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Dublin AM

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
The Country Club at Muirfield Village
8715 Muirfield Dr
Dublin, OH  43017
United States
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 Hello, Dublin A.M. Rotary! World Polio Day (Oct 24) is coming up. It just so happens that October 24-25 is also Highball Halloween in the Short North. The Short North Alliance has offered to do some promotion for World Polio Day during the event in exchange for some Rotary volunteers. This is a GREAT way to publicize polio eradication and Rotary to tens of thousands of people! Julie has agreed to help us spread the word. Volunteers will do fun and easy tasks like pouring drinks, selling tickets, and/or working the gates... there will be loads of crazy sights and sounds, especially the costumes! Those interested in volunteering can sign up here:  Thank you for considering!

We are fortunate to have been joined by two new members. Both are Dublin residents. Carl Bara works at State Bank. David Bentz works for Dublin Advisors in accounting and finance. Thanks for joining us, Carl and David! We look forward to getting you involved in club activities and to years of friendship.


 We've migrated to a new version of the Dublin A.M. website; we had to, for the old version was no longer being supported.  Thanks to Wolf Lant for managing the migration!

We've chosen a theme as close as possible to the old one, and many of you may notice very little difference. For the next few newsletters, however, I'll try to note a few differences you might see. Please call or email if you have any issues with the website, and we'll work through them.
  • When you log into the website, your log-in can now be remebered--no need to log in every time if using the same machine.  Good news!
  • When you log in now, you'll automatically be taken to the front page of the website. If you want to get to the "Members" section (where you can edit our profile, see what you're signed up for, create  events, etc, then click "Member Area" at the upper right of the screen.
  • Events (Greeter signup, social events, Salvation Army signup) created in Version 1 no longer show up on the front page of the website or in the newsletter. If creating Events in the future, please click "Edit Events 2.0" to make sure to promote them widely. If you want help migrating your old version event to the new version, let me know!     

 Thanks very much to Raj Hora, who served as Tasting Trainer at our Brown Bag Fellowship event. Rotarians brought a bottle of wine valued at less than $20, hidden in a bag; we tasted them to decide which was the best. Raj gave us expert in advice in flavor nuances and tasting techniques. It was a fun night of learning and friendship. The top three wines, as selected by Dublin A.M. Rotarians, are pictured above. Thanks to Sue Burness and Mohan Viddam for taking photos at the event. Don't forget to join us for our next Fellowship Event, Tuesday at Tutto Vino, on October 14. Raj will be on hand to help us enjoy fine wine and delicious food.

Chris Curry recently returned from a trip to Budapest, where he took the opportunity to visit a local Rotary club and exchange banners. Chris reports that the Budepest-City Club is small but very active and represents a cross-section of the some of the city's most influential and engaged citizens. Budapest, he says, is rather like the American Midwest in how friendly people are. Not so Midwestern are the gorgeous setting on the Danube and the ancient age of the city. Talk with Chris for more details about visiting one of Europe's loveliest and least touristy capitals. Thanks, Chris, for taking the Dublin A.M. banner to Hungary!    

"Dublin A.M. Rotary's Environmental Services Committee has been reformed, with an additional focus on state and even national environmental concerns," notes former committee chair Michael Schuchter. "If anyone has any ideas or concerns to bring forward for your individual or community awareness, please let me know what they are," requested new chair Jeff Hullinger. "I'll be serving as interim chair, but in sixth month's time, once is schedule is more free, I'll be turning it over to Bill Rish, our club's environmental expert." Thanks to Michael, Jeff, and Bill for their service!

What do a diary farm in Butler, Franklin County Children's Services, and OSU Buckeyes Football all have in common? Dublin A.M. Rotary, of course, and thanks to our Speakers Commitee for getting engaging presentations to get us up on a Friday morning.

 Ken Ruprecht from Ruprecht Dairy Farm visited to tell us about changes in farming practices that have increased production and efficiency while making dairy more environmentally friendly than it has recently been.The farm has 130 diary cows and 135 younger stock, producing 1,200 gallons of milk per say (up 45% per cow since 1978).Water usage is 65% less per gallon of milk, while land usage is down 90% and the carbon footprint down 64% per cow.  At the same time, the cows are treated as well as ever, and, in fact, are housed more comfortably and are even more content, for contented cows produce more and better quality milk. Synthetic hormones are not use and are not present in the milk. Ken's presentation was very informative for an audience that is, for the most part, at some remove from the actual production of food and without a lot of knowledge of current farming practices. In this video, Ken talks about sustainability: how it can be defined and what it means in diary farming.
Deborah Armstrong joined us for a presentation of Franklin County Children's Services mission ("Franklin County Children Services is Protecting Children by Strengthening Families. Through collaboration with families and their communities, we advocate for the safety, permanency and well-being of each child we serve in a manner that honors family and culture.") and an update on how they are serving children and our county and on how we might volunteer to help in Friendship (sharing time and activities), in the Crisis Center, or in providing support and assistance to college-bound youths. Deborah's passion for helping children was inspiring. In this video, tells us about an important change made a Children's Services, from Foster Families to Kinship Caregivers.

We also received a visit from former OSU (but once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye) stalwarts Craig Krenzel and Ryan Miller. This year's prognosis:  the Bucks are loaded, hungry, and ready to rule the Big 10.
Go, Bucks. Er, Bobcats, Um, Roll Tide? Go, Gators? Okay, never mind, enjoy the team of your choice and remember that you can see more of our speakers, events, and fellowship events on our pages in Youtube, Fickr, Facebook, and Twitter



ImageDo you ever use Amazon to order anything?  If so, you now have a way to contribute to Dublin A.M. Rotary Charitable Foundation without any cost to you or the Foundation. Go to Amazon Smile (, log-in with your Amazon account, and select Dublin A.M. Rotary Foundation as your charity of choice. Nothing will change when you order from Amazon except that .5% will get donated to our Foundation.  Hooray! Thanks to Lisa Blackwell for alerting the club to this possibility and Amy Barnhart for setting up our account.   



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Oct 24, 2014
Rachel Koon
The Word Made Flesh: Moldova
Oct 31, 2014
Margie Amorose, Moderator
Shark, ur, um, Dolphin Tank
Nov 07, 2014
Seth Alton and Guest
Anheuser-Busch Brewmasters on Beer Making
Nov 14, 2014
Dave Williamson
Honor Flight
Nov 21, 2014
Kathy Kerr & Maureen Conley
CASA: Protecting Children
Nov 28, 2014
No Meeting
No Meeting
Dec 05, 2014
No Meeting
No Meeting
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
No Meeting
No Meeting
Jan 02, 2015
No Meeting
No Meeting
Jan 09, 2015
Mike Bianchi, VP of Oncology Services
United WE Fight Cancer
Jan 23, 2015
Sarah Ott
A Washington Township Update
Feb 06, 2015
Dublin Interact
Connection Carnival


Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...
Photo Essay: Rotary’s 2014 Women of Action
This year's Women of Action honorees were selected by Rotary senior leaders and endorsed by the White House. All members of clubs in the U.S., the women were recognized for their humanitarian service projects, which affect the lives of millions of people around the world. Watch the women of action event held at the White HouseRead more about the women and why they were honoredRead more about the event at the White HouseRead RI Director Julia Phelps' take on the honored women
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