District Governor David Uhl reviewing the districts goals

’24-’25 trustees, Daryl Wolfe & John Lambert along with DG Uhl and President Nominee, Connie Chamberlain


Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

December Calendar – Carly Neff, Program Chair

Dec 21st: Songs of the Season

Dec 25th: * No Community Kitchen – Merry Christmas

Dec 28th: No meeting

*extra event


  • Presiding:  President-Elect Heidi White
  • Prayer:  Assistant Gov. Jim Rogers
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Carly Neff selected “Jingle Bells”, “Deck the Halls”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 37 today – White, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Fouts, Wilson, Elick, Canfield, McNemar, Liddy, D.Webb, Brown, Dean, Lambert, C.Neff, Ankrom, Lanman, Fountain, Droste, Carder, Hafey, I.Webb, Riegel, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Searls, Ellis, Schreiner, Robinson, Montgomery, R.Liggett, Palm, Radcliff, D.Wolfe, Beavers, C.Chamberlain, Blanton
  • Visiting Rotarians: Governor David Uhl; Assistant Gov. Jim Rogers; Charlie Hedges from Hilliard; Marie Wilbanks from Sunrise
  • Students: New Hope students introduced by Allison Catlos


  • Dec. 21st – we will pass hat for wait staff here at Watt St.
  • Dec. 19th board meeting is cancelled
  • Marie Wilbanks from Circleville Sunrise promoted their fundraiser – Dueling Pianos – Jan. 27th – 6pm $40/ticket Pickaway Fairgrounds
  • Gary Montgomery – soup kitchen cancelled this month 
  • Tony Robinson – Wreaths Across America. Noon at Forest Cemetery, same time wreaths are laid at Arlington

SAA: Jayme Fountain

  • December birthday’s
  • US President died today in 1799 – Washington
  • December was 10th month of Roman calendar. Julian calendar was the 12th month. How many days in the Roman calendar? 30.
  • National monkey day – if you have never seen a monkey pay $1

Scholarship Drawing: Ian Webb was the winner of $41! The jackpot is $362 and it will continue to grow.

 Program: District 6690 Governor, David Uhl

  • Circleville Sunrise was David’s first Rotary Club
  • Our district has over 3,000 Rotarians in 58 clubs
  • Congratulations to our club in supporting the Sock-tober event; Miryante in Uganda; Disaster Relief trailer; Dolly Parton; 4-Way Speech contest; and so much more
  • Circleville Rotary is classified a high level donor club
    • $17,000+ given to Foundation last year
    • 17 – Paul Harris awards last year alone
    • 18 – contributed to the 125 Club last year
    • Life of club – $389,000+ to RI Foundation
  • This year RI has six strategic initiatives
    • Membership – 1.3 million members around the world for last 20+ year.  We need to grow.  What can I do to enhance my Rotary experience ?  Feb-Apr (each one bring one); Sept-Nov we had 21 guests
    • Club Leadership – every single year, top leadership changes. Projects, committees, are all leadership possibilities in growing your Rotary experience 
    • Peace – we are already a peace club. Matching grant from district is possible. Peace projects include children’s projects (Youth Service committee, 4-way speech project, Dolly Parton library contribution), peace poles, etc.
    • Mental Health – awareness is low and stigma is high. Rotary wants to flip that. Raise awareness, learn to identify sign’s someone needs help. Have mental health speaker, volunteer. Ohio Dept. Mental Health have free program.
    • Impowering Girls – 8-13yr old girls loose confidence – get involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. District March Madness collection of Women’s Products will be taking place again.
    • Rotary International’s main focus – End Polio. 30 years ago, 1,000 children a day diagnosed. Today, only 12 cases in 2 countries. $250,000 in our district is the goal for Polio. This is the March Toward Zero. Please support the cause.


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