Program chair, Gary Dean is pictured with today’s students from Circleville High School. Trent Brooks introduced Grant and Allie

Gracie from Southern Ohio Search and Rescue

President Spangler and John Lambert pictured with first reponders from Southern Ohio Search and Rescue


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

January Calendar – Gary Dean, Program Chair

Jan 18: PICCA mobile hygiene

Jan 22: * Community Kitchen

Jan 25: Big Brothers and Big Sisters

*extra event


  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: 
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader:  Tom Duvall selected The Happy Wanderer  and Viva La Rotary 
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 
  • Guests:
  • Students: Circleville visited today Trent Brooks introduced two seniors who are very active – Grant and Allie


  • Carly announced the Second Annual Euchre tournament will be February 8th, 6:00pm-9:00pm!
  • Carly also reminded us about Sunrise’s Dueling Piano events Jan 27th at Pickaway Fairgrounds
  • Board meeting is January 16th, 11:30am – Watt St.
  • Dr. Lam going to Rotary club meeting in Belize and will be taking our club banner with him while on his medical mission
  • Rural Urban Day is February 29th – Happy Leap Year Day
  • Bonus Community Kitchen this past Monday – served 125 meals, thank you to Rob & Dodie Radcliff, Warren Spangler, Tom Duvall, Chef Bob McCrady, Judy Wolford, Daryl Wolfe
  • Fourth Monday Community Kitchen January 22nd

SAA:  John Lambert 

  • If you have ever been SAA – $1
  • How many active volcanoes in Japan? 17

Scholarship Drawing: Gary Montgomery was the winner of $25! The jackpot is $446 and it will continue to grow.

 Program: Jenny & Becky Mathes along with Gracie

  • Southern Ohio Canine Search & Rescue Team (SOCS)
  • 14 Volunteers with 10 dogs 
  • Based in Chillicothe, formed in June 2021
  • 501c3 organization supported by donations
  • Assist law enforcement agencies and Fire/EMS agencies with locating persons 
  • To date, SOCS has been called 34 times
  • Has conducted 25 real world searches
  • Assisted 14 public safety agencies
  • Alice Ault is the founder. She is a paramedic, RN, volunteer firefighter and Zella is her German Shepard Lab. Zella is the first certified SAR K9 in Ross County.
  • Alice and Zella have had 8 successful searches including water recovery
  • SOCS does not charge for taking their teams out on runs
  • There are a few grants that have been used to provide equipment and training, but it’s been on volunteers to cover their own dogs cost and on going training
  • Based on the dog, could be 2 years to get trained
  • If you would like to make a donation, please go to mygivingcircle.org and search for Southern Ohio canine search and rescue team


In appreciation for the speaker today, a donation will be made to the Foster Care Program of Pickaway County through Jobs and Family Services