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12/07/2017

Date: 12/07/17

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Dan Fouts

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Chris Mullins

Song: Beth Kowalski- "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" & "Jingle Bells"

Absentees: Applegate, Craig Brown, Christopher, Coyan, Crawford, Crespo, Davis, Droste, Ewing, Fountain, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Jim Hooks, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McNemar, Montgomery, Pontious, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Walt Spangler, Stevens, Throckmorton, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe

Make-ups: Sunrise - Gerhard Maroscher

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Richard Rhoades; First Capital - Jason

Guests: None

New m​ember inducted: Dr. John Ellis, sponsored by Earl Palm. Ceremony performed by Ian Webb.

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Erika Konowalow  of Pickaway-Ross CTC, introduced Zoi Ackison.

Lottery:  Charlie Hedges won the weekly drawing of $12, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $475.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Gary read a thank-you to our club for a donation.
  • Chris Mullins: Roundtown Roller Derby will be on 12/09/17 at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds.  Doors open at 4PM, with event starting at 5PM.  Part of proceeds will go to Haven House.  Chris revealed that this is where he is taking his employees for their Christmas party!
  • Ty Ankrom: 1:15pm next Thursday (12/14/17) will be the Dedication ceremony at the Pickaway County YMCA.
  • Carly Neff: She will be posting info soon our annual Rotary plant sale
  • Debbie Hoffman: next Wednesday will be the Rotary After-Hours event at the Thirsty Parrot from 4-6pm.  Sunrise Rotary has their sponsor, so now our club needs someone to step up to the plate.
  • "Christmas at Mt Oval" on 12/10/17 from 2-4:30PM; an afternoon of holiday treats, punch, & famous hot cider.  There will be several  musical guests.  Tickets in advance: Adults $10/Students $5; at the door: Adults $13/Students $6.  For tickets, call PCHS (740-474-1495) or Pickaway County Visitors Bureau (740-474-3636).
  • The Wreaths Across America program will be placing the wreaths on the soldiers' graves on 12/16/17 at Noon at Forest Cemetery.


SAA: Debbie Hoffman

  • True Cleveland Brown fans, which there were only 3 in our club, got to conduct a quiz related to the Browns.  Let's just say, the dollars were flying.


Intro: Jessica Mullins introduced the dynamic duo, Chris & Bob!  

Speaker(s): Chris Mullins & Bob McCrady, shared a recap of our club's success with our annual Pumpkin Show booth.

Highlights:

  • This was the third year for our club's Pumpkin Show booth
  • Chris thanked Bob for being his "right-hand man", & Jessica for "being the glue that keeps us together."
  • Chris then mentioned & thanked all those Rotarians & non-Rotarians who helped with the booth this year.
  • Netted $10,095this year, which makes it at an $18,000 total for over the past 3 years.
  • Gave a break down of the daily revenue for the Show.
  • 180 gallons of ice cream were sold
  • Sold out completely of pumpkin pies, even though they had bought more on Saturday.  Our booth was the last booth in the Show to have pumpkin pies on Saturday night.
  • They went through 80 servings of pumpkin coffee on just the first day!
  • Bob McCrady: thanked Perfection One for painting our booth.
  • Lisa Johnson was presented with the 1st installment of $5000 towards our pledged total of $25,000 to Haven House.  She then shared how much this money helps their organization, and how it touches the lives of those in need in our community.
  • Lisa then gave an update on the progress of Haven House's remodeling project at their new facility.  Much of the work performed has been done by volunteer labor & donated materials.
  • Haven House has almost $500,000 pledged of their total goal of $750,000.
  • Chris explained that they can now move into the shelter portion, while the rest is still under construction.
  • The last $250,000 will be applied to their Phase ll.
  • Lisa expressed how excited Haven House is, & that they are ready to move in!!


Speaker's contact information:

Chris & Bob are fellow Rotarians, and can be found in our club's Membership Directory.  Lisa Johnson is Executive Director of Haven House.

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

Pres. Gary concluded by reciting a Christmas-themed poem and the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

December programs:

14th: Pastor Ethan Allen - Disaster relief

21st: The musical trio of Drexel, Esther, & Don will perform Christmas music for us

28th: NO MEETING - Enjoy the holiday season with those you love!

