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12/12/2019

(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 work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Gary Montgomery

Piano: Ellery Elick

Intros: David Crawford

Song: Don Ritchie - “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” (all four verses)

Absentees: Adams, Ankrom, Craig Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Tony Chamberlain, Delong, Droste, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Eric Liggett, Metzler, Palm, Rob Radcliff, Rainey, Scherer, Searls, Spangler, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Wolford, Wright, Yaniga

Make ups: eClub One - Ellery Elick

Visiting Rotarians: Soldotna, Alaska - J.R. Dailey

Guests: None

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yangia; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff, Tim Colburn

Happy Dollars: None

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Student Guests: Jonathan Davis, Superintendent of Circleville City Schools, introduced Wesley Hodges & Peyton Perini.

Lottery: Marie Crawford was this week's winner of $22, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $813.

Announcements:

  • Ian Webb: Gave a quick update from our Nominating Committee.
  • Pres. Bob: Took a vote for those nominated by the Nominating Committee.
  • Gary Montgomery: Reminded us again of the Mt Oval Christmas Open House on 12/15/19.
  • Gary Dean: Scioto Society is hosting the Sound of Music at Sugarloaf Mountain on 04/40/20 - 05/10/20. Tickets are on sale now.
  • David Crawford: Membership update regarding their efforts to recruit new members. They are reminding us all that every Rotarian needs to make an effort to bring new people to our club, possibly even your spouse! (Did you know that some clubs even offer membership discounts to spouse when they join?) David stated simply “But we need to ASK!” He refreshed us on talking points, such as some of the various Rotary projects in which one could become involved. Also, if you have an idea or two to help our recruiting efforts, please feel free to contact David, Pres. Bob, or anyone else on the Membership Committee to share your thoughts.
  • Via e-mail:
    • The 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. Interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.


SAA: Bob Mabe

  • Fined one table for spilling water.
  • Roxan Simon got fined on behalf of Joy Ewing
  • Patty Rothe got fined, but couldn’t hear why. (Bob’s microphone wasn’t working.)
  • Members who thought his jokes last week “were tedious” got fined.
  • Bob Tootle: Got fined for being on the front page of the Herald for his upcoming retirement.
  • Tim Colburn: Thanked Ohio Health Berger for having employees volunteer at Walmart recently.
  • Gary Montgomery: Shop with a Cop program
  • Trivia quiz based on Christmas-themed corny riddles & jokes.


Program: Chris Mullins spoke about our Rotary Pumpkin Show booth, and gave an update on the program. They also passed out either pumpkin root beer floats or pumpkin ice cream to all in attendance. He thanked all of those who helped throughout Pumpkin Show week.

Highlights:

  • 94 tubs of ice cream, which is 282 gallons.
  • 70 bottles of root beer
  • 234 pumpkin pies
  • Chris wanted a special note made in this newsletter that Mayor Don McIlroy and Jean Droste worked a shift in the booth together. At one point, Chris saw a line so he stopped in & realized that Don & Jean “were just talking to people.” He questioned how productive they really were?!?
  • After deducting expenses, we netted $790!
  • Chris reminded us that the real reason that we do this venture is so that we can pass the funds onto a worthwhile community charity. Therefore, Chris presented a check to Lisa Johnson, Executive Director of Haven House.
  • Lisa took to the podium to express her sincere gratitude for the check, and for all of our support of Haven House over the years.


Speaker's contact info:

Chris Mullins (in our membership directory)


In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

December programs:

  • 19th: Christmas Music - Drexel Poling, Don Metzler, & Esther Fouts
  • 26th: CHRISTMAS - No meeting


January programs:

  • 2nd: New Years - No meeting
  • 9th: Judge Dumm & Judge Peters - Changing of the Judge
  • 16th: Brenna Gibson - The Pig Show Circuit
  • 23rd: Bryan Black - Review of a book that his uncle, Layton Black, wrote of his experiences in WWII as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne
  • 30th: TBD

12/05/2019

12/5/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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 work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Sam Shapiro

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: David Crawford

Song: Don Ritchie - “Up on the House-Top” (all three verses)

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Joe Brown, Connie Chamberlain, Colburn, Coyan, Marie Crawford, Dean, Delong, Droste, Elick, Elsea, Ewing, Gerhardt, Grover, Hoffman, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Bob Liggett, Eric Liggett, Maroscher, Chris Mullins, Jessica Mullins, Neal, Palm, Pelcic, Pontius, Rainey, Rawlins, Scherer, Sigmon, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vickers, Dave Webb, Ian Webb, White, Wolfe, Wolford, Yaniga

Make ups: Conway, SC - Ellery Elick

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

New Member inducted: Clint Snedegar. He said that he is retired military police, and currently working with Lubbe Hearing Center. He also shared that he “bleeds scarlet & gray.” Welcome aboard Clint!

