01-26-2023

Danny Fouts receives his Paul Harris +8 pin from Charlie Hedges.

Teays Valley senior Ben and Carli were introduced by Pam Younkin.

Don McIlroy introduced our newest member, Michelle Blanton and Gary Dean introduced the RPHF Solid Waste District directors, Erica Tucker and Lauren Haubeil-Grooms

01/26/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd:  Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child and Protective Services

23rd: * After Hours at El Pedregal 5:30pm-7:00pm

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd – Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2023 – * District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Harry Canfield
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Daryl Wolfe selected “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “Rotary Goes Around the World”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Elick, Canfield, Fouts, Wilson, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Montgomery, Hedges, Beavers, Riegel, Hooks, Johnson, Young, McNemar, E.Liggett, D.Webb, I.Webb, D.Wolfe, McIlroy, White, Radcliff, Fountain, Foster, Neff, Mavis, Lanman, Ankrom, B.Tootle, Dean, Mabe, Schreiner, Retanio
  • Guests: Dave Horning
  • Students: from Teays Valley today Pam Younkin introduced Carli and Ben

New Member welcomed: Michelle Blanton was welcomed into membership today. She is sponsored by Don McIlroy.

Thank you from Kentucky: After our generous pass the hat donation in August of $670 for the tornado destroyed area we received a thank you from Pikeville Rotary. We have now received appreciation from the Pikeville Community Foundation. The foundation has started the Appalachian Crisis Aid fund to support Eastern Kentucky rebuild for years to come. Appalachianky.org.

Announcements

  • Charlie Hedges awards Dannie Fouts with his Paul Harris +8 pin!
  • Gary Montgomery thanked the Soup Kitchen crew this month: Carly & Ava Neff, Warren Spangler, Gary & Sandy Montgomery, Rob & Dodie Radcliff, Daryl Wolfe, Judy Wolford, Ty Ankrom, Bob Sneed, Stacy Young. All under Alice Harker’s direction.
  • Rob Radcliff has signed up Circleville Rotary to work in the Community Kitchen the second Monday every other month starting March 13th. There was an opening on the schedule and our team can fill the need.
  • Ned Riegel – Pathways Behavioral Health received the sign board for non-verbal children we donated. Official photo to come.
  • Pancake breakfast Boy Scouts – Feb. 4th, 7am-10am and Boy Scouts also taking orders for water softener salt

SAA: Dave Webb

  • Brown’s didn’t make the playoffs
  • Happy dollar for all the great students in the county
  • Bengal’s fans
  • 1962 – Beetles turned down by what record label? DECA
  • Apple computer incorporated when? 1977.
  • Golden Gate Bridge started construction when? 1933
  • First VW Beetle in US – 1949
  • Prohibition started 1920
  • First can beer sold – 1935
  • 1964 – Beetles first number one record – Hold Your Hand

Scholarship Drawing: Bob Johnson was the winner of the drawing $20. The jackpot is $884 and it continues!!

Program: Erica Tucker – District Director of Solid Waste Authority; Lauren Haubeil-Grooms – Assist. Director

  • Ross, Pickaway, Highland, Fayette counties are all under the direction of RPHF Solid Waste District
  • Recycling location off Morris Rd., Circleville is a constant battle to keep the trash from being discarded
  • Other area recycling options are Island Rd; Rumpke; PICCA; Rhoads
  • What we recycle is based on what we have a market to sell – it is different per county which leads to confusion
  • 2018 – China was a large source for our recycled material, then stopped because of trash that was included in the bales of recycling
  • Look at the stickers on the bins as to what can be recycled
  • Plastic film/bags should NOT go into the bins, they can be taken to Kroger/Walmart
  • If you bring your recycling in a bag, please take the bag home with you
  • Some sites do have camera’s and law enforcement will be given evidence of dumping
  • Fayette County Recycling Center is a new concept that is being replicated by other counties. It is a membership system, fenced with camera’s and key fobs for entry.
  • Greenhouse plastic’s ARE NOT recyclable in Ohio; McDonald’s cups ARE; Yogurt cups ARE; Solo cups ARE NOT
  • The numbers on the bottom of plastics are defining the resin used, not if they are recyclable or not anymore
  • Events coming up from RPHF Solid Waste District
    • May 20th – 8am-noon. Tire & Electronic Disposal. Pickaway Co. Highway Dept. on Island Rd.
    • Sept. 9th – 8am-noon Ross County household hazardous waste
  • Www.RPHFsolidwastedistrict.com for information and events
  • Household Batteries? Tire and electronic event or bring them to the office in PIckaway County Annex- suite 400 Main St.

