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10/19/2017

Date: 10/19/2017

41st Annual Circleville Pumpkin Show Big Wheel Race



10/12/2017

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Walt Spangler

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Bob Johnson

Song: Amy Elsea- "Happy Birthday" to Ty Ankrom; "If You're Happy & You Know It" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Gillen, Good, Halm, Hedges, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Justinger, Kowalski, Lewis, Mavis, Pelcic, Radcliff, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Ian Webb, Wilson, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

September attendance (as per Drexel): 83.45%, "Highest this Rotary year."

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Rich Elsea

Guests: None

New membership proposal: Curtis Christopher submitted his request for membership approval.  Curtis is the owner of Affinity Apartment Communities - Michelle Properties.  Please contact Drexel Poling if you have questions/comments regarding this membership proposal.

October birthdays: 4th - Eric Liggett; 5th - Charley Gerhardt; 7th - Bob Sneed; 9th - Mark Taylor; 12th. - Ty Ankrom; 13th - Charlie Hedges; 19th - Bill Richards; 22nd - Drexel Poling; 27th - Don Metzler; 28th - Dick Fullen; 

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October anniversaries:6th - Norm Wilson; 9th - Gary Scherer; 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Nate Smith, Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced two students, Braya Elsea & Keiffer Mosmier.

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Lottery:  Ty Ankrom received the weekly drawing of $12, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $403.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary: Read a thank-you card from the 4-H organization for our donations.
  • Dan Fouts: Tonight at 7pm at St. Phillips Episcapol Church will be hosting a concert, of which one of the members may or may not be married to Dan. ;-)
  • Jim River: Will start collecting for Wreaths Across America in two weeks.  They are $15/each or 3 wreaths for $30.  Goal is to have a wreath for every soldier's grave.
  • Bob Liggett: Pumpkin Picking Party at his home at 5PM on Tuesday.
  • Chris Mullins: Still need volunteers for our club's booth during Pumpkin Show. Contact Bob McCrady or Chris Mullins for details.  
  • For those members who can't attend or help during the Show, Amy Elsea is selling tickets for a piece of pumpkin pie &/or pumpkin ice cream from our Rotary booth
  • Rotary Big Wheel "Formula 45" Race (named for the 4-5 yr old participants, lol!) on the Thursday of Pumpkin Show.  Still needs volunteers, so please show up by 1PM.
  • Our Rotary's next Community Kitchen event will be on 10/25/17, at The Presbyterian Church.  Food prep begins at 3 PM, with food served at 5PM.
  • Via flyer: 
    • Chillicothe Rotary is having their Centennial Celebration on 11/17/17 at 6:30PM at the Christopher Conference Center in Chillicothe.  Special guest will be Ian H.S. Riseley, who is our Rotary International President.  Reservations can be made on-line at www.Eventbrite.com


SAA: Ellery Elick

* All October birthdays

* All October Anniversaries

* Dick Gerhardt: for his wife, Marie, being in the newspaper photo for Haven House.

* Mayor Don McIlroy: numerous items, so gave him a batch fine; one he passed on to Jean Droste.

* Ty Ankrom: for his two articles in the newspaper

* Tim Williams: batch fine for numerous items

* All Circleville Alumni Association for raffling this Friday tickets for Hot Air Balloon rides.

* Ellery Elick: fined himself for being incorrectly listed as our Rotary club's president in the Herald.

* Savings Bank: in the newspapers for being a sponsor for a community event.

* Read some comical excerpts from the Police Report.

Intro: Richard Coyan

Speaker(s): Jamie King, the new Director of New Hope Christian Academy (NHCA).  He is a "long time resident of Circleville," and a graduate of Logan Elm High School.  His home is blessed with his wife and three children.  They occasionally have a foster child placed into their home.  They attend Brookside Church in Chillicothe, where they are involved in leading community outreach opportunities.  Jamie also holds a pastoral counsel certificate from the denomination.

