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09/12/92019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Fred Mavis

Song: Jenny Rainey - “On the Sunny Side of the Street” & “Sing Out A song of Rot’ry”

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Davis, Delong, Droste, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Foster, Fouts, Gerhardt, Hooks, Adam Johnson, Montgomery, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Scherer, Searls, Sigmon, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Dave Webb, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Bob Sneed

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Katie Hedges, by Tony Chamberlain

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 6th - Harry Canfield; 9th - Jim Hill; 14th - Dwight Radcliff; 21st - Dan Fouts; 27th - Jessica Mullins

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Billy Dennis, Principal of Westfall High School, introduced Jacob Hawkes & Lillian Fox.

Lottery: Tony Chamberlain was this week's winner of $17, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $628.


Announcements:

  • Pres. Bob: Passing around the sign-up sheet for the Pumpkin Show booth. “Sign up early, sign up often.” This is one of our few fundraisers for the year, so everyone’s help is needed & greatly appreciated.
  • Tony Chamberlain: Revision to the Rotary Golf Scramble date. It will now be on 09/27/19 (Friday) at Cooks Creek golf Club. Entry fee is $100/player. Each player will receive a gift & an opportunity to win $10,000 with a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole. Registration begins at 11AM. Please contact Tony Chamberlain for details at : #(614) 216-3832, or rchamberlain6105@gmail.com.
  • Jenny Rainey: 
    • 1)Passing around the sign-up sheet for the next Community Kitchen event. 2) Gatsby Gala on 10/04/19 at Rhoads Garden Center from 6-10PM. Proceeds to benefit the One Book, One Community Project. Tickets can be purchased for $25/ticket or $40/couple at www.Pickaway.com
  • Warren Spangler: Fire truck was donated overseas.
  • Via e-mail:
    • Pres. Bob wrote this announcement: For those who were not at our combined meeting with Sunrise and our Distric Govenor at Carly's last week, you should know that Govenor Gary Vaughn presented our secretary Drexel Poling with a Rotatian of The Year award from our district for all that he has done for our club over the last 42 years. So when you come to Rotary this coming Thursday take a look at his plaque that Govenor Gary made for him and also congratulate him for this high honor. CONGULATIONS DREXEL
    • Gary Vaughan sent a notice that the 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. He explained that interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.
    • Floyd Lancia, Rotary International Director, sent an invitation to all Rotarians to attend this year’s Rotary Summit in Ft. Wayne, IN. It will be Oct. 10-13. For more details &/or to register, please visit www.rizones30-31.org


SAA: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Fined all Sept. birthdays & wedding anniversaries & Rotary anniversaries
  • Tony Chamberlain: for not paying for his guest
  • Jayme Fountain: for “hitting” Mayor Don during a meeting


Program: Ty Ankrom introduced today's speaker, one of the members of the NGSE (New Generation Service Exchange) Outbound Team to Romania. Kasandra Starkey spoke on the Team’s behalf. She grew up and went to school her whole life in the Logan Elm Schools. She is in her 12th year as a teacher in the LE District as well. Currently, Kasandra teaches Kindergarten at Pickaway Elementary. She is married and the mother of three children.

Highlights:

  • Shared a PowerPoint presentation of their trip to Romania.
  • Visited many cities, such as Arab, Oradea, & Timisoara 
  • Toured some schools, and learned that all children attend Preschool.
  • One of the rural schools they visited did not supply soap or toilet paper for the students. The children had to bring their own. The team gave lessons to the student of how germs spread, & how to properly wash their hands.
  • Went to a Romania company that built tractors.
  • Went to see the Pope during one of his tour stops.
  • Experienced a traditional Romanian festival, with many types of food, music, & shopping.
  • Enjoyed a wine tasting session. She admits that she brought some of the wine home for herself.
  • Spoke briefly of some of the government policies, and how the government used to chose the occupations for each of the citizens.
  • Revealed that “Romanians drive fast!” There are no highways, and train system is the most efficient mode of transportation.
  • Every time they met a new person & it was explained the team was from USA, the Romanian person would simply ask, “Donald Trump?” The person would then wait to see what the team member’s response would be.
  • Alcohol abuse is more common than drug abuse. The legal age to drink & smoke is 16 years old, and to drive is 18 years old.
  • The team visited approximately 5-10 Romanian Rotary clubs.


Speaker's contact info:

None


In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.


