Springfield Rotary Club

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Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts Center
275 S. Limestone Avenue
Springfield, OH  45506
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Dear Rotarians,
Ric and I would like to thank you for your financial assistance in obtaining a new, motorized wheelchair for him!  He received it today and after several months, he is finally able to enjoy his independence once again.
We will always remember your generosity…Thank you again for your kindness and generosity.
Ric & Chris DeWitt
Dear Rotary Club,
I want to thank you for paying one of my son’s, Gavin, medical bills.  He received daily chemo for over three years and is finally done!  Thank you again for your support.  It is much appreciated!
Amanda Davila

Mercy Health Ministry is a Catholic ministry that began over 150 years ago.  Today MH is the fourth largest employer in Ohio.  Just think for a moment how the delivery of healthcare has evolved.  As President and CEO of Mercy Health, Michael Connelly states the perpetual state of change of healthcare has presented many challenges for hospitals, healthcare professionals, patients, and yes, Boards of Directors and CEOs. 
One of today's challenges is how to more fully engage patients so that they want to change their lifestyles to be healthier.  Evidence based medicine includes adherence to clinical guidelines, patient safety, care coordination, efficient use of healthcare resources and population and public health.  Access to care is critical.  More individuals need to embrace the idea of a primary care physician so that emergency department visits can decrease.    Equitable care will dictate that same and successful outcomes are achieved without regard to income or ethnicity. 
Mr. Connelly knows that advancing quality, lowering costs and keeping care personal in a high-tech world can only lead to a healthier nation.

Dream Soccer hit the 10 yearmilestone this year, and it was another great success!  There were 46 athletes that participated!  In celebrating 10 years, thanks &special recognition were given to:
Tony Cooper, Springfield Thunder, Head Coach & Visionary of Dream Soccer – 10 years
Paul Maletic, Springfield Thunder – 10 years
John Copeland, Springfield Thunder, Coach, -- 3 years
Michael Stacey, Special Olympics of Clark County, Coach – 5 years
Tom Rumpke, Springfield Thunder, Coach & Co-Chair – 3 years
Maggie Roberts, Springfield Thunder, Co-Chair – 3 years
Karen Howard,Springfield Thunder, Co-Chair – 1 year
Mary Jane Rumpke, Springfield Thunder – 3 years
Kathy Duffin, Special Olympics of Clark County, Co-Chair – 10 years
Charlie Bosworth, Volunteer Referee -- 9 years
John Roberts, Springfield Rotary volunteer – 10 years
Bill Krafft, Springfield Rotary volunteer – 9 years
Bill Scarff, Springfield Rotary volunteer – 5 years
“Crew Cat” mascot, Columbus Crew Pro Soccer Team – 3 years
“Erzy the Tiger” mascot, Wittenberg University – 1 year
David Howard,Self-Advocacy for You (S.A.Y.) President – 1 year
Special thanks also to Springfield Thunder Soccer Club; Special Olympics of Clark County, Columbus Crew Pro Soccer Team for donating Crew drawstring bags for the athletes; Rotarian John Roberts for providing soccer balls for the athletes, Springfield Foundation that provides funding to our program that allows us to offer such worthy efforts as Dream Soccer; and the following Rotarians (including number of years’ service) friends, family & Interact for their invaluable assistance:
Tammi Angle-3 years; Hugh Barnett, Sr.-4 years; Fred Bartenstein-2 years; Bonnie Bartos-3 years; Mary Brandstetter-2 years; Bill Hallmark-2 years; Sue Hebner-4 years; Andy Irick-4 years (& Tammy Hale); Bill Krafft-9 years; Bill Kusnierz-1 year; Lenee’ Landry-2 years; Heather Leifheit-1 year; Kerry Pedraza-1 year; Phil Rinehart-2 years; Margaret Roark-1 year; John Roberts-10 years; Joy Rogers-2 years; Bill Scarff-5 years; Roger Storer-2 years; Matt Wilson (&Wife, Stephanie, & children, Sydney & William Wilson)-1 year; Former Springfield Rotarian Nicole Roberts-2 years;  Bonita Heeg(Husband, Jim & grandson, Jonathan Heeg)-3 years; Interact member Maggie Yontz-2 sessions-1 year; Former Interact member Simra Ranginwala-4 sessions-2 years.

We have many copies of our Rotary Centennial Book still available for purchase.  Books are $20, but if you would like to place one at your business,  cost is reduced to $15.  Please see Kathy if you are interested. 


The 7th Annual Kenton Caper Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, September 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This ride supports people who have developmental disabilities The start and finish will be at Splash Zone, 300 Eagle City Road, and the course routes follow the Simon Kenton Trail and are mostly flat.  For more detailed information and to register in advance, visit tinyurl.com/DDKC2014


Big Brothers Big Sisters has a Springfield High School student from the Promise Neighborhood who will be taking an educational trip to France in 2015.  If you have any unused Euros left over from your travels, please consider donating them to Big Brothers Big Sisters to enhance the trip for this very deserving, hardworking, straight-A student.  If you have questions, please contact Linda Shaffer at 390-9900, or lshaffer@bbbscentralohio.org

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Rotary is an international service organization of business and professional men and women. Founded in 1905, Rotary was the world's first service organization. Today, Rotary has more than 30,000 clubs in over 160 countries around the world.
The men and women of the Rotary Club of Springfield, Ohio are business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local community and throughout the world.
The Rotary Club of Springfield, Ohio is guided by Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" and Rotary's Four-Way Test:

* Is it the truth?

* Is it fair to all concerned?

* Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

* Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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