Louisville Rotary Meetings 2011     
3rd Quarter

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Action Items:

Wednesday July 13th:        9:15 – 10:00 am – listen to Eva Roshong on WHBC

                                                                                                6:30 pm – meet at the barn to assemble flags            

 

Volunteer Items:                 Drivers for Meals on Wheels – contact them (or Eva)

                                                Flag routes – contact Ken, Jim, or Ted

 

1.       Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 17 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 was led by Barry Gary.

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing Happy Birthday to all July birthdays, including Barry Gary (July 2nd) and Ken Smith (July 15th)

 

5.    Visitors – There were no visitors or guests

             

6.       News and Updates

 

a.       Ted Burwell indicated that this club is on a constant incline and that the President alone cannot take it to another level, but the club as a whole can continually progress.  He also thanked Kathy Fausnight for her hard work as President.

b.        Al Gress reported he has received phone calls regarding the at-large mountain lion and township zoning regulations.  The mountain lion allegedly escaped from an exotic animal farm on Millvale Rd, which runs though Canton Township, the City of Canton, and possibly Nimishillen Township.  This farm is located near the Fairhope Nature Reserve, which is a 70-acre wildlife sanctuary developed by the City of Canton from a FEMA grant. The farm owner claims his mountain lion is accounted for, raising suspicion of a possible romance between the captive mountain lion and the at-large mountain lion.  Township zoning regulation does not address exotic animals since the Department of Agriculture regulates exotic animals and these rules would supercede any township rule.

c.        Jay Barton proposed having Ted Street present about a possible Rotary Road Trip.  Ted will present in August.

d.       Jim Edwards unveiled the Flag Program’s latest marketing plan: any new flag participant can pay a mere $25 and receive 9 postings (or through the end of 2012).  Applications can be printed at louisvillerotary.com.

e.        Jerry Dunbar will work the welcome table at each of our meetings to collect lunch money and welcome visitors.

f.        Pat Richardson informed the club of YMCA Club Med (child care) car wash that was happening today until 2pm.

 

7. Business & Committee Updates -

 

a.       Future Planning / Capital Projects – n/a

b.       Literacy – Mike Snyder – Flyers are still being distributed at Mercy.  He is in the process of contacting Alliance Community Hospital.  Over 100 families attended today’s summer reading program, making it the most successful yet.

c.        Membership – n/a

d.       Flag Project – Ken Smith – Flags should be picked up today or tomorrow.  Please contact him if you have yet to collect flags.  We are meeting next Wednesday at 6:30 pm to assemble more flags.  We are also in need of more drivers.  Jim and Ted are in charge of weatherproofing the new flags and tattered flags will be removed from service through ceremonial burning done by the Boy Scouts.

e.        Water – n/a

f.        Health and Hunger – Eva Roshong – Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers, especially drivers.  It is out of Massillon and takes approximately one hour.  They also completed a $8000 fundraiser at Sluggers and Putters for Stark and Wayne counties.   Eva motioned we donate $250 to Meals on Wheels.  This was seconded by Mike Snyder and passed.  Also, Eva will be on WHBC next Wednesday from 9:15 am – 10 am and will plug the Louisville Rotary on the Akron/Canton connection.

g.        GSE – Ron & Betty Derry – Nothing available at this time.

h.       International Exchange – Denny Valentine – Chris and Don Marshall will host Julia Esteves da Silva from France.  She will arrive in mid-August and attend Louisville High School.  She loves old American movies and playing the classical guitar.

i.         Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight – Kathy is working on donations and is going to contact the high school.

j.         Rose Day – Wendy Jackson – Nothing available at this time.

k.       Four Way Speech Contest – Greg Parrish – n/a

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

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

July 20   “Remembering Molly Stark” by Todd Clark, Stark Parks (Jared Shive’s guest)

July 27   Ron Derry’s program

 

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

Labor Day                            9/1-9/2                   9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                       11/8-11/9              11/13-11/14

       

 

Rotary Personnel:

 

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year

 

President – Ted Burwell

Past President – Kathy Fausnight

President Elect – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

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

Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight

Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Action Items:

Thursday July 14th:           6:30 pm – meet at the barn to assemble flags

 

1.       Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Burwell 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 was led by Barry Gary.

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing “The Caissons Go Rolling Along,” which is a former Army song writing in 1907 by Major Edmund Gruber.

 

5.       Visitors – Kathy Boldon, Alan Harold (speaker), Slater Raub

 

6.       Rotary minute/News of the Day: Chris Leach talked about their recent trip to Janesville, WI, where they went to the Rotary Botanical Garden.  Rotary members transformed 15 acres of landfill into a self-sustaining botanical garden and meeting place.

 

7.       Updates

a.       Greg Anderson informed Ted Burwell that the City has approved our proposed Adopt-a-Trail.  We are now waiting on Stark Parks.

b.       Eva Roshong, on the Akron/Canton Connection, challenged Rotary clubs to make care packages for patriots.  Please bring items to send (beef jerky, candy, etc) to patriots for our care package.

c.        There continue to be no credible sightings of the mountain lion.

d.       Chris Leach proposed a Shred Day – Rotarians shred financial and important documents of the community.  She saw this in practice during her travels and it worked well.  This will be discussed next business meeting.

e.        Rotary received thank you notes from both Skyland Pines and area Louisville churches for the Backpack Program.

f.        Cortland Rotary is having a golf tournament/fundraiser on July 27.  If interested, please contact Ted Burwell.

