Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean
Prayer: Warren Spangler
Piano: Don Metzler
Song: Carly Neff - "Grandfather's Clock" & "Roll Rotary"
Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Coyan, Crawford, Dan Delong, Ewing, Good, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, Moss, Palm, Radcliff, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Ian Webb, Williams, Wolfe, Yaniga
Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Larry Halm
July birthdays: 10th - Earl Palm; 14th - Joe Brown; 23rd - Emily Lutz;
July anniversaries: 1st - Warren Spangler; 4th - Eric Liggett, Judy Wolford; 10th - Larry Halm; 14th - Ian Webb; 21st - Jim Hill; 27th - Roy Huffer; 31st - Joe Brown
Student guests: None, due to summer break
Lottery: Joe McNemar received the weekly drawing of $12, but did not draw the golden bean. The jackpot is now $238.
- Carly Neff: Introduced two RYLA participants, Dillon Brooks & Megan Brooks
- Gary Montgomery: Next Community Kitchen event will be on 07/24/17. Volunteers will be greatly appreciated.
- Chris Mullins: Haven House is holding a fundraiser on Saturday from 7-10PM at the Elks (BPOE). Mike Mills' band will be providing live music for the event.
- Sister Monica: Wyngate will be hosting "Mayberry Days," a free event open to the public, this Saturday from 11AM - 1PM. Complimentary homemade meal, live music, & "Andy Griffith Show" look-alikes.
- Our club's 20th Annual Rotary Golf Scramble will be on 09/21/17 at Cooks Creek Golf Club. For more info, please contact Matt Tootle: #740-474-6021or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAA: Gary Montgomery
* Happy Dollars
* Birthdays & anniversaries declined
* Motor Vehicle Quiz
Intro: Gary Montgomery
Speaker(s): Deputy Aaron Fisher of US Marshal Service, and Ron Sherman, Investigator, Ohio State Fire Marshal Office , both of which are Canine Handlers.
- Aaron's canine companion/officer is Marion, and Ron's canine companion/office is Dodger.
- Both agencies partner with other agencies, such as the ATF & JTF.
- Their canines are specialized in detecting explosives. Therefore, they are trained to sniff out different chemicals & materials than "bomb-sniffing dogs" do.
- Mario & Dodger are both on the "food reward" system of training, as opposed to the "toy reward" system. They are feed only by the hand of their handlers, and only in direct connection with their behavior & performance.
- Hunting breed dogs seem to work the best for detecting explosives, etc. by scent.
- They can be trained to refine their detection abilities to discover even gun residue on suspects or remnants in a post-blast scene.
- They shared some of the K-9 success stories.
- Highly specialized training program lasts 10 weeks, 7days per week.
- K-9's have a mandatory 10-year retirement limit.
- K-9's are also used to search people before they enter buildings, such as courthouses, etc.
- They concluded their presentation by Mario & Dodger each giving a demonstration of their skills.
Until next week...
Rotary Newsletter Editor
July program schedule:
20th - Ohio State Highway Patrol Motorcycle Unit - Trooper Cory Diehl
27th - Berger Health System - Tim Colburn
August program schedule (All sports-themed, primarily football):
3rd - Circleville
10th - Logan Elm
17th - New Hope
24th - Teays Valley
31st - Westfall