03-30-2023

President Elect Warren Spangler, Terry Klinker, Program Chair, Bob Sneed

03/30/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

30th: Terry Klinker – Hurricane Katrina relief efforts

April Calendar – Heidi White, Program Chair

April 6: Katarina Sharp – Water conservation and rain barrels

April 13: Jan Shannon for the Uganda project

April 20: Joy Sharp from OSU Extension for Pickaway County

April 27: Kevin T. Donahue – Abe Lincoln, part 2

April 28 & 29: District 6690 Conference – Columbus State / Veteran’s Memorial, Columbus

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 1, 2023 – First Annual Euchre Tournament
  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President Elect Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Fred Mavis
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Jayme Fountain selected “Take me out to the ballgame” and “R-O-T-A-R-Y”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)
  • Guests: Tony Robinson introduced Darlene Weaver; Karlyn Neff introduced Katie Randolph
  • Students: Pickaway Ross Assistant Principal, Lisa Corcoran-Dett introduced Ellie. Ellie has a love for cooking, so Pickaway Ross is a great fit with the opportunities of a commercial foods program.
  • Visiting Rotarian: Laura Aume from Sunrise

New member board approved: Katie Randolph has been approved by the board for membership. She is sponsored by Stacy Young and is the account manager of Green Legacy greenhouse in Orient.

Announcements

  • Gary Montgomery: thank you to Daryl Wolfe, Warren Spangler, Bob Sneed, David & Marie Crawford, Angela Beavers, John Ellis along with Alice Harker. 78 meals were served to our neighbors.
  • Joe McNemar: Friday is City BBQ fundraiser for Boy Scouts Troop 52
  • Paula Routt: “March Madness for Women” Last collection is today!
  • Jayme Fountain: We are nearing the end of Price Finley’s Distrist Governor year and his goal is 1,500 people participating in Club 125. If you have not donated, please see the link on our website: CirclevilleRotary.org. One hundred dollars goes to the Rotary Annual Fund (which is the arm of the foundation that awards grant money) and $25 to Polio Plus to help eradicate the disease from the world.
  • Carly Neff: New Fundraiser – June 1st – Euchere Tournament. More details to come. Donations of new playing cards (wrapped) are being taken.
  • $432 collected by passing the hat for the Rolling Fork Rotary Club members impacted by the Mississippi tornado. If you would like to give mail a check made out to : District 6820 Foundation – Disaster Relief Fund. 131 Fox Run Rd, Canton, MS 39046-9633.

SAA: The lovely Bob Mabe, who believes it is his duty to educate

  • In California, you cannot buy a mouse trap without a hunting license
  • In Florida, only on Sunday’s – a single woman cannot skydive
  • In Minnesota, it is illegal to tease what animal – skunks
  • What was banned in Indonesia for stimulating passion – hula hoop
  • Swedish trivia
  • What do American’s do 22 times a day – open the fridge

Scholarship Drawing: Harry Canfield was the winner of $24. The jackpot is $1,106 and it continues!

Program: Terry Klinker, Colonel of US Army Corps of Engineers, Professor of OSU Business Analytics and former Thompson employee

  • Talking about US Army Engineers would go to different South American countries to build schools, parks, medical support, water, etc. and it is also a training exercise for the unit
  • Building partnerships with countries that have drug trafficking
  • Army, Navy, National Guard, Marines, Reservists – two week rotations
  • Poverty level was high and they were able to bring hope
  • Honduras – brought dentists, doctors and veterinarians (vaccinating the animals which people eventually consume)
  • This program started in 1987, stopped by COVID and hope to be starting again

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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.

03-23-2023

Logan Elm Assistant Principal, Dan Hugus introduced Zach Parks and Gavin Griffey.

Two new Rotarians were welcomed shown along with representatives from Circleville High Schools first FFA chapter leadership team.

03/23/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

23rd: Megan Moorman – CHS FFA

27th: Soup Kitchen

30th: Terry Klinker – Hurricane Katrina

April Calendar – Heidi White, Program Chair

April 6: Katarina Sharp – Water conservation and rain barrels

April 13: Jan Shannon for the Uganda project

April 20: Joy Sharp from OSU Extension for Pickaway County

April 27: Kevin T. Donahue – Abe Lincoln, part 2

April 28 & 29: District 6690 Conference – Columbus State / Veteran’s Memorial, Columbus

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 1, 2023 – First Annual Euchre Tournament
  • 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 “Hey Look Me Over”, “Sing out a song of Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 48 members today: Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Hooks, Rothe, Wolford, D.Wolfe, Radcliff, Hafey, Horning, McNemar, D.Webb, Blanton, McIlroy, Mavis, Ellis, Montgomery, Fouts, Beavers, Riegel, Hedges, Foster, E.Liggett, B.Tootle, T.Tootle, Canfield, Robinson, Elick, Wilson, C.Chamberlain, T.Chamberlain, J.Mullins, C.Mullins, I.Webb, Young, White, Duvall, C.Neff, K.Neff, Ankrom, Dean, Droste, Fountain, Mabe, Sneed, Whitten, Vitartis
  • Guests: John Lambert, with Atomic Credit Union was introduced by Gary Dean; Michele Blanton introduced Grant Davis, new Clerk of Courts; Stacy Young introduced Katie Randolph
  • Students: from Logan Elm High School – Dan Hugus introduced Gavin Griffey and Zach Parks

New Member Day times Two! We welcome Paul Vitartis and Michael Whitten into membership today. Ty Ankrom and Fred Mavis are their sponsors.

