Brad Ditto, program host, invited Mark Zielinski as our guest speaker at the April 4 West Milton Rotary Club meeting. Mark, the Branch Manager at the Huntington National Bank in Brookville and former member of the West Milton Rotary Club, provided information and some history of the Milton-Union Community Chest. Mark has served as the treasurer of the local community chest since 1985. The community chest funds have been drastically lower in recent years due to the economy. Donations have decreased from a high of $32,000 several years ago to only $9020 last year. With the reduced amount of donations, the community chest has not been able to help out county organizations nearly as much as in the past. Some of the organizations that have received help from the Community Chest are the West Milton Young Spirits, the Miami County Mental Health Center, the Troy Abuse Shelter, the Miami County Wellness Center and the Rehabilitation Center in Piqua.

Mark Zielinski, Brad Ditto