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

01-19-2023

Thursday’s meeting was full of activity: Rotarian Ty Ankrom with new member Stacy Young, Maggie Simmons of PAAC and new member Michele Lanman and sponsor Jamie Fountain

Westfall represented today with Emily Smith and students Makayla Cook and Matt Mathes.

Rotarians Judy Wolford, Ty Ankrom and Danny Fouts present check to Maggie Simmons of Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition (PAAC).

01/19/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

January calendar – Gary Dean, Program Chair

5th – Krista Bower – Chamber of Commerce

12th – Jeremy Joyce – Special Olympics

19th – Maggie Simmons – PAAC

26th – Erica Tucker – District Director of Solid Waste Authority

28th – * Dueling Piano’s – Sunrise Rotary fundraiser at Fairgrounds

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd:  Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child Protective Services

23rd: * After Hours at El Pedregal 5:30pm-7:00pm

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd – Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2023 – * District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Jayme Fountain selected “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover”; “ROTARY”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Johnson, Rothe, Mavis, Foster, T.Tootle, McNemar, Simmons, Dean, D.Webb, Hedges, McCrady, R.Wolfe, D.Wolfe, Wilson, Elick, Fouts, McIlroy, Canfield, C.Chamberlain, Retanio, Radcliff, Sneed, Riegel, Ankrom, E.Liggett, Fountain, Wolford, Brown, Neff, B.Tootle, Justinger, Hooks, Marosher
  • Guests: Fred Mavis introduced Mike Whitten; Charlie Hedges’s wife Mollie was with us, as was Dave Horning
  • Students: from Westfall today, Emily Smith introduced Matt Mathes and Makayla Cook
  • January Birthdays: 5th-Bob Tootle; 13th-Carly Neff; 22nd-Dave Webb; 23rd-Roger Wolfe; 24th-Fred Mavis; 25th-Wayne Vickers; 28th-Bill Kramer
  • January Anniversaries: 7th-Bob Mabe

New member applicants: Michele Blanton, sponsored by Don McIlroy, has applied for membership and has been approved by the board.

New members welcomed: Michele Lanman and Stacy Young were welcomed into membership today! Thank you Jamie Fountain and Ty Ankrom for being their sponsors.

Board meeting highlights:

  • Board given midterm update on president’s 2022-23 goals
  • Discussed financials and challenges of an increase of RI and District dues in coming years.
  • Reviewed 2023-24 officer positions. Voted to assign “executive secretary” title to Drexel. In the short-term, beginning in July, David C. will assume “secretary” title to assist with computer updates and other tasks as assigned.
  • District meeting is April 28-29 at Veterans Memorial in Columbus.
  • Approved Michelle Blanton (Don McIlroy sponsor) and Mike Whitten (Fred Mavis sponsor) for membership
  • After-hours set for Feb. 23 at El Pedregal
  • Suggested Rotary host members of the new Boy Scout affiliate troop 52 at regular meetings during summer months
  • Tony Robinson has set wheels in motion for 4-Way Speech Contest. Contest is March 18 at the library
  • Voted in favor of donating $650 toward purchase of new downtown Christmas lights. Check presentation July 13th.
  • Voted in favor of $250 donation for Honor Flight Columbus. Check presentation March 16th.

Announcements

  • Soup Kitchen – this coming Monday – 3:45pm at Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.

SAA: Dave Webb

  • Big event remembered next week – 45 years ago what happened Blizzard of ‘78 (a Thursday)
  • Three school districts opened in 3 state area – Circleville was local
  • What was temp night before blizzard? 40’s
  • Between 5-6am: temp dropped 21 degrees in one hour
  • 50 mph gusts
  • Greatest 24 hour snowfall on record
  • EXTRA anecdote from Fred Mavis: during the blizzard, there was one person who was working in the bank. Earl Palm drove his tractor.

Scholarship Drawing: Roger Wolfe was the winner of the drawing $18. The jackpot is $864 and it continues!!