Executive Board highlights:

1. Rotary District 6690 conference is April 28-29. There are cost breakdowns for single and half-day attendance. Rotarians are urged to participate

2. No new member applications.

3. Warren provided highlights from the statewide conference for incoming presidents

4. D. Crawford noted that new members to the club are quickly becoming active and leading projects

5. Karlyn, Stacy, Jayme and Carly are putting together a Euchre tournament for June 1 to raise scholarship funds

6. Paula is chairing the drive to collect womens products. Circleville currently in 2nd place in the District for collection total

7. Daryl and Rob started a second date for Rotary food kitchen. 90+ meals served last week.

8. B. Stout chairing the Service Above Self selection committee with Ty and M. Lanman. Application deadline is April 10

5. Ian and D. Crawford are moving forward with new member orientation sessions

6 Ellery asked for board approval to remove the final two Rotary accounts held by US Bank. Motion passed.

7. Rural Urban Day was a great success. Approx. 40 Rotarians and approx. 50 guests in attendance. Cost to club was $1,800. Discussion took place as to how to manage the cost of future Rural/Urban days.

8. The 4-Way speech contest was very successful with a large field of applicants. Many thanks to Tony Robinson and his committee.

9. Ellery went over Rotary financials. Board approved.

10. The April 18 executive board meeting will be utilized to put final touches on leadership and committee assignments for the 2023-24 Rotary year. Drexel and Ellery also will review the different financial accounts for the new directors.

Announcements

  • Soup Kitchen extra: last week we started our new rotation of the second Monday of every other month. Rob Radcliff thanked his wife Dodie, Daryl Wolfe, Warren Spangler, David and Marie Crawford. We are now seeing 90 meals being requested, so help from members is needed. We had a tour of the church’s kitchen supplies – they will accept monetary donations, as as well food items.
  • Rob is also next year’s Program Chair – we are looking for program chairs for April/May/June. If you would like to sign up, please see Rob.
  • Gary Montgomery: our fourth Monday Soup Kitchen is this coming Monday at 4:00pm. If you can make it, please let Gary know.
  • Joe McNemar: Have a meal at City BBQ on March 31st between 11am-8pm and tell them you are there for the Boy Scout Troop 52 fundraiser. Proceeds will help scouts attend Camp Falling Rock this summer.
  • “March Madness for Women” Last collection is next Thursday. We are in second place in our district! Help finish strong.
  • Tony Robinson: Nine students competed in last Saturday’s Four-Way speech contest. Sunrise Rotary co-sponsored the event. Thanks to Tom Duvall, Ellery Elick, Connie Chamberlain, Bill Kramer, Sr. Monica Justinger for working the event, Warren Spangler, Gary Dean, David & Marie Crawford for attending. Our two first prize winners will compete in the District contest at Columbus State, April 28th.
  • New Fundraiser – June 1st – Euchere Tournament. More details to come.
  • April 28/29 – District conference in Columbus. Rotary6690.orgto register. See Marie for help in registering.
  • Photo’s will be in the new directory – make sure you like yours or see David for a retake.

SAA: Dave Webb

  • Tamale National Day; Chip and Dip Day; National Puppy Day
  • NCAA basketball – Men’s – if you went to any of the schools
  • Michael Whitten quoted in paper
  • Berger hospital affiliation in paper
  • OCU affiliation in paper

Scholarship Drawing: Marie was the winner of $36. The jackpot is $1,082 and it continues!

Program: Megan Moorman – CHS FFA

  • Megan worked for Pickaway Ross for 7 years and she started first ag program at Circleville High School. She won the 2022 Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators Early Career Teacher award.
  • Megan is joined today, in their official FFA uniforms, by CHS First FFA President, Sterlin Mullins; CHS First FFA Secretary, Allie Mullins; CHS First FFA Student Advisor, Lillianna Stafford; CHS First FFA Development Chair, Emma Groff
  • Supervised Agricultural Experience(SAE): Each student participates in activities (it’s not all farm based): Sterlin & Allie Mullins have turkey’s; “Ag for All” Podcast was created by Pickaway County Fair Queen Lillianna Stafford; Tutoring in schools is Emma Groff’s SAE.
  • Lab activities included harvesting strawberry DNA
  • Learning about the different components of Agriculture; woodworking, construction projects, Animal and Plant Science, Ag Business
  • Career Development Event – compete against other chapters . Livestock sales, Public Speaking, Dairy Quality, etc.
  • CHS FFA chapter has 115 members
  • They have been involved with: Tree Planting; National convention; Operation Christmas Child Boxes; Toured Ag campus at OSU; Community Breakfast at the Fairgrounds April 4th 6am-10am; Farm To Plate dinner servers
  • Financial support is always welcome and anyone who would like to be a Coach of a topic, please see Megan Moorman
  • Flower sale currently until March 29th: https://app.fundraiseit.org/shop.php?code=18B03B

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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.


