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(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.


  • 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.


  • 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 


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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