December birthdays: 12th - Judy Wolford; 13th - John Ellis

December anniversaries: 4th - Craig Brown; 9th - Vince Yangia; 17th - Bob McCrady; 20th - Charlie Hedges; 21st - Dwight Radcliff, Tim Colburn

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Jamie King, of New Hope Christian Academy, introduced Chevelle Cheadle & Joey Herron.

Lottery: Charlie Hedges was this week's winner of $15, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $791.

Announcements:

  • Warner Searls: Passed around a sign-up sheet for shifts as Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army on Dec. 14th at Circleville’s Kroger. Shifts filled up quickly, but there are still two shifts open. Please contact Warner for details &/or to sign up.
  • Gary Montgomery: Community Soup Kitchen update. Thanked the following volunteers for coming to the event: Marie & David Crawford, Bob Sneed, Don Ritchie, John Ellis, Harry Canfield, Fred Mavis, Gary Montgomery, Warren Spangler, Dan Fouts, and Rob & Dodie Radcliff. They were joined by the Westfall Livestock 4-H Club.
  • Jonathan Davis: Gave an update on the formation of a Rotary InterAct group at Circleville High School. The students have stated that their focus is on international topics as well as local projects.
  • Via e-mail:
  • The 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. Interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.


SAA: Bob Mabe

  • Fined anyone from Michigan
  • Pointed out that Herald incorrectly printed an entire page regarding the OSU vs Penn State game, which had already happened, instead of the OSU vs Michigan game.
  • Carly Neff: for City’s Christmas tree, & The Herald not spelling “Rhoads” correctly.
  • Tony Chamberlain: for the swearing-in of new police officer
  • Jim Hooks: for not being the song leader for the rest of this year
  • Quiz based on Christmas-themed corny riddles & jokes.


Program: Bob Tootle introduced today's speaker, Denny Eubanks, who is the owner of Crooked Horn Whitetails, LLC, a high quality breeding facility of whitetail deer. They raise whitetail bucks, does, fawns, and provide semen of superior genetics through live breeding and artificial insemination, for sale to other like breeders throughout the United States.

Highlights:

  • Breeds & raises deer at his farm.
  • Farm is open to the public to come visit & interact with some of the deer.
  • Discussed the genetics, and how the doe is often considered more important than the buck in the breeding process
  • Nutrition plays a big part in the process as well.
  • Pointed out that he has to apply for multiple licenses to be able to do the things he does. In addition, he has to perform specific testing to sell and breed his deer.
  • “It is a highly regulated industry.”
  • Chronic Waste Disease (CWD) is caused by a protein, that is also found in humans, and was first discovered in 1986. CWD is found all over the world. It affects the nervous system, and can be passed through saliva. There is no cure for it.
  • If CWD is found at his farm, his entire operation would be shut down for five years, and 6” of soil will need to be removed from his entire site.
  • CWD is contagious, but Denny noted that there was a farm where CWD was found, but the deer had no contact with any other deer.
  • “Deer market is upside down right now.”
  • CWD protein has been found to have a connection to Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Rack condition usually diminishes around seven to eight years old, due to a decrease in nutritional intake caused by the aging & erosion of deer’s teeth.
  • Breeds & raises deer for breeding purposes and/or preserves; not for consumption as food.
  • Not unusual to sell a deer for approximately $28,000. Hunting preserves often double that purchase price to the hunter who wants to shoot it.
  • He has seen some sell to game preserves for $100,000 - $300,000.
  • He admitted that he started his business for financial reasons, but he now says that he does it out of love.


Speaker's contact info:

Denny Eubanks

Crooked Horn Whitetails, LLC

#(614) 506-0059


In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

December programs:

  • 5th: Crooked Horn Whitetails
  • 12th: Pumpkin Show booth report
  • 19th: Christmas Music - Drexel Poling, Don Metzler, & Esther Fouts
  • 26th: CHRISTMAS - No meeting

11/14/2019

By: Patty Rothe, Rotary Newsletter Editor; 

Patty.FourJ@gmail.com

(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 work well. Thank you!)

