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09/13/2018

Annual Scholarship Gold Scramble

Cooks Creek Golf Course


Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Droste, Ellis, Elsea, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Gillen, Grover, Halm, Irwin, Justinger, Kowalski, Lewis, Mabe, Maroscher, Mavis, McNemar, Montgomery, Chris Mullins, Palm, Radcliff, Rawlins, Rothe, Shapiro, Sigmon, Stevens, Stevenson, Stout, Vallette, Vickers, Dave Webb, White, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: eClub One—Charlie Hedges

09/06/2018

Presiding: Pres Ian Webb

Prayer: Dan Fouts 

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Jayme Fountain

Song: Warren Spangler, “Home on the Range” & “Roll Rotary”

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Droste, Ellis, Ewing, Halm, Hedges, Irwin, Justinger, Lewis, Mavis, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Sigmon, Sneed, Stevens, Stout, Vallette, Vickers, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Allen Helber, by Gary Dean

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 5th - Dale Delong; 6th - Harry Canfield; 7th - Jim Hooks; 9th - Jim Hill; 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: None

Student guests: None

Lottery: Heidi White was this week's winner of $19, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $1,036.

Announcements: (Editor’s Note: It would be greatly appreciated if members would jot down their announcements. A simple quick hand written note is fine. It is difficult sometimes to hear the details.)

  • Pres Ian: 1)The Charitable Committee made a donation. 2) 09/27/18 from 5-7pm will be a shared meeting with Sunrise Rotary at Rhoads Garden Center.
  • Tony Chamberlain: Our 21st Annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be next week (Sept. 13th) at Cooks Creek Golf Club. For more info, please contact Tony at #(614) 216-3832 or rchamberlain6105@gmail.com. Has only one volunteer spot still open, so please let him know if you are able to fill it.
  • Gary Montgomery: Referred to the flyer on “Fall Fest & Campfires on the Pickaway Plains.” Event will be on 09/15/18, from 11AM - 3PM, at Mt. Oval Historical House & Farm. (3601 Emerson Rd, Circleville). Tours begin at Noon, for only $5, and end at 2:30. At 11AM, SAR will have a re-enactment called “Salute to the Camp Charlotte Agreement,” & many other fun activities, demonstrations, & music.


SAA: Bob Tootle

  • Gary Montgomery: didn’t raise any money last month as SAA
  • OSU: for all of the Urban Myers/OSU issues
  • Washington Township: rezoning denied
  • Mayor Don McIlroy: for sufficient insurance coverage for the City
  • Motorcycle owners: Motorcycle safety event
  • Tony Chamberlain: for City’s HR Dept dealing with personnel changeover
  • OU grads: extra money for scoreboard purchase


Intro: Dick Gerhardt introduced Jo Liggett. Jo’s presentation is on the history of past Pumpkin Shows. She is also wife of fellow Rotarian & famed Champion Pumpkin grower, Bob Liggett.  

Jo and her twin sister Flo were born in Berger Hospital. She grew up in Circleville and was salutatorian of her high school graduating class. Jo entered OSU’s Honors Program and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math. Working for the State of Ohio, she wrote the first program for printing computer generated checks to pay doctors for their services to welfare patients. She then returned to OSU to obtain her elementary teaching certification.

She married Bob and, after coming back to Circleville, taught for three years at Nicholas Drive Elementary School. She and Bob had five children, then Jo went back to school to earn a Master’s degree in Library Science from Kent State University. She ended her 29 years in education as a media specialist at Tri-County Vocational School in Nelsonville. Since then, Jo has done extensive research about the Circleville Pumpkin Show, and has written two volumes of its history, spanning the years from 1903 to 1938.

Highlights:

  • Pumpkin Show Began in 1903, organized by Mayor George Haswell. It was a display of different produce & various items displayed in store windows.
  • The first year was so successful that participants decided to continue the event.
  • The prize for the first Champion Largest Pumpkin was a pair of pants that cost $5.


  • In 1905, the baby parade was conceived. (Get it?! ;-))
  • Revealed that the co-creators of the annual event argued over what to call it, and Mr. Haswell won with “The Pumpkin Show.”
  • In 1909, floats were added to parades.
  • In 1913, a “John” parade was started, in which anyone with the name “John” was invited to march.
  • The following year, a “Tom, Dick, & Harry” parade was added.
  • In 1916, decorated farm equipment joined in.
  • First accident was in 1913. First crimes were committed in 1915.
  • Due to WWI, there was no Pumpkin Show in 1918. It commenced in 1919.
  • Unfortunately, Gene Haswell passed away on the first day of the 1922 Pumpkin Show. To honor Mr. Haswell, all merchants stopped commerce as his funeral procession passed.
  • Shared various stories of unusual happenings during some of the Shows, such as when a blizzard caused geese to lose bearing & land in center of town until the weather cleared.
  • Spoke of the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Show
  • Relayed that the “most embarrassing moment” was when a Standard Oil truck, which was in the parade, ran out of fuel & had to get fuel from another Standard Oil truck in the same parade.
  • T.K. Bruner sponsored an elephant for the parades.
  • 1940 was the beginning of the hog-calling contests.
  • Jo & her twin sister won a division in one of the baby parades.
  • 1941-1943: no Pumpkin show due to WWII


