* 05/02/2019 | Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio, USA | Joseph G. McNemar >



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Presiding: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Angela Beavers

Song: Norm Wilson “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Sing out a Song of Rot’ry”

Absentees: Bialy, Craig Brown, Cottrill, Coyan, Curtis, Davis, DeLong, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Foster, Fouts, Gerhardt, Grover, Hedges, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Bob Liggett, Montgomery, Pelcic, Poling, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Rothe, Scherer, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: NaSandra Wright with Don McIlroy’ Bobi Carpenter with Ian Webb

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None

Lottery: Ian Webb was this week's winner of $163 but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $370.


  • Carly Neff: Rotary Annual Spring Flower Fundraiser is still going on! 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.
  • There is a Job Fair at Ohio Means Jobs on May 7th from 1 until 3:30 pm
  • Via e-mail
    • 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.

SAA: Judy Wolford

  • Not much in the paper and those who were, didn’t show up
  • Don—New Hampton Inn, 87 rooms, meeting space, breaking ground in 2020
  • Carly—husband learned how to plant a tree
  • Debbie—trying to change months for SAA
  • Today’s quiz focused on the Hockey playoffs and the CBJ.

Program: Roxan Sigmon introduced Katie Harper. She is the Outreach Coordinator for the Consumer Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. She has 20 years experience in community outreach at the state level, having worked at the Ohio Treasurer’s Office, Department of Education and Attorney General’s office.


  • Founding member of Capital Square Rotary
  • Scams can be directed to anyone
  • Housed in Consumer Affairs Office of AG
    • Have an informal resolution section
  • #1 complaint is used car sales
  • Economic crime unit helps local law enforcement
    • Home improvement scams
    • Some examples were from Circleville
  • Seniors are embarrassed to report crimes
    • Often more isolated
    • Perceived to have more liquid assets
  • Criminals are professional at separating you from your money; don’t be embarassed to report the crimes
  • Red flags
    • Pay with a gift card—the IRS doesn’t take gift cards
    • Asking for personal information
    • Pressure to act immediately, threatened bad consequesnces
    • Request to keep a secret
    • Too Good to Be True
    • Guarantee to make money (especially on home occupations)
    • Requests for large DP
    • No contract or no written contract
  • Know who you are dealing with
  • Sending money out of country—say bye bye
  • Grandchild scam
    • Call pretending to be from Grandchild
    • Don’t give out names of your grandchildren
    • Often happens when people are traveling—gives believability
    • “Don’t tell my mom”
    • Create a cover about getting caught somewhere they shouldn’t be
  • Imposter scam
    • IRS, Social Security, lottery, Publisher’s Clearinghouse
    • Respond of you will be prosecuted or put in jail
    • IRS always sends letters
    • MicroSoft—need to check your computer for virus—Ransomware, theft of personal identification
  • Fake check scam
    • Anyone doing retail work—Craigslist, FaceBook, etc.
    • “I’ll send you a check” but they over write the check
    • Never send money back since the check they wrote will bounce
  • Check credit at least once a year
  • Identity theft unit in the office
  • Credit freeze is free

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

Speaker’s Contact Information:

Katie Harper

Outreach Coordinator — Consumer Protection

Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

30 E. Broad St 14th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215



May programs:

  • 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

June programs:

  • 6th: History of funeral business - Ashley Thacker, Scheodinger Funeral
  • 13th: Amanda Knotts from Brooks Yates
  • 20th: Literacy program—Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - David Fausnaugh
  • 27th: Changing of the Guard
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