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Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 4, 2017

President Jennifer Anderson opened the October business meeting by introducing two of the five guests present including former District President Jack Polen, from the Malvern Rotary Club, and Mina Patel, also a former district president. Other guests included Jamie Camerli from St. Joseph Senior Living Center, plus Barb Dejacimo and Cheryl Shepherd, both candidates for the Louisville School Board in the November election. Pastor David Anderson gave the prayer with special mention for the shooting tragedy in Las Vegas. Sixteen members were in attendance.

President Anderson announced that Glenn Heiller was home from the hospital following heart surgery.

Happy Dollars

* Denny Valentine showed the black Rotary brochure that he wrote and had printed. The brochures, which cost $1.50 each, will be available for potential members and the public.

* Mina Patel said she was glad to visit old friends here and congratulated the club for its participation in the wounded veterans horse farm project. She reminded the club of the District get-together set for Nov. 15 at the Veterans’ Farm on Meese Road. She shared a story of a Rotary Club in India that had contributed $10,000 for the wounded veterans farm project.

* In his financial report, Justin Kuhn said not much was going on now and that four members had not paid their dues for this quarter.

Business

n  The Constitution Day Sunday parade was recapped. We liked the barricades provided by the police department, but the suggestion was made for better directions for the floats as to where to park and for dropping off participants.

n The revival of committees was discussed with chairs needed. Cynthia Kerchner will again chair Community/Economic Development, Andy Turowski will be asked to do Peace, Conflict & Resolution, Jason Buydos (probably) will do Education & Literacy, Bob Hallier will do Maternal & Child Health while chairpersons are needed for Disease Prevention & Treatment and Water & Sanitation. Jason did not attend the meeting, but has done such a good job in the past and he is a natural leader, which prompted his appointment.

n Pancake Day is November 11 and it was suggested Chair Greg Anderson contact the Band Boosters to see if we can get on their advertising.

n  Dave Yeagley discussed plans for the Rotary-League of Women Voters Board of Education candidate night set for Oct. 18 in the Eagles Hall. When he had completed his message, visitor Cheryl Sheperd asked if she could speak and asked why the candidates were not asked about their availability for the 18th date. Seems one candidate has a daughter playing in a volleyball tournament that same night and could we change the date?  Dave is pooling the eight candidates to find a common date.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00

Submitted by,

Allen Gress, Secretary

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 11, 2017

President Jennifer Anderson opened the October 11th meeting with 19 members and one guest present. Paradise Pastor David Anderson gave the prayer; the Pledge of Allegiance and the Rotary Four Way Test were recited. Due to Songmeister Mark Sigler’s absence there was no song.

Happy Dollars

* Greg Anderson promoted the Boy Scout popcorn sales campaign and passed around a sign-up sheet for the scout fundraiser.

* Bill Wood gave a good recovery report on Glen Heiller’s recovery.

* Denny Valentine spent a dollar with the question “Does anybody know about paw paws?” No body did.

* Cynthia Kerchner, the forever cheerleader for the Farmers’ Market, reminded everyone this Saturday would be the last for the season, so get out and attend.

* Ted Burwell shared the message that his son Vince recently graduated from the Great Lakes Naval Academy explosive ordinance program.

* Bob Hallier announced the Warm Coats project was underway and he could use another volunteer. Cynthia Kerchner volunteered. Bob noted that last year the club provided 159 coats and that the coats were made in the USA.

* Ken Smith reminded everyone to bring his Rotary magazines for the business office project.

Program

Eva Roshong introduced Rudy Moyer the guest speaker for the day. Rudy is the Horticulture Manager for Pegasus Farm and is working on establishing the program at the Military Family Center on Meese Road. He is a Master Gardner. Rudy is, himself, a Navy veteran and joined the Navy when he was 17.  His Navy specialty was fire control and he served on a number of aircraft carriers. Along his career, Moyer was awarded three Bronze Stars. He has worked with disabled persons for 18 years. Among the other items on his resume is working the Stark County Hunger Task Force and is a member of the Ohio State University Extension Advisory Committee. Rudy grew up in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio.

The horticulture program includes a half-mile walking path. Rudy told stories of the benefits of people growing plants and working with their hands in the soil.