In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter 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


September programs:

13th: Annual Rotary Scholarship Golf Outing @ Cooks Creek

20th: Jane Shaw - New displays at the Pickaway Co. Historical Museum

27th: Terry Frazier - Downtown Today

October programs:

4th: Joe Santry - “Grazing Through Columbus Baseball”

11th: Rod Spencer - “Kenworth and Driverless Truck Technology”

18th: Pumpkin Show Big Wheel Race

25th: Dale Gnidovec - “A Paleontologist Looks at the Jurassic Park Movies”

08/30/2018

Presiding: Pres Ian Webb

Prayer: Tad Grover

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Carly Neff

Song: Angela Beavers, “Let There be Peace on Earth” & “R-O-T-A-R-Y”

Absentees: Ankrom, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Droste, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Halm, Hedges, Jim Hooks, Irwin, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Schreiner, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: eClub One - Charlie Hedges

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Janet Spangler, by Warren Spangler

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

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 5th - Dale Delong; 6th - Harry Canfield; 7th - Jim Hooks; 9th - Jim Hill; 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: None

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery: Bob Sneed was this week's winner of $17, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $1,017.

Announcements: (Editor’s Note: It would be greatly appreciated if members would jot down their announcements. A simple quick hand written note is fine. It is difficult to hear the details sometimes when others are talking, etc. )

  • Pres Ian: The new Membership Directories are at the back of the room
  • Tony Chamberlain: Our 21st Annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be Sept. 13th at Cooks Creek Golf Club. For more info, please contact Tony at #(614) 216-3832 or rchamberlain6105@gmail.com. Volunteer sign-up sheets are now available also.
  • Gary Montgomery: Thanked those who volunteered at the recent Community Kitchen (which is the 4th Monday of every month): David & Marie Crawford, Sam Shapiro, Warren Spangler, Warner Searls, Bob Mabe, Gary & Sandy Montgomery.


SAA: Gary Montgomery

  • Birthdays & anniversaries
  • Quiz on the Labor Day Holiday, given table-by-table.


Intro: Warren Spangler introduced Pickaway County Sheriff, Rob Radcliff. 

Highlights:

  • Sheriff declared humorously that Noon Rotary is the better club than Sunrise Rotary.
  • School Resource Office now in every school in the county.
  • In addition, there is a D.A.R.E. Officer that travels the county schools.
  • K-9 unit & bomb-sniffing dogs for additional support in the schools & out in the community as a whole
  • Work in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies for giving & receiving extra resources
  • Scioto Township now has an officer assigned to them, Corporal Hempstead 
  • Shared the difficulties law enforcement agencies are having in finding good quality people to join them, and matching the competitive wages that other entities offer.
  • Human Resource officer, Dave Evans, is going for a two-week training program on administrating polygraphs. The Sheriff’s Dept. gives a polygraph test to every employment applicant.
  • Nine of the 15 first-responder squads reported to the Ross Correctional incident yesterday.
  • Former Sheriff Dwight Radcliff, just had his second knee replacement surgery & in Pickaway Manor for physical rehabilitation.
  • Sheriff Rob was selected to serve as an advisor on a selective BCI committee that oversees the processing of rape kits.
  • Second term as the SouthWest District’s Sheriff Association Representative
  • Shared how deputies are working all over. For example, some are currently in Pike County working with their Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Stressed how the fight against drugs is a community effort, not just for law enforcement.
  • When asked his opinion of the debate on arming school teachers & administrators, Sheriff explained soundly why he feels it is not a path we should be pursuing. He gave several valid reasons of “why it is not a good idea.”
  • The new Communications Room will be placed in the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office headquarters. He spoke of how strongly he feels that the Emergency Management office should be located in the same facility as the Sheriff’s Office & the Communications Room. Close proximity is vital in being able to work quickly & efficiently, which is difficult if located at different sites.
  • All Sheriff’s communications are now fully on the newly update communication system, which includes other entities such as Circleville City School District.
  • Sheriff’s Dept has also been recognized for their work with the drug rehabilitation program with inmates & those in the community. 
  • Mentioned how PAC has been a great group to have joined the fight against drugs in our community.


