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: Roxan Sigmon
Song: Debbie Hoffman-"In The Good Old Summertime " & "Roll Rotary" (again with the hand motions)
Absentees: Adams, Bialy, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Dan Delong, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Eric Liggett, Chris Mullins, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Shapiro, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Yaniga
Make ups: None
Visiting Rotarians: Chillicothe - Chris Scott
Guests: Sandra Wright, by Don McIlroy
April birthdays: 2- Curtis Christopher; 3- Gary Dean; 9- Craig Brown; 10- Debbie Hoffman; 14- Angela Beavers; 15- Ellery Elick; 16- Tad Grover; 22- Barry Pontius; 23- Tony Chamberlain
April anniversaries: 2- Steve Stevenson; 26- Dan Delong
May birthdays: 3- Ned Riegel; 11- Ned Schreiner, Connie Chamberlain; 15- Don Ritchie; 25- Dan Delong, Dave Crawford; 26- Vince Yaniga, Bob Mabe; 28- Patty Rothe; 30- Jean Droste; 31- Bob Liggett
May anniversaries: 7- Bob Johnson, Joe McNemar; 15- Curtis Christopher; 26- Roger Wolfe; 28- Richard Coyan; 29- Ned Riegel; 30- David & Marie Crawford
Student Guests: Ellyn Barbieri, Choir Director at Logan Elm High School, introduced Kirsten Cook & Joey Lombardo.
Lottery: Mayor Don McIlroy was this week's winner of $20, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $341.
- Pres. Ian: The next Rotary After-hours event will be 04/25/19, 4:30-6:30PM, at Shifty's. Sponsored by Keith & Elisa Peters and Diane Smith.
- Carly Neff: Rotary Annual Spring Flower Fundraiser has begun! Orders are being taken now through 05/04/19. Flower pick-up will be at Rhoads Garden Center. "Grab & Go" flowers will be available at the Rotary meeting on 05/03/19. For more details &/or to palce orders, contact Carly at NeffCJ@yahoo.com or call 740-404-5698.
- Beth Kowalski: Reminded us that the Pickaway County (Legal) Bar Association is hosting a ".5K Bar Run" on 05/16/19, starting at 6PM. The event begins at Shifty's Tavern and ends at Gant's Pizza & Pub. Proceeds to benefit the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. Register online at www.pcbalaw.org by April 30th to receive a t-shirt.
- Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event, which is on the 4th Monday of the month, will be on 04/22/19. Food prep begins at 3:30PM, & meal serving begins at 6PM. Volunteers are always welcome & much appreciated.
- Dan Fouts: 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.
- Joe Brown: Update on the Rotary Scholarship applications & interview process.
- Sister Monica: Wyngate Senior Living Community is holding a fundraiser to support the Alzheimer's Association. During the month of May, treat your staff &/or loved ones on Wednesdays to homemade cinnamon rolls & Tim Horton's coffee. Place an order (12 cinnamon rolls & coffee) for $25, and Wyngate will deliver it! Contact Sister Monica for more details or to place on order at 740-497-1898 or at email@example.com.
- Amy Elsea: Community Guide is hot off the press! See Amy for a copy.
- Via e-mail:
- Rotary District #6690 sent a media release regarding the Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest that was held on 04/06/19 at Ohio University - Chillicothe. Nine finalists from the Central & Southeastern Ohio competed for honors and cash prizes. Zahra Khuhro (Hilliard) won, with Maggie Szabo (Dublin) placed in second, and Aaron Toombs came in third place.
- Incoming District Governor, Gary Vaughan, has extended an invitation to all Rotarians to attend his induction celebration on 06/21/19 at 6PM at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 North St., Columbus.
- Gary Vaughan also encouraged us to attend the District Training Assembly on 05/18/19 at OU-Zane Trace, from 8:30AM - 1PM. Registration will be opening soon.
- Via postal mail: Pickaway's annual FAME (Fashion, Art, Music, Entertainment) event will be on 05/04/19 at 6:30PM at Rhoads Garden Center. It is presented by The Savings Bank, and will feature Schmidt's Food Truck and a cash bar. Details can be found at #PickawayFAME or #PickKind.
SAA: Angela Beavers
- Clark Cellio: for not lip synching the songs
- Men who aren't wearing a tie.
- Trivia Quiz, done by tables
Program: Dave Webb introduced today's speaker, Bethany Reid. Bethany spoke on behalf of her family's business, Health Care Logisitics,Inc. (HCL). She serves as Vice-President of Administration & Marketing. HCL is a 40+ year family owned and operated business world headquarters tucked under the famous Pumpkin water tower. They specialize in distributing over 8,000 unique and hard to find medical supply items as well as limitless innovation solutions and manufacturing processes centered around the health care industry.
Bethany is very involved in Pickaway County and serves on a multitude of committees and boards such as Trinity Lutheran Preschool, P3, and the Pickaway Ag & Event Center Leadership Team. She is also an extremely passionate 4H advisor for an 83-member 4H club, The Wahsington Hill Climbers. Bethany is a 1994 graduate of Logan Elm High School and 1998 graduate of Capital University. She currently holds an nactive CPA license in addition to her Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Bethany is married to her high school sweetheart, Brian Reid, and they have four beautiful children: Brittany, BJ, Blayton, & Bailey. She and her family reside on a small 5-acre farm southeast of Circleville, with a variety of animals. She enjoys camping, shooting sports, travelling, and renovating their 159-year-old farmhouse.
- Family-owned business for over 40 years
- Displayed a PowerPoint presentation of HCL
- Five locations: 1 in Circleville, 2 in Urbancrest, & 2 in Grove City.
- Over 8,00 products, most are low-tech solutions customized for the healthcare industry.
- Displayed photos of some of their products
- HCL is an international organization
- Told the story of the Rubber Chicken, and how the cast of characters has grown to over 30 now.
- Large catalog published once a year, and smaller versions once a month.
- Shared some of their more memorable marketing campaigns.
- Their belief is to be encouraged to try new things, and that it is okay to make a mistake, as long as you learn from it.
- Spoke of their Stat Stock program, which identifies products with RFID tags.
- Showed other products such a Locking Drug Storage, Vial Hangers, etc
- "Find a problem, find the solution."
- Told a "feel good story" of a chest protector they custom designed for a young baseball player.
- Mention the book, "Be a Hip Pocket Inventor," which was written by her father, Gary Sharp.
- HCL specializes in fulfilling orders of all sizes, not just high-volume orders.
- Work with customers on creating custom designed products, such as specialized cabinetry.
- Have 340 employees currently; 150+/- in Circleville facility
- Have contracts with groups such as the Veterans Administration, Berger Hospital, etc.
- One of the first products she remembers HCL having is metal cabinets with drawers for medicines.
- They hit $100 million in sales in 2018!
In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter will be made in their names.
- 25th: Intro to Dinosaurs - Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Museum
- 2nd: Senior Scams - Katie Harper from Office of Attorney General
- 9th: Berger Health's affiliation with Ohio Health - Tim Colburn
- 16th: Brave Choices (active addiction & affected families) - Beth Bullock
- 23rd: Drug deaths in Pickaway - John Ellis
- 30th: Group Study Excahnge (GSE) Team's visit to Taiwan
- 6th: History of funeral business - Ashley Thacker, Scheodinger Funeral
- 13th: Amanda Knotts from Brooks Yates
- 20th: Rainbow Literacy program - David Fausnaugh
- 27th: Changing of the Guard