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05/20/2021

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

Presiding: President - Tony Chamberlain

Prayer: Harry Canfield

Piano: Esther Fouts


Song: David Webb chose “Rotary Will Go Round the World” and “America, The Beautiful”

Attending: Ankrom, Beavers, Canfield, T.Chamberlain, Crawford, Dailey, Droste, Foster, Fountain, Fouts, Fullen, Hedges, E.Liggett, McCrady, McNemar, Mabe, Maroscher, Montgomery, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Palm, Pelcic, Poling, Radcliff, Reigel, Sneed, Spangler, T.Tootle, D.Webb, I.Webb, Wilson, Wolford, Yangia

Make ups: Charlie Hedges submitted three

Visiting Rotarians: 

Guests: David Crawford introduced Mark Bidwell; Ty Ankrom introduced Anamda Knotts; Dan Fouts introduced his bride of 55 years, Esther Fouts

New Membership Proposed: Liza Musselman from the Pickaway County Community Foundation

May birthdays: 3rd-Ned Riegel; 11th-Connie Chamberlain & Ned Schreiner; 13th-Don Ritchie; 25th-David Crawford & Dan Delong; 26th-Bob Mabe & Vince Yaniga; 28th-Patty Rothe; 30th-Jean Droste; 31st-Bob Liggett

May anniversaries: 7th- Bob Johnson & Joe McNemar; 25th-Roger Wolfe; 28th-Richard Coyan; 29th-Ned Riegel; 30th-David & Marie Crawford;

Happy Dollars: 

Student Guests: None

Lottery: Gary Montgomery was this week’s winner of $16. The big bean was not found. The jackpot is $1,016.

SAA: not this week

Announcements

  • Additional membership category for family members at a reduced rate proposal passed out. Vote will happen as a club next Thursday. Board has already approved to bring it to the club.
  • Gary Montgomery - soup kitchen this coming Monday, can use some more help 
  • Tony will be sending email to start the planning committee for the 100th anniversary celebration


Program: Tony Chamberlain introduced Lisa Johnson, Executive Director of Haven House

  • Lisa thanked all Rotarians for their support in the community
  • COVID impact - Valentines Dance cancelled, lost $4,000-$5,000; lost revenue from the fish fry - which is now scheduled for September 24th!!
  • Need one person at the shelter 24hrs, so the rest worked from home and rotated the in-house worker. 
  • Have not opened the other side because it needs to be available in case clients require separation because of COVID
  • Some staff did get COVID, but not one client 
  • The other side has another 7 beds and living room/tv which was made possible through grants
  • They continue to spray, clean, wipe, client temperatures are taken daily
  • Lisa wrote and received 27 PPE grants - she has masks, feet covers, new washer and dryers and mattresses in storage. If there was a grant giving money - she did not waste time to apply.
  • We all need to find the blessing during this time and her story is an inspiration 
  • Our $25,000 has gone to the foundation of the building - the roof doesn’t leak anymore, the walls are painted, the beds are in place, etc.
  • Staff are almost all fully vaccinated
  • Major grants have been cut, which impacts her ability to pay staff
  • Local blessings have included food donations from churches, Scioto Downs brought down donations, Byers Subaru brought down donations for kids. We are on their list now for donations (maybe a new van in our future?)
  • Interact did a personal care item drive
  • Building maintenance is done and they do have a bat that likes to visit
  • Pumpkin Show parking will happen as a great fundraiser, if you want to volunteer see Lisa
  • Donations : we are starting to accept again - we ask that donations be in small bags so we can lift easily. New clothing is helpful and we only have two children at present.
  • In the last three months have found out if clients are let go too soon, they will go back to their abuser. Takes about 4 months to change their thinking - they are worthy of their own home.
  • Sofidel has been a fantastic community support system along with too many others to name
  • “The more you give to others, the better you will feel.”


Tony Chamberlain with Lisa Johnson, at Haven House

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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.

May Program:

May 6th: Circleville High School Interact President - Oscar Knece

May 13th: Darby Creek Fields and Flowers in Orient

May 20th: Lisa Johnson, Executive Director, Haven House

May 27th: TBD

05/13/2021

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: Norm Wilson

Piano: Ellery Elick

Song: “Home on the Range” - Ellery had everyone sing standing up and both versus (sounded great!!)

