Byesville Rotary

Meeting time: Tuesday 7:30 am--8:30 am.

Location: Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville .

Club officers 2018-2019

President--Rhonda Stemmer

President Elect/Vice President--Shana Fair

Treasurer--Jan Wilson

Secretary--Shana Fair

Master at Arms--Jim Vaughan

Membership Chairs--Melinda Yerian and Phyllis Milhone

Board members:
Debbie Meade--term ends June 2020
Becky Bruner--term ends June 2021
Larry Miller--term ends June 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Byesville Rotary Xmas food basket program a community effort

Pictured: Mid East Buffalo Campus Honor Society students and Byesville Club members working on filling Christmas food baskets.

Byesville Rotary ended 2018 on a high note with the completion of their Christmas Food Basket service project. For more than 20 years the club has organized the collection, assembly and distribution of food baskets for families in the Rolling Hills Local School District.

Dennis Harding, chair of the Christmas Food Basket service project stated that, “This year the club was able to meet all requests for aid.” He reported that one hundred and eighty-three households were provided with food baskets. Harding estimated that the club provided food for over 450 people over the holidays. In addition, the club was able to make contributions of food to the Stop Nine Church of Christ and Main Avenue United Methodist Church food pantries.

This Rotary project has become a community effort. Family, friends, students from the Mid-East Buffalo Campus Honor Society and several members of the Meadowbrook Interact joined Byesville club members to fill and distribute food baskets. In addition, the District Governor and Assistant Governor from Rotary District 6690 volunteered to participate in this service project.

Students and staff of the Rolling Hills Schools and staff of the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities donated canned goods and other non-perishable food items to the Christmas Basket effort. Colgate donated dish soap and Murphy’s Oil Soap to the effort. Main Avenue United Methodist Food Pantry donated candy. The club also received donations of food from the AVC Food Drive. Byesville Rotarians are proud to be working with each of these organizations.

Club members began planning their spring activities. Plans include hosting a Pints for Polio event to raise money to fight polio in February. This event will also serve as a club social. Dan Navicky will organize a health screening for April. This will be the 18th year the club will work with Southeastern Med to provide this low-cost health-care opportunity to community members.

And finally, the club will cap off their spring activities with their annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, April 13.

Connect with #ByesvilleRotary at: , Twitter Byesville_Club, or Facebook The club meets 7:30 am, Tuesday at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Walk-ins are welcome at the club’s meeting. #6690

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Byesville Rotary elves provide toys for kids

Pictured: Members of the Byesville Rotary club serving as Santa’s elves at the club’s recent Breakfast with Santa breakfast. Pictured: Larry Miller, Jim Vaughan, Becky Bruner, Jim Bacos, Jessica Dawson, Phyllis Milhone, Chuck Fair, Tanya Hitchens,  Don Valentine, Debbie Mead, Nellie Bichard, Shana Fair.

Byesville Rotary members’ service project for December is helping Santa Claus provide gifts to local kids. Members met for their annual Christmas breakfast. Members attending the breakfast brought a covered dish for breakfast and gifts for kids. The gifts will be donated to the Meadowbrook Interact club. Members of the Interact Club as well as other Meadowbrook students have taken responsibility for providing for Rolling Hills Angel Tree requests.

Another Byesville Rotary tradition is to make a donation to the Secret Santa organization. This year the club was able to make a $500 donation toward helping the Secret Santa organization provide a Merry Christmas to local kids.

The club’s Breakfast with Santa breakfast fundraiser was a big success this year. The club sold out and ended the breakfast with only 1 bowl of pancake batter left. Santa Claus, Larry Miller, the club’s master pancake maker, and Melinda Yerian, co-chair of the event, were delighted with community support.
The club would like to thank all the local businesses that help make this event a success. Make sure to give them a shout out the next time you are there! Local sponsors included: McElroy Tree Services. Cambridge, Bruner Land Company Byesville, Moore Bros Hardware Byesville, M&M Feed and Supply Pleasant City and Old Washington, Patrons Buckeye Mutual Insurance Cumberland, Howell-Craig Insurance Agency Cumberland, Creative T’s. Byesville, Galaxy Pizza and Subs, Black-Epperson Funeral Home’s. Byesville, Old Country Loft. Byesville, McDonalds (Byesville), Marlene’s Restaurant. Byesville, Bi-Con. Derwent, and Basic Systems Cambridge.
Funds from Breakfast with Santa are being used to supply food baskets to families in the Rolling Hills School District and toys for local children.

The club’s next meeting is Tuesday, December 18. Woody Biggs will be the guest speaker.

Connect with #ByesvilleRotary at: , Twitter Byesville_Club, or Facebook The club meets 7:30 am, Tuesday at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Walk-ins are welcome at the club’s meeting. #6690