Rotarian Randy Gustafson shared his passion for history and for trains with us on Wed. His entertaining presentation took us through the life of J. Augustus Jones of Warren, his ties to businesses, banks and a circus.
Randy’s curiosity was peaked when he started to look into Warren Circus Flat Cars that are common in model trains. It turned out the real version was made in Starbrick. Circuses were charged by the car, not by weight, so to save money they made the cars longer so they would extend the cars up to 70ft. These were used by many circuses including Ringling Brothers. The story of Jone’s life was incredible, from banker to circus owner and more. Thank you Randy for sharing this incredible tale with us.
Want to read more about J. Augustus Jones go to Warren Times observer . http://www.timesobserver.com/news/community/2019/05/kings-demise/
Dr. Verlynn Kleppe, of Whole Health Chiropractic Center, is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Her presentation was on posture and 3 steps to help.
She included techniques for all 3 steps that can be done at home or at work. To download the presentation CLICK HERE.
Lydia Latimer, of Warren Area High School, accompanied by her parents Greg and Dede Latimer is our February Student of the Month. She has been on the volleyball, swim, and track teams, as well as Varsity Club, Yearbook staff, and Spanish Club. She plans to attend Cleveland State University for Environmental Science, and to play Division I volleyball.
From Bosnia to Afghanistan and beyond , Jeff Granger, our speaker on Feb 13th, has worked in education around the globe. He helped set up a training program in Bosnia to train their teams on how on de-mine areas. In Afghanistan he helped establish a school for girls. He then worked in our area with the Forestry Service.
Bradley Conquer VP of Finance and Administration of Superior Tire & Rubber Corp came and talked to the Club on Feb 6th. Founded in 1964, Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. is a designer and manufacturer of polyurethane and rubber industrial components for the material handling, construction, agricultural, military, and mining industries. They operate three plants, a distribution center, and offices and employ 285 employees in our area.
John Lasher from the Community Foundation of Warren County came to speak to us about the Foundation and it’s focus.
In 1949, a small group of men and women thought that Warren County should have a foundation that would be able to provide support for education and various other projects for the citizens of Warren County. From its initial modest beginnings, this foundation has grown into a multi-million dollar organization.
In the last 5 years, the Community Foundation of Warren County has made distributions totaling over $10 million to local non-profit organizations and to scholarships for students attending colleges or trade schools.
Warren Rotarians were happy to help out Saturday morning to help pack up food for children on our community.
Rotary Student of the Month, Michaela Giambrone, and her parents Mike & Debbie. Michaela runs Cross Country, Is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers with her youth group at church to support the soup kitchen, giving trees and bringing joy to Rouse residents.