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01/18/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Tad Grover

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Gary Montgomery

Song: Jim Hooks- "This is Rotary!" & "Vive Le Rotary "

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Droste, Elick, Ewing, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, McIlroy, Moss, Palm, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 13th - Jim River, Carly Neff; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Roger Wolfe, Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 26th - Mike Dutton

January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 4th - Tim Throckmorton; 7th - Bob Mabe

February birthdays: 3rd - Joe McNemar; 9th - Richard Coyan; 10th - Don McIlroy; 11th - Norm Wilson; 14th - Ian Webb; 

February anniversaries: 6th - Don McIlroy; 8th - Bob Cole; 21st - Carly Neff

New membership proposal: Bonnie Vallette is the Marketing & Development Director for Brown Memorial Home.  She is being sponsored by Sister Monica Justinger.  If you have any questions &/or comments regarding this proposal, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

Happy Dollars: Clark Cellio, on his 13-yr-old grandson Tanner won a national soccer skills event, & is the "2017 U15 Skill City National Player of the Year."  He has received an all-expenses paid trip to Manchester, England.  He won out over 1800 applicants!

Student guests: None

Lottery:  Bob Mabe won the weekly drawing of $15, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $543.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: passed out some more Rotary 125 Club pins
  • Vince Yaniga: Work on the Rotary 4-Way Contest has begun


SAA: Bob Tootle

  • Clark Cellio: for his grandson's success, & for leaving his hat behind after last week's meeting.  When Clark asked where it was found, the reply was "In the women's restroom." (Hmmmmm....)
  • Jayme Fountain: for being on TV while at Mad River Mountain
  • Tad Grover: for the Community UM Church's sign stating the title of the upcoming sermon as, "Circumcision not required." (Wow...not sure what to say on that one.)
  • Table-by-table trivia on newspapers, in honor of today's speaker.


Intro: Bob Sneed introduced Ray Stein, the Columbus Dispatch Sports Editor.  After graduating from St. Charles High School, Ray began working at The Dispatch in 1980.  He served as a part-time clerk, sports reporter,  and assistant sports editor, before becoming the sports editor in 2003.

He resides in Hilliard with his wife, who is also a Dispatch reporter.  They have two sons, Ben (26 yrs old) & Jack (19 yrs old), who is a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School.

Highlights:

  • He shared that he often visits Circleville on behalf of the Dispatch to recognize outstanding student athletes in Pickaway County, who are awarded scholarships.
  • He enjoys going into the community to talk to groups so that he can "connect with our readers."
  • Started on his path in this business while at Ohio State when he was in his early 20's.
  • Relayed about how he has worked with athletes & the scholarship program
  • Shared some of his memories of taking photos of the athletes, and how they tried to make each photo individualized and special.
  • He opened the floor up to any questions about sports &/or the Dispatch.
  • Spoke of how the print media industry is surviving in current climate, and of the Columbus Dispatch itself.  He said that the majority of advertising revenue is still in the printed media division and not via the on-line/digital media as of yet.


Speaker's contact information:

None provided


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

Pres. Gary concluded by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


January programs:

25th: Stan Summers - Rotary #6690's trip to Guatemala

February programs:

1st: Mayor Don McIlroy - History and Direction

8th: Dan Fouts & Dr. Kulaga - Updates on OCU

15th: Jerry Good - DuPont scientist Tom Camey 

22nd: Rural Urban Day - Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio

01/11/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Jim River

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Dave Webb

Song: Jim Hooks- "The Whiffenpoof Song" & "On the Sunny Side of the Street"

Absentees: Applegate, Craig Brown, Christopher, Dailey, Davis, Dan Delong, Droste, Elsea, Ewing, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Maroscher, McIlroy, Mullins, Palm, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Williams, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: eClub One - Charlie Hedges (2)

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Claire Guion, by Jayme Fountain

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 13th - Jim River, Carly Neff; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Roger Wolfe, Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 26th - Mike Dutton

January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 4th - Tim Throckmorton; 7th - Bob Mabe

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Dan Hugus, Asst. Principal for Logan Elm High School, introduced Braeden Butler & Travin Schirtzinger

Lottery: Gary Montgomery won the weekly drawing of $15, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $528.


Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: read a thank-you for a donation from our club
  • Gary Montgomery.:4th Monday of every month is the Community Kitchen; next one is 01/22/18.  Volunteers are always needed and welcomed!
  • Jayme Fountain: Explained about how the Rotary Exchange program has been revived via Rotary International.  She shared that a team from Mongolia will be coming to USA in January.  An event to welcome the Mongolian group is tomorrow (01/12/18) at Watt St. Tavern from 5 - 6PM.  Pizza will be provided. (Editor's note: This event was canceled due to the adverse weather.)
  • Charlie Hedges: $6,900 is  year's goal for our Rotary Foundation. Members can do on-line donations as well.  Go to www.Rotary.org.


