Louisville Rotary Meetings 2011     
1st Quarter
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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2010  

 

                                       

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

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      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

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Popeye (the Sailor man),” a very appropriate song given the fact that food and eating is the theme of today’s program.

 

6.     Visitors – Pat Smith was our only guest today but we forgot to introduce her!

 

7.     Rotary Minute & News of the Day from Mike Snyder –

 

Rotary Minute – He reported that the Rotary Club in Moscow, Russia (District 2220) “was founded on June 5, 1990,” a full year before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991.  The first members of the Rotary Club of Russia included some very prominent citizens in law, education, medicine and business.  “The core goal of the rotary club ‘Moscow’ was a concentration of humanitarian efforts…” throughout the country.  There are currently 40+ Rotary clubs in Russia today.

 

News of the Day – He reported on his research of the phrase “the Ides of March,” which was the day in 44 B.C. when Julius Caesar was assassinated by his former followers.  As it turns out, “the term ‘ides’ was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.  The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.”

 

Flag Trivia – Ken Smith reported that when the U.S. flag is flown at half-mast the flag is lowered all the way and only then raised to half-mast (or half way up the pole).

 

8.     Old Business

                                                 

·         Rotary International Relief for Japan – Chris Leach reported that she has been in contact with her friends in Japan.  They have not been directly affected by the recent disaster but are still very appreciative of all the assistance provided by Rotarians and people of good will from all over the world.  

 

·         Installation of new President and Officers/Committees – President Fausnight reported that this very special event will be held at Skyland Pines on June 29 with Stark County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton officiating.  More about this event at a later date.

 

·         Juilliard Event on April 9 – President Fausnight indicated that 17 members voted “yes” in the e-mail survey to contribute $100.00 to the Juilliard Center’s special Symphony Then and Now concert on Saturday, April 9.  At the $100 Friends Level we would receive a program listing as a sponsor. 

 

·         “Summer Fun at the Lake” –Jim Edwards reported that, because of a schedule conflict (a family marriage), he is asking the group to consider a gathering at Gilford Lake on Saturday, June 18.  The consensus was that this date is most acceptable.

 

9.     Lunch – More good eats from Mike’s Milan’s!

 

10.  Program – Sally Samblanet and Reverend Ralph Gibson spoke about the Louisville Community Cupboard (LCC) which has been serving the citizens of Louisville and Nimishillen Township (zip code 44641) for the past nine years.

 

a.     The mission of the LCC is “to provide food and other grocery items to those in our community who are in need.”

 

b.    The LCC is open from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church.  The church has graciously provided storage space to the LCC at no cost.

 

c.     The LCC currently serves between 130 to 150 families each month.

 

d.    The LCC is affiliated with the Stark County Hunger Task Force and the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.

 

e.     The LCC receives very large food contributions from area schools.  The Louisville High School Key Club has sponsored a “huge drive” to provide donated food to the LCC.

 

f.     The LCC has 18 “very stable” volunteers who make this all happen and they receive substantial assistance from Midlake Industries.  One family brings substantial amounts of day-old baked goods.

 

g.    The LCC has particular needs in the following categories:  Personal hygiene, Laundry room products, Kitchen products, and bathroom products.

 

h.     Monetary donations are appreciated and checks should be made payable to :  Louisville Community Cupboard

 

i.      On behalf of the Louisville Rotary Club, Secretary Mike Snyder presented a check for $231.39 to the LCC as well as about 75 boxes, cans, and containers of food and personal hygiene products from the club membership.

 

j.      For more information, please contact Mrs. Samblanet at 330.871.2771 and Reverend Gibson at 330.975.1320.

 

k.     For more information, please visit the Web site of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank at:

 

http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/

 

 

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13                   Tim Angeloni will talk about the Backpack Program – Presented by Mike Snyder

      April 20                   Ed Moody will talk about the State of Ohio’s Natural Resources – Presented by Denny Valentine

      April 26                   TUESDAY – Networking Event at the Constitution Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

      April 27                   No meeting

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

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

      May 18

      May 25                   Angel Ministries by Helen Pugh – Presented by Chris Leach

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

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22                  

      June 29                  Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

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, March 23, 2011
.        Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 24 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?
 
3.        Prayer
 
4.   Sharing in Song – Eva was absent, no song.
 
5.   Visitors – None at today’s meeting
 
6.   Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Mike Snyder was absent, no report
 
Flag Trivia – Ken Smith shared that in 1958, the government was considering the annexation of Alaska and Hawaii to the 48 contiguous states. This caused high school junior Robert Heft to design a flag to accommodate the potential additions as part of a school project. His history teacher, Stanley Pratt, didn't think much of the design and gave it a B-!! Heft decided to submit the design to Congress and convinced Mr. Pratt to raise his grade if the flag was accepted. On August 21 of the following year, President Eisenhower selected Heft's design out of 1,500 submissions and called him personally to give him the good news! Robert Heft's original flag has now flown over EVERY state capitol building and 88 different U.S. embassies. It is the only flag in our history to have flown over the White House during the administrations of five different presidents!
Taken from: http://www.omg-facts.com/view/Facts/23856#

Old Business –Relief for Japan was discussed. Lance Leach made a motion for our club to purchase one of the boxes (similar to the one we purchased for Haiti) for the folks in Japan. Greg Anderson seconded the motion. Ted Burwell and Greg Anderson explained what a box consisted of; a large family sized tent that could be a temporary home for 10 persons along with 10 cots, a kitchen with food and a water hauler, and various other items.  A team of individuals deliver these boxes to folks in need.

