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01/17/2019

By: Patty Rothe, 

Rotary Newsletter Editor

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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: Gary Dean

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Ty Ankrom

Song: Jim Hooks - "Advance Australia Fair" & "Cielito Lindo"

Absentees: Beavers, Bialy, Craig Brown, Canfield, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Foll, Hoffman, Irwin, Eric Liggett, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Vallette, Vickers, Yaniga

Make ups: eClub One - Ned Riegel

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Barry Adams, by Charlie Hedges; Adam Johnson, by David Crawford.

Student Guests: Dan Hugus, Asst Prinicpal at Logan Elm High School, introduced Bowen McConahan, Madalynn Karshner, Holden Evan, & Hannah Altolder.


January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers; 31st - Carly Neff

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

Happy Dollars: None

Lottery: Pres. Ian was this week's winner of $16, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $161.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event is on 01/28/19. Food prep starts at 3:30; food service begins at 5. This event is held on the 4th Monday of every month. Volunteers will be warmly welcomed!
  • Gary also reminded us all to drive safely when it turns snowy or rainy, and to check the tread on your vehicles!
  • Sister Monica: 02/06/19 is a Bingo event at Wyngate
  • Ellery: Rural-Urban Day will be the last Thursday in February (02/28/19), starting at 11:30AM at the Presbyterian Church. This is a great opportunity to invite a guest, especially someone involved in the farming/ag business.
  • Via flyer: This year the Rotary International Convention will be in Hamburg, Germany. Registration has begun, and a link can be found on the District's webpage.
  • New memeber inducted: Adam Johnson, sponsored by David Crawford


SAA: Tom Tootle

  • Those who have a tire gauge
  • Jim Hooks fined for song selection
  • Tad Grover: Community UM clothing drive
  • Earl Palm: Cynthia Bower's house open for tours
  • January birthdays & anniversaries


Program: Jim Hooks spoke briefly about the AFS (American Field Service) program; founded in 1914. He shared his own stories of when he & his wife hosted an AFS student.  

Jm then introduced Lori Madden, who spoke on behalf of the AFS program, and who has also hosted 18 students over the years. She then introduced two current AFS students: Laura, from Germany, and Matias, from Uruguay. Both students are attending Teays Valley High School.



Highlights:

  • Each student is assigned an AFS liaison to help bridge the gap between the student and the host family
  • Laura:
  • Spoke of her home country, Germany, and her hometown.
  • Shared some personal photos of where she is from.
  • Spoke of experiencing Pumpkin Show, high school football games, an OSU football game, high school dances, show choir, & new friends
  • Matias:


  • Mentioned facts about his home country & town
  • Wanted to come to USA because he was interested in our culture
  • Likes our fast food, pick-up trucks, Autumn, swim team, & attending high school sports events
  • Talked about some of the special foods, activities, & the climate of his country
  • Mentioned how he goes to school in Uruguay from 2PM to 7:30PM, so getting up early for school here "was very hard."
  • Both shared how much they miss using public transportation. Since they are not allowed to drive while here, they have to rely on others to transport them.
  • Students are encouraged to join sports & clubs at their American schools.
  • They are also encouraged to keep their communication back home to a minimum so they don't get homesick. They are to focus on assimilating to their new environments.
  • Jim concluded by highly recommend that everyone try being a host family at least one time. He pointed out how close they still are to the girl they hosted, & they view her as a "daughter that's away at college, without the expense!



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

January programs:

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - Uptown Circleville updates, by Kevin Douglas & Brenna Gibson

February programs: (Not received yet)

01/10/2019

By: Patty Rothe, 

Rotary Newsletter Editor

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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: Richard Coyan

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Connie Chamberlain

Song: Jim Hooks - "Grandfather's Clock" & "Hail, Rotary"

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Crawford, Dailey, Davis, Dan Delong, Ewing, Foll, Irwin, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, McCrady, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Riegel, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Rob Radcliff, by Earl Palm.

Student Guests: Andrea Brown, Guidance Counselor at Westfall High School, introduced Hyden Hovermale.

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers; 31st - Carly Neff

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

Happy Dollars: None

Lottery: Roger Wolfe was this week's winner of $17, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $145.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event is on 01/28/19. Food prep starts at 3:30; food service begins at 5. This event is held on the 4th Monday of every month. Volunteers will be warmly welcomed!
  • Sister Monica: 02/06/19 is a Bingo event at Wyngate
  • Charlie Hedges: Gave update on Rotary Foundation, & reminded us of the Club 125.
  • Ellery: Rural-Urban Day will be the last Thursday in February (02/28/19), starting at 11:30AM. This is a great opportunity to invite a guest, especially someone involved in the farming/ag business.
  • Via flyer: This year the Rotary International Convention will be in Hamburg, Germany. Registration has begun, and a link can be found on the District's webpage.


