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08/26/2021

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

Presiding: President - Tony Chamberlain

Prayer: Warren Spangler

Piano: Ellery Elick

Song: Dan Fouts selected “In the Good Old Summertime” and “Sing Out a Song of Rotary”

Attending: Drexel knows

Make ups:

Guests:

Visiting Rotarians:

September Birthdays: 3rd-Heidi White; 6th-Harry Canfield; 8th-Mike Pelcic; 15th-Heather Foll; 21st-Dan Fouts; 23rd-Matt Hunnell; 27th-Jessica Mullins

September Anniversaries: 6th-Ty Ankrom; 8th-Warner Sears; 15th-Ellery Elick; 18th-Angela Beavers; 23rd-Todd Stevens; 25th-Matt Hunnell; 30th-Dave Webb

Happy Dollars:

Student Guests: None

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week’s winner of $10. The big bean was not found. The jackpot was $161.

SAA: David Webb

  • Gary Dean’s badge was MIA
  • Cell phones went off last week were Bob Johnson and Jean Droste
  • Dan Fouts won grand prize from South Central Power annual meeting ($500) and will be replacing their 43yr old dryer, even though it works!
  • More movie stuff
  • Tombstone funnies
  • Announcements:

  • August After Hours will be 5:30-7:00pm, August 26th, Pizza Cottage. Sponsored by Warren Spangler and Rob Radcliff
  • Circleville Rotary Club Golf Outing will be Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Pickaway Country Club. Registration begins at 8:30am with Practice Tee at 9:00am and Shotgun start at 10:00. All proceeds goes towards Rotary scholarships.
  • Boy Scout breakfast at Emmett Chapel Church, Sept. 13th honoring Jean Droste, if interested in filling Rotary’s table, see Tony.
  • Governor DeWine’s visit Sept. 16th we are moving our meeting to the Presbyterian church. They do have a mask mandate, so please come prepared to hear the Governor. Same time, just different location.
  • Sign-up for Pumpkin Show booth will be sent around this week, sign-up for more than one shift. Logan Elm FFA will help for a small contribution along with CHS Interact. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year. Sept.8th is deadline to pay Pumpkin Show Inc. - commitment of $870 for Pumpkin Show Booth spot.
  • Sign-up for Pumpkin Show float, kicking off our 100th year celebration, will also be coming around at another meeting
  • Program: Jarrod Burkes - Ohio Valley Archeology

  • Interested in Pickaway County Native American Earthworks
  • Serpent Mound and burial grounds are around the state
  • Jarrod runs machines that can see below ground – magnetometer; Cooking pits from Native Americans can burn the soil, which makes it magnetic therefore, machine can find it
  • Earthworks in Chillicothe
  • Snake Den Earthworks consist of three mounds with a little enclosure on Barr family land in Ashville. Has found silver nuggets in Hollow Concretion. Radiocarbon date ~900 BC.
  • Also working south of Pickaway County airport. Jones Group Earthworks in Pickaway Co. (Named after Jarrod’s wife’s maiden name, not the land owner.) Jarrod found it, therefore he could name it.
  • Moved up from a manual magnetometer, to one being dragged behind an ATV, therefore went from 4 acres a day to 50 acres.
  • Jarrod can change the history books every weekend he goes out
  • Mound building in Ohio started around 1000BC and continued until 300AD
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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.

    August Programs:

    Aug. 5: Mike Videkovich-Pickaway Farm Bureau

    Aug. 12: Kim Shannon-Three Pits and a Lady

    Aug. 19: Don McIlroy-Mayor of Circleville

    Aug. 26: Jarrod Burks-Ohio Valley Archeology

    September Programs:

    Sept. 2nd: Penny Dehner, Executive Director, Paint Valley ADAMH Board

    Sept. 9th: Ryan Scribner, Executive Director, P3, Pickaway County Economic Development Director

