Dublin-Worthington News Stories

Membership Spotlight: Mark Beaver

Sunday, November 7, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar
Advancing the Leadership Mindset
Finding Success in the Success of Others
Paul Cynkar, October 2021
This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interviews that were designed to get an up close view of the traits and strengths of the members who provide leadership to this organization.
Membership Spotlight: Mark Beaver
Relationship Builder, Discerning, Trustworthy

 
Tell us about yourself.  Give us three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes.
I grew up in Huntsburg Ohio which is in Geauga County about an hour east of Cleveland.  After high school I enrolled at The Ohio State University and majored in personal financial planning.  I’ve been married to my wife, Sarah for five years and we have two three-year-old boys and another boy soon on the way.  I work at Keeler and Nadler Family Wealth in Dublin.  We are involved with financial planning, tax planning and estate planning. With two small boys I don’t have a lot of time to spare but I like to describe myself as a “serial hobbyist”.  I play the guitar and drums, listen to music, and enjoy sports, photography and dabble in many other things.

How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership?
I’ve been in Rotary for two and a half years. I am a social person and building relationships is the best thing for me.  I like being involved in projects and with other organizations.  Rotary is truly a great outlet for me.

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 really enjoy returning to campus as a guest lecturer and/or mentor to undergraduate students.  I like helping them understand the profession they are getting themselves into and what to expect.  I have also assumed a leadership role within our organization which requires the ability and responsibility to motivate and manage others.  These are vital activities for the firm as they promote individual, team and company culture and engagement.

As you look back, which of the opportunities you’ve had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why?
I really enjoy being in a consultative role.  I’m good at analyzing situations, studying the issues to determine the causes and working with others to create a plan to move forward. I like to consider where things are, where we want them to be and how to get there.  Being helpful in this manner is very fulfilling to me.

Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result?  What did you learn?
For the most part financial advising is an intentional profession based on planning and risk reduction.  There are challenges but we prepare for them.  That said, I recall a situation several years ago that involved a large client relationship.  This was a large business client and we advised them to shop our services around.  It turns out that they felt like they were becoming a large firm and at that time decided to hire very large firms to consult them – including one that would take our place. It was difficult at the time, especially because we thought they were making a mistake (still do). But in retrospect, we could have just left things alone and not suggested they shop around, but that wouldn’t have been the right thing to do. We also learned that you can’t take these things too personally, and that we can’t be all things to all people.

What are some things you are passionate about?  What really excites you? What gets your adrenalin flowing?  What makes your heart sing?
I truly enjoying being around other people.  I find that to be energy giving rather than energy taking. So, I could be doing just about anything with friends and family, and I will be excited about it.  I especially like doing things to help others. I also enjoy trying new things; going to place I’ve never been, meeting someone new, trying a new restaurant, etc.

What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out?
As a kid I wanted people to see me as good at everything, but that can lead you to be a “jack of all trades, master of none.”  But early on, I found that others would come to me for advice on random things. My parents would ask me what car they should get (before I could drive), my church asked for my advice on what audio equipment to buy. I think they knew I’d do my homework and help them make a good decision. Today, I think my two primary skills are building trust with others and helping them make sound decisions. Two things that are really important in what I do.
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?
This is a really good question and one I should ask myself regularly. I have a tendency to “daydream” about how our firm can grow, what it could become and what the culture might be. Those are great things and in a way, I feel a responsibility to be continually improving professionally. However, I always have to remind myself that my accomplishments are not my identity. I never want my professional aspirations to hinder my relationship with my family or prioritizing them. It’s something I’ll always need to balance, but at the end of the day, I’d rather people say I was a loving and caring person to many more than boosting about my business acumen.

If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why?
Tricky question, but I’ll give it a shot! First, as a follower of Jesus, it would be impossible not to say Him. If I could live my life 1% more like Him, it would make a huge impact. I know a lot of people my answer that way, so I can pick someone else. There isn’t someone that really stands out, and this isn’t a great answer, but I’d pick Jack Black. I just think it would be really fun and he seems like someone I could be friends with. His style of humor is something I find hilarious (I love School of Rock and Nacho Libre)! Our musical tastes seem to line up well also. I think it would be a really fun lunch!
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Membership Spotlight: Tim Shear

Sunday, October 31, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar
Advancing the Leadership Mindset
Finding Success in the Success of Others
Paul Cynkar, October, 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: Tim Shear
Eclectic, Intentional, Stylistic

 
Tell me about yourself.  Give me three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes.
Moved from east side suburbs of Cleveland to then-rural Geauga County near the Amish, an interesting place for a Jewish kid. Thereafter boarding school, anthropology and economics, politics to investment banking. Always a reader and a writer, often involved with music and varied outdoors pursuits as well.

