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04/18/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Norm Wilson

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Roxan Sigmon

Song: Debbie Hoffman-"In The Good Old Summertime " & "Roll Rotary" (again with the hand motions)

Absentees: Adams, Bialy, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Dan Delong, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Eric Liggett, Chris Mullins, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Shapiro, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Chillicothe - Chris Scott

Guests: Sandra Wright, by Don McIlroy

April birthdays: 2- Curtis Christopher; 3- Gary Dean; 9- Craig Brown; 10- Debbie Hoffman; 14- Angela Beavers; 15- Ellery Elick; 16- Tad Grover; 22- Barry Pontius; 23- Tony Chamberlain

April anniversaries: 2- Steve Stevenson; 26- Dan Delong

May birthdays: 3- Ned Riegel; 11- Ned Schreiner, Connie Chamberlain; 15- Don Ritchie; 25- Dan Delong, Dave Crawford; 26- Vince Yaniga, Bob Mabe; 28- Patty Rothe; 30- Jean Droste; 31- Bob Liggett

May anniversaries: 7- Bob Johnson, Joe McNemar; 15- Curtis Christopher; 26- Roger Wolfe; 28- Richard Coyan; 29- Ned Riegel; 30- David & Marie Crawford

Student Guests: Ellyn Barbieri, Choir Director at Logan Elm High School, introduced Kirsten Cook & Joey Lombardo.

Lottery: Mayor Don McIlroy was this week's winner of $20, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $341.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Ian: The next Rotary After-hours event will be 04/25/19, 4:30-6:30PM, at Shifty's. Sponsored by Keith & Elisa Peters and Diane Smith.
  • Carly Neff: Rotary Annual Spring Flower Fundraiser has begun! Orders are being taken now through 05/04/19. Flower pick-up will be at Rhoads Garden Center. "Grab & Go" flowers will be available at the Rotary meeting on 05/03/19. For more details &/or to palce orders, contact Carly at NeffCJ@yahoo.com or call 740-404-5698.
  • Beth Kowalski: Reminded us that the Pickaway County (Legal) Bar Association is hosting a ".5K Bar Run" on 05/16/19, starting at 6PM. The event begins at Shifty's Tavern and ends at Gant's Pizza & Pub. Proceeds to benefit the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. Register online at www.pcbalaw.org by April 30th to receive a t-shirt.
  • Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event, which is on the 4th Monday of the month, will be on 04/22/19. Food prep begins at 3:30PM, & meal serving begins at 6PM. Volunteers are always welcome & much appreciated.
  • Dan Fouts: The annual Pickaway County Mayor's Breakfast event will be on 05/09/19 at 7:30AM at OCU. This event is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, and this year's honorees are Steve & Judy Gary. Please RSVP to Susan.Emerson@scouting.org or call (614) 310 - 1324.
  • Joe Brown: Update on the Rotary Scholarship applications & interview process.
  • Sister Monica: Wyngate Senior Living Community is holding a fundraiser to support the Alzheimer's Association. During the month of May, treat your staff &/or loved ones on Wednesdays to homemade cinnamon rolls & Tim Horton's coffee. Place an order (12 cinnamon rolls & coffee) for $25, and Wyngate will deliver it! Contact Sister Monica for more details or to place on order at 740-497-1898 or at mjustinger@chancellorhealth.com.
  • Amy Elsea: Community Guide is hot off the press! See Amy for a copy.
  • Via e-mail
  • Rotary District #6690 sent a media release regarding the Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest that was held on 04/06/19 at Ohio University - Chillicothe. Nine finalists from the Central & Southeastern Ohio competed for honors and cash prizes. Zahra Khuhro (Hilliard) won, with Maggie Szabo (Dublin) placed in second, and Aaron Toombs came in third place.
  • Incoming District Governor, Gary Vaughan, has extended an invitation to all Rotarians to attend his induction celebration on 06/21/19 at 6PM at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 North St., Columbus.
  • Gary Vaughan also encouraged us to attend the District Training Assembly on 05/18/19 at OU-Zane Trace, from 8:30AM - 1PM. Registration will be opening soon.
  • Via postal mail: Pickaway's annual FAME (Fashion, Art, Music, Entertainment) event will be on 05/04/19 at 6:30PM at Rhoads Garden Center. It is presented by The Savings Bank, and will feature Schmidt's Food Truck and a cash bar. Details can be found at #PickawayFAME or #PickKind.


SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Clark Cellio: for not lip synching the songs
  • Men who aren't wearing a tie.
  • Trivia Quiz, done by tables


Program: Dave Webb introduced today's speaker, Bethany Reid. Bethany spoke on behalf of her family's business, Health Care Logisitics,Inc. (HCL). She serves as Vice-President of Administration & Marketing. HCL is a 40+ year family owned and operated business world headquarters tucked under the famous Pumpkin water tower. They specialize in distributing over 8,000 unique and hard to find medical supply items as well as limitless innovation solutions and manufacturing processes centered around the health care industry.

Bethany is very involved in Pickaway County and serves on a multitude of committees and boards such as Trinity Lutheran Preschool, P3, and the Pickaway Ag & Event Center Leadership Team. She is also an extremely passionate 4H advisor for an 83-member 4H club, The Wahsington Hill Climbers. Bethany is a 1994 graduate of Logan Elm High School and 1998 graduate of Capital University. She currently holds an nactive CPA license in addition to her Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Bethany is married to her high school sweetheart, Brian Reid, and they have four beautiful children: Brittany, BJ, Blayton, & Bailey. She and her family reside on a small 5-acre farm southeast of Circleville, with a variety of animals. She enjoys camping, shooting sports, travelling, and renovating their 159-year-old farmhouse. 

(Submitted bio.)

Highlights:

  • Family-owned business for over 40 years
  • Displayed a PowerPoint presentation of HCL
  • Five locations: 1 in Circleville, 2 in Urbancrest, & 2 in Grove City.
  • Over 8,00 products, most are low-tech solutions customized for the healthcare industry.
  • Displayed photos of some of their products
  • HCL is an international organization
  • Told the story of the Rubber Chicken, and how the cast of characters has grown to over 30 now.
  • Large catalog published once a year, and smaller versions once a month.
  • Shared some of their more memorable marketing campaigns.
  • Their belief is to be encouraged to try new things, and that it is okay to make a mistake, as long as you learn from it.
  • Spoke of their Stat Stock program, which identifies products with RFID tags.
  • Showed other products such a Locking Drug Storage, Vial Hangers, etc
  • "Find a problem, find the solution."
  • Told a "feel good story" of a chest protector they custom designed for a young baseball player.
  • Mention the book, "Be a Hip Pocket Inventor," which was written by her father, Gary Sharp.
  • HCL specializes in fulfilling orders of all sizes, not just high-volume orders.
  • Work with customers on creating custom designed products, such as specialized cabinetry.
  • Have 340 employees currently; 150+/- in Circleville facility
  • Have contracts with groups such as the Veterans Administration, Berger Hospital, etc.
  • One of the first products she remembers HCL having is metal cabinets with drawers for medicines.
  • They hit $100 million in sales in 2018!


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

April programs:

  • 25th: Intro to Dinosaurs - Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Museum


May programs:

  • 2nd: Senior Scams - Katie Harper from Office of Attorney General
  • 9th: Berger Health's affiliation with Ohio Health - Tim Colburn
  • 16th: Brave Choices (active addiction & affected families) - Beth Bullock
  • 23rd: Drug deaths in Pickaway - John Ellis
  • 30th: Group Study Excahnge (GSE) Team's visit to Taiwan


June programs:

  • 6th: History of funeral business - Ashley Thacker, Scheodinger Funeral
  • 13th: Amanda Knotts from Brooks Yates
  • 20th: Rainbow Literacy program - David Fausnaugh
  • 27th: Changing of the Guard

04/11/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Dan Dailey

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Angela Beavers

Song: Dave Webb-"Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie" & "You're a Grand Old Flag"

Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Droste, Ewing, Foll, Fouts, Gerhardt, Hoffman, Adam Johnson, Justinger, McIlroy, Montgomery, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Riegel, Scherer, Sigmon, Sneed, Spangler, Stevens, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - David Smith

Guests: None

April birthdays: 2nd - Curtis Christopher; 3rd - Gary Dean; 9th - Craig Brown; 10th - Debbie Hoffman; 14th - Angela Beavers; 15th - Ellery Elick; 16th - Tad Grover; 22nd - Barry Pontius; 23rd - Tony Chamberlain

April anniversaries: 2nd - Steve Stevenson; 26th - Dan Delong

Happy Dollars: Dave Crawford, on behalf of Steve Irwin, for DuPont receiving the P3 award recently.

Student Guests: Billy Dennis, Principal of Westfall High School, introduced Abbie Ogle & Maylon Conrad.





Lottery: Bob Liggett was this week's winner of $16, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $321.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Ian: 
    • 1)Ned Schreiner got hit by a tow truck while walking! He was taken to the hospital, but is doing well now. 
    • 2) Read a thank-you note.
  • Beth Kowalski: Announced that the Pickaway County (Legal) Bar Association is hosting a ".5K Bar Run" on 05/16/19, starting at 6PM. The event begins at Shifty's Tavern and ends at Gant's Pizza & Pub. Proceeds to benefit the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. Register online at www.pcbalaw.org by April 30th to receive a t-shirt.
  • Gary Dean: Pumpkin Show Band will be performing their annual FREE Spring Concert on 04/07/19 @ 3PM at Emmett Chapel.
  • Reminder: The annual Pickaway County Mayor's Breakfast event will be on 05/09/19 at 7:30AM at OCU. This event is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, and this year's honorees are Steve & Judy Gary. Please RSVP to Susan.Emerson@scouting.org or call (614)310 - 1324.
  • Via e-mail
    • Registration is now open for the Rotary Districts' 6650 & 6690 Joint District Conference on April 12th-13th at Hilton Polaris hotel in Columbus. Please log onto our Rotary District's website for details. 


Joe Mcnemar was presented with a Paul Harris +1 award. Congrats Joe!

Two members inducted: Don Ritchie & Bob Foster were welcomed into our club!




SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Dave Webb: for not being SAA
  • April birthdays: can pick someone to pass the fine; Dave Webb was a favorite target.
  • Trivia, based on FaceBook info, done row by row.


Program: Pres. Ian Webb introduced today's speaker, Holly Cottrill, the new Director of the Pickaway Senior Center. She shared some of her professional & personal background.

Highlights:

  • Explained how the death of her grandfather triggered her to pursue the senior health industry
  • Spoke of the Meals on Wheels programs. Some of their drivers cover 100 miles in a day. "This is often the highlight of (the senior's) day."
  • The Senior Center's facility is a wonderful place for seniors to connect with others, which is an important aspect of their lives.
  • Have an Adult Daycare progam
  • They have a Transportation program that takes people to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, etc
  • Home-making service: Does laundry & clean their homes
  • Assist in completeing paperwork, such as Medicare & Medicaid forms.
  • Provide funds to get a senior's home adapted for handicap accessibilty, etc
  • Services availabilty to all citizens in Pickaway County who are 60 years or older. Do not have to pay to participate.
  • Expanding their activities, such as painting classes, clogging dance classes, and much more.


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

April programs:

  • 18th: Health Care Logistics - Geralyn Yingling & Bethany Reid
  • 25th: Intro to Dinosaurs - Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Museum

May programs:

  • 2nd: Senior Scams - Katie Harper from Office of Attorney General
  • 9th: Berger Health's affiliation with Ohio Health - Tim Colburn
  • 16th: Brave Choices (active addiction & affected families) - Beth Bullock
  • 23rd: Drug deaths in Pickaway - John Ellis
  • 30th: Group Study Excahnge (GSE) Team's visit to Taiwan

June programs:

  • 6th: History of funeral business - Ashley Thacker, Scheodinger Funeral
  • 13th: Amanda Knotts from Brooks Yates
  • 20th: Rainbow Literacy program - David Fausnaugh
  • 27th: Changing of the Guard

04/04/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


(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: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Earl Palm

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Barry Pontius

Song: Debbie Hoffman-"Good Night, Debbie (AKA Good Night Ladies)" & "Roll Rotary (with handmotions!)"

