Rotary Flashes


By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor;

(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!)

Editor’s note: A special thank-you to my father, Bob Johnson, for covering today’s meeting notes on my behalf due to a work commitment.

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Earl Palm

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: ?

Song: Jim Hooks - “Star Spangled Banner” & “Ro-Ro-Rotary”

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Davis, Delong, Erick, Esala, Elsea, Ewing, Foll, Foster, Fouts, Gerhardt, Irwin, Johnson, Justinger, Eric Liggett, Mavis, Pelcic, Dwight Radcliffe, Rainey, Rawlins, Rothe, Scherer, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vallette, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Joel Searls, by Warner Searls; Marc Tanela, by Jayme Fountain

August birthdays: 5th - Bill Stout; 10th - Gerard Maroscher; 16th - Bud Brehmer; 23rd - Warren Spangler

August anniversaries: 4th - Drexel Poling; 7th - Jerry Leist; 14th - Dan Fouts; 18th - Tom Tootle; 19th - Bob Sneed; 26th - Bob Tootle

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None, but school will be starting soon.

Lottery: Bob Sneed was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $567.


  • Tony Chamberlain: Revision to the Rotary Golf outing date. It will now be on 09/27/19.
  • Marie Crawford: The next Rotary After-Hours event will be 08/22/19 from 5-6:30pm at the new restaurant, El Pedregal, at 129 W. Main St. Sponsored by David Crawford & Richard Rhoades.
  • Carly Neff: Farm-to-Plate dinner on 08/29/19 at Richards Farm. 
  • Gary Montgomery: The next Community Kitchen event will be on 08/26/19 at the Presbyterian Church in Circleville. Food prep begins at 3:30pm, with food service at 5:00pm. Volunteers are always appreciated.
  • Via e-mail:
    • DG Gary Vaughan invited everyone to attend the Combined District Assembly/Fall Conference in Zanesville, OH on 08/24/19. Registration is only $25 & includes lunch. Please go onto this link to register &/or get more details:
    • 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:

SAA: Charlie Hedges

  • Conducted a “Genius Trivia” quiz.

Program: David Crawford introduced today's speaker, Dr. Rustin Moore, Dean of OSU College of Vet Medicine. His presentation was called, "The Power of Pets."


  • OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is 134 years old.
  • Ranked #4 in the USA
  • Ranked #8 in the world.

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.

August programs:

  • 22nd: Ann Culek, Slate Run Living Historical Farm
  • 29th: Dr. Jon Kulaga, President of OCU

September programs: (Not received yet)

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