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08/24/2017

Date: 08/24/17

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Scott Applegate

Song: Gary Montgomery - "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" & "Sing Rotarians"

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Droste, Elick, Ewing, Dick Gerhardt, Gillen, Good, Grover, Halm, Hedges, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Mavis, McIlroy, Chris Mullins, Radcliff, Rainey, Reynolds, Sneed, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, White, Williams, Wolfe

Make-ups: eClub One - Jim River, Eric Liggett (2)

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 10th - Gerhard Maroscher; 16th - Bud Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler

August anniversaries: 3rd - Jack Hooks; 4th - Drexel Poling; 7th - Jerry Leist; 9th-Jim Hill & Ed Peters; 14th - Dan Fouts; 18th - Tom Tootle; 19th - Bob Sneed; 26th - Bob Tootle; 27th - Scott Applegate

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

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

Happy Dollars: Ty Ankrom announced he now has a fourth grandson. (Congrats Grandpa Ty!)

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery  Ian Webb received the weekly drawing of $14, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $300.

Announcements:

Pres. Gary: Read a thank-you card from Teen Task Force for our donation

Gary Montgomery: 08/28/17 is the next Community Kitchen event; food prep is from 3pm-5pm, with serving of food at 5pm; at Presbyterian Church.

Our club's 20th Annual Rotary Golf Scramble will be on 09/21/17 at Cooks Creek Golf Club.  For more info, please contact Matt Tootle: #740-474-6021 or matthewtootle@gmail.com.

  • Via e-mail: Registration is now open for our Rotary International District 6690 Four Point Seminar.  It will be on 09/23/17 (Saturday) at Zane State College in Zanesville, Ohio.  More information can be found at Rotary District 6690's FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/rotary6690/


SAA: Beth Kowalski

* Amy Elsea: for admitting after-the-fact to how she didn't get fined last week due her daughter's sports accomplishment, so she got caught this time.

*Mike Pelcic: offered to paid Amy Elsea & Carly Neff's fine for being in the newspaper.

*Judy Wolford: paid for Jayme's fine for Jayme being mentioned in paper

*Gerhard Marosher: for an upcoming book signing event.

Intro: Jonathan Davis

Speaker(s): Randy Hageman, Athletic Director of Teays Valley School, and Coach Webber, Head Coach of TVHS Football program.

Highlights:

  • Randy's portion:
    • 330 student athlete participating in the Fall.
    • Most of their sports have both Varsity & Junior Varsity teams, with some even being divided according to grade levels.
    • Listed off all of the teams in all of the seasons, including wrestling & swimming teams.
    • Shared the successes so far of their golf, tennis, & soccer teams.  Volleyball & Cross Country will start their seasons officially within a few days.
    • Extended an invitation to everyone to come to any of TV's events
    • At the State Championship, TVHS won a runner-up place via the girls softball team
    • TVHS is Division II in Football, all others sports are Division I
  • Coach Webber:


    • 4th season as head coach
    • 2 league championships, and several other accomplishments
    • Explained why football is important, and shared the story of a close-call injury to one of their football players (severed spleen).  He shared how football can build a base of "toughness", both mentally & physically, that helps the boys survive & thrive in their adult lives
    • Builds a wonderful sense of team unity, and team work 
    • He feels the risk of injury is well worth the reward "of building (boys into) men."
    • Have 17 seniors this year; had 12 last year.  Important to have a large group of seniors since they are the best team leaders.
    • Needs at least 11 "warriors," but prefers 30. They currently have 80 total in the program.
    • He explained how he requires his players to wear only TV sport shirts during school hours or events, not allowed OSU or any other teams.
    • Named the three captains this season, and the fourth captain is "rotated" throughout the season.  They are chosen by the players themselves.
    • Revealed who he feels will be their toughest competition this season.
    • Explained how they are looking into using flak jackets for all players instead of just back plates, which is what the aforementioned injured player was wearing.
    • TV's "Youth league is very good & looking solid."
    • Top-of-the-line helmets now cost around $425 each, and TVHS invests in those as well as the best mouth guards, pads, etc.
    • Focus on the best level of training to help strengthen the players to help lessen the injuries.
    • Discussed concussion injuries and risks.  He said that he tells his players "to keep their heads out" to avoid injuries.  Your head is only 10% of your body mass, so you don't need to use it physically.


Pres. Gary concluded by asking everyone "to bring a friend" to next week's meeting.

