Louisville Rotary Meetings 2011     
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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2010  

 

Please note:  There will be NO meeting on Wednesday, June 22!

 

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Fausnight with 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 was led by Ted Burwell.
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in a rousing version of “Ro, Ro, Rotary… It’s for you and me!”

5.     Visitors – Eva Roshong introduced her Father, Ernie Esparza, a retired Air Force Master Sargent, from the greater Los Angeles area.

  1. Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Lanse Leach had the following report:  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $4.3 billion to fight such diseases as malaria and pneumonia that take the lives of millions every year.  The Foundation feels that they can get more mileage from vaccination programs in areas of the world where these diseases are rampant thereby living up to its motto of:  “Every life has equal value.”

Jared Shive had the following report:  Every year RI has a theme to rally the troops and to generate excitement about its special programs.  The shortest theme was stated in 1962 with one simple word:  “Act.”  “Act” is what RI did in 1913 when Ohio and Indiana experienced record-setting floods.  In 1913 RI donated $25,000 for the relief of Dayton, Ohio because that town was at the vortex of massive flooding.  A total of 428 persons died as a result of those floods.

  1. Business & Committee Updates -

a.     Backpack Program –

Motion made by Ken Smith & seconded by Lanse Leach to donate $250.00 to the annual “Backpack Program.”

Motion carried by an affirmative vote with all those present voting in the affirmative.

b.    Health & Hunger – Eva Roshong reported that there will be a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels in the near future.  At our meeting on July 6 she will propose a donation of $250.00 for this worthy cause.

c.     June 29 - Induction of Officers/Committees @ Skyland Pines – President Fausnight distributed a signup sheet for this special event.  Please contact President Fausnight in the near future if you are planning to attend.  County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will be our special guest that evening.  Cost for dinner will be:  $23.95 for steak & scrod; $22.07 for chicken and vegetarian.  Please bring exact change or make your checks payable to the Louisville Rotary Club.  Our schedule that night will be as follows:  6:00 Cash Bar, 6:30 Dinner; 7:15 Program.  There will be an award given at this event for meritorious service during the past 12 months.

  1. A tasty lunch was served!
  2. Program – Police Chief Andy Turowski introduced our featured speaker, Dr. P.S. Murthy, the Stark County Coroner and two investigator colleagues:  Rich Walters and Amanda Archer.  Chief Turowkski spoke very highly of the County Coroner and how “absolutely phenomenal” he is in dealing with bereaved families.  The highlights of their presentation were as follows:

a.     Dr. Murthy reported that the City of Louisville is very fortunate to have a talented Police Chief such as Andy Turowski living and working in this community.

b.    Dr. Murthy came to the United States from India in 1959.  He became a Pathologist in 1966 and worked in the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office in 1988.

c.     From 1962 to 2011 Dr. Murthy has conducted about 6,000 autopsies and about 95 of homicides in Stark County.

d.    Dr. Murthy became the Stark County Deputy Coroner in 1993 and was elected to office in 2004 and again in 2008.  There are 86 elected County Coroners in Ohio and, by statute, they must be medical doctors.  Five or six counties have contracts with the County Coroner’s Office to provide autopsy services on a case by case basis.

e.     There are seven staff members who work at the County Coroner’s Office including two investigators who provide Dr. Murthy with information about the deaths under investigation.

f.     Dr. Murthy’s greatest frustration is in dealing with “senseless deaths,” particularly among the youth of this community.

g.    He is most strident in his opposition to “elder abuse,” “child abuse,” and “violence against women.”

h.     The County Coroner’s Office deals with one “John Doe” every week.  Thanks to DNA analysis, however, their ability to identify these John Does is remarkable.  DNA analysis takes about 72 hours.

i.      Each year the County Coroner’s Office must dispose of at least 10 bodies of persons whose families do not want their bodies.

j.      For more information about Dr. Murthy and his role as the Stark County Coroner, please go to:      http://www.co.stark.oh.us/internet/HOME.DisplayPage?v_page=coroner

 

 

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         Doctor P.S. Murthy

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      June 22                   No meeting today… because we had Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 11

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

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

      July 13                   Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

      July 20

      July 27

 

 

Flag Dates
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule      Post                           Pick up

        

Memorial Day           May 26-27                    Will not pick up till June 15-16. Leave up for Flag day.

      Flag  Day                 (June 14)                      Pick up June 15-16 

      July 4                    Thurs. June 30-July 1       Mon.July 5-6

      Labor day              Thurs. Sept.  1-2             Mon. Sept. 19-20

      Veterans Day         Tues. Nov.   8-9              Mon. Nov. 13-14       

 

      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

 

Former 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-Betty & Ron Derry

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

    

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2010  

                                     

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by Vice President Burwell 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 was led by Vice President Burwell.
  2. Sharing in Song – No songs were sung today.

