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08/18/2016

Presiding: Gary Dean is substituting for Pres. Chris

Prayer: Craig Brown

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Connie Chamberlain

Song: Vince Yaniga - "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" & "R-O-T-A-R-Y"

Absentees: Beavers, Conley, Coyan, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Droste, Dutton, Ewing, Good, Hedges, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Reynolds, Sigmon, Walt Spangler, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Erika Konowalow

Guests: Codi Lewis, by Drexel Poling; Jessicca Fike by Gary Gillen

August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 16th - Bob Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler

August anniversaries: 3rd - Jack Hooks; 4th - Drexel Poling; 7th - Jerry Leist; 14th - Dan Fouts; 18th - Tom Tootle; 19th - Bob Sneed; 20th - Mark Smith; 26th - Bob Tootle; 27th - Scott Applegate

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 4th - Jim Hooks; 5th - Dale Delong; 6th - Harry Canfield; 9th - Jim Hill, Ed Peters; 14th - Dwight Radcliff; 21st - Dan Fouts; 27th - Jessica Mullins

September anniversaries: 6th - Ty Ankrom, Luke Conley; 13th - Clark Cellio, Gary Gillen; 14th - Chris & Jessica Mullins; 15th - Ellery Elick; 17th - Angela Beavers; 21st - Dan Dailey; 23rd - Todd Stevens; 30th - Dave Webb

July attendance (as per Drexel): 80.26%

New membership proposal: Codi Lewis has submitted her membership request.  Codi is the V.P. & G.M. Of Perfection One.  Her father, Richard Rhodes, is a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, and her brother is the President of Chillicothe's morning Rotary.  Her membership is being sponsored by Larry Powell.  Please direct any questions regarding this proposal to Drexel Poling.

Announcements:

*Ian Webb: Membership Directory is being passed around for each member's review &/or revisions.

*Pres. Chris: 08/22/16 is our next Community Kitchen event at Presbyterian Church.  Food prep begins at 3PM, with food service starting at 5PM.  Volunteers are always greatly appreciated!

*Dave Moss: 08/31/16 is the next Rotary After Hours event, from 5-7PM at Rhoads Farm Market's patio; "Jackie Ray's" is catering it. Sponsors are Gayle Spangler (Sunrise) & Jack Hooks (Noon)

*Scott Applegate: New Hope Christian Academy is hosting on 10/01/16 their 10th Annual Scramble for Education golf outing.  Shotgun start is at 1:30PM.  Awards & dinner to immediately follow at the Golf Course Banquet Room at FoxFire Golf Course.  Entry fee is $79 per golfer.  Please contact New Hope to register &/or get more details.

*Via flyer:

* Pickaway Farm to Plate event will be on 08/30/16 at Richards Farm (24537 Canal Rd).  Social hour is from 5:30-7PM, and dinner to be served at 7PM. Individual tickets are $50, and the sales benefit PCN AG Fund, & Pickaway County FFA Chapters.  Call (740) 474-7534 to order tickets or for details.

*Logan Elm Education Foundation is hosting a "Braves, Blues, & BBQ" event on 09/24/16 at 7PM at Rhoads Garden Center Patio.   There will be a pig roast, Chinese & Live Auction, and live music by the Apple Bottom Gang Band. Tickets are $30 single/$50 couple.  Please log-on to loganelmeducationfoundation@gmail.com for more details or to order tickets.

Happy Dollars: Erika Konowalow - Thank you to all of those who donated to Pickaway-Ross CTC's Drug-Free Program

SAA: Jim Hooks, last-minute substitute for Tim Tener

*All August birthdays fined.

*All August wedding anniversaries fined.

* Wrapped up the session with a Name-That-Tune game.

Lottery:  Joe McNemar had the winning ticket and received $15. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $88.