Contact information:

None provided

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

August program schedule (All sports-themed, primarily football):

31st - Westfall

September program schedule

7th - David Crawford & Norm Wilson, on their beekeeping experiences

14th - Mary Jane Dean & Stan Summers, about their trip to the Atlanta International Rotary Convention

21st - Our Rotary Club Outing at Cook's Creek

28th - Rotary District Govenor

October program schedule

5th - Project Ohio: about Ohio's co-op electric companies' employee' work in Nicaragua

12th - New Hope school update

19th - PUMPKIN SHOW - See you at the Rotary Big Wheel Race at 12:30PM

26th - Ellery will give us a photo tour of the Pickaway County Courthouse 

08/17/2017

Date: 08/17/17

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Jonathan Davis

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Chris Mullins

Song: Gary Montgomery - "On the Sunny Side of the Street" & "Sing out a Song of Rot'ry"

Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Canfield, Connie Chamberlain, Crespo, Dan Delong, Droste, Ewing, Dick Gerhardt, Good, Grover, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Maroscher, Mavis, Radcliff, Reynolds, River, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton,Vickers, Ian Webb, White, Williams, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Heather Foll, by Gary Dean; Ryan Eversole, by Gary Gillen

August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 10th - Gerhard Maroscher; 16th - Bud Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery:  Bob Sneed received the weekly drawing of $13, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $300.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: Read a thank-you card for a donation our club made.
  • Carly Neff: 
    • 1) Pickaway County Farm to Plate event will be on 08/30/17 at Richards Farms on 24537 Canal Rd.  This event is "celebrating local foods & Pickaway County agriculture."  Proceeds will go to the Pickaway Co. FFA Chapters & PCN AG Fund. Tickets can be purchased from Carly, or at OSU Extension Office, or at Ashville Grain, or by calling #740-474-7534.
    • 2) Braves, Blues, & BBQ fundraising event, which supports the Logan Elm Education Foundation, will be on 09/30/17 at 7PM at Rhoads Garden Center.  Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://tinyurl.com/braves2017 or loganelmeducationfoundation@gmail.com.
  • Matt Tootle: Our club's 20th Annual Rotary Golf Scramble will be on 09/21/17 at Cooks Creek Golf Club.  For more info, please contact Matt Tootle: #740-474-6021 or matthewtootle@gmail.com.
  • Gary Montgomery: 08/28/17 is the next Community Kitchen event; food prep is from 3pm-5pm, with serving of food at 5pm.
  • Charlie Hedges: presented a Paul Harris "+2" award to Jim Hooks.


SAA: Beth Kowalski

* Harry Canfield: Something happened right before the meeting Beth said, but Harry remained silent.  The incident remains a secret....

* Birthdays & anniversaries for August were fined.

* Bob Liggett: newspaper photo of him in his "prize pumpkin patch."

* Bob Mabe: (who passed the fine on) for his donation to the K-9.

* Mike Pelcic: Pickaway County Board of DD for 50th Anniversary

* Jenny Rainey: for newspaper photo of her in The Savings Bank lobby looking at a display.

* Patty Rothe: for running for re-election to Circleville City School District's Board of Education.

* Matt Tootle: newspaper photo of daughter on her 1st day of school, with Matt "sort of in the background."

* Fined Clark Cellio & any other members who not wearing their name badges. 

Intro: Scott Applegate

Speaker(s): John Goode, on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association, regarding their upcoming fundraiser "The Walk to End Alzheimer's."

Highlights:

  • John explained how this is a personal cause for him as well, as his father Jack suffers with it.
  • 5.5 million people suffer with this disease.
  • It is the leading cause of dementia.
  • Played several videos about the Association's efforts.
  • 6th leading cause of death.
  • Every 66 seconds someone in USA develops this disease.
  • By 2050, the cost to treat/fight this disease could rise to 1.3 trillion dollars!
  • Alzheimer's Association was established in 1991.
  • 88% of funds raised goes directly to the treatment & research of the disease.
  • The activities that lead up to the walking event is often more dramatic than the walk itself.
  • $23,000 was raised last year.  Goal this year is $25,000.
  • John read aloud his personal explanation for participating in the walk.  He relayed how difficult it has been to watch his father change, as well as all of his family, due to this disease.
  • Website: www.alz.org
  • Explained how sometimes humor is the best coping mechanism, and how reaching out to the person &/or his family to see if they need any assistance. It could be something as simple as a phone call or an offer to give the caregiver a break.
  • It's not too late to sign up for the Walk.  You can sign up &/or donate via the website: www.alz.org/walk
  • Registration begins at 8:30, with walking starts at 9AM.  John strongly suggests getting there early so that you may experience all of the activities that lead up to the main event.


