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11/15/2018

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 is fine. Otherwise, I may not hear your details &/or miss it entirely. It's hard to hear sometimes during our meetings. Thank you in advance!)

Presiding: Pres. Ian Webb

Prayer: Dan Fouts

Piano: Pinch-hitter Mary Jane Dean

Intros: Tony Chamberlain

Song: Carly Neff - Smile, Sing a Song" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Ankrom, Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Elick, Ellis, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Justinger, Eric Liggett, Mavis, McNemar, Metzler, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Schreiner, Sigmon, Stevens, Stout, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Assistant District Governor Connie Hendren; Sunrise - Mary Jane Dean

Guests: John Bialey, by Sam Shapiro

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Student Guests: Scott Frazier, Asst. Principal of Teays Valley High School, introduced Max Young & Allison Wilburn.

November bithdays: 5th-Sister Monica; 8th - Jonanthan Davis; 10th-Amy Elsea; 20th -Warner Searls; 25th-Dick Gerhardt; 27th- Don Metzler

November anniversaries: 23rd-Heidi White; 24th-Dick Fullen; 25th-Ned Schreiner; 27th-Amy Elsea

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yaniga; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff

Happy Dollars: Bob Sneed: for his friendship w/Mayor; Dan Fouts: his young grandson in Japan received an academic honor; Bob Liggett: Grandson received his Eagle Scout rank; Bob Mabe: his son has been accepted into Harvard.

Lottery: Jessica Mullins was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $55.

Announcements:

  • Bob Liggett: 
  • Gary Montgomery: Community Kitchen's next event is Monday, 11/27/18. Volunteers are always welcome, & much appreciated.
  • Rotary Direct: A new donation program, explained by ADG Connie Hendren.


SAA: Bob Mabe

  • Mayor Don: Passed on fine for Police Chief's reconginition as a "Local Hero."
  • Thanksgiving trivia quiz


Program: Bob Liggett introduced Ron O'Connor, to speak about the Honor Flights for Veterans. He, along with fellow Rotarian Harry Canfield, were selected to participate in one of these events.

Highlights:

  • Asked for all Veterans to raise their hands & be recognized.
  • "It's a highly emotional event."
  • Explained the trip, step-by-step.
  • The veterans begin to bond immediately by sharing their own stories.
  • You're saluted at the airport by water cannons as the planes arrives.
  • Then, you're greated by a group of smiling people & volunteers.
  • Each vet is given a "guardian" that accompanies them through the entire event. There are doctors & nurses available to assure all health needs are addressed if needed.
  • Everyone then loads onto buses that are escorted by state troopers.
  • They are taken on the route to see the memorials, as flags were raised for their arrivals.
  • They visited memorials such as for Iwo Jima, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, etc.
  • He shared that the Vietnam War Memorial Wall was the most emotional site for him.
  • Korean War monument had great impact, as the facial expressions of the soldier statues were very realistic.
  • Spoke of how the volunteers saw to every veteran's needs. "If you didn't have a camera, they gave you a (disposable) camera." The volunteers pushed all the wheelchairs everywhere they went.
  • Spoke of the 9-11 memorials.
  • Passed around some of his photos from the trip.
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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.

November programs:

29th - Program on butterflies

December programs: (not received yet)

January programs:

3rd - Historic preservation of theaters, by Charissa Durst

10th - US Marshals, by Deputy United States Marshal Brad Fleming

17th - AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program, by .

24th - "Are employers prepared for medical marijuana?", by Kofi Semenya

31st - 2 Tones Brewing, by Anthony McKeiver

11/01/2018

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note is fine. Otherwise, I may not hear your details &/or miss it entirely. It's hard to hear sometimes during our meetings. Thank you in advance!)

Presiding: Pres. Ian Webb (AKA Oliver's Dad)

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Dave Webb

Song: Heidi White "Singing in thr Rain" & "Roll Rotary"

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Coyan, Davis, Dan Delong, Droste, Ellis, Ewing, Hoffman, Irwin, Justinger, Mabe, Maroscher, Mavis, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Searls, Shapiro, Sigmon, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - John Moats

Guests: None

Student Guests: Andrea Brown, of Westfall High School, introduced Martin Link.

*Perfect Attendance Awards distributed.

November bithdays: 5th-Sister Monica; 8th - Jonanthan Davis; 10th-Amy Elsea; 20th -Warner Searls; 25th-Dick Gerhardt; 27th- Don Metzler

November anniversaries: 23rd-Heidi White; 24th-Dick Fullen; 25th-Ned Schreiner; 27th-Amy Elsea

Happy Dollars: Dave Webb contributed for the birth of his grandson, Oliver Webb.

Lottery: Ty Ankrom was this week's winner of $12, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $26.

Announcements:

  • None


SAA: Heather Foll

  • Ty Ankrom: 1) for newspaper article 2) not wearing orange on Unity Day, even though she asked him to do so.
  • "Useless Trivia" question
  • All Officials of Pumpkin Show
  • Those who didn't attend Pumpkin Show
  • Bengals & Browns fans
  • Carly Neff: was recognized for Rhoads Garden Center's donation to the new Hope House homeless shelter


Program: Bob Liggett introduced Steve Helwagen, of "Buck Nuts."