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

  1. Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Lanse Leach had the following report:  The nations with the most Rotary International Clubs are as follows:  United States (353,000 members), India (114,000 members), Japan (90,000 members), Korea (62,000 members), Brazil, and Germany (50,000 members).  The most popular days of the week for Rotary Club meetings are as follows:  Tuesdays (26%), Thursdays, Wednesdays, Mondays, and Fridays.  The most popular meeting times for Rotary Club meetings are as follows:  After 7:00 p.m. (39%), Lunch (34%), Dinner (18%), and Breakfast (8%).  Rotary International has thus far raised $174 million in its $200 million challenge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Once the $200 million is attained, the Gates Foundation will contribute $355 million toward the eradication of polio worldwide.  As Mr. Leach stated “children everywhere remain at risk” to catch this dread disease.
  2. Business & Committee Updates - The various committee made the following reports:

a.     Literacy – Chris Leach reported that the 2011 Summer Reading Program has begun at the Louisville Public Library.  There are numerous activities for children of all ages and even families are encouraged to participate.  Also, please stop by the library to see the Wizard of Oz theme-garden that was developed by the volunteers of the Town and Country Garden Club. 

b.    Adopt a Trail – Greg Anderson reported that he has submitted the sign specifications to Jim Macbeth at the City of Louisville and we should have an affirmative response from Jim in the very near future.

c.     Summer Fun at the Lake – This special event will be held on Saturday, June 11 starting at 4:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:00-6:30 p.m.  Greg distributed a signup sheet and is asking for a dish or a salad as well as an estimate on the attendance.  He also  distributed a detailed map to his lake home which is located @ 32358 Woodale (near Hanoverton, Ohio 44423). 

d.    June 29 - Induction of Officers/Committees @ Skyland Pines – Vice President Burwell distributed a signup sheet for this special event.  Please contact President Fausnight in the near future if you are planning to attend.  County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will be our special guest that evening.

  1. A tasty lunch was served!
  2. Program – Vice President Burwell introduced our featured speaker, Ms. Marsha Pappalardo of Brunswick, Ohio, a long-time Rotarian and insurance professional.  The highlights of her presentation were as follows:

a.     Shelterboxes were first conceived and developed by former Royal Navy diver Tom Henderson of the United Kingdom.

b.    The mission of the Shelterbox is to deliver “humanitarian aid and relief on a worldwide basis in the form of material and equipment that provides shelter, warmth and comfort with dignity to people displaced by natural and other disasters.”

c.     The cost to sponsor a Shelterbox is $1,000 and that includes and the contents, training the disaster volunteers, and transportation.

d.    “At the heart of every Shelterbox is a custom-made ten-person tent designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall.

e.     Rotary Clubs from all over the world have sent Shelterboxes to China, Haiti, and, most recently, to Japan.

f.     Earthquake-ravaged Haiti received a total of 28,000 Shelterboxes.

g.    Shelter Box USA “depends on a corps of dedicated volunteer representatives throughout the nation to fundraise and promote our disaster relief efforts. 

h.     “To become a rep or to request a presentative, email:  infor@shelterboxusa.org

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      June 15                   Dr. Murthy (Andy Turowski’s guest)

      June 22                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 11

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

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

      July 13                   Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

      July 20

      July 27

 

 

Flag Dates
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule      Post                           Pick up

        

Memorial Day           May 26-27                    Will not pick up till June 15-16. Leave up for Flag day.

      Flag  Day                 (June 14)                      Pick up June 15-16 

      July 4                    Thurs. June 30-July 1       Mon.July 5-6

      Labor day              Thurs. Sept.  1-2             Mon. Sept. 19-20

      Veterans Day         Tues. Nov.   8-9              Mon. Nov. 13-14       

 

      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 Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2010  

                                     

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Fausnight with 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 was led by Barry Gray.
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday to You!” for all the June birthday boys and girls!

5.     Visitors – There was one special visitor at today’s meeting, our very own Rotary Club Exchange Student, Devika Bhansali, who attended her final meeting before returning home in the very near future.

  1. Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Jared Shive and Lanse Leach volunteered to be providers during the month of June.
  2. Committee Updates - The various committee made the following reports:

 

a.     Future Planning/Capital Projects – Greg Anderson reported on the plan to “Adopt a Trail” along the old railroad line across Nickleplate Road.  Jim Macbeth of the City of Louisville has given the green light to place these signs at any time.  We will purchase three signs that will feature the Rotary International logo and that will be placed at the head and end of the trail as well as where the trail crosses Nickleplate Road.  At a later date we will discuss this issue with Stark Parks when they are ready to make their portion of the trail available for adoption.  There will be a cleanup along the trail in mid-August.  We are also investigating the placing of Rotary Club signs along the main thoroughfares into Louisville.

 

Mr. Anderson also stated that the club should make a contribution to the Louisville Community Fund with the ample funds now available in our bank account.  The club has already contributed $1,789.14 to this account in a previous year.

 

Greg Anderson moved & Ken Smith seconded a motion to allocate $3,500 into our future projects account in the Louisville Community Fund.

     

Motion carried with all but one person voting in the affirmative.

