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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

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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

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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


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No meeting Thanksgiving break!
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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


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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


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, November 2, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

 

REMINDER:

Delivery Schedule        Post                Pick up
Veterans Day             11/8-11/9    11/14-11/15


             
1.               Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 21 members and 1 guest 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 Ted Burwell.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in rousing of our very own “Ro Ro Rotary” song.
5.        Visitors – Jim Russell, former District 2010 Governor.  Mr. Russell thanked those volunteers who “transport” the various Exchange Students to overnight destinations.  The host families are trying to get the Exchange Students more active in the community and these overnights help to accomplish this goal.  At the current time there are 15 students from other nations and one (from Argentina) will be arriving soon.  The deadline for outbound students for 2012/2013 is this Friday and there will be interviews for these potential outbounders on Sunday, November 13 at KSU-Salem.  They are looking for potential host families for 2012/2012 so please contact Denny Valentine as soon as possible.  Mr. Valentine stated that we have one possible outbound student.

MOTION by Jim Edwards/SECONDED by Ken Smith to commit to the Foreign Exchange Student program for an additional year.

Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson was not present and there was no report.
7.        Updates
a.        Cynthia Kerchner is still on the mend although feeling better.  Al Gress and Ken Smith recently visited her and took her our card and a wine basket.  Scooter Israel has visited Kay Duplin, a former Rotarian, and she was grateful to receive our “thinking of you” card.
b.        Mike Snyder thanked those several volunteers from the Louisville Rotary Club for providing such valuable assistance at the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.  Next year the sale will be held indoors and the Friends will utilize students from the high school to assist with moving the many boxes from the storage unit site to the indoor site.
c.        On behalf of “Pat & Mike” of the Louisville Area YMCA and the Louisville Public Library, Mike Snyder thanked those who donated either cash or “stocking stuffers” that will be shipped to Afghanistan where two local soldiers, Carl Linder and Travis Lipps, are now serving.  
d.        President Burwell reminded everyone that there will be a Salute to Veterans program at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th at Paradise UCC.  Bill Wood, Lance Leach, and Jay Barton will be participating.
e.      President Burwell reminded everyone to get out and “sell pancake tickets for the annual event on Saturday, November 12.

f.     Jim Edwards indicated that he would like to organize a spring trip to a nearby site that would be of great interest to our members and their spouses/significant others.  Stonegate Manor was constructed from discarded “stuff” and is designed around an medieval theme.  This would be a fun trip next spring!
g.       Speakers – There was a discussion about the need recruit some more speakers from the business community.  The consensus of the group is that the Vice President, Eva Roshong, should coordinate with President Burwell the scheduling of speakers.  Also, Jim Edwards urged the membership to keep our comments limited on the days we have speakers, in order to give them at least 30 minutes to make their remarks.
h.       President Burwell indicated that he is researching our plans to do Christmas caroling again this year (on December 14) at an area nursing care residence.  Also, Cynthia Kerchner wants to host the Christmas party but, given her recuperation, we may have to move this to another location.  More about this later.
i.        Greg Anderson indicated that the Library is conducting a survey to determine community needs for the new Community Center & Library.  Mike Snyder will send each of you a link to an electronic survey that should take only five minutes to complete.  Please complete this electronic survey by early next week so that Mr. Anderson can bring the results of this survey to our meeting on Wednesday, November 9.  At this time Mr. Anderson will also discuss the Rotary Club’s future involvement in helping to make this capital project a reality.

j.   President Burwell indicated that the consensus of the Executive Board is to increase the luncheon payment to Paradise Church from $7.00 to $9.00, effective immediately.

k.  Jared Shive asked for Rotary Club endorsement of a grant by Stark Parks for a “brownfield” cleanup project.  The consensus of the group is to submit a letter of endorsement for this worthy project.

l.    Greg Anderson indicated that we should schedule one more trash pickup on our Adopt a Trail section before the snow flies.

m.  President Burwell indicated that the Foundation Dinner is this Saturday and neither Jim Edwards nor Greg Anderson can attend. 

MOTION by Jim Edwards/SECONDED by Denny Valentine to pay $25.00 for two other members to attend this dinner.

Motion carried by unanimous vote.
8.        Induction of new member – Chuck McLaughlin – Greg Anderson introduced Mr. McLaughlin and gave him an official welcome to the Louisville Rotary Club.  Mr. Anderson mentioned the Rotary motto:  “Service Above Self” as well as the importance of the Four Way Test to our membership:     
         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?
At this point Mr. Anderson, by the power vested in him by Rotary Club International, welcomed Chuck McLaughlin to the Louisville Rotary Club, District 6650..  He then presented Mr. McLaughlin with his very own Rotary Club pin and enthusiastic applause followed.  Mr. McLaughlin then gave a brief presentation of how he came to be here at this time.  He was raised in Louisville but moved away for about 20 years:  from Elkhart, Indiana (RV industry) to California, to Florida (where he had his own RV shop) and then in 2008 back to his hometown where he “really appreciated growing up…”  Mr. McLaughlin is now our 44th member in the Louisville Rotary Club.


Upcoming Club Meetings:

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


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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



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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


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, October 12, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

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


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, October 5, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

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


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, September 28, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 27 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 Eva Roshong.
4.        Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in “America”
5.        Visitors – Joel Dunbar, Dale Minor
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported the latest issue of the Rotarian is out.  They feature a smartphone app that allows you to find local Rotary clubs (Rotary Club Locator).  The issue also mentions that children who eat with their parents at least 3 times a week are 12% less likely to be overweight and 20% less likely to eat junk food.
7.        Updates
a.        Ken Smith reported 200 new flags will be coming in.  100 flags have been retired.  Once the flags are in, we will need evening help to assemble them.
b.        Ted Burwell reminded us that next meeting is our business meeting.  Committee chairs are to meet at 11:30 and bring their notebook.
c.        Denny Valentine reported this Saturday is the Swiss Festival in Sugarcreek, Ohio. All the foreign exchange students will be in the afternoon parade.
d.        Mike Snyder mentioned that the Treasurer position for Friends of the Library is open. If interested, contact Mike.
8.        Program – Ted Street
a.        Ted began by introducing his guest, Dale Minor (class of ’64). Dale played with Jim Edwards in the infamous water game in Minerva.  Dale’s family is very athletic, especially at baseball.
b.        Ted was approached by Jay Barton to tentatively organize a Rotary Club outing.  His tentative itinerary is attached and is a three-day, two-night trip to New York City.  The schedule can change based on what we would like to see; it is complied from other adult tours to NYC.
c.        Additional options include a Yankees game, the UN building, Radio City Music Hall, Hudson River cruise, etc.  The Rotary Club of Manhattan has invited us to their Monday meeting; however, lunch costs $60 per person.
d.        The cost per person based on double occupancy would be approximately $425-$450 based on the current schedule and a minimum of 40 paid attendees.  This includes tours and orchestra seating at a Broadway show. A non-refundable deposit will be required in order to book the show and hotel accommodations.  The rest will be due before the trip.  There are no obligations or expectations to have this trip or for any individual to participate.
e.        Ted recommends either December or June for the trip.  In December we will see the City decorated for Christmas and in June it is usually nice weather.  The bus will always be around, so there is minimal walking.  The bus can hold 50-52 people.  Specific dates and tentative numbers to commit have been tabled to our next business meeting.
f.        Interesting facts: New York City got its nickname “the Big Apple” because of the large jazz scene in Harlem.  Musicians figured if they could get a piece of that “apple” then they “made it.”  NYC also has 25,000 cabs.  Aaron Burr is buried at Trinity Church. Battery Park has a portion of the World Trade Center on display.
g.        One of Ted’s funniest moments on a tour is when they went to a Broadway show but realized they didn’t have their tickets with them.  They were not allowed to enter until the theater realized it had a block of 80 empty seats after everyone else had been seated.


Upcoming Club Meetings:
October 5        Business meeting
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)

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


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, September 21, 2011
http://louisvillerotary.com/
Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

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 “Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder”
5.        Visitors – Jim Gress, Lori Boron (Perry Township Rotarian)
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Wendy Jackson reported that the Rotary Club of NYC recently had a 9/11 tribute luncheon to honor victims and first responders.  They read letters of support and condolences from Rotarians worldwide.  After the attacks, the club raised 1.4 million and was featured in the Rotarian Magazine.  Back issues of the Rotarian are on Google Books.  Our Club has been featured a handful of times: August 1934- District Governor’s tour, May 1948- Bernie Schrader’s Rio or Bust, January 1950- Cy Jackson replaced Bernie Schrader as the youngest Rotarian (age 31), and December 1962- a car sales joke.  The joke goes as follows: “Just tell me one good reason why you can’t buy a new car,” said the persistent auto salesman.  “Well, I’ll tell you,” replied the farmer. “I’m still paying installments on the car I swapped for the car I traded in as part payment on the car I own now.”
7.        Updates
a.        Ken Smith met a lady playing bridge while on vacation– she said her husband puts up flags in DC for Rotary and they charge $50 a year.  Two flag routes still need flags removed.
b.        Cynthia Kerchner’s new store on Main St is officially open.  She is also having hip replacement surgery today and we all wish her luck!
c.        Tuesday, September 27th, the Louisville Public Library will be having a book talk on “The Disappearing Man,” which is about a slave who mailed himself north.
d.        The Library has a position open on its Board of Trustees.  It is a 7-year term.  All interested parties should write a letter of inquiry to Mike Snyder by October 13th.  Also, volunteers are needed October 28th & 29th for the Friends of the Library used book sale.  It will be held at the storage units behind the Post Office on Frana Clara.
e.        Our foreign exchange banner has been updated with many new banners.
f.        On December 3, 2011, the Louisville YMCA will hold its annual Snowflake Benefit Auction at the Walsh University Barrette Center.  Doors open at 5pm with dinner at 6:30 pm.  Proceeds will benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.  Greg Anderson challenged the Club to fill at least one table of eight.  To make a Donation for live or silent auction, please contact Greg.
g.        Greg Anderson is running for the Louisville Board of Education.  
h.        The Club made $105 in pop sales from the Constitution Day Parade.  There is high growth potential next year.
8.        Program – Bill Wood
a.        Bill was a private pilot first.  At pilot school, his first plane was a T-37 or a “tweet.”  It went 100 mph at take off & landing, and his fastest speed in the plane was around 300 mph.  There was no pressurization or heating equipment in the plane as it was used for learning the basics, formations, and acrobatics.  They had to purposely put the aircraft into a spin so they could learn how to recover.  If the spin was downhill, pilots would have to eject at 10,000 feet.
b.        Bill’s next plane was a Talon or “white rocket.” It could fly up to 50,000 feet and achieved Mach 1.2.  Mach 1.0 is considered the speed of sound and varies.  On the ground, it’s about 750-800 mph.  The first time Bill flew at supersonic speeds he was second in formation and could see the shock wave coming off of the first plane.
c.        Bill then flew the C-141 Starlifter, which is a large cargo plane.  Its take off and landing speed was 135 mph, but if the flaps didn’t go down, landing could be at 175 mph.  Bill flew out of New Jersey and made several trips to Vietnam and Antarctica, along with many other destinations. In Antartica, Bill had to land on ice that was only 30 feet deep, compared to the 300 feet of water below that.  C-141s are no longer used today.
d.        After flying cargo, Bill flew a DC-9-32F, which was much nicer inside and specialized in medical evacuation.  The plane flew with 2 nurses, 3 medical technicians, a crew chief, and 2 co-pilots. He flew out of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and made several trips throughout the continent.  He then flew out of Germany.  He flew Chancellor of Germany Helmut Schmidt in and out of Berlin several times.  Only British, French, Russian, and American planes could fly through the Berlin corridors.  
e.        Bill was stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam.  On his first night, he was staying on the 2nd floor of a freezing fiberglass building when there was a rocket attack.  Orders were to get under the bed, but it was so cold that Bill got in his pilot’s suit before getting under the bed.   While in Vietnam, Bill flew an OV 10 Bronco.  It carried extra fuel and had a take off and landing speed of 110 mph.
f.        The rainy season in Vietnam runs from December 1st to after the New Year.  Rain is non-stop, thus inhibiting flights.  This did not stop Bill from flying a cargo mission to deliver frozen turkeys to a base a little further south for their Christmas dinner.
g.        Pilots typically took with them bags of charts, binoculars, and helmets and wore a vest with their parachute, ejection gear, radio, water, food, and a pistol.
h.        During air strikes, Bill would have to communicate between the Army ground crew and the fighter pilots.  The fighter pilots did not have radios that would communicate with the ground crew.
i.        Bill was in Vietnam when the fighting stopped.  After he retired, he flew the private jet for the Timkens.  Henry and Louise Timken owned the first private plane in the country, so the current Timkens are familiar with aircrafts.  The first plane was a Saberliner, but it was traded in for a bigger Hawker 800.  All of the Timkens and upper management were extremely professional and very prompt.  In 15 years, there were only a few trips that were last minute or varied from schedule.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
September 28        Ted Street
October 5        Business meeting
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

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


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No meeting was held Sept 14, 2011
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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Reminder:  No meeting next Wednesday, September 14!

 

See minutes way below!

 

For your convenience here is the list of activities for Constitution Week, 2011, courtesy of “The Herald.”

Constitution Week 2011

“Sept. 11th, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack that forever changed the first decade of this century is the kick-off day for our Constitution Week!”

The theme for this year's celebration is God Bless the USA. Here's the schedule of events to attend for Constitution Week 2011:

Sept. 11: Community Choir Concert, Louisville Middle School, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12: Prayer Breakfast 8 a.m. (by donation), Christ United Methodist Church.

            Lanse Leach will be the featured speaker at this annual event.

Sept. 12: Community Banquet and Rotary Citizen of the Year Awards $15 per person, 7 p.m., Paradise United Church of Christ.

            Purchase tickets at Rae’s Jewelers ASAP!!!

            Come join us at the Rotary table that evening!

Sept. 13: Style Show/Prince and Princess Pageant, 7 p.m., Louisville Middle School, $7 person.

Sept. 13: Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society Free Program on Constitution History at 7 p.m., Louisville First Assembly of God.

Sept. 14: Queen's Pageant, 7 p.m. $8 general seating, $10 reserved seating, Louisville Middle School.

We wish the best to Miss Jessica Gray, our sponsored Princess candidate!

Sept. 16: Commemoration/Naturalization of New Citizens, 12 Noon, Louisville Middle School. 

Sept. 17: Music in Motion High School Band Competition at Louisville Stadium.

Sept. 18: Parade at 2 p.m.

Visit www.louisvilleconstitution.org for more information.


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 singing “Happy Birthday to You” to several August & September birthday friends!
5.        Visitors – No visitors today.
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: No report for today’s meeting.
7.        Committee Updates
Flag Project - Ken Smith:  No report for today’s meeting.
Four Way Speech Contest - Greg Parrish:  School just started.  More information later.  And congratulations to Mr. Parrish for his induction into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame!  According to the “Repository” - After starting the Louisville boys and girls tennis programs, the 1967 Louisville grad coached both teams for 31 years. Parrish had an overall record of 808-258, which ranked third all-time in the state of Ohio, and won 18 league titles between the Federal League and NBC. He also coached 16 state qualifiers. His girls team won 68 straight matches between 1981-84. Parrish also was inducted into the Ohio High School Tennis Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in 2008.”
Future Planning and LT Projects - Greg Anderson:  No report for today’s meeting.
Health & Hunger -Eva Roshong:  Eva Roshong passed around a thank-you letter from Meals on Wheels regarding our recent donation to their fund-raiser.  She also indicated that Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with home delivery of food.
International/GSE/Exchange - Betty & Ron Derry:  Host families will be needed for our visitors from Japan in 2012.
Literacy - Mike Snyder:  The early childhood literacy packets are now being distributed to area parents of newborns at both Mercy and Alliance Area Hospitals.  Also, Mike Snyder may ask for volunteers to help move boxes of books for a future Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Membership - Chris & Lance Leach:  Copies of the “Rotary Areas of Focus Guide” have been ordered and will be given to new members.  This document provides information on the areas of Rotary International and will be helpful for new members.
Water - David Yeagley:  President Burwell reported that Greg Anderson is investigating a possible cooperative project to establish a water treatment facility in a developing nation where clean water is a precious commodity.
Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight:  No report for today’s meeting.
Rose Day – Wendy Jackson:  No report for today’s meeting.

Exchange Student – Denny Valentine:  Today is the first day of school for Julia Esteves da Silva, our Rotary Club Exchange Student.  She will attend a future meeting to address the entire club.  She is residing at the home of Don and Kris Marshall but will be moving to another home in the near future.  We need to have host families again for next year so please pass the word around.
a.  Report from the Business Meeting:  There was a discussion on the previous policy on donations for those Rotarians who have passed away (confirmed by several members).  Mr. Barton indicated that, because of the requirements of 501 c 3, non-profits cannot make donations that benefit individuals.   He affirmed that “passing the hat” on these occasions (death of Rotarians) is really the only acceptable action we can take.  The revised policy will be as follows:  “Upon the event of a Rotarian’s or a Rotarian’s family member’s major illness, accident, or death, a collection will be taken at the next Rotary meeting.  A vote of the membership present at that meeting will determine how the collected monies will be spent (i.e., flowers, donation to a specified charity, etc.).”
b.  Wilgus donation: Eva Roshong rescinded her previous motion to make a donation in memory of Dominick Wilgus who recently passed away in a tragic car accident.

c.  Citizen of the Year – It was reported that there are two nominations of the Rotary Citizen of the Year award.  Please notify Greg Anderson if you would like to nominate someone… Immediately!!!

d.  President Burwell indicated that Cheryle Casar has asked the Rotary Club to provide a garden salad and dressing for 80 persons on Thursday, October 6.  There was some favorable comments relative to this request and Eva Roshong will contact Ms. Casar for more information. 
e.   The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will be presenting “10 things you need to know about the U.S. Constitution” on Tuesday, Sept 13, 7pm at the First Assembly of God Church.  The Town and Country Garden Club of Louisville will have a tree dedication and plaque unveiling at Constitution Park Sunday Sept 11 at 2pm to remember 9-11.
f.   Chuck McGlaughlin has indicated that we plans to join Rotary in the near future.