Highlights:

  • Lives in Pataskla now, but he grew up in Circleville. 
  • His wife is a cousin of John Moats' wife, Cindy. He grew up in Circleville.
  • Spoke of a surprize mini-reunion that he had during Pumpkin Show, & what a wonderful time he had.
  • Touched on some of the recents stats of the OSU football team.
  • Discussed some of the positives & the negatives of the Buckeyes' performances.
  • Pointed out the difficulties with players going to the NFL early, and usually playing college ball for only 3 years.
  • He spoke of the challenges the Bucks are having, and of the upcoming game schedule.
  • Mentioned Coach Urban's current health issues, & his ability to coach going forward.
  • Spoke of the loss against Iowa.
  • Pointed out that OSU is still ranked by most sources as 8th, 9th, or 10th.
  • Steve has twins currently attending OSU.
  • Talked of the next game against Cincinnati
  • He has "signed another deal for a few more years."
  • When asked who he thought OSU has on "the short list" to possibly replace Urban, Steve mentioned that Ryan Day is probably the immediate replacement. He then listed off a few more names.
  • Spoke of the difficulty OSU would have finding an equal level replacement to Urban. "Urban has set the bar so high," he stated.
  • Shared his predictions of who will win some of the different Bowls.
  • He predict that OSU will win against Michigan this year.
  • Displayed the book he wrote, & said to contact him via e-mail if you'd like to purchase one.
  • Pointed out that " (his book) makes a great holiday gift!"


Speaker's contact information:

Steve Helwagen

E-mail: shelwage@columbus.rr.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.

November programs:

8th - Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition (PAAC)

15th - Warren Gentzel - local historian

22nd - NO MEETING - Happy Thanksgiving,

29th - Program on butterflies

10/04/2018

(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: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Earl Palm

Song: Tad Grover, “Give My Regards to Broadway” & “Sing Out a Song of Rot’ry” (Tad Pointed out that those two songs have the same melody) & “Happy Birthday” to Eric Liggett

Absentees: Beavers, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Canfield, Connie Chamberlain, Christopher, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Elick, Ellis, Elsea, Ewing, Foll, Gerhardt, Halm, Irwin, Justinger, Lewis, Mavis, McIlroy, Montgomery, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Searls, Sigmon, Sneed, Stevens, Stout, Vallette, Vickers, Wolford, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Joel Esala (Host not noted)

Student guests: Erika Konowalow, of Pickaway-Ross CTC, introduced James Greathouse & Alex Rhodes.


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 birth of a child.

Lottery: Debbie Hoffman was this week's winner of $15, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $1,090.

Announcements

  • Pres Ian: 1) Oct 11th is our next Rotary Road Clean-up crew. Please see Chris’s Mullins or Pres. Ian. 2) Looking for permanent home to store our Pumpkin Show booth. Please contact Pres. Ian, Bob McCrady, &/or Chris Mullins if you have any suggestions/options.
  • Charlie Hedges: $6900 is our RF goal for this Rotary year; Club 125 is still being conducted, so members can donate that way as well.
  • Carly: 10/27/18 is the LE Foundation fundraiser at Rhoads Garden Center. Please see her for details.
  • Drexel: Dick Plum, founder of Hummel & Plum Insurance and former member of our club, will be turning 100 years old next month. Drexel is passing a birthday card around for members to sign. He also has Dick’s address if you wish to send something personally.
  • 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: Dave Webb

  • Fined those “who didn’t make it to the end of the OSU vs Penn St game.”
  • Browns fans: for winning a game
  • Bengals fans: being in first place
  • Fined those who don’t have to work on the upcoming Veterans Day
  • Bob Tootle: for a dryer sheet that was peeking out of his waistband
  • Circleville vs Logan Elm upcoming rival game, called Backyard Brawl. It is being played for charities.
  • Richard Coyan: $5 for multiple clippings on his granddaughter
  • Roger Wolfe: For newspaper mentions of Darby Brewer & Bobby Brewer’s accomplishments
  • Those affiliated with Haven House: for recent March for Domestic Abuse Awareness, & article in the newspaper.


Intro: Dave Crawford introduced Joe Santry, who is the self-proclaimed “Historian of Baseball.” His presentation was called “Grazing Through Columbus Baseball.” He shared a great wealth of knowledge regarding baseball & of the Huntington Park.

Highlights:

  • Began with listing the recent accolades that Huntington Park has received. The park was named one of the best parks in the nation for families.
  • Admission to a game is $15.
  • “Fifteen of the players are Cleveland Indians, & the other guys are new players.”
  • He suggested getting “the autographs of the young guys, because if they are 18 years old & playing in the minors, they are going to be something someday.”
  • Shared some various trivia about the players & the park.
  • “Most important sports town is Columbus Ohio!” He listed off Columbus’ past claims to fame for various sports over the years.
  • The man who wrote all of the rules for baseball is buried in an unmarked grave in a cemetery in Ohio.
  • Shared a story of how a player named “Eddie,” who was deaf, was on a team that worked its way up to compete against major league teams. Many of the hand signals that baseball uses now, were originally created for Eddie, who couldn’t hear the umpire or coaches.
  • Revealed that the crowd singing the anthem in unison first happened during a baseball game.
  • On the first game played at Cooper Stadium, Joe told us that two women gave birth during the game, helping to support the fact that it was considered a truly “can’t-miss-game.”
  • Joe shared that many of the streets in Columbus are named after baseball players who settled in the area. (e.g. King, Neal, Chittenden, etc.)
  • Sang an old song about playing in the Little League, specifically the right field.
  • P.D. Huntington was considered a poor performing baseball player, who was then told to focus on his day job, which was a bank teller. Eventually, he rose the ranks in the banking industry, and now has the Huntington Park named after him.
  • Told various stories of the history of the park itself.


Speaker’s contact info:

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 next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


October programs:

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)

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