03-16-2023

Welcome new member Tom Duvall with sponsor Gary Dean
Incoming RI President Gordon McInally (from Scotland) with Warren Spangler at All Ohio PETS.
Bob Sneed being a festive Sergent-At-Arms
New Hope Seniors reflected on their Honor Flight experience as Guardians. Beth Johnson, Executive Director of Honor Flight joined the presentation as did Harry Canfield, Marilyn and Bob Johnson.
Circleville Rotary donates cash and Thank You cards to Honor Flight. Presenting to Beth Johnson is Harry Canfield and Marilyn and Bob Johnson.

03/16/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd: Rural Urban Day

9th: Ana Dutra – Brazil Rotary Student Exchange

13th: Soup Kitchen

16th: New Hope Students – Guardians on Honor Flight

23rd: Megan Moorman – CHS FFA

27th: Soup Kitchen

30th: Terry Klinker – Hurricane Katrina

April Calendar – Heidi White, Program Chair

April 6: Katarina Sharp – Water conservation and rain barrels

April 13: Jan Shannon for the Uganda project

April 20: Joy Sharp from OSU Extension for Pickaway County

April 27: Kevin T. Donahue – Abe Lincoln, part 2

 April 28 & 29: District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial, Columbus

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Joe McNemar
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Heidi White selected “Irish Eyes Are Smiling”; “Rotary Will Go Round The World”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Ankrom, Beavers, Bidwell, Brown, Canfield, C.Chamberlain, T.Chamberlain, Colburn, Dean, Elick, Fouts, Hedges, E.Liggett, Mavis, McCrady, McIlroy, McNemar, Montgomery, Palm, Radcliff, Riegel, Robinson, Rothe, Sneed, D.Webb, White, Wilson, D.Wolfe, Wolford, Simmons, Catlos, Layton, Hafey, Reitano, Blanton, Liddy, Routt, Duvall
  • Guests: Paula Routt introduced her dad, Paul Vance; Tony Robinson introduced his wife Vickie; Bob Johnson introduced his wife of 68 years, Marilyn; Ty Ankrom introduced Terry Thoren
  • Students: from New Hope Christian Academy are presenting our program today

New Member Day! We welcome Tom Duvall today and thank Gary Dean for being his sponsor. Tom is currently serving on Circleville City Council and is retired from PPG Global Director.

Announcements

  • Warren Spangler attended the All-Ohio President Elect Training Session (PETS) this past weekend.
  • Board meeting is Tuesday, 11:30am at Watt St.
  • Tony Robinson: This Saturday is the Four Way Speech Contest – 11 students will be competing at the library on N. Court. Starts at 10am if you can make it to cheer the students on.
  • Service Above Self nominations are being taken. Please see your email for the application or ask David for a printed copy. Deadline for submissions is April 10th. Selection committee is Bill Stout, Michele Lanman and Ty Ankrom. Mail applications to Bill or drop off at his house.
  • Joe McNemar: Have a meal at City BBQ on March 31st between 11am-8pm and tell them you are there for the Boy Scout Troop 52 fundraiser. Proceeds will help scouts attend Camp Falling Rock this summer.
  • Paula Routt : “March Madness for Women” We helped our district win the statewide contest this weekend at All Ohio PETS and are now competing against clubs in our district. Items being collected are deodorant, shampoo, soap, wipes, tampons, sanitary pads, incontinence products until March 30th. Monetary donations can be given to Paula/Angie/Marie and they will shop for you. If you would like to donate and cannot attend the meeting, please drop off items at the Crawford’s.
  • April 28/29 – District conference in Columbus. Please see your email from Governor Price Finley. Rotary6690.org to register.
  • Photo’s will be in the new directory – make sure you like yours or see David for a retake.

SAA: Bob Sneed

  • National “Everything you do, it’s right” day & Artichoke Heart’s Day
  • Police chief with colorful past is related to Bob McCrady
  • KNB in the news – Heidi
  • Tim Colburn’s picture in the paper as new Health Commissioner
  • CHS wrestler won Wrestling State Championship
  • New Hope won Basketball championship
  • St.Patty’s Day celebration – Leprechaun’s occupation is shoe maker

Scholarship Drawing: Tim Colburn was the winner of $33 – AGAIN, (3 out of the last 6 drawings!) but doesn’t get the big bean. The jackpot is $1,046 and it continues!

Program: New Hope Christian Academy Seniors introduced by Allison Catlos: Ella Hood, Maren McCallister, Effie Tsitroulis, Jenna Tripp

  • The students were Guardians on Honor Flight Mission 119, November 2022
  • The mission of Honor Flight is to honor America’s senior Veterans with a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit the nation’s memorials. To help them share their stories. To celebrate and affirm their service and homecoming.
  • Honor Flight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by charitable contributions
  • Guardians are encouraged to meet their veterans before the flight and go through a day of training to prepare. Maren’s veteran even comes to her basketball games and will be invited to her graduation party.
  • Monuments visited were emotional for the veterans
  • People wait for the veterans at the monuments to welcome them
  • Welcome home tunnel of people at the Columbus airport ends the day
  • Beth Johnson, Executive Director of Honor Flight Columbus, explains the Columbus HUB started in 2007. There are 129 hubs in 43 states. Those HUBs West of the Mississippi make it a 2-3 day trip.
  • America’s senior veterans 65 years and older are eligible for the trip. Honorflightcmh.org for more information and the application.
  • Guardians pay for their own way and volunteers are always welcomed – see the website to sign up
  • Circleville Rotary donated $250 to Honor Flight Columbus and Thank You notes for the next Mission

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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.