A side of his program was his personal display of military memorabelia (not weapons) that he brought that filled 5 or 6 eight-foot tables. Just of few of his collection included a 48-star American flag, a WWII Civil Defense Helmut, numerous books detailing wartime actions; ration coupons and discharge papers for a Civil War veteran.

 

Dates to Remember

Oct. 18 — No noon meeting; the much anticipated Meet the Board of Education Candidates Night, 6:30 at the Eagles Hall.

Nov. 7 — Board meeting at Milan’s 8 a.m.

Nov. 11 — Pancake Breakfast Day — Everyone on board.

Dec. 6 — Rotary Christmas party.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00

Submitted by,

Allen Gress, Secretary



Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

October 25, 2017

President Jennifer Anderson chaired the meeting and opened with the Pledge and the Rotary 4-Way Test. Paradise Church Pastor David Anderson gave the prayer. Twenty-one members and a guest attended the meeting. Cheryl Shepherd was a guest for the second meeting.

Happy Dollars

* Glenn Heilier said he was glad to be here after undergoing heart bi-pass surgery three weeks ago. “Thanks for all the cards and calls; I appreciated them,” he said.

* Mark Sigler reminded everyone to vote yes for Issue 41, the school’s renewal levy on the Nov. 7 ballot.

* Bob Hallier said that he received further numbers of needy students for the Warm Coats program and the number will be about the same as last year.

* Eva Roshong is thankful that Oak Hill Manor Nursing Center will sponsor foodstuffs for our Pancake Breakfast. Eva also reminded us that when pledging allegiance, we should not stop after the words one nation before finishing with under God because the four words are one clause and should be read simply as one nation under God. Also, Eva said members could pick-up tickets to sell for the pancake breakfast at the YMCA and that student volunteers would be welcomed.

* Jennifer Anderson reminded Rotarians that tickets for the Snowflake Auction were available and suggested there be a Rotary table.

The Program

Eva introduced the program speaker Tess Karmie, the Program Coordinator for the Whetstone Conference and Event Center. The Center is located on the east side of SR 44 in Marlboro Township, at 8009 Beeson Street, Louisville. The Whetstone Center has been in operation for four years. It is a venue for weddings, corporate meetings and training, executive retreats, parties and special occasions. The Center overlooks a quiet lake and boasts of a quiet, relaxing environment that includes an outdoor ceremony space. The property has a shooting range, a putting green, a pontoon boat for rent and a chapel for weddings. Their reception hall can handle 135 people with overflow areas. There is a commercial kitchen, but they do not do food preparation and they have a state-of-the art sound system. There is ample parking. The facility will rent for a half-day or a full day.

The owners of the property live on the grounds, but the offices for their company Forever Lawn, are in North Canton. The company makes and installs artificial turf.

For additional information, Mrs. Karmie may be contacted at 330-933-6725 or on line at w.w.w.whetstonecenter.org.

 

Coming events

Oct. 31 — Board meeting at Milan’s 8 a.m.

Nov. 1 — Regular noon business meeting

Nov. 8 — Regular meeting

Nov. 11 — Pancake Breakfast day

Nov. 15 — One Plus One Foundation Celebration at LaPizzara’s.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00

Submitted by,

Allen Gress, Secretary


Tess Karmie

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

November 1, 2017

The meeting was called to order with 15 members present, and 4 guests: Judge Werren, and three exchange students: Emma, Marco, and Prachi.  

Three people were happy:
1. Barb was happy to have another home instruction case, but unhappy she will miss November's meetings because of it.
2. Bill was happy to report Ken Smith is doing better after surgery, although it will still be a little bit before he can leave Woodlawn.
3. Jen would be happy to sell tickets to the YMCA's Snowflake Dinner & Auction on December 2nd.

Four items were on the agenda for the business meeting: 
1. Pancake Breakfast: Six people have committed so far - we will need more people to help.  If you take tickets from Eva, they are to sell and not hand out: $5 adult, $2 child (10 & under).  They are also available for sale at the YMCA front desk. 

2. Flags: Flags are to go out next Mon-Tues-Wed. If you cannot do your route, please contact Glenn.  Denny and Dave volunteered to cover routes.  We will post flags on the green space after Nov 8's meeting.  Also, we are seeking a "flag understudy" to help out the flag program while Ken is recovering.

