Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What We Learned About Our Community

Today we heard from Ed Lee of Habitat for Humanity. http://habitatcincinnati.org/

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.

Habitat began as a grassroots organization. Operates in over 70 countries and has 1200+ affiliates in the U.S. They have built or repaired over 800,000 homes in more than 3000 communities worldwide. Habitat is not a give-away program. Homes are sold to partner families at no-profit with an affordable mortgage. They build homes through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. Partners include corporations, government, churches, schools, and individuals.

Habitat has been building in the Tri-state for 28 years and in 2013 formed a single, 9-county region. There have been about 500 homes built or rehabbed in this region with about 40 more planned for this year. Habitat is a top 10 builder in the United States. They tithe 10% of revenues to global building in Kenya, El Salvador, Cambodia, and Armenia. Ed has spent time building in Haiti and would love to share that opportunity with anyone who is interested.

Partner families are selected based on 3 criteria:
-Must currently live in substandard housing
-Must be able to afford the monthly mortgage
-Must be willing to partner with Habitat by putting in 250-500 hours of sweat equity and take courses related to home ownership.

Why do they do what they do? Because home ownership impacts children positively:
-28% more likely to graduate from HS
-116% more likely to go to college
-20% less likely to become teenage mothers
-16% more likely to be involved in their school and community

If you know of any available property in Clermont County, please contact Ed.Lee@habitatcincinnati.org

Next week we will have a membership discussion about member recruitment and retention as well as a board meeting.

Weekly Meeting Update

Guests:  Ed Lee-Habitat for Humanity (speaker), Joseph Kunz (Exchange Student), Jennifer Weitlauf (Joseph’s new host mom), Felicia Grooms (Batavia Guidance Counselor),  John Eckert (CNE Principal), Dakota Liming (BHS SOM + Parents Michael & Gina), Nathan Brinson (CNE SOM +Mom & Grandparents),

Mission Statement: The Rotary Club of Batavia is a dedicated group of business and community leaders who enjoy fun programs, fellowship, high ethical standards, and demonstrate “Service Above Self” by engaging in service projects that improve and sustain the quality of life in our community and beyond.

Vision Statement: The Rotary Club of Batavia will continue to be the premier service club in our community who embodies the ideal of “Service Above Self” to create a world community in which everyone has a full education, food, shelter, health care, and peace.

Top Issues/News:
UPDATES
*Keep in mind: YOU could take our exchange student, Joseph, out for a weekend.
  • THIS THURS April 10 Batavia High School - assemble eggs 1:45pm
  • THIS SAT April 12 Egg Hunt at Batavia township 10am
  • RYLA camp- April 11-13
  • May 3 District Training at Normandy Church in Dayton
  • May ? Visitors Day
  • June 18 Golf Outing at Elk’s Run
  • RI Convention in Sydney, Australia
  • Next visitor days ???
  • Auction – (August?)
  • August 16 District Trilogy
  • Spaghetti Dinner – November 1, 2014??
  • District Conference is April 17-18, 2015

Sessaley Weitlauf of Batavia High School will be doing a STEP - Short-term Family to Family cultural exchange, 4 weeks there, fours weeks here for each student.

Invocation
  • Peter Weiglin
Rotary Minute
  • Mike Chapman
Joke / Happy Bucks
  • Bill Dowdney
Tell Us About Yourself –
  • Mike Chapman, Jennifer Fischer

FYI - We have older copies of the Rotarian Magazine with stickers inviting people to our meetings. Feel free to distribute them in the community and to bring in your old magazines.

Committee updates:
  • Membership: Developing our strategy
  • Fundraising: Working on Golf Outing
  • PR: Sending “save the date” for golf

General information




Invocation
Rotary Minute
Joke/Bucks
April 1
Sheila
Lisa
Bill
April 8
Peter
Ed
April 15
Michael Enriquez
Jennifer
Peter
April 22
Brandon
Mary Jane
April 29
Mary Jane
Mike Essig
May 6
May 13
May 20
May 27
June 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Weekly Meeting Notes 03/25/14

ROTARY MEETING AT THE HAWK BUILDING
7AM TUESDAY, Mar 25, 2013
National: www.rotary.org District: www.rotary6670.org

Not here...;, Tish Carwell who is Christian's (to Chech Republic) mom & Atom's host mom; Doug Green (State Representative), Todd & Donna Broswell, Christian Carwell (went to Chech Republic), Melissa Layman (NB&T guest of Mary Jane), Allison Taylor of Statefarm (Guest of Michael Enriquez), Nathan & Spencer Broswell, Callie (CNE Counselor), Anne Kilgore (CVB, Guest of Chris), Jeff and Jennifer Weitlauf (Joseph’s host parents); Jennifer Kimbel (Guest of Jennifer Fischer), Bill Shula (Rotary DGN), Mike Morehead (Moraine Rotary Club); Felicia Grooms (Batavia Guidance Counselor), John Eckert (CNE Principal), Kristen (Clermont Sun reporter); Joe Wagner (Park National-Jennifer F guest); Jenny Kimball; Bruce (Guest of Jennifer); Vince Ferris (Clermont Prosecutor); Joe Wright (Winnelson); Eric Brown (Winnelson); Jason Feist (Global Tax Management-Brandon’s guest);

Guests:  Joseph Kunz (Exchange Student), Jennifer Weitlauf (Joseph’s new host mom), Joseph’s host sisters Sessaley Weitlauf (she will be our outbound short-term exchange student), Matt VanSant (Speaker)

Mission Statement: The Rotary Club of Batavia is a dedicated group of business and community leaders who enjoy fun programs, fellowship, high ethical standards, and demonstrate “Service Above Self” by engaging in service projects that improve and sustain the quality of life in our community and beyond.

Vision Statement: The Rotary Club of Batavia will continue to be the premier service club in our community who embodies the ideal of “Service Above Self” to create a world community in which everyone has a full education, food, shelter, health care, and peace.

Top Issues/News:
UPDATES
*Keep in mind: YOU could take our exchange student, Joseph, out for a weekend.
  • April 4-5 District Conference - shoes for orphan souls. *if you want a display box, let Mac know.
    • Volunteers are needed to help with Sergeant at Arms duty
  • April 10 Batavia High School - assemble eggs 1:45pm
  • April 12 Egg Hunt at Batavia township 10am
  • RYLA camp- April 11-13
  • May 3 District Training at Normandy Church in Dayton
  • May ? Visitors Day
  • June 18 Golf Outing at Elk’s Run
  • RI Convention in Sydney, Australia
  • Next visitor days ???
  • Auction – (August?)
  • August 16 District Trilogy
  • Spaghetti Dinner – November 1, 2014??

Invocation
  • Len Dickerson
Rotary Minute
  • Mary Jane West-origin of the 4-Way Test
Joke / Happy Bucks
  • Bill Dowdney
Tell Us About Yourself –
  • Mike Chapman, Jennifer Fischer

Rotary Minute by Allan Shropshire
He shared about Rotary’s early days

FYI - We have older copies of the Rotarian Magazine with stickers inviting people to our meetings. Feel free to distribute them in the community and to bring in your old magazines.

Committee updates:
  • Membership: Developing our strategy
  • Fundraising: Working on Golf Outing
  • PR: Sending “save the date” for golf

General information