    Sept. 16th: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

    Sept. 23rd: Dr. John Kulaga, President, Ohio Christian University

    Sept. 30th: Kyle Wolfe, Superintendent, Teays Valley Schools

    08/19/2021

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

    Presiding: President - Tony Chamberlain

    Prayer: Joe Brown

    Piano: Ellery Elick

    Song: Judy Wolford selected “The Band Played On” and “Sing Rotarians”

    Attending: Ankrom, Beavers, Brown, Chamberlain, Crawford, Dailey, Dean, Droste, Elick, Ellis, Fountain, Fullen, Gerhardt, Hooks, Hunnell, Johnson, E. Liggett, McCrady, McNemar, Maroscher, C.Mullins, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Palm, Pelcic, Poling, Radcliff, Rawlins, Riegel, Robinson, Schreiner, Sneed, B.Tootle, T.Tootle, D.Webb, I.Webb, Wilson, Wolfe, Wolford

    David Crawford introduced Mark Bidwell as our new member welcomed to our club today. Mark is the city auditor. Mark has lived most of his life in Circleville. He has a wife and daughter along with a part-time concession owner of Mega-Bites.

    Make ups:

    Guests: John Ellis welcomed his son Dan; Eric Liggett introduced his daughter Bella

    Visiting Rotarians:

    August Birthdays: 5th-Bill Stout; 8th-Steve Irwin; 10th-Gerard Maroscher; 23rd-Warren Spangler

    August Anniversaries: 3rd-Don Ritchie; 4th-Drexel Poling; 7th-Jerry Leist; 14th-Dan Fouts; 18th-Tom Tootle; 19th-Bob Sneed; 20th-Roxan Sigmon; 22nd-Sam Shapiro; 26th-Bob Tootle;

    Happy Dollars:

    Student Guests: None

    Lottery: Ian Webb was this week’s winner of $14. The big bean was not found. The jackpot was $151.

    SAA: David Webb

  • Anniversaries and Birthday’s
  • Jean took too much happiness with the tune of our song today
  • Favorite movies - Second hand lions
  • Announcements:

  • August After Hours will be 5:30-7:00pm, August 26th, Pizza Cottage. Sponsored by Warren Spangler and Rob Radcliff
  • Next Monday is Soup Kitchen - Gary will be out of quarantine and will be there. Please see David or Marie to sign up - a few are on vacation, so more help is needed. 4:00pm - 5:15pm
  • Circleville Rotary Club Golf Outing will be Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Pickaway Country Club. Registration begins at 8:30am with Practice Tee at 9:00am and Shotgun start at 10:00.
  • All proceeds goes towards Rotary scholarships.
  • Boy Scout breakfast Sept. 13th honoring Jean Droste, if interested in filling Rotary’s table, see Tony
  • Governor DeWine’s visit Sept. 16th we are moving our meeting to the Presbyterian church. Same time, just different location.
  • PICAA board opening for one of our Rotary Club members. Please let Tony know if you are interested.
  • Carly announced a service project if you are interested - Peaches are going to waste at the farm, we need a small group to pick the fruit so Rhodes can donate to the soup kitchen. Friday or Saturday before noon. See Carly.
  • Sign-up for Pumpkin Show booth will be sent around next week, please check your schedules and sign-up for more than one shift. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year.
  • Board met and COVID levels will be monitored as well as state guidelines
  • Program: Don McIlroy - Mayor of Circleville