The Constitution Parade (Sunday 9/18, 2pm).
Upcoming Club Meetings:
September 14        Cancelled – attend Community Banquet, Monday 9/12 6:30 pm at PUCC
September 21        Bill Wood
October 5        Business meeting
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)

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
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 Acting Interim Secretary Mike Snyder.


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Action Items:        1. Flags – 8/31 or 9/1.  
2. 7:30 AM Flag Barn – help move remaining flags due to parking lot black topping.

1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 27 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 – Julia Esteves (exchange student), Hannah Roshong, Derek Harlan
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach presented from the latest issue of the Rotarian.  In 2008, 22$ of the world’s population had no access to electricity.  In rural South Asia, 51.6% of the population has no electricity.  Rotary clubs out of Bhartia Gram and Polson, MT have distributed 500 LED lanterns that are charged by solar panels.  The clubs funded the project with help from a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant.
7.        Updates
a.        The flag barn parking lot will be paved tomorrow.  Please either pick them up today or show up at 7:30 am to help move the flags.
b.        The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will be presenting “10 things you need to know about the U.S. Constitution” on Tuesday, Sept 13, 7pm at the First Assembly of God Church.  The Town and Country Garden Club of Louisville will have a tree dedication and plaque unveiling at Constitution Park Sunday Sept 11 at 2pm to remember 9-11.
c.        Any nominations for Citizen of the Year should be emailed to Greg Anderson.  More discussion will occur at the next business meeting.
d.        Wilgus donation: Previous motion was made to donate to a scholarship in Wilgus’ name.  Chris Leach motioned to table to our business meeting. Eva Roshong seconded. All approved.  Pro arguments include that we exist for service.  Con arguments are setting a precedent and previous Rotary policy to act only if the individual was associated by some connection to Rotary.
e.        Denny Valentine motioned we cancel our September 14th meeting and instead attend the Community Banquet – Monday Sept 12 at 6:30 pm, Paradise United Church of Christ. Mike Snyder seconded. All approved.
f.        The Constitution Parade (Sunday 9/18, 2pm) and Constitution Week (9/11 – 9/18) will be discussed at our next business meeting.
g.      Greg Anderson inducted Bill Woods into Rotary. The foundation of Rotary is membership.  By joining the Louisville Rotary Club, you also join Rotary International and are welcome to any Rotary Club around the world.  Rotary focuses on service above self, and this is achieved as a club by attending club meetings regularly and sharing your talents and strengths with the Club.  Bill was given a Rotary pin and a copy of the 4-way test with the advice to continue to use the 4-way test as a way to live life.  Welcome Bill!
8.        Program – Barry Gray, financial advisor for Edward Jones
a.        The market is like the world’s biggest roller coaster, but it is still the best vehicle to achieve goals.  Due to this volatility, there are no experts in the financial industry.  Barry’s biggest concern is making decisions based on emotion and not on objectivity and reason.
b.        There are four big impacts on the market and the economy: the media, the debt ceiling, the European debt crisis, and the recent S&P downgrade of the US credit rating.
c.        The media used to be a medium for information, but currently it interjects hype and drama into society: if it bleeds, it leads.  The market soars and plunges instead of rises and falls, and only market declines make headlines.  Its goal is to captivate and not to provide information.  However, do not let it shake your confidence.
d.        Many individuals are concerned about the size of US debt.  However, the US has always had debt and provided it is managed properly, debt can be a good thing.  The main difference between personal debt and governmental debt is that the government does not age or retire; it continues to make money forever.  Also, deficit is not the same as debt.  Debt is the accumulation of deficits and spans over many years, leaders, and party control.
e.        The European debt crisis affects the US.  Seventeen of the 27 European countries use the Euro (Euro Zone).  The past recession has led to budget deficits and countries like Greece, Ireland, and Portugal are having a hard time finding investors.  In May 2010, the European Commission and IMF established a temporary to stabilize the Euro. It is okay to invest internationally as we all rely on each other.
f.        The recent downgrade does not mean the US will default on its loans.  We still have a good credit rating and the S&P is only one opinion of appraisal.  Barry thinks that the downgrade is more of a signal to the government to get it together and develop a plan for the future.
g.        Barry’s three investment principles are faith in what you do, discipline to stay the course, and patience to let it work. Investments are like a ship on the ocean.  Sometimes when the waves are flat, you can make up speed.  When a storm approaches, big waves slow progress down.  If you run to a safe harbor, you could end up making things worse.  But, if the ship is built well it will weather the storm.  You can’t eliminate risk, but to reduce risk you must balance and diversify.
h.        It is also important to make contributions and adjustments to your portfolio.  Life happens and therefore adjustments need to happen.  

Upcoming Club Meetings:
September 7        Business meeting (11:30 for Board Members)
September 14        Cancelled – attend Community Banquet, Monday 9/12 6:30 pm at PUCC
September 21        Bill Wood
October 5        Business meeting
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)

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
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


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Action Items:        1. Flags – 8/31 or 9/1.  
2. 6pm Wednesday August 24 – Arrive at Stadium to put up flags (bring screwdriver)

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.        Visitors – Chuck McLaughlin
4.        Updates
a.        Eva Roshong motioned to donate a $35 flower arrangement to the family of Dominick Wilgus, 16, who was recently killed in an automobile crash.  Mark Sigler seconded. Robert Hallier proposed donating to a scholarship fund in Dominick’s name.  Motion is tabled until our next meeting.
b.        Denny Valentine announced our exchange student arrived late last night and is most likely sleeping.
5.        Program – Walk the Trail
a.  After a group photo by Denny Valentine, Jared Shive divided members into teams to clean different sections of the trail.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
August 31        Barry Gray, The Financial Crisis
September 7        Business Meeting

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
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 – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
Treasurer – Jay Barton
Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel
Donations - Cheryle Casar
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


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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Action Items:        1. Flags – 8/31 or 9/1.  
2. Drop off pop, candy, snacks at Al Gress’ house or Metzger’s Parking Lot before 9 am Saturday, August 20th.

Volunteer Items:        Collect Box Tops for Education and give to Chris Leach. They will be given to Kathy Guidone and will help fund Louisville Art Programs.

1.        Gathering– Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 22 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 – The group sang “Happy Birthday” to Chris Leach, who turned 50 yesterday.
5.        Visitors – Kathy Guidone (speaker and sister of Chris Leach)
6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Chris Leach told a story of a little girl in Seattle, WA.  At age 5, she donated her hair to Locks for Love.  At age 9, she asked that instead of birthday gifts, donations be made to a clean water charity so other children could have clean water and live past age 5.  She did not meet her goal of $300, so she asked again for her 10th birthday.  Unfortunately, she was killed in a 12-car pile up before she turned 10.  Over 1M dollars have been given in her honor.  Also, Chris told us about a Japanese Rotarian scholar and a German scholar collaborating to translate fairy tale books.  It illustrates another way both art and Rotary bridge culture gaps.
7.        Updates
a.        Jim Edwards – We have 10,000 printed flag applications.  We are currently at 988 paying customers and our flag routes are covered.  Now is the time to start selling so we can accomplish our goal of 2000 flags.  David Yeagley and Ken Smith will be calling in the next week or two to confirm pick up times.  Flags will be put out either Wednesday, August 31st or Thursday, September 1st.
b.        Our new exchange student arrives Tuesday, August 23rd at 11pm.
c.        Pop Sales & Rock the Park/Community Festival:  Al Gress will set up and tear down our pop golf cart, lent to us by Ted Street.  We need volunteers to work 2-hour shifts and drive around in the cart.  Also, we need pop, candy, and snacks to sell.  These can either be dropped off at Al’s house by his garage or brought to the Metzger’s Parking Lot before 9am this Saturday.  Cynthia Kerchner motioned we donate the proceeds from our pop sales up to $300 to the Constitution Committee to use as they see fit. Robert Hallier seconded. All agreed.
d.        Next week is our Walk the Trail meeting.  Please show up at 11:30-11:45 to eat at the church before cleaning the trail.

8.        Program – Kathy Guidone
a.        Kathy Guidone is sisters with Chris Leach and has taught for 14 years.  She currently teaches at Louisville Middle School and is an adjunct Art professor at Walsh University.  She is a true artist and has received many honors, awards, grants, and certifications.  
b.        Originally a fashion designer and seamstress, she started volunteering at Louisville Elementary School when she discovered they did not have an art program.  The teachers at LES encouraged her to become certified so she could get paid.  She did and taught at LES before getting moved up to Louisville Middle School.
c.         She used to teach every student at LMS, but now band, tutored, and special needs students do not receive art.  Parents started a Facebook movement when the school got rid of 6th & 8th grade art.  They are now back in limited capacity.  In addition to class, she also invited students to her house three times a week for three to four hours.  This open studio time is at no cost to the kids and attendance has gone from 5 students to 30 students last year.  Due to the increase in students, they now meet in the Juillard Center thanks to Rod Meadows.
d.        Power of art example: one biker/skater boy was very introverted and repeated the 7th grade.  At the end of his first 7th grade year, his artistic talent started to show.  Encouraged, he excelled in his 2nd year and has gone from wearing Lil’ Wayne shirts to shirt and tie.  He is currently at a school for the emotionally troubled, but still occasionally comes to the Juillard Center for open studio.
e.        The Louisville Arts Council works hard to infuse art into Louisville.  The LAC and her students have completed numerous projects including collaborating with Canton City students, creating 9 foot proportional structures, competing in Battle of the Brush, holding Artist Lectures, and making Frank Lloyd Wright style lamps, Constitution Day floats, Christmas mannequins, and Scarecrows.
f.        The Juillard Center is being remodeled and will be open to rent.
g.        She and Kevin Anderson (leopard sculpture at the stadium) are working on a project to remember September 11th and it will be on display at First Friday this September.
h.        She is very passionate about art and her students.  She has received suicide calls from her students, which helps reaffirm her belief that art is an outlet to students.  She puts a lot of her own money into LAC and the LMS art program.  To help fund these programs, she collects both box tops for education and Campbell soup labels.  Anyone wishing to contribute can collect these and give to Chris Leach.

Upcoming Club Meetings:
August 24        Adopt-a-Trail walk & clean-up – show up at 11:30-11:45 at PUCC
August 31        Barry Gray, The Financial Crisis

Flags:
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                 Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                 9/19-9/20
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 – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
Treasurer – Jay Barton
Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel
Donations - Cheryle Casar
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

Please note the new email address: wjackson@h-pproducts.com


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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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1.        Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by

President Burwell with 22 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 the group in singing “For He’s

a Jolly Good Fellow,” followed by a revised Rotary version, “For He’s a

Paul Harris Fellow.”

5.        Visitors – Bill Wood, George Hays (District Governor & Speaker)

6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach informed us of two

Rotary articles in the Cleveland Daily Banner from Cleveland, TN.  One

article was about their local Rotary Club trying to end polio.  The other

was about a water campaign to build 5 wells in South Africa.  These wells

would provide 1000 children with clean water daily.

7.        Updates

   The Club needs to decide about Pop Sales on August 20th.  Ted will find

   out more information.

   Ron Derry clarified – The church part of the funding for Rock the Park

   is complete.  However, to hold the event a bigger stage was needed and

   the Festival Committee still needs money for this. Ken Smith motioned we

   donated $500. Eva Roshong seconded.  Jim Edwards moved to table to next

   meeting. David Yeagley seconded.  All approved.

 

8.        Program – George W. S. Hays, District Governor

   Louisville Rotary Club was chartered September 28, 1925.  Service is the

   basis of Rotary with additional emphasis on fellowship, diversity,

   integrity, and leadership.

   Public perception of Rotary and Rotarians is very high. It will remain

   this way in so long as we stay close to the 4-way test and follow this

   year’s theme, reach within to embrace humanity.

   In November 2001, a car hit George on his way back from a Rotary

   meeting.  He was sent via helicopter to Cleveland Clinic where he

   underwent 5 hours of brain surgery.  Rotarians were there every step of

   the way. After this event, he had survivor’s guilt and felt a newfound

   obligation to service and Rotary.

   Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee’s emphasis for 2011-2012

   is on family, continuity, and change.  Ghandi states, “You must be the

   change you wish to see in the world.”

   Polio and Rotary Foundation: Ending polio has been a Rotarian effort.

   Bill Gates and many others have recognized our impact and it has been

   noted that Rotarians can have an amazing impact.  However, to make

   change happen we need both money and members.  Money alone does little

   and individual service doesn’t do much without money; however, together

   great things can be done for civilization.  The Rotary Foundation is

   ranked as the 3rd charity due to our ability to do a lot with our money.

   To date in 2011, there has only been one case of polio in India and only

   274 in the world.  We are very close to our goals. In terms of

   membership, from 2003-2011 we had a net gain of 226 members, despite

   1.1M new members.  90% of all Rotarians have never proposed a member.

   The District focus is clean water and literacy.  George would like to

   see our club partner with other local clubs and also form long-term

   relationships with clubs elsewhere in the world.  He suggested trying to

   find younger members through RYLA and other Rotary youth programs.

   George is also giving REACHH awards to clubs that exemplify membership,

   projects, foundation contributions, and leadership support.

   The District Conference is April 20-21, 2012 at Glenmoor Country Club.

   There will be a day-care on-site and many family-friendly activities.

   The Leadership Camp will be held in East Canton.

   Rotary International is launching a PR effort to promote our image.

   More information on local grants will be announced in the next District

   newsletter.  George had a suggestion of wearing a Rotary pin every day

   or putting a sign up at work.

   George can be reached at: PO Box 1313 / Salem, OH 44460-8313,

   330-206-0822, or haysgws@oplin.org

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

August 17            Kathy Guidone, Juillard Art Center program

August 24            Adopt-a-Trail walk & clean-up

August 31            Barry Gray, The Financial Crisis

 

Flag Dates:

 

Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527

Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770

Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule            Post                       Pick up

Labor Day                            8/31-9/1                               9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                     11/8-11/9            11/13-11/14

 

Rotary Personnel:

 

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future 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 – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

Treasurer – Jay Barton

Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel

Donations - Cheryle Casar

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

 

Please note my new email address: wjackson@h-pproducts.com


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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Action Items:                 Wednesday August 31, Thursday, September 1st:         Post flags

1.        Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 18 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 Ted Burwell.
4.        Visitors – Al Gotch, Jennifer Gress
5.        Rotary Minute – Eva Roshong tested our Rotary memory – Paul Harris founded Rotary International in 1905 and our Club was started in 1925.  Al Gress recounted a recent experience where he was asked to man the polls in Canton (O’Jays/Crystal Park area).  This tested both his stereotypes of the area and their stereotypes of Louisville.
6.        Updates and Discussion Items
a.        Adopt-a-Trail: Don Israel motioned we conduct our first clean up during our regular meeting on August 24th. David Yeagley seconded. All approved.  Please meet at the church at 11:45 for a quick lunch before we divide and conquer our trail.
b.        Rock the Park: David Yeagley motioned we donate $1000 to Rock the Park. Ken Smith seconded. Motion did not pass.  Tabled discussion to donate to the Community Festival at Metzger Park that weekend (August 19, 20, and 21).
c.        District Governor nominations: If there is anyone from our Club that you would like to nominate for District Governor, please contact Ted Burwell. More information on the position can be found here: http://www.rotary.org/en/Members/RunningADistrict/Pages/ridefault.aspx
d.        High School Yearbook: Ken Smith motioned that we renew our two-block ad for $75. Jim Edwards seconded. Motion and discussion is tabled – Club would like to see the ad to determine if possible additions or expansions are needed.
7. Business & Committee Updates -
a.        Future Planning / Capital Projects – n/a
b.        Literacy – Mike Snyder – Alliance Community Hospital is almost on board to hand out literacy flyers.  The Library’s Summer Reading Program was very successful with record turn out.
c.        Membership – n/a
d.        Flag Project – Ken Smith – Vincent Burwell will begin weatherproofing flags Friday and Saturday 8 am – 2pm.  Rotarians are encouraged to stop by the barn and help/hang out during this process (it counts as additional man-hours for Vincent). David Yeagley will begin helping Ken Smith with organizing flag routes.  Next post date is Wednesday, August 31st or Thursday, September 1st.  If flags are weathered/torn/seen-better-days please set them aside in the barn.
e.        Water – David Yeagley – David will be determining the scope of the committee’s mission in the next few weeks.
f.        Health and Hunger – Eva Roshong – Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers, especially drivers. On Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 there is a fundraiser to benefit the Louisville Meal Center at AlterCare in Louisville.  Please contact louisvillemealcenter@neo.rr.com for more information. Discussion is tabled on packages for patriots.
g.        GSE –Betty Derry – Nothing available at this time.
h.        International Exchange – Denny Valentine – Denny is working on coordinating paperwork with our new exchange student.
i.        Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight – Nothing available at this time.
j.        Rose Day – Wendy Jackson – Nothing available at this time.
k.        Four Way Speech Contest – n/a

Upcoming Club Meetings:

August 10 – District Governor, George Hays
August 17 – Kathy Guidone & the Julliard Art Center
August 24 – Eat & Run – Trail clean-up

Flag Dates:
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                Pick up
Labor Day                8/31-9/1                9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       

Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali
Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year

President – Ted Burwell
Past President – Kathy Fausnight
President Elect – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
Treasurer – Jay Barton
Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel
Donations - Cheryle Casar
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

Please note the new email address: wjackson@h-pproducts.com.

