Welcome to the Athens Rotary club!


Service Above Self

We Meet Mondays at 12 Noon
Ohio University Inn
331 Richland Ave
Athens, OH  45701
United States
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May 2017
Southern Ohio Copperheads
Jun 05, 2017
Copperheads Baseball
Sydney Webber and Asti Payne
Jun 12, 2017
Bounty on the Bricks
Luke Walburn
Jul 10, 2017
Pelatonia Experience
Michael Comperchio
Jul 17, 2017
Ohio Valley Summer Theatre
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Community Service
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Club Foundation Treasurer
Club Foundations Investments


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No meeting Monday May 29 ...It is Memorial Day!  Next meeting June 5.
And, our huge Rotary Foundation Yard Sale Fundraiser is this-coming weekend (before our next meeting)!
Questions?  Contact Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker, bakersarahlouise@gmail.com
Our President-Elect, Mike Noel, spent most of his Saturday transporting SEPTA residents and picking up, then arranging, donations in the arena so that we can begin sorting. Anyone who can help sort items from NOW until the sale, please call Sara Baker (740-592-3623) and volunteer to go to 4515 Angel Ridge Road. Our sale really is HUGE!
Note:  Read the great Athens Messenger article on our Yard Sale Fundraiser by clicking:  "Not Your Average Yard Sale".  Then volunteer to help as suggested above.
Questions?  Contact Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker, bakersarahlouise@gmail.com
Athens Rotary says " Thank You to all the volunteers who help collect items and delivered them to EMBE Acres during ReStore's OU Student Move OUt event."  See photos taken at the event: Photo Album of Collection Event.
Now, back to the main event.  Volunteers needed pre-sale (June 2), during-sale (June 3 & 4), and after-sale cleanup (June 5).  Sign-up three ways:
  1. Sign-Up Sheet at Monday Noon Meetings.
  2. Use our Online Link: AthensRotarySignUpLink
  3. Call Sara Baker: 740-592-EMBE (3623).
Questions?  Contact Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker, bakersarahlouise@gmail.com
Donations continue to accumulate for our HUGE Fundraiser on June 3 and June 4 for The Rotary Foundation.  Please pass the word verbally and by digitally sharing this picture on Facebook, via email mass distribution, etc.  Let’s all help to get the word out to attract a huge crowd to enjoy a wide selection of yard sale finds!
Questions?  Contact Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker, bakersarahlouise@gmail.com
Special Olympics for Athens and the surrounding counties was held at Alexander H.S. field on Friday April 21, 2017. For over 10 years our club has been responsible for the Vector 2 Softball throw which included organizing the participants into small groups, showing them where and how to throw the softball, and marking and measuring the throwing distances. 
Present to help this year were Jody Harris and son Seth, Jan Garske, John Costanzo, Dave Diggle, Scott Malcom, and our photographer, Don Fucci.  Thanks to all who helped with this event.
See more of Don Fucci's Photographs of the event in this year's Special Olympics Photo Album.
  Thanks to Scott Malcom for the information in this post.
We NEED volunteers for this HUGE Fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation on June 3rd & 4th at EMBE Acres (shown above).
To volunteer, just click on: AthensRotarySignUpLink
 Sign up for a day and time slot that works for you.  
We need a great deal of help setting the sale up on Friday.  
We need help during the sale on Sat. and Sun.
then clean up on Sun. evening and Monday if needed.
Thank you for participating!
Questions?  Contact Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker, bakersarahlouise@gmail.com
Spring will be here soon, and with it comes “Spring Cleaning”.  A June 3 yard sale is being planned to raise money for The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to help us reach our annual goal of $7500 by 06-30-17. (To-date, we are at $3703).
Ladies/Gentleman of Rotary and Your Spouses – please start thinking of things you can donate toward this sale – (Items that would normally be taken to Goodwill, New-To-You, and ReUse).
The “uniqueness” of this sale will be that items will not be priced, but rather “Pay What The Item Is Worth To You”.  Not pricing items will be a real time-saver, and studies have shown that oftentimes this leads to more profit.  We are even going to take credit/debit cards.
Location: EMBE Acres – 4515 Angel Ridge Road/Athens
(Indoor Arena and Plenty of Parking)
You may bring things to Rotary meetings and Sarah Baker
will take them to the farm to store for the sale. 
Or, you may deliver things to EMBE Acres.
Our success will result from:
Lots of Donations from You & Widespread Advertising
Questions can be emailed to Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker:
The slate of officers for Rotary-year 2017-2018 (term starts July 1, 2017):
President: Mike Noel
President Elect: Brandon Elliott
Secretary: Ed Peterson
Treasurer: Dave Diggle
Past President: Emilia Alonso-Sameño
Club Service: Tara Gilts
Vocational Service: Tom Gibbs
Community Sevice: Tom Pyle
New Generations: Brandon Elliott
International Service Coordinator: Cita Strauss
Thanks to President Emilia Alonso-Sameño for providing the above information.
Left to Right: Shawna Stump, Jeanne Heaton, Diane McVey, Amrit Singh, Emilia Alonso Sameño, Mike Noel, Jody Harris, George Weckman, Channing McAllister, Janet Garske, Bruce Wentworth, Alan Boyd, and Scott Malcom.  Not shown: Ivan Arnold, John Burns, and Ellsworth Holden.
Sixteen Rotarians from our club received Paul Harris Fellow recognition in 2016.   The Awards were presented at our Holidays Party and those in attendance are shown above.
Each time a person's donations to The (International) Rotary Foundation accumulate to an additional $1000, they receive a pin honoring their contributions.  These donations help Rotary worldwide to:  promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies.  The Rotary Foundation's motto on giving is "$100 -- Every Rotarian/Every Year".  You can donate directly to The Rotary Foundation, or have $25 added to your quarterly billing through Treasurer, Dave Diggle.  These contributions are Tax Deductible.  Note:  A full list of our club's Paul Harris Fellows can be viewed on our web site here.
Thanks to all participants.
     Thanks to Rotary Foundation Chair, Sarah Baker, for the information in this post.