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No Meeting. Election of Board Members
Dec 07, 2020
ELECTION HELD ONLINE
Craig Klein, VP, Wellston Rotary
Dec 14, 2020
Rotary Peacebuilder Clubs/Announce Election Results
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Club News

Did you know that August is “Membership Month” in Rotary?  While we may not be able to resume meeting in person for the time being, we should still use this time to tell our story and get others involved in our community.  The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our community, state, and nation and has adversely impacted the lives of many people.  We have a role to play in helping our community recover from the effects.

As Rotarians, we pride ourselves on being “People of Action.”  Across our district, Clubs are putting together backpacks for school children, sending water pumps across the ocean allowing villagers to have nearby, accessible clean water for their daily use, raising money for local food banks and sending money to other countries to feed residents with no food. 

I know you believe in what we do – but have you shared that Rotary pride with anyone?  Can you think of even one friend or work associate who would be a great Rotarian?  On August 25 at 7:00 pm, our District Membership Chair, Jenny Stotts, is having a “Meet Rotary” event to give non-Rotarians an idea of what joy can be found in being a Rotarian.  I invite you to participate in this event as a reminder of what we do – but why not invite at least one non-Rotarian to attend?   I know we have Portsmouth citizens just looking for a way to get involved in our community.  Why not Rotary? You can  register for this event on the District website.

Let’s be 100% All-In!


 

 
"You could say that our favorite thing about Marshall is that we found each other and have been married for 62 years,” says Sue Crum, a Marshall alumna, Class of 1959.   Gene and Sue Crum were recently highlighted in the Marshall Planned Giving Quarterly noting their contributions to the university and their connection to it since they met there 60 years ago.  Nice to see one of our own Rotarians and his wife honored in this publication. You can read more about it here www.marshall.edu/foundation/files/2020/07/PGQDS-Summer2020.pdf
A few years ago, our club took a leadership role in installing 3 new city entrance signs.  However recently. we realized that several of the logos representing local non profit organizations (including one of ours) were missing.  After doing inventory and locating some discs on the ground, we are in the process of ordering 6 new logos.  When all arrive, each replacement logo will be attached with sturdier ties and those that are still in place will be reinforced to assure that no other logos have to be replaced.  Hopefully all will be back in place soon. 
Each year, Rotary of Portsmouth awards six $1,000 scholarships for students from Scioto County and one scholarship for an incoming international student.   Locally, two scholarships are given to freshmen as SSU, two scholarships to juniors attending SSU and two juniors from Scioto County who attend other colleges or universities.  The following are those awarded this year.
 
Freshmen at SSU: 
Kyle Mehaffy, Portsmouth High School, Biomedical Science
Kaleb Mehaffy, Portsmouth High School, Biomedical Science
 
Juniors at SSU:     
Nathan Dever, Plastics Engineering
Hunter Armstrong, Health Sciences
 
Juniors at other colleges: 
Noah Lovins, Webster University, Music
Collin Finn, Miami University of Ohio, Political Science
 
 
Rotary International News
In a time of social upheaval, where should America go?

Chicago Rotarian Xavier Ramey says the key to creating an equitable society is understanding where we’ve been.

Help on wheels

Maternal health projects give Rotary clubs in Uganda a sense of purpose during COVID-19 restrictions

Rotarians pledge to restore the monarch butterfly’s disappearing habitat

Seventy-five percent of the world’s plant species are dependent on pollinators, such as the monarch, to survive

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