SAA: Bob Tootle

  • Dave Crawford: being re-elected to the position of City Council President
  • Anyone affiliated with Berger Health System for the recent publicity
  • Debbie Hoffman: for the Cleveland Browns...need we say more?
  • Dave & Ian Webb, & Jim Hooks: for investment trivia regarding the Dow's records
  • All anniversaries & birthdays for January


Intro: Bob Sneed introduced Jeremy Neman, of Scioto Post.  Ben Schlichter & Brandon Schlichter, Jeremy's business partners, also spoke.  Here is a summary of Jeremy's submitted bio: Grew up in Princeton, Maine. After graduating from high school, he earned a Firefighter's Certificate & Journeyman in Carpentry from Eastern Maine Tech & Fire Training Academy.  In 1998, he moved to Columbus, OH, where he found work in construction.  He worked his way up the corporate ladder in the company, serving multiple positions along the way.  He resides in Circleville with his wife and six children, all but the oldest one are boys.  He is a member of the Circleville Nazarene Church.

Highlights:

  • They gave a brief summary of how & why The Scioto Post (TSP)was formed.
  • They felt there was a "need for an alternative source for community news."
  • They try to focus on the positive angles.
  • Jeremy is the writer who is "out on the street."  Ben does the editing. Brandon admitted "I sit back & watch them work."  He tries to give a viewer's perspective.
  • They each are owners of their own individual businesses.
  • Try to include non-traditional news 
  • Past 28 days, they've had over 2,000 viewers.  In the past six months,  over 2.2 million people have seen a TSP story.
  • TSP even have an international following.
  • Include live feed of such things as a fire at a local fast-food restaurant, and from the Pumpkin Cutting ceremony at Bob & Jo Liggett's farm.
  • Over 90% of Pickaway Co. households have visited SciotoPost.com within the past three months.
  • "Last week we surpassed all local on-line news sources."
  • Shared copies of what their website looks like, and some of the articles
  • They have done paper-print version before occasionally, and plan on doing it again.
  • Their goal was to get the news to those 15 to 40 years old readers, who prefer to get their news on-line.  Instead of focusing on the negative news, they try to showcase the positive news.  
  • Their largest viewership is actually 50-60 year old females.  They trend to the 30-40 year olds.

Dan Fouts pointed out that TSP had a live feed of the entire Rotary Big Wheel Race at Pumpkin Show last year.  Ben stated "The hits were easily in the thousands.”

Brandon explained some of the background/infrastructure to the electronic publishing.  When asked if they entertain politics, he shared that they "avoid it all costs!"

  • Jeremy spoke about one of their articles regarding downtown revitalization.  He pointed out how many comments were created after publication.  "This is a great to engage with those in the community."
  • They explained that they are seeking businesses & individuals to become advertisers on their websites, which would help TSP's revenue flow.


Speaker's contact information:

www.SciotoPost.com

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Rotary Foundation will be made in their names.

Pres. Gary concluded by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

January programs:

4th: Matt Finks - Buckeye Fever football commentator 

11th: Jerry Newman - Scioto Post

18th: Ray Stein - Columbus Dispatch Sports Editor 

25th: Stan Sommers Rotary trip to Guatemala

February programs:

1st: Mayor Don McIlroy - History and Direction

8th: Dan Fouts & Dr. Kulaga- Updates on OCU

15th: Jerry Good - DuPont scientist Tom Camey 

22nd: Rural Urban Day - Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio

01/03/2018

Date: 1/3/18

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Richard Coyan, with a special time of prayer and reflection on the life of Past President Walt Spangler who died on January 1, 2018.

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Chris Mullins

Song: Jim Hooks returned with two old chestnuts: "Auld Lang Syne” and “Better Than Ever This Year."

Absentees: Ty, Scott, Craig, Dolly, Dan Dailey, Dan DeLong, Amy, Larry H., Charlie H., Jack, Sr. Monica, Cody, Bob M., Dave M., Earl, Barry, Dwight, Jenny, Patty, Gary S., Bill S., Tim T., Wayne, Heidi, Tim W., Judy, Vince

Make-ups: Eric Liggett—eClubOne

Visiting Rotarians: Kathleen Young—Circleville Sunrise; Drake Sneed—Arlington

Guests: Jim Wasil (guest of Kathleen Young); Jennifer Sneed (guest of Bob Sneed)

Happy Dollars: Jim River on our student guest (and his granddaughter) and Debbie Hoffman on the Browns “Perfect Season"

Student guests: Jonathan Davis introduced two students from Circleville High School: Olivia Fausnaugh and Jon Burns

Lottery: Joe McNemar won the weekly drawing of $132but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $513.

Announcements:

  • Jayme Fountain invited all Rotarians to an informational meeting regarding The Literacy Outreach Team from Mongolia. The meeting is next Friday, January 12, 2018 from 5 to 6 pm at Watt Street Tavern. Pizza will be provided so RSVP by January 10th to Jayme at jcfountain@columbus.rr.com or (740) 412-0126


SAA: Bob Tootle

  • Besides Debbie, the other Cleveland Browns fans had to donate in honor of their “Perfectly Horrible” season.
  • In honor of our speaker, Bob conducted a Matt Finkes trivia contest. All answers were verified by Matt to be correct. Unfortunately, most of the tables had trouble coming up with the correct answers.


