Louisville Rotary Meetings 2013     
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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
MINUTES– January 9, 2013
1. Gathering and ordering lunch ‐ our meal was served promptly at noon today. This will be the
way we conduct meetings in the future. It was generally agreed that dining first then conducting
the meeting was a success.
2. The meeting was called to order at 12:30, after lunch.
3. Pledge of allegiance and the FOUR WAY TEST was led by President Yeagley
4. Invocation – President Yeagley
5. Song – President elect Eva Roshong led us in singing happy birthday to Rotarians Jerry Dunbar,
Steve Roberts & Pres. Yeagley who are celebrating birthdays this month.
6. Introduction of visitors and guests – no guests were present.
7. Rotary Minute/News of the Day
a) Congrats to Al Gress, appointed to library board. http://www.louisvillelibrary.org/
b) American fag program as per the canton repository. community grants
c) President‐elect Eva Roshong was featured in stark county woman magazine.
8. Happy Dollars :
a) Mike Snyder: happy to reconnect with distant relation Louis Gibson, a member of the
greatest generation, present at General MacArthur’s liberation of the Philipines.
b) Betty Derry: happy that the Canton Repository will feature the Louisville‐Nimishillen
Historical Society in an upcoming article. facebook page , www.lsvlnimhistsoc.org
c) Ron Derry: happy that Betty is happy.
d) Maranda Saling: happy to have returned safely home from abroad and pleased to have
gained a new client – The Lions’ Den. bellflower communications, lions den
e) Eva Roshong: happy that Jerry Dunbar takes attendance and collects meal money.
9. Club news /business.
a) RYLA update – Vice President Bill Wood reported that Adrian Metzger and Tony
Marcantonio will be attending RYLA in February. http://www.rylaconference.com/
b) Sigler memorial ‐ tree has been installed by Cindy Pettiti. Cost to club is $219. The secretary
will notify Sigler Family.
c) Proposed service committee – The club discussed possibilities for a new club project.
d) Denny Valentine showed us a mock up of a presentation check to be used for formal
presentation of community grants to grant recipients.
e) Ken Smith informed us that Rotary Flags will be available in the coming flag season for
display in area cemeteries. Flags will not be posted on veterans graves during memorial day
as the American legion already performs this task.
f) The possibility of meeting at the old post office for a tour in the spring was discussed.
10. Adjourn
Upcoming meetings and events:
Jan 16 ‐ Life Banc, Hal Smith
Jan 23 – YMCA grant presentation
Jan 30 ‐ Maranda Saling
February 6 – business meeting and tentative induction of new members.

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by President Yeagley with 21 (of 45) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Prayer was lead by President Yeagley.

4.       Visitors and Guests: Linda Butler

5.       Updates

  1. Denny Valentine presented the completed stage check for when we donate money.
  2. Ron and Betty Derry had a nice feature article in the Canton Repository.
  3. Please pay Jay Barton your dues for the first part of 2013.
  4. The Mid-Year Assembly will be held 2/16 at Alliance Country Club from 8:30 – 11:30 am. Club officers should attend and all are invited. Cost is $8.50 and includes breakfast.
  5. If you would like to donate items to the RYLA swag bags, please mail your donations to Kimberly Bland c/o Brookdale Senior Living, 1916 S. Lincoln Ave in Salem, OH 44460.

6.       Program: Linda Butler, LifeBanc

1.       Linda is a 1973 grad of LHS.

2.       In September 2005 her first granddaughter was born; however, very quickly they noticed she had jaundice. They determined within a month that her bile ducts in her liver do not drain and she had an emergency 6 hour surgery at 1 month old. This surgery had a 33% success rate and a 66% rate she’d need another surgery before age 10.

3.       At 5 months, she went to Cincinnati Children’s hospital and was placed on the organ sharing list. She quickly moved to status one, which indicates if an organ is not received in 7 days, the patient will most likely die.

4.       There are over 116,000 people on the organ donation list and every 10 minutes a new name is added. For perspective, the OSU stadium holds 105,000 people.  Eighteen people die every day. Typically organ matching follows a geographical restriction; however, status one individuals can draw from anywhere within organ lifespan. Matches are based on size of organs (child vs. adult) and blood type.

