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The Rotary Meeting will be held in the May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
276 West Center Street  Marion, OH 43302\

March 3, 2015

The American Kennel Club and Dog Shows

Cheryl Plaster will introduce our speaker for today who is our own Past President, Dr. Charles Garvin.  Dr. Garvin has been actively involved in showing Dalmatians since 1965, and rose to fame in 1969 by winning the International Champion Junior Showmanship held at Westminster Kennel Club in Madison Square Garden, after making the final four the year before.  The Charlie and his family have bred and owned some 90 AKC Champions, including some of the top winning and producing Dalmatians of all time, and he is serving his fourteenth year on the Board of Directors of the AKC, currently as Vice-Chair.  Charles has been an AKC judge since 1981, judging prestigious shows across the US and other countries, including national specialty shows, Westminster, and AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  He has served on the board of the Dalmatian Club of America for 34 years, President for 14 years, and currently is President of the Marion Ohio Kennel Club, the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation, Marion Community Foundation, and on board of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

Professionally, Dr. Garvin is an Ophthalmic Surgeon, and was President of Smith Clinic for nearly 25 years prior to its merger with OhioHealth.  He grew up in Columbus, graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and the Ohio State University for Ophthalmology before moving to Marion in 1981.  He and his wife Lynn have three adult children.

The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, and licenses more than 22,000 events per year throughout the US, with more than 2 million entries. www.akc.org

The invocation will be given by Matt Bayles and Jason Price will greet you.

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"Service Above Self”


The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?