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03/22/2018

03/15/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Norm Wilson

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Amy Elsea

Song: Matt Tootle - "On the Sunny Side of the Street" & "R-O-T-A-R-Y"

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Tony Chamberlain, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Dan Delong, Droste, Ewing, Gillen, Halm, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Lewis, Maroscher, Mavis, Moss, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Stevens, Throckmorton, Vickers, Williams, Wolford, Yaniga, Vallette

Make-ups: P.E.T.S. - Ian Webb, Bill Stout; eClub One - Jim River

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Bill Pugh, by Dan Fouts; Wendy Beveridge, by Heidi White; Brittany Moore & Paul Kennedy, by Bob Mabe

New Member bio: Sam Shapiro is retired from Purina Mills, and resides in Circleville with his wife, Raylene. They have two sons. Sam received his M.A. in Education from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. 

Sam is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he has served as Council President for four terms. In addition, he is active in many community organizations, such as Boy Scouts as a Scout Master, a project Leader for youth mission trips, and with Circleville of Caring. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, home improvement projects, and restoring automobiles. Again, welcome aboard Sam!

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: 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

April birthdays: 2nd-Curtis Christopher; 3rd - Gary Dean; 9th - Craig Brown; 10th - Debbie Hoffman; 15th - Ellery Elick; 16th - Gary Gillen, Tad Grover; 18th - Larry Halm; 22nd - Barry Pontus; 23rd - Tony Chamberlain

April anniversaries: 2nd - Steve Stevenson; 4th - Rick Rawlins; 8th - Dave Moss; 26th - Dan Delong

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Andrea Brown of Westfall High School, introduced students: Gunner Hall & Caitlyn Young

Lottery: Bob Sneed was this week's winner of $15, but the golden bean remains hidden. The jackpot is now at $644.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: 
    • Presented a Club 125 pin to Bob Liggett
    • Presented Perfect attendance pins to Bob Tootle & Bill Stout
  • Debbie Hoffman: passed around a sign-up sheet for times to read a book to Head Start students for Literacy program.
  • Bob McCrady: offered free Rotary car magnets to those interested.
  • Via flyer: Rotary District #6690's District Conference will be May 18th-20th at Zane State College Campus. To register &/or get details, go to website: http://rotary6690.org/training-events/discon1718/


SAA: Bob Sneed (In a lively St. Patrick's Day hat)

*Mentioned Circleville High School Senior Nate Keaton's 2nd time wining the State Wrestling Championship for the 120 pound weight class! It was also Nate’s fourth time to earn a place on the State tournament’s podium.

*Chris Mullins: for his sister, Joanna, being selected as the new CEO of COTA.

*Roxan Sigmon: for something involving her agency. (I couldn't hear the reason.)

Intro: Dave Webb introduced today's speaker, Marco Lombardi, representing Sofidel. Marco is the Site Operations Manager at Sofidel’s Circleville facility.He lives in Dublin with his wife & son. He is here today to give us an update on the progress of the facility.

Highlights:

  • Sofidel was founded in 1966. It's HQ is in Tuscany, Italy.
  • Approx. 6,000 + employees
  • Sofidel is a very well established name in the tissue paper industry.
  • Six facilities in USA now, plus the Circleville site.
  • Circleville is the first facility “built from scratch." The other ones were established within existing buildings.
  • 1.6 million sq ft
  • Their process: Papermaking + Converting + Distribution
  • Circleville's plant works in partnership with their plant in Haines, FL.
  • Sofidel uses a great deal of robotic automation
  • The Circleville facility is now operational. Construction phase took about 13 months. By the end of this year, they should be fully "up & running."
  • 350 employees is their target. They have 150 approx. now.
  • Working with Miami University in regards to finding employees with specialized education &/or abilities.
  • "There is a lot of chemistry in tissue paper. Not like making machine parts."
  • Their retail partners are: WalMart, Staples, Family Dollar, Traders Joe's, etc.
  • Sofidel has a strong environmental commitment. "100%" is what his PowerPoint slide said. Displayed the numerous environmental awards & certifications they have earned.
  • Their air emissions is mostly steam. 
  • Sofidel "is very young, but very brave to invest constantly." "(Sofidel has) invested huge amounts of money."
  • Circleville's facility is almost exactly one mile long.
  • Mentioned the transportation from Sweden of the large dryer equipment, and commented with a smile, “I don’t want to tell you how much the transportation costs were.”
  • Played two aerial videos, one pre-construction & one post-construction.
  • 1st line is operational, 2nd is almost completed, & 3rd is under construction currently.
  • Sofidel begins with pulp for their products. They get the materials "from all over the world." Pulp comes in compressed sheets, configured into bales.
  • They "do not use recycled paper; its always pure."
  • Complete manufacturing process “takes only seconds, not minutes! 2,000 meter per minute.”
  • This plant will produce mostly toilet paper & unfinished-level paper items. 
  • The Sofidel name comes from a combination of several companies' names.


