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12/08/2016

Presiding: Pres. Chris Mullins

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Bob McCrady

Song:  Dave Moss, "O Come, All Ye Faithful" & "Up on the House-Top"

Absentees: Craig Brown, Tony Chamberlain, Coyan, Crespo, Droste, Dutton, Elsea, Ewing, Fountain, Fouts, Charley Gerhardt, Good, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Lewis, Mavis, McIlroy, Pelcic, Pontius, Radcliff, Reynolds, Richendollar, Sigmon, Warren Spangler, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Vickers, Dave Webb, Ian Webb, Williams, Wolford, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yaniga; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff; 29th - Bud Brehmer

Student guests: Erika Konowalow, of PRCT, introduced one students, Reanna Weaver (home school is Circleville High School).

Announcements:

  • District Governor: Asked immediate past President Carly Neff to step to the podium to receive, on be half of the club, an award for Polio Plus program.  (This award is in John Prince's honor since he donated $30,000 last year, before his death, to the program.)
  • By e-mail: Rotary RI will be holding the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta from June 10-14. The pre-registration cost is $340, which will end on Dec. 15.  After that, the cost will increase by $75.  Go to www.rotaryconvention2017.org to register &/or get more details.


SAA: Bob Mabe

  • Carly Neff: her husband Jeremy was in the newspaper.
  • Jonathan Davis: CES winning the Toys for Tots fundraising competition.
  • Matt Tootle: for being in the newspaper photo for CHS baseball.
  • Pres. Chris: for Haven House in newspaper photo
  • Jessica Mullins: for allowing Pres. Chris into their kitchen & "almost torching the house."
  • Jim Hooks: for Edward Jones office opening in Ashville.
  • Bob McCrady: for a news report of "a suspicious male in the middle of the road while waving a flashlight."  Bob Mabe exclaimed, "The only person that could be is Bob McCrady!"
  • Closed with a pharmacy-related joke regarding a rectal thermometer.  (Don't ask!)


Lottery:  Ty Ankrom had the winning tickets and received $16.  Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $258.

Intro:  Jessica Mullins

Speaker(s): Price Finley, District 6690 Rotary Foundation Chair.  Price became the RF Chair on July 1, 2016.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Upper Arlington, & is their past president.  Price is a Paul Harris Society member, and is really excited about the opportunity to increase awareness of RF in our District.

By day, Price is a partner with the law firm of Bricker & Eckler in Columbus.  He graduated from Capital University with a BA in Political Science, and from OSU with a MBA & Law degree.

He currently lives in Upper Arlington with his wife Alice.  They have two sons who are "creatives."  Rees is a song writer living in Los Angeles, and Perry is a college film student who currently lives at home.

Highlights:

  • Spoke of the upcoming RI Convention.
  • RF was created in 1917, by a Rotarian establishing an endowment via the first donation of $26.50.
  • Showed a PowerPoint that shared all the efforts that RF has done over the years all over the world.
  • Polio Plus effort:
    • Only 34 case reported worldwide currently, as opposed to over 60 cases last year.
    • Immunized over 2.5 billion children in 122 countries
    • Mentioned the Gates Foundation's matching funds 2-to-1
    • "RF is still vaccinating children worldwide, not just the couple countries that are still reporting polio cases.  Vaccines will continue until the health officials can confidently claim that Polio has been eradicated."
  • If you invest $1 to RF, then in 3 years:
    • 50 cents goes to World fund
    • 25 cents to DDF for District grants
    • 25 cents to DDF for global grants
  • 2014-16 goal is $297, 745.  Giving so far is $307,000+
  • 2015-2016: 46 District Grants
  • Goal is that each grant will have a $1-to-$1 DDF match to club's contribution, up to $2000.
  • Eligibility for matching funds is no longer tied to meeting a Club's giving goal to TRF.
  • Shared a PowerPoint that showed some of our District's projects, such as Bethesda's Project Manna Food Choice Pantry.
  • RI's areas of focus:
    • Global Grants
    • Every Rotarian, Every Year
  • Explained that RF has received glowing ratings as one of the top charities in the world!
  • How can you donate:
    • On-line to Rotary Direct: www.rotary.org/give
    • Give a donation directly to our club's RF chairperson, which is Charlie Hedges for our club.
  • RF asks that we all increase the amount we donate to the annual fund.
  • If you were to increase by $26.50, we'd raise over $95,000 additionally funds.
  • 125 Club: $100 to Annual Fund & $25 to Polio Plus 
  • Paul Harris Fellowship: $1,000 or more donation


Contact information:

Price Finely, 

District 6690 Rotary Foundation Chair


December program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

15th: Christmas Music with Esther, Drexel & Don

22nd: Merry Christmas! (No meeting)

29th: Happy New Year's! (No meeting)

12/01/2016

Presiding: Pres. Chris Mullins

Prayer: Walt Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Dave Moss

Song:  Debbie Hoffman, we all were asked to lip- synch the 1st verse of "Jingle Bells," but then sing the 2nd verse, & then sing "Up on the House-Top"

Absentees: Applegate, Beavers, Craig Brown, Tony Chamberlain, Conley, Coyan, Crespo, Davis, Dean, Dan Delong, Dutton, Elsea, Charley Gerhardt, Good, Grover, Halm, Justinger, Leist, Lewis, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, Palm, Pelcic, Poling, Radcliff, Reynolds, Richendollar, Scherer, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Tom Tootle, Vickers

Make-ups: eClub One - Charlie Hedges

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Jimmy Laux, Serena Dresbach

Guests: J. R. Dailey, by Dan Dailey; Kirk Maxwell, by Heidi White

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yaniga; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff; 29th - Bud Brehmer

Student guests: Dan Hugus, Asst Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced two students, Alex Hettinger & Garrett Mitchel


Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery: Thank you to those you volunteered at the recent Community Kitchen. No Kitchen event in December.
  • Bob Sneed: Gave an update on the progress of our Dictionary Project distributions.  Tues at 10AM is the next distribution.  Please see Bob for details.
  • Carly: Holiday Fundraiser reminder, and that it is in full swing now.
  • Jim River: 414 wreaths purchased, but need over 600 total so they are still hoping for more to step up to the plate to purchase the remainder.
  • By e-mail: Rotary RI will be holding the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta from June 10-14. The pre-registration cost is $340, which will end on Dec. 15.  After that, the cost will increase by $75.  Go to www.rotaryconvention2017.org to register &/or get more details.


SAA: Debbie Hoffman

  • Pres. Chris & other who participated in the meeting that made her the head of all of the positions for December.
  • Judy Wolford: for being too excited when Debbie announced that she would miss the next two meetings.
  • Debbie then asked for people to step up to fill in the positions for the next two meetings.  Those who didn't volunteered, had to pay a dollar.
  • All members who had a sweater vest had to pose for a photo for our Rotary website.


Lottery: Gary Montgomery had the winning tickets and received $13.  Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $242.

Intro:  Jessica Mullins

Speaker(s): Lisa Johnson, Director of Haven House.

Highlights:

  • Started in 1996.
  • Jean Droste & Gary Gilles were two of the founding members.
  • 1st shelter was a 2-bedroom house, & held only 6 people.
  • PICCA partnered with Haven House (HH) on a new shelter.
  • Haven House (HH) is no longer directed connected to PICCA, as HH has expanded tremendously.  HH still interacts with PICCA, but is no longer under their umbrella.
  • Lisa explained that "all of us have a tool box at birth, and some children are lucky to have their tool boxes filled by their parents.  Unfortunately, some children only have empty boxes, or ones that won't even open."
  • HH focuses on helping those children & adults who never got the tools they needed.  No one gets to pick their parents or family!
  • HH helps people to identify what their weakness & needs are, & then find ways to address those items.
  • 111 Island Road is the facility they wish to purchase.  Current facility is not conducive safety-wise for families & especially small children.  HH uses current limited space as their office, meeting room, storage space, and any other purpose they need.
  • Need the new building for improvements & expansion. The new building will allow for things such as dedicated space for a play room, computer room, etc.
  • They did Bingo every Tuesday for 9 years, and saved up $9,000.  They would still be doing that if the casinos hadn't come into town, which took their bingo customers.
  • In 2016: 74 women & 75 children have been served so far. They currently have 30 people in a 25 person facility, so obviously they desperately need more space.
  • They need handicap accessibility, which the new building has.
  • Lisa pleaded for any assistance, be it monetary or material donations, or even volunteer opportunities.
  • Lisa said that she has lived in this community for 30 some years, and she has "never seen a need that the community has met."
  • Shared a story of a young girl who was pregnant with her 4th child, and she & her her family were living in a tent.  PICCA brought them into HH, and Lisa has "worked daily with them to make steps, no matter how small, towards getting tools in their toolbox."
  • $750,000 is their goal, for the new facility.
  • Lisa shared that HH just received 5 housing vouchers from Pickaway Metropolitan Housing. She likened it to giving out early Christmas gifts.
  • Pres. Chris is the Board Pres. for HH also.  He shared some background of the the HHBoard members, and how they've personally all committed to $20,000.
  • He pointed out that if you donate the equivalent of 1 pizza per month, you would be able to donate approximately $1,200/year.


