Club Information
Fort Wayne

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing at Brackenridge
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
United States of America
Phone:
(260) 341-1600
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Breaking News

The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne meets

in-person at Parkview Field!

Zoom meeting attendance continues as an option.

Please attend via the means that works best for you!

 

MONDAY MEETINGS at Parkview Field and via Zoom

11:30 AM – NETWORKING
 
12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
September 27, 2021
 
 The Salvation Army Today
Kenyon Sivels
 
  Zoom meeting link:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7145544439 
 
INSPIRATION: Bill Harris
ROTARY IS...Serve to Change Lives: David Dyer & Lori Stinson
SPIN AUTHOR: Bruce Haines
House: John Gliot
AV: Mike Weber
PROGRAM: Kenyon Sivels, The Salvation Army Today
MENU: Soups, Salad, Honey Apple Pork Loin, Au Gratin Potatoes, Oven Fried Green Beans, Assorted Cookies
 
Programs coming up…. Remember to invite guests to hear our great programs!
September 27: Kenyon Sivels, The Salvation Army Today
October 4: Mary Encabo, The Burmese Community in Fort Wayne
October 10: Rich Beck, Allen County Commissioner
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS...
  • October 2: Rotary Build Day for Habitat for Humanity, To sign up, go to this link: http://fwrotary.habitatgfw.volunteerhub.com/
  • November 4: Foundation Gala VIRTUAL
  • Rotaract meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the downtown Library.  Contact Ashley Warren for more information.
  • If you attend club meetings on zoom, don’t forget the support for service fee! Send a check to Rotary, PO Box 11141, Fort Wayne IN 46856 ($3 per week or prepay through December— $69) or pay using paypal: https://paypal.me/FWRotaryFoundation?locale.x=en_US
  • The Zoom Room is available for committee meetings.  Schedule with Jane.
  • To get to the Fort Wayne Rotary Club home page, use https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4164 or www.rotaryfortwayne.org
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 20th, 2021 MEETING:
Spin Author - Bruce Haines
Attendance on September 20th:  Parkview Field—39 Rotarians + 7 Guests; On Zoom--10 Rotarians + 1 Guest
 
 
Rotary is…Involvement and Commitment - Dick Conklin
 
Rotarian Dick Conklin shared a number of encouraging examples of how individuals can change lives through involvement and commitment through Rotary committee work & club projects!
 
Dick highlighted Rotary Youth Exchange and the career paths of two students. One is now an ESL and special ED teacher at Southside HS, and another is working with Hispanic youth in at Early Childhood Alliance in Lagrange. Other examples of service:
 
  • Polio Plus Immunization Day in India (Ron and Pat Kohart)
  • Group Study Exchange – young professional exchange, a past RI Foundation program (Mark Hisey to The Netherlands)
  • Rotary Internal Foundation – Global Grants (Holly Seabury and RI’s International Service Committee)
  • RYLA – District’s weekend leadership camp for high school students who return with enthusiasm and commitment; Homestead’s INTERACT a direct result of RYLA (thanks Dee Hoffman!)
  • INTERACT - Lori Stinson started INTERACT at New Tech Academy
  • Cleo Fox Music scholarships!
Rotarians – Have you gotten INVOLVED? Are you changing lives? Let’s do this!
 
 
Welcome Our Rotary Club’s Newest Members!
 
Holly Seabury introduced Nicole Fairchild as a new member to our club. Nichole is Executive Director at McMillen Health. Nicole joined McMillen in March of 2016. She attended Indiana State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public administration (MPA) and non-profit management. She also earned an MBA at Indiana.
 
Nicole’s experience covers non-profit management and education. She has taught online at Indiana State University since 2010. She enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Nicole is a former member of the Summit City club and she will be transferring her membership.
 
 
President Lynne welcomed Roger Valliere, DDS to our club. Roger is Dental Director at Matthew 25. He is also in private practice with his wife and son.
 
Roger was a Rotarian in Maine and was interested in rejoining a club at the encouragement of sponsor Tim Shambaugh.
 
Welcome Nicole & Roger!
 
 
 
 
Shahs Recognized for Support of Oxygen Plant in India
 
Nagin “Nick” and Priya Shah received their Rotary International Major Donor Level 3 crystals at Monday's meeting for facilitating the building of an oxygen Manufacturing plant in the Ambaji Hospital in India. 
 
“The second wave of COVID-19 in India was more dangerous, more lethal,” explained Nick. “The patients were outnumbering all medical facilities, with medical supplies, especially oxygen, being in short supply.”  In response to this dire need, Nick and Priya Shah donated $53,510 to fund the Ambaji Oxygen Manufacturing  Plant.
 
The Ambaji Hospital is situated in the northern part of Gujarat State in the Banas Kantha District, which is populated with rural tribal populations in the hills of Aravali. The town of Ambaji is known for the Shrine of Goddess Amba, which millions of devotees visit annually.
The majority of the Ambaji Hospital’s 200 beds have been allocated for COVID patients, Nick said. Ninety oxygen cylinders per day are required to serve 50 patients needing continual oxygen. Meanwhile, the nearest oxygen refilling facility is at Palanpur, which is 40 miles away. The Ambaji Oxygen Plant will produce 5,500 U.S. liquid gallons per hour, which will be sufficient to meet the needs of 50 patients and will eliminate forever the need to transport oxygen cylinders from Pala.
 
“We were able to access emergency, quick-turnaround grants from Rotary Foundation,” explained Holli Seabury, former Club President and lead grant writer. “In this case, we owe a special debt of thanks to Nick and Priya Shah who fully funded this grant.
 
Nick and Priya Shah have continually supported many Rotary community projects, including “Go Baby Go”, PPE for local hospitals, the Avenue of Trees, the clock tower, and the Rotary fountain.