September programs:

  • 19th: Matt McCoy - Sports Director at News Radio 610 WTVN
  • 26th: Joanna Pinkerton - COTA, CEO/President

09/05/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Sam Shapiro

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Bob Foster

Song: Jenny Rainey - “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover” & “Roll Rotary”

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Droste, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Grover, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Bob Liggett, Jessica Mullins, Pelcic, Dwight Radcliff, Rob Radcliff, Rawlins, Scherer, Searls, Sneed, Stevens, Taylor, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Dave Webb, White, Wolfe, Wright, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Jayme Fountain (2), Dan Fouts; eClub One - Charlie Hedges; Conway, SC - Ellery Elick

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Anthony Neff

Guests: Catherine Taylor, by David Crawford; Esther Fouts, by Dan Fouts

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 6th - Harry Canfield; 9th - Jim Hill; 14th - Dwight Radcliff; 21st - Dan Fouts; 27th - Jessica Mullins

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Jonathan Davis, Superintendent of Circleville City Schools, introduced Sidney Gray & Aiden Lowe.

Lottery: Gerhard Maroscher was this week's winner of $13, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $595.

Announcements:

  • Jonathan Davis pointed out the copies of Circleville City School District’s new Quality Profile brochures that have been placed at each table. Please feel free to share them with others!
  • Chris Mullins: Passing around the sign-up sheet for the Pumpkin Show booth. “Sign up early, sign up often.” This is one of our few fundraisers for the year, so everyone’s help is needed & greatly appreciated.
  • Tony Chamberlain: Revision to the Rotary Golf Scramble date. It will now be on 09/27/19 (Friday) at Cooks Creek golf Club. Entry fee is $100/player. Each player will receive a gift & an opportunity to win $10,000 with a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole. Registration begins at 11AM. Please contact Tony Chamberlain for details at : #(614) 216-3832, or rchamberlain6105@gmail.com.
  • Pres. Bob has asked that the following announcement be made: “We want you to know that a couple of our Rio Grand University alumni checked and found out that Rio has not discontinued its sports program.”
  • Via e-mail:
    • Gary Vaughan sent a notice that the 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. He explained that interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.
    • Floyd Lancia, Rotary International Director, sent an invitation to all Rotarians to attend this year’s Rotary Summit in Ft. Wayne, IN. It will be Oct. 10-13. For more details &/or to register, please visit www.rizones30-31.org


SAA: None, due to the time is needed for today’s program.

Program: Jayme Fountain introduced today's speakers, the NGSE (New Generation Service Exchange) Inbound Team from Romania.

Highlights:

  • Mayor Don McIlroy presented a proclamation to the NGSE from the City of Circleville.
  • Pickaway Co. Commissioner Brian Stewart presented a similar proclamation from the County.
  • Pres. Bob presented our Rotary District flag, & a County pin with a pumpkin on it.

  • The NGSE team returned the gesture by presenting these same people with pins from her club, & a medallion to our club.
  • Sorina, the lead speaker for the NGSE Team, shared a PowerPoint presentation on their country & their Rotary club.
  • They shared their observations, & expressed their appreciation for the welcome they have received during this visit.
  • Spoke of Rotary’s history in their country. Rotary had actually begun in 1929, but was ordered to disband by the Communist government in the 1930’s. Rotary was able to reorganize when Romania gain their independence in 1989. 
  • Listed their numerous Rotary projects, such as Rotary Mentoring, a camp for disabled children, & a Romanian version of Project Smile.

  • Ovidiu came to the podium next. He spoke of his personal life & hobbies.
  • Mentioned their club’s project, Magic of Water.
  • Alex was next to speak. He admitted that he has an addiction...he is “the only one that drinks real espresso!”
  • Spoke of his life & his businesses, one of which is an advertising company, & talked about his hobbies.
  • Discussed his strong belief in helping others. By doing so, he said “You live their life, and they live your life.”
  • He admitted that he did “go to a dive bar!”
  • Sorina regained the podium to speak about their Rotary club specifically. Their club is the Buzias Rotary Club.
  • The next member (didn’t catch his name) spoke about his life as a professor (PhD) of History.
  • He said that recently Rotary had a “Romania 100” celebration, which celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the uniting of Transylvania with Romania.
  • Sorina spoke again. She shared details about her own town. They are known for their historical buildings, and the healing waters of the hot springs, which have been used since the Roman times
  • Her club is called the Oradea Art Nouveau Rotary Club. she listed the many projects in which their clubs involved.
  • Emilia rose to the podium next. She is Sorina’s daughter, and a professional in the field of psychology. She enjoys traveling, singing, & board games. She has an established HR business with her mother. She started a new business recently, with her father, in the virtual reality field. She expressed her gratitude to her host, our club, & our community, by saying “Thank you for, without a second thought, opening your homes, hearts, & minds to people you do not know.”
  • Sorina wrapped up by stating how much the whole team appreciates all that Jayme, & our Rotary club, has done to for make their visit so wonderful.


