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Thomas O'Grady receives the Community Person of the Year Award
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 2018 Award was presented to Thomas O’Grady at the Annual Holiday Party on Dec. 10, 2018.
Thomas O’Grady was nominated by Rotarian Mary Diles.  He was instrumental in successfully moving the Southeast Ohio History Center to its new location at 24 W. State St., Athens, OH.  Thomas (an Astronomy Instructor at Ohio University for more than 30 years) has been a member of the board of the Southeast Ohio History Center since 1999 and became Executive Director of the Center in 2014.  The ribbon cutting ceremony for the History Center at its new location took place on April 12th.  Tom’s efforts with the historical society have made a tremendous impact in preserving the history of the Athens area for future generations.  Tom’s ability to work with community members and preserve our heritage made him an excellent choice for Athens Rotary’s Community Award.  Tom’s efforts exemplify “Service Above Self” throughout our area. 
 
The photo above is by Rotarian Don Fucci and information was provided by President Brandon Elliott.
Betsy Baringer named "2018 Rotarian of the Year"
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 2018 Award was presented to Betsy Baringer at the Annual Holiday Party on Dec. 10, 2018.
Several members nominated Betsy Baringer for her superb efforts spearheading the Thanksgiving Food Basket Project this year (as she has for the past several years!). Betsy was also heavily involved in the operations management of the Athens Rotary Club.  She is responsible for making sure meals and tables are ready for each of our weekly meetings.   She is always on hand to assist with technical issues, special foods for members and advising our guests.  Betsy exemplifies the 4-way test of Rotary by showing great Character, building Goodwill, being Fair and Truthful and providing Benefit to all she serves.  Thank You Betsy!
 
The photo above is by Rotarian Don Fucci and information was provided by President Brandon Elliott.
Clean Hands Project for Athens County Schools
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
 
Split the Pot Contest #35
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contests on January 21, 2019 was Ed Zatta.  Ed collected the weekly split for the drawing of $18 and received a nice round of applause from the crowd when he failed to find the Joker and instead drew the 10 of Diamonds from the deck.   The accumulated pot will start at $801 next meeting with  only 14 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contests on January 14, 2019 was Diane McVey.  The weekly split for the drawing was $25, but Diane failed to find the Joker when she drew the 3 of Hearts from the deck.   The accumulated pot will start at $783 next meeting with  only 15 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winners of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contests on December 17th and January 7, 2019 were the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  The weekly split for the earlier drawing was $21, but the Joker was not found when the 2 of Spades was selected from the deck.  On January 7th, Ann Paulins represented the table and collected the weekly split of $33, but she, too, was unable to find the Joker and cut the Queen of Clubs.  The accumulated pot will start at $758 next meeting with  16 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest continued on December 3,  2018.  The winner for the week was John M. Miller.  John collected the weekly split of $25, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the six of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $704 at the next with only 18 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest continued on November 26th,  2018.  The winner for the week was Sheila Mark.  She collected the weekly split of $21, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the ten of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $679 at the next with only 19 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest continued on November 19th,  2018.  The winner for the week was Dave Diggle.  Dave collected the weekly split of $24, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the ten of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $658 at the next with only 20 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on November  11, 2018 was Art Marinelli.  Art collected the weekly split of $19, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the eight of Diamonds.   The accumulated pot will start at $634 at the next with  21 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on November 5, 2018 was Sandra Nesbitt.   Sandy collected the weekly split of $24, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Ace of Diamonds from the remaining deck.   The accumulated pot will start at $615 at the next meeting with  22 cards remaining.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on October 29, 2018 was once again,  Lois Gerig.   This week she collected the weekly split of $22, but once again failed to find the Joker and instead drew the nine of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $591 at the next meeting with  23 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on October 22, 2018 was Lois Gerig.   Lois collected the weekly split of $18, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the five of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $569 at the next meeting with  24 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on October 15, 2018 was Sandra Nesbitt.   She collected the weekly split of $19, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the nine of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $551 at the next with  25 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on October 8, 2018 was Art Marinelli.  Art collected the weekly split of $20, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the two of Diamonds.   The accumulated pot will start at $532 at the next with  26 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on October 1, 2018 was Keith Wasserman.  Keith collected the weekly split of $22, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the five of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $512 at the next with  27 cards remaining in the deck.
 
