Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Drive-Thru Edition) 2021-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

Meetings suspended until Jan. 1 due to Covid-19

Fellow Rotarians,
With everything going on right now in reference to Covid-19, and directives coming from health officials and the government, the decision has been made to suspend all in-person meetings from now until after January 1. After January 1, we will re-evaluate the conditions, and make another decision at that time.   This includes cancelling our meeting on Tuesday, November 17.  
This suspension also unfortunately includes cancelling the Christmas Tree Lighting for this year.  
However, the community Thanksgiving Meal will still take place.  Keith will be in touch with those of you that signed up to work a shift in the upcoming days.
We thank you for your understanding and patience as we all figure out how to move forward together. 
In service,

Mike Skinner, President

Keith May, Secretary

Meetings suspended until Jan. 1 due to Covid-19 2020-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Tuesday morning meetings resumed 2020-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday morning meetings currently suspended

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis and recommendations from the Ohio Governor's office and CDC, our Tuesday morning meetings are currently suspended.  We hope to resume normal club activities as soon as possible.
Thank you & Stay healthy!
Tuesday morning meetings currently suspended 2020-03-17 04:00:00Z 0

Canceled--New Bremen Easter Egg Hunt

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 health crisis and the recommendations for "social distancing," the Easter Egg Hunt for this year has been canceled.  We hope everyone is able to stay safe & healthy during this trying time.
Canceled--New Bremen Easter Egg Hunt 2020-03-11 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Auction Item List 2020-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

K9 Unit Demonstration

A big thanks to New Bremen Police Department Officer Justin Bruns and his K9 partner Doc who presented to the Club on Tuesday. They performed demonstrations and explained how Doc provides service within the community.
K9 Unit Demonstration 2019-03-13 04:00:00Z 0

2019 Auction List

Our Annual Auction is coming up on Saturday, March 23!  To preview all of the amazing items up for grabs ahead of time, please click here --> 2019 Auction List 
We hope to see you there!
2019 Auction List 2019-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

March 5 Meeting

This week we heard from club member Ryan Miltner with Miltner Law Firm LLC in New Knoxville. Ryan spoke about the legal side of the dairy industry and farm CO-OPs.
March 5 Meeting 2019-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

February 12 Meeting

Yesterday the club heard a very powerful message from John-Michael Lander from Dayton. John-Michael was an actor on General Hospital and various other acting roles, he was a collegiate Springboard Diver (in preparation for the Olympics), he is now a current Collegiate Springboard Diving Judge, a published Author, a Ted Talk speaker and many other things. He spoke about his experiences concerning the abuses he was subjected to during his teenage and young adulthood years - AND how he is reaching out and helping young people (especially athletes) that are going through these abuses now.
You can listen to John-Michael's Ted Talk here:
February 12 Meeting 2019-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
New Club Member - Ryan Miltner 2019-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

February 5 Meeting

New Bremen Pumpkinfest Chairman Tony Eyink spoke to the club yesterday about the history on how Pumpkinfest started in 2003. He provided a recap of the 2018 event and insight on the upcoming year.
February 5 Meeting 2019-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

Club donates $10,000 for 3D Mammography Machine

On Tuesday, the New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club presented a check for $10,000 to the JTD Hospital Foundation for their Campaign for Clarity – which supports the Women’s Imaging Center’s newly purchased, state of the art, 3-D Mammography machine. Linda Haines and Denise Pugh were present to accept the check and also spoke about this new life-saving technology that has been added to the many specialized services offered by Grand Lake Health System. The Club believes that having this new technology available in our local area is extremely important, and will impact the lives of many people in our community.
Club donates $10,000 for 3D Mammography Machine 2019-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
New Club Member - Matthew Lomakin 2019-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

January 22 Meeting

Club members Lesia Arnett & Mary Williams spoke yesterday about the exciting changes and updates happening at Auglaize/Mercer Counties Family YMCA.  Be sure to stop in soon and get a tour of the facilities and all they have to offer.
January 22 Meeting 2019-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
January 15 Meeting 2019-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Blood Testing Clinic - March 16 & 30 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0

