Louisville Rotary Meetings 2011     
4th Quarter
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Action items:         October 10 @ 6:30 – meet at barn to assemble flags
                November 12 – Pancake Day

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.        Prayer was led by Barry Gray.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in our official Rotary song and we also sang Happy Birthday to Mike Snyder (10/3).
5.        Visitors – Jim Edward’s granddaughter Zoey
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported October 24 is World Polio Day.  You can go to thisclose.net and make your own end polio advertisement.
7.        Updates
a.        District 6650 Leadership Institute Training will be held at the Foltz Center from 8am – 3pm on October 22nd.  Our club receives one scholarship.  Ken Smith motioned that our club sponsors two additional people.  Mike Snyder seconded. All agreed.  Eva Roshong and Wendy Jackson are currently attending, leaving one additional free spot.
b.        Ken Smith said the new 200 flags have arrived.  Monday, October 10th we will meet at the barn and put the flags on the poles.  Bring your cutters.
c.        Pancake Day – November 12 @ Louisville Middle School. Michelle Smith of Altercare will provide the food.  Colleen Turowski of the Medicine Center will provide the tickets.  We will need a lot of help to have a successful breakfast.  Kathy is arranging a kitchen tour on October 21 to make sure we will have the necessary equipment.  Also, we will have an alternative day to go cook for Biery Cheese.  This date is to be determined, but will be within a week of November 12th.
d.        Our sponsored Queen Candidate, Jessica Gray, placed 3rd (2nd runner up).  We will invite her and her parents to one of our meetings.  If they are unable to attend, they will receive complimentary Pancake Day tickets.
e.        Denny Valentine is still looking for host families.  Julia will be moving to a new exchange family after January 1st.  He has one potential outbound student who is in the process of applying.
f.        Pat Richardson reminded us of the YMCA Silent Auction on December 3rd. She has ticket information ($45) and donation forms.
g.        Jim Edwards donated 2 flag services for new customers to the St. Louis Auction.  We will also donate this to the YMCA silent auction.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
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)
November 30        Greg Anderson – Rotary Foundation

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, October 12, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
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Action items:         7:30 am 10/14 – Tour LMS kitchen for Pancake Day
November 12 – Pancake Day
               
1.        Gathering– 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 – Eva Roshong led us in all three versus of “The Army Goes Rolling Along.”
5.        Visitors – No visitors.
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported The Four Way Test was written by Herbert Taylor in 1932 as a guiding principle to right his failing cast aluminum business.  It wasn’t adopted by Rotary International until 1943.
7.        Updates
a.        November 10th, 7pm at Paradise United Church of Christ – 2nd annual community tribute to our veterans. Bill Wood, Jay Barton, and Lance Leach will be participating.
b.        Ken Smith clarified that “Rotary Flags” are actually flags in honor of our veterans and current soldiers.  Rotary is just the agent to put them out.  We also need drivers for flag routes.
c.        Next week will be sign-ups for Pancake Day volunteers.
8.        Program – Wendy Jackson, “The Four Way Test”        
a.        The Four Way Test embodies Immanuel Kant’s Categorical Imperative.  Kant was a German philosopher who wrote his major works – The Critique of Pure Reason – at the end of the Enlightenment period.  The period focused on the power of reason.
b.        The Categorical Imperative is a moral philosophy to determine what is moral and immoral. The first formulation or rule, is “act only in accordance with that maxim through which you can at the same time will it that it becomes a universal law.”  Wendy compared this to steps one and two of the Four Way Test.  An action must be truthful and fair for anyone to agree that it hypothetically becomes a universal law.
c.        The second formulation of the Categorical Imperative indicates people can’t be treated as a means, but only as an end.  This establishes a sense of respect for mankind and is similar to the third step of the Four Way Test.
d.        The third formulation of the Categorical Imperative is to act in a way that you could be the legislator of universal laws.  Wendy related this to the final step of the Four Way Test and told the following story: Choni saw an old man planting a carob tree and asked when he thought the tree would bear fruit. “After 70 years” was the reply. “What!” said Choni, “Do you expect to live 70 years to eat the fruit of your labor?” “I did not find the world desolate when I entered it,” said the old man. “And as my fathers planted for me before I was born, I plant for those who will come after me.”
e.         The Four Way Test is important because it transcends the differences in cultures, religions, and socioeconomic classes, and captures a universal value of truth and fairness.  
f.        Samuel Huntington, a political science academic, believes that differences in culture and religion will fragment the world into seven major civilizations.  The feuding between each civilization will cause the end of the world/civilization.
g.        The Four Way Test can’t bring world peace, but trying to live by it can make an impact, even if it is just our local world.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
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)
November 30        Greg Anderson – Rotary Foundation

