The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
eBulletin - October 14, 2021
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
President Brian Hayes welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Centerville Rotary Club and led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Ray Merz provided the prayer.
President Brian shared the thought for the day by writer H. Jackson Brown, Jr., “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.”
Brian shared these announcements:
  • Our next Board meeting is Monday, October 18, 5:30 pm via Zoom. Watch for an email with the link and join us if you can.
  • Today’s speaker is our own Carol Sue Galloway sharing with us about the new Vienna Springs Health Campus.
  • Our Guests this week included John Lask who is a potential member and Paul Peterson
Directors’ announcements included:
Frank Perez announced he is putting together next year’s board. It is a good way to get involved and we really need folks who haven’t served on the board before to step up and help.
Elda Gatos-Gay announced today is the last day to donate gift cards for the Adopt a Family program. She gave thanks for those who have already supported the program.
Kim Senft-Paras announced the dictionary labeling will take place after the meeting today in bay 6 at Centerville Schools maintenance area. We have 1400 books to put a book plate inside. We will not able to deliver individually to classrooms again this year due to COVID.
Liz Fultz, Executive Director of the Washington-Centerville Public library gave a quick update. She has been the Executive Director since Kim retired, but has been at the library almost 25 years. Liz provided these highlights:
  • In a survey conducted in January of registered voters, an overwhelmingly 93% indicated that they feel the Library adds value to the quality of life in our community.
  • Some think no one uses the library any more in this digital world, however, in 2020 the library checked out more than 1.3 million items to 66,000 library cardholders. Just over 20 items/cardholder, nearly three times the national average.
  • Continue to adapt programming to meet ever-changing needs: program as are now offered in person, virtually, and hybrid of the two. Multiple formats increases access to more people, whether they are here in town or off to Florida for the winter.
  • People think everything is available digitally and although there is a lot of digital content, many still want hard copies. In 2016, digital items made up 12% of circulation and by 2020 that number increased to 30% (COVID). in 2021, digital circulation remains steady.
  • Digital items cost the library more to purchase than physical items and some publishers put limits on the number of digital copies a library can have, which they can’t do with physical items.
  • People comment that the library needs to tighten their belt like everyone else. Liz said the library has not asked for more money in 10 years, despite rising costs. The levy on the ballot in November is a renewal levy, which will not cost residents any more than what they pay now. They have reduced their costs, especially during COVID when the facilities were closed, yet they were still providing services.
  • The levy accounts for 66% of the library’s revenue. Without it, services would be dramatically impacted.
  • The Washington-Centerville Public Library was first established in 1810. Things have changed considerably in the last 200 years, but the library has stood the test of time by adapting services to meet the changing needs.
  • The library is successful due to the support of our local residents, who help make it one of the best libraries in the nation.
Pat Beckel was our Sergeant at Arms today and he introduced our special guests today from  Centerville High School’s Spirit Chain, Ellie Miller and Lucy Hurles. Happy Bucks today will go to support this year’s Spirit Chain charities:
  • Angels for Anna that provides care packages for families with children in the hospital
  • Agape for Youth who helps foster children find homes
Pat announced tomorrow evening from 6-10 pm behind his business, there will be music, food trucks, and lots of fun. Donations raised go toward Dayton Public Schools to assist providing equipment for students.
Happy Bucks this week:
  • Bill Menker gave for our guests and his boss, Liz being here.
  • Uriah Anderson got to see his sisters in Minnesota for the first time in a year
  • Kim Senft-Paras gave for Liz, the library levy she hopes everyone supports, and for Rotarians offering to help with the dictionaries/thesauri
  • Ray Merz gave for Spirit Chain
  • Jeff Senney gave for Spirit Chain
  • Judy Budi gave for Spirit Chain
  • Mark Febus was just happy
  • Nick Cruz was just happy
  • Ger Eastabrooks was happy for spirit chain, and because her daughter was involved in the cheer program for many years
  • Crissy Allums was happy
  • Carol Sue Galloway was happy
  • Elda Gotos-Gay was happy and because someone in club did something nice for her this week
  • Dale Berry announced neither of the HS schools are related to him as in recent years!
