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10/10/2019

10/10/2019

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: Gary Montgomery

Piano: None

Intros: Warren Spangler

Song: None

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Tony Chamberlain, Coyan, Davis, Delong, Elick, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Foster, Fountain, Gerhardt, Hoffman, Adam Johnson,Maroscher, McNemar, Metzler, Dwight Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Bob Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Gary Montgomery

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Rich Elsea

Guests:Rob Neal, by Bob McCrady; Heather Pontius, by Heidi White.

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

October anniversaries: 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick; 28th - Tony Chamberlain

Happy Dollars: Heidi White for her daughter being an attendant on Logan Elm’s Homecoming Court

Student Guests: Allison Catlos, Principal of New Hope’s Middle School & High School, introduced Kelvin Gremillion & Tess Livengood.

Lottery: Jessica Mullins was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $687.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery:
    • 1) Community Kitchen coming up the 4th Monday (of every month). Volunteers are also appreciated. 
    • 2) Wreaths Across America donation sheet being passed around. Dec. 10th approx. will be the distribution date. 
    • 3) Pickaway Co. Genealogical Society has a window display that Gary encouraged everyone to check out. 
    • 4) Saturday at 10AM at Logan Elm Park will be a re-enactment of Camp Charlotte.
  • Connie Chamberlain (on behalf of Tony): There will be a tent during Pumpkin Show for Safety Forces at corner of Court & Main. They are asking for volunteers to man the booth.
  • Jim Hooks: Rotary’s Big Wheel race will be on Thursday of the Show. Volunteers are still needed. Also, please spread the word about the race, as the number of participants is low so far.
  • Pres. Bob: Bob Liggett has extended an invitation to come to his home on Tuesday at 5PM for the pumpkin cutting ceremony. 
  • Ty Ankrom: Tickets for our Rotary Pumpkin Show booth are still for sale!
  • Nasandra Wright: Flu Shots are being provided at their Pickaway County Health Depart booth.
  • Chris Mullins: Passing around the sign-up sheet for the Noon Rotary’s 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. There are a few shifts still uncovered.
  • Via e-mail:
    • The 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. 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: Matt Tootle

  • Fined all October birthdays & anniversaries
  • Chris Mullins & Judy Wolford for being in a newspaper photo for the March Against Domestic Violence. They participated in the march to support the victims of domestic violence.
  • Concluded with a Pumpkin Show trivia quiz.


Program: Mayor Don McIlroy introduced today's speaker, Michelle Blanton. Today, Michelle is representing Uptown Circleville, of which she is a board member.

Highlights:

  • A local group of concerned citizens got together in end of 2017 to beginning of 2018 to focus on the improvement of Circleville’s downtown area.
  • Applied for 501(3)c in 2018.
  • Ohio Main Street Program, administered by Heritage Ohio, works with communities across the state to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas.
  • 4 pillars:
    • Organization
    • Design
    • Promotions
    • Economic Vitality
  • Right now the group is made of volunteers governing the Board. She explained the importance of having an Executive Director; consistence message & face
  • Spoke of how Uptown Circleville (which covers the area from Rosewood Ave to Mill St to first alley south of Washington to past the river) focuses solely on Circleville’s downtown area. The Pickaway Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau covers the entire county.
  • www.heritageohio.org/ohio-main-street-program/
  • Mayor Don added how much value & “vibrancy “ Uptown Circleville can add to our community’s quality of life. Don stressed how much they need help!
  • Michelle shared of how Heritage Ohio was hired by Circleville to review our area, & presented us with a 60-page report of what needs to be done. Therefore, Uptown is trying to work towards that master plan.
  • Bob Johnson personally challenged other Rotarians to match his $1000 donation to the program to help fulfill Uptown’s annual membership to Heritage Ohio of $3300.