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        11/14-11/15
       
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, October 19, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

Action items:         November 12 – Pancake Day
               
1.        Gathering– 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 Gray.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in song.
5.        Visitors – Jim Warner, Steven Roberts
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported that the Rotary Club of Warren is holding its 7th annual chocolate festival tomorrow 6-9 pm at the Packard Music Hall.  Wine tasting and Oktoberfest beer tasting is also available. Tickets are $15 per adult and $25 per couple.
7.        Updates
a.        The ½ off store will do its 20% promotion again this year – however, the discount only applies on a certain day.  Louisville Rotary Club has Black Friday (November 25).  More information to come.
b.        Please contact Kathy Fausnight for Pancake Day sign-ups.  Contact Scooter Israel if you’d like a business card size ad for the placements.  Cost is $50.  Denny Valentine will have 12 x 18.5” posters (25) to hang in local businesses.  Contact him if interested.  Biery Cheese is supporting us but we will not be cooking for them this year due to scheduling.
c.        Andy Turowski educated us on Issue 29.  With changes in funding, the state is putting more responsibility on the county for prisoners and the justice system.  Without an increase in county sales taxes, Nimishillen Township will have little to no police coverage by the sheriff.  Louisville City will be unable to book people.  The prosecutor’s office will lose 16 of 24 lawyers, making it increasingly hard to try and convict felons.  Also, State (and without funding, county) jails will be releasing upwards of 5,000 criminals due to lack of funding.  Please contact him with questions.
d.        The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will present on Ferdinand Brader on Tuesday Nov 8th at 7 pm at the First Assembly of God Church.
8.        Program – Jim Edwards, “Flag Program”        
a.        The flag program presentation can be found on louisvillerotary.com.  Jim and Ken Smith will be presenting tomorrow morning in Brunswick.
b.        At $25 a flag, our club makes $17 the first year and $23 every year thereafter.  In 2011, the club brought in $17,300 from flags alone.  Our club used to run on $3,500.  Our club is increasing the price from $20 to $25 to match prices of other clubs in the area.  Some clubs in the country charge $50-$100 per year.
c.        Jim projects 2013 to bring in $31,163.  This is based on a 94% renewal rate and 18% yearly growth.  Jim believes we can sell more aggressively and bring in much more money.  He suggests giving our applications to our neighbors.
d.        We currently have 5 drivers with no route.  Any non-Rotarian with a flag route receives a paid flag.
e.        For a successful flag program, one needs a program manager (Ken Smith), a manufacturing manager, treasurer (Jay Barton), database manager (Jim Edwards), route supervisor (Ken Smith & David Yeagley), base installation manager (Thaine Boldon), and route drivers.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
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)
November 30        Greg Anderson – Rotary Foundation

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        11/14-11/15
       
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, October 26, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

