* 01/03/2019 | Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio, USA | Joseph G. McNemar >


Presiding: Pres. Ian Webb

Piano: Don Metzler

Prayer: Tad Grover

Songs:  Jim Hooks led us in Auld Lang Syne and  Better than Ever.

Absentees: Connie, Dan Daily, Dan DeLong, John E., Joy, Heather, Bob L., Bob McCrady, Don, Barry, Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Ned S., Todd, Bill S., Matt, Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Roger, Vince

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Introduced by Judy: Tom Brady, Julie Strawser, and Tom Spring with David Crawford, Bob Foster with Fred Mavis

Student Guests: None

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yaniga; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers; 31st - Carly Neff

January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 7th - Bob Mabe

Happy Dollars: None

Lottery: Bob Mabe was this week's winner of $18,but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $128.


  • Mike Pelcic shared a flyer about the Leadership Roast of Randy Beach on February 2nd at 7:00 pm at Cooks Creek Golf Clug. Contact the Pickaway County Foundation Office at 740-477-6207 for tickets.
  • Via flyer: This year the Rotary International Covention will be in Hamburg, Germany. Registration has begun, and the discount rate's deadline will be 12/15/18.
  • Via e-mail: Rotary District will be conducting the District and Club Database (DACdb) Virtual Conference on January 9th & 10th. It will include free online training sessions on many topics. Register via www.DACdb.com.

New Member Proposal: Adam Johnson, audiologist has been proposed for membership by David Crawford. Any objections should be directed to Drex Poling.

SAA: Bob Sneed collected a lot of money by fining the fans of the winning college football bowl games.

Introduction: Bob Sneed introduced Charissa Dust. She is an architect and architectural historian who founded Harlines Design Company in 1990. She earned an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree from The Ohio State University. For almost 30 years her company has specialized in the assessment and renovation of historic buildings with a specialization in historic theaters.

Charissa’s career started with summer jobs for the National Park Service documenting historic bridges in Ohio and New York. She documented buildings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and assessed historic buildings for various federal agencies. 

Her experience with historic building renovations resulted in the firm’s selection as the architect of record for the Wooddward Opera House project in Mount Vernon in 2000 which will (hopefully) be completed in January 2019.

Program Highlights: Charissa shared slides of a variety of projects she has worked on from New York to Oklahoma. One of the ones more familiar to the audience is the LIncoln Theater in Columbus. She has worked on opera houses, theaters and a vriety of other types of buildings. Some of her work is for restoration and others is for adaptation.

Speakers contact information:

Charissa W. Durst, AIA, LEED AP

Hardlines Design Company

4608 Indianola Ave.

Columbus, OH 43214

(614) 784-8733

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter will be made in their names.

December programs: 

28th - No meeting - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

January programs:

3rd - Historic preservation of theaters, by Charissa Durst

10th - US Marshals, by Deputy United States Marshal Brad Fleming

17th - AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - Uptown Circleville Update with Kevin Douglas and Brenna Gibson

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015