Pres. Gary concluded by asking everyone "to bring a friend" to next week's meeting.

Contact information:

Www.alz.org/walk


Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


August program schedule (All sports-themed, primarily football):

24th - Teays Valley

31st - Westfall

September program schedule

7th - David Crawford & Norm Wilson, on their beekeeping experiences

14th - Mary Jane Dean & Stan Summers, about their trip to the Atlanta International Rotary Convention

21st - Our Rotary Club Outing at Cook's Creek

28th - Rotary District Govenor

08/10/2017

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Jonathan Davis

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Jonathan Davis

Song: Gary Montgomery - "You're a Grand Old Flag" & "R-O-T-A-R-Y"

Absentees: Beavers, Canfield, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Dan Delong, Droste, Ewing, Fountain, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Mabe, Mavis, McCrady, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Reynolds, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Wolfe

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Jon Kulaga, by Dan Fouts; Jimmie Davis, by Ty Ankrom

August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 10th - Gerhard Maroscher; 16th - Bud Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery:  Ty Ankrom received the weekly drawing of $18, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $287.

Announcements:

  • Carly Neff: 
    • 1)Pickaway County Farm to Plate event will be on 08/30/17 at Richards Farms on 24537 Canal Rd.  This event is "celebrating local foods & Pickaway County agriculture."  Proceeds will go to the Pickaway Co. FFA Chapters & PCN AG Fund. Tickets can be purchased from Carly, or at OSU Extension Office, or at Ashville Grain, or by calling #740-474-7534.
    • 2) Braves Blues, & BBQ fundraising event, which supports the Logan Elm Education Foundation, will be on 09/30/17 at 7PM at Rhoads Garden Center.  Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://tinyurl.com/braves2017 or loganelmeducationfoundation@gmail.com.
  • Ian Webb: Membership Directory is being passed around the room for any updating you may wish to make on your listing.
  • Pres. Gary: Gazebo Gathering in Ashville this Sunday (08/13/17) at 4:30PM, sponsored by Kingston National Bank, who will be providing ice cream as well.
  • Our club's 20th Annual Rotary Golf Scramble will be on 09/21/17 at Cooks Creek Golf Club.  For more info, please contact Matt Tootle: #740-474-6021 or matthewtootle@gmail.com.
  • Sister Monica: Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event will be on August 26th at MVCH Park.


SAA: Beth Kowalski

* Bob Johnson & Patty Rothe: for Paul Johnson being in the newspaper regarding the new K-9 memorial at the Sheriff's Office.

* Gerhard Maroscher: Happy birthday! His birthday is today!

*Don McIlroy: for being in the newspaper photo of Salon Blaze's grand opening.

* Gary Scherer: for two items in the newspaper, tax-free holiday & new legislation regarding DUI's.

*Judy Wolford: for the newspaper article on the Hudson case, and how the Prosecutor's Office is "holding his feet to the fire." (Good job Judy & Jayme!)

*Pickaway Co. Democrats: for Jerry Springer being their keynote speaker

*Sister Monica:for accidentally saying our Pumpkin Show booth supported the Kiwanis instead of Rotary.

Intro: Jonathan Davis

Speaker(s): Tim Williams, Superintendent of Logan Elm School District, and Terry Holbert, LEHS Head Football Coach

Highlights:

  • Tim's portion:
    • Spoke about their Education Foundation, and some of the activities that they have funded
      • Robotics camps, trips to COSI, sidewalk chalk art, trip to museums, & take some disadvantage students out to shop for back-to-school supplies & clothing.
    • LESD's relationship with Hopewell Health Services: 
      • Provide 6 mental health counselors & a child psychiatrist to the school district 
    • Discussed the enrollment, and their challenge of how LESD has more farm land and less residences.  Therefore, that is why they have lower enrollment numbers than other districts.
  • Terry's portion:
    • Shared how his philosophy of teaching his players to be the best student & person they can be, not just a good football player.
    • Discussed their community service, specifically the Veteran's Facility.
    • Spoke of how the team has "platoon leaders," and how each leader is responsible for not only how their members play on the field, but also how well they do in school & in the community.
    • His wife is a teacher at LESD.
    • "Education is still (his) main focus."
    • Explained that when he started his previous job with Millersport, they had not won a single game in 4 years.  Therefore, he had a "demoralized team" that he had to rebuild.  They created "core values", which is a system he still uses today.  The core values are: effort, attitude & toughness (mental & physical).
    • He views his football program as an extension of the classrooms.