 

8.       Program – Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor

a.       Alan Harold is from Louisville, Ohio.  His undergraduate degree is from Mount Union and his graduate degree in Finance and Real Estate is from the Ohio State University.  He started at Citizens Savings Bank and worked his way up.  He currently does a bit of auditing for Steve Coon in addition to his duties of Stark County Auditor. He is married with two kids, ages 6 and 3.5.

b.       The Stark County Auditor’s office handles 500M dollars in a year.  100 people are on staff and most of their revenue is from the state because Stark County does not have a supplemental sales tax.  Sales tax revenue will go from 57-58M in 2010 to 36-37M in 2012. This will only cover the costs of the court systems.

c.        Alan primarily serves as the fiscal officer for the county.  He and his office pay 2600 employees throughout the county, seal weights and measures (inspected annually), act as a licenser, run the BMV in North Canton, run the county IT department (staff of 20), and assess real estate value.

d.       A full real estate appraisal will be done in 2012.  Overall, Stark County real estate has decreased 5-10%, but some areas will need to offset decreases of 50%+ (areas of Canton). This will cause some real estate taxes to increase, despite decreasing home values.   There is approximately 40M outstanding in real estate taxes.

e.        Alan is planning on making sweeping governmental changes by looking at capital improvements, projects, and strategic planning.  He operates under a common sense approach in that the Auditor has to deliver a service, deliver it well, and deliver it cost efficiently.

f.        After 4 months in office, he has already made vast changes to protect our money.

1.       Property taxes are now cashed within 2 days.  Banks open and process these payments and then the Auditor’s office uploads the data to the web site.

2.       Cashiers start and end the day with the same amount of cash. All excess money goes to the bank.

3.       Random checks are conducted against bank statements.

4.       Daily statements now have back-up documentation.

5.       Forecasts are now made to determine the cash needs of the office.

6.       They have started taking a look at the collection process.

g.        In theory, Senate Bill 5 was passed to offset funding cuts.  For example, in PERS, employees are to contribute 10%.  However, this 10% has been split between employers and employees. Senate Bill 5 takes away the employer obligation, but in practice, employers are now giving their portion as a raise to the employee.  This negates the cost savings potential.

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

July 20   “Remembering Molly Stark” by Todd Clark, Stark Parks (Jared Shive’s guest)

July 27   Ron Derry’s program

 

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

Labor Day                            9/1-9/2                   9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                       11/8-11/9              11/13-11/14

        

Rotary Personnel:

 

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

 

President – Ted Burwell

Past President – Kathy Fausnight

President Elect – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

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

Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight

Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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1.        Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 21 members in attendance.
2.        Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

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

3.        Prayer was led by Barry Gray.

4.        Sharing in Song – Jim Edwards led us in a rousing rendition of our National Anthem.

5.        Visitors – Joel Dunbar, Todd Clark (speaker)

6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach spoke about a 1949 speech by Angus Mitchell, who noted the youth was much more free and powerful than their predecessors.  Ted Burwell added that there are 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries.  Rotary challenges us to look within our self to serve, but we are also part of a global organization.  We must balance local and global community.

7.        Updates
a.        Greg Anderson reported that Rotary signs have been purchased for our Adopt-a-Trail and will be up within 1-2 weeks.  He has been negotiating the contract, which is valid for 2 years.  Lanse Leach motioned that we move ahead with the contract, including the 4x-year maintenance.  Ken Smith seconded.  All approved.
b.        Greg Anderson brought up contributing to “Rock the Park.”  It is a Christian music festival aimed at local youth and will occur August 21st in Metzger Park.  Attendance is expected to be 2,000.  More discussion will occur at our next business meeting.
c.        The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will be hosting “Stark County in the Year 1896” by Richard Haldi on Tuesday August 9th at 7pm at the First Assembly of God Church on West Main.

8.        Program – Todd Clark, Stark Parks
a.        Todd Clark has been with Stark Parks for approximately one year.  He was formerly with the National Park Service.
b.        Stark Parks was established February 17, 1967 and had only two parks (Faircrest & Lock 4) totaling 30 acres and a mile of trail.  Currently it oversees 13 parks and 4 lakes totaling 7000+ acres with 70 miles of trails, wildlife rehabilitation, and educational programs.  
c.        Stark Parks is actively increasing the trails in Stark County and has a master “Greenway” plan.  The Nickelplate Trail will eventually extend to Minerva and the Stark County Electrical Railroad path will connect Canton to Alliance, via Louisville.  Many old railroad routes will become walking/biking paths.
d.        In addition to numerous programs, Stark Parks hosts guided one-hour tours and moonlight hikes at Molly Stark.  The next tour will be August 4th.
e.        Molly Stark Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened on August 23, 1929 and cost one million dollars (approx 12.7 M in today’s money).  It was funded largely by public support as the entire world feared tuberculosis (TB, consumption).  
f.        Architect Albert Thayer of New Castle, PA designed Molly Stark with a Spanish revival style and wanted to provide a resort feel to give hope to patients.  Most patients stayed at Molly Stark for two years.  Utilities were buried underground so they did not detract from its appearance. Detailed designs on the outside of the building indicate the building’s purpose – the double cross on a shield shows that it is to fight against TB.
g.        In 1938, 1200 feet of tunnels were added by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
h.        In 1947, the children’s portion of the hospital closed.
i.        In 1952, Charles Firestone designed an addition.  Molly Stark was one of 25 TB hospitals in Ohio and developed many ways to fight TB.  Stark County TB deaths dropped from 153 in 1946 to 41 in 1957.  With the addition, Molly Stark became a hospital and accepted outpatients.
j.        In 1970, the remaining TB patients were moved to JT Nist, which is now Green Acres.  From 1970 to 1995, Molly Stark was used for many different medical outlets.
k.        In 1995, Molly Stark officially closed and remained abandoned for 16 years.  In 2009, Molly Stark became a park.  This kept with its original purpose – healing through fresh air and sunshine.  This transition was funded through a grant, which was funded heavily by the Historical Society and Firefighters.
l.        The fate of the building is undecided.  It was appraised at 10M in 2004.  However, vandals have broken windows and burned records inside the building.  This has created water damage and air movement, resulting in asbestos and lead paint exposure.  It would cost 600-800,000 to remove just the asbestos.
m.        Todd Clark is looking for oral and written stories from patients at Molly Stark.


Upcoming Club Meetings:

July 27                Ron Derry’s program
August 3        Business Meeting
August 10        George Hays, District Governor

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
Labor Day                9/1-9/2                9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali
Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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1.       Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 19 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 was led by Barry Gray.

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in the Air Force Song.

