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03/18/2021

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 Chamberlain

Piano
: None

Song
: None

Attending: Ankrom, Chamberlain, Crawford, Droste, Elick, Foster, Fouts, Hedges, McCrady, McNemar, Mabe, Mavis, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Rainey-Agresti, Sneed, Stout, Wilson

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians

Guests
: Trent Patterson, Liza Musselman

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;
April birthdays: 3rd-Gary Dean; 10th-Joy Ewing & Debbie Hoffman; 14th-Angela Beavers; 15th-Ellery Elick; 16th-Tad Grover; 22nd-Barry Pontious; 23rd-Tony Chamberlain; 
April anniversaries: 2nd-Steve Stevenson; 13th-Joy Ewing; 26th-Dan Delong; 

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: None

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

SAA
: None

Announcements

  • Pres. Chamberlain thanked everyone for attending the meeting through Zoom
  • Noon Rotary is celebrating 100 years in February 2022. In order to be a successful and memorable event, we need help on many levels. If you have an interest or knowledge in float-building or planning a celebratory dinner, please volunteer. 
  • Board approved $500 donation to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Authorized a $200 donation to Pathways for Success. Kids who need extra support in order to graduate high school.
  • Approved Hedi White as vice president. She will become president in July 2024. Due to a vacancy in the succession of elected officers, the executive board approved for Tony and David Crawford to serve 18-month terms as president. Tony will remain president through December 2021 and David will start his July 2022 to June 2023 term as president six months early, on Jan. 1, 2022. Warren Spangler will become president in July 2023 and we will be back on the normal schedule.
  • Rotary District 6690 is seeking ideas for community projects that can bring members from throughout the district together for a singular cause. The board of directors discussed a few potential projects that would benefit Circleville and Pickaway County.  If anyone has any thoughts about projects that Rotary members could support please let Tony know.
  • Noon Rotary has issued a check to Haven House for $5,000 as part of its multi-year obligation to the homeless shelter.
  • The operating budget remains in good shape, but annual fees charged by Rotary International continue to increase each year. This is reducing the amount of dues available for our local use, conversation took place with no action on current dues. As always, a full accounting of Rotary finances is available from Drexel if anyone is interested.
  • Watt Street still working on plan for reopening back room and we will continue to work on a virtual option

Program: Nicholas Ruffner and Brian Dingess representing Sheetz

Highlights

  • Family owned and operated, based in Pennsylvania 
  • Roots are in the dairy industry in Altoona
  • 3 generations of the family actively involved today
  • Stores in 6 states with over 1 million people served per day
  • 620 stores currently across the country and all are open 24/7/365 
  • Stores are rebuilt every 10-12 years to keep them current
  • Regional office in Gahanna and they are responsible for growing into Central Ohio
  • Sheetz stores are known for highly competitive fuel prices and made-to-order food service program, barista-style Sheetz Bros. Coffee and community support
  • Will have restaurant seating after COVID
  • Sheetz is major partner with Special Olympics. $800,000 raised by customer change program in 2020 alone.
  • Employee operated charity - Sheetz for the kids. Holiday season shopping for 16 children per store for community outreach.
  • Make-a-wish contributor, as well as, food bank donations with left-over items
  • Goal is 50 stores in central Ohio by 2025
  • Circleville store projected to open late June
  • Store coming on West side of Rt.23 in South Bloomfield
  • Each store employs 30-35 people
  • McD’s across the street comparison - customization is what separates Sheetz
  • Fuel without ethanol will be offered along with diesel and unleaded
  • Employee’s have tuition assistance program and growth opportunities
  • Members of the family are involved with every store

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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.


March programs:

4th: Bethany Reid - Health Care Logistics

11th: Franklin Christman - Village administrator for Ashville

18th: Nicholas Ruffner and Brian Dingess represent Sheetz

25th: Doreen Tigah from Uganda’s Miryante Home for orphan’s

April programs

1st: 

8th: Amanda Knotts, school administrator for Brooks-Yates

15th: Trent Patteron, Director of Pathways for Success

22nd:

29th:

03/11/2021

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: Dan Fouts

Piano
: None

Song
: None

Attending: Ankrom, Crawford, Droste, Elick, Fouts, Hedges, Hoffman, McNemar, Mabe, Mavis, Montgomery, Nemes-Crawford, Pelcic, Poling, Rainey-Agresti, Sneed, Spangler, Wilson 

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

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;