Pres. Gary concluded by asking everyone "to bring a friend" to next week's meeting.

Contact information:

Tim Williams is in our Rotary Membership directory


Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


August program schedule (All sports-themed, primarily football)

3rd - Circleville

10th - Logan Elm

17th - New Hope

24th - Teays Valley

31st - Westfall

September program schedule

7th - David Crawford & Norm Wilson, on their beekeeping experiences

14th - Mary Jane Dean & Stan Summers, about their trip to the Atlanta International Rotary Convention

21st - Our Rotary Club Outing at Cook's Creek

28th - Rotary District Governor

08/03/2017

Presiding: VP Ian Webb

Prayer: Tad Grover

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Roxan Sigmon

Song: Scott Applegate - "Across the Field" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Dean, Droste, Fountain, Fullen, Good, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Mavis, Metzler, Moss, Jessica Mullins, Palm, Radcliff, Rainey, Reynolds, Scherer, Stevens, Stout, Throckmorton, Vickers, Wolfe

Make-ups: Sunrise - Heidi White

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Warner Searls

Guests: Ryan Eversole, by Gary Gillen

August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 10th - Gerhard Maroscher; 16th - Bud Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler

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

Happy Dollars: Dave Webb for Ian & Hillary's 10th wedding anniversary

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery:  Gary Montgomery received the weekly drawing of $13, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $269.

Announcements:

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  • VP Ian relayed a suggestion that everyone send an individual "get well" card to Jack Hooks.
  • Membership Directory is being passed around for updating.
  • Matt Tootle: Our club's 20th Annual Rotary Golf Scramble will be on 09/21/17 at Cooks Creek Golf Club.  For more info, please contact Matt Tootle: #740-474-6021 or matthewtootle@gmail.com.
  • Carly Neff: introduced Dylan Brooks & Megan Brooks, two students that we sponsored to attend the RYLA Camp.  They each shared a bit of what they had learned while there.
  • Charlie Hedges: Awarded Dick Patrick & Bob Tootle additional Paul Harris Awards:  PH+2 for Bob,  PH+7 for Dick


SAA: Beth Kowalski

* Jonathan Davis: Talk of the Tigers photo

* Ellery Elick: photo for swearing-in ceremony

* Amy Elsea: for 15 years with the Chamber

* Mayor Don: for voting opposite of Brian Stewart's recommendation.

* Jessica Mullins: The Savings Bank sponsoring the Gazebo Gatherings in Ashville.  She passed the fine on to Matt Tootle.

* Jim River: His granddaughter has a cat entered into the Ohio State Fair.

* Ned Schriener: for belonging to JOY (Just Older Youth) club that recently took a trip to Pigeon Forge.

* Heidi White: didn't catch what is was for, but she passed her fine onto Tim Williams.

* Tim Williams: two fines, one of which was for a 2nd grader who won an award.

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Intro: Jonathan Davis, who also shared a brief version of a "State of the Schools."

Speaker(s): Chad Spradlin, who is Circleville City School District's (CCSD) Athletic Director, & Heath Hinton, who is Circleville High School (CHS) Football's Head Coach

Highlights:

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  • 17 of their testing indicators have gone up, even though the testing standards' difficulty was increased.
  • CHS has a 93% graduation rate, well above the state's average rate.
  • 3rd Grade Reading scores have increased 29%.
  • CHS & CMS (Circleville Middle School) have a 1-to-1 Chrome Book program, with 3rd-5th graders joining the program this academic year!  This program provides a Chromebook computer device for each of these students!
  • CHS Robotics Team has won many awards & achievements
  • CCSD provides a Tiger Reading Bus during the summer months to the community, which helps to decrease the dreaded "brain drain" of students when they are not in school.  They also provide a sack lunch to each participant.
  • Club Future: an Anti-Drug Program that reinforces the students' good behaviors with a reward card that provides them with perks such a discounts from local vendors, etc.  In return, the students recognize that they are randomly tested, and membership will be continued if test results are "clean." 
  • 110 of their teachers have a Master's Degree, & 22 more are very close to achieving that degree.
  • Shared many of their sports programs' accomplishments and success stories of students/players.
  • Community partnerships, one of which is with Berger Health Systems to place an on-campus health clinic, as well as provide CCSD with a full-time Athletic Trainer.
  • Total enrollment is 2,200 students: 140's is avg current graduating classes, CMS is 160's, CES is higher, & Pre-K is the highest yet this year.
  • Chad Spradlin stepped to the podium:
    • 11years as a teacher in CCSD, & now the AD.
    • Last year was a successful season, and shared how he has been able to see the overall affect of the coaching staff and facilities.
    • Nate Keaton achieved a State Wrestling Tournament, which CCSD is very proud to see.
    • Most of the Fall sports are participating in 2-a-days practices currently.
    • Expressed how coaching is a challenging job and how committed his staff is to CCSD's programs.
    • Shared a bit about Heath Hinton, & about how he follows the "E+R=O" by Urban Myers
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  • Heath Hinton:
    • Showed the cards that he gives to all of the football players
    • Many of the players have rough home lives, and coaches are now becoming default/substitute parents to these students.
    • Spoke of how football is an extension of the players' families.
    • He has players & entire teams over to his own home to have meals with his family.
    • Discussed how teams have the "Top 10%" (fully engaged), the "80%" (those working towards the top), and the "Bottom 10%" (those you just don't get it).
    • Spoke of how drug use affects his players and the players' families, so he really supports CCSD's Club Future Drug Free Club.
    • Shared some of the personal sacrifices that he & his family have had to make over the years, "but it is all worth it!"
    • Responded to a question about helmet & equipment safety.  He stated how the technology of the equipment as well as the playing techniques have improved immensely.
    • He relayed that the program has about 50 committed players; have a spring combine event; 5 of the players are Freshmen, & 20 are Seniors.  All coaches in other school districts are having the same struggle of recruiting players.
    • Shared how they take their teams out to do outings outside of the program, such as paintball games.


Pres. Gary  concluded by asking everyone "to bring a friend" to next week's meeting, and leading us in reciting the Rotary "Four-Way Test."

Contact information:

Jonathan Davis, Superintendent 

Circleville City School District

#(740) 474-4340

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www.circlevillecityschools.org

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

August program schedule (All sports-themed, primarily football):

10th - Logan Elm

17th - New Hope

24th - Teays Valley

31st - Westfall

September program schedule:

7th - David Crawford & Norm Wilson, on their beekeeping experiances

14th - Mary Jane Dean & Stan Summers (from Sunrise Rotary), about their trip to the International Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia

21st - Our club's annual Rotary Golf Outing at Cook's Creek

28th - Rotary District Governor​

07/27/2017

(A special thank you to Ian Webb for filling in for the fill-in to provide this week’s Flashes.)

Presiding: Gary Dean

Prayer: Dan Fouts

Piano: Mary Jane Dean

Intro of Guests: Angela Beavers

Song Leader: Norm Wilson-Row Row Row Your Boat and Sing Out a Song of Rotary

Visting Rotarians: Mary Jane Dean, Sunrise

Absentees: Ty, Scott, Craig, Joe B., Harry, Connie, Richard C., Dolly, Dan D., Jonathan, Joy, Dick F., Jerry G., Larry H., Jack, Codi, Eric, Bob L., Bob M., Joe M., Don, Dave M., Chris, Carly, Earl, Dwight, Ned R., Ben, Patty, Gary S., Roxan, Todd, Tim T., Bob T., Wayne, Dave W., Heidi, Tim W., Roger, Judy

AnnouncementsJim Hooks updated us on Jack's recent health issues.  He is now out of the hospital and now coordinating with OSU on the next steps in his treatment.

Matt Tootle reminded us of the upcoming Rotary Golf Outing on 9/21.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Harry Canfield on the death of Eileen, his wife for 67 years.

Lottery: Dick Gerhardt won $8, but not the golden bean so that total goes to $256.

SAA: Gary Montgomery quizzed us on fishing trivia

Speaker Intro: Gary Montgomery

Speakers: Tim Colburn, CEO of Berger and Brian Stewart, County Commissioner

 Tim and Brian spoke to the club about the upcoming ballot issue that would take Berger from a city owned hospital to a not for profit.  Currently, Berger is one of only two hospitals in the state that is still owned in such a manner.  Becoming a not-for-profit would allow Berger to fully align with Ohio Health which should help Berger offer more services, increase their talent pool and bolster financial sustainability through partnerships.  

The issue will likely be on the ballot in November and more information can be found at www.StrongerBerger.org.

August program schedule (All sports-themed, primarily football):

3rd - Circleville

10th - Logan Elm

17th - New Hope

24th - Teays Valley

31st - Westfall

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