Dublin-Worthington News Stories

September 15th Meeting

Friday, September 17, 2021 By: Katie McCartney
Meeting:  September 15, 2021
Speaker:  Alan Zink
Topic:  Personal Experiences of 9/11
YouTube:  https://youtu.be/oiAdLxcWTI4

Description:
Alan shared his experiences from being at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 through a PowerPoint presentation that he made to preserve the experience.  Back in 2001, he recently acquired a new company based in New York City and was 2 blocks away from the devestation that took place.  If you would like a full retelling of the story, please click on the link above.Share

Committee Spotlight: Greeter

Friday, September 10, 2021 By: Bonnie Beth Mitchell

Andrew Saneholtz is on multiple committee and would like to note the following: 

Abhors Day, a project which he recently took over, will happen in the Spring. He doesn't need help now but look for opportunites later. 

He also recently took over the Pantry Food Drive. The next drive is scheduled for October, so I will be asking for help soon. There is a group of people that have been part of the committee, but am willing to bring on others. I will also ask for volunteers for the day of the food drive. 

Greeter - Helps with set-up and tear down before and after meetings. This consists of setting up the banners, bringing out the badge cases, and bringing out the black bag that holds multiple items used during a meeting. Also, the greeter is responsible with greeting people as they arrive. The greeter should arrive 30 minutes before the meeting and 15 minutes after the meeting.
I am in need of more people for this group.

 

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Next Club Meeting

Friday, September 10, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
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Member Celebrations

Friday, September 10, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
Jerry and Merci Katz will celebrate will celebrate 59 years of marriage. Happy Anniversary!

Happy Birthday to: 
Chuck Gibson on the 14th, Brian Elder on the 17th, and Lou Goorey on the 19th.

Club Anniversaries
Drew Shuneson and Zach Manifold have both been Rotarians for 3 years. 
 
 
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Committee Spotlight: Invocation Committee

Friday, September 3, 2021 By: Bonnie Beth Mitchell
Tim Moats says the following regarding the Invocation Committee:

Members of the Invocation Committee are asked to offer a brief, ecumenical prayer at the beginning of our Rotary meeting (followed by the Pledge of Alliance when we are doing Zoom meetings). I definitely am in need of more members for my committee! Anyone interested can email me st this address (timmoats@aol.com).

Thanks so much!

 

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Member Celebrations

Friday, September 3, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
Birthdays:
Both Jerry Katz and Wynn Wiksell have birthdays on September 7th.

Club Anniversaries:
All these members have 47 years of service. Wow!
Frank Dunbar, Sam Milliron, Dick Ollila, John Jacob, and Lou Goorey.
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Member Celebrations

Friday, August 27, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
Happy Birthday to John Jacob on September the 4th!


Happy Anniversary to Charlie and Michelle Vestey. They will celebrate 43 years!
 
Club Anniversaries:
 
Tina Fisher has her 12 year anniversary and Bonnie Mitchell has 26 years. 

 
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Committee Spotlight: RYLA

Friday, August 27, 2021 By: Bonnie Beth Mitchell
Roe Mauro talked about the RYLA Committee:

Rotary District 6690’s annual RYLA conference, held in July is based on a program initiated by Rotary International. The purpose of the program is to identify young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show the potential to be leaders, and give them an opportunity to explore and develop those skills with others with similar capabilities. Students from central and southeastern Ohio gather for two and a half days learning about themselves, learning from others and having fun. 

The DWRC has agreed to select students to attend RYLA from both Worthington Kilbourne HS and Dublin Scioto HS. Rising seniors (current juniors) and rising juniors (current sophomores) are eligible to participate in RYLA.

(The Dublin AM selects students from Dublin Jerome HS & Dublin Coffman HS. The Worthington AM Rotary Club selects students from Thomas Worthington HS)

It is the responsibility of the DWRC RYLA committee to contact our two High Schools to share information (starting in Jan/Feb) about District 6690's RYLA event with the staff & students as a way to recruit applications.  In addition, this committee is responsible to then select our Club's RYLA participant(s) from the applications received (along with alternates) and to share this information with the District RYLA committee by May 1st.  Once the student participants have been chosen by DWRC it is the responsibility of this committee to stay in touch with these participants, insuring that they complete their registration including any required forms (permissions slips/medical release) in a timely manner, have arranged transportation to/from the RYLA event and to invite them to visit a DWRC meeting after RYLA to share comments with the Club on their experience.

