Byesville Rotary

Meeting time: Tuesday 7:30 am--8:30 am.

Location: Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville .

Club officers 2014-2015:

President--Chuck Fair

President Elect/Vice President--Shana Fair

Treasurer--Phyliss Jeffries

Secretary--Joe Waske

Master at Arms--Larry Miller

Member Chair--Jim Vaughan

Board members:
Jim Vaughan--term ends June 2015
Nellie Bichard--term ends June 2016
Tina Tonnous--term ends June 2017

Friday, April 17, 2015

Byesville Rotary scholarship program celebrates 29th anniversary



Pictured: Shana Fair, Byesville Rotary club member and cook; and Larry Miller, Chair of the Byesville Rotary Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, enjoying hot dogs at the turn during the 2014 tournament.



Larry Miller, chair of the Byesville Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament, reported that during the 29 years the club has sponsored the golf scholarship tournament over 70 Meadow Brook graduates have benefited from the club’s scholarship program. To date the club’s annual Scholarship Golf tournament has raised almost $66,000 for scholarships.

Miller pointed out that community support of the golf tournament has been an important part of its success. This year the tournament will be held Sunday, May 3, at the Wildfire Golf Course in New Concord. Miller asked club members to help recruit sponsors and golfers who would like to join Byesville Rotary Club members in investing in the future of local young people.

For a $100.00 contribution, a company, organization, or individual can sponsor a hole at the event. Donations are not limited to cash. Prizes or gifts displaying a company's name are also appreciated. This event is the club’s only fund raiser for scholarships. All proceeds are directed to the scholarship fund.

Golfers can support scholarship funding by forming 3 person teams. The fee is $55.00 per player; $165.00 per team. Miller pointed out that this year the club is offering an “Early Bird Special.” Golfers who register by Saturday, April 24 will get a $5.00 discount per golfer. First Place prize is $300.00 and Second Place is $200.00. Registration begins at 7:30 am with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Hot dogs and beverages will be available at the turn. Dinner will be catered by TJ's Market.

Miller invited people interested in becoming a sponsor or in registering a team to contact him at 845 Wheeling Ave, Cambridge, Ohio, or at 740-439-7606 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Byesville Rotary welcomes two new members to the club




Byesville Rotary welcomes two new members to the club. Pictured: Chuck Fair, Byesville Rotary president, Rhonda Stemmer, Melinda Yerian, new member sponsor, and Phyllis Millhone.

Larry Miller, Chair of the Annual Scholarship Golf Scramble, is recruiting sponsors for the event. This will be the 29th year the club has hosted this event. To date, the event has raised over $66,000 in scholarships for Meadow Brook seniors who pursue higher education.

For a $100.00 contribution, a company or organization can sponsor a hole at the event. If a cash contribution is not possible at this time, a prize or gift in your company's name would be appreciated.

Golfers are invited to form 3 person teams. The fee is $55.00 per player; $165.00 per team. Pay by April 24 and get the "Early Bird Special"--a $5.00 discount for each player. Make checks out to "Byesville Rotary." The prize for First Place $300.00; for Second Place is $200.00.


The event will be held Sunday, May 3, at Wildfire Golf course in New Concord. Registration will begin at 7:30 am. There will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Hot dogs and beverages will be available at the turn. Dinner will be catered by TJ's Market.



For more information, contact Larry Miller, 845 Wheeling Ave, Cambridge, Ohio, 740-439-7606.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Byesville Rotary introduced to REM of Ohio services



Pictured: Chuck Fair, Byesville Rotary President, Scott Dettra and Jackie Buydos, Job Developers, REM of Ohio.

Scott Dettra and Jackie Buydos, Job Developers, from REM of Ohio introduced Byesville Rotary to the services they provide to individuals with developmental disabilities. Dettra stated that the goal of REM is to “…help individuals have a good life, hold down a job, earn a salary, and integrate into the community.”

Buydos pointed out that REM is working with Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) and Guernsey Industries meet a state mandate requiring workshops to integrate individuals using workshop services into the local business com.

Dettra stated that REM offers a 12 week vocational skills program meeting 5 days a week. One hour each day offers pre-vocational training covering basic skills employers expect potential employees to have. Topics covered include how to interact with other people, fill out forms, clock in and out, and dress for interviews as well as practice interviewing in mock interviews.

Four hours a day is spent at a business location where trainees learn and apply job skills specific to a particular job. This hands-on training occurs in many types of work environments such as retail, office, hotel, restaurant, or car dealership. The hands-on training allows trainees to explore different types of careers as well as discover what each person is good at. Dettra pointed out that recruit local businesses to provide training sites.

Buydos explained that after trainees master the skills taught in the 12 week program, REM staff helps the trainees find a job and prepare for the interview. REM also provides job coaches to trainees to help the new employee settle into his/her new job. REM considers trainee successful when they have held a job for 3 months. Job coaches remain available to provide additional job training support if the new employees job changes.

Buydos and Dettra are proud to report that graduates of their program have a higher productive rate that the worker and are considered very dependable. Dettra reported that REM began their first job development program in Cambridge with 8 trainees. Three of their trainees now have jobs in the community.

More information about the services REM offers is available at 740-432-3371.

Connect with Byesville Rotary at: www.Byesvillerotary.blogspot.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Byesville-Rotary/256548047818283. The club meets 7:30 am, Tuesday at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Walk-ins are welcome at the club’s meeting.