Action items:         November 12 – Pancake Day
               
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 “Amazing Grace”
5.        Visitors – Rev. Joyce Schroer, Megan Albert
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported that the Rotary logo of each club is a gear and as different clubs come together, the gears work to create progress.  Also, there are 24 spokes to symbolize every hour of service in a day.
7.        Updates
a.        Bill Wood and Wendy Jackson attended Rotary Leadership training on October 22nd.  They learned a lot about Rotary, including its organization and funding.  They enjoyed meeting different Rotarians from area clubs.
b.        The Louisville Public Library will be having their book sale this weekend, weather permitting.
c.        Both the Louisville Public Library and Louisville YMCA are collecting donations for a gift package for soldiers (Carl Linder and Mark Sunbury).  Please bring items to next week’s meeting or stop by either location for more information.
d.        Cynthia Kerchner is on the mend.  Al Gress suggested sending a wine basket and having a few Rotarians visit with her (Al and Ken Smith).  Kay Duplin, a former Rotarian, is in poor health.  Members signed a card to wish her well.
e.        November 10th Paradise UCC will be holding a Veterans program at 7pm.  Bill Wood, Lance Leach, and Jay Barton will be participating.
f.        Local United Church of Christ churches (including Paradise) are engaging in Mission 1.  In the first 11 days of November, they want to collect 1,111 canned goods and write 111 letters to Congress.  Children will be going door to door this weekend to collect canned goods or you can donate them at PUCC.
g.        Denny Valentine distributed 25 signs for our pancake breakfast.
h.        We will discuss possible Christmas Party plans at our next meeting.
i.        The Annual Trick or Treat night is tonight from 6-7 at Altercare of Louisville. Refreshments will be served after Trick or Treat.
8.        Program – Megan Albert, “Relay for Life”        
a.        Megan Albert has a cross above her desk that reads “HOPE.”  Each time she looks at it, she gets a renewed sense of hope.  Hope resonates with everyone at some point or another.
b.        Relay for Life is the largest fundraiser for American Cancer Society (ACS).  Teams walk a track overnight to raise awareness and money.
c.        The ACS has a number (1-800-227-2345) that anyone can call at any time to hear a human voice and receive both hope and help.  
d.        The ACS puts out numerous educational materials.  A Louisville resident said these books were her best friends and were there with her every step.  She was discharged immediately after surgery for her breast cancer and was unsure what to do or what feelings were normal.
e.        The ACS has a Hope Lodge in Cleveland and Cincinnati.  This is a home where cancer patients can stay free of charge while they receive treatment.  This saves approximately 3.4 million in lodging costs.
f.        The ACS has many other programs to help connect directly to cancer patients to provide hope.  Reach for Recovery puts current cancer patients in touch with survivors to help them through the experience.  They strive to have a tangible touch.  There were 19,032 new diagnosis in 2011 and 1,015 programs in Stark County.
g.        The ACS’s biggest hope is that we find a cure for cancer.  They are the 2nd largest researcher with the government being #1.
h.        This year the Louisville Relay for Life will combine with Alliance.  It will be held June 1st and 2nd at Marlington High school.  There will be a meeting this November at the Louisville Public Library and they need Louisville representatives to attend.  They also need monetary donations or sponsorships.  For more information, contact her at: megan.albert@cancer.org, 888.227.6446 x2225.
i.        Megan finished her presentation with a video, “Relay Story.”  Relay for Life gains participation by simply asking people to join.  It started in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt who wanted to show what cancer patients endure.  He ran/walked the track at the University of Puget Sound for 24 hours straight.  He raised $27,000.  The second year more people joined him.  Twenty-seven years later, it is the largest non-profit and 4 million people will participate in 2012 (nationally and internationally).  Relay fights to save more lives, faster.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
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)
November 30        Greg Anderson – Rotary Foundation

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        11/14-11/15
       
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, November 9, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/  & on facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

Action items:         Post flags today; retire 14th & 15th
November 12 – Pancake Day – see item 7c
Nov 10, 7pm, PUCC – Veteran’s program ft. Jay, Lanse, & Bill
               
