that will be life changing for them and their family. At the end of the program, each youth will have the skills employers have said they need to fill vacant positions, and to compete in the Dominican Economy. For each $12,000 raised we can fund one scholarship per year in perpetuity. All funds will be received by the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club Foundation, and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Become a part of a life changing event. Help us help youth in the Dominican Republic go from a life of assured unemployment and poverty to one of assured employment and self-support. Learn more at:
A collaboration of: Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club (Ohio); Santiago de Los Caballeros Rotary Club (Santiago, DR); The Association of Industrialists of the North Region (AIREN); The Instituto Politecnico Industrial de Santiago (IPISA).

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