03-09-2023

Pam Younkin introduced Dominic Dian and Audrey Kepler from Teays Valley

Jayme Fountain and our speaker, Ana Dutra, with our newest member, Karlyn Neff and her sponsor, Carly Neff.

03/09/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd: Rural Urban Day

9th: Ana Dutra – Brazil Rotary Student Exchange

13th: Soup Kitchen

16th: New Hope Students – Guardians on Honor Flight

23rd: Megan Moorman – CHS FFA

27th: Soup Kitchen

30th: Terry Klinker – Hurricane Katrina

April Calendar – Heidi White, Program Chair

April 6: Katarina Sharp – Water conservation and rain barrels

April 13: Jan Shannon for the Uganda project

April 20: Joy Sharp from OSU Extension for Pickaway County

April 27: Kevin T. Donahue – Abe Lincoln, part 2

 April 28 & 29: District 6690 Conference – Veteran’s Memorial, Columbus

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 16, 2023 – Golf outing at Pickaway Country Club

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  • Presiding: President David M. Crawford
  • Prayer: Dan Fouts
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • National Anthem of Brazil in honor of our speaker today
  • Song Leader: Jayme Fountain “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and in honor of the OSU Basketball win over Wisconsin “Sing Rotarians”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Fouts, Wilson, Canfield, Palm, Johnson, Routt, Riegel, McCrady, Hedges, Mavis, Dean, Montgomery, Ellis, Dailey, Beavers, Elick, Liddy, Sneed, Reitano, Robinson, Horning, McIlroy, Brown, Young, T.Chamberlain, D.Wolfe, Droste, Radcliff, C.Neff, K.Neff, Foster, Fountain, Hafey, Rawlins, E.Liggett, McNemar, Hooks, B.Tootle, Mabe, Blanton
  • Guests: Dan Dailey introduced his wife Donna; Jayme Fountain brought her family; Paula Routt introduced Trisha Johnson; Gary Dean introduced Tom Duvall; Earl Palm introduced Cindy Palm
  • Students: from Teays Valley – Pam Younkin introduced Audrey Kepler and Dominic Doan. We thank the students for fitting us in their schedule today – they were off to donate their first pints of blood at the school blood drive! Well done Audrey and Dominic!

New Member Day! We welcome Karlyn Neff today with her sponsors Carly Neff and Heidi White. You see Karlyn behind the counter at Schieber’s Pharmacy.

New Member application approved by the board: Paul Vitartas, principal of Ralph Starkey High School at the Department of Youth Services has been approved for membership by the board. His sponsor is Ty Ankrom.

From district Governor Price Finley: Thank you to those Circleville Rotarians who made a contribution to the 125 Club! Donate to The Rotary Foundation by giving at least $125, with $100 to go to the Annual Fund and $25 to go to the PolioPlus Fund and become a member of the District 6690 125 Club for 2022-23, and get a cool pin! Donate online at www.givebutter.com/125_club or contact your club president. Thank you Dannie Fouts, David M. Crawford, Jayme Fountain, Judy Wolford, Norman Wilson, Marie Nemes-Crawford, Robert Sneed, Robert Tootle, Robert Liggett, Tyrus Ankrom

Announcements

  • Rural Urban Day lunch was a great success with 50 guests along with 41 members. Thank you to Ellery, Judy, Warren, Fred and Rick
  • Service Above Self nominations are being taken. Please see your email for the application or ask David for a printed copy. Deadline for submissions is April 10th. Selection committee is Bill Stout, Michele Lanman and Ty Ankrom.
  • Paula Routt introduced “March Madness for Women” the state-wide service project and contest collecting toiletry items for women. We will be collecting deodorant, shampoo, soap, wipes, tampons, sanitary pads, incontinence products through the month of March. Monetary donations can be given to Paula/Angie/Marie and they will shop for you.
  • Charlie Hedges – Norm Wilson presented with his Paul Harris +1 pin

SAA: Don McIlroy

  • Birthdays/Anniversaries/how many joined in March?
  • CHS State of the School report was an excellent – any grads of CHS?
  • Don introduced a new game: “How well do you know your Rotarian?” It didn’t make one dollar, but it was fun!

Scholarship Drawing: Tony Chamberlain was the winner of the drawing $27. The jackpot is $1,013 and it continues!

Program: Ana Dutra – Brazil Rotary Student Exchange

  • “One of my biggest dreams was to be part of an exchange program and my family has been so supportive”
  • Ana’s mother is a Rotarian in Brazil and Ana is involved in Interact and plans to be in Rotaract in college
  • 18 exchange students from Brazil are in 6 different countries currently
  • Brazil is the biggest country in South America with 27 states
  • Soccer is the most famous sport in Brazil
  • Economy in Brazil is agricultural along with steel and metal industries
  • Sao Paulo has 12.4 million residents
  • Rio: 6.78 million residents. Used to be coffee producers, but warmer now and that is not good for coffee beans
  • Tourism is large and getting bigger
  • Catholic Religion is the religion of the country
  • Carnival is the main festivity in Brazil “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Jennifer Jones was in Brazil for Carnival. Starts 44 days prior to Easter.
  • Only country to have 5 World Cup titles
  • Two of the service projects for her Interact club – 1. teaching people how to sew. Made masks for pandemic 2. Collect soda pull tabs and plastic bottles to turn in for wheelchairs donated to a local hospital
  • Brazil has mandatory English classes in school
  • Ana plans on journalism as a career and will go to OU for a campus visit in hopes of studying in the USA

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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.

