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09/27/2018

Date: 09/27/18

(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 catch the details.)

Presiding: Pres Ian Webb

Prayer: Norm Wilson

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Tony Chamberlain

Song: Warren Spangler, “Red River Valley” & “Rotary”

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Christopher, Crawford, Crespo, Davis, Dan Delong, Ewing, Foll, Halm, Irwin, Justinger, Lewis, Eric Liggett, Mavis, Montgomery, Jessica Mullins, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Searls, Stevens, Stout, Vallette, Vickers, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Wilmington - Chuck Watts; Shelby - Sue Vousden

Guests: Ginny Flowers, Jenna Hunter, & Jason Smith, by Sue Vousden

Student guests: Pam Younkin, of Teays Valley High School, introduced Hannah Galinger & Ryan Wolfe


New membership proposal: Warner Searls has submitted his paperwork to transfer his membership from Sunrise Rotary to our Noon Rotary Club. Warner works in the “transportation/trains” industry, and resides on Circleville with his wife Zelda. He is a graduate of OSU with a Bachelors degree in Business. His hobbies include golf and numismatics, as well as he is a Past Secretary of Buckeye Central Senic Railroad. Warner is a member of Heritage Nazarene Church. An additional tidbit, he noted that he has had perfect Rotary attendance for the past four years. Welcome aboard (finally) Warner!

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; 7th - Warner Searls; 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; 7th - Bob Sneed; 12th - Ty Ankrom; 13th - Charlie Hedges; 19th - Bill Richards; 20th - 22nd - Drexel Poling; 27th - Don Metzler; 28th - Dick Fullen

October anniversaries: 6th - Norm Wilson; 9th - Gary Scherer; 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick; 28th - Tony Chamberlain

Happy Dollars: Charlie Hedges, for a new grandchild.

Lottery: Jim Hooks was this week's winner of $21, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $1,075.

Announcements

  • Pres Ian: 1) Tonight (09/27/18) from 5-7pm will be a shared meeting with Sunrise Rotary at Rhoads Garden Center. 2) Our club has purchased a laptop dedicated to our presentations, in hopes of avoiding the technology gremlins that appeared often with the house-provided equipment. 3) United Way is having a dinner fundraiser on 10/13/18.

  • Chuck Watts: referred to flyers at our tables regarding the 70th year of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights; gave some trivia tidbits & fact regarding Rotary International. For example, he inquired of us, “Did you know Rotary started the United Nations?”
  • Chris Mullins: Pumpkin Show booth sign-up sheet is going around the room. You can also contact Chris, or Bob McCrady, for more details. Please help fill-in the open volunteer time slots!
  • Jim Hooks: Pumpkin Show Big Wheel Race will be on 10/18/18 (Thursday) @ 1:30pm. Please spread the word, as they need drivers as well as volunteers.


SAA: Bob Tootle

  • September birthdays & anniversaries
  • Farm Bureau members: for 100th anniversary
  • Bob Johnson: Class of 1948’s photo in the newspaper
  • Mayor Don McIlroy: for asking to NOT be given a raise! He passed on the fine to Bob Sneed.
  • Bob finished with a Rotary trivia game.


Intro: Dick Gerhardt introduced Terry Frazier. Terry is currently employed as Safety Director for the City of Circleville. He graduated from Circleville High School and Ohio University. He has served in the past as President of Pickaway County Historical Society, Pickaway Co. Visitors Bureau, Arthur St. Clair Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and Circleville High School Alumni Association. He is also an amateur cartographer, as well as an author, and worked formerly for the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department.

His presentation is on the original circular layout of Circleville, the Native American earthworks upon which it was built, and the eventual “squaring of the circle.”

Highlights:

  • Began with a map from the 1800’s reflecting the circular & square earthworks by the Hopewell Indians, and the moat.
  • Spoke of the Native American campsites/homesteads, & showed a map of such.
  • Several maps recording the circular layout of the downtown, with a square perimeter. 
  • Map of current town layout superimposed onto the original circular one.
  • Told us about “Circle Street” & “Circle Alley”, and what current landmarks are located there. Shared a map which reflected such.
  • Spoke of the many theories of what purposes the original earthworks may have served. Answer remains a mystery, but theories include monuments, strategic/fort, astronomical landmark, etc.
  • Original courthouse was an octagonal structure of bricks, approx. 1805. Following version of courthouse was constructed in latter 1800’s.
  • Terry’s book can be found at the Pickaway County Genealogical Library in Circleville.
  • The canal waterway was filled in approx. 1910’s.
  • Original earthwork was approx. 10 feet tall, with a moat surrounding it.