Intro: Bob Sneed introduced Matt Finkes who is best known now as a game day analyst for OSU Football.

Matt is from Piqua, Ohio (one answer missed). He was a 4-year letterman and 3-year starter for OSU from 1993-96. He earned 1st team All-Big Ten honors in ’94, ’95, and ’96. In 1996 he was a 1st team All-American. After being drafted by the Carolina Panthers, he played for four seasons in the NFL.

After serving on local and national philanthropic boards, he started a new career as the Director of Development for the Wexner Medical Center. There he focuses on major gift fundraising for the Department of Ophthalmology. He also works as a football analyst for ABC and for high school football on Spectrum Sports.

Speaker(s): Matt Finkes spoke about philanthropy and football. As a tight end under John Cooper, he had the opportunity to play with some major name players like Eddie George and Luke Fickel. 

Highlights:

  • Matt shared to good state of philanthropy and generosity in the community.
  • He answered lots of questions about OSU, college, and professional football.


Speaker's contact information:

None provided

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Rotary Foundation will be made in their names.


Pres. Gary concluded by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until something better comes along...

Joe McNemar

January programs:

11th: Jerry Newman - Scioto Post

18th: Ray Stein - Columbus Dispatch Sports Editor 

25th: Bob Haven - "What the next automobile you buy will be like"

12/14/2017

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Vince Yaniga

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Ty Ankrom

Song: Dolly Crespo- "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" & "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Absentees: Applegate, Craig Brown, Canfield, Coyan, Dailey, Davis, Elick, Ewing, Fouts, Good, Grover, Halm, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Maroscher, Mavis, McIlroy, Palm, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Walt Spangler, Warren Spangler, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Bonnie Vallett, by Monica Justinger

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yaniga; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Andrea Brown, School Counselor for Westfall High School, introduced Holden Edmonds & MacKenzie Blue.

Lottery: Jim Hooks won the weekly drawing of $13, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $488.

Announcements:

  • Carly Neff: She passed out flyers on our annual Rotary Scholarship Holiday plant sale fundraiser.  There are two sizes of Poinsettias, a Holiday Porch Pot, or Rhoads gift cards.  Orders are due by 12/18/17.  You can contact Carly at : #(740) 404-5698 or neffcj@yahoo.com
  • Jayme Fountain: Explained about how the Rotary Exchange program has been revived via Rotary International.  She shared that a team from Mongolia will be coming to USA in January.  Jayme is planning an event to host the Mongolian group on 01/12/18.  She will give more details as they are verified.  There is also a Rotary Exchange student group being formed to go to Taiwan.
  • Gary Montgomery: Gave a PSA regarding the upcoming bad weather & the need to travel safely & wisely.  Please check your automobiles' condition, & especially the tires!
  • Pres. Gary presented a $500 check to Heather Foll on behalf of Pickaway County Special Olympics.

  • Special visit from Santa Claus!! Who looked suspiciously like Vince Yaniga, but I'm sure that was just a coincidence.
  • Pres. Gary presented pins to those who donated to the Rotary 125 Club over this past Rotary year.


SAA: Debbie Hoffman

  • "R.O.A. R." (Rat Out A Rotarian)
  • Gary Montgomery: for missing last week's meeting
  • Dave Webb: for wanting to be fined more
  • Ian Webb: for his shifting office hours
  • Went table-by-table to quiz on random items


Intro: Jessica Mullins introduced Ethan Allen.  Ethan is the Administrative Pastor at Crossroads Church in Circleville, overseeing areas such as Safety & Communications.  Previously, he served as their Communication Pastor for 2 1/2 years.  

He grew up in Cincinnati, and graduated from OCU with a BA in Disaster Management.  In February 2018, Ethan ill graduate with his Master's in Management.  

Speaker(s): Ethan Allen, spoke about Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts. He recently spent two weeks in Fort Myers, Florida as the Safety Officer for the Salvation Army's effort following that hurricane.

Highlights:

  • Spoke of how he just finished reading the book "Power of Attitude," and how it has changed his outlook on life.
  • Explained how his former teacher, Thad Hicks, reached out to him to see if Ethan would help the recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma.
  •  His travel was pushed up from several days worth of notice to leaving immediately. 
  • Shared the details of his travel challenges, and how he had to do a lot of last minute revisions & flying by the seat of his pants, as the saying goes.
  • He admitted that he is "a planning guy" and how he is used to being in control of the details & situation.  
  • Revealed how the work he did there with Salvation Army truly "humbled" him.
  • Resources were so scarce this year because there were many events that required disaster relief efforts.


Speaker's contact information:

None provided

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Rotary Foundation will be made in their names.

Pres. Gary concluded by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

December programs:

21st: The musical trio of Drexel, Esther, & Don will perform Christmas music for us

28th: NO MEETING - Enjoy the holiday season with those you love!

January programs:

4th: Matt Finks - Buckeye Fever football commentator 

11th: Jerry Newman - Scioto Post

18th: Ray Stein - Columbus Dispatch Sports Editor 

25th: Bob Haven - "What the next automobile you buy will be like"

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015