Louisville Rotary Meetings 2010     
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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010  

 

                  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with three guests and 25 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong was not in attendance and no songs were sung!

 

5.     Visitors – There were two visitors at today’s meeting:  Kathy Fausnight introduced Sandy Meyer, a colleague at KeyBank who is in charge of arranging mortgages; Jerry Dunbar introduced his brother Joel Dunbar who lives in Pensacola, Florida.

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – David Yeagley submitted the following reports: 

 

Rotary Minute #1 – The Alliance Review printed a nice article about Bernard Schrader and his historical drive to Brazil to attend an International Rotary convention in 1948.

 

Rotary Minute #2 – The average size of a Rotary Club is 58 persons and Wednesdays are the most popular meeting dates.  In the early days of Rotary, the Rotary symbol was first adopted because the meetings rotated among the membership.

 

7.     Old business 

 

·         Meeting location – Because the Wing Warehouse has closed for good, President Fausnight is investigating other possible meeting locations.  Something will be in place in time for our next meeting on Wednesday, January 5.

 

·         Christmas gift – President Fausnight reported that we collected $50.00 for Stephanie our server at the Wing Warehouse.  Denny Valentine volunteered to deliver the $50.00, and the card we signed, to Stephanie in the near future.

 

·         Christmas Caroling @ Green Meadows – Valerie LeFever has invited everyone to carol at the Green Meadows Health & Wellness Center (7770 Columbus Road NE) at 6:00 p.m.

 

·         Christmas get together – Cynthia Kerchner is inviting everyone to her home at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15 and please bring families and spouses.  Please contact Cynthia if you need directions to her residence.

 

·         International/Exchange/GSE (Group Study Exchange) – Jim Edwards reported that Ron and Betty Derry have agreed to serve as co-chairs of the GSE.  We will have visitors form the Philippines next April for three nights.  Jim is also seeking a volunteer to assume the duties of the Chairperson of the Rotary  Foundation Committee.

 

·         Induction of new members Immediate Past President Greg Anderson welcomed Thaine Boldon and Greg Parrish to the fellowship of the Louisville

Rotary Club.  She spoke of the importance of the Rotary, our motto – “Service Above Self “ and The Four-Way Test, which is the cornerstone of all action.

 

Of the things we think, say or do…

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

 

 

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  1. Lunch

 

  1. Program:  Jim Edwards introduced David Ewing who talked about the importance of the Rotary Club Foundation.

 

·         Mr. Ewing was owner and operator of Ewing Chevrolet in downtown Canton and attended his first Rotary Club meeting when he was 29 years of age.  He served as District Governor in 1989.  Also, his father has been a Rotary Club member for almost 62 years!

 

·         “The Rotary Foundation supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world (Wikipedia).

 

·         Mr. Ewing encourages everyone to consider making a contribution to the Rotary Foundation even if your contribution is small at first.  If everyone Rotarian donated $100.00 per year, the Rotary Foundation would yield an incredible $63 million annually.  Remember that 50% of the funds donated to the Rotary Foundation returns to the district from which it was received.

 

·         Mr. Ewing indicated that those persons who donate $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation or to PolioPlus can be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.  Friends, colleagues, and family members may also donate $1,000 to honor a Rotary Club member.

 

·         Philanthropist Bill Gates is pledging $355 million to the PolioPlus initiative to eradicate polio worldwide.  Rotary International is currently raising its matching amount of $200 million.  Mr. Ewing indicated that our Rotary Club goal is to raise $500.00 toward the PolioPlus initiative. 

 

·         Rotary members can also purchase an Ohio automotive license plate in which $25.00 will be donated to the Rotary Clubs of Ohio.  A total of $90,000 has been raised so far through this effort.

 

·         Rotary members can also designate a sum of money to the Rotary Club through an insurance policy.

 

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      December 15          Caroling and Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

      January 5                Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon @ a location to be determined!

      January 12              Jim Edwards welcomes Phil Mueller of Minerva Dairy, Inc. on “the French paradox”

      January 19              Ken Smith welcomes Sally Paquin on Canadian Health Care

      January 26

      February 2              Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      February 9

      February 16

      February 23

      March 2                  Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      March 9

      March 16

      March 23

      March 30

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010  

 

                  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Elect Ted Burwell with 21 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing selection of Christmas tunes that we will sing at the Green Meadows Nursing Care Facility on Wednesday, December 15.

 

5.     Visitors – No visitors today.

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – The following reports were submitted:

 

Rotary Minute – Chris Leach reported that the Four Way Test was a stumper on a recent television game show.

 

Rotary Minute – Mike Snyder reported that retired librarian George Hays of nearby Salem, Ohio, will be District 6650 Governor in 2011-2012.

 

7.     Lunch

 

8.     Committee Updates 

 

·         Pancake Day report (Saturday, November 13) – Treasurer Jay Barton reported that we have earned about $1,300 from the Pancake Day activity but there are some additional expenses yet to pay.  Mr. Barton says this amount is about the same as in years past.  Others reported on how much fun they had and how nice it was to have name badges to wear!