Speaker's contact info:

None


In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.


September programs:

  • 12th: Outbound District 6690 nGSE Team to Romania
  • 19th: Matt McCoy - Sports Director at News Radio 610 WTVN
  • 26th: Joanna Pinkerton - COTA, CEO/President

08/29/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Norm Wilson, with a special blessing to Roy Huffer’s family in the wake of Roy’s passing.

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Drew Poling

Song: Jim Hooks - “4-Way Test” & “We’re Rotary”

Absentees: Adams, Ankrom, Craig Brown, Davis, Delong, Droste, Elick, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Hedges, Hoffman, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Bob Liggett, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neff, Dwight Radcliff, Rob Radcliff, Rainey, Schreiner, Searls, Sigmon, Sneed, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Bob Foster

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Ula Jean Metzler, by Don Metzler; Esther Fouts & Lena Kulaga, by Dan Fouts; Donna Dailey, by Dan Dailey.

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 6th - Harry Canfield; 9th - Jim Hill; 14th - Dwight Radcliff; 21st - Dan Fouts; 27th - Jessica Mullins

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None

Lottery: Jim Hooks was this week's winner of $13, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $595.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Bob: Passing around two sign-up sheets. One was for the combined event for the GSE Team Visit/District Governor Visit/Combined Rotary Club Dinner on 09/05/19 from 5-7PM @ Rhoads Garden Center Patio. The other was for the Rotary GSE Breakfast on 09/04/19 at 8:59AM @ The Village Cafe’ in Laurelville.
  • Tony Chamberlain: Revision to the Rotary Golf Scramble date. It will now be on 09/27/19 (Friday) at Cooks Creek golf Club. Entry fee is $100/player. Each player will receive a gift & an opportunity to win $10,000 with a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole. Registration begins at 11AM. Please contact Tony Chamberlain for details at : #(614) 216-3832, or rchamberlain6105@gmail.com.
  • Gary Montgomery: Gave a personal “thank you” to all of those who volunteered at the recent Community Kitchen event. (See David Crawford’s e-mailed note below.)
  • Dan Fouts: 09/23/19 @ 8:59AM in Laurelville is the Rotary GSE breakfast & hike. All are welcome, but Dan does ask for RSVP’s so that they can inform the restaurant of how many will be attending.
  • Jayme Fountain: Distributed a schedule for the nGSE Team’s visit from 09/03/19-09-09/06/19. Please feel free to join them on the various events. Contact Jayme with any questions or for details.
  • Nasandra Wright: Announced that Pickaway County has joined the “2-1-1 Network.” This community network is a way for citizens to connect to community resources. By either dialing 2-1-1 or going online to www.211pathways.com or texting your zip code to 898211, the caller will be connected to a live operator, who will then connect the caller to the appropriate resource to fit their need (e.g. assistance for food, housing, mental illness, suicide, depression, employment, etc.). The service is free, available 24/7, and confidential.
  • Jim Hooks: Due to the increasing price of Big Wheels, he is asking for ideas for prizes for Big Wheel Race, instead of giving away the Big Wheels themselves, which are now costing approximately $150 each.
  • Via e-mail:
    • David Crawford shared photo of those who had volunteered at the recent Community Kitchen event. The volunteers were: Warren Spangler, Bob Sneed, Don Ritchie, Sam Shapiro, Gary & Sandy Montgomery, David & Marie Crawford, & Jenny Rainey. He noted that “New faces are always welcome” to this service project, which is held every 4th Monday of each month at the Presbyterian Church in Circleville.


    • Gary Vaughan sent a notice that the 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. He explained that interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.
    • Floyd Lancia, Rotary International Director, sent an invitation to all Rotarians to attend this year’s Rotary Summit in Ft. Wayne, IN. It will be Oct. 10-13. For more details &/or to register, please visit www.rizones30-31.org


SAA: Don Ritchie

  • Fined everyone in the room, except for one person, for not telling him where his “lost” glasses were.
  • Fined Sam Shapiro “for taking advantage of a new guy.”
  • Conducted a quiz “to see how much we know about our government.”


