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09/01/2016

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Warren Spangler

Song: Clark Cellio - “Buckeye Battlecry” & “R-O-T-A-R-Y"

Missing Connections: Scott, Angela, Craig, Joe B., Richard C., Dan DeLong, Jean, Mike D., Joy, Jayme, Jerry G., Larry H., Charlie H., Sr. Monica, Bob L., Gerhard, Fred, Gary M., Earl, Mike P., John P., Ben, Patty, Gary S., Roxan, Todd, Bill S., Tim Tener, Tim Throckmorton, Wayne, Heidi, Tim W.

Making Connections: Charlie H.—eClubOne 

Other Club Connections: Sunrise - Brenna Gibson

Guest Connections: Codi Lewis with Ian Webb

Students: Jonathan Davis introduced two seniors from Circleville High School:

Rimsha Ansar is active playing tennis, is in the Key Club and Drug Free Club. She plans to pursue her education in the field of administration.

Brian Hodge is in the band and other music programs at CHS. He plans to attend OSU in music performance.

The students left early because they both wanted to get back to advance calculus class. (?)

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:

  • Tony Chamberlain promoted a fundraiser for Pickaway & Hocking County CASA program. The event is Thursday, September 22nd from 5 to 8 pm at Rhoads Garden Center. Entertainment is by Bill Foley, the gentleman attacked at the Nazareth Cafe this spring. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.
  • The 19th Annual Rotary Club Golf Scramble will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Cook’s Creek Golf Club. Contact Matt Tootle for a registration, donation, door prize, or to volunteer. matthewtootle@gmail.com
  • Clark Cellio is looking for volunteers for the Golf Scramble. He needs holier-one observers, sign placers, and other volunteers.
  • Chris shared information on the 4-H Fall Harvest Celebration. As a sponsor a member and guest are invited. Contact Chris if you would like to attend on September 26th at Emmett Chapel.


SAA: Connie Chamberlain

Connie focused on the calendar. She fined all who are sad that August is over (Ty and Amy) and then had a trivia quizz on the calendar. 

Bob Sneed paid “happy bucks” for Vince being prescient about the weather last week (“Singing in the Rain”) which to Bob’s mind led to his granddaughter getting the lead in the musical of the same name.

Lottery:  Jim Hooks had the winning ticket and received $11. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $113.

Intro: Tony Chamberlain

Speaker: Meredith Harrison

Merideth is Strategic Partnerships Manager at Ronald McDonald House Charities. She has been with the Foundation for five years.

Highlights:

The Central Ohio Ronald McDonald House is right in downtown Columbus, across the street from Nationwide Childrens’ Hospital.

4,500 families per year 

Columbus is the world's largest

Started in 1974 in Philadelphia. Started as a home away from home while their children are away at the hospital. Hospitals simply are not equipped to handle family accommodations.

The biggest misconception is that this is a “Columbus thing.”  The House serves no families from Franklin County. All must live outside the county line. These are the families that are likely to need to commute.

Nationwide Children's Hospital has a worldwide reputation and families from Iran, India, and Italy have been hosted. There are five connected properties behind the main unit for more home like atmosphere.

All fees, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. Volunteer groups provide food for 250 people in a Cameron Mitchell designed kitchen.

Some of the amenities are laundry facilities, play spaces for siblings (Coach Meyer playroom, Coach Motta space), the Blue Jackets basement, and the Crew workout space.

75-85% of support comes from Franklin County despite the misconception above.

They are having a fundraiser called the Handbag Hollabaloo in Chillicothe to raise funds. Some of the purses are by Coach, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade. The cost is $50/ticket. Contact Meredith for more information.

Average stay is 9 nights, but ranges from 1 night to 2 years. Cost is almost $100/night. Family donations average $2/night.