Ted Burwell recently attended President Elect Training in Columbus. While at the training, he said there was a global feeling, we are all a huge part of an international movement that begins with local clubs. There are two focuses for the coming year: Membership and Youth Involvement. One quote from the training that stood out for Ted was “Do we want members or Rotarians?” New members must be willing to serve and live by the Four Way Test, not just be a member.  It was suggested that we get youth more involved by speaking to students at the area high schools and perhaps creating a Facebook page.

Jim Edwards is still in need of housing for two of the GSE visitors; please give him a call if you can assist.

Ken Smith and Jim Edwards presented our Flag Program to the Canton Rotary Club on Friday, March 18.  The members were very receptive of the idea and asked lots of questions.

Pat Richards thanked the members for the donation to the Y Strong Kids Campaign. She stated that our donation will help change the lives of many both of young and old. The funds raised from their campaign will serve over 800 children and families.  Greg Anderson urged individuals to contribute if possible, as the Y is falling short of their goal this year.

Our featured speaker and program was the son of Ted Burwell, Rotarian. Vincent Burwell attended RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in February. Vince is a junior at LHS, member of the tennis team, speech and debate, show choir, history club, Boy Scouts, his church youth group, and most recently National Honor Society.  He will be attending Boys State this summer. He spoke of the invaluable experiences he was able to have, thanks to our club sponsoring him.  The Four Way Test was used personally and in group discussions. The SIX Pillars of Characters was posted in every session.  He learned about the four types of leadership styles and was able to decide what type of leader he portrayed.  Effective communication amongst the different types of leaders was important in accomplishing tasks in an efficient and reasonable manner. From a social aspect, Vince has added 50 plus new Facebook friends.  He plans to complete his Eagle Scout project in the next few months by assisting Rotary in dipping our 900 plus flags which will help preserve them.

 
 Rotary Club Web site:
 
http://louisvillerotary.com/
 
 
District 6650 Governor:
 
2010-2011               Jim Russell
 
2011-2012
 
2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade
 
 
Upcoming Club Meetings:

March 30 – Workings of The Louisville Community Cupboard – Sally Samblanet (Mike Snyder’s guest) We will meet at Koontz Memorial Lutheran Church – Nickelplate Ave. (Lunch to be catered in by Mike’s Milanns for $7.00 or Brown Bag it)  ***BRING NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS AS A DONATION


April 6 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon – Committee updates

April 13 – Backpack Giveaway Project – Mike Snyder’s guest

April 20 – Ed Moody-State of Ohio’s Natural Resources (Denny Valentine’s guest)

April 26 –TUESDAY - Networking Event @ Constitution Center-Evening Event 5-7

April 27 – No Meeting  

April 30 – District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Family Invited – more details to follow

May 4 – GSE Philippine Visitors – (Jim Edward’s program)

May 11 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon – Committee updates

May 18 –

May 25 – Angel Ministries – Helen Pugh (Chris Leach’s guest)

June 1 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon

June 8 –

June 15 –

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 25.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

           

Respectfullysubmitted by President, Kathy Fausnight

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2010  

 

                                       

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 29 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      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

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong sang a beautiful version of Sandi Patti’s “Love in any language.”

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X8Eb_H0HZQ

 

 

6.     Visitors – The following persons were visitors at today’s meeting:

 

Ted Burwell introduced his daughter Theresa who is a freshman at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. 

 

Wendy Jackson introduced Derreck Harlan who works at H-P Products.

 

7.     Rotary Minute & News of the Day from Mike Snyder –

 

Rotary Minute – He reported that the Rotary District 7020 must be an interesting one because its 80 members are in 10 different Caribbean island nations:  Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, French West Indies, etc.  The district appears to have a diverse population that speaks English, French, Dutch, etc.  Their district conference is scheduled for April 11-16 in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands, in case anyone would like to attend.

 

News of the Day – He shared a few tidbits about the two “Saint” days occurring this week:   

 

St. Urho’s Day is today, Wednesday, April 16.  The story of St. Urho originated in northern Minnesota by Finnish-Americans who celebrate the fabricated accomplishments of this rugged Finlander.  He was alleged to have driven the grasshoppers from Finland and his colors are Royal Purple and Nile Green. 

 

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide on April 17 and honors a Roman citizen who was captured and spent many years as a slave in pre-Christian Ireland.  Upon his escape he studied for the priesthood, only to return to Ireland to convert his former foes to Christianity.  According to Thomas Cahill in his excellent book, “How the Irish Saved Civilization,” St. Patrick was the first public person in history to condemn slavery for the evil that it was.

 

Flag Trivia – Ray Hunter asked the following trivia question:  Why do U.S. service personnel wear the “reverse” flag, which is only worn on the right shoulder? 