Wendy Jackson
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512 West Gorgas St. Louisville, Ohio 44641
(330) 875.5556 x 2221

 www.h-pproducts.com


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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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1.       Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 19 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 the Air Force Song.

 

5.       Visitors – Tim Pester

 

6.       Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach reminded us to check out the latest issue of the Rotarian. It features an article about the 2000 stamps that have honored Rotary.  Also, it provides these facts: 15% of the adult US population plan to cheat on their income taxes, 1.3M newborns died because of a midwife shortage, 10% of UK adults take medicine to help them sleep.

 

7.       Updates

a.       The Club received thank you notes from Celine Hallier and Meals on Wheels.

b.       Ken Smith made an amended, amended, amended motion to renew our Touchdown Club Program Ad and donate one flag service to their auction.  Barry Gray seconded.  All approved.

c.        Both the Atwood Area Fall Festival and Algonquin Mills Fall Festival are coming up. Flyers are available.

d.       Minutes correction – the July 20th minutes indicated Molly Stark was appraised at 10M; however, that was the value for the repairs.

 

8.       Business Meeting items

a.       Louisville Cruise In & Swap Meet – should we continue to do pop sales?  Last year we made approximately $250. 

b.       Adopt-a-Trail – We need to decide on our first clean-up date in August.  Stark Parks will audit our work and the City will remove the trash if provided 1-2 weeks notice.

c.        LHS Yearbook ad – should we renew?

 

9.       Program – Ron Derry, “A Rotary Moment in Time”

a.       This program, like many obligations, was at Betty’s encouragement. It was engendered through research with the Louisville/Nimishillen Historical Society.  The Historical Society was created in 2009 while trying to find information for the Bicentennial program.  They currently meet once a month and average 30 attendees.

b.       The Louisville Library had a VHS tape, Rotary Programs, and newspaper articles from the early 1950s. Ron showed one clip from an old Rotary meeting.  Members recognized Clarence Palmer, Don Loutamy, Lewis Emerson, Herm Lair (Jerry Dunbar’s uncle), and John Jackson (Wendy Jackson’s great uncle) (I apologize for any misspelling of names).  The meeting contained all professional middle-aged men.

c.        The second clip showed a Rotary Minstrel show.  Members recognized Paul Clapper and Tom Hannon.  The father of minstrel programs is Thomas Dartmouth Rice, who copied a crippled black slave. This act gained notoriety and in the late 1830s, a show was born.  This is considered the first form of American theater that was born entirely in America. These professional and amateur performances were popular through the end of the Civil War.

d.       Christy’s Minstrels were popular in the 1850s and songwriter Stephen Foster wrote many songs.  In the 1960s, Foster’s music was criticized as being racist, but Foster was an abolitionist who wanted to invoke thought and nostalgia.  Minstrel shows were intended to be forms of entertainment and not malicious portrayal of African-Americans.  Any negative perceptions held as true were most likely naiveté of the individual due to lack of interaction. The comedy portions of the shows were the most popular, with several jokes and one liners still being used today.

e.        The Louisville Rotary Club put on several minstrel shows as fundraisers from 1927 through possibly 1958.  In 1927, the program mimicked minstrel programs.  In 1948, the show spawned a letter to the editor of the Herald complaining of the smutty jokes from the Rotary’s show.  Bernard Schrader replied for Rotary.  In 1955, the Club announced it made $700 to $1600 of profit from 1949-1955 shows (This is roughly $5800 to $13300 in 2010 dollars). The 1958 program is the last saved program

f.        In 1957, Russell Strausser of Louisville became Rotary’s District Governor. 

g.        Ron displayed the 50th anniversary ad in the Herald (1975). The ad and accompany article went through Rotary history, although much history had already been lost.

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

August 3                Business Meeting

August 10              George Hays, District Governor

August 17              Kathy Guidone, Julliard Art Center

 

Flag Dates:

Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527

Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770

Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule                Post                        Pick up

Labor Day                            9/1-9/2                   9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                       11/8-11/9              11/13-11/14

       

Rotary Personnel

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future 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 – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

Treasurer – Jay Barton

Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel

Donations - Cheryle Casar

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

 


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Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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1.        Gathering and ordering lunch – 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 – Jim Edwards led us in a rousing rendition of our National Anthem.

5.        Visitors – Joel Dunbar, Todd Clark (speaker)

6.        Rotary minute/News of the Day: Lanse Leach spoke about a 1949 speech by Angus Mitchell, who noted the youth was much more free and powerful than their predecessors.  Ted Burwell added that there are 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries.  Rotary challenges us to look within our self to serve, but we are also part of a global organization.  We must balance local and global community.

7.        Updates
a.        Greg Anderson reported that Rotary signs have been purchased for our Adopt-a-Trail and will be up within 1-2 weeks.  He has been negotiating the contract, which is valid for 2 years.  Lanse Leach motioned that we move ahead with the contract, including the 4x-year maintenance.  Ken Smith seconded.  All approved.
b.        Greg Anderson brought up contributing to “Rock the Park.”  It is a Christian music festival aimed at local youth and will occur August 21st in Metzger Park.  Attendance is expected to be 2,000.  More discussion will occur at our next business meeting.
c.        The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society will be hosting “Stark County in the Year 1896” by Richard Haldi on Tuesday August 9th at 7pm at the First Assembly of God Church on West Main.

8.        Program – Todd Clark, Stark Parks
a.        Todd Clark has been with Stark Parks for approximately one year.  He was formerly with the National Park Service.
b.        Stark Parks was established February 17, 1967 and had only two parks (Faircrest & Lock 4) totaling 30 acres and a mile of trail.  Currently it oversees 13 parks and 4 lakes totaling 7000+ acres with 70 miles of trails, wildlife rehabilitation, and educational programs.  
c.        Stark Parks is actively increasing the trails in Stark County and has a master “Greenway” plan.  The Nickelplate Trail will eventually extend to Minerva and the Stark County Electrical Railroad path will connect Canton to Alliance, via Louisville.  Many old railroad routes will become walking/biking paths.
d.        In addition to numerous programs, Stark Parks hosts guided one-hour tours and moonlight hikes at Molly Stark.  The next tour will be August 4th.
e.        Molly Stark Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened on August 23, 1929 and cost one million dollars (approx 12.7 M in today’s money).  It was funded largely by public support as the entire world feared tuberculosis (TB, consumption).  
f.        Architect Albert Thayer of New Castle, PA designed Molly Stark with a Spanish revival style and wanted to provide a resort feel to give hope to patients.  Most patients stayed at Molly Stark for two years.  Utilities were buried underground so they did not detract from its appearance. Detailed designs on the outside of the building indicate the building’s purpose – the double cross on a shield shows that it is to fight against TB.
g.        In 1938, 1200 feet of tunnels were added by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
h.        In 1947, the children’s portion of the hospital closed.
i.        In 1952, Charles Firestone designed an addition.  Molly Stark was one of 25 TB hospitals in Ohio and developed many ways to fight TB.  Stark County TB deaths dropped from 153 in 1946 to 41 in 1957.  With the addition, Molly Stark became a hospital and accepted outpatients.
j.        In 1970, the remaining TB patients were moved to JT Nist, which is now Green Acres.  From 1970 to 1995, Molly Stark was used for many different medical outlets.
k.        In 1995, Molly Stark officially closed and remained abandoned for 16 years.  In 2009, Molly Stark became a park.  This kept with its original purpose – healing through fresh air and sunshine.  This transition was funded through a grant, which was funded heavily by the Historical Society and Firefighters.
l.        The fate of the building is undecided.  It was appraised at 10M in 2004.  However, vandals have broken windows and burned records inside the building.  This has created water damage and air movement, resulting in asbestos and lead paint exposure.  It would cost 600-800,000 to remove just the asbestos.
m.        Todd Clark is looking for oral and written stories from patients at Molly Stark.


Upcoming Club Meetings:

July 27                Ron Derry’s program
August 3        Business Meeting
August 10        George Hays, District Governor

Flag Dates:
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

Delivery Schedule        Post                Pick up
Labor Day                9/1-9/2                9/19-9/20
Veterans Day                11/8-11/9        11/13-11/14
       
Rotary Personnel:

District 6650 Governor:
2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali
Future 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 – Eva Roshong
Vice-President - David Yeagley
Secretary – Wendy Jackson
Treasurer – Jay Barton
Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel
Donations - Cheryle Casar
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
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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Action Items:

Thursday July 14th:           6:30 pm – meet at the barn to assemble flags

 

1.       Gathering and ordering lunch – 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 Gary.

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing “The Caissons Go Rolling Along,” which is a former Army song writing in 1907 by Major Edmund Gruber.

 

5.       Visitors – Kathy Boldon, Alan Harold (speaker), Slater Raub

 

6.       Rotary minute/News of the Day: Chris Leach talked about their recent trip to Janesville, WI, where they went to the Rotary Botanical Garden.  Rotary members transformed 15 acres of landfill into a self-sustaining botanical garden and meeting place.

 

7.       Updates

a.       Greg Anderson informed Ted Burwell that the City has approved our proposed Adopt-a-Trail.  We are now waiting on Stark Parks.

b.       Eva Roshong, on the Akron/Canton Connection, challenged Rotary clubs to make care packages for patriots.  Please bring items to send (beef jerky, candy, etc) to patriots for our care package.

c.        There continue to be no credible sightings of the mountain lion.

d.       Chris Leach proposed a Shred Day – Rotarians shred financial and important documents of the community.  She saw this in practice during her travels and it worked well.  This will be discussed next business meeting.

e.        Rotary received thank you notes from both Skyland Pines and area Louisville churches for the Backpack Program.

f.        Cortland Rotary is having a golf tournament/fundraiser on July 27.  If interested, please contact Ted Burwell.

 

8.       Program – Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor

a.       Alan Harold is from Louisville, Ohio.  His undergraduate degree is from Mount Union and his graduate degree in Finance and Real Estate is from the Ohio State University.  He started at Citizens Savings Bank and worked his way up.  He currently does a bit of auditing for Steve Coon in addition to his duties of Stark County Auditor. He is married with two kids, ages 6 and 3.5.

b.       The Stark County Auditor’s office handles 500M dollars in a year.  100 people are on staff and most of their revenue is from the state because Stark County does not have a supplemental sales tax.  Sales tax revenue will go from 57-58M in 2010 to 36-37M in 2012. This will only cover the costs of the court systems.

c.        Alan primarily serves as the fiscal officer for the county.  He and his office pay 2600 employees throughout the county, seal weights and measures (inspected annually), act as a licenser, run the BMV in North Canton, run the county IT department (staff of 20), and assess real estate value.

d.       A full real estate appraisal will be done in 2012.  Overall, Stark County real estate has decreased 5-10%, but some areas will need to offset decreases of 50%+ (areas of Canton). This will cause some real estate taxes to increase, despite decreasing home values.   There is approximately 40M outstanding in real estate taxes.

e.        Alan is planning on making sweeping governmental changes by looking at capital improvements, projects, and strategic planning.  He operates under a common sense approach in that the Auditor has to deliver a service, deliver it well, and deliver it cost efficiently.

f.        After 4 months in office, he has already made vast changes to protect our money.

1.       Property taxes are now cashed within 2 days.  Banks open and process these payments and then the Auditor’s office uploads the data to the web site.

2.       Cashiers start and end the day with the same amount of cash. All excess money goes to the bank.

3.       Random checks are conducted against bank statements.

4.       Daily statements now have back-up documentation.

5.       Forecasts are now made to determine the cash needs of the office.

6.       They have started taking a look at the collection process.

g.        In theory, Senate Bill 5 was passed to offset funding cuts.  For example, in PERS, employees are to contribute 10%.  However, this 10% has been split between employers and employees. Senate Bill 5 takes away the employer obligation, but in practice, employers are now giving their portion as a raise to the employee.  This negates the cost savings potential.

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

July 20   “Remembering Molly Stark” by Todd Clark, Stark Parks (Jared Shive’s guest)

July 27   Ron Derry’s program

 

Flag Dates:

  

Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527

Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770

Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule                Post                        Pick up

Labor Day                            9/1-9/2                   9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                       11/8-11/9              11/13-11/14

        

Rotary Personnel:

 

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future 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 – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

Treasurer – Jay Barton

Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel

Donations - Cheryle Casar

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

 


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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes -Wednesday, July 6, 2011

http://louisvillerotary.com/

Facebook: Louisville Rotary Club

 

Action Items:

Wednesday July 13th:        9:15 – 10:00 am – listen to Eva Roshong on WHBC

                                                                                                6:30 pm – meet at the barn to assemble flags            

 

Volunteer Items:                 Drivers for Meals on Wheels – contact them (or Eva)

                                                Flag routes – contact Ken, Jim, or Ted

 

1.       Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Burwell with 17 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 Gary.

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing Happy Birthday to all July birthdays, including Barry Gary (July 2nd) and Ken Smith (July 15th)

 

5.    Visitors – There were no visitors or guests

             

6.       News and Updates

 

a.       Ted Burwell indicated that this club is on a constant incline and that the President alone cannot take it to another level, but the club as a whole can continually progress.  He also thanked Kathy Fausnight for her hard work as President.

b.        Al Gress reported he has received phone calls regarding the at-large mountain lion and township zoning regulations.  The mountain lion allegedly escaped from an exotic animal farm on Millvale Rd, which runs though Canton Township, the City of Canton, and possibly Nimishillen Township.  This farm is located near the Fairhope Nature Reserve, which is a 70-acre wildlife sanctuary developed by the City of Canton from a FEMA grant. The farm owner claims his mountain lion is accounted for, raising suspicion of a possible romance between the captive mountain lion and the at-large mountain lion.  Township zoning regulation does not address exotic animals since the Department of Agriculture regulates exotic animals and these rules would supercede any township rule.

c.        Jay Barton proposed having Ted Street present about a possible Rotary Road Trip.  Ted will present in August.

d.       Jim Edwards unveiled the Flag Program’s latest marketing plan: any new flag participant can pay a mere $25 and receive 9 postings (or through the end of 2012).  Applications can be printed at louisvillerotary.com.

e.        Jerry Dunbar will work the welcome table at each of our meetings to collect lunch money and welcome visitors.

f.        Pat Richardson informed the club of YMCA Club Med (child care) car wash that was happening today until 2pm.

 

7. Business & Committee Updates -

 

a.       Future Planning / Capital Projects – n/a

b.       Literacy – Mike Snyder – Flyers are still being distributed at Mercy.  He is in the process of contacting Alliance Community Hospital.  Over 100 families attended today’s summer reading program, making it the most successful yet.

c.        Membership – n/a

d.       Flag Project – Ken Smith – Flags should be picked up today or tomorrow.  Please contact him if you have yet to collect flags.  We are meeting next Wednesday at 6:30 pm to assemble more flags.  We are also in need of more drivers.  Jim and Ted are in charge of weatherproofing the new flags and tattered flags will be removed from service through ceremonial burning done by the Boy Scouts.

e.        Water – n/a

f.        Health and Hunger – Eva Roshong – Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers, especially drivers.  It is out of Massillon and takes approximately one hour.  They also completed a $8000 fundraiser at Sluggers and Putters for Stark and Wayne counties.   Eva motioned we donate $250 to Meals on Wheels.  This was seconded by Mike Snyder and passed.  Also, Eva will be on WHBC next Wednesday from 9:15 am – 10 am and will plug the Louisville Rotary on the Akron/Canton connection.

g.        GSE – Ron & Betty Derry – Nothing available at this time.

h.       International Exchange – Denny Valentine – Chris and Don Marshall will host Julia Esteves da Silva from France.  She will arrive in mid-August and attend Louisville High School.  She loves old American movies and playing the classical guitar.

i.         Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight – Kathy is working on donations and is going to contact the high school.

j.         Rose Day – Wendy Jackson – Nothing available at this time.

k.       Four Way Speech Contest – Greg Parrish – n/a

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

July 13   Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

July 20   “Remembering Molly Stark” by Todd Clark, Stark Parks (Jared Shive’s guest)

July 27   Ron Derry’s program

 

Flag Dates:

  

Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527

Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770

Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule                Post                        Pick up

Labor Day                            9/1-9/2                   9/19-9/20

Veterans Day                       11/8-11/9              11/13-11/14

       

 

Rotary Personnel:

 

District 6650 Governor:

2011-2012 George W.S. Hays

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student: Devika Bhansali

Future Rotary Club Exchange Student: Julia Esteves da Silva

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year

 

President – Ted Burwell

Past President – Kathy Fausnight

President Elect – Eva Roshong

Vice-President - David Yeagley

Secretary – Wendy Jackson

Treasurer – Jay Barton

Sergeant of Arms - Don Israel

Donations - Cheryle Casar

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


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June 29 meeting was installation banquet at Skyland Pines
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No Meeting June 22nd
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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2010  

 

Please note:  There will be NO meeting on Wednesday, June 22!

 

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Fausnight with 22 members in attendance.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…
  1. Prayer was led by Ted Burwell.
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led us in a rousing version of “Ro, Ro, Rotary… It’s for you and me!”