 

5.       Visitors – Tim Pester

 

6.       Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach reminded us to check out the latest issue of the Rotarian. It features an article about the 2000 stamps that have honored Rotary.  Also, it provides these facts: 15% of the adult US population plan to cheat on their income taxes, 1.3M newborns died because of a midwife shortage, 10% of UK adults take medicine to help them sleep.

 

7.       Updates

a.       The Club received thank you notes from Celine Hallier and Meals on Wheels.

b.       Ken Smith made an amended, amended, amended motion to renew our Touchdown Club Program Ad and donate one flag service to their auction.  Barry Gray seconded.  All approved.

c.        Both the Atwood Area Fall Festival and Algonquin Mills Fall Festival are coming up. Flyers are available.

d.       Minutes correction – the July 20th minutes indicated Molly Stark was appraised at 10M; however, that was the value for the repairs.

 

8.       Business Meeting items

a.       Louisville Cruise In & Swap Meet – should we continue to do pop sales?  Last year we made approximately $250. 

b.       Adopt-a-Trail – We need to decide on our first clean-up date in August.  Stark Parks will audit our work and the City will remove the trash if provided 1-2 weeks notice.

c.        LHS Yearbook ad – should we renew?

 

9.       Program – Ron Derry, “A Rotary Moment in Time”

a.       This program, like many obligations, was at Betty’s encouragement. It was engendered through research with the Louisville/Nimishillen Historical Society.  The Historical Society was created in 2009 while trying to find information for the Bicentennial program.  They currently meet once a month and average 30 attendees.

b.       The Louisville Library had a VHS tape, Rotary Programs, and newspaper articles from the early 1950s. Ron showed one clip from an old Rotary meeting.  Members recognized Clarence Palmer, Don Loutamy, Lewis Emerson, Herm Lair (Jerry Dunbar’s uncle), and John Jackson (Wendy Jackson’s great uncle) (I apologize for any misspelling of names).  The meeting contained all professional middle-aged men.

c.        The second clip showed a Rotary Minstrel show.  Members recognized Paul Clapper and Tom Hannon.  The father of minstrel programs is Thomas Dartmouth Rice, who copied a crippled black slave. This act gained notoriety and in the late 1830s, a show was born.  This is considered the first form of American theater that was born entirely in America. These professional and amateur performances were popular through the end of the Civil War.

d.       Christy’s Minstrels were popular in the 1850s and songwriter Stephen Foster wrote many songs.  In the 1960s, Foster’s music was criticized as being racist, but Foster was an abolitionist who wanted to invoke thought and nostalgia.  Minstrel shows were intended to be forms of entertainment and not malicious portrayal of African-Americans.  Any negative perceptions held as true were most likely naiveté of the individual due to lack of interaction. The comedy portions of the shows were the most popular, with several jokes and one liners still being used today.

e.        The Louisville Rotary Club put on several minstrel shows as fundraisers from 1927 through possibly 1958.  In 1927, the program mimicked minstrel programs.  In 1948, the show spawned a letter to the editor of the Herald complaining of the smutty jokes from the Rotary’s show.  Bernard Schrader replied for Rotary.  In 1955, the Club announced it made $700 to $1600 of profit from 1949-1955 shows (This is roughly $5800 to $13300 in 2010 dollars). The 1958 program is the last saved program

f.        In 1957, Russell Strausser of Louisville became Rotary’s District Governor. 

g.        Ron displayed the 50th anniversary ad in the Herald (1975). The ad and accompany article went through Rotary history, although much history had already been lost.

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

August 3                Business Meeting

August 10              George Hays, District Governor

August 17              Kathy Guidone, Julliard Art Center

 

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

Labor Day                            9/1-9/2                   9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                       11/8-11/9              11/13-11/14

       

Rotary Personnel

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell

Past President – Kathy Fausnight

President Elect – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

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

Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight

Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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Action Items:                 Wednesday August 31, Thursday, September 1st:         Post flags

1.        Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by 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?

3.        Prayer was led by Ted Burwell.
4.        Visitors – Al Gotch, Jennifer Gress
5.        Rotary Minute – Eva Roshong tested our Rotary memory – Paul Harris founded Rotary International in 1905 and our Club was started in 1925.  Al Gress recounted a recent experience where he was asked to man the polls in Canton (O’Jays/Crystal Park area).  This tested both his stereotypes of the area and their stereotypes of Louisville.
6.        Updates and Discussion Items
a.        Adopt-a-Trail: Don Israel motioned we conduct our first clean up during our regular meeting on August 24th. David Yeagley seconded. All approved.  Please meet at the church at 11:45 for a quick lunch before we divide and conquer our trail.
b.        Rock the Park: David Yeagley motioned we donate $1000 to Rock the Park. Ken Smith seconded. Motion did not pass.  Tabled discussion to donate to the Community Festival at Metzger Park that weekend (August 19, 20, and 21).
c.        District Governor nominations: If there is anyone from our Club that you would like to nominate for District Governor, please contact Ted Burwell. More information on the position can be found here: http://www.rotary.org/en/Members/RunningADistrict/Pages/ridefault.aspx
d.        High School Yearbook: Ken Smith motioned that we renew our two-block ad for $75. Jim Edwards seconded. Motion and discussion is tabled – Club would like to see the ad to determine if possible additions or expansions are needed.
7. Business & Committee Updates -
a.        Future Planning / Capital Projects – n/a
b.        Literacy – Mike Snyder – Alliance Community Hospital is almost on board to hand out literacy flyers.  The Library’s Summer Reading Program was very successful with record turn out.
c.        Membership – n/a
d.        Flag Project – Ken Smith – Vincent Burwell will begin weatherproofing flags Friday and Saturday 8 am – 2pm.  Rotarians are encouraged to stop by the barn and help/hang out during this process (it counts as additional man-hours for Vincent). David Yeagley will begin helping Ken Smith with organizing flag routes.  Next post date is Wednesday, August 31st or Thursday, September 1st.  If flags are weathered/torn/seen-better-days please set them aside in the barn.
e.        Water – David Yeagley – David will be determining the scope of the committee’s mission in the next few weeks.
f.        Health and Hunger – Eva Roshong – Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers, especially drivers. On Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 there is a fundraiser to benefit the Louisville Meal Center at AlterCare in Louisville.  Please contact louisvillemealcenter@neo.rr.com for more information. Discussion is tabled on packages for patriots.
g.        GSE –Betty Derry – Nothing available at this time.
h.        International Exchange – Denny Valentine – Denny is working on coordinating paperwork with our new exchange student.
i.        Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight – Nothing available at this time.
j.        Rose Day – Wendy Jackson – Nothing available at this time.
k.        Four Way Speech Contest – n/a

Upcoming Club Meetings:

August 10 – District Governor, George Hays
August 17 – Kathy Guidone & the Julliard Art Center
August 24 – Eat & Run – Trail clean-up

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
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali
Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Please note the new email address: wjackson@h-pproducts.com.