Program: Maggie Simmons – Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition (PAAC)

  • Thanks to the work of Mollie Hedges, the insight of Tim Colburn and Ty Ankrom, PAAC was founded in 2015
  • PAAC was awarded a Federal Drug Free Communities grant in 2021 for $125,000 each year for 5 years
  • Working with school districts
  • Be the Change Youth Rally sponsored for 300 students
  • Training sessions for community – how to talk to kids about drugs, etc.
  • Drug Take Back Day (fire station, and another site is being worked on with the Sheriff office) April 20, 2023 10am-2pm
  • Deterra Distribution Bags for expired meds are back in stock
  • Goal is to create a youth coalition and town hall meetings or forums
  • Www.drugfreepickaway.com for upcoming events and information

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

01-12-2023

Charlie Hedges presents Dannie Fouts with his Paul Harris +7 pin for supporting the Rotary Foundation.

Circleville Superintendent and Rotarian, Kim Halley is pictured with CHS seniors Joe Streitenberger and Claire Barthelmas

01/12/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

January calendar – Gary Dean, Program Chair

5th – Krista Bower – Chamber of Commerce

12th – Jeremy Joyce – Special Olympics

19th – Maggie Simmons – PAAC

26th – Erica Tucker – District Director of Solid Waste Authority

28th – * Dueling Piano’s – Sunrise Rotary fundraiser at Fairgrounds

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd:  TBD

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd – Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2023 – * District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Heidi White selected “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and “Sing Rotarians “
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Beavers, Spangler, Mavis, Ellis, Montgomery, B.Liggett, E.Liggett, Marosher, I.Webb, D.Webb, Elick, Fouts, Wilson, Dean, J.Mullins, Foster, Hedges, T.Tootle, Brown, McCrady, R.Wolfe, Riegel, C.Chamberlain, Sneed, Halley, Neff, Wolford, McNemar, Fountain, White, Robinson, Pelcic, Hooks
  • Make-up: Crawford’s visited Rotary Club of Metro Savannah, GA
  • Guests: Jayme Fountain’s friend Michele Landon came back!; Tony Robinson brought his lovely wife Vickie; Mike Pelcic introduced Jeff Rawlins;
  • Students: Mrs. Schooley introduced Circleville students Claire Barthelmas and Joe Streitenberger
  • January Birthdays: 5th-Bob Tootle; 13th-Carly Neff; 22nd-Dave Webb; 23rd-Roger Wolfe; 24th-Fred Mavis; 25th-Wayne Vickers; 28th-Bill Kramer
  • January Anniversaries: 7th-Bob Mabe

New member applicants: Michele Landon, sponsored by Jayme Fountain and Stacy Young, sponsored by Ty Ankrom have been approved for membership by the board.

Announcements

  • Charlie Hedges presented Dan Fouts with his Paul Harris +7
  • Ellery: Rural Urban Day date changed to March 2nd – Presbyterian Church
  • Gary Montgomery (retired from State Highway Patrol) tire tread depth reminder! Please check your tire depth – minimum is 2/32nd – brand new tires are 7/32nd depth. If you are down to 4/32nd please start looking for tires. Your safety depends on it.
  • April 28-29th – District 6690 Conference in Columbus. Please consider attending to see what is happening around the district and maybe bring an idea back for us.

SAA: Dave Webb

  • Cincinnati Bengal fan’s $1; Brown’s fan’s $1; Steeler’s $2
  • Astrological signs for January – 2; Capricorn & Aquarius
  • First US commercial bank opened – Bank of North America
  • 1812 – Battle of New Orleans. War was over two weeks but they still fought.
  • Women had the right to vote – 1920

Scholarship Drawing: Dave Webb was the winner of the drawing $22. The jackpot is $846 and it continues!!

