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04/12/2018

Presiding: Gary Dean

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Angela Beavers

Song: Mike Pelcic - "On the Sunny Side of the Street" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Applegate, Craig Brown, Christopher, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Elick, Ewing, Good, Grover, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Kowalski, Lewis, Maroscher, Mavis, Moss, Chris Mullins, Pontius, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Stevens, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Williams, Wilson, Vallette

Make-ups: eClub One - Charlie Hedges (3)

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

Membership proposal: Stephen Irwin has submitted his membership application. Stephen is the new Plant Manager at Circleville’s DuPont facility. His Rotarian sponsor was Jerry Good, who is the past DuPont Plant Manager. If there are any questions &/or comments regarding this application, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

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: Nate Smith, of Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced three students: Caleb Linton, Darren Webb, & Ashton Cotton

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $18, but the golden bean remains hidden. The jackpot is now at $707.

Announcements:

  • Dan Fouts
    • 1) Thank you to the MVCH Park’s recent volunteers, 
    • 2) Drew our attention to the flyer regarding the upcoming Boy Scout’s annual Mayor’s Breakfast fundraiser. Boy Scouts of America are hosting their Mayor’s Breakfast on 05/10/2018 at 7:30AM at OCU (1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville). This is an annual fundraising event, and this year’s honoree will be Roger Southward. You can RSVP &/or get more details from: Susan.Emerson@scouting.org.
  • Charlie Hedges: Rotary Foundation update; goal is $6,900, and we are only $1,400 away to date.
  • Vince Yaniga: Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest update
  • Gary Montgomery: 04/23/18 is the next Community Kitchen event
  • Pres. Gary: Pointed out the Ted Lewis Museum flyers at our tables. They are hosting the musical performance “Rubinoff and his Violin” with “Pops” concert on 06/02/18 at 7PM at Circleville High School’s auditorium. Tickets & details can be found at: www.tedlewismuseum.org, or #(740) 477-3630.
  • Roxan Sigmon, on behalf of Joy Ewing: Shared info from the Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) flyers at our tables. OMJ is hosting an “In-Demand Jobs Week Open House” on 05/09/18 from 1-3PM at 160 Island Rd. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP by 04/30/18 to : damita.kniceley@jfs.ohio.gov, or allen.roberts@jfs.ohio.gov.
  • 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/


New member inducted: Heather Foll was introduced by Mike Pelcic, her Sponsor Rotarian. Heather grew up in Kingston and graduated from Logan Elm High School. She is married to Brad, and has one daughter, Samantha. Samantha & Heather are attending college at the same time. Heather is going to OCU to study Psychology. She will also be graduating from the Pickaway Leadership Fellows Program next month. She has numerous activities, such as creative writing (including a monthly column in The Circleville Herald), member of Pickaway County Toastmasters group, and a life long advocate for people with disabilities & the Pickaway County Board of DD and its Friends, Allies, & Neighbors (FANS) Network. Lastly, she says she “is a devoted baseball fan! - Go Reds!”

SAA: Bob Mabe

  • OCU: 1) Job Fair 2)Clean-up at Canal Park; fine passed on to Bill Richards
  • Mayor Don: passed his two fines onto Bob Sneed
  • Pres. Gary: for his son, Jeff Dean, being inducted CHS Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Dick Gerhardt: for being inducted along with his daughter Kara into the CHS Hall of Fame
  • Amy Elsea: for photo at the grand opening of Ink Your Logo
  • Heather Foll: for the “Rock Your Socks” event in March.
  • Richard Coyan: for the appointment of the new head of New Hope school.
  • Bob then performed a quiz on random & somewhat bizarre trivia


Intro: Roxan Sigmon introduced today's speakers, Pickaway County Commissioners Jay Wippel, Champ Henson, & Brian Stewart. They came to discuss the proposed Pickaway Agricultural & Event Center. 

Submitted bio info on each Commissioner:

1) Jay grew up in Walnut Township, and graduated from Teays Valley High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from OSU. He currently farms about 700 acres in northern Pickaway County. Jay is active in the community as a member of Westfall School Board, Berger Health Systems Board of Directors, & has served as an officer for the US Dept of Agriculture.

2) Harold “Champ” Henson is a life long resident of Pickaway County, and a local farmer, as well as a former Walnut Township Trustee. After graduating from Teays Valley High School, he attended OSU on a football scholarship. Champ owns & operates Henson Family Farm Market. He resides in Walnut Township with his wife, Karen, where they raised their 3 children, Clayton, Colton, & Cassidy.