Wendy Jackson
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512 West Gorgas St. Louisville, Ohio 44641
(330) 875.5556 x 2221

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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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1.        Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by

President Burwell 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?

3.        Prayer was led by Barry Gray.

4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing “For He’s

a Jolly Good Fellow,” followed by a revised Rotary version, “For He’s a

Paul Harris Fellow.”

5.        Visitors – Bill Wood, George Hays (District Governor & Speaker)

6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach informed us of two

Rotary articles in the Cleveland Daily Banner from Cleveland, TN.  One

article was about their local Rotary Club trying to end polio.  The other

was about a water campaign to build 5 wells in South Africa.  These wells

would provide 1000 children with clean water daily.

7.        Updates

   The Club needs to decide about Pop Sales on August 20th.  Ted will find

   out more information.

   Ron Derry clarified – The church part of the funding for Rock the Park

   is complete.  However, to hold the event a bigger stage was needed and

   the Festival Committee still needs money for this. Ken Smith motioned we

   donated $500. Eva Roshong seconded.  Jim Edwards moved to table to next

   meeting. David Yeagley seconded.  All approved.

 

8.        Program – George W. S. Hays, District Governor

   Louisville Rotary Club was chartered September 28, 1925.  Service is the

   basis of Rotary with additional emphasis on fellowship, diversity,

   integrity, and leadership.

   Public perception of Rotary and Rotarians is very high. It will remain

   this way in so long as we stay close to the 4-way test and follow this

   year’s theme, reach within to embrace humanity.

   In November 2001, a car hit George on his way back from a Rotary

   meeting.  He was sent via helicopter to Cleveland Clinic where he

   underwent 5 hours of brain surgery.  Rotarians were there every step of

   the way. After this event, he had survivor’s guilt and felt a newfound

   obligation to service and Rotary.

   Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee’s emphasis for 2011-2012

   is on family, continuity, and change.  Ghandi states, “You must be the

   change you wish to see in the world.”

   Polio and Rotary Foundation: Ending polio has been a Rotarian effort.

   Bill Gates and many others have recognized our impact and it has been

   noted that Rotarians can have an amazing impact.  However, to make

   change happen we need both money and members.  Money alone does little

   and individual service doesn’t do much without money; however, together

   great things can be done for civilization.  The Rotary Foundation is

   ranked as the 3rd charity due to our ability to do a lot with our money.

   To date in 2011, there has only been one case of polio in India and only

   274 in the world.  We are very close to our goals. In terms of

   membership, from 2003-2011 we had a net gain of 226 members, despite

   1.1M new members.  90% of all Rotarians have never proposed a member.

   The District focus is clean water and literacy.  George would like to

   see our club partner with other local clubs and also form long-term

   relationships with clubs elsewhere in the world.  He suggested trying to

   find younger members through RYLA and other Rotary youth programs.

   George is also giving REACHH awards to clubs that exemplify membership,

   projects, foundation contributions, and leadership support.

   The District Conference is April 20-21, 2012 at Glenmoor Country Club.

   There will be a day-care on-site and many family-friendly activities.

   The Leadership Camp will be held in East Canton.

   Rotary International is launching a PR effort to promote our image.

   More information on local grants will be announced in the next District

   newsletter.  George had a suggestion of wearing a Rotary pin every day

   or putting a sign up at work.

   George can be reached at: PO Box 1313 / Salem, OH 44460-8313,

   330-206-0822, or haysgws@oplin.org

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

August 17            Kathy Guidone, Juillard Art Center program

August 24            Adopt-a-Trail walk & clean-up

August 31            Barry Gray, The Financial Crisis

 

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

Labor Day                            8/31-9/1                               9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                     11/8-11/9            11/13-11/14

 

Rotary Personnel:

 

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

 

President – Ted Burwell

Past President – Kathy Fausnight

President Elect – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

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

Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight

Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

 

Please note my new email address: wjackson@h-pproducts.com

Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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Action Items:        1. Flags – 8/31 or 9/1.  
2. Drop off pop, candy, snacks at Al Gress’ house or Metzger’s Parking Lot before 9 am Saturday, August 20th.

Volunteer Items:        Collect Box Tops for Education and give to Chris Leach. They will be given to Kathy Guidone and will help fund Louisville Art Programs.

1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell 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?
3.        Prayer was led by Barry Gray.
4.        Sharing in Song – The group sang “Happy Birthday” to Chris Leach, who turned 50 yesterday.
5.        Visitors – Kathy Guidone (speaker and sister of Chris Leach)
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Chris Leach told a story of a little girl in Seattle, WA.  At age 5, she donated her hair to Locks for Love.  At age 9, she asked that instead of birthday gifts, donations be made to a clean water charity so other children could have clean water and live past age 5.  She did not meet her goal of $300, so she asked again for her 10th birthday.  Unfortunately, she was killed in a 12-car pile up before she turned 10.  Over 1M dollars have been given in her honor.  Also, Chris told us about a Japanese Rotarian scholar and a German scholar collaborating to translate fairy tale books.  It illustrates another way both art and Rotary bridge culture gaps.
7.        Updates
a.        Jim Edwards – We have 10,000 printed flag applications.  We are currently at 988 paying customers and our flag routes are covered.  Now is the time to start selling so we can accomplish our goal of 2000 flags.  David Yeagley and Ken Smith will be calling in the next week or two to confirm pick up times.  Flags will be put out either Wednesday, August 31st or Thursday, September 1st.
b.        Our new exchange student arrives Tuesday, August 23rd at 11pm.
c.        Pop Sales & Rock the Park/Community Festival:  Al Gress will set up and tear down our pop golf cart, lent to us by Ted Street.  We need volunteers to work 2-hour shifts and drive around in the cart.  Also, we need pop, candy, and snacks to sell.  These can either be dropped off at Al’s house by his garage or brought to the Metzger’s Parking Lot before 9am this Saturday.  Cynthia Kerchner motioned we donate the proceeds from our pop sales up to $300 to the Constitution Committee to use as they see fit. Robert Hallier seconded. All agreed.
d.        Next week is our Walk the Trail meeting.  Please show up at 11:30-11:45 to eat at the church before cleaning the trail.