Program: Jeremy Joyce – Special Olympics Coordinator for Pickaway County

  • Participates are active in five sports; track, basketball, softball, power-lifting, golf
  • Ages of the 80+ participants are 8 into the 60’s
  • We are part of the Central Ohio region; Regionals are in Hilliard; Basketball state finals are in Bowling Green
  • Fundraising is what pays for all the athletes (gym time, travel, uniforms)
  • September golf outing is biggest fundraiser
  • March 22nd at Circleville High School – March Madness
  • Next Wednesday, January 18th, 6:15pm – basketball game at Everts Hill

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

01-05-2023

Executive Director of Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce, Krista Bower is pictured with President-Elect, Warren Spangler and Program Chair, Gary Dean

01/05/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

January calendar – Gary Dean, Program Chair

5th – Krista Bower – Chamber of Commerce

12th – Jeremy Joyce – Special Olympics

19th – Maggie Simmons – PAAC

26th – Erica Tucker – District Director of Solid Waste Authority

28th – * Dueling Piano’s – Sunrise Rotary fundraiser at Fairgrounds

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd:  Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2023 – * District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President-Elect Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Harry Canfield
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Gary Dean lead us in “Smile” and “Viva La Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)
  • Guests: Joe McNemar introduced Chuck Steinhauser; Jayme Fountain introduced Michele Landon
  • Students: Logan Elm senior students today
  • January Birthdays: 5th-Bob Tootle; 13th-Carly Neff; 22nd-Dave Webb; 23rd-Roger Wolfe; 24th-Fred Mavis; 25th-Wayne Vickers; 28th-Bill Kramer
  • January Anniversaries: 7th-Bob Mabe

New member welcomed: Jim Retanio was welcomed into Circleville Rotary today. His sponsor is Daryl Wolfe. Jim is a businessman and philanthropist who owns the old Carnival property. We look forward to working alongside you!!

Announcements

  • Charlie Hedges : just ended second quarter, as of Dec. 31st, $7,270 toward the foundation and $935 to Polio Plus!
  • Gary Dean presented with his Paul Harris plus one pin today
  • Thank you for coming out to the Imagination Station picture – we made the district newsletter
  • Our club and Sunrise received a $5,000 grant for Miryante so they can build a meeting room building.

SAA:

  • If your alumni team won a post-season game $1
  • Ohio State fans pay an extra $1
  • 1942 the Rose Bowl was not played in Pasadena, but in Durham, NC (Duke-thank you Charlie Hedges) – WWII safety
  • Lincoln declared edict to free slaves in southern states – Emancipation Proclamation
  • 1892 – Ellis Island opened
  • 1959 – what state was the 49th? Alaska

Scholarship Drawing: Gary was the winner of the drawing $15. The jackpot is $824 and it continues!!

Program: Krista Bower – Exec. Director of Pickaway Chamber of Commerce

  • Member of Sunrise Rotary
  • The chamber was founded in 1916. We currently have 301 members.
  • The chamber’s funding comes from members.
  • For chamber members, (through Central Ohio Chamber) there is medical insurance, workers comp. Insurance, shipping discounts, legal/HR consultations.
  • This year board is growing to 13 people. We are looking outside of Circleville since they are to serve the county
  • Annual events: April dinner is at Flora and Field; night golf outing in August (and have to be done before the sprinklers come on!); Christmas at Pumpkin Show Park (this year, over 800 people attended with 400 children)
  • Would like to start a Young Professionals club and women’s club for networking
  • Four ribbon cutting opportunities in the next few months

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

12-15-2022

Circleville Rotary Board and Committee members presenting check to CHS Girls Softball for their help with the 2022 Pumpkin Show Booth

12/15/2022

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

December Calendar

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

28th – * Picture at Imagination Station, north side of library. 12 Noon is picture, please bring children/grandchildren

29th – No Meeting – Happy New Year

January calendar – Gary Dean, Program Chair

5th – Krista Bower – Chamber of Commerce

12th – Compassion Furniture in Stoutsville

19th – Maggie Simmons – PAAC

26th – Erica Tucker – District Director of Solid Waste Authority

28th – * Dueling Piano’s – Sunrise Rotary fundraiser at Fairgrounds

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd:  Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2023 – * District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Joe Brown
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Heidi White selected “Deck the Halls” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Poling, Nemes-Crawford, Spangler, Beavers, C.Chamberlain, T.Tootle, Brown, McNemar, Elick, Canfield, Droste, McIlroy, Schreiner, Montgomery, Fullen, Ellis, Johnson, Palm, Mavis, Wilson, McCrady, Rothe, Riegel, Hedges, R.Wolfe, D.Wolfe, C.Mullins, Sneed, White, Neff, D.Webb, I.Webb, E.Liggett, Dean, Hooks
  • Guests: Daryl Wolfe introduced Jim Retanio who has requested membership information; Don McIlroy introduced Michelle Blanton who has requested membership information
  • Visiting Rotarians: Larry Schieber – Sunrise;
  • December Birthdays: 12th-Judy Wolford; 13th- John Ellis; 26th – Bob Foster;
  • December Anniversaries: 9th- Vince & Deborah Yaniga; 17th-Bob & Sue McCrady; 18th-Miles & Nicole Layton; 19th-Kim & Robin Halley; 20th-Charlie & Mollie Hedges; 21st-Tim & Amy Colburn, Jayme & Will Fountain; 22nd-Bob & Alice Foster;