Intro: Dave Moss

Speaker(s): Stacey Stoll, Donette Burns, & Corey Thompson, of Chancellor Health, which is the parent company to the new "The Wyngate" Senior Living Community.  Stacy has been with Chancellor for 14 years in sales & marketing.  She was born & raised in Powell, OH, and has a passion for horses.  She married her high school sweetheart, and they have an 18 month-old daughter.

Highlights:

* Spoke of the new Wyngate Senior Living Community

*They shared that they are an organization that is "proud to have hometown values."

* Stated that Chancellor has four cornerstones to their philosophy.  Their main goal is "to do what's right for the customer."

*Donette Burns is the Residence Manger

*All residents have a Life Alert button, as well as many other amenities 

*They provide housekeeping, and offer optional services such as grocery shopping.

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*Park Place is the independent-living building

*The residents and the Wyngate employees enjoy interacting "and just having fun together."

*All units have walk-in showers, and handicap-accessible features

*Many units are already reserved (approx. 50%).

*Residents often move in as a way to prepare for what may happen in the future.

*Stacey shared some of the personal stories of their residents, and why they moved into their facilities.  For example, one man moved in after his wife died and he did not know how (or want to know how) to cook.

*Explained that they have security measures, such as an electronic bracelet that sends a signal to any exit door to lock if they try to leave.

*"The Inn" is in the assisted-living building

* They try to allow residents to live as independently as possible.

*Wyngate is partnering with Berger Health Systems on several aspects.

*They stress that everyone have fun!  "You can add years to someone's life, but we want to add life to their years!"

*Encourage family activities that will draw the residents' relatives in to visit, such as a "Visit From Santa" for the grandchildren, & Happy Hours for the adult relatives.

*Pets are welcome

*Apts are unfurnished

*Pride themselves on home-cooked meals.

*VA Aid & Attendance program: a benefit of financial aid to military veterans

*They like to consider themselves a "Mayberry" community, and even have a contest of Mayberry look-a-likes.

*Want to buy local, & support the community, via volunteering, donations, etc.

*Not Medicaid supported.

*Occupancy reservation rate at the moment is 50%.  They have just begun their true marketing plan, so they expect to receive more soon.  They project it to take a year to have it mostly occupied.

*Happy Hour is every Friday at 3PM for drinks, appetizers, & entertainment.  They invite family & friends to come enjoy the event

*Hoping to receive their official Certificate of Occupancy on Sept 19th.

* Typically serve 55 & older population, but they have helped younger people who have the need. It is judged on a case-by-case basis.

*They gave each member a folder full of informational materials regarding The Wyngate.

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Speaker(s) contact info:

The Wyngate

745 Northridge Rd.

Circleville, OH 43113

#(740) 474-1411

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Donations made on behalf of our speakers for this Rotary year will go to Pickaway County Food Pantries.

The meeting was concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test in unison.

Meeting adjourned.


Until next time,

Patty Rothe,

Editor

E-mail: Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


August program schedule: (Submitted by Dave. Moss)

25th:  Rotary District. Governor  


September program schedule: (Submitted by Ian Webb)

1st: Charity Sharp - Ronald McDonald House

8th: Brian Bell - Boy Scouts of America

15th: Will Fountain - GSE Team, Brazil Trip

22nd: Golf Scramble

29th: Todd Fortner - BCI


October program schedule: (Submitted by Ian Webb)

6th: Ryan Scribner - P3

13th: Don Sherman - City of Circleville

20th: No Meeting - Pumpkin Show

27th: Mollie Hedges & Chris Thornsley - Drug Free Club

08/11/2016

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Dan Dailey- mentioned Harold Tener's passing, who is Tim’s father.