April birthdays: 3rd-Gary Dean; 10th-Joy Ewing & Debbie Hoffman; 14th-Angela Beavers; 15th-Ellery Elick; 16th-Tad Grover; 22nd-Barry Pontious; 23rd-Tony Chamberlain; 

April anniversaries: 2nd-Steve Stevenson; 13th-Joy Ewing; 26th-Dan Delong; 

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
  • NEW ZOOM LINK starting next week - watch for email from Tony
  • Executive Board meeting next Tuesday
  • Update next week on Watt Street for weekly meeting
  • 50+ age for COVID-19 : Ashville Apothecary taking reservations
  • Soup Kitchen March 22nd - please phone Gary Montgomery (computer is down)


Program: Franklin Christman, Ashville administrator

Highlights

  • Ashville’s history goes back to 1882
  • 2003 Ashville developed a Mission Statement - “remembering rural roots and heritage..”
  • Location is important, but effort to grow the area with economic side, as well as, the home ownership side
  • Benefits of having the Teays Valley School district in Ashville are many
  • Ashville’s newsletter highlights new businesses, legislation, recycling information, activities from police department, etc. Also listed on Ashville’s website.
  • Collaboration with other organizations to help with growth and economic development 
  • Viking Festival has been cancelled for 2021, but hopeful for July 4th festival
  • 4,500 current population which remains a village. If over 5,000 would be classified a city. Key is how to transition and when.
  • Ashville does not have a fire department, it is covered by Harrison Township fire department
  • Ashville food pantry currently has a building campaign. Currently use a house on Plum and Long. New location to be Church and Long. $150,000 currently raised, need $100,000 more for new construction. Very active food pantry which also works with PICCA 
  • Ashville is a benchmark village in Ohio for local community planning, citizens communication and leadership

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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.

March programs:

4th: Bethany Reid - Health Care Logistics

11th: Franklin Christman - Village administrator for Ashville

18th: Representatives from Sheetz - new business opening in July

25th:

03/04/2021

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: Vice-President David Crawford

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano
: None

Song
: None

Attending: Ankrom, Crawford, Dean, Droste, Foster, Fouts, Hedges, Hoffman, E.Liggett, McNemar, Mavis, Montgomery, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Rainey-Agresti, Spangler, B.Tottle, Wilson

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: 

Guests:

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;

April birthdays: 3rd-Gary Dean; 10th-Joy Ewing & Debbie Hoffman; 14th-Angela Beavers; 15th-Ellery Elick; 16th-Tad Grover; 22nd-Barry Pontious; 23rd-Tony Chamberlain; 

April anniversaries: 2nd-Steve Stevenson; 13th-Joy Ewing; 26th-Dan Delong; 

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
  • Charlie announced the rotary foundation received alittle over $2,000 given in February. Our club has $2,000 more to go by June to meet goal
  • Next FEBRUARY our club will be 100 years old. Board will be meeting about activities, so please let someone know if you have any ideas or want to be involved


Program: Bethany Reid, Health Care Logistics

Highlights

  • Family business started in 1978 in dad’s garage
  • Sent items to hospitals, pharmacies, skilled facilities
  • Have expanded to cabinets, stainless, plastics, labels, stickers
  • In the beginning of the pandemic: there had to be downsizing of staff for efficiency, supply line was slowing so customers had to be put on hold
  • Quality standards for suppliers have to be checked closely
  • Still have bottleneck in gowns & gloves - can keep up with mask demand
  • Digital and work from home efficiencies have increased
  • Shipping department errors are tracked and the error rate was less than 1% during the pandemic. Outstanding.
  • Pandemic has led to developed products - shield so when intubating patients medical personnel are safe. Coordination between metals and plastics departments.
  • Ultra cold freezers needed, but also need gloves and coolers in order to get product to the patient - Health Care Logistics has provided education for customers
  • Created face mask release bands first by 3D printer then plastic mold
  • New products often come from ideas of customers
  • Catalog for 2022 is under construction - Parody is Woodchuck Norris (did get permission from Chuck Norris). 900 pages of “stuff”.

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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.

March programs:

4th: Bethany Reid - Health Care Logistics

11th: Franklin Christman - Village administrator for Ashville

18th: Representatives from Sheetz - new business opening in July

25th:

02/25/2021

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: Gary Montgomery

Piano: None

Song: None

Attending: Ankrom, Chamberlain, Crawford, Dean, Elick, Foster, Hedges, E.Liggett, Mabe, Mavis, McNemar, Montgomery, J.Mullins, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Pelcic, R.Tootle, Poling, Rainey-Agresti, Sneed, Wilson

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: 

Guests:

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.)
  • Soup Kitchen this past Monday - thank you to Gary/Sandy Montgomery, Rob/Dodie Radcliff, Bob Sneed, David/Marie Crawford. 68 meals were served.