He attended Wright State University. For undergraduate work in Early Childhood Education, the University of Rio Grande for his graduate work as a K-12 Intervention Specialist, and OSU for his Master's in Educational Administration.  

This is the start of his 15th year in education, consisting of seven years of teaching and seven years in administering in public education.  During that time, he had the privilege of working with some amazing, talented, and passionate educators.

Highlights:

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  • Introduced two students: Issac Reese & Darren Buskirk
    • The students shared some of their experiences at New Hope, and how it is preparing them for future success in academics and in life.
    • Spoke of how their religion-based education and faith has given them the strength to tackle the challenges ahead of them.
    • They participate in the Post-Secondary College Credit program via OCU.
  • Jamie regained the podium, and told a bit more about himself, his past career experiences & qualifications, and what brought him to New Hope.
  • Explained that he had been working within the Chillicothe School system, and how when he left there, he "swore I'd never go back into education again."  New Hope changed his mind.
  • Mentioned the Capstone Program, & mission trips; most recently looking to partner with Makairos organization.
  • Told us how important the chapel times and faith discussions are to their school.
  • NHCA is reaching out to the community and to the other county schools for partnerships.
  • Revealed that he feels "like a proud father, who could show lots of photos of all the great things our kids do."
  • Explained how "job titles are important."   The job description is to rise up to be leaders of faith for the community and other students.  
  • He tells the students, "If you don't know Christ, you've missed the mark."
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Speaker's contact information:

None provided, but Richard Coyan is on our Membership Directory

In appreciation of this year's speakers donating their time & efforts, donations to the Rotary Foundation will be made in their names.

Pres. Gary concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

October program schedule

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 

November program schedule:

2nd: Amy Robinson- PICCA - Community Service

9th: Craig Truax - Mid-Ohio Food Bank

16th: Darlene Weaver - Library facilities & experience

23rd: THANKSGIVING - No meeting (Enjoy the time with your loved ones.)

30th: Gerhard Maroscher & Jennifer Bahney - Self-publishing

10/05/2017

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Warren Spangler

Song: Amy Elsea- "Singin' in the Rain" & "R-O-T-A-R-Y"

Absentees: Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Good, Grover, Halm, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Maroscher, Mavis, Neff, Radcliff, Rainey, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe

Make-ups: Sunrise - Vince Yaniga (3), Gary Montgomery

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Rick Rawlins 

Guests: None

October birthdays: 4th - Eric Liggett; 5th - Charley Gerhardt; 7th - Bob Sneed; 9th - Mark Taylor; 12th. - Ty Ankrom; 13th - Charlie Hedges; 19th - Bill Richards; 22nd - Drexel Poling; 27th - Don Metzler; 28th - Dick Fullen; 

October anniversaries: 6th - Norm Wilson; 9th - Gary Scherer; 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Kara Schooley, Guidance Counselor of Circleville High School, introduced two students, McKenzie Henry & Grant Dupler.

Lottery:  Jim Hooks received the weekly drawing of $16, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $391.

Announcements:

  • "Two and a half minutes with Vince" segment with Vince Yaniga:
    • Told a few groaner-type jokes
    • Shared some "facts" about how aging & overweight has benefits
    • Gave some trivia-style tidbits, such as the correlation between people who smile a lot & tight-fitting underwear. (Don't ask....)
  • Charlie Hedges: $6,900 is our goal this year for the Rotary Foundation.  So far we've raised 11%.  He also explained how our $125 program works: Donate $100 to Rotary Foundation & $25 to Polio Plus program.
  • Chris Mullins, on Bob McCrady's behalf: Still need volunteers for our club's booth during Pumpkin Show. Contact Bob McCrady or Chris Mullins for details.  
  • For those members who can't attend or help during the Show, Amy Elsea is selling tickets for a piece of pumpkin pie &/or pumpkin ice cream from our Rotary booth
  • Jim Hooks: Rotary Big Wheel "Formula 45" Race (named for the 4-5 yr old participants, lol!) on the Thursday of Pumpkin Show.  He still needs volunteers, so please show up by 1PM.
  • Jim Hooks: Gave an update on his dad, Jack. He just finished his 7-week treatment, and can now stay home & heal for three months. (Sending our Rotary strength & prayers your way Jack!!)
  • Our Rotary's next Community Kitchen event will be on 10/25/17, at The Presbyterian Church.  Food prep begins at 3 PM, with food served at 5PM.
  • Via flyers: 
    • Chillicothe Rotary is having their Centennial Celebration on 11/17/17 at 6:30PM at the Christopher Conference Center in Chillicothe.  Special guest will be Ian H.S. Riseley, who is our Rotary International President.  Reservations can be made on-line at www.Eventbrite.com
  • Via e-mail: United Way- Pickaway County is having their Campaign Kick-off event on 10/11/17 at Rhoads Farm Market, from 5:30-6:30PM.  RSVP by 10/10/17: #740-477-8171, or uwpc@frontier.com


SAA: Ellery Elick

*Amy Elsea for being the "Hostess with the Mostess ."

*Gary Montgomery: Highway patrol's recent vehicle accident

Intro: Norm Wilson

Speaker(s): Cathy Bitler, Tom Sestito, & Brian Tucker of South Central Power, and Project Ohio via the Ohio Electric Cooperatives. Project Ohio: about Ohio's co-op electric companies' employees' work in Guatemala 

Highlights:

  • Cathy gave a brief history of the South Central Power company
  • Explained that the Project Ohio makes trips to Guatemala to install electric to remote villages that have never had electric service.
  • South Central Power also wired the houses, which none of the other co-ops had done.
  • Shared a PowerPoint presentation of their trip.
  • They were on the trip for 18 days.
  • Tim explained how vital the villagers' assistance was.
  • South Central workers made sure that all the power worked in each house.
  • He shared that the villagers were extremely welcoming & appreciative.
  • Stated how children don't go to school beyond 5th grade.  Now that they have power, they can go all the way through high school.

  • Revealed the stories of how the villagers had been "duped" by other organizations who had promised to provide electric service, but never delivered it.  Instead, the culprits had taken off with all the villagers' money.  They were obviously skeptical of the South Central crews.
  • Explained that South Central & Lancaster Rotary had both donated funds to buy blankets to give to the villagers. while they were there. 
  • All service was 110 level; no 220.  Most homes did not have any appliances, so they were looking forward to being able to get a corn grinder (which they had been doing by hand) or refrigerator, etc.
  • The power is generated in Mexico, and very few line workers available to repair any damages.
  • What power we Americans use in a day, might take the villagers several months to consume. 
  • They have more trips in the planning stages.
  • Pres. Gary announced how Bill Stout & Jean Droste are trying to put together a group to help Gary Sharp in providing support to a hospital on the island of Anguilla.


Speaker's contact information:

None provided 

In appreciation of this year's speakers donating their time & efforts, donations to the Rotary Foundation will be made in their names.

Pres. Gary concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

October program schedule

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 

November program schedule:

2nd: Amy Robinson- PICCA - Community Service

9th: Craig Truax - Mid-Ohio Food Bank

16th: Darlene Weaver - Library facilities & experience

23rd: THANKSGIVING - No meeting (Enjoy the time with your loved ones.)

30th: Gerhard Maroscher & Jennifer Bahney - Self-publishing

09/28/2017

(Editor's Note: A big "thank you" to Bob Johnson for taking notes on my behalf at this meeting!)

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: ?

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: ?