  • Recognized Rotarians Jean Droste and Dick Gerhart who were in attendance, both have served as Circleville mayors
  • Type of city government we currently have is a statutory system, which includes a City Council and Mayor.
  • Another form of government is Charter form of government, you have strong Council, which selects a city manager who usually is educated and trained in municipal administration.
  • A city manager is the planner who can get grants, etc. and is not limited to an elected term
  • Every voter in Circleville will receive the proposed charter in the mail and Nov. 2022 is when it will be voted on
  • Don indicated when he goes to other cities, he is dealing with city managers. He supports the charter.
  • Dec. 31, 2023 will be Don’s last day as mayor
  • When confronted by other mayors about our drug problem, the response is other cities have the same problem, but in Circleville we are doing something about it
  • Circleville trains police and fire very well. Unfortunately, other communities entice them with more money and we lose them.
  • When you look at employees of city departments of streets, water, sewer, administrative assistants, we have 25-year average retention
  • Financially we are in better shape than in the past - Mark Bidwell can address the specifics in a future presentation
  • Five new businesses opened in 2020 within downtown Circleville
  • Nine other businesses opened in the area in 2020
  • 2021 we had Sheetz open, DelTaco, Dr. Palmer, the Lemon Group is building new senior living option, and City BBQ is ready to break ground
  • A lot of interest in Circleville with developers, but much of it is limited to the area around Route 23
  • He urged everyone to support small businesses
  • 2023 project - ODOT repairing N.Court St. Bridge
  • Intermodal is reason for Pickaway county growth. Last year Intermodal doubled and we have more trains coming through Circleville. Seven crossings in Circleville and three locations are being proposed as possible overpasses. It is an $11 million project to build the overpass
  • Mark Bidwell, Circleville City auditor, the newest Rotary member; Dave Webb, Rotary program chair; and Mayor Don McIlroy

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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.

    August Programs:

    Aug. 5: Mike Videkovich-Pickaway Farm Bureau

    Aug. 12: Kim Shannon-Three Pits and a Lady

    Aug. 19: Don McIlroy-Mayor of Circleville

    Aug. 26: Jarrod Burks-Ohio Valley Archeology

    September Programs:

    Sept. 2nd: Penny Dehner, Executive Director, Paint Valley ADAMH Board

    Sept. 9th: Ryan Scribner, Executive Director, P3, Pickaway County Economic Development Director

    Sept. 16th: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

    Sept. 23rd: Dr. John Kulaga, President, Ohio Christian University

    Sept. 30th: Kyle Wolfe, Superintendent, Teays Valley Schools

    08/12/2021

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

      Presiding: Vice-President - David Crawford

      Prayer: Joe Brown

      Piano: not today

      Song: Bob Sneed selected “Get Together Song” yes - a cappella!! (And we do miss Ellery)

      Attending: Brown, Canfield, Crawford, Dailey, Dean, Droste, Ellis, Foster, Fountain, Johnson, Hedges, Hooks, Hunnell, McCrady, McNemar, Mabe, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Palm, Poling, Rawlins, Riegel, Schreiner, Sneed, Spangler, B.Tootle, T.Tootle, D.Webb, Wilson, Wolfe

      Make ups:

      Guests: Drexel introduced his wife Sheila; John Ellis introduced his son Dan

      Visiting Rotarians: Bill Wayhoff - from Columbus. Bill Stout was District Gov. when Bill was exchange student and says hello!

      August Birthdays: 5th-Bill Stout; 8th-Steve Irwin; 10th-Gerard Maroscher; 23rd-Warren Spangler

      August Anniversaries: 3rd-Don Ritchie; 4th-Drexel Poling; 7th-Jerry Leist; 14th-Dan Fouts; 18th-Tom Tootle; 19th-Bob Sneed; 20th-Roxan Sigmon; 22nd-Sam Shapiro; 26th-Bob Tootle;

      Happy Dollars:

      Student Guests: None

      Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week’s winner of $13. The big bean was not found. The jackpot was $137.

      SAA: Dave Webb

      • Another try at the horse joke

      • From Darlene Weaver - true or false. True: Child could be mailed through post-office

      • Tokyo Olympics - heavy weight wrestler incredible comeback watch the video

      • Most medals won of all Olympics - what individual? Michael Phelps

      • Country held most modern Olympic Games - USA

      • Every country has one of the colors of the rings

      • Youngest competitor was 10yrs old - in 1896

      • Paul McCartney was would only take 1 pound for performing at London Olympics

      • Dr. Spock, in 1924, won an Olympic medal

      • Jesse Owens set 5 World records in 45 minutes



      Announcements:

      • August After Hours will be 5:30-7:00pm, August 26th, Pizza Cottage. Sponsored by Warren Spangler and Rob Radcliff

      • Exec. Board meeting next Tuesday 11:30am at Watt St.