Speaker's contact info:

Michelle Blanton

www.heritageohio.org/ohio-main-street-program/

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

October programs:

  • 17th: Pumpkin Show/Rotary Big Wheel Race - No meeting
  • 24th: City of Circleville - Terry Frazier & Tony Chamberlain
  • 31st: Dr. Catherine Clark-Eich - President of the Rio Grande University


November programs:

  • 7th: Rotaract - Rotary International Youth Group
  • 14th: Eric Horvath - Rotary Foundation
  • 21st: Miriam Intrator - Publishing a book about library restorations after WWII.
  • 28th: THANKSGIVING- No meeting

10/03/2019

Presiding: President Bob

Piano: Don

Prayer: Fred

Introductions: Jayme, there were none

Song: Tad, “When the Saints Go Marching In” (including 2nd verse); “Roll Rotary”

Absentees: Barry A., Craig, Joe B., Tim, Connie, Richard C., Jonathan, Amy, Joel, Joy, Heather, Bob F., Richard G., Steve I., Adam, Gary, Mike P., Dwight, Rick R., Jenny, Patty, Warner, Roxan, Bob S., Todd, Bob T., Bonnie, Wayne, Ian, Heidi, Judy, Vince

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

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

October anniversaries: 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick; 28th - Tony Chamberlain

Students: From Pickaway-Ross JVS, Jason Vesey brought Courtney Chrysler and Hunter Copeland.

Courtney is in the health science program. She has receiver he STNA certification and wants to be PCA. She is already employed at Crestview Nursing.

Hunter Copland is in the Law and Safety Program where he has received CPR & AED certification. He is employed at the school on security and would like to work with Sheriff’s Department.

Announcements:

  • Tony, thanks to all who helped out at the Golf Scramble, especially the sponsors. It was quite a success and raised $4,500 for scholarships 
  • Chris, help is needed at the Pumpkin Show booth. He passed around a sign-up sheet. Coupons are for sale
  • Jim Hooks reminded everyone of the Bib Wheel Race on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Pinkney Street Stage. He also needs help with registration (1:00 pm) timers, judges, and help getting the reacers situated. The race starts at 1:30 pm. There will be a t-shirt for the winners. We still need more yout to sign up (4 and 5 year olds).


SAA: Tom

  • No badges
  • Gary for non-dress code violation
  • Carly daughter volleyball
  • Rob Radcliff all over the paper
  • Kapton plant Mayor
  • Nasandra in Dispatch
  • Someone's (Charlie Hedges) family in news for the weather


Lottery:Ty Ankrom won $16 but not the $672 jackpot

Introduction: Don Mcllroy intorduced Kylena France, Coalition Coordinator, Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition

Program:

  • 2015, prevent or reduce overdose deaths 
  • Access to education for those affected by addiction
  • Help vitality of community
  • Committees
  • youth & Family
  • Treatment
  • Development
  • Communication 
  • Executive
  • Speaker series for youth
  • Narcan distribution
  • Linkage to community resources
  • 47000 deaths in US
  • Fentanyl deaths on the rise
  • Need help from the community, advisory committee 
  • Questions
  • Fewer deaths because of change to less deadly drugs
  • Fentanyl popular for the”extra” high—even going to dealers who’s customers overdose
  • Support DARE, but not directly linked
  • Not expecting much money from drug company settlement
  • Fayette Co is #1/capita in Ohio
  • Narcan only effective on a narrow range of drugs
  • Opiates depress, amphetamines are more violent
  • Working with PAARS and looking for gaps in education
  • Genetic predisposition, childhood impacts, many causes
  • Drug Free Community grant being sought


Speaker's contact info:

None provided

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

October programs:

  • 10th: Michelle Blanton - Uptown Circleville
  • 17th: Pumpkin Show Big Wheel Race
  • 24th: City of Circleville - Terry Frazier & Tony Chamberlain
  • 31st: Dr. Catherine Clark-Eich - President of the Rio Grande University

09/26/2019

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: Bob Sneed

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Heidi White

Song: Mark Taylor - “When the Saints Go Marching In” & “Rotary Will Go Round the World”

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Coyan, Delong, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foll, Foster, Gerhardt, Hoffman, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, McNemar, Montgomery, Jessica Mullins, Neff, Dwight Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Riegel, Scherer, Searls, Sigmon, Stevens, Bob Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Dave Webb, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Esther Fouts, by Dan Fouts; Travis Dresbach, by Mike Pelcic; Mary Jane Dean, by Gary Dean; Lucy Hosterman, by Jean Droste.

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; 27th - Warner Searls; 30th - Dave Webb.

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

October anniversaries: 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick; 28th - Tony Chamberlain

Happy Dollars: Jean Droste was happy that the University of Wisconsin, her alma mater, beat Michigan.

Student Guests: Pam Younkin & Rebecca King, Guidance Counselor for Teays Valley High School, introduced Parker Hamilton & Sierra Hinton.

Lottery: John Ellis was this week's winner of $14, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $656.

