This Week at Rotary: August 31, 2017
Past-President Ron Hollenbeck presented our District Governor with a check for our club's share of the Peace Builder initiative.
PDG John Beals introduced the new City Manager, Wayne Davis who plans to join our Rotary Club!
District Governor, Mark Mabelitini recognized PDG Harvey Smith as another level of Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation.  
Words of wisdom from PDG Harvey Smith, who has over 40 years of perfect attendance at Rotary!
District Governor Mark Mabelitini shared many interesting Rotary stories and encouraged all to recruit new members by showing them how membership can benefit them.
Oct 26, 2017
Pancake Breakfast Prep
Oct 26, 2017
Citizens for Sinclair/Human Services Levy (10 Minutes)
Nov 02, 2017
Rotary Foundation
Nov 09, 2017
New SICSA Facility in Washington Twp
Nov 16, 2017
Football Helmet Impact Monitoring
Nov 30, 2017
Brigid’s Path
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeffrey Senney
October 11
Doug Bockrath
October 17
Robin Parker
October 22
Kim Senft-Paras
Bruce Paras
October 11
Carol Kennard
John Kennard
October 23
Dan Johnson
Katie Johnson
October 23
Join Date
Katie Neubert
October 1, 2015
2 years
Kim Senft-Paras
October 15, 2009
8 years
Phil Raynes
October 17, 2013
4 years
Rotary's Theme for 2017-18
Centerville Rotary Club Meeting Oct. 19, 2017
The GREETERS​​​: ​​​​  
10/19/2017 Frank Perez 
10/26/2017 Eric Beach and Kim Senft-Paras
11/02/2017 Jennifer Gibbs and Arnie Biondo
11/09/2017 Phil Raynes and Wayne Davis
11/16/2017 Sofie Ameloot and Dr. David Herman
If you cannot greet on the day assigned, contact Kitty and she will schedule a replacement.
Here is Frank Perez, greeter and Pancake Breakfast committee member who brought in $2,000 more than last year from sponsors, thanks to all the club members and their generosity, especially Carrie Lifer...Way to go, members. Frank is seen greeting PDG Harvey Smith, with Phil Raynes in the background. It appears their inner light is shining brightly.
And here are the Pancake Breakfast committee members who are still smiling a week before the big event. 
And Chuck King is setting up the equipment for our guest speaker this day, 
Centerville Police Officer John Davis.
And here is Don Overly, having arrived with his wife Dottie, always a delightful guest.
And here you see Tom Broadwell (L) and Chuck King getting the sign-in table ready.They seem to be in the dark, but that's just the way the sun shines inside, or doesn't.
Phil Raynes (R) has stopped to talk to Dale Berry. Word is Phil went golfing Saturday.
Here's ever faithful Jim Briggs being greeted.
Jim is known for a hearty handshake, sometimes more like arm wrestling. Just look at that grip.
And Jennifer Gibbs joins the gang. She doesn't look like the arm-wrestling type.
Jim Harris makes his entrance with a big smile.
While in the meeting room Doug Bockrath (L) and Dan Sortman get ready to eat.
And Sally Beals has the best smile ever as she arrives. It's a good day for all, it seems.
And Frank Perez just looks towards Deb Dulaney coming in.
Ever-traveling Deb comes well-suited for the occasion.
Rebecca Quinones is happy to see her friend Sofie join the club this day. And Frank's just Happy.
Boyd Preston leads a group past Frank. You see Erich Eggers and his son-in-law Mark Balsan and Brad Thorp, a past president of the club. Joyce Young is at the table signing a card for our ailing member, Shelley Fisher. 
Sofie Ameloot, our inductee of the day, brings with her a Belgian heritage. She hails from Bruges but is hoping to become a part of the larger community here. They say Bruges is ancient and beautiful, so it might be nice if she does a program for us on what it's like to grow up there.
Today's Guests included:
Our speaker for the day, Centerville Police Officer John Davis, along with Centerville Police Sgt. Mike Yoder; and Dottie Overly, wife of member Don Overly.
In the picture below you see Dottie Overly.
And now here is Centerville Police Sgt. Mike Yoder
The Centerville Rotary Club met at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace at noon. Past President Ron Hollenbeck led the Pledge of Allegiance; Harvey Smith gave the prayer, asking God's blessing on Shelley Fisher who is ailing, and guidance for the club to do good for others.