 3. Military Family Breakfast: Our club (Jen & Eva) are hosting a breakfast for Gold and Blue Star families at the Foltz Center on 11/14 at 7:30 am. There will be a tour of the new military center (Meese Rd) after breakfast.  The cost is $9.  Our club is also sending $300 from Disease prevention (PSTD) to cover meals of the families and first responders. 

4. Rotary 1+1 Foundation Celebration: There will be no noon meeting on November 14th, instead please attend this dinner at La Pizzara.  RSVP to Jen.

 The floor was then opened to members:
1. Jared had several marketing and membership updates:
a. If you are on Facebook, please share the Rotary's Pancake Breakfast event. (Also, you should probably already like our page too). 
b. We have two members up for membership consideration: Tammy Kuemerle and Barb DeJacimo.  If you have any concerns, you have until November 8th to voice them privately to Jen or Jared.  The Board will then vote on it.  If accepted, our membership will be at 36 members.
d. We need to fill missing committee chairs for Water and Sanitation and the aforementioned Flag understudy.  
e. If you forget if you're on a committee, check the Rotary Membership spreadsheet on the google drive.

2. Denny has designed a "What's Rotary" brochure that highlights the larger scope of Rotary as well as our local club accomplishments. He is hoping it will be completed and printed in time for Pancake Day, but will depend on the printers.  

3. Bob updated the club on Warm Coats:
a. We have ordered 132 coats and may need to purchase a few random sizes.
b. When he has a delivery date and location, he will ask for help in organization and distribution.
c. Next year specific sizes will be on the order form to help eliminate size confusion.  

4. Cynthia announced on 11/17, there will be a reverse raffle at McKinley Grand for St. Joe's. They are hoping to raise funds for a minibus to help take patients to appointments. If you have any donations or want to attend, please contact her. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:55 pm. 
Wendy

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

November 8, 2017

There will be no noon luncheon meeting Nov. 15 and members are encouraged to attend the District 6650 One+One dinner meeting at La Pizzeria Restaurant. 5:30 social/registration; 6:30 dinner

President Jennifer Anderson was unable to attend the meeting so Past President Mark Sigler took the controls. The meeting opened with the Pledge and the Rotary 4-Way Test. Paradise Church Pastor David Anderson gave the prayer. Only nine members and one guest attended the meeting, the lowest attendance anyone could remember. Sarah Roshong was the guest.

* Al Gress gave a report about Ken Smith’s hospitalization.

* Eva Roshong is thankful that Oak Hill Manor Nursing Center will sponsor foodstuffs for our Pancake Breakfast. She also reminded the attendees about the OnePlusOne District 6650 foundation dinner at La Pizzeria Restaurant. Cost is $20 or $35 a couple. Eva also reminded Rotarians of the Blue Star breakfast at the Foltz Center in East Canton 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Cost is 9$. Eva suggested we donate money to help pay for the breakfasts of attending Blue Star families. It was moved to send $300, Mark Sigler seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

* Details for the Pancake Breakfast were discussed. It was decided that selling advanced tickets was a waste of time because most people who attend do so as a part of the craft show.

The Program

Eva was the day’s presenter. She used a UTube video of a Rotary speaker who spoke on the topic of What is a Good Rotarian? The speaker said there are several similarities for a good Rotarian starting with friendship. People stay with Rotary because they enjoy the friendship. Next, the speaker called assignment. People want to work and accomplish a mutual goal. The third reason for a good Rotarian is a feeling of nourishment. People need to feel good about the work Rotary does and feel a part of that end. A good Rotarian goes to conferences and meetings. A successful club facilitates these traits with providing service opportunities.

Coming events

Nov. 11 — Pancake Breakfast Day — No luncheon meeting

Nov. 15 — One Plus One Foundation Celebration at La Pizzara’s.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00

Submitted by,

Allen Gress, Secretary


Meeting credit was issued for attending the Paul Harris Fellowship 100th Anniversary at La Pizzaria

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

November 29, 2017

President Jennifer Anderson was absent working on the Y’s Snowflake Auction, so President-Elect Wendy Harlin chaired the meeting. Rotarians recited the Pledge and the Rotary 4-Way Test and Mark Sigler gave the prayer. Nineteen members attended the meeting. There were no guests.

Happy Dollars

* Jim Edwards hailed Glenn Heilier for giving valuable assistance for the Veterans’ Day Flag retrieval despite the fact that just three weeks previously he had bypass heart surgery.  Glenn received a hearty round of applause.

* Bill Wood requested help finding temporary homes of about a week to 10 days duration for both our exchange students. Their current families are either traveling or accepting family members home for Christmas. Give Bill a call.

*Jim Edwards bragged, as grandfathers are allow to do, that his grand daughter who attends Malvern High School was their leagues volleyball Player of the Year. Next fall she will attend West Liberty University on an athletic scholarship.

* Bob Hallier reported on a very successful Warm Coats distribution held Dec. 21st at the library. Bob said the Eagles gave $1,000 for the project and an anonymous Rotarian pitched in $500. About $1,200 of club funds were used for the $3,687 cost of 154 coats and $1,083 for gloves. There were 79 coats distributed to Louisville Elementary students, 49 from North Nimishillen School, one from St. Louis, 12 to the YMCA and 13 to the Women’s Shelter. “It was a very successful day,” Bob said.

* Eva Roshong told how club members could get into a $100 drawing for a donation to the Rotary Foundation. She has the forms and can explain the details much better than your secretary can.

* Betty Derry had two Happy Dollars. One told how the HGTV program is coming to Louisville to do a remake of a house for showing on their program set to air Dec. 12. The second dollar allowed Betty to tell us that 60 members of the Northeast Ohio Historical Alliance were also coming to Louisville for a conference meeting to be held at Paradise Church. She said the club’s officers saw drawings of Umbrella Alley and were impressed with it.

* Wendy Harlen said her brother, Tom Jackson who lives in Houston, thanked the club for sending financial aid to the area for flood recovery.

* Jim Edwards pointed out that a couple of weeks ago we cancelled the noon meeting for the One-on-One dinner meeting. But we forgot to tell the church cooks and they prepared a meal for empty seats. It was agreed to give the church ladies $100 for our mistake.

 

 

The Program

Without the need for a long introduction, Ron and Betty Derry presented the program outlining the progress of this year’s grant money given for a new heating system and ductwork for the new Louisville-Nimishillen Township Historical downtown building. Founded in 2010, the society now boasts of 150 members and is the newest historical society in the county. When the organization obtained use of the Old Post Office Building, things really took off, according to Betty. It’s been three years since ArtsinStark partnered with the Historical Society to open the Ahh Art gallery located just one building south of the future Historical Society building obtained just one year ago.

According to Ron, the new furnace has been installed, but was located too close to the rear door so it will have to be moved. Ductwork is waiting for the construction of the framing for the two bathrooms. But, the ceiling is completed except for new lighting and the bare brick walls have been coated with a sealer. The flooring needs completed and building’s electricity needs work — a lot of work.

Ron’s goal is to have the building ready by this coming June. The Ahh Gallery will remain open.

Coming events

Dec. 3 — Light up Louisville (The building-in-progress will be open for tours)

Dec. 5 — Business meeting at Mike Milann’s – 8 a.m.

Dec. 6 — Regular meeting

Dec. 13 — No noon meeting; club’s annual Christmas party at Cynthia Kerchner’s home.

Dec. 20 — No noon meeting. Merry Christmas!

Dec. 27 — No noon meeting. Have a Happy New Year!

Jan. 3 — First meeting of the New Year.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00

Submitted by,

Allen Gress, Secretary


Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

December 6, 2017

President Jennifer Anderson chaired the Dec. 6th. first-of-the-month business meeting held in the Fellowship Hall at Paradise United Church of Christ. Rotarians recited the Pledge of Allegiance then the Rotary 4-Way Test and Pastor David Anderson gave the prayer. Fifteen members attended the meeting.

WELCOME BACK KEN!

Happy Dollars

* Pushed sitting in a wheel chair, the members welcomed Ken Smith back following two surgeries and an extended period of recovering. He was missed, but the members are happy to see him return.