03-02-2023

Rotarians and guests celebrate Rural Urban Day

03/02/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd: Rural Urban Day

9th: Ana Dutra – Brazil Rotary Student Exchange

13th: Soup Kitchen

16th: New Hope Students – Guardians on Honor Flight

23rd: Megan Moorman – CHS FFA

27th: Soup Kitchen

30th: Terry Klinker – Hurricane Katrina

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
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Judy Wolford
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Attending: Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Ankrom, Beavers, Brown, Canfield, C.Chamberlain, Colburn, Dailey, Dean, Droste, Elick, Ellis, Foster, Fountain, Fouts, Hooks, Johnson, Justinger, Kramer, Maroscher, Mavis, McNemar, C.Neff, Rawlins, Riegel, Robinson, Rothe, Schreiner, Sneed, I.Webb, Wilson, R.Wolfe, Wolford, Layton, Hafey, Young, Blanton, Horning

Merit Badge help needed: Scouts in Troop 52 are working on their Geology merit badge. They are in search of a geologist or Civil Engineer willing to help them learn about our environment. If you can help out, please contact Joe McNemar (614-580-8074) or Scoutmaster Rob Fanska (850) 529-6724‬.

New member board approved: Tom Duvall has been approved by the executive board for membership. He is a retired product manager and currently serves on Circleville City Council. Tom is sponsored by Gary Dean.

Rural Urban Day: We had approximately 90 people in attendance, one of the largest crowds in the past several years. Rotary showed its appreciation to the agricultural community who keeps us food secure and provides stewardship of the land. We thank the Presbyterian Church congregational care team for our wonderful meal and table decorations.

Earliest mention of Rotary’s Rural Urban Day in the Herald is 1965.

Ellery Elick thanked his committee – Warren Spangler, Judy Wolford, Angela Beavers, Fred Mavis & Rick Rawlins. He introduced Mike Estadt from Pickaway Co. OSU Extension who spoke on “Pickaway County – A Look Back, A Look Forward”

1 – 49 acres: 1920 – 429 farms; 2020 – 346 farms

50-179 acres: 1920- 1,085 farms; 2020 – 183 farms

180-999 acres: 1920 – 604 farms; 2020 – 323 farms

1000+ acres: 1920 – 2 farms; 2020 – 88 farms

Farmland Value Per Acre: 1920 – $148.48 ($2,324 adjusted for inflation); 2020 – $6,033

Major Crops

Corn Acres: 1920 – 85,871; 2017 – 105,880

Corn Production: 1920 – 4,231,316; 2017 – 19,214,444

Wheat Acres: 1920 – 78,069; 2017 – 9,386

Oats Acres: 1920 – 2,346; 2017 – 1 farm

Livestock

Sheep: 1920 – 10,727; 2020 – 1,062

Swine: 1920 – 57,761; 2020 – 2,841

Beef Cattle: 1920 – 17,784; 2020 – 2,155

Dairy Cattle: 1920 – 9,933; 2020 – 1,775

Fruits and Vegetables

Acres of potatoes: 1920 – 632; 2017 – 117

Trees in orchards: 1920 – 36,860; 2017 – 39

Strawberries/Raspberries/Blackberries: 1920 – 22 acres; 2023 – 1 farm

What is going on right now?

Electric tractors and laser weeder in development

Vertical farming

Gene splicing to help those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity

High rise hog farm in China currently used – 100,000 sows in the building

Artificial Intelligence is coming – sensors in fields to measure insects, moisture, etc. keeping farmers in front of computers more and more

A look back at the Stevenson family and others who farmed our county

02-23-2023

Mrs. Schooly from CHS introduced Carley and Ryan.

Drexel Poling, sponsor for Paula Routt; Program chair, Ian Webb introduced Erin Edwards; sponsor, Bob Sneed for Dave Horning!

02/23/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

23rd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly 

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

27th*: Soup Kitchen

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd: Rural Urban Day

9th: Ana Dutra – Brazil Rotary Student Exchange

13th*: Soup Kitchen

16th: New Hope Students – Guardians on Honor Flight

23rd: Megan Moorman – CHS FFA

27th*: Soup Kitchen

30th: Terry Klinker – Hurricane Katrina

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: Dan Fouts
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Bob Foster: “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”, “We’re Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Palm, Wilson, Elick, Fouts, Canfield, Ellis, Johnson, Mavis, Neff, McCrady, C.Neff, Routt, Foster, I.Webb, Riegel, R.Wolfe, E.Liggett, Beavers, Patterson, Rawlins, Montgomery, Young, C.Chamberlain, T.Chamberlain, Sneed, Patterson, Hedges, D.Webb, White, McNemar, Lanman, Fountain, T.Tootle, McIlroy, Halley, Horning, Maxson Seifert, Brown, Blanton, Droste, Ankrom, Marosher, Mabe, Kramer, Hafey
  • Guests: Fred Mavis introduced Mike Whitten who has applied for membership; Carly Neff introduced Karlyn Neff who will be inducted soon; Earl Palm introduced Chetty Jaracz and Christian Carey ; Gary Dean introduced Tom Duvall
  • Students: from Circleville High School today – Ryan Roy and Carley Hinton with Guidance Counselor Kara Schooly. The students invited us to “State of the Schools” – Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00pm at Circleville High School Auditorium

New Member Day!!! We inducted three new Rotarians today – Dave Horning (Bob Sneed sponsor), Makiah Maxson Seifert (Carly Neff sponsor), Paula Routt (Drexel Poling sponsor).