Speaker(s) contact info:

Meredith Harrison

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Central Ohio

711 E. Livingston Ave.

Columbus, OH 43205

Meredith.Harrison@rmhc-centralohio.org

614.227.8039

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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 something better comes along,

Joe McNemar,

Substitute Editor


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

08/25/2016

Presiding: Chris Mullins

Prayer: Norm Wilson

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Joe McNemar

Song: Vince Yaniga - “Singing in the Rain” & “Sing Out a Song of Rot’ry"

Missing Connections: Scott, Angela, Joe B., Richard C., Dolly, Dan D., Jean, Mike D., Joy, Charles G., Tad, Larry H., Charlie H., Jack, Bob L., Gerhard, Fred, Gary M., Ben, Gary S., Roxan, Todd, Tim Throckmorton, Wayne, Judy

Making Connections: Charlie H.—eClubOne 

Other Club Connections: Sunrise - Rich Elsea; Jackson - Shawn Richendollar

Guest Connections: 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:

*Bob Sneed thanks all those who helped serve at the Community Kitchen.

* The 19th Annual Rotary Club Golf Scramble will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Cook’s Creek Golf Club. Contact Matt Tootle for a registration, donation, door prize, or to volunteer. Download the registration form by clicking here.

*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 appetizers. There will be a cash bar.

* 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.

*Lisa asked us to visit the gofundme.com page to support her nephew Nick Scott who was in an bicycle and auto accident.

SAA: Tim Tener

Tim thanked everyone for their prayers, cards, and visits at the death of his father. He then fined himself for forgetting what day it was last week.

Everyone paid a dollar to be split between the scholarship fund and the Alzheimer Foundation.

Lottery: Heidi had the winning ticket and received $14. Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $102.

Intro: Ty

Speaker: District Governor Stephen D. Sandbo

Steve Sandbo has been a member of the Upper Arlington Rotary Club since 2000. His understanding of what being a Rotarian means started at an early age as his father was a charter member of the Upper Arlington Rotary Club. Steve has served on the Upper Arlington Rotary board of directors twice, serving as Secretary, Vice-President and President of the club. In 2010 Steve received the Rotarian of the Yer Award. 

Steve was intrumental in establishing the Upper Arlington World Service Internaional project in Guatemala, resulting in the opening of a Rotary middle school, the completion of several water projects, and a Rotary trade school in Guatemala. Steve and his wife Jill, who is a fellow Rotarian and joined us today, have led 13 Rotary mission trips since 2010.

Highlights:

Steve explained that his job, as District Governor, is to support the local clubs. He was disturbed to have to revoke a club’s charter that had become dysfunctional, but proud to sign a new charter for another club that began with twice as many as the one that was terminated.

He gave a PolioPlus update:

  • 30th Anniversary
  • $1.5 billion has been donated
  • 21 Cases year to date
  • Two countries with active viruses (Pakistan & Afghanistan)
  • 2 Cases in Nigeria just appeared; 50,000 revaccinations will take place to limit it.
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues to match donations on a 2 for 1 basis.


This is a significant year in the history of Rotary. It is the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. President John Germ is from our Rotary zone. The annual convention will be held in Atlanta.

According to a CNBC ranking of the top 10 charities changing the world in 2015, The Rotary Foundation is number 5 (behind The United Nations Foundation, Catholic Medical Missions Board, MAP International, and #1 Direct Relief). All of this is accomplished without a dollar of our dues. All funds are donated. In the anniversary year we are being asked to do more; at least $26.50 more (the amount of the initial donation to the Foundation).

Rotary has a new constitution which provides for more flexibility in making connections. “One size does not fit all.” If you asked someone to join you is something that would help their business, be fun, whould help eliminate deadly diseases, would be almost free and would accept you at your level of input, don’t you think they would participate? That is asking them to join Rotary. 

We all have cell phones. In the few years they have been around, they have changed the way we interact with people, how we order our lives, and what we think is important. Rotary needs to adapt to changes like we have adapted to cell phones. The restrictions have been eliminated. Clubs need to do whatever they need to do to be relevant in the community. 

Rotary had a membership of 1.2 million. We brought in 1 million new members and have a membership of 1.2 million. That means we need to do more than “meet and eat.” We need to DO. The community knows us by our projects. Those projects need to be looked at for their relevance also.

District Governor Steve asked us to do three things:

  1. Invite a non-Rotarian to join us in an activity, not a meeting.
  2. Give something extra to the Foundation this year.
  3. Do one thing to improve the relevance of Rotary.


Steve closed with a reading, “Rotary needs me,” but concluded that in many ways, perhaps we need Rotary more than it needs us, so lets do our part to keep Rotary relevant in the community.

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 something better comes along,

Joe McNemar,

Substitute Editor


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

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