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Debbie Hoffman

Song: Vince Yaniga - "America, The Beautiful" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Tony Chamberlain, Conley, Dan Delong, Dutton, Elick, Halm, Justinger, Mavis, Montgomery, Moss, Neff, Pelcic, Reynolds, Scherer, Sneed, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Richard Rhodes with his guest (& daughter) Codi Lewis

Guests: Joe Bengoechea & Steve Stivers by Don McIlroy; Anabel Spangler by Walt Spangler; Jessicca Fike by Gary Gillen

August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 16th - Bob Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler

August anniversaries: 3rd - Jack Hooks; 4th - Drexel Poling; 7th - Jerry Leist; 14th - Dan Fouts; 18th - Tom Tootle; 19th - Bob Sneed; 20th - Mark Smith; 26th - Bob Tootle; 27th - Scott Applegate

New membership proposal: Codi Lewis has submitted her membership request.  Codi is the V.P. & G.M. Of Perfection One.  Her father, Richard Rhodes, is a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, and her brother is the President of Chillicothe's morning Rotary.  Her membership is being sponsored by Larry Powell.  Please direct any questions regarding this proposal to Drexel Poling.

Announcements:

*Pres. Chris: 08/22/16 is our next Community Kitchen event at Presbyterian Church.  Food prep begins at 3PM, with food service starting at 5PM.  Volunteers are always greatly appreciated!

*Debbie Hoffman: 08/31/16 is the next Rotary After Hours event, from 5-7PM at Rhoads Farm Market's patio; Jackie Ray is catering it.

*Via flyer:

* Pickaway Farm to Plate event will be on 08/30/16 at Richards Farm (24537 Canal Rd).  Social hour is from 5:30-7PM, and dinner to be served at 7PM. Individual tickets are $50, and the sales benefit PCN AG Fund, & Pickaway County FFA Chapters.  Call (740) 474-7534 to order tickets or for details.

* Circle of Caring's 17th Annual Golf Outing will be on 08/20/16 at Pickaway Golf Course (former Pickaway Country Club) with a morning tee time.  Breakfast & lunch are included, as well as golfer gifts & Silent Auction.

Happy Dollars: None 

SAA: Vince Yaniga

*All Wisconsin graduates fined.

*All OSU graduates fined also.

Lottery:   Dick Fullen had the winning ticket and received $14. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $73.

Intro: Don McIlroy (substituting for Dave Moss)

Speaker(s): Teratia Welch & Ed Strawser

Highlights:

* Spoke of the book "Being Mortal"

* Passed out a deck of special cards to each person at the meeting, and led us through a game based on ranking them in order of importance.  These are items that you think of when faced with a life-altering situation.

* Jean Droste spoke about the Palliative Care Committee of Berger Health Systems, and explained the Rotary connection to the "Being Mortal" book.  The decks of cards were supplied by Berger Health Systems.

Speaker(s) contact info:

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Donations made on behalf of our speakers for this Rotary year will go to Pickaway County Food Pantries.

Pres. Chris concluded the meeting by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test in unison.

Meeting adjourned.


Until next time,

Patty Rothe,

Editor

E-mail: Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


August program schedule: (Submitted by Dave. Moss)

18th:  Wyngate Assisted Living Project by Chancellor Health Representative Stacey Stoll

25th:  Rotary District. Governor Steve Sandbo

September program schedule:

1st: Charity Sharp-Ronald McDonald House

8th: Brian Bell-Boy Scouts

15th: Will Fountain-GSE Team, Brazil Trip

22nd: Golf Scramble at Cook’s Creek Golf Club

29th: Todd Fortner-BCI

 October program schedule:

6th: Ryan Scribner-P3

13th: Don Sherman-City of Circleville

20th: No Meeting-Pumpkin Show & Big Wheel Race

27th: Mollie Hedges and Chris Thornsley-Drug Free Club

08/04/2016

Presiding: Chis Mullins with an assist from Allie

Prayer: Tad Grover

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Eric Liggett

Song: Dave Moss—“America” & "Rotary Will Go 'Round"

Absentees: Angela, Craig, Joe B., Tony, Dolly, Dan Dailey, Dan Delong, Mike D., Amy, Joy, Dan F., Jerry G., Jack, Kirk, Ben, Patty, Ned S., Roxan, Todd, Tim Throckmorton, Bob T., Wayne, Tim W., Vince

Make ups: Fred Mavis-Circleville Sunrise and Waverly

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Sterlin and Allie Mullins (Chris & Jessica Mullins, aka Mom & Dad)

Jessica Fike (Gary Gillen)

Announcements:

  • Eric wants to hold a Community Recognition Committee meeting right after this meeting.