Speaker's contact information:

Marco Lombardi

Site Operations Manager

Sofidel

25910 US 23

Circleville, OH 43113

Marco.lombardi@sofidelamerica.com

Www.sofidelamerica.com


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

March programs:

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"

03/08/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Angela Beaver

Song: Matt Tootle - “Four Leaf Clover" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees:Ankrom,  Applegate, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Grover, Halm, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Kowalski, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, Moss, Chris Mullins, Neff, Pontius, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Rothe, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Warner Searls

Guests: Steve Irwin wih Jerry Good; Heather Poll with Mike Pelcic

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: 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Brooke Wright from Teays Valley High School introduced Meredith Keel and Walker Moore.

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $14, but the golden bean remains hidden.  The jackpot is now at $629.

Announcements:

  • Via flyer: Rotary District #6690's District Conference will be May 18th-20th at Zane State College Campus.  To register &/or get details, go to website: http://rotary6690.org/training-events/discon1718/
  • Membership proposal: Heather Roll, Pickaway County DD Community Connections Coordinator has submitted paperwork to request membership.  Her sponsoring Rotarian is Pres. Gary Dean.  If there are any questions &/or comments, please direct them to Drexel Poling.


SAA: Bob Sneed

In honor of International Women’s Day, all the female finees got to pass their fines. This was great for everyone except Dave Webb who got to pay more than his fair share. 

Also in honor of Daylight Savings Time, Bob gave a quizz on DST as a reminder for everyone to “Spring Forward."

Intro:  Dave Webb introduced today's speaker, Tom Davis from the Pickaway Parks Board.

Highlights:

  • Tom showed a variety of flora and fauna from around the county. Those include eagles, cyotes, beavers and groundhogs. He even had a section of tree that the beavers had “harvested.” 
  • Tom gave a quick review of the current park projects and the hopes for the future. Those include completing (clearing, bridging, and paving) the Pickaway Trail, adding to the Roundtown Trail, and adding trails in other areas.
  • The Park District hopes to be able to provide grants to the local parks totalling $100,000 next year.


Speaker's contact information:


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 some better comes along...

Joe McNemar

March programs:

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"

03/01/2018

Date

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Drexel Poling

Song: Jayme Fountain - "Singin' in the Rain" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Christopher, Crespo, Davis, Droste, Elsea, Ewing, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Mabe, McIlroy, Montgomery, Moss, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Vallette

Make-ups: Sunrise - Sister Monica Justinger

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Warner Searls

Guests: None

**Pres. Gary inducted Sam Shapiro into our Rotary club today.  Sam states that he is an active volunteer in the community & church.  Past activities include Haven House, Circle of Caring, & Project Leader for LYO mission trips.  He is a former high school baseball umpire, and he serves on the Board of Directors for Brown Memorial.  Lastly, he notes that he is a three term President of Church of Council at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Welcome aboard Sam!

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: 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Happy Dollars: Barry Pontius - his daughter was chosen as 1 out of 130 students to have her artwork displayed in the Statehouse:; Patty Rothe - Nick being

Student guests: Erika Konowalow of PRCTC, introduced students: Tristan Rhodes & Morgan Fyffe

Lottery: Ian Webb was this week's winner of $14, but the golden bean remains hidden.  The jackpot is now at $617.

Announcements:

  • Vince Yaniga: 04/30/18 will be the Rotary 4-Way Speech contest
  • Pres. Gary: 
    • Presented a Club 125 pin to Ty Ankrom
    • Mentioned the District Conference. (See the info below.)
  • Ian Webb: Reminder that the Rotary President training group is still requesting donations of new or gently used children's books to be taken over to Mongolia & translated for children there.
  • Sister Monica: Asking that Rotarians sponsor a group for the Alzheimer's organization walk at Wyngate. 
  • Via flyer: Rotary District #6690's District Conference will be May 18th-20th at Zane State College Campus.  To register &/or get details, go to website: http://rotary6690.org/training-events/discon1718/


SAA: Bob Sneed

*Fined March birthdays & anniversaries

*Judy Wolford: for the "juror mailing mistake" in NC.

*All those who distributed dictionaries via our Dictionary Project

*All OU Bobcat grads for recent victory.

*Bankers: for Bank of America Visa card's anniversary 

*All who were born in Ohio: Today is anniversary of when Ohio became a state.

Intro:  Dave Webb introduced today's speaker, Amanda Mitchell & Elycia Brown, both representing WODA Management & Real Estate.

Highlights:

  • "WODA is a developer who specialize in upscale affordable housing & senior housing developments."
  • 300 communities, over 1200 units total
  • Everts Hill (the former Everts Middle School building) is one of their developments
  • Completion is projected to be mid-March
  • 39 units
  • "Modern design with old school charm."
  • Listed some of the state-of-the-art improvements & renovations they've made.
  • Kept the historical aspect of the building as much as possible.
  • They plan on continuing & improving upon the Community Garden Complex.  They have partnered with the local beekeeper's group to work on a topiary garden.
  • "The Pit" will be a cafeteria for PICCA to prepare lunches for their programs.
  • Grand Opening is being planned for the beginning of April.
  • 75 off-street parking spots will be available
  • They are currently taking "pre-sale"/applications
  • Tenants pay electric only; other utilities are covered.
  • They run most of the properties at a 92-100% occupancy level.
  • All units are for independent living occupants
  • They tried to keep original school features, such as chalkboards & trophy cases.
  • Age restrictions are 55 & older for the head of household, & all other occupants being at least 18 years old.


Speaker's contact information:

WODA

532 S. Court St.

Circleville, OH 43113

(740) 637-7828

Evertshill@wodagroup.com

www.wodagroup.com


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

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"

02/22/2018

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Rotarians introduced themselves & their guests

Song: None

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Droste, Ewing, Good, Grover, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Mabe, McIlroy, Moss, Jessica Mullins, Radcliff, Rainey, River, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, Williams

Make-ups: None

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

Visiting Rotarians: Self-introductions

Guests: Introduced by Rotarians

**Membership proposal: Sam Shapiro has submitted his paperwork to request membership.  His sponsoring Rotarian is Pres. Gary Dean.  If there are any questions &/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

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: 18th - Don Metzler; 19th - Debbie Hoffman

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: None

Lottery: None 

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: 
    • Today is Sunrise Rotary's 96th Anniversary
    • Gave a brief explanation of what Rotary is, and the initiatives in which we are involved.
      • Polio Plus Program: almost completely eradicated polio worldwide.
  • Via flyer: Rotary District #6690's District Conference will be May 18th-20th at Zane State College Campus.  To register &/or get details, go to website: http://rotary6690.org/training-events/discon1718/


SAA: None

Intro:  Warren Spangler introduced & thanked the Rural/Urban Committee. Then he introduced today's speaker, Dale Minyo of ABN Agricultural Radio.  Dale is a farm broadcaster for Ohio Ag Net serving as the anchor for the morning and midday broadcast.  He graduated from OSU with a degree in Ag Economics.

His career in radio began in sales.  In 1995, he joined the broadcast team working alongside Ed Johnson.  Except for a five-year stretch with Clear Channel Radio, he has spent his career working for the Johnson Family and Agriculture Communicators.  He lives in Morrow County with his wife, Cynthia, and his sons, Kyle and Ryan.

Highlights:

  • "The world is run by those that show up."
  • Explained how FCC regulates what can be said during daytime hours vs night time hours.
  • Spoke in general about agriculture, imports, & imports, and their importance.
  • Told a story about how marketing affects both the agriculture & the consumers.
  • Stressed how the agriculture industry needs to create a strong "marketing plan."
    • Gave examples, such as labeling as "organic" vs "non-organic."
  • We need to promote farmers & agricultural products
  • Need to work on communication, and what is acceptable or unacceptable to say.  
  • Non-GMO vs GMO labeling; 
  • According to some definitions, even artificial insemination can be considered genetic modification.
  • Discussed crop rotation and how it can cause be a profit-loss process.
  • Stated how cyclical prices are for livestock and crops.
  • Of course, he mentioned how the environment & weather conditions affect agriculture as well.
  • Shared the retail price difference between "gluten free" products vs "gluten" products is...over 242% increase!
  • Pointed out "how removed the current education system is from agriculture."
  • Drew a comparison between the commitment that olympic athletes make for their years of work towards one moment, and the commitment farmers make every production season.
  • Speaking of products,  "It is what it is, regardless of what the label says."
  • Told a story of how, long ago, sweet potatoes naturally genetically modified themselves.  This is proof that genetic modification can actually be a natural process.
  • Wrapped up with a story of "Johnny and the fence post."  Moral of the story was that we should all be aware of the impact we each leave on others & on our world.


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

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"

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