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04/06/2017

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Charlie Hedges

Song: Mike Pelcic, "April Showers" & "R-O-T-A-R-Y"

Absentees: Coyan, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Halm, Jack Hooks, Joiner, Justinger, Kowalski, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, Montgomery, Moss, Jessica Mullins, Poling, Reynolds, Scherer, Stevens, Throckmorton, Vickers, White, Wilson

Make-ups: Myrtle Beach - Ellery Elick; District Assembly - Gary Dean, Drex Poling, Vince Yaniga

Visiting Rotarians: Logan - Bill Boone

Guests: John Joyce, by Mike Pelcic; Kendra Lieberman, by Tony Chamberlain

April birthdays: 3rd - Gary Dean; 9th - Craig Brown; 10th -Debbie Hoffman; 13th - Mark Smith; 14th - Angela Beavers; 15th - Ellery Elick; 16th - Gary Gillen & Tad Grover; 18th - Larry Halm; 22nd - Barry Pontius

April anniversaries: 2nd - Steve Stevenson; 8th - Harry Canfield, Dave Moss; 26th - Dan Delong; 28th - Larry Powell

** New membership proposal: Jennifer Rainey has submitted her membership paperwork.  She is employed at The Savings Bank, and lives in Ashville.  Please direct any questions/comments regarding this proposal to Drexel Poling.

Student guests: Pam Younkin, Guidance Counselor of Teays Valley High School, introduced two students: Brooke Carothers & Cody Blum

Lottery: Ty Ankrom received the weekly drawing of $12, but did not draw the golden bean. Jackpot is now $54.  

Announcements:

  • Dannie Fouts: Mayor's breakfast fundraiser for Boys Scouts of America on 05/18/17 at OCU, starting at 7:30AM.  This year's honoree is Larry Schieber.
  • Dave Webb: Jarrod Burke stated the soldier that he spoke of at our meeting, his remains have been identified.
  • OCU: Will host the annual Maxwell Presentation Tuesday at 5:45 pm.  Dr. Mark Smith will also be honored at the event for his years of service to OCU.
  • Vince: announced the winners of our Rotary 25th Annual 4-Way Speech Contest, & thanked those who volunteered to help with the event. Winners are: 1st place - Angel Francisco (Westfall) & Emily Vaughn (Westfall), 2nd place - Justin Schbelock (Westfall), 3rd place - Tori Hawkins (Teays Valley).
  • Carly: Next Wednesday is Corks & Canvas at Rhoads Farm Market
  • Debbie Hoffman: 04/26/17 Will be the next Rotary After Hours event at the Patio at Rhoads Farm Market.
  • Jessica Mullins, via Pres. Chris: Circleville Noon Rotary branded apparel is now available through Land's End.  Two ways to order are:                                                 1) www.business.landsend.com, or 2) Call #(800) 338-2000.  Use Logo #1508541.
  • Pres: Chris: District conference is at COSI.  

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.)


SAA: Vince Yaniga

  • BGSU students or graduates: professor had erotic content on his computer drive
  • Amy Elsea: for Braya & Kaia being in the newspaper
  • April birthdays were fined
  • Read funny stories from Reader's Digest of mother's getting revenge on their kids


Intro: Roxan Sigmon

Speaker(s): Heather Foll, of Pickaway FANS Network & Pickaway Board of DD.  Heather began her career in business with Health Care Logisitics.  After 10 years, she transitioned to non-profit when she becam the Executive Director of Stepping Stones, the supervised visitation center in Pickaway County.  Because of unstable funding, Heather left to take a position with The Circleville Herald in advertising.  In 2015, she was asked to join the Pickaway County Special Olympics advisory committee.  In 2016, she accepted the position of Community Coordinator and Special Olympics Coordinator with the Pickaway County Board of DD.  This career opportunity has matched with her passion for Special Olympics, and people living with disabilities in our community.

Highlights:

  • This is a personal story for her as her
  • Fans, Allies, & Neighbors (FAN) Network: group of individual & organizations that have joined together to support the Pickaway DD.
  • Heather shared a story of success of one of their clients, and how the community pulled together to fulfill a need of gravel for their driveway.
  • FANS not only donate items& funds, but also their time to solve situations.
  • Shared another story of how one elderly gentleman wanted to go to see the ocean & palm trees
  • A vast majority of the disable population do not have the social opportunities or connections that the main stream population has.
  • "FANS creates the opportunities for everyone to meet some very special people."
  • In conclusion, Heather shared a story of how her daughter survived a serious car wreck, and how fortunate we all are to have every day that we have.  Heather asked that we all "fill our days with passion & creativity."


