Upcoming Speakers
Mitch Lerner
Jun 27, 2018 12:00 PM
Insights Into the North Korean Peninsula
NGSE Team from Taiwan
Jul 11, 2018 7:30 AM
Aaron Wilson
Jul 18, 2018 12:00 PM
Climate Change and Extreme Weather
Wendy Reichenbach and Nick Linkenhoker
Jul 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Worthington Crop Walk: Ending Hunger One Step at a Time
Past Speakers
Doug Southgate
Jun 20, 2018 12:00 PM
China’s Economic Emergence
Mat Marrash
Jun 13, 2018 7:30 AM
Drones and Photography
Fred Hower
Jun 06, 2018 7:30 AM
Dave Jordan
May 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Annual Scholarship Awards
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Vice President
Director (1st Tem)
Director (1st Tem)
Director (1st Tem)
Director (1st Tem)
Director (2nd Tem)
Director (2nd Tem)
Director (2nd term)
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Welcome to the Dublin Worthington Rotary! 

The Dublin Worthington Rotary Club was chartered in 1974. From the original group of thirty-five, the club has grown progressively with new members representing a cross section of the community’s business, vocational, and professional interests.

Dublin Worthington Rotarians: 
  • raise funds for service projects, 
  • donate books to area schools, 
  • assist families in crisis, and 
  • provide college scholarships to local high school graduates 
We invite you to learn more about our club by contacting us
We meet on 1st and 2nd wednesdays at 7:30 AM, 3rd and 4th at 12:00 at:

Brookdale Trillium Crossing
3500 Trillium Crossing
Dublin, OH  43017

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I was offered an opportunity I simply couldn't pass up this past weekend: the chance to play in the annual Dublin A.M. Rotary Club Polar Bear Open at Safari Golf Club.   The 4-some was sponsored by The First Citizens National Bank--Powell Banking Center that happens to be managed by former District Governor Calvin Gephart.  Admittedly, as a non-golfer I was more excited to play golf in the snow with a blue racket ball as I hoped it would bring everyone else down to my level.  Well as with any Rotary event it offered me an opportunity to meet other fine Rotarians and have some fun in the process.   I'll keep the final shot tally to myself, but rest assured no one on the PGA tour need worry!
We extend our sympathy to Jennifer Best and her family on the passing of her brother-in-law, Walt Sutterlin, the husband of Bill's sister. Mr. Sutterlin passed away on February 6 after a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held on February 17 in Gahanna.
Trent Bowers got a big vote of confidence from the Worthington school board in early January. His contract as the school district’s superintendent was extended five years to July 31, 2024. Trent had been promoted from assistant superintendent in October 2014 and started as superintendent in July 2015. His initial contract extended through July 31, 2019.
Trent has deep roots in the community. He grew up in Worthington, is a graduate of Worthington Schools and is a parent of Worthington students. He says he is thankful for the support of the board of education and appreciates Worthington’s outstanding team of administrators, teachers and support staff. “I am 100 percent invested in the continued excellence of Worthington Schools,” he explains. “I will work tirelessly every day to make a positive difference in Worthington Schools.”
Trent joined our club immediately following his appointment as superintendent. Club member Jennifer Best serves on the school board.
Trillium Menus – February 14-28
Breakfast Menu February 14
Fresh Fruit and sticky buns
Features: Breakfast quiche, French toast, grilled ham and breakfast potatoes
Beverages: Cranberry and orange juice, regular and decaf coffee
Lunch Menu February 21
Salads: Trillium “55” Salad, Fresh Fruit, Coleslaw
Features: Farmhouse chicken breast of chicken topped with tomato, swiss and bacon; roast Beef and Swiss cheese served on a pretzel bun; chef’s vegetable medley and rice pilaf
Assorted sweet treats
Lunch Menu February 28
Salads: Fresh fruit, macaroni salad and Trillium “55” 
BBQ pulled pork sandwich, fried chicken, 
country-style green beans and whipped potatoes
Assorted sweet treats
Congratulations to Bill Shantz, our newest Paul Harris Fellow recipient.  Bill is currently participating in a 5 x 5 club and had his name chosen late last year.  Essentially a 5 x 5 club has 5 participants that each contribute $200 per year to the Rotary International Foundation over the course of a 5 year period.   Each year one of the participants in the 5 x 5 is chosen at random as the Paul Harris Fellow.  For additional information on the Paul Harris Fellow visit https://www.rotary.org/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition
APPROVED $2,000 for 200 Buddy Bags to help
the Family Mentor Foundation-we will assemble
twice (100 at a time) before June 30, 2018
ACCEPTED a request from Tara Haid for a leave of absence
ACCEPTED the resignation from Ann Farley-work schedule too hectic
APPROVED changing the billing cycle for the RI Foundation and DWRC Foundation optional donations from $12.50 each quarter to $25 every other quarter alternating between the two. The RI Foundation will be optional on the July and January invoices, while the DWRC Foundation optional billing will be on the October and April invoices.
APPROVED sponsoring a team in the Leadership Worthington Spelling Bee. We have done this for many years at a fee of $300.
I had the pleasure of accompanying my wife, Aida, in Veracruz last week at our "second home" located in this Mexican port city.  While there I had the opportunity to attend a dinner meeting of the Rotary Club of Veracruz.  Founded in 1922, it is one of the oldest clubs in Mexico.  The club is very active socially and is currently developing a number of projects in the local community.  They hope to undertake 20 more significant projects prior to celebrating their 100th anniversary several years hence.  They kindly provided me with their club banners.  I promised to give them our club banner during our next visit.
Ann Pechacek Enjoys Connecting with Teens
When you want to know anything about what young people like to read or their latest social media craze or music preferences, just ask new member Ann Pechacek (pronounced Pa-ha-check), lead librarian at Worthington’s Northwest Library on Hard Road.
Nick Linkenhoker has had a way of taking jobs that matched his background, interests and skills at the right time in his career. His membership in our club is another example of Nick making a move at the right time and for the right reasons.
For new member Steve Payerle, it’s all about service.
Steve was inducted into the club at the October 25 meeting. A former member of the Dublin AM Club, Steve resigned to concentrate on the growth of his business and the birth of his son. He found thaat he still had the desire to be of service to the community and felt the time
was right to become re-engaged in Rotary.
Our annual Youth Exchange week-end is coming up January 20th! We need COSI chaperones Saturday afternoon, dinner hosts Saturday evening (pick up students from COSI, provide dinner for 3-4 inbound and outbound students, transport to Powell YMCA) , and I could use a helper for Sunday breakfast at 7:30 AM.  Please contact Jennifer Best if you are interested: jbest@columbus.rr.com
Every Wednesday from 5 – 6:30 PM  we volunteer at the Northwest Library (Hard Rd.) Homework Help Center.  We help all age students with math, reading, social studies and science. There is always a librarian there when the math gets too difficult! If you would like to give it a try, contact Jennifer Best jbest@columbus.rr.com.  She will be scheduling for February and March.
At a recent meeting Peggy Murgatroyd presented son Scott Murgatroyd with a Paul Harris Fellow.  Congratulations!
Brian Krosnick from COSI gave a very entertaining presentation on 'Superhero Science' at our last meeting of the year.  Mr. Krosnick is a COSI Outreach Education Specialist, and he presented an interactive program for the Club's Annual Children's Program.  The children, and dare I say the adult members and guests were equally entertained by the simple yet fascinating science experiments.  He also distributed buy one get one free coupons to all in attendance so I suspect many will be inspired to visit COSI in the next year to see more science in action.
Over the past 6 weeks President Elect Alan Grossman has coordinated a campaign to donate warm weather items i.e. hats, mittens, scarves and socks to the Worthington Resource Pantry.  Once again DWR members stepped up when called upon! 

The Interact Club of SMA Prep successfully completed their goal of installing two benches, one at each campus, in memory of BG Frank Laudano. The photos below shows one container of the bottle caps that became the bench shown at the prep school facing the flag. 

New club members Steve Payerle and Ann Pechacek joined Roe Mauro and the Worthington Kilbourne Interact Students on Thursday December 14th to help ice cookies, paint a mural and create home made cards.  The Interact students painted the mural to add a little color to a windowless classroom, while the cookies were to be delivered to local fire houses; the cookies will then be distributed to local families in need.  The holiday cards the club decorated will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House for families of sick children to use as they wish.  Thanks to everyone involved for their fine work!
Fifty-nine club members purchased or sold a total of 500 poinsettias in our club’s annual fund-raising project, which surpassed the number the club sold last year. Top sellers were:  Darnell Perkins, 56 plants; Dick Ollila, 40; Tom Reis, 29; George Norris, 26; and Bill Shantz and Tim Shear, 22 each.
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