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May 26, 2021: Hybrid meeting

Friday, May 28, 2021 By: Tara Burchett-Maxwell
This was the 38th meeting of the 46th year of the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club.

We had one guest today. Thank you Scott Watson of Union Bank for attending our meeting. 

"Happy Dollars" 
1. Shirley Lambert's eldest granddaughter graduates on June 9th from Hanover HS. She will go to Tufts in the fall and be part of their crew team. Her other granddaughter goes from middle to high school and she is part of the swim team. Their dad is also the coach of the swim team.
2. Pete Barnhart is happy to be back in Ohio. He also has a niece and granddaughter that are graduating and being honored this week.
3. Judy Barnhart is also celebrating graduations in her family. Sophia is gradutaing from high school and will be attending Scripps in the fall. Sage is graduating high school and will be going to American University. Samara is graduating 8th grade. 
4. Dave Hansen's granddaughter has achieved her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. Another granddaughter has a video on the internet that interviews Veterans and is a tribute to the legacy of US troops. 
5. John Butterfield's grandson, Noah, graduates Thomas Worthington HS and will attend Walsh University in the fall. Noah also is competing track. He runs the 4x8 and the 3200.
6. Jennifer Best was nominated and received the Thomas Worthington award for the Hall of Fame. She spoke at Thomas Worthington graduation ceremony and received her award 46 years after attending school there. 
What wonderful achievements by all!!!

Joe Patchen introduced our speaker; Bill Owens, LISW-S/ACSW. He is the Executive Director of the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center. 
The Beechwold Community Resource Center, or CRC, is in it's 50th year. They were started by North Broadway United Methodist Church by direction of Pastor Bob Erickson.The CRC is a Settlement house whose mission is to focus on helping the local geographics. Their 7 programs include:
1. The Food Pantry. The pantry is located at 14 W Lake View in the old Clintonville Library building. Fun fact: The building was purchased for $1.00 in 1981. They were able to double the amount of people they helped during Covid.
2. Case Management for seniors. This program mostly helps the zip code of 43214 which has the highest percentage of people over the age of 60 in Franklin County. Some things this program helps with include peronal finance management, transportation, meal delivery, and necessity bags.
3. A Kid's Club. This is typically an after school program but they were able to expand and help with full day school during the pandemic. 
4. Kinship Care helps people raising their relatives' children. This program reduces the number of kids ending up in Foster Care. 
5. The Village Movement is a network of community people who volunteer to lend a hand. 
6. A Community Garden and
7. Community Meals which has been the only thing that shut down during Covid. When they do these meals on Tuesdays people will help unload 10,000 lbs of produce for distribution on Wednesdays. 

There are two ways to volunter. You can call their main line at 614-268-3539 and ask for Ally or visit their website and use the Sign Up Genius.
If you are in need of services just call their main line at the number above. 

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