5.     Visitors – Eva Roshong introduced her Father, Ernie Esparza, a retired Air Force Master Sargent, from the greater Los Angeles area.

  1. Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Lanse Leach had the following report:  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $4.3 billion to fight such diseases as malaria and pneumonia that take the lives of millions every year.  The Foundation feels that they can get more mileage from vaccination programs in areas of the world where these diseases are rampant thereby living up to its motto of:  “Every life has equal value.”

Jared Shive had the following report:  Every year RI has a theme to rally the troops and to generate excitement about its special programs.  The shortest theme was stated in 1962 with one simple word:  “Act.”  “Act” is what RI did in 1913 when Ohio and Indiana experienced record-setting floods.  In 1913 RI donated $25,000 for the relief of Dayton, Ohio because that town was at the vortex of massive flooding.  A total of 428 persons died as a result of those floods.

  1. Business & Committee Updates -

a.     Backpack Program –

Motion made by Ken Smith & seconded by Lanse Leach to donate $250.00 to the annual “Backpack Program.”

Motion carried by an affirmative vote with all those present voting in the affirmative.

b.    Health & Hunger – Eva Roshong reported that there will be a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels in the near future.  At our meeting on July 6 she will propose a donation of $250.00 for this worthy cause.

c.     June 29 - Induction of Officers/Committees @ Skyland Pines – President Fausnight distributed a signup sheet for this special event.  Please contact President Fausnight in the near future if you are planning to attend.  County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will be our special guest that evening.  Cost for dinner will be:  $23.95 for steak & scrod; $22.07 for chicken and vegetarian.  Please bring exact change or make your checks payable to the Louisville Rotary Club.  Our schedule that night will be as follows:  6:00 Cash Bar, 6:30 Dinner; 7:15 Program.  There will be an award given at this event for meritorious service during the past 12 months.

  1. A tasty lunch was served!
  2. Program – Police Chief Andy Turowski introduced our featured speaker, Dr. P.S. Murthy, the Stark County Coroner and two investigator colleagues:  Rich Walters and Amanda Archer.  Chief Turowkski spoke very highly of the County Coroner and how “absolutely phenomenal” he is in dealing with bereaved families.  The highlights of their presentation were as follows:

a.     Dr. Murthy reported that the City of Louisville is very fortunate to have a talented Police Chief such as Andy Turowski living and working in this community.

b.    Dr. Murthy came to the United States from India in 1959.  He became a Pathologist in 1966 and worked in the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office in 1988.

c.     From 1962 to 2011 Dr. Murthy has conducted about 6,000 autopsies and about 95 of homicides in Stark County.

d.    Dr. Murthy became the Stark County Deputy Coroner in 1993 and was elected to office in 2004 and again in 2008.  There are 86 elected County Coroners in Ohio and, by statute, they must be medical doctors.  Five or six counties have contracts with the County Coroner’s Office to provide autopsy services on a case by case basis.

e.     There are seven staff members who work at the County Coroner’s Office including two investigators who provide Dr. Murthy with information about the deaths under investigation.

f.     Dr. Murthy’s greatest frustration is in dealing with “senseless deaths,” particularly among the youth of this community.

g.    He is most strident in his opposition to “elder abuse,” “child abuse,” and “violence against women.”

h.     The County Coroner’s Office deals with one “John Doe” every week.  Thanks to DNA analysis, however, their ability to identify these John Does is remarkable.  DNA analysis takes about 72 hours.

i.      Each year the County Coroner’s Office must dispose of at least 10 bodies of persons whose families do not want their bodies.

j.      For more information about Dr. Murthy and his role as the Stark County Coroner, please go to:      http://www.co.stark.oh.us/internet/HOME.DisplayPage?v_page=coroner

 

 

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         Doctor P.S. Murthy

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      June 22                   No meeting today… because we had Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 11

      June 29                   Installation of new President Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

      July 13                   Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

      July 20

      July 27

 

 

Flag Dates
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule      Post                           Pick up

        

Memorial Day           May 26-27                    Will not pick up till June 15-16. Leave up for Flag day.

      Flag  Day                 (June 14)                      Pick up June 15-16 

      July 4                    Thurs. June 30-July 1       Mon.July 5-6

      Labor day              Thurs. Sept.  1-2             Mon. Sept. 19-20

      Veterans Day         Tues. Nov.   8-9              Mon. Nov. 13-14       

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

      District 6650 Governor:

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

Former Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

      Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

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 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

    

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2010  

                                     

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by Vice President Burwell with 18 members in attendance.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…
  1. Prayer was led by Vice President Burwell.
  2. Sharing in Song – No songs were sung today.

5.     Visitors – There were no visitors at today’s meeting.

  1. Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Lanse Leach had the following report:  The nations with the most Rotary International Clubs are as follows:  United States (353,000 members), India (114,000 members), Japan (90,000 members), Korea (62,000 members), Brazil, and Germany (50,000 members).  The most popular days of the week for Rotary Club meetings are as follows:  Tuesdays (26%), Thursdays, Wednesdays, Mondays, and Fridays.  The most popular meeting times for Rotary Club meetings are as follows:  After 7:00 p.m. (39%), Lunch (34%), Dinner (18%), and Breakfast (8%).  Rotary International has thus far raised $174 million in its $200 million challenge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Once the $200 million is attained, the Gates Foundation will contribute $355 million toward the eradication of polio worldwide.  As Mr. Leach stated “children everywhere remain at risk” to catch this dread disease.
  2. Business & Committee Updates - The various committee made the following reports:

a.     Literacy – Chris Leach reported that the 2011 Summer Reading Program has begun at the Louisville Public Library.  There are numerous activities for children of all ages and even families are encouraged to participate.  Also, please stop by the library to see the Wizard of Oz theme-garden that was developed by the volunteers of the Town and Country Garden Club. 

b.    Adopt a Trail – Greg Anderson reported that he has submitted the sign specifications to Jim Macbeth at the City of Louisville and we should have an affirmative response from Jim in the very near future.

c.     Summer Fun at the Lake – This special event will be held on Saturday, June 11 starting at 4:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:00-6:30 p.m.  Greg distributed a signup sheet and is asking for a dish or a salad as well as an estimate on the attendance.  He also  distributed a detailed map to his lake home which is located @ 32358 Woodale (near Hanoverton, Ohio 44423). 

d.    June 29 - Induction of Officers/Committees @ Skyland Pines – Vice President Burwell distributed a signup sheet for this special event.  Please contact President Fausnight in the near future if you are planning to attend.  County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will be our special guest that evening.

  1. A tasty lunch was served!
  2. Program – Vice President Burwell introduced our featured speaker, Ms. Marsha Pappalardo of Brunswick, Ohio, a long-time Rotarian and insurance professional.  The highlights of her presentation were as follows:

a.     Shelterboxes were first conceived and developed by former Royal Navy diver Tom Henderson of the United Kingdom.

b.    The mission of the Shelterbox is to deliver “humanitarian aid and relief on a worldwide basis in the form of material and equipment that provides shelter, warmth and comfort with dignity to people displaced by natural and other disasters.”

c.     The cost to sponsor a Shelterbox is $1,000 and that includes and the contents, training the disaster volunteers, and transportation.

d.    “At the heart of every Shelterbox is a custom-made ten-person tent designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall.

e.     Rotary Clubs from all over the world have sent Shelterboxes to China, Haiti, and, most recently, to Japan.

f.     Earthquake-ravaged Haiti received a total of 28,000 Shelterboxes.

g.    Shelter Box USA “depends on a corps of dedicated volunteer representatives throughout the nation to fundraise and promote our disaster relief efforts. 

h.     “To become a rep or to request a presentative, email:  infor@shelterboxusa.org

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      June 15                   Dr. Murthy (Andy Turowski’s guest)

      June 22                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 11

      June 29                   Installation of new President Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

      July 13                   Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

      July 20

      July 27

 

 

Flag Dates
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule      Post                           Pick up

        

Memorial Day           May 26-27                    Will not pick up till June 15-16. Leave up for Flag day.

      Flag  Day                 (June 14)                      Pick up June 15-16 

      July 4                    Thurs. June 30-July 1       Mon.July 5-6

      Labor day              Thurs. Sept.  1-2             Mon. Sept. 19-20

      Veterans Day         Tues. Nov.   8-9              Mon. Nov. 13-14       

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

      District 6650 Governor:

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

      Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

    

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2010  

                                     

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Fausnight with 22 members in attendance.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…
  1. Prayer was led by Barry Gray.
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday to You!” for all the June birthday boys and girls!

5.     Visitors – There was one special visitor at today’s meeting, our very own Rotary Club Exchange Student, Devika Bhansali, who attended her final meeting before returning home in the very near future.

  1. Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Jared Shive and Lanse Leach volunteered to be providers during the month of June.
  2. Committee Updates - The various committee made the following reports:

 

a.     Future Planning/Capital Projects – Greg Anderson reported on the plan to “Adopt a Trail” along the old railroad line across Nickleplate Road.  Jim Macbeth of the City of Louisville has given the green light to place these signs at any time.  We will purchase three signs that will feature the Rotary International logo and that will be placed at the head and end of the trail as well as where the trail crosses Nickleplate Road.  At a later date we will discuss this issue with Stark Parks when they are ready to make their portion of the trail available for adoption.  There will be a cleanup along the trail in mid-August.  We are also investigating the placing of Rotary Club signs along the main thoroughfares into Louisville.

 

Mr. Anderson also stated that the club should make a contribution to the Louisville Community Fund with the ample funds now available in our bank account.  The club has already contributed $1,789.14 to this account in a previous year.

 

Greg Anderson moved & Ken Smith seconded a motion to allocate $3,500 into our future projects account in the Louisville Community Fund.

     

Motion carried with all but one person voting in the affirmative.

 

b.    Literacy – Mike Snyder reported that he has delivered the first shipment of Early Childhood Literacy materials to Mercy Hospital in Canton.  He has also made contacts with Aultman Hospital and Alliance Area Hospital but with little expectation as of this date.                

c.     Membership – Chris Leach said that her committee had no additional information to share although she indicated that she had made two special Rotary Club flags for Devika Bhansali to take back with her to India.

d.    Flag Project – Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell reported the following:

1)     There are now 921 paid flag customers!  We have lost 80 customers from last year.

2)     We will need some drivers to do double-duty after July 4 so please consider this excellent volunteer opportunity.

3)     Please write on the back of your flag delivery sheet if you have trouble placing your flags.  Please place other comments on the back such as “Bad Dog,” etc.

4)     Ted and Vince Burwell went to each “missing anchor” site and placed new ones into the ground.

5)     We will need to have a Lost and Found Committee to visit each “missing anchor” site to find and retrieve these “missing” anchors.

e.     Water – David Yeagley was not present today and there was no additional report.        

f.     Health & Hunger – Eva Roshong referred to an article in a recent issue of The Rotarian that featured a report on a Rotary Club initiative to provide Food for Children in Rio de Janeiro ages 4-15.  Ms. Roshong also reminded everyone that Altercare of Louisville is sponsoring a Free Community Health Fair on Wednesday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Absolute Health Services will provide the following:  Blood Pressure, Weight, BMI and Pulse Checks, Sleep Apnea Risk, Glucose (blood sugar) Measurement, Total Cholesterol Screening, and Memory Screening.  There will also be free massages and free refreshments, and “giveaways.”  For more information, please call:  330.875.4224.

g.    Group Study Exchange (GSE) – Jim Edwards reported that everything went well with our recent visitors from the Philippines.  He also reported that Ron & Betty Derry have agreed to assume responsibilities for this successful program for the next year.  Next year the GSE visitors will be from Japan.

h.     International/Exchange– Denny Valentine reported that this is the last meeting for Devika Bhansali.  Devika spoke for a moment and thanked everyone for making her visit to our community so memorable.

i.      Pancake Day – Kathy Fausnight reported that there is no additional information at this time except to say that Pancake Day is held on the second Saturday in November.

j.      Rose Day – Christina Montgomery was not present today and there was no additional report.

k.     Four Way Speech Contest – Greg Parrish was not present today and there was no additional report.

Business -                          

 

a.     Rotary Southern United States Tornado Disaster Recovery Fund

 

Lanse Leach moved & Ken Smith seconded a motion to donated $1,000 to the Rotary Southern United States Tornado Disaster Recovery Fund.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

b.    Rotary Club Banners & Mugs & “Adopt a Trail” signs

 

Ken Smith moved & Jim Edwards seconded a motion to spend about $1,000 for the purchase of the following:

      Adopt a Trail signs

      Rotary Club banners

      Rotary coffee mugs

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

c.     2011-2012 Operating Budget – Treasurer Jay Barton distributed two spreadsheets:

1)     Income and Expense report for 07-01-10 to 05-32-11.  With $17,904.49 in income and $9,218.94 in Expenses, there was a plus of $8,685.55+ for this fiscal year following.

2)     Draft budget for 07-01-11 to 06-30-12 featuring five options, each one predicated on selling 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 new flags.  The $25,000 in anticipated revenue from selling U.S. flags will be available next spring, once our renewal checks are received.

 

Greg Anderson moved & Ted Burwell seconded a motion to adopt the “100 new flag” draft budget for the next fiscal year:

07-01-11 to 06-30-12.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

d.    Summer Fun at the Lake – This special event will be held on Saturday, June 11 starting at 4:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:00-6:30 p.m.  The Andersons will provide the burgers (and veggie burgers) and Jim Edwards will provide the drinks.  Jay Barton will provide the chips and Ted Burwell will provide real & tasty salsa.  Greg distributed a signup sheet and is asking for a dish or a salad as well as an estimate on the attendance.  He also  distributed a detailed map to his lake home which is located @ 32358 Woodale (near Hanoverton, Ohio 44423). 

e.     June 29 - Induction of Officers/Committees @ Skyland Pines – President Fausnight distributed a signup sheet for this special event.  Please contact her in the near future if you are planning to attend.  County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will be our special guest that evening.

f.     District 6650 Assembly – Greg Anderson reminded everyone that the District Assembly is this Saturday, June 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The location is at:  AA Executive Center @ 5211 Tuscarawas St. NW in Canton.  Mr. Anderson attended the District Assembly last year and spoke very highly of its value to Rotary Club members.  The cost is $7.50 which includes breakfast.

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      June 8                    Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

      June 15                   Dr. Murthy (Andy Turowski’s guest)

      June 22                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 11

      June 29                   Installation of new President Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

      July 13                   Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

      July 20

      July 27

 

 

Flag Dates
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

Delivery Schedule      Post                           Pick up

        

Memorial Day           May 26-27                    Will not pick up till June 15-16. Leave up for Flag day.

      Flag  Day                 (June 14)                      Pick up June 15-16 

      July 4                    Thurs. June 30-July 1       Mon.July 5-6

      Labor day              Thurs. Sept.  1-2             Mon. Sept. 19-20

      Veterans Day         Tues. Nov.   8-9              Mon. Nov. 13-14       

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

      District 6650 Governor:

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

      Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

    

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org



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Louisville Rotary Club  District 6650  Meeting Notes   Wednesday, May 25, 2011  

1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 18 members in attendance.  We had 3 guests, Helen Pugh, Marcy Blandford, Devika Bhansali

2.      Pledge of Allegiance  

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Prayer – Chris Leach led us in prayer

5.       Sharing in Song – Our Song Leader was not present.

6.     Visitors – Helen Pugh, Marcy Blandford, host sister of Devika Bhansali, our exchange student.

 7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – nothing shared today

8.  Business – KeyBank is offering a Safe Teen Driving Course at Jackson High School at no cost. Registration is required and a limited number of openings are available.

Ken Smith explained how to locate a flag post. Jim Edwards said we have 991 flag participants with approximately 80 renewals that have not arrived yet.

9.     Lunch – Thank you to our cooks at Paradise United Church of Christ

Program – Christine Leach’s guest – Helen Pugh, Angel Ministries. Christine began with that awhile ago, while leaving in Georgia, she learned of a program that helped feed those in need. Back then, food boxes could be purchased for approximately $23.00 per box. She mentioned the program to her mother which is how the Angel Ministry program was started in Louisville, Ohio in 2005. Christine introduced her mother, Helen Pugh. Helen is a champion of persons with disabilities and also finds time to devote many hours of volunteer time in her church. She is an advocate of the Angel Ministry program in Louisville.  Helen spoke about how during these economic times, all of us have either experienced difficult times or may some day or know someone in a difficult situation and wonder how they will feed their families.

The Angel Ministry Program began in 1994 on the back porch of a minister. He spoke to area grocers and vendors who allowed him to purchase food items at a lower cost. The minister in turn fed 34 families in need from his back porch.  He found that sometimes folks were embarrassed to ask for help when in need.   The Angel Ministry program expanded to 45 states with over ½ million families being fed. The boxes of food began with mostly breaded and fried foods that were eaten in the South where the program originated.  With feedback from those who served and purchased the boxes, slowly but surely, the boxes of food have become health focused.

Louisville started with this program in 2005 with 36 families, growing to serve over 400 families within 1 year. At that time the only other locations were in Alliance and Massillon. Helen’s goal was to reach out other churches in the surrounding areas to ask them to initiate this program.  In a short time, 25 sites were in place within a 20 mile radius of Louisville.

The Angel Ministry program fits well with Rotary and its dedication to the hungry. There are no income or residency requirements. The program has changed since its origin in 2005. A box of food cost $25.00 and now is $35.00. This is approximately a $65 - $85 value when compared to several grocery stores. The box will feed a family of four for one week or a senior citizen for about a month. Now there are also several types of boxes to choose from.  The menu changes each month and be viewed online or flyers are available at Paradise United Church of Christ.  Food can be ordered online and paid for with credit and debit cards or in person with cash or food stamps. At this time online orders range from 30-50% of the total amount ordered.  Gift certificates may also be purchased online for anyone even if not located in our area.

In the beginning, most of the orders were paid for with food stamps, this has declined over the years.  Now, the program serves more jobless persons and retirees. These are people that fall through the cracks because they make just a bit too much money to qualify for assistance.  This problem is only going to get worse.

Groceries are 30% higher now versus in 2010, cereal is up 60% and dairy products are up 37%. This has been caused by extreme weather, droughts and floods. Most of our local farmers have not planted crops yet. This will continue to affect the price of our groceries. The Angel Food Ministry program works closely with the Louisville Community Food Cupboard. Information has been distributed through the schools. The difference between these great programs is that there are no income or residency requirements with the Angel Food Ministry, and the Food Cupboard has income and residency requirements.

Helen shared a story that recently she received a phone call from a lady in Las Vegas, NV whose daughter lived in the area. Her daughter had no food.  The program was able to assist in getting her daughter food. There is an opportunity for anyone to order and even make a donation so that someone in need is able to feed their family.

Orders for food are held once a month and pick is at Nimishillen Grange once per month.  Volunteers handle the ordering, sorting, unloading and whatever else is required in order to make sure that families are taken care of.

Upcoming Club Meetings:

June 1 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon

June 8 – Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary Relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

June 15 – Dr. Murthy – (Andy Turowski’s guest)

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 18.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.  (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

July 13 – Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor – (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

Flag Dates – Install flags on May 25, 26, 27 – they will remain in place until after Flag Day which is June 14.

Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

      Rotary Club Web site:  http://louisvillerotary.com/

 District 6650 Governor:

 2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

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-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

 

Respectfully submitted by President, Kathy Fausnight


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District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011  

 

        1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 20 members in attendance. We had 6 guests.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

4. Prayer – Ted Burwell led us in prayer.

5.       Sharing in Song –  our song leader was not present today.

 

6.     Visitors – Derek Harlan, HP Products, Paula Russell,and Amy Brown from the City of Louisville, Misty Sanders from Cellular Central (Verizon), Teresa Burwell, daughter of Rotarian Ted Burwell, and Chris Dalpra, National Guard.

 

7.     News of the day – Jerry Dunbar shared that since we are in the process of placing our flags out for the first time this year, in the South, there is concern over the display of the  flag.  There were several flags of the Confederate States of America used during its existence from 1861 to 1865. Since the end of the American Civil War, personal and official use of Confederate flags, and of flags derived from these, has continued under some controversy. The state flags of Mississippi and Georgia are based on Confederate flags. The flag of North Carolina is based on the state's 1861 flag, which dates back to the Confederacy and appears to be based on the first Confederate flag. The flags of Alabama and Florida appear to be of Confederate inspiration, but are probably derived from the Cross of Burgundy flag, which flew over the territory of Spanish Florida.

Rotary Minute from Chris Leach – Chris Leach shared that there are 34,491 Rotary Clubs across the world with 1,217,668 members as of March 2011. The largest Rotary Club has 642 members. The Easter Seals program was a spin off of the Elyria Rotary Club in 1929 when a $500 donation was made to assist children with a crippling disease. Jay Barton added the the Louisville Rotary Club initiated a donation of $25 to start the Louisville Scholarship Foundation in 1961. Since then, the foundation has granted over ½ million dollars in scholarships to area students.

Business –  Summer Fun at the Lake –  Please note date change due to a conflict. Greg Anderson & Jim Edwards will host a get together at Guilford Lake Saturday, June 11 for Rotarians and their families with sail boats, pontoon rides, etc., with food around 6 or 6::30.

Jim Edwards spoke about Rotary, the Four Way Test, and Service Above Self. He shared that our club has donated funds to many worthwhile causes including the Shelter Boxes for Haiti and Japan as well as local causes such as Relay for Life, Literacy Projects, the Gazebo in the downtown area, the Metzger Park restroom project and many others. We are able to do so because of our members, volunteers and more recently due our flag program which has grown to almost 1,000 participants.

       

9.     Lunch – Thank you to our cooks at Paradise United Church of Christ

 

10.  Program – Our newest members, Wendy Jackson, HP Products, Thaine Boldon, retired, and Christina Montgomery, Consumer’s National Bank

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 May 25 – Angel Ministries – Helen Pugh (Chris Leach’s guest)

June 1 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon

June 8 – Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary Relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

June 15 – Dr. Murthy – (Andy Turowski’s guest)

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 11 – NOTE DATE CHANGE.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.  (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

July 13 – Alan Harold, Stark County Auditor – (Kathy Fausnight’s guest)

Flag Dates – Install flags on May 25, 26 – they will remain in place until after Flag Day which is June 14.

Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:   http://louisvillerotary.com/

District 6650 Governor:

 2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

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-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  Respectfully submitted by President, Kathy Fausnight


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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011  

 

        Board meeting was held at 11:30.                                

Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 23 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

Prayer – Barry Gray led us in prayer

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group with Happy Birthday to all Rotarians with birthdays in May

 

6.     Visitors – There were no visitors at today’s meeting.  

 

7.     Rotary Minute from Mike Snyder – Chris Leach shared a newspaper commerating Rotary’s 30th birthday. Some of our current members had pictures in this paper.

8.    Business –  Summer Fun at the Lake – Greg Anderson & Jim Edwards will host a get together at Guilford Lake Saturday, June 18 for Rotarians and their families with sailboating, pontoon rides, etc., with food around 6 or 6::30.

 Annual Induction of Officers/Committees will be held at Skyland Pines on Wednesday, June 29 with Stark County Commissioner, Janet Weir Creighton. More details to come.

Committee Reports:                                                

·         U.S. Flag Report – Jim Edwards and Ken Smith gave the following report on this very successful program.   We are now distributing 968 flags throughout the community, with renewals and new applications arriving in daily. We still need 5 additional drivers to assist with routes. The committee will host a flag construction session on Friday, May 13 at 4:00 and Monday, May 16 at 6:30. Please consider helping out.  

·         Membership Committee report – The committee reported that we now have 43 dues-paying members!  Our next meeting May 18 everyone was asked to bring a guest. Our newest members are also being asked to share a bit about themselves at this same meeting.

 

·         Water Committee report – David Yeagley asked for additional committee members to assist. Pat Richardson, Al Gress, Rond Erry and Christina Montgomery

 

·    Greg Parrish reported that he has already spoken to the high school speech teacher and has gained commitment for participation in next years 4 Way Speech Contest for high school students.

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards thanked everyone who hosted our Philippines guests. Our guests enjoyed themselves very much.

·      Literacy committee – no report, Greg Anderson spoke about how the club supported the summer literacy lunch program last year with 50 children/adults served during the program. Ken Smith made the motion to provide $300 as a donation to this worthwhile program. All members in attendance voted in the affirmative. IT was also noted that Paradise United Church of Christ is helping out with their second mile donations.

·         Rose Day committee – we are in need of a committee chairperson for next year. At this point in time, a motion was placed by Ken Smith to forego the sale of roses this year and reinstate the program next year. Greg Anderson seconded the motion. All were in favor.                                                                                        

·         Foreign Exchange – Denny Valentine is seeking out families that would enjoy hosting an exchange student.

Health & Hunger Committee – Eva Roshong reported that Meals on Wheels need drivers for Mondays and Fridays. The GSE Group was able to partake in the North Canton Chamber’s event, Tast of North Canton. Our visitors were able to sample all kinds of new foods.

* Treasurer’s Report – Jay Barton updated the club with our current financials. The Board has decided to move a portion of our funds to a long term project fund. Funds will also be kept aside to replace damaged flags and purchase new ones.

Future Projects/Strategic Planning – Greg Anderson reported that he has contacted Tom Ault, City Manager in reference to the Adopt A Trail program. All is set for us to clean the city portion of the trail Jared Shive is working with Stark Parks to see if we can possibly adopt a trail in the Nickleplate area. Signs for the trail were discussed with Greg Anderson placing a motion to apply for grants from Rotary to purchase signs to recognize the club. Ken Smith and Lanse Leach made the motion with all members in attendance passing with the affirmative.  Signs at the entrance of the City were revisited, Kathy Fausnight will follow up with the City and have more information at a future meeting.

* Strong Kids Campaign – Pat Richardson thanked the club for their donation which has enabled many children to participate in baseball this coming season.  She also shared information about the Y’s upcoming race to be held on Saturday, June 11. This is a part of the Subway Series.

 

 

9.     Lunch – Thank you to our cooks at Paradise United Church of Christ

 

10.  Program – No program today.  

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 May 18 –  Bring a guest meeting and our newest members will speak about themselves – Thaine, Wendy, Christina

May 25 – Angel Ministries – Helen Pugh (Chris Leach’s guest)

June 1 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon

June 8 – Jack Villa – Shelter Box/Rotary Relationship (Jim Edward’s guest)

June 15 – Dr. Murthy – (Andy Turowski’s guest)

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 18.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.  (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

     

 

 

Flag Dates – Install flags on May 25, 26 – they will remain in place until after Flag Day which is June 14.

Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

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-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

 

Respectfully submitted by President, Kathy Fausnight


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On May 4th, we canceled our regular meeting.   We acted as the hub club or the GSE Team from the Philippines.   
They stayed in our homes.  Minerva hosted a combined meeting, giving the GSE Team a chance to speak to many of the areas Rotarians at once.

On April 27th, we canceled our regular meeting.

On April 26th, we held a Networking event at the Constitution Center from 5 to 7 PM.

I am sad to announce that our Secretary, Mike Snyder, has announced his upcoming resignation, we are looking for a replacement.   I will miss his accurate and punctual work.

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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2010  

                                     

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by Vice President Burwell with 22 members in attendance.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…
  1. Prayer
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Ro, Ro, Rotary, It’s for you and me!”
  3. Visitors – There were two visitors at today’s meeting:  Jerry Dunbar introduced his brother Joe Dunbar.  Also, Ed Moody’s wife, Joanne, was also a visitor.
  4. Chris Leach Report:  “Rotary Minute and News of the Day” – She reported on a neat travel destination for Rotarians:  the largest Rotary Wheel in the World in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Also, she told us the inspirational story of a gentleman from California who was a fast-paced business person who decided to send thank you notes to anyone who did something worthy of thanking.  In total, he mailed 365 thank you notes in the span of a year.  Try it!  It is fun and people really appreciate receiving hand-written thank you notes!

“Flag Trivia” presented by Ken Smith:  The colors of the flag actually mean something:  Red for Valor, White for Purity, and Blue for Vigilance.

8.     Lunch was delicious as usual

9.     Committee updates – The various committee made the following reports:

a.     The April 26 Networking Event – Plans are well underway for this special event that runs from 5 to 7 p.m.  Please wear your blue Rotary shirts that evening and please try to bring both current and prospective members!  We hope to see you there!

b.    GSE Visitors – Jim Edwards reported that our meeting on Wednesday, May 4 will be held at the Classic 57 Restaurant in Minerva and will begin at 6:30 p.m.  There will be parts of 14 clubs present at this meeting and the visitors from the Philippines will be the program.  He further stated that, since the program’s beginning in 1964, there have been 70,000 GSE participants.

c.     Greg Anderson reported on the “Adopt a Trail” initiative.  He indicated that the City of Louisville would cooperate with us and that we could place a Rotary Club sign on the trail indicating that we are the trail sponsors.  This would take perhaps three or four cleaning sessions during the year and could be fun and fellow-ship producing.  This will be discussed at our next business meeting.

d.    The District Conference is scheduled for April 29 and 30 @ the KSU Stark and the Stark County Fair Grounds.  The social hour and business meeting will be held on Friday night and the conference continues on Saturday at the Fair Grounds.  There will be a family fun fair, a youth exchange talent show, project fair, etc.  Register now to attend this fun event:

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6650/html/121171/Fun%20Fair%20Flyer.pdf

e.     Vice President Burwell introduced the topic of funding the 2011 Relay for Life event which will be held on May 13 & 14.

Motion by Ken Smith & seconded by Greg Parrish to contribute $200.00 to the 2011 Relay for Life.

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

f.     Betty Derry reported that the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society is requesting donations to pay for 13-14 high school students to attend the Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, May 7

Motion by Ken Smith & seconded by Greg Anderson to contribute $150.00 to the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society to pay for students to attend the Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, May 7.

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

10.  Program Speaker:  Denny Valentine introduced his special guest, life-long outdoorsman, writer, and nature activist, Ed Moody, who talked about the State of Ohio’s Natural Resources.  Highlights of his presentation were as follows and includes some good news and some bad news:

a.     Overall, “things are coming along real good” with nature conservation in Ohio and conservation can be defined as a “wise use of resources.”

b.    We (the state and nature activists) have restored the Canadian geese population, steel head trout, black bears, wild turkeys, and river otters.

c.     Unfortunately, several invasive plant species are taking over various natural locations and eradicating native species, specifically, the Crown vetch, a “herbaceous perennial legume with creeping stems 2-6 feet long,”  Fortunately, kudzu has not yet established itself in Ohio.

d.    Also, we have lost the ruffed grouse and wood cocks because of “loss of habitat.”

e.     Amazingly, 95% of Ohio’s songbird population need second growth forests to flourish.  Full stands of timber and often be completely devoid of animal habitation.

f.     Efforts are also being made to protect timber rattlesnakes and burrowing beetles.

g.    Much of the work being done for nature conservation in Ohio comes from license fees paid by hunters and fishermen.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      April 26                   TUESDAY – Networking Event at the Constitution Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

      April 27                   No meeting

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     No NOON meeting today!  GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards. 

With Minerva Rotary Club meeting @ 6:00 p.m. @ Class of 57 Restaurant in Minerva.

      May 11                   Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon.  Committee updates.

      May 18

      May 25                   Angel Ministries by Helen Pugh – Presented by Chris Leach

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 18

      June 29                   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

      District 6650 Governor:

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

      Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

    

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2010  

                                     

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 22 members in attendance.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…
  1. Prayer
  2. Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Whistle while you work!”
  3. Visitors – There were no visitors today. 
  4. Chris Leach Report:  “Rotary Minute and News of the Day” - She reported that there is a new app that you can download to your iPhone called the “Mobile Rotary Club Locator App.”  Coming soon for Android phones.  This new App will permit Rotarians to find Rotary Clubs during their travels and journeys throughout the year.  She also read from a Japanese official who thanked Rotarians everywhere for the generous donations to the Shelter Box program.  She further stated that Japanese citizens are returning lost “treasures” that have turned up in hopes that the original owners will be partially reimbursed for their loses.

“Flag Trivia” presented by Ray Hunter:  Ohio was admitted to the Union in 1803, the 17th state to be so honored.  Ohio’s star was represented on the third U.S. flag which lasted one year (1818-1819) during the presidency of James Monroe.

8.     Lunch was delicious and President Fausnight called out our servers to acknowledge their hard work and the excellent food!  Much applause!

9.     Committee updates – The various committee made the following reports:

a.     Mike Snyder read a thank you note from Community Cupboard Director Sally Samblanet in which she thanks the Rotary Club for our “recent donation of food and money...”  He also reminded everyone of two library programs:  April 27 “The Write Stuff” featuring three area authors (Ken Smith, Al Gress, and Jay Barton) at 7:00 p.m.  May 19 & 20 “Library Yard Sale.”  The library is looking for gently used “stuff” for donations.  Contact Mr. Snyder for more information.

b.    The April 26 Networking Event – Plans are well underway for this special event.  Please send Wendy Jackson the names of anyone who should be invited. 

c.     GSE Visitors – Jim Edwards reported our meeting on Wednesday, May 4 will be held at the Classic 57 Restaurant in Minerva.  There will be parts of 14 clubs present at this meeting and the visitors from the Philippines will be the program.

d.    The District Conference is scheduled for April 29 and 30 @ the KSU Stark and the Stark County Fair Grounds.  The social hour and business meeting will be held on Friday night and the conference continues on Saturday at the Fair Grounds.  There will be a family fun fair, a youth exchange talent show, project fair, etc.  Eva Roshong is coordinating a poster board display for this event.  Register now to attend this fun event:

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6650/html/121171/Fun%20Fair%20Flyer.pdf

e.     Betty Derry reported that 50 students at the Louisville High School are volunteering to interview veterans as part of an initiative by the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society.  The Society is also seeking more donors to sponsor students to attend the May 7 Society Banquet.

f.     President Fausnight reported that Cheryle Casar is asking for donations of hot dogs, buns, fruit, juice boxes, cheese sticks, cookies, chips or crackers for the “Summer Lunch Program @ the Library.”  This program is administered by volunteers from Paradise Church.  This Rotary Club made a donation to this special program in 2010.

g.    “Fun @ the Lake” on June 18 – The Summer Fun @ the Lake will begin at 4pm - e.g. boat rides, kayaking, sailing, enjoying one another’s company - etc.  We are thinking dinner around 6-6:30 pm.  That's the update for now!  What people can bring will follow later.

h.     Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.

County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will officiate at this special event.

10.  Program speaker introduced by Mike Snyder – Tim Angeloni, a representative of the Backpack Program, gave an impassioned talk about the 2011 event.

