Longtime community leader and volunteer, Charles R. Earick was recognized by Mary Rutan Foundation as the 2018 Meritorious Service Award recipient at the March 19 Annual Meeting of Mary Rutan Health Association. This honor is bestowed to an individual or group who has made substantial contributions to the health and well-being of the community, while placing service to humanity ahead of personal gain or recognition. This year marks the twenty-seventh year that the award has been given to a deserving individual or group from the community.
Mr. Earick was selected as the meritorious service award recipient as a dedicated servant and leader to Mary Rutan Hospital and Logan County.
A native of Logan County, Mr. Earick returned to his hometown, after college and military service, to work and raise his family. Through the years he has volunteered on numerous community boards and assisted many agencies and organizations, including 26 years of volunteer service to Mary Rutan Hospital.
During his tenure, Mr. Earick provided outstanding leadership and professional knowledge, working tirelessly to assure that Mary Rutan Hospital fulfilled its mission to the residents of Logan County by attending meetings, serving on multiple committees and in leadership roles that include Chairperson of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Earick’s service began in 1988 as a member of the Logan View Board, serving in that role until 1994. He continued his volunteer service as a member of the Mary Rutan Health Association Board from 1994-2000, 2001-2007 and from 2008-2014. In addition, Mr. Earick served on the Hospital’s Board of Directors from1994 until 2000 and then again from 2004 until 2012 and on the Foundation Board beginning in 2000 and completing his 26 years of service to the organization on the Foundation Board in 2014. During this time, Mr. Earick served on the Finance Committee from 2005 until 2012, as Vice Chair of the Hospital Board in 2006 and 2007, Chairman of the Hospital Board in 2007and 2008 and during his final two years of service; as Chairman of the Foundation Board in 2012 and 2013.
When asked about his service to Mary Rutan, Mandy Goble, president and CEO shared, “Chuck epitomizes all there is in being a leader. While serving on all four of our Boards, over the course of 26 years, including his role as Chairman of both the Hospital and Foundation boards; he was always committed and engaged. As a Board member, he brought a strong vision of what our organizations could and should be within our community and wasn’t afraid to get involved in whatever it took to make it happen. I have always valued Chuck’s passion, his balanced perspective, his sense of humor and above all, his dedication to our community.”
In addition to his service to Mary Rutan, Mr. Earick has touched our community through his volunteer service to the Hilliker YMCA, Green Hills Retirement Community, the Logan County Community Growth Committee, the Logan County Retention and Expansion Committee, Bellefontaine Downtown Business Partnership, the James Forsythe Milroy Foundation, the United Methodist Church and the Sloan Foundation, just to name a few.
Other business of the Annual Meeting included a report on the past year’s accomplishments and election of five trustees to the Board. Elected to represent the city of Bellefontaine were Mr. Jeff Holycross and Mr. Tom Simon. Representing Logan County were Mr. Scott Abraham and Mr. Don Leis and at large, Mr. Rick Hatcher.
Following the meeting, executive sessions of the Mary Rutan Health Association Board and Mary
Rutan Hospital Board were conducted.
Submitted by the Mary Rutan Foundation.