*New member inducted: John Bialey of Bialey Corporation. John was sponsored by Sam Shapiro.

SAA: Jean Droste

  • Rotary member personal trivia


Program: Richard Bowling introduced Brad Flemming, Deputy United States Marshal. Brad spoke on behalf of the US Marshal Service (USMS). Brad has been stationed in the Columbus USMS office since 2010. He has also been a Tatical Medic with USMS Operational Medical Support Unit since 2014.

Brad notes that his military career includes being a Captain in US Army 92nd Engineer Battalion, in Ft Stewart, GA (2005-2009), Captain in US Army Reserves 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Columbus, OH (2010-2013), and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2006-2007). 

Originally from Keyser, WV, Brad received his BS in Agriculture from the West Virginia University in 2005. He was also a graduate of the WVU Army ROTC program.

Highlights:

  • "The nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcment agency."
  • Listed off the many services that they offer, such as fugitive services, domestic & international investigations, technical operations group, criminal intelligence branch, sex offender investigations branch, etc.
  • Discussed the Adam Walsh Act, which refers to pursuing sexual offenders.
  • Domestic Investigations: 15 Most Wanted; Major Cases; District & Regional Fugitive Task Forces, Membership in other Joint Task Forces
  • Local level: 28 employees, 1 medic, 1 K-9 Bomb office; 4 offices, with one task force in each office
  • Major Task Forces allow them to join in on the national level on certain cases
  • Mentioned some of the more famous cases in which USMS was involved
  • Financial Surveillance Unit: tracks criminals by their financial transactions
  • Liaison Positions: Work with Interpol, Mexican, & Canadian authories.
  • Foreign Fugitives: Focuses on getting criminals back to the appropriate countries
  • Technical Operations Group: Using technical equipment, such as drones, thermal imagining, etc. to apprehend criminals
  • Criminal Intelligence Branch: "The guys in Washington working in offices. Not in the field." They work on location leads via social media, familial connections, trending topics, etc.
  • Judicial Security Division: Personal protection of the Federal Judicial buildings & judges
  • Office of Protective Intelligence: "Data churners." Provides 24/7 protection by monitoring for possible threats to the federal judiciary members
  • Prisoner Operations Division: "Hold no prisoners organically, but might house them temporarily."
  • Office of Emergency Management: Coordinate & support the local agencies
  • Explosives Dectection Canine Program: "This is the group that puts in the most hours."
  • Special Operations Group: Tier I group; highly trained & well equipped; dont get the recognition they deserve.
  • Strategic National Stockpile security operations: Protect our medical capabilities, immunizations, & medical stockpiles.
  • Witness Protection program Services: They do occasionally relocate witnesses with new idenetities, but usually it is supplying protection details to witnesses while involved in a criminal case.
  • Jutice Prisoner & Alien Transportation Systems: "Con-Air"


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

January programs:

17th - AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - Uptown Circleville updates, by Kevin Douglas & Brenna Gibson

01/03/2019

Presiding: Pres. Ian Webb

Piano: Don Metzler

Prayer: Tad Grover

Songs:  Jim Hooks led us in Auld Lang Syne and  Better than Ever.

Absentees: Connie, Dan Daily, Dan DeLong, John E., Joy, Heather, Bob L., Bob McCrady, Don, Barry, Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Ned S., Todd, Bill S., Matt, Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Roger, Vince

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Introduced by Judy: Tom Brady, Julie Strawser, and Tom Spring with David Crawford, Bob Foster with Fred Mavis

Student Guests: None

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

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

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers; 31st - Carly Neff

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

Happy Dollars: None

Lottery: Bob Mabe was this week's winner of $18,but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $128.

Announcements:

  • Mike Pelcic shared a flyer about the Leadership Roast of Randy Beach on February 2nd at 7:00 pm at Cooks Creek Golf Clug. Contact the Pickaway County Foundation Office at 740-477-6207 for tickets.
  • Via flyer: This year the Rotary International Covention will be in Hamburg, Germany. Registration has begun, and the discount rate's deadline will be 12/15/18.
  • Via e-mail: Rotary District will be conducting the District and Club Database (DACdb) Virtual Conference on January 9th & 10th. It will include free online training sessions on many topics. Register via www.DACdb.com.