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

Almost 25 years a Rotarian, starting with Columbus RC, but thereafter DWRC, where I lived for 22 years and also because we were very early to the table of international projects initiatives in District 6690.  Rotary International’s avenue of service focusing on international acquaintance and service is unlike any other service organization IMHO, amidst eight billion people, we can boast of ~1.2 million Rotarians worldwide and across 32k clubs. Meeting widely varied Rotarians in friendship, service and collaboration in so many places around our world is quite wonderful and refills me with hope and optimism for our world.

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?
An eclectic life “connecting the dots” seems to have led me here, where we at DWRC were able to lead our District and Ohio in collecting and distributing books to Mongolia’s youngest and underserved reader. This opportunity has perhaps been the most impactful opportunity to make a big difference for good throughout the years of my career. However, my academic training to see the world through a social lens has always served me well, notwithstanding my curious years around the Ohio legislature and politics.

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

A hard choice, as I have intentionally tried to direct my career in a manner that constructively correlates my past work life. While I was a social sciences student, that was very fulfilling, then politics very meaningfully succeeded that, while not making it moot. The financial services arena has been, therefore, a huge cumulative reward, as my eclectic past allows me to focus on equally needful projects’ capital needs.

Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result? What did you learn?
During the visionary period of the Ohio High Speed Rail project (~1986-1988), I served as the executive director of the Ohio High Speed Association, where I led the advocacy effort for the project, then readying ~$8 billion in construction (bond) financing. While our opponents in some ways were the paving interests, we succeeded in demonstrating to them that OHSR would be accretive to all, as the earlier advent of piggy-back rail freight had also been to over-the-road interests. The bonds by now would have been retired, even if only serviced by revenues from advertising and concessions; and we could all be taking the trains to Browns and Bengals games, this fall!  The bond syndicate included Cleveland’s McDonald & Co., Prescott Ball & Turben; Cincinnati’s Seasongood firm. Conspicuously omitted from the syndicate was the Ohio Company. Lesson learned? Don’t pick fights with those who buy their ink by the barrel…

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

In addition to the many flavors of Rotary service in my life, I am still passionate about skiing in winter and water sports and motorcycles in warmer months. Spectacular vistas make my heart sing. So too do many animal interests and our urgent need to best steward this planet over which we’re given responsibility.

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

Perhaps my writing skills. Occasionally, my analytical skills.

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?
Certain banking projects in addition to the literacy projects. Finish writing an Ohio-focused, native American story about which I’m passionate. Always the next horizon, but I worry about xenophobia and the world not remembering the lessons of history. Speaking to that remains an imperative to me, especially if we can achieve better collaboration through friendship and understanding, the Rotary way.

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

Dolly Parton, because of her leadership in literacy through the efforts of her Imagination Library.
(Jane Goodall’s a close second, because she’s my hero!)


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Membership Spotlight: Nick Linkenhoker

Sunday, October 24, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar
Advancing the Leadership Mindset
Finding Success in the Success of Others
Paul Cynkar, October 2021
This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interviews that were designed to get an up close view of the traits and strengths of Rotary members who provide leadership to this organization.
Membership Spotlight: Nick Linkenhoker
Analytic, Community Focus, Learner

Tell us about yourself.  Give us three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes.
I am the executive director of the Worthington Resource Pantry on Huntley Rd.  I am married to my wife, Jeanine, and we have a two and a half year old daughter named Helen. I have been in non- profit leadership for 12 years which has included time with the Boy Scouts of America and a hospice agency.  I have been with the Worthington Resource Pantry for 6 years. I am attracted to non-profits because I love working with people and I like interacting with volunteers who give so much of themselves with compassion instead of compensation.  When I have time, I enjoy camping, national parks and nature hikes.  I am planning a trip to Lake Superior with my dad.  It’s a wilderness trip…a real getaway!

How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership?
I joined Rotary in 2017.  The best part is that it has helped me become more involved in our community.  It has enabled me to connect with civic and business leaders. I am also very interested in community development which includes economic development, community housing and fundraising.

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?
The thing that is most important for me has been, and is, spending time teaming with people to make a difference on, with and for others.