Contact information:

Pres. Chris needs no listing, since we already know him! ;-)

December program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

8th: Rotary Foundation

15th: Christmas Music with Drexel & Don

22nd: Merry Christmas! (No meeting)

29th: Happy New Year's! (No meeting)

11/17/2016

Presiding: Pres. Chris Mullins

Prayer: Dan Fouts

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Roger Wolfe

Song: Norm Wilson "Over the River" & "Sing out a Song of Rot'ry" 

Absentees: Applegate, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Crespo, Dean, Dan Delong, Droste, Dutton, Elick, Elsea, Ewing, Charley Gerhardt, Halm, Hedges, Hoffman, Justinger, Lewis, Palm, Richendollar, Scherer, Stevens, Tener, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Vickers, Ian Webb, White, Williams

Make-ups: Sunrise - Gerhard Maroscher, Roxan Sigmon

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

November birthdays:5th - Sister Monica; 8th - Jon Davis; 10th - Amy Elsea; 15th - Larry Powell; 25th - Dick Gerhardt;27th - Don Metzler

November anniversaries:23rd - Heidi White; 24th - Dick Fullen, Tim Tener; 25th - Ed Peters, Ned Schreiner; 26th - Mark Taylor, 27th - Amy Elsea

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yaniga; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff; 29th - Bud Brehmer

Student guests: Jonathan Davis, Superintendent of Circleville City Schools, introduced two students, Katie McIlroy & Noah Fisher

Announcements:

  • Carly Neff: Pointed out the flyers for our Rotary's Holiday Fundraiser.  Members can purchase Porch pots for $40/each, Poinsettas for $12 or $20, or Rhoads gift cards in $25 increments.  Order deadline is 12/01/16, & deliveries will begin 12/08/16.  You can e-mail orders to neffcj@yahoo.com or text to (740)-404-5698.  Checks are to be made payable to Circleville Rotary Club.
  • Debbie Hoffman: Our next Rotary After Hours event (with Sunrise Rotary) will be on Nov 30th  4:30-6:30pm at Shifty's.
  • Jim River: Wreaths Across America, deadline for money is Nov 28th; placement of wreaths will be on Dec. 17th, beginning at 11AM at AmVets, then move on to the cemetery.  Goal is to put a wreath on every military veteran's grave in Pickaway County.
  • Pres. Chris shared about the Rotary Dictionary Project distribution at Circleville Elementary School on 11/16/16.  Dick Gerhardt coordinated the event.  Dave Moss is coordinating the next distribution, which will be tomorrow.  Dave is great need of volunteers because he's the only one doing it this point. 
  • Pres. Chris auctioned off a pair of Souvenir Rotary glass mugs.  Bob Johnson was the highest bidder at $25.


SAA: Tom Tootle

  • Fined anyone who was not wearing their Rotary badge.
  • Jon Davis got fined twice: 1st for forgetting his umbrella in the Pumpkin Show booth; 2nd for this being his birthday month.
  • Pres. Chris for being in the newspaper photo for Haven House.
  • Don McIlroy for his daughter Katie receiving a MSL honor.
  • Concluded with Thanksgiving Day trivia quiz.


Lottery: Bob Sneed had the winning tickets and received $11.  Since the golden bean was not drawn, the jackpot is now $224.

Pres. Chris distributed the perfect attendance pins.  Bill Stout had the best record of 100% for 55 years!

Intro:  Jessica Mullins

Speaker(s): Pres. Chris Mullins speaking on the Pumpkin Show booth.

Highlights:

*67 Rotarians, one spouse, and four pre-teens are who volunteered at our Rotary Pumpkin Show booth. 

*Seven members worked double shifts!

*Shared some of the challenges they faced.

*Sold 197 pumpkin pies from the booth, and 10 pies afterwards; 106 tubs of ice cream were also sold.

*Gave a list of various other stats regarding volunteers, & how many products were served.

*Next year they plan on offering pumpkin spiced coffee

*Total revenue was $9,855; Net profit: $4,692!


Contact information:

Pres. Chris needs no listing, since all already know him! ;-)

November program schedule (submitted by Bob Liggett):

24: No meeting - Happy Thanksgiving!

December program schedule (submitted by Ian Webb)

1st: Lisa Johnson - Haven House

8th: Rotary Foundation

15th: Christmas Music with Esther, Drexel & Don

22nd: Merry Christmas! (No meeting)

29th: Happy New Year's! (No meeting)

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