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01/16/2020

By: Patty Rothe

Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Roger Wolfe

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: David Crawford

Song: Dave Webb - “Smile, Sing a Song” & “Home on the Range”

Absentees: Adams, Beavers, Craig Brown, Marie Crawford, Ellis, Ewing, Foster, Gerhardt, Hedges, Hoffman, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Bob Liggett, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neal, Neff, Palm, Pelcic, Rainey, Rawlins, Ritchie, Scherer, Shapiro, Sigmon, SnedegarSneed, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make ups: eClub One - Eric Liggett (2); Lancaster - Warner Searls; Arlington Heights, IL - David & Marie Crawford

Visiting Rotarians: None

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Guests: Teresa Maynard, by Heather Foll

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Roger Wolfe, Jen Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers

January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 7th - Bob Mabe

Happy DollarsNone

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Student Guests: Nate Smith, Principal of Logan Elm High School, introduced Brandon Clayman, Arledge, Usher, & Megan Deal.

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Lottery: Drexel Poling was this week's winner of $14, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $860.

Announcements

  • Elderly Elick: Rural Urban Day will be the last Thursday of February. Sign-up sheet for attendance is being passed around the room
  • Gary Montgomery: 1) Community Kitchen on 01/27/2020. Sign-up sheet is being passed around the room. 2) On 01/30/2020, will be the next Rotary After-Hours event at Pizza Cottage.
  • Via e-mail:
    • The 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. Interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.


SAA: Ty Ankrom, substituting for Carly Neff

  • Dave Webb: “Just because.”
  • Conducted a Pete-Rose-themed trivia quiz.


Program: Warren Spangler introduced today’s speaker, Brenna Gibson to speak about the Show Pig circuit.

Highlights:

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  • First female township trustee in the county.
  • Married 37 years, with two grown daughters, & one granddaughter.
  • Her husband, HL Gibson, has raised pigs since he was 13 years old.
  • Spoke about how she became involved with her husband in show pigs. “It took us several years before we were any good.”
  • Mentioned some of the different breeds, and how the top male & female of each breed is presented an award.
  • Kids often show hogs all year long. Brenna listed some of the shows in which they participate.
  • Often the champions are used for breeding purposes. 
  • "Eventually all of these animals make their way to the food chain."
  • Brenna explained how she is very particular about the cleanliness of her barn. She cleans it twice a day, as well changes out their water.
  • She spoke of the training process, such as teaching how to walk & hold up its head, etc. She baths & conditions them also.
  • Listed the physical attributes of the pigs that are required to be able to show them.
  • Shared how she fell into showing the animals herself. Her daughters used perform all of the showings. However, at one show, her daughter was not able to, so Brenna got stuck doing it. “I kinda liked it.”
  • Told the story of how they had to substitute a pig right before a show, and of how they were not prepared but went ahead & competed. She ended up winning Reserve Champion! Moral of the story she said is, “Don’t give up on whatever you’re working on!”
  • Mentioned some of their upcoming shows. 
  • They are considered a small-scale farm, with about 16 animals, but hoping to work towards 20 good ones.
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In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

January programs:

23rd: Bryan Black - Review of a book that his uncle, Layton Black, wrote of his experiences in WWII as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne

30th: Brett Rhoads of Rhoads Farms - H2A and Immigration

February programs:

6th: Ashville Distillery

13th: Restaurant reviews - Steve Stover

20th: Emergency Management System - Darrin Flick

27th: Urban-Ag Day


01/09/2020


By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Norm Wilson

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: Debbie Hoffman

Song: Carly Neff - “If You’re Happy” & “Vive Le Rotary”

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, David Crawford, Marie Crawford, Davis, Dean, Droste, Ellis, Esala, Ewing, Gerhardt, Grover, Hedges, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Bob Liggett, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neal, Palm, Pelcic, Rob Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Searls, Snedegar, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Wolford, Wright, Yaniga

Make ups: eClub One - Charlie Hedges

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Teresa Maynard, by Heather Foll

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Roger Wolfe, Jen Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers

January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 7th - Bob Mabe

Happy Dollars: Bob McCrady - Business is 75 years old this year

Student Guests: Andrea Brown, Guidance Counselor of Westfall High School, introduced Ella Selley & Chanston Moll.

Perfect attendance pins were awarded. The Top Five are: Steve Stevenson - 43 years; Drexel Poling - 42; Dick Fullen - 38; Ned Rigel - 37; Charlie Hedges - 32. Congrats to all the awardees!

Lottery: Jim Hooks was this week's winner of $17, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $846.

Announcements

Via e-mail:

  • With heavy hearts, the District announced the passing of our Past District Governor James C. Taylor on 01/06/2020 in Zanesville. The full obituary can be found at yourradioplace.com.
  • The 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. Interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.


SAA: Carly Neff

  • Fined January birthdays, anniversaries, & Rotary anniversaries.
  • Today is National Law Enforcement Day, so those in that field may pass their fine on to someone else.
  • OCU fined for the announcement of their new vice-president.
  • Gary Montgomery: for the article on winter weather car maintenance.