As you look back, which of the opportunities you’ve had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why?
I would trace back to my days as an Eagle Scout in Bellevue, Ohio (near Sandusky).  As I project I worked with city officials to restore and display a Civil War era cannon.  I helped design and build an historically accurate mounting that enabled the cannon to be placed in the city hall.  It is still there today and it is a proud artifact of the community.

Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result?  What did you learn?
I’ll refer back to my time as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America.  It was my fourth month on the job. We had a summer day camp scheduled for 120 boys.  Three days before the event, the camp director and several staff resigned.  That left us in a crisis situation.  In a very short span of time we were able to recruit new volunteers, plan activities for the campers and give the boys a great experience.  It was an opportunity to arise to a challenge and make it work.

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 making a difference in my community.  For me, community is broadly defined geographically as well as any organization where I am involved.  I consider Rotary as one of my communities.

What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out?
Others have told me that I’m good at analyzing situations to determine what is needed.  From there I am able to take a step back to consider the goals and what we are trying to accomplish.  From there, and often with a team, we create a vision and the strategies to address the issues.

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 aspire to be a lifelong learner.  Recently I returned to The Ohio State University to take classes in non-profit and public service leadership.  Continuing education gives me the opportunity to learn more and get better at what I do.  It also gives me the capacity to do more. On the personal side, because of my interest in camping, national parks and nature, I want to continue to explore opportunities regarding the ways the people and nature connect.

If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why?
That would be Abraham Lincoln.  I’d want to talk with him about what it was like to be a problem solver in a time of intense conflict.  How did he maintain such a positive attitude when the people and things around him were in crisis?  Lincoln was such a great story teller.  He had a strong sense of how to get a message across and he was able to find the right words and ideas to influence others.Share

Membership Spotlight: Pete Barnhart

Sunday, October 17, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar
Advancing the Leadership Mindset
Finding Success in the Success of Others
Paul Cynkar, October 2021
This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interviews 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: Pete Barnhart
Active, Accomplished, Altruistic

Tell me about yourself.  Give me three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes.
Judy Barnhart and I have been married for 28 years (this came after both of us had been married to somebody else for 26 years.)  We have a blended family of five daughters and ten granddaughters. I retired in 1993 from the US Air Force and Air National Guard (Ohio) after 27 years as a Lt. Colonel. In 2006, I retired as a Senior Vice President from the former National City Bank (now known as PNC Bank). I enjoy golf, tennis, swimming, and travel.


How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership?
I joined the Dublin/Worthington Rotary Club in 1985 which is 36 years ago. I have always and continue to enjoy the camaraderie of all of our members. 

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 was the founder and head of Central Ohio Private Banking at BancOhio. Our department had a major impact for hundreds of upscale clients.

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

Marrying Judy Waymire in 1993!  The best way to describe it is that two good friends joined together in marriage.

Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result? What did you learn?
The biggest challenges were the actual and practice alerts that occurred while I was stationed at Hahn Air Base in central Germany. My role (a secondary assignment) was as Deputy Commander of the Command Post back room (Support). The result was increased and intensive readiness. That’s where I learned teamwork. 

What are some things you are passionate about?  What really excites you? What gets your adrenalin flowing?  What makes your heart sing?
Travel. I love going to new sites. I fondly remember traveling with Judy to all seven continents in our first 24 years of marriage. 

What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out?
Leadership. Participating in a group to accomplish a common goal.

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?
Volunteering at my Worthington and Sarasota churches, at our Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club and at my Sarasota Southside Rotary Club, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, at Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity, at the Forever Alpha Company at Oxford, Ohio. 


If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why?
Ernest Hemingway and President (General) Dwight D. Eisenhower. I would like to discuss their unique approaches to solving situations they encountered. Share

Member Spotlight: Rich Goldberg

Friday, October 8, 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 and inspiration to this organization. 

Membership Spotlight:  Rich Goldberg 
Aspiring Writer, Responsible, Relationships with Respect 

 

Tell us about yourself.  Give us three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes. 
 
I have been married to my wife, Ellen, for 38 years; we met first year as law students at OSU.  We have two wonderful adult boys.  One lives in Brooklyn and the other lives in Columbus.  Both of them are product managers and both are adventure seekers.  I earned my undergraduate degree from Rutgers and spent my junior year as an exchange student in southern Germany.  After graduating from OSU Law School, I eventually became a law partner with Scott Scriven LLP.  The firm specializes in employment law and I specialize in worker’s comp defense.  I enjoy playing golf, I love to travel, and I am a Revolutionary War buff.  I started running 45 years ago and have been exceptionally lucky to be able to continue. I’ve done two marathons and thirteen half marathons, the most recent, two years ago. 