5.       Within 23 days of going on the list, her granddaughter received a new liver. This was hard for the family because although they were happy, it meant someone else was losing a child.  Her granddaughter had two bouts of rejection in the first year. If she goes 7+ years of no rejection, then she can be in a program to reduce the amount of medicine she takes each day.  She is doing well today.

6.       Lifebanc works to increase the number of organ donors, the harvest and transport of organs, and facilitating matches. If you would like to be an organ donator, let your family know when you can think clearly and not in the time of crisis.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Jan 23    YMCA Grant Presentation

Jan 30    Maranda Saling

 

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy (Jackson) Harlan

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by President Elect Eva Roshong with 20 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Song was lead by Eva Roshong

4.       Visitors and Guests: John Ianigro

5.       Rotary Minute: Maranda Saling recently went to the Jackson Rotary meeting and said their Rotary minute was about musicians fundraising for Rotary’s Polio campaign.

6.       Updates

  1. Please pay Jay Barton your dues for the first part of 2013.
  2. Eva will be contacting all members for updated membership forms.
  3. New members will be initiated by Greg Anderson on Feb 6.
  4. District Governor Linda Ferguson will be visiting March 1st.

7.       Program: Pat Richardson & John Ianigro, YMCA

1.       Our club awarded a grant to the YMCA’s Strong Kids campaign, with a focus on baseball.  No one is turned away from the YMCA due to inability to pay. Last year, 29 kids played baseball on scholarships and 790 total scholarships were awarded.  Everyone is welcome.

2.       Baseball registration begins Feb 11 with practice beginning in May.  Ages range from 3 to 15 and over 400 children participate. The program relies on volunteers and maintenance and storage help from the city.

3.       The YMCA started in 1844 as a Bible study group in London.  Since then, it has organized with the mission of building healthy mind, body, and soul.  This includes much more than exercise.  The Y is the largest child care provider in the nation and has many programs for teen leadership and senior citizen involvement. 

4.       The Louisville Y is filled with mostly seniors in the morning and students in the afternoon. The Y staff loves the community and enjoys feeling a part of everything.  The Y tries to promote similar character goals to Rotary with their TERRIFIC pillars of character.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Jan 30    Maranda Saling

Feb 6      Business Meeting

 

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy (Jackson) Harlan 

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes:  Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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1.       Call to Order:  Meeting called to order by President Yeagley with 28 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Song was lead by Eva Roshong:  “Ro, Ro, Rotary, it’s for you and me…”

4.       Visitors and Guests:  Dan McIntyre

5.       Happy Dollars:

a. Betty Derry is happy because the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will feature some new displays at the open house on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  She is also happy about the Annual Dinner of the historical society that is scheduled for Thursday, May 2.

b.  Eva Roshong is happy to have Chris and Lanse Leach back home in Louisville.

c.  Chuck McLaughlin is happy to have begun selling a new line of campers at his establishment.

d.  Dave Yeagley is happy for his Father whose 1970’s era photographs of downtown Louisville are being featured at the newly remodeled McDonald’s restaurant on North Chapel Street.

e.  Mike Snyder is happy that Betty Derry is always happy and he is happy that there is a new e-Magazine service at the library called “Zinio.”

6.       Updates

  1. Please pay Jay Barton your dues for the first part of 2013.
  2. Eva is still seeking updated membership forms from all members and she is pleased to announce that we have seven new members this year!
  3. New members will be initiated by Greg Anderson on Feb 6 and District Governor Linda Fergason will be our special guest.
  4. The excellent Mid-Year Assembly is scheduled for Saturday morning, February 16 at the Alliance Country Club.  Please contact President Yeagley ASAP, if you plan to attend this special program (cost is $8.50).
  5. Sherrie Unger invited everyone to attend the “Louisville Schools Levy Kickoff Dinner” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 28.  This fun event will be held at the Skyland Pines Banquet Hall and advanced sales tickets are $40.00 per person.  Deadline to purchase tickets is February 15 and the “proceeds benefit the Louisville School’s Levy Campaign.”  There will be “door prizes and 50/50 drawing.”

7.       Program: Maranda Saling of Bellflower Communications on “Social Media (SM) and You” – Highlights of her excellent presentation are as follows:

1. “Bellflower Communications” is a firm she established to assist small businesses and individuals as they seek to gain an advantage in in the rapidly changing world of SM.  Her firm’s philosophy can be summed up in the following mission statement:  “Where passion runs deeper than pockets.”

2.  She graduated from LHS and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism (the best in the world) at Ohio University in Athens.

3.  Facebook is the “world’s leading source of referred social media traffic” and small businesses are relying heavily in this important SM tool.

4.  Youtube permits small businesses to post a wide variety of customer-director messages for little or no cost.

5.  Pinterest permits users to employ a wide variety of themed images to share among friends and business associates alike.

6.  LinkedIn is a SM site for those interested in networking with customers and other businesses.

7.  Foursquare is a site for geo-location information that is available on smart phones.

8.  Google is the largest search engine site in the world.

9.  Twitter is a SM program that permits users to send text-based messages up to 140 characters.

10.  For a brief presentation by Maranda about the importance of her mission, please go to the following:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4FncOXO58NA

11.  Please visit Maranda’s Facebook page for Bellflower Communications and be sure to “like” her.

12.  “Bellflower Communications” has two specials running at this time: 

1) sign up for service or refer someone who does by St. Patrick's Day and be entered to win an iPad 2) sign up and the non profit of your choice receives free social media service as for 6 months

13.  Please contact Ms. Saling if you can send her “any other comments, questions or critiques. Thanks!”

Upcoming Meetings:

Feb 6      Business Meeting & New Member Initiation with District Governor Linda Fergason in attendance.

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder, Interim Temporary Secretary 

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by President David Yeagley with 31 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Invocation was lead by President Yeagley

4.       Song was lead by Eva Roshong

5.       Visitors and Guests: RYLA students Adrianne Metzger and Nick DiAntiono, Outbound exchange students Marcy Blandford (France) and Nate Yeagley (Brazil), Yvette Blandford, Jane Pukys, Kimberly Weiss (Assistant District Governor), District Governor Linda Ferguson, and Joel Dunbar
In picture President David, DG Linda, Yvette Blandford, Nick DiAntiono, Adrienne Metzger, Nate Yeagley and Bill Wood (outbound coordinator).


6.       Happy Dollars:

a.       Betty Derry is happy the Historical Society will be open from 1-4 this (and every) Saturday and Sunday.

b.       Mike Snyder is excited the Historical Society will feature a Rotary exhibit until the end of March.

c.        Kimberly Weiss is looking forward to the East Canton chili cook off this Saturday from 4-7 at the Foltz Center.

d.       Bill Wood is glad the RYLA and exchange students could join us.
RYLA attendee Adrie
nne Metzger

RYLA attendee Nick DiAntiono

e.        Greg Anderson is relieved he currently has no travel plans in February.

f.        Maranda Saling is pleased that the Louisville Club says the Four Way Test every meeting, as some area clubs do not.

g.        Liz Hand is thrilled Canton Towing towed their stolen church van for free.

h.       Betty Derry is delighted the Friends of the Library Book Sale is happening this weekend at the Historical Society from 1-4.

i.         Steven Roberts is upbeat the Louisville Rotary is now a member of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce.  There will be a Chamber dinner on March 1st at Skyland Pines. Tickets cost $15 and more details will follow.

j.         Linda Ferguson is estatic to be here.

k.       Eva Roshong is tickled to see Tom Ault on the cover of Ohio Gas & Oil.

7.       Updates

  1. Please pay Jay Barton your dues for the first part of 2013.
  2. Please sign up at rotarydistrict6650.org for the Mid-Year assembly at Alliance Country Club, Feb. 16 from 8:30-11:30. Cost is $8.50.
  3. Jane Pukys is looking for support with the Louisville Levy Campaign. The levy needs to pass so our children can continue receiving a good education, businesses can have good employees, and property values can remain high. Any donations are welcome, or there is a Feb. 28 Fundraiser Dinner (tickets $40). Contact Jay Barton for more details.
  4. Maranda Saling wants us to invite our Facebook friends to “Like” the Louisville Rotary Facebook page. (This involves liking the page and not just a particular picture.) Also, if you have any updates that are not time sensitive, please pass them to Maranda.
  5. Dave Yeagley indicates we may have to start RSVPing to meetings to help the kitchen staff.

8.       Recognition of Paul Harris Fellows: Chris Leach, Lance Leach, Denny Valentine, Ken Smith, Greg Anderson, Linda Ferguson, Christine Montgomery, and Kimberly Weiss.

9.       Induction of New Members:  The club inducted five of our seven new members: Derek Harlan, Liz Hand, Catherine May, Tina Horn, and Steven Roberts.
Greg, Dave, Linda, and new Rotarians: Tina, Elizabeth, Steve, Catherine and Derek.

10.    District Governor’s Address: Linda Ferguson congratulated new members and addressed the students.  She reminded us about the upcoming Four-Way Speech Contest and the Mid-Year Assembly.  Also, the Lake-Green Rotary Club is struggling with membership and would appreciate any words of encouragement and support.

 

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy (Jackson) Harlan 

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by President David Yeagley with 24 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Invocation was lead by President Yeagley

4.       Visitors and Guests: Jill Taylor

5.       Happy Dollars:

a.       Betty Derry is happy Jill Taylor is presenting.

b.       Maranda Saling is excited that her company, Bellflower Communications, is offering an iPad giveaway for new social media monitoring clients through St. Patrick’s Day.

c.        Greg Parrish is looking forward to the Four-Way Speech Contest taking place on Wednesday.

d.       Steve Roberts is thrilled the Historical Society joined the Louisville Chamber of Commerce.

6.       Updates

  1. Please pay Jay Barton your dues for the first part of 2013.
  2. The levy needs to pass so our children can continue receiving a good education, businesses can have good employees, and property values can remain high. Any donations are welcome, or there is a Feb. 28 Fundraiser Dinner (tickets $40). Contact Jay Barton for more details.
  3. Ken Smith mentioned an upcoming flag party once the weather is warmer. Jim Edwards added that flag invoices will be going out via email on March 15th.
  4. Ron Derry said our club is not expected to host or house the GSE group (April 20-May21), but we are expected to plan a going-away party.
  5. The Mid-Year Assembly went very well. Our club had the largest turnout per club.

7.       Program: Jill Taylor, Pregnancy Support Center

a.       Jill Taylor is originally from California, but moved to Ohio 14 years ago with her husband. She started volunteering at the Pregnancy Support Center and was quickly asked to serve as their interim executive director, a position she still holds today.

b.       The Pregnancy Support Center has three locations: 22nd & Whipple, Cleveland Ave by the Post Office, and Massillon.  Everything they do is free. They’re financed by individuals, organizations, and churches. They are not supported by United Way, but can be a write-in option. They are not politically affiliated but are faith based and pro-life.

c.        Jill broke down the 6 Rotary areas of focus and indicated how the Support Center meets these areas:

1.       Water and Sanitation – they don’t.

2.       Economic and Community Development- studies show an area with fewer abortions typically has a better economy than areas with a higher abortion rate.

3.       Peace and Conflict – They partner with domestic violence groups and help women leave bad situations.

4.       Disease Prevention and Treatment- The Support Center is a huge medical facility that tests and treats STDs and STIs.  These diseases are growing in the teen and retirement community populations.

5.       Maternal & Child Health – This is the main area the Support Center fits, especially in dealing with “crisis” or unplanned pregnancies.  Their first step in these situations is to determine if the pregnancy is viable. Twenty-five percent of pregnancies result in miscarriages.  The Center also supports the Heartbeat Bill.  If it passes, Ohio would be the first state to outlaw abortions after a heartbeat is detected.  The Center also provides clothing, diapers, and formula to children under age 2 and expecting mothers.

6.       Basic Education and Literacy – The Center conducts four day interactive programs on abstinence in high schools and middle schools in the county free of charge. They are looking to add a parent component to the program.
Jill Taylor, Director of Stark Pregnancy Support Center

 

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy (Jackson) Harlan

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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 1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by Vice President Eva Roshong with 21 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Invocation was led by Ted Burwell.

4.       Visitors and Guests:  Tena Horn introduced Lindsay Bowman, a new employee at KeyBank of Louisville

5.       Happy Dollars:

a.     Eva Roshong is happy her young niece is recovering from breast cancer.

b.  Maranda Saling is happy that she and her fiancé had their wedding photos taken recently.

c.   Bill Wood is happy that Grace is happy (and Denny Valentine added that we need host families for next year).

