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Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 1, 2014

President Bill Wood presided for a business-meeting luncheon at Paradise Church with 20 members in attendance. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Rotary 4-Way Test was recited and Liz Hand gave a timely prayer.

Happy Dollars

* Wearing pink for the kick-off of Brest Cancer Awareness Month, Cynthia Kershner celebrated the conclusion of her chemotherapy this week. Cynthia still has a round of radiation yet.

* Maranda Ramsey said Sally Samblanet sent the club a thank-you card. Then she reminded everyone of the Up from the Sod program this Saturday at the Nimishillen Grange.

* Thane Bolden, who brought to the meeting sample coats for the Warm Coats Project, thanked Jared Shive for being a great treasurer.

club business

President Wood discussed the day’s Walking Trail clean-up. Members were to meet at Greg Anderson’s home and move out in two’s beginning at various points along the trail and Metzger Park.

The Prez also discussed Saturday’s Farmer’s Market and the afternoon Nimishillen Creek clean-up. Mike Snyder is looking to borrow some waders, but Mike was out of luck and is stuck wearing has sneakers. Discussion was held about the large tree stuck at the east side of the bridge. Calls for the city to help pull it out went unanswered.

Discussion was also held about an evening dinner meeting for Oct. 29 but no decision was finalized.

                             Coming Events

Oct. 4 — Farmers’ Market 9 till noon. Last of the year. Nimishillen Creek clean up from 1 till 4. Mike Snyder said he scoped out the area to be worked and there was not a lot of trash to be picked-up. Rotarians can expect Mike’s leadership from his position standing in the middle of the creek. Bring your own Hefty bags.

Oct. 8 — Program presented by Catholic Charities.

Oct. 15 — A box lunch meeting at the football stadium for a tour of the Thomas Skybox, secrets of the scoreboard, and rare chances to visit the teams locker rooms. Mark Sigler will offer stories of the old stadium and the building of this one. Jim Edwards and Mark can tell stories about their years playing football for the Blue and White.

The meeting was adjourned early so everyone could commune with nature while cleaning the walking trails of man’s messiness. There will be no Rotary Report in the Herald next week.

Respectfully submitted by,   Allen Gress, acting secretary

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 8, 2014

There were 24 members in attendance at today's meeting

Upcoming events:

 

- THIS Saturday, we are handing out the coats. Anyone available and interested can be in the basement at Paradise 8am-noon

- For next week's meeting (Oct 15th) we'll be meeting at the LHS Football Stadium. Enter on the East side behind the guest stands

- Oct 29th will be an evening meeting! 6:30pm at Paradise to install new members and hear our exchange student, Krisz Toth, tell us about Hungary! Spouses, friends, family and members who struggle making it to lunch meetings are all invited! 

 

Highlights from today's program:

Debbie Morrow and Debbie Delcorso from Catholic Charities Adult Day Care Program

     - They are located in St. Joseph Senior Living Facility, but overseen by the Dioceses of Youngstown

     - Open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm ($45/full day, $30/half day)

     - Offer breakfast, lunch and snack

     - Provide exercise, bingo, speakers, music, pet therapy cooking and baking among other activities

     - Guests can come as often (or not) as they like

     - Guests have enjoyed when the students from Eastgate School come in for visits

     - Through the United Way, Area Agency on Aging, the Vet program and other programs, financial assistance is available

     - If you know of a Vet of any age interested in coming, even just to play cards, they would be very interested

 

That's it- Happy Hump Day! 

Maranda Saling
Pix of Debbie Morrow and Debbie Delcorso of Catholic Charitites Adult Day Care Program
Click here for Pictures of the Warm Coats giveaway project: Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 15, 2014

Most of the Rotarians received the memo — proper dress for Wednesday’s luncheon meeting was Leopard blue & white. Twenty-three members and one guest took a field trip for their program — that field being the Louisville Football stadium. The program was organized by Board of Education member Mark Sigler and provided by Louisville School’s Athletic Director John Twinem. The Hospitality Committee of Paradise Church prepared a box lunch.

Due to overcast skies that brought a slight chill to the air, it was agreed to lunch in the Thomas Skybox. All 25 persons fit nicely in the press box. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the Rotary 4-Way Test, Club Song Master Sigler led the singing of the Louisville alma mater with the lyrics on the scoreboard scrolling in blazing red, white and blue. In spite of court cases to the contrary, throwing political correctness to the winds, while standing above public school property Dave Yeagley gave the prayer thanking God for the United States of America.

Guests included John Cisco, a close friend of Bill Wood. Cisco is visiting northern climes from his home base in Florida.