  • Kristen May explained the proposed Pickaway County Cultural Arts Center in the Evert's Middle School building. The plan is to include an Art Gallery, Wellness Center, Game Lounge, gym, and other activities. An online link to the proposal is available at http://artsaround.yolasite.com/
    • This project is intended to benefit the entire area, but especially the area around the building. They hope to include heritage, learning, wellness, computer skills, stress and life management opportunities This will grow the local economy, attract visitors to the area, and be a benefit to local businesses. The hope is to be open next year.
    • Because of the inclusive nature of the activities, they are contemplating a name change (Pickaway Arts and LIfe Center—"PAL”).
    • Kristien explained that Rotary makes changes around the world and we are invited to be involved in this project. Please fill out a survey and visit the website (http://pickawayarts.wix.com/info) or the ArtsaRound Facebook page. Kristen can also be contacted at PickawayArts@gmail.com.
  • Soup kitchen thanks--Jonathan Davis and Dolly Crespo were two new members who attended. 


SAA: Tim Tener

Those who worked at the Community Kitchen got to fine someone at their table.

Walt Spangler got the Community Kitchen purple heart for his knife skills. 

Lottery: Debbie Hoffman ran the drawing. Joe McNemar had the winning ticket and received $17. The golden bean was not drawn, so the jackpot is now $59

Intro: Dave Moss

Speaker(s): Melissa Gantner, has been a Licensed Social Worker for 25 years. She has three years of Hospice experience. She was a little on edge because her future granddaughter was expected to make her debut at any moment. 

Highlights:

  • Hospice Myths & Facts were distributed.
  • "I didn't know we had a local hospice." Yes, we have one at Berger Hospital. It has a local staff and local hospital affiliation.
  • "How do I know when someone is ready for hospice?" They see people with heart problems, Alzheimer, young, and old; not just cancer patients.
  • Hospice provides support groups for family. They follow up with family members for 13 months. Call, meet, have coffee. Holiday grief program--on Berger Facebook and Twitter or call
  • "Who pays?" Medicare, Medigold, Medicaid, private insurance, donations through Berger Foundation
  • "Does this mean I'm giving up?" No, the intent is to keep people doing the things they enjoy doing. 
  • “If I’m receiving home-bound health coverage, do I have to stay at home?” You may have to stay confined for insurance purposes, but not to receive hospice care It is all about comfort and quality of life. Young man getting married. Travel support, treatment assistance. 
  • "How do you start this conversation?" Call and they will answer questions or meet to assist. The staff includes social workers, nurses, chaplain, volunteers.
  • “Where do you provide services?” Home, relative’s home, nursing home, etc.--30 mile radius--They have an office near the library, but no physical care location. Care is available 24 hours a day.
  • "The six month rule"--doctor has to certify that the likelihood of mortality is 6 months--have had patients for a few hours up to two years. Medicare rules based on condition. Some bounce back to no longer need or qualify for hospice. As patients decline, they are seen more often. Some just a few times a month, some several times a week.
  • “What is this about competition for delivery of services?” There are some for-profit hospice organizations. Berger Hospice is non-profit. All trying to market to get to all individuals or families who could benefit from hospice services. A chance to improve quality of life that has been missed for some. A way to allow for home care; more comfortable, less cost, better care.
  • Covers: medical supplies for home care, medications including pain
  • Changes for providers: Advantages have been known, but now the public is more aware and have more information; becoming more accepting.

