Pickaway Ross CTC Erika Konowalow introduced Makayla Davis and Riley Underwood.

Program Chair, Ian Webb introduced Erin Allsop from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio.


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: Norm Wilson
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Jim Hooks – “Better Than Ever This Year”- Get to know our Rotarians better than ever this year! Go Jim!! Can’t wait for your selection NEXT week!
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Elick, Beavers, Palm, Ellis, Brown, Droste, I.Webb, D.Webb, Catlos, Montgomery, McCrady, Riegel, McIlroy, White, T.Chamberlain, Kramer, Radcliff, Hooks, Bidwell, Rawlins, Wilson, Rothe, McNemar, Johnson, Fouts, Canfield, Retanio, Colburn, Fouts, Marosher, Young, Lanman, Fountain, C.Chamberlain, B.Tootle, Blanton
  • Guests: Dave Horning; Drexel introduced Paula Routt; Tim Colburn introduced the new CEO of Berger, Casey Liddy; Heidi White introduced Karlyn Neff
  • Students: from Pickaway Ross, Erika Konowalow introduced Makayla Davis and Riley Underwood

Proposed members approved by the board: Casey Liddy, Paula Routt and Karlyn Neff.


  • Rotary Foundation Gala this past weekend honored Charlie Hedges, Dannie Fouts, Jim Hooks and Dick Patrick from our club for their commitment to the Rotary Foundation
  • Jan Shannon, from Sunrise, presented the upgrades being undertaken at Miryante thanks to Rotary Clubs of Circleville and District Grants from the foundation. Her presentation was widely applauded.
  • After Hours – Feb. 23rd at El Pedregal. 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Rural Urban Day – March 2nd – 11:30am Presbyterian Church, Mike Estedt from Pickaway Co. OSU Extension. Sign-up sheet going around today and next week only. Let Ellery know via phone or email if you will be attending and how many guests you are bringing. Members luncheon already in our dues.
  • Bill Kramer is teaming up with the Rotary Club in Jamaica to help get electronics to schools. He will be going again in early March – if you have old phones, laptops, iPads, Bill will take them with him. Please bring to next weeks meeting or contact him.
  • 2023-2024 survey’s on how to volunteer with club activities are due – return to Warren Spangler (or email him if you can’t make a meeting for electronic copy)

SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Happy Valentine’s Day trivia
    • Willy Wonka film sponsored by Quaker Oats
    • Joseph Fry created first chocolate bar in 1847
    • American’s consume 50% of world’s chocolate
    • 145 million greeting cards sent – second to Christmas
    • Feb.14th busy for restaurant’s second to Mother’s Day

Scholarship Drawing: Tim Colburn was the winner (again? Second week in a row?!) of the drawing $22. The jackpot is $933 and it continues!

Program: Erin Allsop from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio

  • Started in 1979 and covers 5 counties – Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Fayette & Highland
  • A “Big” is a responsible and caring adult who is able and willing to invest in the life of a child
  • Required to meet an hour a week with contact throughout the month
  • A “Little” is a child between the ages of 7-14 who is facing adversity and would benefit from a positive and healthy relationship with a trusted adult
  • Community-based: match a Big and a Little. We want a match to last at least 18 months
  • School-based: currently 12 matches at New Hope. Supervised program with a Big (high school student) and Little (elemetary or middle school).
  • Ready to be matched: More kids than adults. 29 kids waiting. Erin and her staff put on various activities for these kids.
  • 166 youth being serviced in Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Fayette and Highland counties
  • Funding – government grants, PCCF, United Way, Fundraisers, Dance for Kids Sake, Bowl for Kids Sake (March 5th at Shawnee Lanes Noon-2pm. Teams of 5, $300)
  • www.bbbssco.org for more information
  • Volunteer! Donate! Promote!


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