6.       Updates

  1. It was reported that Maria Israel has given birth to a lovely baby girl named Ava Sophia.  Congratulations to Maria and Scooter!
  2. It was reported that Cynthia Kerchner has undergone surgery and will return to Louisville in April.  Hurry home, Cynthia!

7.       Program: Vice President Roshong asked each Study Table discuss some possible initiatives and report back at the end of the meeting.  The following is a brief summary of those reports:

a.  Group Study Exchange – We will be asked to have a farewell dinner India for the three young people from India.  Additional information will be forthcoming

b.  Rotary Foundation – Greg Anderson was absent and a report will follow.

c.  Finance/Grants – There will be a planning meeting in April at which time the grant distribution process will be discussed.

d.      Flag Project – We continue to work on the Cemetery Flags project (after Memorial Day) and Jim Edwards added that flag invoices will be going out via email on March 15th.

e.       Pancake Day – Still too early for any concrete plans.

f.       Membership – Cannot recall what the report was… sorry.

g.      Four Way Speech – The program was conducted and there three students will attend a future meeting. 

Rotary Foundation Six Areas of Focus

h.      Disease Prevention and Treatment- Rotary should encourage members and others to give blood on a regular basis and to support Continuing Education.  Also, Rotary could support programs for free health screenings and blood pressure tests.  Maranda Saling asked that the Rotary support Relay for Life by helping to raise funds for this worthwhile event ($100 per person is suggested) and we need volunteer walkers who are willing to walk throughout the night on May 31.

Motion made by Ken Smith/seconded by Mike Snyder to support Relay for Life in Marlington on May 31/June 1, 2013 by fielding a team for participation at this annual event.

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

i.  Basic Education and Literacy – Rotary should consider working with the Louisville City Schools to assist with the Accelerated Reading (AR) program to encourage children to read more books:  books as prizes, etc.

j.  Economic and Community Development- Rotary should facilitate a meeting to discuss possible strategies on moving Louisville forward as a community.  Invited groups would include:  YMCA, Eagles, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Scouts, etc.

k.  Maternal & Child Health – Rotary should help disseminate information to young people about practical tips on baby-sitting and other school related topics.  We could work with Sherrie Unger on this project.

l.  Water and Sanitation – Rotary will work to establish an appropriate clean water project in India.

m.  Peace and Conflict Prevention Resolution – Rotary should commission a Conflict Resolution expert to propose strategies on how best to facilitate these practice Peace and Conflict Prevention in this community.

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Substitute Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by President David Yeagley with 21 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Invocation was led by President Yeagley (an homage to Ireland)

4.       Visitors and Guests: Dan Boldon, Vivian Wood, Sara Roshong, Mitchell Ramsey, and Deb Sigler

5.       Happy Dollars:

a.       Betty Derry is happy that the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society has signed a lease for space at the old Post Office with the Louisville Public Library.

b.       Maranda Saling is happy that her fiancé, Mitchell Ramsey, is in the process of recruiting Todd Pugh of Enviroscapes to join the Louisville Rotary Club.

c.        Mike Snyder is happy to have attended an excellent program the previous evening on “Ohio in the Civil War” at the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society.

d.       Steve Roberts is happy the Historical Society joined the Louisville Chamber of Commerce.

e.   Bill Wood is happy that he and his wife Vivian are going to Arizona for three weeks.

6.       Updates

7.      President Yeagley indicated the next two programs will be:

                  March 20         Liz Hand on “Pleasant Wealth”

                  Mary 27           Lunch at the Church and then a walk to the old Post Office for a short tour of the newly reopened facility.

8.   Program: Patricia Smith on a Walk through Central Park (CP) – Mrs. Smith indicated that when she retired she had three major goals:  Join the Garden Club, Read More Books, and Make a Better Pie.  She has been active in local, county, and statewide garden clubs and she is a certified “landscape consultant.” 

a.                   She is particularly fond of Central Park (CP) because it was the first park in the United States that was developed (in 1857) with public funds.  Over the years use of the 834 acre park became more democratic and, finally, in the late 1880’s ordinary working folk were permitted to use the park with their families.

b.                  When CP first opened in 1859 there were 7 million visitors as opposed to the 35 million visitors.  Twenty-thousand workers labored on the project and it cost a substantial $17 million.

c.         The man behind the design of CP was the legendary Frederick Law Olmsted and his colleague Calvert Vaux who employed the so-called “Greensward Plan.”

