02-15-2024

Celebrating Boy Scouts and Troop 52
Circleville Noon Rotary presents $2,000 to Imagination Library
Judy Wolford making us all think about history
Karlyn Neff introduced Samantha Yates as our speaker. President Spangler also pictured.

02/15/2024

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

Feb. 22nd: Tim Chelkowsky – Safari so good!

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Roger Wolfe
  • Piano: Esther Fouts
  • Song Leader: Eric Liggett selected – “Tell Me Why”, “Viva La Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list)  43 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, C.Chamberlain, Justinger, Droste, Mavis, Robinson, Dailey, Young, I.Webb, D.Webb, K.Neff, Fountain, Dean, Lambert, McNemar, Liddy, Wilson, Montgomery, Wolford, Horning, Schreiner, Knotts, Canfield, Riegel, R.Wolfe, D.Wolfe, McCrady, Ankrom, B.Tootle, Duvall, Marosher, Foll, Fouts, T.Chamberlain, Lanman, E.Liggettt, C.Neff, T.Tootle, White, Hooks
  • Guests: Esther Fouts is in the house; Joe McNemar – Rob Fanska from Troop 52
  • Students:  Logan Elm couldn’t make it today

Announcements

  • Euchre – 55 tickets sold – $2,100 taken in – $300 more than last year
  • Check presentation for Dolly Parton Imagination Library – $2,000, (which includes a matching District Grant). Over 2,000 children enrolled in Pickaway County.
  • Rural Urban Day – Feb. 29th. Speaker from division of wildlife – with critters! Presbyterian Church – 11:30am start time. SIGN-UP today!
  • March 23rd – 4-way Speech contest 10am – Circleville Library. Speeches start at 11am. Please see Tony Robinson to help. March 3rd is registration deadline
  • Board Meeting February 20th; 11:30am
  • Joe McNemar, 2024 is the Boy Scouts 114th year. Rob Fanska, Scout Master for Troop 52 presented the club with a certificate of appreciation as the troop celebrates 59 continuous years.
  • Community Cupboard:  Island Road Community Service building (Ellery’s office south lot) Please contribute Non-Perishable Food and Toiletries in NON-GLASS containers. Stop on your way back from the grocery and help your neighbors in need. 

SAA: Judy Wolford had a lot of funds rolling in

  • If you don’t have your badge on
  • Monday is President’s Day
    • Which US President has the most US communities named after them – Jefferson
    • Who was the first US President to be born a US citizen – Van Buren
    • Who was the first President to talk on the telephone – Garfield (and talked to Alexander Bell)
    • One of our presidents was a tailor – Johnson
    • 3 presidents died on July 4th. Who was born on the 4th – Coolidge

Scholarship Drawing:  Gerhard was the winner of $25! The jackpot is $569 and it will continue to grow!

 Program: Samantha Yates, PharmD

  • 7,000-9,000 people die in the US a year because of medication error
  • $40 billion spent each year related to looking after patients with medication associated errors
  • Becoming a pharmacist – 6-8 year of schooling total after high school
  • Pharmacist role – medication expert, team based treatment approach, education patient and doctors
  • Community pharmacists can…
  • Fill prescriptions, vaccines, counseling, medication therapy mgmt (sit down with pharmacist to review dosages and times of day taking meds), disease mgmt (review patients condition and all pills taking), compounding, special ordering, medical/equipment supplies
  • Create pill packs so all your pills are organized for you
  • Non-medication supplies are at your local pharmacies
  • Medicare part D assistance 
  • Most accessible health care provider – just walk on in!
  • Grapefruit interferes with the enzyme that absorbs the medication
  • New Shingles vaccine is almost 90% effective
  • How do you get rid of old meds?  210 building at Berger or Circleville Police Department

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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

02-08-2024

Pickaway Ross seniors Anay and Mekenzie (sporting our gifts)
Jayme Fountain congratulates Daryl Wolfe for his Paul Harris +2!
Jan Shannon, representing Root Cause Uganda, accepts our donation from President Spangler

02/08/2024

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

Feb. 15th: Samantha Yates, PharmD – What your pharmacist can do for you

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Norm Wilson
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Eric Liggett selected “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”,  “Sing Rotarians”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 41 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Routt, McCrady, Fouts, C.Chamberlain, Riegel, Canfield, C.Neff, Montgomery, Lambert, Ellis, Mavis, D.Wolfe, Elick, Young, McNemar, Robinson, Schreiner, Reitano, Dean, D. Webb, T.Tootle, Droste, I.Webb, Foll, Ankrom, Brown, White, Sneed, Hafey, T.Chamberlain, E.Liggett, Carder, Fountain, Koch, Hooks, B.Tootle, Searls
  • Guests: Ian Webb introduced Oliver Webb- a future Rotarian to keep the family legacy alive
  • Students:  From Pickaway Ross today, Janet Barrows introduces Mekenzie and Anay 

Announcements

  • Daryl Wolfe – Paul Harris +2 awarded today
  • Rotary Foundation Gala – Warren represented all of us in Athens. The following members were recognized; Dan Fouts, Dick Patrick, Jim Hooks and Charlie Hedges.
  • Rural Urban Day – Feb. 29th. Speakers from division of wildlife – with critters! Presbyterian Church – 11:30am start time. SIGN-UP
  • District 6690 training – Feb. 24th – Newark OSU branch. Rotary is trying to introduce training for people thinking of leadership roles in their clubs or to provide more Rotary general info. If you would like to attend – sign-up on rotary6690.org. Cost is $20 for the day.
  • March 23rd – 4-way Speech contest 10am – Circleville Library. Speeches start at 11am. Please see Tony Robinson to help.
  • Board Meeting February 20th; 11:30am
  • Community Cupboard:  Island Road Community Service building (Ellery’s office south lot) Please contribute Non-Perishable Food and Toiletries in NON-GLASS containers. Stop on your way back from the grocery and help your neighbors in need. 