 

·         Literacy report – Committee Chairperson Mike Snyder asked for volunteers to assist with stuffing early childhood literacy materials into a special plastic bag that will be mailed to all new parents in the Louisville & Nimishillen area. 

 

·         Membership report – Committee Chairpersons Chris & Lanse Leach reported no new developments in this committee.

 

·         Flag Report – Ken Smith thanked everyone for working so well this year to get the flags posted and retrieved.  For an excellent description of this program, please visit the Rotary Club Web site at:

 

http://www.louisvillerotary.com/buildaflag/buildaflagprogram.html

 

·         Water report – Committee member Ron Derry reported no new developments in this committee.

 

·         Health & Hunger Awareness Month – Eva Roshong reported that she took all the donated cans of food to donate to the Louisville Food Pantry which is located at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church on S. Nickleplate.  She suggested that we have a meeting at the church someday to see how the Louisville Food Pantry serves its clientele.  It was also suggested that we may want to return to the Gibbs Mission in Canton to assist with food distribution and a meal at some point in the future.

                                               

·         International/Exchange/GSE (Group Study Exchange) – Jim Edwards reported that six people – aged 25 to – from the Philippines will be coming to District 6650 next April for three nights.  Also, Jim would be most willing to train a new GSE coordinator, if someone would be willing to take over this responsibility.  Denny Valentine reported that Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali will attend more meetings in the coming weeks and months.

Also, no families have yet stepped forward to volunteer to serve as a host family next year. 

 

·         Article about Devika Bhansali – Jim Edwards reported that he and Al Gress, Eva Roshong, and Denny Valentine produced an article about Devika that is now located on the Rotary Club Web site.  In addition, there are some beautiful photographs of Devika by Mr. Valentine.

 

http://www.louisvillerotary.com/devika.html

 

·         Rotary Club business – Jim Edwards would like to find contact information for past Exchange Students to place on the Rotary Club Web site.

In addition, Mr. Edwards indicated that there will be no minutes of the board meeting because so much of what is covered at those meetings is discussed at the membership meeting.  We will record minutes when important topics are discussed such as those dealing with finances or personnel.

                                               

·         Donations report – Committee chairperson Cheryle Casar was not present at the meeting.

                                            

·         Rose Day report – Committee chairperson Margie Miller was not present at the meeting.

                                               

·         Four Way Speech Contest report – Because Chris & Lanse are frequent out of town travelers they graciously passed the torch to Greg Parrish as the new chairperson of this committee.  December is the month to contact the schools and Mr. Parrish has excellent contacts there!

                                               

·         Future Planning/Capital Projects – Committee chairperson Greg Anderson was not present at the meeting. 

 

·         Sign projects report – Jim Edwards reported that placing service club and church emblems on four signs throughout the community is a huge project. 

Mr. Edwards will research a more modest sign design and will report back to the Rotary Club in the near future.

 

·         Committee Notebooks – Mr. Burwell relayed a request from President Fausnight that committee chairpersons keep and maintain their respective notebooks filed and in good order.  Please remember that these committee notebooks will be passed along to the next committee chairpersons next year.

                                               

·         Green Meadows Holly Jolly Christmas Open House – Valerie LeFever has invited everyone to an open house @ the Green Meadows Health & Wellness Center on Thursday, December 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Appetizers and wine will be served; door prizes will be awarded; and there will be a concert pianist to provide appropriate music.  The Center is located at 7770 Columbus Road NE.

 

·         OSU v. Michigan texting fundraiser – President Fausnight asked Mr. Burwell to report on the results of the texting challenge associated with the Buckeye’s mauling of the U. of Michigan football team.  Rotarians in Ohio texted 127 messages and raised $635.00 and those in Michigan texted 25 messages and raised $135.00 toward the International Rotary Club’s Polio Plus campaign.  Rotary is committed to raising $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

·         Christmas gift for our servers – Mike Snyder passed around a Christmas card (thanks to Cynthia Kerchner) and a “piggy bag” to collect money for a gift card for our luncheon servers.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact either President Fausnight or Mike Snyder.  We will present the card and gift card to the servers at our meeting on December 8.

 

 

 

 

  1. New Business – Wednesday, December 15.

 

a.     Details for Christmas Caroling @ Green Meadows – Valerie LeFever is inviting everyone to carol at the Green Meadows Health & Wellness Center (7770 Columbus Road NE) at 6:00 p.m.

 

b.    Christmas get together details – Cynthia Kerchner is inviting everyone to her home at 7:00 p.m. and please bring families and spouses. 

Please contact Cynthia if you need directions to her residence.