New member inducted: Tim Colburn, President of Ohio Health- Berger Hospital

Announcements:

  • Ian Webb: The new membership directories are available in the back of the room.
  • Chris Mullins: Passing around the sign-up sheet for the Noon Rotary’s 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: Rotary Golf Scramble is tomorrow. 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. Still need golfers & volunteers!
  • Bob Sneed: A personal thank-you made to all of the following volunteers at the most recent Community Kitchen: Bob Sneed, David & Marie Crawford, Bob Mabe, Nasandra Wright, Warren Spangler, John Ellis, Bob & Alice Foster, Sam Shapiro, Don Ritchie, & Harry Canfield. They serve dab. Out 50 meals, the largest number in recent history.


  • Dan Fouts: Update on the service work done at the MVCH Park recently. He thanked all of the volunteers who participated in the deck painting project: Dan Fouts, Ned Riegel, Don Ritchie, Bob Sneed, Sam Shapiro, David Crawford, in partnership with the Circleville Service Department.


  • 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: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Fined Jean Droste for “fining yourself before I did.”
  • Fined all those affiliated with the Pickaway County schools.
  • If you haven’t been fined as an individual yet, the person to your right needs to pay a $1.
  • Concluded with a trivia quiz.


Program: Ty Ankrom introduced today's speaker, Joanna Mullins Pinkerton, president/CEO of COTA, and a licensed professional engineer. (Chris Mullins followed with a more personal introduction as her big brother.). Before joining COTA in April 2018, she previously served in executive leadership roles with several of the nation’s leading automotive and mobility institutions. Most recently at The Ohio State University, she served as Chief Operations Officer for Transportation Research Center, inc.  

While at OSU, Joanna also served as Co-Director for the Honda-Ohio State Partnership, the largest public-private endowment at the College of Engineering. In addition, she was the COO of the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research.

Previously, she fulfilled leadership roles at the Ohio Department of Transportation and the union County Engineer in Marysville, Ohio.

Highlights:

  • Revealed that Rotary gave her a scholarship in 1994, so she said “Thanks for the boost!”
  • Spoke of the changes in society & economies, but of how “our infrastructures have remained the same.”
  • Shared COTA’s mission: We provide solutions that connect people to prosperity.
  • Spoke of how mobility fits into the equation towards a solution.
  • First passenger trips were in 1974.
  • Operating budget for 2019 is $150,000, 000.
  • Has a board of 13 people. The Board members rotate. “Every three years I get a new boss.”
  • Within the next 10 years, we’ll double our population size, but not our roads.
  • “We’re getting younger, and older.” Expressed her concern regarding those who will not be able to transport themselves, or will have difficulty doing so.
  • Transit system redesigned:
    • CMAX
    • Traffic lights have devices to recognize approaching buses, and therefore keep the lights green for it to pass.
    • Mentioned on-demand transit ability via an app. Currently has a 5-minute response time. If you don’t currently have a bus pass, the point-to-point trip would cost only $3.
    • Some areas, such as the warehouses in Groveport area, have their own micro-service transit system.
  • Discussed how COTA is working in partnership with local businesses that are having difficulty getting their employees to work, by creating transit options that transport the employees to their work, paid for by the employers.
  • Talked about moving people not just physically but also through the economy & society. COTA is driven to improving people’s lives through their career paths & education opportunities.
  • Answered a question regarding travel efficiency, and the reduction of pollution.
  • In three to four years, buses are projected  to be 100% diesel free.
  • Central Ohio has a SOV (single occupant vehicle) rate of 83%. Therefore, “we’re causing some of our own problems.”
  • Spoke about the Smart City Grant, and how Columbus is working on a cognitive ability app to assist those with cognitive issues to be able to utilize the transit system.
  • Currently COTA is 50% diesel, & 50% natural gas.
  • COTA is working with officials in other communities, such as Pickaway County & Union County, to create partnerships in regards to transporting of employees.
  • In 2021, there will be an increase in connectivity technology in automobiles to communicate with one another.


