Super Seniors from Teays Valley, Tommy and Gabrielle

John Lambert introduced Erin Allsop from Big Brothers/Big Sisters. President Spangler also pictured.


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

Feb 01: Blanket Tie for CASA – service project ——

  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader:  Tom Duvall – “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow”; “Viva La Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 39 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Rhodes, Fouts, Elick, Wilson, Duvall, Canfield, Lambert, Droste, Young, Foster, Robinson, Schreiner, C.Chamberlain, Routt, Ellis, Palm, D.Wolfe, R.Wolfe, Rietano, E.Liggett, Ankrom, T.Tootle, Riegel, McCrady, Beavers, I.Webb, Fountain, McNemar, Koch, Lanman, D.Webb, Stevenson, Radcliff, Hooks, Searls
  • Visiting Rotarians: Marie Wilbanks from Sunrise and our speaker Erin Allsop from Chillicothe Noon
  • Guests: Earl Palm invited Wayne Gray today
  • Students: Pam Younkin introduced Teays Valley Seniors Gabrielle and Tommy. Both high achievers and are going places with college credits already on record.


  • Our Rotary Euchre Tournament – Feb.8th. It is a fundraiser for our scholarships so please come to play, gift someone else to play, volunteer. See Stacy, Jayme, Karlyn or Carly for info..
  • Inspiration Station invitation we are invited – Feb 8th – 4-6pm, North end of Library to tour prior to construction starting
  • Rural Urban Day – Feb. 29th. Speakers from division of wildlife – with critters! Presbyterian Church – 11:30am start time
  • Soup Kitchen this past Monday served 108 meals – Thank you to Gary & Sandy Montgomery, Tom Duvall, Ned Riegel, Warren Spangler, David & Marie Crawford, Bob Sneed, Bob McCrady, Daryl Wolfe
  • February-April: Prize for club hosting the most guests per capita. Please bring a friend to a meeting.
  • District 6690 training – Feb. 24th – Newark OSU branch. District would like at least 2 members from each club. Rotary is trying to introduce training for people thinking of leadership roles in their clubs or to provide more Rotary general info. If you would like to attend – sign-up on rotary6690.org. Cost is $20 for the day.
  • Congratulations to David Crawford for being named Assistant Governor starting in July. David will be the second AG from our club, with Ty Ankrom serving 2010-2017.
  • March 23rd – 4-way Speech contest 10am – Circleville Library. Judges should be past-presidents. Speeches start at 11am. Please see Tony Robinson to help.
  • March Madness – Women’s Products Drive will start in March!!! Michelle Stevenson and Paula Routt will be co-chairs. Last year we reached THIRD place in the District!

SAA:  John Lambert 

  • Birthdays/Anniversaries – $3.00 was made – where was everyone?
  • How many countries have Big Brothers/Big Sisters branches – 12
  • BB/BS was founded in 1904
  • BB/BS Littles are 46% less likely to do illegal drugs
  • How much time is required to be a Big? – 1 hr per week

Scholarship Drawing:  Earl Palm was the winner of $21! The jackpot is $491 and it will continue to grow!

 Program: Erin Allsop is the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BB BS)of South Central Ohio. She has held this position since May 2021, before which she was a Spanish teacher at New Hope Christian Academy and a missionary in Valencia, Spain.

  • BB BS cover’s 5 counties (Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Fayette, Highland). Ross and Pickaway are the most active.
  • Mission/Goal: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships so all youth achieve their full potential
  • Currently serve 237 Littles and 132 school-based Bigs
  • 84% of the Littles plan to graduate high school and/or college
  • A lot of Littles have a unstable home life and their Big is stability
  • 503 youth served in 2023, which is a record 
  • Fundraiser – Bowl for Kids March 3rd. Shawnee Lanes in Chillicothe. All money stays local and goes to programming in 5 counties
  • Three local school based programs: Teays Valley, New Hope and Westfall
  • Www.bbbssco.org. For information and donations
  • Geography and interests are basis for matching. Bigs and Littles go through interviews.
  • Age limit – Bigs 21+yrs.; Littles 7-14yrs
  • Before the match – the Big has to meet the parent/guardian of the Little
  • Not involved with local universities yet – but trying 


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