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06/06/2019

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: Ty Ankrom

Song: Jayme Fountain-"Hey, Look Me Over" & "R-O-T-A-R-Y"

Absentees: Adams, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Dan Delong, Esala, Ewing, Foster, Gerhardt, Grover, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Kowalski, Mabe, Mavis, McIlroy, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rawlins, Scherer, Sigmon, Sneed, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Rob Radcliff, by Earl Palm; Daryl Wolfe, by David Crawford; Jerry Voss, by Nasandra Wright.

June birthdays: 18-Gary Scherer, Rick Rawlins; 22-Beth Kowalski; 24- Bob Johnson

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None, due to school year ending now.

Lottery: Jim Hooks was this week's winner of $16, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $440.

Announcements:

  • Next Rotary After-hours Event is tonight, 6/06/19, from 5-7PM at Rhoads Garden Center. Bob Liggett & Bob McCrady are the sponsors.
  • John Ankrom Memorial Tournament: Couldn't hear the details
  • Via e-mail
    • 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 sent a notice that the 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. He explained that interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.


SAA: Tony Chamberlain

  • Fined all of those with good eyesight, in honor of National Eyewear Day
  • Higher Education Day: fined those in the education industry
  • Fined all who ate lunch today
  • Conducted a quiz on D-Day trivia, by table rows.


Program: Heather Foll introduced today's speaker, Ashley Thacker, with a "Brief History of Funeral Service." Ashley is ne of the managers of the Shoedinger Funeral Home chapel here in Circleville. She graduated from Logan Elm High Scholl in 2011, and then in 2015 graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is a member of Sunrise Rotary, and enjoys traveling to historic places in her free time. She documents her travel experience on social media to help give other people weekend trip ideas for their family.

Highlights:

  • Displayed a PowerPoint
  • Embalming began in Egyptian times, as they felt perople went on to an afterlife.
  • Emblaming process took 70 days in Egyptian times. It now takes about two hours.
  • In early American times, the whole funeral process took place at home.
  • During the Civil War, Jean Gannal discovered using arsenic in the elbalming process, which is still used today.
  • Abraham Lincoln was "a huge advocate of the embalming process."
  • Discussed how many of the same steps & processes were used for JFK's funeral as were used in Abraham Lincoln
  • Cremation is becoming more common. In 1876, the first crematory was opened in Washington, PA
  • 48% of the deceased in 2015 were cremated


Speaker's contact info:

None provided


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

June programs:

  • 13th: Amanda Knotts from Brooks Yates
  • 20th: Rainbow Literacy program - David Fausnaugh
  • 27th: Changing of the Guard


July programs:

  • 4th: NO MEETING - Happy 4th of July!
  • 11th: Brian Stewart, Pickaway County Commissioner
  • 18th: Sheree Reray, Chief Warden of the Pickaway County Dog Shelter
  • 25th: Debbie Rydinsky, Applied Therapy Co., regarding massage therapy


August programs:

  • 1st: Dr. Christopher Hoch, OSU Marching Band Director
  • 8th: Brandon Smith, CEO/Producer, Tecumseh
  • 15th: Dr. Rustin Moore, Dean of OSU College of Vet Medicine -"The Power of Pets"
  • 22nd: Ann Culek, Slate Run Living Historical Farm
  • 29th: Dr. Jon Kulaga, President of OCU

05/30/2019

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: Sam Shapiro

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Tony Chamberlain

Song: Norm Wilson-"Wait Till the Sunshine, Nellie" & "Rotary Will Go 'Round the World"

Absentees: Adams, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Canfield, Christopher, Davis, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Fountain, Hoffman, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Kowalski, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, Metzler, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, White, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

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

June birthdays: 18-Gary Scherer, Rick Rawlins; 22-Beth Kowalski; 24- Bob Johnson

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None, due to school year ending now.

Lottery: Marie Crawford was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $424.

Announcements:

  • Next Rotary After-hours Event will be 6/06/19, from 5-7PM at Rhoads Garden Center. Bob Liggett & Bob McCrady are the sponsors.
  • Charlie Hedges: RF update, one month left to meet our goal. We're $1,000 shy of our goal.
  • Joe McNemar: 3 Rotary Scholarship Winners: Shelby Griffith, Elizabeth Timmons, & Ashley Smith
  • Via e-mail 
    • 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 sent a notice that the 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6-10, 2020. He explained that interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org


SAA: Judy Wolford

Bob Johnson was noted as being in the newspaper for being Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day parade. Patty Rothe, his daughter, was also in the newspaper for being a spectator at the ceremony.

Conducted a quiz on various county history, by table rows.

Program: Ty Ankrom introduced today's speakers, our Rotary NGSE group that went to Taiwan: Laura Miller, Chris Miller, & Claire Guyen

Highlights:

  • Displayed a PowerPoint
  • Very small country, but is ranked "#5 in giving to Rotary."
  • A wealthy country
  • A monsoon hit when they arrived, so very humid afterwards
  • The Taiwanese club follows the same Rotary year, so they were closing out their year while the Team was there. They were able to experience some wonderful celebration ceremonies.
  • Spoke of how welcoming the people were to them, & how much celebrating was done
  • Saw many landmarks & temples
  • Visited the Night Markets, & "ate tons of food."
  • Of course, they had kareoke activities
  • Rotary there is like Church, they take it very seriously!
  • Shared photos of some of the country's landmarks
  • Spent most of their time in Taichung
  • Tried to eat native dishes, and not western food, as much as possible (e.g. pig knuckles, chicken heads)

Soda pop is not a common drink. Tea is the chosen drink of locals.

