Students from Logan Elm High School visited us today with their English teacher, Jessica Morgan (center). Tim Miller and Jake VanGundy told us about their future plans.

Circleville Rotarian and OhioHealth Berger Hospital CEO, Tim Colburn provided an update today and was introduced by Rotarian Jayme Fountain.

November Programs – Judy Wolford, Chair

3rd – Larry Logan, Ted Lewis Park

10th – Tim Colburn, OhioHealth Berger Hospital update

17th – Jeff Phillips, YMCA update

24th – Happy Thanksgiving – no meeting

December Programs – Heidi White, Chair

1st – Blanket Project – 39 blankets to tie for CASA

8th – District Governor, Price Finley

15th – Sounds of the Season

17th – Wreaths Across America at Forest Cemetery

22nd – No Meeting – Merry Christmas

29th – No Meeting – Happy New Year

Upcoming Dates:

  • January 28, 2023 – Dueling Piano’s – Sunrise Rotary fundraiser
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing

  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Tony Robinson
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Carly Neff selected “Battle Hymn of the Republic” in honor of Veteran’s Day and “Sing Rotarians”
  • Students: Logan Elm Students today introduced by Jessica Morgan, Jake VanGundy and Tim Miller
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Poling, Nemes-Crawford, McCrady, Canfield, Elick, Wilson, Dean, Foster, Montgomery, Robinson, Spangler, Fullen, Palm, Schreiner, Ellis, Hedges, Riegel, T.Tootle, McIlroy, Colburn, Ankrom, Sneed, Fountain, Rawlins, D.Wolfe, Droste, Radcliff, D.Webb, Neff, E.Liggett, McNemar, Layton, Rothe, Brown, Hooks, Mabe, Beavers
  • November Birthdays: 5th-Monica Justinger; 8th-Jonathan Davis; 25th-Dick Gerhardt;
  • November Anniversaries: 25th-Ned & Faye Schreiner;

Perfect Attendance pins for 2021-2022 were presented a few weeks ago to the following Circleville Rotarians

  • 1 year: Marie Nemes-Crawford, John Ellis, Rob Radcliff
  • 3 years: David M. Crawford
  • 4 years: Gary Montgomery, Warren Spangler
  • 7 years: Jayme Fountain
  • 8 years: Joe McNemar
  • 12 years: Carly Neff
  • 18 years: Bob Sneed
  • 22 years: Ty Ankrom, Bob McCrady
  • 26 years: Jean Droste
  • 27 years: Ellery Elick
  • 31 years: Harry Canfield
  • 32 years: Dan Fouts, Ned Schreiner
  • 33 years: Charlie Hedges
  • 38 years: Ned Riegel
  • 39 years: Dick Fullen
  • 43 years: Drex Poling 


  • Executive Board meeting next Tuesday
  • December 1st meeting we will be voting on Rob Radcliff for vice president and new board members Connie Chamberlain and Patty Rothe
  • Gary Montgomery – Dec. 17th is Wreaths Across America at Forest Cemetery. Payment due next week – $15 per. Checks made out to SAR Camp Charlotte.
  • Nov. 17th, after the meeting is Pumpkin Show booth wrap up meeting
  • Ty Ankrom – Please pick up your shirts and another order is being compiled
  • Foundation Giving month – please think about supporting the Rotary Foundation by either Paul Harris fellow or 125 Club. Charlie Hedges or Jayme Fountain can help with answers to questions.
  • Gary Montgomery – Jingle Bell Tea at Mt. Oval on December 11th. Contact Historical Society office for tickets

SAA: Don McIlroy

  • Update from last week – Earl Palm is the longest member of our Rotary club – not Ned Schreiner
  • Kia or Hyundai – any owners without security? Pay $1
  • New license plate – PMPBOB. Official Pumpkin Show plate. Pay $1.
  • Nov. 11, 1992 Church of England voted for women to become priest
  • Nov. 13, 1927 – Holland Tunnel opened under what river? Hudson

Scholarship Drawing: Eric Liggett was the winner of the drawing $20. The jackpot is $732 and it continues!!

Program: Tim Colburn – CEO of OhioHealth Berger Hospital

  • 35,000 people employed by OhioHealth with over 2,400 volunteers
  • Berger numbers: 83,000 outpatient visits and 22,000 emergency visits in a year
  • 12 facilities owned by OhioHealth throughout Ohio currently
  • Charlie Hedges convinced Berger to follow the Leapfrog Hospital Survey years ago. It uses national performance measures to evaluate individual hospitals on safety, quality, and efficiency. Berger has consistency received an A rating.
  • OhioHealth is a non-profit entity
  • FY21 $6 million community care Berger contributed. Medicare/Medicaid does not cover all costs of care.
  • Berger ED visits up 30%
  • $2 million upgrade for robot surgeries
  • $8 million upgrade coming for operating rooms
  • 30 plus new local providers
  • 1 doctor and their 5 support people can serve 3,000 patients
  • OhioHealth is expanding into Chillicothe, hospital based care will come back to Berger
  • What’s next? Circleville Urgent Care, Destination for Local Care, Enhancing Women’s Health


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