This week as in the last couple weeks, the patriotic song was replaced by singing The Pancake Breakfast Song of our member Don Gerhardt. The group you see below, led the singing, with Brian Hayes directing in the absence of Don. You can see how the sun was trying to get in on our merriment and doing a good job at that.
Past-President Ron Hollenbeck is still subbing for Peachy Metzner, our current club president who has been recovering from ill health.
Ron said Dr. David Herman's membership application has been accepted and that next week should be his induction.
John Beals is at the right in this picture, taken before the meeting, with Ron talking to Erich and Brad Huffman talking to Gerry Eastabrooks.
Ron reminded everyone of the Rotary Leadership program beginning Nov. 4 that costs $50 for the three sessions. Our club will pick up the cost for individuals attending. The first and third sessions will be held Nov. 4.
He also reminded everyone of the House of Bread dinner October 20.
He reminded people to sign up for Pancake Breakfast Day in case they haven't already done so.
Frank Perez and the Rotarian volunteers put on labels on dictonaries after last week's meeting at the school office behind Cline Elementary School. This week they began distributing them to the schools.
Here's a picture of the group at work last week, in case you missed last week's Bulletin:
Frank Perez  and Ron Hollenbeck were among those out Friday, distributing books at Driscoll Elementary School. Ron had said volunteers were needed for Dr. John Hole and Incarnation Elementary, and that those who wished to help should see Frank.
 Ron noted that World Polio Day is Oct. 24.
And just because it is so impressive, I included last week's coat picture again as a reminder of the generosity of club members. 510 new coats this year.
Ron and Frank Perez (far right) stand before the cases of coats with Hannah's Treasure Chest officials, who help distribute the coats through the United Way's social agency to the area's needy children.
And below is the head table with our two Centerville policemen and Ron, Sofie, Rebecca, 
Deb, Brian, and Chuck.
Ron reminded members that he received an e-mail from past District Governor Mike Kelly stating that they are looking for someone who wants to be the District Governor in 2020-21. Applications for such can be found on the District 6670 Web site, he said.
Ron again reminded members that our club will be matching $500 donations for advancement in Paul Harris fellow donations from club members. The awards will be made at the Christmas party in December. Also Rotarian of the Year ballots will go out soon.
Ron said the social Oct. 18 at Rebecca Quinones home gave them all a bit of a start, as a camper was parked in their driveway, despite a No PJ's warning before the social.
Ron said there would be a celebration this day, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m., at the Carillon Brewery, to recognize the planting of 1,000 cherry trees in the region.
And service above self gets a lift of the water pitcher from Brian Bergman for fellow member Dan Sortman.
Our newest member Sofie Ameloot was inducted with her sponsor Rebecca Quinones by her side and Harvey Smith doing the honors of induction. Carol Kennard took pictures (see above), helped when Ron closed the blinds on the intruding sun.
 Rebecca is seen here pinning the Rotary pin on Sofie.
And here the two are found chatting after the meeting.
Sofie said she was born in Belgian and lived there for 25 years. She went to law school and lived 17 years in N. Carolina. Her husband's job with PNC Bank brought them here, she said. They have three girls, Noe being one of them. Being connected to the community was what was missing, she said.
Harvey reminded her that we're not just a lunch club, but a club that works to help those in the community and beyond, and that she is now a member of the world's Rotary community.
Ron mentioned that the House of Bread is hoping for some help from our club on Friday, Nov. 3 and that five volunteers are needed to help out. 
Erich Eggers, our Sgt.-at-Arms, is now collecting Happy Bucks for BOGG, Because of God's Grace, which helps those in need with food and activities, etc. The Happy Bucks were bypassed today to allow for a half-hour presentation by Centerville Police Officer John Davis. Gerry Eastabrooks, seen below with Erich, passes the cup, but not today. 
Here are the two before the meeting. Look for them again next Thursday....with Happy Bucks in hand.
Today's Speaker: Centerville Police Officer John Davis spoke on the topic: Run, Hide, Fight
Here you see Chuck King and our speaker John Davis
Chuck introduced our speaker, seen in the picture below.
 Chuck said Officer Davis has been a Centerville Policeman for 25 years and is president of the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association, and vice president of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.