After several weeks without, the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest continued on September 24, 2018.  The winner for the week was Dave Diggle.  Dave collected the weekly split of $22, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the three of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $490 at the next with  28 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on August 27, 2018 was Mary Diles.  Mary collected the weekly split of $22, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the six of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $468 at the next regular meeting  (after a couple weeks off due to the Labor Day holiday and the September 10 meeting at the Athens Country Club for the annual golf outing) with  29 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on August 20, 2018 was Kathy Hill.  Kathy collected the weekly split of $25, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the nine of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $446 next meeting with  30 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on August 13, 2018 was Mark Hutchinson.  Mark collected the weekly split of $17, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Ten of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $421 next meeting with  31 cards remaining in the deck.
 
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on August 6, 2018 was the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  Whomever represented the table (I was not at the meeting) collected the weekly split of $22, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Seven of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $404 next meeting with  32 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on July 30, 2018 was Pete Couladis.  Pete collected the weekly split of $23, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Queen of Diamonds.   The accumulated pot will start at $382 next meeting with  33 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on July 23, 2018 was Mike Noel.  Mike collected the weekly split of $18, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the King of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $359 next meeting with  34 cards remaining in the deck.
 
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on July 16, 2018 was Mark Hutchinson.  Mark collected the weekly split of $17, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Six of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $341 next meeting with  35 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on July 9, 2018 was Channing McAllister.  Channing collected the weekly split of $18, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Seven of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $324 next meeting with  36 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on June 25, 2018 was the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  Don Fucci represented the table and collected the weekly split of $19, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Four of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $306 next meeting with  37 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on June 18, 2018 was Ed Peterson.  Ed collected the weekly split of $15, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Jack of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $287 next meeting with  38 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on June 11, 2018 was the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  Jan Garske represented the table and collected the weekly split of $14, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Three of Diamonds.   The accumulated pot will start at $272 next meeting with  39 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on June 4, 2018 was Louis Wright.   Louis collected the weekly split of $20 but failed to find the Joker from the remaining deck of cards and instead drew the  King of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $258 next meeting with  40 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on May 21, 2018 was Jan Garske.  Jan collected the weekly split of $22 but failed to find the Joker from the remaining deck of cards and instead drew the  Eight of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $238 next meeting with  41 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on May 14, 2018 was, for the third straight week, the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  Brandon Elliot represented the table and collected the weekly split of $21, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the  Queen of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $216 next meeting with  42 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on May 7, 2018 was, once again, the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  Don Fucci represented the table and collected the weekly split of $18, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the  Ace of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $195 next meeting with  43 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on April 30, 2018 was the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  Don Fucci represented the table and collected the weekly split of $18, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Two of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $177 next meeting with  44 cards remaining in the deck.
 
After several attempts, the winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on April 23, 2018 was Steve Haren.   Steve collected the weekly split of $18, but failed in his attempt to cut the Joker from the deck and instead drew the Ace of Hearts.   The accumulated pot will start at $159 next meeting with  45 cards remaining in the deck.
 
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 winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on April 9, 2018 was Ed Zatta.   Ed collected the weekly split of $22, but failed in his attempt to cut the Joker from the deck and instead drew the eight of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $120 next meeting with  47 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on April 2, 2018 was, once again, the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  David Berchowitz represented the table and collected the weekly split of $24, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Ace of Clubs.   The accumulated pot will start at $98 next meeting with  48 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on March 26, 2018 was the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table (even though Dave was not there.  Birthday boy, Max Evans represented the table and collected the weekly split of $22, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the Queen of Spades.   The accumulated pot will start at $74 next meeting with  49 cards remaining in the deck.
 
The winner of the Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest on March 12, 2018 was Karen Harvey.   Karen collected the weekly split of $15, but failed to find the Joker and instead she drew the 7 of Spades from the deck of cards.   The accumulated pot will start at $34 next meeting with  51 cards remaining in the deck.
 
A new Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund split the pot contest started on March 5, 2018.   The weekly winner was Art Marinelli.   Art collected the weekly split of $19, but failed to find the Joker and instead drew the 4 of Hearts from the full deck of cards.   The accumulated pot will start at $19 next meeting with  52 cards remaining in the deck.
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