3) Brian Stewart began his first term as Commissioner in January 2013. He is a life long resident of southern Ohio, a local attorney, and a combat veteran of the Iraq War. Brian earned his Bachelor’s & Law degrees from OSU. He is a partner at Farthing & Stewart LLP, a local law practice in Circleville. In 2009 he was elected to Ashville Council, where he served three years. Being an active member in the community, he has held positions such as immediatePast Vice-President and Spokesman for the the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial, member of Pickaway County Farm Bureau, Assoc. of Ohio Commodores, VFW, & SAR. Brian lives in Ashville, & attends Ashville Village Chapel with his wife, Letanya, and their two daughters, Salem & Sidney.

Highlights:

• Brian took the podium first, and gave some historical background of the Pickaway County Fairgrounds.

  • In 2013 & 2014, talk began on the fate of the fairgrounds. In 2015, the talk became earnest, & the Commissioners felt they were the best equipped to guide these discussions and plans
  • In 2016, Commissioners solicited feedback from the public as to what the community would like to see happen.
  • In 2017, the Commissioners went forward with the feedback, and began creating plans for the project.
  • This year has been the unveiling of their plans.
  • Champ stepped up next. There will be three phases to the project. 
  • The phase for the pavilion has received attention from the State, & funds of $400,000 were granted to the effort.
  • Next was Jay, who spoke of the importance of agriculture & “the fairgrounds” in our community.
  • He revealed the name of the new project, Pickaway Agricultural & Events Center.
  • “It will be the centerpiece of the agricultural community.”
  • Displayed the architectural rendering of the entire layout.
  • It will include improved & expanded equestrian & livestock structures, as well as more restrooms & general public/meeting facilities.
  • Jan Shannon of the PCCF has been pivotal to this project.
  • Mike Schmidt, the architect, shared how he was amazed with the positive response he has received on this project, especially from the farming community.
  • “$5 million is their fundraising goal. Public support is $7 million.”
  • “We will no longer be embarrassed about our old fairgrounds.”
  • Total project cost is projected at $12 million. Raised to date: $954,745; pending pledges: $2.3 million.
  • Spoke of the phases to their Campaign.
  • Next Fair Week: June 17-23, 2018
  • He stressed that this project will be “a year-around facility!”
  • Jay revealed that “we will definitely keep the cow (that is on the top of the current building).”
  • Parking spaces estimated: 657 currently, plus 500 +/- additional.


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.

Meeting was concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.

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Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


April programs:

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"

May programs: 

3rd: Nate Keaton - Two-time State Wrestling Champion

10th: Charles Rutell - OCU Academy

17th: Pickaway County Farmers Market

24th: Judge Randy Knece

31st: Joseph Rubin - Ted Lewis presentation

04/05/2018

Date: 04/05/18

Presiding: Vice President Ian Webb

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Angela Beavers

Song: Jim Hooks, substituting for Mike Pelcic - "Cielito Lindo" & "We’re Rotary"

Absentees: Applegate, Craig Brown, Crespo, Davis, Dean, Dan Delong, Elsea, Ewing, Fullen, Good, Grover, Halm, Hedges, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Maroscher, Mavis, Montgomery, Moss, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Sneed, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Yaniga, Vallette

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Lt. Steve Herron & Sgt. Isaac Saunders (both of the Ohio State Highway Patrol), by Gary Montgomery; Dale Parrish (Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office), by Earl Palm; Circleville City Police Chief Sean Baer, by David Crawford

Membership proposal: Stephen Irwin has submitted his membership application. Stephen is the new Plant Manager at Circleville’s DuPont facility. His Rotarian sponsor was Jerry Good, who is the past DuPont Plant Manager. If there are any questions &/or comments regarding this application, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

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: Erika Konowalow, of Pickaway Ross CTC, introduced two students: Liberty Davis & Hannah Scurlock, both from Logan Elm School District.

Lottery: Barry Pontius was this week's winner of $14, but the golden bean remains hidden. The jackpot is now at $689.

Announcements:

• Ian Webb: Notice the committee sign-up sheets at each table. Please be sure to sign up for at least one committee.

• Joe McNemar: Boy Scouts of America are hosting their Mayors' Breakfast on 05/10/2018 at 7:30AM at OCU (1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville). This is an annual fundraising event, and this year’s honoree will be Roger Southward. You can RSVP &/or get more details from: Susan.Emerson@scouting.org.

• Chris Mullins: Street clean-up project has been rescheduled to Monday, 04/16/18 at 5pm. The plans are to clean North Court Street from Marshall Addition to US 23. Volunteers will meet at the K of C Hall on North Court St.