January programs:

4th: Matt Finks - Buckeye Fever football commentator 

11th: Jerry Newman - Scioto Post

18th: Ray Stein - Columbus Dispatch Sports Editor 

25th: Bob Haven - "What the next automobile you buy will be like"

11/30/2017

(Editor's Note: There are no notes for the 11/16/17 meeting)

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Tad Grover

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Chris Mullins

Song: Heidi White- "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" & "Joy to the World"

Absentees:

(For 11/16/17): Ankrom, Applegate, Beavers, Connie Chamberlain, Crawford, Crespo, Dailey, Dean, Dan Delong, Droste, Elick, Ewing, Gerhardt, Good, Halm, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Mavis, McIlroy, McNemar, Moss, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neff, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Reynolds, Rothe, Scherer, Stevens, Throckmorton, Bob Tootle, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe, Wolford

(For 11/30/17):Applegate, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Christopher, Davis, Droste, Elsea, Ewing, Fountain, Gerhardt, Halm, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Kowalski, Lewis, Eric Liggett, Bob Liggett, Mavis, McIlroy, McNemar, Moss, Neff, Pelcic, Radcliff, Rainey, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Walt Spangler, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, Ian Webb, Williams, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: (For 11/16/17) Sunrise - Richard Rhoades; (For 11/30/17) Sunrise - Erika Konowalow & Rich Elsea

Guests: (For 11/16/17) John Ellis, by Earl Palm; Mollie Hedges, by Charlie Hedges; Owen Nin, by Debbie Hoffman.  (For 11/30/17) John Ellis, by Earl Palm; Carrie Augenstein, by Dolly Cespo

Membership proposal: Dr. John Ellis submitted his request for membership.  John is the Pickaway County Coroner, and resides in Circleville.  He is sponsored by Earl Palm.  Please direct any inquires/comments regarding this membership proposal to Drexel Poling.

November birthdays: 5th - Monica Justinger; 8th - Jonathan Davis; 10th - Amy Elsea; 25th - Dick Gerhardt; 27th - Don Metzler

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford

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

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: 

(For 11/16/17): Jonathan Davis, Superintendent of Circleville City School District, introduced two students Andrew Pohl & Kaylee Imler.

(For 11/30/17): Dan Hugus, Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced two students, Shelby Ward & Tyler Hixon

Lottery: (for 11/16/17) Debbie Hoffman won $9;  (For 11/30/17) Heidi White received $10, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $463.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery: "Christmas at Mt Oval" on 12/10/17 from 2-4:30PM; an afternoon of holiday treats, punch, & famous hot cider.  There will be several  musical guests.  Tickets in advance: Adults $10/Students $5; at the door: Adults $13/Students $6.  For tickets, call PCHS (740-474-1495) or Pickaway County Visitors Bureau (740-474-3636).
  • Jim River: Thanked all who donated to the Wreaths Across America.  They were able to purchase 1,168 wreaths.
  • Bob Sneed: Thanked those who volunteered at the recent Community Kitchen.
  • Bill Stout: Thanked those who donated to the Rotary club in Anguilla, to help with disaster assistance. They raised over $7,000. 


SAA: Tom Tootle

  • Gary Dean: for his "self-advertising."
  • Norm Wilson: for son Tim being in the newspaper
  • Dick Gerhardt: for Marie's photo being in the newspaper
  • Ellery Elick: for being elected to the Treasurer position in an organization (couldn't hear which group).
  • Quizzed us on the Rotarian magazine's recent issue, as well as local trivia


Intro: Gerhard Maroscher, introduced Jennifer Bowers Bahney as the first speaker, as well as himself as the second speaker.

Speaker(s): Jennifer Bowers Bahney & Gerhard Maroscher, both spoke about getting their books published.

