Presiding: Chris Mullins
Prayer: Walt Spangler
Piano: Ellery Elick
Intros: Matt Tootle
Song: Walt Spangler, "Home on the Range" & "Rotary Will Go Round the World"
Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Coyan, Crespo, Dean, Ewing, Gillen, Good, Grover, Halm, Joiner, Justinger, Kowalski, Lewis, Maroscher, Moss, Pelcic, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe
Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Elisa Peters, Don Bradley, & Tony Robinson
Guests: David Crawford & David Winner, by Earl Palm
New member bio of GARY JOINER: He grew up in Sandusky Ohio. He graduated from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and a Master's degree in Business Management. Gary is proud to say that he is "married to his best Friend, Tracy Duvall-Joiner,and together they have raised three wonderful people: Hayden, Sierra, and Aaron." He has been serving the public most of his life, including as a military veteran, law enforcement professional, & as Mayor of Commercial Point. He is currently employed as an insurance fraud special investigator. In addition, he has been a community volunteer in numerous fields, such as Past VP of Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission, Big Brother Big Sister mentor, Kairos Prison outreach ministries. WELCOME ABOARD GARY
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: Erika Konowalow, of PRCTC, introduced two students: Sabrina Balthaser (Logan Elm is her home base school) & Mark Smith (Logan Elm is his home base school).
Lottery: Jim Hooks received the weekly drawing of $16, and then drew the golden bean so he won the $404 jackpot! Jackpot is now back to $0.
- Debbie Hoffman:
- 1) looking for volunteers for one day to read to their students. This is part of their "Read to a Head Start Classroom" event.
- 2) The next Rotary After-hour mixer will be 03/29/17 at Gants Pizza. Also, Debbie is in need of sponsors for April's event, so please see her. (It's only $50!)
- 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. Vince promises it to be a "Battle Royale!"
- Elisa Peters & Don Bradley: Sunrise club will be holding their annual Leo Moats Scholarship dinner & Silent Auction on 03/25/17. Please see them, or any Sunrise Rotarian, if you would like to donate &/or purchase tickets to the event. They are in need of donations for the auction as well.
- Erika Konowalow: PRCTC's Health Expo on 03/18/17 from 9AM to 1PM at 1410 Industrial Dr. , which is their Chillicothe campus location.
- Rotary RI will be holding the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta from June 10-14. The registration cost is $415. If you are planning to attend, please drop a line to Gary Dean at Gary.Dean@HERrealtors.com. (You can also go to www.rotaryconvention2017.org to register &/or get more details.)
- Rotary's 2017-2018 Assembly for District 6690 will be on 04/01/17 (no April Fool's joke here!) at Zane State College in Zanesville, Ohio. For more info, go to: http://rotary6690.org/training-events/district-assembly. To register, go to: http://www.directory-online.com/Rotary/index.cfm?EventID=77311684
SAA: Bob Sneed
*Jim River: for a relative being part of the Drug Free Club
*Roger Wolfe's table, in his absence, was fined for Roger's grandson, Greg, wrestling at the State Wrestling tournament as we speak! (Jim Hook's exclaimed that "This is the first & last time I sit at this table!")
*Don McIroy: his daughter Katie was recently honored for her athletic accomplishments.
*Trivia quiz questions presented table by table regarding Daylight Saving Time
Happy Bucks: 1) Scott Applegate for New Hope being state champions 2) Bob Sneed: for his granddaughter's choir concert
Intro: Dave Webb
Speaker(s): Mayor Don McIlroy, who was surprised that he was today's speaker since he thought it was next week! ;-). He gave a State of the City presentation.
- Bad news: the City has gathered the lowest income tax revenue ever this year, due to the loss of GE.
- Good news:
- New police chief & fire chief were hired
- Also hired a new City Services Director, & a HR person
- ACE Hardware , The Edge, Family Urgent Care, and other new businesses opened.
- New Connector has been completed at South Court, & it has increased traffic flow to that area. "Taco Bell is thrilled, and Peebles has decided to stay."
- Mayor Don shared about how well the City Administration & the City Council work together.
- Fire Dept is now certified in City Standards. The Attorney General is coming into town to see first-hand their efforts, & to recognize their accomplishment.
- Shared some of the stats of tickets issued, criminal charges, fire runs, etc. Stressed how hard the community is working to rid our area of drug & criminal activities. Cited some of the large drug ring busts that have happened recently.
- Drug Free PAC established, which is headed by Mollie Hedges & other concerned individuals. It is leading the way to bring awareness regarding drug abuse, & how to fight it.
- Shared info regarding the area next to former Thomson site: a possible hotel, & 18-store strip mall.
- Sites next to Coughlin, & former Davy Motors: possibly Texas Roadhouse, Raising Cane's Chicken, Panera, Jimmy John's, and Starbucks
- Explained that the strategy is to get the infrastructure & facilities in place in order to attract new businesses. "We need to be prepared when the opportunities arise, so that we can compete against the other communities."
- Speaking to two land owners and two home builders, who are looking at two of two-phase 75-home developments.
- Mentioned the recent discussions regarding the former Everetts Middle School site and the possibility of a City pool there, and then about the former Atwater school building.
Mayor Don McIlroy
March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)
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