• 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 Mabe

*Joe McNemar: Forest Hill cemetery clean up

*Drexel Poling & Barry Pontius: Newspaper’s mention of Hummel & Plum

*Roxan Sigmon: for something regarding Pickaway Co Job & Family Services

*Mayor Don McIlroy & Police Chief Sean Baer: for the new Youth Drop-in Center

*Recognized all of those members who are also military veterans, & fined those who aren’t veterans.

*Jim Hooks: for the odd song selection & poor singing

*Trivia Quiz, table-by-table, of famous quotes & who said them.

Intro: Roxan Sigmon introduced today's speaker, Amber Runyon, Founder of the Eleventh Candle Company. Eleventh Candle Co. is a social enterprise that is local to Columbus. They work both locally and globally to redeem, restore, empower, & equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, & addiction.

Highlights:

  • ​ Amber was a Nurse by trade, and did work overseas providing medical assistance.
  • ​ While overseas, she met a little girl named Lulu. She fell in love with her and after multiple trips, she began the adoption process for Lulu.
  • ​ During one of these trips, Amber personally witnessed a case of human trafficking. She saw a line of little girls, who were blindfolded, being lead in a line & prodded like cattle. The interpreter explained that these girls were being sold, and were blindfolded so they wouldn’t know to which brothel they were going, or be able to find their way back home. Amber explained that was when she knew “this wasn’t right, & I needed to do something about it.”
  • She pointed out that a girl is often told what to do or not to do, but that also ”we need to teach a girl to dream!”
  • “We need to get a generation from raped to redeemed!”
  • Explained the different factors that influence this environment, such as drug use & trade, poverty, lack of education, etc.
  • Everyone needs three things to thrive: Safe place, safe people, & safe food
  • Revealed that one of the ways “we can change the world is by doing things that are in our own lanes.” As consumers, we can become aware of the origins of the things we purchase daily, and what their social/political effects may be, such as whether the item was sourced humanely? Was slave labor involved?
  • Discussed the effects of pornography & prostitution on humanity. Most boys see porn at the age of 6, and are addicted by the age of 11.
  • Spoke of Judge Herbert, and what he is doing in the Court system to help fight human trafficking, and the issues that surround it.
  • Eleventh Candle Co. is both a non-profit & for-profit organization.
    • Non-profit: the work they do supporting the victims, and providing them with both job & life skills.
    • For-profit: selling of the candles, to raise the funds they need for the non-profit side.

  • Best ways to help: 1) Buy their candles 2) Make a donation 3) Spread the word about Eleventh Candle Co.
  • A question was raised to the two Ohio Highway Patrolmen as to whether they have dealt with this, & for what things they look. They shared some of their experiences, and the things that tip them off that there might be a trafficking situation.
  • Beauticians/stylists are often trained to watch for signs of human trafficking, such as marks on arms & legs, and constant hairstyle changes.
  • Not all victims will look like a stereotypical drug addict. Some victims are groomed to be “higher-end,” and therefore have more expensive clothing & accessories.
  • Average age of trafficked girls is 13 years old.
  • “I Am Jane Doe” is a documentary that discusses this issue as well.
  • Police Chief Shawn Baer shared some incidents they have run into here in town. He mentioned a female that was discovered in Sutherland’s parking lot. She was forced by her pimp to turn tricks for $8.
  • Whatever we do to help these victims needs to be sustainable solutions, not just hand-outs.
  • Eleventh Candle is very passionate about trauma care, rehabilitation, & job creation/sustainability.
  • “The world was created to love people and use things. Humans have become confused (and have reversed these items). We use people & love things.”
  • When Amber was asked what the Church can do better, Amber replied, “We need to practice true mercy!”


Speaker's contact information:

Amber Runyon, Founder

Eleventh Candle Co.

www.eleventhcandleco.com

Also on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest: eleventhcandleco


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

Meeting was concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

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"

May programs

3rd: Nate Keaton - Two-time State Wrestling Champion

10th: Charles Rutell - OCU Academy

17th: Pickaway County Farmers Market

24th: Judge Randy Knece

31st: Joseph Rubin - Ted Lewis presentation

03/29/2018

Date:  3/29/18

Presiding: Gary Dean

Invocation:  Offered by Vince Yaniga

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  (Read by Roxan Sigmon) Leigh Webb with Dave, Chase Liggett with Grandpa Bob, Wendy Beverage with Heidi and Steve Irwin with Jerry.

