Harris-Askins House

Rotary Club of Westerville’s Harris-Askins House

Harris-Aksins House Rotary Club of WestervilleConcept: The idea of creating a subsidized housing project for low-income seniors in Westerville was presented to the Rotary Club of Westerville in the late winter of the 1982-83 Rotary year, under the leadership of President Rich Seils.

Action: HUD financed construction of the “202 project” for approximately $2.1 million. The Club formed a nonprofit corporation known as “Westerville Rotary Elderly Housing, Inc.” to run the enterprise. The incorporation was finalized on May 18, 1983. The Club’s investment was a $10,000 certificate of deposit to be held on deposit for three years, then returned. The interest on the CD, plus real estate commission due Paul Askins, plus legal expenses due Presidents Ken Spicer (1983-84) and Joe Barone {1984-85) were donated to a fund to be used for amenities for the residents.

Dedication: The building, now known as Harris-Askins House, was formally dedicated on July 11, 1985.

Leadership: The Harris-Askins House is run by an independent board of Rotary Club of Westerville members. The board members serve three-year terms, with three members being elected each year. Officers are elected annually.

Officers: President Bill Tompos, Vice President Tom Staebler, Secretary Joe Barone, Treasurer George Gummer, Rotary Club of Westerville Immediate Past President Dave Krebs

Board Members: Carol Groseclose, Bill Plessinger, Jim Meacham, Laura Horton and Chip Bruchac

Harris-Askins House Board meetings are held when announced. To attend, please contact HAH president Bill Tompos.

More than a home … a Lifestyle!

The building consists of 60 apartment units with security access, and an elevator to the 2nd and 3rd floors. Specifically, there are 45 1-bedroom (6 are handicap accessible), and 15 efficiency units. These are rental apartments, and no intermediate care or medical/hospital care is provided.

For seniors age 62 years and older – Section 8 Rental Assistance is available!

These Deluxe Apartment Homes Feature:

  • Controlled Access Entry
  • On-Site Management
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
  • Color Coordinated Appliances
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Free Gas Heat & Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry Facilities on Premises
  • Security System
  • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • All Electric Included

Some of the Facilities, Services and Activities Enjoyed by the Residents Include:

  • Community Room and Sunroom-Screened
  • Gazebo and Lighted Ceiling Fan
  • Perimeter Walkway and Enticing Flower Gardens
  • Variety of Activities
  • Large Screen 52” TV/VCR/DVD Player with Surround sound in the Community Room
  • In-House Library and Westerville Library Outreach Services
  • Full Kitchen Facilities with Appliances for Group and Private Gatherings
  • Rotary Sponsored Activities
  • Pharmacy-Provided Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines
  • Visiting Foot Doctor – Specializing in Elderly Foot Care

 

On-Site Managers

April & Tony Corvi

 

Contact info

Westerville Rotary Elderly Housing, Inc.

Harris-Askins House

200 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

Phone: 614-899-1997

Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Coming Events

Nov. 21 lunch program at Villa Milano
Speaker: Randy Auler
Topic: Westerville Parks & Recreation Director
November 21st 2019 12:00 pm
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Special After-Thanksgiving Lunch
Speaker: Columbus Zoo representatives
Topic: Rotary Family Day
November 29th 2019 12:00 pm
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Holiday Party at The Lakes Club
Topic: 2019 Rotary Club of Westerville Holiday Party
December 5th 2019 6:00 pm
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Contact Us

Westerville
P.O. Box 595
Westerville, OH
Where We Meet
Villa Milano Banquet and Party House
1630 Schrock Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229-1560
When
Thursdays at 12:00 PMMap It

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Westerville Rotarians, remember: We will gather for our lunch meeting tomorrow (Sept. 12), at the Otterbein Campus Center, 100 W. Home St., 43081.
Our own Club member and Otterbein President John Comerford has made special arrangements for us to have this meeting.
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The table is set for another great Independence Day celebration in Westerville, with a daylong slate of patriotic fun planned by the Rotary Club of Westerville for Thursday, July 4, 2019.

The Rotary organizes the community’s July Fourth celebration, and it is comprised of four main events:

• The Westerville Rotary July 4th 5K Walk/Run at Alum Creek Park North, beginning at 8 a.m.
• The Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day Parade, starting at 1 p.m.
• The Westerville Rotary Fourth of July Festival behind Westerville South High School, featuring live entertainment, more than 10 food trucks, and free bounce houses for children, from 3-10 p.m.
• And the grand finale, the Fireworks Display at 10 p.m., simulcast to patriotic music broadcast on 104.9-FM The River.

The 5K

The daylong celebration kicks off with the Westerville Rotary July 4th 5K Walk/Run at Alum Creek Park South, 221 W. Main St.

The 5K starts at 8 a.m., with a Children’s Fun Run set for 9 a.m. and Awards Ceremony at 9:25.
Registration is now open and additional information available at westervillejulyfourth5k.com.

The 5K registration fee is $35 through June 30, then $40 July 1 through race day. Runners all receive a event shirt, goodie bag and participation medallion. Registration for the Kids’ Race is $10, and all children participating will receive a medal.

The State Street parade

A crowd of about 20,000 is expected for the Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day Parade down State Street, starting at 1 p.m.

The parade route begins at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., and proceeds south to Electric Avenue, where participants will turn east on Electric Avenue to Otterbein Avenue, to destage at Westerville South High School.

Registration and Drop-Off: All floats, vehicles and parade participants must arrive
at St. Paul and be set-up between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp.

“God Bless the USA” parade theme:
Lillian Young, a rising third-grader at St. Paul School, won the Rotary’s annual contest to pick the parade theme. Lillian’s entry of “God Bless the USA” was chosen from hundreds submitted by elementary school children in Westerville.
For winning the contest, Lillian won a $100 prize and was invited to ride with her family in a place of honor in the parade, aboard the Rotary Club of Westerville’s float.

