Welcome to the Athens Rotary club!


Service Above Self

We Meet Mondays at 12 Noon
Ohio University Inn
331 Richland Ave
Athens, OH  45701
United States
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April 2017
Andrea Yeager
Apr 24, 2017
Arch of Appalachia
Robert Gordon
May 01, 2017
Jim Crow: The Lasting Impact
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May 08, 2017
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May 15, 2017
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AMBE Acres
We NEED volunteers for this HUGE project for the Rotary Foundation on June 3rd & 4th at EMBE Acres (shown above).
To volunteer, just click on: signupgeniuslink
 Sign up for a day and time slot that works for you.  
We need a great deal of help setting the sale up on Friday.  
We need help during the sale on Sat. and Sun.
then clean up on Sun. evening and Monday if needed.
Thank you for participating!
Questions?  Contact Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker, bakersarahlouise@gmail.com
Spring will be here soon, and with it comes “Spring Cleaning”.  A June 3 yard sale is being planned to raise money for The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to help us reach our annual goal of $7500 by 06-30-17. (To-date, we are at $3703).
Ladies/Gentleman of Rotary and Your Spouses – please start thinking of things you can donate toward this sale – (Items that would normally be taken to Goodwill, New-To-You, and ReUse).
The “uniqueness” of this sale will be that items will not be priced, but rather “Pay What The Item Is Worth To You”.  Not pricing items will be a real time-saver, and studies have shown that oftentimes this leads to more profit.  We are even going to take credit/debit cards.
Location: EMBE Acres – 4515 Angel Ridge Road/Athens
(Indoor Arena and Plenty of Parking)
You may bring things to Rotary meetings and Sarah Baker
will take them to the farm to store for the sale. 
Or, you may deliver things to EMBE Acres.
Our success will result from:
Lots of Donations from You & Widespread Advertising
Questions can be emailed to Rotary Foundation Chair Sarah Baker:
The slate of officers for Rotary-year 2017-2018 (term starts July 1, 2017):
President: Mike Noel
President Elect: Brandon Elliott
Secretary: Ed Peterson
Treasurer: Dave Diggle
Past President: Emilia Alonso-Sameño
Club Service: Tara Gilts
Vocational Service: Tom Gibbs
Community Sevice: Tom Pyle
New Generations: Brandon Elliott
International Service Coordinator: Cita Strauss
Thanks to President Emilia Alonso-Sameño for providing the above information.
Left to Right: Shawna Stump, Jeanne Heaton, Diane McVey, Amrit Singh, Emilia Alonso Sameño, Mike Noel, Jody Harris, George Weckman, Channing McAllister, Janet Garske, Bruce Wentworth, Alan Boyd, and Scott Malcom.  Not shown: Ivan Arnold, John Burns, and Ellsworth Holden.
Sixteen Rotarians from our club received Paul Harris Fellow recognition in 2016.   The Awards were presented at our Holidays Party and those in attendance are shown above.
Each time a person's donations to The (International) Rotary Foundation accumulate to an additional $1000, they receive a pin honoring their contributions.  These donations help Rotary worldwide to:  promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies.  The Rotary Foundation's motto on giving is "$100 -- Every Rotarian/Every Year".  You can donate directly to The Rotary Foundation, or have $25 added to your quarterly billing through Treasurer, Dave Diggle.  These contributions are Tax Deductible.  Note:  A full list of our club's Paul Harris Fellows can be viewed on our web site here.
Thanks to all participants.
     Thanks to Rotary Foundation Chair, Sarah Baker, for the information in this post.
Great conversation, food and entertainment marked the 2016 Holidays Party.  Fellow Rotarian (and Club Photographer), Don Fucci, snapped photos throughout the evening.  Here are just a few, while many more can be seen by clicking on the "Holidays Party 2016" photo album.
Thanks go to the Holidays Party Committee consisting of:  Dave Palmer (Chair), Sarah Baker, Betsy Baringer, Mary Diles, Sheila Mark, Diane McVey, and Shawna Stump.
Terry Efaw will be entertaining members and Guests during the reception and dinner hour at the Athens Rotary Club's Annual Holidays Party on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at the Ohio University Inn beginning at 6 PM.
Terry Efaw, Guitarist
Terry’s musical Journey began at the age of 13.  He was introduced to a friend of his father, the Legendary Athens guitarist Ron Scott.  He was fortunate enough to have Ron take him under his wing as he really didn't give out lessons.  Ron’s style was based in jazz and chordal modes, so Terry learned a lot about chord work, phrasing, etc. 
From there, Terry became aware of Chet Atkins.  At the age of 19, Terry was the fortunate winner of the coveted Chet Atkins Guitar Festival, which was an annual event held for amateurs nationwide and some from other countries. 
The Annual Athens Rotary Holidays Party for Athens Rotary Members and their spouses and guests will occur on Monday evening, December 5th at the Ohio University Inn. This year’s entertainment will feature the well respected jazz pianist Bob Thompson (See below). And guitarist Terry Efaw will join us to set the mood during the reception and dinner.  Click here to see event information.
 Bob Thompson
Sheri Huckleberry
Assistant Professor, Recreation and Sport Pedagogy, Ohio University
Welcome to our newest Rotarian, pictured with President Emilia Alonso Sameño (on left).  Dr. Sheri Huckleberry holds the B.S. in Sport Science from the University of Connecticut.  She holds the M.S.P.E. in Athletic Administration and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate in Educational Research and specialization in Coaching Education, both from Ohio University. Dr. Huckleberry teaches courses in the coaching education program.  Her research focuses on the commitment and self-efficacy of youth sport coaches and the impact of deliberate play on the retention of youth sport participants. Recently she has been involved with the Sport and Development project in Ecuador that is part of Ohio’s Tropical Disease Institute and the Healthy Living Initiative. 
Sheri has been in Athens since 2007.  She helped to start the women’s soccer program at OU.  She is interested in International Service and in giving children in our area exposure to other cultures.
   Picture and information provided by Sheila Mark.