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      December 8            Jim Edwards welcomes David Ewing on  “Rotary Club Foundation”

December 15          Caroling and Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

      January 5                Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      January 12              Jim Edwards welcomes Phil Mueller of Minerva Dairy, Inc. on “the French paradox”

      January 19              Ken Smith welcomes Sally Paquin on Canadian Health Care

      January 26

      February 2              Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      February 9

      February 16

      February 23

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

No meeting held on November 24th - Thanksgiving

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010  

 

                  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 20 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing round of the Louisville Rotary Club “theme song.”

 

Row, row, Rotary, it’s for you and me.

Bring a friend and join right in for our community!

 

5.     Visitors – Our only visitor today was Thaine Boldon of Louisville.

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ted Burwell filed the following report:

 

Rotary Minute – Ted told of a touching story from Africa where a Pediatric Medicine team is making a real difference in the lives of numerous children in need of sophisticated medical care.

 

News of the Weird – Ted told about some offbeat characters who do such things as steal money from parishioners (while dressed in a stolen priest’s robe) and try to remove an old tattoo from a boyfriend’s arm with a sharp knife.

 

7.     Old Business

 

·         Flag Report – Ken Smith thanked everyone for working so well this year to get the flags posted and retrieved.  We expect an even bigger program in 2011!

 

·         Pancake Day report (Saturday, November 13) – Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the annual Pancake Day festivities.  It is estimated that we brought in about $1,500 in revenues.

 

·         Hunger Awareness Month – President Fausnight thanked those who brought cans of food to donate to the Louisville Food Pantry.

 

·         Family Fair Day – At the request of District Governor Jim Russell, President Fausnight is asking those planning to bring children to the Family Day at the Stark County Fairgrounds on April 30 to contact her ASAP.

 

·         “Spotlight” – President Fausnight distributed a copy of the LHS student newspaper “Spotlight” that features our new Rotary Club advertisement.

 

·         NFL Grant – President Fausnight distributed a draft letter that she has prepared to the National Football League on behalf of the LHS Football Stadium.  If the grant is received, the $200,000 will help to reduce the debt on the new stadium.

 

·         Board & Business Meeting – President Fausnight will be out of town on December 1 and the meetings will be convened by Vice President Ted Burwell.  Please submit your topics for these meeting ASAP.

 

            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m.

 

Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

                                               

·         Toys for Tots – Mike Snyder reported that both the Library and YMCA are collecting new and unwrapped Christmas gifts in collaboration with the Marine Corps Reserve.  They particularly need toys for very young children, aged zero to two.

 

·         Literacy Report – Committee Chairperson Mike Snyder distributed a packet of materials that the committee will mail to all new parents in the Louisville & Nimishillen area.  Ken Smith and Ted Burwell have agreed to review the weekly issues of The Herald to determine who and where these new parents live.  There will be a “packet stuffing activity” at our next meeting on Wednesday, December 1.

 

 

 

 

  1. Program –

 

Mike Snyder delivered a talk about the Best Friends Animal Society which is located in southern Utah.  This past February, Mike and his wife Ellen journeyed to Best Friends to see for themselves this unique institution.  Additional highlights of his presentation are as follows:

 

1.     Best Friends Animal Society is one of America’s best known animal welfare rescue groups. Best Friends works in outreach programs with shelters, other rescue groups and members nationwide to promote pet adoption, spay-and-neuter services, and humane education programs around the country. 

 

2.     Best Friends maintains the nation’s largest no-kill safe haven for displaced, homeless or unwanted domestic animals, located in Southwestern Utah near the town of Kanab.

 

3.     Best Friends is a sanctuary to about 1,700 animals, most of which are dogs and cats but also horses, burros, rabbits, goats, birds, and pot-bellied pigs.

 

4.     Best Friends advocates for homeless pets throughout America and has been active in animal rescue projects, mainly in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  About 6,000 animals were rescued and treated over the past few years and many have been reunited with their families.

 

5.     Best Friends took in 22 of the “Michael Vick” fighting dogs.  A few of these dogs have been adopted out but most will spend the remainder of their lives in a pleasant setting with plenty of food, exercise, affection, and medical care.

 

6.     Best Friends strongly opposes “Puppy Mills,” such as the ones now prevalent in nearby Holmes County, Ohio.  Rather than purchasing a pet from a chain store, they recommend adoption from a local Humane Society shelter or purchasing a healthy, well-loved pet from a dealer registered through the American Kennel Club (AKC).

 

7.     The “Best Friends” magazine is an excellent way to keep up with the news of the Sanctuary as well as to keep in touch with the animal rescue developments throughout the country.

 

8.     In closing, Mahatma Ghandi remarked that “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

 

9.     To read the poem to the “white male cat, “Pangur Ban,” which was written by an unknown 9th century Irish monk, go to:

 

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/Poetry/PangurBan.html

 

10.  For additional information about the Best Friends Animal Society, please go to:

 

http://www.bestfriends.org/

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

November 24          No meeting – Happy Thanksgiving!