January 8 Meeting

Yesterday the club heard from Auglaize County EMA Director, Troy Anderson, who spoke about their comprehensive Emergency Management program which assists people with resources in order to protect lives, property and the environment within Auglaize County.
January 8 Meeting 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

December 4 Meeting

This week's program featured club members Bernie Schroer & Joni Leffel who spoke regarding the 90th anniversary & history of New Bremen Machine & Tool.
December 4 Meeting 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Join us for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting! 2018-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Annual Career Day Event

Tuesday the club hosted the Juniors of New Bremen and New Knoxville to participate in our annual Rotary Career Day. Students were able to select a career area of interest and were then matched up with a local business to job shadow for the morning. A huge "Thank You!" to all of the volunteer drivers and to the 21 local businesses that opened their doors to the students and helped make this event a success.
Annual Career Day Event 2018-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
October 9 Meeting 2018-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

October 16 Meeting

We had a great meeting yesterday!

First, the club heard from Chuck Gamble of the Aug-Mer Shrine Club. We were very excited to present Chuck with a $500 donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children to help further the great work that they do.

Our second speaker for the day was Matthew Lomakin, owner of Redbird Armory in New Bremen. Matthew talked about the services that they provide, including firearms training, cleaning/maintenance, parts/accessories, and customization as well as how they plan to give back to the community.

October 16 Meeting 2018-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

September 25 Meeting

This week the club heard from LJ Jellison, Creative Director of Content at NK Telco. LJ gave an update on NK Telco, NKT TV and NKTelco Productions.
September 25 Meeting 2018-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
New Member, Mary Williams! 2018-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
District Governor Maris Brenner Visits 2018-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
July 24 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

August 7 Meeting


Yesterday's program was Diana Russell, Director of Fund Development at Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics. Diana spoke to the club about the history of the Relic Chapel, Heritage Museum, outdoor attractions and opportunities to tour the Shrine.
August 7 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

District 6600 Peace Conference



Join us for a conference to explore the idea of peace and how we can make a difference right where we are. This event features Mohammed Eid, a Rotary Peace Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mohammed is from the Gaza Strip, Palestine one of the most beautiful places in the world, yet also the site of some of the word conflict in the world. Mohammed will share his unique perspective related to his work and home country.


District 6600 Peace Conference 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

July 10 Meeting

Last week the club welcomed Sheriff Al Solomon and Intake Officers Lisa Wright and Jenny Mullenhour who spoke about the Jail Intake Procedures. Thanks everyone for joining us!
July 10 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

July 31 Meeting

Thanks to club member Kevin O'Neill for organizing this week's program. Rob Wiss (Director/Veterans Service Officer) and Eric Pugh (Investigator/Veterans Service Officer) from the Auglaize County Veterans Service Office provided information on what their office does to help Veterans. Compensation is provided to Veterans who were injured during their service or have a disability/injury as a result of their time in service. It is not limited to just physical injury; Post Tra...umatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD is another concern they help with. They also help Veterans with applications and submitting the forms to the VA, which can help Veterans receive their allowable benefits. If you have questions about any injury, illness, or disability, call or visit the Veterans Service Office to discuss your options. More information is available at
July 31 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Political Debates

October 3 - Craig S. Riedel & Aden Baker for 82nd District State Representative
       Location: St. Marys Rotary @ 11:45am (St. Marys Eagles Lodge)
October 9 - Susan Manchester & Joe Monbeck for 84th District Ohio House of Representatives
       Location: NB-NK Rotary @ 7:30am (New Bremen Bowling Alley)
October 30 - Jim Jordan & Janet Garrett for 4th District US House of Representatives
       Location: NB American Legion @ 6:30pm - Doors open at 5:45pm - hors d'oeuvres served
       Sponsored by NB-NK & St. Marys Rotary Clubs
Upcoming Political Debates 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Congressman Jim Jordan Visiting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

August 28 Meeting

Yesterday's program was Michael Fannon, Assistant Agent in Charge with Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Special Investigations Department. Thanks for joining us!
August 28 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
August 21 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

July 17 Meeting

Last week the club had a great program by Kendra & Brian Stetler. They spoke about the benefits of CBD oil, and how it helped Kendra fight depression. Thanks for joining us and sharing your personal story!
July 17 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
September 11 Meeting 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Evening Meetings!

