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Rotary-InterAct Bowling Event A Success

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Garrettsville – The April 11, 2016 found the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary meeting at noon in Cal’s II in Garrettsville’s Sky Plaza and conducting the following business :

The bowling event held at Sky Lanes on Saturday, April 9 was a great success with some thirty participants– InterAct students from James A. Garfield High School and Rotary Exchange Students from across  District 6630 participating in the festivities.  Garrettsville Subway and McDonald’s contributed prizes; Sky Lanes provided a friendly space for the interaction.  Win/win all around.

Maplewood Career Center will be helping with the Little Library project, come Fall.

The District is seeking names of fifty-year members to be recognized at the Spring District Conference.

The Portage cluster is seeking assistance for Rotary  Exchange scholar, Dennis Kirimi,  of Kenya, who has been stymied by class availability and paperwork snafus in his pursuit of a master’s degree in Public Health at KSU.  Projects are being considered.

The semi-annual roadside clean-up project will get underway at 9:00a.m. on Saturday, April  16.  Rotarians, InterAct members, Boy Scouts, interested community members are all invited to be part of the work crew.  Things kick off from the Carlisle Hillbrook Farm, with one group going to Hiram and back, and the other heading to Garrettsville and returning.  Celebration of a job well done will be at McDonald’s.

*Speaker for the day was Blake Babcock, a social media early-adopter and consultant, who is with the Akron Mobile Meals program.  His take on this communication phenomenon is that it expands the experience of individuals, businesses and organizations and can be used as a recruitment and marketing tool across the spectrum of communications options.  It is the “word of mouth” for the twenty-first century.  A “Twitter Strategy” helps to create a well-rounded profile for organizations and persons alike.  Pictures increase contacts; references and get-acquainted experiences foster the growth of a wider community and utilization of information available.