Highlights:

  • Shared a brief history of the creation of her first novel, Stealing Sissi's Star , and how she even had the opportunity to interview the actual thief.
  • Explained the process of "querying" publishers, which is basically contacting publishers to request that they publish your book.
  • She gave some hints of how to go about finding a publisher:
    • Know your genre
    • Know what type of publisher you are desiring.  For example, will they accept submissions from "little people."
    • McFarland Publishers is with whom she went.
    • Stated how it is like applying for a college, "Only give them what they want."  If they ask for a letter & synopsis, then only send them that and not a whole transcript.
  • Next, smaller scale publishers will not provide an advance.  She is paid only 8% of the royalties.
  • She receives "a little royalty check" every six months.
  • Her book was a finalist for a prestigious award, which she said was surprising.
  • She was also contacted by Hollywood in regards to possibly creating a script for a movie.  Nothing has happened yet, but she has her fingers crossed.
  • Explained what the steps of the actual publishing process are.
  • She has "to push (her) book" herself since the publisher does not have a marketing department.
  • She was recently asked by her publisher to write a book about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but admitted "now I just have to find the time."
  • Her books are sold mostly via Amazon.com & McFarland.com


Gerhard stepped up to the podium next, to talk about self-publishing.

  • Anyone can self-publish.  It is fairly easy to do, but you will find out that "you have to do everything yourself."
  • There are numerous companies that offer services for the different steps in the process, all for a fee of course.
  • Why would one want to self-publish?  Perhaps because no one is currently interested in (publishing) your book, or because you want complete control over your book.
  • Shared some of the different fees schedules involved in self-publishing
  • Explained the different printing options available, such as "short run printing."
  • Marketing is a vital piece of the process.  "It is the Achilles' heel of self-publishing."
  • Success for a self-publishing author is defined on their own terms.
  • He also has won an award.
  • Has 6 books currently published, one of which is his memoir.


Speaker's contact information:

None provided, but Jennifer can be found at The Circleville Herald, since she serves as its Editor.  Gerhard is a fellow Rotarian, and can be found in our club's Membership Directory.

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

Pres. Gary concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.


Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com


December programs:

7th: Chris Mullins & Bob McCrady - a wrap-up of the Pumpkin Show Booth, and serve either pumpkin ice cream or pumpkin ice cream float

14th: Pastor Ethan Allen - Disaster relief

21st: The musical trio of Drexel, Esther, & Don will perform Christmas music for us

28th: NO MEETING - Enjoy the holiday season with those you love!

11/09/2017

Presiding: Pres. Gary Dean

Prayer: Gary Montgomery 

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Warren Spangler

Song: Carly Neff- "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" & "Rotary Will Go Round the World"

Absentees: Applegate, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Coyan, Crespo, Dailey, Davis, Droste, Elick, Ewing, Fouts, Grover, Halm, Hoffman, Jack Hooks, Justinger, Eric Liggett, Maroscher, Mavis, McIlroy, Moss, Chris Mullins, Radcliff, Rainey, Reynolds, Scherer, Sigmon, Walt Spangler, Stevens, Throckmorton, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Williams, Wolfe, Yaniga

Make-ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: Sunrise - Don Bradley, with his son Matt

Guests: John Ellis & David Winner, by Earl Palm

November birthdays: 5th - Monica Justinger; 8th - Jonathan Davis; 10th - Amy Elsea; 25th - Dick Gerhardt; 27th - Don Metzler; 

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

Happy Dollars: None

Student guests: Billy Dennis, of Teays Valley High School, introduced two students Wil Petzel & Kiersten Wright.

Lottery:  Ty Ankrom received the weekly drawing of $13, but did not draw the golden bean.  The jackpot is now $444.

Announcements:

  • Bill Stout, on behalf of Jean Droste & Gary Sharp, regarding donating to the Rotary Club in Anguilla to help restore their hospital.
  • Curtis Christopher was inducted as a member of our Rotary club.  He is an owner of Affinity Apartment Communities, and belongs to the Health Dept. & PARS Boards, as well as to the Church of the Nazarene.  He earned a Mater's Degree in Education. His hobbies are coaching, hiking, & fishing.  He is married to Amy, and they have a son & a daughter.  Welcome aboard Curtis!
  • Rick Rawlings, formerly of Sunrise Rotary, has transferred his membership to our club.  (Wise move, Rick!). He is retired from Investigation Dept of the US Treasury.  He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Otterbein University, and Criminology from Eastern Kentucky University.  He & his wife Ann have a son together.  He belongs to Community United Methodist, and was President of Sunrise Rotary from 2005-2006.  Fishing, working on old cars & tractors, & being a Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist are some of his hobbies.  Rick is also a Paul Harris +1 Fellow.
  • Matt Bradley, Don Bradley's son, spoke about his kindness project of raising funds for Roundtown Turkeys.  His original goal is to raise enough money to be able to purchase & donate 25 turkeys.  Don shared that he has met that goal, and is shooting for 50 turkeys now.
  • Jim River: Still collecting for Wreaths Across America.  They are $15/each or 3 wreaths for $30.  Goal is to have a wreath on every soldier's grave for the holiday season.  The Monday after Thanksgiving is the cut-off date for orders/donations.
  • Bill Stout, on Jean Droste & Gary Sharp's behalf: Request for donations to the Rotary club in Anguilla, to help with disaster assistance. Checks are to be made out to Rotary Club, with "Anguilla" written in the memo.  Donations are tax-deductible.

*Via Flyer: 

  • Reminder about the Rotary 125 Club program.  See the flyers by the name badge box, or on the Rotary website for details.
  • Chillicothe Rotary is having their Centennial Celebration on 11/17/17 at 6:30PM at the Christopher Conference Center in Chillicothe.  Special guest will be Ian H.S. Riseley, who is our Rotary International President.  Reservations can be made on-line at www.Eventbrite.com


SAA: Tom Tootle

  • Earl Palm: bringing the Pickaway County Coroner to our meeting
  • Bob Mabe: not wearing his badge
  • Billy Dennis: not having as much hair as he used to have.
  • Fined more November birthdays & anniversaries 
  • Amy Elsea: for not listening during the SAA's turn, & for Braya's accomplishments in volleyball
  • Patty Rothe: for winning re-election to the Circleville City School Board
  • Jim River: granddaughter's accomplishments 
  • Charlie Hedges: brother-in-law's photo in Columbus Dispatch 
  • OCU: for athletic accomplishments 
  • Asked for all Veterans stand up & be recognized  


Intro: Bob Liggett

Speaker(s): Craig Truex, President of the Gahanna Rotary Club, & Director of Mid-Ohio Food Bank (MOFB).

Highlights:

  • Shared a brief history on himself.
  • Spoke of how MOFB was originally on Mound St in Columbus; moved to facility in Grove City
  • Serve approx 520,000 people, via 620+ partner agencies
  • 1 in 6 adults are at risk of going hungry daily
  • 1 in 4 children in just one school district go hungry daily; even though reduced &/or free lunch programs were available.
  • After school & weekends are when children are most at risk of hunger daily
  • SNAP is the program formerly known as food stamps
  • One of MOFB's main focuses is to work on acquiring fresh produce, & distribute it to locations in need.
  • "Feeding America" is the national organization under which the Food Banks operate 
  • They are working with farmers to acquire the left-over &/or rejected fresh produce.  Often the farmer is not able to sell food that is slightly deformed but still has the same nutritional value.
  • Shared a story of how there are families who have to rotate which member can eat on which day because they do not have enough food for the entire family. 
  • For every dollar you donate, MOFB can distribute $10 worth of groceries 
  • 70% for the families that come to MOFB, they only come an average of 5 times per year.
  • 11,000 volunteers help per year
  • He strongly encouraged all of us to go out & help the local food banks or at MOFB
  • They have trucks that they use to distribute the overages that stores & other entities may provide, to other food banks


Speaker's contact information:

Mid-Ohio Food Bank

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

Pres. Gary concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until next week...

Patty Rothe,

Rotary Newsletter Editor 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

November programs:

16th: Darlene Weaver - Library facilities & experience

23rd: THANKSGIVING - No meeting (Enjoy the time with your loved ones!)

30th: Gerhard Maroscher & Jennifer Bahney - Self-publishing

December programs:

7th: Chris Mullins & Bob McCrady - a wrap-up of the Pumpkin Show Booth, and serve either pumpkin ice cream or pumpkin ice cream float

14th: Pastor Ethan Allen - Disaster relief

21st: The musical trio of Drexel, Esther, & Don will perform Christmas music for us

28th: NO MEETING - Enjoy the holiday season with those you love!

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015