11-30-2023

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.

11/30/2023

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

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  • 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

Announcements

  • 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

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

11-16-2023

Circleville represented by Slater and Mallory along with Kara Schooley

Eric Liggett received his PHF+2 award from Jayme Fountain

Speaker Julie Baker introduced by Don McIlroy and with President Spangler

11/16/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

November Calendar – Don McIlroy, Program Chair

Nov 23: Happy Thanksgiving – no meeting

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

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Piano: The lovely Esther Fouts!!
  • Song Leader: Tom Duvall – “Over the River” and “Better Than Ever This Year”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  42 today – Spangler, Poling, Nemes-Crawford, Beavers, Justinger, Fouts, Wilson, Duvall, Dean, Canfield, T.Tootle, Droste, Carder, Riegel, R.Wolfe, Brown, Schreiner, D.Wolfe, Young, Mavis, McIlroy, Liddy, Palm, Ellis, Montgomery, Foll, I.Webb, Radcliff, Rawlins, Wolford, T.Chamberlain, Koch, E.Liggett, D.Webb, Fountain, Lam, White, McNemar, C.Neff, Searls, Hooks, B.Tootle
  • Guests: Esther Fouts on keyboards!
  • Students: Circleville High School represented by Kara Schooley, Mallory and Slater. Students who are future Buckeyes!

Announcements

  • Board meeting Nov. 21st here at Watt St
  • Bonus soup kitchen set another record of 174 meals served this past Monday. Daryl Wolfe thanked Rob Radcliff, Bob Sneed, Tom Duvall, Angela Beavers, Gary Montgomery, John Ellis, Warren Spangler, David & Marie Crawford.
  • Wreaths Across America – thank you for your donations. Delivery is Dec. 16th at Forest Cemetery.
  • Tony Chamberlain – Nominating Committee, comprised of Bob McCrady, David Crawford and myself are putting forth Daryl Wolfe and John Lambert as candidates for 2-year terms on the board, beginning July 1. Selected as vice president in July, and assuming the club presidency in 2026 is Connie Chamberlain. Voting by the members in attendance at the November 30th meeting will make it official.
  • Casey Liddy – Volunteer Opportunities at Berger.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer – please contact Tracy VanHorn at 740-420-8464 or email [email protected].
  • Jayme Fountain – Paul Harris award for Eric Liggett +2. Thank you Eric!

SAA:  Don McIlroy

  • 2003 – who was Governor of California – Arnold
  • 2006 – first women speaker of House – Nancy Pelosi
  • What year did 55yr old man contract COVID – 2019
  • Know your fellow Rotarians
    • Born Pickaway county; has two children
    • Had Donna Dailey as teacher
    • Worked at Corp packaging company
    • Has visited 27 of 50 states; Pistoshio is favorite cake
    • Related to a former county commissioner
    • CARLY NEFF
  • Born and reared in Pickaway county; Teays valley grad. 
  • Had first job at age 10; achieved nickname of zipper by doctor because of all the stitches received in childhood
  • learned to fly a Cessna; Traveled all 50 states; Certified rescue diver
  • NED RIEGEL

Scholarship Drawing: Judy Wolford was the winner of $28! The jackpot is $280 and it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Julie Baker – PATH Behavior Health Organization in Circleville

  • Integrated services for serving the needs of everyone in the county
  • Portsmouth is where PATH started
  • Currently 44 offices in Ohio ; also in Utah, NC and Louisiana 
  • PATH – accepts Medicaid and commercial insurance, sliding fee scale, and some pro-bono
  • Now working with VA to provide service to veterans
  • Provide services to ages 3+
  • Community meetings – in libraries, restaurants, wherever people are
  • In-house labs with own RN’s, doctors as well as the therapists 
  • Case managers are also at PATH. People who are in the schools, parks, making sure clients are eating, bills are getting paid, talk about transportation, they see the clients in the real world, does not have to be on Main St.
  • PATH mobile pantry — Purple Bus. Non-profit arm. Bus will go out and pass out meals, sunscreen, clothes where people are. Chillicothe pool, parks, etc.
  • Opened in Circleville a few months ago at 120 W. Main St. And are looking to partner with churches, non-profits, community events.
  • They have a giving tree in the lobby – hats, gloves, socks for winter is the theme

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

11-09-2023

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

11/09/2023

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

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  • 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

Announcements

  • 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
    • JAYME FOUNTAIN
  • 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
    • DARYL WOLFE

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

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

11-02-2023

Rotary Barbie Friends Angela and Marie reveal our total collection in their Barbie Box!

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Betty Wolford, Angela Beavers revealing Sock-tober count.

Luena Foundation donation to help build a medical center. Greg Lam accepting from Dan Fouts and Warren Spangler.