 


Speaker's contact info:

Melissa Gantner, LSW

Berger Hospice

1170 N. Court St., Suite B

Circleville, OH 43113

melisa.gantner@bergerhealth.com

740.420.7950

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Donations made on behalf of our speakers for this Rotary year will go to Pickaway County Food Pantry.

Pres. Chris concluded the meeting by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test in unison.

Meeting adjourned.

Until something better comes along,

Joe McNemar


August Programs

11th: Berger, The Wish Game; Larry Halm & Tim Colburn

18th: Wyngate Assisting Living; Stacey Stoll

25th: District Governor Steve Sandbo

07/21/2016

Presiding: Vice Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: none noted

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Roxan Sigmon

Song: Ned Riegel - "Let There be Peace on Earth" & "Home on the Range"

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Conley, Coyan, Dean, Dan Delong, Droste, Dutton, Ewing, Fountain, Charley Gerhardt, Dick Gerhardt, Good, Grover, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Kowalski, Bob Liggett, Mavis, Metzler, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neff, Palm, Pelcic, Prince,Reynolds, Rothe, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Williams, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: eClub One - Roger Wolfe (2); RI General Secretary - Bill Stout, Jean Droste

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Charles Hemming, by Dale Delong

July birthdays: 10th - Earl Palm; 11th - Tim Tener; 14th - Joe Brown; 23rd - Emily Lutz

July anniversaries: 1st - Warren Spangler; 4th - Judy Wolford, Eric Liggett; 14th - Ian Webb; 21st - Jim Hill; 27th - Roy Huffer; 31st - Joe Brown

* Rotary attendance (as per Drexel): June was 80.71%;  Annual (2015-2016) was 83.77%; Last year was 81.35%

Announcements:

*Candidate Forum on 09/20/16 at 7PM at CHS auditorium

*Jonathan Davis was inducted as our newest member.  Welcome aboard Jon!

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*Via flyer: 

1)Toys for Tots is conducting a "Christmas in July" fundraiser.  If you donate a new unwrapped toy between July 18th-25th, you will receive a chance to win a $25 gift card.  There are various drop-off locations around town, one of which TransCounty Title.

2) Pickaway Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 8th Annual Night Golf Outing on 08/05/16.  Shotgun start will be at 5PM.  Please log onto www.pickawaychamber.com for more details &/or to register.

2) Pickaway Co. YMCA is conducting again their Summer Food Service Program at Head Start (145 E. Corbin) & at the YMCA building, Mon.-Fri., (June 6 - Aug. 12, except July 4th), from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Lunch will be served at no cost to all kids 18 years old & younger and young people ages 19-21, that have a mental or physical disability and are enrolled in an educational program with IEP.

3) Shuttle service for the aforementioned program is available from Pickaway Area Rural Transit (PART).  Contact PART at 740-474-8835 for service or more info. This summer shuttle service is sponsored by The Savings Bank, and has multiple pick-up/drop-off locations.

SAA: Bob Sneed

*All bankers paid for US monetary bills being pulled from circulation

*All of our members who were at the ground-breaking ceremony for Soffidel

*Sports trivia (due to Olympics, All-Star Game, etc going on now)

Lottery:   Dave Moss had the winning ticket and received $13. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $26.

Intro: Bob Mabe 

Speaker(s): Michelle Crump, of the Alzheimer's Association

Highlights:

* Alzheimer's vs Dementia 

* Dementia is a symptom; severe enough to impair life; loss of cognitive function

* Alzheimer's is the only top ten cause of death that cannot be cured.

*It kills more than breast and prostate cancers.

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* Alzheimer's Association has a 24-hour help-line: (800) 272-3800

* Shared a flyer of the Ten Warning Signs. (www.alz.org/10signs)

* More than 5 million families are affected

* Approx. 200,000 people under the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer's.