Attending: Ankrom, T.Chamberlain, Dailey, Elick, Ellis, Foster, Fountain, Fouts, Fullen, B.Johnson, E.Liggett, McCrady, McNemar, Mabe, Maroscher, Mavis, Montgomery, Palm, Poling, Radcliffe, Riegel, Schreiner, Searls, Sneed, Spangler, T.Tootle, D.Webb, I.Webb, White, Wilson

Make ups: 

Visiting Rotarians: 

Guests

May birthdays: 3rd-Ned Riegel; 11th-Connie Chamberlain & Ned Schreiner; 13th-Don Ritchie; 25th-David Crawford & Dan Delong; 26th-Bob Mabe & Vince Yaniga; 28th-Patty Rothe; 30th-Jean Droste; 31st-Bob Liggett

May anniversaries: 7th- Bob Johnson & Joe McNemar; 25th-Roger Wolfe; 28th-Richard Coyan; 29th-Ned Riegel; 30th-David & Marie Crawford;

Happy Dollars: 

Student Guests: None

Lottery: Ian Webb was this week’s winner of $10. The big bean was not found. The jackpot is $1,000.

SAA: not this week

Announcements

  • President Chamberlain welcomed everyone back to Watt St. And to those watching through Facebook “Circleville Noon Rotary Club” is the page to follow. The meeting is archived on the Facebook link so you can watch it at any time
  • Membership survey sheets should be filled out with selections on how to serve the club and community - please return to Tony
  • Anyone willing to volunteer to work on the program committees please see Warren Spangler
  • Vince Yanigan will be in attendance next week! (Couldn’t quite make it up into Tony’s truck this week, but he says hello)
  • Volunteers are needed that can be available to transport members not able to drive to the meeting - Warren will compile list
  • 100th anniversary committee - will be started soon, please let us know if you want to be involved


Program: Warren Spangler introduced Darby Creek Fields and Flowers in Orient: Becky Roush and her mother Judy

  • Seed farm in business over 70 years in Gahanna
  • New business in northern Pickaway county is a Daylily farm 
  • Customers take the whole plant home, could have it 15-25 years
  • They are perennials and bloom from mid June - end of July
  • Also have hostas - large and small varieties
  • Spring of 2018 - Becky received a flyer from McMurray farms near Greenfield. Judy and Becky purchased the whole lot of daylilies, over 20,000 plants, and moved them in a grain truck
  • Last August bought more daylilies outside of Lebanon so that is for the new bed
  • If you come when the flowers are not in bloom, you can see each variety on an ipad
  • High schoolers can work - need to have full size candy bars and food. She has many volunteers.
  • Company works with Soil and Water Conservation group, planting pollinator plants
  • Just started on-line sales because that is the new way of the world
  • Cultivate in Grove City - business which can help new businesses get started with taxes, bills, payroll, etc. Cannot imagine having a business without the directions they provide.
  • They have over 850 varieties of daylilies and 100 varieties of hostas
  • Biggest bloom looks to be around July 4th
  • Daylilies are edible and Judy’s grandchild will be working on recipes
  • Future : St Rt 62 in Harrisburg, just broke ground. Will be selling rock, sand, top soil and flowers. Indian corn will also be sold. Grand opening will be announced.
  • Coupons handed out for free flower to those in attendance
  • Over 80,000 varieties of daylilies which can be grown from zones 2-10
  • Daylilies are not native, they came from Asia


Becky and Judy Roush with Tony Chamberlain

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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.

May Program:

May 6th: Circleville High School Interact President - Oscar Knece

May 13th: Darby Creek Fields and Flowers in Orient

May 20th: Lisa Johnson, Executive Director, Haven House

05/06/2021

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: Warren Spangler

Piano: Ellery Elick

Song: Tony chose “Roll Rotary” and “Rotary Will Go Round the World”

Attending: Ankrom, T.Chamberlain, Dailey, Elick, Foster, Fouts, Fullen, B.Johnson, E.Liggett, McCrady, McNemar, Montgomery, Palm, Poling, Riegel, Rothe, Schreiner, Spangler, T.Tootle, D.Webb, White, Wilson

Make ups: 

Visiting Rotarians: 

Guests: Ty Ankron’s guest is Amanda Knotts; Patty Rothe’s guests are Oscar Knece and Nick Rothe

May birthdays: 3rd-Ned Riegel; 11th-Connie Chamberlain & Ned Schreiner; 13th-Don Ritchie; 25th-David Crawford & Dan Delong; 26th-Bob Mabe & Vince Yaniga; 28th-Patty Rothe; 30th-Jean Droste; 31st-Bob Liggett

May anniversaries: 7th- Bob Johnson & Joe McNemar; 25th-Roger Wolfe; 28th-Richard Coyan; 29th-Ned Riegel; 30th-David & Marie Crawford;

Happy Dollars: Ned Riegel cashed out celebrating grandson Winston Irvin Riegel born on May 4th, 8lb 12.4oz, 22inches, his birthday AND his anniversary this month!; Patty Rothe, celebrating the wonderful senior Circleville High School leaders, Oscar and Nick

Student Guests: None

Lottery: Earl Palm was this week’s winner of $8. The jackpot is $982.

