Thanks for catching our Fish Fry; Great programs on tap

Thanks for catching our Fish Fry; Great programs on tap The fish were jumping off the grill last weekend as the Westerville Rotary completed its 51st annual Fish Fry at Otterbein University Fish and chicken lovers braved the cold to get a warm meal.  We were helped by the Westerville South HS Softball team and served meals to Harris-Askins house and more. We raised money for scholarships in Westerville.  What a catch! We have a great group of speakers joining us over the next couple months. Come and join us! Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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Fruits of our labor: Big gifts for local vets

Fruits of our labor: Big gifts for local vets This week was special to see the fruits of our labor from the Rotary Honors Vets Run. Checks totaling $31,000 were given for several military support organizations and scholarships. Well done team. The smell has wafted under my nose. We are a short time away from a great event that brings Westerville together for food. The 51st Annual Rotary Fish Fry at Otterbein University on March 3. Even snow and rain cannot keep this event from happening. We also have some amazing nationally recognized speakers from Jim Canterucci on leadership to Jack Park on Ohio State Football.  Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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When obstacles pop up, we steer around them

When obstacles pop up, we steer around them I just got back from the Rose Bowl Parade. There was an unexpected glitch when a float caught on fire. It was cold in southern California that day, but they were not setting the floats on fire to stay warm. It was an unexpected turn in a well-planned event. That is likely what will happen to you in 2019. You are making resolutions and plans and the world will throw a curve and put roadblocks in the way. In the 2019 Rose Parade, they cleared a path by the troubled float and the marching bands and other floats steered around the blockage. We must do the same. The Rotary Club of Westerville looks forward to blazing (pun intended) new trails for 2019 together with you Westerville. Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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Rotary holidays are happening

Rotary holidays are happening The Rotary Club of Westerville wishes you a Merry Christmas! The Holidays have deep meaning for me from a spiritual sense and also from the standpoint of seeing family and friends. Our club is celebrating this with a special Thanksgiving Columbus Zoo program and a Christmas party to raise funds to wipe out Polio. Eradicating polio is a major mission of Rotary. We are 99 percent of the way home! On Dec. 6, we invite you to join us our noon meeting at Villa Milano to find out what we are about and hear actor and speaker Chad Willett challenge us on thinking outside the box by hearing about his new book “Smash the Box.”  We also have a big community event on Dec. 27, called the Phil Brown Basketball Classic with an all-day basketball event involving Westerville high schools and their guests. We don’t want you to be bored over the Holidays. Come join us. Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude November in the Westerville Rotary Club means two important things: recognizing our veterans and being thankful for our country, family and friends. On Nov. 1, we will hear from Lt. Col. Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz on the “Veteran Champion Movement” during our lunch meeting at Villa Milano. We will then honor our veterans at our annual Rotary Honors Veterans 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Nov. 3. We stage this great event at Westerville’s Alum Creek Park North. Ceremonies begin at 8:45 with a 9 a.m. start for the 5K. Day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 8:30 to allow time for processing and ceremonies, but preregistration is encouraged – visit https://register.chronotrack.com/r/43158 to sign up. We partner with Chase Bank to raise money for local veterans’ organizations from the race proceeds. Come out and run, walk or just cheer on the participants. Of course, this leads to the celebration of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.  I am especially thankful about the Columbus Zoo coming to our special meeting Friday, Nov. 23 at the Medallion Club.  It will be great to see the faces of our children and grandchildren interacting with animals from the zoo that day – a repeat of our popular day-after-Thanksgiving event for our families. Check out an upcoming event on our website and join us! Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of […]

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Welcome to action-packed October

Action-packed October I cannot believe fall is here already. I guess the 50-degree weather should be my clue. The summer was hot as we just inducted our 10th new member in the first quarter. And the Rotary Club of Westerville will enjoy an action-packed October. Yours truly will explain if you are a winner or loser under the new tax law. You also will see the newly designed “postcard” return. We then will take a road trip to Star House and play corn hole and cards with some kids who are starved for attention … can’t wait. Next we will find out what kind of season our Columbus Blue Jackets are going to have as the voice of the Jackets, Greg Murray, joins us. I don’t want to peak ahead to November but we will be finalizing the Rotary Honors Vets 5K Walk/Run with a goal of over 1,000 participants. Come join us for a program or project and become part of People of Action! Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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Come join us this busy fall season

Come join us this busy fall season Hello Westerville. The Noon Westerville Rotary Club is as busy as ever as fall approaches. You are cordially invited to learn more about our club and hear some great speaker and topics. Brian Lidle will be speaking on change Sept. 20. Yours truly will be speaking on the new tax law Oct. 4. Greg Murray, the voice of the Columbus Blue Jackets will tell us about the Jackets upcoming season. Sprinkle in the Rotary Grill traveling to Powell Fest and Westerville 4th Friday. I am especially looking forward to a game of corn hole and cards with the kids at Star House. Additionally, we will be planning the Rotary Honors Vets run as Veterans Day approaches. Come join us as we serve Westerville, Central Ohio and around the world. Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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We’re set for an awesome September

We’re set for an awesome September I can’t wait for September. We have two top class speakers from the National Speaker’s Association. Both are named Brian (Wagner and Lidle), and they will speak at our luncheons Sept. 6 and Sept. 20. Sandwiched in between are two great events. We will be visiting The Point at Otterbein University, a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math innovation center in partnership with the business community on Sept. 13. To top it al off, we will be having our Foundation Golf Outing on Sept. 17 to continue to endow scholarships in the Westerville community.  These are four great ways to see the Rotary Club of Westerville at work and play. Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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We can be proud of our successful July 4th

We can be proud of our successful July 4th We survived the heat of 2018! Each Rotarian can be proud of their effort to make the Westerville 4th of July celebration a success. Battling 100-degree ground surfaces, the race, parade, concert and fireworks went off without a hitch. Thank you to the 25 committee chairman and their team of volunteers! Well done. Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site Click here to view all of the Prez Says blog entries

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Proud to honor our First Responders as Parade Grand Marshals

Proud to honor our First Responders as Parade Grand Marshals It is exciting to honor First Responders and their families as our Grand Marshals of the Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day Parade this year. We hope it is a way for the City of Westerville to heal from the events of early 2018. We of course will also honor our military veterans, who put their lives on the line for our freedoms. I am proud to be an American in Westerville, Ohio. Let’s celebrate our 2018 Fourth of July together at the Rotary Club of Westerville race, parade, concerts and fireworks! Dave Krebs is the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Westerville. Click here to return to the full Rotary Club of Westerville site

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