Program: David Crawford introduced today's speaker, Dr. Jon Kulaga, President of Ohio Christian University. Jon is the 11th president for OCU. He comes from Asbury University, Wilmer, Kentucky, where he served as the chief operating officer and chief academic officer for 10 years. On July 3rd, Jon completed his second year at OCU. Jon & his wife, Lena, have been married for 32 years and have four adult children.

Born and raised in and around Flint, MI, he has nearly 31 years of higher education experience that includes academics, advancement (fund raising), and student life/development. Jon past employers included Spring Harbor University, Kansas State University, and Central Christian College of Kansas. He is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist denomination, and holds a Ph.D. from Kansas State, a M.A. from Michigan State, and a B.A. from Spring Arbor.

Highlights:

  • Shared a PowerPoint presentation on OCU’s progress.
  • Each class gets its own name & logo. This class is named “The Assigned,” and will receive items with its name & logo.
  • 95% of the student body relies on financial aid.
  • Academic:
    • Three commencements: 2 in Atlanta & 1 in Circleville
    • Summer camps are held for elementary through high school students.
    • Just finished Year One of 5 day/week academic calendar. That had previously been no classes on Fridays.
    • Launching a new program for a Master’s Degree in Education.
    • Music Education is now available as a major.
  • Athletic:
    • Nine teams have above a 3.0 GPA - NAIA Scholar Team
    • Women’s Soccer team completed a mission trip this summer to Costa Rica
    • Mid-State League (MSL) is now a strategic partner.
    • 3.13 is the overall GPA of the Athletic Dept.
    • An eSports program will officially start in Fall 2019.
  • Discussed the Emergency Management program, & how they responded to help after the storm damages in Dayton.
  • Purple Heart program partnership with the military
  • 40+ students and staff participated in the recent Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk fundraiser
  • Opportunities on the horizon:
  • Expand into Cincinnati market/region & into Cleveland
  • Selling a facility in Atlanta that’s too large for their needs, and leasing smaller spaces there instead.
  • Add a site in North Atlanta
  • Initiate a new site in Arizona
  • Expanding a network with Native American (Navajo) students in Southwest/Arizona region
  • Partnering with Salvation Army
  • Shared a graph that compared the tuition rate in Public vs Private colleges in respect to the graduation rate
  • Mentioned a few upcoming events, such as the Festival of Carols - “Night of Glory” on Dec. 7th-8th, 2019.
  • “I can, We can, God can.”


Speaker's contact info:

Dr. Jon Kulaga, President of OCU

1476 Lancaster Pike

Circleville, OH 43113

(877)762-8669

www.ohiochristian.edu


In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

September programs: 

5th: Inbound nGSE Team from Romania

12th: Outbound District 6690 nGSE Team to Romania

19th: Matt McCoy - Sports Director at News Radio 610 WTVN

26th: Joanna Pinkerton - COTA, CEO/President

08/22/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Judy Wolford

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Drexel Poling

Song: Jim Hooks - “Loch Lomond” & “Rotary”

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Coyan, Dean, Ellis, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Foster, Gerhardt, Grover, Hedges, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Eric Liggett, Mabe,Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Palm, Dwight Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Sharon Holliday, by Harry Canfield; Janet Spangler, by Warren Spangler.

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

August anniversaries: 4th - Drexel Poling; 7th - Jerry Leist; 14th - Dan Fouts; 18th - Tom Tootle; 19th - Bob Sneed; 26th - Bob Tootle

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 6th - Harry Canfield; 9th - Jim Hill; 14th - Dwight Radcliff; 21st - Dan Fouts; 27th - Jessica Mullins

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None, but school will be starting soon.

Lottery: Dave Webb was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $582.

Announcements:

