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02/15/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Tad Grover 

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Mayor Don McIlroy

Song: Norm Wilson - "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" & "Sing Out a Song of Rot'ry"

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Gerhardt, Halm, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, Moss, Neff, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Vickers, White, Williams, Valette

Make-ups: None

**Drexel would like to remind members to recycle their attendance pins.**

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Warner Searls

Guests: None

**Membership proposal: Sam Shapiro has submitted his paperwork to request membership.  His sponsoring Rotarian is Pres. Gary Dean.  If there are any questions 7/or comments, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

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

Student guests: Amy Elsea, on behalf of Logan Elm High School, introduced:  Logan Reisinger & Jill Congrove.

Lottery: Drexel Poling won the weekly drawing of $15, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $603.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: 
    • Presented more Perfect Attendance pins
    • Ted Lewis Museum announced an upcoming musical event on at CHS auditorium, and also thanked our club for our continued support.
    • Westerville Rotary has extended the invitation to our club to join them in raising funds for the families of the two fallen Westerville Police Officers.
  • Judy Wolford: Rural Urban Day on 02/22/18 at Prebyterian Church at 11:30AM.  Speaker will be Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio.  Sign-up sheet being passed around again.
  • Gary Montgomery:  No Community Kitchen event this week.  Another group has taken this month over.
  • Ian Webb: His Pres.-Elect training session will be coming up, & they've requested that clubs bring donations of any new or used children's books.  These books will be translated into Mongolian for the children there to read.  Therefore, Ian is asking for everyone to bring in books for this program please.
  • Bob Sneed: Circleville City School Foundation will be having its annual "Raise Your Paw" Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction event on Saturday, 02/24/18, starting at 5:30PM at AMVETS on Tarlton Rd.  Please contact Bob or anyone affiliated with CCSF or Circleville School District for tickets &/or details.


***Charlie & Mollie Hedges were recognized for their donations to Rotary Foundation.  They have now been raised to the prestigious Level 2 donation designation.  To honor this achievement, Pres. Gary presented Charlie with a lovely crystal trophy & lapel pin.


SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Bob Sneed was a target again for our Mayor/SAA
  • Vince Yaniga: possibly needing to go back to SPVMH ??
  • Fined those who did not receive a Perfect Attendance pin
  • Valentine's Day quiz, table-by-table


**Happy Dollar: Eric Liggett's daughter, Isabella, made the Dean's List at OSU!

Intro: Jerry Good introduced today's speaker, Tom Carney, Senior Research Fellow/ Scientist for DuPont.  Tom & his wife are both natives of the Northeast Ohio area.  Tom earned his BS in Chemistry from OU-Athens, and his Ph.D. In Chemistry from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  He joined DuPont after graduate school, and now has 35 years of service with the company.  His entire career has been in Research & Development, taking new products from the lab into commercial production.

Starting his DuPont career in Wilmington, Delaware at the Experimental Station, he then moved on to the Lycra fiber business in Waynesboro, VA.  In 2005, Tom came to Circleville to work in the Kapton/Electronics division.

**Side note: Jerry Good announced that he will be retiring this April, and moving back to South Carolina with his wife.  (We'll miss you Jerry, and we wish you the best in your next chapter of life.)

Highlights:

  • Tom has worked on Lycra & Kapton, along with many other products.
  • Has won the highest award that is given at DuPont, called the Lavoisier Medal.  He was the first person from Electronics to have received it.
  • He admitted that he is a fan of OU's Bobcats, as well as the Browns.  (I can still hear Debbie Hoffman cheering.)
  • Explained that Kapton Polyimide Films will be the main focus of his presentation today.
  • Dow & DuPont merged recently.  Next, they plan on splitting the merged organization into three distinct divisions: 1) Market Insights & Customer Intimacy, 2) Technology & Innovation Edge, 3) Differentiation & Maker Leadership
  • Teflon(R) Films: their products & uses
  • Tedlar(R) PVF Films: used in solar panels, on the back sheet, & on aircraft interior
  • Vespel(R) Polyimide resins: specialty parts for jet engines, etc.
  • Kapton(R) Polyimide films: commercialized in 1965 at Circleville facility; "still going strong!"; DuPont has the largest & most diverse line.
  • Kapton is a "super duper specialty film."
  • Kapton R&D: 40+ scientists, engineers, technicians & support staff;  they have pilot & prototype programs.