 

b.    Literacy – Mike Snyder reported that he has delivered the first shipment of Early Childhood Literacy materials to Mercy Hospital in Canton.  He has also made contacts with Aultman Hospital and Alliance Area Hospital but with little expectation as of this date.                

c.     Membership – Chris Leach said that her committee had no additional information to share although she indicated that she had made two special Rotary Club flags for Devika Bhansali to take back with her to India.

d.    Flag Project – Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell reported the following:

1)     There are now 921 paid flag customers!  We have lost 80 customers from last year.

2)     We will need some drivers to do double-duty after July 4 so please consider this excellent volunteer opportunity.

3)     Please write on the back of your flag delivery sheet if you have trouble placing your flags.  Please place other comments on the back such as “Bad Dog,” etc.

4)     Ted and Vince Burwell went to each “missing anchor” site and placed new ones into the ground.

5)     We will need to have a Lost and Found Committee to visit each “missing anchor” site to find and retrieve these “missing” anchors.

e.     Water – David Yeagley was not present today and there was no additional report.        

f.     Health & Hunger – Eva Roshong referred to an article in a recent issue of The Rotarian that featured a report on a Rotary Club initiative to provide Food for Children in Rio de Janeiro ages 4-15.  Ms. Roshong also reminded everyone that Altercare of Louisville is sponsoring a Free Community Health Fair on Wednesday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Absolute Health Services will provide the following:  Blood Pressure, Weight, BMI and Pulse Checks, Sleep Apnea Risk, Glucose (blood sugar) Measurement, Total Cholesterol Screening, and Memory Screening.  There will also be free massages and free refreshments, and “giveaways.”  For more information, please call:  330.875.4224.

g.    Group Study Exchange (GSE) – Jim Edwards reported that everything went well with our recent visitors from the Philippines.  He also reported that Ron & Betty Derry have agreed to assume responsibilities for this successful program for the next year.  Next year the GSE visitors will be from Japan.

h.     International/Exchange– Denny Valentine reported that this is the last meeting for Devika Bhansali.  Devika spoke for a moment and thanked everyone for making her visit to our community so memorable.

i.      Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight reported that there is no additional information at this time except to say that Pancake Day is held on the second Saturday in November.

j.      Rose Day – Christina Montgomery was not present today and there was no additional report.

k.     Four Way Speech Contest – Greg Parrish was not present today and there was no additional report.

Business -                          

 

a.     Rotary Southern United States Tornado Disaster Recovery Fund

 

Lanse Leach moved & Ken Smith seconded a motion to donated $1,000 to the Rotary Southern United States Tornado Disaster Recovery Fund.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

b.    Rotary Club Banners & Mugs & “Adopt a Trail” signs

 

Ken Smith moved & Jim Edwards seconded a motion to spend about $1,000 for the purchase of the following:

      Adopt a Trail signs

      Rotary Club banners

      Rotary coffee mugs

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

c.     2011-2012 Operating Budget – Treasurer Jay Barton distributed two spreadsheets:

1)     Income and Expense report for 07-01-10 to 05-32-11.  With $17,904.49 in income and $9,218.94 in Expenses, there was a plus of $8,685.55+ for this fiscal year following.

2)     Draft budget for 07-01-11 to 06-30-12 featuring five options, each one predicated on selling 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 new flags.  The $25,000 in anticipated revenue from selling U.S. flags will be available next spring, once our renewal checks are received.

 

Greg Anderson moved & Ted Burwell seconded a motion to adopt the “100 new flag” draft budget for the next fiscal year:

07-01-11 to 06-30-12.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

d.    Summer Fun at the Lake – This special event will be held on Saturday, June 11 starting at 4:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:00-6:30 p.m.  The Andersons will provide the burgers (and veggie burgers) and Jim Edwards will provide the drinks.  Jay Barton will provide the chips and Ted Burwell will provide real & tasty salsa.  Greg distributed a signup sheet and is asking for a dish or a salad as well as an estimate on the attendance.  He also  distributed a detailed map to his lake home which is located @ 32358 Woodale (near Hanoverton, Ohio 44423). 

e.     June 29 - Induction of Officers/Committees @ Skyland Pines – President Fausnight distributed a signup sheet for this special event.  Please contact her in the near future if you are planning to attend.  County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will be our special guest that evening.

f.     District 6650 Assembly – Greg Anderson reminded everyone that the District Assembly is this Saturday, June 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The location is at:  AA Executive Center @ 5211 Tuscarawas St. NW in Canton.  Mr. Anderson attended the District Assembly last year and spoke very highly of its value to Rotary Club members.  The cost is $7.50 which includes breakfast.

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      June 8                    Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

      June 15                   Dr. Murthy (Andy Turowski’s guest)

      June 22                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 11

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

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

      July 13                   Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

      July 20

      July 27

 

 

Flag Dates
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule      Post                           Pick up

        

Memorial Day           May 26-27                    Will not pick up till June 15-16. Leave up for Flag day.

