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02/07/2019


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: Dan Fouts

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Don McIlroy

Song: Sam Shapiro - "Sing Rotarians" & "Smiles"

Absentees: Beavers, Bialy, Craig Brown, Christopher, Dailey, Davis, Droste, Elsea, Ewing, Foll, Hedges, Hoffman, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Metzler, Chris Mullins, Pontius, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Searls, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Vallette, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Marie Crawford, by David Crawford; Bob Foster, by Fred Mavis; Joel Esala, by Bob Sneed.

Membership Proposal paperwork has been submitted by Joel Eslala. Joel is the Pastor of the Circleville Presbyterian Church. He currently resides in Orient. His Sponsoring Rotarian os Bob Sneed. If there are any questions regarding this proposal, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

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

February anniversaries: 21st- Carly Neff

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Kurt Young, Dean of Students at Circleville High School, introduced Alexis Whitaker & Shayna Hoop.


Lottery: Roger Wolfe was this week's winner of $13, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $203.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event has been canceled for February. The is a Boy Scout Troup that will be hosting it instead.
  • Pres. Ian: Read a thank-you from YMCA for our donation
  • Pres. Ian spoke of the Rotary Special Matching Points Campaign. If a member contributes to RI or Polio Plus in any amount from $100 to $1,000, by the 02/28/19 deadline, the District will match the points. Please see Pres. Ian or Charlie Hedges for details.


SAA: Beth Kowalski

  • Mayor Don & Carly Neff: Newpaper article about the Barthelmas Park's expansion
  • Jessica Mullins: on Chris Mullins' behalf, for Haven House's annual Valentine's Day Dinner fundraiser coming up this Saturday, 02/09/19, starting at 6PM.
  • Patty Rothe & Richard Coyan: Patty's son Nick was on Circleville's Honor Roll, as was Richard's granddaughter, Makayla.


Program: Richard Coyan introduced Carol (Claibourne) Richardson, who spoke on behalf of Make-A-Wish Foundation (MAW). Carol grew up in Ashville, and lives now in Powell with her family.

Her first experience with MAW was when her daughter, Madeline, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at the age of six. In 2012, , Madeline's wish to go to Disneyworld was granted. In 2015, Carol wanted to pay it forward, so she began volunteering for MAW to fund the wishes of others.  

Eventually her efforts turned into a job. It is her mission to fund as many wishes every year for these critically ill children

Highlights:

  • MAW is an internationally recognized brand.
  • Shared with us what her emotions were when her own daughter was diagnosed with cancer, and how devestated she was.
  • Make-A-Wish (MAW) helps serve as a support team to patients, which is especially meaningful for those that do not have family &/or their own support system.
  • She lead us through what her own journey was like and her daughter's medical experiences.
  • Her daughter's wish was to go to Disneyworld with her family & MAW made sure to address any of her medical needs. She pointed out that MAW often has extreme &/or specific medical challenges that would need to be considered during trips.
  • She emphazied "We (MAW) make it happen!"
  • Explained how they sometimes have a "rush wish" in extremely urgent situations. She shared a story of a certain young boy who had such a situation, and how the MAW trip had a positive impact.
  • Mentioned how Dr Patel cooperates with MAW for his patients. He has noted that these wish fulfillments often lead to positive medical effects for his patients.
  • MAW's headquarters is in Dublin, on Sawmill Road.
  • MAW is funded by donations from community organizations, individuals, fundraisers, etc. "We will accept funds in any way, shape, or form."
  • There is a system in place through which they decide if a patient qualifies.
  • Turn-around time for granting a wish depends on the what the wish is, how much it would cost, and what the patient's particular medical situation is.
  • Link to video that Carol was unable to present due to technical difficulties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0gA63tkGVg


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

February programs:

14th: One Book/One Community - Heather Foll

21st: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail - Victor & Alisha Riffle

28th: Rural Urban Day

01/31/2019

(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: Norm Wilson

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Judy Wolford

Song: Jim Hooks led the karaoke versions of “ eer Barrel Polka” and “Sweet Caroline.”

Absentees: Craig, Curtis, Dan Dailey, Jonathan, Dan DeLong, Jean, Joy, Heather, Richard G., Charlie H., Steve I. Sr. Monica, Beth, Bob L., Fred, Chris, Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Werner, Gary S., Roxan, Warren,  Todd, Bill S., Bonnie, Wayne, Vince

Make ups: eClubOne—Charlie Hedges (2)

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Joel Esala with Bob Sneed

Student Guests: None due to school being cancelled.

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: Gary Dean was this week's winner of $16, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $190.

Announcements:

  • Noon Rotary staffs the kitchen on the 4th Monday of each month. The time commitment is three hours or less and volunteers are always welcome. No experience necessary! Gary Montgomery has more details. Volunteering Monday were Gary and Sandy Montgomery, Warren Spangler, Bob Sneed, Bob Mabe, Harry Canfield, John Ellis, Dan Fouts and David and Marie Crawford.


