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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.


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.


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