Song: Warren Spangler - "Band Played On" & "Rotary Will Go 'Round"

Absentees: Applegate, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Ewing, Grover, Halm, Jack Hooks, Lewis, Mavis, Radcliff, Reynolds, Rothe, Scherer, Schreiner, Sigmon, Stevens, Throckmorton, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe

Make-ups: Sunrise - Fred Mavis

Visiting Rotarians: Chillicothe - Fred Weaver; Sunrise - Rick Rawlins 

Guests: Curtis Christopher, by Bill Stout

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

October birthdays: 4th - Eric Liggett; 5th - Charley Gerhardt; 7th - Bob Sneed; 9th - Mark Taylor; 12th. - Ty Ankrom; 13th - Charlie Hedges; 19th - Bill Richards; 22nd - Drexel Poling; 27th - Don Metzler; 28th - Dick Fullen; 

October anniversaries:6th - Norm Wilson; 9th - Gary Scherer; 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: 

  1. Andrea Brown, of Westfall High School, introduced two students, Wade Howell & Megan O'Quin.
  2. Brooke Wright, of Teays Valley High School, introduced two students, Carley Millek & Zach Conkins


Lottery: Gary Montgomery received the weekly drawing of $15, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $375.

Announcements:

  • Bob Sneed: Dictionary committee
  • Amy Elsea: on 10/02/17 is the Berger Initiative meeting at CHS auditorium.
  • Matt Tootle & Clark Cellio: Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, &/or donated to our recent golf outing.
  • Bob McCrady: Rotary's Pumpkin Show booth.
  • Gary Montgomery: Thanked those who volunteer at the Community Kitchen events. Our Rotary's next Community Kitchen event will be on 10/25/17.
  • Via flyers: 
    • Pickaway Historical Society is hosting an event at their Mt. Oval Historical Farm (3601 Emerson Rd., Circleville) on 09/30/17, from 11AM - 4PM.  The event is free, with House Tours for $5/adult & no charge for children.
    • Chillicothe Rotary is having their Centennial Celebration on 11/17/17 at 6:30PM at the Christopher Conference Center in Chillicothe.  Special guest will be Ian H.S. Riseley, who is our Rotary International President.  Reservations can be made on-line at www.Eventbrite.com
  • Via e-mail: United Way- Pickaway County is having their Campaign Kick-off event on 10/11/17 at Rhoads Farm Market, from 5:30-6:30PM.  RSVP by 10/10/17: #740-477-8171, or uwpc@frontier.com


SAA: Nothing noted

Intro: Assistant District Governor Connie Henderson

Speaker(s): Rotary District Governor Shane Pyle 

Highlights:

  • Shane came in dressed as Darth Vader, and then transformed into Superman!
  • "Great presentation!," was the exact wording in the notes.
  • Shared a PowerPoint presentation and "live performance."
  • Relayed the Polio Plus program's story, and shared a flyer regarding the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's matching funds to this program.
  • Discussed the upcoming Rotary District #6690 Conference on May 18-20, 2018 at Zane State Campus in Zanesville, Ohio.  Save the date!


Speaker's contact information:

None provided (See Rotary Membership Directory)

In appreciation of the speaker donating his time & efforts, a donation will be made to The Rotary Foundation.

Pres. Gary concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

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 

09/21/2017

Date: 09/21/2017

Program: The 20th Annual Rotary Scholarship Golf Scramble

Results:

1st Place (48): Taylor, Pell, Wilson, Richardson

2nd Place: Weare, Kaufman, Fultz, Esposito

3rd Place: Stevens, Adams, Kiser, Mudd

Winners: All of the students who will benefit from the scholarships we are able to award because of the generosity of those who played and all of the Rotarians who volunteered to make this event a success.


Absentees: Ty, Connie, David C., Dolly, Dan Dailey, Jonathan, Dan DeLong, Joy, Richard G., Jerry G., Tad, Jack, Beth, Cody, Gerhard, Fred, Don Metzler, Gary M., Carly, Dwight, Ben, Patty, Gary S., Roxan, Todd, Steve, Tim T., Wayne, Dave W., Tim W., Roger, Vince

September program schedule

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 

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015