* 03/02/2017 | Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio, USA | Joseph G. McNemar


Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Ian Webb

Song: Walt Spangler, "In the Good Old Summertime" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Crespo, Davis, Droste, Elsea, Ewing, Charley Gerhardt, Dick Gerhardt, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Joiner, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, McNemar, Moss, Neff, Pelcic, Reynolds, River, Scherer, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Bob Tootl, Vickers

Make-ups: Sunrise - Warren Spangler

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Rich Elsea; Logan - Bill Boone

Guests: David Crawford, by Earl Palm

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: 2nd - Walt Spangler; 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Student guests: Dan Hugus, Assistant Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced two students: Brandi Grambo & Colin Clark

Lottery: Earl Palm received the weekly drawing of $13, but did not draw the golden bean.  Jackpot is now at $$389.


  • Vince Yaniga: 25th Anniversary session of our club's Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest will be on 03/16/17 at 5pm at Berger's Community Room.
  • Rich Elsea: Sunrise club will be holding their annual Leo Moats Scholarship dinner.  Please see him, or any Sunrise Rotarian, if you would like to donate &/or purchase tickets to the event.

By e-mail

SAA: Bob Sneed

*Birthdays & anniversaries, with a special shout-out to Walt Spangler, who is celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary!

*Dentists were fined due to newspaper article about dentistry

*Roger Wolfe: for his grandson, Greg Brewer, who won his wrestling weight-class title at the Sectional Tournament. (Editor's note: The Circleville Tigers Wrestling team came in 3rd as a team at the Sectional tournament, & four of their wrestlers will be going on to the State competition!)

*All those with hunting & fishing licenses: for being able to file for them on-line now.

*Teachers & bankers were both fined for being mentioned in recent newspaper article

*Earl Palm jokingly received the "back up" special Rotary-version of the Academy award.

Intro: Ellery Elick

Speaker(s): Deputy Dale Gillette will present an overview of the SALT Council, & how senior citizens can stay safe in their community.

Dale has been actively involved in Law Enforcement since 1972.  He retired from the Ross County Sheriff's Office, where.   He was a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist with the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.  Dale was assigned to investigate crimes on the elderly, especially financial exploitation.  He was instrumental in the establishment of Ross County's chapter of the TRIAD program.  Dale was also assigned to oversee all of their neighborhood watch areas.

Dale now works at the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Robert Radcliff, where he is the TRIAD's Law Enforcement Coordinator, and performs security duty at the Court House.  He w


  • Triad program:
    • Started in 1988, due to a lack of any program to help seniors
    • Showed a video about a "Sweetheart Swindler", Tonya Wagner, who has may aliases.  She is a criminal predator on senior citizens, especially elderly men.
    • Then played a second video regarding abuse of senior citizens, called elder abuse.  It gave examples of the financial, mental, physical abuse that they experienced, and how violated they feel.
    • Elder abuse is one of the most underreported crimes.
  • Dale shared a brief history of the three groups that came together to create the Triad program.
  • Triad started in 2010 in Pickaway County
  • Project Life Saver: a program that places tracking devices on Alzheimer's patients, so that they can be located if they become lost.
  • They also work with homeless shelters
  • The average lifespan was 36
  • The average lifespan of a female nowadays is 81.2 years, & male is 76.2 years
  • Fastest growing segment of the population is 85 + years old
  • Healthier lifestyles have contributed to the longer lifespans.
  • "Theft by deception" : the charge they levy onto a person telling a sad story to receive money from the victims
  • Family members are the main perpetrators of crime against seniors!
  • Shared a protection tip: keep your cell phone by you at all times, & keep your key fob beside you that has an alarm panic button.
  • Dale says that they meet weekly with all the seniors in our community at the Pickaway County Senior Center to educate them on scams, fraud, & other pertinent topics.
  • Pickaway County SALT Council will be the host this year.  It will be @ OCU on 08/24/17.  They are in great need of donations to support this event, & to continue to support these senior protection programs!
  • 90% of crimes in Pickaway County are drug-related or motivated due to drug use.
  • Concluded by sharing his love of protecting the senior population, & to put away criminals that prey on the elderly.

Contact information:

Dale Gillette, Deputy 

Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

9th:  Don McIlroy - State of the City

16th: Aaron Portzline - Columbus Dispatch Blue Jackets reporter

23rd: Jarrod Burks - Archaeology & Technology

30th: Walt Spangler - Germany

April program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

6th: Heather Foll - Pickaway FANS Network

13th: Joy Hoover & Jeff Sheets - Teays Valley Education Foundation

20th: Ryan Scribner - Sofidel Update

27th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver

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