Dublin-Worthington News Stories

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Gifts

Monday, December 2, 2019 By: Darnell C. Perkins

Saturday, December 14, Volunteers needed to deliver gifts for the Worthington Kilbourne High School’s Holiday Compassion Campaign:

For over 20 years our club has played an important role in helping the Worthington Kilbourne HS with their “Holiday Compassion Campaign”. The students and staff of the high school identify children of needy families within the Worthington school district. They collect donations, buy and wrap all the gifts, and then we - to provide a necessary element of anonymity - deliver the gifts to the homes of the children. This year 24 families and 60 children will benefit from the good works of this program.

Eight teams are needed to deliver gifts to the homes. The delivery teams are comprised of two volunteers with a vehicle large enough to carry gifts for 3 to 4 families. We also need 9 to 10 volunteers, as dockworker, to move the gifts to the deck and to assist loading the gifts into the vehicles of the delivery teams.

Dockworkers are scheduled to work 8 AM to 10 AM and delivery teams can begin loading at 9 AM and it usually takes less than an hour to complete the deliveries. Sign-up sheets will be available during at our Wednesday meetings or you can contact Darnell to volunteer (Office: 641-431-4329 Cell: 614-561-0108 Email: darnell.perkins@LFG.com).


Club Holiday Party

Monday, December 2, 2019 By:

If you’re looking for a great party with delicious food, festive beverages, live music, auction packages, 50/50 raffle and great company, look no more. Sign up for the club’s Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 11, from 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Trillium. Cost is 16 per person. Send John Butterfield (jbutter@columbus.rr.com) the names of those who will be attending. Deadline to register is Friday, December 6.

Jennifer and Bill Best with Trillium Executive Chef Tim Simonds at last year’s Holiday Party.
An assortment of delicious desserts will be featured at this year’s event.


Special Milestone for Club Member

Monday, December 2, 2019 By:

Courtney Chapman was recognized at the November 27 meeting for his leadership and service to the club since 1978. Courtney turned 90 on November 18, and club president John Butterfield presented him with a special presidential lapel pin. Courtney served as president in 1984-85. He currently serves on the club’s board of director’s and is co-chairperson of the International Service Committee.


Super Bowling Saturday

Monday, December 2, 2019 By: James B. Farmer

Shake the pre-SuperBowl blues.  Sign up for the Super-Bowling Saturday tournament.  Have fun and compete for team and individual prizes!  Join up with 3 other Rotarians/family members or, better yet, join up with 1 other Rotarian and treat 2 prospective members to a fun social event, showcasing Rotary camaraderie as well as District 6690 local and international projects.

When:  Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
Where:  Bowling Palace, Columbus Square Shopping Center, Cleveland Ave. & 161
ORGANIZeD BY:  Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club
SPONSORED BY:  Cam taylor realtors, Minuteman Press and Schoedinger funeral & Cremation Service
Beneficiaries:  Dublin, Worthington, & Dominican Republic youth Scholarships

$55 TICKET PRICE--competitive bowlers playing for cash prizes: 

$800 for the 1st team and $200 for the 2nd

$400 for the 1st individual and $100 for the 2nd

$45 TICKET PRICE--social bowlers playing for prizes having nominal value 

Ticket price includes:  3 games, plus free shoes and a FREE food buffet  

Bowlers will compete in teams of 4.  Bowlers who register individually or in teams of less than 4 will be randomly assigned other bowlers to complete a team.  Competitive bowlers scratch scores will be supplemented by a handicap score which represents 90% of the difference between 220 and their average prior scores.


To enter on-line:  go to eventbrite.com AND ENTER “SUPER-BOWLING SATURDAY”

TO ENTER VIA MAIL:   Send a check payable to the “Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club Scholarship Account” to the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club, PO Box 181, Worthington, OH 43085, with the following entry form indicating which class of bowlers your registration covers:

All ticket sales are final. If the event is cancelled due to circumstances that make it impractical to hold the event, such as a weather emergency, all competitive bowlers will be automatically entered in a random drawing for a $500 1st prize, $400 2nd prize, and $300 3rd prize; and all social bowlers will be automatically entered in a random drawing for a $150 1st prize, $100 2nd prize and $50 3rd prize.

