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02/11/2021

By: Marie Nemes-Crawford, Rotary Newsletter Editor; Marienc43113@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to email your announcements to me prior to the meeting.)

Presiding: Vice-President David Crawford

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano:
 None

Song: None

Attending: Ankrom, Chamberlain, Crawford, Foster, Fouts, Hedges, McNemar, Montgomery, J.Mullins, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Spangler

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests:  None

February birthdays: 3rd-Joe McNemar; 9th-Richard Coyan; 10th-Don McIlroy; 11th-Norm Wilson; 14th-Ian Webb; 16th-Steve Stevenson; 20th-Barry Adams; 22nd-Rob Radcliff; 25th-Marie Nemes-Crawford and Matt Tootle

February anniversaries: 6th-Don McIlroy; 21st-Carly Neff

March birthdays: 5th-Dan Dailey; 9th-Tom Tootle; 10th-Chris Mullins; 11th-Dick Patrick; 26th-Jerry Leist and Bob McCrady; 

March anniversaries: 18th-Don Metzler; 19th-Debbie Hoffman; 

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None

Lottery
: No lottery was held today. The jackpot is $982.

SAA
: None

Announcements

  • VP Crawford thanked everyone for attending the meeting through Zoom 
  • Rotary is once again conducting a February Matching Points Campaign to increase your points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow recognition or to donate them to another individual.  The District will match your contributions to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund (SHARE) or Polio Fund through February 28th with up to 1,000 points (on a one-point-for-each-one-dollar basis).  Please refer to your email and attachment or contact Charlie Hedges. (Write a $500 check and get your Paul Harris Award because the other $500 is matched.)
  • Charlie reported goal is $6,500 for the year. We are $4,000 short.
  • We have approx. 20 members close to another PHF so this program could help. Charlie will be sending an informational email to these members.
  • Matching program might be only an every other year program from the district.
  • Craig Lovelace will lead the scholarship program and will be asking for assistance from membership.
  • Dan Fouts joined 33 years ago today (Norm Wilson’s birthday)


Program: Tom Davis - Director Pickaway County Parks District

Highlights

  • Planning continues even during the winter
  • Photo contest by April 4th - pictures from Pickaway County parks and trails
  • PickawayCountyParks.org for information
  • $100,000 grants to be distributed in next month from the park levy - 6 applications (playground structure, walking paths, etc.)
  • Working on virtual programming with Soil and Conservation for Junior Conservation program
  • Taking over MVCH Park maintenance and programming
  • Summer events - canoe and kayak public access on Big Darby Creek
  • Applying for another grant for another access site on 752 
  • Received $500,00 grant from state to build a bridge over Scioto River on the old railroad right away to get to Canal Park trail. Fundraising needed since it’s over $2million project
  • End of this year - partner with Appalachia Ohio Alliance to purchase Cooks Creek Golf Course and turn into nature preserve. 
  • 12 endangered species on that property, no active recreation under the Appalachia Ohio Alliance state permit for the site. Hopefully trails and picnic area
  • Mount Oval trail still on hold 
  • Logan Elm Park has a proposal to expand
  • If you are using the parks/trails and see something, please let us know.


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  • In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to The Hope House will be made in their names.


February programs: (pending)

  • 4th: Circleville Herald editor
  • 11th: Tom Davis - Parks
  • 18th:
  • 25th:

02/04/2021

By: Marie Nemes-Crawford, Rotary Newsletter Editor; Marienc43113@gmail.com

(Editor's request: Please remember to email your announcements to me prior to the meeting.)