Contact information:

Heather Foll

HFoll@PickawayDD.org

April program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

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

20th: Ryan Scribner - Sofidel Update

27th: Amber Hudson - MASH Pantry

May program schedule:

4th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver

11th: Keystone Book Store

18th: Jennifer Barney - Author/Publisher

25th: Dr. Greg Lam, Berger cardiologist

03/30/2017

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Dan Dailey

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Tony Chamberlain

Song: Warren Spangler, "God Bless America" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Crespo, Droste, Elick, Elsea, Ewing, Richard Gerhardt, Gillen, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, Palm, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolford

Make-ups: eClub One - Roger Wolfe

Visiting Rotarians: Logan - Bill Boone; Sunrise - Warner Searls

Guests: Janet Spangler, Annabel Spangler, Carol Ann Baker, & Dave Baker, by Warren Spangler; Tina Barson, & Burt Marsh, by Walt Spangler

April birthdays: 3rd - Gary Dean; 9th - Craig Brown; 10th -Debbie Hoffman; 13th - Mark Smith; 14th - Angela Beavers; 15th - Ellery Elick; 16th - Gary Gillen & Tad Grover; 18th - Larry Halm; 22nd - Barry Pontius

April anniversaries: 2nd - Steve Stevenson; 8th - Harry Canfield, Dave Moss; 26th - Dan Delong; 28th - Larry Powell

Student guests: Jonathan Davis, Superintendent of Circleville City School District, introduced two students: Bryce Delong & Avery Delong

Lottery: Jim Hooks received the weekly drawing of $16, but did not draw the golden bean. Jackpot is now $42.  Also did another drawing for "A Soldier's Story" book donated by Walt Spangler.  Ned Schreiner won it.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Chris: read the letter of resignation from Tim Tener.
  • Gary Dean:  Rotary Committee sign-up forms at all the tables
  • Gary Montgomery: Thanked those who volunteered at the most recent Community Kitchen event.
  • Gary Joiner: On 04/16/17, the Mash Pantry will be having an Easter dinner
  • Scott Applegate: Spaghetti Dinner at New Hope Schools will be tomorrow, starting at 4:30pm.
  • The Annual Rotary Flower Sale is ON. See the details by clicking here.

By e-mail


SAA: Bob Sneed

  • Jessica Mullins: Sterlin being in the newspaper for honor roll
  • Gerhardt Maroscher: for speaking to the Women's Educators Club
  • Don McIlroy & Scott Applegate: in photo of Ace Hardware's ribbon cutting ceremony
  • Charlie Hedges: for Mollie speaking to the Women's Business Network
  • Ty Ankrom: ESC received favorable results from their recent audit
  • Ned Schreiner challenged Gary Dean to raise money for Polio Plus by skydiving.  If Gary will do it, Ned said he would too!
  • April Fool's Day Trivia Quiz


Intro: Dave Webb, who first thanked all of March's speakers & program committee members.

Speaker(s): Fellow Rotarian, Walt Spangler, who spoke about his "trip" across Germany, via his military service in WWII.

Highlights:

  • Started his military service at 16 years old in the infantry.
  • Was then formally drafted at 18 years old.
  • Shared a funny story about a soldier who was serving on guard duty.
  • Spoke about the different weapons they had learned how to use during their training.
  • AIRTC: Advanced Infantry Replacement Training Center
  • He was sent to serve on the USS Westpoint, a former luxury liner that "had all the luxury taken out of it."  They were on their way to Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Shared a story of a time that depth charges were thrown in their path by another ship, and how his ship & troops reacted.  Explained how they eventually landed & were sent in as reinforcements for lost soldiers.  Walt was selected to be placed in the foxhole.  He said that he learned more in that foxhole from a seasoned fellow soldier than he had in all of his 6 weeks of training camp.
  • Told us how amazed he was that he had a fellow soldier in his troop from Williamsport.  Walt explained how unusual it was to have someone local.
  • Walt served in Company A, which had lost its first two leaders, and the third leader sent as a replacement was only 22 years old.  This new fellow found himself in charge of approx. 146 soldiers!
  • Explained that a zig-zag trench was dug in such a fashion in case a mortar landed in the trench so it wouldn't "take out the whole trench."
  • Spoke of how mistakes were made and the result of some of those mistakes, and how they lost soldiers.
  • Walt explained that he had to once hid in a 6" deep plow furrow, so he had to dig his foxhole from a prone position.
  • Shared his knowledge of mortars, and the damage they inflicted.  He had several close calls with them, and had lost fellow soldiers.
  • Told various stories of how they had advanced through Germany.
  • He ran out of time so he had to cut his presentation short, but stated that "there is plenty more to this story."