    • Spoke of Kapton's evolution 
    • Magnet wire & motor applications: go into very large motors, such as high-speed rails
    • eMotors: a definite area of growth
    • Oasis Wire & Cable: used in Aerospace industry
    • Flexible Printed Circuits: another developing area, used in technology such as smart phones & digital cameras
    • Thin Flexible Heaters: film that is a heater; heats very evenly , such as a car seat heater or clothes iron or even a wind turbine for de-icing 
    • Artificial Graphite Sheet: Sheet is heated up to carbonized, & then heated again to create graphite; five times more conductive than copper; dissipates heat
    • James Webb Space Telescope with NASA: Kapton E Film (made at our Circleville plant!) is used in its solar shield.


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

February programs:

22nd: Rural Urban Day - Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio; STARTS AT 11:30AM, at Presbyterian Church.

March programs:

1st: Everts Hill project update

8th: Tom Davis - Pickaway Parks update

15th: Sofidel update

22nd: Bob Harvey - "Your next car technology"

29th: Jarrod Burks - Ohio Valley Archeology 

April programs:

5th: Eleventh Candle Company - Human trafficking & addiction

12th: Pickaway County Commissioners Wippel & Stewart - Fairgrounds project update

19th: Kristen May - Pickaway Arts & Life Center project update

26th: Hank Hamed & Kathleen Young of Ohio Governor's Office - Drug prevention program called "Start Talking"

02/08/2018

02/01/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Dan Fouts

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Drexel Poling

Song: Norm Wilson - "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" & "Rotary Will Go Round the World"

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Crespo, Dailey, Ewing, Fullen, Good, Grover, Halm, Hedges, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Eric Liggett, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, Moss, Pelcic, Radcliff, Scherer, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Sam Shapiro, by Gary Dean; Evelyn Mabe, by 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 member inducted: Bonnie Vallette is the Marketing & Development Director for Brown Memorial Home.  Sister Monica Justinger is her sponsoring Rotarian.

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Andrea Brown,  School Counselor at Westfall High School, introduced:  Makayla Terry & Austin Nunemaker.

Lottery: Drexel Poling won the weekly drawing of $16, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $575.

Announcements:

  • Chris Mullins: Haven House's annual Valentine's Day 02/10/18 at 6pm at the Elks.
  • Vince Yaniga: TVHS informed him that this will be their last year for TVHS's speech program.  They are hoping that the vocational program will pick it up.  Westfall will indeed participate again.
  • Judy Wolford: Rural Urban Day on 02/22/18 at Prebyterian Church.  Speaker will be Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio.
  • Amy Elsea: 1) Chamber's next After Hours event is on 02/08/18; 2) Visitor's Bureau will coordinating a Memphis Belle Tour; 3) Columbus Symphony event; 4) GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Association) tour will be coming to Circleville as one of its stops this year.  

Asst. District Governor Connie Henderson awarded Past Pres. Chris Mullins a Certificate of Appreciation from the Rotary Foundation

SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Commented that he has the power to just announce a name, and then that person has to pay a fine.  Bob Sneed was named...several times! ;-)
  • Chris Mullins: Transportation of very large industrial dryer for Sofidel
  • Ty Ankrom: his son being inducted into CHS' Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Bob Tootle: "has a new local person in his office"
  • Shared a list on 100 Best Jobs:  Dentists were ranked #2; #5 were orthodontists
  • February birthdays & anniversaries were fined


Intro: Don McIlroy introduced today's speaker: himself!  

Highlights:

  • Shared positive stories that related to P3 (Pickaway Progress Partnership).  
    • Listed the expansions of existing businesses, as well as new businesses that have come to our community.
    • JobsReady site
    • Rickenbacher Intermodal/Connector
    • Business Incubator located on OCU's campus
    • 1,700 jobs brought to our area.
  • Vision, planning, & organizational skills that were attributed to Jean Droste
    • Read a lengthy bio of some of her career highlights, and the many roles she has served.
    • Shared some personal insights and stories of Jean, and her passion for the community.
    • Nate Green (former P3 Director) & Ryan Scribner (current P3 Director) each wrote a note about Jean, which Don read aloud to us.
  • Mayor Don awarded Jean Droste with a framed Certificate of Recognition for her many years of service & support to our community.
  • Jean personally thanked everyone for the recognition. She expressed how Circleville has truly "grown on (her)."


