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Annual Meeting of FRF was held on Aug 28th.
 
Current Trustees List: 
• PP Bill Wingard, PP Barry Luse – elected term 2016-2018
• PP Kay Reiter, PP Brian Koenig – elected term 2017-2019
• Club President Scott Lang, PE & CST Angelica Rinehart, IPP Doug Beck, PP Cheryl Cotter (FAC)
• Additionally President-Elect Nominee Roger Kuns and CST Nominee Sarah Meade will be invited to all future trustees meetings..
 
Trustees met immediately after lunch meeting on Sep 25th, Mon to elect officers and sub-committee members:
• Chairperson: PP Bill Wingard
• Vice Chairperson: PP Brian Koenig
• Secretary & Treasurer: PP Barry Luse
• Investment: PP Brian, PP Bill, PP Barry
• Spending: PP Kay, IPP Doug, PP Cheryl
 
Status Report on Fremont Rotary Foundation, Inc. 2017-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 09, 2017
 
Rotarian Jon Detwiler joined Rotary on October 1st, 2017 and was officially inducted on October 9th, and his sponsor, Rotarian Tim Ellenberger.
 
Rotarian Jon joined by his proud parents, Janet and Jim who is also a Rotarian of Willard Rotary Club of same District 6600.
 
WELCOME New Fremont Rotarians 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Tim Ellenberger on Oct 09, 2017
Left to Right:
James Rathfelder from Vanguard Career/Tech Center, son of James and Ami Rathfelder
Aliza Quick from Fremont Ross High School, daughter of Sarah and Jay Richards 
Callie Kelbley from St Joe Central Catholic High School, daughter of Steve and Melissa Kelbley
Sherri Wott from Terra State Community College, wife of Brooks Wott
Club President Scott Lang
 
VP Tim Ellenberger introducing Students of the Month for October 2017
 
Congratulations to Students of the Month - October 2017 Rotarian Tim Ellenberger 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 02, 2017
Planning Committee met on Oct 2nd at Rotarian Lori’s house.  Chaired by PE Angelica with President Scott, PEN Roger, Sarah, Lori, PP Ralph, PP Charlotte, Christie, Teresa, Andrew (Stainbrook), CJ and Bob (Parker).
 
The following was decided at the meeting:
 
Date:  Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time:  5 pm – 11 pm
Location:  Downtown Fremont
Age limit: 16 and above no outside food and drink
Event Ticket: $10 each
Brews & Brats Ticket: $5 each
Water: $1 each
 
Commitment from every Fremont Rotarian:
1.  Mandatory Two event tickets – to be billed at 4Q of RY 2017-18.
2.  Provide assistance in securing advertiser/sponsor.
3.  Sign up for a working slot.

The Planning Committee will be meeting on Monday, November 6th at 5 pm.  
 
EXCITING UPDATES on BBB 2018 2017-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2017
Past President Tom Hoffman with his nominees, Jeff Geary and Paul Hershey joined Rotary on July 1st, 2017.
 
Immediate Past President Doug Beck with his nominee, Kate Ross who became Rotarian on August 1st.
 
Rotarian Angie Morelock with her nominee, Teresa Smith who is our latest new Rotarian on September 1st.
 
WELCOME New Fremont Rotarians 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Andy Brown on Sep 25, 2017
Our mission is to present articulate speakers who present a topic of informational, educational, motivational, or entertainment value that will be of general interest to all club members.  Our programs must be balanced and present diversity in speakers and topics.   
 
We respectfully request that speakers keep in mind that the content of the presentation should be informative and not designed to promote a political candidate or issue, specific business, its services or products.  Also, there should be no type of solicitation for a financial or in-kind donation, or a request to purchase products or services. 
 
Click this link to find available meeting date slots  http://www.fremontrotaryclub.org/speakers
 
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.  Please send speaker request to Program Committee Chairperson, Rotarian Andy Brown at abrown@sanduskycontyparks.com
 
When suggesting a Program Speakers Rotarian Andy Brown 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Andrew Stainbrook on Sep 13, 2017
Our President Scott Lang kicked off another exciting year with the STRIVE Program this morning at Fremont Ross High School. This year we are mentoring 20 high school seniors as they navigate through their final year of high school. It's great to see so many Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of their Education!
 
STRIVE Program Kicked Off Rotarian Andrew Stainbrook 2017-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
Kicking off recognizing Students of the Month 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Tim Ellenberger on Sep 11, 2017
Left to Right:
Terra State Community College Student of the Month- David Dixon, son of Dave and Angie Dixon
Vanguard Career/Tech Center Student of the Month - Andrew Kreais, son of Steve and Marlene Kreais
St Joe Central Catholic Student of the Month - Abby Chlosta, daughter of Craig and Angie Chlosta
Fremont Ross High School Student of the Month - Sarah Schott, daughter of Jim and Kelly Schott
Club President Scott Lang
 
Congratulations to Students of the Month - September 2017 Rotarian Tim Ellenberger 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotary Patti Powers, Literacy Committee Chairperson on Sep 11, 2017
September is all about kicking start our youth programs in the new school year.  
 
Fremont Rotary Literacy Program committee did a presentation about Rotarians reading books at the Fremont City Schools.  This will be the Fifth year for a literacy project sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fremont, done in partnership with Fremont City Schools (FCS) and the Gannett Foundation.  
 
This project was started in 2013 with the support of a Gannett grant and was initiated as a result of a community need.  The FCS district has a diverse population with a significant portion of their students living in poverty.  Over 20% of incoming kindergarten students are identified as needing intense intervention in basic literacy skills.  The project goals are to foster an appreciation of literature, to increase reading comprehension, and to help elementary students meet state reading requirements. 
 
Mrs. Denise Hirt, Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Staff Development talked about the Rotary/FCS literacy partnership and how having Rotarians read to the classes has been beneficial.
 
Classrooms for the 2017-18 school year include: 
(1)  Atkinson – 2 Kindergarten / 3 First Grade / 2 Second Grade = total 7.
(2)  Stamm – 3 Kindergarten / 3 First Grade / 3 Second Grade = total 9.
(3)  Washington – 1 Kindergarten / 1 First Grade / 1 Second Grade = total 3.
In short, the program will be covering 19 classrooms every month from October 2017 to next May 2018.  We have 152 reading slots for this school year.  
Rotarians and Friends of Rotary are encouraged to sign up as Rotary Readers.
 
Start signing up as Rotary Readers Rotary Patti Powers, Literacy Committee Chairperson 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Kellie Sears on Sep 11, 2017

If you have not filled a school bus before, we can tell you, there is a lot of room!  Throughout the past week, we have been steadily filling our bus using every inch to fit each donation, assuring enough space for the next box or bag.  Our "space management" truly paid off today!  Three trucks from Rotary Club of Fremont, OH arrived today, overfilled with supplies. They purchased specific items from a list provided by Red Cross and Impact for Hope totaling just over $4,000.  Suddenly, we found ourselves placing items on the bus floor and stacking items up to the ceiling. 

One of the owners of Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. Scott Lang is also the President of the Rotary Club of Fremont.  He was so passionate about this call for community action to help those in need from the Harvey devastation, he engaged all members of the club.  If you are not familiar with our local Rotary, we encourage you to inquire and find out about attending a meeting.  Our local Rotary members are compassionate and generous.  Their endless mission is to always lift people up.  With a goal to #FillABus4Texas Fremont Rotary Club collected over $3,300 in products.  And Motion Controls Robotics collected $700.  We are so grateful for the generosity and support!! 

Thank you Scott Lang, Motion Controls and all of the members of Rotary of Fremont for donations totaling over $4,000.  Because of your participation, you have helped make our Sandusky County mission a huge success!!

Fremont Rotary Club thanked Rotarian Kellie, Bobby and Tara Sears for organizing the relief!

FILLABUS4TEXAS Rotarian Kellie Sears 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Fremont Rotary Club's Facebook page 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 30, 2017
Group Picture of Past Presidents attended the 1st Past President Council (PPC) held on Wednesday, August 30th at Birchard Public Library conference room.  From Left:  PP Kay, PP Ralph, PP Kent, PP Charlotte, PP Cheryl, PP Dennis, Club President Scott, PP Pam, PP Lee, and PP Bill.
 
At the meeting, Club President Scott recognized PP Kay's 20 years of Rotary service.
 
Past Presidents Council Meeting 2017-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Past President Bill Wingard, Chairperson of FRF Trustees on Aug 28, 2017
The ballots for election of two Trustees to the Foundation for a two year term were tabulated after today's meeting.  The ballots were counted by Club President Scott Lang, Past President Ralph Oxley, Past President Barry Luse, and myself.  The two Trustees receiving the greatest number of votes were Past President Brian Koenig and Past President Kay Reiter.  Other two nominees were: Past President Pam Hoesman and Bob Parker.
 
Thank you,
 
FRF Annual Meeting held on August 28th, 2017 Past President Bill Wingard, Chairperson of FRF Trustees 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 28, 2017
City of Fremont Fire Department Chief David Foos receiving the grand total (actual) donations check of $4,702.00 from Club President Scott Lang.
 
Fire Dept donation picture and final amount 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Thank You So Much to our sponsors 2017-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Andy Brown, Program Committee Chair on Aug 14, 2017
Rotary clubs are always looking for speakers with new and interesting subjects for their weekly meeting programmes.  
 
Thank you for thinking about proposing a speaker for the Rotary Club of Fremont, Ohio!
 
To propose a speaker at Rotary, please contact the Program Chair by clicking on the menu link on the Top of this window (under Speakers).
 
Please include a description of the topic, the speakers name and contact info, and any other information or links that will help the Program Committee see if your suggestion is a good match.
 
The Program Committee meets once per month, and schedules programs two to six months in advance.  If a similar topic has been presented recently, the Committee will save your suggestion for consideration later.
 
Again - thanks you for thinking of Rotary.
 
Have a great idea for topic or speaker at lunch meeting? Rotarian Andy Brown, Program Committee Chair 2017-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2017
The Club Board members met with DG Deb Cheney (Waterville) and AG Keith Hopkinson (Tiffin) for an hour before our weekly lunch meeting last Monday, July 24th.
 
AG Keith introduced DG Deb.
 
DG Deb shared with us the exciting news from Rotary International, District 6600, and more about her Rotary passion.
 
Thank You DG Deb and we look forward to serving Rotary with her.
 
It was a pleasure for Fremont Rotarians to host our special guests from District 6600.
 
DG Deb's Official Visit to our Club 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to a New Rotary Year- July 2017 District Newsletter 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Club President Scott Lang welcome you to join Rotary 2017-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 10, 2017
Club President Scott inducted one of the newest member - Rotarian Jeff Geary, sponsored by Past President Tom Hoffman.
 
Welcome Fremont Rotarian 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Outgoing President Doug presided his last club meeting by giving a full report on Rotary Year 2016-17.
 
The Handover 
 
Newly installed Club President Scott Lang 
 
THANK YOU TO OUR FEARLESS LEADER 2017-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 05, 2017
(From Left:)
Rotarian Tim Murray (sponsor Rotarian Andy Brown), Rotarian Cody Bischoff (sponsor Immediate Past President Pam Hoesman), Rotarian Bob Foster (sponsor Rotarian Eliot Parker), Rotarian Lori Koebel (sponsor Rotarian Sarah Meade), and Rotarian Rex Damschroder (sponsor Rotarian David Yonke).
 
Welcome Fremont Rotarians 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 05, 2017
Dear Fremont Rotarians, 
 
We would like to share the Club Flexibility Survey Result conducted recently.
 
According to RI …
"The 2016 Council on Legislation voted to give Rotary clubs more flexibility than they've ever had.  The changes in policy affect when, where, and how clubs meet and the types of membership they offer.
 
And RI says … 
It's up to your club to decide how — and if — you want to use the new options.  Start by reviewing the updated Standard Rotary Club Constitution to see which guidelines are flexible.  Once you've decided what changes would benefit your club, edit your club bylaws to reflect them, and try them out.  If you decide they aren't working, try something else."
 
So your current Club Board surveyed via email the general membership on April 24th.  The survey addressed two items recommended by RI:

1.    Change your meeting schedule.  Your club can vary its meeting days, times, and frequency.  You just need to meet at least twice a month.
 
2.    Vary your meeting format.  Your club can meet in person, online, or a combination, including letting some members attend in-person meetings through the Internet.
 
The Club received 36 replies out of 63.
34 YES vs 2 NO to Proposal (1): Change meeting schedule.
20 YES vs 16 NO to Proposal (2): Vary meeting format.
 
 
At the weekly lunch meeting on June 5th, the Club made a motion to approve Proposal (1) which read
“Rotary Club of Fremont, Ohio will meet three (3) times a month i.e. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday, canceling its 1st Monday meeting of each month.  Club continue its social evening on the 5th Monday when applicable.  This practice shall take place effective July 1st, 2017.”
 
Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk made a motion to approve the revised meeting schedule as proposed, seconded by Rotarian Andy Brown and approved by the general membership (13 for, 9 against, and 13 not voting).
 
We hope to reap the rewards of change.  Club flexibility can help our Club attract new members, increase attendance and allow for more program speaker options.
 
Of course, any change brings risk.   Some members were concerned that these changes might result in confusion.  We hope to manage change to avoid, or minimize, any confusion.   
 
The Club will review the impacts of this trial in early 2018.
 
By the order of Club Board Rotary Year 2016-17
Angelica Rinehart
Club Secretary & Treasurer
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
RI designated 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Past President Cheryl Cotter with her mentee, Janell Raby.
 
Past President Ralph Oxley with his mentee, Alfredo Parraz.
 
Rotarian Roger Kuns with his mentee, Clay Hetrick.
 
Rotarian Bob Carnicom with his mentee, James Carr.
 
Rotarian Patti Powers with her mentee, Taylor Pruitt.
 
Rotarian Angelica Rinehart with her mentee, Jasmine Smith.
 
Not in picture: Rotarian Greg Edinger and his mentee, James Gibson.
 
Thank You STRIVE Mentors 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 22, 2017
Take a few steps back and see what Our Club achieved, just because We, the Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Fremont, Ohio came together for our Youths locally and internationally:
 
 
(a) Sponsoring Rotary T-Ball League for boys and girls ages 6 to 8 through Fremont Recreation Center Youth Programs.
 
(b) Donating and reading at three elementary schools from October to May under Rotary Literacy Program.
 
(c) Organizes Rotary 4 Way Test Essay Contest for 8th graders at Fremont Middle School, and awarding cash prize to two winners.
 
(d) Organizes Rotary 4 Way Test Speech Contest for juniors and seniors at Fremont Ross High School, and awarding cash prize to three winners. 
 
(e) Mentoring seniors under STRIVE Program at Fremont Ross High School, and awarding three scholarships.
 
(f) Sponsoring four high school students from Fremont Ross and SJCC to World Community Workshop at Defiance College every May.
 
(g) Recognizing Student of the Month from September to May, and awarding scholarships to Student of the Year from Fremont Ross High School, SJCC, Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technologies Centers, and Terra State Community College.
 
Not to mention, Fremont Rotary Club joint effort with local organizations to benefit local families with children during the year ...
 
(h) with Hayes Presidential Center hosting children from School of Hope and students from Hayes elementary for Easter Egg Hunt.
 
(i) with Sandusky County Park District collecting food items and monetary for Sandusky County Food Pantry.
 
(j) participation in Community Christmas adopting three families.
 
(k) participation in Salvation Army's bell ringing.
 
(l) participation in Sponsor A Day program under Liberty Center for homeless.
 
We are helping the children internationally too ...
 
(m) donating towards World Food Program to fight hunger;
 
(n) donating towards MESA Program to deliver medical equipments around the world.

YES ... this is a reminder why Fremont Rotarians should be so proud of OUR Club - ... Doing Good, Serving Humanity through Rotary!!!!!!!!!!
 
Month of May - Celebrate Youth Service 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
(From Left:)
Rotarian Beth Bower (sponsor Past President Cheryl Cotter), Rotarian Brad Meade (sponsor President Doug Beck), Rotarian Sarah Meade (sponsor Rotarian Angelica Rinehart), Rotarian Andrew Stainbrook (sponsor Rotarian CJ Szymanowski), and Rotarian Becky Edge (sponsor Rotarian Angie Morelock).
 
Welcome Rotarians 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 20, 2017
Look who were at the district conference this past weekend ... 
 
Our fellow Fremont Rotarian Hal, and Carl from Marion presented World Food Program at one of the breakout sessions.
 
District 6600 Conference 2017-05-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2017
Fremont Rotary Club sponsored three students to the 31st WCW focusing on "New Zealand: Fire and Ice" from May 11-13 at Defiance College.
 
Thank you to Rotarian Hal Hawk for coordinating this annual workshop, Rotarian Bob Parker and Past President Tom Hoffman for transporting the students.
 
Fremont Ross High School
Tristin Siedenburg and Tyree Edwards
 
Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School 
Austin Underwood
 
Students attended World Community Workshop Rotarian Hal Hawk 2017-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2017
What a celebration for Fremont Rotary Club to welcome Five new Rotarians into Rotary ... As of May 15th, our Club membership stands at 63.
 