* Bill Wood is happy the first round of interviews for the district’s outbound students is over. Round two is this Sunday.

*  Jen Anderson is happy the YMCA’s Snowflake auction is completed and was successful.

 * Denny Valentine told the story of how his brand new Acura was attacked and damaged by a deranged deer that was probably high after eating the wrong plant.

* Bob Hallier reported that there 13 coats left over from the Warm Coats project and they were delivered to the Women’s Shelter in Alliance. There were also 17 pairs of gloves not given out (they are all adult sizes) so it was decided to give them to the Salvation Army for their bell ringers.

* Cynthia Kershner reminded everyone to attend the Christmas party at her home on Edwards Court, Wednesday beginning around 6ish. Bring a finger food and/or your own special beverage. (There will be no noon meeting Dec. 13, but there will be a meeting Dec. 20.)

* It was decided to bring a Christmas gift to LHS student Ben Ackerman who was seriously injured crossing the street and was hit be a car. A gift card is suggested.

Business

Barbara Dejacimo was voted as a new member of the club. Welcome Barbara!

Coming events

Dec. 13 — No noon meeting; club’s annual Christmas party at Cynthia Kerchner’s home.

Dec. 20 — Yes, there is a noon meeting.  Eva is working on a program. Merry Christmas!

Dec. 27 — No noon meeting. Have a Happy New Year!

Jan. 2 — Board meeting.

Jan. 3 — First meeting of the New Year.

Meetings for Jan., Feb. and March are in the planning stages by Al

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00.

Submitted by, Allen Gress, Secretary

December 13th, Cynthia hosted a wonderful Christmas party at her house.
Glenn commented about how much fun we had.

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting minutes

December 20, 2017

President Jennifer Anderson was unavailable this day; other officers were elsewhere, so this Secretary, on the spur of the moment, led the meeting with just 13 members in attendance. There were no guests. After the Pledge, the prayer and the 4-Way Test, despite requests that bordered on begging, I refused to lead the singing of a Christmas Carroll.

Happy Dollars

* Cynthia Kerchner collected gift cards and cash for the Ackerman family to assist them during their difficult time. She also asked and gained support for Rotary’s sponsoring the 2018 summer Farmers’ Market. She also told of various community comments that were complimentary to our club for being non-political.

* Glenn Heiller thanked Cynthia for hosting the club Christmas party.

* Betty Derry announced that the ductwork for the new Historical building was being installed this day.

 * Greg Anderson reported that Louisville Elementary Principal Mike Norris wife died Tuesday during childbirth. She leaves Mike and four children.

The Program

Eva Roshong introduced the day’s program, Mr. John Golden, the manager of the NAPA Auto Parts store located downtown. John is a Louisville person and he graduated from LHS in 1995. His family moved here in 1975 and he said he always wanted to manage a NAPA store.

John began his message with a history of the NAPA (National Auto Parts Association) that has been in business for 90 years. The stores owner also has the NAPA dealership in North Canton and Creston. “We’re a small company,” John noted, “ we employ less than 50 people.” John wanted us to know that his store sells more than just auto parts. “We have parts for anything powered by motors,” he continued. “We have filters for everything, a full line of automotive paints, batteries for anything, we cut hoses to size and make hydraulic hoses.” NAPA car batteries are the only batteries sold in the U.S.A. that are manufactured in the U.S.A. The store even has a log splitter for sale. “About one third of our business is auto parts,” he said. “Our catalogue inventory on the computer can find auto parts going back to 1900.”

John said the store has parking behind the store and there is a rear entrance. Store hours are 8 to 6 Monday through Friday, 8-5 Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Their phone number is 234-252-9601.

“We’re really glad to be in this location,” he said. “We’re still in the growing stage.”

Coming events

Dec. 27 — No noon meeting. Have a Happy New Year!

Jan. 3 — First meeting of the New Year.

 

ATTENTION.  This part will not be in the official minutes or the Rotary Report

 

We are in danger of losing Paradise Church as our home. The church is having difficulty finding volunteer cooks every week. It is suggested that members be extra nice to the staff, compliment them and keep your fingers crossed things continue to work for us there.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00

Submitted by,

Allen Gress, Secretary