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Bialey, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Dan Delong, Droste, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Fouts, Gerhardt, Irwin, Kowalski, McNemar, Jessica Mullins, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Searls, Stevens, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: Mrytle Beach, SC - Ellery Elick

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Don Ritchie, by Sam Shapiro. 

Membership Proposal:

 Paperwork has been submitted by Donald "Don" Ritchie. Don is retired from the U S Navy, and resides in Circleville. His Sponsoring Rotarian is Sam Shapiro. If there are any questions regarding this proposal, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

April birthdays: 2nd - Curtis Christopher; 3rd - Gary Dean; 9th - Craig Brown; 10th - Debbie Hoffman; 14th - Angela Beavers; 15th - Ellery Elick; 16th - Tad Grover; 22nd - Barry Pontius; 23rd - Tony Chamberlain

April anniversaries: 2nd - Steve Stevenson; 26th - Dan Delong

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: 1)Erika Konowalow, representing Pickaway Ross Career & Tech School, introduced Cheyenne Bowling & Anjel Carpenter. Westfall is their home school. 2) Jon Davis, Superintendent of Circleville City Schools, introduced Elizabeth Timmons & Shannon Benner.

Lottery: Jim Hooks was this week's winner of $16, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $305.

Announcements:

  • Pres Ian: Update - the vote on the membership dues increase passed overwhelming, 42-2.
  • Pres. Ian: Passed around thank-you notes from CES' third-graders for the recent dictionary distribution on behalf of our Rotary Dictionary Project.
  • Gary Dean: Pumpkin Show Band will be performing their annual FREE Spring Concert on 04/07/19 @ 3PM at Emmett Chapel.
  • Reminder: The annual Pickaway County Mayor's Breakfast event will be on 05/09/19 at 7:30AM at OCU. This event is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, and this year's honorees are Steve & Judy Gary. Please RSVP to Susan.Emerson@scouting.org or call (614)310 - 1324.
  • Via e-mail
  • Registration is now open for the Rotary Districts' 6650 & 6690 Joint District Conference on April 12th-13th at Hilton Polaris hotel in Columbus. Please log onto our Rotary District's website for details. 


SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Barry Adams: (couldn't hear reason)
  • Clark Cellio: finally appearing to a meeting
  • Bob Sneed: for sitting by Clark
  • Trivia quiz on various topics


Program: Dave Webb introduced today's speaker, Kim Shannon, representing Three Pits and a Lady. Kim lives in Stoutsville with her husband and three rescue dogs. She graduated from Brookhaven High School, and has been employed by Nationwide Insurance for 23 years. In addition, she has worked part-time at Pickaway Country Club for nine years.

While animals are her true passion, she also enjoys "treasure hunting," which she says some call junk collecting.

Highlights:

  • It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity
  • "Our mission is to make sure every animals gets the help it needs."
  • Shared a PowerPoint presentation
  • Largest way to earn money is by donations, monetary as well as physical items. She sells &/or auctions these donated items for a profit.
  • Annual Ladies Night Out fundraising event is held at the Pickaway Country Club.
  • Told numerous touching stories of how helping people with pets actually improves not only the pet's life, but alo the owner's life.
  • They are working towards a pet-wash facility that will have space for the "resale" space option. They also hold periodic rummage sales.
  • "We are different than Partner for Paws & the Dog Shelter, but we work together with them."
  • Don McIlroy gave a testimonial about how she works magic on the "junk" he has donated to her & she's able to sell. Dave Webb concurred with Don's comment.
  • The most expensive medical case was $6000 for a dog that had been abandoned in a backyard in the the sun in the heat of July. She explained that she is still paying for that bill. The dog has since been adopted into a great home.


