Byesville Rotary

Meeting time: Tuesday 7:00 am--8:30 am.

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

Club officers 2019--2020

President--Shana Fair

President Elect/Vice President--Chuck Fair

Treasurer--Jan Wilson

Secretary--Chuck Fair

Master at Arms--

Membership Chairs--Melinda Yerian and Phyllis Millhone

Board members:
Debbie Meade--term ends June 2020
Becky Bruner--term ends June 2021
Melinda Yerian--term ends June 2022


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Byesville Rotary gets update on Leadership Guernsey programs


Pictured: Don Coffman, Speaker Host; Mike Kachilla, Pres. Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce; Phyliss Jeffries, Byesville Rotary President.

Reading for Sept. 1: August Rotarian, “A Program with Teeth,” p. 52.
Projects:
September 12—chicken BBQ
Nov. 6-8—Red Eye Bus Tour to New York City.

The aim of Leadership Guernsey programs, sponsored by the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, is to help foster the development of local leaders for Guernsey County. Adult and Youth programs are currently offered.


Mike Kachilla, President of the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, reported the 2009-10 sessions.

The Adult program kicks off with a two day retreat in September. Beginning October, there will be one session each month through May with graduation in June. Cost of the program is $300, which covers the retreat, meals, class shirts, and the graduation luncheon.


The Youth Program is open to 5 junior students from each of five local high schools. Their program consists of 8 day long sessions, one a month running from October through May. Local businessmen and foundations fund the programs so that there is no cost to the 20 students attending.


The sessions are interactive and focus on a wide variety of topics that educate participants about different areas of the community that affect local business such as government, tourism, law enforcement, and social services.


For more information on Leadership Guernsey, call the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, 740-439-6688.


During their business meeting, club members decided to have a chicken BBQ on September 12. Tonya Hitchens reported that people have already begun to purchase tickets for the Red-Eye to New York City, leaving the evening of Nov. 6 and returning Nov. 8.


The club’s next meeting will be 7:30 am, September 1, at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Anyone interested in learning more about the Byesville Rotary can call Membership Chairs Marty Patchen, 740-685-3828, or Larry Miller, 740-439-2767.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Byesville Rotary learns about adult literacy and job skills development support


Pictured: Dan Coffman, Speaker Host; Charney Fitz¸ ABEL; Phyliss Jeffries, Byesville Rotary President.
Reading: August Rotarian--"Water and Wellness," p. 30.
Charney Fitz from Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABEL) stated that this program is “the best kept secret in Ohio.” The ABEL program provides a wide variety of services aimed at helping adults improve basic skill in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and computers.

ABEL helps adults improve skills needed in today’s workforce and supports people making the transition into classes offered by higher education. Services aimed at adults interested in improving skills include: preparing people for the GED exam or professional certification exams such as nursing or college entrance tests; assisting people study for citizenship; and helping people brush up on basics such math, social studies, or computer skills so that they will be better prepared to take classes at local colleges.
Ms. Fitz pointed out that literacy is ABEL’s main focus because reading and writing fluently, understanding written instructions, and being accurate are skills needed by everyone who wants to be successful in today’s workforce. ABEL tutors individualize how they teach to match each client’s individual learning style and needs.

For more information about ABEL services and opportunities for learning, call Mid-East Career and Technology Centers at 740-454-7242 or 1-800-350-1242. ABEL classrooms in Guernsey County are conveniently located at the Mid-East Career and Technology Centers—Buffalo Campus, Cambridge Salvation Army, and the Willett-Pratt Training Center.
In other business, volunteers are still needed to work the 2ed shift at the chicken BBQ on Saturday which will be held at the gazebo at the corner of 2ed and Main in Byesville. Rotary members will begin selling seats on the Red-Eye Bus Tour to New York City which will be November 6-7. Tickets are $95. Anyone interested in the trip can call Tanya Hitchens at 581-2009. The Byesville club has been awarded a District Simplified Grant to support their Christmas Food Basket Program.

The club’s next meeting will be 7:30 am, August 25, at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Anyone interested in learning more about the Byesville Rotary can call Membership Chairs Marty Patchen, 740-685-3828, or Larry Miller, 740-439-2767.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rotary District 6690 Governor visits Byesville Rotary


Pictured: Dr. Rom Gowande, District 6690 Governor, Sushi Gowande, Athens Rotary Member, and Phyliss Jeffries, Byesville Rotary President.


Readings for August 18: August Rotarian, “In the midst of the Great Depression,” p. 4, and “World Roundup,” pp. 14-15.


New fund raiser: Red Eye Bus to NYC—Nov. 6-7, $95 per seat; plans are to sell enough seats to reserve 2 buses; if all seats are sold—profit to club = $3416. Call Tanya Hitchens to reserve a seat. Invite all your friends, family and business associates to purchase a ticket.

The Byesville Rotary Club welcomed District 6690 Governor Rom Gawande, his wife and fellow Rotary member Sushi Gawande, and Assistant District Governor, Shane Pyle to their Tuesday morning meeting. Breakfast was catered by the Byesville Village Market.
The District Governor recognized the Byesville Rotary for the club’s participation in local community service projects and in the Rotary Foundation. He stated that he believed that part of the Rotary’s Club success was choosing projects that touch club member’s hearts.

The Governor was impressed with the number of projects the Byesville Rotary undertook to give back to the community. These projects included reducing hunger by providing annual Christmas Food Baskets to between 225-50 families in the Meadowbrook school district and supporting literacy by awarding 3-4 scholarships to Meadowbrook high school students and giving dictionaries to every third grader in the school district. Additionally, the club sponsors and Interact service club at Meadowbrook High School and works with SEORMC to provide a low cost health screening to community members.

Club members are reminded that the club will be holding a chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 22, at the gazebo at the corner of 2ed and Main in Byesville. Club members also began work on a new project—a bus trip to New York City scheduled for November 6-7. Members of the community interested in going on this shopping/sightseeing trip are welcome to contact Tanya Hitchens, 740-732-7483, for more information.
The club’s next meeting will be 7:30 am, August 18, at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Anyone interested in learning more about the Byesville Rotary can call Membership Chairs Marty Patchen, 740-685-3828, or Larry Miller, 740-439-2767.