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08/02/2018

Date:  August 2, 2018

Presiding: President Ian Webb

Prayer: Tad Grover

Piano: Don Metzler

Songs: Angela led the singing of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” (which was better than she expected) and “Sing Out a Song of Rot’ry”

Absentees: Ty, Craig, Joe B., Curtis, Richard C., David C., Dolly, Dan Dailey, Jonathan, Dan DeLong, Amy, Joy, Heather, Jayme, Larry H., Steve I., Lori Beth, Cody, Bob L., Dwight, Rick R., Patty, Gary S., Roxan, Warren, Todd, Bob T., Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Vince

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

Happy Dollars: Mayor Don announced that our own Tony Chamberlain will become the new head of Human Resources for the City of Circleville.

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $16, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $936.

Announcements:

  • President Ian announced that the updates to the Rotary Directory are on the last pass. Make changes now or forever be known by incorrect information.
  • Ian also mentioned that the Pickaway County Community Foundation will be sponsoring The Big Table on July 24th! The three locations are at PCCF @7:30 am. Williamsport Park at 11:30; or Ashbrooke Distillery in Ashville at 3:30!
  • Tony Chamberlain reminded us that the Rotary Golf Scramble to raise scholarship funds will be September 13th. Details to follow soon.
  • Jim Hooks has discovered that Big Wheels for the Pumpkin Show Big Wheel Race are now American made, are available, and are actually cheaper than the imported versions. Yeah!


Intro: Dannie Fouts introduced our speaker, Tim Wilson, Executive Director of the Pickaway County Visitor’s Bureau. Dannie did so with a little trepidation since he used to tease Tim by threatening to put him head-first into the trash can at the Y. This was some years ago and given the role reversal in comparative size, he’s glad there were no trash cans available. But Dan was also proud to be able to introduce a native Pickaway County resident who is doing good things in the community.

Highlights:

  • Tim began his slide show with an introduction:
    • A life long resident of Pickaway County
    • Graduated from Logan Elm and The Ohio State University
    • Executive Director of the Pickaway County Visitor’s Bureau since March, 2017
    • He likes to fish
  • The mission of the visitor’s bureau is to promote travel and tourism in the county
    • The bureau is funded via the transient tax (bed tax) and donations
    • Travel and tourism is a $120M annual industry in the county
    • It provides over 1,300 jobs
    • Pickaway County is in the middle third of counties in Ohio with regard to this industry
  • The tasks of the Bureau is working on are:
    • Marketing the county, especially via digital media
    • Promoting golfing
    • Developing a joint travel guide with the City of Circleville
    • Updating the www.pickaway.com website.
    • Updating the electronic sign in front of the Welcome Center
  • Events of interest this year include:
    • Couglin Event Series (4 events this year)
      • August 9th Food Truck Fest at the Pickaway County Library parking lot
    • GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) this past June
    • December 1st Church Window Walk
    • Ned Harden Award to promote tourism
    • 23 on 23; a cooperative effort to market 23 activities along US 23 between Columbus and the Ohio River
    • World Heritage Site designation for Indian works in the Scioto River valley
  • The Visitor’s Bureau manages the Welcome Center
    • Offices for the Visitor’s Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce
    • Answers the phone for The Pumpkin Show 50 weeks out of the year
    • Retail space for local craft cooperative
    • Concierge training for the county hotels
  • Another project of the Bureau is the Hometown Heroes banners
    • They cost $110 per set
    • 43 have been installed to date
    • They would like to expand
    • They need funding to expand
  • The Bureau works through and with a great number of strategic partners
  • Plans for 2019
    • Expand the event series to the entire year
    • Revamp the website
    • Add more strategic partners
    • Include all political subdivisions in the county
    • Assist in the transformation of the Fairgrounds into a Conference Center
    • The Southeast Ohio Arts Corridor
    • A winery trail
    • Promote Agri-tourism
  • Tim answered questions at the end of his presentation


Speaker’s donations for this coming year will be to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter

Speaker's contact information:

N/A

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

Until something better comes along...

Joe McNemar

August programs:

9th: Tad Grover –  UMC Pastor

16th: Gary Scherer – Report from Ohio State Representatives

23rd: Shelly Graf - First Female Drum Major at OSU

30th: Don McIlory  -  The City of Circleville

0/26/2018

Presiding: Pres Ian Webb

Prayer: Tad Grover

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: No one

Song: Carly Neff - “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” & “Roll Rotary”

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Christopher, Crespo, Droste, Ellis, Ewing, Foll, Gillen, Grover, Halm, Irwin, Kowalski, Lewis, Mavis, McNemar, Metzler, Palm, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Riegel, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, White, Yaniga

Make-ups: Jackson - Fred Mavis

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

July birthdays: 2nd - Dolly Crespo; 10th - Earl Palm; 14th - Joe Brown; 23rd - Emily Lutz

July anniversaries: 1st - Warren Spangler; 4th - Judy Wolford, Eric Liggett; 10th - Larry Halm; 14th - Ian Webb; 21st - Jim Hill; 27th - Roy Huffer; 30th - John Ellis; 31st - Joe Brown

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $18, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $920.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Ian: Membership directory being passed around for our review
  • Tony Chamberlain: Annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be Sept. 13th this year at Cooks Creek.
  • Bob Sneed: Expressed his gratitude to those who volunteered for the recent Community Kitchen event. It is held the 4th Monday of every month. Bob suggests that it is a great opportunity to introduce a potential Rotarian to our club. Volunteers were: Harry Canfield, Warren Spangler, Sam Shapiro, Bob Sneed, David & Marie Crawford, & Bob Mabe.