This committee must seek DWR Board approval of the funds needed to sponsor these students in the preceding Fall. 

Current cost is $300.00 per participant.
DWRC has traditionally sponsored 2- 3 students each year. 

This committee is in need of additional volunteers.

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Committee Spotlight: Interact Committee

Saturday, August 21, 2021 By: Rosaria Mauro

As you are all aware, our Club recently experienced a tremendous loss in the passing of Ann Pechacek.
Ann was the Chair of our Club's Interact Committee (Interact is a Service Club for youth ages 12- 18) and co-chair along with Pres Steve of our Club's Youth Exchange committee.
Our Club currently sponsors an Interact Club at WKHS.
In addition, Ann & I were in the planning stages of starting a new Interact Club at Perry Middle School where a meeting is scheduled with school administrators this coming Monday.

Her passing has left a deep hole in our Club in regard to these important programs.

Youth Service is in great need of interested volunteers.

If you know of anyone in the Club that has a desire to work with youth and serving in either of these
areas please contact Roe Mauro at 614 766 5625 or via email at roe_mauro@yahoo.com

Thank you for your time & attention.
Roe Mauro
Rotary District 6690 Youth Service Chair
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Rotary Family Picnic

Saturday, August 21, 2021 By: John Butterfield

ROTARY FAMILY PICNIC OFFERS FUN FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND  

Picnics are a fun time, and this year’s Rotary Family Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 5 during the Labor Day weekend, will have lots of games, activities and yummy food for families to enjoy. 

The event, in its 16th year, will be held on the front lawn of Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hosted by the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club with presenting sponsor FCBank, the event features giant inflatable SuperGames, activities by area boy scouts, Toy Barn classic cars, music, and food. Admission is free. 

WDLR 1550 AM 92.9 FM will broadcast live from the event with DJ Bob Allen playing Ohio’s best classic hits from the 70s and 80s and more.

A number of food and specialty-treat trucks will be on hand. Rotarians will also sell hot dogs, beverages and Dairy Queen ice cream treats. Families may bring their own picnic food and refreshments along with lawn chairs and blankets.

The picnic will be one of the first major community outdoor events since Covid began. The event, normally held on the Fourth of July, was not held in 2020 and postponed until Labor Day Weekend this year due to Covid restrictions.

Covid precautions will be in place. Masks are recommended for children and unvaccinated persons. Social distancing markers will be placed at SuperGame activity entrances, and hand sanitizer stations will also be set up. 

SuperGames inflatables feature obstacle courses, slides and sports activities, including Bootcamp Obstacle, Vertical Rush, Fire Truck Slide, Dual Axe Throwing and Quarterback Blitz. 

Sponsorships at a variety of levels are still available. Proceeds from the event are used for service projects, helping youth and their families in the Worthington and Dublin communities.

Major sponsors for the event include: Appel & Hellstedt LLP, Attorneys at Law, Cam Taylor Realtors, Drs. Hull and Appel Family Dentistry, Lauterbach & Eilber Insurance, Northwest Oral & Facial Surgery, Ohio Fire Chief’s Association, Schoedinger Funeral Homes, Scioto Energy and Timothy E. Moats, DDS.  

The Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club is composed of community and business and professional leaders representing different careers, experiences and views but with a common purpose to make a positive difference in the community and globally. In 2021, the club is celebrating its 47th anniversary.

The club is part of Rotary International, the world’s oldest service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in over 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries. Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s members.

During the picnic Rotarians will provide information about the club’s local and global service projects and other humanitarian efforts and seek donations to support these efforts.

For additional information about the Family Picnic and how you can help or club membership, contact rotaryfamilypicnic@dublinworthingtonrotary.org.
Contact:  John Butterfield, 888-2714 or Jerry Katz, 888-8062

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Member Celebrations

Saturday, August 21, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
Happy Birthday to the following members:
Teresa Russell on Aug. 23
Darnell Perkins and Don Mottley on Aug. 29

Club Anniversary:
Mick Box with 14 years in Rotary
 
Anniversary:
Dave and Aida Hansen will celebrate 54 years of marriage. 
 