New member proposal: The board has approved Jim Retanio for membership. His sponsor is Daryl Wolfe.

Announcements

  • Joe Brown happy dollars for his publication of his new book “Life’s Callings”
  • Connie Chamberlain and Patty Rothe – New Board Members voted in for next year
  • Rob Radcliff – President 2025-2026 voted in
  • Sunrise Dueling Piano’s – January 28th see Larry Schieber today or at the store if you would like a ticket – $35 each. This is their fundraiser for Miryante Orphanage in Uganda.
  • Chris Mullins provided the wrap up of Pumpkin Show Booth:
    • Smoothest year ever for Bob McCrady/Chris – thanks to all shift supervisors
    • CHS – Coach Jada Truex was with us today. Circleville High School Girls Softball team had 8 members help out at the booth. Everyone who signed up showed up and Allie Mullins and Katelyn Folkes are here representing the team. This is the first time Circleville has a whole week off for Spring Break and the team is going to Florida for Spring Training. They will be in the Clearwater beach area practicing with two other teams (and having some fun on the beach.)
    • Circleville Rotary is donating $1,000 to expenses in appreciation for the team’s help in manning our booth.
    • $10,317 Profit – biggest revenue (yes, prices did increase a little)
  • Community Kitchen will be cancelled on Dec. 26th
  • Picture for Imagination Station – Dec. 28th. Noon. Please come with children/grandchildren.

Scholarship Drawing: Eric Liggett was the winner of the drawing $16. The jackpot is $809 and it continues!!

Program:

Thank you to Drexel Poling and Ellery Elick for providing wonderful holiday music today. Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year to us all.


12-08-2022

District Governor Price Finley welcomes Sheriff Matthew Haffey into Circleville Rotary. Pictured with Rotarian Dr. John Ellis, his sponsor.

District Governor Price Finley and Assistant Governor Jim Rogers, thank Rotarian Charlie Hedges for 17 years of service as Rotary Foundation Chairman.

District Governor, Price Finley, invites the Circleville Rotary Club to Imagine Rotary

12-08-2022

December Calendar

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

28th – * Picture at Imagination Station, north side of library. 12 Noon is picture, please bring children/grandchildren

29th – No Meeting – Happy New Year

January calendar – Gary Dean, Program Chair

5th – Krista Bower – Chamber of Commerce

12th – Compassion Furniture in Stoutsville

19th – Maggie Simmons – PAAC

26th – Erica Tucker – District Director of Solid Waste Authority

28th – * Dueling Piano’s – Sunrise Rotary fundraiser at Fairgrounds

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd:  Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2023 – * District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Assistant Governor, Jim Rogers
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: District Governor, Price Finley selected “Deck the Hall” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Poling, Nemes-Crawford, Spangler, Beavers, C.Chamberlain, B.Tootle, Canfield, T.Tootle, Palm, Wilson, Riegel, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Montgomery, McIlroy, Mavis, Hedges, Ellis, Elick, Fullen, Schreiner, Foster, Robinson, E.Liggett, D.Wolfe, Droste, Ankrom, Sneed, Patterson, Mabe, Simmons, Hooks, Hafey, Fountain
  • Visiting Rotarians: Assistant Governor, Jim Rogers-Logan; Larry Schieber – Sunrise;
  • Guests: Ty Ankrom brought Stacy Young who has applied for membership
  • December Birthdays: 12th-Judy Wolford; 13th- John Ellis; 26th – Bob Foster;
  • December Anniversaries: 9th- Vince & Deborah Yaniga; 17th-Bob & Sue McCrady; 18th-Miles & Nicole Layton; 19th-Kim & Robin Halley; 20th-Charlie & Mollie Hedges; 21st-Tim & Amy Colburn, Jayme & Will Fountain; 22nd-Bob & Alice Foster;