Board meeting highlights

  • Discussed annual increase in per-member charges to our club by Rotary International and District. Fees will be increasing over the next few years, $160 for 2023-24. Current exec. board strategy is to offset additional fees with broader effort to recruit new members.
  • Heidi reported the scholarship committee (chaired by Connie Chamberlain) is getting applications mailed out.
  • Board voted to request applications from members for a “Service Above Self” award to honor a non-Rotarian who has made a positive and enduring change in the lives of others. Last award was presented in 2017 to Mollie Hedges.
  • District meeting is in Columbus April 28-29. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend.
  • Warren is attending All-Ohio president-elect meeting March 10-11
  • Ian Webb is holding an orientation session for a few new members as we rework the orientation process to make it more effective and timely.
  • Applications for several proposed members pending
  • Ellery reported attendance at March 2 Rural/Urban Day will be similar to past years. More than 50 guests expected.
  • Tony Robinson is chairing 4-Way Speech Contest. Entries are filtering in.
  • Ellery asked for a motion to move any existing accounts at U.S. Bank to other local institutions for more flexibility if/when treasurers change. All members approved.
  • Board discussed the current vacancy on the executive board due to Ellery leaving his director position on the board to assume the treasurer position. With only four months remaining in the current Rotary year, the board decided to take no action on appointing a replacement. A full board will be in place on July 1.

Announcements

  • Rural Urban Day lunch meeting is Thursday, March 2nd – 11:30am at Presbyterian Church, Mike Estedt from Pickaway Co. OSU Extension is guest speaker.
  • In preparation for the Honor Flight program March 16th, Marie passed out note cards for members to write a Thank You for veterans on the April mission
  • Need committee for “Service Above Self” award. If interested in serving on the committee to pick this year’s recipient, please let David know.
  • Gary announced soup kitchen is Monday, 27th (fourth Monday) 3:30pm – 5:00pm. 70+ meals are now being served

SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Badges
  • What year was mass inoculation for Polio started? 1954
  • National Chili Day – Chili was named after Chili
  • Texas named Chili the state dish in 1977
  • What state put chili on spaghetti? Ohio. (Skyline)

Scholarship Drawing: Michele Lanman was the winner of the drawing $30. The jackpot is $987 and it continues!

Program: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly 

  • Erin has never been to the Pumpkin Show! She will be down this year.
  • How can you choose “The Best” new restaurants? Am I still talking about a dish a month after I had it? Am I recommending the restaurant to everyone I talk with? Also look for Bars with cocktails that are unique.
  • Fyr- inside the new Hilton Columbus Downtown Tower in Short North. Wood fired cooking. South American inspired. Argentinian chef.
  • Joya’s Cafe – Local Chef Avishar Barua was on the 18th season of Top Chef. Great breakfast sandwich, fried rice, chai. Breakfast/lunch place in Worthington.
  • Subourban Southern Kitchen – Linworth. Southern inspired, corn bread, fried chicken with peppercorn gravy.
  • Jhapali Kitchen & Bar – Pickerington. Specializes in Nepalese & Indian fare.
  • Best bars – Understory. Beautiful old school building on Olentangy River. Old North neighborhood.
  • Three things to look forward to in 2023: 1. more Cameron Mitchell, 2. downtown making comeback, 3. more wood fired kitchens
  • Speck Italian Eatery on High Street. Homemade pasta. First opened in Delaware, then moved to downtown.
  • Preston’s: A Burger Joint- moved out of North Market to Clintonville. Smashed burgers.
  • Beer lovers – Columbus Brewing Co. Beer Hall next to Franklin Park Conservatory and East Market (in old trolley building).
  • Cameron Mitchell – four new restaurants this year. Two Italian, a new Mediterranean and a steakhouse
  • Changes in Easton restaurants. Weenie Wonder for hot dogs and shakes
  • Indian food standouts – Aab in Grandview, Indian Oven in downtown
  • Columbus Monthly magazine has a circulation of 20,000
  • “Copy and Taste” is Erin’s weekly newsletter https://profile.columbusmonthly.com/newsletters/manage/

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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.

02-16-2023

Principal Nate Smith introduced Isaiah, Camryn & Braylen.

Casey Liddy was welcomed into membership today with Tim Colburn as his sponsor. Representing Boy Scout Troop 52 was Rob Fanska and Joe McNemar.