      Flag  Day                 (June 14)                      Pick up June 15-16 

      July 4                    Thurs. June 30-July 1       Mon.July 5-6

      Labor day              Thurs. Sept.  1-2             Mon. Sept. 19-20

      Veterans Day         Tues. Nov.   8-9              Mon. Nov. 13-14       

 

      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, May 25, 2011  

1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 18 members in attendance.  We had 3 guests, Helen Pugh, Marcy Blandford, Devika Bhansali

2.      Pledge of Allegiance  

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Prayer – Chris Leach led us in prayer

5.       Sharing in Song – Our Song Leader was not present.

6.     Visitors – Helen Pugh, Marcy Blandford, host sister of Devika Bhansali, our exchange student.

 7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – nothing shared today

8.  Business – KeyBank is offering a Safe Teen Driving Course at Jackson High School at no cost. Registration is required and a limited number of openings are available.

Ken Smith explained how to locate a flag post. Jim Edwards said we have 991 flag participants with approximately 80 renewals that have not arrived yet.

9.     Lunch – Thank you to our cooks at Paradise United Church of Christ

Program – Christine Leach’s guest – Helen Pugh, Angel Ministries. Christine began with that awhile ago, while leaving in Georgia, she learned of a program that helped feed those in need. Back then, food boxes could be purchased for approximately $23.00 per box. She mentioned the program to her mother which is how the Angel Ministry program was started in Louisville, Ohio in 2005. Christine introduced her mother, Helen Pugh. Helen is a champion of persons with disabilities and also finds time to devote many hours of volunteer time in her church. She is an advocate of the Angel Ministry program in Louisville.  Helen spoke about how during these economic times, all of us have either experienced difficult times or may some day or know someone in a difficult situation and wonder how they will feed their families.

The Angel Ministry Program began in 1994 on the back porch of a minister. He spoke to area grocers and vendors who allowed him to purchase food items at a lower cost. The minister in turn fed 34 families in need from his back porch.  He found that sometimes folks were embarrassed to ask for help when in need.   The Angel Ministry program expanded to 45 states with over ½ million families being fed. The boxes of food began with mostly breaded and fried foods that were eaten in the South where the program originated.  With feedback from those who served and purchased the boxes, slowly but surely, the boxes of food have become health focused.

Louisville started with this program in 2005 with 36 families, growing to serve over 400 families within 1 year. At that time the only other locations were in Alliance and Massillon. Helen’s goal was to reach out other churches in the surrounding areas to ask them to initiate this program.  In a short time, 25 sites were in place within a 20 mile radius of Louisville.

The Angel Ministry program fits well with Rotary and its dedication to the hungry. There are no income or residency requirements. The program has changed since its origin in 2005. A box of food cost $25.00 and now is $35.00. This is approximately a $65 - $85 value when compared to several grocery stores. The box will feed a family of four for one week or a senior citizen for about a month. Now there are also several types of boxes to choose from.  The menu changes each month and be viewed online or flyers are available at Paradise United Church of Christ.  Food can be ordered online and paid for with credit and debit cards or in person with cash or food stamps. At this time online orders range from 30-50% of the total amount ordered.  Gift certificates may also be purchased online for anyone even if not located in our area.

In the beginning, most of the orders were paid for with food stamps, this has declined over the years.  Now, the program serves more jobless persons and retirees. These are people that fall through the cracks because they make just a bit too much money to qualify for assistance.  This problem is only going to get worse.

Groceries are 30% higher now versus in 2010, cereal is up 60% and dairy products are up 37%. This has been caused by extreme weather, droughts and floods. Most of our local farmers have not planted crops yet. This will continue to affect the price of our groceries. The Angel Food Ministry program works closely with the Louisville Community Food Cupboard. Information has been distributed through the schools. The difference between these great programs is that there are no income or residency requirements with the Angel Food Ministry, and the Food Cupboard has income and residency requirements.

Helen shared a story that recently she received a phone call from a lady in Las Vegas, NV whose daughter lived in the area. Her daughter had no food.  The program was able to assist in getting her daughter food. There is an opportunity for anyone to order and even make a donation so that someone in need is able to feed their family.

Orders for food are held once a month and pick is at Nimishillen Grange once per month.  Volunteers handle the ordering, sorting, unloading and whatever else is required in order to make sure that families are taken care of.

Upcoming Club Meetings:

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

June 8 – Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary Relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

June 15 – Dr. Murthy – (Andy Turowski’s guest)

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 18.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.  (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

July 13 – Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor – (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

Flag Dates – Install flags on May 25, 26, 27 – they will remain in place until after Flag Day which is June 14.

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

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 President, Kathy Fausnight

_District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011  

 

        1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 20 members in attendance. We had 6 guests.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

4. Prayer – Ted Burwell led us in prayer.

5.       Sharing in Song –  our song leader was not present today.

 

6.     Visitors – Derek Harlan, HP Products, Paula Russell,and Amy Brown from the City of Louisville, Misty Sanders from Cellular Central (Verizon), Teresa Burwell, daughter of Rotarian Ted Burwell, and Chris Dalpra, National Guard.

 

7.     News of the day – Jerry Dunbar shared that since we are in the process of placing our flags out for the first time this year, in the South, there is concern over the display of the  flag.  There were several flags of the Confederate States of America used during its existence from 1861 to 1865. Since the end of the American Civil War, personal and official use of Confederate flags, and of flags derived from these, has continued under some controversy. The state flags of Mississippi and Georgia are based on Confederate flags. The flag of North Carolina is based on the state's 1861 flag, which dates back to the Confederacy and appears to be based on the first Confederate flag. The flags of Alabama and Florida appear to be of Confederate inspiration, but are probably derived from the Cross of Burgundy flag, which flew over the territory of Spanish Florida.

Rotary Minute from Chris Leach – Chris Leach shared that there are 34,491 Rotary Clubs across the world with 1,217,668 members as of March 2011. The largest Rotary Club has 642 members. The Easter Seals program was a spin off of the Elyria Rotary Club in 1929 when a $500 donation was made to assist children with a crippling disease. Jay Barton added the the Louisville Rotary Club initiated a donation of $25 to start the Louisville Scholarship Foundation in 1961. Since then, the foundation has granted over ½ million dollars in scholarships to area students.

Business –  Summer Fun at the Lake –  Please note date change due to a conflict. Greg Anderson & Jim Edwards will host a get together at Guilford Lake Saturday, June 11 for Rotarians and their families with sail boats, pontoon rides, etc., with food around 6 or 6::30.

Jim Edwards spoke about Rotary, the Four Way Test, and Service Above Self. He shared that our club has donated funds to many worthwhile causes including the Shelter Boxes for Haiti and Japan as well as local causes such as Relay for Life, Literacy Projects, the Gazebo in the downtown area, the Metzger Park restroom project and many others. We are able to do so because of our members, volunteers and more recently due our flag program which has grown to almost 1,000 participants.

       

9.     Lunch – Thank you to our cooks at Paradise United Church of Christ

 

10.  Program – Our newest members, Wendy Jackson, HP Products, Thaine Boldon, retired, and Christina Montgomery, Consumer’s National Bank

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 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 – Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary Relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

June 15 – Dr. Murthy – (Andy Turowski’s guest)

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 11 – NOTE DATE CHANGE.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.  (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

July 13 – Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor – (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

Flag Dates – Install flags on May 25, 26 – they will remain in place until after Flag Day which is June 14.

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

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 President, Kathy Fausnight

 

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011  

 

        Board meeting was held at 11:30.                                

Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 23 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

Prayer – Barry Gray led us in prayer

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group with Happy Birthday to all Rotarians with birthdays in May

 

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

 

7.     Rotary Minute from Mike Snyder – Chris Leach shared a newspaper commerating Rotary’s 30th birthday. Some of our current members had pictures in this paper.

8.    Business –  Summer Fun at the Lake – Greg Anderson & Jim Edwards will host a get together at Guilford Lake Saturday, June 18 for Rotarians and their families with sailboating, pontoon rides, etc., with food around 6 or 6::30.

 Annual Induction of Officers/Committees will be held at Skyland Pines on Wednesday, June 29 with Stark County Commissioner, Janet Weir Creighton. More details to come.

Committee Reports:                                                

·         U.S. Flag Report – Jim Edwards and Ken Smith gave the following report on this very successful program.   We are now distributing 968 flags throughout the community, with renewals and new applications arriving in daily. We still need 5 additional drivers to assist with routes. The committee will host a flag construction session on Friday, May 13 at 4:00 and Monday, May 16 at 6:30. Please consider helping out.  

·         Membership Committee report – The committee reported that we now have 43 dues-paying members!  Our next meeting May 18 everyone was asked to bring a guest. Our newest members are also being asked to share a bit about themselves at this same meeting.

 

·         Water Committee report – David Yeagley asked for additional committee members to assist. Pat Richardson, Al Gress, Rond Erry and Christina Montgomery

 

·    Greg Parrish reported that he has already spoken to the high school speech teacher and has gained commitment for participation in next years 4 Way Speech Contest for high school students.

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards thanked everyone who hosted our Philippines guests. Our guests enjoyed themselves very much.

·      Literacy committee – no report, Greg Anderson spoke about how the club supported the summer literacy lunch program last year with 50 children/adults served during the program. Ken Smith made the motion to provide $300 as a donation to this worthwhile program. All members in attendance voted in the affirmative. IT was also noted that Paradise United Church of Christ is helping out with their second mile donations.

·         Rose Day committee – we are in need of a committee chairperson for next year. At this point in time, a motion was placed by Ken Smith to forego the sale of roses this year and reinstate the program next year. Greg Anderson seconded the motion. All were in favor.                                                                                        

·         Foreign Exchange – Denny Valentine is seeking out families that would enjoy hosting an exchange student.

Health & Hunger Committee – Eva Roshong reported that Meals on Wheels need drivers for Mondays and Fridays. The GSE Group was able to partake in the North Canton Chamber’s event, Tast of North Canton. Our visitors were able to sample all kinds of new foods.

* Treasurer’s Report – Jay Barton updated the club with our current financials. The Board has decided to move a portion of our funds to a long term project fund. Funds will also be kept aside to replace damaged flags and purchase new ones.

Future Projects/Strategic Planning – Greg Anderson reported that he has contacted Tom Ault, City Manager in reference to the Adopt A Trail program. All is set for us to clean the city portion of the trail Jared Shive is working with Stark Parks to see if we can possibly adopt a trail in the Nickleplate area. Signs for the trail were discussed with Greg Anderson placing a motion to apply for grants from Rotary to purchase signs to recognize the club. Ken Smith and Lanse Leach made the motion with all members in attendance passing with the affirmative.  Signs at the entrance of the City were revisited, Kathy Fausnight will follow up with the City and have more information at a future meeting.

* Strong Kids Campaign – Pat Richardson thanked the club for their donation which has enabled many children to participate in baseball this coming season.  She also shared information about the Y’s upcoming race to be held on Saturday, June 11. This is a part of the Subway Series.

 

 

9.     Lunch – Thank you to our cooks at Paradise United Church of Christ

 

10.  Program – No program today.  

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 May 18 –  Bring a guest meeting and our newest members will speak about themselves – Thaine, Wendy, Christina

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 – Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary Relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

June 15 – Dr. Murthy – (Andy Turowski’s guest)

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 18.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.  (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

     

 

 

Flag Dates – Install flags on May 25, 26 – they will remain in place until after Flag Day which is June 14.

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

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 President, Kathy Fausnight


On May 4th, we canceled our regular meeting.   We acted as the hub club or the GSE Team from the Philippines.   
They stayed in our homes.  Minerva hosted a combined meeting, giving the GSE Team a chance to speak to many of the areas Rotarians at once.

On April 27th, we canceled our regular meeting.

On April 26th, we held a Networking event at the Constitution Center from 5 to 7 PM.

I am sad to announce that our Secretary, Mike Snyder, has announced his upcoming resignation, we are looking for a replacement.   I will miss his accurate and punctual work

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2010  

                                     

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by Vice President Burwell 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
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Ro, Ro, Rotary, It’s for you and me!”
  3. Visitors – There were two visitors at today’s meeting:  Jerry Dunbar introduced his brother Joe Dunbar.  Also, Ed Moody’s wife, Joanne, was also a visitor.
  4. Chris Leach Report:  “Rotary Minute and News of the Day” – She reported on a neat travel destination for Rotarians:  the largest Rotary Wheel in the World in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Also, she told us the inspirational story of a gentleman from California who was a fast-paced business person who decided to send thank you notes to anyone who did something worthy of thanking.  In total, he mailed 365 thank you notes in the span of a year.  Try it!  It is fun and people really appreciate receiving hand-written thank you notes!

“Flag Trivia” presented by Ken Smith:  The colors of the flag actually mean something:  Red for Valor, White for Purity, and Blue for Vigilance.

8.     Lunch was delicious as usual

9.     Committee updates – The various committee made the following reports:

a.     The April 26 Networking Event – Plans are well underway for this special event that runs from 5 to 7 p.m.  Please wear your blue Rotary shirts that evening and please try to bring both current and prospective members!  We hope to see you there!

b.    GSE Visitors – Jim Edwards reported that our meeting on Wednesday, May 4 will be held at the Classic 57 Restaurant in Minerva and will begin at 6:30 p.m.  There will be parts of 14 clubs present at this meeting and the visitors from the Philippines will be the program.  He further stated that, since the program’s beginning in 1964, there have been 70,000 GSE participants.

c.     Greg Anderson reported on the “Adopt a Trail” initiative.  He indicated that the City of Louisville would cooperate with us and that we could place a Rotary Club sign on the trail indicating that we are the trail sponsors.  This would take perhaps three or four cleaning sessions during the year and could be fun and fellow-ship producing.  This will be discussed at our next business meeting.

d.    The District Conference is scheduled for April 29 and 30 @ the KSU Stark and the Stark County Fair Grounds.  The social hour and business meeting will be held on Friday night and the conference continues on Saturday at the Fair Grounds.  There will be a family fun fair, a youth exchange talent show, project fair, etc.  Register now to attend this fun event:

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6650/html/121171/Fun%20Fair%20Flyer.pdf

e.     Vice President Burwell introduced the topic of funding the 2011 Relay for Life event which will be held on May 13 & 14.

Motion by Ken Smith & seconded by Greg Parrish to contribute $200.00 to the 2011 Relay for Life.

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

f.     Betty Derry reported that the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society is requesting donations to pay for 13-14 high school students to attend the Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, May 7

Motion by Ken Smith & seconded by Greg Anderson to contribute $150.00 to the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society to pay for students to attend the Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, May 7.