Highlights of his presentation were as follows:

a.     Churches, businesses, and civic group are coming together to support the 4th annual backpack program.

b.    The backpacks include various school supplies that many families find exceedingly expensive.

c.     This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, August 13 and will include food, games, entertainment and, of course, distribution of back packs.

d.    The program has grown from 225 backpacks distributed in 2008 to 361 backpacks in 2010.  They are anticipating an even greater number in 2011.

e.     One of Mr. Angeloni’s favorite Biblical quotes is Luke 12:48 – “To whom much is given much is expected.”

f.     It is true that some of those receiving backpacks are not truly “needy” or deserving but the vast majority are in great need of these backpacks.

g.    There is great need in this community and the percentage of those children eligible for school lunch subsidies is an indicator:

29% of children at North Nimishillen Elementary are eligible

43% of children at Louisville Elementary are eligible

50% of children at Fairhope Elementary are eligible

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      April 20                   Ed Moody will talk about the State of Ohio’s Natural Resources – Presented by Denny Valentine

      April 26                   TUESDAY – Networking Event at the Constitution Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

      April 27                   No meeting

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     No NOON meeting today!  GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards. 

With Minerva Rotary Club meeting @ 6:00 p.m. @ Class of 57 Restaurant in Minerva.

      May 11                   Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon.  Committee updates.

      May 18

      May 25                   Angel Ministries by Helen Pugh – Presented by Chris Leach

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 18

      June 29                   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                    (Janet Weir Creighton induction and program)

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

      District 6650 Governor:

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

      Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

    

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2010  

 

 

For our meeting on Wednesday, April 13, please meet in the “Old Kitchen” at Paradise Church.

 

                                       

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight 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. Prayer

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday to you!” for all those born in either March or April.

 

5.     Visitors – President Fausnight introduced Heather Finlayson, the Branch Manager of Charter One Bank in Louisville. 

 

6.     Rotary Minute from Ted Burwell –

 

Rotary Minute – He reported that from the years 2003 – 2010 there were 2,500 new Rotary Clubs worldwide but only a net gain of 226 members!  By far the greatest segment of our membership is over 60 years of age – a whopping 70%.  Only 2% of our membership is under the age of 30.

 

Rotary Minute & News of the Day – Chris Leach will make these reports during the month of April.

 

7.     Committee updates – The various committee made the following reports:

 

a.     Future Planning/Capital Projects – Greg Anderson stated that the Library Board is still in the early stages in planning for a new Community Center & Library on the property formerly occupied by the old middle school.  The first phase of the project will be the “Friend raising” followed closely by the “Fund raising.”  Throughout this process the Library Board will keep the Rotary Club apprised of all important developments.  This will be easily accomplished because current Rotary Club Kathy Fausnight is on the library’s “Citizens Advisory Council” and five of the Library Board’s members are also Rotary Club members.

 

b.    Literacy project – Mike Snyder reported that he will call a meeting of the committee (Chris Leach and Ken Smith) to complete the task for placing early childhood literacy materials in area hospitals. 

 

c.     Membership committee – Chris Leach reported that there are now 44 members in the Rotary Club of Louisville!  We need several of you to see Denny Valentine about getting a photograph of yourself for our amazingly awesome Web site.  Also, we need to recruit new members and remind our current members how much we miss them at these meetings.

 

d.    Flag project – Jim Edwards reported that in one day he deposited 150 checks for $20.00 each.  This indicates there will be a brisk renewal of current flag participants.  He will be traveling to Columbiana County and Ted Burwell will be traveling to Olentangy to talk to area clubs about this successful program.

 

e.     Water committee – Dave Yeagley urges everyone to attend the first anniversary banquet of the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society on Saturday, May 7.  See Betty & Ron Derry, Dave Yeagley, and Mike Snyder for more information.

 

f.     Health & Hunger report – Eva Roshong reported on her church’s “Kids Against Hunger” program on Saturday, April 16.  Her church is hoping to load up half a truck full of packaged meals for the impoverished nation of Haiti.  This event will be held at the First Christian Church so please contact Ms. Roshong for additional information.

 

g.    International Exchange – Denny Valentine reported that we need to secure a host family for in-bound students for next year.  We also need to make contact with out-bound students who might be interested in this fine program. 

 

h.     Annual Rose Day – Margie Miller reported that the Boy Scouts do not want to partner with us this year.  Dougherty’s charged us $9.00 per dozen and we collected $15.00 from our customers.  We will check with Cindy Petitti to see if she might be interested in providing roses for this event.  Jim Edwards suggested that we might want to raise the cost to $20.00 per dozen.  When Margie Miller departs for North Canton we will need another coordinator of the Annual Rose Day program.

 

Motion by Greg Anderson & seconded by Ted Burwell to continue the Annual Rose Day project and to deliver the roses to each of our respective customers.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

i.      Greg Parrish was not in attendance and there was no “Four Way Speech Contest” report.

 

j.      The April 26 Networking Event – Plans are well underway for this special event.  Please send Wendy Jackson the names of anyone who should be invited.  We will need a large coffee making machine and thanks to Val LeFevre of Green Meadows Nursing Care Facility for donating water and pop.  Ken Smith has volunteered to bring a record player for this event and Denny Valentine will try to recruit the area Exchange students.

 

k.     GSE Visitors – Jim Edwards reported that we still need another host family for one of our visitors from the Philippines.  Fortunately, Eva Roshong has agreed to serve in this capacity.  Please note that our meeting on Wednesday, May 4 will be held at the Classic 57 Restaurant in Minerva. 

 

l.      The “Summer Fun Event” will be held on Saturday, June 18 at Gilford Lake.  More about this later.

 

m.   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.

County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton will officiate at this special event.

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      April 13                   Tim Angeloni will talk about the Backpack Program – Presented by Mike Snyder

      April 20                   Ed Moody will talk about the State of Ohio’s Natural Resources – Presented by Denny Valentine

      April 26                   TUESDAY – Networking Event at the Constitution Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

      April 27                   No meeting

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards.  We will meet in Minerva for this meeting, folks!

      May 11                   Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      May 18

      May 25                   Angel Ministries by Helen Pugh – Presented by Chris Leach

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22                   No meeting today… Summer Fun @ the Lake on June 18

      June 29                   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2010  

 

                                       

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 22 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of “Popeye (the Sailor man),” a very appropriate song given the fact that food and eating is the theme of today’s program.

 

6.     Visitors – Pat Smith was our only guest today but we forgot to introduce her!

 

7.     Rotary Minute & News of the Day from Mike Snyder –

 

Rotary Minute – He reported that the Rotary Club in Moscow, Russia (District 2220) “was founded on June 5, 1990,” a full year before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991.  The first members of the Rotary Club of Russia included some very prominent citizens in law, education, medicine and business.  “The core goal of the rotary club ‘Moscow’ was a concentration of humanitarian efforts…” throughout the country.  There are currently 40+ Rotary clubs in Russia today.

 

News of the Day – He reported on his research of the phrase “the Ides of March,” which was the day in 44 B.C. when Julius Caesar was assassinated by his former followers.  As it turns out, “the term ‘ides’ was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.  The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.”

 

Flag Trivia – Ken Smith reported that when the U.S. flag is flown at half-mast the flag is lowered all the way and only then raised to half-mast (or half way up the pole).

 

8.     Old Business

                                                 

·         Rotary International Relief for Japan – Chris Leach reported that she has been in contact with her friends in Japan.  They have not been directly affected by the recent disaster but are still very appreciative of all the assistance provided by Rotarians and people of good will from all over the world.  

 

·         Installation of new President and Officers/Committees – President Fausnight reported that this very special event will be held at Skyland Pines on June 29 with Stark County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton officiating.  More about this event at a later date.

 

·         Juilliard Event on April 9 – President Fausnight indicated that 17 members voted “yes” in the e-mail survey to contribute $100.00 to the Juilliard Center’s special Symphony Then and Now concert on Saturday, April 9.  At the $100 Friends Level we would receive a program listing as a sponsor. 

 

·         “Summer Fun at the Lake” –Jim Edwards reported that, because of a schedule conflict (a family marriage), he is asking the group to consider a gathering at Gilford Lake on Saturday, June 18.  The consensus was that this date is most acceptable.

 

9.     Lunch – More good eats from Mike’s Milan’s!

 

10.  Program – Sally Samblanet and Reverend Ralph Gibson spoke about the Louisville Community Cupboard (LCC) which has been serving the citizens of Louisville and Nimishillen Township (zip code 44641) for the past nine years.

 

a.     The mission of the LCC is “to provide food and other grocery items to those in our community who are in need.”

 

b.    The LCC is open from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church.  The church has graciously provided storage space to the LCC at no cost.

 

c.     The LCC currently serves between 130 to 150 families each month.

 

d.    The LCC is affiliated with the Stark County Hunger Task Force and the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.

 

e.     The LCC receives very large food contributions from area schools.  The Louisville High School Key Club has sponsored a “huge drive” to provide donated food to the LCC.

 

f.     The LCC has 18 “very stable” volunteers who make this all happen and they receive substantial assistance from Midlake Industries.  One family brings substantial amounts of day-old baked goods.

 

g.    The LCC has particular needs in the following categories:  Personal hygiene, Laundry room products, Kitchen products, and bathroom products.

 

h.     Monetary donations are appreciated and checks should be made payable to :  Louisville Community Cupboard

 

i.      On behalf of the Louisville Rotary Club, Secretary Mike Snyder presented a check for $231.39 to the LCC as well as about 75 boxes, cans, and containers of food and personal hygiene products from the club membership.

 

j.      For more information, please contact Mrs. Samblanet at 330.871.2771 and Reverend Gibson at 330.975.1320.

 

k.     For more information, please visit the Web site of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank at:

 

http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/

 

 

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings:

    

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13                   Tim Angeloni will talk about the Backpack Program – Presented by Mike Snyder

      April 20                   Ed Moody will talk about the State of Ohio’s Natural Resources – Presented by Denny Valentine

      April 26                   TUESDAY – Networking Event at the Constitution Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

      April 27                   No meeting

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

      May 11                   Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      May 18

      May 25                   Angel Ministries by Helen Pugh – Presented by Chris Leach

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22                  

      June 29                  Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines from 6 to 8 p.m.

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 




_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club
District 6650
Meeting Notes
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
.        Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight 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
 
4.   Sharing in Song – Eva was absent, no song.
 
5.   Visitors – None at today’s meeting
 
6.   Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Mike Snyder was absent, no report
 
Flag Trivia – Ken Smith shared that in 1958, the government was considering the annexation of Alaska and Hawaii to the 48 contiguous states. This caused high school junior Robert Heft to design a flag to accommodate the potential additions as part of a school project. His history teacher, Stanley Pratt, didn't think much of the design and gave it a B-!! Heft decided to submit the design to Congress and convinced Mr. Pratt to raise his grade if the flag was accepted. On August 21 of the following year, President Eisenhower selected Heft's design out of 1,500 submissions and called him personally to give him the good news! Robert Heft's original flag has now flown over EVERY state capitol building and 88 different U.S. embassies. It is the only flag in our history to have flown over the White House during the administrations of five different presidents!
Taken from: http://www.omg-facts.com/view/Facts/23856#

Old Business –Relief for Japan was discussed. Lance Leach made a motion for our club to purchase one of the boxes (similar to the one we purchased for Haiti) for the folks in Japan. Greg Anderson seconded the motion. Ted Burwell and Greg Anderson explained what a box consisted of; a large family sized tent that could be a temporary home for 10 persons along with 10 cots, a kitchen with food and a water hauler, and various other items.  A team of individuals deliver these boxes to folks in need.

Ted Burwell recently attended President Elect Training in Columbus. While at the training, he said there was a global feeling, we are all a huge part of an international movement that begins with local clubs. There are two focuses for the coming year: Membership and Youth Involvement. One quote from the training that stood out for Ted was “Do we want members or Rotarians?” New members must be willing to serve and live by the Four Way Test, not just be a member.  It was suggested that we get youth more involved by speaking to students at the area high schools and perhaps creating a Facebook page.

Jim Edwards is still in need of housing for two of the GSE visitors; please give him a call if you can assist.

Ken Smith and Jim Edwards presented our Flag Program to the Canton Rotary Club on Friday, March 18.  The members were very receptive of the idea and asked lots of questions.

Pat Richards thanked the members for the donation to the Y Strong Kids Campaign. She stated that our donation will help change the lives of many both of young and old. The funds raised from their campaign will serve over 800 children and families.  Greg Anderson urged individuals to contribute if possible, as the Y is falling short of their goal this year.

Our featured speaker and program was the son of Ted Burwell, Rotarian. Vincent Burwell attended RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in February. Vince is a junior at LHS, member of the tennis team, speech and debate, show choir, history club, Boy Scouts, his church youth group, and most recently National Honor Society.  He will be attending Boys State this summer. He spoke of the invaluable experiences he was able to have, thanks to our club sponsoring him.  The Four Way Test was used personally and in group discussions. The SIX Pillars of Characters was posted in every session.  He learned about the four types of leadership styles and was able to decide what type of leader he portrayed.  Effective communication amongst the different types of leaders was important in accomplishing tasks in an efficient and reasonable manner. From a social aspect, Vince has added 50 plus new Facebook friends.  He plans to complete his Eagle Scout project in the next few months by assisting Rotary in dipping our 900 plus flags which will help preserve them.

 
 Rotary Club Web site:
 
http://louisvillerotary.com/
 
 
District 6650 Governor:
 
2010-2011               Jim Russell
 
2011-2012
 
2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade
 
 
Upcoming Club Meetings:

March 30 – Workings of The Louisville Community Cupboard – Sally Samblanet (Mike Snyder’s guest) We will meet at Koontz Memorial Lutheran Church – Nickelplate Ave. (Lunch to be catered in by Mike’s Milanns for $7.00 or Brown Bag it)  ***BRING NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS AS A DONATION


April 6 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon – Committee updates

April 13 – Backpack Giveaway Project – Mike Snyder’s guest

April 20 – Ed Moody-State of Ohio’s Natural Resources (Denny Valentine’s guest)

April 26 –TUESDAY - Networking Event @ Constitution Center-Evening Event 5-7

April 27 – No Meeting  

April 30 – District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Family Invited – more details to follow

May 4 – GSE Philippine Visitors – (Jim Edward’s program)

May 11 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon – Committee updates

May 18 –

May 25 – Angel Ministries – Helen Pugh (Chris Leach’s guest)

June 1 – Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with Business Meeting at Noon

June 8 –

June 15 –

June 22 – No Meeting – Summer Fun at the lake, SATURDAY, June 25.

June 29 – Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at Skyland Pines 6-8 p.m.

July 6 – Ted Burwell, President - first meeting

           

Respectfullysubmitted by President, Kathy Fausnight



__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2010  

 

                                       

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 29 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong sang a beautiful version of Sandi Patti’s “Love in any language.”

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X8Eb_H0HZQ

 

 

6.     Visitors – The following persons were visitors at today’s meeting:

 

Ted Burwell introduced his daughter Theresa who is a freshman at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. 

 

Wendy Jackson introduced Derreck Harlan who works at H-P Products.

 

7.     Rotary Minute & News of the Day from Mike Snyder –

 

Rotary Minute – He reported that the Rotary District 7020 must be an interesting one because its 80 members are in 10 different Caribbean island nations:  Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, French West Indies, etc.  The district appears to have a diverse population that speaks English, French, Dutch, etc.  Their district conference is scheduled for April 11-16 in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands, in case anyone would like to attend.

 

News of the Day – He shared a few tidbits about the two “Saint” days occurring this week:   

 

St. Urho’s Day is today, Wednesday, April 16.  The story of St. Urho originated in northern Minnesota by Finnish-Americans who celebrate the fabricated accomplishments of this rugged Finlander.  He was alleged to have driven the grasshoppers from Finland and his colors are Royal Purple and Nile Green. 

 

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide on April 17 and honors a Roman citizen who was captured and spent many years as a slave in pre-Christian Ireland.  Upon his escape he studied for the priesthood, only to return to Ireland to convert his former foes to Christianity.  According to Thomas Cahill in his excellent book, “How the Irish Saved Civilization,” St. Patrick was the first public person in history to condemn slavery for the evil that it was.

 

Flag Trivia – Ray Hunter asked the following trivia question:  Why do U.S. service personnel wear the “reverse” flag, which is only worn on the right shoulder? 

Answer:  When soldiers march in order the U.S. flag appears to be “flowing” in the breeze.  (According to U.S. Army Regulation 670-1)

 

8.     Old Business

                                                 

·         Nominations for 2011-2012 officers – President Fausnight reported that Eva Roshong and Wendy Jackson have agreed to have their names placed in nomination for Vice President-President Elect and Secretary, respectively.  All committee chairpersons will retain their respective duties during 2011-2012.  Greg Anderson has agreed to assume the duties of Chair of the Foundation Committee.

 

Ken Smith moved & Al Gress seconded a motion to close nominations.

 

The motion carried with all those voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Rotary International Relief for Japan – President Fausnight reported that this important topic will be on the agenda for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 23.  Ted Burwell reported that the RI Shelter Box program is still active and clubs all over the world are sending these amazing kits to disaster-stricken Japan.  See a news item about a donation from a Rotary Club in Gainesville, Georgia.

 

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=237039

 

·         Jim Edwards @ Canton Rotary – Mr. Edwards will be the featured speaker at the Canton Rotary Club this Friday, March 18.  His topic will be our U.S. Flag program and he would encourage anyone in our club to attend.  This event will be held at the McKinley Grand Hotel.

                                                 

·         Constitution Queen – Eva Roshong and Wendy Jackson are seeking possible queen candidates to sponsor for the 2011 Constitution Week festivities.

