January 2017
Rotary Four-Way Contest
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM


Bellefontaine Rotary Club Plans Contest to Qualify Students for District Competition

 BELLEFONTAINE, OH – January 11, 2017– Preparations are underway for the local Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest to be held on March 6, 2017 at the regular Bellefontaine Rotary Club meeting. The event is open to high school-age students throughout Logan County.  Local high schools may hold their own Speech Contest prior to March 6 to select participants to compete in the Bellefontaine Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest.

Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test is still relevant today and transcends generations and national boundaries.  Not based on culture or religion, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and asks the following essential questions of the things we think, say or do:

1.    Is it the truth?
2.    Is it fair to all concerned?
3.    Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.    Will it be helpful to all concerned?

“We are hoping The Four-Way Test will capture the imaginations of our local youth as a simple checklist to help ensure that they are applying this positive and powerful code to how they try to live their lives and serve others.  We are reaching out to high schools to find experienced speakers – maybe students who have been in theater productions or in speech classes – as well as students who are first-time speakers who can take the Rotary Four-Way Test and tell us how it applies in their lives,” said Sally Stolly, Chair for the local event.

The Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest is a chance for students to apply the test to their personal lives and experiences while talking about the concepts of leadership and service to others. Through a memorized four to six minute speech, students can share how the Four-Way Test applies to their service projects at school or church, or how it helps them become better students academically or how it is true in their interactions with siblings, friends, and team members.

For more information such as the contest guidelines and judging form, students are encouraged to contact their high school offices, their high school Interact Advisor, or the committee Chair listed below.  Local cash prizes awarded by the Bellefontaine Rotary Club include:  $200 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place.  District Level cash prizes include:  $400 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, $200 for 3rd place, and $100 for 4th place.

 March 6, 2017 is the date for the Bellefontaine Rotary Club competition held at the Friendly Senior Center from 12 noon to 1pm, however, students can start planning now as it often takes students time to understand the test and find the experiences in their lives that best illustrate it. Then they must memorize their speeches, work on presentation and compete at the local or club level.  Each of the 52 clubs in Rotary District 6670 is able to send a local high school age contestant to the District Competition at Wright State University on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

 Contact information is below:

Bellefontaine Rotary Club
Sally Stolly – Chair     


1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

West Liberty United Methodist Church is offering Grief Support through a program called GriefShare.

 GriefShare is a 13 week seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild life after losing a loved one--offering help, encouragement and hope.

 Two session times are being offered ---Mondays at 10 A.M. February 6, 2017-May 1, 2017, OR Tuesdays at 6:30 P.M. February 7, 2017-May 2, 2017.  There is a $5 registration fee.

 This support group will be meeting at the West Liberty United Methodist Church at 202 W. Newell St. in West Liberty.   Please call 937-441-3592 for information.


Fall prevention class offered at Green Hills
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Green Hills Community is offering another session of fall prevention classes to help reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels for older adults.

The course is offered from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays starting on Jan. 16 in the Training Room located in the Green Hills Community Center, 6557 US 68 South, West Liberty. The presenter is Nita Wilkinson, a certified balance trainer.

This is a 6-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

To register, please call (937) 465-0700 or e-mail info@greenhillscommunity.org

For more information:
(937) 465-5065
Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Will meet January 23 from 6:30-7:45pm at Mary Rutan Hospital in North/South conference room. Sue hanson , director of the helpline 211 for Logan County will be the guest speaker. 


The Support Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month at Mary Rutan from 6:30-7:45pm.