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Announcements

Saturday, August 21, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell

The Bill Shantz Memorial Golf Outing
The Bill Shantz Memorial Golf Outing with the Powell Chamber of Commerce will be held on Monday, Sept. 20th at The Scioto Reserve Country Club.
Registration begins at 8:00 am with Shotgun Start at 9:00
Cost is $125 per golfer ($500 per foursome)
Let's honor our friend Bill with a great turnout.
If you are interested in hole sponsorship or helping in any way please reach out to Alan Grossman via email or call me at 614-718-2213.
Thank you in advance for supporting of this event.
New Meeting Space
We will meet at Steve Payerle's office: 400 W Wilson Bridge Rd. Meetings will be held in the 1st floor conference room.
Rotary Family Picnic
The Rotary Family Picnic is coming up on September 5 and we need your volunteer support to make it happen.  I'm asking all members to go to https://forms.gle/xEgsRfcn15Dzy9Tf7 and complete our very quick survey letting us know where you would like to volunteer and at what time.  Spouses, families, and friends are welcome to volunteer as well, just fill out a second form for them!
 
Picture Day
Hi! Our picture day last week was a success!  Thanks to all of you who participated- it was great seeing all your smiling faces. For those of you who couldn't make the meeting and/or who were unable to stay, the communications committee will offer a second opportunity following our next lunch meeting on Wednesday, August 25th. Thanks for your participation and support of our club!
 
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August 18, 2021: Hybrid Meeting

Saturday, August 21, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
This was the 7th meeting of the 47th year of the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club.

Coupling my absence with no recording of the meeting, there is not much information for this newsletter. I guess the members in attendance got to enjoy Gavin Meyers, Founder of North High Brewing Co., and it will remain a mystery to those of us who missed it.  Share

Next Club Meeting

Saturday, August 21, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell

Dr. Linda Lehmkuhl serves as the Chief Executive Officer for MedVet.

In the role of Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lehmkuhl holds responsibility for driving organizational success and execution of MedVet’s strategy to deliver an exceptional Employee Experience; deliver the MedVet Experience for MedVet’s patients, clients, and referral partners; and healthy growth.

She works closely with the Leadership Team and MedVet Board to ensure all members of our talented healthcare and support services teams work in hospitals with a mission-driven and values-based culture, strong dyad leadership, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology. This strategic guidance and leadership helps to ensure MedVet successfully advances our mission of Leading Specialty Healthcare for Pets.

Dr. Lehmkuhl is deeply committed to expanding access to MedVet’s specialty and emergency care to more communities and preserving the integrity of the veterinary profession. First and foremost, preserving the integrity of the profession means honoring those who dedicate their lives to the care of pets by delivering an excellent Employee Experience for our MedVet team members. It also means ensuring all organizational decisions put patient care, client service, and referral partner service at the forefront while maintaining a commitment to reinvesting in the profession through the provision of innovation, thought leadership, top tier continuing education, clinical research, and organizational partnerships.

Prior to joining MedVet, Dr. Lehmkuhl was an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1993 through 1999. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1989. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a residency in cardiology at The Ohio State University. During her residency, she earned a Master of Science.

When away from the hospitals, Dr. Lehmkuhl enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband, three adult children, and three dogs.

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Next Club Meeting

Sunday, August 15, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell

This Wednesday we will welcome Gavin Meyers who is the Founder of North High Brewing Co. He will speak about the history and future of one of Central Ohio's premier craft brewers.
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Committee Spotlight: Raffle Committee

Sunday, August 15, 2021 By: Bonnie Beth Mitchell
Have you wondered where the money goes from each weekly raffle? Half of it goes to our social activities. The other half goes to the weekly drawing and the ACE of Spades drawing. Have you ever thought of joining the Committee? It’s a great way to meet new members, as well as chat with other members of our club. Committee members are assigned to run the raffle once every two months. If you would like to join the committee, please contact Bonnie Mitchell.  Share

August 11, 2021: Hybrid Meeting

Sunday, August 15, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
This was the 6th meeting of the 47th year of the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club.

We welcomed a visiting Rotarian; Jim Allen who just moved back to Ohio from Virginia. 

This week's Sergeant, Alan Grossman, "charged" fines this week. No pin, $1; No name badge, $1; inappropriate dress, another $1. Have you responded to the Rah-Rah email? Steve's email poll? $1 for you too. He mentions seeing someone storing chocolate in the back of their car....also, do you have your car radio on country music? If not, $1. He closed with a joke: What do you call a bear with no ears? A b.......
Speaker
Trent Bowers, Superintendent of the Worthington School District
Topic
Decision making during Covid
Jennifer Best, who is a member of the Worthington School board, indroduced our guest. In 2015, Dr. Bowers became the Superintendent of Worthington Schools.

