This Week at Rotary: March 28, 2019
Our Speaker this week, Mattew David Stanley, lit up his magic/comedy skit with a wallet that spit fire.
In another skit, he took a $20 bill offered up by Gerry Eastabrooks and made it reappear later
rolled up in a lemon sliced open by another member of the club that he had given a knife
to earlier. He appeared to rip the bill apart at one point, but showed he was only bluffing. Then he had Tom Groszko put his initials on the bill and when the bill appeared in the lemon, it had the initials on it. Go figure.... 
In another trick he used a can on a long pole to reach out to several members of the club at different tables. He had each look at a card they picked out in a deck rubber-banded together in the can and then asked them to remember it. Then he told them to stand. He said if he called out their card when pointing to them they were to sit down. They all ended up sitting down.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
J. Thomas Broadwell
March 2
Dick Hoback
March 23
Frank Perez
March 25
Katie Neubert
March 30
Spouse Birthdays
Brenda Kuhn
March 29
Butch Spencer
March 1
Brian Hayes
Erica Hayes
March 9
Tom Groszko
Mandy Groszko
March 29
Join Date
Robin Parker
March 1, 1975
44 years
Brian Hayes
March 10, 2016
3 years
Patrick Beckel
March 15, 2012
7 years
Chuck King
March 24, 2016
3 years
Bulletin Editor
Carol Kennard
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Centerville Rotary Club Meeting March 28, 2019
Official Greeters for the week:
03/28/2019 Katie Neubert and Mark Balsan
04/04/2019 Joyce Young and Terry Hanauer
04/11/2019 Butch Spencer and Sam Moser
04/18/2019 Mark Gerken and Tom Groszko
Mark Balsan was our official greeter for the day. Katie could not get here early 
because of work.
Don Overly and his wife Dottie,and John Callander, get good seats by coming early.
Centerville Councilman John Beals is the set-up man for April.
Club Vice President Frank Perez is busy setting up equipment before the meetings.
The Dayton YWCA honored club member Judy Budi, the new CEO for Graceworks Lutheran
Services, with a program note recognizing her for her significant contributions to the
community at their annual Women of Influence luncheon held March 21. 
Club president Boyd Preston acknowledged the honor with an announcement and this 
big screen picture during the meeting.
And here is a clearer photo of the Judy we know.
Judy Budi, incoming president and 
CEO of Graceworks Lutheran Services.
Mark gives a mighty handshake to President Boyd Preston. President-Elect Chuck King 
stands by the ready.
Don't know about these two....whether Butch is trying to sell Harvey a car, or Harvey is
trying to drive Butch on the path of righteousness.
Washington Twp. Trustee President Dale Berry is community-oriented.
Butch makes friends easily. Car salesmen are like that.
Ron Hollenbeck always has a story to share. Our greeter reaches out to Brad Thorp.
And you just can't beat Brian Hayes for the smile of the day.
Centerville Councilman John Beals and Terry Hanauer have known one another for a long

