Rotary Club of Granville, Ohio


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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Granville


Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Granville Inn Great Hall
314 E. Broadway (Meeting)
P.O. Box 296 (Mailing Address)
Granville, OH  43023
United States
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Apr 21, 2014
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May 05, 2014

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At Granville Rotary's October 21 meeting, Rotarian Dave Rutledge received the Club’s 2013 Vocational Service Award, given annually to a Granvillean who has achieved vocational excellence in the community.
Rutledge's wife Leda, and Granville Lumber sales manager Tom Lawyer were on hand.
“Dave has the professionalism, work ethic and commitment to service to be recognized by this award,” said Rotarian Karen Berdan, who announced the honor. “He has a reputation for treating other employees at Granville Lumber with fairness and respect.
"You can tell that, every day he interacts with them,” said Lawyer, who has worked with Rutledge for 19 years. “He’s probably the most knowledgeable person in our organization, and knows how much (merchandise) costs, and why we need it or don’t need it.”
Lawyer said Rutledge also puts in more hours than anyone, sometimes even Sunday mornings at the lumber yard. “You can always see that Dave is on the job.”
Berdan added that Rutledge and Granville Lumber have supported the Granville community in “countless ways” including the art and theater departments for both Granville schools and Denison University.
At Granville Rotary’s meeting on Monday, May 21, Granville resident Joy Hire received our Club’s prestigious Allen Avery Service Above Self Award.  Hire's dedication to the Angel Choir and the teens who have comprised it was lauded, in addition to many other ways she has benefited youths of the community.

Rotarian John Weigand summarized Hire’s role as “selfless service to the spiritual health of our community.” The award is annually salutes members of the Granville community who give of themselves to help others.

The Angel Choir started out as exclusively female, with 12 girls, said Hire’s daughter, Katie Franklin, also a choir member, who made a surprise appearance at the award presentation.

On April 6, Granville Rotarian Donald Jones joined representatives from the Worthington AM Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Ouanaminthe, Haiti in dedicating eight water wells in Ouanaminthe and its surrounding villages and countryside, an area where clean and safe drinking water is an incredible need. 

The dedication of the wells was the culmination of a two year journey during which the clubs obtained Rotary District 6690 and Rotary International grants to make this achievement possible.

To insure the sustainability of the project, the Rotary Club of Ouanaminthe identified a local committee for each well which will be responsible for its safety and maintenance.  With this local oversight, these eight wells will provide clean, safe water for years to come. Additionally, because the project came in under budget, it was anticipated that the remaining funds would be used to repair two additional wells.

During the visit, the three clubs discussed future opportunities for collaboration around issues of clean water, environmental education and sustainable food practices, and are looking forward to future projects.



All are invited to join Granville Rotarians the first Thursday of each month at Pilsners for Polio.  Starting at 5 pm, enjoy the adult beverage of your choice and $1 from each drink price will be donated to Polio Plus.  Our events have continued to grow;  over $600 has been raised since we started this event.

Thursday, March 6 - The Beverage Source, 1551 W. Church, Newark

Thursday, April 3 - The Acorn Pub at the Granville Inn, 314 E. Broadway



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