New Member Proposal: Adam Johnson, audiologist has been proposed for membership by David Crawford. Any objections should be directed to Drex Poling.

SAA: Bob Sneed collected a lot of money by fining the fans of the winning college football bowl games.

Introduction: Bob Sneed introduced Charissa Dust. She is an architect and architectural historian who founded Harlines Design Company in 1990. She earned an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree from The Ohio State University. For almost 30 years her company has specialized in the assessment and renovation of historic buildings with a specialization in historic theaters.

Charissa’s career started with summer jobs for the National Park Service documenting historic bridges in Ohio and New York. She documented buildings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and assessed historic buildings for various federal agencies. 

Her experience with historic building renovations resulted in the firm’s selection as the architect of record for the Wooddward Opera House project in Mount Vernon in 2000 which will (hopefully) be completed in January 2019.

Program Highlights: Charissa shared slides of a variety of projects she has worked on from New York to Oklahoma. One of the ones more familiar to the audience is the LIncoln Theater in Columbus. She has worked on opera houses, theaters and a vriety of other types of buildings. Some of her work is for restoration and others is for adaptation.

Speakers contact information:

Charissa W. Durst, AIA, LEED AP

Hardlines Design Company

4608 Indianola Ave.

Columbus, OH 43214

(614) 784-8733

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

December programs: 

28th - No meeting - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

January programs:

3rd - Historic preservation of theaters, by Charissa Durst

10th - US Marshals, by Deputy United States Marshal Brad Fleming

17th - AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - Uptown Circleville Update with Kevin Douglas and Brenna Gibson

12/20/2018


By: Patty Rothe, 

Rotary Newsletter Editor

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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

Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Dailey, Davis, Dean, Droste, Ellis, Ewing, Foll, Irwin, Eric Liggett, Mavis, McCrady, McIlroy, McNemar, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Rothe, Scherer, Schreiner, Sigmon, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Valette, Vickers, White, Wilson, Yaniga

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Mike Linton, Rich Elsea, & Carolyn Kisor, by Dan Fouts; Janet Grover, by Tad Grover; Hannah Hirsch, by Bob Liggett.

Student Guests: None

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

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

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Clark Cellio, Jenny Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers; 31st - Carly Neff

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

Happy Dollars: None

Lottery: Bob Mabe was this week's winner of $14,but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $110.

Announcements:

  • Via flyer: This year the Rotary International Covention will be in Hamburg, Germany. Registration has begun, and the discount rate's deadline will be 12/15/18.
  • Via e-mail: Rotary District will be conducting the District and Club Database (DACdb) Virtual Conference on January 9th & 10th. It will include free online training sessions on many topics. Register via www.DACdb.com.


SAA: None noted

Program: Our wonderful & festive annual tradition of Christmas music performed by Drexel Poling, Don Metzler, & Esther Fouts.


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

December programs: 

28th - No meeting - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

January programs:

3rd - Historic preservation of theaters, by Charissa Durst

10th - US Marshals, by Deputy United States Marshal Brad Fleming

17th - AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - 2 Tones Brewing, by Anthony McKeiver

12/13/2018

By: Patty Rothe, 

Rotary Newsletter Editor

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Dailey, Davis, Ellis, Ewing, Foll, Irwin, Maroscher, Mavis, McCrady, Palm, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Rothe, Scherer, Searls, Sigmon, Spangler, Stevens, Stout, Matt Tootle, Valette, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Gary Montgomery; Conway, SC - Ellery Elick; D.G. Meeting - Jean Droste, Bill Stout

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Esther Fouts, by Dan Fouts; Marie Crawford, by David Crawford; John Bailey, by Sam Shapiro; Hillary Webb, Oliver Webb, & Adam Johnson, by Ian Webb

Student Guests: Kurt Young, Dean of Students for Circleville High School, introduced Morgan Ealy & Garrott Kennedy

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

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

Happy Dollars: None

Lottery: Gary Dean was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $96.

Announcements:

  • Via flyer: This year the Rotary International Covention will be in Hamburg, Germany. Registration has begun, and the discount rate's deadline will be 12/15/18.


SAA: None noted

Program: Cynthia Braswell & the Circleville High School Choir performed for us.

Highlights:

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


December programs

20th - Christmas music by Drexel Poling, Don Metzler, & Esther Fouts

28th - No meeting - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

January programs:

3rd - Historic preservation of theaters, by Charissa Durst

10th - US Marshals, by Deputy United States Marshal Brad Fleming

17th - AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program, by .