      December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

                                                Vice President Elect Ted Burwell will conduct this meeting

December 8            David Ewing presents:  “Rotary Club Foundation”

December 15          Caroling and Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

      January 5                Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      January 12

     January 19

      January 26

      February 2              Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      February 9

      February 16

      February 23

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010  

 

 

                Bulletin:         Please write in the following giving opportunities on your Rotary Club calendar:

 

                                    November 17             Bring canned food for the Community Food Pantry

 

December 1               Bring a cash donation for a Christmas gift for our server Stephanie.  We will probably purchase a gift card for her.

 

  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 30 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of the Louisville Rotary Club “theme song.”

 

Row, row, Rotary, it’s for you and me.

Bring a friend and join right in for our community!

 

5.     Visitors – No visitors today.

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ted Burwell filed the following report:

 

Rotary Minute – Ted highlighted some very supportive comments from notable individuals on the “precious resource organizations” such as International Rotary.  These supportive comments came from Mia Farrow, Queen Noor of Jordan, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

 

7.     Old Business

 

·         Flag Report – Jim Edwards thanked everyone for putting out the flags even as the dark of night set in.  Please contact Ken soon if you plan to retrieve your flags on Sunday afternoon (before dark).  Also, Lanse Leach thanked the Rotary Club for the 25 U.S. flags that will be on display at the Tribute to Veterans program at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, November 11.

 

·         Pancake Day report (Saturday, November 13) – We were reminded that ticket receipts for the Pancake Day should be turned in to Cheryle Casar.  Please contact Cheryle if you can volunteer that day.  Yes, we have purchased the 100-cup coffee maker!  As a postscript, Don Israel brought a program that was prepared by the Louisville Rotary Club in 1958.  This old program was hand produced and lists all the accomplishments of the Louisville Rotary Club those many years ago.

 

·         Snow Flake – Pat Richardson of the Louisville Area YMCA informed the group that the 14th Annual Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, December 4 at a new location:  the Barrette Center on the campus of Walsh University.  There will be raffle tickets available for those looking for the right gift for the right person.  For more information about this gala event, please visit the following Web site:

 

http://www.ymcastark.org/snowflake-benefit-auction

 

 

  1. Program –

 

New member presentations:  Our newest members gave brief presentations about themselves and they were once again welcomed to the club!

 

Jerry Dunbar – He is a 1962 graduate of the Louisville High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ashland University. Jerry taught earth sciences for many years in the Mansfield, Ohio, school district and enjoyed his time as a coach and athletic director.   He retired in 2007 and moved back to this community where is 100-year old Mother still lives and thrives!

 

Barry Gray – He is a native of Salem, Ohio, and is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.  Following a 23-year stint in banking, Barry moved to the Edward Jones company, a firm that specializes in handling investments and retirement planning.  He has twin sons and is still remembered for his wrestling prowess many, many years back at a Louisville High School tournament.

 

Bob Hallier – He has lived in Louisville for 35 years and has four children.  He was VP for Business and Finance at Stark State and was affectionately known as “Bob the Builder” because the campus literally exploded with growth during his long tenure there.  His wife and he love to travel and speak very highly of their favorite Canadian destinations and of the Gulfshores of Alabama.

 

Ted Street – He is a 1967 graduate of Louisville High School where we wore #21 while playing football.  Ted is the son of two teachers and his son

attends Slippery Rock State University and his daughter attends The Ohio State University.  He has owned and operated Main Street Tours for the past 24 years and continues to love golf, biking, fishing, and, oh yes, travel.

 

As Chairperson of the Fund Development & Capital Projects, Greg Anderson spoke at length about a possible project for the Louisville Rotary Club to support that would have long-term positive benefits on the entire community.  The Land Swap Agreement between the Louisville Public Library, the Louisville City Schools, and the City of Louisville is resulting in the Library acquiring the former old Middle School property bordered by East Main Street, Gorgas Street, Mill Street, and Church Street.  In addition, the Louisville City Schools will receive the library-owned baseball field and parking lot on S. Chapel Street and the City of Louisville would receive a portion of the old Middle School property to construct a new fire hall in the not too distant future.  Additional highlights of his presentation are as follows:

 

1.     These discussions among the three entities have been going on for 8 to 9 months and have resulted in a win-win-win arrangement for all parties concerned.

 

2.     By acquiring the former old Middle School property, the Library Board will soon begin plans for a new Community Center & Library.  He estimates this will be a 3 to 4 to 5 year effort.

 

3.     Plans are very preliminary now but the new Community Center would be approximately 5,000 square feet and the new Library would be 15,000 to 15,500 square feet.  The Library Board would also take possession of the old Post Office which could be used for housing historical documents and artifacts of importance to this community.  There will be ample parking for both the Community Center & Library as well as for City Hall business.  This project would obviously be of benefit to the downtown commercial district.

 

4.     The Library Board is committed to raising the $3 to $4 million needed through a private fundraising venture and by asking organizations, such as the Louisville Rotary Club, to “think about getting behind this project.”

 

5.     Mr. Anderson reminded everyone of the “Rotary Club Room” at the Salem (Ohio) Community Center that was funded by the Salem Rotary Club.

 

6.     He also reminded everyone how successful the Louisville Rotary Club was when we took on the public restroom project at Metzger Park a few years back.

 

Cherye Casar spoke about a possible “nest egg” in the Rotary Club budget for a project of this nature.

 

In the closing minutes of Mr. Anderson’s presentation, Jim Edwards remarked that a project of this nature is perfect for this club - “we can do this, guys!”

 

President Fausnight indicated that we will discuss this matter further at the next Business Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, December 1.

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                           Posting                        Retiring
 
Veterans Day        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

November 17          Mike Snyder presents:  “Best Friends Animal Shelter” & Report from the Literacy Committee

November 24          No meeting

      December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at NOON (only if no meeting on November 24)

December 8            David Ewing presents:  “Rotary Club Foundation”

December 15          Caroling and Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

      January ___            Mike Snyder presents:  “Backpack Program” speaker

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010  

 

   

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 22 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong was absent and we sang no songs.

 

5.     Visitors – Mike Snyder introduced Children’s Librarian Emily Callan who will be meeting with the Literacy Committee following today’s meeting and new member Greg Parrish was introduced as well.

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ted Burwell filed the following report:

 

Rotary Minute – Ted highlighted a darling photograph of a baby in a recent issue of the Rotary newsletter.  “We’ve come a long way, baby” signifies high much progress has been made thanks to the Rotary Foundation, which was created in 1917, mainly from endowments and from contributions following the death of Rotary founder Paul Harris.  Rotary International’s goal is to have $1 billion fund in the year 2025.

 

News of the Day – Ted reminded everyone to keep Indonesia and Haiti in their thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks.  Both nations have been struck by additional natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and tropical storms.

 

As a postscript, Al Gress reminded everyone that, despite the storms and stresses of our political process, this nation continues to be a great one and we can all be thankful for the benefits of our constitutional form of government.

 

7.     Old Business

 

·         Flag Report – Ken Smith reminded everyone that posting of flags for Veterans Day will be on November 8 & 9 and retiring of flags will be on November 15 & 16.  Please contact Ken soon to tell him when you plan to report for duty. 

 

·         Pancake Day report (Saturday, November 13) – We were reminded that ticket receipts for the Pancake Day should be turned in to Cheryle Casar.

 

·         Louisville Meal Center – Cheryle Casar sent a Thank You card to the members of the Louisville Rotary Club “for your donations and dinner for the October Meal Center.”

 

·         Medicine Shoppe holiday bonus promotion – Copies of the flyer to promote this annual event were distributed.  Remember to shop at the Medicine Shoppe from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21.

 

·         Stephen Scott Fenstemaker – It was reported that the son of Dr. Steve Fenstemaker, Stephen Scott Fenstemaker, age 18, was killed in a car accident last Friday near Miami University, where he was a freshman.  Our condolences go to Dr. Fenstemaker and his family on the occasion of their son’s tragic death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Program – Larry Burwell, the Administrative Director of “Our Hand of Hope Project,” spoke about this organization and its mission is “to provide those needs through the generosity of our neighbors.” 

 

·         Mr. Burwell is a native of nearby Robertsville and was married to his wife in 1995.  The Burwells have two children, Brandon and Rachel.

 

·         He is Outreach Coordinator of the New Life Ministries which has a 501 (c) (3) exemption from the Internal Revenue Service.  One of the goals of this project is to instruct mostly smaller communities on the techniques of providing outreach services to those less fortunate in the community.

 

·         He received an “Employee of the Year” award from Aultman Hospital for his involvement in creating the “Adopt a Need” program, which provided about 3,600 personal care items (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) for people in need.

 

·         On Saturday, May 14, 2011, the “Our Hand of Hope Project” will sponsor the “Hopefest,” an event to address the varied needs of the less fortunate in this community.  Advertising for this event will be done locally but nobody will be turned away.  Location to be determined and the day will be divided into three parts:

 

1.     Hope Fair will run from 2:00 to 4:30 and will feature numerous agencies and organizations that serve the less fortunate.  Each participant will be able to take home products that day, including soap, deodorant, tooth paste, etc.

 

2.     A restaurant-style dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. with various prizes and drawings available to all participants.

 

3.     There will be a “Our Hand of Hope Project” fundraiser that will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will involve a Christian dance with various tasty non-alcoholic drinks available for sale.

 

·         “Our Hand of Hope Project” plans to contact businesses, churches, and organizations in this community to ask for volunteers as well as any other assistance they might provide to make the “Hopefest” successful.

 

·         Everyone is invited to attend a “Hopefest” planning session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 @ the New Life Ministries on West Main Street in Louisville.

