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Athens

Service Above Self

We Meet Mondays at 12 Noon
Ohio University Inn
331 Richland Ave
Athens, OH  45701
United States
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Speakers
Bryn Stepp, Ohio Secretary of State's Office
Apr 23, 2018
Services Provided by the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State
Dr. Shukla, Ohio Health
Apr 30, 2018
Addiction Medicine
William Wittman, Superintendent
May 07, 2018
Tri County Career Center Programming
 
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President
President Elect
Past President/Membership Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Vocational Service
Club Service
International Service
New Generations
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Chair
Club Foundation Secretary
Club Foundation Treasurer
Club Foundations Investments
 

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Note: This tree planting event has been CANCELLED because of bad weather (but will probably be rescheduled later). On Sunday April 15, 2018, Ohio University‚Äôs Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and Athens Sunrise Rotary will be planting trees along the banks of the Hocking River near the Columbus Road Hockhocking-Adena bikeway spur to help with stream bank reforesting efforts.  Also, Athens Rotary and Nelsonville Rotary have joined in support of this effort.
Athens Rotary's Good Works Friday Night Supper was held on March 23, 2018 at The Plains United Methodist Church.   Approximately 80 community members attended the supper of veggies and hummus, vegetarian chili, coleslaw, sloppy-joes, and peaches and blueberries with whipped topping for dessert.  Rotarians donated over $500 as the envelope was passed at weekly meetings to make this meal possible.  Rotarian volunteers  planned the meal and bought the supplies.  And, on the evening of the dinner, Rotarian and friend volunteers cooked, prepared, and served the food and then relaxed and enjoyed the meal with the Good Works community members.  Finally, the volunteers washed a mountain of dishes!
 
The volunteers for the event were:
Cooks/Planners: Sheila Mark, Margy Kramer, Jody Harris, and Tara Gilts.
Food preparers, servers, and dish washers:  Sheila Mark, Margy Kramer, Jody Harris, Tara Gilts, Ed Peterson, Brandon Elliott, Shawna Stump, Karen Harvey, Maisie Mitchell (AmeriCorps Member serving at O'Bleness Hospital) and Suzy Kaneshige.
 
A special "Thank You!" goes to our members and friends for their generosity and commitment to service!
 
  Thanks to Tara Gilts for the information and pictures of the event.  See Photo Album of pictures here.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
ShelterBox Fundraiser*
Rotary Dinner/Silent Auction
May 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
Location:          St. Patricks Episcopal Church
                            7121 Muirfield Dr.
                            Dublin, Ohio
Date:                  May 12, 2018   6pm - 9 pm
Ticket Price:     $50 Per Ticket
 
* Athens Rotary Youth Exchange Students are accepting Donations & Silent Auction Items.
Make Checks Payable To:  District 6690 RYE
Memo Line:  RYE ShelterBox Fundraiser
 
More information on the event can be found here on the Rotary District 6690 webpage.
 
Note:  ShelterBox is an international emergency-disaster-relief charity helping people around the world that have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict.  Rotary International joined as a partner with ShelterBox to help the cause.
 
Thanks to Stuart Goldsberry and Pres. Mike Noel for the basic information in this post.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on April 16, 2018 was Cita Strauss.   Cita collected the weekly split of $21, but failed in his attempt to cut the Joker from the deck and instead drew the Jack of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $141 next meeting with  46 cards remaining in the deck.
The slate of officers for Rotary-year 2018-2019 (term starts July 1, 2018):
 
President: Brandon Elliott
President Elect: Thomas Gibbs
Secretary: Ed Peterson
Treasurer: Dave Diggle
Past Pres. & Membership Chair : Mike Noel
Club Service: Tara Gilts
Vocational Service: Thomas Gibbs
Community Sevice:
New Generations: Brandon Elliott
International Service:
Foundation Chair: Calvin James
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on February 26th was Steve Patterson.   Steve collected the weekly split of $22, which he donated back to the scholarship fund and then nonchalantly drew the Joker from the deck, thus winning the accumulated pot of $639.   So, we will begin a new contest next week.  Congratulations to Steve!
The "Athens Rotary Club Community Service Person of the Year Award" is given to an Athens community member who exemplifies fellowship and the ideals of Rotary as interpreted by the Rotary Motto "Service Above Self". 
The 2017 Award was presented to Dr. Lynn Harter (on the right) by her nominator, Susan Barga, at the Annual Holiday Party on Dec. 11, 2017.   Dr. Harter is a Professor in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication and co-director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact.
Dr. Harter received the award for her outstanding work that raised awareness and knowledge about the fight against childhood cancer here in Athens Ohio.
The "Athens Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year" is reserved for the club member who best exemplifies the fellowship and the ideals of Rotary as interpreted in the Rotary motto, "service above self". 
The 2017 Award was presented to Sarah Baker for her extraordinary leadership and enthusiasm while serving as Rotary Foundation Chair.  In particular, for her organizing an amazing indoor Yard Sale Fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation.
This plaque is on the wall of the education room at Stuart's.  We Rotarians can be proud of our donation to this wonderful facility, supporting educational programs in the arts for the youth and adults in our community.