SAA: not this week

Announcements

  • President Chamberlain welcomed everyone back to Watt St. And to those watching through Facebook “Circleville Noon Rotary Club” is the page to follow. The meeting is archived on the Facebook link so you can watch it at any time
  • Gary Montgomery provided update: log house built 1806 is being moved by Lancaster company to Mt.Oval piece by piece and then constructed on site. If you would like to help, please see Gary. 
  • Membership survey sheets should be filled out with selections on how to serve the club and community - please return to Tony
  • Reach out to a Rotary friend and see if they will join you next week
  • 100th anniversary committee - will be started soon, please let us know if you want to be involved


Program: Oscar Knece, President, Circleville High School Interact and Nick Rothe, Board Member, Circleville High School Interact

  • First meeting was 2 weeks before COVID hit and there were 30 students at the meeting
  • Currently have about 17 students involved
  • Oscar was introduced to Rotary his sophomore year as the morning Rotary’s exchange student to Turkey
  • Nick is a fourth generation Rotarian - his great-grandfather was a charter member of Circleville Rotary, Paul Johnson, his grandfather is Bob Johnson and his mother is Patty Rothe
  • Service opportunities have been available (if student is comfortable)
  • Morning rotary club’s booth at the fairgrounds
  • VFW help with their fundraiser
  • In January of 2021, had a personal care drive and collected three boxes of items for Haven House
  • Recently helped our club clean up downtown
  • No May activities planned, but have confidence in the Junior’s for next year’s club
  • Focus right now is to recruit more members
  • After graduation : Oscar will be going to West Point Military Academy and hopes to fly helicopters. Nick will be attending Xavier University studying technology or finance
  • Currently meeting time is once a month - 6:40am
  • What support do they need from us? Oscar’s response was priceless, “We want to work with you guys. You have the money, we have the muscle. Let us know of any projects you need help with.”
  • Noon Rotary board has voted to pay Interact $20 per student, per 3hr shift, in our Pumpkin Show booth
  • We thank the students for their efforts 


Nick Rothe and Oscar Knece, Circleville High School Interact Club with Tony Chamberlain

Nick and Patty Rothe with Bob Johnson - second thru fourth generation Rotarians

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May Program:

May 6th: Circleville High School Interact President - Oscar Knece

May 13th: Darby Creek Fields and Flowers in Orient

May 20th: Lisa Johnson, Executive Director, Haven House

04/29/2021

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, Elick, Foster, Fouts, Hedges, Hooks, McNemar, Mabe, Mavis, Montgomery, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Poling, Sigmon, Sneed, Spangler

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians

Guests

May birthdays: 3rd-Ned Riegel; 11th-Connie Chamberlain & Ned Schreiner; 13th-Don Ritchie; 25th-David Crawford & Dan Delong; 26th-Bob Mabe & Vince Yaniga; 28th-Patty Rothe; 30th-Jean Droste; 31st-Bob Liggett

May anniversaries: 7th- Bob Johnson & Joe McNemar; 25th-Roger Wolfe; 28th-Richard Coyan; 29th-Ned Riegel; 30th-David & Marie Crawford;

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 - President Chamberlain delayed by city meeting
  • NEXT WEEK WE RETURN TO WATT ST. TAVERN
  • Luncheon will now cost $13 for food/drink/tip
  • There will be a Live Facebook feed during the meeting for those not ready to attend: “Circleville Noon Rotary Club” is the Facebook name to search. Carly taught us to hit “Like” on that page and Facebook will send a message when the event goes live.
  • Ellery may/may not be able to attend to play piano - he wants those in the room to hit a key and sing!
  • Gary - would like to thank Warren, David & Marie, Bob Sneed for working the community kitchen
  • Due to the year-long pandemic taking a toll on our club structure, May and June have no program chairs and we will need speakers and others to fill in the normal roles. Please let David know if you have any suggestions for speakers.
  • David will check with Watt St. About the loud equipment in the room


Program: No speaker today

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April programs: 

1st: Kris Smith, Ashville Food Pantry

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

15th: Trent Patteron, Director of Pathways for Success

22nd: Sara Moser, Savion Energy - Senior Development Manager Building solar panel array in Perry Township

29th: n/a


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