Each Child, Our Future

Stephanie Dodd, elected State Board of Education member for our area (9th District) presented the new Ohio strategic education plan titled “Each Child, Our Future”.    The plan’s Vision states: “In Ohio, each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society”. The

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Rotary Members Remember 9/11

Past President Don Mason introduced today’s speaker, Doug Hobson. Doug is the Interim Fire Chief of Zanesville. Doug’s message was about the events of 9/11 and how they impact firefighters and First Responders. He said that he led a 3mile walk this morning in tribute to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 inci

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Hunger 5K

The Zanesville (Noon) Rotary Club is hosting our first annual 5K Run/Walk on June 3, at OUZ/Zane State College & Muskingum Recreational Center. Proceeds from the event will support the “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.” In 2017, Rotary packed 150 ten pound bags filled with food for low income children to take home prior to the four-day Easter Holiday weekend. In 2018, we will be expanding the program to three additional schools.

Meet Parishaut Kanhe

Our speaker introduced by Marion Gilliland was Parishaut Kanhe from Nagpur, India known as Pari. He was a Rotary International Youth Exchange Program Student. He is attending John Glenn High School. His brother had been here before and went to Zanesville High School. Nagpur has orange farms and many statues and is dead center of India. AJ Patel made him Indian food weekly so that he would not miss Indian food. AJ was a host family for his brother. He joined Choir and Band because his goal is to become a music composer or producer. He enjoyed visiting cities on the East Coast including Washing DC, New York City, Boston, and Gettysburg. Snow was his first experience. He met monthly with the other 13 exchange students with our district.

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Joseph shared what is happening at Indiana University

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Past President Robert England introduced today’s speaker – The son of former Zanesville Rotarian Jack Joseph and Grandson of former Zanesville Rotarian Art Joseph – Noah Joseph is in his fourth season at Indiana University.


Dr. Chad Brown, president of Zane State College (ZSC) presented our program

Dr. Brown has presided as president since 2015, and is also a member of Daybreak Rotary. He did comment that we are the first club to ask him to present at a meeting.

He spoke on the crisis we have with state education across the country. Our national goal is to have a 60% graduation rate, but our area is at 25%, with ZSC at 35%. In light of this, ZSC is striving to be nimble and shift to meet the needs of the community with the following:


How do you pay for financial advice?

Rotarian Scott Webb of Webb Financial Group, LLC in Zanesville was today’s program on “How do you pay for financial advice?”

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Rotarians Lean About the Revaluation Process for Real Estate

Debra J. Nye, Muskingum County Auditor explained the revaluation process required every six years by Ohio law that is currently being conducted on all Muskingum County Real Estate for the 2018 tax year. These new values will be reflected on your real property tax bill payable in 2019.

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Exciting Programs at Mid East Career Center

Barb Funk, Assistant Director at the Mid East Career Center informed the club about the school’s skill training programs for high school junior and seniors as well as adult students.

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Rotarians Learn About the Bethel Community Center

Rotarian Heather Nolan introduced our speaker Melissa Lichtner the Executive Director of the Bethel Community Center.

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