Speaker's contact information:

Pickaway County Sheriff Rob Radcliff

c/o Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office

600 Island Rd.

Circleville, OH 43113

(740) 477-6000

www.PickawaySheriff.com

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter 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


September programs

6th: Jo Liggett; Early Pumpkin Shows

13th: Rotary Scholarship Golf Scramble at Cooks Creek

20th: Jane Shaw; New Displays at the Pickaway County Historical Museum

27th: Terry Frazier; Downtown Today

October programs:

Oct. 4: Joe Santry, "Grazing Through Columbus Baseball"

Oct. 11: Rod Spencer, "Kenworth and Driverless Truck Technology"

Oct. 18: Pumpkin Show Big Wheel Race

Oct. 25: Dale Gnidovec, “A Paleontologist Looks at the Jurassic Park movies”

08/23/2018


Presiding: Pres Ian Webb

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler, who fashionably late

Intros: Roxan Sigmon

Song: Angela Beavers, “Sing Out a Song of Rot’ry”

Absentees: Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Elick, Elsea, Ewing, Gerhardt, Grover, Hedges, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, Neff, Palm, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Stevens, Stout, Vallette, Vickers, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Warner Searls

Guests: Marie Crawford, by David Crawford

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

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 4th - Jim Hooks; 5th - Dale Delong; 6th - Harry Canfield; 9th - Jim Hill; 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: None

Student guests: None, due to summer break

Lottery: Judy Wolford was this week's winner of $22, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $1,000.

Announcements: (Editor’s Note: It would be greatly appreciated if members would jot down their announcements. A simple quick hand written note is fine. It is difficult to hear the details sometimes when others are talking, etc. )

  • Tony Chamberlain: Our 21st Annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be Sept. 13th at Cooks Creek Golf Club. For more info, please contact Tony at #(614) 216-3832 or rchamberlain6105@gmail.com
  • Chris Mullins: Raffling off an autographed OSU print (Couldn’t catch for what purpose)
  • Gary Montgomery: 08/27/18 will be the next Community Kitchen (which is the 4th Monday of every month).
  • Sister Monica: Alzheimer’s Walk fundraiser this Saturday at MCVH Park


SAA: Gary Montgomery

  • Gave pins to those who “looked like an OSU fan.”
  • Quiz on the OSU Marching Band, given table-by-table.


Intro: Dave Crawford introduced Shelly Graf, the first female drum major of The Ohio State Marching Band. 

Highlights:

  • She began classes & the Band at OSU in 1978
  • She held the 1st female drum major role in 1981.
  • She still performs with the OSU Alumni Band.
  • Gave a brief history of herself
  • Shared that she loved to twirl, so her parents never had to remind her to practice.
  • Her hometown of Sugar Grove has a “Shelly Graf Day” & two signs posted with recognition of her achievement.
  • She went to OSU to study Physical Therapy, and had “no inkling” that she’d try out for the Band. OSU was one of only two colleges who had a Physical Therapy program, so that is why she enrolled there.
  • The official “gray baton” is always made by John Gray
  • Mentioned some of the memorable drum majors before her.
  • Explained “D Row”, & how the concept began in 1978.
  • She tried out for the position against five guys
  • Spoke of how she had to learn how to do many special moves & stunts.
  • Said that she did not pursue the role to be the first female. She did it because she “loved to twirl.”


  • Explained the importance of the “goal post toss” & how the superstition is that OSU will lose the game if the drum major drops the baton
  • There have been only 62 drum majors in OSU Band’s history. The assistant can only put on their uniform during the 2nd half of the game, as they will perform during the post-game performance. The drum major is the only one who is to be in uniform during the 1st half. 
  • Shared some of her overseas experiences traveling with the OSU Band.
  • A photo of her in her uniform is hanging in the College Football Hall of Fame, in the Marching Band section.
  • She & Dave worked together at OSU Hospital, and have been long-time friends.
  • She did indeed become a Physical Therapist.
  • Shared several humorous stories of her time with OSU Marching Band & the Alumni Band.
  • Pointed out that many students try out for the Band, and how difficult it is to make the cut. She said she has empathy for “how hard these kids work,” whether they make it or not.
  • Her most exciting time was her first time to go out onto the field from the tunnel. She said it is nerve-wracking, but then once she is out, she’s fine.
  • Revealed that OSU originally created a different uniform for her, but she wanted her uniform to be the same as the previous ones. Therefore, she had it re-altered to look like the others.
  • (Editor’s note: I apologize that my notes end here, & for any disruption my early departure may have caused . I had to leave before the end of the presentation, due to an emergency at one of our buildings.)


Speaker's contact information:

Shelly Graf

(No contact info received)

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter 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:

30th: Mayor Don McIlroy - The City of Circleville

September programs(not received yet)

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