Trent talked about the 2 phases that the district have been working on. Phase 1 being renovations to the middle schools and the new middle school which will have an open house later this month. The new middle allows the district to move the 6th graders from the elementary schools into the middle schools. The other middle school buildings are getting picnic pavilions added for more outside learning time. 

Phase 2 is a renovation for Thomas Worthington High School and a plan to replace one to two of the elementary buildings. Phase 2 will also work on the High School enrollment rebalancing. The phases strive to show the importance of the community voice. 

Worthington Schools will have an estimated 11,000 students start on August 18th. Last year, due to Covid, there was a dip of about 300 students but over the summer, they have had around 500 new students enroll. The goal at the end of last year was to return to school everyday and that goal has been met. There was even summer school in June. On July 9th, while Trent was on vacation, the CDC recommended new mask guidelines for this year. Within two hours of that announcement, Dr. Bowers had recieved 30 emails about what the school would and should be doing. He stated that the CDC also makes guidelines about how much sleep to get and how much screen time students should have so to keep things in propective, how do you choose what guidelines to follow? What to you do when people refuse? 

Ohio lets the local suburbs make their own decisions. The state funding received this year is 6 million less than what could fund all the students. Suburban districts are tasked with raising the gap in funds themselves. What determines the decisions for Covid are the local health departments and the school boards. Worthington is a part of Columbus Public Health unlike the surrounding areas which fall under the Franklin County Health Department. This school year will start with K-8 wearing mask indoors and 9-12 with a mask recommendation. Trent shared that data has 60% of the 9-12 grade aged students are vaccinated. When a person who is vaccinated comes in contact with a person suspected on Covid, they do not have to quanuantine. This means they can continue to participate in school and activities. 

Moving foward, Dr. Bowers' main focus is to socially reconnect and rebuild a sense of belonging; to rebuild the community and the Worthington School staff. If you factor in the point that everyone is human and the opinions shared on social media platforms, no two people have exactly the same views and ideas. He shared that he thought doing online school and hybrid learning were the right thing to do at the time but he now is thinking otherwise because kids need to be together and they need to be in school. The same situation could happen with the mask guidelines. 

As for moving forward with Covid, Trent states, "no one really knows for sure."
 
To watch the full presentation, click here: https://youtu.be/bIG3HlqTS78Share

A message from our Sister Club

Sunday, August 15, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
Steve Payerle recieved the following from our sister club, the Rotary Club of Santiago de los Caballeros regarding Ann Pechacek's passing.

Santiago de los Caballeros, August 04, 2021 

Steve Payerle 
President 
Rotary Club of 
Dublin-Worthington 
Ohio, U.S.A. 

Dear fellow Rotarian, 
We allow ourselves to approach you through this letter, and on behalf of all the members of the Rotary Club Santiago de los Caballeros, to offer you our embrace of solidarity for the loss of the distinguished and outstanding member of your club, Ms. Ann Pechacek. 

Our sincere condolences to the entire Rotary family of the Dublin-Worthington Sister Club. 

Pedro Genaro Pérez 
Chairman of the Board of Directors 2020-2021  

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August 4, 2021: Hybrid Meeting

Sunday, August 8, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
This was the 5th meeting of the 47 year of the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club.

Due to my absence at the meeting and unforeseen technical difficulties during the recording, there is not much information for this newsletter. If you had a "happy dollar" or announcement that was missed and you would like me to share it next week, please email it to tara.burchett@yahoo.com. I appreciate the understanding. 


Speaker: Jenna Dray

 
Thank you to Christie Bruffy for sending along information about our speaker.