Our Club began with 59 on July 1st, 2016, lost almost a handful.  Under the leadership of President Doug and President-Elect Scott (Club Membership Chair), we are gaining - eight todate, and more joining Rotary in June.  Thank You to fellow Fremont Rotarians for stepping up!
 
President-Elect Scott presiding the induction ceremony.
 
Sponsors introduced nominees.
 
Sponsors & New Rotarians.
 
Induction of New Members 2017-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by PP Cheryl Cotter on May 08, 2017
REPORT FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
  • Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education
  • Goals: to help seniors improve attendance, attitude, grades, and participation.
  • 19 students.
  • 19 mentors, 7 of whom are Rotarians. Mentors held weekly meetings with their students.
  • $1580 in donations received from 19 Rotarians to financially support the program.
  • Monthly group meetings were held September through May. Topics: the ACT, Career Exploration, College Applications, Scholarships, financial aid, and how to make a good first impression. In November the group toured Terra and were treated to a five-course etiquette luncheon at the Neeley Center. In December the Superintendent and Co-Chair held individual meetings with every student to get an update on their progress toward their post secondary goals and to provide each student with a holiday gift. In January there was a panel discussion about college life provided by former Ross HS graduates.
  • Students attended Rotary luncheon meetings throughout the year.
  • Nine students showed improvement in attendance.
  • Nine students had perfect behavior records for the entire year, with no disciplinary infractions.
  • Twelve students showed improvement in their grade point average.
  • College scholarships totaling $2350 were awarded to four students.
  • All of our students plan to continue their education or training, either at college or through the military.
  • CLICK Here to See the end of the year newsletter for more details.
Pictured during the scholarship presentation on May 8th are (left to right) Rotarian Dr. Traci McCaudy, Madison Tonkin ($500), Akari Rhea ($750), Alfredo Parraz ($1,000), Janelle Raby ($100.00 Del Schulz Special Award), and Club President Doug Beck.
 
ROTARY AWARDS STRIVE SCHOLARSHIPS PP Cheryl Cotter 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on May 08, 2017
The attached picture is of the Fremont Rotary Club Students of the Year for 2016-17.  These students were selected from among the Students of the Month for this school year. 
 
Left to Right:
Matalynn Overmyer - student of Fremont Ross High School
Chelsea Strickland - student of Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Center  
Dilia Samadova - student Terra State Community College
Elizabeth Sabel - Associate Dean of Students of TSCC
 
Not present in picture: 
Makenzie Reiter - student of St Joseph's Catholic Central
School Counselors:  Cori Foos - SJCC, Emily Huth - FRHS, Marla Marsh - VSCTC, Shirley Castillo - TSCC.
 
ROTARY AWARDS STUDENTS OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS Rotarian Roger Kuns 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Christie Weininger on May 01, 2017
Fremont Rotary Club is proud to present the winning essays from the Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest held at Fremont Middle School.
 
We would like to thank Principal Marjoe Cooper for his support, and Mrs. Polly Garlock, Grade 8 English Language Arts Teacher for assisting our Club in organizing the essay contest among her 8th grade students.
 
The 8th grade students were asked to submit an essay of 1,500 words on topic: “Rotary’s Four-Way Test and What it Means to the Conduct of my Daily Life”.
 
Rotarian Christie thanked the judges which comprises: Rotarian David Yonke, Past President Cheryl Cotter, and Immediate Past President Pam Hoesman for reading the submitted essays and picked the winners.
 
2nd Place Winner with $100 monetary award – Mattie Billow, 8th Grade Student from Fremont Middle School
 
1st Place Winner with $200 monetary award – Ethan Beardmore, 8th Grade Student from Fremont Middle School
 
Group Picture: 1st place winner-Ethan Beardmore, 2nd place winner-Mattie Billow, Rotarian Christie Weninger and President-Elect Scott Lang.
 
Fremont Rotary 4 Way Test Essay Contest 2017 Results Rotarian Christie Weininger 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on May 01, 2017
From Left to Right:
Andrea Revolt - Vanguard / Tech Center
Brianna Goodwin - Fremont Ross High School 
Molly Swint - St Joseph Central Catholic
President Elect Scott Lang
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for May 2017 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Christie Weininger on May 01, 2017
Fremont Rotary Club is proud to present the winning essays from the Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest held at Fremont Middle School.
 
We would like to thank Principal Marjoe Cooper for his support, and Mrs. Polly Garlock, Grade 8 English Language Arts Teacher for assisting our Club in organizing the essay contest among her 8th grade students.
 
The 8th grade students were asked to submit an essay of 1,500 words on topic: “Rotary’s Four-Way Test and What it Means to the Conduct of my Daily Life”.
 
Rotarian Christie thanked the judges which comprises: Rotarian David Yonke, Past President Cheryl Cotter, and Immediate Past President Pam Hoesman for reading the submitted essays and picked the winners.
 
 
2nd Place Winner with $100 monetary award – Mattie Billow, 8th Grade Student from Fremont Middle School
How long has it be since you’ve positively changed your life?  Do you think asking four questions can change and influence your life for the better?  The Four-Way Test challenges citizens of all ages; young and old to change for the better of their lives and those around them.  These four questions affect my daily life and hoe I conduct myself as a maturing young lady.  Truth, fairness, goodwill, strong friendships, and mutual benefits are anchors and structure to how we live within our world; if all are used together, we can compare them to the building a house or baking of a cake.  Within this essay I will try to enlighten you and teach you the way four simple questions affect me and how they could affect you too.
 
            What’s something your parents have always told you?  Maybe an idea or belief; maybe it’s good manners like opening doors for others?  Perhaps it was keeping a structured idea or plan and working the plan?  I was raised on the idea that truth and being honest would put me far in my life and wherever I am led.  The Four-Way Test asks this question; “Is it the truth?”.  As mentioned with the first paragraph, truth is the foundation of the house and the first ingredient in our cake analogies.  When building a house, you don’t want a damaged or potentially unsafe foundation for obvious reasons; the house will sink and be destroyed.  In a cake, you want it to rise and hold it’s shape right?  Who wants a sunk in, blob of a cake?  Our house and cake both involve the truth within these simple analogies; everything is built on the truth and trust.  Truth and trust go hand in hand: without the truth there is no trust.  If your friend was known for being untruthful and has lied to your face repeatedly, would you still believe what they say?  A few examples of our Four-Way Test question within a teenagers life is finding a $20 dollar bill on the ground and giving it to an adult to be returned to the proper owner, putting down false rumors you know aren’t true, and not cheating on tests and quizzes because it’s not the true grade that shows what you know and have earned.
 
            Imagine you’re having an awful day; you woke up late, your book bag ripped dumping your textbooks, folders, and notes in the wet grass.  Just as you’re picking your stuff up, a hand reaches down and helps you pick up your stuff; it was the girl you helped when her locker was jammed.  The next question asked is also important; “Will it build goodwill and better friendships?”.  Like I’ve done in the past two paragraphs, the analogies will be in a form of a house and a cake.  Goodwill is the skeleton of the house rising up from the foundation; giving the house it’s shape and structure.  When cooking a cake you reply on the pan to create the shape you desire and molds it into said shape.  Society no longer values goodwill to others like they used to.  If you saw an old woman struggling with something, you’d help right?  What if it was a 30 year old man struggling?  Would you help or walk past him?  Society has forgotten the true meaning of goodwill means; a simple meaning that can be as simple as being kind and caring to those who need it.  Just because someone isn’t frail and old doesn’t mean that they don’t need help every once in a while, we must remember we all have weaknesses; so why not be kind and compassionate to those who need it most?
 
            Have you ever had a friend who put their wishes first?  Maybe you planned a day for you two and what are the chances; her crush magically shows up and you’re the third-wheel.  My personal favorite, yourself and a sibling make plans to cover for each other; you do the laundry but they didn’t do the dishes for you, now you’re grounded and they get off without any trouble.  “Will it be beneficial for all concerned?”.  Mutual benefits is the drywall, paint, lighting, and everything that makes the house elegant or humble; but if mutual benefits aren’t mutual they can do damage.  Let’s return to the cake analogy; you always let the cake cool before you put on icing to prevent it from becoming a runny gross mess right?  When you wait the icing remains beautiful and elegant on the cake.  Positive examples of mutual benefits is a job.  If you work outside to help your elderly neighbors with things like their lawn, getting their mail for them, even taking out their trash you’re doing something that benefits you by doing positive work in your community and helping those who need it while also getting exercise.  So why not go out within your community and do activities that will benefit you and your community.  Good examples of beneficial activities you can do are working in a local soup kitchen or volunteering in an animal shelter; these help your communities greatly while teaching you to give back and learning ethics.
 
            In conclusion, four questions could change how you live your daily life.  In all honesty, if everyone in the world used these four questions to positively change, would you see a difference in your life?  A final reference to our analogy of the house and cake are wrapped up and are finished; the house stands tall and proud while the cake is dainty and elegant.  Imagine a world where no one was above or below another, goodwill ensuring no one would struggle again.  Mutual benefits protecting the desires of everyone.  Wouldn’t that be an ideal world?  Why wouldn’t you want to change for the better?  It all starts with one person; why not you?
 
 
1st Place Winner with $200 monetary award – Ethan Beardmore, 8th Grade Student from Fremont Middle School
Even before I decided to write this essay I’ve tried to live my life in a way that won’t just help myself but help others.  I think this is how everyone should think and behave.  Sadly, in today’s day and age a lot of people, adults all the way down to children, don’t think this way.  The world runs on money and making money.  That’s why a lot of people just want to think about themselves because they think it will make them rich, therefore, making them happy.  But I feel that money can sometimes bring the worst out of people.  When I become older all I want is enough money to be comfortable with my job, house, and expenses.  If I do this I will be able to live the life I want to live and follow the “Four-Way Test”.  Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build good-will and better friendships?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
            Is it the truth?  This is a question I ask myself all the time to make sure I am really telling the truth.  Telling the truth is one of my biggest moral values, so the couple times I remember lying I remember feeling extremely guilty and disappointed in myself.  But you can get in a situation where you’re not quite sure what the correct choice is, so you have a few options.  What you can do is ask yourself a few simple questions, such as: ”How will this decision affect others?  Am I considering how this will make people feel?  Will I be proud to tell my parents or teacher this?.”  These are all good questions to ask yourself when in a situation with a crucial outcome.
 
            “When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad.” –Abraham Lincoln.
I think this great quote from Abraham Lincoln shows how I feel when I tell the truth and when I lie.  Telling the truth is very important because it will affect your friendships, your family, your community, and your future.  Little choices can have a huge effect on ourselves and others.  So that previous statement makes seeing my peers lie interesting.  If they are going to lie, it is not a good choice because someone is eventually going to find out and they are going to have big consequences now or later in life if they don’t stop immediately.
 
            “I believe that in the end the truth will conquer.” –John Wycliffe
This quote helps me in my daily life by showing me that honesty is the best policy and that I should be honest and tell the truth in all situations.
 
            Is it fair to all concerned?  What fairness means to me is playing fair and by the rules, admitting when you are wrong, caring and including others, and most of all making sure all others are treated with kindness and respect.  When people aren’t treated with fairness, bad things happen.  Several wars have begun because people have felt that haven’t been treated with fairness.  This shows how fairness can make the world a peaceful place.
 
            Also, the word fairness also reminds me of the scales of justice.  Each side is balanced, and gets even quantity of whatever the debate is over.  Being a fair person is one important ingredient in being a good person.  Being a fair person make a good quality in a friend and to an employer later in life.  So, being fair is also very important to me.
 
            Will it build good-will and better friendships?  Being a true friend means being helpful, sticking up for your friend, listening well, and being honest.  In my daily life, having my friends makes things a lot easier, such as school.  School is so much better with good, trustworthy friends because in school after you learn in your classes, you then get to hand out with your friends at lunch and after school.  School without friends would be really boring for me personally.  Starting a new friendship can be awesome and turning that friendship into a great one takes work.  But having good friends who support you can be important in life especially if you get yourself in a rough situation.  So knowing this makes me strive to be a good person and an even better friend to all.
 
            Is it beneficial to all concerned?  Beneficial is defined as something being helpful.  This concept relates to the three questions as in, I think that it is important that more people think about the things they say and do to more considerate.  I remember when I was younger my kindergarten teacher told me a phrase that I still use today to try only beneficial things.  The phrase was “If you don’t’ have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  I also think that everybody needs criticism, but when some people try and give positive criticism they only tend to hurt the other person’s feelings.  Even though others may see this specific subject as not important compared to the other questions of the “Four-Way Test,” I feel that nay way I can help others is beneficial to my community at large.
 
            One of my biggest goals in life currently is to help others.  I want to reach a little goal before going for bigger ones.  I am thinking this way because I like to accomplish smaller tasks that work towards achieving my bigger goal.  Using the “Four-Way Test” in my daily life will enable me to be a better more thoughtful person.  So when I apply the Four-Way Test to my lifestyle I feel like it creates better ideas, good communication, and a brighter future for me and our world.
 
 
Group Picture: 1st place winner-Ethan Beardmore, 2nd place winner-Mattie Billow, Rotarian Christie Weninger and President-Elect Scott Lang.
 
Fremont Rotary 4 Way Test Essay Contest 2017 Announcement Rotarian Christie Weininger 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
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Just a reminder that the last STRIVE Meeting of this school year is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd, 8:15-9:00 am, in the Ross Library. The Agenda is attached. 
 
Breakfast will be catered by Ole Zim's, all students will receive an award of participation, scholarship winners will be recognized and we will have cake and end of the year gifts for students. 
 
All mentors are invited to attend.
 
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Our Club celebrated 91st anniversary 2017-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 24, 2017
So what actually happened at the social evening last Monday (Apr 24) at The Garrison?  It was well attended by 19 Rotarians, 3 potential members, 6 spouses, 2 guests and 1 AG Keith!  It was so good, no picture was taken during that night.  Fellowship continued beyond 7 pm ... just asked those who seated around the bar that night. blush
 
YES ... there is another Social Evening scheduled on Monday, May 22 at Chateau Tebeau, 5:30-7 pm.  This will be the last under Doug's presidency year.  Sign Up is on.  Don't miss out another chance for fun and fellowship ... some light drinking. wink
 
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Posted on Apr 18, 2017

FREMONT - The Easter Bunny made a special visit to Spiegel Grove Tuesday as the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums hosted a post-holiday egg hunt for School of Hope students.

About 40 Hayes Elementary School students helped their School of Hope friends with the egg hunt, organized by the Fremont Rotary Club.

School of Hope, run by the Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities, provides individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with access to services designed to will enhance the quality of their everyday lives.

Hayes Elementary counselor Kari Hatfield said the Hayes Helpers Team gave up their recess hour to make the trip to Spiegel Grove.

Multicolored eggs were placed around the Hayes presidential grounds as students fanned out to find the hidden treasures.

"They're excited and eager to help," Hatfield said.

After all the eggs were collected, Hayes Elementary and School of Hope students played games together.

Special events/volunteer coordinator Joan Eckermann dressed up as the Easter Bunny and posed for pictures with some of the students.

She held Easter baskets in each hand as she walked with students around the grounds.

Kelsie Overmyer of Woodville brought her son, Oliver, a pre-K student, to the event.

Overmyer said this was the first year her 5-year-old son had taken an interest in Easter egg hunts, both at home and at the Hayes museum.

"He was actually putting eggs into the basket instead of throwing them back in the yard. So, it was a success," Overmyer said.

Daniel Carson, Reporter of The News-Messenger

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Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on Apr 10, 2017
From Left to Right:
Patrick Cool - St Joseph Central Catholic
Clair Elder - Fremont Ross High School 
Scott Brown - Vanguard / Tech Center
Mathew Kaiser - Terra State Community College
President Elect Scott Lang
 
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for April 2017 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by PP Cheryl Cotter on Apr 03, 2017
We had six STRIVE students from Fremont Ross High School attend as guests at today’s Rotary luncheon (from left to right):
James Gibson, James Carr, Jaylen Stallworth, Akari Rhea, Jasmine Smith, President Elect Scott Lang, and Myles Peters.  
Not in the picture: Mrs. Susan Frye and Mr. Justin Eilrich from Fremont City Schools.
 
STRIVE Students' visit to Fremont Rotary Lunch Meeting PP Cheryl Cotter 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Fremont Rotary 4 Way Test Speech Contest Rotarian Angie Morelock and Tim Ellenberger 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Thank You Card from Students of the Month 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 03, 2017
We received a very nice Thank You Note from Rotarian Adam Holmes of Sandusky Rotary Club who visited us on March 27th, 2017.
 
 
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Rotary Club Sponsors Literacy Program Fremont City Schools Newsletter - Oct 2016 2017-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
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Fremont Rotary Club would like to extend greatest appreciation and gratitude towards the following establishments hosting our Club, members and guests early this year:
 
1)  Lunch Meeting Venue Host on January 9th - Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers, Rotarian Greg Edinger and his team of staffs.  Rotarian in charge: Angie Morelock.
 