Speaker's contact info:

Joanna M. Pinkerton, CEO/President

COTA

E-mail: pinkertonjm@cota.com

Phone: (614) 275-5900

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

October programs:

  • 3rd: Kylena France - Coordinator of the Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition
  • 10th: Michelle Blanton - Uptown Circleville
  • 24th: City of Circleville - Terry Frazier & Tony Chamberlain
  • 31st: Dr. Catherine Clark-Eich - President of the Rio Grande University

09/19/2019

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: Dan Fouts

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Bob Liggett

Song: Jenny Rainey - “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” & “Roll Rotary”

Absentees: Adams, Ankrom, Craig Brown, Cohan, Davis, Dean, Elsea, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Grover, Hoffman, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Eric Liggett, Mabe, Maroscher, Montgomery, Chris Mullins, Pelcic, Dwight Radcliff, Rawlins, Scherer, Searls, Sigmon, Sneed, Stevens, Stevenson, Vallette, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: Sunrise - Bob Sneed

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Brain Thompson, 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; 27th - Warner Searls; 30th - Dave Webb.

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

October anniversaries: 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick; 28th - Tony Chamberlain

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Nate Smith, Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced Parker Smith.

Lottery: Joe McNemar was this week's winner of $14, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $642.

Announcements:

  • Ian Webb: Directory
  • Jessica Mullins: 1) 09/20/19, from 11AM -2PM, Fish Fry fundraiser for Haven House on their new Island Rd site; 2) Passing around the sign-up sheet for the Noon Rotary’s 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.
  • Dan Fouts: Volunteer opportunity at MVCH Park on 09/24/19, starting at 9:30AM. Weather permitting, the Rotary Community Parks Committee will be sealing the deck that overlooks the wetlands. They are in need of at least 8 people to complete the task. Please contact Dan for details 7/or to volunteer: drfouts@frontier.com.
  • David Crawford: Community Kitchen volunteers are needed for the next event on 09/23/19 (4th Monday of the month) at Presbyterian Church. Food prep begins at 3PM, & the food service at 5PM.
  • Carly Neff: Pancake Fundraiser for Hope House. She referred to a flyer at the tables, but unfortunately there were none at my table to see the details. Therefore, please contact Sister Monica for more information.
  • Pres. Bob: Read a thank you from Roy Huffer’s family for a donation the club made in Roy’s name.
  • 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. Still need golfers & volunteers!
  • 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: Mayor Don McIlroy

  • Fined Bob Johnson for attending a meeting & it was recorded in the newspaper.
  • All members who have relatives as students in Fall sports at any of the county’s schools.
  • Concluded with a sports trivia quiz, in honor of today’s speaker.


Program: Mayor Don McIlroy, substituting for Ty Ankrom, introduced today's speaker, Matt McCoy, Sports Director at News Radio 610 WTVN. He has worked there for 24 years, and has been sports director since 2006. Matt hosts WTVN’s “Best Buckeye Coverage” which includes pregame and postgame coverage on Saturdays. In addition, he hosts “Bucksline” every Thursday night. Along with football, Matt anchors sports reports on “The Joe Riley Show”, and covers Buckeye basketball, Blue Jackets hockey, & “all things Columbus.”

Matt grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, but has lived in Central Ohio since 1983, when he arrived as a student at Ohio State. He was on the Buckeye swim team from 1983-1987, and served as team captain his junior and senior years. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1987, and has been a voter on the Associated Press college football & college basketball polls for 13 years. Matt & his wife, Michelle, live in Gahanna with their two children.

Highlights:

  • Revealed that McCoy is not his real last name. Bretcher (sp?) is his actual last name. Consultants had told the radio station that he was working for at that time that deejays had the choice of one of two names that the consultants had selected, one of which was “a wild name.” He was given the choice of “Matt McCoy” or “Butt Naked.” He stated that he is obviously happy with the choice he made.
  • Shared stories of some of the past OSU Football coaches, including Earl Bruce. Earl was his favorite former coach to watch the games together.
  • Mentioned how wonderful his co-workers are at 610 WTVN.
  • He used to do morning & afternoon drive shifts, but now he just does the morning shift.
  • He stressed, “I am so lucky to do what I do.”
  • Spoke of his internal conflict he has on the topic of paying college athletes. He shared the points he could make for each side.
  • Talked of how it is to interact with Coach Day, and how it was with Urban Myers.
  • Opened up the floor to questions.


Speaker's contact info:

Matt McCoy, Sports Director

610 WTVN

MattMcCoy@wtvn.com

Twitter: @MattMcCoyWTVN


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:

  • 26th: Joanna Pinkerton - COTA, CEO/President


October programs:

  • 3rd: Kylena France - Coordinator of the Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition
  • 10th: Michelle Blanton - Uptown Circleville
  • 24th: City of Circleville - Terry Frazier & Tony Chamberlain
  • 31st: Dr. Catherine Clark-Eich - President of the Rio Grande University
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