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03/16/2017

Date: 03/16/17

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Piano: Don Metzler

Prayer:  Dan Fouts

Introductions: Jessica Mullins

Don Metzler brought Mike Strawser, Branch manager at Chase

Absentees: Scott, Dolly, Dan D., Jean, Ellery, Joy, Gary G., Jerry G., Tad, Larry H., Debbie, Jack, Gary J., Sr. Monica, Cody, Fred, Mike P., Ben, Patty, Gary S, Roxan, Steve, Bill S., Tim Tener, Tim Throckmorton, Wayne, Ian, Tim W.

Make-ups: NoneMake Ups: eClubOne—Roger Wolfe

Song: Walt Spangler, #22 "For Me and My Gal" & #64 "Sing Out a Song of Rotr'y"

Students: TVHS, John Kiel introduced:

Peyton Hamilton, FFA and making toys for children out of scrap wood, blankets for kids at Ronald McDonald House

Shelby Castle, Show Choir, French Club President, BGSU in French education, NHS

March birthdays: 5th - Dan Dailey; 9th - Tom Tootle; 10th - Chris Mullins; 11th - Dick Patrick; 12th - Roy Huffer; 26th - Jerry Leist, Bob McCrady; 29th - Scott Applegate

March anniversaries: 2nd - Walt Spangler; 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Announcements:

Rotary After Hours, Wednesday, March 29th, 5-7 at Gant's Pizza sponsored by Melissa Gantner, Gwen Wolford, and Bob Mabe of Circleville & Ashville Apothecary

Soup Kitchen on Monday, March 20th, passing around signup sheet--Gary Montgomery

Vince--tonight's Four-Way Test Speech contest

Richard Coyan--Tragedy to Triumph, Sunday through Wednesday, 7:00 pm Dion Sanders is top name

SAA: Bob Sneed (or O'Sneed)

Trying to identify the ringing phone

March Madness teams

Jonathan Davis, State Wrestling Champ

Rodger Wolf grandson in tournament

Mayor Don for car crash into city building

David O'Webb for dog walking sideline

Several for "The Name's the Same"--Drex, Dick Fullen, 

Irish Pride--myths dispelled

Lottery: $14 to Dave Moss, no big bean

Intro: Bob Sneed

Speaker: Aaron Porttzline, sports reporter for The Columbus Dispatch grew up in Mt. Vernon. He has been in the newspaper business since he was 16 (no mention of how long that was). He has covered the Blue Jackets for the Columbus Dispatch since 1999, which was before they were even a team.

Highlights:

  • Record braking season for the Blue Jackets, if win tonight will be one point away from top of the league
  • Veterans who have bounced back
  • Top rookie 
  • Coach that is "very colorful"--words that are not always publishable, got everyone's attention
  • Covered since 1999 (even before taking the ice)
  • Team really expects to win the Stanley Cup
  • Coach has instituted a much more stringent physical standard
    • Run 2 miles in 12 minutes--unusual for a "hockey build"
    • Lost substantial weight
    • But most is mental attitude
  • Point system--win=2 points, lose in regulation=0, lose in overtime=1
  • Biggest surprise--19 year old defenseman (Zach Werenski)--more points than Bobby Orr did in his rookie season--obsessed with winning
  • Foreign born? Still a Canadian league--about 30% American
  • Change of coach effect? Depends on the direction the change goes--Tortorella isn't a "player's coach," but has developed a family feeling; very frank and honest; challenging the players, but making them better team
  • Player progression--16 years old start with Junior League (away from home) can't qualify for college; eligible to be drafted at 18 or go to college; also minor leagues
  • CBJ image around league--thought they should be good last year (were horrible) to almost the best winning streak ever; 4 of 6 defense men are new; Bobrovski has been healthy; anger with where they have been
  • Attendance is up, but weekday games are still not sold out; crowd had gone from mad to not caring--hard to get them back, but goodwill is returning
  • 200 adult league teams in Columbus area
  • On another subject: Indians look good--have most of last year's team back
  • Future of print media:
    • slowly going away, 10 year print commitment, but what then?
    • Used to be up to a 30 hour delay on "breaking news"
    • How do you give away for free online what print people have to pay for


Contact information:

None given

March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

23rd: Jarrod Burks - Archaeology & Technology

30th: Walt Spangler - Germany

April program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

6th: Heather Foll - Pickaway FANS Network

13th: Joy Hoover & Jeff Sheets - Teays Valley Education Foundation

20th: Ryan Scribner - Sofidel Update

27th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver

03/09/2017

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Walt Spangler

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Matt Tootle

Song: Walt Spangler, "Home on the Range" & "Rotary Will Go Round the World"

Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Coyan, Crespo, Dean, Ewing, Gillen, Good, Grover, Halm, Joiner, Justinger, Kowalski, Lewis, Maroscher, Moss, Pelcic, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Elisa Peters, Don Bradley, & Tony Robinson

Guests: David Crawford & David Winner, by Earl Palm

New member bio of GARY JOINER:  He grew up in Sandusky Ohio.  He graduated from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and a Master's degree in Business Management.  Gary is proud to say that he is "married to his best Friend, Tracy Duvall-Joiner,and together they have raised three wonderful people: Hayden, Sierra, and Aaron."  He has been serving the public most of his life, including as a military veteran, law enforcement professional, &  as Mayor of Commercial Point.  He is currently employed as an insurance fraud special investigator.  In addition, he has been a community volunteer in numerous fields, such as Past VP of Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission, Big Brother Big Sister mentor, Kairos Prison outreach ministries.  WELCOME ABOARD GARY

March birthdays: 5th - Dan Dailey; 9th - Tom Tootle; 10th - Chris Mullins; 11th - Dick Patrick; 12th - Roy Huffer; 26th - Jerry Leist, Bob McCrady; 29th - Scott Applegate

March anniversaries: 2nd - Walt Spangler; 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Student guests: Erika Konowalow, of PRCTC, introduced two students:  Sabrina Balthaser (Logan Elm is her home base school) & Mark Smith (Logan Elm is his home base school).

Lottery:  Jim Hooks received the weekly drawing of $16, and then drew the golden bean so he won the $404 jackpot! Jackpot is now back to $0.

Announcements:

  • Debbie Hoffman: 
    • 1) looking for volunteers for one day to read to their students.  This is part of their "Read to a Head Start Classroom" event.
    • 2) The next Rotary After-hour mixer will be 03/29/17 at Gants Pizza.  Also, Debbie is in need of sponsors for April's event, so please see her.  (It's only $50!)
  • Vince Yaniga: 25th Anniversary session of our club's Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest will be on 03/16/17 at 5pm at Berger's Community Room.  Vince promises it to be a "Battle Royale!"
  • Elisa Peters & Don Bradley: Sunrise club will be holding their annual Leo Moats Scholarship dinner & Silent Auction on 03/25/17.  Please see them, or any Sunrise Rotarian, if you would like to donate &/or purchase tickets to the event. They are in need of donations for the auction as well.
  • Erika Konowalow: PRCTC's Health Expo on 03/18/17 from 9AM to 1PM at 1410 Industrial Dr. , which is their Chillicothe campus location.

By e-mail: 


SAA: Bob Sneed

*Jim River: for a relative being part of the Drug Free Club

*Roger Wolfe's table, in his absence, was fined for Roger's grandson, Greg, wrestling at the State Wrestling tournament as we speak! (Jim Hook's exclaimed that "This is the first & last time I sit at this table!")

*Don McIroy: his daughter Katie was recently honored for her athletic accomplishments.

*Trivia quiz questions presented table by table regarding Daylight Saving Time

Happy Bucks: 1) Scott Applegate for New Hope being state champions 2) Bob Sneed: for his granddaughter's choir concert

Intro: Dave Webb

Speaker(s): Mayor Don McIlroy, who was surprised that he was today's speaker since he thought it was next week! ;-). He gave a State of the City presentation.