Speaker’s contact info:

Terry L. Frazier, Director

Dept. Of Public Safety

City Administration Building

104 E. Franklin St.

Circleville, OH 43113

#(740) 477-8200 Ext. 5061

www.circleville.oh.us

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

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”

November programs: (Not received yet)

09/20/2018

Presiding: Pres Ian Webb

Prayer: Bob Johnson

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Tony Chamberlain

Song: Warren Spangler, “Shine On Harvest Moon” & “Sing Out a Song of Rot'ry”

Absentees: Angela, Craig, Curtis, David C., Dolly, Dan D., Jean, John E., Joy, Heather, Richard G., Larry, Debbie, Jim H., Cody, Bob M., Don, Chris, Jessica, Barry, Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Roxan, Bob S., Todd, Bill S., Bob T., Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Vince

Make-ups: Circleville Sunrise—Jayme

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

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: Ty Ankrom for Gary Gillen’s care oh his father; Charlie Hedges on a new granddaughter; Gary Gillen happy/sad to be reireing and leaving for Vermont

Student guests: Dan Hugus from Logan Elm introduced seniors Hannah Thompson and Jacob Sailor. Both are in NHS and Key Club. Hannah wants to go into education while Jacob wants to focus on computer technology.

Lottery: Ned Schreiner was this week's winner of $18, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $1,054.

Announcements

  • Tony Chamberlain thanked everyone who participated in our 21st Annual Rotary Golf Tournament on Sept. 13th at Cooks Creek Golf Club. We raised $3,700 for the scholarship fund.
  • Gary Montgomery reminded everyone of the Soup Kitchen on Monday, September 24. Stop by the Presbyterian Church to help with preparation, serving, or cleanup.
  • The District Goveror’s visit is next Thursday evening at Rhodes Farm Market from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. This is in addition to the regularly scheduled meeting. There will be snacks and an cash bar.
  • Bob McCrady passed around a sign-up sheet for the Pumpkin Show booth. We need workers throughout the show. Also needed is a parking spot for the booth when not at the Pumpkin Show. 
  • Ian mentioned that the Board approved a $2,500 donation to the Pumpkin Show Park to be used as part of the seating/tables in the park.


SAA: Jayme substituted for Bob Tootle.

  • Rhodes 60th anniversary cost Carly $1.
  • Mike Pelsic’s fundraiser raised $1 for our scholarship fund.
  • Because it is “National Pepperoni Pizza Day” Jayme had a quiz on pepperoni (which is on 35% of pizzas, was developed in the US, and means “hot peppers” in Italian).
  • Jayme paid two fines (with her own money!) for miscues she made during the week.


Intro: Ian introduced Jane Shaw who has lived in Pickaway County almost all of her life. She grew up in Circleville and graduated from Circleville High School. In her time living here she has only missed one Pumpkin Show.

Highlights:

  • When she retired her love for history of Pickaway County led to the Clarke-May Museum.
  • She attended a meeting and asked a question. That got her on a committee and three years later she was the President of the Pickaway County Historical Society.
  • When she looked at the museum, she asked what kind of vision there was for the house. Out of that came a lot of sorting, putting in order and cleaning up to create the displays that are currently in the museum.
  • One proud accomplishment is the restoration of a painting of the 2nd Courthouse, done in 1846 on sheet muslin. 
  • She showed a series of photos of the exhibits in the Clarke-May House. 
  • Work is being done on both the inside and outside of the house.
  • Many items like the Courthouse painting, the hall clock, and a Smith HOuse painting are being restored.

  • All of the collection has been catalogued.
  • Some items on display include a bicycle, keys, portraits, buttons, quilts, toys and clothing.
  • There is a Physician’s Room, Library, Children’s Room, School Room (chich includes Caleb Atwater’s desk),  and general display areas.



Speaker's contact information:

None provided

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 something better comes along...

Joe McNemar


September programs

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”

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