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

April programs:

  • 4th: 3 Pits and a Lady - Kim Shannon
  • 11th: Pickaway Senior Center - Holly Cottrill
  • 18th: Health Care Logistics - Geralyn Yingling & Bethany Reid
  • 25th: Intro to Dinosaurs - Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Museum


May programs:

  • 2nd: Senior Scams - Katie Harper from Office of Attorney General
  • 9th: Berger Health's affiliation with Ohio Health - Tim Colburn
  • 16th: Brave Choices (active addiction & affected families) - Beth Bullock
  • 23rd: Drug deaths in Pickaway - John Ellis
  • 30th: Group Study Excahnge (GSE) Team's visit to Taiwan


June programs:

  • 6th: History of funeral business - Ashley Thacker, Scheodinger Funeral
  • 13th: Amanda Knotts from Brooks Yates
  • 20th: Rainbow Literacy program - David Fausnaugh
  • 27th: Changing of the Guard

03/28/2019

By: Patty Rothe

Rotary Newsletter Editor

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


(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: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Matt Tootle

Song: Gary Dean-"I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Adams, Beavers, Bialey, Craig Brown, Christopher, Davis, Droste, Elick, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Irwin, Justinger, Kowalski, Adam Johnson, Eric Liggett, Mavis, Jessica Mullins, Neff, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Searls, Sigmon, Stevens, Stevenson, Bob Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - John Moats

Guests: Ula Jean Metzler, by Don Metzler; C.F. Carlson, by Joe McNemar; Harold Hewitt, by Dan Dailey; David Ridilla, by Connie Chamberlain.

Membership Proposal:

 Paperwork has been submitted by Donald "Don" Ritchie. Don is retired from the U S Navy, and resides in Circleville. His Sponsoring Rotarian is Sam Shapiro. If there are any questions regarding this proposal, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

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

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

April birthdays: 2nd - Curtis Christopher; 3rd - Gary Dean; 9th - Craig Brown; 10th - Debbie Hoffman; 14th - Angela Beavers; 15th - Ellery Elick; 16th - Tad Grover; 22nd - Barry Pontius; 23rd - Tony Chamberlain

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Pam Younkin, School Counsel for Teays Valley High School, introduced Randy Nungester & Anna Jacob.

Lottery: Pres. Ian was this week's winner of $16, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $289.

Announcements:

  • Pres Ian: Mentioned that our club is proposing an increase in our membership dues of $12, which would cover the cost of our annual Rural Urban Day's meals. He explained that this is necessary due to the fact that people are RSVP'ing "yes" to the event, but then not appearing &/or paying for it. So, the dues increase would cover this loss. We are taking a vote today, & voting slips are at each of our tables.
  • Update: the vote on the membership dues increase passed overwhelmingly.
  • Pres. Ian: Committee Sign-up sheets being passed around the room. Please sign up for a committee, or risk being "volunteered" to one.
  • Gary Montgomery: Personally thanked those who vounterred at the most recent Community Kitchen. They were: David & Marie Crawford, Sam Shapiro, Don Ritchie, Adam Johnson, Jenny Rainey, Dan Fouts, Bob Sneed, Bob Mabe, Gary & Sandy Montgomery, & John Ellis.
  • Debbie Hoffman: She is passing around a sign-up sheet for one of our club's Literacy Initiave events, which is reading to pre-schoolers at the Head Start Center. There are multiple dates from which to chose, and Debbie guarantees that "the kids will entertain you more than you will be entertaining them!"
  • Amy Elsea: Chamber's annual dinner
  • Connie: April 7th & 14th will be two Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising events.
  • John Moats: Annual Leo Moats Scholarship Dinner fundraiser will be 04/06/19 at AMVETS, starting at 6PM. Dinner is served at 6:30PM, there will also be entertainment, reverse raffle, silent auction, & snacks.
  • Charlie Hedges: Update on Rotary Foundation; presented two Paul Harris Fellowship (+3 & +4) to Jim Hooks, and one (+2) to Bob Sneed. Congratulations Jim & Bob!!

