November 20, 2019, Oxford, OH.  Megan Gerhardt spoke to the Rotary Club today about "Gentelligence", a concept she created to described the differences in perspective between generations.  As Professor & William Isaac and Michael Oxley Center for Business Leadership Co-Director & Director of Leadership Development, she has written extensively on the opportunities to learn from those older and younger than ourselves with a view to understand eachother's "lens" as we see the world.  Most recently, Dr. Gerhardt was featured on NBC news.com in a highly relevant and thought provoking article that can be read at https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/ok-boomer-meme-hurts-gen-z-more-older-generation-it-ncna1079276.
 
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October 23, 2019, Oxford, OH.  The Oxford Rotary Club welcomed Chief John Jones for an annual update on police operations in the City of Oxford.  He talked about community policing in Oxford, and the challenges faced in the new age of digital media and body cameras.  Chief Jones joined the Oxford Police force in 1998.  Today, he oversees 27 full-time officers working throughout the community with an ever-increasing demand for support.  Body cameras have greatly assisted the force in bringing criminals to justice, but have also added an administrative burden in maintaining the equipment and digital files.  Chief Jones reports that the greatest increase in crime has been bicycle theft.  We salute this dedicated team of professionals as they continue to face new demands in their efforts to keep Oxford Residents and Miami Students safe.
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April 16, 2018.  Randi Thomas, director of institutional relations, has devoted his time at Miami “to paying it forward to the next generation of students and paying it back to the mentors who had such a large impact on his life,” nominators said. He received his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 1993 and joined a law firm in Columbus until returning to Miami in 1999.


 
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December 6, 2017.  The Oxford Rotary Club had the pleasure of inducting three new members to the Club.  They are (left to right):
 
Corey Watt, Assistant Director for Employee Relations, Miami University.  Corey works out of the new Armstrong Student Center on Miami University's campus and is a resident of Oxford with Wife, Sarah. 
 
Randy Pratt, Associate Vice President of Advancement, Miami University.  Randy works out of the Murstein Alumni Center and is a resident of Glendale with Wife, Jane.  
 
Max Wolf, Operations Assistant, Miami University Community Federal Credit Union.  Max works out of the main office on College Corner Pike and is a resident of Hamilton.
 
Please welcome our newest members!!!
 
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Greg and Renate Crawford celebrated their one-year anniversary recently as the new Presidential couple for Miami University.  The Oxford Rotary Club was delighted to welcome them for lunch and an update on new directions and strategies for Miami in the coming year.  The Club is excited about the new initiatives they've worked to build with the Oxford Community and thanks them for taking time to celebrate their one-year anniversary with us!

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The Oxford Rotary Club's Annual Recognition and Installation dinner took place on Wednesday, July 12th at The Knolls of Oxford.  Approximately 33 club members and their guests attended.  The dinner was preceeded by wine and beer at 6 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner at 6.30 p.m.  Many thanks go to the Social Committee of Dodi Wolke and Susie Sadler for setting up this event.  Special thanks go to Ross Farnsworth for making it possible for the Club to have this event in such a nice location.
 
Norm Harsh received recognition for 15-years of perfect attendance.  Congratulations, Norm!
 
The new Board of Directors was installed and include:
 
Pat Sidley, President
Kathy Butterfield, President Elect
Betsy O'Beirne, Secretary
Brian Fey, Treasurer
Susie Sadler, Club Service
Etta Reed, Fundraising
Alan Oak, Community Service
Warren Mason, International Service
Ross Farnsworth, Vocational Service
 
Monthly Board meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month after the Regular Meeting.

 
 
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May 10, 2017.  Ashley Jones is the Preservation Librarian at the Miami University Libraries, where she handles a variety of roles including preservation planning, book repair, disaster preparedness, and digital preservation. She holds a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design and and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.
In her presentation, Ashley focused on the details of how to best maintain family collections.  Of importance is maintaining photos, documents and collectibles in a consistent temperature - something often overlooked with most storage occurring in attics and basements.  Today's digital capabilities offer a great options to scan photos and documents but organizing digital files and paying attention to file formats is key to making these digital images useful for the long term.  For questions on how to maintain specialized items, Ashley can be reached at jonesab2@miamioh.edu.
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May 17, 2017.  The Oxford Rotary Club gathered at its annual luncheon to honor the Hefner Fund awardees.
 