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

I joined Rotary in 2005 at the urging of my former law partner Bill Wahoff.  I like the combination of camaraderie and community service. 

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 have always tried to help employers do things the right way.  I am proud I have mentored a number of law students and interns and I have served as a Moot Court judge.  I am pleased to share the wisdom I have gained over my career.  I always emphasize law is a profession, not a business. 

As you look back, which of the opportunities you’ve had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why? 
 
My term as president of the Dublin-Worthington Rotary stands out as something very fulfilling.  I actually served almost two terms, one as an unofficial co-president with BJ Stone, and then followed that with a full year term. We had to find ways to raise money while emphasizing community service.  I counted on many others and felt I was able to inspire others to help us right the ship. 

Describe the most challenging project you’ve ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result?  What did you learn? 
 
I had a legal case that involved an allegation of a sexual assault that was experienced by a school employee on school grounds. During my investigation I came to the conclusion the incident had been staged. After two very lengthy hearings before the Industrial Commission, the claim was disallowed.   

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

I want to make sure my children have the right values and work ethic.  Growing up, I watched my parents treat everyone with respect.  It is important we give people opportunities to succeed.  I am also passionate about travel. The most memorable trip I have taken was driving with my two sons across and hiking throughout the North and South Island of New Zealand. Also, our family trips to the Rotary International Conference in Montreal and Lisbon were great adventures. 

What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out? 
 
My writing and advocacy have always been recognized as strengths.  People tell me my attention to detail is another of my skills. In addition, I have an ability to deal with complex problems and find reasonable solutions.   

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? 
 
My wife has been threatening to send me to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I also look forward to joining her in additional volunteer activities including an extended stay volunteering at a national park.  

If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why? 
 
I would like to have lunch with Alexander Hamilton.  I have read a number of books about him.  I have seen the show twice.  Hamilton only lived to 49 years old but in that short time he was able to impress people and make a big impact.  Among other things, he was responsible for our financial system and the structure of our federal government. 

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Member Spotlight: Drew Shuneson

Friday, October 1, 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 and inspiration to this organization. 

                                                             Membership Spotlight: Drew Shuneson 
                                                                Competitor, Developer, Maximizer 

 
Tell us about yourself.  Give us three facts that include information about your family, your career and your pastimes. 
 
I was born into a family of four and now I have a family of three.  This includes my wife and our two year old. I grew up in Hilliard and graduated from Miami of Ohio.  After college I got into door-to-door cable sales and ADP payroll services for small businesses. I was hired by US Bank to attract business customers then moved to PNC Bank.  At PNC I met Jenny Saunders who later recruited me to FCBank.  I am currently the assistant vice president of commercial real estate at FCBank.  I am a serial hobbyist who is obsessed with golf. I love movies, cooking, music and fantasy football.  I have a small business that helps others draft players for their fantasy leagues. 

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

I’ve been in Rotary for three years. I enjoy the company and camaraderie of others who like to serve the community.  I feel that Rotary, like FCBank, works to find people who care about where they live and work. 

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 time as a branch manager in downtown Columbus was very impactful.  Many of the visitors to the bank came there because it was close to their office.  I helped them understand how banking works, I built their financial acumen and handled their small business loans. I had the opportunity to recruit my own bank staff.  I helped them develop as professionals and I was proud to watch them grow.  

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

I’ve had the opportunity to serve on several boards.  It seems that everyone wants a banker on their board!  I enjoy finding routes to service.  

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

By far the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Round One in April, 2020 was the biggest challenge I’ve faced.  It was definitely the busiest I’ve ever been. This Small Business Association Loan helped businesses keep their employees working during the COVID crisis.  I was an originator and helped clients understand the rules which basically changed every day.  I also helped to ensure that their paperwork was correct.  While it was a challenge, I know that it had a positive impact for people who really needed the help.  It was great! 

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

Bankers typically don’t live on the edge of passion.  It’s really not a warm and fuzzy profession. I love competition in any and every form.  I love playing and watching sports.  I really enjoy watching people get better at the things they do.  I enjoy helping them get better. 

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

People have told me that I am skilled at taking complex things and relaying them to learners, novices and beginners.  This comes naturally to me. 