2)  Lunch Meeting Venue Host on January 23rd - ProMedica Memorial Hospital, former Fremont Rotarian Pam Jensen, Diane Arbogast, Deb Cheque, and Jodi Rucker.  Rotarian in charge: Bob and Eliot Parker.
 
3)  Lunch Meeting Host on February 6th - Fremont Fire Department, Chief David Foos, Firemen of Fremont Central Fire Station, and Carbo Forge.  Rotarian in charge: Rick Egbert.
 
4)  Lunch Meeting Host on February 13th - Terra State Community College/Terra College Foundation, Cory Stine, and Holly Hoffman.  Rotarian in charge: Andy Brown.
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Posted on Mar 27, 2017
Tyler Nason of SJCC for January
Daniel Foos of SJCC for February
Makenzie Reiter of SJCC for March
 
Alleynah Wagner of Terra for January
Melinda Smith of Terra for February
 
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Posted by Craig Shoup of The News Messenger on Mar 20, 2017

FREMONT - A Sandusky County police chief said law enforcement has become "complacent" in battling the drug epidemic that has scourged the county, leaving about two dozen dead from overdoses in 2016.

Gibsonburg Police Chief Paul Whitaker, speaking to the Fremont Rotary Club on Monday, said that county police departments are moving forward in the wake of former Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer's corruption, working together to combat the drug problem with a better-funded and equipped task force focused on making drug arrests.

"Years ago, when somebody would overdose because of an illicit drug, police would hear about it and talk about it for two weeks. Now when someone talks about an overdose death, I'm hearing my officers say, 'Which one is that?'" Whitaker said. "Even we've become complacent. It's become commonplace."

The Sandusky County Drug Task Force was formed in December 2015, but has been fading slowly due to a lack of funding.

On May 2, voters in Sandusky County will decide on a 0.55-mill levy that would generate $697,000 annually for five years and provide more full-time task force staffing, an additional assistant county prosecutor to handle drug cases, and more funding to combat drug-related cases.

Whitaker shared in his Rotary talk why the levy is needed.

"Fremont is a hub," Whitaker said. "We need to address this with supply and demand."

The police chief said taking drug dealers off the street and making it difficult for them to sell in Sandusky County will help curtail many problems the drug epidemic has created.

The epidemic is causing a ripple effect in the community, with many crimes linked to drug abuse.

Whitaker said many users will get hooked through pain medication, and when they are unable to get a prescription, begin to steal prescriptions from family members.

"Soon they are cut off from family, and then they call a guy that knows a guy that can relieve them of their pain, which is heroin," Whitaker said.

Whitaker said the county has always been a hub, citing a 2005 bust by state law-enforcement of cocaine coming into a barn on County Road 32 in Gibsonburg, where the drug was being cut with other substances and sent to Detroit for sale.

Whitaker said arresting users is not the answer to curtailing the drug epidemic because drug addicts are the "symptom" of the bigger problem, which is the dealers and suppliers taking advantage of the lack of a drug task force in Sandusky County.

Whitaker speaks to Rotary on need for drug task force levy Craig Shoup of The News Messenger 2017-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on Mar 13, 2017
From Left to Right:
President Doug Beck
Joell Starks - Fremont Ross High School 
Dilafruz Samadova - Terra State Community College
Elizabeth Welty - Vanguard / Tech Center
Makenzie Reiter - St Joseph Central Catholic
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for March 2017 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian David Yonke, The News Messenger on Feb 28, 2017

FREMONT - Six Ross High School students competed in the Fremont Rotary Club's "Four-Way Speech Contest" on Monday, with senior Grant Gallagher taking the first-place prize of $300 for his talk titled "Hook, Line and Sinker."

The contest, held Monday, allotted students five to seven minutes each to give unique talks that cover the four points of Rotary's Four-Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Gallagher spoke with enthusiasm about the benefits of fishing, giving such examples as how spending time on the water can build friendships and how everyone can benefit by helping to preserve nature and the environment. He will go on to compete in a regional Rotary Four-Way Test Speech competition in Van Wert on April 8.

Finishing second was Clarita Diaz, a junior at Ross, who was awarded $200, and third place went to junior McKayla Henry, who won $100.  Tied for fourth were senior Alfred Parraz and juniors Savannah Krueger and Jazmin Bulger.

The event, held at Fremont Country Club, was the third annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest sponsored by the Fremont Rotary Club.

Thank You to our co-chairs, Rotarian Tim Ellenberge and Rotarian Angie Morelock.

6 students compete in Fremont Rotary speech contest Rotarian David Yonke, The News Messenger 2017-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on Feb 13, 2017
From Left to Right:
President-Elect Scott Lang
Andrea Rodrigues - Vanguard / Tech Center
Melinda Smith - Terra State Community College
Nick Arnold - Fremont Ross High School 
 
not in the picture from St Joseph Central Catholic
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for February 2017 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2017-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Douglas Beck, recipient of the Award of Excellence, is president of Beck Suppliers and was the 2016 President of Rotary Club. He is a long-time supporter of Boy Scouts of America and Back to the Wild, plus serves on the Board of Sandco Industries.
 
Congratulation to our Club President Doug Beck 2017-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2017
FREMONT - The Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce honored several of its members at the chamber's 71st Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday night.
 
Three businesses received the Member of the Year Awards: Small Division – Anjulina's Catering and Banquet Hall; Medium Division – Fremont ACE Hardware; and Large Division – Century Die Company.
 
Jody Clark was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award; Douglas Beck received the Award of Excellence; Christie Weininger received the Clark Ambassador Award; and Marc Glotzbecker was presented with the Distinguished Service Award.
 
More than 200 people attended the event held in the Neeley Center at Terra State Community College.
 
Clark, chairwoman of the Chamber's Ambassador Committee, was recognized for her devotion to the general welfare of the county. She is a Sandusky County Relay For Life Committee Member and Luminary Chairperson, Northwest Ohio Territory Lead for the American Cancer Society, Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund, Erie County's Making Strides event committee member, Sandusky County Humane Society's Whiskers and Whine Committee, and Soroptimist International (currently District Director). For her own Relay for Life Team, she has created a successful fundraiser called "Bags, Baubles & Bubbly, a Girls Night Out", which is going into its 6th year and has raised over $55,000 to support the mission of the American Cancer Society.
 
Beck, recipient of the Award of Excellence, is president of Beck Suppliers and was the 2016 President of Rotary Club. He is a long-time supporter of Boy Scouts of America and Back to the Wild, plus serves on the Board of Sandco Industries.
 
Weininger, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, received the Clark Ambassador Award. She was noted for her 2016 work in promoting and representing Sandusky County through her efforts in organizing the centennial celebration of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums.
 
Marc Glotzbecker was presented with the Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to his community and area involvement. He serves on the Mental Health Board, and is involved with the Fremont City Schools Mentoring Program, Gibsonburg Community Corp., Sandusky County Economic Development Practitioners Group, and Gibsonburg Lions Club. Also on Sept. 11, 2016, his hard work paid off and the Public Safety Service Memorial was dedicated in Gibsonburg.
 
At the dinner, the chamber celebrated its 2016 accomplishments and provided an outlook for 2017 to their members. 
 
In addition, the chamber recognized volunteers and the board of trustees. The chamber welcomed incoming 2017 Board of Trustees members David Amarante, Thomas Bowlus, Angie Chlosta, Nichole Nitschke, and Dan Polter. Jodi Albright of Croghan Colonial Bank will serve as board chairwoman for 2017.
 
For more information call 419-332-1591 or visit www.scchamber.org (http://www.scchamber.org).
 
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Christie Weininger, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, received the Clark Ambassador Award. She was noted for her 2016 work in promoting and representing Sandusky County through her efforts in organizing the centennial celebration of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums.
 
Congratulation to Rotarian Christie Weiniger 2017-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Sheri Trusty, Correspondent 9:03 a.m. ET Jan. 1, 2017
 
FREMONT - Three years ago, Crown Battery owner Hal Hawk connected with the United Nations World Food Programme in an effort to fight hunger around the world from his hometown of Fremont. Hawk and his friend Carl Hughes — both John Carroll University graduates and Rotary International members — created a WFP Fellowship Program at John Carroll that gives students the opportunity to work with the World Food Programme in Rome or Washington, D.C.
 
The program allows the students to gain experience in policy and international development program administration. The most unique aspect of the fellowship program is that it is completely self-funded.
 
“We put together a fully funded fellowship program. No money for it comes from the World Food Programme,” Hawk said. “Many people want to place students, but they want a stipend. Now our program is used as a template (for other universities).”
 
WFP provides food to needy people in countries around the world in an effort to not only feed them but to also help stifle violence.
 
“The World Food Programme says that hungry people do desperate things. If we can feed them, maybe we can stop them from doing some of the desperate things around the world,” Hawk said.
 
“They go any place there’s an emergency need, most notably in Syria. When there was an earthquake in Nepal, the World Food Programme hired Sherpas to carry 500 kilograms of food in.”
 
Fremont native Hal Hawk visits Rome, where a program he helped to create allows students to work with the United Nations World Fellowship Programme . (Photo: Submitted)
 
The idea for the fellowship program was inspired during a trip to Rome.
 
“We were in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a John Carroll graduate, and Carl Hughes mentioned he was going to visit a friend with the World Food Programme,” Hawk said. “I told Carl, if you have a close friend at the World Food Programme, John Carroll should be involved.”
 
The fellowship program is in its third year, and from the onset, it drew a lot of interest from students wanting to participate. Each year, two students are chosen to work through the summer in Rome, and two are chosen to work in Washington, D.C.
 
“In our first year, we had 95 people apply for four spots,” Hawk said.
 
Last year, Hawk made another trip to Rome to get a firsthand look at the students’ progress.
 
“Rome is so beautiful. It is my favorite place to visit now,” he said. “We had dinner with the two students. They were loving their life there.”
 
Hawk and Hughes enlisted the help of their local Rotary clubs to help fund the program.
 
“We challenged the Rotary to give up a lunch once a year and give the funds to the World Food Programme. If we all gave up a lunch, we could raise 15 to 17 million dollars,” Hawk said.
 
The men first challenged their own local clubs. The Fremont Rotary club raised $635 in one year, and Hughes’ Maumee club raised $1,235. Now the men want to take the challenge around the world.
 
“We’re working with the district governor in Rome,” Hawk said.
 
Contact News-Messenger correspondent Sheri Trusty at sheri.trusty@gmail.com or 419-639-0662.
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Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on Jan 08, 2017
From left to right
Alfredo Parraz - Fremont Ross High School 
Alleynah Wagner - Gibsonburg / Terra State Community College
Juan Cortez - Terra State Community College - December student of the month
Tyler Nason - St Joseph Central Catholic
Chelsea Strickland - Vanguard / Tech Center
President Elect Scott Lang, President of Motion Controls Robotics, Inc 
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for January 2017 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2017-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
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Our Club donated approximately $100 in gifts to 9 children aged 12 and under; $50 gift card for one child aged 13; $100 gifts for one senior plus $50 Kroger card for one senior; and $100 Kroger cards for each of three families this year.
 
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all Rotarians involved in this project, who organized, purchased gifts, wrapped gifts, and donated gifts to this project!   This year’s Rotary volunteers included:
Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk, Committee Chair —purchased, wrapped gifts, and organized
Rotarian Hal and Diane Hawk—purchased, wrapped, and DONATED gifts
IPP Pam Hoesman—purchased and wrapped gifts
Rotarian Scott and Shannen Lang—purchased, wrapped, and DONATED gifts
Rotarian Angie Morelock—purchased and wrapped gifts
Rotarian Patti Powers—purchased and wrapped gifts
Rotarian Angelica Rinehart—purchased and wrapped gifts
Rotarian Jim and Mary Yeager—purchased, wrapped, and DONATED gifts
 
We should all be proud to belong to an organization with such giving hearts!  Happy New Year to all!
 
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25 Rotarians and 19 guests attended this year's annual party at Fremont Country Club from 6:30-8:30 pm.  It was an enjoyable evening for everyone who enjoyed the delicious food, sipping drinks, entertained by The Davenport Twin, exchanging gifts with lots of laughs, and not to mention some good old fellowship!
 
Thank you to President Doug who bough everyone a round of drink, Cheers!
Thank you to FCC and staffs who provided great support.
Thank you to Rotarian Peggy, CJ, PP Ralph and PP Charlotte for organizing the evening.
 
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Posted on Dec 11, 2016
Rotarian Andy Brown, on behalf of Fremont Rotary Club and Sandusky County Park District delivered all donations to the Sandusky Country Food Pantry on Monday, December 12th. 
 
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Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on Dec 11, 2016
From left to right
Vanguard - Corban Trick
SJCC - Gianna Cullen
Ross - Nathanial Mayle
Fremont Rotary Club President Doug Beck
(not in the picture: Juan Cortez from Terra State Community College)
 
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for December 2016 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2016-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Both Rotary and Fremont Rotary Club are so lucky having recruited Iracema and Otto as Rotarians recently.
 
They were the program speakers at the lunch meeting last Monday, December 5th.  They did a slide presentation about who they are, where they were born, how they met, what they have been doing, and why they picked Fremont ten years ago.  
 
Seriously you have to be there for these special program presentation by our fellow Rotarians.  So far you have missed the father-son team by Bob and Eliot Parker in Nov and the power couple by Iracema and Otto last Monday.  There will be more of these presentations next March onwards.  You won't want to miss the future ones.
 
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It is confirmed our Club’s bell ringing collection on December 2nd was $1,771.31. 
 
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU again to all bell ringers 2016: PP Ralph, IPP Pam H, PE Scott, Bob and Nancy Parker, Roger, Angelica, Kellie, President Doug and Michelle Beck, PP Dick, Laurie, Bob M, PP Barry, PP Willson, PP Charlotte, PP Tony, CJ, Dave F, Iracema, Otto and Andrea Gonzalez.
 
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Fremont Rotary Club joined Sandusky County Park District at the Holiday Parade 2016-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 02, 2016
Our Club organized a month long campaign, and collected approximately 1 Big box of non-perishable food items and total $2,000 in gift cards, checks and cash from 24 Rotarians this year.  Wonderful coordination effort by Rotarian Andy Brown, Peg Hirt and Laurie Sistrunk.
 
Thank You Fellow Fremont Rotarians 2016-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 01, 2016
19 Rotarians and 3 family members volunteered as bell ringers this year.  They started ringing the bells from 9 am to 7 pm on Friday, December 2nd, at both entrances of Walmart.  Thank You to Past President Barry for coordinating the sign up.
 
THANK YOU to all bell ringers 2016: PP Ralph, IPP Pam H, PE Scott, Bob and Nancy Parker, Roger, Angelica, Kellie, President Doug and Michelle Beck, PP Dick, Laurie, Bob M, PP Barry, PP Willson, PP Charlotte, PP Tony, CJ, Dave F, Iracema, Otto and Andrea Gonzalez.
 
There were glazed donuts given out during bell ringing.  Also there was a rumor that some bell ringers received "special delivery" of hot beverages.
 
Thank You to All Bell Ringers 2016 2016-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 27, 2016
Sold out 100 squares at $30 each, and we raised $3,000.  There were 17 winners from the board game result.  Also there were many ad-hoc winners after “guessing” the correct trivial answers prepared by Past President Dick Binau. 
 
Past President Dick Binau did a fantastic job running the result show again.  This year his helpers are IT guru PE Scott Lang and PP Tom Hoffman.  Special Thank You to PP Dick, who also donated a special framed OSU picture for auction, and the winner was Rotarian Laurie.
 
Also the Club would like to extend its “Thank You” to the generosity of fellow Rotarians who bought extra squares.
 
Brief History:
The University of Ohio State (OSU) vs University of Michigan (UM) Lotto is an annual Fund raising and FUN event.  It is being held at our Club’s Monday lunch meeting immediately after the weekend of the college football game between OSU and UM.  This event has been in place for many years - this is one of those "grandfather" projects that started by former Rotarian Dr. John Zimmerman.
 
Each Fremont Rotarian is committed One (1) square, and the rest are open for any interested members.  Each year 50% goes to the Winner Payout System and 50% goes directly into the Club.  *Effective Rotary year 2016-17, the 50% fund is designated towards "Centennial Fund".
 
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Posted on Nov 27, 2016
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Our very own DG Do was featured in The Rotarian magazine December 2016 issue under Member Spotlight (to be exact - on page 11!)  He is a very inspiring and remarkable Rotarian, not to mention a great friend to many of us who got to know him.  We are so proud to refer him as our fellow Rotarian and so glad he is one of us - always taking action and service to others.
 

