Presiding: Gary Dean
Prayer: Norm Wilson
Piano: Ellery Elick
Intros: Dave Webb
Song: Jayme Fountain, "Advanced Australian Fair" & "Rotary Will Go Round the World"
Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Crespo, Davis, Droste, Ewing, Charley Gerhardt, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Moss, Chris Mullins, Palm, Scherer, Radcliff, Scherer, Stout, Tener, Throckmorton, Vickers
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Dan Coy, by Dan Dailey; Matt & Marsha Waidelich, by Tim Williams
January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 13th - Jim River, Carly Neff; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Roger Wolfe, Clark Cellio; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers; 26th - Mike Dutton
January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 4th - Tim Throckmorton; 7th - Bob Mabe
Student guests: Nate Smith, Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced two students: Lauryn Vanhoose & Connor Stonerock
- Carly Neff: There will be a Rotary New Member Social on 02/01/17 at Gantz at 5:30pm. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.
- Gary Montgomery: our next Community Soup Kitchen will be on 01/23/17 at Presbyterian Church, from 3PM - 6PM. A sign-up sheet is being passed around the room.
- By e-mail: Rotary RI will be holding the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta from June 10-14. The registration cost is $415. Go to www.rotaryconvention2017.org to register &/or get more details.
SAA: Bob Tootle
* Trivia quiz with a political theme, in honor of the Presidential Inauguration tomorrow.
Lottery: Mayor Don McIlroy had the winning tickets and received $15. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $318.
Intro: Tim Williams
Speaker(s): Coach Tim Hinton, The Ohio State University Assistant Coach. Tim is a graduate of Amanda Clearcreek High School. He then attended Wilmington College, from which he graduated with a degree in Industrial Education in 1982.
Tim began his coaching career as an assistant at Amanda Clearcreek in 1978, where he coached three seasons. In 1981, he returned to Wilmington College as a student assistant until enrolling in grad school at OSU to pursue a graduate degree in Educational Policy and Leadership. While doing so, he served as Graduate Assistant under Earl Bruce.
Upon completion of his degree, Tim returned to the high school ranks to coach at Zane Trace, Van Wert, and an 11-year stint at Marion Harding. During his time at Marion Harding, he won five conference titles, made the playoffs five times, and coached 14 players who would go on to major college programs.
Mark Dantonio, current Michigan State coach, pulled Tim from the high school ranks in 2004 to be his running backs coach at University of Cincinnati. While there, he also worked under current Norte Dame Coach Brian Kelley. In 2009, Tim left Cincinnati to join Brian Kelley at Norte Dame, where he served as running backs' coach.
In 2012, he joined Coach Urban Myer at The Ohio State University to coach the tight ends. Tim was part of the 2014 National Championship team, and was able to accompany the team to the White House for their recognition. He now serves as Executive Director for Football Relations/Special Assistant to the Head Coach at The Ohio State University.
- Offered to "bring in OSU's Glee Club down to teach you all how to sing!
- Gave a quick recap of OSU Football's recent history
- Discussed the dedication that these young OSU football players have to training & to the games.
- OSU had the second youngest football team.
- "Very hard to take a bunch of 20-year olds & push them into the national spotlight. Don't judge until you've been in that arena."
- "These kids have to learn how to put on body armor to handle the criticism."
- Tim took us through a summary of "what all these players have to go through."
- The locker room is undergoing renovations, so they have to work-out wherever they can find the space, such as in the racquetball court, weight room, etc.
- Shared the story of how the real lone survivor, upon whom the movie "Lone Survivor" was based, spoke to the players. He said "take that name off your jerseys. What do you have?...We're all Buckeyes!" Tim said you could see how affected & impressed the team was by the speech, & by the theme of all-for-one attitude.
- Spoke of how they train & compete with the idea that they aren't doing it for themselves, but they are doing it "for all the people behind us."
- Tim said that he teaches his players that "everyday is a job interview, and you don't know when or where you'll meet that someone who will change your life."
- Train them basic things such as how to communicate, present themselves, and even how to handle their personal finances.
- Touched on Spring Training, and the other training/conditioning sessions that are throughout the year. They make sure they give the players time off, & team outings.
- Even have their players come for dinners at their own homes.
- Shared a story of how a former OSU player who is now a NFL player, came back to town. The player invited some of the OSU head staff & a disabled boy, who has been a big OSU fan for years, all out to dinner at a Cameron Mitchell restaurant. He also presented the boy with the newest style of LeBron James' shoes. He did this all from his heart, not because he had to.
- Told us of how all four of his brothers are football coaches, and they "are all competitive and won't listen to me!"
- Mentioned how their staff are all "recruiting their butts off right now."
- He extended his personal gratitude to all of us Buckeye fans for all that we do for the team. Shared that when a player hugs him & says he loves him and all that he does, that makes all of his problems disappear. "That is why I do what I do!"
- He took a few questions to end the event.
January program schedule (submitted by Bob Sneed)
26th: The "Dreamland" book discussion
February program schedule:
2nd: Probate Court Update-Jan Long
9th: Black History of Circleville-Deborah Lowe Wright
16th: Pickaway Parks Update-Tom Davis and Marshall Fields
23rd: Rural Urban Day at the Presbyterian Church