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By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 


(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: Sam Shapiro

Prayer: Sam Shapiro

Piano: None

Song: None

Absentees: Adams, Beavers, Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Colburn, Coyan, Davis, Dean, Delong, Droste, Elick, Ellis, Esala, Ewing, Foster, Fountain, Fullen, Gerhardt, Grover, Hoffman, Hooks, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Eric Liggett, Lovelace, Maroscher, Mavis, McIlroy, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neal, Palm, Pelcic, Pontious, Rainey, Rawlins, Riegel, Scherer, Schreiner, Sigmon, Snedegar, Sneed, Stevens, Stevenson, Matt Tootle, Bob Tootle, Vickers, White, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: None

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.


  • Charlie Hedges: RF update, goal is $6500. We have about $1900 year to date. 
  • 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.

SAA: None

Program: Sam Shapiro introduced today’s speaker, Julie Violet of Big Brothers Big Sister. 


  • Serves Pickaway, Ross, Fayette, & Fairfield counties
  • Gave a brief overview of their services. 
  • They also have an in-school-based program.
  • Spoke of how these kids have so many challenges in their home lives, so BBBS focus on how to help protect & support these kids.
  • Program is for kids 17 years old & younger.
  • The organization focuses on teaching life skills such as financial literacy, educational support/homework assistance, career guidance.
  • They try to keep a small food pantry to help any child who needs something to eat.
  • Partners with Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Board to help with emotional & psychology services, as well as connection for drug addiction treatment.
  • They are known for matching a child with a mentor, hence the name Big Brother Big Sister.
  • Julie revealed how her career path went from a degree (& a job) in Retail, to eventually becoming a volunteer with BBBS, which then led to her current position.


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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