Allison Catlos, principal of New Hope Christian Academy Middle & High School introduces Emma Pruitt and Thomas Scribner

Program Chair, Ian Webb introduces Mikki Vinkovich from Child Protective Services


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child Protective Services

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly 

23rd: * After Hours at El Pedregal 5:30pm-7:00pm

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd – Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2023 – * District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club


  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Warren Spangler
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Bob Foster chose “In the Good Old Summertime”, “This is Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Elick, Canfield,Hafey, Droste, Montgomery, Patterson, McIlroy, Ankrom, Hedges, McCrady, R.Wolfe, Riegel, Sneed, Rawlins, Justinger, Dean, McNemar, D.Webb, I.Webb, Brown, Wilson, Fouts, Schreiner, Ellis, Neff, Lanman, Retanio, D.Wolfe, Radcliff, Colburn, Mabe, Hooks, Blanton, C.Chamberlain, Young, Wolford, Fountain, Beavers
  • Guests: Dave Horning; Drexel introduced Paula Routt ; Ty Ankrom introduced Paul Vitartis
  • Students: from New Hope Christian Academy, Allison Catlos introduced Emma Pruitt and Thomas Scribner


  • Ellery Elick has been named our new treasurer after the death of Dick Fullen who served our club for 50 years
  • Gary Montgomery announced Mt. Oval’s Paper Cutting Workshop on March 5th from 2pm-4pm – contact Historical Society for reservations by Feb. 17th. Cost $15.
  • Board approved Dave Horning for membership – induction will be Feb. 23rd
  • After Hours – Feb. 23rd at El Pedregal. 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Rotary membership survey time – please fill it out & deliver to Warren
  • Boy Scout Troup 170- Water Softener Salt Sale orders being taken. Pancake Breakfast 7am-11am this Saturday at Trinity Lutheran. Cost is $10.

SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Birthdays and Badge missing
  • GI Joe launched 1964
  • Other fun facts, but Marie was having technical difficulties

Scholarship Drawing: Tim Colburn was the winner of the drawing $14. The jackpot is $912 and it continues!!

Program: Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child Protective Services

  • There are still a few suitcases left, (which we donated last year)
  • Children’s services is a tough role, you have to have a passion for helping children from all backgrounds and circumstances
  • County law enforcement is the backbone of our agency, if we need them, they are there
  • We follow the screening guidelines by the state – all inquires are tracked, but investigations and cases need hard evidence and that is what takes time to gather
  • 42 children in foster homes locally
  • We do not have enough foster parents locally. Currently going to Mansfield which causes follow-up issues.
  • Everyone can help – Be a strong leader. Let kids see a role model because they might not have anyone else to look up to.
  • We are in the post COVID uptick in cases because there where not eyes on the kids. The school system spots trouble and can report it. When school was shut down, that was harmful for some kids.
  • Newborns to 17 year olds are taken care of by the agency
  • If child is born positive with fentanyl, automatic removal from home
  • Is there help for grandparents who have to take in the grandkids? Looking into programs to help with kinship placements. None currently.
  • Foster families are also helping the natural parents grow and are being the positive influence the parents need – the goal is reunification


  • In appreciation of this year’s speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to Pickaway Pathways for Success will be made in their names.