Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean
Prayer: Harry Canfield
Piano: Don Metzler
Intros: Rotarians introduced themselves & their guests
Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Droste, Ewing, Good, Grover, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Mabe, McIlroy, Moss, Jessica Mullins, Radcliff, Rainey, River, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, Williams
**Drexel would like to remind members to recycle their attendance pins.**
Visiting Rotarians: Self-introductions
Guests: Introduced by Rotarians
**Membership proposal: Sam Shapiro has submitted his paperwork to request membership. His sponsoring Rotarian is Pres. Gary Dean. If there are any questions &/or comments, please direct them to Drexel Poling.
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
March birthdays: 5th - Dan Dailey; 9th - Tom Tootle; 10th - Chris Mullins; 11th - Dick Patrick; 12th - Roy Huffer; 26th - Jerry Leist, Bob McCrady; 29th - Scott Applegate
March anniversaries: 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman
Happy Dollars: None
Student guests: None
- Pres. Gary:
- Today is Sunrise Rotary's 96th Anniversary
- Gave a brief explanation of what Rotary is, and the initiatives in which we are involved.
- Polio Plus Program: almost completely eradicated polio worldwide.
- Via flyer: Rotary District #6690's District Conference will be May 18th-20th at Zane State College Campus. To register &/or get details, go to website: http://rotary6690.org/training-events/discon1718/
Intro: Warren Spangler introduced & thanked the Rural/Urban Committee. Then he introduced today's speaker, Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio. Dale is a farm broadcaster for Ohio Ag Net serving as the anchor for the morning and midday broadcast. He graduated from OSU with a degree in Ag Economics.
His career in radio began in sales. In 1995, he joined the broadcast team working alongside Ed Johnson. Except for a five-year stretch with Clear Channel Radio, he has spent his career working for the Johnson Family and Agriculture Communicators. He lives in Morrow County with his wife, Cynthia, and his sons, Kyle and Ryan.
- "The world is run by those that show up."
- Explained how FCC regulates what can be said during daytime hours vs night time hours.
- Spoke in general about agriculture, imports, & imports, and their importance.
- Told a story about how marketing affects both the agriculture & the consumers.
- Stressed how the agriculture industry needs to create a strong "marketing plan."
- Gave examples, such as labeling as "organic" vs "non-organic."
- We need to promote farmers & agricultural products
- Need to work on communication, and what is acceptable or unacceptable to say.
- Non-GMO vs GMO labeling;
- According to some definitions, even artificial insemination can be considered genetic modification.
- Discussed crop rotation and how it can cause be a profit-loss process.
- Stated how cyclical prices are for livestock and crops.
- Of course, he mentioned how the environment & weather conditions affect agriculture as well.
- Shared the retail price difference between "gluten free" products vs "gluten" products is...over 242% increase!
- Pointed out "how removed the current education system is from agriculture."
- Drew a comparison between the commitment that olympic athletes make for their years of work towards one moment, and the commitment farmers make every production season.
- Speaking of products, "It is what it is, regardless of what the label says."
- Told a story of how, long ago, sweet potatoes naturally genetically modified themselves. This is proof that genetic modification can actually be a natural process.
- Wrapped up with a story of "Johnny and the fence post." Moral of the story was that we should all be aware of the impact we each leave on others & on our world.
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
1st: Everts Hill project update
8th: Tom Davis - Pickaway Parks update
15th: Sofidel update
22nd: Bob Harvey - "Your next car technology"
29th: Jarrod Burks - Ohio Valley Archeology
5th: Eleventh Candle Company - Human trafficking & addiction
12th: Pickaway County Commissioners Wippel & Stewart - Fairgrounds project update
19th: Kristen May - Pickaway Arts & Life Center project update
26th: Hank Hamed & Kathleen Young of Ohio Governor's Office - Drug prevention program called "Start Talking"