THE ROTARIAN 

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Thank You Card from Student of the Month 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 20, 2016
Rotarian David Yonke was our program speaker last Monday, November 21.  He shared with us about his upbringing, whereabouts and how he landed in Fremont.  Then he told us how he became the book author of "Sin, Shame & Secrets: A True Story of the Murder of a Nun, the Conviction of a Priest, and the Cover-up in the Catholic Church" and accompanied by pictures presentation of the crime scenes.  The true crime book tells the story of the murder of an elderly nun in a hospital chapel on Holy Saturday 1980; the cover-up involving police and the church, and the arrest by cold-case detectives 24 years later of a Catholic priest in Toledo.  
Check out this website for about Rotarian David and his books https://www.amazon.com/David-Yonke/e/B00Q53RK6S
 
An Author among Fremont Rotarians 2016-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulation to Students of the Month for November 2016 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
November 14th Lunch Meeting 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 13, 2016
Former Rotarian Greg Kuns was our program speaker last Monday, and he was introduced by SAA CJ.  
 
He talked how his hobby of traveling to Europe became his business.  Check out his company's website Pinnacle Travel & Tours http://www.pinnaclepilgrimages.com 
Greg is the proud papa of our fellow Rotarian Roger Kuns!
 
Program Presentation on November 14th 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by STRIVE Committee on Nov 08, 2016
Extracted from FCS Facebook page.
Ross High School:
STRIVE students went to Terra State Community College for a Campus Visit. Students were given interactive demonstrations in Welding, Computer Information Technology, Medical Assisting and Health Information Technology. Students were able to learn about the possibilities of attending college. Lastly, students attended an Etiquette Luncheon that taught them the dos and don'ts of appropriate dining.
 
 
 
STRIVE Students visit Terra State Community College STRIVE Committee 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Program Committee on Nov 06, 2016
The Father-Son Rotarian - Bob and Eliot Parker shared some of their stories with us at lunch meeting, and it gave us some very interesting insight of them.  
 
p.s. The next "Getting To Know Our Fellow Rotarians" will be held on December 5th.
 
Getting To Know Our Fellow Rotarians Program Committee 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 30, 2016
Fremont Rotary Club President Doug and Rotarians had the pleasure of hosting the local service club presidents at our weekly lunch meeting.  
 
Our Club started its tradition since August 2013.  The purposes were simply have better understanding among the local service clubs and what they were doing, build great relationship through service and fellowship.  
 
 
The National Exchange Club – a service organization throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, was founded in 1911 in Detroit, Michigan by businessmen who wanted to “exchange” ideas on making their community better, the Exchange Club moved its headquarters to Toledo in 1917.
 
The Exchange Club of Fremont
Exchange Club of Fremont – President David Thornbury and President-Elect Jill Simpson
 
 
Kiwanis International – an international, coeducational service club, was founded 1915 in Detroit, Michigan.  It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and is found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas.
 
Kiwanis Club of Fremont, Ohio (currently 70 members)
Kiwanis Club of Fremont – President Jodi Albright
 
 
Lions Clubs International – a secular, non-political service organization founded by Melvin Jones on June 7, 1917.  Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.
 
Fremont Lions Club
  • Meets 1st, 3rd Tuesday @ 12 noon, at Fremont Eagles Aerie, 2570 W State St.  *5th Tuesday is a business meeting.
  • CURRENT Club President is Harry Sargeant
  • Term: July 1 to June 30
  • Founded: 1929.
  • Club Website: n/a
  • Club Facebook:  Fremont OH Lions Club  https://www.facebook.com/Fremont-OH-Lions-Club-516009185222374/
Fremont Lions Club – President Harry Sargeant
 
 
Soroptimist International – a worldwide volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local community and throughout the world, founded in 1921.  Headquartered in Philadelphia.
 
Fremont Soroptimist (currently 38 members)
Soroptimist of Fremont – President Mary Ann Vogenthaler and President-Elect Denise Burns
 
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Special Visitors at lunch meeting 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2016
Our fellow Rotarian Tim, Angie, Peggy, IPP Pam and PP Cheryl together with Mrs. Kim Beardmore, coordinator from FCS talked to students from 19 classes at the Ross High School about the 4 Way Test Speech Contest Guideline on Wednesday, October 25th.  
 
This is the 3rd year organized by our Club and co-chair by Rotarian Tim and Angie.
  • Local winners are eligible to receive CASH awards of $300, $200, and $100.
  • The first place winner of the Fremont contest is eligible to participate in the District competition with additional cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200. In the event the first place winner of the Fremont contest is unable to participate in the District competition, the runner-up winner will be offered a chance to compete there.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, February 27, 2017 Speech contest held at the Rotary Club luncheon meeting at Fremont Country Club (transportation provided, if needed). You and your two guests will receive a free lunch at the Country Club prior to the contest.
 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.  For local 1st place winner, District competition is in Van Wert, Ohio (transportation provided, if needed). (Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 State Route 118 South Van Wert, Ohio.)
 
4WT Speech Contest presentation at Ross High School Rotarian Angie Morelock 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by PP Cheryl Cotter on Oct 23, 2016
We had six STRIVE students attend as guests at today’s Rotary luncheon: James Carr, Akari Rhea, Makayla Dahm, Myles Peters, Kieler Foster, and Jonathan Carr.
 
STRIVE Students' Visit PP Cheryl Cotter 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 16, 2016
So what exactly happened at the 6th Annual Chili Cook Off.  The reasons of the success for this annual event:
1) Attended by 22 Rotarians, 5 spouses and 1 grandson of PP Willson.  Very happy to see Ron, Eliot, Iracema and Otto enjoying themselves.
 
2) 14 Rotarians and guests missed the event.  (Could it be because they had to attend the Cleveland Indians game?)
3) PP Ralph led the Social Committee in organizing this annual event.  PP Ralph and Rina did a wonderful job of setting up and everything was ready to go by 5:30 pm.  
 
4) AG Keith likes chili so he visited our event 2nd year around.  So did everyone in attendance!
 
5) President Elect Scott stepped in on behalf of President Doug (who was not feeling well) started the event by welcoming everyone and thanked the organizers.
 
6) Ten chili entries including 1st timer contestants: the father and son team - Bob and Eliot, PP Dan Lease, PP Brian; former winners PP Willson, Rina Oxley, LaRoy, CJ; plus repeat entries: Angelica, IPP Pam, IPP Charlotte.
 
7) CJ ran 50/50 and sold $106 in tickets.  Lucky winner of $53 was PP Charlotte.
 
8) Winner of this year's cook off is Rina Oxley (for the 4th time in six years).
9) There was a lot of beers and wine going on.  Everyone was in very good spirit.  Nothing but Fun, Fellowship and Chili Tasting.
 
10)  YES … it is confirmed the 7th Annual Chili Cook Off will be held in October 2017!  
 
FOR MORE PICTURES, CHECK OUT OUR CLUB'S FACEBOOK PAGE OR PHOTO ALBUMS ON OUR CLUB'S WEBSITE!!!!!!
 
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Winner of the 6th Annual Chili Cook Off is ... 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 09, 2016
Rotarian Angie Morelock introduced her boss who is also our fellow Rotarian Greg Edinger, who is the Superintendent of Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers.  Greg shared the latest news about VSCT and Five year goals.  One word: Impressive!
Check out their website: http://www.vscc.k12.oh.us/DISTRICT/supt.html 
 
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Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on Oct 09, 2016
From Left to Right:
Matallyn Overmyer - Fremont Ross,
Austin Underwood - Saint Joseph Central Catholic,
Justin Moyer - Vanguard Career Tech Center,
Ann Libben - Terra Community College,
Doug Beck - Rotary President
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for October 2016 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2016-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Program Speaker Fire Chief Dave Foos 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Sophia is the Student of the Month for September 2016 from SJCC.  She is the daughter of proud parents Rotarian Vince and Karla Militello.
 
 
Thank You Card from Sophia Militello 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 02, 2016
New Rotarian Eliot Parker, son of Rotarian Bob & Nancy Parker and grandson of former Rotarian Jerry & Mary Lou Parker.  His sponsor is Rotarian Bob and both sharing the same classification: Finance-Service.
From Left: Rotarian Bob, Mary Lou, Nancy, Rotarian Eliot, Jerry, and President Doug.
 
WELCOME New Rotarian Eliot Parker 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by PP Cheryl Cotter on Oct 02, 2016
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This year the Rotary Club of Fremont embarked on a new annual event to generate funds to contribute to our community. This project, called “Blues, Brews, and Brats,” was completed under the leadership of Club President Doug Beck and Event Chairs Tim Ellenberger and Tom Hoffman.
 
Advance work on Blues, Brews, and Brats began in March with a number of sub committees appointed to spearhead our efforts. Marketing was achieved through billboards, the news media, posters, social media, and at community sites where tickets were sold. The event eventually involved almost every Club member. In advance of the event, nineteen area businesses and individuals, most involving Rotarians, provided sponsorships, and an additional nine businesses provided supplies, equipment, and/or services at no charge.
 
Planning culminated with the execution of the event in downtown Fremont on the evening of August 20, with music provided by three blues bands. A selection of craft and standard beers, premium cigars, and grilled brats were available for purchase. Service was provided by 50 volunteers, including 30 Club members, 16 friends and family, and four members of the Waterville Rotary Club. Rain adversely effected attendance, yet there were still 280 attendees. Tickets sold in advance totaled 315, and 68 were sold at the door.
 
The project was a success, with a netprofit of $7556. Food and paper projects left over after the event were donated to the Liberty Center, a facility for homeless families. The proceeds of the event will go to the Club’s Centennial Fund and to ongoing Club projects.
 
 
First Fremont Rotary's Blues Brews & Brats PP Cheryl Cotter 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Immediate Past President Pam Hoesman on Sep 25, 2016
Literacy is one of Rotary’s Six major areas of Focus.  I am sure that it is no secret to anyone here today that the ability to read has a profound effect on a person’s success throughout their lifetime.  

A quick internet search for facts about literacy brings up these chilling statistics:
 
 
Literacy statistics and juvenile court
•    85 percent of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate.
•    Illiteracy and crime are closely related. The Department of Justice states, "The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure." Over 70% of inmates in America's prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level.
 
According to the National Education Association, children who read frequently develop stronger reading skills.  
 
The U. S. Department of Education found that, generally, the more students read for fun, the higher their reading scores.  
 
**THE GOAL OF OUR LITERACY PROJECT is to help our children develop a LOVE OF READING, both for their own personal development, and for the good of our community as a whole.
 
Short History – The Fremont Rotary Literacy Project started in the fall of 2013 and was made possible by a grant from Gannett/New Messenger.  The first year we read at one school, Atkinson.  The second year, we added two additional schools, Stamm and Washington, so now we are reading in the schools about 150 times each school year, and donating a total of about 150 books to those classrooms.
 
The book that we start with each year is titled, Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure.  It is the story of a young entrepreneur who starts an apple dumpling business. With the guidance of a mysterious voice conveying the Four-Way Test, he turns his venture into a wonderful success and makes friends along the way.  With this book, we are introducing the children of Fremont not only to the joy of reading, but also to Rotary’s ideals and values.
 
We have some guests with us today from the Fremont City Schools who will tell us more about the literacy program and its impact.
Denice Hirt, Director of Curriculum,
Christine Oravets, Principal Washington and former Principal of Stamm,
and student Jaila Frymire.

 
Angie Morelock was our Literacy program Chair during the 2015-2016 school year. 
 
And finally, our new Literacy Program chair, Patti Powers.
 
Rotary Literacy Program Kicked Off Immediate Past President Pam Hoesman 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Club Membership Committee Members met and discussed something special coming soon... President Elect Scott Lang 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Angie Morelock, 2015-2016 Literacy Program Chair on Sep 25, 2016
The success of the 2015-2016 Rotary Literacy Program was due in large part to the many volunteers who went into the 19 classrooms at Atkinson, Stamm and Washington schools.  There were many Rotarians themselves who read on behalf of the club, but in addition, there were many others who allowed their employees and colleagues to read on behalf of Rotary.  Of course, we can’t forget the friends of Rotary who participated, OR our family members who also helped out!  Your time and commitment to the program is great appreciated!  
 
 
Thank you to the following volunteer readers:  
Rotary Members:
Doug
Beck
Andy
Brown
Cheryl
Cotter
Peggy
Courtney
Mark
Egbert
Peg
Hirt
Pam
Hoesman
Pam
Jensen
Julie
Kreilick
Roger
Kuns
Scott
Lang
Dan
Lease
Angie
Morelock
Bob
Moyer
Jill
NevelsHaun
Denny
Newman
Ralph
Oxley
Ron
Parisi
Patti
Powers
Kay
Reiter
Angelica
Rinehart
Laurie
Sistrunk
Abby
Slemmer
Charlotte
Urban
Jerome
Webster
Christie
Weininger
 
Beck Suppliers:
Nicole
Barton
June
Bouillon
Cody
Browning
Tam
Mettler
Adam
Miller
Kate
Ross
Keith
Zimmerman
Troy
Zmuda
 
Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County
MaLinda
Laurer
Jim
Miranda
Christina
Shoemaker
 
Motion Controls Robotics
Walker
Davenport
Blair
Ellenberger
Tim
Ellenberger
Tony
Factor
Yvette
Howey
AJ
Potter
Nichole
Wolf
 
News Messenger
Matt
Horn
 
Promedica Memorial Hospital
Randy
Koch
Leslie
Meyer
Rhonda
Meyer
Annette
Overmyer
Jodi
Rucker
Nikki
Upton
 
Sandusky County Park District
Christina
Odom
 
United Way of Sandusky County
Jill
Simpson
 
Friends & Family of Rotary
Michelle Cummings, Ellis Law
Sue Newman, Wife of Past President Denny Newman
Tim Wasserman, OSS Solid Waste District
 
Thank you again to everyone for your commitment to this program.  I strongly encourage you to get involved again this year, AND also to spread the word and encourage those around you to volunteer.  Your time commitment is small, but has a large impact on the youth in our community!  Remember, Service Above Self!
 
Thank You to Rotary Readers Rotarian Angie Morelock, 2015-2016 Literacy Program Chair 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 18, 2016
Mrs. Susan Frye and Mr. Justin Elrich (not in the picture) brought STRIVE students: Erika Dukeshire, Amari Bulger, Zariyah Baynard, Imani Elkins, Janelle Raby, and Jaylen Stallworth to our club's lunch meeting on Sep 19th, 2016.
 
STRIVE students' visit at Fremont Rotary Club lunch meeting 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Program Committee on Sep 18, 2016
President Doug, Program Co-Chair Rotarian Rick Egbert and our club guest, SJCC Football Head Coach Brian Spicer after his presentation at the weekly lunch meeting on Sep 19th, 2016.
 
Program Speaker Coach Brian Spicer Program Committee 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2016
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Yes it was another wet Saturday morning, but we - IPP Pam, Angelica, CJ, Laurie and Christie, prevailed and weathered through the roughness.  
 
All the service clubs in Fremont - Rotary, Soroptimist, Kiwanis, Lions and Exchange set up respective tents and each has a game going that highlighted our organization's big service project.  
 
Fremont Rotary Club set up a “Putting for Polio” putting green.  Despite the wet weather, we have children (and a few adults too) visited our tent and played a round of putt putt.  Visitors walked away with a sucker, an End Polio wristband and Fabric crocus buttonholes on an information card which tells the story of the eradication program and Rotary's pivotal role in it.
 
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The Rotary Club of Fremont is partnering with Fremont Ross High School again this year to provide a program called STRIVE for 19 high school seniors. STRIVE stands for Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education. This year’s kick off was held on September 14.
 
The program goal is to help seniors identify and reach educational and career goals by providing the inspiration, knowledge, and tools they will need to succeed. Students participate in monthly meetings at the school, attend Rotary meetings, and receive support and information from Rotarians who serve as mentors. Participants are encouraged to improve their attendance, attitude, grades, and participation. Rotarians and High School personnel have worked together to provide this highly successful program since 1998.
 
Pictured in the photo, left to right: Student Alfredo Parraz and Past President Ralph Oxley.
 
STRIVE Mentoring Program Kicked Off STRIVE Committee 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Roger Kuns on Sep 11, 2016
Left to Right:
President-Elect Scott Lang
Mathew Sieving, Vanguard-Sentinel 
Sophia Militello, St. Joe's Central Catholic High School
Mann Patel, Fremont Ross High School
Abigail Havice, Fremont Ross High School
 
Congratulation to Students of the Month for September 2016 Rotarian Roger Kuns 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Program Committee on Sep 11, 2016

Chad Berndt, Athletic Director, and Chad Long, Head Coach visited our Club last Monday.

Congratulations on the Little Giants to a 38-29 win over St. John’s Jesuit High School last Friday, September 16th.

 

Visit from Ross AD Chad Berndt and Coach Chad Long Program Committee 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Our first group meeting will be held this Wednesday (September 14th), from 8:15  to 9:30 a.m., in the Fremont Ross High School Library.
 
