Pickaway Ross seniors Anay and Mekenzie (sporting our gifts)
Jayme Fountain congratulates Daryl Wolfe for his Paul Harris +2!
Jan Shannon, representing Root Cause Uganda, accepts our donation from President Spangler


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

Feb. 15th: Samantha Yates, PharmD – What your pharmacist can do for you


  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Eric Liggett selected “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”,  “Sing Rotarians”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 41 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Routt, McCrady, Fouts, C.Chamberlain, Riegel, Canfield, C.Neff, Montgomery, Lambert, Ellis, Mavis, D.Wolfe, Elick, Young, McNemar, Robinson, Schreiner, Reitano, Dean, D. Webb, T.Tootle, Droste, I.Webb, Foll, Ankrom, Brown, White, Sneed, Hafey, T.Chamberlain, E.Liggett, Carder, Fountain, Koch, Hooks, B.Tootle, Searls
  • Guests: Ian Webb introduced Oliver Webb- a future Rotarian to keep the family legacy alive
  • Students:  From Pickaway Ross today, Janet Barrows introduces Mekenzie and Anay 


  • Daryl Wolfe – Paul Harris +2 awarded today
  • Rotary Foundation Gala – Warren represented all of us in Athens. The following members were recognized; Dan Fouts, Dick Patrick, Jim Hooks and Charlie Hedges.
  • Rural Urban Day – Feb. 29th. Speakers from division of wildlife – with critters! Presbyterian Church – 11:30am start time. SIGN-UP
  • District 6690 training – Feb. 24th – Newark OSU branch. 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.
  • March 23rd – 4-way Speech contest 10am – Circleville Library. Speeches start at 11am. Please see Tony Robinson to help.
  • Board Meeting February 20th; 11:30am
  • Community Cupboard:  Island Road Community Service building (Ellery’s office south lot) Please contribute Non-Perishable Food and Toiletries in NON-GLASS containers. Stop on your way back from the grocery and help your neighbors in need. 

SAA: Tony Chamberlain had a lot of funds rolling in

Scholarship Drawing:   Josh Koch was the winner of $32! The jackpot is $544 and it will continue to grow!

 Program:  Miryante Orphanage, Uganda updates by Jan Shannon

  • Miryante is a program for orphaned and at risk children
  • Uganda government decided orphanages should not exist, but should be foster care programs (without government funds)
  • Laura Corcoran, Marie Wilbanks’ sister, founded Miryante
  • $50 per month is sponsorship fee for a child
  • 2022 was the start of the project with Sunrise Rotary – pit latrine and well were built
  • 2023 – playground was funded with Circleville and other district clubs. Money was also used for a security fence around the ground and transportation (motorcycle) so social worker can visit the homes
  • June 12th – 21st, 2024 is next trip to Uganda. See Jan if interested.
  • Jan presented at the District’s Shark Tank and won $5,000 District money towards the projects. Along with our donation this year of $3,000,  Root Cause Uganda – built a brick community center
  • Water holding tank and solar panels were also needed and we helped get that done! Because of the solar panels – no longer cooking on a fire, but a stove
  • Miryanteorphanage.org


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