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”
3.         Prayer was led by Chris Leach.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong
5.        Visitors – n/a
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Eva Roshong reported that the District Confernce will be held at Glenmoor in early 2012.
7.        Updates
a.        Greg Anderson reported on the Foundation dinner.  Its main focus was on polio. This year there were 500 cases in 13 countries, in comparison to 300,000-400,000 cases a few years ago.  Denny Valentine mentioned that in 1988 our club gave $1000 to Polio Plus to help start it and that it was one-third of our budget.
b.        Greg Anderson suggested we look at leverage with matching grants for an international project on our November 30th meeting.
c.        Pancake Breakfast: Altercare donated food and Green Meadows donated plates.  We are only responsible for coffee and creamer. Kathy Fausnight thanked Ken Smith for selling a lot of tickets. If cooking, please report to the MIDDLE school at 6am wearing your Rotary shirt. All other helpers can report at 6:30 am.
d.        If you have nominations for a RYLA candidate, email Ted Burwell.
e.        A public meeting regarding Molly Stark will be on Nov 14th at 6:30 at Fire Station #3 (8000 Columbus Rd). The Molly Stark guided history tour will be on Nov 15th at 10am, Molly Stark after Dark will be 6:30 on Nov 22nd, and Molly Stark Luminary Walk will be 6pm on Dec 20th.  Starkparks.com has more information
f.        To donate items for our troops or to nominate an individual in active service for packages, please contact cahess8@gmail.com with the “Because We Care…” Stark County program.
8.        Program – Greg Anderson, Library & Community Center Focus Group        
a.        Property update: Two weeks ago, the schools, city, and library reached a land exchange agreement.  There is still a small portion of city property to negotiate.  The proposed site is on the ground of the old middle school, in the heart of downtown Louisville. Bixler & Moore have given up their rights to an alley.  A study is currently being done on the structural integrity and asbestos in the former post office.  This may be leased.
b.        Fundraising: Does Rotary need to set aside money?  There will be numerous naming opportunities and it would be nice to have a “Rotary Room.”  With funding cuts, the Library may hire a part-time grant writer who can potentially help with this project.  At the moment, the group is not seeking a levy but rather private funds and donations.
c.        Survey Results: 25 individuals took the survey.  The survey will be distributed to additional groups.  Preliminary results indicate the community center should have flexible, multi-use spaces; “Starbucks”-like atmosphere/vending for informal gatherings, room for corporate training, service clubs, senior programs; and must be “done right.”
d.        Q&A:
1.        Q: Have you considered a 2-phase project? A:  Yes, but we need the community center for support.  It will be hard to do fundraising twice.
2.        Q: Have you considered keeping information in front of the public at all time?  Too often projects lose momentum because progress is not communicated.  What about an article in the Herald (they are committed) or a “future site” sign? A: Yes, that will be important.
3.        Q: What about a book-less library? A: The Board has visited a number of libraries to find trends and determine future needs. We realize there is a change – original plans had 28000 sq ft for the library portion whereas the latest plan has only 18000 sq ft.
4.        Q: What about parking? A: A formula dictates number of spots based on size and use.  There might be a joint collaboration with the city for additional parking.
5.        Q: Can you tear down the Bixler & Moore building? A: They are working on renovating and it is part of the historic district.
e.        The main goal is to build a community center and library that is the right size and that can be an asset to our community.  If you have any additional thoughts, ideas, or questions, please contact Greg Anderson, Mike Snyder, or Jay Barton.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
November 16        Andrea Bossart – Audio visuals (Mike Snyder’s guest)
November 23        No meeting (Thanksgiving)
November 30        Greg Anderson – Rotary Foundation

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        11/14-11/15
       
Rotary Personnel:

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

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, November 16, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/  & on facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