 

·         Mixer Day Event report – The committee consisting of Eva Roshong, Wendy Jackson, Ted Street, and Barry Gray are planning a “Mixer Day” event for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 @ the Constitution Center on East Main Street.  Ted Street has secured donations of food and drink from Subway, Giant Eagle, McDonalds, Biery Cheese, etc.  Thanks to Cynthia Kerchner for donating some lovely balloons.  Rather than securing a live musician, they are planning on spinning some old LPR’s during the event.  The committee is asking for door prizes (gift cards and such) and lastly, Ms. Roshong acknowledged the comments from Al Gress and Cynthia Kerchner about asking area shopkeepers during these tough economic times.

 

·         U.S. Flag Program – Jim Edwards reported that he send 700 e-mail invoices to those participants that have access to computers.  This process is so much easier than before.

 

·         “Summer Fun at the Lake” – Greg Anderson and Jim Edwards have invited the membership to a mixer event at Gilford Lake (east on SR 173). 

 

Motion made by Ken Smith & seconded by Ron Derry to accept the gracious invitation by Greg Anderson and Jim Edwards to have “Summer Fun at the Lake” mixer at Gilford Lake on Saturday, June 25.

 

·         Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest – Denny Valentine’s photographs of the contestant participants will appear next week in The Herald on the front page. 

 

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards reported that the they still need a home for the six Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors.  The hosts would have to provide breakfasts for seven days.     

                                                                           

·         Kids Against Hunger Day – Eva Roshong informed the club that the First Christian Church will conduct a “Kids Against Hunger Day” on Saturday, April 16.  The church is seeking sponsors and participants who can assist in raising funds to collect food to feed hungry Haitian children.  The church is “shooting for a goal of 1,000 people to participate this year...” and they hope to raise $10,000.  Contact Ms. Roshong if you are willing to help on this project.

 

9.     Lunch – We ate more good food!

 

10.  Program – Barry Gray introduced Pamela Smith who is the owner-operator of Reinbows @ Serenity Springs.  Highlights of her presentation are as follows:

 

a.     “Reinbows” is not a riding program but rather an organization that provides “quality mental health services… for children and adults utilizing Equine Assisted Phsychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.”

 

b.    “Reinbows is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life.”

 

c.     “Specialized activities with horses help clients of all ages to improve their self-esteem, social skills, confidence, communication, relationships, and personal awareness.

 

d.    Horses are ten times more sensitive than humans to emotions and confrontational situations.

 

e.     Horses’ vision is both monocular and binocular and they can see a total of 350 degrees!

 

f.     “ The focus of EAP is not riding or horsemanship. 100% of EAP takes place purely on the ground. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership, work ethic, responsibility, teamwork, confidence and attitude are several examples of the results achieved by EAP, making an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups.”

 

g.    For more information, please visit their Web site at:

 

http://serenityspringsequine.com/

 

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      March 23                Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13                   Tim Angeloni will talk about the Backpack Program – Presented by Mike Snyder

      April 20

      April 27                   No meeting

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

      May 11                   Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      May 18

      May 25

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                  Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 



__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2010  

 

                                       

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 22 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of the “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…”

 

6.     Visitors – The following persons were visitors at today’s meeting:

 

Margie introduced fellow Consumers National Bank associates Rich Baxter and Christina Montgomery.

 

Denny Valentine introduced Beth Gross

 

7.     Rotary Minute from Mike Snyder – The most recent issue of the Rotary magazine featured a piece about a polio “outbreak in Congo Republic… and its need for eradication.”  So far at least 179 people have died and 540 cases of acute flaccid paralysis has been reported.  He said that many of his longtime friends are surprised that he is a Rotary Club member because he never really saw himself as a “joiner.”  Because of programs such as Polio Plus, he is proud to be a member of this organization.

 

News of the Day – He shared a few tidbits about a great environmental group called The Nature Conservancy which, among other things: 

 

            Was founded in 1951 and has more than 1 million members.

 

            Has protected 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide.

 

            Works in all 50 states and 30 nations, “protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.”

 

                        The closest Nature Conservancy protected area is the Herrick Fen Nature Preserve which is co-owned by Kent State University.

 

Flag Trivia – Ken Smith asked the following question:  Why is the U.S. flag folded a certain way?  Answer:  The folded flag resembles a cocked hat from the Revolutionary War era.

 

8.     Old Business

                                                 

·         Jim Edwards @ Canton Rotary – Mr. Edwards will be the featured speaker at the Canton Rotary Club on Friday, March 18.  His topic will be our U.S. Flag program and he would encourage anyone in our club to attend.

                                                 

·         Mixer Day Event report – The committee consisting of Eva Roshong, Wendy Jackson, Ted Street, and Barry Gray are planning a “Mixer Day” event for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 @ the Constitution Center on East Main Street.  The committee is seeking donations of food, balloons, etc. and it would be nice to bring the area Exchange Students.  We should also bring information packets for potential new members.

 

·         Membership Committee report – Chris Leach publicly thanked Jared Shive for doing an excellent job – “Awesome” – with the design of the 2011 Membership Directory.  This is a major milestone in getting information to the membership about our fellow members.  And many thanks to Denny Valentine who graciously photographed all those willing to have their picture taken.

 

·         “Summer Fun at the Lake” – Greg Anderson and Jim Edwards would like to know if the membership would be willing to come to Gilford Lake (east on SR 173).  This would be a family event and we can talk about this some more as the weather improves.  Everyone was most enthusiastic about this fun event.

 

·         Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest – The competition was held on Wednesday, March 2 at the Louisville High School.  The winner was Jackson Frazier who will now advance to the district competition.  Denny Valentine has agreed to take photographs of the five participating students. 

 

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards reported that the six Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors will be here from April 18 to May 18 instead of the dates earlier mentioned.  There will be 4 host clubs instead of 6 host clubs.   

                                                                           

·         Magnetic signs –

 

Motion made by Mike Snyder and seconded by Lanse Leach to authorize Ken Smith to spend $100.00 plus tax to purchase two magnetic signs to advertise the U.S. Flag Project on his personal automobile.

 

Motion carried with all those voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Rotary Leadership Institute – This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 2.  District 6650 will pay for the first Rotarian from our club to enroll and the Louisville Club will pay for the second Rotarian to enroll.

 

·         Devika Bhansali – Our young friend and Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali will be honored by the Louisville Board of Education at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14 as the Louisville High School “Student of the Month.”

 

·         Relay for Life – President Fausnight asked if anyone would be willing to form a team for Relay for Life.  This year’s event will occur on Saturday, May 15.  This topic will be added to the agenda for our April 6 Business Meeting.

 

·         District Conference 2011 – This important conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at the KSU Stark & the Stark County Fair Grounds.  This year’s conference will include family friendly activities at the Stark County Fairgrounds and will include “activities for children of all ages, onstage entertainment, the Youth Exchange Talent Show, the Philippines GSE presentation, a club project fair, carnival games, a rock climbing wall, Wii games.”   

 

9.     Lunch – We ate good food and some incredibly tasty potato soup!

 

10.  Program – Greg Anderson introduced Sherry Sampson, Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Stark County.  Highlights of her presentation are as follows:

 

a.     BBBS is a YMCA of Central Stark County Sponsored Agency and currently serves 158 Stark County children!

 

b.    The mission of the BBBS “is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

 

c.     Currently, there are 91 children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister and they estimate that it “costs $1,000 to create and maintain a successful match for one year.”

 

d.    “Children must be ages 6 through 18 and live in Stark County… (while) volunteers must be at least 15 years-old.”

 

e.     The three major programs of BBBS are as follows:

 

Community-Based Mentoring Program… with children from 6 to 18

 

On-Site Based Mentoring Program… that meets at the Meyers Lake YMCA once a week

 

School-Based Mentoring Program… that meets weekly at two area schools

 

f.     On April 9, the BBBS will hold its 30th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser at AMF Hall of Fame Lines.  They are requested funds from sponsors and bowlers.

 

g.    For more information, please visit their Web site at:

 

http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.fgKILSOtElH/b.4947211/k.EE11/Home_Page.htm

 

 

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Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      March 16                Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13                   Tim Angeloni will talk about the Backpack Program – Presented by Mike Snyder

      April 20

      April 27

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

      May 11                   Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      May 18

      May 25

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                  Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2010  

 

                                       

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 22 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of the “Row, Row, Row Your Boat (gently down the stream).”

 

6.     Visitors – There were no visitors at today’s meeting. 

 

7.     Rotary Minute from Mike Snyder – He quoted from Wikipedia on several references to Rotary International in the popular culture.  For instance:

 

In the third season of the television show Desperate Housewives, Gabrielle attends Victor Lang’s Rotary Club meeting in his ex-wife’s couture dress.

 

News of the Day from Mike Snyder – He mentioned several highlights of Academy Awards from the distant and recent pass.  For instance:

 

            Bob Hope hosted 18 Academy Award ceremonies; Billy Crystal 8 ceremonies, and Johnny Carson 5 ceremonies.

 

            Charlie Chaplin’s movie Limelight won the Academy Award in 1972… 20 years after it had been released!

 

8.     Old Business –

 

·         RI & its 106th Anniversary report – The committee reported that a fun time was had by all (17 in attendance) at the special Bowling Event on Tuesday, February 22 to celebrate the 106th Anniversary of the Rotary International.  There were 32 strikes which means the club collected $231.39 to be donated to the Community Cupboard. 

                                                   

·         U.S. Flag Report – Jim Edwards and Ken Smith gave the following report on this very successful program:

 

1.     We are now distributing 906 flags throughout the community, 882 of which are paying customers.

 

2.     We will send an e-mail notice for renewals on March 15 and there is a 94% renewal rate.

 

3.     We have ordered 200 more replacement flags.

 

4.     While we are conservative in spending our current revenues, Jim Edwards feels that we have a very positive outlook for increased spending, thanks in large part to the U.S. Flag project.

 

·         RYLA report – Ted Burwell reported that his son Vince recently attended the RYLA conference and found the experience an “amazing” one.  Mr. Burwell thanked the membership for sponsoring his son and Vince will give a full report during his presentation on March 23.

                                                  

·         Mixer Day Event report – The committee consisting of Eva Roshong, Wendy Jackson, Ted Street, and Barry Gray are planning a “Mixer Day” event for Wednesday, April 26 @ the Constitution Center on East Main Street.  More about this special event at a later date.

 

·         Membership Committee report – The committee reported that we now have 43 dues-paying members!  With that said we need to remind our missing friends that we hope they can become more active and attend more meetings.  Also, Chris Leach showed the membership some lovely banners that she and her husband Lanse produced for the GSE visitors from the Philippines. 

 

·         Water Committee report – The committee discussed the recent flood and how area homeowners and businesses are coping with the cleanup.  As a follow-up to this discussion Ted Burwell mentioned how literacy and clean water is connected, especially in dry, third world nations.

 

·         Rotary Speech Students report – Greg Parrish reported that the LHS students were not able to attend today’s meeting because of issues related to the recent flooding.  He reported that the students would deliver their respective speeches later today at 3:30 p.m.  Each student will speak for about 7 minutes and everyone was welcome to attend to help judge this competition. 

 

·         GSE report – Jim Edwards reported that five of the six Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors now have visas and will be here in early May.  Mr. Edwards reported that we still need two additional homes for the evenings of May 1-5.  Other area Rotary Clubs are responsible for taking these visitors to local sites, such as Ohio State University, NFL Hall of Fame, etc.

 

·         Malvern Rotary Club – Jim Edwards suggested that several of us might want to visit our sister club in Malvern to give them some ideas on membership rejuvenation.

 

·         Literacy report – The committee reported that Mercy Hospital is willing to distribute our early literacy childhood packets to new parents from Louisville and Nimishillen Township.  We are also contacting Aultman Hospital to see if they would be willing to help us out.  The committee will also meet during March to prepare an application for an award through the Rotary Club for innovative programs.

 

·         Rose Day report – The committee reported that the Boy Scouts are also sponsoring a Rose Day event and we may need to seek another group to do the deliveries.  We are considering a date in either March or April and we need to stay away from Mother’s Day (for cost reasons).  There will be more information at future meetings and, FYI, we sold 110 dozen roses in 2010.

                                                                                       

·         Strong Kids report – Donations to the Strong Kids campaign will assist 800 kids and families to participate in programs at the Louisville YMCA.

 

David Yeagley moved and Ken Smith seconded a motion to contribute $1,000 to the Louisville YMCA’s “Strong Kids” Campaign for 2011.

 

Motion carried with all those present voting in the affirmative.

 

9.     Lunch – We ate good food and tasty cookies & pastries.

 

10.  Program – No program today. 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      March 9                  Sherry Sampson, Director, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Stark County – Greg Anderson

      March 16                Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13

      April 20

      April 27

      April 30                   District Rotary Event at Stark County Fair Grounds – Families invited with more details to follow.

      May 4                     GSE Philippines Visitors – Presented by Jim Edwards

      May 11                   Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      May 18

      May 25

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On Feb. 22, we met at Louisville Bowl for bowling and finger food.

Louisville Rotary Club's celebration of Rotary International's 106th Birthday!

You and your family, business associates and friends are welcome to attend!

WHAT:   Rotary International 106th Birthday Celebration
        WHERE:  Louisville Bowl
WHEN:  Tuesday, February 22nd from  6 - 8 p.m.
PLEASE BRING:  Finger food and or snack item and QUARTERS!

Each STRIKE thrown will cost everyone 50 cents, which we will donate to the Louisville Community Cupboard.

Rotary will provide birthday cake and soft drinks.
 
Submitted by Kathy Fausnight         
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2010  

 

 

                                        There will be a Bowling Event at the Louisville Bowl on Tuesday, February 22 to celebrate

the 106th Anniversary of the Rotary International.

 

 

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 21 members in attendance.

 

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.      Recitation of “The Four Way Test” - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing rendition of the “Marine Corps Hymn.”

 

6.     Visitors – There were no visitors at today’s meeting. 

 

7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Al Gress reported Rotary International has been responsible for supplying 40 million doses of polio vaccine to the people of Nigeria!  Thanks to this terrific infusion of vaccine, there were only 10 cases of polio in Nigeria last year!

 

News of the Day – Mr. Gress reported on the current status of the land swap agreement among the School Board, the City of Louisville, and the Public Library.  Negotiations have gone very well but, at the current time, the issue of an ancient alleyway has slowed things down a bit.

 

Mike Snyder has volunteered to deliver the Rotary News report for the month of March.

 

8.     Old Business –

 

·         RI & its 106th Anniversary - Eva Roshong, Ted Burwell, and Denny Valentine proposed a special Bowling Event at the Louisville Bowl on Tuesday, February 22 to celebrate the 106th Anniversary of the Rotary International.  This event will commence at 6:00 p.m. and members are encouraged to bring friends, family, and potential members.  Members are encouraged to bring some food or snack to share and we will supply a commemorative cake for this gala event.  The cost to bowl is $2.00 per game; there are 8 lanes; and the bar will be serving drinks.  For every strike thrown participants will contribute 50 cents to a kitty for the Community Cupboard.

 

There will be no regular meeting on the following day, Wednesday, February 23.

 

·         Greg Parrish reported that several LHS students will attend our Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, March 2 as part of the Rotary District speech contest.  Each student will speak for about 7 minutes and there will be judges in our audience to select the winners.

 

·         Jim Edwards reported that the Derry family, the Leach family, and the Burwell family will take one each of the Philippine Group Study Exchange visitors.  We need three additional homes for the evenings of May 1-5.  The GSE visitors will do a program for one of our regular Wednesday meetings.

 

·         President Fausnight reported that “In honor of Rotary’s birthday, on 23 February 2011 Chairman Stenhammar has approved The Rotary Foundation offering double Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition credit for online contributions of US$100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund.”  This generous offer will run from February 22 to 24.  For more information, please go to www.Rotary.org.

 

·         President Fausnight suggested that we submit an application for the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award for our U.S. Flag Program.  The application form must be submitted by March 15.

                                                                                       

·         Mike Snyder reported the following:

 

Because he is moving to Columbus to assume control over the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Representative Snitchler’s “Town Hall” meeting has been cancelled for Thursday, February 17 @ the Library.

 

The library is looking for donations of legos.  There will be a major program at the library featuring these delightful toys so all donations will be welcome.

 

The library will sponsor a “Fairly Big Yard Sale” on Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20.  This is the same day as a similar sale at Paradise Church.

Please be prepared to donate your gently used “stuff” to either of these fine institutions.

 

9.     Lunch – We ate good food and tasty cookies & pastries.

 

10.  Program – Rotary Club activist and all round nice guy Dave Ewing gave a brief presentation about a new security product:  Medivoice.
 
There are over 150 million emergency calls made in the U.S.A. each year.

 

On the health front, Mr. Ewing mentioned a new movie titled “Forks over knives” which “examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. http://ForksOverKnives.com/” (Facebook)

 

Medivoice is a “two-way voice pendant Personal Emergency Response System (PERS).

 

Medivoice “plugs into any standard telephone jack and will you to communicate your (emergency) message… within many hundreds of feet of your base station.”

 

Mediavoice is “the world’s smallest 2-way voice speaker phone pendant communicator.

For additional information, please contact Dave Ewing at EMS Sentry, Inc. – 330.433-1040 or visit their Web site at:

 

            www.emssentry.com

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      February 22            Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration @ Louisville Bowl at 6:00 p.m.

      March 2                  Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

                                    LHS Speech contestants will be in attendance as well.

      March 9                  Sherry Sampson, Director, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Stark County – Greg Anderson

      March 16                 Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                 Vince Burwell will talk about R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

      March 30                 Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

           

      April 6                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      April 13

      April 20

      April 27

      May 4                     Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      May 11

      May 18

      May 25

      June 1                    Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      June 8

      June 15

      June 22

      June 29                   Installation of new President, Ted Burwell and Officers/Committees to be held at ???