At today’s breakfast meeting, we heard from Jenna Dray, Director of Corporate Solutions for COhatch. The for-profit organization was founded in 2016 by a group of friends who wanted to change how we work- an alternative to the usual 9-5 way of life. Focused on the communities where we live, work and play, COhatch repurposes and restores old spaces to create places where like-minded people can come together to connect, collaborate and socialize. They also provide support and scholarships to local nonprofits to increase their collective impact in our communities. 
COhatch spaces can now be found throughout Central Ohio as well as Cleveland and even Florida! Whether you are an individual or corporation, options available are open-concept coworking spaces, private offices, and meeting/event spaces. These are available for a monthly membership or one-time fee. Membership does have its perks, like discounts at local partner businesses, use of event spaces to host your own workshop or private party, health & wellness discounts, a discounted gym membership at Mesh Fitness in Dublin, and even a discount to rent their own beach house in Florida!  Membership also allows you the use of any of their locations, not just the one in your neighborhood. To see a list of COhatch locations, membership options and more, please visit: https://www.cohatch.com/locations/Share

Next Club Meeting

Sunday, August 8, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
Topic:  Decision Making During Covid

Our speaker will be Trent Bowers, Superintendant of the Worthington School District. He will talk about decision making during Covid. 

Dr. Bowers is a proud graduate from Worthington Schools. He has 24 years of experience in public education and has served students and families as a teacher, coach, dean of students, and the principal of three schools. In addition, he has worked as the Director of Human Resources and Assistant Superintendent for the district.

On July 1, 2015, Dr. Bowers became the Superintendent of Worthington Schools. Trent has designed, built and opened several new schools, led contract negotiations, mediated personnel disputes, and led district-wide instructional improvement. He has taught leadership courses at the university level and has been a guest lecturer on data based decision making. Trent communicates with the local community through his highly effective blog and multiple social networking sites.Share

Committee Spotlight: Programs Committee

Sunday, August 8, 2021 By: Christie Bruffy
Programs Committee

According to Joe Patchen, Co-chair of the Programs Committee, since the onset of COVID last year, the Programs Committee has been more of a one man show than is optimal. In person committee meetings have not happened, and that has crimped things a bit. We (I) would greatly appreciate hot leads for program ideas and better yet, some volunteers to take on filling some of the Summer months. Remember, with the Brave New World of ZOOM, our speakers need not be in town or even on this side of the Globe. We all know far flung people all over this World who have interesting things to say to us. That can include journalists, newsmakers, sports figures, and authors we see or hear on radio/TV/podcasts. I have been delighted by the willingness of folks to talk with us via ZOOM, so please take a moment and let me know what you find!Share

Next Club Meeting - 09.22.2021

Friday, September 17, 2021 By: Katie McCartney
Meeting:  September 22, 2021 @ Noon, Fellowship starts at 11:30 AM
Speaker:  Elizabeth Grieser with League of Women's Voters
Topic:  Redistricting Process, State and Federal
Location:  NextLevel Technologies, 400 W Wilson Bridge, Rd, Worthington, OH 43085, Conference room located down the foyer and left at the hallway.
Zoom Link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88233564347?pwd=OExlTlc0UVNsd0hSNSt3Zit1YVA2Zz09

Club Meeting Assignments
Cashier:
  Christie Bruffy
Sergeant:  Alan Grossman
Greeter:  Teresa Russell
Invocation:  Wynn Wiksell
Raffle:  Paul Cynkar
Zoom:  Alan Zink
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Member Spotlight: Tara Maxwell

Friday, September 17, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar

Advancing the Leadership Mindset 
Finding Success in the Success of Others  

This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interview questions that were designed to get an up close view of the traits and strengths of some of the members who provide leadership to this organization. 

Membership Spotlight: Tara Burchett-Maxwell 
Trusting, Graceful, Mission-Driven Mom 

 

Tell me about yourself.  Give me three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes. 

I am a mother of 3; Elle, Ana, and Harper. My husband is Tedd (8 years). I have 2 brothers (I am a middle child). My mom is a retired pastor and my dad is still preaching. I have been in banking for 20 years but I am about to switch careers. My pastimes are spending time with my family, rescuing dogs, and supporting charities.  

How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership? 

I have been in Rotary for just over a year. I love getting to connect with other people who have similar values to myself and involving myself in the community to better myself by being with something that is bigger than me. Teresa Russell stopped by our bank during a Rotary Poinsettia sale and she influenced me to join. 

 
As you look back on your life and your career, where and when did you have the biggest impact on others?  Who was impacted and how? 

My impact is yet to come. I am halfway through my career and I know I will make a bigger impact as I grow.  
 
As you look back, which of the opportunities you’ve had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why? 