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 make enough money to become financially independent and retire early.  This would give me the capacity and opportunity to do things and be engaged in what I want to do. Included in this is the opportunity to help others.   

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

For some this might seem like a cliché but I would really like to have lunch with Abraham Lincoln.  He failed at almost everything he did in early life but he persisted. He didn’t get frustrated when things he thought should be easy weren’t easy. Given the opportunity to be great, he WAS great!  

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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

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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."
 
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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

Membership Spotlight: Phil Giessler

Sunday, November 21, 2021 By: Paul J. Cynkar
Advancing the Leadership Mindset
Finding Success in the Success of Others
Paul Cynkar, February, 2021


This is another in a series of member profiles based on discovery interviews that were designed to help me fulfill the requirements of the Dublin Worthington Rotary Red Badge Program for new Rotarians and get an up close view of the traits and strengths of some of the members who provide leadership to this organization.

Membership Spotlight:  Phil Giessler
Family, the Well-Being of Others and a Cohesiveness Community
  1. Tell us about yourself.  Give us three facts that include information about your family, your career, and your pastimes. 
I was fortunate to marry Carol in 1968.  We have two children who both still live near us in Worthington.  We also have four grandchildren.  I graduated from The Ohio State University in 1968 and became a realtor in 1968.  Many people don’t know that I also spent two years as a junior high school teacher. Frankly, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy many aspects of life

 
  1. How long have you belonged to Rotary?  What’s the best thing about membership?
     
1989 I was recruited by Roger Johnson.  Since then I have been trying to live the 4 Way Test.  In particular, I appreciate the camaraderie, the diversity of the membership and the enriching programs.
 
  1. 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?
     
Hopefully with my immediate family.  But also, the real estate profession and the Worthington community. Community cohesiveness has been very important to me. I hope I have influenced people, institutions and traditions through my participation and support.
 
  1. As you look back, which of the opportunities you have/had has been the most fulfilling to you personally?  Why?
     
There have been many opportunities.  I have gained personal fulfillment through my family, my church, this community, our schools, my professional work and by building relationships. My parents, siblings and others taught me that these were, and are, my most important responsibilities and possibilities.
 
  1. Describe the most challenging project you have ever worked on.  What was your role?  What was the result?
     
My family role, as second in command to Carol, has provided its share of challenges.   Happily things have turned out very well!  Other challenges have included participation in school tax support levy and bond issues, participating in, and supporting, Partners for Citizenship and Character and Leadership Worthington, I like to believe these challenges have also resulted in something positive for individuals and the community.
 
  1. What are some things you are passionate about?  What really excites you? What gets your adrenalin flowing?  What makes your heart sing?

    Of course, my family!  Grandchildren are a gift! I love early mornings even though I am sometimes sluggish. With every new day there is opportunity and possibility.  I also get excited when I see people helping others make good things happen.  
 
  1. What are you especially skilled at?  What is something that others often tell you that they think makes you stand out? 

I am 5’6” so it’s a challenge to stand out too much.  Communication and relationships with others has always been a strength. 

 
  1. When you have a moment to sit back and think (dream) about your future, what do you think about?
     
Opportunities with my family and the sincere hope that humanitarianism will improve.  Currently my professional focus has been working with families to find affordable and appropriate living space.  As we age, the need for right-sized, safe, livable and appropriate housing increases.  There should be more homes like this available in Worthington.  
  1. If you could choose anyone (alive or deceased) to have lunch with, who would it be? Why?     
It would definitely be Carol.  How else would get my “to do” list for the future?



 
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Next Club Meeting - December 1

Sunday, November 21, 2021 By:

December 1, 2021 Meeting

Time:  Noon
Fellowship:  11:30 am
Where:  Next Level Technologies Office
400 W Wilson Bridge Rd Suite 100
Worthington, OH 43085

Speaker:  Sheila Crane, Abolition Ohio Speakers Bureau, Chair ???????
Topic:  Victimization through Human Trafficking

Club Meeting Assignments
Cashier:
  TBA
Sergeant:  Phil Giessler
Greeter:  Joe Patchen
Invocation:  Shirley Lambert
Raffle:  Tom Reis
Zoom:  Alan Grossman
 




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Recap of Club Meeting - November 17

Sunday, November 21, 2021 By:

November 17, 2021 Meeting

Speaker:  Nina Parini, Executive Director with Worthington Partnership
Topic:  Update on the Worthington Merchants Assoc.
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AmRluiGQTU
 




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