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
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
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Do you have any questions or comments about our Rotary Club? Programs?  Meetings? Projects? Web Site? Spin Newsletter? Please Contact David Bennett (Click Here) Thanks for your feedback!
 
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TBA
Sep 28, 2020
General Motors
September 2020
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Club Executives & Directors
President
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Treasurer
Secretary
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Breaking News

MONDAY MEETINGS at Parkview Field

11:30 AM – NETWORKING. 
 
12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
September 21
 
Dave and Faith Van Gilder
Our Peace Corp experiences
 
Not able to join the meeting in person -- join us via Zoom:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7145544439
 
GREETERS: Johnny Tin Cap
INSPIRATION: Mike Mushett
ROTARY IS….Dave Dyer & Lori Stinson
SPIN AUTHOR:  Mark Hisey
HOUSE: Dave Dyer & Reese Pearl
Web Master & AV: Kurt Beuchel
PROGRAM: Dave and Faith Van Gilder, Our Peace Corp experiences
MENU: Soups, Garden Salad, Honey-Soy Baked Chicken Thigh, Vegetable Fried Rice, Sugar Snap Peas, Assorted Desserts
 
Programs coming up…. Remember to invite guests to hear our great programs!
September 28: General Motors
October 5: Meeting at Autumn Ridge Golf Club prior to Golf Outing. (Lunch only $20; Golf & lunch $70)
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 MEETING:
Spin Author - Mark Hisey
 
Moment of Inspiration
 
Rick Zolman led the Club in a moment of silence in honor and remembrance of all of the 9/11 heroes.
 
“Rotary Is…Peace Committee” – Chuck Wolfe, Peace Committee chair
Chuck Wolfe provided an update on recent activities of the Peace Committee.   Representatives have established a relationship with members of the Summit South Club and are talking with the Anthony Wayne Club, as well as with John Hoffman and others on the World Affairs Committee regarding the upcoming World Affairs Event next Spring.  We have 17 very active members of the Committee.  Chuck invites all members of the Club to be involved as we move forward with the Peace Committee. We as Rotarians can serve as “Trouble Relaxers” to help quiet a very troubled world. 
 
Lynne Gilmore joined Chuck for Rotary Is... and reviewed the ideas and feedback the Peace Committee has received from Club members.  Key themes include create an infrastructure to develop partnerships with other organizations, facility education both within and outside of Rotary, and Rotary and Rotarians leading by example.  More information regarding the Club Member feedback can be found in Lynne's 9/14 email to club members.
 
Thanks to all of you for your caring about our community and each other!
 
Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Dan Swartz, Wunderkammer / Start Fort Wayne
 
Dan Swartz, founder of Wunderkammer Company and the new executive director of START Fort Wayne, explained START's vision to be a vibrant connector and "culture builder" to nurture an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Fort Wayne.
 
The importance of an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture has been a topic of conversation that we have had as a community for a long-time, but Dan believes the journey has been disjointed.  Observing there is not an overarching goal or strategy that propels our culture or projects forward, his goal with Start Fort Wayne is to collaboratively build a cohesive vision and provide a goal-oriented structure to the community.  He sees the role of Start Fort Wayne as that of a connector, making sure we have the right relationships, funders and funding sources, and connections with related businesses that do things that Start Fort Wayne doesn’t do.
 
He wants to get people to start thinking differently about entrepreneurship support.  He wants to build upon the current funding sources by developing potential investors through financial education and mentoring opportunities, incentivizing a new breed of local investors who are more likely to embrace the risk/reward relationship of entrepreneurship.
 
Dan is concerned for the long-term future of Fort Wayne, as a high percentage of our major employers are corporations that are in the later stages of their life cycle.  We need to have a community-wide understanding of the types of businesses that are needed to create long-term wealth creation and economic growth in our community going forward, coupled with an ecosystem that facilitates the development of these businesses.  To this end, Start Fort Wayne serves as an advocate for the realignment of long-standing policies and priorities.
 
To gage our success, we should be asking ourselves:
are we effectively building trust and relationships…
are we effectively connecting people and investors...
are we effectively building leadership within our community…
…to generate the next generation of businesses and entrepreneurships that become large employers that drive community growth?
 
This Date in History
In 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the “Star-Spangled Banner”: “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”
 
This Date in Rock History 
 In 1968, the premier of the cartoon show "The Archies", featuring Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Veronica and Betty. Rock mogul Don Kirschner (who also brought us The Monkees) was in charge of the studio group that recorded the music.  The following year "The Archies" group had an eight-week run at #1 with "Sugar Sugar."
 
 
FORE!  Rotary Golf Outing October 5th
Check your email for one from Lori Stinson on September 4th for information on registration and sponsorship opportunities.  You don't have to be a proficient golfer - you just have to like to have a good time!  Contact Lori Stinson or Dave Dyer for more information.

Make It a Great Week!  Stay Safe!