Eight scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors at Talawanda High School, as follows:
 
$1,000 scholarships to:
 
Alex Bowie, attending Ohio State University to study Biomedical Engineering
Natalie Cobb, attending Ohio State University to study Chemical Engineering and Biology 
Elijah Frazier, attending the University of Cincinnati to study Biology
Emily Froude, attending Miami University to major in International Studies
Adam Mandrell, attending Ohio Northern University in their Pre-Pharmacy/Doctor of Pharmacy program
Peter Whiteman, attending Ohio University to study Engineering
 
$2,000 scholarships to:
             
Beth Hansford, attending the Good Samaritan College of Nursing
Cody Kiefer, attending Wilmington College to study Agrimony.
 
The Hefner Fund also made grants to thirteen programs and initiatives, as follows:
 
 
Talawanda School District-scholarship support for the eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C.
Talawanda Middle School-support for the Sandy Hormell Community Book Celebration
United Way of Oxford-support for the Back to School Supplies program
Space Camp- support for fifth grade students to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of the new STEM program  
Oxford Literacy Team-grant for the Super Summer Readers program
Coalition for a Healthy Community-Oxford Area-grant for programs to support obesity reduction/prevention for youth in our community
Kramer Elementary School: support for presentations by an author and illustrator
Talawanda Middle School-support for the Bel Canto Honor Choir to compete in a music festival in Chicago
Miami Little League- a grant to support its Little League Baseball /Softball programs
Talawanda High School - a grant to support two boys to attend the Buckeye Boys State program; scholarship support for the Talawanda Band
Respect for Law Camp – a grant to support this program to help youth understand law enforcement and respect for officers
Talawanda School District -  awards to four high school students participating in our Rotary Club’s Four Way Test speech contest

 
 
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The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program is a cornerstone of our work in the community.  RYLA  is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where participants develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.  
This year's award winners were Patrick Geshan and Isabel Shoker, shown here ready to head off to Camp Kern.  Both attend Talawanda HS.  They reported they had a great time and made some new friends.
 
Each spring, local Rotary Clubs partner with local school districts to select one or more High School sophomores and juniors (Award Winners) to attend a leadership development program held at Camp Kern.  This camp is a terrific 48 hour Leadership training event for Award Winners.  
 
The Leadership Camp features several outdoor challenges, critical thinking exercises, and motivational speakers. Students come prepared for physical activity and are required to attend the entire camp. 100% of the cost of the camp is covered by our Rotary Club. It is a special honor and opportunity for students who receive this RYLA award.
 
If you'd like to learn more about Oxford Rotary's RYLA program, contact Jim Haley at jimhaley45056@yahoo.com.

 
 
 
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On Wednesday, April 19th, two new members were ceremoniously welcomed into the Oxford Rotary Club.  Dennis Stuckey (left) and Don Murray (right) were inducted into the Club by President Mike Davis.  
 
 
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April 19, 2017.  Oxford, OH.  Alan Kyger, Economic Development Director for the City of Oxford, updated the Oxford Rotary Club on the progress of the Amtrak stop project, a joint effort between the City of Oxford and Miami University.
 
A committee was formed in 2015 to evaluate the possibility of creating a stop on the "Cardinal" Line which makes its run through Oxford around 2.30 a.m. on its way to Chicago.  The Cardinal line received its name for the State Flower of West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, territories through which the line made its way.  
 
 
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April 12, 2017.  Oxford, OH.  Valerie Elliott presented a look at the Oxford Community as World War I unfolded. In 1914, Oxford had a permanent population of approximately 2,000 residents with 1,000 students enrolled at Miami.  The two additional (Oxford College For Women and Western College For Women) comprised an additional 500 students.  
 
Residents learned about the beginning of World War I through the Oxford Forum, the major paper serving the community at that time.  By 1915, the paper had folded and news came through other local newspapers including the Miami Student.
 
 
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April 5, 2017, Oxford, Ohio.  Brett Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of McCullough-Hyde/TriHealth, updated Rotarians on new developments taking place in the hospital since TriHealth became a 60% partner in the hospital in 2015.  Brett focused on the newly built Emergency Department, the construction of 3 new state-of-the-art operating theaters, and the opening of a second endoscopy suite within the Operating Room area.
 