Bob Fry looks like he's been in Florida again, and Brad Thorp has his Ohio tan...
Former Centerville Mayor Sally Beals knows a lot about hickory trees. She has hickory in 
her house and at her farm.
Mark Gerken gets a welcome as Ray Merz and Ron Hollenbeck look on.
What do you suppose Erich Eggers has in his box?
You can stand on your head to read the labels...
Or look at this next picture.
And Boyd brought in a box to collect Shoes for Orphan Souls. A pair of size 7 New Balance
blue shoes has been added this day.
Tom Groszko got to sign his initials on Gerry Eastabrooks' $20 bill this day as part of the
magic show.
Here Katie Neubert is explaining something to Harvey Smith.
And here our magician is making food disappear.
The Centerville Rotary Club met at the Clubhouse at Yankee Trace at noon. Club President Boyd Preston led the Pledge of Allegiance; Ray Merz gave the prayer and Doc Hoback led the singing of God Bless America
Menu this week: Green beans, pork, dressing, a variety of desserts, and salad.
The guests at this week's meeting included: Our speaker Matthew David Stanley, a stand-up comedy magician.
President Boyd Preston (R) presided over the meeting. President-Elect Chuck King is on left.
President Boyd Preston thanked Mark Balsan for his greeter services this day.
He called on Frank Perez, who announced again that sign-up sheets are available for the April Rotary Service Days. Service opportunities include:
Foodbank of Dayton - packing food - APRIL 6
Project Read - sorting and packing books - APRIL 6
Centerville-Washington Park District - sorting and cleaning a garage area - APRIL 6
St. Leonard's - light gardening & painting - APRIL 6
Hannah's Treasure Chest - repack diapers for distribution at local charities - APRIL 13
BOGG Ministries - distributing food, playing children's games, etc. - APRIL 16
Sheets will be available next week, so sign up! He said only 20 people had signed up by this meeting date.
Dick Hoback was "whining" about the lack of wine bottles coming in, and was glad to see Erich's fine collection this day.
Boyd mentioned the container for the shoes he had brought in Sofie's stead this day. Shoes for Orphan Souls needs athletic shoes that are new..
Chuck King said the mixer provided by Erich Eggers and Mark Balsan at Remodeling Designs last week was a great success with about 20 to 25 people in attendance. One of the highlights of the evening was seeing a self-cleaning toilet in action, he said.
At the previous meeting Pat Beckel announced several fun events coming up that are sure to create great memories.
DATE NIGHT - May 2 at Benham's Grove includes games (for adults) such as the Newlywed Game and other fun activities.
CIGAR & BOURBON EVENT - in May at Benham's Grove, $100 per person
SECOND FRIDAY EVENTS - May through August at Normandy Square
President Boyd Preston mentioned again the District 6670 Conference coming up April 11-13.
He put program listings on each table, showing what's happening hour by hour. Sounds great and
full of fun for everyone. 
Arnie Biondo is still looking for host families so we can sponsor an exchange student next year. He suggested asking your church to announce in the weekly bulletin, as host does not have to be a Rotarian. Jen Gibbs noted how wonderful the experience was for her entire family when they hosted Rodrigo. They got to learn about his culture, what a fantastic cook Rodrigo is, and they also got to know his parents. 
President Preston mentioned the District 6670 2019 Golf Outing Monday, April 22 at Wetherington Golf & Country Club, 7337 Country Club Drive, West Chester, Ohio. There's a ten a.m. start. Breakfast, hole assignments, course and tourney instructions begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per player. It includes continental breakfast, range balls, golf, cart, and lunch. The format is a four-person scramble. Deadline for registration is April 15. Soft spikes only, collared shirts and no denim.
Individual entries will be assigned to a foursome. 
Sgt.-at-Arms Erich Eggers  and Gerry Eastabrooks collected the Happy Bucks for Honor Flight.
HAPPY BUCKS: Happy Bucks this quarter go to Honor Flight, which offers free transportation to Veterans who are not otherwise able to go to Washington D. C. to see the WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, and other war memorials there. The day-long activities are all provided free to the veterans. We have money to fund at least one veteran's trip thus far. 
Erich Eggers started the donations with a $20 IOU to announce that his sixth granddaughter, Jennifer.. arrived four weeks early on March 23 at 8:33 p.m., weighing 4+ pounds. She is otherwise healthy and now he is helping take care of three other grandchildren this week. He said he is worn out.
Many gave for the Honor Flight. Frank Perez said he is just Happy. Chuck King gave for the Veterans and Adam Manning gave for the great social at Remodeling Designs.
Jeff Senney gave for his son-in-law, whom he said has been in the ICU with a brain aneurysm and brain injury, but is now walking with help and muttering a few words, and is better than he was.
Wayne Davis gave for his fourth grandchild Feb. 23.
Ron Hollenbeck gave $5 for Honor Flight and for a Rotary District Conference in May where he said there's an interest in our Haiti Water Project.
Dan Johnson gave for not forgetting his wife's birthday.
Katie Neubert gave $20 as a fine and for her birthday.
Others like John Callander were just Happy..
John Beals talked about going to the University of Rochester, N.Y.  and being one of the few not from Massachusetts or New York. The other guy from Toledo has given $20 million donations numerous times from his successful medical career, he said.
Brad Thorp noted that his son Isaac, who's been with the Department of Defense is now with the Air Command Staff College in Alabama.
Last week Carol Kennard announced the Interact Club will finish up the service project to paint game boards on picnic tables at Oak Grove Park. Rotarians interested in helping can attend an informational meeting with the students at CHS room W234 on Thursday, April 4 at 3 pm. 
Speaker of the Week: Matthew David Stanley, stand-up comedy magician
Vice President Frank Perez introduced our speaker who then told us how he got started in
his career of magic.
He said his grandfather gave him a magic kit on his sixth birthday. It was meant as a gag gift, but the gag was on him, he said, as it started his career. He knew he could not do the big costly tricks
like David Copperfield, but he has done fine for himself keeping to rope tricks and comedy and 
tricks like The Magic of the Grey Poupon, wherein he starts with a bottle of mustard in a bag and then shows a bottle of mustard and a bottle of ketchup in the bag, and then ends up with two bottles of mustard in the bag. He also does card tricks, etc.
Here Matthew is using a can to hand a deck of cards to a club member for one of his tricks.
Matthew works the crowd with his humor and fast paced magic.
Here you see Matthew with his lemon. 
You can check out some of what you missed by not being at Rotary at Matthew's web site,
where you will find three YouTube videos and more information about what he does, such
as the following:
Calling Dayton, Ohio home, Matthew David Stanley combines Stand-Up Comedy with Mind Blowing Magic for a result that can only be described as Entertaining. He is the proud recipient of the prestigious “Lance Burton Award” presented in Las Vegas, NV as well as the “International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage Champion Award” Presented in Kansas City, MO as well as many other National and International titles. He has been featured on NBC and FOX television networks and appeared as a guest on "Night Shift" with Kevin Ferguson. In addition to Stage performances, Matthew also offers Strolling or Stationary Close-Up Magic, which is perfect for Cocktail Parties, Receptions, Trade Shows, and Corporate Events. 