Answer:  When soldiers march in order the U.S. flag appears to be “flowing” in the breeze.  (According to U.S. Army Regulation 670-1)

 

8.     Old Business

                                                 

·         Nominations for 2011-2012 officers – President Fausnight reported that Eva Roshong and Wendy Jackson have agreed to have their names placed in nomination for Vice President-President Elect and Secretary, respectively.  All committee chairpersons will retain their respective duties during 2011-2012.  Greg Anderson has agreed to assume the duties of Chair of the Foundation Committee.

 

Ken Smith moved & Al Gress seconded a motion to close nominations.

 

The motion carried with all those voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Rotary International Relief for Japan – President Fausnight reported that this important topic will be on the agenda for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 23.  Ted Burwell reported that the RI Shelter Box program is still active and clubs all over the world are sending these amazing kits to disaster-stricken Japan.  See a news item about a donation from a Rotary Club in Gainesville, Georgia.

 

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=237039

 

·         Jim Edwards @ Canton Rotary – Mr. Edwards will be the featured speaker at the Canton Rotary Club this Friday, March 18.  His topic will be our U.S. Flag program and he would encourage anyone in our club to attend.  This event will be held at the McKinley Grand Hotel.

                                                 

·         Constitution Queen – Eva Roshong and Wendy Jackson are seeking possible queen candidates to sponsor for the 2011 Constitution Week festivities.

 

·         Mixer Day Event report – The committee consisting of Eva Roshong, Wendy Jackson, Ted Street, and Barry Gray are planning a “Mixer Day” event for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 @ the Constitution Center on East Main Street.  Ted Street has secured donations of food and drink from Subway, Giant Eagle, McDonalds, Biery Cheese, etc.  Thanks to Cynthia Kerchner for donating some lovely balloons.  Rather than securing a live musician, they are planning on spinning some old LPR’s during the event.  The committee is asking for door prizes (gift cards and such) and lastly, Ms. Roshong acknowledged the comments from Al Gress and Cynthia Kerchner about asking area shopkeepers during these tough economic times.

 

·         U.S. Flag Program – Jim Edwards reported that he send 700 e-mail invoices to those participants that have access to computers.  This process is so much easier than before.

 

·         “Summer Fun at the Lake” – Greg Anderson and Jim Edwards have invited the membership to a mixer event at Gilford Lake (east on SR 173). 

 

Motion made by Ken Smith & seconded by Ron Derry to accept the gracious invitation by Greg Anderson and Jim Edwards to have “Summer Fun at the Lake” mixer at Gilford Lake on Saturday, June 25.

 

·         Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest – Denny Valentine’s photographs of the contestant participants will appear next week in The Herald on the front page. 

 

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards reported that the they still need a home for the six Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors.  The hosts would have to provide breakfasts for seven days.     

                                                                           

·         Kids Against Hunger Day – Eva Roshong informed the club that the First Christian Church will conduct a “Kids Against Hunger Day” on Saturday, April 16.  The church is seeking sponsors and participants who can assist in raising funds to collect food to feed hungry Haitian children.  The church is “shooting for a goal of 1,000 people to participate this year...” and they hope to raise $10,000.  Contact Ms. Roshong if you are willing to help on this project.

 

9.     Lunch – We ate more good food!

 

10.  Program – Barry Gray introduced Pamela Smith who is the owner-operator of Reinbows @ Serenity Springs.  Highlights of her presentation are as follows:

 

a.     “Reinbows” is not a riding program but rather an organization that provides “quality mental health services… for children and adults utilizing Equine Assisted Phsychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.”

 

b.    “Reinbows is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life.”

 

c.     “Specialized activities with horses help clients of all ages to improve their self-esteem, social skills, confidence, communication, relationships, and personal awareness.

 

d.    Horses are ten times more sensitive than humans to emotions and confrontational situations.

 

e.     Horses’ vision is both monocular and binocular and they can see a total of 350 degrees!

 

f.     “ The focus of EAP is not riding or horsemanship. 100% of EAP takes place purely on the ground. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership, work ethic, responsibility, teamwork, confidence and attitude are several examples of the results achieved by EAP, making an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups.”

 

g.    For more information, please visit their Web site at:

 

http://serenityspringsequine.com/

 

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      March 23                Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13                   Tim Angeloni will talk about the Backpack Program – Presented by Mike Snyder

      April 20

      April 27                   No meeting

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

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

      May 18

      May 25

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

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                  Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

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, March 9, 2010  

 

                                       

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

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      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

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of the “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…”

 

6.     Visitors – The following persons were visitors at today’s meeting:

 

Margie introduced fellow Consumers National Bank associates Rich Baxter and Christina Montgomery.

 

Denny Valentine introduced Beth Gross

 

7.     Rotary Minute from Mike Snyder – The most recent issue of the Rotary magazine featured a piece about a polio “outbreak in Congo Republic… and its need for eradication.”  So far at least 179 people have died and 540 cases of acute flaccid paralysis has been reported.  He said that many of his longtime friends are surprised that he is a Rotary Club member because he never really saw himself as a “joiner.”  Because of programs such as Polio Plus, he is proud to be a member of this organization.

 

News of the Day – He shared a few tidbits about a great environmental group called The Nature Conservancy which, among other things: 

 

            Was founded in 1951 and has more than 1 million members.

