* Rotary Flashes | Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio, USA | Joseph G. McNemar

Rotary Flashes

Presiding: Pres Ian Webb

Prayer: Bob Johnson

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Tony Chamberlain

Song: Warren Spangler, “Shine On Harvest Moon” & “Sing Out a Song of Rot'ry”

Absentees: Angela, Craig, Curtis, David C., Dolly, Dan D., Jean, John E., Joy, Heather, Richard G., Larry, Debbie, Jim H., Cody, Bob M., Don, Chris, Jessica, Barry, Dwight, Jenny, Rick R., Patty, Roxan, Bob S., Todd, Bill S., Bob T., Bonnie, Wayne, Heidi, Vince

Make-ups: Circleville Sunrise—Jayme

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

September birthdays: 3rd - Heidi White; 5th - Dale Delong; 6th - Harry Canfield; 7th - Jim Hooks; 9th - Jim Hill; 14th - Dwight Radcliff; 21st - Dan Fouts; 27th - Jessica Mullins

September anniversaries: 6th - Ty Ankrom; 13th - Clark Cellio, Gary Gillen; 14th - Chris & Jessica Mullins; 15th - Ellery Elick; 17th - Angela Beavers; 21st - Dan Dailey; 23rd - Todd Stevens; 30th - Dave Webb

Happy Dollars: Ty Ankrom for Gary Gillen’s care oh his father; Charlie Hedges on a new granddaughter; Gary Gillen happy/sad to be reireing and leaving for Vermont

Student guests: Dan Hugus from Logan Elm introduced seniors Hannah Thompson and Jacob Sailor. Both are in NHS and Key Club. Hannah wants to go into education while Jacob wants to focus on computer technology.

Lottery: Ned Schreiner was this week's winner of $18, but the golden bean remained hidden. The jackpot is now at $1,054.


  • Tony Chamberlain thanked everyone who participated in our 21st Annual Rotary Golf Tournament on Sept. 13th at Cooks Creek Golf Club. We raised $3,700 for the scholarship fund.
  • Gary Montgomery reminded everyone of the Soup Kitchen on Monday, September 24. Stop by the Presbyterian Church to help with preparation, serving, or cleanup.
  • The District Goveror’s visit is next Thursday evening at Rhodes Farm Market from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. This is in addition to the regularly scheduled meeting. There will be snacks and an cash bar.
  • Bob McCrady passed around a sign-up sheet for the Pumpkin Show booth. We need workers throughout the show. Also needed is a parking spot for the booth when not at the Pumpkin Show. 
  • Ian mentioned that the Board approved a $2,500 donation to the Pumpkin Show Park to be used as part of the seating/tables in the park.

SAA: Jayme substituted for Bob Tootle.

  • Rhodes 60th anniversary cost Carly $1.
  • Mike Pelsic’s fundraiser raised $1 for our scholarship fund.
  • Because it is “National Pepperoni Pizza Day” Jayme had a quiz on pepperoni (which is on 35% of pizzas, was developed in the US, and means “hot peppers” in Italian).
  • Jayme paid two fines (with her own money!) for miscues she made during the week.

Intro: Ian introduced Jane Shaw who has lived in Pickaway County almost all of her life. She grew up in Circleville and graduated from Circleville High School. In her time living here she has only missed one Pumpkin Show.


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  • When she retired her love for history of Pickaway County led to the Clarke-May Museum.
  • She attended a meeting and asked a question. That got her on a committee and three years later she was the President of the Pickaway County Historical Society.
  • When she looked at the museum, she asked what kind of vision there was for the house. Out of that came a lot of sorting, putting in order and cleaning up to create the displays that are currently in the museum.
  • One proud accomplishment is the restoration of a painting of the 2nd Courthouse, done in 1846 on sheet muslin. 
  • She showed a series of photos of the exhibits in the Clarke-May House. 
  • Work is being done on both the inside and outside of the house.
  • Many items like the Courthouse painting, the hall clock, and a Smith HOuse painting are being restored.
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  • All of the collection has been catalogued.
  • Some items on display include a bicycle, keys, portraits, buttons, quilts, toys and clothing.
  • There is a Physician’s Room, Library, Children’s Room, School Room (chich includes Caleb Atwater’s desk),  and general display areas.

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.

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Meeting was concluded by reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Until something better comes along...

Joe McNemar

September programs

27th: Terry Frazier; Downtown Today

October programs:

Oct. 4: Joe Santry, "Grazing Through Columbus Baseball"

Oct. 11: Rod Spencer, "Kenworth and Driverless Truck Technology"

Oct. 18: Pumpkin Show Big Wheel Race

Oct. 25: Dale Gnidovec, “A Paleontologist Looks at the Jurassic Park movies”

© Rotary Club of Circleville, Ohio 2015