      July 6                     President Burwell’s first meeting!

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2010  

 

This was our first meeting @ Paradise Church!

 

                  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 25 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?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Sarah Roshong sang a beautiful version of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

 

5.     Visitors – Eva Roshong introduced her daughter, Sarah.  Val LeFever introduced her co-worker at Green Meadows, Beth Septer.  Chris Leach introduced her Mother, Helen Pugh.  Jerry Dunbar introduced his brother, Joel Dunbar. 

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Because Al Gress was absent there was no report today.

 

7.     Old Business – New Business

 

·         Denny Valentine reported that Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali is scheduled to travel by bus to New York City in March with other exchange students.

 

Motion by Ron Derry/seconded by Jim Edwards to contribute $125.00 for the fee for Miss Devika to travel to New York City and an additional $75.00 for spending money ($200.00 total).

 

Motion was approved with all voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Greg Parrish reported that the Rotary District speech contest will be held on March 9.  The winner of this competition will advance to the next level.

 

Motion by Greg Parrish/seconded by Ken Smith to allocate $200.00 for prizes to the top finishers in the Rotary District speech contest.

 

Motion was approved with all voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Jim Edwards reported that the next Group Study Exchange will involve a small group of professionals from The Philippines.  Ron and Betty Derry (who have agreed to take over the coordinating duties next year) will assist Mr. Edwards in finding homes for these individuals for “four to seven nights.” 

This is an excellent way to network with people from a different culture and we hope everyone will do what they can to welcome them to our area.

 

·         Jim Edwards reported that there was an excellent speaker on the previous evening who talked about the transcontinental “Lincoln Highway.”  Mr. Edwards suggested that we have a future meeting at the Canton Classic Car Museum.

 

·         Eva Roshong, Ted Burwell, and Denny Valentine volunteered to develop some type of commemorate event to celebrate the 106th Birthday of Rotary International.

                                                                                       

·         Eva Roshong, Jerry Dunbar, and Wendy Jackson volunteered to develop a networking event similar to the one held last year at Sypolt Chevrolet.

 

·         President Fausnight reported that our own Betty & Ron Derry received a prestigious “Community Hero” award by the local Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce!

 

·         President Fausnight reported that our own Jared Shive has been named “Employee of the Year” by Stark Parks!

 

·         President Fausnight reported that our own Greg Parrish and his wife recently became grandparents!

 

 

8.     Lunch – We ate good food and tasty cookies & pastries.

 

9.     Program – Reverend Joyce Schroer spoke about her recent appointment as Senior Pastor at the Paradise United Church of Christ.
 
Reverend Schroer stated that is “it is a joy to be here with you...”  And that for the “blessings I have received in my life, I must pause and give thanks to God.”

 

She spoke at length about her love of mission work and her annual visit to Tijuana, Mexico to work with an agency called “Esperanza” (Spanish for “hope”), a type of Habitat for Humanity organization.

 

Reverend Schroer has visited Tijuana every year since 2004 (except this year) and has worked alongside many others on home construction projects.

The weather is a nice break from the frozen predictability of our Ohio winters but service is her main reason for the journey.

 

While the area she visits is “brown, dusty, muddy and has unpaved roads” and the like, she is drawn there because of the families.  “They are the reason I go… they are so sweet and I love them all.”

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      February 16             EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” – Kathy Fausnight presents Dave Ewing

      February 23             Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

      March 2                  Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      March 9                  Big Brothers

      March 16                 Rainbows & Serenity Springs – Barry Gray presents Pamela Smith (need projector)

      March 23                 Vince Burwell

      March 30                 Workings of Louisville Community Cupboard – Mike Snyder presents Sally Samblanet. 

                                    We will meet at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church @ 930 S. Nickelplate St.

                                    Mark Sigler suggested that each of us should bring a donated canned good.

                                    Lunch will be catered by To Be Determined.

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

   

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org


__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

There was no meeting on Feb 2nd, canceled because of an ice storm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2010  

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 18 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?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong was not present and, alas, no songs were sung.

 

5.     Visitors – President Fausnight introduced Sandra Meyer of KeyBank. 

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ted Street reported on a recent leak on the Alaska pipeline and how the problem was resolved.  He also reported that the Alaska pipeline accounts for 230 million barrels of oil per year.  Mr. Street also listed some illustrious persons with whom he shares his January 26 birthday: Wayne Gretzky, Ellen DeGeneres, and the inimitable General Douglas MacArthur.

 

Al Gress has volunteered to present this report for the month of February,

 

7.     Old Business – New Business

 

·         Meeting venue President Fausnight asked everyone to vote for their preferred meeting venue, either Mike’s Milann’s or Paradise Church.  The latter needs a head count of 15 or more and can meet our current price of $7.00 per plate.  Majority will rule on this issue and we will discuss this further at our meeting in February.

 

·         106th Birthday of Rotary International President Fausnight asked for volunteers to determine what we should do, if anything, to celebrate this special event.

·        
Committee updates President Fausnight reminded everyone to have their respective committee reports ready for our next meeting (February 2).

 

·         Chamber of Commerce Dinner – President Fausnight reminded everyone that the dinner will be held this Friday night at the Skyland Pines.  The consensus of the group was to donate two U.S. Flags (for a year) as door prizes for this special event.

 

8.     Lunch – We ate good food.

 

9.     Program – Mortgage Loan Advisor Sandra Meyer of KeyBank, who has worked in the industry since 1987, talked about the current status of the mortgage loan business.  Overall, Ms. Meyer is “very optimistic” about mortgage lending at this current time.  Her personal philosophy in dealing with clients seeking mortgage loans is very similar to the Rotary Club 4-Way Test:  Is it the TRUTH?  Is it FAIR to all concerned?  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
Ms. Meyer stated that initially the lending industry had trouble in reacting to people losing their homes.  The good news is that the lending industry has responded with new programs to stabilize the situation.
 
KeyBank has developed a program titled “Key Community” which provides 100% financing and is designed around first-time buyers who have a credit score of 620, who have a rent history, and who can contribute $500 of their own money toward the transaction.  
 
“We are still lending,” stated Ms. Meyer and it is important “to stay positive about this.”
 
In addition, there is a down-payment assistance program available for Stark County home buyers who qualify for this special program.
 
Ms. Meyer appreciates referrals and “repeat” business and, again, she is “very optimistic” about the current status of the mortgage loan business.

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      February 2              Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      February 9              Ted Burwell welcomes Reverend Joyce Schroer of Paradise Church

      February 16             EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” – Dave Ewing

      February 23             Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

      March 2                  Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      March 9

      March 16

      March 23

      March 30

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

 

  

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Louisville
Rotary Club                                                     

District 6650

Meeting Minutes – January 12, 2011

 

Hello Rotarians:    

 

The meeting was called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 21 members in attendance. We had one guest at our meeting, Pat Smith, wife of Ken Smith, Rotarian.

 

Our song leader, Eva Roshong, led the members with “Happy Birthday” to wish well all of the Rotarians with birthdays in December and January.

 

Business discussed: Al Gress and Eva Roshong are working to coordinate efforts for our Rotary Club to serve a meal at the Gibbs Mission.

 

President Fausnight shared information about the upcoming Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards. Members, Ron and Betty Derry will be honored, along with the Backpack Giveaway that Rotary assisted with.


Ted Burwell will be attending Rotary’s President Elect Training in Columbus, Ohio in February.

 

Ken Smith introduced our speaker, Sally Paquin. Sally spoke on Canadian Health Care as well as her experiences and insight as a resident of Canada for 35 years. Sally and her husband Eric, currently live in Plain Township. They have 3 children.  Sally was born in Canada approximately 30 miles from the US border of Vermont.

 

Canada implemented the Canadian Health Care Act which basically provides the basic and necessary care for all residents of Canada. Each Province has a plan similar to the HMOs offered in the United States. The 10 provinces and 3 Territories are each responsible for their respective plan. Costs for the health care are paid through the tax system. Higher taxes on alcohol and cigarette sales help off set the costs. A person must live in Canada for at least 3 months and provide legal status prior to being covered for health care. Costs for your first 3 months may be reimbursed once you are verified as a legal resident. This applies even if you move from one Province to another. Bills are not received for basic and necessary medical coverage.  Basic and necessary nursing home care is included in coverage provided by the Canadian Health Care Act. There is the option of paying to have private nursing home care if desired.  Prescription coverage and medications are cheaper in Canada than in the United States.

 

Most employers in Canada do pay into the cost of health care for their employees; some provinces are now charging a nominal premium prorated by income.   Costs are also offset by higher taxes, which are set by each Province based on income levels.  There are no health care deductibles in Canada.  Preventative vision and dental coverage is provided free for all children, ages vary in the different Provinces.

 

Life span in Canada is around 2 years more than in the United States and infant mortality rates are lower in Canada.

 

Sally shared a recent comparison of basic salaries for doctors in Canada and the United States. Canada’s average base pay of approximately $97,214 while in the United States the average base salaries $151,500.  There are doctors in both places that make considerably more depending on specialties, boards they serve on, etc.

 

Members asked Sally her preference of Canadian Health Care versus United States Health Care, she responded that there are many similarities, however, based on her on personal experiences, she preferred the Canadian Health Care Plan.  In Canada, each person is treated equally without regard to income, status, ethnic background, etc.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

Kathy Fausnight

President

                                   

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

January 26 – Sandra Meyer KeyBank Mortgage contributes to the community    

February 2 – Board Meeting at 11:30 with Business Meeting at Noon

February 9 – Ted Burwell ?

February 16 – EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” - Dave Ewing

February 23 – Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

March 2 – Board Meeting at 11:30 with Business Meeting at Noon

March 9 – Mike Snyder ?

March 16 -

March 23 -

March 30 -

______________________________________________________________________________________________
Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2010  

 

                  

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 15 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?

 

  1. Prayer

 

4.       Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in a rousing song-cheer for Rotary of her own creation.

 

5.     Visitors – Ken Smith introduced future Rotary Club member Ms. Wendy Jackson.

 

6.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Ted Street reminded everyone to look through the recent “100th Anniversary” issue of the Rotary Magazine.  This is a fantastic issue and there are excerpts of articles written by numerous celebrities and officials ranging from Pope John II to Babe Ruth to John Dean (who said the Watergate burglars would never have become “perps” if they had abided by the Rotary Club’s “Four Way Test.”

 

7.     Old Business – New Business

 

·         North Canton Chili Open President Fausnight reported on the North Canton Rotary Club’s “Chili Open” on Saturday, February 5.

 

·         HopeFest Mike Snyder read from an e-mail sent to him by Hand of Hope Coordinator Larry Burwell.  Mr. Burwell indicates that the HopeFest is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at the Louisville Eagles… “If anyone is interested in getting involved, please have them call me at 330.419.0011 or e-mail me at this address… Please keep in touch.”  Larry Burwell:  handofhope@earthlink.net

                                                                                       

·         New library hours of operation Mike Snyder announced that, thanks to the successful library levy on May 4, 2010, the library has increased its hours of operation, effective immediately:

 

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.               Monday – Thursday

 

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.               Friday & Saturday

                                               

 

 

 

  1. Program – Mr. Phil Mueller on the “French Paradox” – Minerva native Ted Street provided some anecdotal information about Mr. Mueller from back in the 1960’s.  He also set the record straight about a football game in 1962 between Louisville High School and Minerva High School, the infamous “Mud Bowl” which it is alleged that the latter school flooded the football field in order to slow down the heretofore undefeated Leopards.  Mr. Street declares and affirms that there was no intent to water down the playing field that year and that good old Mother Nature provided the excessive moisture with abundant rainfalls.

 

a.     Tom Edwards introduced Mr. Mueller and indicated that he has been intrigued with the notion that the more cheese you eat the better your health.

 

b.    Briefly stated, the French Paradox shows that French people do not suffer from coronary heart disease in numbers one might expect.  This seems a contradiction because the French people eat a good deal of food that is relatively rich in saturated fats.  French scientist Dr. Serge Renaud is credited with creating the term “the French Paradox.”

 

c.     In addition, the French people drink an abundance of red wine which is considered a healthy alternative to water in many nations.

 

d.    According to at least one authoritative source, the combination of calcium (from hard water) coupled with cheese equals less fat in your arteries.

 

e.     French people consume about 42 pounds of cheese per capita each year while Americans consume somewhere in the mid-twenties.

 

f.     While French people smoke cigarettes a great deal and have a higher than expected incidence of suicide, they also each more fresh foods, nibble on fruits & cheeses, and eat smaller portions.

 

g.    Mr. Mueller concluded his remarks by quoting an agent sage:  “It is better to drink wine and talk stupid than it is to drink water and be full of “it.”

 

 

Flag Dates Closed for the Season!  Job well done!
   
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

      Rotary Club Web site:

 

http://louisvillerotary.com/

 

 

District 6650 Governor:

 

2010-2011               Jim Russell

2011-2012               George W. S. Hays

2012-2013               Linda Fergason

2013-2014               Debbie Esbenshade

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings:

 

      January 19              Ken Smith welcomes Sally Paquin on Canadian Health Care

      January 26              Sandra Meyer on “KeyBank Mortgage contributes to the community”

      February 2              Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at 12:00 noon

      February 9              Ted Burwell welcomes Reverend Joyce Schroer of Paradise Church

      February 16             EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” – Dave Ewing

      February 23             Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

      March 9

      March 16

      March 23

      March 30

 

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Flag Project-Ken Smith

Four Way Speech Contest-Greg Parrish

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Water-David Yeagley

  

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

 

 

  

Michael G. Snyder, Director

Louisville Public Library

700 Lincoln Avenue

Louisville, OH 44641

 

330.875.1696     work phone

330.875.3530     work fax

216.544.4053     cell phone

 

www.louisvillelibrary.org

 


________________________________________________________________________________

Louisville Rotary Club                                                     

District 6650

Meeting Minutes – January 5, 2011

 

Hello Rotarians:    

 

The meeting was called to order by President Kathy Fausnight with 25 members in attendance. We had one guest at our meeting, Corey Street, son of Rotarian, Ted Street.

 

Our song leader, Eva Roshong, led the members with “Happy Birthday” to wish well all of the Rotarians with birthdays in December and January.

 

The Rotary Minute/News of the Day was shared by Ted Street. Rotary Minute was an article Ted shared about “What it means to be a Rotarian”. He shared various Rotarian’s thoughts on the meaning of Rotary to them.  Then of course, Ted, being an Ohio State fan, shared the outcome of the Sugar Bowl held the previous evening and how his entire family are Ohio State fans very elated about the big WIN.

Thank you letters from the Louisville YMCA and Green Meadows were shared.  A copy of the SPOTLIGHT, Louisville High School newspaper was shared.

 

Committee Updates-

Future Planning/Capital Projects – Greg Anderson shared additional information and ideas about the future library/community center that he and the library board would like to see built for use by the entire community. He referred to recent articles that have appeared in papers. The idea is that the library and the community come together to support and drive this project. The library currently has approximately 10,000 cardholders on file.  This could become a major gathering place for the community.  Various meeting rooms could be “named” by groups or organizations. He envisions a community group would likely be formed in order to ensure that the project is created around what the community wants and would utilize.  The formulation of plans could take a year or so. The project will take 3-5 years with support of friend and fund raising. A motion made by David Yeagley for the Louisville Rotary Club to be advocates in the community, support and get behind this project was presented. Ken Smith seconded the motion, the motion passed.

 

Literacy – Mike Snyder  - no report

                                            

Membership – Chris Leach – reported that we have 42 members now.  Our picture membership directory is almost complete.

 

Flag Project – Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell – we now have 903 flag participants.

                                        

Water – David Yeagley – no updates

           

Health & Hunger – Eva Roshong – the “Souperbowl” being planned has been cancelled.

 

International/Exchange/GSE – Denny Valentine – gave an update on our exchange student. Cost to the club for the year for our exchange student is approximately $1,500.00. He will be receiving names of eligible exchange students in March or April. Denny also is looking for “host families” for future exchange students.       

 

Donations & Pancake Day – Jay Barton reported that Pancake Day brought a profit of approximately $1,800.00, much thanks to Cheryle Casar for organizing the event and Green Meadows and Altercare of Louisville with their generous contributions.

 

Rose Day – Margie Miller – no report

 

Four Way Speech Contest – Greg Parrish – is working with the Speech Teacher at Louisville High School to organize some participants.  He will have more information by the end of January.

 

New Business  - Future meeting location – Several venues were discussed, a motion was made by Greg Anderson, seconded by Mark Sigler to stay with Mike’s Milanns for at least the month of January. The motion passed. It was decided that we will continue to meet at Mike’s Milanns for the month of January. Further discussion will be held once we hear back from some of the places being discussed.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

Kathy Fausnight

President

                                   

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

January 12 –The French Paradox - Phil Muhller – (Jim Edward’s guest)

January 19 – Canadian Health Care – Sally Paquin (Ken Smith’s guest)

January 26 – Sandra Meyer KeyBank Mortgage contributes to the community    

February 2 – Board Meeting at 11:30 with Business Meeting at Noon

February 9 – Ted Burwell ?

February 16 – EMS Sentry, Inc. “When Everything Matters” - Dave Ewing

February 23 – Rotary’s 106th Birthday Celebration – Plans???

March 2 – Board Meeting at 11:30 with Business Meeting at Noon

March 9 – Mike Snyder ?

March 16 -

March 23 -

March 30 -

Submitted by Kathy Fausnight

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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