As a result of requirements of the ACA legislation (ObamaCare) McCullough-Hyde/TriHealth was required to update it's patient records system which TriHealth's corporate team led last summer.  The new system is now installed and allows patient information to be shared across healthcare providers, a very powerful tool that greatly increases patient care.  
 
 
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Congratulations to the Oxford Rotary Club for coming in 1st Place in Oxford's 4th of July Parade!

Thank You to all our members, family members, grand children, neighbors and friends who came out strong
to march with us in this year's Parade.
 
 
 
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The Oxford Rotary Club recognized scholarships winner and heard presentations on the TMS Washington D.C. Trip and Space Camp! Morgan McQueen, Patrick Geshen, Allyson Heitger, Emily Shoker, Alvera Abouseif, Julia Tegge, Sarah Beth Richter, Samantha Baker
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Congratulations to Jim Haley, Oxford Rotarian of the Year.  Jim was unanimously voted Rotarian of the Year for his dedication and leadership in the club's new fundraiser Oxford Stars & Stripes.

 
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During the Oxford Rotary Club's 50th Celebration, founding members Bob Miller and Fred Brower were presented with their 50 years of Perfect Attendance Award.

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Oxford Rotary – Community Stars and Stripes
 
As you walk, bike or drive around the Oxford area this Memorial Day weekend, you may notice more American flags lining neighborhood streets this year thanks to the Rotary Club of Oxford’s patriotic community service program Oxford Community Stars and Stripes.
 
The fundraiser will support the Club’s many philanthropic activities, including the funding of youth-oriented programs in the community, college scholarships for Talawanda High School Seniors, and Rotary Youth Leadership Academy.  In cooperation with Rotary International, the Oxford club also supports selected global health and education projects.  
 
Interested individuals can subscribe to the service in three convenient ways: online at www.OxfordFlags.org, by mail (Rotary Club Stars and Stripes, PO Box 686, Oxford, Ohio  45056) or by asking a Rotarian for an order form and returning it to them or via mail.
 
 
 
 
 
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OXFORD ROTARY ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDRAISER

Today the Oxford Rotary club announced a new fundraiser to honor our countries stars & stripes while raising money to support the Oxford community.  Check out the Oxford Community Stars & Stripes website to sign up!  

oxfordflags.org

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2014-2015 Oxford Rotary Club Dictionary Project Holli Morrish 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0

 On November 12th, the Oxford Rotary Club honored our Rotary Veterans with a special program and special Rotary pin.

 

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This month we met at Patterson's Cafe for our Rotary Breakfast meeting.  It was great to see the regulars and some new faces!  Mark the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 am on your calendar.  A great time for fellowship!

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 A Big Welcome to Jack Southard, our newest member.  Jack is a long time resident of Oxford and former Director of DARS Project before he retired from Miami. 
 
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Adeed Dawisha, Miami University professor, will be the featured speacker at the Sept. 17th meeting of the Oxford Rotary Club.  Adeed will be speaking on the Political Landscape of Iraq.

October 1st will be a prospective new member event with Rico Blasi, Miami Head Hockey coach giving us an update on this years's season.  Contact Bryan Hehemann if you will be bringing a guest.

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Miami Professor to present to Rotary Club on Sept. 17th Susie Sadler 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
The Family Resource Center speaks to Rotary Holli Morrish 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Our very own Brian Ravelee and Greg McBee will be giving a presentation about Freedom Summer!  Don't forget our monthly Tuesday Rotary breakfast at Morning Side Cafe, 7:30am  August 12th.

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The Oxford Rotary Club is proud to host Dr. Bryan McCullough, Orthopedic Surgeon as our speaker for the July 30th meeting. 

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A special welcome to our new members..... Bob Setlock, Chris Hensey and Betsy O'Beirne!!