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

10.  Program Speaker:  Denny Valentine introduced his special guest, life-long outdoorsman, writer, and nature activist, Ed Moody, who talked about the State of Ohio’s Natural Resources.  Highlights of his presentation were as follows and includes some good news and some bad news:

a.     Overall, “things are coming along real good” with nature conservation in Ohio and conservation can be defined as a “wise use of resources.”

b.    We (the state and nature activists) have restored the Canadian geese population, steel head trout, black bears, wild turkeys, and river otters.

c.     Unfortunately, several invasive plant species are taking over various natural locations and eradicating native species, specifically, the Crown vetch, a “herbaceous perennial legume with creeping stems 2-6 feet long,”  Fortunately, kudzu has not yet established itself in Ohio.

d.    Also, we have lost the ruffed grouse and wood cocks because of “loss of habitat.”

e.     Amazingly, 95% of Ohio’s songbird population need second growth forests to flourish.  Full stands of timber and often be completely devoid of animal habitation.

f.     Efforts are also being made to protect timber rattlesnakes and burrowing beetles.

g.    Much of the work being done for nature conservation in Ohio comes from license fees paid by hunters and fishermen.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      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                     No NOON meeting today!  GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards. 

With Minerva Rotary Club meeting @ 6:00 p.m. @ Class of 57 Restaurant in Minerva.

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

      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                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 18

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

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      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, April 13, 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
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Whistle while you work!”
  3. Visitors – There were no visitors today. 
  4. Chris Leach Report:  “Rotary Minute and News of the Day” - She reported that there is a new app that you can download to your iPhone called the “Mobile Rotary Club Locator App.”  Coming soon for Android phones.  This new App will permit Rotarians to find Rotary Clubs during their travels and journeys throughout the year.  She also read from a Japanese official who thanked Rotarians everywhere for the generous donations to the Shelter Box program.  She further stated that Japanese citizens are returning lost “treasures” that have turned up in hopes that the original owners will be partially reimbursed for their loses.

“Flag Trivia” presented by Ray Hunter:  Ohio was admitted to the Union in 1803, the 17th state to be so honored.  Ohio’s star was represented on the third U.S. flag which lasted one year (1818-1819) during the presidency of James Monroe.

8.     Lunch was delicious and President Fausnight called out our servers to acknowledge their hard work and the excellent food!  Much applause!

9.     Committee updates – The various committee made the following reports:

a.     Mike Snyder read a thank you note from Community Cupboard Director Sally Samblanet in which she thanks the Rotary Club for our “recent donation of food and money...”  He also reminded everyone of two library programs:  April 27 “The Write Stuff” featuring three area authors (Ken Smith, Al Gress, and Jay Barton) at 7:00 p.m.  May 19 & 20 “Library Yard Sale.”  The library is looking for gently used “stuff” for donations.  Contact Mr. Snyder for more information.

b.    The April 26 Networking Event – Plans are well underway for this special event.  Please send Wendy Jackson the names of anyone who should be invited. 

c.     GSE Visitors – Jim Edwards reported our meeting on Wednesday, May 4 will be held at the Classic 57 Restaurant in Minerva.  There will be parts of 14 clubs present at this meeting and the visitors from the Philippines will be the program.

d.    The District Conference is scheduled for April 29 and 30 @ the KSU Stark and the Stark County Fair Grounds.  The social hour and business meeting will be held on Friday night and the conference continues on Saturday at the Fair Grounds.  There will be a family fun fair, a youth exchange talent show, project fair, etc.  Eva Roshong is coordinating a poster board display for this event.  Register now to attend this fun event:

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6650/html/121171/Fun%20Fair%20Flyer.pdf

e.     Betty Derry reported that 50 students at the Louisville High School are volunteering to interview veterans as part of an initiative by the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society.  The Society is also seeking more donors to sponsor students to attend the May 7 Society Banquet.

f.     President Fausnight reported that Cheryle Casar is asking for donations of hot dogs, buns, fruit, juice boxes, cheese sticks, cookies, chips or crackers for the “Summer Lunch Program @ the Library.”  This program is administered by volunteers from Paradise Church.  This Rotary Club made a donation to this special program in 2010.

g.    “Fun @ the Lake” on June 18 – The Summer Fun @ the Lake will begin at 4pm - e.g. boat rides, kayaking, sailing, enjoying one another’s company - etc.  We are thinking dinner around 6-6:30 pm.  That's the update for now!  What people can bring will follow later.

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

County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will officiate at this special event.

10.  Program speaker introduced by Mike Snyder – Tim Angeloni, a representative of the Backpack Program, gave an impassioned talk about the 2011 event.