Action items:         Flag clipping TONIGHT at 6pm @ the barn
               
1.               Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 19 members in attendance.
2.                Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”
3.         Prayer was led by Barry Gray.
4.        Visitors – Andrea Bossart, speaker
5.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Jim Edwards reported that a Japanese Rotarian went to Brazil and witnessed barefoot children lined up to take a turn at kicking a soccer ball.  Upon his return to Japan, he created a program that recycles soccer balls and sends them to Brazil and disaster areas.
6.        Updates
a.        Bill Wood has nominated Katherine Wolfe to attend RYLA.  She is currently the assistant student band director.  Jim Edwards motioned we send her, Mike Snyder seconded.  All approved.
b.        Pancake Day: more than half the club volunteered and we received very good feedback.  Preliminary numbers suggest a net gain of $1500, with 250 adults and 50 children served.  There are a lot of leftover silverware, cups, etc. so next year’s costs will be lower.  Also, it will possibly be at LMS again next year.
c.        Ken Smith asked everyone to show up Thursday at 6pm at the barn to clip off flags.  Approximately 200 flags will be retired, largely in part to damage from the windstorm last week.
d.        To donate items for our troops or to nominate an individual in active service for packages, please contact cahess8@gmail.com with the “Because We Care…” Stark County program.  Betty Derry indicated they are looking for basic personal care items.
e.        Due to his performance at Pancake Day, Mark Sigler is the new assistant song leader.
f.        Mike Snyder reported that both the Library & YMCA will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for 2-10 year olds as part of the 60 year old Toys for Tots program.  Toys will be picked up on December 10th.
7.        Program – Andrea Bossart, “Audio Visuals”        
a.         Louisville Public Library (LPL) has playaways or an MP3 device with one book on it.  They have 35 adult titles and 30 children titles.  They also have playaway views, which show children pictures in addition to the audio.
b.        Established in 2005, Ohio eBook is a consortium of 80 libraries.  There are 22,000-25,000 titles that can be loaned for two weeks at one book per person.
c.        The Kindle is the easiest device to download LPL books.  Simply go to the LPL site, click “ebook” and sign in with your library card.  Select Kindle books and add desired books to your cart.  You can check out 10 titles at one time, with a lending time of 7 to 14 days.  Once you want to check out, you’ll be sent to the Amazon site to select your device.  Follow the onscreen instructions from there.
d.        LPL had 17 new online users in the last month.  Stark Main Library is the 3rd highest usage in the consortium, but Louisville places higher than other libraries of similar size, with 1300+ circs.
e.        People will always want a physical book and the ability to go to a library.  One example is the high number of cd circs, despite the ability to download the music from the Internet.
f.        E-books cannot be donated because you buy a license to read the book and not the book itself. Some books can be burned to cd/dvd because they do not have licensing information.
g.         Chris Leach said she met an author on a cruise and while at port was able to download her book.  She was able to talk to the author about her book a few days later, thanks to the online library.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
November 23        No meeting (Thanksgiving)
November 30        Greg Anderson – Rotary Foundation
December 7         Caroling and party (location TBD)
December 14        
December 21        No meeting
December 28        No meeting

         
Rotary Personnel:

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

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson
No meeting Thanksgiving break!
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, November 30, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/  & on Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