      • Centennial committee - Carly and Bob are co-chairs. Carly provided update - hold April 23, 2022 evening for the event. Compiling history please send to Marie or Carly anything we can use for the video being made.

      • Warren is asking for help - need help for shift supervisor’s at Pumpkin Show - please sign-up for shift supervisors now and we will sign up shift workers next month. Yes, once school starts, we will be reaching out to Interact students to help fill some of the shifts

      • Joe McNemara announced the Boy Scouts of America Pickaway County Mayor’s Breakfast honoring Jean Droste is September 16th, 7:30am at Emmett Chapel United Methodist Chursh. 318 Tarlton Rd. Contact Joe if you need a sign-up sheet. Congratulations Jean!!

      • Mark Smith had surgery yesterday and would appreciate prayers. Dan Dailey will provide address for a card to be sent from the club.



      Program: Kim Shannon - Three Pits and a Lady. 501(c)(3) organization.

      • Purpose is financial backing for those in need to take care of their pets

      • Recycle aluminum cans, accept donations, raised $2,000 in donations and two trucks worth of food recently

      • Pet food donated to Ashville food pantry, Linden area in Columbus, Community Cupboards

      • Provide collars, treats, etc. to the rescues

      • A few members have ongoing pet needs and we still help with the costs

      • Applied for their gaming license - will be starting Bingo

      • Will be involved in Pet Parade at Pumpkin Show this year

      • Building renovation is almost complete - opening Sept. 25th. On Route 22, 3 miles from OCU. Hope to be able to end up as a rescue/adoption facility.

      • Education is another goal. In 5 years, would like to have a facility that is for the well-being for animals.

      • Most expensive animal helped needed $7,000

      • Work with the humane society closely

      • If humane society has a pit bull, will call Kim

      • Partner’s for Paws also works closely with Three Pits

      • Contact Kim directly through phone/email/Facebook and she will investigate the need


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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.


    August Programs:

    Aug. 5: Mike Videkovich-Pickaway Farm Bureau

    Aug. 12: Kim Shannon-Three Pits and a Lady

    Aug. 19: Don McIlroy-Mayor of Circleville

    Aug. 26: Jarrod Burks-Ohio Valley Archeology


    September Programs:

    Sept. 2nd: Penny Dehner, Executive Director, Paint Valley ADAMH Board

    Sept. 9th: Ryan Scribner, Executive Director, P3, Pickaway County Economic Development Director

    Sept. 16th: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

    Sept. 23rd: Dr. John Kulaga, President, Ohio Christian University

    Sept. 30th: Kyle Wolfe, Superintendent, Teays Valley Schools

    08/05/2021

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

    Presiding: President - Tony Chamberlain

    Prayer: Matt Hunnell

    Piano: Ellery Elick

    Song: Gary Dean selected “The Sidewalks of New York”; “Sing Out a Song of Rotary”

    Attending: Attending: Ankrom, Canfield, Crawford, Dailey, Droste, Fouts, Fullen, Elick, Ellis, Hedges, Hooks, Hunnell, Johnson, B.Liggett, E.Liggett, McCrady, McNemar, Montgomery, Neff, Nemes-Crawford, Palm, Poling, Radcliff, Rawlins, Reigel, Robinson, Schreiner, Sneed, Spangler, Stout, B.Tootle, T.Tootle, Wilson, D.Webb, I.Webb, Wolfe

    Guests: Earl Palm introduced Chetty Jaracz; John Ellis introduced his son Dan

    August birthdays:5th-Bill Stout; 8th-Steve Irwin; 10th-Gerard Maroscher; 23rd-Warren Spangler

    August Anniversaries: 3rd-Don Ritchie; 4th-Drexel Poling; 7th-Jerry Leist; 14th-Dan Fouts; 18th-Tom Tootle; 19th-Bob Sneed; 20th-Roxan Sigmon; 22nd-Sam Shapiro; 26th-Bob Tootle

    Lottery: Rob Radcliff was this week’s winner of $15. The big bean was not found. The jackpot was $124.