8.        Program – Kathy Guidone
a.        Kathy Guidone is sisters with Chris Leach and has taught for 14 years.  She currently teaches at Louisville Middle School and is an adjunct Art professor at Walsh University.  She is a true artist and has received many honors, awards, grants, and certifications.  
b.        Originally a fashion designer and seamstress, she started volunteering at Louisville Elementary School when she discovered they did not have an art program.  The teachers at LES encouraged her to become certified so she could get paid.  She did and taught at LES before getting moved up to Louisville Middle School.
c.         She used to teach every student at LMS, but now band, tutored, and special needs students do not receive art.  Parents started a Facebook movement when the school got rid of 6th & 8th grade art.  They are now back in limited capacity.  In addition to class, she also invited students to her house three times a week for three to four hours.  This open studio time is at no cost to the kids and attendance has gone from 5 students to 30 students last year.  Due to the increase in students, they now meet in the Juillard Center thanks to Rod Meadows.
d.        Power of art example: one biker/skater boy was very introverted and repeated the 7th grade.  At the end of his first 7th grade year, his artistic talent started to show.  Encouraged, he excelled in his 2nd year and has gone from wearing Lil’ Wayne shirts to shirt and tie.  He is currently at a school for the emotionally troubled, but still occasionally comes to the Juillard Center for open studio.
e.        The Louisville Arts Council works hard to infuse art into Louisville.  The LAC and her students have completed numerous projects including collaborating with Canton City students, creating 9 foot proportional structures, competing in Battle of the Brush, holding Artist Lectures, and making Frank Lloyd Wright style lamps, Constitution Day floats, Christmas mannequins, and Scarecrows.
f.        The Juillard Center is being remodeled and will be open to rent.
g.        She and Kevin Anderson (leopard sculpture at the stadium) are working on a project to remember September 11th and it will be on display at First Friday this September.
h.        She is very passionate about art and her students.  She has received suicide calls from her students, which helps reaffirm her belief that art is an outlet to students.  She puts a lot of her own money into LAC and the LMS art program.  To help fund these programs, she collects both box tops for education and Campbell soup labels.  Anyone wishing to contribute can collect these and give to Chris Leach.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
August 24        Adopt-a-Trail walk & clean-up – show up at 11:30-11:45 at PUCC
August 31        Barry Gray, The Financial Crisis

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                 11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Please note the new email address: wjackson@h-pproducts.com
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Action Items:        1. Flags – 8/31 or 9/1.  
2. 6pm Wednesday August 24 – Arrive at Stadium to put up flags (bring screwdriver)

1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 20 members in attendance.
2.        Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…
         1. Is it the TRUTH?
         2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
         3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
         4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
3.        Visitors – Chuck McLaughlin
4.        Updates
a.        Eva Roshong motioned to donate a $35 flower arrangement to the family of Dominick Wilgus, 16, who was recently killed in an automobile crash.  Mark Sigler seconded. Robert Hallier proposed donating to a scholarship fund in Dominick’s name.  Motion is tabled until our next meeting.
b.        Denny Valentine announced our exchange student arrived late last night and is most likely sleeping.
5.        Program – Walk the Trail
a.  After a group photo by Denny Valentine, Jared Shive divided members into teams to clean different sections of the trail.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
August 31        Barry Gray, The Financial Crisis
September 7        Business Meeting

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                 11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Action Items:        1. Flags – 8/31 or 9/1.  
2. 7:30 AM Flag Barn – help move remaining flags due to parking lot black topping.