This will be our introductory meeting, where you will have the opportunity to meet this year’s STRIVE students, other mentors, and school personnel who are so very helpful to this program.  In addition to introductions, we will be discussing ACT testing and Career Exploration.  If you cannot attend the entire session, please plan to attend any portion of it.  A delicious Continental Breakfast will be served!
 
For those of you who are new to STRIVE, attached is last year’s newsletter.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the program.
 
Cheryl Cotter & Traci McCaudy
Rotary STRIVE Committee Co-Chair
 
STRIVE Program Kick Off 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Past President Pam Hoesman on Sep 11, 2016
Our JEFF event this September is collecting food for the needy. 
At the Farmer’s Market that day (Sat, Sep 17), all the service clubs will have tents set up and we will each have a game going that will highlight our big service project.  Rotary will have a “Putting for Polio” putting green. 
This will be a great chance to 1) collect food for the needy, and 2) recruit new members to our awesome club!  
Of course we need volunteers on that day.  
 
Service Club Event on Saturday, September 17 Past President Pam Hoesman 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian CJ Szymanowski on Aug 21, 2016
(Rotarian C. J. Szymanowski with Liberty Center Office manager Sherri Kennedy)

Rotary Club of Fremont Sergeant at Arms, C. J. Szymanowski, dropped by the Liberty Center, Tuesday August 23, to donate leftover Bratwursts, buns, and potato chips from last weekend's Blues, Brews and Brats event.  

Liberty Center Office Manager, Sherri Kennedy, said the Liberty Center was appreciative of the donation and said the food would not go to waste. 
 
Fremont Rotary Club gives food to Liberty Center Rotarian CJ Szymanowski 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 19, 2016
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Despite the "not so good" weather, our club's Blues, Brews & Brats went on smoothly.  We will definitely providing a detailed report on (almost) everything except what happened AFTER 11:30 pm.
 
Congrats to us, Fremont Rotarians for making this event happened!
 
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Posted on Aug 14, 2016
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Tyler Aldrich achieved his Journey-Run Oho for Autism Awareness goal in June, where he started from Fremont on June 11th and arrived at Cincinnati 17 days later on 27th.  He ran 220 miles for Autism and he did it!  You can read more and check out his pictures from his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TylersJourneyRunOhio/?fref=ts).  Tyler's next goal is More Running!
 
Fremont Rotary Foundation and many Rotarians of Fremont Rotary Club were happy to support this awesome young man's journey to bring awareness to autism!
 
Congratulations to Tyler for completing his journey 2016-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Fremont Rotarians attended the JEFF Night 2016-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk on Aug 07, 2016
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The Community Development and Service Projects Committee met on August 8, 2016, at our regular Rotary luncheon.  Committee members in attendance were Laurie Sistrunk (Co-Chair), and Barry Luse.
 
Our committee has taken on several service projects for the past several years.  The majority of them occur in the fall and around Christmas Time.  The following projects have been assigned to the following members:
 
November 28 OSU vs UM Lottery Board—headed by Dick Binau.  Club also requests that Rotarian, Tom Hoffman, participate in this presentation as well, adding some friendly competition to the program that day.  What say you, Tom Hoffman?  *Tom said he will help!
 
Sandusky County Food Pantry Collection and kickoff will take place in November—headed by Rotarian, Andy Brown, in conjunction with the Sandusky County Parks Department.   Additionally, the Service Committee is requesting the assistance of Peg Hirt and Rick Robertson with this endeavor.
 
Our Community Christmas efforts will begin in November, and will once again be headed up by Laurie Sistrunk.  Laurie is requesting the assistance of other committee members, including Kay Reiter, with this undertaking.  Community Christmas will be wrapped up (no pun intended!) on our around December 22.  *Kay said you can count on me!
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing, to take place the first Friday in December, will once again be headed up by Barry Luse.  Thank you, Barry.
 
The annual Holiday Parade with the Sandusky County Parks District will mark the ending of our Sandusky County Food Pantry Drive.  We are enlisting the assistance of Dave Fahrbach and Abby Slemmer, along with Andy Brown, for this project.
 
Finally, the School of Hope Easter Egg Hunt will take place on or around the Tuesday after Easter at the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums.  We are enlisting Ken Berlekamp and Kellie Sears to coordinate this activity.  *Ken said he'll be happy to help.
 
These are our annual service projects.  If anyone has recommendations and/or would like to pursue additional projects for the winter or spring, please feel free to share your ideas with our committee.
 
Thank you to all for your consideration and dedication.
 
Community Service Committee Report Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Committee Meetings were held last Monday, August 8th 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 10, 2016
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Club President Doug Beck installed his officers and board of directors at First weekly lunch meeting for Rotary year 2016-17 on Monday, July 11th.
 
President-Elect and First Vice-President, and Club Service #1 Director – Rotarian Scott Lang
Second Vice-President, and Club Service #2 Director – Rotarian Angelica Rinehart
Third Vice-President, and Vocational Service and Community Service Director – Rotarian Tim Ellenberger
Fourth Vice-President, and International Service Director – Rotarian Christie Meininger
Fifth Vice-President, and Youth Service Director – Rotarian Roger Kuns
Secretary & Treasurer – Rotarian Angelica Rinehart
Immediate Past President Pam Hoesman
Sergeant-At-Arms – Rotarian CJ Szymanowski
Foundation Administrative Coordinator – Past President Cheryl Cotter
 
Your Club Board of Rotary Year 2016-17 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 10, 2016
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In my year as president, you will see a push for recruitment of new Rotary members. With the help of Scott Lang, Chair of Club Membership and his committee, we will expect participation from the membership to be successful in growing our club.  I think most of you know me and how much I enjoy our social events. To promote fellowship, retain existing members and to recruit new members, we will have a social event at least every other month.
 
I am also looking forward to our first annual fundraiser Blues, Brews and Brats to be held on August 20th. This will be a fun event that will raise money for many of the programs that we support, including the Centennial Fund. Our goal for the Centennial Fund is to raise 10K per year for 10 years until we get to 100K. This is a great way for us to start saving for the future. I plan to work with the board for new ways to support the Centennial Fund and help us with our commitment. For example, money raised from the OSU Michigan Board could go to the Centennial Fund instead of Paul Harris matching funds.
 
I plan to support the World Food Program where one of the things we do as a club is to give up one lunch. When our club does this with other rotary clubs we raise some real money for a good cause.
 
As a club we will continue to support our youth programs, literacy, T-ball, STRIVE, scholarships, students of the month, 4-way test speech contest, the World Community Workshops and the School of Hope Easter egg hunt. We will also be checking the feasibility of starting Rotary Interact Clubs in the high schools. This program is a great way to introduce Rotary to youth. These young adults will eventually become young professionals and be Rotarians of the future.
 
We will work with other community organizations to support community service such as The Salvation Army, The Sandusky County Food Pantry, United Way, The Liberty Center, Hayes Presidential Library & Museum, Back to the Wild, Storybook Festival, Our Lady of the Pines, The Village House and The Rob Lytle Meaningful, Activity and Caring Center, Shelter Boxes for International Disasters, MESA and End Polio Campaign.
 
Wow, that is a lot of great things that we do. In order to continue and expand on all the good that we do, it will take you and our fellow members to work through your respected committees. I’m looking forward to a great fun filled Rotary year with your support.
 
Thank you. 
 
From Our Club President Doug Beck ... 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
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Club President Doug introduced the rest of his team leaders for this Rotary year:  
 
Special appointments:
Assistant Secretary & Treasurer – PP Ken Berlekamp
Assistant Sergeant-At -Arms – Rotarian Christie Weininger
Club Auditor - PP Dan Lease
 
Chairperson of the sub-committees:
Club Membership – Incoming PE Scott Lang
Club Public Relations – PP Cheryl Cotter
Social – Peggy Courtney, PP Charlotte Urban and Angelica Rinehart
Program – Andy Brown, Rick Egbert and Angelica Rinehart
Vocational Awareness & Programs & Rotary 4 Way Test Contest – Tim Ellenberger and Angie Morelock
Community Development & Service Projects – PP Dick Binau and Laurie Sistrunk
Rotary Literacy Program – Patti Powers and IPP Pam Hoesman
MESA – Christie Weininger
World Community Workshop – Hal Hawk
STRIVE – PP Cheryl Cotter and Traci McCaudy
Student Recognition – Roger Kuns
Centennial Anniversary Planning Committee – Hal Hawk
 
Past Presidents Council Chairperson - PP Denny Newman
Fremont Rotary Foundation, Inc. Trustees Chairperson - PP Bill Wingard
 
Meet the rest of President Doug's team leaders 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Fremont sponsored Fremont Rotarian Angelica Rinehart in a week long bike ride to raise funds for Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad (MESA). Based in northwest Ohio, MESA is a Rotary operated service project providing medical equipment, technology, and volunteers to meet humanitarian needs around the world. Rotarians from clubs throughout northern Ohio participated in the ride, raising more than $30,000 for MESA.
 
Pictured in the photo is Rotarian Angelica Rinehart.
 
FREMONT ROTARY CONTRIBUTES TO HUMANITARIAN PROJECT PP Cheryl Cotter 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 30, 2016
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DO YOU KNOW ...
ROTARY CLUB OF FREMONT, OHIO was the 2,332nd club to be admitted into Rotary International.
Chartered on: April 28, 1926
Club ID No. 3476
Meeting Day & Time: Mondays, 11:45 am
Meeting Venue: Fremont Country Club, 2340 East State Street, Fremont, Ohio
Official Club Mailing Address: P.O. Box 995, Fremont, OH 43420
Official Club Website: www.fremontrotaryclub.org
Official Club Facebook page: Rotary Club of Fremont, OH
Currently our membership stands at 59 @ July 1, 2016.
 
Our Club is going to be celebrating 91st anniversary next April 28th!  Rumor has it that it is going to be a something special, more details later.
 
OUR CLUB - Rotary Club of Fremont, OHIO 2016-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
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Outgoing President PAM presented outstanding performance recognitions to the following Past Presidents and Rotarians during her presidency Rotary year 2015-16:
 
SPONSOR OF New Member:
  1. Rotarian Mark Egbert, sponsored Rotarian Ron Parisi.
  2. President-Elect Doug Beck, sponsored Rotarian David Yonke.
 
100% PERFECT ATTENDANCE:
  1. President-Elect Doug Beck
  2. Immediate Past President Cheryl Cotter
  3. President Pam Hoesman
  4. Rotarian Scott Lang
  5. Rotarian Angelica Rinehart
  6. Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk
  7. Past President Charlotte Urban
  8. Rotarian Christie Weininger
EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE:
  1. Past President Ken Berlekamp
  2. Past President Tony Camilleri
  3. Rotarian Peggy Courtney
  4. Rotarian Tim Ellenberger
  5. Rotarian Roger Kuns
  6. Past President Ralph Oxley
 
40 YEARS OF ROTARY SERVICE – Past President Kent Watkins
  • Joined Rotary on March 1, 1976. 
  • Served as Club President in 1989-90.
 
30 YEARS OF ROTARY SERVICE - Rotarian Jim Yeager
  • Joined Rotary on June 1, 1986. 
  • Became Paul Harris Fellow since 2007.
  • Rotarian Jim served as Sergeant At Arms in Rotary year 2006-08.
  • He has been conducting Rotary Orientation session for all new membership applicants since Rotary year 2008.
 
10 YEARS OF ROTARY SERVICE
 
Rotarian Daniel Darr
  • Joined Rotary on May 18, 2006.
Rotarian Angelica Rinehart
  • Joined Rotary on August 1, 2006.
  • Became Paul Harris Fellow since 1997.
  • She was an Interactor during her high school, a Rotaractor immediately after school during her 20s, and Youth Exchange to Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Currently she is the Club Secretary & Treasurer, a position she held since Rotary year 2008-09.
 
CONTINUIOS SUPPORTS:
  • Fremont Rotary Foundation Chairperson – Past President Bill Wingard
  • Past Presidents Council Chairperson – Past President Denny Newman
  • Audit Chairperson – Past President Dan Lease
 
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE:
Rotarian CJ Szymanowski who has been a strong supporter since becoming Rotarian.
 
 
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP by Sub-Committee Chairpersons:
  • Program Co-Chair and District Program on World Community Workshop Chairperson – Rotarian Hal Hawk
  • Vocational Awareness Committee Chairperson – Past President Denny Newman
  • Community Development & Service Projects Co-chair – Past President Dick Binau and Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk
  • Rotary Literacy Program chair – Rotarian Angie Morelock 
  • Rotary Scholarship Program for STRIVE Co-chair - Rotarian Traci McCaudy
  • Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms – Rotarian Michelle Fairbanks and Rotarian Roger Kuns
 
Lastly Outgoing President Pam thanked her officers and board of directors for their OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT during Rotary year 2015-16:
  • Foundation Administrative Coordinator (FAC) – Past President Tony Camilleri.
  • Sergeant-At-Arms – Rotarian Christie Weininger.
  • Immediate Past President – Cheryl Cotter, also Chair of Public Relations.
  • Assistant Club Secretary & Treasurer – Past President Ken Berlekamp, who provided valuable assistance towards Angelica.
  • Club Secretary & Treasurer – Rotarian Angelica Rinehart, also Co-chair of Program Committee.
  • Fifth Vice-President, and Chairperson of Youth Service – Rotarian Jerome Webster, also Co-chair of STRIVE Program Committee.
  • Fourth Vice-President, and Chairperson of International Service – Rotarian Tim Ellenberger, also Chair of MESA Committee and Rotary Scholarship Program for Students of the Month & Year.
  • Third Vice-President, and Chairperson of Vocational Service and Community Service – Rotarian Scott Lang.
  • Second Vice-President, and Chairperson of Club Service #2 – Rotarian Chasity O’Neill.
  • President-Elect and First Vice-President, and Chairperson of Club Service #1 – Rotarian Doug Beck, also Chair of Social Committee.
 
Outgoing President Pam Hoesman presented her year end report for Rotary Year 2015-16 President Pam Hoesman 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by IPP Cheryl Cotter on Jun 26, 2016
Kent Watkins, who joined the Rotary Club of Fremont in 1976 and served as a past President, has received an award for 40 years of service. Jim Yeager received an award for 30 years of service. Yeager is a Paul Harris Fellow, has served as Sergeant at Arms, and conducts orientation for new members. Rotarians Daniel Darr and Angelica Rinehart received awards for 10 years of service.
 
Pictured in the photo left to right: Rotarian Jim Yeager and Rotary President Pam Hoesman
 
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Posted on Jun 19, 2016
The Fremont Rotary Foundation recently donated $400 to Dr. Iracema Arevalo for a medical mission trip she is leading in June to the Amazon region of Peru. Dr. Arevalo, who was born in Peru, is a ProMedica physician specializing in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. During the trip to the Peruvian rainforest, a team of medical personnel and volunteers will provide medical and dental care free of charge to Peruvians who have no other access to medical services. Medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, clothing, and shoes will also be delivered. The trip is sponsored by the Peruvian American Medical Society and includes physicians, surgeons, dentists, and volunteers from across the U.S., including volunteers from Fremont. Dr. Arevalo’s husband, Otto Gonzalez, and her daughter, Andrea Gonzalez, will accompany her as volunteer workers.
 
Pictured in the photo, left to right:
Doug Beck, Incoming Rotary President; Pam Hoesman, Rotary President; Dr. Arevalo; Andrea Gonzalez; and Otto Gonzalez.
 
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Award Presentation at Fremont Ross High School PP Ken 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2016
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Our Club sponsored 4 high school students to the 30th Annual District 6600 World Community Workshop - "Turkey: Crossroads of Europe & Asia", from May 12 to 14, 2016 at Defiance College organized by Defiance Rotary Club. 
 
This three-day workshop for high-school students is designed to help participants learn about the history, customs, economic and political issues of a selected region of the world. Students participate in small group discussions and experience hands-on activities. In addition, guest speakers share their stories about life in different countries.
 
Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School: Austin Underwood, Sophia Militello, and Rotarian Bob Parker.
 
We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Rotarian Hal Hawk coordinated the program, Rotarian Bob Parker for picking up and driving the 4 students from Fremont to Defiance last Thursday, and Past President Tom Hoffman for picking up and driving students from Defiance to Fremont last Saturday.
 
The students attended our club's weekly lunch meeting yesterday (Mon, May 16) shared their WCW experience, the friends they met and made, the impact they walked away with. 
 
Fremont Rotary Club is proud to provide such opportunity to the Youth in our community and gladly do same in the future.
 
Fremont Ross High School: Nick Dorobek, Caleb Calvillo, and Past President Tom Hoffman.
 
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Posted on May 08, 2016
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Our Club awarded $6,250 in scholarships to Fremont Ross High School, Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic, Vanguard Career/Tech Center, and Terra State Community College students.
 
From Left to Right:
Standing - Rotarian Dr. Jerome Webster (President of Terra State Community College), Club President Pam Hoesman, Tracy Mason, Alexis Green, Shaylee Cartmell, Corrina Haynes, Michael Kuss, and Rotarian Dr. Traci McCaudy (Superintendent of Fremont City Schools).
Sitting - Riara Holland, DeNae James, and Brianna Dykes.
 
Fremont Rotary Club Scholarships Presentation on May 9th, 2016 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by IPP Cheryl Cotter on May 08, 2016
The attached picture is of the Fremont Rotary Club Students of the Year for 2015 - 2016.  These students were selected from among the Students of the Month for this school year. 
 
Left to Right:
Shaylee Cartmell from Terra State Community College
Corrina Haynes from Vanguard Career/Tech Center Daughter of Bill Lenke and JoAnne Kwiatkowski
Riara Holland from Fremont Ross High School Daughter of Aaron and Regina Holland
Michael Kuss from Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic Son of Bob and Sue Kuss
 
ROTARY AWARDS STUDENTS OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS IPP Cheryl Cotter 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by IPP Cheryl Cotter on May 08, 2016
The Rotary Club of Fremont partnered with the Fremont City Schools again this year to provide a program called STRIVE for 17 high school seniors. STRIVE stands for Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education. The program goal is to help seniors identify and reach educational and career goals by providing the inspiration, knowledge, and tools they will need to succeed. Students participate in monthly meetings at the school and receive support and information from Rotarians who serve as mentors. Participants are encouraged to improve their attendance, attitude, grades, and participation.
 
On May 9 the Rotary Club of Fremont presented scholarships to the three STRIVE participants who showed extraordinary progress during the year. They were Alexis Green, DeNae James, and Tracy Mason.
 
Brianna Dykes received the Del Schulz Special Award Scholarship. Del Schulz was a business leader and member of the Rotary Club of Fremont. He worked on many community service projects and was instrumental in the establishment of Terra Community College. The scholarship in his memory is awarded to a student who has overcome significant barriers through hard work, who has a desire to be of service to others, and who plans to attend Terra Community College.
 
Pictured during the scholarship presentation are (left to right) Brianna Dykes, Tracy Mason, DeNae James, and Alexis Green.
 
ROTARY AWARDS STRIVE SCHOLARSHIPS IPP Cheryl Cotter 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Sponsoring 2016 Rotary Tee-Ball League for ages 4-8 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
The Rotary Club of Fremont recently celebrated its 90th anniversary with a gathering at the Down Thyme Restaurant.
 
The Fremont Club was founded in 1926 with Edward U. Hirt as its original President. The Club has supported many local and international service projects since its inception. Over the past eight years alone, the Club has donated $150,000 to local youth, the local community, and to international projects, including the drive to end polio. A donation was made to the Liberty Center in honor of the Club’s 90th anniversary.
 
Rotarian Hal Hawk and his wife Diane sponsored the Club’s anniversary celebration, which was attended by both the current Governor and Governor-Elect of Rotary District 6600, of which the Fremont Club is a member. They presented the Hawks with a gift of wine that was bottled in honor of the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, an organization that funds international service projects.
 
Pictured in the photo are:
Do Nguyen, Governor-Elect of Rotary District 6600; Diane and Hal Hawk; Pam Hoesman, Rotary Club of Fremont President; and Gy Newton, Governor of Rotary District 6600.
 
Rotary Club of Fremont Celebrates 90 Years IPP Cheryl Cotter 2016-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Club of Fremont, Ohio celebrated its 90th anniversary last Monday, April 25th at Down Thyme Cafe.  DG Gary and Debbie, (St Mary Rotary Club), DGE Do and Theresa (Maumee Rotary Club), and AG Keith (Tiffin Rotary Club) joined us in our celebration.
 
Everyone enjoyed the delicious heavy hor d'oeuvres and drinks during the event, AND every Rotarian was presented a gift bag just before leaving the party.  
 
The Club wishes to thank Rotarian Hal and Diane Hawk for sponsoring the event, also thank Past President Kay Reiter for coordinating with Down Thyme Café on F&B, and specially made 90th cookies.
 
More Pictures of event have been posted on club’s Facebook page.
 
An evening of celebration for Fremont Rotarians and guests 2016-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
The Liberty Center of Sandusky County received $225 as part of their “Sponsor A Day Program,” with the Club funding the cost of running the Center on April 28, the date of the Club’s anniversary. 
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Posted on Apr 02, 2016
FREMONT - The Rotary Club of Fremont recently donated a total of $3,924 to four organizations providing goods and services to the needy. These included the Sandusky County Food Pantry, the Fremont Wreckers Boxing Club, the Sandusky County Liberty Center, and the World Food Programme.
 
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Posted on Mar 28, 2016
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This year's annual event was held last Tuesday, March 29th for the children from the School of Hope at Spielgel Grove. And had extra help from 20+ Hayes helpers (4th & 5th graders) with 1 teacher from Hayes Elementary School joining the staffs from HPLM, fellow Rotairans, spouses, and friends of Rotary to assist in egg hunting, opening gifts, met the Easter Bunny and played games.  
Also there were 12 Rotarians – PP Willson, PP Ken, Peggy, Dave Fahrbach, President Pam, PP Tom, Angelica, Laurie, PP Charlotte, Christie, PP Bill, Jim Yeager, with 3 spouses - Shannen Lang, Kim Ellenberger and Candyce Wingard, and 1 guest – Brenda Havens (guest of Peggy).
 
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Posted on Mar 11, 2016
President Pam & John, Rotarian Scott, Pam J, Angelica and Christie were volunteers at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums from 8:30 am to 12 noon last Saturday (Mar 12).  Picture says it all ...
 
 
 
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World Food Program received $1,313.53 –representatives: Rotarian Hal Hawk (Fremont Rotary Club) and Rotarian Carl Hughes (Marion Rotary Club)
Brief History: 
WFP is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.  According to the WFP, it provides food assistance to an average of 80 million people in 75 countries each year.  From its headquarters in Rome and more than 80 country offices around the world, the WFP works to help people who are unable to produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families.
-Our Club contributed $537 from unused lunch meals from August 31, 2015.
-Our Club contributing $776.53 from balance of Annual Dinner from December 2015.
from left: Rotarian Tim Ellenberger, Rotarian Christie Weininger, President Doug Beck, Marion Rotarian Carl Hughes, Rotarian Hal Hawk, Club President Pam Hoesman, Rotarian Scott Lang, Past President Tony Camilleri.
 
 
Donation Recipient: World Food Program 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Fremont Wreckers Boxing Club $200 –Coach Buddy Laughlin
Brief History: 
Teaching boxing technique to elementary and high school students after school and there is no cost for these students.
-Our Club first donated $1,000 back in June 2009. 
 
Donation Recipient: Fremont Wreckers Boxing Club 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 06, 2016
from left: Past President Bill Wingard (Chairman of Fremont Rotary Foundation, Inc Trustees), Rotarian Tim Ellenberger, Rotarian Christie Weininger, President Elect Doug Beck, Ms. Margaret Weisz, Rotarian Hal Hawk, Mr. Larry Faist, Club President Pam Hoesman, Rotarian Scott Lang, Past President Tony Camilleri, Coach Buddy Laughlin, Marion Rotarian Carl Hughes, Rotarian Andy Brown.
 
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Posted on Mar 06, 2016
Sandusky County Food Pantry received $2,185 –representative: Larry Faist
Brief History: 
This is a Food Assistance Program under Sandusky County Dept of Job & Family Services, to help people with low incomes obtain nutritious food. Food assistance program benefits are issued by USDA through county job and family services departments and are used to purchase specific staples and grocery items at participating grocery stores.
-Our Club has been collecting boxes of food, household items, and donation checks worth more than $1,000 towards SCFP every November since 2009.
-With aim to combine efforts and better publicity, our Club joint Sandusky County Park District at the annual holiday parade.  Together we delivered these donations to SCFP every December.
from left: Past President Bill Wingard (Chairman of Fremont Rotary Foundation, Inc Trustees), Club President Pam Hoesman, Mr. Larry Faist and Rotarian Andy Brown (Director of Sandusky County Park District).
 
Donation Recipient: Sandusky County Food Pantry 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Liberty Center of Sandusky County’s Sponsor A Day Program to celebrate Club’s 90th Anniversary received $225 -representative: Margaret Weisz, Executive Director
Brief History: 
The center provides short-term care for the homeless and displaced men, women, and children. Throughout the year, Liberty Center provides the opportunity for anyone interested in sponsoring a day at the Liberty Center.  This special day may be for a birthday, anniversary, in honor or memory of a loved one.  It costs approximately $225 a day to operate the shelter.
-Our Club started the sponsorship since April 2014 when the Club celebrated 88th anniversary.
-Also we donated $300 in January 2015 to support fighting Domestic Violence.
 
Donation Recipient: Liberty Center of Sandusky County 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by The News Messenger on Feb 21, 2016
Fremont Rotary donates to food program
 
Hal Hawk, representing the Rotary Club of Fremont, presents a check at the World Food Programme headquarters in Rome, Italy, on Feb. 3. Others pictured are Ertharin Cousin, World Food Programme
executive director; Elizabeth Rasmusson, World Food Programme assistant executive director, and Carl Hughes, Rotary Club of Marion. Rotary International is a partner in the fight against hunger, and
Hawk and Hughes hope to lead a fundraising campaign on behalf of the World Food Programme that will involve Rotarians from around the world.
 
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Our Club is now given an opportunity to help Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in getting ready for its Centennial Celebration during this year's Memorial Day weekend in May.
 
THE Job - paint Six bathrooms on Saturday, March 12th.  We need at least Two volunteers to One bathroom.  Bring your family members and friends too.  So Sign Up Quickly with President Pam or Angelica.  
 
Project Painting at HPLM President Pam 2016-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
When Ertharin Cousin was in Rotary, she issued a challenge to Rotarians to take action.  Hal Hawk and Carl Hughes were in Rome where they presented Rotary checks from their respective clubs on February 3rd.  Give up a lunch and donate the proceeds to WFP. 
 
Our goal is to have every Rotary Club join us.  Remember, hungry people do desperate things.
Hal Hawk, Rotary Club of Fremont, Ohio
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme
Elisabeth Rasmusson, Assistant Executive Director, partnership, Governance and Advocacy Department, World Food Programme
Carl Hughes, Rotary Club of Marion, Ohio
 
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A total of three families, including one senior and twelve children, had better Christmases this year, due to the hard work and generosity of the Fremont Rotary Club.  The club provided approximately $1200 toward the $1300+ spent on grocery cards, gift cards, toys, and clothing for the families on Santa’s list!
 
In order to accommodate the six teenagers belonging to these families, Fremont Rotary donated Walmart gift cards to each.  The children, ages twelve and under, received toys and clothing, while their parents were given the opportunity to purchase groceries and Christmas dinners for their families.
 
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all Rotarians involved in this project, who organized, purchased gifts, wrapped gifts, and donated gifts to this project!   This year’s Rotary volunteers included:
Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk, Committee Chair
Rotarian Angelica Rinehart—purchased, wrapped, and helped organize
Rotarian Scott and Shannon Lang—purchased, wrapped, and DONATED gifts
Rotarian Christie Weininger—purchased and wrapped gifts
President Pam Hoesman—purchased and wrapped gifts
Rotarian Patti Powers—purchased and wrapped gifts
Rotarian Rick and Debbie Robertson—purchased and wrapped gifts
 
We should all be proud to belong to an organization with such giving hearts!  Happy New Year to all!
 
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15 Rotarians and 16 guests attended this year's annual party at Fremont Country Club from 6:30-8:30 pm.  It was a wonderful cozy evening for everyone who enjoyed the delicious food, sipping drinks, listening to the lovely signing by Miss Jamie Wilkins and not to mention some good old fellowship!.  Of course we have a "miniature" ugly sweater contest with 5 contestants and all received a $10 gift card to Down Thyme Cafe!
Thank you to PE Doug who bough us a round of drink, Cheers!
Thank you to FCC and staffs who provided the Club good support.
Thank you to Rotarian Lee Bowden and CJ Szymanowski for stepping in to organize the evening.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
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Posted by The News Messenger on Dec 14, 2015
FREMONT - The Fremont Rotary Club announced a repeat winner Monday in its student speech contest.
 
Much like her winning presentation last year on technology, Ross senior Sarai Perez, 18, spoke from the heart Monday and told her story about how precious time is in everyone’s life.
 
"How precious is my life story? How long is this precious time? As a student, I never knew what I wanted to become," Perez said during her speech.
 
After careful thought, Perez told the room full of Rotary members that her goal was to do many things in life, not settling for something easy, or simple. Perez wants to reach for the stars, and take full advantage of the time she has on Earth.
 
"Whenever my life story ends, it will be marvelous. We must look at ourselves and ask if we are doing enough with every heartbeat," Perez said.
 
She said she is at her best giving speeches when they come to her the night before and she can speak from the heart. Her message Monday was intended to inspire those around her to use their time wisely and never take life for granted.
 
"I feel blessed. I've done so many speeches. I always act as if it was my first time (speaking)," Perez said.
 
Other speakers touched on subjects such as racism or dependency on superficial beauty.
 
"All six speakers were inspiring. They all spoke from the heart and the judges really had a hard job," said Dennis Newman, co-chair of the Rotary's Four Way Test speech contest.
 
Each student had five minutes to speak.
 
Michael Borjas, 16, a junior at Ross, spoke about the discrimination and racism he faced in middle school, which led him to seek acceptance by joining the Ross band in high school.
 
Ross Senior Alejandra Montez, 17, told a personal story of how she stopped trusting people in her life because of strained relationships at home.
 
Now in its second year, the speech competition asks students to use the Four Way Test, which addresses the following questions: Is it true? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? And will it be beneficial to all?
 
Perez received $300 for finishing first and will compete in a regional speech competition in Van Wert next year.
 
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Posted on Dec 13, 2015
They are from left to right:
Mrs. Kim Beardmore, Fremont City Schools - Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)
Past President Denny Newman, Chairperson of Rotary 4 Way Test Speech Contest
6 contestants: Sarai Perez, Dominique Darr, Alejandra Montez, Delanie Olgesbee, Givanni Manning and Michael Borjas 
Pam Hoesman Fremont Rotary Club President
 
Special Thank You to 
Judges: Past President Dick Binau, Rotarian Peggy Courtney, Rotarian Angie Morelock
Tellers: Rotarian Patti Powers, Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk
Timekeeper: Immediate Past President Cheryl Cotter
 
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Rotarian Laurie organized a month long campaign, and collected approximately 3 boxes of food items and total $2,182 in gift cards, checks and cash from 30 Rotarians this year.  Wonderful coordination effort by Rotarian Laurie.
 
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Fremont Rotary Club joined Sandusky County Park District at the Holiday Parade 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 04, 2015
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Fremont Rotary Club and Sandusky County Park District delivered all donations to the Sandusky Country Food Pantry immediately after the Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 5th.  Total collection approximately 20 boxes of food items and $2,216 in gift cards, checks and cash from Fremont Rotary Club, movie theatre and the holiday parade.
 
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25 Rotarians and 2 spouses volunteered as bell ringers this year.  They started ringing the bells from 9 am to 7 pm on Friday, December 4th, at both entrances of Walmart.  Our Club’s collection of the day was approximately $1,500. Thank you to Past President Barry for coordinating the sign up.
 
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This past Saturday (Sep 26) service club volunteers helped Share and Care moving to the new building (from Lynn Street to Bidwell Avenue).  This is our First joint service club project for Exchange, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and Soroptomist.
 
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Posted on Sep 23, 2015
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From Fremont, Ohio Kiwanis FB's page:
We had a great night when the 5 key community service clubs (alphabetically: Exchange; Kiwanis; Lions; Rotary; Soroptimists) in Fremont banded together for Joint Effort For Fellowship (JEFF) Night at the Elks. “JEFF Night has been held in Bellevue for the past 50 years. When several Fremont Kiwanians attended the event earlier this year, we decided to give it a try in Fremont,” said Mike Jay, Kiwanis Club of Fremont President.
“The other local service clubs were excited about the idea and helped organize our first annual event.” Fremont’s service clubs will alternate planning the annual event and Soroptimists agreed to host JEFF Night in 2016. Joint projects include helping move Share-and-Care to their new building and possibly collaborate on the 9/11 Memorial project in Gibsonburg. About 80 attended JEFF Night.
Fremont Rotarians attended: President Pam, PP Tony, PP Charlotte, Peggy, Laurie, Angelica, Scott and Bob M.
 
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Posted by IPP Cheryl Cotter on Aug 16, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Fremont sponsored Fremont Rotarian Angelica Rinehart in a week long bike ride to raise funds for Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad (MESA). Based in northwest Ohio, MESA provides medical equipment, technology, and volunteers to meet humanitarian needs around the world. Rotarians from clubs throughout northern Ohio participated in the ride, raising almost $30,000. The group is pictured during a stop at Fremont Cycle & Fitness. Fremont Rotarians pictured in the photo are Laurie Sistrunk, Fremont Cycle & Fitness owner Dan Waggoner, Rotary President Cheryl Cotter, and rider Angelica Rinehart.
 