  • Tony Chamberlain: Revision to the Rotary Golf Scramble date. It will now be on 09/27/19 (Friday) at Cooks Creek golf Club. Entry fee is $100/player. Each player will receive a gift & an opportunity to win $10,000 with a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole. Registration begins at 11AM. Please contact Tony Chamberlain for details at : #(614) 216-3832, or rchamberlain6105@gmail.com.
  • David Crawford: The next Rotary After-Hours event will be tonight (08/22/19) from 5-6:30pm at the new restaurant, El Pedregal, at 129 W. Main St. Sponsored by David Crawford & Richard Rhoades. 
  • Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event will be on 08/26/19 at the Presbyterian Church in Circleville. Food prep begins at 3:30pm, with food service at 5:00pm. Volunteers are always appreciated.
  • Dan Fouts: 09/23/19 @ 8:59AM in Laurelville is the Rotary GSE breakfast & hike. All are welcome, but Dan does ask for RSVP’s so that they can inform the restaurant of how many will be attending.
  • Sister Monica: Reminder of the Alzheimers Association’s Annual Walk fundraiser will be this Saturday (08/24/19) at MVCH Park. Registration begins at 9AM. A short presentation will follow, with the Walk beginning at 10:30AM.
  • Jayme Fountain: Reminded us of the GSE Team’s schedule, so please come to join the events. They can still use some help also.
  • Jim Hooks: Mike Clark, former member & Past-President of the Noon Rotary club, died recently. There will be a “Celebration of Life” gathering this Saturday (08/24/19) from 4-7 PM at the Pickaway Country Club.
  • Mike Pelcic: Great Gatsby event will be held on 10/04/19, from 6-10PM, at Rhoads Garden Center. Music, light hors d’oeuvres, & cocktails will be provided. Tickets are $25/person or$40/couple, & can be purchased at www.Pickaway.com. Proceed to benefit the “One Book, One Community” project.
  • Via e-mail:
    • DG Gary Vaughan invited everyone to attend the Combined District Assembly/Fall Conference in Zanesville, OH on 08/24/19. Registration is only $25 & includes lunch. Please go onto this link to register &/or get more details: www.dacdb.com/SecLogin.cfm?EventID=77412735
    • Gary Vaughan sent a notice that the 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. He explained that interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.

SAA: Fred Mavis

  • Jon Davis: CCSD Quality Profile featured on The Herald’s front page.
  • Anyone affiliated with Laurelville Elementary or Logan Elm schools for beginning school this past Monday.
  • Circleville History trivia quiz


Program: David Crawford introduced today's speaker, Ann Culek, Manager of Slate Run Historical Farm (SRHF). SRHF is a working farm resembling a farm one would see in the 1800’s. With acres of trails, farm animals, a Gothic Revival farmhouse built in 1856, and staff & volunteers in period dress, it’s one of the more popular destinations in central Ohio, and located on 20 minutes from Circleville. It’s so popular in fact, there often is a waiting list of public to participate in Saturday chores.


Highlights:

  • “Every day is 1880!”
  • Displayed a shock of sorghum 
  • Pickaway was a top supplier of agriculture products in this time period.
  • In 1882, a male made a wage of $1.93/day
  • She has served as Manager of SRHF for 31 years.
  • They educate both adults as well as children during their tours & programs.
  • Asks that if anyone has historical records & documents, such as store ledgers, etc., they would love to see them.
  • She has maps available of the entire Slate Run Historical Farm site.
  • It was a “run-down working farm” when the Metro Parks Dept took it over. 
  • First floor of the house operates just as it did in the 1880’s. They do have a computer, etc. in their office space tucked away on the second floor.
  • All programs are free, or almost free.
  • Many schools tour SRHF every year.
  • Crops & animals are typical to what you would have encountered at that time.
  • “We really emphasize the process.”
  • Celery was an “in thing” in the 1880’s. There were 150+ varieties of celery, but there are only 3 varieties remaining today.
  • She did admit that they use “a red pony” (a.k.a. tractor) after hours on the fields & gardens “to help keep us sane” since they are only there for 8 hours a day.
  • The type of wheat they plant is the type that was common in 1880’s. They started with one small bag of seeds years ago. Now they have grown enough to cover several acres.
  • They have a staff of 5 full-time employees & 3 part-time.
  • They are open year-round, including around the holiday season.
  • They make by hand about 6-8 brooms a year that they utilize at the Farm. sometime they raffle off one as a fundraiser.
  • Most of their crops are consumed by their farm animals.
  • Explained how they “pickled” the meat & vegetables.
  • Mentioned how a pig bladder could be used as a “Saran Wrap” of the 1880’s.


Speaker's contact info:

Slate Run Historical Farm

1375 St. Rt. 674 N

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

# (614) 833-1880

www.metroparks.net

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

August programs:

  • 29th: Dr. Jon Kulaga, President of OCU


September programs: 

  • Sept 5 - inbound nGSE team from Romania
  • Sept 12 - outbound District 6690 nGSE team to Romania
  • Sept 19 - Matt McCoy - sports director at News Radio 610 WTVN
  • Sept 26 - Joanna Pinkerton - COTA, CEO/President
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