Highlights of his presentation were as follows:

a.     Churches, businesses, and civic group are coming together to support the 4th annual backpack program.

b.    The backpacks include various school supplies that many families find exceedingly expensive.

c.     This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, August 13 and will include food, games, entertainment and, of course, distribution of back packs.

d.    The program has grown from 225 backpacks distributed in 2008 to 361 backpacks in 2010.  They are anticipating an even greater number in 2011.

e.     One of Mr. Angeloni’s favorite Biblical quotes is Luke 12:48 – “To whom much is given much is expected.”

f.     It is true that some of those receiving backpacks are not truly “needy” or deserving but the vast majority are in great need of these backpacks.

g.    There is great need in this community and the percentage of those children eligible for school lunch subsidies is an indicator:

29% of children at North Nimishillen Elementary are eligible

43% of children at Louisville Elementary are eligible

50% of children at Fairhope Elementary are eligible

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      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                     No NOON meeting today!  GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards. 

With Minerva Rotary Club meeting @ 6:00 p.m. @ Class of 57 Restaurant in Minerva.

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

      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                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 18

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

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      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, April 6, 2010  

 

 

For our meeting on Wednesday, April 13, please meet in the “Old Kitchen” at Paradise Church.

 

                                       

  1. 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?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday to you!” for all those born in either March or April.

 

5.     Visitors – President Fausnight introduced Heather Finlayson, the Branch Manager of Charter One Bank in Louisville. 

 

6.     Rotary Minute from Ted Burwell –

 

Rotary Minute – He reported that from the years 2003 – 2010 there were 2,500 new Rotary Clubs worldwide but only a net gain of 226 members!  By far the greatest segment of our membership is over 60 years of age – a whopping 70%.  Only 2% of our membership is under the age of 30.

 

Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Chris Leach will make these reports during the month of April.

 

7.     Committee updates – The various committee made the following reports:

 

a.     Future Planning/Capital Projects – Greg Anderson stated that the Library Board is still in the early stages in planning for a new Community Center & Library on the property formerly occupied by the old middle school.  The first phase of the project will be the “Friend raising” followed closely by the “Fund raising.”  Throughout this process the Library Board will keep the Rotary Club apprised of all important developments.  This will be easily accomplished because current Rotary Club Kathy Fausnight is on the library’s “Citizens Advisory Council” and five of the Library Board’s members are also Rotary Club members.

 

b.    Literacy project – Mike Snyder reported that he will call a meeting of the committee (Chris Leach and Ken Smith) to complete the task for placing early childhood literacy materials in area hospitals. 

 

c.     Membership committee – Chris Leach reported that there are now 44 members in the Rotary Club of Louisville!  We need several of you to see Denny Valentine about getting a photograph of yourself for our amazingly awesome Web site.  Also, we need to recruit new members and remind our current members how much we miss them at these meetings.

 

d.    Flag project – Jim Edwards reported that in one day he deposited 150 checks for $20.00 each.  This indicates there will be a brisk renewal of current flag participants.  He will be traveling to Columbiana County and Ted Burwell will be traveling to Olentangy to talk to area clubs about this successful program.

 

e.     Water committee – Dave Yeagley urges everyone to attend the first anniversary banquet of the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society on Saturday, May 7.  See Betty & Ron Derry, Dave Yeagley, and Mike Snyder for more information.

 

f.     Health & Hunger report – Eva Roshong reported on her church’s “Kids Against Hunger” program on Saturday, April 16.  Her church is hoping to load up half a truck full of packaged meals for the impoverished nation of Haiti.  This event will be held at the First Christian Church so please contact Ms. Roshong for additional information.

 

g.    International Exchange – Denny Valentine reported that we need to secure a host family for in-bound students for next year.  We also need to make contact with out-bound students who might be interested in this fine program. 

 

h.     Annual Rose Day – Margie Miller reported that the Boy Scouts do not want to partner with us this year.  Dougherty’s charged us $9.00 per dozen and we collected $15.00 from our customers.  We will check with Cindy Petitti to see if she might be interested in providing roses for this event.  Jim Edwards suggested that we might want to raise the cost to $20.00 per dozen.  When Margie Miller departs for North Canton we will need another coordinator of the Annual Rose Day program.

 

Motion by Greg Anderson & seconded by Ted Burwell to continue the Annual Rose Day project and to deliver the roses to each of our respective customers.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

i.      Greg Parrish was not in attendance and there was no “Four Way Speech Contest” report.

 

j.      The April 26 Networking Event – Plans are well underway for this special event.  Please send Wendy Jackson the names of anyone who should be invited.  We will need a large coffee making machine and thanks to Val LeFevre of Green Meadows Nursing Care Facility for donating water and pop.  Ken Smith has volunteered to bring a record player for this event and Denny Valentine will try to recruit the area Exchange students.

 

k.     GSE Visitors – Jim Edwards reported that we still need another host family for one of our visitors from the Philippines.  Fortunately, Eva Roshong has agreed to serve in this capacity.  Please note that our meeting on Wednesday, May 4 will be held at the Classic 57 Restaurant in Minerva. 

 

l.      The “Summer Fun Event” will be held on Saturday, June 18 at Gilford Lake.  More about this later.

 

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

County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will officiate at this special event.

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      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.  We will meet in Minerva for this meeting, folks!

      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                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 18

      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