I currently don’t get to take advantage of as many opportunities as I would like. Most of my time is working and doing whatever extracurricular activities the kids are in. Rotary has been my way of giving back in-between life. I hope that as COVID restrictions lift, I can spread my wings.  
 
Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result? What did you learn? 

I was technically not a part of the initial project but happened to fall into it. LCNB acquired Columbus First Bank where I worked. As co-workers shifted around and/or left, I stayed and helped merge a commercial bank into a retail bank. My role kept changing, I ended up as the Assistant Branch Manager, and I was one of the only faces the customers knew. .My dedication, determination, and knowledge eased the customer’s minds. They trusted me enough to stay through the bumps. I learned that things can look great and work on paper but there will always be issues and things that are beyond our personal control. If you put yourself out there and listen, evolve and change, you can end up being a part of something special that you may have never intended to do. You should always give yourself trust and grace.  

What are some things you are passionate about?  What really excites you? What gets your adrenalin flowing?  What makes your heart sing? 
 
If you asked anyone of my friends or family this question, the answer would be my family, food, and dogs. 
 
What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out? 

I love designing and developing procedures and protocols.  People often tell me that I have always been a passionate advocate for the “underdog”.   

When you have a moment to sit back and think (dream) about your future, what do you think about?  What things would you like to do in your life that you haven’t gotten around to yet?  Is there something else you would like to accomplish? 

When I dream about my future, I think about seeing my kids grow up and flourish in the world. I am fulfilled in my life but I would like to retire early to volunteer my time in local businesses. I would like to accomplish helping my kiddos follow their dreams. My oldest is working on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award project and being a part of it is going to help change the world.  

If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why? 

I would love to have lunch with Jack Hanna. I would ask how he became an advocate for animals and what it took to create a zoo and make sure that all creatures are safe. I admire his dedication to his passion and his dreams.  

 

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Member Spotlight: Andrew Saneholtz

Friday, August 20, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar

Advancing the Leadership Mindset 
Finding Success in the Success of Others 

This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interview questions that were designed to get an up close view of the traits and strengths of some of the members who provide inspiration and leadership to this organization. 

Membership Spotlight: Andrew Saneholtz 
Career Focused, Caring, Problem-Solver 

Tell me about yourself.  Give me three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes. 
 
I’m originally from Bowling Green, Ohio and went to BGSU where I earned a degree in Economics. Currently I work at the Wendy’s Quality and Supply Chain Co-Op. We manage inventory processes to support stores and suppliers.  I’ve lived in Columbus for 15 years. I have a seven year old son named Quinn.  I enjoy doing puzzles, playing basketball and cooking. 

How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership? 

I’ve been part of Rotary since 2019, so two years. I know that I will be in this area for some time, so I wanted to meet more people in the community and get more involved. 
 
As you look back on your life and your career, where and when did you have the biggest impact on others?  Who was impacted and how? 

When I worked for Express, I was the manager of an entry level department. My department was a way to get into retail for people who didn’t have that education and/or corporate experience. I was able to help guide and support people in their careers. I think it was the biggest impact because I was able to help people get their foot in the door at the start of their career and it was fun to see them grow. 

As you look back, which of the opportunities you’ve had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why? 

I’ve been lucky to learn how to use IT sources to improve processes and reporting which in turn has helped the company I worked for. For example, I was able to take information from two systems and create a daily report for users to have. Before that, they couldn’t generate a report in one system and the other system was a print-out that was done once a week. I enjoy helping people become more efficient and effective. 
 
Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result? What did you learn? 
 
I helped startup a warehousing contract. We had to implement a system at a location that had no systems before and was highly unorganized. It was hard to come in as a stranger, gain trust, and train workers on a new system. I had people that had never used a keyboard before. I worked third shift as the IT admin and was basically the leader of the third shift as the manager for third shift was new with not a lot of experience. I loved it. I got to work with others, train them, and improve processes along the way.   
 
What are some things you are passionate about?  What really excites you? What gets your adrenalin flowing?  What makes your heart sing? 
 
I am most passionate about my son. He brings a smile to my face when I think about him. I perk up when someone asks about him and/or when I get to talk about him. He's a great kid and I love him so much. I try to be the best role model for him.?I am also passionate about helping people grow. I think I should have been a teacher. I really watching the wheels turn in people’s minds and see the light bulb go off once they understand something. 

What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out? 
 