All entry fees must be received no later than January 20, 2020.  Entry fees for the first 30 teams (or the first 120 bowlers, in the aggregate) are guaranteed processing.  Entry fees for teams 31 to 60 (or for bowlers 121 to 240, in the aggregate) will be processed to the extent that additional lanes are available.  Any entry fees received in respect of more teams or more bowlers than can be accommodated will be returned promptly.   


Adopt-a-Family Holiday Service Project

Monday, December 2, 2019 By: Bill Shantz

Peggy Murgatroyd is again coordinating the club’s annual “Adopt-a-Family” gift-giving project to support two families in the Worthington and Dublin school districts during the holidays. At the November 27 and December 4 meetings Peggy will have gift tags for members to pick up and purchase a gift for the children chosen to receive them this year. These are the only gifts these children may receive, and Peggy knows our members will make their wishes come true again this year.


November 21, 2019 Board Meeting Highlights

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 By: David O. Hansen

Discussed: Distribution of dictionaries in Perry Country and need for club members help distributing them in Franklin County.
Discussed: Recent Youth Exchange weekend activity.
Discussed: Trivia Rah Rah.
Discussed: Super Bowlathon Fund Raising Activity scheduled for February 1.
Approved: Use of on-line mechanism to do sign up for bowling tournament.
Discussed: Projects to distribute gifts to needy families at Christmas.
Approved: Addition of one permanent member to club board.
Discussed: Activities of the scholarship strategic planning committee.
Discussed: Board buddy program.
Mentioned: Resignations of Tom Farwick and Trevor Donaldson.


Youth Exchange Host Weekend A Success!

Monday, November 25, 2019 By: Stephen Joseph Payerle II

The Youth Exchange Committee would like to recognize and thank all our club members, family and friends, who helped support the Youth Exchange Host Weekend that occurred on November 16th 2019. At 1pm, Kids from all over our district ascended upon COSI for some district-led training activities and perused COSI with DW Rotarian chaperones until approximately 4:30pm. At which point, more Rotarians from our club picked up the students to take them in small groups to their homes and had great conversation over dinner. At 7:30pm, dinner hosts dropped off the students with dessert at Kilbourne Middle School to have a lock-in sleepover with district members. Last, but not least, Rotarians were up bright and early to supply breakfast to the kids and district representatives before they departed back to their homes.

The whole event was a great success and it could not have been made possible without the support and coordination from our club. The Youth Exchange Committee wants to thank our club at large for it’s support and specifically the following folks:

Bill Shantz         John and Mary Butterfield          Jerry and Merci Katz            Bonnie Beth     Shirley Lambert
Connie Henderson            Andrew Shuneson                 Jim and Sue Farmer      Mary Greenlee  Roger Johnson
Nick and Jeanine Linkenhoker          Rachael Dorothy      Mike Moulton               Brian Elder and Family
Darnell and Carmen Perkins        Ratna Subramanian    Tim Shear             Don and Marianne Motley
Jennifer Best             Roe Mauro                         Trevor Donaldson                    Ann Pechacek


From Left: Oscar (exchange in Turkey last year), Sienna       
(exchange next year possibly Italy), Marcelina (inbound      
from Poland), PE and host Bill Shantz               

From Left: Arthur (inbound from France), Allie (exchange in Taiwan last
year), Melia (exchange next year in German speaking country), Rosa (short
term exchange in Spain last year), President & host John Butterfield



Monday, November 25, 2019 By: John Butterfield

The Worthington Kilbourne High School Interact Club is holding a coat drive to benefit Humans for Humans Columbus. The organization, which was started by the father of an Interact Club member, provides coats, socks and underwear to homeless shelters, Dress for Success and other locations in the Columbus area. The Interact Club has invited our members to help out by donating any new or slightly-used winter coats and new socks and underwear. Ann Pechacek, pictured here with Steve Payerle, is coordinating the activity, which ends on Wednesday, November 27. Seven club members, including Steve, donated coats at the November 20 meeting. The goal is 25 coats or other items.


Classification Talks

Monday, November 18, 2019 By: John Butterfield

As we know, Rotary started in 1905 with a group of businessmen with high ethical standards who wanted to network with one another. In the earliest years of Rotary, networking, along with fellowship and professional ethics, were among the founding principles, and classification talks were a feature in many clubs.

In the timeline document that was developed for our club’s 45th anniversary celebration, there is a reference to the vocational service committee during the first few months of the club. The committee recommended to the board that at least one luncheon per quarter be dedicated to a discussion of the businesses of members. With board approval, the presentations began.

