* 03/01/2018 | Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio, USA | Joseph G. McNemar



Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Drexel Poling

Song: Jayme Fountain - "Singin' in the Rain" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Christopher, Crespo, Davis, Droste, Elsea, Ewing, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Mabe, McIlroy, Montgomery, Moss, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Vallette

Make-ups: Sunrise - Sister Monica Justinger

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Warner Searls

Guests: None

**Pres. Gary inducted Sam Shapiro into our Rotary club today.  Sam states that he is an active volunteer in the community & church.  Past activities include Haven House, Circle of Caring, & Project Leader for LYO mission trips.  He is a former high school baseball umpire, and he serves on the Board of Directors for Brown Memorial.  Lastly, he notes that he is a three term President of Church of Council at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Welcome aboard Sam!

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: Barry Pontius - his daughter was chosen as 1 out of 130 students to have her artwork displayed in the Statehouse:; Patty Rothe - Nick being

Student guests: Erika Konowalow of PRCTC, introduced students: Tristan Rhodes & Morgan Fyffe

Lottery: Ian Webb was this week's winner of $14, but the golden bean remains hidden.  The jackpot is now at $617.


  • Vince Yaniga: 04/30/18 will be the Rotary 4-Way Speech contest
  • Pres. Gary: 
    • Presented a Club 125 pin to Ty Ankrom
    • Mentioned the District Conference. (See the info below.)
  • Ian Webb: Reminder that the Rotary President training group is still requesting donations of new or gently used children's books to be taken over to Mongolia & translated for children there.
  • Sister Monica: Asking that Rotarians sponsor a group for the Alzheimer's organization walk at Wyngate. 
  • 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/

SAA: Bob Sneed

*Fined March birthdays & anniversaries

*Judy Wolford: for the "juror mailing mistake" in NC.

*All those who distributed dictionaries via our Dictionary Project

*All OU Bobcat grads for recent victory.

*Bankers: for Bank of America Visa card's anniversary 

*All who were born in Ohio: Today is anniversary of when Ohio became a state.

Intro:  Dave Webb introduced today's speaker, Amanda Mitchell & Elycia Brown, both representing WODA Management & Real Estate.


  • "WODA is a developer who specialize in upscale affordable housing & senior housing developments."
  • 300 communities, over 1200 units total
  • Everts Hill (the former Everts Middle School building) is one of their developments
  • Completion is projected to be mid-March
  • 39 units
  • "Modern design with old school charm."
  • Listed some of the state-of-the-art improvements & renovations they've made.
  • Kept the historical aspect of the building as much as possible.
  • They plan on continuing & improving upon the Community Garden Complex.  They have partnered with the local beekeeper's group to work on a topiary garden.
  • "The Pit" will be a cafeteria for PICCA to prepare lunches for their programs.
  • Grand Opening is being planned for the beginning of April.
  • 75 off-street parking spots will be available
  • They are currently taking "pre-sale"/applications
  • Tenants pay electric only; other utilities are covered.
  • They run most of the properties at a 92-100% occupancy level.
  • All units are for independent living occupants
  • They tried to keep original school features, such as chalkboards & trophy cases.
  • Age restrictions are 55 & older for the head of household, & all other occupants being at least 18 years old.

Speaker's contact information:


532 S. Court St.

Circleville, OH 43113

(740) 637-7828



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...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 


March programs:

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 

April programs:

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"

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015