Presiding: Pres Ian Webb
Prayer: Tad Grover
Piano: Ellery Elick
Intros: No one
Song: Carly Neff - “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” & “Roll Rotary”
Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Christopher, Crespo, Droste, Ellis, Ewing, Foll, Gillen, Grover, Halm, Irwin, Kowalski, Lewis, Mavis, McNemar, Metzler, Palm, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Riegel, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, White, Yaniga
Make-ups: Jackson - Fred Mavis
Visiting Rotarians: None
July birthdays: 2nd - Dolly Crespo; 10th - Earl Palm; 14th - Joe Brown; 23rd - Emily Lutz
July anniversaries: 1st - Warren Spangler; 4th - Judy Wolford, Eric Liggett; 10th - Larry Halm; 14th - Ian Webb; 21st - Jim Hill; 27th - Roy Huffer; 30th - John Ellis; 31st - Joe Brown
August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 10th - Gerhard Maroscher; 16th - Bud Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler
August anniversaries: 3rd - Jack Hooks; 4th - Drexel Poling; 7th - Jerry Leist; 14th - Dan Fouts; 18th - Tom Tootle; 19th - Bob Sneed; 26th - Bob Tootle
Happy Dollars: None
Student guests: None, due to summer break
Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $18, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $920.
- Pres. Ian: Membership directory being passed around for our review
- Tony Chamberlain: Annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be Sept. 13th this year at Cooks Creek.
- Bob Sneed: Expressed his gratitude to those who volunteered for the recent Community Kitchen event. It is held the 4th Monday of every month. Bob suggests that it is a great opportunity to introduce a potential Rotarian to our club. Volunteers were: Harry Canfield, Warren Spangler, Sam Shapiro, Bob Sneed, David & Marie Crawford, & Bob Mabe.
SAA: Jonathan Davis
- Patty Rothe: for loosing her bracelet
- Amy Elsea: for the Chamber’s new Directory; passed her fine on to Dave Webb
- Bob Mabe: for his ad in the Chamber Directory
- Wrapped up with a Rotary Trivia Quiz
Intro: Bob Mabe, introduced Christy Mills, Director of Pickaway HELPS, & Pickaway Works (PW).
- Christy Mills is a native of Circleville. Today she is speaking on behalf of Pickaway Works (PW).
- Ryan Scribner stepped to the podium to give additional information on the program.
- Shared some examples of comparing the past labor market to our current market.
- Increase in the past six years of 6.5 million sq ft of new manufacturing in our community
- Now the challenge is to find enough skilled/trained labor force to fill the job openings.
- Explained that PW emerged from Ryan & Christy wanting “to get these groups together to discuss their needs.”
- Desire is to bridge the employment gap.
- We have approx. 900 students graduate every year in our area. About 35% go on to college. We need to capture these young people to make our community competitive.
- Christy spoke next.
- Stated their goal of focusing on training students to fit the needs of the real world & labor market.
- Program is funded by the four county public schools & the Pickaway County Commissioners
- Student engagement & active-style of learning is key to education
- Shared some of the highlights from their recent meeting with members of our community & businesses.
- “We can help train our students if we know better what the demand is.”
- Started Job Shadow opportunities, which hopefully will lead to job internships eventually.
- PW educates students as to what the real world entails, such as mock job interviews. For many students, this is the first time they have had a face-to-face conversation with adults in a formal setting.
- They also have a program to try to solve actual business challenges. Sometimes a new set of eyes can help a business find a new solution to a problem, past or present.
- Business Showcase: students have the opportunity to create a marketing campaign for local businesses.
- Still host the College Night annually. PW is opening the event up to local businesses. Please contact Christy if your business would like to host a table on the event in September.
- Real Money-Real World event: Student are trained on how to navigate real-world issues & budgets. On the final day, the students are given a budget that consists of a randomly drawn job wage rate, family size, etc. Then they are presented with actual situations, such as a car needing repairs, loss of wages, and similar challenges.
- Kids on Kampus: summer educational programs for elementary age children. Focus on science & math curriculum
Speaker's contact information:
Christy Mills, Director
2050 Stoneridge Dr.
Circleville, OH 43113
In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Special Olympics will be made in their names.
Meeting was concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.
Until next week...
Rotary Newsletter Editor
2nd: Tim Wilson - The Circleville Welcome Center
9th: Tad Grover - UMC Pastor, requested by Tad Grover
16th: Gary Scherer - Report from Ohio State Representatives
23rd: Shelly Graf - First Drum Major at OSU, requested by David Crawford
30th: Mayor Don McIlroy - The City of Circleville