A donation to the Turkey Trot to help stock the food shelves at PICCA

Program chair, Don McIlroy invited Chief Baer and Chief Thompson to speak. Also in attendance is Deputy Chief Davis with President Spangler

11/02/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

November Calendar – Don McIlroy, Program Chair

Nov 9: Terry Rataiczak – District Rotary International Foundation 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 25th: * No Community Kitchen – Merry Christmas

*extra event

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Dan Fouts
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Tom Duvall – “Let there be Peace”; “R-O-T-A-R-Y”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  49 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Fouts, Lam, Canfield, Wilson, Droste, Lambert, Dean, Duvall, Elick, McIlroy, Robinson, Maroscher, C.Neff, Rothe, Nickell, Koch, Wolford, D.Webb, B.Tootle, T.Tootle, Sneed, I.Webb, K.Neff, Riegel, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Rawlins, Schreiner, Hooks, Reitano, D.Wolfe, Palm, Searls, Mavis, Beavers, Wolford, Fountain, T.Chamberlain, C.Chamberlain, Carder, Ankrom, Horning, Dailey, McIlroy, Montgomery
  • Guests: Doug Davis deputy police chief introduced by Don McIlroy, Dan Gilbert by Warner Searls, Betty Wolford by Marie Crawford, Fred and Doug Palm by Earl Palm 
  • Visiting Rotarians: Charlie Hedges – Hilliard
  • Students: from Pickaway Ross – Janet Barrows introduced Cayden Patterson and McKenna Riley

Announcements

  • Sock-tober District competition has netted 1.202 pairs of socks.  (Last years total was 770.) Betty Wolford, Corner Closet accepted the socks. We thank Angela Beavers and her customers for contributing 402 pairs; Matt Hafey and Janet Spangler who dropped off a box each of socks. 
  • Corner Closet – any baby to children’s size clothes donations would be very helpful
  • Donation was made of $250 for Luena Foundation. Greg Lam indicates it will help build a medical center and bio toilets in Western Uganda
  • Jingle Bell Tea – Dec. 10th. Call historical society for reservations 
  • Wreaths Across America – “Camp Charlotte SAR” for checks – $17 per wreath. See Gary, Tony or Rob.
  • Gary Montgomery – Tire tread depth. More than 2/32nd’s tire tread depth. Top of Lincoln’s head of penny.
  • St. Philip’s Turkey Trot will be receiving our $150 donation. It will help fill the food shelves at PICCA with fresh produce
  • Ula Jean Metzler and family need our prayers

SAA:  Don McIlroy

  • Birthdays
  • Bob Sneed – it just makes Don happy to say his name 🙂
  • Un-mask a Rotarian:
    • Always wanted a motorcycle; mother was a dietician; family had a dairy farm; grandfather was Service Director of Circleville; FRED MAVIS
    • Married over 30 yrs; children; three dogs; father was in Air Force; loves to travel; not bald; loves to cook; opened business in 2011; ANGELA BEAVERS
    • Had a dog who was scared of lightening and would climb fence and go to church or police station; Jan Shannon was held by this Rotarian when she was a child; afraid of heights; TY ANKROM
  • Dave Horning and John Lambert in paper

Scholarship Drawing: Don McIlroy was the winner of $28! The jackpot is $239 it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Don McIlroy introduced the Chiefs in Circleville Police/Fire

  • Chief Baer reports:
    • Accidents are down within the city from 185 all year to YTD=100
    • There are 200 fewer citations this year
    • 5,000 more calls for service this year (majority are not emergent, just informational)
    • Work together with fire department more and training with many other offices
    • More virtual crimes and child sex crimes are up with search warrants for computer searches
  • Chief Thompson
    • Started in 2019 – should have had 15 full time firefighters
    • Please vote for levy on Tuesday
    • Was able to get to 18 full time firefighters
    • Added 6 more fully funded by federal government grant for three years
    • 24 full time firefighters/EMT’s currently 
    • Now doing in house CPR training
    • Looking for all grants and funds available
    • 3,813 emergency calls – 85% medical, rest is fire
    • Current ladder truck is from 1997, one is being built and funded by a grant
    • Ambulance services – MedCare will not do call for nursing home transport to hospital only return to nursing home from hospital. Therefore, nursing homes call EMT’s for transport
    • Cardiac/stroke/unresponsive- ambulance and fire truck to help with manpower if needed
  • Any thoughts about city roundabouts? Walnut Creek and N. Court St potential
  • Coughlin Auto working on the land across from Sheetz in order to put it up for sale

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

10-26-2023

Bob and Jo Liggett raised a big’in!

Senior Advisor Bob McCrady, Daryl Wolfe and President Spangler with a record profit. Now, to serve the community.

Program Chair, Bob Foster, with Gerhard Maroscher and President Spangler.

10/26/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

November Calendar – Don McIlroy, Program Chair

Nov 2: Don McIlroy – Fire/Police department updates

Nov 9: Terry Rataiczak – District Rotary International Foundation Chair

Nov 13: * Bonus Soup Kitchen – 3:00pm cooking begins with Bob McCrady and his hat

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 25th: * No Community Kitchen – Merry Christmas

*extra event

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Roger Wolfe
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader:  Bob Foster – “Sing Rotarian’s” and Ohio State’s Fight song
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  39’ish today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, D.Wolfe, McCrady, Reitano, Montgomery, Palm, Ellis, Koch, Carder, Young, Hooks, Rhoads, Droste, J.Mullins, C.Neff, Fountain, Blanton, Schreiner, Lanman, Riegel, E.Liggett, B.Liggett, Duvall, Wilson, Elick, Fouts, McNemar, Foll, Brown, McIlroy, D.Webb, Maroscher, Foster, C.Chamberlain, R.Wolfe, Mavis
  • Guests: Clint Snedegar

Announcements

  • Sock-tober District competition has netted 766 pairs of socks to date. Today is your last day. Last years total was 770. Next week, Betty Wolford, Corner Closet will be here to accept the socks.
  • Big Wheel Race wrap-up with Jim Hooks: 69 kids signed up and we had over 55 ride. A lot of media coverage and a big article in the paper. Thank you to all the volunteers!
  • Pumpkin Show Booth wrap-up with Daryl Wolfe. We have cleared a record amount thanks to all your hard work. $11,150.
    • How many pieces of pumpkin pie did we sell? 2,432
    • How many gallons of ice cream did we sell? 177 gallons
    • How many 2-liter root beers – 108
    • # of credit card transactions during the week – 531 ($3,600+)
  • Gary Montgomery: Community Kitchen was Monday and we served 132 meals. Thanks to Daryl Wolfe, David & Marie Crawford, Warren Spangler, Angela Beavers, Bob Sneed, Tom Duvall, Chef Bob McCrady,  Alice Harker and baker extraordinaire Sandy Montgomery
  • Jingle Bell Tea – Dec. 10th. Call historical society for reservations 
  • Wreaths Across America – “Camp Charlotte SAR” for checks – $17 per wreath. See Gary, Tony or Rob.
  • Disaster Aid USA Trailer: Warren and Marie rode in Friday night parade with Dave Roasa, Grove City Rotary and the Zone lead for Disaster Aid USA. Also in town was Bruce Schultes from Cross Timbers Rotary in Texas, District 5790. The trailer is outfitted with over $12,000 in equipment.  Our club is listed with 13 others who contributed $500 or more. Home Depot provided a $4,300 grant for products to fill the trailer. 
  • David M. Crawford – received his Paul Harris +7
  • Mike Pelcic’s (former Rotarian) retirement party at Rhoades – Nov. 2nd 4pm-7pm

SAA: THE Fred Mavis

  • Bob Sneed is paying his birthday fine remotely
  • Wedding /Rotary anniversaries
  • Warren and Don and Stacy Young – pictures in paper
  • Ellery and Josh Ford interviewed with Scioto Post
  • Gerhard in the paper

Scholarship Drawing: Drexel was the winner of $23! The jackpot is $191 it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Gerhard Maroscher – “An American Story”

  • Born in Romania during WWII. Family lived there for 800 years.
  • Dad was a teacher and mom was a homemaker
  • Romania became Hungary in 1940
  • Beginning 1944, the war came to home while dad was fighting
  • Left on last Red Cross train to go to Vienna which took 3 weeks
  • Made it to refugee camp in Austria – sickness overtook them
  • Mother negotiated with the Nazi camp director for women to be able to cook for their children. She lived to tell Gerhard his story
  • Dad was a POW
  • 1946 reunited with all family
  • Sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church in Bexley, made it to the USA
  • Gerhard visits local schools and any organization which asks – truth from someone who lived it

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

10-12-2023

Song Leader Bob Foster and Ellery Elick got the meeting started with The Pumpkin Show song!

Teays Valley Senior Class Leaders – Destiny and Simon.

Jayme Fountain awarded Rob Radcliff and Warner Searls with PHF+1!

The great Fred Mavis as SAA.

Our speaker today was Kim Frericks, Trustee of the Pumpkin Show announcers. Shown with Rotarians on her committee.

10/12/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

October Calendar – Bob Foster, Program Chair

Oct 19: * No Meeting – Big Wheel Race at 1:00pm Pinckney St. Stage

Oct 23: * Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Oct 26: Gerhard Maroscher – did you know he is recording his audio book?

November Calendar – Don McIlroy, Program Chair

Nov 2: TBD

Nov 9: Terry Rataiczak – District Rotary International Foundation Chair

Nov 13: * Bonus Soup Kitchen – 3:00pm cooking begins with Bob McCrady and his hat

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

*extra event

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer:  Norm Wilson
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Bob Foster – No Books needed today? The Pumpkin Show Song!  We sounded really good 🙂
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  47 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Fouts, Elick, Wilson, Duvall, Lambert, Canfield, Schreiner, McIlroy, D.Webb, Droste, Young, Foll, Fountain, Ford, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Riegel, Palm, Ellis, Rawlins, Robinson, Searls, Montgomery, Mavis, T.Chamberlian, Beavers, C.Chamberlain, Carder, Liddy, Androm, D.Wolfe, Brown, Justinger, E.Liggett, McNemar, White, C.Neff, Hooks, B.Tootle, Nikell, Koch, Marosher,  Blanton
  • Guests: Destiny Crago, Assist Mgr. for Atomic Credit Union was introduced by John Lambert
  • Students: Pam Younkin from Teays Vaalley- Simon and Destiny were today’s showcased seniors.

Announcements

  • Jayme Fountain – Paul Harris Fellow +1 pins were presented to Rob Radcliff and Warner Searls today!
  • 125 Club new members include Bob Sneed, Jayme Fountain, Rob Radcliff, David Crawford
  • Marie announced Sock-tober District competition has netted 517 pairs of socks to date.  Last meeting of October is our last day! Please help us surpass last years total of 770!
  • Rob reported Pumpkin Show Booth schedule is posted on the website:  www.Circlevillerotary.org
  • Jim Hooks announced Big Wheel Race is Thursday, of Pumpkin Show, 1pm. Race goes rain or shine.  Meet at Jim’s office at noon with your lunch and get a briefing along with helping move items into place or meet 12:45pm at the track (Pinckney St)
  • Disaster Aid USA’s trailer is going to be pulled through Pumpkin Show Friday 8pm parade. If you would like to ride in the pick-up, please contact Marie.
  • Soup Kitchen – October 23rd 3:30pm – 5:15pm ‘ish. Come as you can.
  • Joy Sharp sent a thank you for our help with local 4H Leadership banquet
  • Mike Pelcic’s (former Rotarian) retirement party at Rhoades – Nov. 2nd 4pm-7pm

SAA: THE Fred Mavis

  • Birthday/Annivesary
  • Casey Liddy – new Urgent Care opened when he said it would
  • Greg Lam was in the paper, Casey will pay that fine
  • PMP BOB with the Pumpkin Show license plate on his white truck – that will cost you $1 McCrady
  • 1933 was first PS with queens – Lucille Heise was first one
  • 2014 still has record weight of winner pumpkin – 1,990
  • Largest pie from Lindsey’s – 14 ft across!
  • Mr. Pumpkin Show – the late Robert Colvin
  • Heather Foll’s Happy Dollar was for DD achievement of adding a mobile adult changing station during Pumpkin Show – in front of Brown Memorial

Scholarship Drawing:  Marie Crawford was the winner of $28! The jackpot is $168 it will continue to grow.

 Program: Kim Lovenshimer Frericks – Pumpkin Show Announcer Trustee

  • Kim was in the Little Miss parade in 1974 (and our Ned Schreiner was her photographer!)
  • Kim started announcing parades in 1997 with her brother-in-law, Mike Logan
  • 7 stages including the Information booth, but not including CGTV
  • 31 volunteers comprise the committee
  • What was the year of the first parade at the Circleville Pumpkin Show, and what was the name of the parade? 1908 & the Floral Parade
  • Kim donated the quiz winnings for Sock-tober!

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

10-05-2023

Westfall was represented by Bryce and Allie. Emily Smith introduced them.

Rotary Barbie Friends Marie and Angela are knee deep in socks! Who will be the next Rotary Barbie to be in the box?

New member Nathan Carder, speaker Yolanda Johnson, new member Caleb Nichol and President Spangler

10/05/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

October Calendar – Bob Foster, Program Chair

Oct 12: Kim Frericks, Pumpkin Show Announcers Trustee

Oct 19: * No Meeting – Big Wheel Race at 1:00pm Pinckney St. Stage

Oct 23: * Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Oct 26: TBD

*extra event

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Assistant District Governor, Jim Rogers
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Bob Foster – Home on the Road & Sing Rotarians
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 47 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Ankrom, Beavers, Brown, Canfield, C.Chamberlain, Droste, Elick, Ellis, Foster, Fountain, Fouts, Hooks, E.Liggett, McCrady, McIlroy, McNemar, Montgomery, C.Neff, Palm, Radcliff, Rawlins, Riegel, Robinson, Schreiner, T.Tootle, I.Webb, Wilson, D.Wolfe, R.Wolfe, Catlos, Hafey, Reitano, Young, Lanman, Blanton, K.Neff, Horning, Ford, Lambert, Searls, Nickell, Carder, Justinger
  • Guests: Marie Nemes-Crawford introduced Kim Frericks and Katie Logan-Hedges; Amiya McBee – Branch Manager for Atomic Credit Union was introduced by John Lambert; Allison Catlos introduced Derek Radcliff from New Hope’s music department; Dave Horning brought his fiancé Laura to lunch; Ashlynn Ford accompanied her dad
  • Visiting Rotarians:  Catherine Ferynowski, Orlando, FL; Charlie Hedges, Hilliard and Asst. Governor, Jim Rogers from Logan
  • Students: Westerville High School counselor Emily Smith introduces Allison Copeland and Bryce Wickline

New Members: David Crawford introduced Nathan Carder, CEO of Brown Memorial Home. Nathan lives in Hilliard and has three children. Ty Ankrom introduced Caleb Nickell public accountant with Edward Jones next to Scioto Coffee.

Announcements

  • Angela announced Sock-tober District competition has netted 374 pairs of socks to date. Please donate new winter socks or Rotary Barbie friends Angela or Marie for monetary donations (they’ll shop for you!)
  • Ice Cream Tickets – $5 see Daryl or Bob McCrady. Purchase for friends and neighbors.
  • Rob reported Pumpkin Show Booth schedule will be posted on the website
  • Jim Hooks announced Big Wheel Race is Thursday, of Pumpkin Show, 1pm. Please let Jim know if you are a regular volunteer and CANNOT make it. We need at least 15 people.
  • Disaster Aid USA’s trailer is going to be pulled through Pumpkin Show Friday 8pm parade. If you would like to ride in the pick-up, please see Marie.
  • Disaster Aid USA is holding a Deployment Readiness training session for anyone interested on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the Jackson Township Building 3765 Hoover Rd. Grove City. Training will be a combination of classroom overview and hands-on field work to learn to chainsaw, muck & gut, and tarp roofs. Contact Dave Roasa for time at [email protected]

SAA: Bob Foster

  • Birthday’s / Anniversaries this week alone
  • First talkie came out on this date – Jazz Singer 
  • Henry Ford sold first car in black

Scholarship Drawing:  Earl Palm was the winner of $20! The jackpot is $140 it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Yolanda Johnson – Marching Band Director of the Ohio State School for the Blind 

  • Band was started in 2005
  • Students are a mix of visual impaired students. Some completely blind and some in just one eye. 
  • There is also a pep band for those musicians who might not be able to march
  • Being a music teacher takes preparation and creating materials because it is not readily available 
  • “Prepare, Adapt and Overcome” is band motto
  • All the band kids are athletes as well, swimming, track and field, so practice cannot overlap sports
  • Music code by Louis Braille, who was also a musician
  • Students come from all over Ohio
  • Adult volunteers are needed for only about 1/2 students in the marching band. Others can see enough to follow the cues on either side of them
  • Looking for more volunteers!
  • K-12, 100 students in band
  • Funding is donation based and Lions club donations along with fundraising events
  • Ms. Johnson’s personal goal is to get the band on an international trip
  • Percussion section is all high school students – middle school is not interested. Also need students playing flute and saxophone
  • How do you direct? When in a classroom, I can ask how many can see me. While marching, students have to rely on their listening skills and need to practice changes of tempo based on the music 
  • MaKenzie Love and others visit the school in summer to further their education on skills learning which might not be taught in the district schools
  • Ms. Johnson indicates the school in known internationally and receives calls from Canadian and Japanese schools looking for advice on music education and activities for their own students

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

09-28-2023

Pickaway Ross students were introduced by Janet Barrow – in her first visit to Rotary! Hailey and William are both Logan Elm students – have a great senior year!

Bob McCrady was awarded his chef hat for helping prepare the Bonus Community Kitchen meals. Daryl Wolfe and Rob Radcliff insist he opens a box of pasta like a pro and spreads cheese evenly on casseroles.

SAA Tony Chamberlain in his swan song appearance – if you clapped when I announced this was going to be a short one today – pay $1.

Michelle Blanton ends her program chair month with Dale Herron from Arts Around. President Spangler is giving someone the side eye.

09/28/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

October Calendar – Bob Foster, Program Chair

Oct 5: Yolanda Johnson, Director, Ohio State School for the Blind Band

Oct 12: Kim Frericks, Pumpkin Show Announcers Trustee

Oct 19: No Meeting – Big Wheel Race at 1:00pm Pinckney St. Stage

Oct 23: * Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Oct 26: TBD

*extra event

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Joe Brown
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: John Lambert selected “Old McDonald”, “R-O-T-A-R-Y”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 47 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Elick, Canfield, Wilson, Duvall, Lambert, Dean, B.Liggett, Blanton, Ford, Young, K.Neff, White, Schreiner, Mavis, Dailey, Palm, Ellis, T.Tootle, E.Liggett, Riegel, R.Wolfe, McCrady, Searls, C.Mullins, McNemar, Ankrom, Foll, D.Wolfe, Brown, Reitano, D.Webb, Montgomery, Davis, Radcliff, Mabe, Fountain, Hooks, Hafey, C. Chamberlain, T.Chamberlain, Wolford, McIlroy, Beavers
  • Guests: Caleb Nichol from Edward Jones is waiting to be inducted; Ashlynn Ford made another appearance today with dad
  • Visiting Rotarians:  Catherine Farynowski from Orlando, FL Club 
  • Students: Pickaway Ross students visited today –  Janet Barrow introduced William Morrison who is studying in the Outdoor Power Program, he is a Logan Elm student; Hailey Fox (Visual Communication & Design) she is also interviewing Veteran’s for Library of Congress

Announcements

  • We welcomed Heather Foll back to Noon Rotary from Sunrise
  • Angela announced Sock-tober District competition has netted 279 pairs of socks to date. Please donate new winter socks or see Angela or Marie for monetary donations (they’ll shop for you!)
  • Ice Cream Tickets – $5 see Daryl or Bob McCrady. Purchase for friends and neighbors.
  • Rob reported Pumpkin Show Booth needs a Saturday night closing shift filled
  • Jim Hooks announced Big Wheel Race is Thursday, of Pumpkin Show, 1pm. Please let Jim know if you are a regular volunteer and CANNOT make it – everyone welcomed.
  • Gary reported a record 172 meals were served from the Community Kitchen on Monday. Thanks to Warren, Rob and Dodie, Bob McCrady, Daryl, Tom Duvall, Alice, David and Marie and Sandy Montgomery for baking desserts. Fourth Monday of every month from 3:30pm-5:30pm now – come when you can, we can use the help. The Presbyterian Church accepts monetary donations to help keep the soup kitchen stocked. They serve meals Monday, Wednesday, Friday of every week (except Pumpkin Show) and WEDNESDAY’s are actually their busy day!

SAA: Tony Chamberlain

  • Short and sweet today – if you clapped at that, $1
  • Anniversary/Birthday’s

Scholarship Drawing:  Tom Tootle was the winner of $23! The jackpot is $120 it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Arts Around – Dale Herron

  • Programs are developed for enjoyment and entertainment – visual, musical and story telling. We have great writers in our area.
  • Arts Around – impact as many areas of the community as they can
    • created by Charlie Jackson 2000
    • Americana Music Series when this restaurant was JR Hooks
  • The old Marfield Bank building (built 1840) is downtown location of Arts Around now with rotating art installations
  • Creatively nurture arts in Pickaway County is the mission
  • Eric Henn has had an art show in the gallery
  • Jack Pine has a show in the summer, non pumpkin related
  • Art show for students in local schools
  • Pumpkin Show – everything Pumpkin event
  • November – Artist talks
  • Bruce Horn is coming in from Arizona for a show
  • Calendar is their major fundraiser – Images of Pickaway County
  • Provide scholarships for local students – grades 8-11 to take classes at Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Arts Around tries to partner with local organizations
  • How can we help Arts Around? Membership, come visit the gallery and purchase something, be a calendar sponsor, volunteer at the gallery, do you want to help write grants – we need you!
  • As a non-profit, all donations go back into Arts Around
  • Circleville is on an Art Trail – because of the outdoor murals
  • Gallery staffed by volunteers Friday 5-7pm; Saturday 11-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm
  • ArtsAround.org for updated information and programs

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

09-21-2023

Cindy and Ty from CHS along with school counselor, Mrs. Schooley.

Program Chair Michelle Blanton introduced Kenneth Tennant. Pictured with President Spangler.

09/21/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

September Calendar – Michelle Blanton, Program Chair

Sept 25: *Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Sept 28: ArtsAround, Dale Herron

Sept 28: * Pumpkin Show Booth – Shift Supervisor meeting

October Calendar – Bob Foster, Program Chair

Oct 5: Yolanda Johnson, Ohio State School for the Blind Band

Oct 12: Kim Frericks, Pumpkin Show Announcers Trustee

Oct 19: No Meeting – Big Wheel Race at 1:00pm Pinckney St. Stage

Oct 23: * Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Oct 26: TBD

*extra event

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Tony Robinson
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: “Home on the Range” and “Rotary Will Go Round The World”; Happy Birthday to Tony Robinson 
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 38 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Canfield, Elick, Wilson, Dean, McNemar, T.Tootle, T.Chamberlain, Fountain, Wolford, C.Chamberlain, Rothe, D.Webb, Blanton, Searls, Maroscher, Riegel, Reitano, McCrady, Rawlins, B.Tootle, E.Liggett, Mavis, Palm, Ellis, Schriener, Robinson, Dailey, Beavers, D.Wolfe, Radcliff, J.Mullins, C.Neff, McIlroy, Lanman
  • Guests: David Crawford introduced Nathan Carder from Brown Memorial Home who has turned in paperwork to become a member; Ty Ankrom introduced Caleb Nickell from Edward Jones who has turned in paperwork to become a member; Ashlynn Ford attended her first Rotary meeting
  • Visiting Rotarians: Kenneth Tennant from Sunrise
  • Students: Kara Schooley introduced Ty Foster and Cindy Williams (future Buckeyes??!!)

Two members approved by board for membership: The board has approved the applications from Caleb Nickell, sponsored by Ty Ankrom and Nathan Carder, sponsored by David M. Crawford.

Announcements

  • Angela announced Sock-tober District competition has netted 247 pairs of socks to date. Please donate new winter socks or see Angela or Marie for monetary donations (they’ll shop for you!)
  • No Board meeting in October
  • Ice Cream Tickets – $5 see Daryl or Bob McCrady. Purchase for friends and neighbors.
  • Rob reported Pumpkin Show Booth needs a Friday and a Saturday shift filled
  • Daryl reported Sept. 28th – shift supervisor meeting after regular meeting – learn credit card procedure, how to weigh the ice cream and other fun tasks.
  • David reminds everyone, Monday, Sept. 28th is community kitchen. Starts at 4pm – all are welcome

SAA: Tony Chamberlain

  • Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
    • How many times have they played? 7
    • How many of the 7 games were regular season? 5
    • Heisman winners count? Tied 7 each
    • More National Championship’s – Norte Dame with 11
    • Whose stadium is older? Ohio State’s 1922

Scholarship Drawing:  Josh Ford was the winner of $19! The jackpot is $97 it will continue to grow.

 Program: Kenneth Tennant – Community Cupboards

  • 2018-2019, 8 cupboards installed. Heather Foll took ownership.
  • 2020 – Ken and Sue Davis offered to help coordinate
  • Today, 21 cupboards – 12 in Circleville – 9 in other county locations
    • 11 located in various churches
    • PCBDD
    • Both county libraries
    • YMCA
    • PARS
    • Job and Family Services
    • Senior Center
    • Corner Clothes Closet
  • Committee looks for commitment to care for new cupboards and a need
  • Provide quick access to non-perishable food and toiletries to anyone in need
  • County stats: 12% (7,000) living at or below the poverty level
  • “Leave what you can. Take what you need.” Is the Motto
  • Once a month “owners” pick up food from the Presbyterian Church (donates a store room for items) and monitor the box for the month
  • This year $30,000 worth of food from the Presbyterian Church store room, unknown value of items when people just stop on the way home from the grocery
  • Donation Events – 12 local. Boogie on the Blacktop at the Eagles; Tiger Day – every fall sports team challenge – 1,000 individual items collected; Take back the strip cruisers – 1 event. $1,400 and items; Walmart did donation event; 4H students collected and then delivered to the cupboards
  • No administrative expenses
  • Apothecary is a drop off location – Ken visits once a month for pick-up
  • Sutherland donated all items to build the cupboards; Circleville High School shop class built them
  • Dog food and cat food rebagged and distributed to the closets
  • NO GLASS items should be left
  • Community Action Day – October 12th
    • PCCF and OCU Sponsors
    • Huge day of community service
    • College students 
    • Community can nominate someone in need and students will assist in washing windows, fall yard clean-up, what-ever the need
  • Facebook – community Cupboards of Pickaway County 1,900 followers
  • Kenneth Tennant – [email protected] if you would like to volunteer or have a question
  • Latest cupboard at St. Philipp’s was just installed

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

09-14-2023

Clara Wilson, Carson Summers and Logan Elm Principal Nate Smith. We have been inviting students since 1936.

Michelle Blanton, Program Chair with Rotarian Casey Liddy and President, Warren Spangler

09-14-2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

September Calendar – Michelle Blanton, Program Chair

Sept 21: Community Cupboards, Kenneth Tennant

Sept 25: *Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Sept 28: ArtsAround, Dale Herron

October Calendar – Bob Foster, Program Chair

Oct 5: Yolanda Johnson, Ohio State School for the Blind Band

Oct 12: Kim Frericks, Pumpkin Show Announcers Trustee

Oct 19: No Meeting – Big Wheel Race at 1:00pm Pinckney St. Stage

Oct 23: * Community Kitchen. Presbyterian Church 4:00pm

Oct 26: TBD

*extra event

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Dan Fouts
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: John Lambert “Let me call you sweetheart”, “We are Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  47 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Fouts, Elick, Canfield, Liddy, Wilson, Duvall, Lambert, Dean, B.Liggett, Blanton, I.Webb, Young, K.Neff, Weaver, Robinson, Schreiner, Ford, Palm, Ellis, Mavis, Riegel, Foster, T.Tootle, Sneed, Searls, D.Webb, Fountain, Wolford, Ankrom, D.Wolfe, Reitano, Rothe, McNemar, C.Chamberlain, Marosher, E.Liggett, B.Tootle, Radcliff, Mabe, Davis, Brown, Beavers, Hafey
  • Guests: Caleb Nickell introduced by Ty Ankrom
  • Visiting Rotarians: Catherine Farynowski from Orlando. FL club
  • Students:  Nate Smith, Principal at Logan Elm introduced Clara Wilson and Carson Summers

Announcements

  • Daryl Wolfe thanked Gary Montgomery, Rob & Dodie Radcliff, David & Marie Crawford, Monday, Sept. 11th – Bonus Community Kitchen served 130+ meals
  • Angela announced Socktober District competition. Please donate new socks or see Angela or Marie for monetary donations (they’ll shop for you!)
  • Sept. 19th – Tuesday is board meeting
  • Ice Cream Tickets – $5 see Daryl or Bob McCrady. Purchase for friends and neighbors.
  • Daryl reported Pumpkin Show Booth needs a Friday and a Saturday shift filled
  • Daryl also reported Sept. 28th – shift supervisor meeting – learn credit card procedure, how to weigh the ice cream and other fun tasks.
  • Daryl announced next week we will start accepting credit card payments for lunch. You will be charged one dollar more to cover the credit card fees
  • David Crawford announced a District campaign – Sept.-Nov. bring a guest. The club with the most guests, per capita, will win a social event!
  • Tony Robinson invited us to Forest Cemetery at 1pm this Saturday (16th) to honor three men in the Revolutionary War
  • Warren encouraged members to attend Ro-Talks, Sept. 30th in Lancaster 9:00am-1:00pm Discussion about mental health and peace
  • Jayme Fountain reported our Rotary Foundation goal is $6,300 and we are 20% there. Our Polio Plus goal is $3,100 and we are 46% there. Remember, the 125 Club can be your avenue to support both the Foundation ($100) and Polio Plus ($25).

SAA: Grant Davis (his first time up) and keeping with the program today

  • Anyone with an OhioHealth  doctor $1
  • Anyone who ever served on the Berger Board $1
  • National Cream filled donut day – if you ate a donut today $1
  • National Rose Tequilla day – if you have ever had a tequilla  $1
  • National Sober day – if you never drank tequilla $1
  • 1716 – first ? Was built in the US – lighthouse
  • What president died on Sept 14th after being shot? McKinley
  • What famous national anthem was written? Star Spangled Banner
  • What starting NFL quarterback has a birthday today? Watson
  • Happy Dollar – Tony Robinson has enough detail of his family history to prove he is a descendent of Mayflower families!  

Scholarship Drawing:  Dave Webb was the winner of $26! The jackpot is $78 it will continue to grow.

 Program:  Casey Liddy, President of OhioHealth Berger

  • In a Year:
    • 2,200+ admissions
    • Over 300 deliveries
    • 2,500+ surgical procedures
    • 22, 700+ emergency visits
    • 90,000+ outpatient visits (lab, x-rays, mri’s, etc)
  • Berger has 83 licensed beds
  • 545 associates
  • 5 primary care offices
  • Community Partnership – OhioHealth is leasing the operations from the city and county. Goals that are reported to the oversight board are offering employment opportunities, physician recruitment and capital investment goals
  • Oct. 3rd OhioHealth Circleville Urgent Care is opening in the Wal-Mart shopping center
  • Integration with local community is important to OhioHealth. If you see a need, reach out to Casey
  • Workforce Development – high school students, Pickaway Works, OU Chillicothe
  • Berger has no travel nurses because they are developing relationships down the line into high school and offering opportunities in medicine and other careers
  • What’s next for OhioHealth Berger
    • Urology – Prostate Cancer (2nd most common cancer in the US. – 595 patients treated FY22)
    • Urgent Care – Opening October 3rd in Wal-Mart shopping center (9am-9pm – 7 days a week)
    • OR modernization
    • OR waiting room remodel
  • Continuing to grow LOCAL CARE and enhancing Women’s Care

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