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                           Posting                        Retiring
 
Veterans Day        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

 

2011-2012

 

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

November 10          Jerry Dunbar, Barry Gray, and Ted Street will give brief talks about themselves; Greg Anderson will talk about the

Fund Development & Capital Projects

November 17          Mike Snyder presents:  “Best Friends Animal Shelter” & Report from the Literacy Committee

November 24          No meeting

      December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at NOON (only if no meeting on November 24)

December 8            David Ewing presents:  “Rotary Club Foundation”

December 15          Caroling and Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

      January ___            Mike Snyder presents:  “Backpack Program” speaker

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010  

 

   

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 24 members in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Recite the 4 Way Test - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing that special holiday (Halloween) favorite, “The Addams Family (click, click).”

 

6.     Visitors – There were no visitors at today’s meeting: 

 

7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – There was no report at today’s meeting.

 

8.     Business Discussion for Discussion – Board Meeting

 

  1. Program – Business Meeting & Committee Reports

 

·         Flag Report – Ken Smith reminded everyone that posting of flags for Veterans Day will be on November 8 & 9 and retiring of flags will be on November 15 & 16.  Please contact Ken soon to tell him when you plan to report for duty.  We now have 853 paid participants with an additional 30 flags in the community, such as at the new football stadium.

 

·         Membership Committee – Chris Leach reported that there are now 38 dues-paying members of the Louisville Rotary Club.  She publicly thanked Jared Shive for producing very nice forms and documents for the membership and Ron Derry for providing printing services for these documents.  The following new members will tell us a little about themselves at our meeting on Wednesday, November 10:  Jerry Dunbar, Barry Gray, and Ted Street.

 

·         Water Committee – Committee Chairperson David Yeagley had nothing to report at this time.

 

·         Health & Hunger Committee – Cheryle Casar reported that November is Hunger Awareness Month and she urged everyone to bring a canned good to our meeting on November 17.  In addition, there will be a “Souperbowl” celebration on Thursday, January 27.  This community-wide event will be involve different groups competing for the Best Soup awards as well as which groups can donate the most canned goods.  The cost will be $2.00 for children and $5.00 for adults.

 

·         Literacy Committee – Committee Chairperson Mike Snyder indicated that this committee will meet on Wednesday, November 3, immediately following our regularly scheduled meeting.

 

·         Rotary Club Exchange Student, Devika Bhansali – Denny Valentine gave a brief report on Miss Bhansali and how she meets with other Exchange Students in the area for monthly get-togethers.  In January, she and other Exchange Students will be going to New York City for a fun day of shopping, site-seeing and perhaps taking in a Broadway production.

 

·         Treasurer’s report

 

Treasurer Barton reported a cash balance of $6,273.33 as of this date.

 

                        Treasurer Barton reported that we were unable to take advantage of the “double points” for our $500 donation to the Polio Plus Campaign.

When trying to submit this donation online, the contributions could only be submitted by individuals and Jay did not to take credit for this donation meant to come from the Louisville Rotary Club.

 

The following persons did not renew their membership in the Louisville Rotary Club:  Christine Barnett, Tom Edwards, and Victoria Johanning.

 

·         Pancake Day report (Saturday, November 13) Cheryle Casar reported that Ted Burwell and Mike Snyder will pick up donated materials from AlterCare and Green Meadows, respectively, before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12).  President Fausnight will provide sufficient numbers of tea bags and hot chocolate drink.  Al Gress will bring his soda pop collection for those wanting a carbonated drink.  Mike Snyder will bring a cash drawer and Jim Edwards indicated that we own a 16-griddle pancake stove that we need to take away for storage.

 

Cheryle reported that we have access to the school’s 55 cup and 36 cup coffee makers but that we will need a 100 cup coffee maker by Pancake Day.

She further stated that we need a donation of decaffeinated coffee and she will investigate the acquisition

 

Ken Smith moved/Lanse Leach a motion to authorize Cheryle Casar to purchase a new 100 cup coffee maker at a cost of $100 to $120.

 

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative. 

 

The consensus of the group is that this new coffee maker would be available for members of the Louisville Rotary Club for special events of their own.

 

·         Christmas Party – Cynthia Kerchner repeated that she is inviting club members to a festive Christmas Party at her home on Wednesday, December 15.

 

·         Scarecrow Auction – Cynthia Kerchner reminded everyone that the Chamber of Commerce scarecrows will be auctioned this Saturday, October 30 between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

·         Dixie Vaughn – Dixie is offering free advertising on her online kiosk at the Louisville Giant Eagle.  She will even assist in the development of your non-profit ad.  Contact her for more information at 'dixie@carnegiegroup.net'

 

·         Barry Gray – Barry is inviting everyone to attend an Open House at the Edwards Jones office at 1293 California Avenue from 12:00 noon to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 28.

 

·         Tribute to Veterans – Chris Leach announced that there will be a “Community Tribute to Veterans” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11 @ the Paradise United Church of Christ.  The special guest speaker will be Lanse M. Leach, Colonel, US Army (retired) and he will be joined by the Louisville Community Choir and the Paradise Orchestra.  All are invited to attend this special tribute!