Presiding: Pres. Bob McCrady

Prayer: Dan Fouts

Piano: Don Metzler

Intros: None

Song: Gary Dean - “Grand Old Flag” & “We’re Rotary”

Absentees: Adams, Craig Brown, Colburn, Coyan, Davis, Delong, Elick, Elsea, Esala, Ewing, Foster, Fountain, Gerhardt, Irwin, Adam Johnson, Justinger, Maroscher, Chris Mullins, Neal, Pelcic, Rainey, Searls, Shapiro, Spangler, Stevens, Matt Tootle, Vickers, White, Wilson, Wolfe, Wolford, Wright, Yaniga

Make ups: None

Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: None

November birthdays: 5th - Sister Monica Justinger; 8th - Jonathan Davis; 10th - Amy Elsea; 20th - Warner Searls; 25th - Dick Gerhardt; 27th - Don Metzler

November anniversaries: 23rd - Heidi White; 24th - Dick Fullen; 25th - Ned Schreiner; 27th - Amy Elsea

Happy Dollars: None

Student Guests: Scott Frazier, Assistant Principal at Teays Valley High School, introduced Mason Koch & Elise Pickett.

Lottery: Ned Schreiner was this week's winner of $18, but the golden pebble remained hidden. The jackpot is now $761.

Announcements:

  • Pres. Bob ready two thank-you notes
  • Gary Montgomery:
    • 1) The next Community Soup Kitchen is 11/25/19>. Food prep. begins at 3, with the food being served at 5PM. Volunteers are always welcomed.
    • 2) SAR’s Wreaths Across America sign-up sheet being passed around again. They are $15 each, and will be placed on soldiers’ graves at Forest Cemetery. Wreaths can be picked up if you wish to place it on a grave at another cemetery other than Forest. Just contact Gary for to place your order or for more details.
  • Rick Rawlins: Tree-planting ceremony at 8AM tomorrow at MVCH Park. All are welcome.
  • Charlie Hedges presented a special award to Bob Liggett. It was hard to hear, but I think it was a Paul Harris Society award.
  • Mayor Don McIlroy will be conducting a City Hall event at 11/25/19 at 7PM at CHS to discuss the homeless situation in our community.

  • Via e-mail:
    • Rotary District 6690’s 2018-2019 Awards Event will be held on 11/23/19, starting at 5:30PM, at the Hofbrauhaus-Columbus (800 Goodall Blvd, Columbus). Cost is $25/person, which includes dinner. Please see the link on the District’s website to register.
    • The 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6th-10th, 2020. Interest has been high, so registration may need to be closed once a certain number is met. So don't delay in making your registration! Link is: www.riconvention.org.


SAA: Debbie Hoffman

  • Dave Webb, for giving Debbie a hard time about her beloved Cleveland Browns team.
  • Concluded with a Membership Directory themed trivia quiz.


Program: Charlie Hedges introduced today's speaker, Eric Horvath. He is the District Foundation Giving Chair, and a member of the Newark Rotary Club.

Highlights:

  • “Rotary can be as much as you want it to be. Like an onion, every layer you peel back, you find more.”
  • In 2019, Rotary Foundation (RF) was ranked as #1 in the nation. Has earned the top 4-star rating for eleven years.
  • Played a video regarding the lack of clean drinking water, and how Rotary has helped to address this crisis.
  • Mentioned some of the projects that Rotary accomplishes:
  • Water pumps & their installation.
  • Rotary Trade School in Guatemala
  • Rafiki Children’s Home in Nairobi 
  • Heart to Heat 
  • Our club’s Dictionary Project
  • District Grants: He stressed how we should pursue them & learn how to maximize the funds
  • Gates Foundation matches every $1 that a Rotarian donates with a $2 donation.
  • 125 Rotary Club
  • Paul Harris Fellowship 
  • Paul Harris Society: Pledge $1000/year
  • Can make your donations via “My Rotary” on the District website.
  • Polio Plus
  • 100% of your donations go towards these programs & funds. In addition, you can designate to which fund you’d like your donation to go.
  • He reinforced the fact that setting up automatic donation payments is very easy.


Speaker's contact info:

None provided, but can be found on our District #6690’s website.

In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.

November programs:

21st: Miriam Intrator - Publishing a book about library restorations after WWII.

28th: THANKSGIVING - No meeting

December programs:

5th: Crooked Horn Whitetails

12th: Pumpkin Show booth report

19th: Christmas Music - Drexel Poling, Don Metzler, & Esther Fouts

26th: CHRISTMAS - No meeting

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