d.         The planners for CP had to travel to England to study public oriented parks where the “Romantic Tradition” in park designs was in vogue, as opposed to the more formalized European designs (Versailles, etc.).

e.         Every aspect of CP is artificial in that the architects had to build roads, bridges, lakes, gardens from scratch.

f.          There are 270,000 trees and shrubs, 29 statues throughout the park, a functioning zoo (since 1871), and CP became a National Historic Landmark in 1962.

g.         CP had fallen into disrepair and finally in 2007 it underwent a $450 million restoration thanks to the efforts of the Central Park Conservancy, a local citizens group.  CP is a living testament to the fact that well-maintained, people-oriented parks are a deterrent to crime.

 

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Interim Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by President David Yeagley with 23 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test”

3.       Invocation was lead by President Yeagley.

4.       Song was lead by guest Jack Pollen.

5.       Visitors and Guests: Jack Pollen, Laura Krstevski, Phyllis Mussina, Jim Dansizen, Kim Arner, and Ellis Miller

6.       Happy Dollars:

a.       Betty Derry is happy she has a new granddaughter and tickets to the Historical Society Dinner.

b.       Mike Snyder is happy the Fighting Phoenix are girls basketball champions.

c.        Maranda Saling is happy Lifetime called her because they want to film at the Hideaway due to her social media skills.

d.       Eva Roshong is happy to talk about the Taste of Louisville today.

e.        Jim Dansizen is happy to be visiting our Club.

7.       Updates

  1. Jack Pollen and Ron Derry are working together to plan a potential GSE going-away party. More information to follow.
  2. Phyllis Mussina discussed New Work City, an organization that helps small businesses hire employees. The Taste of North Canton has been a good fundraiser for them, and she is happy to help plan our Taste of Louisville with our Club and the Chamber. This will take place the second week of July.

8.       Program: Liz Hand, Pleasant Wealth Associates

a.       Pleasant Wealth Associates is owned by Liz’s father, Ellis Miller, and is headquartered in Berlin, Ohio. Liz runs the Louisville satellite office (in Ed Moore’s office, across from Edwards Accounting).

b.       Liz was born in Iowa, spent time in Lexington, KY, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from Mt. Vernon.  She met and married her husband, Nate, in college.

c.        Liz asked us to think about how our parents discussed money.  She gave examples of college friends who spent money impulsively, uncontrollably, and with entitlement. In contrast, she knew to be wise with money but not feel anxious about it.  These money traits derive from how each person’s parents discussed money.

d.       Wealth is a satisfied life – doing what you like, being surrounded by love, and eating good food.

e.        How you speak, think, and use money affects the next generation.

 

 

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy (Jackson) Harlan

Louisville Rotary Club - District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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 1.       Call to Order– Meeting called to order by President David Yeagley with 20 (of 46) members in attendance.

2.       Visitors and Guests: Michael Yeagley

3.       Happy Dollars:

a.       Mike Snyder reminded us that this week is the 100 year anniversary of the catastrophic Midwest floods, especially in Dayton, OH.

b.       Maranda Saling is still taking orders for Mother Day Roses compliments of the Boy Scouts as well as fundraising for ystark!

4.       Updates

  1. Jim Edwards emailed out flag invoices. Please promptly send in your check.
  2. Eva Roshong is requesting everyone review their contact information with Rotary International.

5.       Pledge of Allegiance

6.       Program: Tour of “The Old Post Office”/Future Library & Community Center/Current Historical Society Headquarters

a.       The Library & Community Center will (tentatively) be a 25,000 sq ft building, with 15,000 sq ft dedicated to the library and 10,000 sq ft dedicated to the community center.  The current library is approximately 13,700 sq ft.  The proposed plan keeps the library space very open, so it can be repurposed as trends and media change.  The library has approximately 9000 members out of 18,000 individuals in the city & township.

b.       The library has acquired the majority of the old middle school site by working with the City and Board of Education. This project is estimated to cost 5.1M, financed through library funds, potential grants, and community involvement. At this time they are not seeking a levy or tax on the community

c.        The Historical Society has a constantly-changing exhibit in the west corner of the building. It is open the second weekend of each month.

  

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:

2012-2013 Linda Fergason

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Wendy (Jackson) Harlan