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Barberton, OH 44203
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founder and CEO of InnovateAT and WaveOn.
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2021 is Starting off with a Flurry of Excitement and Activity!

2021 Is Starting Off with a Flurry Excitement & Activity!!!

As the year began, nearly everyone was a bit concerned that at least the first part of 2021 would be void of opportunities and growth for our Rotary Club. BOY! Oh! Boy! (Bob) have things changed rapidly.
To start with we were having some issues relating to getting quality and interesting speakers as our programs, but within two (2) days all of that changed:
#1 -  Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Pat DeWine
 We were contacted by Justice Pat DeWine of the Ohio Supreme Court asking to be scheduled to speak at an upcoming regular meeting. Justice DeWine will be our speaker on February 18th at 8:00 AM.
#2 - Adam Halpern, founder & CEO of InnovateAT & Wave On
 By no means do we want to down-play our other interesting and exciting programs, such as... Feb. 12th, Adam Halpern, founder and CEO of InnovateAT & Wave On. This is an interesting new concept in wellness care. P.E. Todd will introduce Adam, and with his background in the healthcare field will be able to add much insight into ways to keep all of us healthier longer.
#3 - "4-Way Speech Contest" AND Scholarship Grants
While the Club will be hosting the area "4-Way Speech Contest" at our March 4th meeting under Shelly Habegger's direction, she is also formulating plans for the Scholarship Grant Program our Club has sponsored in the past and will again this year entertain. Shelly is readying the request profiles of the applicants and will present those to us in the near future. It seems like the months of January and February this year are ALL the work of Shelly; on behalf of the entire Club, "Thank You Shelly!"
#4 - Golf Outing
Dave, Denny, Dustin, Bob, (and the list goes on) have already begun to plan for a Golf Outing fundraiser. They have already secured the first Friday in August, August 6th, at Chippewa. Chippewa is not only $12/golfer less expensive than Turkeyfoot, but the facilities for food, etc. are better. 
#5 - Ignite Brewing Company
Then, on February 25th, our meeting will feature Ignite Brewing Company! I for one will be very interested how we can get a VIRTUAL taste of the Products. I would bet that there will at least be a virtual tour of the facilities and process.
#6 - Mum Fest
Now, if all of this wasn't enough to get your "juices flowing" here in February, the Mum Fest has been scheduled for September 25th & 26 of this year. Times are already established to be 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. And of course, Barberton Rotary's "TONS OF TATERS" it is hoped will be featured!
And all of this has come to fore just in the last week of January. I wonder what the rest of the Spring will unfold?
Prepping for "4-Way Test" Speech Contest

Barberton Rotary is already preparing for the 4-Way Speech Contest!

Our tireless and dedicated member, Shelly Habegger, is already on top of establishing the groundwork required to deliver a a very interesting group of students from the surrounding school systems including Barberton, Norton, and (I believe...Coventry). She has already gathered the necessary information, and initiated the required processes for delivering the Program though the Club and sending our winner on to the District competition. Shelly, on behalf of the entire Barberton Club, we can not Thank You enough! BTW, Shelly will keep us informed of the dates and we will set up the ZOOM meeting accordingly.
We Prepare for District Grants

It's Time to Start Thinking about District Grants!

Preparing for partially funded grants that impact the entire community is always exciting for Rotary Clubs at anytime time, but in unique years like we have just had (and are continuing to have) is part of what we do. 
Only a few short weeks ago we were uncertain if we would have anything to ask for. With the inspiration of a couple of members we have come upon a good one. PICKLE BALL has become almost a cult favorite in this area. And, the Barberton YMCA has recently acquired some adjacent property to their downtown location where folks have be playing it weather permitting. The Barberton Rotary Club has begun to look into helping with funding the setup of one, or maybe two regulation courts, and perhaps, looking down the road so to speak, establishing tournaments. 
To that end, we have two members signed up to complete the District conferences enabling the Club to participate in the "matching funds" we believe will become available form the District. Since the Executive of the "Y" is a Club member as well as several members sitting on the YMCA Board of Directors, we are anticipating to receive some idea of what the total cost would be to establish such courts. We are also aware that the cost may far exceed our Club's ability to fund the entire project, but the YMCA also may have additional funding sponsors. Sounds like Fun, so get your Gym Cloths ready! If you have never heard of Pickle Ball, just GOOGLE it or look for it on YouTube.
A Tribute to Akron Rotary's Chili Open & Chili

A Tribute to Akron Rotary's Chili Open & Rhobert "The Rhino's" Chili Recipe

Without a doubt, one of the highest profile Rotary Events of the year in this area is Akron Rotary's Chili Open Golf Tournament. The funds raised through these efforts are ear-marked to support the Children's Camp on Rex Lake. The facilities at the camp are used for Rotary functions of all types including some from the District level. Many of Barberton Rotary's member are and have been involved in this remarkable fundraiser, and will continued to to support the event this year at this weekend's 2021 tee off.
There Chili may be famous or infamous on its own, however you can make your own chili at home while channeling the golfers on the Fairways and ?Greens?!
Here is the Best Chili Recipe! I have created it through Trial & /Error over 50 years of Chili Cookery:  Rhobert's Rhino Chili ...
          5-6 LBS Ground Turkey (or Rhino meat if you can catch one locally)
          4  Cups chopped onions
          1   Cup  Chopped celery
          2   Tbs  minced garlic
          4   tsp  Kosher salt
          1-1/2  tsp fresh ground black pepper
          1/4 cup ground Hungarian Sweet Pepper (Paprika)
          1/4 cup ground Hungarian Hot Pepper  (Paprika)
          3  Shacks Red pepper flakes
          Ground Red Pepper (cayenne) to taste (2 tsp is pretty hot)
          3/4 cup  Chili Powder  (fresh is by far the best)
          2  Tbs  ground cumin
          2  tsp ground cinnamon
          1  Tbs ground rosemary
          1-1/2  Tbs  ground basil
          6 small bay leaves
          2  28-oz cans Diced tomatoes
          2  28-oz cans Tomato Puree
          1  28-oz can Tomato Sauce
          1  6-oz can Tomato Past
          1 to 2  15-oz cans Red Kidney beans
Brown the turkey and transfer the browned turkey to a large stock pot.
Add onions, celery, garlic and stir well.
Add all the spices and stir well.
Add all the Tomatoes and tomato paste and stir well.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Taste Test - may need up to 1/4 cup of sugar or maple syrup to reduce acidity.
Continue simmering, stirring occasionally until vegetables are cooked.
Add kidney beans last of warm.
SERVE... better yet, wait until tomorrow!
Yields 6+ quarts...Freezes very well!
Club Information
Please join us at a weekly meeting!
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 8:00 AM
Barberton, OH 44203
United States of America
Call in = 929-436-2866 or ZOOM Codes Meeting ID: 987 9379 2619 Password: 1921 Join Meeting up to 15 minutes early for "Lobby Chat" with others.
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