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Betsy Beaton- Rotary Teacher of the Year! Holli Morrish 2013-05-30 15:03:28Z 0
Flags for Graves- Oxford Cemetery Holli Morrish 2013-05-13 16:12:05Z 0
Wounded Warrior Program to be hosted on November 7th...don't miss it! Holli Morrish 2012-11-01 13:03:23Z 0
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Please make note that the May 2, 2012 Rotary meeting will be hosted at the new Talawanda High School located at 5301 University Park Blvd., located just south of town on U.S. 27. Lunch will be served, and a tour of the building will immediately follow.
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WELCOME NEWEST ROTARIAN
President  Bryan introduced Bob Keller, University Architect, who has many responsibilities touching on numerous aspects of the physical facilities at the University.  Born into a family of brick masons, Bob when asked by his grandfather about his future, responded that he would continue in the family tradition, but the grandfather urged Bob to become an architect.  He did just that.  Following many years of study, including a time in London, Bob worked for some time in the Dayton area.  He joined the Miami staff in 1989.  Again, welcome, Bob.
 
HEFNER FUND
Upon recommendation  of the Rotary Board, Club members agreed to increase the Hefner Fund contribution by $10.00 a quarter, making the total contribution $45 per quarter for each member.  This increase will add support to the mission of the Hefner Fund to reach out to charitable ventures within the community.  Bob Miller and Alan Oak have volunteered to serve as members of the Hefner Fund Board.
 
THE COLD WAR AND THE SYMBOLS OF LOVE
Susie Sadler brought the club's memories of a dark period in both the history of the nation and also of our local area, in the still somewhat mysterious area known as Fernald.  Susie introduced Jane Powell, director of the Fernold Site and Visitors Center.  From 1951 through 1989, 7000 workers were employed on the site processing uranium.  Although there never was a reactor or weapon, secrecy surrounded the facility.  After a 10 year major cleanup effort, the area has been turned into a visitors center and a nature reserve.
 
In contrast to mystery and secrecy, Dodi Wolke's program introduced clum members to the amazingly complex process of growing, transporting and marketing the symbols of love that may eventually overcome nuclear power.  Dodi brought Norm Gormann, a major distributor from Cincinnati, who took us step by step from the planting of seeds to providing the final bouquet in the hands of loved ones.
Dodi announced the beginning of a program to award bouquets to those recommended as worthy recipients in the community.  This is a generous program by Ball Flowers to enhance the life of the community.
 
FOUNDATION NEWS
Ralph Gutowski announced the major gift from the Gates Foundation in support of the Polio Plus effort of the Rotary Foundation.  Polio Plus is moving forward in eliminating the dread disease throughout the world.  (see full article in Newsletter)

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September begins our newest member get together on a Thursday of each month.  

Join us on Sept 25th, 5-6pm on the patio at Dakota's for Rotary After Hours.  This will be a great time for a quick beverage and fellowship with club members. This is also a great opportunity to bring anyone interested in joining the club.  The weather should be beautiful so hope to see everyone there!

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The Oxford Police Department will be giving a presentation on the heroin epidemic in Butler County on Sept 3rd.  This should be an excellent and informative talk about a huge issue for the county.

 

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This week we are excited to welcome District Gov. Eric Marcus, District Gov. Elect William Shula and Assistant Gov. Anil Marifatia.

 

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The Oxford Rotary Club hosted Dave Lapham of the Cincinnati Bengals at the July 23rd meeting.  Dave briefed the club on the upcoming Bengals season and new recruits to the team.

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Oxford Rotary Dictionary Project in Talawanda Schools! Holli Morrish 0
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Brian Revalee & Ross Farnsworth recently became new members of the Oxford Rotary Club.  They were sponsored by Cindy Menges and Dodi Wolke, respectively.

 

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From left to right...

Kaitlyn Bretz, Allyson Cousino, Mariah Davis, Mary Glaser, Andrew Hofmann, Jacob Hogg, Nolan Robinson, Dr. McGrew

 

not shown: Mandelyn Schulte

 

 

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Betsy Beaton is the 2013 Rotary Teacher of the Year! Holli Morrish 0
Oxford Rotary hosts THS Students for the 4-Way Essay Contest! Holli Morrish 0
Coach Cooper Speaks to the Club! Holli Morrish 0
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The members gathered in their sub-committees to plan future events and fundraising!
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The District Governor visits the Oxford Rotary Club Holli Morrish 0
Alan Kyger Speaks on Local Development Holli Morrish 0
Oxford Rotary – Annual Leadership Change for 2012-13 Holli Morrish 0
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Paul Harris Fellows Holli Morrish 0
Rotary is Helping to Eradicate Polio Holli Morrish 0
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