SAA: Jonathan Davis

  • Patty Rothe: for loosing her bracelet
  • Amy Elsea: for the Chamber’s new Directory; passed her fine on to Dave Webb
  • Bob Mabe: for his ad in the Chamber Directory
  • Wrapped up with a Rotary Trivia Quiz


Intro: Bob Mabe, introduced Christy Mills, Director of Pickaway HELPS, & Pickaway Works (PW).

Highlights:

  • Christy Mills is a native of Circleville. Today she is speaking on behalf of Pickaway Works (PW).
  • Ryan Scribner stepped to the podium to give additional information on the program.
    • Shared some examples of comparing the past labor market to our current market.
    • Increase in the past six years of 6.5 million sq ft of new manufacturing in our community
    • Now the challenge is to find enough skilled/trained labor force to fill the job openings.
    • Explained that PW emerged from Ryan & Christy wanting “to get these groups together to discuss their needs.”
    • Desire is to bridge the employment gap.
    • We have approx. 900 students graduate every year in our area. About 35% go on to college. We need to capture these young people to make our community competitive.
  • Christy spoke next.
    • Stated their goal of focusing on training students to fit the needs of the real world & labor market.
    • Program is funded by the four county public schools & the Pickaway County Commissioners
    • Student engagement & active-style of learning is key to education
    • Shared some of the highlights from their recent meeting with members of our community & businesses.
    • “We can help train our students if we know better what the demand is.”
    • Started Job Shadow opportunities, which hopefully will lead to job internships eventually.
    • PW educates students as to what the real world entails, such as mock job interviews. For many students, this is the first time they have had a face-to-face conversation with adults in a formal setting.
    • They also have a program to try to solve actual business challenges. Sometimes a new set of eyes can help a business find a new solution to a problem, past or present.
    • Business Showcase: students have the opportunity to create a marketing campaign for local businesses.
    • Still host the College Night annually. PW is opening the event up to local businesses. Please contact Christy if your business would like to host a table on the event in September.
    • Real Money-Real World event: Student are trained on how to navigate real-world issues & budgets. On the final day, the students are given a budget that consists of a randomly drawn job wage rate, family size, etc. Then they are presented with actual situations, such as a car needing repairs, loss of wages, and similar challenges.
    • Kids on Kampus: summer educational programs for elementary age children. Focus on science & math curriculum 


Speaker's contact information:

Christy Mills, Director

Pickaway Works

2050 Stoneridge Dr.

Circleville, OH 43113

(740) 474-5383

www.pickawayworks.com

HigherEd@pickaway.org

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

August programs:

2nd: Tim Wilson - The Circleville Welcome Center

9th: Tad Grover - UMC Pastor, requested by Tad Grover

16th: Gary Scherer - Report from Ohio State Representatives

23rd: Shelly Graf - First Drum Major at OSU, requested by David Crawford

30th: Mayor Don McIlroy - The City of Circleville

07/12/2018

Presiding: President Ian Webb

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Absentees: Craig, Joe B., Connie, Curtis, Richard C., Dolly, Jonathan, Heather, Tad, Larry H., Lori Beth, Cody, Rob M., Gerhard, Fred, Don, Chris, Jessica, Mike P., Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Gary S., Todd, Matt, Bonnie, Wayne, Vince

Make-ups: Circleville Sunrise, Jayme Fountain; Conway, SC, Ellery Elick

Visiting Rotarians: Damon Kuhn, Logan

Guests: Trish Benedict with Gary Dean

July birthdays: 2nd - Dolly Crespo; 10th - Earl Palm; 14th - Joe Brown; 23rd - Emily Lutz

July anniversaries: 1st - Warren Spangler; 4th - Judy Wolford, Eric Liggett; 10th - Larry Halm; 14th - Ian Webb; 21st - Jim Hill; 27th - Roy Huffer; 30th - John Ellis; 31st - Joe Brown

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery: John Ellis was this week's winner of $16, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $888.

Announcements:

  • Jayme Fountain gave a GSE Team update: they will be at Watt St.Tavern this Tues, & then the big GSE Picnic at Richard’s Farm on Saturday. Please come join them in welcoming our guests!
  • Via e-mail: Rotary’s International Convention will be in Hamburg, Germany on June 1-5, 2019. Go onto Rotary.org for more details.


Intro: Gary Montgomery intorduced Susie Birdsong from the Y to talk about the LiveStrong program

Highlights:

  • LiveStrong is the foundation established by Lance Armstrong to assist those fighting cancer.
  • The program is designed to help in the recovery process by working on nutrition, strength, balance, and endurance.
  • Groups are kept small so that they get individual attention.
  • The program has helped build a sense of community among those facing similar challenges.
  • The next group is expected to start in October.
  • The Y has several other similar programs for other groups, but this is limited to cancer patients.
  • Anyone who wants to join a group or knows someone who would benefit is encouraged to contact the Y.


Speaker’s donations for this coming year will be to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter

Speaker's contact information:

N/A

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

Until something better comes along...

Joe McNemar

July programs:

19th: Pickaway County Housing Authority - Kim Hartinger

26th: Pickaway Works Project - Christy Mills

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