Fremont Rotary contributes to humanitarian project IPP Cheryl Cotter 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by IPP Cheryl Cotter on Aug 09, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Fremont recently hosted the Presidents of Fremont’s service clubs at a Rotary luncheon meeting. Rotary hopes to initiate a service project that will provide an opportunity for all the service clubs to collaborate. In September members of the Fremont service clubs will gather for a social event.
 
Pictured in the photo, left to right:
Marsh Spicer and Anita Wurzel representing Soroptimist; Mike Davey, President of the Exchange Club; Pam Hoesman, President of the Rotary Club; Mike Jay, President of the Kiwanis Club; and Tim Cullen, President of the Lions Club.
 
Welcome Service Club Presidents IPP Cheryl Cotter 2015-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 26, 2015
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DO YOU KNOW ...
ROTARY CLUB OF FREMONT, OHIO was the 2,332nd club to be admitted into Rotary International.
Chartered on: April 28, 1926
Club ID No. 3476
Meeting Day & Time: Mondays, 11:45 am
Meeting Venue: Fremont Country Club, 2340 East State Street, Fremont, Ohio
Official Club Mailing Address: P.O. Box 995, Fremont, OH 43420
Official Club Website: www.fremontrotaryclub.org
Official Club Facebook page: Rotary Club of Fremont, OH
Currently our membership stands at 63 @ July 1, 2015.
 
Our Club is going to be celebrating 90th anniversary next April 28th!  Rumor has it that it is going to be a something special, more details later.
 
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Nigeria has gone almost one year — longer than ever before — without a case of wild poliovirus. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in Kano state. Once the gateway to polio in Africa, Nigeria is paving the way to eradicating the disease on the continent.
 
Please click here to read more NIGERIA SEES NO WILD POLIO CASES FOR ONE YEAR
 
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Posted on Jul 12, 2015
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President Pam installed her officers and board of directors at the lunch meeting:
 
President-Elect and First Vice-President, and Club Service #1 Director – Rotarian Chasity O’Neill
Second Vice-President, and Club Service #2 Director – Rotarian Douglas Beck
Third Vice-President, and Vocational Service and Community Service Director – Rotarian Scott Lang
Fourth Vice-President, and International Service Director – Rotarian Tim Ellenberger
Fifth Vice-President, and Youth Service Director – Rotarian Jerome Webster
Secretary & Treasurer – Rotarian Angelica Rinehart
Sergeant-At-Arms – Rotarian Christie Weininger
Foundation Administrative Coordinator – Past President Tony Camilleri
Immediate Past President Cheryl Cotter
 
Special appointments:
Assistant Secretary & Treasurer – Past President Ken Berlekamp
Assistant Sergeant At Arms – Rotarian Michelle Fairbanks and Rotarian Roger Kuns
 
Chairperson of the sub-committees
Club Membership – PE Chasity
Club Public Relations – IPP Cheryl Cotter
Social – Doug Beck
Program – Hal Hawk and Angelica Rinehart
Vocational Awareness & Programs & Rotary 4 Way Test Contest – Scott Lang and Past President Denny Newman
Community Development & Service Projects – Past President Dick Binau and Laurie Sistrunk
Rotary Literacy Program – Angie Morelock
MESA – Tim Ellenberger
World Community Workshop – Hal Hawk
STRIVE – Jerome Webster and Traci McCaudy
Student Recognition – Tim Ellenberger
Youth Exchange Program – IPP Cheryl Cotter
90th Club Anniversary Planning Committee – Hal Hawk
 
From left: ASAA Michelle, PE Chasity, PP Tony, Doug, ST Angelica, President Pam, Scott, Tim.
Not in the picture: AST PP Ken, ASAA Roger, SAA Christie, IPP Cheryl, Jerome.
 
Installation of our Club Officers and Board on July 13th 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 30, 2015
Visit this calendar throughout the year to find award deadlines and convention and event information. Develop meeting agendas, projects, or public image campaigns based on these special occasions. All dates are subject to change.
 
The Rotary Months designations will change, effective 1 July 2015. You'll find the new ones below, in the 2015-16 calendar. Use them at your regular meetings to promote Rotary's involvement in these activities.
 
JULY
No special designation
1 July — Start of new Rotary officers' year of service
 
AUGUST
Membership and Extension Month
 
SEPTEMBER
Basic Education and Literacy Month
 
OCTOBER
Economic and Community Development Month
 
NOVEMBER
Rotary Foundation Month
 
DECEMBER
Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 
JANUARY
Vocational Service Month
 
FEBRUARY
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
23 February — Rotary's anniversary
 
MARCH
Water and Sanitation Month
 
APRIL
Maternal and Child Health Month
 
MAY
Youth Service Month
 
JUNE
Rotary Fellowships Month
 
See a complete list of United Nations observances, including international days, weeks, and years.
 
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THANK YOU Club President Cheryl Cotter for a wonderful and successful Rotary year 2014-15 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club President Pam Hoesman for Rotary Year 2015-16 2015-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk and PP Dick Binau on Jun 28, 2015
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The Community Service Committee was very busy again during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  A heart-felt thank you goes out to the entire club for their participation and assistance in each of the following projects:
  • October 2014, Kay and Dale Reiter took charge of replacing Rotary’s 4-Way Test road signs along the bike trail at Rodger Young Park.  This was a two day project of mounting new signs and repairing old signs.  Total cost of project was $395.  Thanks again to Kay and Dale!
  • Rotarian, Julie Kreilick, headed up the collection efforts for the Sandusky County Food Pantry in November 2014.  Thanks to all Rotarians for their contributions, totaling  $853 in cash, plus canned goods and paper products.
  • Rotarian-in Charge, Julie Kreilick, along with several other Rotarians represented Rotary at Fremont’s Holiday Parade on the first Saturday of December.  A total of eight Rotarians and their family members further bolstered our club’s collection efforts for the Sandusky County Food Pantry, bringing the approximate total to $1200.
  • Jerome Webster orchestrated our annual Salvation Army Bell-Ringing project at Walmart on December 5.  Several Rotarian’s and their family members braved the cold while donning their holiday apparel in order to gather donations for the Salvation Army.  Fremont Rotary’s collection of $2544.12 was the highest total amongst all of the local service clubs who participated.
  • Laurie Sistrunk, with the help of Kay Reiter and several other Rotarians, coordinated the efforts to sponsor three local families with their combined nine children, plus one senior citizen for 2014’s Community Christmas.  Thanks to all who purchased gifts, wrapped gifts, and contributed to this annual event!  In total, our club spent $1119.87 on food and gifts to these families.
  • Kellie Sears was Rotarian-in-Charge at our annual Easter Egg Hunt with the School of Hope.  This year’s event was held at the School of Hope in its gymnasium.  Thanks to the many Rotarian’s who took a little time out of their afternoons to enjoy this event through the eyes of a special child. Our club donated $250 toward toys for the kids. Thanks especially  to Christie Weininger for the Hayes Presidential Center’s co-sponsoring this special project in April. 
All total, our club had a very successful and eventful year lending our time and talents to the community.  In one way or another, nearly each and every member of our club participated.  Thanks again—we should be very proud.
 
Community Service Committee Report Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk and PP Dick Binau 2015-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by President Cheryl Cotter on Jun 28, 2015
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YOUTH
  • Continued Student of the Month/Year program. Gave out $4000 in scholarships.
  • 18 students participated in the STRIVE program. Gave out $2750 in STRIVE scholarships, a $500 increase from earlier years. Had a feature story with photos in the newspaper regarding STRIVE mentor Ralph Oxley and his student.
  • Brought back the Four-Way Test speech contest, and our winner competed at the District level. She has been referred to participate in the STRIVE program next year.
  • Hosted an area wide Youth Exchange Program meeting in Fremont. Working on sending a student out, either short or long term.
  • Hosted State Representative Reineke and the Ohio Superintendent of Education, who updated us on current trends in education.
  • In our Literacy Program, we added two additional schools, for a total of three. This encompasses seven kindergarten classrooms, six first grade classrooms, and six second grade classrooms, serving approximately 475 students. Half of the Club’s Rotarians contributed their time to the project, and 133 books were purchased.
 
MEMBERSHIP
  • Added a new membership category for spouses where the cost of meals could be shared by the spouses.
  • Added six new Paul Harris Fellows. Current total = 35 PHF and 11 Paul Harris Sustaining Members, giving us a 70% participation rate.
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • Increased our image in the community through numerous articles, photos, and even videos published in the newspaper and on their web site.
  • Increased publicity through our Club web site and Face book.
 
COMMUNITY
  • In the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, we had 22 Rotarians and two family member volunteers and collected $2544, the highest collection of any local service organization participating in the event.
  • Provided over $1000 to purchase gifts for three families with a total of nine children plus one senior citizen through the First Call for Help Community Christmas program.
  • Provided donations of $525 to the Liberty Center.
  • Participated in the Sandusky County Park District Holiday Parade and did a food drive for the Sandusky County Food Pantry, with donations valued at over $2000. Joined with other District 6600 Rotary Clubs to apply for a large grant to support local food pantries, with $1000 requested for our local Food Pantry (pending).
  • Supported the Parks Department Tee-ball league with a donation of $500.
  • Provided $1560 for two individuals with developmental disabilities to attend a specialized summer camp.
  • Provided $250 and volunteers to do an Easter celebration at the School of Hope.
  • Replaced the 4-Way Test road signs along the bike trail in Roger Young Park.
 
DISTRICT
  • Hosted the District Governor at a social event last fall.
  • Sent two members to District Grant Management seminar, which qualifies our Club to apply for Rotary grants in the future.
  • Sent three members and our Four-Way Test Speech Contest winner to District Conference.
  • The accomplishments of former Club member Del Schulz were acknowledged during the Remembrance Service Recognition program held at the April 19 Rotary District 6600 Conference.
 
INTERNATIONAL
  • Donated medical equipment, supplies, and clothing to MESA to go to overseas medical operations. Had a rider participate in the MESA bike ride.
  • Raised $2685.31 for Polio Plus, exceeding the District goal for our Club. With the two to one match provided by the Gates Foundation, this will purchase immunizations for 13,427 children in developing countries.
  • Received $4000 in donations for ShelterBox. With match from our Foundation and a Toledo Rotarian, this will purchase eight tents for Nepal. The clubs in District 6600 raised over $100,000, enough to purchase 105 tents!
 
CLUB HONORS AND AWARDS
  • The Fremont City School Board acknowledged the STRIVE program with an Excellence in Education Award.
  • Our Club was honored by Rotary District 6600 for Valuable Service and Outstanding Achievement for our Literacy Program.
  • Our Club received Presidential Citations from both the District and from Rotary International for this year’s accomplishments.
 
Rotary Club of Fremont Accomplishments 2014-15 President Cheryl Cotter 2015-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Club Honors and Awards 2015-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
STRIVE Committee Report STRIVE Committee 2015-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 22, 2015
President Cheryl, PP Ken, Rotarian Laurie, and Rotarian Dan Waggoner welcomed the riders at the Fremont Cycle & Fitness on Tuesday, June 23rd.  Our Club contributed $1,174 towards this year's tour.  
As of June 27th, MESA collected $28.251 during the tour.
 
Rotary Tour for MESA 2015 visited Fremont 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by President Cheryl
On June 22 we recognized all those who supported the program this year. Here are some comments from surveys recently completed by Rotarians and teachers.
 
Rotarians, on what they see as the positives of the program:
  • Sharing the joy of reading with them is rewarding.
  • Kids get to see that adults care about reading---it may inspire kids to read.
  • It is a great way to get citizens into the schools.
  • It is a great way to get more people reading to children and showing them what fun it is.
  • The children learn from not only the book/story but through the readers experiences and personal input.
  • Great fun talking to the students. They had lots of questions, comments, and energy. A very satisfying experience.
  • Wonderful experience! Children were attentive and seemed to enjoy the experience as much as I did! Looked forward to it each time!
  • Good job and thank you to all who worked on this committee and all who participated!
Teachers:
  • Great books to add to our classroom library.
  • Love seeing new faces each month.
  • Great questions were asked after story was read to the students.
  • Volunteers are very excited to be here and great with the kids.
  • Students are exposed to other adults who read---not just their teacher or parent.
  • Students are experiencing stories and books that we would normally not be reading.
The students were exposed to community members who value reading. They were excited to enjoy books with those “outside” of their educational community. The books were tied to the standards and the students were able to make valuable connections to their learning. The students also loved picking the books up off our shelves at later dates and reading them again, either independently or with a friend.
 
OUR LITERACY PROGRAM HAS BEEN SELECTED BY ROTARY DISTRICT 6600 TO BE HONORED FOR VALUABLE SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT President Cheryl 2015-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by President Cheryl Cotter
he Fremont Rotary Club has partnered with Rotary District 6600 and ShelterBox to provide emergency housing for some of the 8 million people impacted by the Nepal earthquakes. ShelterBox is an international relief charity that provides immediate assistance to people affected by natural disasters or conflicts. Each ShelterBox contains a tent for an extended family of up to 10 people, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, stove, basic tool kit, children’s activity pack, and other essential items. 
 
The local Rotary Club collected $4000, which, with a match from the District, will purchase 8 ShelterBoxes, housing up to eighty people. Rotary District 6600, which includes Fremont, raised more than $100,000 for the project.
 
Pictured are Rotarian Doug Beck and local Scouts from Troop 312, who assisted Conneaut Rotarian Jack Young in setting up a ShelterBox at the June 8 meeting of the Fremont Rotary Club. Mr. Young is on the ShelterBox USA Board of Directors.
 
Left to right: Rotarian Doug Beck, Scouts from Troop 312, Conneaut Rotarian and ShelterBox USA Board member Jack Young
Fremont Rotary Club provides shelter for Nepal earthquake victims President Cheryl Cotter 2015-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Tim Ellenberger on May 10, 2015
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Picture is of the Rotary Students of the Year for this Rotary year.
Left to right:
Cheryl Cotter, Fremont Rotary Club President
Patrick Rusher, Fremont Ross High School, son of Steve and Stephanie Rusher
Kyle Meyer, Bishop Hoffman St Joe High School, son of Tom and Amy Meyer
Theodore LeJeune Vanguard Tech Center, son of Theodore and Lisa LeJeune
(not in the picture) Kylee Carroll, Terra State Community College
Students of the Year 2014-15 Rotarian Tim Ellenberger 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Traci McCaudy on May 10, 2015
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Picture is of the STRIVE Students for this Rotary year
Left to right:
Scott Lang, Youth Service Director
Samuel Contreras
Reghan Hineline
Sarah Szymanowski
(not in the picture) Angelica Sandoval
STRIVE Students 2014-15 Rotarian Traci McCaudy 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
CONGRATULATIONS to Rotary Scholarship Recipient 2014-15 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
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Current membership stands at 62.  We are Fremont Rotarians, proud to provide services locally and internationally.
Past President Willson Baker
Rotarian Jim Banks
Rotarian Doug Beck
Past President Ken Berlekamp
Past Presient Dick Binau
Rotarian Lee Bowden
Rotarian Andy Brown
Immediate Past President Tony Camilleri
President Cheryl Cotter
Rotarian Peggy Courtney
Rotarian Nancy Cullen
Rotarian Dam Darr
Past President Jim Daubel
Rotarian Greg Edinger
Rotarian Mark Egbert
Rotarian Rick Egbert
Rotarian Tim Ellenberger
Past President Jim Ellis
Rotarian Dave Fahrbach
​Rotarian Michelle Fairbanks
Rotarian Mike Gruss
Rotarian Hal Hawk
President Elect Pam Hoesman
Past President Tom Hoffman
Rotarian Peg Hirt
Rotarian Pam Jensen
Past President Claire Johansen
Rotarian Julie Kreilick
Past President Brian Koenig
Past President Lee Koenig
Rotarian Roger Kuns
Rotarian Scott Lang
Past President Dan Lease
Rotarian Bob Littelmann
Past President Barry Luse
Rotarian Traci McCaudy
Rotarian Vince Militello
Rotarian Angie Morelock
Rotarian Bob Moyer
Rotarian Jill Nevels-Haun
Past President Denny Newman
Rotarian Chasity O'Neill
Rotarian Kyle Overmyer
Past President Ralph Oxley
Rotarian Bob Parker
Past President Dave Peterson
Rotarian Patti Powers
Rotarian Denise Reiter
Past President Kay Reiter
Rotarian Angelica Rinehart
Rotarian Rick Robertson
Rotarian Kellie Sears
Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk
Rotarian Abby Slemmer
​Rotarian Steve Steinle
Past President Charlotte Urban
Rotarian Dan Waggoner
Past President Kent Watkins
Rotarian Jerome Webster
Rotarian Christie Weininger
Past President Bill Wingard
Rotarian Jim Yeager
WE, the Fremont Rotarians 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by President Cheryl
The Rotary Club of Fremont recently celebrated its 89th anniversary. As part of the celebration the Club provided donations to three local organizations. A check in the amount of $1560 was presented to the Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities to cover the cost of summer camperships at Camp Echoing Hills for two individuals. The Club has been funding camperships for individuals with disabilities since 2009. The Fremont Parks and Recreation Department received $500 to sponsor the girls and boys summer Tee Ball League. The Club has been sponsoring a team since 2011. The Liberty Center of Sandusky County received $225 as part of their “Sponsor A Day Program,” with the Club funding the cost of running the Center on April 28, the date of the Club’s anniversary.
 
