Emily Smith introduced us to two Westfall Mustangs – Leah and Scott are busy seniors!

Jayme Fountain presents Dan Fouts with his Paul Harris Major Donor Level 1 recognition.

Program Chair, Don McIlroy introduced our speaker, Pete Hardinger. President Spangler also pictured.


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

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 Blanket Project

Dec 25th: * No Community Kitchen – Merry Christmas

Dec 28th: No meeting

*extra event


  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Daryl Wolfe
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader:  Tom Duvall – “Let There Be Peace on Earth” ; “Rotary Will Go Around the World”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  40 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Fouts, Canfield, Elick, Wilson, McNemar, Lambert, Duvall, McIlroy, Droste, Rhodes, Blanton, Fountain, Haffey, Montgomery, C.Chamberlain, Rothe, T.Chamberlain, Riegel, R.Wolfe, McCrady, White, Beavers, Robinson, Schreiner, Foster, Palm, Maroscher, Brown, Reitano, D. Wolfe, Gerhardt, Radcliff, Hooks, Kramer, Lanman, Searls
  • Visiting Rotarians: Mark Ridenour from Short North Rotary
  • Guests:  22 guests since September! Jayne Fountain introduced Michelle Stephenson.
  • Students: receiving the new Circleville Rotary lanyards today are Westfall students – Emily Smith introduced Leah Johnston and Scott Bates


  • Soup kitchen served 128 meals with an additional 30 sent to Haven House. We thank John Ellis, Warren Spangler, Bob Sneed, John & Clayton Lambert, Angie Beavers, Tom Duvall, Stacy Young, Rob Radcliff, Bob McCrady, Bob & Alice Foster, David & Marie Crawford.
  • Mark Ridenour from Short North Rotary invited us to attend their annual fundraiser Dec. 2nd at the Greek Orthodox Church, Columbus. Music in the Round – March 2nd, 6-10pm. Musicians in center of room and they give background of the music/song they perform. Very intimate setting and after 18 years, musicians are fighting to get on the bill: ticket info found at this link https://musicintheround.ticketleap.com/mitr-2024/dates/Mar-02-2024_at_0600PM
  • Jayme Fountain – presented Dan Fouts – Major Donor level 1 with the Paul Harris Foundation award. Thank you for your support!

SAA:  Don McIlroy – Unmask 4 Rotarians!

1. Most of HER young life with no front teeth, Great-Grandfather was a Mason, daughter is named Perry, Little Miss Flag football in 4th grad, could be found reading Little House on the Prairie books to her goat, OU grad.  HEIDI WHITE

2. From Flagstaff, father is Notre Dame grad, this Rotarian is Furman Univ. Grad and a Bengal fan, wife is Steeler fan, fairly new Rotarian. CASEY LIDDY

3.Cliff Diver, bungee jumper, moved to Circleville 23 yrs ago, four dogs, two kids, wife was deputy sheriff at 19, repo guy – JOHN LAMBERT

4.Born at Berger, worked full-time through college (10 yrs to get through), used her program by police department for surveillance, grandfather was first member of our club – PATTY ROTHE

Scholarship Drawing: Gerhard Maroscher was the winner of $17! The jackpot is $302 and it will continue to grow since he’s not here to pull.

 Program:  Pete Hardinger

  • Pete had two UFO sightings when he was young – 1958
  • UFO Crash at Roswell book – Circleville Ohio mentioned as the disc was really a “weather balloon”
  • Closest sighting was in Circleville – off 22 and 56
  • Roundtown UFO Society – organized January, 1989
  • Goal is to help the American public deal with the existence of unidentified flying objects
  • Meet at American Legion Post. 100 members.
  • Website – roundtownufosociety.com


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