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Invited Speakers
Peggy Rice, Director
Feb 25, 2019
Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Update
Lorra Fuller, Executive Director
Mar 04, 2019
Scioto Children's Services Update
Rotary Rose Sale
Mar 13, 2019
Rotary Roses will arrive on March 13th.  Orders are due to Samantha Comer by February 18th.
 
Leadership
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Sgt at Arms
Board
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Board
Club Administration
Club Administration
Club Administration
Club Administration
 
Club News
On Monday, we heard from our incoming student from Germany - Max Boensch.  It was so good to hear about his positive impressions about the USA and Portsmouth and the things he enjoys most including sports, playing the piano and steak :-)   John Walker and Max will be appearing on the Community Corner radio program on February the 12th if you would like to hear more.  
 
 
If you would like to keep up with our outgoing student - Caden Wilcox - who is having a great experience in Germany (according to his parents who were at the meeting and also are acting as host parents for Max) you can follow the link below to learn more.  https://rye6690.com/caden-wilcox/   Thanks to Lydia Smith Sims, John Walker and Reece for managing our student exchange program.  If you are interested in helping with this very worthwhile program, please talk to Reece.  
 
 
 
 
Assistant District Governor Greg Ervin (center) came to recognize Fred Gohmann as a new member of the 125 Club.  The club was created by Assistant DG Craig Maxey several years ago to recognize Rotarians who have made an extra effort to support the Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus and also increase District 6690 contributions by donating $100.00 to the Rotary Foundation and $25.00 to Polio Plus.  The Polio Plus dollars are matched two to one by the Gates Foundation. Rotarians dream of a world without Polio.  In 2018, only 29 cases were reported worldwide.  Fred's support and the support of other Rotarians will help to make polio elimination a reality.
  
 
 
 
Rotary roses will be delivered on March 13th.  Rotarians will be asked to have orders in to Samantha Comer by February 13th.  It is expected that each member will sell or buy at least 5 dozen - more is better.  Roses will sell for $23 per dozen this year - up from $21 last year.   The more we sell, the more our club can support community projects.  Remember, volunteers will be needed that day to sort and deliver roses, so mark your calendar now to be there on March 13th.  Let's all work together to make this fundraising effort a success!
At our last meeting in 2018, two new members - Jeff Bauer and Leanne Johnson - were inducted by President Reece Brown.   Leanne is Vice President/Bank Manager of Business Development for WesBanco Bank, Inc.  She is also a Board member at the American Red Cross and the 14th Street Community Center.  Dr. Jeff Bauer is the Interim President at Shawnee State University after serving as Provost and also a Professor of Geology at the University.  Please welcome both as our newest members.  Leanne was nominated by Linda Woods-Jones and Jeff jointly by Ralph Wisniewski and Dick Schisler.  
 
 
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