  • Strong Buddhist tradition, but there is some mixing & matching of religions
  • Taiwanese love nature, & have many parks
  • The hosts were constantly giving the NGSE group gifts to welcome them
  • Shared how one woman became their go-to person & defacto translator
  • They were taken to some ruins left when an earthquake hit the area
  • Ancient buildings were nestled between very modern buildings
  • Visited Rainbow Village, which is a village a man had decided to transform by painting murals and colorful designs on all the buildings
  • Visited a famous dumpling factory  Stressed again how welcoming the Taiwanese people were

  • "Taiwan is about twice the size of Hawaii, with about 12 million people crammed into that space."
  • Typical homes are very narrow with multiple stories. Yards are very rare.
  • Tiawanese are proud to state that they are not part of China
  • Hospitals are very modern, with both holistic and ancient methods being used in combination with modern technology.


Speaker's contact info:

None provided


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


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


August programs:

1st: Dr. Christopher Hoch, OSU Marching Band Director

8th: Brandon Smith, CEO/Producer, Tecumseh

15th: Dr. Rustin Moore, Dean of OSU College of Vet Medicine -"The Power of Pets"

22nd: Ann Culek, Slate Run Living Historical Farm

29th: Dr. Jon Kulaga, President of OCU

05/23/2019

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: Bob Johnson

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Debbie Hoffman

Song: Norm Wilson-"Battle Hymn of the Republic" & "God Bless America"

Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Canfield, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Dan Delong, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Foster, Grover, Adam Johnson, Eric Liggett, Mavis, Metzler, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Pontius, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Schreiner, Sigmon, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Gary Montgomery; Panama City, FL - Warner Searls

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Gary Dumm, Gary Kenworthy, Wayne Gray, Jason McGowan, Elisa Peters - by David Crawford; Dale Parrish, Gabe Carpenter, Jeff George, Jim McCoghey, Jared Boss, Ryan Cline- by John Ellis; Randy Knece, Cathy Leatherwood - by Earl Palm; JR Dailey - by Dan Dailey; Lora Miller - by Angela Beavers

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

Happy Dollars: Patty Rothe - announcing that her parents, Bob & Marilyn Johnson, are both going to be the Grand Marshals for Circleville's Memorial Day parade. ( It starts with a brief ceremony at 8:30AM at High Street Cemetery, winds north up N. court St, & then concludes with a formal ceremony at Forest Cemetery.)

Student Guests: None, due to school year ending now.

Lottery: Dick Gerhardt was this week's winner of $17, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $409.

Announcements:

  • Next Rotary After-hours Event will be 6/07/19, from 5-7PM at Rhoads Garden Center. Bob Liggett & Bob McCrady are the sponsors.
  • Warren Spangler: Reber Hill Cemetery is having a dedication ceremony on Memorial Day.
  • Gary Montgomery: No Community Kitchen this month, due to Memorial Day.
  • Reminder: 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
  • Via e-mail:
    • 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 sent a notice that the District Training Assembly, previously scheduled for 05/18/19, has been postponed. New details to be announced.
  • Joe Brown introduction of 2 Rotary Scholarship winners: Trinity Langbein of TVHS, who will be attending Capital University, and Morgan Ealy-Randolph of CCSD, who will attending Bluffton University.


SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy, substituting on behalf of Tony Chamberlain, who was substituting on behalf of Judy Wolford.

Conducted a Memorial Day Quiz, by table rows.

Program: Jim Hooks introduced today's speaker, and fellow Rotarian, Dr. John Ellis.

Highlights:

  • Displayed a PowerPoint
  • In 2018, there were 12 overdose deaths in Pickaway County
  • Noted that of those deaths, none had alcohol in their system, which is a legal substance. All had illegal drugs.
  • Fentanyl was in three of them, probably mixed in with cocaine or heroin.
  • Spoke of some of the options that other states & countries are doing to deal with the overdose deaths, such as supervised injection facilities or detox centers. 
  • He noted that detox centers usually have an average 2% success rate, which is obviously low.
  • John mentioned how important "coaches" are to helping recovering addicts deal with fighting their addictions. So many addicts overdose without this supervision. Shared two stories of people dying of overdoses immediately after completing detox programs.
  • In 2017, over 29,000 Americans died of fentanyl overdoses
  • Shanghai, China is the #1 drug supplier.
  • Their focus is to address children before they become addicts. He said, "Most current addicts are lost causes, unless the vivatrol works." Many children of addicts are exposed to not only an unhealthy environment, but also to drugs.
  • There is a genetic predisposition for addictions.
  • An audience member spoke of how her parents were addicts, and how it affected her physically & mentally.
  • Spoke of how Shanghai deals with criminals of drug offenses, & how they become involuntary organ donors for transplant patients willing to pay for it.
  • Discussed how new drugs, both legal & illegal, are being consistently invented. Authorities are wrestling with how to control & monitor the manufacturing of these new drugs.
  • Mentioned Narcan, & how people react when given it. "The challenge is for users to find reliable people to administer it if they overdose." The nasal-spray version is much easier than injecting Narcan into users, who may have collapsed veins.
  • Last year, law enforcement used 100+ doses of Narcan in Pickaway County.


Speaker's contact info:

John Ellis' info is in our Rotary membership directory

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

May programs:

30th: Group Study Exchange (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

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