1.               Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 18 members in attendance.
2.                Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”
3.        Prayer was led by Lanse Leach.
4.        Song Leader – Eva Roshong ‘Let it Snow’
5.        Visitors – Katherine Wolfe
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Jim Edwards reported that Rotarians helped build a nursing home in northeast Columbia through matching grants and club relationships. Previous to the Rotarian efforts, the elderly had no mattresses, hot water, and had to share a single toilet.
7.        Updates
a.        Jim Edwards introduced “Gift the Lease of a Flag.”  Available on the website, individuals can now buy gift certificates for 6 flag postings. The ad will also be listed in the Alliance Review and Louisville Herald.
b.        Ken Smith reported that we lost 200 flags during our last post because of the windstorm.
c.        Greg Anderson reminded us of the upcoming YMCA Snowflake Auction, this Saturday.  Proceeds visit Strong Kids and tickets are available at the YMCA.
d.        December 10 @ 8 am: second Nickleplate Trail clean-up.
e.        Greg Anderson is looking for a qualified executive assistant.  Please contact him for more information.
8.        Program – Greg Anderson, “The Rotary Foundation”        
a.         The Rotary Foundation is similar to the United Way in that they both find necessary programs and efficiently use money to provide the greatest results. Rotary strives to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through improving health, education, and decreasing poverty.
b.        The Foundation has several different funds. Members can contribute to an individual fund, or let Rotary International determine where it is most needed.  Once an individual has donated $1000 (or accumulated 1000 PHF points ($1=1pt)) to the Foundation, he/she becomes a Paul Harris Fellow.
i.        Annual Fund: provides most of the Rotary grants.
ii.        Polio Plus: our club donates $1000 each year (Pancake Breakfast).  Polio cases have decreased to the low 100s from 350-400,000 cases per year.  
iii.        Permanent Fund: a core amount of money remains invested, and the income is used for projects (Rotary Peace Centers)
iv.        Disaster Recovery: Rotary provides foundation and stability after disasters.  Our club participates in spirit with ShelterBoxes.
c.        Greg proposed two call to actions to be discussed more at our next business meeting.  The first is to increase individual contributions to the Foundation.  The second is to be involved in an international project.
d.        Individual Foundation contributions: Our club has the goal of donating $1000 through individual members in the Rotary calendar year.  To date, individuals have donated $50 (July 1 – Oct 31).  Greg proposes that our club match individual donations up to $500 in an effort to meet our donation goal.  Further, he proposes that individuals get matching Paul Harris points for their donation.  For example, Ted donates $10 to the Foundation.  He gets 10 Paul Harris points.  The club matches his $10 and donates these 10 points to Ted.  Thus, the Foundation gets $20 ($10 from Ted, $10 from the club) and Ted receives 20 Paul Harris Points (10 from his $10, and 10 from the club’s $10).
e.        International Project: Greg proposes that we focus on water as all things start from water.  Global access to clean water is getting worse and is a top global issue due to potential scarcity. In developing countries, education and self-progression takes a back seat because individuals must hunt for (unclean) water. Two and a half billion people do not have access to clean water.
i.        Greg is currently researching available opportunities with Rotary International.  Greg, Bill Wood, Wendy Jackson, and the Water committee will drive the effort.  The club would first need to identify the project, location, and any co-sponsoring local clubs. East Canton would be willing to commit.
ii.        A donation of $1000-$2000 from our club can translate to $40-50,000 for the project through matching grants, the District, Rotary International, and the “host” club (at the international destination).  A relationship with the host club and working through Rotary International assures accountability.
f.  Discussion:  Ken Smith suggested adding a dollar to our lunch to go towards the projects (roughly $850 a  year). Lanse Leach asked if Rotary International would do a matching program similar to last year but no information has been provided for this year. Bob Hallier suggested Haiti as a location due to its substantial need and proximity to the US. Jim Edwards stressed the intergity of Rotary, citing Bill Gates’ contributions. Eva Roshong suggested Health & Hunger can contribute budget money to the project since water is a part of health.

 
Upcoming Club Meetings:
December 7         Business meeting (Committee chairs at 11:30 am)
December 13        6pm Caroling at St. Joseph, followed by Christmas party at Ken & Pat Smith’s
December 14        Louisville High School Choir
December 21        No meeting
December 28        No meeting
January 4        Julia Esteves Da Silva – Exchange Student
January 11        Christina Hagan – U.S. Representative
January 18        Greg Anderson – Taj Mahal
January 25         Joel R. Soza – Associate Professor of Biblical Studies (Malone University)

         
Rotary Personnel:

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

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson
Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, December 7, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/  & on Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

Action Items:         12/10 9am @ Greg Anderson’s house: Trail Clean-up
                12/13 6pm @ St. Josephs: Christmas Caroling & Party

