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 of America
District Site
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Rebecca Miller and Tracy Plouck
Sep 23, 2019
Opioid Task Force
Carolyn Lewis
Sep 30, 2019
Athena Award
Frank Solich
Oct 07, 2019
OU Football
DG Gary Vaughan
Oct 14, 2019
District 6690
September 2019
Club Events
Directors & Execs.
President Elect
Past President/Membership Chair
Community Service
Vocational Service
Club Service
International Service
New Generations
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Chair
Club Foundation Secretary
Club Foundation Treasurer
Club Foundations Investments
Executive Secretary


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  Photo by Cita Strauss
President Thomas Gibbs and Rotary Exchange Student Eloïse Mancel, from Normandy, France, exchange Rotary Banners.  Eloïse stayed with Nora Anderson (far right) and her family in Athens after Nora stayed with Eloïse and her family in Normandy.

Photo by Don Fucci (from 2015, 19-th Annual Event.)

Channing McAllister, President of the Athens Rotary Foundation, and Chair of the 23nd Annual Rotary Charity Golf Scramble, gave the announcement for this year's event.  This is the only yearly fundraising event event for the Athens Rotary Foundation.  Channing McAllister has previously said:

"While Rotary is known for its world-wide efforts, the Athens Rotary Foundation is focused entirely on the needs here in Athens County, particularly those of the youth.  Your support is very much appreciated and will help us address those needs"

Some of the projects we assisted in the last few years are:  helped build a handicapped accessible playground at the City's South Side Park; satisfied our $50,000 pledge to help rebuild the Athens High School football field and stadium; and pledged $50,000 each to the capital improvement projects of Stuart's Opera House and The Dairy Barn Arts Center.  Our Foundation has no administrative expenses;  all moneys flow directly to our projects.

It is support from community members like you that makes Athens a great place to live and raise children.  Please consider volunteering, being a sponsor, or participating in this year's event.

Become a Hole Sponsor ($125); Play ($125); Become a non-participating General Sponsor ($250); Become a participating Team Sponsor ($500); or simply, Volunteer your services to help with the event (Free!).  

Make checks payable to The Athens Rotary Foundation, Tax ID# 31-1600581

Mail to: The Athens Rotary Foundation; P.O. Box 681, Athens, OH 45701 

Sign-up and pay with a credit card: Click Here!

Contact: Foundation President and Golf Chair,  Channing McAllister (740-592-4882).

Photo by Don Fucci
Athens Rotary 2019-2020 Officers were installed by Jenny Stotts, Assistant Governor, at our Noon Meeting on July 14, 2019.
Shown above were those present: (L to R)  Shane Jarrett, Community Service Chair; Abe Alassaf, International Service Chair; Ed Peterson, Secretary; Dave Diggle, Treasurer; Sheila Mark, President Elect; Thomas Gibbs, President;  Jenny Stotts, Assistant Governor.  Not Shown are Tara Gilts, Club Service Chair;  Ann Paulins, Vocational Service Chair; and Brandon Elliott, Past President/Membership Chair and New Generations Chair.
See more of Don Fucci's photos taken during the installation in the photo album here.
The District 6690 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Event is going to be held at Ohio University again this year!  Learn more about the annual RYLA event HERE.
The event is July 18 -- 20.  Volunteers are needed for the event and the District depends heavily on the three local Rotary Clubs (Us, Athens Sunrise, and Nelsonville)  Jenny Rebekah Stotts, Assistant Governor, District 6690 - Area 13, is requesting volunteers.

Please consider volunteering, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

If you have any questions at all please Email: Jenny Rebekah Stotts at jenny@athenscasa.org

After a 2-week sabbatical, the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest continued on September 16, 2019.  The winner of the drawing was Gerry Mollica.  Gerry collected the weekly split of $26 and proceeded to cut the ten of Diamonds from the deck.  So, the contest will continue next week with $250 beginning in the accumulated pot and 41 cards in the deck.
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on June 3, 2019 was Lois Gerig.   She collected the weekly split of $20 and then proceeded to cut the Joker from the remaining 45 cards in the deck, thus claiming the accumulated pot of $176.  Congratulations, Lois.  We will start contest #37 next week.
Worstell Scholarship Awards – Submitted to OU Financial Aid Office
JadeMarie XiangSi HowardAthens High School$2,500
Mary Kate McCullochNelsonville York High School$1,900
Jaelyn SayersTrimble Local High School$1,900
Gawande Scholarship Awards – Submitted to Athens Rotary Foundation
Sylvie C. WilsonAthens High School$3,000
Iman AbukamailAthens High School$1,200
Teagan HughesAthens High School$1,200
Karen Vedder
Rich Vedder
Ed Peterson
Brandon Elliot
John M. Miller
Here is a link to Athens County schools Clean Hands Project GoFundMe
Athens Rotary Club has set up a GoFundMe activity to raise donations for the Clean Hands Project in Athens County Elementary schools.
Clicking on the link above will allow visitors to make donations to the Athens Rotary Foundation for this project. 
Athens Rotary Club will be installing Hand Sanitizer dispensers and provide refills in each classroom for grades K thru 6 at 8 Elementary Schools.
Schools receiving this benefit include : Alexander, East, Morrison, The Plains, West, Trimble, Amesville, and Coolville
For any questions please email President Brandon Elliott at: elliottb@ohio.edu
Marcello Fornari (Ctr.) was a visiting Rotarian at the Feb. 11, Athens Rotary Club noon meeting.  He has an MBA (IT Business), lives in the São Paulo area of Brazil and is a member of Rotary Club Jundiaí Sul.  Marcello is shown trading Rotary Club Banners with President Elect, Tom Gibbs and Sheila Mark (Nominee for President Elect 2019-2020).  Learn more about Marcello Fornari on LinkedIn.
  Photo provided by Tom Gibbs.