New member proposed – Stacy Young has been approved for membership

New member inducted – today we welcomed Matthew Hafey into membership

Announcements

  • Charlie Hedges was recognized for his 17 years of service as the Foundation chair for our club
  • Bob Foster working on new website for club – CirclevilleRotary.org click on the three bars or dots (depending on device) in upper right for drop-down
  • Community Kitchen will be cancelled on Dec. 26th.
  • Larry Schieber from Sunrise invited us to the Dueling Piano fundraiser at the fairgrounds January 28th. Tickets are now on sale.$35 each and tables are available for purchase. See Larry at the store.
  • Picture for Imagination Station – Dec. 28th. Noon. Please come with children/grandchildren.

SAA: Tony Robinson

  • Club Anniversaries
  • Warren’s Badge found in ladies restroom
  • Fellow Capital grads
  • Happy Dollars

Scholarship Drawing: Roger Wolfe was the winner of the drawing $17. The jackpot is $793 and it continues!!

Program: District Governor, Price Finley – Upper Arlington Club

  • Price’s Purple shoes represent Imagination Rotary colors
  • Imagination Rotary is an invitation to all of us – What can we do in Rotary? How can we take the next step and make it happen?
  • Rotary Foundation donations make a project Imagined a reality
  • Our district’s 125 Club is 7 years old. $100 to annual fund + $25 Polio Plus fund. Myrotary.org – Donate button; QR code; give check to Drexel or Charlie
  • Power of Rotary, Power of service, leadership, community – who is not in the crowd today? Who would you like to invite to a meeting, service project, someone who will benefit from being a Rotarian?
  • “…You don’t Imagine yesterday, you Imagine tomorrow…” Jennifer Jones – President, Rotary International

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

12-01-2022

President-elect Warren Spangler with Westfall students Danielle Elder and Steven Layton

Circleville Rotary members working on the CASA blanket project

12/01/2022

December Programs

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

January Programs – Gary Dean, Chair

5th – Krista Bower – Chamber of Commerce

12th – Compassion Furniture in Stoutsville

19th – Maggie Simmons – PAAC

26th – Erica Tucker – District Director of Solid Waste Authority

28th – Dueling Piano’s – Sunrise Rotary fundraiser at Fairgrounds

February Programs – Ian Webb, Chair

2nd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd:  Rural Urban Day

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing

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  • Presiding: President-Elect Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Dan Fouts
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Heidi White selected “The First Noel” & “Joy to the World”
  • Students: Westfall students introduced by Emily Smith are Steven Layton and Danielle Elder
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Poling, Nemes-Crawford, McIlroy, Fouts, Spangler, Ellis, Palm, Beavers, C.Chamberlain, Fullen, Schreiner, Canfield, Wilson, Riegel, McCrady, R.Wolfe, Hedges, Elick, B.Liggett, Rothe, T.Chamberlain, Foster, Rawlins, T.Tootle, Dean, Maroscher, Ankrom, White, Droste, Wolford, Neff, Rhodes, D.Wolfe, McNemar, Kramer, Mabe, D.Webb, I.Webb, B.Tootle, Hooks, Fountain
  • Guests: Ty Ankrom introduced us to Stacy Young who would like to be a member
  • December Birthdays: 12th-Judy Wolford; 13th- John Ellis; 26th – Bob Foster;
  • December Anniversaries: 9th- Vince & Deborah Yaniga; 17th-Bob & Sue McCrady; 18th-Miles & Nicole Layton; 19th-Kim & Robin Halley; 20th-Charlie & Mollie Hedges; 21st-Tim & Amy Colburn, Jayme & Will Fountain; 22nd-Bob & Alice Foster;

Announcements

  • 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.
  • Charlie Hedges introduced the latest Paul Harris Fellows – Daryl Wolfe, Warren Spangler, Carly Neff
  • Board Members Dec. 16th – 6:30pm last meeting of the year here
  • Community Kitchen – thank you from Daryl Wolfe to Bob Sneed, Angela Beavers, Warren Spangler, David & Marie Crawford

SAA: Warren came up a question

  • If you don’t have Christmas decorations up, pay $1

Scholarship Drawing: Rick Rawlins was the winner of the drawing $24. The jackpot is $776 and it continues!!

Program: 39 Blankets completed for CASA

11-17-2022

Circleville High School seniors Katelyn Folkes and Allison Jones were students of the week

Circleville Rotarian Brittany Kaiser presented the program today with Judy Wolford as program chair.

11/17/2022

November Programs – Judy Wolford, Chair

3rd – Larry Logan, Ted Lewis Park

10th – Tim Colburn, OhioHealth Berger Hospital update

17th – Brittany Kaiser, 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

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Warren Spangler
  • Piano Player: Esther Fouts
  • Song Leader: Esther does it all! “Over The River and Through The Woods”, “America the Beautiful”
  • Students: from Circleville High School, Mrs. Schooley introduced Allison Jones and Katelyn Folkes
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Poling, Nemes-Crawford, Kaiser, C.Chamberlain, Wilson, Fouts, Canfield, McNemar, T.Tootle, Droste, Schreiner, Mavis, Spangler, Fullen, Palm, Ellis, McCrady, Hedges, T.Tootle, R.Wolfe, Riegel, Beavers, White, Dean, C.Mullins, McIlroy, Montgomery, Robinson, Sneed, Ankrom, Wolford, T.Chamberlain, J.Mullins, Hooks, D.Webb, Brown, Gerhardt, Pelcic, B.Tootle
  • November Birthdays: 5th-Monica Justinger; 8th-Jonathan Davis; 25th-Dick Gerhardt;
  • November Anniversaries: 25th-Ned & Faye Schreiner

Executive Board highlights

  • Board approved the finance report (report is always available for review by members by asking Dick or Drexel)
  • David proposed fundraising project to sell yard signs to members in the district for support of the club and Uganda orphanage project. No action taken.
  • In light of upcoming cost increases from Rotary International and District, David said club needs to be proactive with member recruitment and/or fund-raising.  
  • Tony C. attended the District 6690 awards event recently. He said it was a great event and energized his focus on introducing more people to Rotary.
  • Tony C., chair of the nominating committee, announced the committee (T. Chamberlain, I. Webb and McCrady) have selected Connie Chamberlain and Patty Rothe as board appointees and Rob Radcliff as vice-president. The board expressed appreciation for the committee’s work. Election is Dec. 15.
  • Ellery reported the Rural/Urban Day is tentatively set for Feb. 23. A location has not been determined.
  • Board approved a proposal for Noon Rotary to become the affiliate for local Boy Scout Troop 52.
  • Board approved a $12,500 contribution, payable over the next five years, toward the proposed Inspiration Station.
  • Board heard a report from Rob of the bylaws review committee (Poling, Radcliff, Rothe). Board approved sending the changes to the membership for a vote on Dec. 15. Changes consist of grammer and numerical corrections and minor clarifications. Bylaws have not been reviewed since 2014. Changes will be emailed to all members and discussed Dec. 1.
  • Board dinner set for Dec. 13.

Announcements

  • 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.
  • Charlie Hedges – foundation giving goal is $6,000 for the year. $5,270 as of today has been donated to the Rotary Foundation – keep giving with seven months in the fiscal year left!
  • See above for update from the Exec. Board overview

SAA: Don McIlroy

  • Ty can take lessons from Tony Robinson on sales techniques
  • Nov. 17th, 1800: first occupant of White House – John Adams
  • Nov. 17th, 1869 – famous canal opened. Suez Canal
  • Nov. 17th, 1993 – NAFTA approved
  • Nov. 17, 1978 – mass suicide at Jonestown – name of cult? People’s Temple
  • Today is a president’s birthday – born in Orange, Ohio – Garfield
  • Nov. 22, 1718 – Black Beard the pirate was killed: full name Edward Teach
  • Horror Film actor in Bride of Frankenstein- Boris Karloff

Scholarship Drawing: Jim Hooks was the winner of the drawing $19. The jackpot is $751 and it continues!!

Program: Brittany Kaiser – YMCA updates

  • Brittany is the aquatics director and her new role is YMCA MidEastern Regional Representative for Competitive Swimming.
  • Brittany is now overseeing four states of swim coaches (100 total) and their swim teams
  • High School swim teams are back in the water and all teams have increased their student participation. This has also increased the number of students on the YMCA swim team.
  • Teen Center – 6 month membership $75 fee. A lot of kids come after school and have lifeguards who are monitoring the room and are turning out to be role models. Games and homework help is available. Don McIlroy, Connie Chamberlain, Ty Ankrom, Mike Pelcic, Dan Fouts, Dick Gerhardt, Marie Nemes-Crawford all donated one membership each for students who need a sponsor.
  • Water volleyball back in the pool – come play
  • Community Center partners are still be recruited – redoing needs assessment before moving forward
  • Additional staff is needed at the Y if anyone is looking for work

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

11-10-2022

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 

Announcements

  • 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

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

11/3/2022

Larry Logan and Rotary Immediate Past President, Tony Chamberlain

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Rotary Newsletter Editor; [email protected]

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

22nd – No Meeting – Merry Christmas

29th – No Meeting – Happy New Year

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing
  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Gary Montgomery
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Carly Neff selected “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and “Rotary Will Go Around the World”
  • Visiting Rotarians: not today
  • Guests: Daryl Wolfe introduced us to Jim Reitano
  • Students: fog day – Pickaway Ross off school
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Poling, Nemes-Crawford, Spangler, T.Chamberlain, Robinson, Montgomery, Johnson, Rothe, Palm, Ellis, Schreiner, Canfield, Fouts, Wilson, Elick, McIlroy, Riegel, McCrady, Fullen, Hedges, Beavers, D.Wolfe, Dean, Rawlins, C.Chamberlain, Mabe, Radcliff, D.Webb, McNemar, White, I.Webb, Droste, Sneed, Simmons, Neff, Maroscher, Hooks
  • November Birthdays: 5th-Monica Justinger; 8th-Jonathan Davis; 25th-Dick Gerhardt;
  • November Anniversaries: 25th-Ned & Faye Schreiner;

Announcements

  • Gary Montgomery – Dec. 17th is Wreaths Across American at Fortest Cemetery. Sign-ups for a wreath, $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
  • Remember as you leave town for the holidays – pick up a Circleville Rotary flag to take with you when you visit another Rotary club. See Marie if you need help finding a club.
  • Angie Beavers with the Sock-tober update – over 770 pairs collected for Corner Closet, here in Circleville. We thank New Hope Christian Acedemy, Creative Chaos, and Kingston National Bank for their efforts as well as all members
  • Jingle Bell Tea at Mt. Oval on December 11th. Contact Historical Society office for tickets
  • Sheriff Matthew Hafey has applied for membership and the board has approved

SAA: Don McIlroy

  • Happy Dollar – Tony Robinson, Trail Life troop in Athens, Wellston and another one local
  • Happy Dollar – Don McIlroy first hole in one!
  • Birthday/Anniversaries/Joined in November
  • Harry Canfield has been part of our club for 44 years!
  • Longest member of club – Ned Schreiner
  • Nov. 2, 1947 – Howard Hughes, $25 million flight – how far did it fly? 1 mile
  • Dewy defeats Truman headline for what paper? Chicago Tribune

Scholarship Drawing: Joe McNemar was the winner of the drawing $20. The jackpot is $712 and it continues!!

Program: Larry Logan, Ted Lewis Park update

  • Larry is the Chairman of Friends of Ted Lewis Park
  • 1920, Ted Lewis was highest paid entertainer in the country
  • Ted Lewis and his wife donated the land to the city for a park
  • 2015 City Council put together master plan for the park
  • $2.5 million loan, ADA playground and splash pad, restrooms
  • Brochures available, funding request to Rotary, individuals, and companies
  • Friends of Ted Lewis Park Mission: Rebuild Ted Lewis Park with the Vision, Access to Play For All
  • 25.3% last census poverty level in Circleville. 45% of children (under 18 yrs.) live in poverty in the city.
  • Goal is to raise $2million to complete the park by 2024
  • Would like to have three season shelter house like Starkey Pavillion, upgrade baseball lights, benches, bandshell, paving roads, security
  • Since Ted Lewis is in a flood plain, everything needs lifted (shelter house)
  • Savings Bank has given us $25,000
  • Donations are made through Pickaway County Community Foundation. Friends of Ted Lewis Park is a 501(3)c entity.
  • Shelter House – first Priority is large donation for naming right. $595,000 is current estimated cost.
  • Donation cards are available if you are interested
  • Both entrances to the park will be redone, landscaped

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