Piano: Don Metzler

Students: None

Songs:  Leader: Matt Tootle; Honoring scheduled opening day for Reds, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”; Rotary song: Viva la Rotary

Announcements:

  • ·      Tim Wilson, Visitor’s Bureau, CSO at Impact Center, OCU
  • ·      Don McIlroy, Jerry Good retiring as plant manager of DuPont—thanks for your efforts to improve the community and Rotary
  • ·      Thanks from Logan Elm Braves Backpack Program
  • ·      Amy, Chamber Annual Dinner, reservations by 4/6/18; date 4/14/18
  • ·      Perfect attendance 11 years Dave Moss
  • ·      Gary Montgomery, Soup Kitchen thanks to Sam Shapiro (first time), Warren Spangler, John Ellis, Bob Mabe, Bob Sneed, Dan Fouts, Harry Canfield, Austin Walls, wife, Gary
  • ·      Jessica, for Chris, trash pickup, Monday, April 2, 5:15 at Knights of Columbus
  • ·      4-Way Speech Contest, Berger Hospital, have judges, April 30, 5:00 pm
  • ·      District Convention, May 18, 19


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

Absentees:Applegate, Craig Brown, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Fountain, Gillen, Halm, Hedges, Jack Hooks,                                                           Kowalski, Lewis, Mabe, Maroscher, Mavis, Chris Mullins, Palm, Pelcic, , Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, River, Rothe, Shapiro, Stevens, Throckmorton, Vickers, Ian Webb, Williams, Wolford

Make-ups: None

SAA:  Bob Sneed

  • Vietnam War Veteran’s Day asked to stand
  • Scioto Sassafras visited Kingston National Bank—Heidi White
  • Jerry Good, parting gift is to donate to the Scholarship Fund
  • Marietta College, Brea Elsea’s mom got to pay
  • Drexel, Heidi, Pres. Gary (exempt) got their photo in the newspaper
  • 50 Years of Pickaway County YMCA; fining Indian Guides
  • On this date in history:
  • Illegal for women to work more than 10 hours per day
  • Vince was fined for the 1882 Knights of Columbus founding
  • Browns fans remember 1996 when the Browns were moved to Baltimore

 

Lottery winner: Jessica Mullins won $17, but did not win the big pot of $675.

Program:  Ohio Valley Archeology

Introduced by: Dave Webb introduced Jarrod Burks, PhD. Director of                                                            Archeological Geophysics at Ohio Valley Archaeology, our speaker by sharing a mastodon tooth fossil that his mother purchased for him when he was in grade school.

Highlights:

·      Archeologist, works in Columbus

·      Travels around US; just got back from Panama, but he has already lost his tan

·      Surveys for unmarked graves

·      Slideshow of “fun”—looking for moundbuilder sites in Ohio

·      Ohio ancient earthworks

·      Little sights (600 identified in late 1800’s); didn’t get them all

·      Magnetometer—reading magnetic objects in the ground

·      Sees little blobs which are cooking pits, charcoal, pottery fragments

·      Most are invisible on surface

·      Like an Easter egg hunt

·      Junction Group now on Google Earth

o  Mowing and planting to show what is there

o  Property purchased by The Archaeological Conservancy, sold to Arc of Appalachia (plant in prairie grass—makes it hard to survey)

o  Ohio History Fund—tax check-off—to resurvey the entire site

o  12 enclosures (ditch and embankment)

o  9 post circles

o  3 tiny “things”

·      Used drone for aerial photography

·      “We” are mostly volunteers—13 days of surveying

·      Enclosures about the size of the room

·      Can actually find lightning strikes (particularly as it ran on fence lines)

·      Post circles, a different kind of architecture

·      Friend doing systematic review of old aerial photos of the county

o  Back to 1930’s

o  Have to figure out where it is

o  Then get permission to run the magnetometer

o  Electrical resistance meter to measure the embankment

o  The park wants to mow to get people to see and visit

·      Where you find one, usually find more

·      A challenge because landowners think their land may be taken

·      Ross County has many more identified sites than Pickaway

·      One near SR 104 north of Commercial Point Road

·      Some over by Deer Creek Lake

·      Adena artifacts found dated to 2000 years old

·      Snake Den area

·      Many of the enclosures have burials inside them, but also have structures, but not housing

·      Hopewells were in Circleville

·      Many of these were Adena, but no “named” tribe

WWII soldier who Jarrod had looked for has been returned to Florida for funeral

Contact Information: 

Jarrod Burks, Ph.D.

Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc.

4889 Sinclair Rd., Suite 210

Columbus, OH 43229

614.436.6926

www.ovacltd.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 something better comes along...

Joe McNemar

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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