Logan Elm Principal Nate Smith introduced Sam and Sophie

Tony Robinson receives his Paul Harris Fellow +2 from Rotary Foundation Chair, Jayme Fountain.

125 Club pins distributed to Judy Wolford, Bob Sneed, David Crawford and Daryl Wolfe by President Spangler

Golf Outing numbers are in. Thanks Tony Chamberlain for all your work.
Rotarian Don McIlroy and his “Unmask a Rotarian” game!

Terry Rataiczak from Marietta club and RI Foundation Chair was our speaker today. With Jayme Fountain and President Spangler


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

November Calendar – Don McIlroy, Program Chair

Nov 13: * Bonus Soup Kitchen – 3:00pm cooking begins

Nov 16: July Baker – PATH a Health Organization in Circleville

Nov 23: Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 27: * Soup Kitchen

Nov 30: Pete Hardinger – UFO in Pickaway County

December Calendar – Carly Neff, Program Chair

Dec 7th: Sixth Sense Brewery Jackson, Ohio

Dec 14th: official visit of District Governer David Uhl

Dec 21st: Songs of the Season and potential service project

Dec 25th: * No Community Kitchen – Merry Christmas

Dec 28th: No meeting

*extra event


  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Gary Montgomery 
  • Piano: The lovely Esther Fouts!!
  • Song Leader: Tom Duvall selected “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”; “Viva L’Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  41 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Duvall, B.Ligget, Wilson, Canfield, Fountain, McIlroy, Robinson, Lambert, Droste, T.Tootle, Reitano, D.Wolfe, C.Chamberlain, Foster, Schreiner, Maroscher, Palm, Ellis, Montgomery, Beavers, Wolford, Carder, Riegel, Rawlins, R.Wolfe, McCrady, D.Webb, McNemar, Blanton, Davis, Brown, T.Chamberlain, C.Neff, Radcliff, Hooks, Sneed, Mabe
  • Visiting Rotarians: from Delaware Rotary – Joe Pemberton
  • Students: from Logan Elm – Nate Smith introduced Sophie Ash and Sam Braan


  • District Awards for last Rotary Year (2022-2023) were presented last weekend and our club came away with three:
    • Second place in the district for number of Rotarians (17) sponsoring new members
    • Innovation in membership
    • Rotary Foundation Award for financial support of “End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign”
  • Board meeting Nov. 21st here at Watt St
  • Bonus soup kitchen this coming Monday at Presbyterian Church 
  • Wreaths Across America – “Camp Charlotte SAR” for checks – $17 per wreath. See Gary, Tony or Rob. Delivery Dec. 16th at Forest Cemetery
  • Tony Chamberlain announced golf outing cleared $2,600! Father’s Day Friday is our next outing at Pickaway County Country Club. Circleville High School had a team sponsored. Would like to see a foursome sponsored from each school this coming year!
  • Foundation Goal: Jayme Fountain has update: We have reached 78% of our $6300 goal. Breakdown for our club members:
    • 1st Paul Harris will only cost $500, Club matches other $500
    • 2nd PH will cost $700, club matches other $300
  • Tony Robinson receives his PHF+2
  • 125 new members: Daryl Wolfe, David Crawford, Bob Sneed and Judy Wolford

SAA:  Don McIlroy

  • Norm’s son is a Rotarian
  • Bob Sneed’s a new 125 member!
  • Anniversaries in club – can pass fine along.
    • Harry Canfield – 45 years
    • Dave Webb – 35 years
    • Norm Wilson – 44 years
  • Michelle Blanton elected as new mayor
  • Unmask your fellow Rotarian:
    • Lived most of her life in Pickaway county
    • Mother was teacher, Father worked at DuPont 
    • Loves to travel and has visited all but 2 states; 
    • One child; 2 dogs
  • BORN at Berger in 1966
    • Lived in Pickaway County their whole life
    • Entrepreneurship started in HS
    • HS voted most likely to succeed
    • Passionate about Pickaway County

Scholarship Drawing: Tony Robinson was the winner of $33! The jackpot is $252 and it will continue to grow.

 Program: Terry Rataiczak from Marietta – District 6690 Rotary International Foundation Chair

  • 15 year Rotarian ; Owner of Kinetic Networking IT company
  • Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world
  • Charity Navigator rates the RI Foundation 4stars for 15 consecutive years
  • Admin costs less than 2%
  • Most impact/purpose
    • PolioPlus (Flagship Fund)
    • Annual Fund
    • Endowment
  • RI foundation: for every $1, it is held for three years and then returns to district. 50cents to World fund; 25 cents local grants; 25 cents district 
  • Seven Areas of Focus – you can donate to any fund available
  • $80-110K back to clubs each year in our District
  • PolioPlus – launched in 1985
    • Plus is clean water
    • 2.5+ billion children in 122 countries received the vaccine
  • Rotary Peace Fellowships
    • 6 Peace Centers where fellows can earn masters or professional certificate
  • Disaster Relief
    • Three phases of relief: Immediate response; short-term assistance; long-term rebuilding
  • Donor Recognition Program
    • RI hopes you give something every year – $25 (Every Rotarian Every Year Level)
    • Sustainable giver ($100/year)
    • District 125 Club is a gateway to get people to give
    • PolioPlus Society – commit $100/year until Polio is over
    • Paul Harris Fellow – $1,000 cumulative gift (PHF. +8 max)
    • Paul Harris Society – commit $1,000 a year
    • Major Donor – once you get PHF+8, next thousand will then take your cumulative giving to $10,000
    • Bequest Society – committing $10,000 or more in endowment
  • How to give
    • My.rotary.org – GiveButter website
    • Write check and give to Rotary Foundation Chair
  • Keep talking about the Rotary Foundation – it is the fuel that drives the Rotary bus so we can serve all
  • Solid two countries for last 6 years with Polio cases is Afganistan and Pakistan – problem is getting to the kids


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