Have you thought about joining our organization but the meetings on Tuesday morning don't work with your schedule?

If so, you're in luck! 🍀

Starting January 4th we will begin having evening meetings. They will be held the first and third Thursday of every month at the New Bremen American Legion from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

This will be more of a social meeting and will focus on information about our Rotary service projects, local, regional as well as international. We have members from New Bremen, New Knoxville, Minster, St Marys, Maria Stein, Wapakoneta and Lima so all are welcome.

Come out and join us. We would love to have YOU as a new member of the New Bremen - New Knoxville Rotary Club!
Evening Meetings! 2018-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Make-Up Locations

Meetings held every Tuesday at 7:30am
Location: Speedway Lanes, New Bremen
Anyone needing to make up a meeting or just wanting to check out another club may do so at the following times/locations:
Monday, 11:45am – Lima, Vets Memorial Civic Center
Monday, 12:00pm – Wapak, Eagles Annex
Tuesday, 12:00pm – Celina, Bella’s Italian Grille
Wednesday, 11:45am – St. Marys, Eagles Annex
Friday, 12:00pm – Sidney, Moose Lodge
Meeting Make-Up Locations 2017-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
January 2016 Newsletter 2016-01-08 05:00:00Z 0

Farming Hope in El Salvador

Posted by Anna Koenig
¡Hola a todos!
Hello to everyone from Farming Hope. 
And a big thank you. 
Your club, and you as individual members, more than anyone else, have made our biggest project yet possible. 
In sunny El Salvador, short weeks ago, two acres went up for sale next to our farm for homeless individuals. 
I barely had to ask and your club, quite quickly, acted to make that purchase. I am personally so grateful for the chance to speak to your club, and now work together to double a working solution, and be part of your wishes and work for a better world.
Your investment protects and grows a future for many hungry and homeless individuals, for generations. Thanks to you, our farm will be more than double in size, now over three acres, allowing us to grow twice as much corn, beans, vegetables to eat at the Hope House homeless shelter (feeding 50+ daily) and twice the work spots for homeless individuals to rebuild their lives on the farm. 
This pilot farm is a model for farms in Wisconsin, Illinois, and now California (and someday, Ohio!). The lessons from El Salvador are an investment in better, more sustainable charity, the kind Rotary promotes, the kind our communities need. 
Thank you immensely for investing in your brothers and sisters in El Salvador, and in a project that can grow to inspire sustainable farming projects worldwide. 
A special note: I want to invite you to see the fruits of your loving investment: winter harvest season is October-December, and I'd love you to visit next year to see the newly improved farm and volunteer side-by-side with the Hope Farmers. 
Thanks - and good luck in all your endeavors. God Bless. 
Jamie Stark and the Farming Hope familia 
Farming Hope in El Salvador Anna Koenig 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Update

Just a reminder to all members and guests that we won't have meetings on December 22 or December 29.
If you signed up to donate a baked item to the Cardinal Pride event, please remember that it's this Friday.  
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Holiday Update 2015-12-16 05:00:00Z 0

NBHS Choir

The New Bremen High School choir will be at our meeting on December 15th.  We look forward to this yearly celebration that helps get us all in the spirit of Christmas!
NBHS Choir Anna Koenig 2015-12-02 05:00:00Z 0

26th Annual Auction Update

March 12, 2016
Because numerous members and guests cannot make the auction this fall, the committee has decided to postpone it until next spring.  March 12th is the date that has been chosen so mark it down and plan to attend, have some fun and support our club, communities and the projects that we sponsor and support!
26th Annual Auction Update Steve Koenig 2015-08-31 04:00:00Z 0