Happy Dollars

* Bob Hallier thanked everyone who helped in the Warm Coats Program, which he said was very successful, but emotional.

* Betty Derry said she was happy to be back and thanked the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for their donation of $500 for the downtown art gallery.

*  KennyBob announced a flag work session Thursday, 6:30 in The Edwards Garage.

 

club business

First-year AD John Twinem was introduced and brought everyone up to speed about the fall athletic schedule. Twinem came to Louisville from Canton McKinley where he worked with Coach McDaniels when McKinley won the state and national high school championships in the late 1990s.

Twinem talked about the changes at the 4-year-old stadium for this season that included moving the band bleachers to the north end of the stadium and the student section from the south end to the north end. Other changes included upgrading the concession fare, but still keeping the prices affordable. Each high school club will have the opportunity to work one game as a club fundraiser so those clubs will not have to sell candy and items that few people really want. Picnic tables were placed on the corner foundation where the band bleachers originally stood. The varsity football games have trainers and an orthopedic physician at each game. The school is putting money into the baseball field and there is a new head coach for this spring sport.

Twinem took questions from the audience discussing the OHSAA Competitive Balance system for public and pachorial school tournaments. He also discussed the use of recorded noisemakers such as the ringing of the bell for opponent’s 3rd downs, the choo choo train noise when Louisville gets a first down and the recorded crowd chant “You can’t do that!” Twinnig said he had a lot of criticism about those and the crowd chant is no longer used.

Twinem told of a deal with the UnderArmor Company for athletic apparel. The Touchdown Club, according to Twinning, is planning a fundraiser for persons to pledge $5 for each touchdown the Leopards scored. He hopes the idea will grow to help offset the high costs of uniforms and football gear. (A helmet costs $150, shoulder pads are $100).

It was an informative session.

Coming Events

Oct. 22 — Debbie Cain, candidate for the Ohio Legislature

Oct. 29 — Evening meeting. New member installation. Our foreign exchange student Krisz Toth will share stories of his homeland and his experiences after two and a half months in America. Spouses, friends and family are invited.

Nov. 5 — Business meeting 5:30 in library.

Nov. 19 — Hall of Achievement (One of our missions) by President Tonda Mathie.

 

Acting Secretary’s note:

This is my last Rotary Minutes, as Maranda will be taking over this duty. I have enjoyed the opportunity to record the events of a great community organization. I hope my attempts to make the minutes be readable and reflect the camaraderie that I feel with this club.

 

AG

Our speaker, the Athletic Director of LHS, John Tomlin


Al looks at pictures of ALL the previous coaches for Louisville


Our speaker, John Tomlin, Mike and Bob


We met and ate in the press box looking over the football field.


Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 15, 2014

Debra Cain, Ohio State Board of Education, spoke. The following were her key points, but please don't forget the dinner meeting this Wednesday, Pancake Day on Nov 15th and The Foundation Celebration at The Canton Club on Nov 15th!

 

- 1956 State Board of Education came into being

- 19 members, 8 are appointed by the governor and remaining are elected

- Meet monthly for 2 days

- Update school rules and regulations every 5 years

- Approves all academic standards

- They approve state report card

- Punishments for various personal crimes include 1-5 years license suspension or preeminently revoked

- Usually only work with staff, not students

- The State Board doesn't not approve charter or sponsor schools, they are approved by the State Dept of Education

- Parochial schools do follow state standards but don't receive a report card

- If a child is using a state voucher to go to a parochial school that student has to take the state mandated tests, but the other students who are paying the tuition all on their own don't have to

- Over 85% of Charter Schools received an F on the last State a Report Card

- Common Core was approved unanimously and is to help our students so when they leave high school will be between prepared for college or a career

- There is talk of lessening the number of tests our students are talking

 

 Maranda Saling

 President, Bellflower Communications

330-309-7055

Maranda@BellflowerCommunications.com
Our speaker, Debbie Cain
No minutes received for Oct 22

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 29, 2014


At the October 29th evening Rotary meeting, the Louisville Rotary Club hosted 21 guests, inducted two new members and was given a brief glimpse into the life of our exchange student Kristz Toth. Among our guests were Rotary Youth Leadership Award students Carter Wick and Rachel Green accompanied by their parents Todd and Lori Wick and Paul and Marie Green. The students that were chosen for the Rotary World’s Affair Council of Pittsburgh were also in attendance: Michael Roberts with mom Susan Roberts and Megan Carhill with Grandma Linda. 