Highlights:

  • Bad news: the City has gathered the lowest income tax revenue ever this year, due to the loss of GE.
  • Good news:
    • New police chief & fire chief were hired
    • Also hired a new City Services Director, & a HR person
    • ACE Hardware , The Edge, Family Urgent Care, and other new businesses opened.
    • New Connector has been completed at South Court, & it has increased traffic flow to that area. "Taco Bell is thrilled, and Peebles has decided to stay."
  • Mayor Don shared about how well the City Administration & the City Council work together.
  • Fire Dept is now certified in City Standards.  The Attorney General is coming into town to see first-hand their efforts, & to recognize their accomplishment.
  • Shared some of the stats of tickets issued, criminal charges, fire runs, etc.  Stressed how hard the community is working to rid our area of drug & criminal activities.  Cited some of the large drug ring busts that have happened recently.
  • Drug Free PAC established, which is headed by Mollie Hedges & other concerned individuals.  It is leading the way to bring awareness regarding drug abuse, & how to fight it.
  • Shared info regarding the area next to former Thomson site: a possible hotel, & 18-store strip mall.
  • Sites next to Coughlin, & former Davy Motors: possibly Texas Roadhouse, Raising Cane's Chicken, Panera, Jimmy John's, and Starbucks
  • Explained that the strategy is to get the infrastructure & facilities in place in order to attract new businesses.  "We need to be prepared when the opportunities arise, so that we can compete against the other communities."
  • Speaking to two land owners and two home builders, who are looking at two of two-phase 75-home developments.
  • Mentioned the recent discussions regarding the former Everetts Middle School site and the possibility of a City pool there, and then about the former Atwater school building.


Contact information:

Mayor Don McIlroy


March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

16th: Aaron Portzline - Columbus Dispatch Blue Jackets reporter

23rd: Jarrod Burks - Archaeology & Technology

30th: Walt Spangler - Germany

April program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

6th: Heather Foll - Pickaway FANS Network

13th: Joy Hoover & Jeff Sheets - Teays Valley Education Foundation

20th: Ryan Scribner - Sofidel Update

27th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver

03/02/2017

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Ian Webb

Song: Walt Spangler, "In the Good Old Summertime" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Crespo, Davis, Droste, Elsea, Ewing, Charley Gerhardt, Dick Gerhardt, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Joiner, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, McNemar, Moss, Neff, Pelcic, Reynolds, River, Scherer, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Bob Tootl, Vickers

Make-ups: Sunrise - Warren Spangler

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Rich Elsea; Logan - Bill Boone

Guests: David Crawford, by Earl Palm

March birthdays: 5th - Dan Dailey; 9th - Tom Tootle; 10th - Chris Mullins; 11th - Dick Patrick; 12th - Roy Huffer; 26th - Jerry Leist, Bob McCrady; 29th - Scott Applegate

March anniversaries: 2nd - Walt Spangler; 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Student guests: Dan Hugus, Assistant Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced two students: Brandi Grambo & Colin Clark

Lottery: Earl Palm received the weekly drawing of $13, but did not draw the golden bean.  Jackpot is now at $$389.

Announcements:

  • Vince Yaniga: 25th Anniversary session of our club's Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest will be on 03/16/17 at 5pm at Berger's Community Room.
  • Rich Elsea: Sunrise club will be holding their annual Leo Moats Scholarship dinner.  Please see him, or any Sunrise Rotarian, if you would like to donate &/or purchase tickets to the event.

By e-mail


SAA: Bob Sneed

*Birthdays & anniversaries, with a special shout-out to Walt Spangler, who is celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary!

*Dentists were fined due to newspaper article about dentistry

*Roger Wolfe: for his grandson, Greg Brewer, who won his wrestling weight-class title at the Sectional Tournament. (Editor's note: The Circleville Tigers Wrestling team came in 3rd as a team at the Sectional tournament, & four of their wrestlers will be going on to the State competition!)

*All those with hunting & fishing licenses: for being able to file for them on-line now.

*Teachers & bankers were both fined for being mentioned in recent newspaper article

*Earl Palm jokingly received the "back up" special Rotary-version of the Academy award.

Intro: Ellery Elick

Speaker(s): Deputy Dale Gillette will present an overview of the SALT Council, & how senior citizens can stay safe in their community.

Dale has been actively involved in Law Enforcement since 1972.  He retired from the Ross County Sheriff's Office, where.   He was a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist with the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.  Dale was assigned to investigate crimes on the elderly, especially financial exploitation.  He was instrumental in the establishment of Ross County's chapter of the TRIAD program.  Dale was also assigned to oversee all of their neighborhood watch areas.