* Discussed the different programs & services

* They have Care Consultations & caregiver support

* Circleville is highly rated regarding fundraisers.

* Aug. 27 is the Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraiser at MVCH Park.  Check-in begins at 8AM, & the Walk starts at 9AM.  Call 800-272-3900 or visit www.act.alz.org/circlevilleohio for details &/or to register.

Speaker(s) contact info:

Alzheimer's Association 

(800) 272-3900

www.alz.org

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Donations made on behalf of our speakers for this Rotary year will go to Pickaway County Food Pantry. 

Pres. Chris concluded the meeting by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test in unison.

Meeting adjourned.

Until next time,

Patty Rothe,

Editor

E-mail: Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

July program schedule: (Submitted by Bob Mabe)

28: Jim Guenther - Retiring Director of the Pickaway County District Library

07/28/2016

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Mark Taylor

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Roxan Sigmon

Song: Carly Neff - "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" & "Vive Le Rotary"

Gift to Rotary (a.k.a Featured Rotarian): Bob Liggett

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Joe Brown, Conley, Coyan, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Dutton, Elsea, Ewing, Good, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Mavis, McNemar, Jessica Mullins, Palm, Pelcic, Radcliffe,Reynolds,  Riegel, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, Wilson, Wolford

Make ups: eClub One - John Prince

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Brenna Gibson

Guests: Jackie Frankel by Heidi White

July birthdays: 10th - Earl Palm; 11th - Tim Tener; 14th - Joe Brown; 23rd - Emily Lutz

July anniversaries: 1st - Warren Spangler; 4th - Judy Wolford, Eric Liggett; 14th - Ian Webb; 21st - Jim Hill; 27th - Roy Huffer; 31st - Joe Brown

Announcements:

*Pres. Chris:  COC flyer

*Carly Neff: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) Camp participant, that was sponsored by our club: Leanne Stevens.  Leanne gave an overview of RYLA, and all the different activities that strengthened their leadership skills.

* Via e-mail: Tim Tener thanks those who volunteered at the recent Community Kitchen event: Jon Davis, Dave Moss, Bob Sneed, Warren Spangler, Walt Spangler, Dolly Crespo, Earl Palm, & Harry Canfield

*Via flyer: 

1) Pickaway Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 8th Annual Night Golf Outing on 08/05/16.  Shotgun start will be at 5PM.  Please log onto www.pickawaychamber.com for more details &/or to register.

2) Pickaway Co. YMCA is conducting again their Summer Food Service Program at Head Start (145 E. Corbin) & at the YMCA building, Mon.-Fri., (June 6 - Aug. 12, except July 4th), from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Lunch will be served at no cost to all kids 18 years old & younger and young people ages 19-21, that have a mental or physical disability and are enrolled in an educational program with IEP.

3) Shuttle service for the aforementioned program is available from Pickaway Area Rural Transit (PART).  Contact PART at 740-474-8835 for service or more info. This summer shuttle service is sponsored by The Savings Bank, and has multiple pick-up/drop-off locations.

4) Circle of Caring's 17th Annual Golf Outing will be on 08/20/16 at Pickaway Golf Course (former Pickaway Country Club) with a morning tee time.  Breakfast & lunch are included, as well as golfer gifts & Silent Auction.

SAA: Bob Sneed

*Unclaimed funds list

*DuPont: news article on merger

*All Methodist members

*Logan Elm grads: for a fellow grad finding success

*OCU: new athletic director

*All Realtors: For a news article that states it is now buying

* Baby photo: Jim River??

*All bankers: for news article

*Walt Spangler: received a Purple Heart award for his injury in the line of service at the Community Kitchen event.

*KNB: For award for their float

*Everybody over 60 yrs old: News clipping that says it is illegal to cut in line

Lottery:   Charlie Hedges had the winning ticket and received $16. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $42.