02/16/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child Protective Services

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly 

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

March Calendar – Bob Sneed, Program Chair

2nd – Rural Urban Day

9th – Ana Dutra – Brazil Rotary Student Exchange

16th – New Hope Students – Guardians on Honor Flight

23rd – Megan Moorman – CHS FFA

30th – Terry Klinker – Hurricane Katrina

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: Fred Mavis
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Patty Rothe selected “Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie”; “Viva La Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Fouts, Canfield, Wilson, Colburn, Palm, Ellis, McCrady, R.Wolfe, Reigel, Hedges, Mavis, Liddy, C.Chamberlain, McNemar, Montgomery, Rothe, Beavers, Elick, Justinger, McIlroy, D.Wolfe, Reitano, Young, Sneed, Lanman, I.Webb, Fountain, Rawlins, Wolford, Brown, Droste, E. Liggett, Blanton, Hooks, Dean, White, Radcliff, B.Tootle, Mabe, Robinson
  • Guests: Dave Horning; Vickie Robinson brought Tony in; Fred Mavis introduced Mike Witten; Heidi White introduced Karlyn Neff; Joe McNemar introduced Rich Brewster
  • Students: from Logan Elm, Principal Nate Smith introduced Braylen Baker, Camryn Ross and Isaiah Serra

New member welcomed today: Casey Liddy, sponsored by Tim Colburn was brought into the club membership today. Welcome Casey!

Announcements

  • Happy Birthday to Circleville Rotary – 101 years serving others
  • After Hours – Feb. 23rd at El Pedregal. 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Rural Urban Day – March 2nd – 11:30am Presbyterian Church, Mike Estedt from Pickaway Co. OSU Extension. Sign-up sheet going around today and next week only. Let Ellery know via phone or email if you will be attending and how many guests you are bringing by Feb. 21st. Members luncheon already in our dues.
  • Executive Board meeting next Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
  • Feb. 27th – last day to enter 4-Way speech contest. Westfall only school represented so far. Tony Robinson is contact.

SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Need to wear your badge or pay $1
  • February is first of how many months without 31 days? 5
  • What year “Day the Music Died”? 1959
  • What city hosted most SuperBowls? Miami
  • Facebook was created in what year? 2004
  • Rarest birthday in the calendar year is December 25th (other than February 29th)
  • Happy Dollars

Scholarship Drawing: John Ellis was the winner of the drawing $24. The jackpot is $956 and it continues!

Program: Joe McNemar & Rob Fanska

  • Our Circleville Rotary Club now is a Charter Partner for Troop 52
  • The troop will still have weekly meetings at Community UMC
  • Scout Master for Troop 52 is Rob Fanska. He is a Logan Elm grad and achieved his Eagle Scout from Troop 52 with Joe McNemar as his Scout Master.
  • 9 youth and 7 adult volunteers currently. Would like to expand and find youth talking to their friends is the best recruiting tool.
  • Each scout troop leader is elected for 6 months and the adults are there for guidance. The troop leader will gain experience in planning events, communication, running a successful meeting, etc.
  • Upcoming events the troop plans; tour of Monmouth Cave in KY; Newark summer camp; Float trip; Backpacking in Zaleski State Forest in the fall
  • The troop is interested in learning more about Rotary and how they can help us serve our community
  • There is one member looking for an Eagle Scout project and will contact our club

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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.

02-09-2023

Pickaway Ross CTC Erika Konowalow introduced Makayla Davis and Riley Underwood.

Program Chair, Ian Webb introduced Erin Allsop from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio.

02/09/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child Protective Services

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly 

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: Jim Hooks – “Better Than Ever This Year”- Get to know our Rotarians better than ever this year! Go Jim!! Can’t wait for your selection NEXT week!
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Elick, Beavers, Palm, Ellis, Brown, Droste, I.Webb, D.Webb, Catlos, Montgomery, McCrady, Riegel, McIlroy, White, T.Chamberlain, Kramer, Radcliff, Hooks, Bidwell, Rawlins, Wilson, Rothe, McNemar, Johnson, Fouts, Canfield, Retanio, Colburn, Fouts, Marosher, Young, Lanman, Fountain, C.Chamberlain, B.Tootle, Blanton
  • Guests: Dave Horning; Drexel introduced Paula Routt; Tim Colburn introduced the new CEO of Berger, Casey Liddy; Heidi White introduced Karlyn Neff
  • Students: from Pickaway Ross, Erika Konowalow introduced Makayla Davis and Riley Underwood

Proposed members approved by the board: Casey Liddy, Paula Routt and Karlyn Neff.

Announcements

  • Rotary Foundation Gala this past weekend honored Charlie Hedges, Dannie Fouts, Jim Hooks and Dick Patrick from our club for their commitment to the Rotary Foundation
  • Jan Shannon, from Sunrise, presented the upgrades being undertaken at Miryante thanks to Rotary Clubs of Circleville and District Grants from the foundation. Her presentation was widely applauded.
  • After Hours – Feb. 23rd at El Pedregal. 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Rural Urban Day – March 2nd – 11:30am Presbyterian Church, Mike Estedt from Pickaway Co. OSU Extension. Sign-up sheet going around today and next week only. Let Ellery know via phone or email if you will be attending and how many guests you are bringing. Members luncheon already in our dues.
  • Bill Kramer is teaming up with the Rotary Club in Jamaica to help get electronics to schools. He will be going again in early March – if you have old phones, laptops, iPads, Bill will take them with him. Please bring to next weeks meeting or contact him.
  • 2023-2024 survey’s on how to volunteer with club activities are due – return to Warren Spangler (or email him if you can’t make a meeting for electronic copy)

SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Happy Valentine’s Day trivia
    • Willy Wonka film sponsored by Quaker Oats
    • Joseph Fry created first chocolate bar in 1847
    • American’s consume 50% of world’s chocolate
    • 145 million greeting cards sent – second to Christmas
    • Feb.14th busy for restaurant’s second to Mother’s Day

Scholarship Drawing: Tim Colburn was the winner (again? Second week in a row?!) of the drawing $22. The jackpot is $933 and it continues!