Dale now works at the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Robert Radcliff, where he is the TRIAD's Law Enforcement Coordinator, and performs security duty at the Court House.  He w

Highlights:

  • Triad program:
    • Started in 1988, due to a lack of any program to help seniors
    • Showed a video about a "Sweetheart Swindler", Tonya Wagner, who has may aliases.  She is a criminal predator on senior citizens, especially elderly men.
    • Then played a second video regarding abuse of senior citizens, called elder abuse.  It gave examples of the financial, mental, physical abuse that they experienced, and how violated they feel.
    • Elder abuse is one of the most underreported crimes.
  • Dale shared a brief history of the three groups that came together to create the Triad program.
  • Triad started in 2010 in Pickaway County
  • Project Life Saver: a program that places tracking devices on Alzheimer's patients, so that they can be located if they become lost.
  • They also work with homeless shelters
  • The average lifespan was 36
  • The average lifespan of a female nowadays is 81.2 years, & male is 76.2 years
  • Fastest growing segment of the population is 85 + years old
  • Healthier lifestyles have contributed to the longer lifespans.
  • "Theft by deception" : the charge they levy onto a person telling a sad story to receive money from the victims
  • Family members are the main perpetrators of crime against seniors!
  • Shared a protection tip: keep your cell phone by you at all times, & keep your key fob beside you that has an alarm panic button.
  • Dale says that they meet weekly with all the seniors in our community at the Pickaway County Senior Center to educate them on scams, fraud, & other pertinent topics.
  • Pickaway County SALT Council will be the host this year.  It will be @ OCU on 08/24/17.  They are in great need of donations to support this event, & to continue to support these senior protection programs!
  • 90% of crimes in Pickaway County are drug-related or motivated due to drug use.
  • Concluded by sharing his love of protecting the senior population, & to put away criminals that prey on the elderly.


Contact information:

Dale Gillette, Deputy 

Pickaway County Sheriff's Office


March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

9th:  Don McIlroy - State of the City

16th: Aaron Portzline - Columbus Dispatch Blue Jackets reporter

23rd: Jarrod Burks - Archaeology & Technology

30th: Walt Spangler - Germany

April program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

6th: Heather Foll - Pickaway FANS Network

13th: Joy Hoover & Jeff Sheets - Teays Valley Education Foundation

20th: Ryan Scribner - Sofidel Update

27th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver

02/23/2017

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Walt Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Done by the members who brought guests

Song: None

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Coyan, Crespo, Dean, Droste, Ewing, Charley Gerhardt, Dick Gerhardt, Good, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Joiner, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Mabe, Maroscher, Mavis, Moss, Jessica Mullins, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Tener, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: (See above)

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

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

March birthdays: 5th - Dan Dailey; 9th - Tom Tootle; 10th - Chris Mullins; 11th - Dick Patrick; 12th - Roy Huffer; 26th - Jerry Leist, Bob McCrady; 29th - Scott Applegate

March anniversaries: 2nd - Walt Spangler; 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Student guests: None

Lottery: Not done today

Announcements:

  • Vince Yaniga: 25th Anniversary session of our club's Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest will be on 03/16/17 at 5pm at Berger's Community Room.
  • Gary Montgomery: 4-H is taking over the next Community Kitchen on 02/27/17, so our club's volunteers are not needed for February.
  • Ian Webb: "Raise Your Paw" event for Circleville City School Foundation is on 02/25/17 at AMVETS.  This event is CCSF's primary fundraiser, and helps to fund programs such as Robotics, & field trips to The Stone Lab on Lake Erie and the Columbus Museum of Art.  Tickets are only $25 each, and the doors open at 5PM.  There will be food from local restaurants, cash bar, live auction, and Silent & Chinese Auctions.  Please come support our community's students!

By e-mail: 

  • Rotary RI will be holding the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta from June 10-14. The registration cost is $415. If you are planning to attend, please drop a line to Gary Dean at Gary.Dean@HERrealtors.com.  (You can also go to www.rotaryconvention2017.org to register &/or get more details.)
  • Gary Vaughan has been selected by District 6690 Nominating Committee to be our Rotary District Governor Nominee Designate.  Gary will follow Craig Maxey as our District Governor for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.  Go to our Rotary District's website to read Gary's bio.
  • Rotary's 2017-2018 Assembly for District 6690 will be on 04/01/17 (no April Fool's joke here!) at Zane State College in Zanesville, Ohio.  For more info, go to: http://rotary6690.org/training-events/district-assembly.  To register, go to: http://www.directory-online.com/Rotary/index.cfm?EventID=77311684


SAA: None done today

Intro: Warren Spangler

Speaker(s): Nick Zachrich, Manager of Farm Science Review (FSR) with The Ohio State University.  Nick is not only employed by OSU, but also is an alumnus of OSU.  He has been an employee of the FSR department for seven years.  

In his past, he grew up on a family farm in northwest Ohio.  After graduating from college,  Nick was a high school Ag teacher and FFA advisor for three years.  He is married to a current agriculture teacher and they reside near Mechanicsburg, Ohio with their three children on his wife's family farm.

Highlights:

  • Gave a brief history of the ag industry
  • Explained that the culture in agriculture has evolved over the years.  Their "boss" nowadays is the everyday food consumer.
  • People are more concerned now, than in the past, with the origins of their food.
  • Spoke about his participation in Outdoor Ag Trade Shows, and how there are hundreds of them.
  • OSU has a 2100 acre facility, which is uncommon for a university
  • They are a Farm Show Council member
  • There are 6 major farm trade shows per year, of which FSR is one of them.
  • FSR shares challenges & successes with other trade shows as well as with the farmers themselves.
  • OSU Farm trade show strives to attract the farmers that are within a 4-hour radius, but they do get some from great distances.
  • FSR has field demonstrations, educational opportunities, & the Gwynn Conservation Area.
  • FSR began in 1963 at the Don Scott Field & Airport; housing developments have now popped up all around the fire.  Not much research is performed anymore at this location due to the visitor foot traffic.
  • Molly Caren donated nearly 1000 acres in 1982 to OSU FSR.  They then had the opportunity to purchase 1100 acres in 1992, which they did.
  • They are a self-funded program, and actually generate a profit that they pass back to OSU.
  • Field demonstrations showcase the latest technology,  such as planters, combines, & drones.
  • Educational opportunities include over 140 presentations, such as discussions with extension agents about current topics.
  • FSR partner with the Master Gardeners program to display the MG's efforts.
  • FSR has programs geared just towards students, to teach them about the ag industry.  It is "a very hands-on program."
  • Gwynn Conservation Area is 67 acres of demonstrations & tours
  • Spoke of "weed pressure" and how it affects farmers' crops.
  • Students have an opportunity to use the site to test the ability of different plants to survive different conditions.  Work with the ODNR program students.
  • FSR Show prep includes: 14-month marketing plan, 7 full-time staff & 20 student employees work year round; begin grooming site on Aug. 1st, and work long hours for staff begin after Labor Day.
  • FSR's Show in 2017: 
    • Vendors will be showcasing new products & technology 
    • New mobile app (available after July 15, 2017)
    • Enhanced demo plots
    • Streambank Renovation Project
    • Prairie Restoration
  • Mentioned some of the other groups with which they work, such as Pheasants Forever, CREP, etc.
  • Farm Operation:
    • 450 acres dedicated to Field Demos
    • Grain bins
    • Automation added to process to increase efficiency 
    • Planter Technology, such as a non-traditional planter on tracks.
    • Soil sampling, & comparisons of different methods
    • Controlled drainage
    • Use of GPS & satellite technology
    • Develop profitability maps


Contact information:

Nick Zachrich

Farm Science Review Manager

Fsr.osu.edu

Zachrich.13@osu.edu


March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

2nd: Dale Gillette - Seniors & Law Enforcement Together

9th:  Don McIlroy - State of the City

16th: Aaron Portzline - Columbus Dispatch Blue Jackets reporter

23rd: Jarrod Burks - Archaeology & Technology

30th: Walt Spangler - Germany

April program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

6th: Heather Foll - Pickaway FANS Network

13th: Joy Hoover & Jeff Sheets - Teays Valley Education Foundation

20th: Ryan Scribner - Sofidel Update

27th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver

02/16/2017

Presiding: Gary Dean

Prayer: Jim River

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Jim Hooks

Song:  Norm Wilson, #80 "You're a Grand Old Flag" and #64 "Sing Out a Song of Rot’ry"

Absentees: Ty, Angela, Dolly, Jean, Joy, Charles G, Larry H., Debbie, Sr. Monica, Eric, Bob L., Gerhard, Codi, Fred, Gary M., Dave M., Chris, Jessica, Dwight, Ben, Patty, Gary S., Roxan, Walt, Warren, Todd, Bill S., Tim Tener, Tim Throckmorton, Matt, Wayne, Tim