 

            Has protected 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide.

 

            Works in all 50 states and 30 nations, “protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.”

 

                        The closest Nature Conservancy protected area is the Herrick Fen Nature Preserve which is co-owned by Kent State University.

 

Flag Trivia – Ken Smith asked the following question:  Why is the U.S. flag folded a certain way?  Answer:  The folded flag resembles a cocked hat from the Revolutionary War era.

 

8.     Old Business

                                                 

·         Jim Edwards @ Canton Rotary – Mr. Edwards will be the featured speaker at the Canton Rotary Club on Friday, March 18.  His topic will be our U.S. Flag program and he would encourage anyone in our club to attend.

                                                 

·         Mixer Day Event report – The committee consisting of Eva Roshong, Wendy Jackson, Ted Street, and Barry Gray are planning a “Mixer Day” event for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 @ the Constitution Center on East Main Street.  The committee is seeking donations of food, balloons, etc. and it would be nice to bring the area Exchange Students.  We should also bring information packets for potential new members.

 

·         Membership Committee report – Chris Leach publicly thanked Jared Shive for doing an excellent job – “Awesome” – with the design of the 2011 Membership Directory.  This is a major milestone in getting information to the membership about our fellow members.  And many thanks to Denny Valentine who graciously photographed all those willing to have their picture taken.

 

·         “Summer Fun at the Lake” – Greg Anderson and Jim Edwards would like to know if the membership would be willing to come to Gilford Lake (east on SR 173).  This would be a family event and we can talk about this some more as the weather improves.  Everyone was most enthusiastic about this fun event.

 

·         Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest – The competition was held on Wednesday, March 2 at the Louisville High School.  The winner was Jackson Frazier who will now advance to the district competition.  Denny Valentine has agreed to take photographs of the five participating students. 

 

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards reported that the six Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors will be here from April 18 to May 18 instead of the dates earlier mentioned.  There will be 4 host clubs instead of 6 host clubs.   

                                                                           

·         Magnetic signs –

 

Motion made by Mike Snyder and seconded by Lanse Leach to authorize Ken Smith to spend $100.00 plus tax to purchase two magnetic signs to advertise the U.S. Flag Project on his personal automobile.

 

Motion carried with all those voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Rotary Leadership Institute – This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 2.  District 6650 will pay for the first Rotarian from our club to enroll and the Louisville Club will pay for the second Rotarian to enroll.

 

·         Devika Bhansali – Our young friend and Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali will be honored by the Louisville Board of Education at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14 as the Louisville High School “Student of the Month.”

 

·         Relay for Life – President Fausnight asked if anyone would be willing to form a team for Relay for Life.  This year’s event will occur on Saturday, May 15.  This topic will be added to the agenda for our April 6 Business Meeting.

 

·         District Conference 2011 – This important conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at the KSU Stark & the Stark County Fair Grounds.  This year’s conference will include family friendly activities at the Stark County Fairgrounds and will include “activities for children of all ages, onstage entertainment, the Youth Exchange Talent Show, the Philippines GSE presentation, a club project fair, carnival games, a rock climbing wall, Wii games.”   

 

9.     Lunch – We ate good food and some incredibly tasty potato soup!

 

10.  Program – Greg Anderson introduced Sherry Sampson, Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Stark County.  Highlights of her presentation are as follows:

 

a.     BBBS is a YMCA of Central Stark County Sponsored Agency and currently serves 158 Stark County children!

 

b.    The mission of the BBBS “is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

 

c.     Currently, there are 91 children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister and they estimate that it “costs $1,000 to create and maintain a successful match for one year.”

 

d.    “Children must be ages 6 through 18 and live in Stark County… (while) volunteers must be at least 15 years-old.”

 

e.     The three major programs of BBBS are as follows:

 

Community-Based Mentoring Program… with children from 6 to 18

 

On-Site Based Mentoring Program… that meets at the Meyers Lake YMCA once a week

 

School-Based Mentoring Program… that meets weekly at two area schools

 

f.     On April 9, the BBBS will hold its 30th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser at AMF Hall of Fame Lines.  They are requested funds from sponsors and bowlers.

 

g.    For more information, please visit their Web site at:

 

http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.fgKILSOtElH/b.4947211/k.EE11/Home_Page.htm

 

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      March 16                Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13                   Tim Angeloni will talk about the Backpack Program – Presented by Mike Snyder

      April 20

      April 27

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

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

      May 18

      May 25

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

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                  Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

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, March 2, 2010  

 

                                       

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

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      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

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of the “Row, Row, Row Your Boat (gently down the stream).”

 

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

 

7.     Rotary Minute from Mike Snyder – He quoted from Wikipedia on several references to Rotary International in the popular culture.  For instance:

 

In the third season of the television show Desperate Housewives, Gabrielle attends Victor Lang’s Rotary Club meeting in his ex-wife’s couture dress.

 

News of the Day from Mike Snyder – He mentioned several highlights of Academy Awards from the distant and recent pass.  For instance:

 

            Bob Hope hosted 18 Academy Award ceremonies; Billy Crystal 8 ceremonies, and Johnny Carson 5 ceremonies.

 

            Charlie Chaplin’s movie Limelight won the Academy Award in 1972… 20 years after it had been released!

 

8.     Old Business –

 

·         RI & its 106th Anniversary report – The committee reported that a fun time was had by all (17 in attendance) at the special Bowling Event on Tuesday, February 22 to celebrate the 106th Anniversary of the Rotary International.  There were 32 strikes which means the club collected $231.39 to be donated to the Community Cupboard. 

                                                   

·         U.S. Flag Report – Jim Edwards and Ken Smith gave the following report on this very successful program:

 

1.     We are now distributing 906 flags throughout the community, 882 of which are paying customers.

 

2.     We will send an e-mail notice for renewals on March 15 and there is a 94% renewal rate.

 

3.     We have ordered 200 more replacement flags.

 

4.     While we are conservative in spending our current revenues, Jim Edwards feels that we have a very positive outlook for increased spending, thanks in large part to the U.S. Flag project.

 

·         RYLA report – Ted Burwell reported that his son Vince recently attended the RYLA conference and found the experience an “amazing” one.  Mr. Burwell thanked the membership for sponsoring his son and Vince will give a full report during his presentation on March 23.

                                                  

·         Mixer Day Event report – The committee consisting of Eva Roshong, Wendy Jackson, Ted Street, and Barry Gray are planning a “Mixer Day” event for Wednesday, April 26 @ the Constitution Center on East Main Street.  More about this special event at a later date.

 

·         Membership Committee report – The committee reported that we now have 43 dues-paying members!  With that said we need to remind our missing friends that we hope they can become more active and attend more meetings.  Also, Chris Leach showed the membership some lovely banners that she and her husband Lanse produced for the GSE visitors from the Philippines. 

 

·         Water Committee report – The committee discussed the recent flood and how area homeowners and businesses are coping with the cleanup.  As a follow-up to this discussion Ted Burwell mentioned how literacy and clean water is connected, especially in dry, third world nations.

 

·         Rotary Speech Students report – Greg Parrish reported that the LHS students were not able to attend today’s meeting because of issues related to the recent flooding.  He reported that the students would deliver their respective speeches later today at 3:30 p.m.  Each student will speak for about 7 minutes and everyone was welcome to attend to help judge this competition. 

 

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards reported that five of the six Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors now have visas and will be here in early May.  Mr. Edwards reported that we still need two additional homes for the evenings of May 1-5.  Other area Rotary Clubs are responsible for taking these visitors to local sites, such as Ohio State University, NFL Hall of Fame, etc.

 

·         Malvern Rotary Club – Jim Edwards suggested that several of us might want to visit our sister club in Malvern to give them some ideas on membership rejuvenation.

 

·         Literacy report – The committee reported that Mercy Hospital is willing to distribute our early literacy childhood packets to new parents from Louisville and Nimishillen Township.  We are also contacting Aultman Hospital to see if they would be willing to help us out.  The committee will also meet during March to prepare an application for an award through the Rotary Club for innovative programs.

 

·         Rose Day report – The committee reported that the Boy Scouts are also sponsoring a Rose Day event and we may need to seek another group to do the deliveries.  We are considering a date in either March or April and we need to stay away from Mother’s Day (for cost reasons).  There will be more information at future meetings and, FYI, we sold 110 dozen roses in 2010.

                                                                                       

·         Strong Kids report – Donations to the Strong Kids campaign will assist 800 kids and families to participate in programs at the Louisville YMCA.

 

David Yeagley moved and Ken Smith seconded a motion to contribute $1,000 to the Louisville YMCA’s “Strong Kids” Campaign for 2011.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

9.     Lunch – We ate good food and tasty cookies & pastries.

 

10.  Program – No program today. 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      March 9                  Sherry Sampson, Director, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Stark County – Greg Anderson

      March 16                Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13

      April 20

      April 27

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

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

      May 18

      May 25

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

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

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

On Feb. 22, we met at Louisville Bowl for bowling and finger food.

Louisville Rotary Club's celebration of Rotary International's 106th Birthday!

You and your family, business associates and friends are welcome to attend!

WHAT:   Rotary International 106th Birthday Celebration
        WHERE:  Louisville Bowl
WHEN:  Tuesday, February 22nd from  6 - 8 p.m.
PLEASE BRING:  Finger food and or snack item and QUARTERS!

Each STRIKE thrown will cost everyone 50 cents, which we will donate to the Louisville Community Cupboard.

Rotary will provide birthday cake and soft drinks.
 
Submitted by Kathy Fausnight

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2010  

 

 

                                        There will be a Bowling Event at the Louisville Bowl on Tuesday, February 22 to celebrate

the 106th Anniversary of the Rotary International.

 

 

 

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

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      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

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of the “Marine Corps Hymn.”

 

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

 

7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Al Gress reported Rotary International has been responsible for supplying 40 million doses of polio vaccine to the people of Nigeria!  Thanks to this terrific infusion of vaccine, there were only 10 cases of polio in Nigeria last year!

 

News of the Day – Mr. Gress reported on the current status of the land swap agreement among the School Board, the City of Louisville, and the Public Library.  Negotiations have gone very well but, at the current time, the issue of an ancient alleyway has slowed things down a bit.