Speaker's contact information:

None provided, but Don McIlroy is a member of Circleville Noon Rotary Club as well as Mayor of Circleville...so I think you can find him! ;-)

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


February programs:

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

March programs:

1st: Everts Hill project update

8th: Tom Davis - Pickaway Parks update

15th: Sofidel update

22nd: Bob Harvey - "Your next car technology"

29th: Jarrod Burks - Ohio Valley Archeology 

April programs:

5th: Eleventh Candle Company - Human trafficking & addiction

12th: Pickaway County Commissioners Wippel & Stewart - Fairgrounds project update

19th: Kristen May - Pickaway Arts & Life Center project update

26th: Hank Hamed & Kathleen Young of Ohio Governor's Office - Drug prevention program called "Start Talking"

01/25/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Joe Brown

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Ian Webb

Song: Jim Hooks- "Name that Tune" style of song selections

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Elick, Ewing, Gerhardt, Good, Grover, Halm, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Eric Liggett, Bob Liggett, McNemar, Moss, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Williams, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Rich Elsea

Guests: Sam Shapiro, by Gary Dean; Joel Esala, by Fred Mavis

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: None

Student guests: Brooke Wright, School Counselor at Teays Valley High School, introduced: Caleb Pees & Megan Fisher

Lottery:  Gary Montgomery won the weekly drawing of $16, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $559.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery: Thanked all who volunteered at the recent Community Kitchen event.
  • Pres. Gary: Gave a Rotary 125 Club pin to Charlie Hedges
  • Pres. Gary: Read a thank you from Walt Spangler's family


SAA: Bob Sneed

  • Birthdays & anniversaries again, "in case you forgot in your old age."
  • Amy Elsea: for Braya being on Honor Roll
  • Pres. Gary: Jeff Dean will be inducted in the Circleville Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Chris & Jessica Mullins: for Ally's lively tell-all stories about her parents
  • Fined members while he told jokes that were topical to their occupations.


Intro: Bob Sneed introduced Stan Summers, fellow Rotarian with the Sunrise Rotary Club.  He spoke about their recent Rotary trip to Guatemala.  They traveled in partnership with a few other central Ohio Rotary clubs.

Highlights:

  • Over time, they have put +/- one million dollars into this area.
  • The leadership in this area of Guatemala changes often, and is very unstable.
  • Shared stories of how difficult it is to travel due to the horrible conditions of the roads.
  • Showed photos of what was considered a luxury hotel.  It was not anywhere near the level we would consider to be luxurious in USA.
  • Shared his PowerPoint presentation, which had many photos of the area & of their travels.
  • Spoke of the different modes of transportation, including a very small car/cart vehicle called a "tuck tuck."
  • People live "willy-nilly all over the hillsides."  They use wood-burning stoves.
  • Water is a scarce commodity, which is how Rotary comes into play for the area.
  • "Mayan Families" is the organization with whom Rotary has partnered.  There is a 80%-20% split of funds, so the community receives 80% of what is donated.  Mayan Families is comprised of "mostly missionary type" individuals.
  • You can see more details on Upper Arlington Rotary Club's website.
  • Sam Sambo (our former Rotary District Governor) is one of the two who have spearheaded this initiative.
  • Very scenic area, but definitely an economically disadvantaged area.
  • Stan simply stated, "These people have nothing."  
  • "They are all so very appreciative of all that we do (for them)."
  • Every time the Rotary group comes back to the area, they can see how much things have improved.  What Rotary has contributed has definitely made a difference!
  • Spanish is the official language, but many of the people in this area speak a different language with two separate dialects.
  • They have created a program where they teach people a trade to better themselves.  This program is self-sustaining.
  • Had photos of one of the Rotary water/well programs.
  • The simple garden hoe is their main tool of choice.  It can be used for almost everything they need to have done.
  • Explained how they had experienced a group of people who were protesting the government.  They had formed a human chain across the road to block the road.  The police were able to break them up & open the road. 
  • The current ambulances only had 2 gurneys, and no supplies.  Two fire trucks were donated, which showed up finally after Stan & his group had departed.
  • Told a story of a Rotarian who had met a Guatemalan woman who had been widowed and had no home.  This Rotarian had personally paid $12,600 to have a home built on land that had been bought.  Thanks to this Rotarian, she now owns the deed to both the home & land.  The Rotarian & the widow met back up on this trip, and he was able to see the fruits of his donation.


Speaker's contact information:

None provided, but Stan Summers is a member of Circleville Sunrise Rotary Club

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

February programs:

1st: Mayor Don McIlroy - History and Direction

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

15th: Jerry Good - DuPont scientist Tom Camey 

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

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