1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 27 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 was led by Barry Gray.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in song.
5.        Visitors – Julia Esteves (exchange student), Hannah Roshong, Derek Harlan
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach presented from the latest issue of the Rotarian.  In 2008, 22$ of the world’s population had no access to electricity.  In rural South Asia, 51.6% of the population has no electricity.  Rotary clubs out of Bhartia Gram and Polson, MT have distributed 500 LED lanterns that are charged by solar panels.  The clubs funded the project with help from a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant.
7.        Updates
a.        The flag barn parking lot will be paved tomorrow.  Please either pick them up today or show up at 7:30 am to help move the flags.
b.        The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will be presenting “10 things you need to know about the U.S. Constitution” on Tuesday, Sept 13, 7pm at the First Assembly of God Church.  The Town and Country Garden Club of Louisville will have a tree dedication and plaque unveiling at Constitution Park Sunday Sept 11 at 2pm to remember 9-11.
c.        Any nominations for Citizen of the Year should be emailed to Greg Anderson.  More discussion will occur at the next business meeting.
d.        Wilgus donation: Previous motion was made to donate to a scholarship in Wilgus’ name.  Chris Leach motioned to table to our business meeting. Eva Roshong seconded. All approved.  Pro arguments include that we exist for service.  Con arguments are setting a precedent and previous Rotary policy to act only if the individual was associated by some connection to Rotary.
e.        Denny Valentine motioned we cancel our September 14th meeting and instead attend the Community Banquet – Monday Sept 12 at 6:30 pm, Paradise United Church of Christ. Mike Snyder seconded. All approved.
f.        The Constitution Parade (Sunday 9/18, 2pm) and Constitution Week (9/11 – 9/18) will be discussed at our next business meeting.
g.      Greg Anderson inducted Bill Woods into Rotary. The foundation of Rotary is membership.  By joining the Louisville Rotary Club, you also join Rotary International and are welcome to any Rotary Club around the world.  Rotary focuses on service above self, and this is achieved as a club by attending club meetings regularly and sharing your talents and strengths with the Club.  Bill was given a Rotary pin and a copy of the 4-way test with the advice to continue to use the 4-way test as a way to live life.  Welcome Bill!
8.        Program – Barry Gray, financial advisor for Edward Jones
a.        The market is like the world’s biggest roller coaster, but it is still the best vehicle to achieve goals.  Due to this volatility, there are no experts in the financial industry.  Barry’s biggest concern is making decisions based on emotion and not on objectivity and reason.
b.        There are four big impacts on the market and the economy: the media, the debt ceiling, the European debt crisis, and the recent S&P downgrade of the US credit rating.
c.        The media used to be a medium for information, but currently it interjects hype and drama into society: if it bleeds, it leads.  The market soars and plunges instead of rises and falls, and only market declines make headlines.  Its goal is to captivate and not to provide information.  However, do not let it shake your confidence.
d.        Many individuals are concerned about the size of US debt.  However, the US has always had debt and provided it is managed properly, debt can be a good thing.  The main difference between personal debt and governmental debt is that the government does not age or retire; it continues to make money forever.  Also, deficit is not the same as debt.  Debt is the accumulation of deficits and spans over many years, leaders, and party control.
e.        The European debt crisis affects the US.  Seventeen of the 27 European countries use the Euro (Euro Zone).  The past recession has led to budget deficits and countries like Greece, Ireland, and Portugal are having a hard time finding investors.  In May 2010, the European Commission and IMF established a temporary to stabilize the Euro. It is okay to invest internationally as we all rely on each other.
f.        The recent downgrade does not mean the US will default on its loans.  We still have a good credit rating and the S&P is only one opinion of appraisal.  Barry thinks that the downgrade is more of a signal to the government to get it together and develop a plan for the future.
g.        Barry’s three investment principles are faith in what you do, discipline to stay the course, and patience to let it work. Investments are like a ship on the ocean.  Sometimes when the waves are flat, you can make up speed.  When a storm approaches, big waves slow progress down.  If you run to a safe harbor, you could end up making things worse.  But, if the ship is built well it will weather the storm.  You can’t eliminate risk, but to reduce risk you must balance and diversify.
h.        It is also important to make contributions and adjustments to your portfolio.  Life happens and therefore adjustments need to happen.  

Upcoming Club Meetings:
September 7        Business meeting (11:30 for Board Members)
September 14        Cancelled – attend Community Banquet, Monday 9/12 6:30 pm at PUCC
September 21        Bill Wood
October 5        Business meeting
October 12        Wendy Jackson
October 19        State Representative Christina Hagan (Mike Snyder’s guest)
October 26        Megan Albert of Relay for Life (Mike Snyder’s guest)

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                 11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays
Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect –  David Yeagley
Vice-President - Eva Roshong
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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 - Betty & Ron Derry
Literacy - Mike Snyder
Membership - Chris & Lance Leach
Water - David Yeagley
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Reminder:  No meeting next Wednesday, September 14!

 

See minutes way below!

 

For your convenience here is the list of activities for Constitution Week, 2011, courtesy of “The Herald.”

Constitution Week 2011

“Sept. 11th, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack that forever changed the first decade of this century is the kick-off day for our Constitution Week!”

The theme for this year's celebration is God Bless the USA. Here's the schedule of events to attend for Constitution Week 2011:

Sept. 11: Community Choir Concert, Louisville Middle School, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12: Prayer Breakfast 8 a.m. (by donation), Christ United Methodist Church.

            Lanse Leach will be the featured speaker at this annual event.

Sept. 12: Community Banquet and Rotary Citizen of the Year Awards $15 per person, 7 p.m., Paradise United Church of Christ.

            Purchase tickets at Rae’s Jewelers ASAP!!!

            Come join us at the Rotary table that evening!

Sept. 13: Style Show/Prince and Princess Pageant, 7 p.m., Louisville Middle School, $7 person.

Sept. 13: Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society Free Program on Constitution History at 7 p.m., Louisville First Assembly of God.

Sept. 14: Queen's Pageant, 7 p.m. $8 general seating, $10 reserved seating, Louisville Middle School.

We wish the best to Miss Jessica Gray, our sponsored Princess candidate!

Sept. 16: Commemoration/Naturalization of New Citizens, 12 Noon, Louisville Middle School. 

Sept. 17: Music in Motion High School Band Competition at Louisville Stadium.

Sept. 18: Parade at 2 p.m.

Visit www.louisvilleconstitution.org for more information.


1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 23 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 was led by Barry Gray.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in singing “Happy Birthday to You” to several August & September birthday friends!
5.        Visitors – No visitors today.
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: No report for today’s meeting.
7.        Committee Updates
Flag Project - Ken Smith:  No report for today’s meeting.
Four Way Speech Contest - Greg Parrish:  School just started.  More information later.  And congratulations to Mr. Parrish for his induction into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame!  According to the “Repository” - After starting the Louisville boys and girls tennis programs, the 1967 Louisville grad coached both teams for 31 years. Parrish had an overall record of 808-258, which ranked third all-time in the state of Ohio, and won 18 league titles between the Federal League and NBC. He also coached 16 state qualifiers. His girls team won 68 straight matches between 1981-84. Parrish also was inducted into the Ohio High School Tennis Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in 2008.”
Future Planning and LT Projects - Greg Anderson:  No report for today’s meeting.
Health & Hunger -Eva Roshong:  Eva Roshong passed around a thank-you letter from Meals on Wheels regarding our recent donation to their fund-raiser.  She also indicated that Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with home delivery of food.
International/GSE/Exchange - Betty & Ron Derry:  Host families will be needed for our visitors from Japan in 2012.
Literacy - Mike Snyder:  The early childhood literacy packets are now being distributed to area parents of newborns at both Mercy and Alliance Area Hospitals.  Also, Mike Snyder may ask for volunteers to help move boxes of books for a future Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Membership - Chris & Lance Leach:  Copies of the “Rotary Areas of Focus Guide” have been ordered and will be given to new members.  This document provides information on the areas of Rotary International and will be helpful for new members.
Water - David Yeagley:  President Burwell reported that Greg Anderson is investigating a possible cooperative project to establish a water treatment facility in a developing nation where clean water is a precious commodity.
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight:  No report for today’s meeting.
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson:  No report for today’s meeting.