  • Ellery: Rural-Urban Day will be the last Thursday in February (02/28/19), starting promptly at 11:30AM at the Presbyterian Church. This is a great opportunity to invite a guest, especially someone involved in the farming/ag business.
  • Ian read a thank you note from the Hooks family with respect to the passing of Jack.
  • 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 proposal: Marie Nemes-Crawford has been proposed for membership in the Data Analyst classification. Any objections should be directed to Drex.


SAA: Tom Tootle

  • There was some brief “Who’s Your Rotary (Grand)Daddy” but it wound up costing Don Metzler money for his grandson’s basketball ability.
  • Jim Hooks got fined for his song leading.
  • Ellery didn’t know the date of the Rural-Urban Day so he left a dollar poorer.
  • The Mayor and Berger all got fined for their new agreement.
  • We had some members children on the Logan Elm honor roll.
  • The MR/DD tax rollback cost Mike Pelcic.
  • Carly got to pay for her birthday.
  • Tony, the Human Resources Director got in the news and it cost him.
  • Tom finished with some Super Bowl trivia.


Program: Carly intorduced our program. Brenna Gibson and Kevin Douglas told us about Uptown Circleville. Brenna is a farmer and Township Trustee. She is a lifelong county resident who sits on several boards. She is a Community Board Member of Uptown Circleville and chairs the Design Committee. She is married with two grown children and on drandaughter.

Kevin Douglas is the Marketing Director fo Uptown Circleville. He is currently employed with The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine. Throughout his career, he has worked in marketing and event planning for several Chambers of Commerce, including Canal Winchester, Dublin, and Worthington. Kevin graduated from Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s in Public Polic. He is a Teays Valley alumnus and lives in northern Pickaway County with is wife and daughter.

Highlights:

UpTown Circleville

  • Coalition of merchants, owners, investors, government 
  • Project based
  • Revitalization plan—getting liquor permits available (15), restaurants, options
  • Planters
  • When you complain about something you need to be part of the fix
  • On Design Committee
  • No business downtown but feels it’s her community 
  • Planters concrete in granite finish—started with a fast ad easy project 
  • Changing colors for the changing seasons (Spring/summer, fall, holiday)
  • Try to place them near sponsors
  • Can be groups or families, commemorating 
  • Includes signage from sponsor
  • Had to get historical review approval
  • Requested Rotary sponsor a planter


Uptowncircleville.com

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:

Uptowncircleville.com

February programs: 

2/7: Make A Wish - Kate Quinn

2/14: One Book/One Community - Heather Foll

2/21: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail - Victor & Alisha Riffle

2/28: Rural-Urban Day at Presbyterian Church (11:30 am)

01/24/2019

(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

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Don McIlroy

Song: Jim Hooks - “Hello, Hello" & “The Happy Wanderer”

Absentees: Ty, Angela, Craig, Joe B., Curtis, Richard C., Dan D., Jonathan, Richard G., Tad, Charlie H., Steve I., Adam, Bob L., Fred, Chris, Jessica, Carly, Mike P., Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Werner, Gary S., Sam, Todd, Bill S., Matt, Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Judy, Vince

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Christy Mills, Susan Strawser, with David Crawford and Arelio Rodregris, Matt Hafey with Earl Palm

Student Guests: None

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: Debbie Hoffman was this week's winner of $13, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $174.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event is next Monday, 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!
  • 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.


SAA: Tom Tootle

  • More “Whose your Rotary daddy?” quiz questions produced a stream of money


Program: Bob Sneed introduced Kofi Semenya. He is an associate of the Isaac Wiles law firm with expereince representing public and private sector clents on a range of labor and employment matters. His primary practice fosus is definding clients against Title VII and state law discrimination related claims. Prior ot practicing as an attorney, Kofi was an investigator with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

Highlights:

Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?

  • Medical marijuana has been legalized in Ohio through the ballot initiative process, but the state has lagged in implementation.
  • Only specially licensed medical practicioners can “recommend” (not prescribed) use of marijuana.
  • Only a limited set of symptoms can be treated, yet one verly large catch-all is “pain.”
  • The drug cannot be smoked but can be vaped, a tincture, edible or a few other forms.
  • Employers can still prohibit use by employess on the job and can consider use in the hiring practice without a claim for discrimination. There is no need for employers to consider use as a “reasonable accomodation” under ADA.
  • The best practice is to have a “Drug Free Workplace” policy that addresses the use of medical marijuana and what actions will be taken with those found to be using it.


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:

Kofi A. Semenya

Attorney-at-Law

Two Miranova Place, Ste 700

Columbus, OH 43215

614.221.2121

January programs:

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

February programs: (Not received yet)

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