Officer Davis said the presentation was designed to be an hour but he would try to squeeze the essentials into the half hour allotted. It was developed by the MVCPA, he said. It has been presented for the past three years across the country, from Long Beach, Calif., to Las Vegas, and places East. They were in Las Vegas three times, he said, and someone who had attended his presentation out there wrote him after the recent mass shooting, telling him they appreciated what he had told them, as he heard sounds that people said were probably fireworks, and realized he should move out of harms way, in time to be ahead of the crowd that realized it was gunshots and rushed to leave.
Officer Davis said, "The key is to recognize it (danger) and to do something." He asked the club members who they thought might be likely victims. "Anyone," they said. But he said most people think that "anyone" is "someone else." 
Law enforcement takes about two to three minutes to get to a scene. It is not law enforcement's job to stop and help you, but to find the armed terrorist or gunman and get rid of the threat, he said.
You should not have a gun in your hand when they arrive, even if you found the gunman's gun, or have a gun of your own. You should also not point your hand as if you had a gun in it, he said.
Police are looking for the gunman and if you are not him, then you'd better not look or act like him, he said. 
He asked what event have we seen that was a turning point in terrorist attacks, and the answer was Sept. 12, the day after 9/11. He showed the area of the country where most of the attacks have occurred. It's not in Montana, but concentrated more in the Mid-West area. See map below:
The circled area below shows what has happened within an 8-hour drive of our area. 
"It could happen here within an eight-hour drive," Officer Davis said.
There have been 40 more incidents, 231 casualties, 92 killings, 139 wounded. From 2001, 16 of the shooters have committed suicide, 14 have been killed by law enforcement, 12 have been arrested.
Six people were harmed when the public did something and 26 were hurt when people did nothing and sat there and watched. When they reacted and did something the mortality rate was 2.7 percent, and when they did nothing it was 13.1 percent.
You need to react if something doesn't feel right, Officer Davis said. Do something different, he said. You need to always be aware of your situation, know where your exits are. "Don't assume a hallway leads you to the outside. If you see something, say something," he said. Know your options: Run, hide, fight. If it is the only option, then fight, he said. Move with a purpose and don't waste time gathering up things, like briefcases and purses. Know the difference between something that can cover or protect you, versus something that just conceals you but easily lets bullets pass through. A chair won't do, and bullets will pass right through two doors of a car in the middle but not by the engine or back of the car, where there is more blockage inside the car.
If you can run, make sure you run in the right direction. You may have to leave others to go to safety, and should not try to stay behind, he said.
The police do not wait for a SWAT team but seek to take the fight to them, and people can get behind a door and use things to hit a guy trying to get in, but be sure the doors don't open out, and that he can just open them up and shoot away. Make sure if you hide that you do not find a place that restricts your movement. Bathrooms are a bad idea, he said, as there is only one in and one out, the same door. Also, everything is bolted down, he said.
Grabbing a fire extinguisher to use may not help as you will also be inhaling what comes out of it. It takes a lot to knock someone out, but if enough people go after someone, it can be done, he said. 
Still, "you're more likely to be stuck by lightning," than to be killed by a gunman, he said.
  An aside: A woman who worked at the DDN once told me about her dream that you have to keep laughing about. She said she was in a castle that was being stormed from outside. She gathered up things about her and jumped into a carriage and had gotten by the intruders, only to have to tell the coach driver to turn back. She had forgotten her purse, she said...I still have to is so true...and hard to leave a purse....but as the Police Officer said, "LEAVE IT!" when needed to save your life. When Ace Elliott, long-time police reporter for the DDN was reporting on the missing wife of an employee at the newspaper, he told me one day that they had found her purse in a trash can. Then she just can't have run away on purpose as some had speculated, I told him. "A woman doesn't leave her purse behind." I knew then that Ted Sinks was the murderer. They found her body at the top of the old building at Fourth and Ludlow, where the newspaper operated then, and Sinks worked as a plumber. The mistake made, was that he had an employee at the paper help him carry a heavy canister from his home and then up to where they were pouring cement in an area at the top of the building, using the canister as a fill. When the connection was made that an employee had helped Sinks carry something from his home and they shut down the heating and cooling system to dig up the canister, the murder mystery was solved. A purse tells a lot of stories, which is why, perhaps for women it is their life line. One that if left behind might save your life and/or help solve the mystery of your disappearance. Let's hope we don't have to find out.
Below you see the Pancake Breakfast Song:
The song we sing for the upcoming Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to noon, is
Don Gerhardt's original Pancake Breakfast song, sung to the tune of Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
The meeting was closed with the reciting of the Rotary Four-Way Test.
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