 

·         Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society – Betty Derry invited the group to attend the next meeting of the LNHS at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 @ the Fairhope United Methodist Church which is located at 5660 Louisville Street N.E.  Marge Thorley will discuss her new book titled “Fairhope United Methodist Church from 1833-2008.”

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                           Posting                        Retiring
 
Veterans Day        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

 

2011-2012

 

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

Jim Edwards informed the group that Arden & Lisa Lingenhoel have been invited to speak at the meeting on November 3 and therefore someone will have to reschedule them. 

 

November 3            Mike Snyder presents:  Larry Burwell:  “Our Hand of Hope Project”

November 10          Jerry Dunbar, Barry Gray, and Ted Street will give brief talks about themselves; Greg Anderson will talk about Fund Development &

                                                                Capital Projects

November 17          Mike Snyder presents:  “Best Friends Animal Shelter”

November 24          No meeting

        December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at NOON (only if no meeting on November 24)

December 8            David Ewing presents:  “Rotary Club Foundation”

December 15          Caroling and Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

      January ___            Mike Snyder presents:  “Backpack Program” speaker

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010  

 

   

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 21 members in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Recite the 4 Way Test - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing a patriotic song, the popular “My Country Tis of Thee…”

 

6.      Visitors – The following visitors attended today’s meeting:  Rich Baxter and Larry Marcus.  In addition, Devika Bhansali’s Louisville family was represented by Tim and Marcie Blandford. 

 

7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ken Smith reported the following:

 

Rotary Report – B & B’s in Canada opened up their facilities for tours and raised $4,000 for their local Rotary clubs.  Also, A Rotary Club in Florida has developed a reading sash to honor children who read selected reading materials.

 

News of the World – Workers in France are protesting a government plan to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62.  Also, 2 million baby strollers were recently recalled because of potential hazards to young children.

 

8.     Business Discussion:

 

·         Greeters – The consensus of the group is to ask a member to be a “greeter” so that guests and others know where to go when they enter the building.  Cheryle Casar has volunteered to be the first greeter for the month of November.   

 

·         District Governor – President Fausnight reported that Ms. Debbie Esbenshade is the District Governor nominee designate for 2013-2014.

 

·         Thank you to Mr. Schrader – Eva Roshong distributed a Thank You card for Mr. Michael Schrader for his excellent presentation on his father, Bernie Schrader, at our meeting on October 13.

 

·         Pancake Day report – Don Israel indicated that advertisements are being reserved for the Rotary placements.  The cost is $50.00 per advertisement.  Cheryle Casar asks that volunteers for Pancake Day (Saturday, November 13) contact her for assignments and (good news), she has received sufficient responses for product pickup on the day before, Friday, November 12.

 

·         Polio Plus – World Polio Day is Sunday, October 24.  The $500.00 for Polio Plus is being earmarked from Pancake Day revenues. 

 

Ken Smith moved/Ron Derry seconded a motion to contribute $500 to Polio Plus in order to obtain a $1,000 credit toward a Paul Harris Fellowship designation.

 

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

 

 

  1. Program – Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali gave an interesting, informative presentation on her native land of India.  Highlights of her presentation include:

Devika is 16 years of age, has one elder brother, has attended St. Anne’s School, and her Mother is a Rotarian.  She would like to study art as her preferred academic pursuit.

 

·         She is from the city of Pune, which is the eighth largest metropolis in India, the second largest in the state of Maharashtra.  Pune is the home of Pune University and is known at the “Oxford of the East.”

 

·         India is the second most populated nation on the planet and is the largest democracy ever.  There are 28 states and 7 national territories.

 

·         India is the home to many religions and has numerous subcultures and languages.

 

·         Music is highly valued by the people of India for cultural as well as entertainment purposes.

 

·         Dance is well represented in Indian culture and there are hundreds of different folk dances.

 

·         Agriculture is the second largest in the world and the nation produces an abundance of wheat, rice, sugar, tobacco, groundnut, etc.

 

·         India’s industry has boomed in recent decades particularly in the automotive, aluminum, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications industries.

 

·         India is the home to many historical monuments including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar, and the Konark Temples.

 

·         Famous Indians –

 

Mahatma Gandhi, India’s “George Washington,” who orchestrated that nation’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. 

Murdered by a fanatic, Gandhi was an ardent proponent of non-violence.

 

Subhas Chandra Bose, a radical proponent of Indian independence, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1945.

 

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, “an Indian-born American astrophysicist who won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics…” who was a pioneer in the study of black holes.

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                           Posting                        Retiring
 
Veterans Day        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

 

2011-2012

 

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

Jim Edwards informed the group that Arden & Lisa Lingenhoel have been invited to speak at the meeting on November 3 and therefore someone will have to reschedule them. 