    SAA: Dave Webb

    • Happy Birthday to Bill Stout! (He came to hear us sing to him)
    • Had a little joke about a horse and a bar
    • Carly - melon season. She got everyone’s attention on Instagram by holding two melons
    • What country was the ancient Olympics - Greece
    • When was first Olympics - 776BC
    • 396 AD were cancelled because of rise in Christianity in Romans. When did they start again? 1500 years later
    • What god’s honor was Olympics started - Zeus
    • No, skateboarding was not in the first Olympics because didn’t have wheels
    • What was the prize for winner? Olive wreath
    • Athletes were naked
    • Famous actor won 5 golds in Olympics - Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)
    • What year did every nation send women athletes - 2012
    • First Olympic drug suspension 1968 - Swedish athlete had a few beers before their event


    Announcements:

    • August After Hours will be 5:30-7:00pm, August 26th, Pizza Cottage. Sponsored by Warren Spangler and Rob Radcliff
    • September After Hours will be 5:30-7:00pm, September 23rd, Shifty’s. Sponsored by Elisa Peters and Diane Smith
    • Gary Montgomery - Log house built was actually built in 1842, not 1806, Gary met with members of the family to video their experiences in the house and found the difference in dates
    • Carly Neff - 100th Celebration meeting Tuesday 5:00pm at Bill Stouts
    • PCCF Farm to Plate - Sept.9th at Fairgrounds. Buy
    • One week from today, Ellery to be sworn in 2:00pm next Thursday at the Courthouse - we are all invited
    • Membership District campaign
    • Exec. Board meeting third Tuesday of this month. If you are


    Program: Mike Videkovich - Pickaway Farm Bureau. Joined his wife’s family farm - Noeker Farms

    • Noeker Farms has always sold freezer beef. Once pandemic hit, Mike and his wife took over the freezer beef business. Joined the Mullins and Helser families for chicken and pork products. County Line Meats, LLC.
    • Pickaway County has 804 farms
    • Pickaway County largest crop - corn. Produced 10.5 million bushels in 2020
    • Livestock - 50,000 hogs and 10,000 head of cattle (beef and dairy)
    • 50-75% increase in fertilizer prices next year
    • Ohio Farm Bureau, grassroots membership organization that works to support Ohio food and farm community
    • Founded 1919 - Farm Bureau started Nationwide insurance since members thought insurance rates too high for rural farmers
    • Federation of members - 86 county farm bureau’s in Ohio
    • Policy’s touch on not only Farm Economy, but ports and transportation as well because that’s how the product is moved
    • Farming is asset rich
    • State activities - involved with Governor’s office when COVID hit. Plans were to shut down livestock auctions, etc. Farm Bureau helped to explain the necessity
    • Rural Broadband issue surfaced overnight with COVID - Farm Bureau and Brian Stewart pushing government to get access to all
    • Farm Bureau working on developing Energy Solutions
    • Farmer Mental Health is also being brought to forefront
    • Promote expanded trade markets
    • Public Policy - try to make as many contacts with state senators, congressmen, policy makers
    • Solar/Wind Leasing - can help with the 30 year lease of your land
    • Nationwide Insurance - Land is your Legacy program helps move the farm through the generations
    • Farm Bureau and PCCF bought 32 head of beef to process and move the meet to the food banks (County Excellence Award Winner 2020)
    • Service - the “strengthen our communities” is receiving county awards by helping neighbors and invites Rotary to reach out to Farm Bureau with our projects as well
    • Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee
    • Farm Bureau is trying to get kids into agriculture, not just farming
    • Money for Farm Bureau comes from members, Nationwide, other partnerships - not state

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