Newark Happenings

Licking County Library Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for Club members to help organize and sort books in the book sale garage at the Licking County Library at their main location in downtown Newark on August 14th. Rotarians can come anytime between 2:00-5:00pm and need not be present the entire time. The garage is outdoors but it is air conditioned (hooray!). Dress to get a bit dirty as the garage can be dusty. 

Sign-up sheets will be available at upcoming meetings or please contact Heather Powell at

Coming up in July

July 9: Apollo 50th Anniversary with Dr. Mike Stamitikos
July 10: Service Project, LC Humane Society 12-4pm
July 16: Lost Mansions of Newark with Cory Stutes
July 23: President Barb's Address
July 30: Dolly Parton Imagination Library with Babette WoofterShare

Humane Society Volunteering

Monday, July 8, 2019 By: Michelle Brandenburg

Join us at the Humane Society on July 10th for a 12-4pm shift. We are looking for 5-8 volunteers to help with the animals, walking dogs, and cleaning up the facilities. You'll want to wear closed toed shoes and casual clothes - dress to get a little dirty.

Please reach out to Rotarian Heather Powell with questions and to sign up as a volunteer -


Letter from President Barb Quackenbush

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Awards Celebration 2019

Our inauguaral Newark Rotary Awards Celebration was a success!

Thank you to our Social Committee for pulling this together. 

Our evening's fundraiser raised $2600 for the Polio Plus campaign. Many thanks to Jim Matesich - our 50/50 raffle winner - who donated his winning's back to the cause.

Congratulate this year's award recipients!

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Free Enterprise Academy 2019

This year we hosted 27 local high school students (representing each school in the county) in the 44th annual Free Enterprise Acadmy.

This year's scholarship winners are:

Team Player - Allison Moore, Granville High School
Visionary - Alexandra Martin, Watkins Memorial High School
Leadership - Abigail Silone, Newark Catholic High School
Entrepreneurship - Darya Sulkowskaya, Johnstown-Monroe High School

The two students selected to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in July at Ohio University are Ben Smith of Newark High School and Lucas Withrow of Utica High School.

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CG Women's Empowerment

We were honored to hear Mimi's story last week about her time in her home country of Ethiopia and all she does to try to uplift the women and families who live there. Her non-profit CG Women's Empowerment (CGWE) believes in empowering women to be agents of change by achieving economic security.

Check out CGWE's website for more information about how to contribute as well as videos about the impact her organization is having:

Coming up in June

  Tues June 4th: Meet at C-TEC for Free Enterprise Academy luncheon
  Tues June 11th: Mimi Tadesse, CG Women's Empowerment
  Fri June 14th: Service project for LCAP and LCCH, 9am-2pm
  Tues June 18th: Rotary Awards Celebration, 5-7pm; No noon meeting
  Tues June 25th: 2019-2020 Officer and Director InstallationShare

Rotary Awards Celebration

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June Service Project

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District 6690 Assembly and Fall Training

Save the date for the District Assembly and Fall Training on Saturday August 24th.

See the flyer for full event information here: District 6690 Assembly and Fall TrainingShare

Free Enterprise Academy

We will be hosting 34 students this year for our annual Free Enterprise Academy. This year's program is held at C-TEC June 4-6. Rotarians are encouraged to join for lunch on Tuesday June 4th at 11:45am as well as the Awards Dinner on Thursday June 6th from 7-8pm.Share

District Governor Gary Vaughan Installation

The new District Governor, Gary Vaughan, was installed on Friday, June 21, 2019. He will serve for the 2019-2020 Rotary year under the theme "Rotary Connects the World".

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May Service Opportunities

Watch for an annoucement at the meeting for further details about this upcoming service opportunity. We hope you can join us!

Together We Grow work day at Everett Park, May 18 9am - 2pm

Together We Grow is a Licking County organization that starts and supports community and school gardens around town.


Neighboring Club Visit

President Jack visited the Granville Rotary Club along with the Presidents from the Pataskala and Newark-Heath clubs.

From left to right are: Spencer Barker from Newark-Heath, Chuck Peterson from Granville,
Judy Baird from Pataskala, and Jack Stickle from Newark.

Jack speaks to the Granville club.Share

Coming up in May

  May 7th: Laura Neese - Musher
  May 14th: Robin Peterson-Webster, RN - Living Kidney Donation
  May 21st: Special Needs Picnic
  May 28th: Weathervane Playhouse


2019-2020 RI Presidential Theme

RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.Share

2019 District Conference 6690 & 6650

A few of our Rotarians were able to attend the District Conference at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus, OH. The conference was a joint effort between Districts 6690 and 6650. The theme this year was Caribbean in honor of RI President Barry Rassin. Check out some photos from the weekend!

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PETS Conference

President Jack and President-Elect Barb attended the President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9, 2019. Here are some photos from the weekend!


Service Survey

We'd like our upcoming service projects to be those that are near and dear to club members, so please let us know what you'd like to support!

Fill out our survey about service opportunities here:


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