Intro: Bob Mabe 

Speaker(s): Jim Guenther, the Director of our Pickaway County Library.  Jim is retiring at the end of October of this year. Jim's presentation is to share some of the highlights of his 17 years at our library.

Highlights:

* Nov 1st, 1990 is when he began at out library.

*Spoke of how the Younkin Branch was conceived & built.

*Irene Younkin's husband had passed away, and she was looking for a way to honor her husband, Flloyd.  He grew up in Ashville, so she reached out to community leaders there to see what they needed.  They decided on funding a local branch of Pickaway County's library.

*Shared details on the fundraising efforts for the new main library facility in Circleville.

*Discussed some of the modern & efficient features at both of these new facilities.

*Began to expand into downloadable & electronic options

*Government funding drastically decreased, but fortunately local donations continued to roll in, several of which were from estate bequests.

*Due to these donations, major renovations were made, such as a new area dedicated to teenagers, more Audio/Visual options, & meeting rooms.  The library is also accessible 24/7 via their website.

*Spoke of the continually decreasing government funding, and how donations have saved our community library system.

*Explained what the Friends of the Library group is, and what all they fund, such as Family Movie Night, and other activities.

*Mentioned the "Being Mortal" book, and how they partnered with Berger Hospital on promoting it and hosting book discussions.

*Expressed his deep gratitude to the community for supporting the library system to bring us to this point, as well as the continued support.

*Spoke of all the various activities, like the Bookmobile.

Speaker(s) contact info:

None provided

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Donations made on behalf of our speakers for this Rotary year will go to Pickaway County Food Pantry. 

Pres. Chris concluded the meeting by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test in unison.

Meeting adjourned.


Until next time,

Patty Rothe,

Editor

E-mail: Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


August program schedule: (Submitted by Dave. Moss)

4th:  Berger Hospice - Myth vs. Fact by Melissa Gantner

11th:  Berger Helath Systems - The Wish Game by Larry Halm & Tim Colburn

18th:  Wyngate Assisted Living Project by Chancellor Health Representative Stacey Stoll

25th:  Rotary District. Governor Steve Sandbo

07/14/2016

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Roxan Sigmon

Song: Ned Riegel - "In the Good Old Summertime" & "Sing Out a Song of Rot'ry"

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Conley, Coyan, Dan Delong, Davis, Dutton, Ewing, Fountain, Dick Gerhardt, Gillen, Good, Grover, Halm, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Bob Liggett, Mavis, Montgomery, Reynolds, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Vickers, Ian Webb, White, Williams, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Judy Wolford; eClub One - Charlie Hedges

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Dan Johnson, by Bob Mabe; Esther Fouts, by Dan Fouts

July birthdays: 10th - Earl Palm; 11th - Tim Tener; 14th - Joe Brown; 23rd - Emily Lutz

July anniversaries: 1st - Warren Spangler; 4th - Judy Wolford, Eric Liggett; 14th - Ian Webb; 21st - Jim Hill; 27th - Roy Huffer; 31st - Joe Brown

Announcements:

*Charlie Hedges: RF update on our $6,300 goal...we raised $6,900!  We also received a $30,000 anonymous donation from one of our fellow club members to our Polio Fund!!  (Many thanks to our Rotary Donor Angel!!)

*Amy Elsea: Candidate Forum on 09/20/16 at 7PM at CHS auditorium

*Pres. Chris read a thank-you card from a 4-H member for our donation.

*Via flyer: 

1)Toys for Tots is conducting a "Christmas in July" fundraiser.  If you donate a new unwrapped toy between July 18th-25th, you will receive a chance to win a $25 gift card.  There are various drop-off locations around town, one of which TransCounty Title.

2) Pickaway Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 8th Annual Night Golf Outing on 08/05/16.  Shotgun start will be at 5PM.  Please log onto www.pickawaychamber.com for more details &/or to register.

3) Pickaway Co. YMCA is conducting again their Summer Food Service Program at Head Start (145 E. Corbin) & at the YMCA building, Mon.-Fri., (June 6 - Aug. 12, except July 4th), from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Lunch will be served at no cost to all kids 18 years old & younger and young people ages 19-21, that have a mental or physical disability and are enrolled in an educational program with IEP.

4) Shuttle service for the aforementioned program is available from Pickaway Area Rural Transit (PART).  Contact PART at 740-474-8835 for service or more info. This summer shuttle service is sponsored by The Savings Bank, and has multiple pick-up/drop-off locations.

Happy Dollars: None 

SAA: Bob Sneed

*All bankers paid for US monetary bills being pulled from circulation

*All of our members who were at the ground-breaking ceremony for Soffidel

*Sports trivia (due to Olympics, All-Star Game, etc going on now)

Lottery:   Gary Dean had the winning ticket and received $13. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $13.

Intro: Bob Mabe 

Speaker(s): Steve Fleegal, Director of Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA)

Highlights:

* Dedicated to the conservation & stewardship of land....

*He went to Austria through the Rotary Youth Student Exchange when he was in high school

*Spoke of Floyd Bartley , who was a farmer, naturalist, & teacher.  He sent plants all over the world.  AOA has used many of Bartley's records over the years.

*AOA is a private non-profit land conservancy; A public interest & land trust

 1) Voluntary land & water conservation

2) Land & water stewardship

3)Engagement & Outreach programs

*Mentioned several of their projects, such a Barr Farm, historical & cultural sites, & Hocking Canal site

*Protecting& providing for animal species, especially those that are endangered

*Locate & identify local plants, some are rare

*Showed photos of how a last-known habitat was destroyed for a particular bird. Now the entire species is lost.

*Loss of habitat for Showy Lady Slipper "Queen" flowering plant.  There are only 4 known sites in Ohio.  They used to be in Pickaway County, but are here no more.

*Cited some of the contributing factors of this loss:

     1) Urban sprawl

     2) Land development 

     3) Climate change

     4) Water shortage

     5) Certain species disappearing, which then affects other species (bees, monarch butterflies, etc)

*Discussed ineffective use of land by humans

*"AOA isn't against much.  We try to work with everybody.  There is one thing we are against...Urban sprawl."

*Spoke about Emerald Ash Bore

*Disappearance of bottomland forest, and the species that rely on that habitat

*Many heritage sites in Pickaway County have been destroyed/eliminated.

*"Is our destiny to lose these things, or is our destiny to cry out & protect?"

*Mentioned the Scioto River Flyway Corridor Conservation Initiative

*"Creating little islands (i.e. small parks) is not enough."

*"AOA realizes we need restaurants, housing, & gas stations, but we need to do this effectively."

*AOA is actively looking for properties in Pickaway County along this Scioto River Flyway corridor.

*Shared some of AOA visions for the future

* Discussed Columbus' Scioto Greenways project

* "Demand for green spaces is a #1 request from people looking for places to live.  They want to be next to or close to conservation land."

* Spoke of some of the work they are doing with local farmers

* They have numerous educational & community events, & out-reach programs

 

Speaker(s) contact info:

Steve Fleegal

Via Stephen Goodwin, Advisor & Consultant

Appalachia Ohio Alliance

PO Box 1151

Logan, OH 43138-1255

Mobile: 740-817-1759

Swgoodwin@earthlink.net

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Donations made on behalf of our speakers for this Rotary year will go to Pickaway County Food Pantry. 

Pres. Chris concluded the meeting by asking us to recite the Rotary 4-Way Test in unison.

Meeting adjourned.


Until next time,

Patty Rothe,

Editor

E-mail: Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

July program schedule: (Submitted by Bob Mabe)

21: Alzheimers Association, by Jill Rudd

28: Jim Guenther - Retiring Director of the Pickaway County District Library

August program schedule: (Not received yet)

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