  • Joe McNemar: The annual Pickaway County Mayor's Breakfast event will be on 05/09/19 at 7:30AM at OCU. This event is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, and this year's honorees are Steve & Judy Gary. Please RSVP to Susan.Emerson@scouting.org or call (614)310 - 1324.
  • Via e-mail: 
  • 1) Registration is now open for the Rotary Districts' 6650 & 6690 Joint District Conference on April 12th-13th at Hilton Polaris hotel in Columbus. Please log onto oour Rotary District's website for details. 
  • 2) Chamber of Commerce & Pickaway County Commissioners are hosting "Footloose for the Fairgrounds" fundraising event on Friday (03/29/19) from 6-9PM. Proceeds will support the Junior Fair Board and the Pickaway Ag & Event Center. There will be square & line dancing, Kiss the Cow, games, & much more. Call #740-474-7534 for details.


SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Fined all CHS alumni who haven't been inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Explained why Bob Sneed "always gives me such a hard time." (Ask Don or Bob for the details of this duplicitous golf story.)


Program: Joe McNemar introduced today's speaker, Executive Director for Pickaway County, Rich Braessler. Rich grew up in Northeast Ohio, and graduated from Willoughby South High School. He received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. He currently resides in Westerville, Ohio, and is married with three children.

Rich has been involved with scouting for over fifty years, starting as a Cub Scout in third grade. Later, he participated in scouting as a Boy Scout and an Assistant Scout Leader. After graduating from college, Rich was employed as a Field Executive by the Central Ohio Council and followed the council through three mergers. He has enjoyed a thirty-nine year professional career with the Boy Scouts and currently serves then community as a District Director with the Ohio Valley District, which encompasses Fayette, Pickaway, and the southwest quarter of Franklin county.

Highlights:

  • Simon Kenton Boy Scouts of America (SKBSA)
  • Spoke of how he oftens gives presentations to school children, with a focus on 3rd & 4th graders.
  • Played a PowerPoint presentation about all the things that Scouting involves, & how your donations stay local to support our communities.
  • Explained the territory he covers
  • 12,000 Scouts, & 5,000 Boy Scouts, & 300 Adventurers were supported last year.
  • Five packs & six troops are locally funded.
  • Thanked the people in our Rotary club who also serve on the Scouts Council.
  • Mentioned how in August of 2018, girls were allowed to join the Scouts.
  • Girls Guides is an all-female program.
  • SKBSA has four major camps: Camp Lazarus, Chief Logan Reservation, Camp Falling Rock, & Camp Oyo.
  • Showed another PowerPoint presentation of these four camps, their amenities, & the renovations underway.



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

April programs:

4th: 3 Pits and a Lady - Kim Shannon

11th: Pickaway Senior Center - Holly Cottrill

18th: Health Care Logistics - Geralyn Yingling & Bethany Reid

25th: Intro to Dinosaurs - Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Museum

03/21/2019


By: Patty Rothe, 

Rotary Newsletter Editor

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Norm Wilson

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Chris Mullins

Song: Jen Rainey-"Let Me Call You Sweetheart" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Bialey, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Droste, Esala, Ewing, Gerhardt, Grover, Hooks, Kowalski, Palm, Radcliff, Scherer, Searls, Sneed, Stevens, Bob Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Jim Laux

Guests: Don Ritchie, by Sam Shapiro; Holly Cottrill, by Gary Dean.

Membership Proposal: Paperwork has been submitted by Robert "Bob" Foster. Bob is a Circleville native, and a longtime resident. Bob works in the surveying industry, and is active in the community, in roles such as an announcer for Pumpkin Show. His Sponsoring Rotarian is Fred Mavis. If there are any questions regarding this proposal, please direct them to Drexel Poling.

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

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Nate Smith, Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced Zoe Barnes & Tucker Stulhy.

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $18, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $273.