Pictured in the photo, left to right:
Pete LeJeune, Fremont Parks and Recreation Program/Facility Supervisor; Dick Binau and Charlotte Urban, Past Presidents; Margaret Weisz, Liberty Center Executive Director; and Lisa Celek, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities
 
Doing Good Locally President Cheryl 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk on Apr 06, 2015
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Continuing the tradition, the Fremont Rotary Club, with the assistance of the Hayes Presidential Center, sponsored the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the School of Hope on Tuesday, April 7. The venue this year was changed to the School of Hope’s gymnasium, which was quite suitable due to inclement weather.
 
A large group of School of Hope preschoolers, along with some of its older children, enjoyed collecting plastic eggs, opening gifts, and playing together.  The Easter Bunny attended and the event was well received.  Rotary volunteers supervised and made friends with the children as they gathered eggs and played with their new toys.  To those who have not volunteered in the past, this (approximately) one hour out of your year can be a very heart-warming and enjoyable experience.
 
Rotary would like to thank the Hayes Presidential Center for their participation, and also the following Rotarian volunteers for making this once again a very special event: 
Kellie Sears
Laurie Sistrunk
PP Charlotte Urban
Tim & Kim Ellenberger
Dan Waggoner
PP Ralph Oxley
Doug Beck
Tom Hoffman
PP Ken Berlekamp and
Christie Weininger.
 
 
Rotary School of Hope Easter Eggs Hunt REPORT Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Traci McCaudy
This year, the Fremont Rotary Club hosted a Four-Way Speech Contest for Ross High School students in grades 9-12. Participants had to prepare a speech regarding an important issue in our everyday relationships with the content centering on applying the Rotary Four-Way Test. The Rotary Four-Way Test asks the questions of “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”
Five Ross students participated in the speech contest at the Rotary Meeting held on March 2, 2015. Congratulations to Sarai Perez for being awarded top honors! Sarai received a $300 monetary prize and will now compete in the District Rotary competition where she has the chance to win additional monies. Dominique Darr earned second place honors and $200 and Carissa Krauss received third place and $100. Alexis Bryan and Alejandra Montez also participated.
 
Congratulations to our Ross student participants and good luck to Sarai in the District competition!
 
Fremont Rotary Four-Way Test Speech ContestExtracted from FCS Newsletter-March 2015 Rotarian Traci McCaudy 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by The News-Messenger on Mar 10, 2015
FREMONT – Fremont City Schools honored the following through its Excellence in Education recognition program for involvement in the Fremont Rotary STRIVE program.
Those honored from Fremont Rotary Club: Michele Beck, Cheryl Cotter, Greg Edinger, Michelle Fairbanks, Scott Lang, Bob Moyer, Chasity O’Neill, Dr. Ralph Oxley, Patti Powers, Angelica Rinehart, Dr. Jerome Webster, Dr. Randy Wurts, Cassandrea Anderson, Patty Dumminger, Chris Kelly, Jim Marquette, Ashley Miklovic-Inbody, Mandi Miller, Violetta Rhea, and Charlene Wilhelm.
 
Excellence in Education award winners The News-Messenger 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by The News Messenger on Mar 01, 2015
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Five Fremont Ross High School students competed in the Fremont Rotary club's speech contest.
 
FREMONT – Your relationship didn't work out?  Blame technology.
 
Missing out on meaningful friendships?  Maybe you're spending too much time on Facebook with virtual ones or playing games on your phone instead of having meaningful, face-to-face interaction.
 
Technology is an easy target for blame, but maybe you should be pointing the finger at yourself.  This was the topic of Sarai Perez's speech in the Fremont Rotary club speech competition on Monday.   Perez took first place.
 
"We sometimes blame technology, but in reality it's us who are failing," Perez told the club at the Fremont Country Club.  "Let not some device or screen define your personality."
 
Perez, a junior at Fremont Ross High School, was one of five Ross students who competed on Monday.
 
Dominique Darr, a junior, finished second, and Carissa Krauss, a junior, finished third.
 
Alejandra Montez, a junior, and Alexis Bryan, a sophomore, tied for fourth.
 
Darr talked about the importance of character building and how building a good character helps foster a better community.  "Poor character building is a way to destroy friendships and put you behind in life,"  Darr said.  "When I'm rude to someone I immediately feel bad about myself."
 
Krauss talked about helping the homeless population and praised the Liberty Center, the local homeless shelter for helping people.  "Our community could reach out in so many ways," she said. "Each of us has the power to eliminate the barrier between us and the homeless."
 
Montez discussed the adversity she has had to overcome in her life, including the death of her father when she was young and an abusive home life.  "Don't let the bad situations be who you are," Montez said. "They're just your story."
 
Bryan spoke about the negativity that gossip can create and encouraged fostering positivity.
 
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Posted by President Cheryl on Jan 11, 2015
Our Club recently received a letter of appreciation from Alan Mehlow, who received a $1000 Student of the Year scholarship in 2012.  Here’s his letter:
 
 
 
The Pride of Fremont Rotary Club President Cheryl 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk on Dec 23, 2014
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Yesterday I received the most heart-warming text message that reminded me the true meaning of Christmas, and I just had to share:
 
Mariana Vasquez, and her five children, were one of the families we chose to adopt for Community Christmas this year.  I had to call her several weeks ago to get some ideas for gifts for her thirteen-year-old daughter, Anahi.  Mrs. Vasquez apparently saved my phone number, because I received the following text message from her yesterday.
 
“Hi, Lorie, I’m Mariana, the mom of the 5 children you adopted for the Community Christmas.  I just want to thank you so very much for all the gifts.  I picked them up today and I was full of emotion when I saw all the gifts…my Children are going to love it!  Bless you and again thank-you!”
 
I let her know that the gifts were from Rotary and not me.  I also reminded her to look in the bags for her gift card for Kroger’s.  With that, she continued…
 
“Here’s a picture of my kids.  Merry Christmas to you, too, Lorie, and thank you!!!!  I’m still crying from joy, of course it’s such a blessing and please let them all know how thankful and happy I am and you’re more than welcome to share the picture.  My kids are my everything and this really means a lot.   I will look for the card.  Thanks!!!!”
 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, fellow Rotarians.
 
SPECIAL UPDATE on Community Christmas 2014 Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk 2014-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk on Dec 21, 2014
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Once again, our Rotary Club was able to provide Christmas to several local families in need!
 
We adopted three families with a total of nine children, plus one senior citizen this year.  Each family requested food assistance and was given a Kroger gift card for groceries .  (The First Call for Help Community Christmas committee recommends purchasing Kroger gift cards, to ensure they will be spent on groceries.)  In addition, we provided approximately $100 worth of clothes and toys for each of the nine children, while our senior received clothing and household items on her list.
 
Fremont Rotary would like to extend a heartfelt  thank-you to all those involved in the Community Christmas effort, including: Laurie Sistrunk, Chair
Peggy Courtney, Pam Hoesman, Pam Jensen, Bob Moyer, Patti Powers, Angelica Rinehart, Debbie (Rick) Robertson.
 
Each of these Rotarians “adopted” one or more children by purchasing and wrapping their gifts.  A special thank-you goes to Abby Slemmer, who offered to haul all the gifts to the American Legion for distribution this year.  Our Community Christmas budget was $1300, but we spent only $1,119.77, due to the generosity of Bob Moyer and Pam Jensen, who donated all of their gifts.  Kudos to Bob and Pam!
 
It warms my heart to be involved in such a project, and to witness the dedication and generosity of our fellow Rotarians.  Have a blessed New Year.
 
Community Christmas 2014 Report Rotarian Laurie Sistrunk 2014-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Presdient Cheryl Cotter on Dec 21, 2014
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Peace and love to you all. This is a time of year when we especially celebrate relationships and giving---focusing on bringing happiness to others. We as Rotarians are so fortunate to be part of an organization which has as a primary objective the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship united in the ideal of service.
 
It is also a time of thanks, and I would like to thank you for the gift of your friendship and support during the past year. What a joy it has been to work with you! Thank you also for your commitment, time, and service to others through projects that have made a huge difference to our community.
 
Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with health, happiness, and peace. See you in 2015!
Cheryl
 
Message from Club President Presdient Cheryl Cotter 2014-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotarian Chasity O'Neill on Dec 15, 2014
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The annual Rotary Holiday Party took place on Monday, December 15 at the Fremont Country Club.  In all 46 Rotarians and their family member participated in the event.  Fourteen guests participated participated in an Ugly Sweater Parade and Contest, with President Cheryl Cotter winning by a landslide.  The group also shared a lot of laughs through a White Elephant gift exchange activity. A jazz trio entertained the group, with our very own Tim Ellenberger joining the group.
A special thank you to the committee who made this event possible including, Charlotte Urban, Chasity O’Neill, Angelica Rinehart, Cheryl Cotter, Pam Jensen, Tom Hoffman, Peggy Courtney, Ralph Oxley, Willson Baker.
 
For more photos of the event, click individual album - ALBUM (1), ALBUM (2).
 
Rotary Annual Holiday Party Rotarian Chasity O'Neill 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
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8 Rotarians (namely Julie, PP Ken, Angelica, Angie, Abby, Laurie, Peggy and Jim Banks) joined the staffs and family members from SCPD weathered the cold and participated in this year's Holiday Parade held on Saturday, December 6th.  Immediately after the parade, we delivered the truck load of food items and monies to Sandusky County Food Pantry.  With the collections from our Club and those collected at the parade, total $1,200 worth in food items, cash and checks was donated to SCFP this year.  Another successful year!
 
For more photos, please click HERE.
 
Rotary-Sandusky County Park District Holiday Parade REPORT 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
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This year our club collected food items and $853 in cash and checks at the weekly lunch meeting during the month of November and the Club would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have made their donations:
Jim Banks
Doug Beck
PP Ken Berlekamp
PP Dick Binau
IPP Tony Camilleri
President Cheryl Cotter
Peggy Courtney
Tim Ellenberger
Michelle Fairbanks
Hal Hawk
PE Pam Hoesman
PP Tom Hoffman
Pam Jensen
PP Brian Koenig
Julie Kreilick
Roger Kuns
Scott Lang
PP Barry Luse
Angie Morelock
Bob Moyer
Patti Powers
Denise Reiter
PP Kay Reiter
Angelica Rinehart
Laurie Sistrunk
PP Charlotte Urban
Dan Waggoner
Jerome Webster
Christie Weininger
PP Bill Wingard
Jim Yeager
 
Collection for Sandusky County Food Pantry REPORT 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
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On December 5, 22 Rotarians and 2 family members of the Rotary Club of Fremont served as volunteer bell ringers for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.  The Club collected $2,544.12, the highest collection of any local service organization participating in the event.  The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign enables the Salvation Army to provide food, toys, and clothing to needy individuals and families during the Christmas season.  Pictured are Rotarians Bob Moyer and Charlotte Urban.
 
Again Congratulations to our Club and especially the bell ringers ...  
9:00 am to 11:00 am – PP Ralph & Rina Oxley, Scott Lang, PP Dick Binau, Jerome Webster.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Bob Moyer, Laurie Sistrunk, Kellie Sears, Peggy Courtney.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – PP Ken Berlekamp, PP Charlotte Urban, Doug Beck, Lee Bowden, Pam Jensen, Jim Banks.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Mike Gruss, PE Pam Hoesman, PP Jim Ellis, Oliver Ellis.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm –  Vince Militello, Angelica Rinehart, IPP Tony Camilleri, Dave Fahrbach.
 
​For more pictures, please click HERE.
 
Rotary-Salvation Army Bell Ringing RESULTS President Cheryl 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
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This year 20 Rotarians and 2 family members signed up as Salvation Army bell ringers at Walmart from 9 am to 7:30 pm on Friday, December 5th.  It was reported that hot chocolate was delivered to the first group of bell ringers and the last group was treated to coffee with bailey ... that's why they rang half an hour longer due to the buzz.
 
​For more pictures, please click HERE.
 
Rotary-Salvation Army Bell Ringing REPORT 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by President Cheryl on Nov 13, 2014
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454 fliers turned in to Bob Evans.
Raised $1,252.00
Plus $500 Crown Battery donation = $1,752.00
Plus $1,752 matching grant from Bill Gates Foundation.
GRAND TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR POLIO ON ONE DAY IN OUR ROTARY DISTRICT 6600 is $3,504!!!
District 6600 Polio Plus at Bob Evans OUTCOME President Cheryl 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 02, 2014
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Past President Ralph presented the Chili Cook Off Trophy to Rotarian Lee Bowden who was one of the joint winners in this year's competition held on September 29th at the Fremont Yacht Club.
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Posted by President Cheryl
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Tom Bauer, General Manager of our Fremont's Bob Evans restaurant reported that they did $560 in fund raising meal sales yesterday, of which 15%, or $84, will be donated to Polio Plus. 
Many thanks to all our Rotarians who ate at Bob Evans on October 23 and to those who distributed fliers to friends, family, and co-workers! Special thanks to Crown Battery and Rotarian Hal Hawk for a $500 donation to this great cause! With this donation, our Fremont store had the SECOND HIGHEST contribution amount in the entire Rotary District 6600!
What We Did for Polio Plus at Bob Evans President Cheryl 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
And the Winner of this year's Annual Chili Cook Off goes to ... 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club's 4th Annual Chili Cook Off was held on Saturday, September 29th at the Fremont Yacht Club.  Attended by 19 members, 9 spouses & family members, and 3 special guests - DG Rex, Chief of staff Duane and his wife, Julie.  This year there were 7 entries from: PE Pam H, Angelica, Chasity, Peggy & Christie, PP Ralph, LaRoy, and Laurie. 
 
There was a lot of drinking and fellowship. Members and guests were eager to do the tasting. A lot of conversation on "which one do you like?" "which one did you vote for?". In fact there was one contestant who was seen going around pouring wine to get votes. Sadly she forgot to tell everyone which chili pot was hers. 
A special Thank You to the organizing committee members for helping to make this event possible: Past President Ralph Oxley (Rotarian in charge), Peggy Courtney, Past President Tom Hoffman, Past President Charlotte Urban and Chasity O'Neill.
Fremont Rotary Club's 4th Annual Chili Cook Off 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Service Club Olympics will be held on Saturday, September 20th.  Rotary Team members are President Cheryl, Pam H, Tim, Scott, Chasity, Peggy, Julie and Christine.  Rotary Team to meet at Looking Good by 9:30 am.  The event starts at 10 am sharp.  
Rotarians, family members and guests are encouraged to show up for support.
Rotary Team at Service Club Olympics President Cheryl 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
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Helen Tonkin from Sandusky County Board of DD introduced Kristen and Allison. These 2 young ladies attended Camp Echoing Hills this Summer sponsored by our Club.
Summer Campers sponsored by our Club 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
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The leadership of Fremont’s other four service clubs, Kiwanis, Exchange, Lions, and Soroptimist, were invited to attend the August 4 meeting of the Rotary Club of Fremont.  Each club representative provided information about his or her club along with a description of current service projects.  Representing Fremont Kiwanis were President Jerri Miller and Reverend Daniel Orr.  Representing the Fremont Lions Club was President Chris Mollis, and representing the Fremont Soroptimist Club was President Paula Heckel.  Along with Rotary, these service organizations provide funding and assistance through numerous projects aimed at improving our community, our country, and the world.  The service clubs hope to collaborate on a joint service project in the future.
Rotary Facilitates Meeting of Fremont Service Clubs President Cheryl Cotter 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Here are some things I found in the July's The Rotary Magazine and would like to share with you ...
  • Rotary at a glance: Membership = 1.2 million.  Clubs = 34,558
  • Watch Rotary videos at www.youtube.com/user/RotaryInternational
  • The Rotary magazine is now available online at therotarianmagazine.com. It can also be accessed through the RI web site, Facebook, and twitter.
  • Change lives through Rotary
  • “It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.” -Confucius
President Cheryl's corner ... President Cheryl 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
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President Tony Camilleri’s Year End Presentation on June 30, 2014
“Report on Rotary Year 2013-14”
 
Well its hard to believe my year as Club President is over, its seems like it was just last week that I became president of the Club.  When I was first told that I was going to be President I was in shock how was I going to handle it?  I never really understood what the board actually did.  Well I found out in a hurry how much the entire board does.  I would like to personally thank Cheryl, Pam, Jerome, Chasity, Rick, Dave, Ken, Jim and Angelica for all their outstanding support and commitment to making this club the best in District 6600.  I would also like to thank the entire club for giving me the opportunity to be president of your club.
President Tony's Year in Review Club Public Relations Committee 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
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