1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 24 members in attendance.
2.        Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”
3.        Prayer was led by Barry Gray
4.        Song Leader – Eva Roshong led us in “Happy Birthday” by the Beatles.  Denny Valentine and Jay Barton both have birthdays this Friday, December 9th.
5.        Visitors – Julia Esteves, Joel Dunbar
6.        Updates
a.        Christmas program: Please meet at the residential portion of St. Joseph’s (south side) at 6pm for group caroling.  Following the program, we will go to Ken & Pat Smith’s house for our Christmas party.  Please RSVP to Ken Smith (ksmith002@neo.rr.com) and bring only what you’d like to drink. His address: 822 Sand Lot, 330-875-9317.
b.        We will have one more Adopt-A-Trail clean-up this Saturday (Dec. 10th) at 9AM. We will meet at Greg Anderson’s house: take Nickelplate south past the YMCA and Metzger Park. Take right on Park Village Drive, into Park Village Proper. His house is the 6th house on the left at 1014 Park Village Drive.
c.        Jim Edwards reported the “Gift the Lease of a Flag” is in the Review & Herald, as well as on the website.
d.        Al Gress recognized Ken Smith for bringing Rotary flags to Ron & Betty Derry’s house for their grandson’s farewell party.  He will be leaving for Afghanistan and was touched at the gesture.
e.        Denny Valentine introduced a new District rule: for every outbound student, there must be one host family.  The District currently has 8 outbound students but no host families (meaning those students cannot leave).
f.        Greg Anderson made a motion to approve his individual Foundation contribution proposal from last meeting: Our club has the goal of donating $1000 through individual members in the Rotary calendar year. Greg proposes that our club match individual donations up to $500 in an effort to meet our donation goal.  Further, he proposes that individuals get matching Paul Harris points for their donation.  For example, Ted donates $10 to the Foundation.  He gets 10 Paul Harris points.  The club matches his $10 and donates these 10 points to Ted.  Thus, the Foundation gets $20 ($10 from Ted, $10 from the club) and Ted receives 20 Paul Harris Points (10 from his $10, and 10 from the club’s $10). Ken Smith seconded. All approved.
g.        Greg Anderson made a motion to approve his international project proposal from last meeting: The Club announces its intent to pursue an international water project through collaboration with other Rotary Clubs and Rotary International.  Our Club would fund up to $2000, with $500 of that amount from the Water Committee budget. Jim Edwards seconded. All approved.
h.        Bill Wood reported that the high school and elementary schools have new choir directors. However, schools do not have funding for new music, robes, electronics, and stable rafters. Bill motioned that the Club donate $100 to the high school choir that is performing for us next week. Greg Anderson seconded. All approved.
i.        Kathy Fausnight thanked Michelle Smith for all the Pancake Day donations. All extra perishable items will be donated to the Meal Center.
j.        Eva Roshong reported that State Representative Christina Hagan dropped off volunteer acknowledgements to Meals on Wheels. Thaine Boldon is joining the Health and Hunger Committee.
 
Upcoming Club Meetings:
December 13        6pm Caroling at St. Joseph, followed by Christmas party at Ken & Pat Smith’s
December 14        Louisville High School Choir
December 21        No meeting
December 28        No meeting
January 4        Julia Esteves Da Silva – Exchange Student
January 11        Christina Hagan – U.S. Representative
January 18        Greg Anderson – Taj Mahal
January 25         Joel R. Soza – Associate Professor of Biblical Studies (Malone University)

         
Rotary Personnel:

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

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy Jackson

Dear Rotary Club members:

Please note:  The following is based on my faulty memory because I took no notes during the meeting.

Rotary Club News of Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 20 members in attendance.

There was a rousing round of applause for Pat and Ken Smith for hosting our wonderful Christmas Party this past Tuesday.


Following a brief business meeting, President Ted Burwell welcomed the Varsity Singers (see attached photographs) under the direction of Co-Choir Directors Ashley Gresko and Matt Koehler.  The Varsity Singers sang a medley of Christmas and seasonal songs that were very well received by the 20 Rotary Club members present for their weekly meeting.  The highlight of the program was a sing-along between the Varsity Singers and the Rotary Club as they performed a beautiful rendition of “Silent Night.”


At the conclusion of the concert, Rotary Club President Ted Burwell presented a check to Co-Choir Director Ashley Gresko as a tangible thank-you to the Varsity Singers.  The check will be used by the Varsity Singers to purchase needed items such as music, robes, electronics, and stable rafters.


The final meeting of the Louisville Rotary Club was concluded with Rotary Club President Ted Burwell wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, December 14, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/  & on Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club


Upcoming Club Meetings:
December 21        No meeting
December 28        No meeting
January 4               Julia Esteves Da Silva – Exchange Student
January 11             Christina Hagan – U.S. Representative
January 18             Greg Anderson – Taj Mahal
January 25             Joel R. Soza – Associate Professor of Biblical Studies (Malone University)

Rotary Personnel:

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

Respectfully submitted by Substitute Backup Secretary Mike Snyder