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Pam Wolfe with Roger

Students: Jonathan Davis, CHS introduced:

Greg Brewer, wrestling, football, Roger Wolf's grandson, future plans include the National Guard and UC in Business

Leanne Stevens, RILA conference attendee, NHS treasurer, Art Honor Society, band, musical, OU-L Engineering, park designer (Disney), Todd’s daughter

Announcements:

  • Dave Webb--Rotary After hours next Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm  at Visitor's Bureau, brews from Coumbus Brewing and appetizers from Buffalo Wild Wings; parking is available at Cargil and behind Auto Zone.
  • Vince--4-Way Speech contest, Thursday, March 16 at Berger Hospital; Vince may retire after this year
  • Judy--Rural/Urban Day next Thursday, February 23rd at the Presbyterian Church at 11:30 am, cost is $15, speaker is Nick Zacharage, Farm Science Review


New Member: Ellery introduced Gary Joiner, Masters of Business Management, Mt. Vernon Nazareth University; mayor of Commercial Point; insurance fraud investigator; mentor with BB/BS, Kairos Prison Ministry`

SAA: Don McIlroy

Steve Stephenson's 80th birthday—we sang

Vince for talking about retiring

Jonathan got cleaned out--Dudes and Donuts, but didn't know about Mom's and Muffins; no bedbugs

Dave Webb for son's upcoming wedding or for Dave not knowing about it

Veteran's ID Cards available

Bob Sneed, Amy Elsea--been called wild and called turkeys--ODNR has wild turkey education

Bankers and Investors--knowing someone's credit score effects willingness to date

Board of Elections or elective office fined, but not disclosed why

Lottery:  Amy Elsea ran the drawing.   Jerry Good had the winning ticket and received the whole $12. The golden bean was not drawn, so the jackpot of $376 went unclaimed.

Intro: Jerry Good

Speaker(s): Tom Davis, Pickaway County Parks District, Kingston, OSU, father of Jonathan Davis, retired ODNR (32 years), wife and Jonathan's dogs

Highlights:

28 parks in Pickaway Co.

3 board members 

Purpose is to promote passive outdoor recreation; partner with other local organizations

Also 24 trails

County park District only has 3 parks and 2 trails (Canal Park, Towpath Trail, Pickaway Trail, Logan Elm Park, Roundtown Trail)

You can see eagle's nest from Towpath Trail

16 mile rail trail; 2 miles cleared/maintained

1.5 miles in Roundtown Trail, hope to finish this summer  

Need 20% match to get money from ODOT

Want to connect Roundtown Trail to Mary Virginia Crites Park

Hoped for:

  •  canoe access on Big Darby
  • Clear more of Pickaway Trail West
  • Path out to Martha Hitler Park (Pickaway Trail East)

  • Logan Elm Trail


Park and Trail Levy in November 2017

Presently, the only income is from gas and access easements

Levy would produce $700K/year; 1/2 Mill for 10 years; add $17/$100,000 valuation

Share revenue with other entities to improve their parks

Use to leverage grants from other sources

Questions?  

  • Don McIlroy--new business wants to know about "quality of life" which includes parks  
  • Ryan Scribner also on committee and need for parks as part of economic development  
  • Still working on YMCA to Crites Park trail  
  • Last project leveraged 5x in matching money--helps to have available quickly  
  • When ODOT is involved, meets their specs which includes emergency vehicle access


Donations made on behalf of our speakers for this Rotary year will go to Pickaway County Food Pantry.

VP. Gary concluded the meeting by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test in unison.Meeting adjourned.

February program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

16th:  Pickaway Parks update - Tom Davis & Marshall Fields

23rd: Rural Urban Day - at Presbyterian Church 

March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

2nd: Dale Gillette - Seniors & Law Enforcement Together

9th:  Don McIlroy - State of the City

16th: Aaron Portzline - Columbus Dispatch Blue Jackets reporter

23rd: Jarrod Burks - Archaeology & Technology

30th: Walt Spangler - Germany

April program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

6th: Heather Foll - Pickaway FANS Network

13th: Joy Hoover & Jeff Sheets - Teays Valley Education Foundation

20th: Ryan Scribner - Sofidel Update

27th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver


Until something better comes along,

Joe McNemar

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015