  • Don Overly gave for Spirit Chain
  • Harvey gave for Spirit Chain and because his niece came by for a nice visit
  • Chuck King gave for the guests
  • Rebecca Quiñones gave thanks for Elda’s great hugs
  • Sofie Ameloot just gave thanks
  • Carol Kennard announced she has library levy signs that will help spruce up your front lawn.
  • Liz Fulz gave for her appreciation letting her squeeze in, and for the good causes of Spirit Chain, and in hopes the Optimists don’t find out she was at Rotary!
  • Boyd Preston gave in appreciation of Ron, who fixed some house moulding for him, and for the 246th Birthday of the U.S. Navy
  • Ron Hollenbeck gave for Spirit Chain, and gave a health update on Lee Hieronymus, whose foot is in boot, and hoping for no surgery. Lee is getting married in 2 weeks, and noted it will be an interesting first dance
  • Adam Manning gave for Spirit Chain
  • Jim Harris gave for our guests and Spirit Chain
  • Dick Hoback gave for Spirit Chain
Our speakers this week were Carol Sue Galloway and Mike Lacey from Vienna Springs Health Campus.
Rotarian Carol Sue Galloway said she’s now been with Vienna Springs been for a year and she is excited they recently moved in the first residents. Carol introduced Mike Lacey who showed us around the new Miami Township facility through video.
Trilogy Health Services is the operator behind the center. Randy Bufford is the former CEO and current Chairman of the Board (in retirement, but works every day!) His goal is to visit every location in the company at least 2 times/year. They now have 127 locations in 4 states. The company is based in Louisville, KY. Centers in our area include Hamilton, Liberty, West Chester, Cincinnati, Harrison, Englewood, and Springfield.
The Miami Township facility is located right across from Cox Arboretum. It can hold 199 residents: 54 skilled nursing facility, 41 assisted living, and 24 independent living.
They received 17/24 independent living reservations while still under construction and have started moving in now.
Dining experience - great food not always thought of in senior facilities, but they work hard to make sure the food is good and have events such as happy hour, chef’s circle, Taste of Town, and Chef’s Table.
Family Ambassadors help spread the word to others. People used to choose nursing homes by close proximity, but now people choose where they feel they are getting something good for their money.
They work hard to hire people who have good hearts to share with residents, those who will engage with residents and include programs like out and about, community connections, lifelong learning, vitality, artisans. Clients are very vulnerable, so they choose staff appropriately.
Live a DREAM program helps residents realize a dream of theirs: visit with a President, airplane ride, motorcycle rid, attend a football game.
The new facility has 64,000 feet of common space and the dining room has a cupola to brighten the space. The skilled nursing facility has a therapy room, as most move in to finished therapy following a hospital visit. And they have five connections to the outdoors, with gated courtyards.
Their assisted living is 40% memory care, and 60% who need help physically. Mike said they mostly have private rooms as a majority are there to recover and go home. There are 107 private, and 6 double rooms.
Skilled nursing provides 24-hr nursing staff and the independent living apartments are on the second floor. They do not have any entrance fees - you sign a rental agreement for independent living, but can get out of it if your health situation changes. The rental fee includes: 2 meals/day, housekeeping twice/month, activities, and all utilities.
President Brian thanked Carol Sue and Mike for sharing about the new facility and presented Ellie and Lucy with $898 for Spirit Chain!
Next week our speaker will be Dr. Pamela Allis to share information on the Compass College Advisory program.
Dictionary/Thesaurus Program
Thanks to everyone who helped put labels in the Dictionaries/Thesauri for distribution to students.
Anyone still need one of our stylish 50th Anniversary polo shirts? We ordered a few extra so contact Carol Kennard if interested! ONLY ONE LEFT! Is it your size???
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