Program Chair, Michelle Blanton; speaker Matt Johnson; President Spangler


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

September Calendar – Michelle Blanton, Program Chair

Sept 11: *Bonus Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 3:30pm

Sept 14: Ohio Health, Casey Liddy

Sept 24: * Miryante Orphanage fundraiser – Rhoadhouse 56 – 7pm

Sept 21: Community Cupboards, Kenneth Tennant

Sept 25: *Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Sept 28: ArtsAround, Dale Herron

*extra event


  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader:  Michelle Blanton selected “Clementine”, “Rotary Will Go Round the World”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)   40 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Fouts, Canfield, Elick, Wilson, Duvall, Robinson, Ankrom, Droste, Lam, Montgomery, C.Chamberlain, Wolford, Dean, C.Mullins, T.Tootle, Riegel, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Beavers, Dailey, Ellis, Palm, B.Liggett, E.Liggett, Mavis, Koch, Ford, Reitano, D.Wolfe, McNemar, Schreiner, Davis, Mabe, Fountain, Sneed, B.Tootle
  • Guests: Donna Dailey; Earl Palm introduced Willie Davis
  • Visiting Rotarians: David Smith from Sunrise; Catherine Farynowski from Orlando. FL club


  • President Warren: 125 Club – we had 25 people donate $100 to the Rotary Foundation and $25 for Polio Plus last year. Please consider becoming a 125 member.
  • Monday, Sept. 11th – Bonus soup kitchen 3:30-5pm ‘ish Presbyterian church
  • Three slots for Pumpkin Show booth left – sign up now to help with the biggest fundraiser of the year!
  • Gary Montgomery: Frontier Spirit 1799 looking for volunteers, Sept 23/24 11a-4p Lancaster Parks & Rec sponsor. Frontierspirit.org. Please contact Gary.
  • Greg Lam has t-shirts for his son’s Uganda fundraiser $20 for a one of a kind design (Greg’s son’s). WASH program expanded to also build a medical clinic in Uganda.
  • Angela announced Socktober District competition coming up!!!  Starting for our club NEXT week!! Please donate new socks or see Angela or Marie for monetary donations (they’ll shop for you!)
  • Pumpkin Show Ice Cream Tickets for sale from Bob McCrady – $5 each

SAA: Judy Wolford and Jayme Fountain (filling in for Tony – maybe they should continue…they raked in some cash!)

  • Chris Mullins – Tomorrow afternoon Walnut Creek Pike opens! Pay $1
  • National Book Day – if you’ve ever bought a book, $1
  • National Beer Lovers Day – if you’ve ever had a beer, $1
  • National New Hampshire Day – if you’ve ever been, $1

Scholarship Drawing:  Bob Mabe was the winner of $16! The jackpot is $52- it will continue to grow.

 Program: Ohio Christian University, Matt Johnson

  • Matt is VP of Strategic Development
  • Three initiatives president has put forth:
    • Day Care – exploring how they can better the service  to the community and this need will be designed to help single mothers and engage students pursuing education careers
    • Science Program – Provost working on programming and fundraising
    • Pickleball courts on campus for students and public
  • If we can think of initiatives in which OCU can partner, please let Matt know
  • Upcoming on campus – Oct. 12th – 75th anniversary (BBQ, worship, donkey basketball) RSVP please
  • Sept. 26-28: Dr. John Oswalt – Ancient studies and Isaiah studies. Part of school revival.
  • Will also be participating with the Pumpkin Show so look for us there


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