Program: Erin Allsop from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio

  • Started in 1979 and covers 5 counties – Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Fayette & Highland
  • A “Big” is a responsible and caring adult who is able and willing to invest in the life of a child
  • Required to meet an hour a week with contact throughout the month
  • A “Little” is a child between the ages of 7-14 who is facing adversity and would benefit from a positive and healthy relationship with a trusted adult
  • Community-based: match a Big and a Little. We want a match to last at least 18 months
  • School-based: currently 12 matches at New Hope. Supervised program with a Big (high school student) and Little (elemetary or middle school).
  • Ready to be matched: More kids than adults. 29 kids waiting. Erin and her staff put on various activities for these kids.
  • 166 youth being serviced in Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Fayette and Highland counties
  • Funding – government grants, PCCF, United Way, Fundraisers, Dance for Kids Sake, Bowl for Kids Sake (March 5th at Shawnee Lanes Noon-2pm. Teams of 5, $300)
  • www.bbbssco.org for more information
  • Volunteer! Donate! Promote!

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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.

02-02-2023

Allison Catlos, principal of New Hope Christian Academy Middle & High School introduces Emma Pruitt and Thomas Scribner

Program Chair, Ian Webb introduces Mikki Vinkovich from Child Protective Services

02/02/2023

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

February calendar – Ian Webb, Program Chair

2nd: Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child Protective Services

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly 

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: Warren Spangler
  • Piano Player: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Bob Foster chose “In the Good Old Summertime”, “This is Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler, Elick, Canfield,Hafey, Droste, Montgomery, Patterson, McIlroy, Ankrom, Hedges, McCrady, R.Wolfe, Riegel, Sneed, Rawlins, Justinger, Dean, McNemar, D.Webb, I.Webb, Brown, Wilson, Fouts, Schreiner, Ellis, Neff, Lanman, Retanio, D.Wolfe, Radcliff, Colburn, Mabe, Hooks, Blanton, C.Chamberlain, Young, Wolford, Fountain, Beavers
  • Guests: Dave Horning; Drexel introduced Paula Routt ; Ty Ankrom introduced Paul Vitartis
  • Students: from New Hope Christian Academy, Allison Catlos introduced Emma Pruitt and Thomas Scribner

Announcements

  • Ellery Elick has been named our new treasurer after the death of Dick Fullen who served our club for 50 years
  • Gary Montgomery announced Mt. Oval’s Paper Cutting Workshop on March 5th from 2pm-4pm – contact Historical Society for reservations by Feb. 17th. Cost $15.
  • Board approved Dave Horning for membership – induction will be Feb. 23rd
  • After Hours – Feb. 23rd at El Pedregal. 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Rotary membership survey time – please fill it out & deliver to Warren
  • Boy Scout Troup 170- Water Softener Salt Sale orders being taken. Pancake Breakfast 7am-11am this Saturday at Trinity Lutheran. Cost is $10.

SAA: Angela Beavers

  • Birthdays and Badge missing
  • GI Joe launched 1964
  • Other fun facts, but Marie was having technical difficulties

Scholarship Drawing: Tim Colburn was the winner of the drawing $14. The jackpot is $912 and it continues!!

Program: Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child Protective Services

  • There are still a few suitcases left, (which we donated last year)
  • Children’s services is a tough role, you have to have a passion for helping children from all backgrounds and circumstances
  • County law enforcement is the backbone of our agency, if we need them, they are there
  • We follow the screening guidelines by the state – all inquires are tracked, but investigations and cases need hard evidence and that is what takes time to gather
  • 42 children in foster homes locally
  • We do not have enough foster parents locally. Currently going to Mansfield which causes follow-up issues.
  • Everyone can help – Be a strong leader. Let kids see a role model because they might not have anyone else to look up to.
  • We are in the post COVID uptick in cases because there where not eyes on the kids. The school system spots trouble and can report it. When school was shut down, that was harmful for some kids.
  • Newborns to 17 year olds are taken care of by the agency
  • If child is born positive with fentanyl, automatic removal from home
  • Is there help for grandparents who have to take in the grandkids? Looking into programs to help with kinship placements. None currently.
  • Foster families are also helping the natural parents grow and are being the positive influence the parents need – the goal is reunification

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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.

01-26-2023

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:  Mikki Vinkovich-Program Manager for Child and Protective Services

4th: * Rotary Foundation Gala – Hocking Hills Lodge

9th:  Erin Allsop- Big Brothers, Big Sisters

16th:  Robert Fanska- Boy Scouts

23rd: Erin Edwards- Food and Drink Editor at Columbus Monthly

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.