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - 2 Tones Brewing, by Anthony McKeiver

12/06/2018

By: Patty Rothe, 

Rotary Newsletter Editor

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me.  A simple hand-written note is fine.  Otherwise, I may not hear your details &/or miss it entirely.  It's hard to hear sometimes during our meetings.  Thank you in advance!)

Presiding: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Sam Shapiro

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Gary Dean

Song:  Chris Mullins - "O Come, All Ye Faithful" & "Somersetshire Wassail"

Absentees: Canfield, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Dailey, Davis, Elick, Ellis, Elsea, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Hoffman, Irwin, Eric Liggett, Mavis, McCrady, Montgomery, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Matt Tootle, Valette, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

Student Guests: Allison Catlos & Jamie King,  of New Hope Christian Academy, introduced Jeremiah Taylor, Halley Stone, & Rebecca Hatfield







December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

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

Happy Dollars: None

Lottery: Dave Webb was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden.  The jackpot is now $81.

Announcements:

  • Update given on Bob McCrady
  • Ann Rawlins, Rick Rawlins' wife, has passed after an illness.
  • Mt Oval flyer: Christmas Open House on 12/09/18 from 2-4:30PM. Tickets are $10 for adults & $5 for children. Call #740-474-1495 for tickets or more details. (3601 Emerson Rd., Circleville)
  • Thank-you card from Pumpkin Show candidate, thanking our club for giving the candidates root beer floats and pumpkin pie slices.
  • Pumpkin Show Band on Sunday (12/09/18) at 3pm at Emmet Chapel.
  • Next Saturday is also the placing the wreaths for the Wreaths Across Americaon at Forest Cemetery.  We are to meet at Soldiers Glen in Forest Cemetery this Saturday, December 15,  at 11:30 AM.  
  • Gave an update on Rotary Pumpkin Show booth's success, and the expansion of products for next year.
  • Via flyer:  This year the Rotary International Covention will be in Hamburg, Germany.  Registration has begun, and the discount rate's deadline will be 12/15/18.


SAA: Chris Mullins, substituting for Debbie Hoffman

  • Christmas trivia quiz


Program: Chris Mullins introduced Lisa Johnson, Director of Haven House.  Lisa has been married to Paul Douglas Johnson since 1977, and they have three grown sons and two grandsons.  

Lisa has been the Executice Director for Haven House since July 2003.  Before that, she served as Emergency Services Director for PICCA for four years. Prior to PICCA, she was the Adminstrative Assistant for 13 years serving four mayors and five service directors.

Highlights:

  • Chris Mullins presented Lisa with a donation check for $5,000 from our Rotary Noon club.
  • Lisa shared a PowerPoint presentation on Haven House's recent purchase & renovation project.
  • Discussed the Capital Campaign
  • "Making a dream a reality!"
  • Raised so far in pledges: $671,000!
  • They purchased the old A&P store & Circleville Medical building
  • Lisa recognized all the work that the volunteers have put in, and the donations they've received.
  • Pointed out that none of us get to choose our parents, so in turn, no one should be judged on that fact.
  • Spoke of how much the Sheriff, Police, & County Prosecutor's offices are involved in their organization's path & mission.
  • Put 53 families into permanent housing
  • Only 3 returned to their abusers
  • Gave stats of how many people were protected & assisted by Haven House
  • Mentioned how the new building needed a complete new roof.  Materials came via funds from the Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • Shared some of their construction horror stories
  • The construction is almost finished; just waiting for the metal roof panels to be installed.
  • Twenty vouchers are received every year from Pickaway Metropolitian Housing for sudsidized housing.
  • Lisa believes that the opiod addiction is affecting many more mothers now. She also stated that she feels that the severity of the abuse has increased as well.
  • She explained how many lives have been changed via Haven House.  She said that sometimes it takes tough love & the occasional reminder to be grateful to those who might not appreciate the assistance that they are receiving.
  • Shared some of the success stories, and the times she receives a heartfelt "thank you" from those who wre helped.


Speaker's contact information:

None provided

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


December programs

13th: Cynthia Braswell and the Circleville High School Choir

20th - Christmas music performed by Drexel Poling, Don Metzler, & Esther Fouts

28th - HAPPY HOLIDAYS! - No meeting

January programs:

3rd - Historic preservation of theaters, by Charissa Durst

10th - US Marshals, by Deputy United States Marshal Brad Fleming

17th - AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program, by .

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - 2 Tones Brewing, by Anthony McKeiver

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