I am a people person that cares about everyone. I thoroughly look thru processes, make sure everyone is heard, and come up with the best solution for everyone. 

When you have a moment to sit back and think (dream) about your future, what do you think about?  What things would you like to do in your life that you haven’t gotten around to yet?  Is there something else you would like to accomplish? 
 
I would like to run a company and/or get into politics. Something about helping people earn a living and being successful excites me. I created a non-profit last year to help support teachers get supplies. I’m learning the ends and outs of this now as we couldn’t do much due to COVID. I’m hoping that it grows and we can help students and teachers by making sure they have what they need to be successful. 
 
If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why? 
 
My dad.  He passed away ten years ago but I’d like to share how things are going and I would value his advice.  Others I’d like to have lunch with include my grandparents, Abraham Lincoln, Johnny Carson, Robin Williams and George Washington. 

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Member Spotlight: Alan Grossman

Friday, August 13, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar

Advancing the Leadership Mindset 
Finding Success in the Success of Others
  

This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interview questions that were designed to get an up close view of the traits and strengths of the members who provide leadership and inspiration to this organization. 

Membership Spotlight:  Alan Grossman 
Relationships, Service, Value 

Tell me about yourself.  Give me three facts that include information about your family, your career, and your pastimes.   
 
I’m from Syracuse, New York. I’ve spent time in Rochester, Chicago and Columbus among other places.  I have two grown daughters who live in Rochester. My wife, Heather, and I have a small farm in Marengo about 45 minutes outside of Columbus.  We raise animals, train search and rescue dogs and are enthusiastic skiers, bikers and firefighters.  Heather is part of Ohio Task Force One, the Urban Search and Rescue Team, and earned her Ph.D. in toxicology.  I have been involved with emergency services since I was 16 years old and I have been a deputy sheriff, a firefighter and a paramedic. I have been in the financial services industry since 1989 and a financial advisor for Edward Jones since 2012 

How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership? 
 
I joined Rotary in 2013 with an interest in meeting people, networking and community service.  I have found that Rotarians do great things and develop great relationships. 

As you look back on your life and your career, where and when did you have the biggest impact on others?  Who was impacted and how? 
 
I’m very proud that as a financial advisor I help clients achieve what they want and need to do.  For me, it’s not about commissions, it’s about what others need and who I can help.  I love helping good people transform something strong into something superb. 
 
As you look back, which of the opportunities you’ve had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why? 
 
My career has been very rewarding.  I’m not driven to be the top producer but rather by helping others.  I have enjoyed serving on a number of boards and being involved in the community. 

Describe the most challenging project you have ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result? 

That’s a hard question for me as most of my work is not project based.  Getting through the financial crisis in 2008 and the COVID pandemic in 2020-21 have been challenges.  My belief in the system, the history of markets and financial models have served as my “true north” and have helped me give solid guidance to clients. 

What are some things you are passionate about?  What really excites you? What gets your adrenalin flowing?  What makes your heart sing? 

I am passionate about my wife.  That includes who she is, what she does and what she does for me.  I am also amazed every time the dogs do their job when we say, “Go find it!” 
 
What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out?   
 
That’s another hard question.  As somewhat of a jack of all trades, I’m mostly a master of none.  That said, I believe I am an exceptional financial advisor with strengths interacting with others and building strong relationships. 

When you have a moment to sit back and think (dream) about your future, what do you think about? What things would you like to do in your life that you haven’t gotten around to yet?  Is there something you would still like to accomplish? 
 
Retirement is still a ways out but that will give me more time at the farm to train dogs.  I would like to be a part of Ohio Task Force One which will require time to hang out, train, and take the coursework needed to qualify. 

If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why?  
 
I’d like to have lunch with Lance Armstrong.  It’s probably related to my own passion for bikes.  Despite the fact that he made some mistakes, he was the very best in the world at what he did.     
 

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Member Spotlight: Ken Carey

Friday, August 6, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar

Advancing the Leadership Mindset 
Finding Success in the Success of Others 
Paul Cynkar, July 2021 

This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interview questions that were designed to get an up close view of the traits and strengths of some of the members who provide leadership to this organization. 

Membership Spotlight: Ken Carey 
A Positive, Pragmatic and Personable Perfectionist! 

Tell us about yourself.  Give us three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes. 