Presiding: President Tony Chamberlain

Prayer: Tony Robinson

Piano: None

Song: None

Attending: Ankrom, Pres. Chamberlain, Crawford, Droste, Elick, Foster, Fouts, Hedges, Hoffman, E.Liggett, McNemar, Mavis, Montgomery, J.Mullins, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Rainey-Agresti, Robinson, Sneed, Spangler

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

February birthdays: 3rd-Joe McNemar; 9th-Richard Coyan; 10th-Don McIlroy; 11th-Norm Wilson; 14th-Ian Webb; 16th-Steve Stevenson; 20th-Barry Adams; 22nd-Rob Radcliff; 25th-Marie Nemes-Crawford and Matt Tootle

February anniversaries: 6th-Don McIlroy; 21st-Carly Neff

March birthdays: 5th-Dan Dailey; 9th-Tom Tootle; 10th-Chris Mullins; 11th-Dick Patrick; 26th-Jerry Leist and Bob McCrady;

March anniversaries: 18th-Don Metzler; 19th-Debbie Hoffman;

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None

Lottery: No lottery was held today. The jackpot is $982.

SAA: None

Announcements: 

  • Pres. Tony thanked everyone for attending the meeting through Zoom
  • Rotary is once again conducting a February Matching Points Campaign to increase your points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow recognition or to donate them to another individual.  The District will match your contributions to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund (SHARE) or Polio Fund through February 28th with up to 1,000 points (on a one-point-for-each-one-dollar basis).  Please refer to your email and attachment or contact Charlie Hedges. (Write a $500 check and get your Paul Harris Award because the other $500 is matched.)
  • Rotary After Hours meeting Feb. 9th 5:00-6:00PM. (Trivia night was the last After Hours event with Sunrise Rotary.)
  • Soup Kitchen participants for January: Rob and Dodie Radcliff, Gary and Sandy Montgomery, Warren Spangler. 70 meals were served.
  • District award ceremony honored Circleville Rotary as one of 15 in the district supporting Polio Plus.
  • Thanks to Patty Rothe for being the editor of Rotary Flashes for years, Marie Nemes-Crawford will be taking over.
  • Celebration of 100 years of our club (next year) - we are beginning to gather people to help come up with ideas with Carly Neff, Tony Chamberlain and David Crawford. See any of these folks if you are interested in joining the work group.


Program: Circleville Herald editor. Emily Moore

Highlights: Challenges of local newspapers

  • Emily joined Herald last month
  • Herald going more towards digital news, picking up social media information and a sports editor is being hired
  • Local lighthearted stories are a focus as well as focus more on the local news instead of the wire news
  • Paper is still printed in Athens - the mother company
  • Herald received a grant early last year for local newspapers
  • News@circlevilleherald.com to submit your ideas for news items and if time sensitive, please note
  • One reporter - Steven Collins
  • New sports editor started last week, involved in meeting local school coaches now
  • Ad director, circulation director and business manager
  • Herald is looking to adapt to keep up with the wants of the community
  • Williamsport, Ashville, other villages - working to get news added from the outlying areas
  • As soon as you know of an event and would like a reporter or photographer, please send request


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  • In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to The Hope House will be made in their names.


February programs: (pending)

  • 4th: Circleville Herald editor
  • 11th:
  • 18th:
  • 25th:

10/29/2020


(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 be greatly appreciated! Otherwise, it is not guaranteed that your item will make it into the newsletter.)

Presiding: Tony Chamberlain

Prayer: Tony Chamberlain

Piano: None

Song: None

Absentees: Adams, Ankrom, Beavers, Brown, Canfield, Colburn, Coyan, Davis, Dean, Delong, Droste, Ellis, Esala, Ewing, Foster, Fountain, Fullen, Gerhardt, Grover, Hedges, Hoffman, Hooks, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Eric Liggett, Mabe, Maroscher, Mavis, McCrady, McIlroy, Metzler, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neal, Palm, Patrick, Pelcic, Pontious, Radcliff, Rainey, Rawlins, Riegel, Rothe, Scherer, Sigmon, Snedegar, Sneed, Stevens, Stevenson, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Ian Webb, White, Wilson, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: eClubone—Charley Hedges (2)

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

October birthdays: 4th - Eric Liggett; 7th - Bob Sneed; 12th - Ty Ankrom; 13th - Charlie Hedges; 19th - Bill Richards; 22nd - Drexel Poling; 27th - Don Metzler; 28th - Dick Fullen

October anniversaries: 6th - Norm Wilson; 9th - Gary Scherer; 20th - Earl Palm; 26th - Dick Patrick; 28th - Tony Chamberlain

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None

Lottery: No lottery was held today. The jackpot is $982.

