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Invited Speakers
David Kilroy, Program Director. Tour to follow.
Mar 25, 2019
Meeting Location: SSU Kricker Innovation Center, 221 Chillicothe Street
Rep. Brian Baldridge
Apr 01, 2019
Ohio House update
AL Oliver
Apr 08, 2019
Playing minor league baseball in the South
Tom Walker, Principal
Apr 15, 2019
Notre Dame Schools Update
 
Leadership
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Sgt at Arms
Board
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Club Administration
Club Administration
Club Administration
Club Administration
 
Club News
The Rose Sale for 2019 was a great success and we improved over the last several years. We made over $11,000 to give back to the community through donation requests. We sold over 900 dozen roses with the help of our major sellers which include: William McKinley, Tom Kayser, Sonie Hash, Bob Morton, Sean Sturgill, Bill Gilmore, Mark Hunter and Stan Jennings. We also could not have performed as well as we did this year without our volunteers who made this Rose Sale a success. Every year we have volunteers come in to help sort the roses and to deliver the roses in the local area. I want to thank the following volunteers for their hard work and dedication: William McKinley, Dave Stone, Reece Brown, Harold Massie, Gene Crum, Bob Morton, Mary Arnzen, Ralph Wisniewski, Hope Comer, Dr. John Walker, Sonie Hash, Roberta Duncan, Paige Williams and the Portsmouth Public Library and the SOMC Volunteers.
 
I want to give a special thank you to my co-chair, Sonie Hash, who put a lot of time and energy into making this Rose Sale a success, as she does every year.
 
Once again, our Rotary Rose Sale would not be a success without all of the Rotarians who give so much of their time and energy. So, THANK YOU everyone for your help.
 
Samantha Comer, President Elect
Rose Sale Co-Chair
The Centennial Committee held its first meeting last week to plan ways to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of our club in October of 2020. Committee members include Mary Arnzen, Stan Jennings Reece Brown, Sonie Hash, Lesley Book, Tess Midkiff, and Marcie Simms. A Rotary Bingo event has already been planned for Saturday, September 14th at 7pm at the Friends Center.  An open bar and a food truck will be available for food and drink purchases.  Tickets will be $25.  Proceeds from the event will go to a yet to be determined commemorative project which will benefit the community.  Ten games of bingo will be held. Prizes will be requested from Rotarians in the form of sports and entertainment tickets, jewelry, gift cards, liquor baskets, etc.  The top 10 best gifts will be bingo prizes with other gifts auctioned off on stage. Sponsorship opportunities will be available.  So mark your calendars and start thinking of a great gift you could donate.   A celebratory event will be held in October 2020.  More details to follow
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.  
 
 
 
 
 
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