Program: Tim Wilson, President Pickaway County Airport Board and Bruce Brandstetter, principal engineer at Brandstetter Carroll

Highlights: 

  • Airport was built in 1962 
  • 20 aircrafts are housed there currently
  • Looking for additional corporate business 
  • Bruce is under contract to be the engineering liaison between the airport and the FAA
  • capital investment on behalf of ODOT and the FAA
  • slides of airport improvements for the next few years
  • Runway marking and crack repair completed this year
  • Overlay runway schedules in 2022
  • Runway lighting to be replaced to LED by the FAA
  • Automated Weather Observation upgrade funded by ODOT in 2022
  • Used to host air shows, so hope is to do it again along with other fundraisers in order to increase awareness 
  • Extension of runway by 400 feet is $1million - 90% match from FAA
  • This extension could then accommodate more corporate business


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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:

  • 4th: Circleville Herald editor - Emily Moore
  • 11th: Tom Davis - Parks
  • 18th: Adam Negley - Pickaway County Health Commissioner
  • 25th: Tim Wilson - Pickaway County Airport


March programs:

  • 4th: Bethany Reid - Health Care Logistics
  • 11th: 
  • 18th:
  • 25th:

02/18/2021

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: Gary Montgomery

Piano: None

Song: None

Attending: Ankrom, Chamberlain, Crawford, Dean, Droste, Foster, Fouts, Hedges, E.Liggett, McNemar, Mabe, Montgomery, J.Mullins, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Rainey-Agresti, R.Tootle

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Liza Musselman with PCCF

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.)
  • The annual Rotary District Gala will be held next week remotely due to the pandemic. I wish to recognize several of our members who will be honored that evening for their support of Rotary initiatives. First of all, thank you Charlie Hedges and Dick Patrick for your continued history of giving to Rotary. Both are being recognized at the Gala as major donors. In addition, Charlie, Dick, Tony Robinson, Jim Hooks and Dannie Fouts are being honored for their membership in the Paul Harris Society, having pledged annual contributions to the society.  We owe them our appreciation for their generosity and for being role models for our club. I also want to add that Richard Rhodes from the morning club also is being honored with membership in the society. Jim River and Mrs. Philipps, who have both passed, are also being recognized as major donors.
  • Soup Kitchen this coming Monday - please contact Gary Montgomery to sign up


Program: Adam Negley, Pickaway County Health Commissioner

Highlights

  • Mid-October, Pickaway county had 2-3 cases a day, upward trajectory through Christmas to 60 cases a day
  • After holidays we are looking better, in 5th week of sustained cases
  • 14 cases a day - average over last 7 days
  • Peak was 30% of tests turning up positive, currently 14%
  • Many of the rules from last March are still in place. State health dept. and governor still planning for summer - spring rules will be what we have today 
  • Vaccination efforts have consumed health department since Dec. 23, 2020
  • Medical first responders and health care providers were vaccinated the first four weeks of the campaign then in January phase 1b - age groups and people with high risk health conditions
  • Last week was the highest weekly total of vaccines administered because of school employees and administering second doses
  • Supply is 200-300 per week to the health department plus a few hundred to some local pharmacies. County is only receiving 500 vaccines a week in total
  • Currently providing vaccines to ages 65+
  • Health department is reaching out via phone for appointments to those registered
  • Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being sent to Pickaway County
  • J&J vaccine is in the pipe-line after FDA approval which is expected in March. This is a one shot only vaccine.
  • Governor has been accessible - he has weekly meetings with local health departments across the state
  • Ty thanked Adam for over 1,000 school employees given vaccines last week and the support he has provided to keep the schools open
  • How does Adam remain calm in the face of this pandemic? During his commute he listens to a book on tape and not the radio.
  • THANK YOU ADAM for your leadership 


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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:

4th: Circleville Herald editor - Emily Moore

11th: Tom Davis - Parks

18th: Adam Negley - Pickaway County Health Commissioner

25th: Tim Wilson - Pickaway County Airport

March programs:

4th: Bethany Reid - Health Care Logistics

11th: 

18th:

25th:

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