Announcements

  • Nest week’s meeting will be held at Heeritage Hall at the Fairgrounds. This is the plan through January. No meals yet, but that is being looked into. Park in the gravel lot in front of the building and enter through the south facing doors. Dress warmly since we are not sure of the furnace functions yet.
  • Gary Montgomery thanked the three couples that helped with the Soup Kitchen. They served 50 plus meals. The number of volunteers is still limited by the church regulations.
  • Oct 31st (Saturday) will be our annual Rotary golf Tournament fundraiser at Cook’s Creek. Golf Club. 10AM is the shotgun start time. They are still in need of teams, so please reach out to Pres. Tony if you are able to form one.
  • The phone tree was used to get out the word on this meeting. If you know someone who did not get notified, please let Tony know so we can correct the situation.


SAA: None

Program: Tony intorduced Mark Denniston of the Hope House Board. Mark is the Director of Outreach Ministries at Community United Methodist Church. He joined the staff in January of 2017. Before that he worked at Wilmington College.

Mark also serve on the Ted Lewis Museum Board and with Workforce Services Unlimited.

He is a native of Greenville, Ohio and a graduate of Miami University and Wright State University.

Highlights

  • Mark thanked Rotary for it’s involvement with international students, the Soup Kitchen outreach, and for the sipport of the Hope House.
  • It takes $150,000 per year to run the shelter for men.
  • Circle of Life had run a shelter of 7 years on an all volunteer basis, but the volunteers got burned out.
  • PICCA got involved and was looking for volunteers.
  • A coalition of churches came together to fill the need that was not being met by Haven House (women) and the Veterans Shelter.
  • November 2018 was the first organizational meeting with 9 or 10 people. PICCA gave lots of support.
  • Grand opening was January 2019.
  • Average occupancy is 6-8 with a high of 12 and a low of 4.
  • Use is driven by the weather; both hot and cold.
  • Because of a flood in May, they had to close for a month, but PICCA again helped and the residents worked on improvements to expand the capacity to 18. The total is limited now to 11 because of COVID-19.
  • The renovations only cost $1,700 out-of-pocket.
  • The work also raised the awareness and a grant allowed for expansion of services.
  • Right now it is emergecny shelter only (9 pm to 8 am)
  • They are seeking funds to go 24/7.
  • Mark shared some success stories of former residents. Some of them are doing well although they still face the issues that caused their homelessness in the first place.
  • Who are the homeless? Some are the stereotypical ones we think of, but others are people with health issues, some of which lead to addiction. One was a situation of a mother and son who would not separate so they could not go to other shelters.
  • Persistant financial problems and mental health issues lead to many being in need.
  • “We can’t solve every situation and can’t help every person.” That is frustrating.
  • Some issues still to be resolved are where do people go who can’t deal with congregate situations.
  • Numbers of homeless are up. That is visible in downtown Circleville.
  • They do offer food, but encourage the residents to take advantage of public sources like the Soup Kitchen and church meals.

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In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to The Hope House will be made in their names.

October programs:

  • 1st: Dr. Bob Liggett - Giant Pumpkins
  • 8th: Ty Ankrom & Jonathan Davis - COVID & the school systems
  • 15th: Julie Violet - Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • 22nd: Bob Mabe - speaking on CBD products
  • 29th: possibly Jeff Phillips - YMCA


November programs: (not yet received)

  • 5th:
  • 12th::
  • 19th:
  • 26th: Thanksgiving—No Meeting
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