Pickaway Ross students were introduced by Janet Barrow – in her first visit to Rotary! Hailey and William are both Logan Elm students – have a great senior year!

Bob McCrady was awarded his chef hat for helping prepare the Bonus Community Kitchen meals. Daryl Wolfe and Rob Radcliff insist he opens a box of pasta like a pro and spreads cheese evenly on casseroles.

SAA Tony Chamberlain in his swan song appearance – if you clapped when I announced this was going to be a short one today – pay $1.

Michelle Blanton ends her program chair month with Dale Herron from Arts Around. President Spangler is giving someone the side eye.


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

October Calendar – Bob Foster, Program Chair

Oct 5: Yolanda Johnson, Director, Ohio State School for the Blind Band

Oct 12: Kim Frericks, Pumpkin Show Announcers Trustee

Oct 19: No Meeting – Big Wheel Race at 1:00pm Pinckney St. Stage

Oct 23: * Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Oct 26: TBD

*extra event


  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Joe Brown
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: John Lambert selected “Old McDonald”, “R-O-T-A-R-Y”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 47 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Elick, Canfield, Wilson, Duvall, Lambert, Dean, B.Liggett, Blanton, Ford, Young, K.Neff, White, Schreiner, Mavis, Dailey, Palm, Ellis, T.Tootle, E.Liggett, Riegel, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Searls, C.Mullins, McNemar, Ankrom, Foll, D.Wolfe, Brown, Reitano, D.Webb, Montgomery, Davis, Radcliff, Mabe, Fountain, Hooks, Hafey, C. Chamberlain, T.Chamberlain, Wolford, McIlroy, Beavers
  • Guests: Caleb Nichol from Edward Jones is waiting to be inducted; Ashlynn Ford made another appearance today with dad
  • Visiting Rotarians:  Catherine Farynowski from Orlando, FL Club 
  • Students: Pickaway Ross students visited today –  Janet Barrow introduced William Morrison who is studying in the Outdoor Power Program, he is a Logan Elm student; Hailey Fox (Visual Communication & Design) she is also interviewing Veteran’s for Library of Congress


  • We welcomed Heather Foll back to Noon Rotary from Sunrise
  • Angela announced Sock-tober District competition has netted 279 pairs of socks to date. Please donate new winter socks or see Angela or Marie for monetary donations (they’ll shop for you!)
  • Ice Cream Tickets – $5 see Daryl or Bob McCrady. Purchase for friends and neighbors.
  • Rob reported Pumpkin Show Booth needs a Saturday night closing shift filled
  • Jim Hooks announced Big Wheel Race is Thursday, of Pumpkin Show, 1pm. Please let Jim know if you are a regular volunteer and CANNOT make it – everyone welcomed.
  • Gary reported a record 172 meals were served from the Community Kitchen on Monday. Thanks to Warren, Rob and Dodie, Bob McCrady, Daryl, Tom Duvall, Alice, David and Marie and Sandy Montgomery for baking desserts. Fourth Monday of every month from 3:30pm-5:30pm now – come when you can, we can use the help. The Presbyterian Church accepts monetary donations to help keep the soup kitchen stocked. They serve meals Monday, Wednesday, Friday of every week (except Pumpkin Show) and WEDNESDAY’s are actually their busy day!

SAA: Tony Chamberlain

  • Short and sweet today – if you clapped at that, $1
  • Anniversary/Birthday’s

Scholarship Drawing:  Tom Tootle was the winner of $23! The jackpot is $120 it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Arts Around – Dale Herron

  • Programs are developed for enjoyment and entertainment – visual, musical and story telling. We have great writers in our area.
  • Arts Around – impact as many areas of the community as they can
    • created by Charlie Jackson 2000
    • Americana Music Series when this restaurant was JR Hooks
  • The old Marfield Bank building (built 1840) is downtown location of Arts Around now with rotating art installations
  • Creatively nurture arts in Pickaway County is the mission
  • Eric Henn has had an art show in the gallery
  • Jack Pine has a show in the summer, non pumpkin related
  • Art show for students in local schools
  • Pumpkin Show – everything Pumpkin event
  • November – Artist talks
  • Bruce Horn is coming in from Arizona for a show
  • Calendar is their major fundraiser – Images of Pickaway County
  • Provide scholarships for local students – grades 8-11 to take classes at Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Arts Around tries to partner with local organizations
  • How can we help Arts Around? Membership, come visit the gallery and purchase something, be a calendar sponsor, volunteer at the gallery, do you want to help write grants – we need you!
  • As a non-profit, all donations go back into Arts Around
  • Circleville is on an Art Trail – because of the outdoor murals
  • Gallery staffed by volunteers Friday 5-7pm; Saturday 11-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm
  • ArtsAround.org for updated information and programs


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