My family moved to Worthington when I was six months old.  I was the seventh of eight kids.  I went to Evening Street Elementary, Perry Middle School, Worthington High School (Class of ’77) and The Ohio State University.  I’ve been married to my wife, Patti, for thirty-seven years.  We have two adult sons, one is in Los Angeles and one is in Columbus.  After playing basketball in high school, I tried out as a walk-on at OSU.  Eldon Miller was the coach.  Unfortunately I did not make the team but ironically Eldon’s son, Ben, played on the team I coached at Worthington. We have stayed in touch and he recently reconnected me with his father.  I am the owner of Lauterbach & Eiber Inc.  The office specializes in insurance, employee benefits and financial planning.  I specialize in commercial property and casualty insurance.   

How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership? 

Frank White recruited me to Rotary in 1995.  The connections, the relationships and the community service are both appealing and important. 

As you look back on your life and your career, where and when did you have the biggest impact on others?  Who was impacted and how?  

Three things jump out.  Hopefully, my biggest impact is as a dad.  That’s the most important role we have.  Aside from my family, I hope I’ve made a positive impact on the hundreds of kids I’ve coached over time. Third, I strive to make an impact in my business and in my profession. 
 
As you look back, which of the opportunities you’ve had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why? 

Coaching has been very fulfilling.  I love helping young men get better and seeing their skills develop.  I love being around young people and of course, I love the game!  When I retire, I might try my hand again as an eighth grade basketball coach. 

Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result?  What did you learn? 

It’s hard for me to think of challenges.  Personally I am not much of a risk taker and I do everything I can to avoid risks.  I’m pretty even-keeled and pragmatic to a fault. I’m also in a business that strives to reduce risks 
 
What are some things you are passionate about?  What really excites you? What gets your adrenalin flowing?  What makes your heart sing?  

I love being around kids and that explains why I enjoy coaching so much.  I’m also passionate about doing my job well.  I’m a perfectionist and sometimes too much of a perfectionist. Given that my basketball playing career is over, golf has become my new competitive hobby.  It’s the ultimate sport for perfectionists! 

What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out? 

While I may not be the world’s greatest salesperson, I think I am skilled at the technical aspects of the insurance profession.  As a basketball coach I emphasized fundamental skills and, at times, we practiced those skills longer than we prepared for our games.  In the end, developing the fundamental results in a payoff for the team and the players. 

When you have a moment to sit back and think (dream) about your future, what do you think about?  What things would you like to do in your life that you haven’t gotten around to yet?  Is there something else you would like to accomplish? 

I want to travel.  I’d rather do things than have things. I truly believe that experience is more significant than material things.  A wise friend, who passed away several years ago, once told me that balance is the most important thing in life.  He coached me to understand that the best life comes when one finds a balance between work, family community service, recreation and spirituality.  I strive for that balance! 

If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why? 

That would be lunch with my perfect golf foursome after a spirited morning on the links.  They include Charles Barkley, Bill Murray and Arnold Palmer.  Barkley and Murray would keep us laughing and Palmer would keep us competitive. 

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August 25 Rah Rah Details

Saturday, August 21, 2021 By: Katie McCartney
August 25th Rah Rah...
When:   August 25, 2021
Time:  5:30 to 7:30 PM
Where: The Revelry Tavern                                 
6711 Dublin Center Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

RSVP by August 20th: https://bit.ly/Aug25RahRah or
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Cell:  614-439-1874, Office:  614-918-9942

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Member Celebrations

Friday, August 6, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
Happy Birthday to Jan Wagner on Aug 13th.

Club Anniversaries: 
Roe Mauro, 21 years
Mary Greenlee, 7 years
Trent Bowers, 6 yearsShare

Board Meeting Highlights

Sunday, August 1, 2021 By: David O. Hansen

July 15, 2021 Board Meeting Highlights  

 

Approved: Dana Vogelmeier, District 6690 consulant to facilitate club strategic planning session. 

Authorized: Expenditure of $200 for purchase of video equipment for club hybrid meetings. 

Discussed: Proposed long-term partnership with Slate Hill Elementary School. 

Discussed: Presentation by Columbus State long-term scholarship recipient to club. 

Discussed: Activities of the Communications Committee. 

Discussed: Status of the Labor Day Rotary Family Picnic. 

Discussed: Activities of the Club Service Committees. 

Discussed: Visit to partner club in Dominican Republic in late September, early October. 

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