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
**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:
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"