The founding members made it a priority for members to learn about the businesses and professions of fellow members. So, if creating awareness about the professions of members was important for our club in its early years, then it’s worth exploring this idea again in 2019-20.

So what is the value of “classification” or business talks? They give members the opportunity to share insights into their business and careers and provide other information about their business to everyone in the club, one of the earliest benefits of being a Rotarian. In addition, club members gain a better understanding not only of the member, but also of his or her profession.

Since Rotary clubs seek representatives of many fields for membership, these business talks can provide the opportunity for Rotarians to broaden their knowledge of the current workplace. In addition, included among Rotary’s guiding principles are the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

I have asked new member Mark Beaver to coordinate these classification talks as part of the role of the Vocational Service Committee. Soon he will send an invitation to members. Then you can sign up to give a presentation at a meeting, starting later this month. You’ll have about five minutes to convey your information – the same amount of time new members spend on their profile presentations. 

Some of the things that might be included in a classification talk are:

  • A brief history of your career, including why you chose your particular business or profession.
  • Where you work now. Where you have worked before.
  • What service your business provides or what product it sells.
  • How long you have been with your company. What you do for the company or your position.
  • Any special items you sell or special services your company provides.
  • What makes your company special?
  • Business History: how long it’s been in business. How and why it started?
  • Any business travels to other countries or places. How often?
  • The parts of your job you find most rewarding or most difficult.
  • Standards of practice within your field.
  • Current challenges facing your profession.
  • The ethical issues you face in your work.
  • Insights into the community that you gain from your work.
  • The characteristics most needed for success in your business or profession.
  • The changes that technology, regulations, environmental factors and other outside forces have generated in your field.
  • A forecast of employment opportunities in your field.
  • Educational requirements for entry-level jobs in your vocation.
  • The advice you would give to young people thinking of entering your career field.

Obviously, not all of these areas can be covered in a brief presentation. So presenters will have to focus on the areas that are most meaningful to them or relevant to club members. 

If you are retired, you can also participate. You might contrast the changes that are taking place today in your field compared to your career experiences.

Vocational service is one of the Avenues of Rotary service. Through my research of the club’s history I found that for many years the club had numerous activities in the area of vocational service. In recent years vocational service seems to have become less important.    

So how else can you get involved in vocational-related activities? Let Mark (mark.beaver@keelernadler.com) or me (jbutter@columbus.rr.com) know if you would like to be part of our new Vocational Service Committee. We’ll be exploring other ways to tap the vocational talents of members and reinforce high ethical standards, such as helping area students explore careers of our club members and providing professional and personal development workshops for members.



Monday, November 18, 2019 By:

Worthington Kilbourne Interact Club Coat Drive

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 By: Ann L Pechacek
The Worthington Kilbourne Interact Club will be holding a coat drive at WKHS from Monday November 12 to Tuesday November 26 to benefit the organization Humans for Humans Columbus which provides coats, socks and underwear to homeless shelters, Dress for Success and other locations in the Columbus area. I would like to give the D/W Rotary members a chance to help out by asking them to donate any new/slightly used winter coats and new socks and new underwear. I will bring a box on Wednesday the 20th and also Wednesday the 27th.




Building Rotary Relationships in Veracruz Mexico

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 By: David O. Hansen

 Are you dreading a cold and harsh Columbus January?  Would you enjoy taking a week-long break in Mexico?  Would you enjoy exploring a potential twin club relationship with a Mexican Rotary Club? If you answer yes to these questions, you might want to consider being a part of a Rotary Club visit to Veracruz Mexico.  Aida and I plan to spend most of December and January in Veracruz where we have a second residence.  We plan to open our home to you during your stay.  We also have a minivan at our disposal for transportation.

The Rotary Club of Veracruz will soon celebrate its 100th birthday.  It was established when Paul Harris sent a Rotary representative to Veracruz to introduce Rotary to this port city.  The Club is undertaking several significant community projects addressing poverty and unemployment, both in Veracruz city and indigenous communities in surrounding areas.  The visit will give you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with them.  Most importantly, it will provide an opportunity to learn about the culture and customs of the Veracruz region of Mexico, including its traditional dance, music and cuisine. And it will be an opportunity to establish new friendships and greater cross-cultural understanding with members of the Rotary Club of Veracruz and their families.  We look forward to hearing from you about your interest in joining us for a week in January – planned January 12-18.  



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