Westfall was represented by Bryce and Allie. Emily Smith introduced them.

Rotary Barbie Friends Marie and Angela are knee deep in socks! Who will be the next Rotary Barbie to be in the box?

New member Nathan Carder, speaker Yolanda Johnson, new member Caleb Nichol and President Spangler


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

October Calendar – Bob Foster, Program Chair

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: Assistant District Governor, Jim Rogers
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Bob Foster – Home on the Road & Sing Rotarians
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 47 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Ankrom, Beavers, Brown, Canfield, C.Chamberlain, Droste, Elick, Ellis, Foster, Fountain, Fouts, Hooks, E.Liggett, McCrady, McIlroy, McNemar, Montgomery, C.Neff, Palm, Radcliff, Rawlins, Riegel, Robinson, Schreiner, T.Tootle, I.Webb, Wilson, D.Wolfe, R.Wolfe, Catlos, Hafey, Reitano, Young, Lanman, Blanton, K.Neff, Horning, Ford, Lambert, Searls, Nickell, Carder, Justinger
  • Guests: Marie Nemes-Crawford introduced Kim Frericks and Katie Logan-Hedges; Amiya McBee – Branch Manager for Atomic Credit Union was introduced by John Lambert; Allison Catlos introduced Derek Radcliff from New Hope’s music department; Dave Horning brought his fiancé Laura to lunch; Ashlynn Ford accompanied her dad
  • Visiting Rotarians:  Catherine Ferynowski, Orlando, FL; Charlie Hedges, Hilliard and Asst. Governor, Jim Rogers from Logan
  • Students: Westerville High School counselor Emily Smith introduces Allison Copeland and Bryce Wickline

New Members: David Crawford introduced Nathan Carder, CEO of Brown Memorial Home. Nathan lives in Hilliard and has three children. Ty Ankrom introduced Caleb Nickell public accountant with Edward Jones next to Scioto Coffee.


  • Angela announced Sock-tober District competition has netted 374 pairs of socks to date. Please donate new winter socks or Rotary Barbie friends 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 schedule will be posted on the website
  • 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. We need at least 15 people.
  • Disaster Aid USA’s trailer is going to be pulled through Pumpkin Show Friday 8pm parade. If you would like to ride in the pick-up, please see Marie.
  • Disaster Aid USA is holding a Deployment Readiness training session for anyone interested on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the Jackson Township Building 3765 Hoover Rd. Grove City. Training will be a combination of classroom overview and hands-on field work to learn to chainsaw, muck & gut, and tarp roofs. Contact Dave Roasa for time at [email protected]

SAA: Bob Foster

  • Birthday’s / Anniversaries this week alone
  • First talkie came out on this date – Jazz Singer 
  • Henry Ford sold first car in black

Scholarship Drawing:  Earl Palm was the winner of $20! The jackpot is $140 it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Yolanda Johnson – Marching Band Director of the Ohio State School for the Blind 

  • Band was started in 2005
  • Students are a mix of visual impaired students. Some completely blind and some in just one eye. 
  • There is also a pep band for those musicians who might not be able to march
  • Being a music teacher takes preparation and creating materials because it is not readily available 
  • “Prepare, Adapt and Overcome” is band motto
  • All the band kids are athletes as well, swimming, track and field, so practice cannot overlap sports
  • Music code by Louis Braille, who was also a musician
  • Students come from all over Ohio
  • Adult volunteers are needed for only about 1/2 students in the marching band. Others can see enough to follow the cues on either side of them
  • Looking for more volunteers!
  • K-12, 100 students in band
  • Funding is donation based and Lions club donations along with fundraising events
  • Ms. Johnson’s personal goal is to get the band on an international trip
  • Percussion section is all high school students – middle school is not interested. Also need students playing flute and saxophone
  • How do you direct? When in a classroom, I can ask how many can see me. While marching, students have to rely on their listening skills and need to practice changes of tempo based on the music 
  • MaKenzie Love and others visit the school in summer to further their education on skills learning which might not be taught in the district schools
  • Ms. Johnson indicates the school in known internationally and receives calls from Canadian and Japanese schools looking for advice on music education and activities for their own students


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