Exchange Student – Denny Valentine:  Today is the first day of school for Julia Esteves da Silva, our Rotary Club Exchange Student.  She will attend a future meeting to address the entire club.  She is residing at the home of Don and Kris Marshall but will be moving to another home in the near future.  We need to have host families again for next year so please pass the word around.
a.  Report from the Business Meeting:  There was a discussion on the previous policy on donations for those Rotarians who have passed away (confirmed by several members).  Mr. Barton indicated that, because of the requirements of 501 c 3, non-profits cannot make donations that benefit individuals.   He affirmed that “passing the hat” on these occasions (death of Rotarians) is really the only acceptable action we can take.  The revised policy will be as follows:  “Upon the event of a Rotarian’s or a Rotarian’s family member’s major illness, accident, or death, a collection will be taken at the next Rotary meeting.  A vote of the membership present at that meeting will determine how the collected monies will be spent (i.e., flowers, donation to a specified charity, etc.).”
b.  Wilgus donation: Eva Roshong rescinded her previous motion to make a donation in memory of Dominick Wilgus who recently passed away in a tragic car accident.

c.  Citizen of the Year – It was reported that there are two nominations of the Rotary Citizen of the Year award.  Please notify Greg Anderson if you would like to nominate someone… Immediately!!!

d.  President Burwell indicated that Cheryle Casar has asked the Rotary Club to provide a garden salad and dressing for 80 persons on Thursday, October 6.  There was some favorable comments relative to this request and Eva Roshong will contact Ms. Casar for more information. 
e.   The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will be presenting “10 things you need to know about the U.S. Constitution” on Tuesday, Sept 13, 7pm at the First Assembly of God Church.  The Town and Country Garden Club of Louisville will have a tree dedication and plaque unveiling at Constitution Park Sunday Sept 11 at 2pm to remember 9-11.
f.   Chuck McGlaughlin has indicated that we plans to join Rotary in the near future.

The Constitution Parade (Sunday 9/18, 2pm).
Upcoming Club Meetings:
September 14        Cancelled – attend Community Banquet, Monday 9/12 6:30 pm at PUCC
September 21        Bill Wood
October 5        Business meeting
October 12        Wendy Jackson
October 19        State Representative Christina Hagan (Mike Snyder’s guest)
October 26        Megan Albert of Relay for Life (Mike Snyder’s guest)

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                 11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays
Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect –  David Yeagley
Vice-President - Eva Roshong
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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 - Betty & Ron Derry
Literacy - Mike Snyder
Membership - Chris & Lance Leach
Water - David Yeagley
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Acting Interim Secretary Mike Snyder

No meeting was held Sept 14, 2011
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 23 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 was led by Barry Gray.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in “Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder”
5.        Visitors – Jim Gress, Lori Boron (Perry Township Rotarian)
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported that the Rotary Club of NYC recently had a 9/11 tribute luncheon to honor victims and first responders.  They read letters of support and condolences from Rotarians worldwide.  After the attacks, the club raised 1.4 million and was featured in the Rotarian Magazine.  Back issues of the Rotarian are on Google Books.  Our Club has been featured a handful of times: August 1934- District Governor’s tour, May 1948- Bernie Schrader’s Rio or Bust, January 1950- Cy Jackson replaced Bernie Schrader as the youngest Rotarian (age 31), and December 1962- a car sales joke.  The joke goes as follows: “Just tell me one good reason why you can’t buy a new car,” said the persistent auto salesman.  “Well, I’ll tell you,” replied the farmer. “I’m still paying installments on the car I swapped for the car I traded in as part payment on the car I own now.”
7.        Updates
a.        Ken Smith met a lady playing bridge while on vacation– she said her husband puts up flags in DC for Rotary and they charge $50 a year.  Two flag routes still need flags removed.
b.        Cynthia Kerchner’s new store on Main St is officially open.  She is also having hip replacement surgery today and we all wish her luck!
c.        Tuesday, September 27th, the Louisville Public Library will be having a book talk on “The Disappearing Man,” which is about a slave who mailed himself north.
d.        The Library has a position open on its Board of Trustees.  It is a 7-year term.  All interested parties should write a letter of inquiry to Mike Snyder by October 13th.  Also, volunteers are needed October 28th & 29th for the Friends of the Library used book sale.  It will be held at the storage units behind the Post Office on Frana Clara.
e.        Our foreign exchange banner has been updated with many new banners.
f.        On December 3, 2011, the Louisville YMCA will hold its annual Snowflake Benefit Auction at the Walsh University Barrette Center.  Doors open at 5pm with dinner at 6:30 pm.  Proceeds will benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.  Greg Anderson challenged the Club to fill at least one table of eight.  To make a Donation for live or silent auction, please contact Greg.
g.        Greg Anderson is running for the Louisville Board of Education.  
h.        The Club made $105 in pop sales from the Constitution Day Parade.  There is high growth potential next year.
8.        Program – Bill Wood
a.        Bill was a private pilot first.  At pilot school, his first plane was a T-37 or a “tweet.”  It went 100 mph at take off & landing, and his fastest speed in the plane was around 300 mph.  There was no pressurization or heating equipment in the plane as it was used for learning the basics, formations, and acrobatics.  They had to purposely put the aircraft into a spin so they could learn how to recover.  If the spin was downhill, pilots would have to eject at 10,000 feet.
b.        Bill’s next plane was a Talon or “white rocket.” It could fly up to 50,000 feet and achieved Mach 1.2.  Mach 1.0 is considered the speed of sound and varies.  On the ground, it’s about 750-800 mph.  The first time Bill flew at supersonic speeds he was second in formation and could see the shock wave coming off of the first plane.
c.        Bill then flew the C-141 Starlifter, which is a large cargo plane.  Its take off and landing speed was 135 mph, but if the flaps didn’t go down, landing could be at 175 mph.  Bill flew out of New Jersey and made several trips to Vietnam and Antarctica, along with many other destinations. In Antartica, Bill had to land on ice that was only 30 feet deep, compared to the 300 feet of water below that.  C-141s are no longer used today.
d.        After flying cargo, Bill flew a DC-9-32F, which was much nicer inside and specialized in medical evacuation.  The plane flew with 2 nurses, 3 medical technicians, a crew chief, and 2 co-pilots. He flew out of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and made several trips throughout the continent.  He then flew out of Germany.  He flew Chancellor of Germany Helmut Schmidt in and out of Berlin several times.  Only British, French, Russian, and American planes could fly through the Berlin corridors.  
e.        Bill was stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam.  On his first night, he was staying on the 2nd floor of a freezing fiberglass building when there was a rocket attack.  Orders were to get under the bed, but it was so cold that Bill got in his pilot’s suit before getting under the bed.   While in Vietnam, Bill flew an OV 10 Bronco.  It carried extra fuel and had a take off and landing speed of 110 mph.
f.        The rainy season in Vietnam runs from December 1st to after the New Year.  Rain is non-stop, thus inhibiting flights.  This did not stop Bill from flying a cargo mission to deliver frozen turkeys to a base a little further south for their Christmas dinner.
g.        Pilots typically took with them bags of charts, binoculars, and helmets and wore a vest with their parachute, ejection gear, radio, water, food, and a pistol.
h.        During air strikes, Bill would have to communicate between the Army ground crew and the fighter pilots.  The fighter pilots did not have radios that would communicate with the ground crew.
i.        Bill was in Vietnam when the fighting stopped.  After he retired, he flew the private jet for the Timkens.  Henry and Louise Timken owned the first private plane in the country, so the current Timkens are familiar with aircrafts.  The first plane was a Saberliner, but it was traded in for a bigger Hawker 800.  All of the Timkens and upper management were extremely professional and very prompt.  In 15 years, there were only a few trips that were last minute or varied from schedule.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
September 28        Ted Street
October 5        Business meeting
October 12        Wendy Jackson
October 19        State Representative Christina Hagan (Mike Snyder’s guest)
October 26        Megan Albert of Relay for Life (Mike Snyder’s guest)
November 2        Business meeting