 

Program: Carly Neff introduced today’s speakers, Craig Stevens, Jason McGowan, retired Judge Gary Dumm, & newly elected Judge Elisa Peters.

Highlights:

  • Craig took to the podium first, and quickly listed some of the stats of the court system, such as number of cases handled per year. 


  • Jason was second to speak. He gave      a summary of the probation system in the municipal court.


  • Gary spoke next. He discussed aspects of transferring the gavel, as when he took over from Judge Adkins, and how Elisa will do so now.


    • Listed some of the “special projects” that were accomplished during his term, such as a new phone system. He proudly noted that “It did not come out of the taxpayer’s pocket!”
    • Mentioned how much the community supports the court & law enforcement systems.
    • Stressed how important good leadership is, and that “we have that in our community. It would not have happened without that support.”
    • Expressed his appreciation of the work Craig & Jason do on a daily basis.
    • “It is the people’s court!” 
    • He closed by thanking the community for allowing him to serve.
  • Elisa was next to the podium.


    • She pointed out that today is her 6th day on the job.
    • There is so much more to the position that what the average person sees. There is much more than just the court sessions themselves that a judge needs to handle.
    • Funds received from the City are earmarked mostly for wages. Therefore, the Court has to gather funding from other sources, such as via grants or from other partner agencies.
    • The Judge has to “manage a pretty large staff.”
    • Performs weddings and reviews &/or approves search warrants. The latter is done on-line now.
    • She noted how she responds when asked “What are you going to a change?” She replies that she is inheriting a very well run court, so she has no plans for any immediately changes. She will, though, listen to her staff and others that have suggestions for improvements.


In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

January programs:

  • 16th: Brenna Gibson - The Pig Show Circuit
  • 23rd: Bryan Black - Review of a book that his uncle, Layton Black, wrote of his experiences in WWII as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne
  • 30th: Brett Rhoads of Rhoads Farms - H2A and Immigration


February programs:

  • 6th: Ashville Distillery
  • 13th: Restaurant reviews - Steve Stover
  • 20th: Emergency Management System - Darrin Flick
  • 27th: Urban-Ag Day

12/19/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to jot down your announcements & give them to me. A simple hand-written note or an e-mail in advance would work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: Tony Chamberlain

Song: Don Ritchie - “Silent Night” (all three verses)

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Colburn, Coyan, Marie Crawford, Davis, Droste, Ellis, Esala, Ewing, Foster, Fountain, Gerhardt, Hedges, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Eric Liggett, Bob Liggett, Maroscher, McNemar, Chris Mullins, Palm, Rainey, Scherer, Sigmon, Snedegar, Sneed, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Yaniga

Make upsSunrise - Dan Fouts

Visiting Rotarians:None

Guests:Rich Elsea & Carolyn Kiser, by Dan Fouts

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yangia; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff, Tim Colburn

January birthdays: 5th - Bob Tootle; 22nd - Dave Webb; 23rd - Roger Wolfe, Jen Rainey; 24th - Fred Mavis; 25th - Wayne Vickers

January anniversaries: 3rd - Tad Grover; 7th - Bob Mabe

Happy Dollars: None

Student GuestsNone

Lottery

Jim Hooks was this week's winner of $16, but the golden pebble remained hidden.  The jackpot is now $829.

Donation baskets were passed around to collect for our annual "thank you" gift to our server, Lisa.

Announcements:

  • Gary Montgomery:1) Soup Kitchen’s sign-up sheet going around the room; 2) Earl Palm called up to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from El Paso, TX; 3) Thanked those who volunteered for the recent Wreaths Across America distribution; 4) Reminder to not let your tire tread depth go below 2/32” during the snowy & icy conditions.
  • Warner Searls: Thanked those who helped volunteer as bell ringers for the Salvation Army. We collected $470.76 on their behalf. Salvation Army has stated that all these funds will stay in our community.
  • Via e-mail:
  • The 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. Interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.


SAA: Bob Mabe

  • Fined those who aren’t wearing their Rotary badges.
  • Dave Webb: for wearing Jean Droste’s badge because she put it into Dave’s badge slot. Jean would’ve been fined but she wasn’t at today’s meeting, so Dave got to pass his fine on. He passed it to Gary Montgomery, “because (Dave) had to get new tires.”
  • Trivia quiz based on Christmas-themed songs.


Program: Pres. Bob introduced the musicians of today’s Christmas performance, Esther Fouts, Don Metzler, & Drexel Poling.

Highlights:

  • Enjoyable Christmas music to herald in this wonderful Christmas season!


Speaker's contact info:

None

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

December programs:

  • 26th: CHRISTMAS - No meeting


January programs:

  • 2nd: NEW YEAR'S - No meeting
  • 9th: Judge Dumm & Judge Peters - Changing of the Judge
  • 16th: Brenna Gibson - The Pig Show Circuit
  • 23rd: Bryan Black - Review of a book that his uncle, Layton Black, wrote of his experiences in WWII as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne
  • 30th: Brett Rhoads, Rhoads Farms—H2A and immigration
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