January 2018
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Jan 22, 2018 – Weekly lunch meeting will be held at EAST SIDE Fire Station, hosted by Fremont City Fire Department.  *RSVP is required via THIS LINK.
Jan 29, 2018 – SOCIAL EVENING ... Five O'Clock @ The Depot.  *RSVP is required via THIS LINK.
ENQUIRY CONTACT - You may contact the Club Secretary & Treasurer for any club business.  HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! 
> Alway check Calendar & Upcoming Events on our Club's website via this LINK http://www.fremontrotaryclub.org/events/calendar
Our Club will cancel its weekly meetings or events when Sandusky County is under Level 2 Snow Emergency by 8 am on the morning of Monday
Club Secretary & Treasurer will send out email notice to general membership and include link to Sandusky County Sheriff office http://www.sandusky-county.com/index.php?page=sheriff-s-snow-emergency 
ALSO if you are a Rotary Reader, please check on Fremont City School District website for any delay or cancellation http://www.fremontschools.net
Fremont Rotary Club emphasizes safety comes first for everyone.  Stay Warm and Travel Safe.
STRIVE Mentors are making a DIFFERENCE!!!  Here is some fantastic news about two of our STRIVE students!
Braelyn Horn (mentor Rotarian Angelica Rinehart) has signed as an outfielder with the 2019 Lakeland Community College Lakers Softball team.  Braelyn stole 30 bases in her junior season at Fremont Ross, hitting .442 with 42 hits and 13 runs batted in playing in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference.  You can read more about Braelyn CLICK HERE.

And the News Messenger recently released this.  

Mentors 'STRIVE' to help graduating seniors

, ReporterPublished 11:17 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2018
FREMONT - As a student preparing for graduation in the spring, Zach Farrier spends time each week with a community mentor in an attempt to map out a successful future.

The program, Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education, or STRIVE, pairs mentors from the Fremont Rotary Club and members of the community with students on the verge of graduating Ross High School. 

"We talk about grades and school, but we also talk about life," mentor Andrew Stainbrook said.

Like many, Stainbrook chose college after he graduated from Gibsonburg High School around a decade ago, but he realized he wanted something different.

"I went to school for four years, but then at 23 I took an MMPI (personality) test and it said I would be good as a manager or owning my own business," he said. 

Stainbrook opened Dotnet Technologies, an information technologies consulting firm, in 2010 and has not looked back.

"There is no right or wrong way to achieve," Stainbrook said. "It's not always so cut and dry."

Soon Dotnet Technologies will be moving to Elmore, Stainbrook said.

Stainbrook said he wants to impart on Farrier that success is different for everyone, and finding your passion is the key to a successful life.

The mentorship has also allowed Farrier to build a rapport with Stainbrook and talk to him about personal issues he otherwise would keep to himself.

"He said to be yourself, and for me I have been the happiest I've been in the past few months because of him," Farrier said. "Andrew gives me a different perspective on things. I can tell him everything. He's pointing me in the right direction."

Hundreds of Ross students have been mentored over the 20 years of STRIVE, with 20 more ready to join the program's alumni this year, according to Fremont City Schools Interventionist Susan Frye.

"I think this program has been very beneficial to students, because it helps kids succeed," Frye said. "This program will give those students that extra push they need to have a plan. It's more than mentoring."

Many mentors will stay in touch with mentees throughout their lives after forming a unique bond.

For Stainbrook and Farrier, the two have bonded since beginning their partnership in September and meeting each week at Ross High School.

Stainbrook said he also has benefited from his meetings with Farrier.

"It's great, because I get the perspective of what it is like to be 18 in 2018," Stainbrook said. "I get a lot out of this, too."

As Farrier prepares for graduation in June, the Ross senior said he plans to take a year off from schooling to pursue work before deciding on college.

"I really like working with my hands and am interested in construction," Farrier said. "There is still a chance for college, but I wanted to take a year off."


Andrew Stainbrook, left, and Ross High School senior Zach Farrier share a friendship along with their mentoring relationship. (Photo: Craig Shoup/The News-Messenger)

Both Farrier and Stainbrook said they would love to continue their mentorship after Farrier graduates.

"I see a lot in him, and you can see he cares for people, and he respects his teachers," Stainbrook said. "That is genuine and something you can't teach. I think good things will come Zach's way."

"We have a lot in common, and talk about everything, even X-box," Farrier said. "I definitely want to continue this relationship."

Here is the link story on STRIVE  http://www.thenews-messenger.com/story/news/local/2018/01/10/mentors-strive-help-graduating-seniors/1020168001/

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