 

Mike Snyder has volunteered to deliver the Rotary News report for the month of March.

 

8.     Old Business –

 

·         RI & its 106th Anniversary - Eva Roshong, Ted Burwell, and Denny Valentine proposed a special Bowling Event at the Louisville Bowl on Tuesday, February 22 to celebrate the 106th Anniversary of the Rotary International.  This event will commence at 6:00 p.m. and members are encouraged to bring friends, family, and potential members.  Members are encouraged to bring some food or snack to share and we will supply a commemorative cake for this gala event.  The cost to bowl is $2.00 per game; there are 8 lanes; and the bar will be serving drinks.  For every strike thrown participants will contribute 50 cents to a kitty for the Community Cupboard.

 

There will be no regular meeting on the following day, Wednesday, February 23.

 

·         Greg Parrish reported that several LHS students will attend our Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, March 2 as part of the Rotary District speech contest.  Each student will speak for about 7 minutes and there will be judges in our audience to select the winners.

 

·         Jim Edwards reported that the Derry family, the Leach family, and the Burwell family will take one each of the Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors.  We need three additional homes for the evenings of May 1-5.  The GSE visitors will do a program for one of our regular Wednesday meetings.

 

·         President Fausnight reported that “In honor of Rotary’s birthday, on 23 February 2011 Chairman Stenhammar has approved The Rotary Foundation offering double Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition credit for online contributions of US$100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund.”  This generous offer will run from February 22 to 24.  For more information, please go to www.Rotary.org.

 

·         President Fausnight suggested that we submit an application for the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award for our U.S. Flag Program.  The application form must be submitted by March 15.

                                                                                       

·         Mike Snyder reported the following:

 

Because he is moving to Columbus to assume control over the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Representative Snitchler’s “Town Hall” meeting has been cancelled for Thursday, February 17 @ the Library.

 

The library is looking for donations of legos.  There will be a major program at the library featuring these delightful toys so all donations will be welcome.

 

The library will sponsor a “Fairly Big Yard Sale” on Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20.  This is the same day as a similar sale at Paradise Church.

Please be prepared to donate your gently used “stuff” to either of these fine institutions.

 

9.     Lunch – We ate good food and tasty cookies & pastries.

 

10.  Program – Rotary Club activist and all round nice guy Dave Ewing gave a brief presentation about a new security product:  Medivoice.
 
There are over 150 million emergency calls made in the U.S.A. each year.

 

On the health front, Mr. Ewing mentioned a new movie titled “Forks over knives” which “examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. http://ForksOverKnives.com/” (Facebook)

 

Medivoice is a “two-way voice pendant Personal Emergency Response System (PERS).

 

Medivoice “plugs into any standard telephone jack and will you to communicate your (emergency) message… within many hundreds of feet of your base station.”

 

Mediavoice is “the world’s smallest 2-way voice speaker phone pendant communicator.

For additional information, please contact Dave Ewing at EMS Sentry, Inc. – 330.433-1040 or visit their Web site at:

 

            www.emssentry.com

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      February 22            Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration @ Louisville Bowl at 6:00 p.m.

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

                                    LHS Speech contestants will be in attendance as well.

      March 9                  Sherry Sampson, Director, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Stark County – Greg Anderson

      March 16                 Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                 Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                 Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13

      April 20

      April 27

      May 4                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      May 11

      May 18

      May 25

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

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

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

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2010  

 

This was our first meeting @ Paradise Church!

 

                  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 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 – Sarah Roshong sang a beautiful version of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

 

5.     Visitors – Eva Roshong introduced her daughter, Sarah.  Val LeFever introduced her co-worker at Green Meadows, Beth Septer.  Chris Leach introduced her Mother, Helen Pugh.  Jerry Dunbar introduced his brother, Joel Dunbar. 

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Because Al Gress was absent there was no report today.

 

7.     Old Business – New Business

 

·         Denny Valentine reported that Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali is scheduled to travel by bus to New York City in March with other exchange students.

 

Motion by Ron Derry/seconded by Jim Edwards to contribute $125.00 for the fee for Miss Devika to travel to New York City and an additional $75.00 for spending money ($200.00 total).

 

Motion was approved with all voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Greg Parrish reported that the Rotary District speech contest will be held on March 9.  The winner of this competition will advance to the next level.

 

Motion by Greg Parrish/seconded by Ken Smith to allocate $200.00 for prizes to the top finishers in the Rotary District speech contest.

 

Motion was approved with all voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Jim Edwards reported that the next Group Study Exchange will involve a small group of professionals from The Philippines.  Ron and Betty Derry (who have agreed to take over the coordinating duties next year) will assist Mr. Edwards in finding homes for these individuals for “four to seven nights.” 

This is an excellent way to network with people from a different culture and we hope everyone will do what they can to welcome them to our area.

 

·         Jim Edwards reported that there was an excellent speaker on the previous evening who talked about the transcontinental “Lincoln Highway.”  Mr. Edwards suggested that we have a future meeting at the Canton Classic Car Museum.

 

·         Eva Roshong, Ted Burwell, and Denny Valentine volunteered to develop some type of commemorate event to celebrate the 106th Birthday of Rotary International.

                                                                                       

·         Eva Roshong, Jerry Dunbar, and Wendy Jackson volunteered to develop a networking event similar to the one held last year at Sypolt Chevrolet.

 

·         President Fausnight reported that our own Betty & Ron Derry received a prestigious “Community Hero” award by the local Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce!

 

·         President Fausnight reported that our own Jared Shive has been named “Employee of the Year” by Stark Parks!

 

·         President Fausnight reported that our own Greg Parrish and his wife recently became grandparents!

 

 

8.     Lunch – We ate good food and tasty cookies & pastries.

 

9.     Program – Reverend Joyce Schroer spoke about her recent appointment as Senior Pastor at the Paradise United Church of Christ.
 
Reverend Schroer stated that is “it is a joy to be here with you...”  And that for the “blessings I have received in my life, I must pause and give thanks to God.”

 

She spoke at length about her love of mission work and her annual visit to Tijuana, Mexico to work with an agency called “Esperanza” (Spanish for “hope”), a type of Habitat for Humanity organization.

 

Reverend Schroer has visited Tijuana every year since 2004 (except this year) and has worked alongside many others on home construction projects.

The weather is a nice break from the frozen predictability of our Ohio winters but service is her main reason for the journey.

 

While the area she visits is “brown, dusty, muddy and has unpaved roads” and the like, she is drawn there because of the families.  “They are the reason I go… they are so sweet and I love them all.”

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      February 16             EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” – Kathy Fausnight presents Dave Ewing

      February 23             Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

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

      March 9                  Big Brothers

      March 16                 Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                 Vince Burwell

      March 30                 Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

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

There was no meeting on Feb 2nd, canceled because of an ice storm!

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2010  

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 18 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 present and, alas, no songs were sung.

 

5.     Visitors – President Fausnight introduced Sandra Meyer of KeyBank. 

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ted Street reported on a recent leak on the Alaska pipeline and how the problem was resolved.  He also reported that the Alaska pipeline accounts for 230 million barrels of oil per year.  Mr. Street also listed some illustrious persons with whom he shares his January 26 birthday: Wayne Gretzky, Ellen DeGeneres, and the inimitable General Douglas MacArthur.

 

Al Gress has volunteered to present this report for the month of February,

 

7.     Old Business – New Business

 

·         Meeting venue President Fausnight asked everyone to vote for their preferred meeting venue, either Mike’s Milann’s or Paradise Church.  The latter needs a head count of 15 or more and can meet our current price of $7.00 per plate.  Majority will rule on this issue and we will discuss this further at our meeting in February.

 

·         106th Birthday of Rotary International President Fausnight asked for volunteers to determine what we should do, if anything, to celebrate this special event.

·        
Committee updates President Fausnight reminded everyone to have their respective committee reports ready for our next meeting (February 2).

 

·         Chamber of Commerce Dinner – President Fausnight reminded everyone that the dinner will be held this Friday night at the Skyland Pines.  The consensus of the group was to donate two U.S. Flags (for a year) as door prizes for this special event.

 

8.     Lunch – We ate good food.

 

9.     Program – Mortgage Loan Advisor Sandra Meyer of KeyBank, who has worked in the industry since 1987, talked about the current status of the mortgage loan business.  Overall, Ms. Meyer is “very optimistic” about mortgage lending at this current time.  Her personal philosophy in dealing with clients seeking mortgage loans is very similar to the Rotary Club 4-Way Test:  Is it the TRUTH?  Is it FAIR to all concerned?  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
Ms. Meyer stated that initially the lending industry had trouble in reacting to people losing their homes.  The good news is that the lending industry has responded with new programs to stabilize the situation.
 
KeyBank has developed a program titled “Key Community” which provides 100% financing and is designed around first-time buyers who have a credit score of 620, who have a rent history, and who can contribute $500 of their own money toward the transaction.  
 
“We are still lending,” stated Ms. Meyer and it is important “to stay positive about this.”
 
In addition, there is a down-payment assistance program available for Stark County home buyers who qualify for this special program.
 
Ms. Meyer appreciates referrals and “repeat” business and, again, she is “very optimistic” about the current status of the mortgage loan business.

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

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

      February 9              Ted Burwell welcomes Reverend Joyce Schroer of Paradise Church

      February 16             EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” – Dave Ewing

      February 23             Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

      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

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

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 Minutes – January 12, 2011

 

Hello Rotarians:    

 

The meeting was called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 21 members in attendance. We had one guest at our meeting, Pat Smith, wife of Ken Smith, Rotarian.

 

Our song leader, Eva Roshong, led the members with “Happy Birthday” to wish well all of the Rotarians with birthdays in December and January.

 

Business discussed: Al Gress and Eva Roshong are working to coordinate efforts for our Rotary Club to serve a meal at the Gibbs Mission.

 

President Fausnight shared information about the upcoming Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards. Members, Ron and Betty Derry will be honored, along with the Backpack Giveaway that Rotary assisted with.


Ted Burwell will be attending Rotary’s President Elect Training in Columbus, Ohio in February.

 

Ken Smith introduced our speaker, Sally Paquin. Sally spoke on Canadian Health Care as well as her experiences and insight as a resident of Canada for 35 years. Sally and her husband Eric, currently live in Plain Township. They have 3 children.  Sally was born in Canada approximately 30 miles from the US border of Vermont.

 

Canada implemented the Canadian Health Care Act which basically provides the basic and necessary care for all residents of Canada. Each Province has a plan similar to the HMOs offered in the United States. The 10 provinces and 3 Territories are each responsible for their respective plan. Costs for the health care are paid through the tax system. Higher taxes on alcohol and cigarette sales help off set the costs. A person must live in Canada for at least 3 months and provide legal status prior to being covered for health care. Costs for your first 3 months may be reimbursed once you are verified as a legal resident. This applies even if you move from one Province to another. Bills are not received for basic and necessary medical coverage.  Basic and necessary nursing home care is included in coverage provided by the Canadian Health Care Act. There is the option of paying to have private nursing home care if desired.  Prescription coverage and medications are cheaper in Canada than in the United States.

 

Most employers in Canada do pay into the cost of health care for their employees; some provinces are now charging a nominal premium prorated by income.   Costs are also offset by higher taxes, which are set by each Province based on income levels.  There are no health care deductibles in Canada.  Preventative vision and dental coverage is provided free for all children, ages vary in the different Provinces.

 

Life span in Canada is around 2 years more than in the United States and infant mortality rates are lower in Canada.

 

Sally shared a recent comparison of basic salaries for doctors in Canada and the United States. Canada’s average base pay of approximately $97,214 while in the United States the average base salaries $151,500.  There are doctors in both places that make considerably more depending on specialties, boards they serve on, etc.

 

Members asked Sally her preference of Canadian Health Care versus United States Health Care, she responded that there are many similarities, however, based on her on personal experiences, she preferred the Canadian Health Care Plan.  In Canada, each person is treated equally without regard to income, status, ethnic background, etc.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

Kathy Fausnight

President

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2010  

 

                  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 15 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 song-cheer for Rotary of her own creation.

 

5.     Visitors – Ken Smith introduced future Rotary Club member Ms. Wendy Jackson.

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ted Street reminded everyone to look through the recent “100th Anniversary” issue of the Rotary Magazine.  This is a fantastic issue and there are excerpts of articles written by numerous celebrities and officials ranging from Pope John II to Babe Ruth to John Dean (who said the Watergate burglars would never have become “perps” if they had abided by the Rotary Club’s “Four Way Test.”

 

7.     Old Business – New Business

 

·         North Canton Chili Open President Fausnight reported on the North Canton Rotary Club’s “Chili Open” on Saturday, February 5.

 

·         HopeFest Mike Snyder read from an e-mail sent to him by Hand of Hope Coordinator Larry Burwell.  Mr. Burwell indicates that the HopeFest is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at the Louisville Eagles… “If anyone is interested in getting involved, please have them call me at 330.419.0011 or e-mail me at this address… Please keep in touch.”  Larry Burwell:  handofhope@earthlink.net

                                                                                       

·         New library hours of operation Mike Snyder announced that, thanks to the successful library levy on May 4, 2010, the library has increased its hours of operation, effective immediately:

 

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.               Monday – Thursday

 

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.               Friday & Saturday

                                         

  1. Program – Mr. Phil Mueller on the “French Paradox” – Minerva native Ted Street provided some anecdotal information about Mr. Mueller from back in the 1960’s.  He also set the record straight about a football game in 1962 between Louisville High School and Minerva High School, the infamous “Mud Bowl” which it is alleged that the latter school flooded the football field in order to slow down the heretofore undefeated Leopards.  Mr. Street declares and affirms that there was no intent to water down the playing field that year and that good old Mother Nature provided the excessive moisture with abundant rainfalls.

 

a.     Tom Edwards introduced Mr. Mueller and indicated that he has been intrigued with the notion that the more cheese you eat the better your health.

 

b.    Briefly stated, the French Paradox shows that French people do not suffer from coronary heart disease in numbers one might expect.  This seems a contradiction because the French people eat a good deal of food that is relatively rich in saturated fats.  French scientist Dr. Serge Renaud is credited with creating the term “the French Paradox.”

 

c.     In addition, the French people drink an abundance of red wine which is considered a healthy alternative to water in many nations.

 

d.    According to at least one authoritative source, the combination of calcium (from hard water) coupled with cheese equals less fat in your arteries.

 

e.     French people consume about 42 pounds of cheese per capita each year while Americans consume somewhere in the mid-twenties.

 

f.     While French people smoke cigarettes a great deal and have a higher than expected incidence of suicide, they also each more fresh foods, nibble on fruits & cheeses, and eat smaller portions.

 

g.    Mr. Mueller concluded his remarks by quoting an agent sage:  “It is better to drink wine and talk stupid than it is to drink water and be full of “it.”

 

 

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               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      January 19              Ken Smith welcomes Sally Paquin on Canadian Health Care

      January 26              Sandra Meyer on “KeyBank Mortgage contributes to the community”

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

      February 9              Ted Burwell welcomes Reverend Joyce Schroer of Paradise Church

      February 16             EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” – Dave Ewing

      February 23             Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

      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