Contact information:

None provided, but Walt is in our Membership Directory

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: Amber Hudson - MASH Food Pantry

May program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

4th: Dan Patrick - Retired "Samson" monster truck driver

11th: Keystone Book Store

18th:  Jenny Bahney-Author/Publisher

25th: TBA

03/23/2017

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Matt Tootle

Song: Walt Spangler, "The Band Played On" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Joe Brown, Crespo, Davis, Ewing, Fountain, Good, Halm, Hoffman, Jim Hooks, Joiner, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, McIlroy, Pelcic, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Wolford

Make-ups: Sunrise - Jean Droste; eClub One - Jim River

Visiting Rotarians: Logan - Bill Boone

Guests: Dick McClish, 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

April birthdays: 3rd - Gary Dean; 9th - Craig Brown; 10th -Debbie Hoffman; 13th - Mark Smith; 14th - Angela Beavers; 15th - Ellery Elick; 16th - Gary Gillen & Tad Grover; 18th - Larry Halm; 22nd - Barry Pontius

April anniversaries: 2nd - Steve Stevenson; 8th - Harry Canfield, Dave Moss; 26th - Dan Delong; 28th - Larry Powell

Student guests: Billy Dennis, Principal of Westfall High School, introduced three students: Alissa Wickline, Sierra Tracy, & Katie Powers.

Lottery:  Jim River received the weekly drawing of $12, but did not draw the golden bean. Jackpot is now $26.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Chris announced that our club has decided to support the Haven House's capital campaign 
  • Gary Dean: Personally extended an invitation to all Rotarians to attend the District 6690 Assembly on 04/01/17. Please see him for the details regarding the event.
  • Gary Montgomery: 03/27/17 is the next Community Kitchen event. Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated.  
  • Jessica Mullins: The next Rotary After-hour mixer will be 03/29/17 at Gants Pizza., from 5-7pm.

By e-mail


SAA: Bob Sneed

  • Gary Montgomery: Mt Oval photo in the newspaper
  • Richard Coyan: New Hope administration changes
  • Tim Williams: for success of a LEHS student in basketball
  • Craig Brown: OCU for runner-up position in championship
  • Ned Schreiner: for representing Rotary club
  • YMCA board members or former board members: for the Giving Campaign
  • National Happiness Week: asked "Who is happy?"


Happy Bucks: Patty Rothe shared her son, Nick Rothe, had received the Circleville Middle School's Tiger Pride Awards in both soccer & wrestling, and made it to District Science Fair for the second year in a row.

Intro: Dave Webb

Speaker(s): Dr. Jarrod Burks, of Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc.

Highlights:

  • Discussed radar survey, and how he was asked to interpret a survey report that was written in Polish.
  • Told a story of 1st Lt. Ewart Sconiers, a POW in Stalag Luft III, who is still missing.  He was supposedly buried in the local municipal hospital in Lublin, Poland.  Unfortunately, his remains have yet to be found, due to the removal &/or destruction of grave markers & grave sites.
  • Therefore, Jarrod was asked to go to Poland to find Sconiers' remains with Jarrod's radar equipment.
  • He shared the challenges of shipping the equipment & getting the funds for the trip.
  • Displayed the old maps, drawings, & photos from which Jarrod had to work.
  • He donated his time, and his accommodation expenses were covered.
  • Explained how he narrowed the site down to a specific spot in the cemetery.
  • Stated that topsoil has magnetic properties, so his magnetometer can detect such soil disturbance in earthworks.
  • Shared how the magnetic data from Poland "sucked."  Luckily the radar results were much better.
  • He was able to focus the results down to the gravesite being in one of two rows.  They had to submit his results in order to get permission to dig the trenches.
  • The federal government was to acquire the permission for digging, but they didn't come through.  Therefore, Jarrod had to work through local channels, that he had developed while there, to gain the permission.
  • Displayed images of their findings, and how there were two people per grave.
  • Jarrod never found Sconiers' remains in that cemetery, but they did eventually receive a photo of Sconiers' grave marker in another city in Poland.  Turns out that many of the French soldiers were moved from the original site to this secondary cemetery, & Jarrod feels the remains will be confirmed as that site.  
  • The DNA samples were taken, and Jarrod is waiting on the results.


Contact information:

Jarrod. Burks, PhD

4889 Sinclair Rd., Suite 210

Columbus, OH 43229

Jarrodburks@ovacltd.com

www.ovacltd.com

(614) 436-4926 Phone

(614) 309-6074 Mobile

(614) 436-6945 Fax

March program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

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

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