SAA: Tony Chamberlain had a lot of funds rolling in

Scholarship Drawing:   Josh Koch was the winner of $32! The jackpot is $544 and it will continue to grow!

 Program:  Miryante Orphanage, Uganda updates by Jan Shannon

  • Miryante is a program for orphaned and at risk children
  • Uganda government decided orphanages should not exist, but should be foster care programs (without government funds)
  • Laura Corcoran, Marie Wilbanks’ sister, founded Miryante
  • $50 per month is sponsorship fee for a child
  • 2022 was the start of the project with Sunrise Rotary – pit latrine and well were built
  • 2023 – playground was funded with Circleville and other district clubs. Money was also used for a security fence around the ground and transportation (motorcycle) so social worker can visit the homes
  • June 12th – 21st, 2024 is next trip to Uganda. See Jan if interested.
  • Jan presented at the District’s Shark Tank and won $5,000 District money towards the projects. Along with our donation this year of $3,000,  Root Cause Uganda – built a brick community center
  • Water holding tank and solar panels were also needed and we helped get that done! Because of the solar panels – no longer cooking on a fire, but a stove
  • Miryanteorphanage.org

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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

02-01-2024

New Hope Seniors Tyler and Kara
Casey Liddy receives his 125 Club award from Jayme Fountain
Marie Nemes-Crawford and President Spangler present 20 blankets to CASA volunteer, Dodie Radcliff
Bob Sneed, Karlyn Neff and President Elect -Heidi White complete their work.
Busy Rotarians
more busy Rotarians

02/01/2024

Marie Nemes-Crawford, Editor

Feb. 8th: Jan Shannon presenting on Miryante Orphanage in Uganda

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  • Presiding:  President Warren Spangler
  • Prayer: Gary Montgomery
  • Piano: Ellery Elick
  • Song Leader: Eric Liggett “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”,  “Roll Rotary”
  • Attending: (Drexel has official list) 48 today – Spangler, Poling, Crawford, Nemes-Crawford, Fouts, Elick, Wilson, Duvall, Lambert, Colburn, Catlos, Brown, Canfield, McNemar, I.Webb, Young, K.Neff, Wolford, T.Chamberlain, C.Chamberlain, Hafey, Robinson, Carder, Rothe, Robinson, Schreiner, Montgomery, Weaver, Palm, Ellis, Dean, Fountain, Radcliff, D.Wolfe, McCrady, Riegel, Sneed, White, E.Liggett, Ankrom, T.Tootle, Hooks, Lanman, Sneed, R.Wolfe, Liddy, C.Neff, Searls
  • Visiting Rotarians: Charlie Hedges from Hilliard
  • Guests: Earl Palm introduced Jan Jacobs ; Dodie Radcliff introduced by Rob Radcliff
  • Students: Allison Catlos introduced New Hope Seniors, Kara and Tyler

Announcements

  • Foundation Update – Jayme Fountain reported we have exceeded our annual goal and reached $9,466 Foundation Total! Keep giving, Jayme has a new goal.  Casey Liddy is newest 125 Club member!
  • Community Cupboard – Ty announced the box is located on Island Rd. In parking lot of Ellery’s building. Please drive by and fill the cupboard. Cans only with pull tabs. (Soups are a big hit!) Dog Food, Cat Food, No beans.
  • Our Rotary Euchre Tournament – Feb.8th 6pm-9pm $25 plus cash bar. It is a fundraiser for our scholarships so please come to play, gift someone else to play, volunteer. See Stacy, Jayme, Karlyn or Carly for info..
  • Inspiration Station invitation we are invited – Feb 8th – 4-6pm, North end of Library to tour prior to construction starting
  • Rural Urban Day – Feb. 29th. Speakers from division of wildlife – with critters! Presbyterian Church – 11:30am start time
  • February-April: Prize for club hosting the most guests per capita. Please bring a friend to a meeting.
  • District 6690 training – Feb. 24th – Newark OSU branch. District would like at least 2 members from each club. Rotary is trying to introduce training for people thinking of leadership roles in their clubs or to provide more Rotary general info. If you would like to attend – sign-up on rotary6690.org. Cost is $20 for the day.
  • March 23rd – 4-way Speech contest 10am – Circleville Library. Judges should be past-presidents. Speeches start at 11am. Please see Tony Robinson to help.

SAA: Judy Wolford

  • Birthday’s/Anniversaries/Joined this club
  • Earl Palm – 66 years of membership
  • Circleville founded – 1810
  • Native American culture built Moundbuilders – Hopewell
  • Former/current mayor in our club – Four
  • Since 1960 – how many mayors have served as president of our club – 1
  • In 1810 – three person county seat – Dan  Dresbach bought 200 acres, after sale of first property. BBQ – what was served? Wheel of cheese

Scholarship Drawing:  Darlene Weaver was the winner of $31! The jackpot is $522 and it will continue to grow!

 Program:  Finished 20 blankets for CASA children!

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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.