* 03/21/2019 | Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio, USA | Joseph G. McNemar >


By: Patty Rothe, 

Rotary Newsletter Editor


(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Norm Wilson

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Chris Mullins

Song: Jen Rainey-"Let Me Call You Sweetheart" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Bialey, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Droste, Esala, Ewing, Gerhardt, Grover, Hooks, Kowalski, Palm, Radcliff, Scherer, Searls, Sneed, Stevens, Bob Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Jim Laux

Guests: Don Ritchie, by Sam Shapiro; Holly Cottrill, by Gary Dean.

Membership Proposal: Paperwork has been submitted by Robert "Bob" Foster. Bob is a Circleville native, and a longtime resident. Bob works in the surveying industry, and is active in the community, in roles such as an announcer for Pumpkin Show. His Sponsoring Rotarian is Fred Mavis. If there are any questions regarding this proposal, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

March birthdays: 5th- Dan Dailey; 9th- Tom Tootle; 10th- Chris Mullins; 11th- Dick Patrick; 12th- Roy Huffer; 26th- Jerry Leist, Bob McCrady

March anniversaries: 18th- Don Metzler; 19th- Debbie Hoffman

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Nate Smith, Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced Zoe Barnes & Tucker Stulhy.

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $18, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $273.


  • Pres Ian: Mentioned that our club is proposing an increase in our membership dues of $12, which would cover the cost of our annual Rural Urban Day's meals. He explained that this is necessary due to the fact that people are RSVP'ing "yes" to the event, but then not appearing &/or paying for it. So, the dues increase would cover this loss. We will be takng a vote at a following meeting.
  • Roraty After Hours Event: Dave Webb & Warner Searls are the Noon Rotary Club's sponsors for the event at Gibby's tonight, from 4:30-6:30PM. There will be appetizers & a cash bar.
  • Debbie Hoffman: She is passing around a sign-up sheet for one of our Literacy Initiave events, which is reading to pre-schoolers at the Head Start Center. There are multiple dates from which to chose, and Debbie guarantees that "the kids will entertain you more than you will be entertaining them!"
  • Jimmy Laux: Sunrise Rotary will be holding their annual Leo Moats Scholarship event. Jim has tickets with him for sale, or you can purchase them from any other Sunrise member.
  • Eric Liggett: This Sat. from 10AM-2PM, his business (Liggett & Rocklin Optometrists) will be celebrating their 80th anniversary at their office. Please stop by & enjoy celebrating this wonderful landmark!
  • Gary Montgomery: Community Kitchen event on Monday (03/25/19) at the Presbyterian Church. Food prep begins at 3:30PM, with the food service at 5PM.

  • Joe McNemar: The annual Pickaway County Mayor's Breakfast event will be on 05/09/19 at 7:30AM at OCU. This event is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, and this year's honorees are Steve & Judy Gary. Please RSVP to Susan.Emerson@scouting.org or call (614)310 - 1324.
  • Partner For Paws is holding an event on 03/30/19.
  • Pres. Ian read two thank-you notes to our club.
  • Via e-mail: 
    • 1) Registration is now open for the Rotary Districts' 6650 & 6690 Joint District Conference on April 12th-13th at Hilton Polaris hotel in Columbus. Please log onto oour Rotary District's website for details. 
    • 2) Heather Foll asks that everyone wears mismatched colorful socks today in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. "Warning: The SAA may or may not have been informed (of this fact)."

SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Carly Neff's for the witty saying on her sweatshirt.
  • Fined all who aren't wearing mismatched socks.
  • Trivia Quiz on fellow Rotarians, & events in Columbus.

Program: Matt Tootle introduced today's speaker, Jan Shannon, Executive Director of Pickaway County Community Foundation (PCCF).


  • PCCF has 87 funds currently, and should have 90 by next week hopefully.
  • Surpassed $11 million in assets
  • Non-profit holder for groups that don't have a non-profit status or thier status is pending.
  • Serve as fiscal manager for many of the funds, therefore saving them hiring staff & administrative duties individually.
  • Fund things such as the Imagination Library program for Pickaway County Library.
  • They are PAAC's fiscal agent.
  • PCCF helps to guide people & business to appropriate funds & other resources, which may or may not be under PCCF's own umbrella.
  • Pickaway County Ag & Event Center fund; 86 days away from the Fair, which will be held in the new building that is currently under construction.
  • Partner with the Commissioners for the 07/11/19's Hertiage Ball fundraiser.
  • Works with Ag Funds & PCN Fellow program
  • Grant-giving is another one of the roles that they perform.
  • Partner with Pickaway Arts & Life organization by matching them with an existing grant outside of PCCF's funds.
  • Award grants to local schools & groups
  • $30,000 is their increased limit for unrestricted grants
  • Supported the 2-1-1 system
  • Provided grants to Haven House, ADAMH, & many other groups
  • April 16th is an event to provide the community with an update on PCCF's activities & progress.
  • Partner with Pickaway UW's Junior Advisory Board (formally known as YAC)
  • Two fundraisers annually: Style & Purse Auction was a success; Nov 1st is the Clays for Community event

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter will be made in their names.

March programs:

28th: Boy Scouts of America - District Executive for Pickaway County, Rich Braessler

April programs:

4th: 3 Pits and a Lady - Kim Shannon

11th: Pickaway Senior Center - Holly Cottrill

18th: Health Care Logistics - Geralyn Yingling & Bethany Reid

25th: Intro to Dinosaurs - Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Museum

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