Announcements:

  • Pres Ian: Mentioned that our club is proposing an increase in our membership dues of $12, which would cover the cost of our annual Rural Urban Day's meals. He explained that this is necessary due to the fact that people are RSVP'ing "yes" to the event, but then not appearing &/or paying for it. So, the dues increase would cover this loss. We will be takng a vote at a following meeting.
  • Roraty After Hours Event: Dave Webb & Warner Searls are the Noon Rotary Club's sponsors for the event at Gibby's tonight, from 4:30-6:30PM. There will be appetizers & a cash bar.
  • Debbie Hoffman: She is passing around a sign-up sheet for one of our Literacy Initiave events, which is reading to pre-schoolers at the Head Start Center. There are multiple dates from which to chose, and Debbie guarantees that "the kids will entertain you more than you will be entertaining them!"
  • Jimmy Laux: Sunrise Rotary will be holding their annual Leo Moats Scholarship event. Jim has tickets with him for sale, or you can purchase them from any other Sunrise member.
  • Eric Liggett: This Sat. from 10AM-2PM, his business (Liggett & Rocklin Optometrists) will be celebrating their 80th anniversary at their office. Please stop by & enjoy celebrating this wonderful landmark!
  • Gary Montgomery: Community Kitchen event on Monday (03/25/19) at the Presbyterian Church. Food prep begins at 3:30PM, with the food service at 5PM.


  • Joe McNemar: The annual Pickaway County Mayor's Breakfast event will be on 05/09/19 at 7:30AM at OCU. This event is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, and this year's honorees are Steve & Judy Gary. Please RSVP to Susan.Emerson@scouting.org or call (614)310 - 1324.
  • Partner For Paws is holding an event on 03/30/19.
  • Pres. Ian read two thank-you notes to our club.
  • Via e-mail: 
    • 1) Registration is now open for the Rotary Districts' 6650 & 6690 Joint District Conference on April 12th-13th at Hilton Polaris hotel in Columbus. Please log onto oour Rotary District's website for details. 
    • 2) Heather Foll asks that everyone wears mismatched colorful socks today in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. "Warning: The SAA may or may not have been informed (of this fact)."


SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Carly Neff's for the witty saying on her sweatshirt.
  • Fined all who aren't wearing mismatched socks.
  • Trivia Quiz on fellow Rotarians, & events in Columbus.


Program: Matt Tootle introduced today's speaker, Jan Shannon, Executive Director of Pickaway County Community Foundation (PCCF).

Highlights:

  • PCCF has 87 funds currently, and should have 90 by next week hopefully.
  • Surpassed $11 million in assets
  • Non-profit holder for groups that don't have a non-profit status or thier status is pending.
  • Serve as fiscal manager for many of the funds, therefore saving them hiring staff & administrative duties individually.
  • Fund things such as the Imagination Library program for Pickaway County Library.
  • They are PAAC's fiscal agent.
  • PCCF helps to guide people & business to appropriate funds & other resources, which may or may not be under PCCF's own umbrella.
  • Pickaway County Ag & Event Center fund; 86 days away from the Fair, which will be held in the new building that is currently under construction.
  • Partner with the Commissioners for the 07/11/19's Hertiage Ball fundraiser.
  • Works with Ag Funds & PCN Fellow program
  • Grant-giving is another one of the roles that they perform.
  • Partner with Pickaway Arts & Life organization by matching them with an existing grant outside of PCCF's funds.
  • Award grants to local schools & groups
  • $30,000 is their increased limit for unrestricted grants
  • Supported the 2-1-1 system
  • Provided grants to Haven House, ADAMH, & many other groups
  • April 16th is an event to provide the community with an update on PCCF's activities & progress.
  • Partner with Pickaway UW's Junior Advisory Board (formally known as YAC)
  • Two fundraisers annually: Style & Purse Auction was a success; Nov 1st is the Clays for Community event



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

March programs:

28th: Boy Scouts of America - District Executive for Pickaway County, Rich Braessler

April programs:

4th: 3 Pits and a Lady - Kim Shannon

11th: Pickaway Senior Center - Holly Cottrill

18th: Health Care Logistics - Geralyn Yingling & Bethany Reid

25th: Intro to Dinosaurs - Dale Gnidovec, OSU Orton Museum

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015