We are proud and excited to welcome Veronica Violand and Greg Beatty as our newest members! They bring both new energy and ideas to that club that we welcome. 

Kristz’s program on Hungary and himself included facts as well as some personal aspects, allowing us to get to know this sweet, enjoyable and very funny student even better! Hungary is known as The Heart of Europe with many beautiful parks and lakes. Two million people live in the capital, Budapest, which has 7 stunning bridges connecting the two sides, Buda and Pest. It is also home to the second largest parliament building in Europe! His home city, Diosd, in the suburbs of Budapest, has only the same number of residents as students at Louisville High School and has similar weather to here but with less precipitation.

He goes to a specialized high school, allowing him to focus on becoming a pastry chef. He shared pictures of his mom and brother.   Soccer, hand-ball and water sports are very popular in Hungary but he decided to play baseball when he moved to a new city. He played on the Hungarian National Baseball Team and has a great relationship with his head coach, Terry Lingenhoel, who is also the son of his host parents, Karen and Frank Lingenhoel! His coach and host brother is now home in Louisville for a visit! 

Thanks everyone! Happy Election Day from Maranda :) Go vote!

World’s Affair Council of Pittsburgh attendees also attended:   Topic will be Russia’s Place in the World guests:
Michael Roberts with mom Susan Roberts
Megan Cahill, with her grandma Linda

Other guests:    Vivian Wood, Marcie Blandford, Hannah Yeagley, Celine Hallier, Pat Smith, Tonda Mathie, Arden Lingenhoel, Christopher Taylor, Chris Marshall, Karen Lingenhoel.
Kristz Toth

RYLA guests:
Carter Wick with parents Todd and Lori Wick


Veronica, Bill and Greg



Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 29, 2014

Remember: 
Taking flags down at the Stadium at 2pm on Monday

No meeting the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

Dec 3rd- voting on grants!

Dec 10th- caroling and Christmas party at Kate's Place

Rotary Report:

On November 12th, Wellness Nurse and Health Coach, Linda Brunk, spoke to the club about various programs she's working on as well as some great ideas to encourage Louisville to band together for heath! 'Kid's Kick the Can' is for 3rd graders in Stark County to educate them on the reduction and elimination of sugar in their diets by cutting out soda. The 'Aultman Ambassador Program' started here at Louisville because 1/3 of children are overweight or obese. It's an epidemic and our children's' sugar consumption is much higher than it should be . Linda reminded us that two cans of pop a day equals five pounds of sugar and would take 100 miles to walk off!!

Tonda Mathie joined the club on November 19th and shared information on the Louisville High School Hall of Achievement! The first inductee was Robert Moffett and a few Rotarians have been inducted as well! They can induct up to three members every class, but have the right to induct none. Nominations are due this year by January 15th. While there is a form, including a personal letter and professional and civic resume would increase the chances of your nominee getting selected. Visit http://www.leopard.sparcc.org/DistrictOffice/HallOfAchievement.shtml  for more information!



-Thanks! Maranda

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

November 12, 2014

Remember: 
Taking flags down at the Stadium at 2pm on Monday
No meeting the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
Dec 3rd- voting on grants!
Dec 10th- caroling and Christmas party at Kate's Place

Rotary Report:

On November 12th, Wellness Nurse and Health Coach, Linda Brunk, spoke to the club about various programs she's working on as well as some great ideas to encourage Louisville to band together for heath! 'Kid's Kick the Can' is for 3rd graders in Stark County to educate them on the reduction and elimination of sugar in their diets by cutting out soda. The 'Aultman Ambassador Program' started here at Louisville because 1/3 of children are overweight or obese. It's an epidemic and our children's' sugar consumption is much higher than it should be . Linda reminded us that two cans of pop a day equals five pounds of sugar and would take 100 miles to walk off!!

-Thanks! Maranda

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

November 19, 2014


Tonda Mathie joined the club on November 19th and shared information on the Louisville High School Hall of Achievement! The first inductee was Robert Moffett and a few Rotarians have been inducted as well! They can induct up to three members every class, but have the right to induct none. Nominations are due this year by January 15th. While there is a form, including a personal letter and professional and civic resume would increase the chances of your nominee getting selected. Visit http://www.leopard.sparcc.org/DistrictOffice/HallOfAchievement.shtml  for more information!

-Thanks! Maranda

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

December 3, 2014

President Bill Wood let the meeting with 21 members and two guests in attendance for a club business session that included a vote on the club’s community grant program. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the Rotary 4-Way Test, Club Song Master Mark Sigler led the singing of America. Eva Roshong gave the prayer.

Guests included Terry Lingenhoel, the brother of Arden, and Wendy Harlen brought Eric Mathie, a new employee at H-P Products.

Happy Dollars

·        Betty Derry asked for volunteers to help with the Light up Louisville program set for Sunday afternoon and evening.

·        Eva was thankful for Rotary and our ability to give back to the community.

·        Ted Burwell announced that he was now the oldest member of Rotary.

·        Terry Lingenhoel thanked the club for what we do for exchange students; and he had a sincere hope for continued good relationships.

club business

A. President Wood requested volunteers to serve on the district-wide board for inbound exchange students. Also, our club might work with Kiwanis and the Eagles to send a student or two to a national conference on world affaires to be held this summer in Wisconsin. The cost is $1,000. Bill also discussed a Rotary International water project for Uganda with plans for 20 new water wells and the repair of 10 non-functioning wells. Could this be a project for the Water Committee?

B. Cynthia Kerchner asked if the club would support a Farmer’s Market for next summer. Yes, was the decision of the membership.

C. The slate of next year’s officers was nominated and approved with a unanimous vote. The new officers include: President Mike Snyder, President-elect Mark Sigler, Vice-President Thane Bolden, Treasurer Jared Shive, Secretary Maranda Saling, Sergeant-at-arms David Yeagley, Ken Smith and Liz Hand as at-large board members.

D. Treasurer Jared informed members the national’s billing has changed as of January and all membership persons as of January would be the number the club would be honored to pay for.

E. The city has approved the painting of paw prints on the downtown sidewalk. It was not discussed as to how this applies to Rotary.

F. Jim Edwards presented the 11 $1,000 grant applications for vote and approval. The information had previously been emailed to the members. “It gives me great pleasure to present this,” he said, as the ballots were passed out. “Thank you for all the sweat equity that has gone into earning the money to support these grants.”

Edwards said if approved by the Board, next year the grant vote will be by email. “The accountability will be easy,” he said. “But we will lose our anonymity and this could be a factor. Let the Board know your feelings.”

And the winners of grants are . . .

The Louisville Scholarship Foundation. The grant will add to the endowment fund that provides scholarships to worthy LHS graduates. A Rotary project begun in 1961 with a gift of $25.

The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society. Their grant will assist them in fulfilling their financial obligations to the ArtsinStark program with the continued operation of the downtown Arts Gallery.

Louisville YMCA Strong Kids. Their grant will add to the fund used to provide free or reduced membership costs for families who cannot afford membership fees.

The Louisville Library – Purchase of a 27-inch all-in-one touch screen desktop Lenovo IdeaCentre computer that will allow children to read digital books, find items to check out, play educational games and teach technical literacy.

Friends of the Library — A grant to continue the Friday Flicks summer outdoor movie program. The Friends also plans to purchase a popcorn machine to continue free popcorn for the audience.

Coming Events

Dec. 10 — Caroling 5:30-6:30 at Altercare of Louisville. Christmas party with cocktails at 6:30 and dinner at 7 at Kate’s Place in downtown Louisville. No lunch meeting.

Dec. 17 — New member installation and a report from the students who went to the World Affairs Council meeting in Pittsburg.

Dec. 24 & 30 — No meetings, Christmas break

Jan. 5 — Board meeting

Jan. 7 — Business meeting

Submitted by Stand-in Secretary Allen Gress

On December 10th, we went Caroling and then ate dinner at Kate's Place, the new restaurant in downtown Louisville.

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

December 17, 2014


Reminder: No meeting 24 & 30- Happy Holidays!
January 5- Board meeting
January 7- Business meeting

Guests:
Lisa Lingenhoel

Inductions of New Members:
Ken Willett
Arden Lingenhoel
Bob Cameron
Lee Edson

Report from Michael Roberts and Megan Cahill on their seminar with the 44th Annual Pittsburgh World Affairs Council:

350 high school Juniors and Seniors were there and this was the first year Louisville sent representatives. They highly recommend sending students in the future.

David Green gave the Key Note address: Sterotypes about Russia were busted; such as they are actually a very warm people. Even knowledgeable, young people are very apathetic towards Putin. Democracy isn't something all Russians see as a good thing.

After the speakers, they broke out into groups that representated various countries to discuss the social, political and histocial relations between their mock country and Russia to help the Ukraine- Russian relations. Most countries felt it wasn't in their best interest to act right now. Natural gas was one of the main focal points of discussion in the groups.

-Maranda Saling

President, Bellflower Communications
330-309-7055
Maranda@BellflowerCommunications.com
No meeting December 24th or 30th