Oct 18

Terri Allison – A Safe Place

Terri Allison came to talk about A Safe Place. They are a Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Shelter. They offer victims multiple services including individual counseling, legal advocacy, temporary shelter. They have several offices now with the main office on the grounds of the State Hospital. They are in charge of the Crime Victims Program for Warren County. If you want to help they appreciate gift cards to Walmart to help victims get the necessities they need.

Aug 09

J. Augustus Jones by Randy Gustafson

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/

May 13

Woofington Dog Park

Rocco DelPrince, the president of Woofington Dog Park, came to speak to us. It’s been a few years in the works but plans to transform a grassy area into dog park are underway.
 
The board of directors of Woofington Dog Park have selected a site for the park they have been working to create for several years. The site selected for the dog park is next to the Visitor’s Bureau.
 
They received zoning approval from the County Commissioners and will be building 2-3 enclosures for different size dogs. More info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Dog-Park/Woofington-Dog-Park-1272896862733235/
Feb 27

Dr. Verlynn Kleppe

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.

  1. Release
  2. Stretch
  3. Reset

She included techniques for all 3 steps that can be done at home or at work. To download the presentation CLICK HERE.

Feb 27

Lydia Latimer, February Student of the Month

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.

Feb 18

Jeff Granger

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.

Feb 18

Bradley Conquer of Superior Tire & Rubber Corp

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.

Jan 28

The Community Foundation of Warren County

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.