"GO DEVIL" - Weekly Club Newsletter
Monday, March 10, 2014 Edition
There will be FOUR Monday meetings moving to Tuesdays this year.
Please make a note of these changes.
There will be NO meetings for these holidays in 2014:
May 26, 2014 – Memorial Day
September 1, 2014 – Labor Day
Welcome to the Findlay Rotary Club website! I am honored to be serving as President of this wonderful organization that has a long-standing history of making a positive difference in our community and world.
Engage Rotary, Change Lives is the theme that Rotary International President Ron Burton has selected for the 2013-14 Rotary year. This theme is a true reflection of the good that can come as a result of engaging Rotarians around the world in making change. Rotary has impacted numerous lives through projects that rid our world of terrible diseases such as Polio, that provide clean drinking water, that enhance literacy, and so much more! The good work of Rotary is truly an ongoing effort of individuals that embody the philosophy of Service Above Self.
If you desire to be involved with an organization where you can make a difference, please contact me, our administrative office or any Rotary member to learn more.
President, Findlay Rotary Club
Rotary Golden Apple Award
the symbol of teaching excellence
The Findlay Rotary Club is looking for three outstanding teachers.
The Rotary Golden Apple Award, signifying teaching excellence, will be awarded each year to outstanding teachers in the elementary, middle, and high schools of Findlay/Hancock County.
The Club hopes the Golden Apple Awards will enhance the public’s respect for teachers and help attract new, dedicated people to the teaching profession.
The public is invited to nominate Findlay/Hancock County teachers who have made a dramatic difference in their lives. The Rotary Club will accept nominations of outstanding teachers until March 31, 2014. Nominations received after that date will not be considered in this year’s process.
Who is eligible
1. Teach Preschool through 12th Grade full-time in a Findlay or Hancock County School;
2. Have taught a minimum of three years in their current school system;
3. Have spent a majority of their time in the classroom.
NOTE: No self-nominations will be allowed and teachers may not receive the Golden Apple Award more than once.
HOW SEMI-FINALIST AND FINALIST ARE SELECTED
A Community Selection Committee, comprised of interested, civic-minded people, will screen the outstanding teachers nominated and choose nine semi-finalists (three each from the elementary, middle, and high school levels) who will be recommended to the Rotary Golden Apple Award Final Selection Committee. This Final Selection Committee will then select the three finalists.
WHAT FINALISTS RECEIVE
The Findlay Rotary Club will honor the three outstanding teachers at an awards dinner in the fall. Each of the three outstanding teachers will receive a Golden Apple Award and a $2,500 cash award.
SO, HELP US …
If you know a teacher who has improved a student’s life through excellent, dedicated teaching, nominate that teacher for the Findlay Rotary Club’s Golden Apple Award.
Just click on the nomination form link below and fill in all required information (nomination forms that are NOT completely filled out will NOT be considered). And, suggest to other students, past students, teachers, and parents that they help Findlay Rotary identify outstanding teachers by submitting a nomination.
The Best Outstanding Teachers will be honored at the Annual Golden Apple Award Dinner on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
2nd Bi-Annual Findlay Rotary Club Rotathalon
Saturday, September 21, 2013
A Great Race…..For a Great Cause….Honoring A Great Rotarian
Findlay Rotary Club is holding its second Rotathalon to benefit the Hancock Historical Museum and the creation of a Victorian Garden in the name of Ed and Barbara Heminger. Ed was not only one of Findlay’s most passionate Rotarians, he was also one of the founders of the Hancock Historical Museum. The offerings provided to the community through the Museum are many, ranging from the Museum and grounds on Crawford Street to the Little Red Schoolhouse to the Riverside Train to name a few. Thousands of children and families have had the opportunity to experience the rich history of our community as a result of their efforts.
On September 21st, the Findlay Rotary Club will compete in the 2nd Rotathalon starting at Riverbend Park and ending at the bandshell at Riverside Park. The race will include a 5K run, 10K bike, canoe ride, target gold shot and final sprint. The top three teams in addition to supporting the project for the Hancock Historical Museum, will also have a donation made to an additional charity of their choice.
Please join the Findlay Rotary Club by supporting our efforts over the course of these summer months by making a charitable donation to the “Findlay Rotary Foundation” today. You can direct additional questions through any of our 19 Team Captains or the Rotary Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st place = Team Chris Roberts
2nd place = Team Chris Alexander
3rd place = Team Ken Cooper
On Monday, October 21, 2013 eight (8) charities were issued prize money checks from the 2nd Bi-Annual Rotathalon winning teams and teams who met their donation goal. Congratulations to Children's Mentoring Connection, Findlay Family YMCA, Hancock County Agency on Aging, Caner Patient Services, Black Swamp Council, Caughman Health Center, Camp Fire, and Hancock Historical Museum.