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Veterans Day                 11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays
Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect –  David Yeagley
Vice-President - Eva Roshong
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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 - Betty & Ron Derry
Literacy - Mike Snyder
Membership - Chris & Lance Leach
Water - David Yeagley
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 27 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 was led by Eva Roshong.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in “America”
5.        Visitors – Joel Dunbar, Dale Minor
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported the latest issue of the Rotarian is out.  They feature a smartphone app that allows you to find local Rotary clubs (Rotary Club Locator).  The issue also mentions that children who eat with their parents at least 3 times a week are 12% less likely to be overweight and 20% less likely to eat junk food.
7.        Updates
a.        Ken Smith reported 200 new flags will be coming in.  100 flags have been retired.  Once the flags are in, we will need evening help to assemble them.
b.        Ted Burwell reminded us that next meeting is our business meeting.  Committee chairs are to meet at 11:30 and bring their notebook.
c.        Denny Valentine reported this Saturday is the Swiss Festival in Sugarcreek, Ohio. All the foreign exchange students will be in the afternoon parade.
d.        Mike Snyder mentioned that the Treasurer position for Friends of the Library is open. If interested, contact Mike.
8.        Program – Ted Street
a.        Ted began by introducing his guest, Dale Minor (class of ’64). Dale played with Jim Edwards in the infamous water game in Minerva.  Dale’s family is very athletic, especially at baseball.
b.        Ted was approached by Jay Barton to tentatively organize a Rotary Club outing.  His tentative itinerary is attached and is a three-day, two-night trip to New York City.  The schedule can change based on what we would like to see; it is complied from other adult tours to NYC.
c.        Additional options include a Yankees game, the UN building, Radio City Music Hall, Hudson River cruise, etc.  The Rotary Club of Manhattan has invited us to their Monday meeting; however, lunch costs $60 per person.
d.        The cost per person based on double occupancy would be approximately $425-$450 based on the current schedule and a minimum of 40 paid attendees.  This includes tours and orchestra seating at a Broadway show. A non-refundable deposit will be required in order to book the show and hotel accommodations.  The rest will be due before the trip.  There are no obligations or expectations to have this trip or for any individual to participate.
e.        Ted recommends either December or June for the trip.  In December we will see the City decorated for Christmas and in June it is usually nice weather.  The bus will always be around, so there is minimal walking.  The bus can hold 50-52 people.  Specific dates and tentative numbers to commit have been tabled to our next business meeting.
f.        Interesting facts: New York City got its nickname “the Big Apple” because of the large jazz scene in Harlem.  Musicians figured if they could get a piece of that “apple” then they “made it.”  NYC also has 25,000 cabs.  Aaron Burr is buried at Trinity Church. Battery Park has a portion of the World Trade Center on display.
g.        One of Ted’s funniest moments on a tour is when they went to a Broadway show but realized they didn’t have their tickets with them.  They were not allowed to enter until the theater realized it had a block of 80 empty seats after everyone else had been seated.


Upcoming Club Meetings:
October 5        Business meeting
October 12        Wendy Jackson
October 19        State Representative Christina Hagan (Mike Snyder’s guest)
October 26        Megan Albert of Relay for Life (Mike Snyder’s guest)
November 2        Business meeting
November 9        Greg Anderson – Library/Community Center Focus Group Discussion
November 16        Andrea Bossart – Audio visuals (Mike Snyder’s guest)
November 23        No meeting (Thanksgiving)

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Veterans Day                 11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays
Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2011-12 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect –  David Yeagley
Vice-President - Eva Roshong
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
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 - Betty & Ron Derry
Literacy - Mike Snyder
Membership - Chris & Lance Leach
Water - David Yeagley
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson