Stories tagged with: Rotary

April 22, 2014 - 5:47pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

 In honor of Earth Day, John M. Hoopingarner, Executive Director and Secretary of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, spoke to rotary this afternoon.

Appointed in 1989, he previously served as legal counsel to the conservancy district for 10 years. This morning he spoke about the district, outdoor recreation, as well as new fee cutbacks for private, commercial and industrial property owners.

"As a result of our stewardship of our natural resources,...

February 25, 2014 - 7:08pm
21 weeks 6 days ago

The head of the Ohio High School Athletic Association spoke to the Zanesville Rotary Club this afternoon. Dr. Ross shared his view on the importance of life lessons learned through participating in high school sports. He emphasized the lessons he personally learned by reflecting back on his experiences with sports.

"I became a much better goal setter," said Ross, "because you sit in the locker room before the season starts and you say, okay, what do we want to do this...

November 5, 2013 - 5:29pm
37 weeks 5 days ago

Every year, both the Daybreak and Noon Rotary Club's of Zanesville team up for a fundraising project called the "12 Days before Christmas." Project Coordinator Ken Johnson, says this year, over $22,000 worth of prizes will be given away.

"The first day there will be 13 winners and each one of them will win a $50 gift certificate to Rittberger's Meats, they're a new sponsor this year," Johnson explained. "And then the prizes continue downward from there. Upward...

September 20, 2013 - 5:57pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

A reading promise between a daughter and her dad is helping encourage literacy in Muskingum County.

The Day Break Rotary Club and John McIntire Library are teaming up to keep one family's tradition alive while encouraging reading at the same time.

"The reading promise program is based on a real life experience in a book where a father and a daughter made a promise to read for 100 days. And then when they achieved that, they extended it to 1,000 days and they finally ended...

September 10, 2013 - 3:35pm
45 weeks 6 days ago

The first 15 seconds you spend with someone can affect how the rest of the conversation or interaction goes.

That was the topic of discussion at Tuesday's Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville by fellow Rotarian Michael Angelo Caruso. Caruso is a communication consultant and an expert in "tricking" people into being more successful. On Tuesday, he offered up his expertise to local professionals and Rotarians.

"For example, you want to be the first person to hold...

September 3, 2013 - 5:32pm
46 weeks 6 days ago

The Noon Rotary Club's District Governor, Bart Mahoney, talked with the Rotarians about what's going on in the community, this year's theme and what they need to accomplish.

"It's engage Rotary and change lives. That's the theme this year and the motto of Rotary has always been service above self," said District 6690 Governor, Bart Mahoney. "So, we're looking at engaging the members and engaging the community and engaging the projects so that we change lives throughout...

August 6, 2013 - 3:44pm
50 weeks 6 days ago

At Tuesday's noon Rotary Club meeting, Bill Bussey, Superintendent of Mid-East Career and Technology Center schools gave the club an update on how the 40 million dollar renovation and addition project is coming along on the Zanesville and Buffalo campuses.

"We'll be opening the new addition at the Zanesville campus and also one of the buildings that's been completely renovated," said Bussey."The addition is about 20,000 square feet and it is really unique. I think you'll...

July 30, 2013 - 3:21pm
51 weeks 6 days ago

At Tuesday's noon Rotary meeting, Dr. Jocelyn Cosgrave of Zanesville High School's Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy talked about the programs' first year in review and what they have planned for the future.

"New Tech Academy is a school of choice within Zanesville City Schools," saud Dr. Cosgrave. "And it's a college and career readiness path that students can choose. It's all project based. So we do authentic project so we do authentic projects that they would do out...

July 2, 2013 - 4:00pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

On Tuesday, the club transitioned their new president, Mollie Crooks in at Bryan Place during their weekly meeting. Outgoing president, John Parker, discussed some of his accomplishments over the past year.

"We began our work on the Rotary Legacy Park project which is going to be on the strip of the canal between the 6th Street Bridge and the Y-Bridge. We've began fundraising for that internally so we've got a lot of things accomplished there already but we've got a lot more to do...

May 14, 2013 - 2:56pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The speaker at Tuesday's weekly Rotary meeting was Bill Huston, the County Executive Director for the Muskingum-Morgan Farm Service Agency. Huston gave Rotary members an update about the economic impact of the agriculture business and the new types of farming that are being developed in Muskingum County.

"Just the status of agriculture in Muskingum County as most people know, it's one of the largest industries and the largest employer in the county. But what a lot of people don't...

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