Now with nearly 20 years of performance experience Matthew currently tours the United States as well as Internationally performing his unique blend of entertainment at Corporate Events, Trade Shows, Comedy Clubs, Colleges, Resorts, and recently returned from Headlining two weeks at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. He has opened for such names as Master Illusionist David Copperfield, Country Music Star Mark Wills, Funny Man Gary Owen, and Tom Wilson a.k.a. "Biff" from the Back to the Future Trilogy. Matthew offers performances ranging from Family Friendly to Corporate Clean, as well as a little more edgy Comedy Club Style Performances and everything in between. He custom tailors his material to each event. Matthew is a seasoned professional and there is a little bit for everyone in his performances.

Types of Shows
-Stage Shows:  
Comedy & Magic Performances perfect for Corporate Events, Banquets, Birthday Parties, Theaters, Casinos, Private Events, Etc...  Routines can even be customized to convey a specific message or to coincide with a product launch.

-Trade Shows: 
Have Matthew use his skills to draw potential clients to your Trade Show Booth like Magic!  Once he draws them in, charms and amazes them, your sales team steps in and closes the deal.  He can even customize routines to keep your Company Name, Products and/or Services fresh in their minds.  Matthew can make yours the most fun and exciting booth at the entire show that everyone will be talking about!

-Master of Ceremonies:
With his years of professional performance experience, Matthew is the perfect choice to Host/MC your event.

-Mingle Magic: 
Strolling Close-Up Sleight of Hand Magic perfect for Corporate Events, Private Events, Cocktail Parties, Etc...

Is your school, charity, or organization looking for a unique way to raise funds?  Contact us today to discuss how we can use our many years of experience to help your group maximize your earning potential!
Corporate Clients Include
-Proctor & Gamble
-CVS Pharmacy, Inc. 
-US Bank
-Tim Hortons, Inc.
-Fantasma Toy Company
-Wounded Warrior Project
-Time Warner Cable
-Fidelity Mortgage
-Delta Financial
-Tradewind Group, Inc
-The Dayton Mall
-Silvertowne, Inc.
-Key Bank
-US Express
-American Camp Association 
-TASER International
-Coldwell Banker
-Sinclair Broadcasting Group
-Paramount’s Kings Island
-McDonalds Inc.
-Hi-Wire Brewing Company
-National Bank & Trust
-Macy’s Inc.
-Johnson & Johnson
-The Toastmasters Association
-Speedway Super America
-ISS Facility Services, Inc
-Ball Aerospace
-Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
-Itelligence, Inc.
-Brownells Firearms
-Reynolds & Reynolds

Awards & Honors
-Lance Burton Award, Las Vegas, NV
-International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage Champion Award, Kansas City, MO
-Tannen’s Close-Up Finalist, Long Island, NY
-Pre-Show for Illusionist David Copperfield
-World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle AMA Member
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