Clark Kellogg is Grand Marshal
Ohio basketball great and national sports broadcaster Clark Kellogg will lead the 2019 parade as Grand Marshal.

Longtime Westerville area resident, Clark "Special K" Kellogg grew up in East Cleveland and was recruited by Ohio State University after a stellar career at Cleveland St. Joseph High School. His 51-point game in the championship against Columbus East is still an Ohio high school state finals record. From 1979 to 1982, he played for OSU, where he earned All-Big Ten and Most Valuable Player honors.

Declaring for the NBA draft after his junior year, he was the first-round pick (eighth overall) of the Indiana Pacers and was selected as a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team. Chronic knee problems cut his pro career short and forced his retirement after five years. He became a broadcaster for ESPN in 1990 then moved to CBS, where he now is employed as the network’s lead college basketball analyst.

Kellogg has two sons, Alex and Nick, and a daughter, Talisa. Nick played basketball for Ohio University and Talisa played Division I volleyball at Georgia Tech.

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After the parade, the live entertainment festival will begin at 3 p.m., in the fields behind Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.

Eleven food trucks are slated to offer attendees a wide selection of food during the festival, including the Rotary Club of Westerville’s Rotary Grill, and a three-band lineup will provide live music right up to the start of fireworks show at 10 p.m.

The Hobgoblins will take the stage first, from 3-5 p.m., followed by Jon Anthony and Wishful Drinkin’, which will perform from 5:20-7:30 p.m. The popular Beatles cover band, The British Invasion, will headline the musical entertainment, and take the stage from 8 to 10 p.m.

Between the band performances, a live DJ from 104.9 The River will be on hand, simulcasting the event on the Westerville FM station.

Visitors should be sure to get in on the Rotary’s 50-50 raffle during the festival – with the winner to be announced just before the fireworks, Various patriotic souvenirs and trinkets also will be offered for sale by the club, including glow necklaces, flashing batons and fiber optic wands.

The Fireworks
The Fireworks Display, generously underwritten by the City of Westerville, will get underway between dusk and 10 p.m., simulcast to patriotic music broadcast 104.9-FM The River.

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Can't wait to see our Parade Grand Marshall!KELLOGG NAMED PARADE GRAND MARSHAL
Basketball great and national sports broadcaster Clark Kellogg will lead this year’s July Fourth Parade in Westerville.
Kellogg, a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and Westerville area resident, will serve as the grand marshal of the Rotary Club of Westerville’s 2019 Independence Day Parade.
The Rotary organizes the community’s daylong July Fourth celebration, starting with a 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m., the State Street parade at 1 p.m., a concert and food truck festival at Westerville South High School from 2-10 p.m., and the patriotic fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Kellogg as grand marshal will lead the parade, themed this year “God Bless the USA.” Lillian Young, a second-grader at St. Paul School, won the Rotary’s annual contest to pick the parade theme. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. July 4 from St. Paul Church, 313 S. State St., and proceed south to Electric Avenue, where the procession will turn east to end at Westerville South.
Clark "Special K" Kellogg grew up in East Cleveland and was recruited by Ohio State after a stellar career at Cleveland St. Joseph High School. His 51-point game in the championship against Columbus East is still an Ohio high school state finals record. From 1979 to 1982, he played for OSU, where he earned All-Big Ten and Most Valuable Player honors. Declaring for the NBA draft after his junior year, he was the first-round pick (eighth overall) of the Indiana Pacers. He was selected as a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team and is one of only a handful of rookies in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. Heralded as the next breakout NBA superstar, chronic knee problems cut his pro career and forced his retirement after five years. He became a broadcaster for ESPN in 1990 then moved to CBS, where he now is employed as the network’s lead college basketball analyst.
Kellogg has two sons, Alex and Nick, and a daughter, Talisa. Nick played basketball for Ohio University and Talisa played Division I volleyball at Georgia Tech. Clark is a longtime Westerville community resident.
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KELLOGG NAMED PARADE GRAND MARSHAL
Basketball great and national sports broadcaster Clark Kellogg will lead this year’s July Fourth Parade in Westerville.
Kellogg, a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and Westerville area resident, will serve as the grand marshal of the Rotary Club of Westerville’s 2019 Independence Day Parade.
The Rotary organizes the community’s daylong July Fourth celebration, starting with a 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m., the State Street parade at 1 p.m., a concert and food truck festival at Westerville South High School from 2-10 p.m., and the patriotic fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Kellogg as grand marshal will lead the parade, themed this year “God Bless the USA.” Lillian Young, a second-grader at St. Paul School, won the Rotary’s annual contest to pick the parade theme. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. July 4 from St. Paul Church, 313 S. State St., and proceed south to Electric Avenue, where the procession will turn east to end at Westerville South.
Clark "Special K" Kellogg grew up in East Cleveland and was recruited by Ohio State after a stellar career at Cleveland St. Joseph High School. His 51-point game in the championship against Columbus East is still an Ohio high school state finals record. From 1979 to 1982, he played for OSU, where he earned All-Big Ten and Most Valuable Player honors. Declaring for the NBA draft after his junior year, he was the first-round pick (eighth overall) of the Indiana Pacers. He was selected as a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team and is one of only a handful of rookies in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. Heralded as the next breakout NBA superstar, chronic knee problems cut his pro career and forced his retirement after five years. He became a broadcaster for ESPN in 1990 then moved to CBS, where he now is employed as the network’s lead college basketball analyst.
Kellogg has two sons, Alex and Nick, and a daughter, Talisa. Nick played basketball for Ohio University and Talisa played Division I volleyball at Georgia Tech. Clark is a longtime Westerville community resident.
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