 

October 27             Business Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

November 3            Mike Snyder presents:  Larry Burwell:  “Our Hand of Hope Project”

November 10

November 17          Mike Snyder presents:  “Best Friends Animal Shelter”

November 24          No meeting

        December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at NOON (only if no meeting on November 24)

December 8

December 15          Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010  

 

   

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 32 in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Recite the 4 Way Test - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing a frightening version of “The Addams Family.”

 

6.      Visitors – Diana Kindler of Diana’s Chocolates attended today’s meeting.  In addition, the following relatives and friends of Bernie Schrader were also at today’s meeting:  

 

Kay Blandford

Joe France

Janet Harold

Jack Saylor

Richard Schrader

Julie Schrader Lofgren

Les Sherer

Joe Zwick

 

7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ken Smith reported the following:

 

Rotary Report – Always remember the primary goals of the Rotary Club:  Fight Hunger, Work for Peace, and Eradicate Polio!

 

News of the World – Researchers in California are developing a driverless automobile that might result in many fewer crashes and fatalities.

 

8.     Business Discussion:

 

·         Louisville Meal Center – Eva Roshong and Cheryle Casar reported on a successful dinner event on Thursday, October 7.  Forty-one persons were served and there was $30.00 left over for production of future meals. 

 

·         Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Project – David Yeagley reminded everyone that the Scarecrow Project auction will occur from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 30.  He was particularly pleased that Miss Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student, produced a scarecrow using clothes from her native India.

 

·         Pancake Day – Cheryle Casar reported that tickets are still available for this annual event on Saturday, November 13.  Volunteers are needed for the day before (for product pickup) and for the event itself. 

 

·         Golden Wedding Anniversary – President Fausnight congratulated Betty and Ron Derry for having recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

 

·         Future Planning – President Fausnight distributed a flyer regarding a special speaker who will be at the Louisville Eagles Club at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21.  Janet Weir Creighton will talk about “When one door closes another door opens” as part of the Key4Women series.  Register by calling 330.489.5533.

 

·         American Heart Association – President Fausnight distributed a flyer regarding a fundraiser for the American Heart Association from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 @ Old Carolina Barbeque.  For more information, please call Terry Katz at 330.445.2604.

 

·         Thanks to Jim Edwards – President Fausnight publicly thanked Jim Edwards for repairing the Rotary Club sign and the Rotary Club Bell. 

Thanks, Jim!

 

·         Exchange Program – Denny Valentine stated that Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student, will speak on October 20.

 

·         Christmas Party – Cynthia Kerchner has invited everyone to her home for the annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 15. 

 

  1. Program – “Bernie Schrader:  From Ohio to Rio in a Jeep to attend a Rotary International Convention in 1948” by his son Michael Schrader.  Mr. Schrader spoke eloquently about his late father, Bernie Schrader, who lived his dream by waging world peace during the politically-charged era of the late 1940’s.  A summary of Mr. Schrader’s presentation follows:

 

Back in 1948, Bernard Schrader, while acting on behalf of the Louisville Rotary Club, perused a map of the Western Hemisphere and decided that he would travel by Jeep from Louisville, Ohio to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 39th Annual Convention of Rotary International.  The purpose of the trip was to bring a message of peace along the way to Latin Americans - from shoeshine boys to national Presidents.  Schrader's map showed the Pan-American Highway in 1948 linking North, Central and South America. However, when the intrepid, one legged traveler - he had a wooden leg as a result of tuberculosis - reached parts of Latin America, he found there were no roads where there were supposed to be roads. When he reached the Southern Mexico border, he discovered there was only one way to get to Guatemala with his Jeep: by railroad flat car.  Two countries - Costa Rica and Columbia - were undergoing civil strife so he was forced to load his Jeep onto a C-46 freight airplane and fly over the area. In Argentina, he drove the Jeep along a cattle trail buried in snow for 100 miles. He traveled 200 miles between Uruguay and Rio Grande, Brazil, by way of Atlantic Ocean beaches because there were no inland roads through that area of the country. He reached Rio de Janeiro on May 15, 1948 and returned to Louisville by plane after a week at the Rotary convention. 

 

The legacy of his trip is a treasured "log book" and three dozen photos that Bernie compiled during his travels. The log book includes messages of good will from half a dozen Latin American presidents and countless others he met along the way.  The log book, which bears the Rotary Club emblem, was officially presented to the Louisville Rotary Club and it will be a lasting archival treasure for generations to come. 

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                           Posting                        Retiring
 
Veterans Day        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

October 20              Denny Valentine presents:  Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student

October 27              Business Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

November 3            Larry Burwell:  “Our Hand of Hope Project”

November 10

November 17          Mike Snyder presents:  “Best Friends Animal Shelter”

November 24          No meeting

        December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at NOON (only if no meeting on November 24)

December 8

December 15          Christmas Get Together at the home of Cynthia Kerchner

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

October 6, 2010.  Mike was gone, minutes were taken by?