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 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
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.
- 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.
- 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:
Crooked Horn Whitetails, LLC
In appreciation of this year's speakers sharing their time & efforts, donations to the Pumpkin Show Park will be made in their names.
- 5th: Crooked Horn Whitetails
- 12th: Pumpkin Show booth report
- 19th: Christmas Music - Drexel Poling, Don Metzler, & Esther Fouts
- 26th: CHRISTMAS - No meeting