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02/28/2019


(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: Ian Webb

Prayer: Bob Sneed

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Everyone introduced themselves and their guests

Song: A 91st birthday salute was given to one of our servers and long time active community member, Doris Gillespie.

Absentees: Angela, Jon B., Craig, Tony, Jonathan D., Gary D., Dan DeLong, Jean, Joy, Heather, Richard G., Tad, Jim H., Steve I., Adam, Sr. Monica, Beth, Bob L., Bob M., Don, Chris, Jessica, Mike P., Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Gary S., Werner, Roxan, Todd, Steve S., Matt, Bob T., Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Vince

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Laura Derby, Mt. Vernon, VA

Guests: Many Rotarians brought guests for the annual Rural-Urban Day.

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

February anniversaries: 21st- Carly Neff

 

Student Guests: Pam Younkin from Teays Valley High School brought outstanding senior students, Brett and Taylor.

Lottery: Not conducted this week.

Announcements:

  • None


SAA: Beth Kowalski

  • None


Program: Ellery opened his introduction with a recognition of the Rural-Urban Day committee, himself, Judy and Warren. He also gave a special shout-out to Jayme for arranging the faciities.

Ellery then introduced Aaron Wilson, Senior Research Associate at the Byrd Poler and Climate Research Center who has a joint appointment in the Ohio State University Extension Agency. Aaron’s research focuses on weather and climate across diverse environments from the ice-covered Arctic and Antarctica to the tropical indluences on global circulation and extreme weather and climate change in Ohio. 

His duties with OSU Extension allow him to connect his love of weather and climate with the agricultural community throughout Ohio. He provides data when needed and tries to help increase the understanding of how changing climate is impacting farmers across the state.

Highlights:

 

  • Heavier precipitation 
  • Fewer field work days
  • Long term observations 
  • Look at trends to see where we are headed
  • Winter is more like Virginia
  • Summer more like Arkansas
  • 2019 looks like a repeat of 2018
  • Well above average soul moisture 
  • Colder than average into March
  • Summer warmer than average, wetter
  • Will make info available online
  • Effect is human interaction CO2 and water vapor
  • Can do something about it. Adapt and mitigate. 
  • Ice melt from land is raising sea level



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:

Aaron B. Wilson, PhD

Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

DFAES-OSU Extension | Climate Speialist

State Climate Office of Ohio

040 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Rd

Columbus, OH 43210

wilson.1010@osu.edu

614-292-7930


March programs:

7th: Julie Kellough, Ohio Means Jobs

14th: VIST (Visual Impairment Service Team) coordinator at the Chillicothe VA

21st: Jan Shanon, Community Foundation

28th: Lauren Arnold, National Church Residences Hospice

02/14/2018

02/14/2019

(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: Birthday Boy Ian Webb

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Ellery Elick

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: Eric Liggett for his son’s Eagle Scout award.

Student Guests: Andrea Brown of Westfall High School introduced seniors Matt Baemel and Hazel Thomas.

Matt enjoys sports and outdoor activities. He plans to attend either Otterbein or Capital University.

Hazel is in NHS and the band. She is the stage manager for the musical. Although she enjoys drawing, she plans to major in bioscience at OSU.

Lottery: Sam Shapiro was this week's winner of $12, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $215.

Announcements:

  • The next Community Kitchen event has been canceled for February. 
  • 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. Charlie Hedges mentioned more details. With the club match, a donation of $400 will receive a first time Paul Harris recognition.
  • Charlie then recognized Judy Wolford for her Paul Harris Plus One recognition.
  • Rural-Urban Day at the Presbyterian Church is 2/28 at 11:30 am.


SAA: Beth Kowalski

  • President Ian for his birthday song.
  • Heather for her picture as a Sunrise Rotary speaker.
  • David Crawford is on the ballot.
  • Since there wasn’t enough inThe Herald, Beth had a Facebook posting quizz that involved the postings of Angela, Harry, Richard C., Ellery, Heather, Jayme and Amy.


Program: Richard Coyan introduced Heather Foll and Michelle Callahan.

Heather is an alumai of Logan Elm HS and is currently attending Ohio Chrisitian University. She is the Community Connections Coordinator for the Pickaway County Board of the Developmentally Disabled. Heather is a board member for the Pickaway County Special Olympics as well as a volunteer. She contributs a monthly column in the Circleville Herald entitled “The Inclusive Corner” and a new column about everyday heroes for The Dimple Times.

Michelle is an alumna of Westfall HS and The Ohio State University where she majored in Agricultural Communications. She has been a newspaper reporter and a communications manager for United Producers. Michelle has been with the Pickaway County Library for nearly 15 years and indicates that she has vet to read all of the books! Michelle coordinates special events for the library as well as print and social media communications.

Highlights:

  • The One Book One Community read for this year is “Wonder,” by R. J. Palacio. It is about August Pullman who was born with a disability.
  • This is the first time a juvenile book has been chosen. That was done to include more age groups in the discussion.
  • A major point of the book is to be kind.
  • No matter what age level, it is hard to be kind and the effects can be very difficult when people are not kind, for whatever reason.
  • Heather got much of her inspiration from her brother Shane who has Downs Syndrome.
  • Kindness is a matter of strength, not weakness.
  • It can be awkward, especially when dealing with someone with a disability.
  • Randy Beach stated that he is proud of this community because if always allowed him to be himself.
  • Heather mentioned the Kindness Cards that are available to pass on.
  • Kindness is not a matter of right or wrong, but acceptance of others.
  • Thursday, February 28th at 3:00 pm will be a Chamber Education Roundtable.
  • Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 pm will be the community book discussion.


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:

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

28th: Rural Urban Day

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