Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean
Prayer: Tad Grover
Piano: Don Metzler
Intros: Gary Montgomery
Song: Jim Hooks- "This is Rotary!" & "Vive Le Rotary "
Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Droste, Elick, Ewing, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, McIlroy, Moss, Palm, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams
Visiting Rotarians: None
January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 13th - Jim River, Carly Neff; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Roger Wolfe, Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 26th - Mike Dutton
January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 4th - Tim Throckmorton; 7th - Bob Mabe
February birthdays: 3rd - Joe McNemar; 9th - Richard Coyan; 10th - Don McIlroy; 11th - Norm Wilson; 14th - Ian Webb;
February anniversaries: 6th - Don McIlroy; 8th - Bob Cole; 21st - Carly Neff
New membership proposal: Bonnie Vallette is the Marketing & Development Director for Brown Memorial Home. She is being sponsored by Sister Monica Justinger. If you have any questions &/or comments regarding this proposal, please direct them to Drexel Poling.
Happy Dollars: Clark Cellio, on his 13-yr-old grandson Tanner won a national soccer skills event, & is the "2017 U15 Skill City National Player of the Year." He has received an all-expenses paid trip to Manchester, England. He won out over 1800 applicants!
Student guests: None
Lottery: Bob Mabe won the weekly drawing of $15, but did not draw the golden bean. The jackpot is now $543.
- Pres. Gary: passed out some more Rotary 125 Club pins
- Vince Yaniga: Work on the Rotary 4-Way Contest has begun
SAA: Bob Tootle
- Clark Cellio: for his grandson's success, & for leaving his hat behind after last week's meeting. When Clark asked where it was found, the reply was "In the women's restroom." (Hmmmmm....)
- Jayme Fountain: for being on TV while at Mad River Mountain
- Tad Grover: for the Community UM Church's sign stating the title of the upcoming sermon as, "Circumcision not required." (Wow...not sure what to say on that one.)
- Table-by-table trivia on newspapers, in honor of today's speaker.
Intro: Bob Sneed introduced Ray Stein, the Columbus Dispatch Sports Editor. After graduating from St. Charles High School, Ray began working at The Dispatch in 1980. He served as a part-time clerk, sports reporter, and assistant sports editor, before becoming the sports editor in 2003.
He resides in Hilliard with his wife, who is also a Dispatch reporter. They have two sons, Ben (26 yrs old) & Jack (19 yrs old), who is a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School.
- He shared that he often visits Circleville on behalf of the Dispatch to recognize outstanding student athletes in Pickaway County, who are awarded scholarships.
- He enjoys going into the community to talk to groups so that he can "connect with our readers."
- Started on his path in this business while at Ohio State when he was in his early 20's.
- Relayed about how he has worked with athletes & the scholarship program
- Shared some of his memories of taking photos of the athletes, and how they tried to make each photo individualized and special.
- He opened the floor up to any questions about sports &/or the Dispatch.
- Spoke of how the print media industry is surviving in current climate, and of the Columbus Dispatch itself. He said that the majority of advertising revenue is still in the printed media division and not via the on-line/digital media as of yet.
Speaker's contact information:
In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Special Olympics will be made in their names.
Pres. Gary concluded by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test.
Until next week...
Rotary Newsletter Editor
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8th: Dan Fouts & Dr. Kulaga - Updates on OCU
15th: Jerry Good - DuPont scientist Tom Camey
22nd: Rural Urban Day - Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio