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06/07/2018

Presiding: Gary Dean

Invocation:  Offered by Warren Spangler

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  (Read by Chris Mullins) None

Piano:  Ellery Elick

Songs:  Leader: Jessica Mullins led us in singing #39 “In the Good Old Summertime” and our Rotary song, #57 “R-O-T-A-R-Y.”

Announcements: 

  • Joe Brown presented another Rotary Scholarship to Gunner Hall, Westfall HS. He plans to attend Columbus State. True to his name, he is a national champion trap shooter.
  • Chris Mullins announced that Haven House is moving in August. They need help at the new facility on Island Road putting bunk beds together. Go to the shelter around 9:00 am on Monday through Wednesday. An open house will be held in July.
  • Sr. Monica shared news of her mother’s death last week.
  • Chris Mullins paid a “Happy Dollar” for his son Sterlin Mullins who shoots with Gunner. Sterlin got first in age class.
  • Ned Schreiner had a “Happy Dollar” for his granddaughter  who had a baby last week.
  • President Gary noted that the Rotary District 6690 Kick Cancer campaign reached its goal of raising over $200,000.
  • Gary also read a thank you from Scholarship winner going into second year at OCU, Kellen Hayes.

 

SAA:  Jayme Fountain

  • National Donut Day, everyone who has eaten a donut.
  • June 6—D-Day; veterans get to pass the fine.
  • June 7—National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • Teays Valley softball team
  • Circleville people who did not go to rally for the baseball team.
  • Fairgrounds demolition—4H’ers and farmers pay
  • Deer Creek Dam Days—anyone who has eaten a hotdog this month


Lottery winner: Jim Hooks won $14. The pot of $828 is still available.

Absentees: Ty, Angela, Craig, Bud, Curtis, Richard C., David C., Dolly, Jonathan, Dan D., Joy, Richard G., Larry, Steve I., Loribeth, Cody, Eric, Fred, Michael P., Dwight, Jennifer, Patty, Gary S., Roxan, Todd, Tim T., Matt, Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Tim W., Roger, Judy, Vince

Make-ups: None

June birthdays: 14th - Jack Hooks; 18th - Gary Scherer & Rick Rawlins; 22nd - Beth Kowalski; 24th - Bob Johnson (Happy 88th Dad!! Love you!); 27th - Tim Throckmorton

June anniversaries: 5th - Gary Dean; 7th - Wayne Vickers; 10th - Bob Liggett; 11th- Jonathan Davis; 18th - Charley Gerhardt; 21st - Dick Gerhardt, Fred Mavis; 24th - Jim Hooks; 29th - Patty Rothe

Program:  Pickaway County Community Foundation

Introduced by: Carly Neff introduced Jan Shannon, Executive Director of the Pickaway County Community Foundation. Jan was born and raised in Pickaway County.  She has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Ohio Christian University and spent most of her career working for public retirement systems in downtown Columbus. Jan was very fortunate to have the opportunity to come to Circleville and work the last nine years before she officially retired with Pickaway County Job and Family Services as the Administrator of Workforce Development and Cash Assistance and Food Stamps.  Since retirement Jan has worked at Ohio Christian University where she started their Career Services Department and she has worked with Pickaway HELPS program.  In December, 2016, Jan took over as Executive Director of the Pickaway County Community Foundation.  Jan and her husband Brad, have three grown children, 4 grandsons and live on the west side of the county with their five German Shepherds!

Highlights:

Two women getting together—Doris Yamarick and Shirley Bowser founded the organization

Fund types: unrestricted (none yet), endowment, field of interest (two new ones), designated, scholarship, administrative (pays the rent)

Why? Make Pickaway County better

Most visible achievement—many funds helped make the Mary Virginia Crites Park possible

Breakdown of funds:

         15 Board Directed funds

         67 Donor Directed

                  41 Endowments

                  11 Scholarships

Williamsport UMC Church Fund

Pickaway County Agricultural and Event Center Fund

 

Grants: 2017, circulated $400,000 into community

Since founding, issued over $3.8 million in grants

The Big Give raised $274,870—any non-profit is eligible

November #givingtuesday—random grants

Goals:

         Increase communication to let people know about the foundation

         Growth and sustainability—partnered with Columbus Foundation for a better return and less cost

         Advocacy Campaign—funds to help pay the costs of administration so that other funds can go directly to meeting needs

Grant making procedure—go to new website: www.yourpccf.org for application.

Yesterday gave out $12,000

         PARS

         Ted Lewis Museum

         Ronald            McDonald House

         Pumpkin Show Park

         Attract Tourism (Columbus Symphony at OCU)

Future:

         Grow in assets

         Grow in funds

         Serve the community through grants

Sponsoring “The Big Table” to talk about the issues in the county; 3 sessions (Circleville, Williamsport, Ashville)

12-member board of directors (three-year class)

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.

Contact Information: 

Jan Shannon

Executive Director

770 N. Court St.

Circleville, OH 43113

740-477-6207 (o); 614-348-2996 (c)

jan.shannon@yourpccf.org

www.yourpccf.org

Until something better comes along

Joe McNemar

June programs:

7th: Jan Shannon - "Pickaway County Community Foundation”

14th: Marc Rogols - Pickaway County Dog Warden

21st: Keith Summers - Pumpkin Show Park on N. Court St.

28th: Changing of the Guard

05/31/2018

Date: 05/31/18

Presiding: Gary Dean

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Angela Beavers

Song: Eric Liggett - "I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" & "Smile, Sing a Song"

Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Canfield, Christopher, Crespo, Davis, Ewing, Foll, Gillen, Grover, Halm, Hedges, Irwin, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, McIlroy, McNemar, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Schreiner, Stevens, Stevenson, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Williams, Yaniga

Make-ups: Sunrise - Jayme Fountain; eClub One - Charlie Hedges

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Jimmy Laux

Guests: Ava Neff, by her mother, Carly Neff

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

May anniversaries: 7th - Bob Johnson, Joe McNemar; 15th - Curtis Christopher; 23rd - Roger Wolfe; 28th - Richard Coyan; 29th - Ned Riegel; 30th - Dave Crawford

June birthdays: 14th - Jack Hooks; 18th - Gary Scherer & Rick Rawlins; 22nd - Beth Kowalski; 24th - Bob Johnson (Happy 88th Dad!! Love you!); 27th - Tim Throckmorton

June anniversaries: 5th - Gary Dean; 7th - Wayne Vickers; 10th - Bob Liggett; 11th- Jonathan Davis; 18th - Charley Gerhardt; 21st - Dick Gerhardt, Fred Mavis; 24th - Jim Hooks; 29th - Patty Rothe

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery: Pres. Gary was this week's winner of $14, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $814.

Announcements:

  • Joe Brown: Introduced three of our Rotary Scholarship winners, Chris Taylor of CHS, Jenna Reeser of LEHS/PRCTC, & Abigail Sibbalds of TVHS 
  • Dan Fouts: Spoke about our Rotary Charitable Giving Committee, and the programs we fund, such as Food Pantries, After-Prom events, and S.A.L.T. (Senior and Law Together).
  • Pres. Gary: Gave an update on Vince Yaniga; No longer in ICU but still has some hospital time ahead of him.
  • Pres; Gary Dean: Read a thank-you card from Teen Task Force for our financial support


SAA: Judy Wolford

  • Warren Spangler: having his gun stolen
  • Ellery Elick: his phone ringing during the meeting
  • Chris Mullins: forgetting Judy’s name
  • Logan Elm: for their athletes going to State.
  • Patty Rothe: 1) CHS Baseball team competing tomorrow for the State title, 2) the touching story of WWII veteran Mr. Robert Lockard receiving his diploma at CHS’ graduation ceremony this past weekend
  • Baptist church members: news article about a Baptist church having a statue of “a Jesus that looks too Catholic!”
  • Gave us a sports-themed trivia quiz.


Intro: Eric Liggett introduced Joyce Keller, of Ted Lewis Museum, who then introduced Joseph Rubin, who was today’s speaker.

Highlights:

  • Joseph Rubin serves as curator of our Ted Lewis Museum, & a serves on the Board. He attends the meetings via Skype.
  • Grew up in Canton.
  • Lives & works in New York City.
  • Museum is open every Friday & Saturday, from 1-5 PM
  • Shared some of the earliest found video footage of Ted Lewis performing.
  • Shared some photos of Ted Lewis , & of a past concert by the museum to the 3-5th graders at Circleville.
  • Due to the size of the classes, they are no longer able to fit them into the museum for tours. The Museum’s outreach program now goes out to the schools for visits.
  • Shared details about the Ted Lewis Museum’s upcoming Joseph Rubinoff’s Violin Concert. It will be this Saturday (06/02/18) at Circleville High School.
  • Explained that Rubinoff had a connection to our community via two performances he gave in Circleville. Also, he lived in Columbus for the last 15 years of his life.
  • Gave specifics of some of the performers at this weekend’s concert
  • Pointed out that the performers are of “very high caliber. This will be a phenomenal concert!”
  • Concluded with a quick video of Rubinoff performing. 
  • “Is everybody happy?”, which was Ted Lewis’ famous quote.


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.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

June programs:

7th: Jan Shannon - "Pickaway County Community Foundation”

14th: Marc Rogols - Pickaway County Dog Warden

21st: Keith Summers - Pumpkin Show Park on N. Court St.

28th: Marty Ford - Two Line Board Company

05/24/2018

Presiding: Gary Dean

Prayer: Tad Grover, special honoring of Jim River, & the family that remains to mourn him.

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Carly Neff

Song: Eric Liggett - "I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad" & "Rotary Will Go Round the World"

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Canfield, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Davis, Droste, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Gillen, Halm, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Schreiner, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

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

May anniversaries: 7th - Bob Johnson, Joe McNemar; 15th - Curtis Christopher; 23rd - Roger Wolfe; 28th - Richard Coyan; 29th - Ned Riegel; 30th - Dave Crawford

June birthdays: 14th - Jack Hooks; 18th - Gary Scherer & Rick Rawlins; 22nd - Beth Kowalski; 24th - Bob Johnson (Happy 88th Dad!! Love you!); 27th - Tim Throckmorton

June anniversaries: 5th - Gary Dean; 7th - Wayne Vickers; 10th - Bob Liggett; 11th- Jonathan Davis; 18th - Charley Gerhardt; 21st - Dick Gerhardt, Fred Mavis; 24th - Jim Hooks; 29th - Patty Rothe

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: None, due the school year wrapping up.

Lottery: Joe McNemar was this week's winner of $18, but the golden bean remained hidden.  The jackpot is now at $800.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: 
    • 1)Thanked Bob Liggett & Bob McCrady for sponsoring the recent Rotary After-Hours event
    • 2) Thank-you from Pickaway Ross CTC for inviting their featured students throughout the year.
    • 3) Chillicothe Rotary is having a party with live music & a Tecumseh performance.  Tickets are $50/each.  Pres. Gary has the details.
    • 4) Gave an update on Vince Yaniga; Still in ICU but his attitude is very positive & his sense of humor is intact.  Please continue to send prayers for recovery his way!
    • 5) Mentioned Rotary’s initiative called Peace Builders Skills
  • Jayme Fountain: Drew our attention to the flyers of the nGSE Team from Taiwan’s itinerary for their visit from July 13-17. Still need host families!  Please contact Jayme for details &/or to offer to host.
  • Charlie Hedges: We are $500 short of our annual Rotary Foundation goal.  Please “dig deep!”
  • Gary Montgomery: There is no Community Kitchen this coming Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday.
  • Via flyer: The Ted Lewis Museum’s upcoming concert of David Rubinoff’s musical arrangements at CHS Auditorium on 06/02/18.  Tickets are $15, children & students are free.  Movie this Saturday at 3PM at Pickaway County Library

SAA: Jayme Fountain, on Judy Wolford

    •    All sponsors of the FAME Event & of the Pickaway County DD

    •    National Escargot Day: finned anyone who has ever eaten escargot

    •    National Brown Bag Day: fined if you have ever had a brown bag lunch.  (This item got everyone I believe.)

    •    Gave us a trivia quiz in honor of Jim River, about his life, activities, & hobbies.

Intro:   Beth Kowalski introduced today’s speaker, & Beth’s boss, Judge P.Randell “Randy” Knece.

Highlights:

    •    Common Pleas Court Judge

    •    Running unopposed this year, which he mentioned “makes things much easier.”

    •    His predecessor, Judge Ammer, served for 37 & 1/2 years; Randy says, “I learned from the best.”

    •    Spoke of the Legislative Committee, and how fellow Rotarian Earl Palm serves on that committee.

    •    Gave history of some of their programs, and how they were created &/or funded.

    •    Explained what cases come to his Court.

    •    Randy’s last time to speak to our Rotary club was in 1996.  The feedback he received helped to create a program that is still operating today.

    •    The program is a two-year program, & is structured to serve the lower-level  criminals (e.g. fifth degree felonies), and to guide them towards rehabilitation.  Costs about $26,000 per year.

conscience they are of how these are taxpayer funds.

    •    Mentioned how they are partnering with other entities, such as PARS & Jimmy Laux, a local chiropractor.  Jimmy administers acupuncture treatments to help calm those with addictions, and other holistic approaches. Randy explained how he was skeptical (of acupuncture), but he now feels like the treatments do create positive effects.  He even said that after experiencing acupuncture personally, he noticed a decrease in his own tinnitus.  He wasn’t sure if there was a direct correlation, but he said you can’t deny the results that some of the participants have experienced.

    •    He pointed our that he is now involved more in the social work aspect of the court system than he was earlier in his career.

    •    Touched on jury duty, & how “it is a very important function!”  He revealed that they only have about 8 cases that go to trial per year.  Therefore, the “chance of you being one of the 500 registered voters selected is low.”

    •    Randy stated how they try to handle the offenders through different programs before the Court resorts to sending them to prison.

    •    “49,250 is the current prison population.”

    •    Discussed the different opinions of politicians towards prisons, and if new facilities should be built.

    •    “At one time, we had the highest amount of prison population at Orient prison.  It was 5,000.”  High-security prisoners, sexual offenders, etc are now housed in this facility.

    •    Pointed out the costs that are associated with having correction facilities in your community/county.  Explained how the taxpayers have to pay for the prisoners’ legal counsel, etc.

    •    Shared the details of a particular death-penalty case, and how the “impact fee” affects us.

    •    He stated “I feel we in Pickaway have paid more than our fair share.”


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.

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

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

May programs

 31st: Joseph Rubin - Ted Lewis presentation

June programs:

7th: Gary Scherer - “What’s going on in the Ohio House.”

14th: Marc Rogols - Pickaway County Dog Warden

21st: Keith Summers - Pumpkin Show Park on N. Court St.

28th: Marty Ford - Two Line Board Company

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015