The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - April 25, 2024
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our Rotary theme for this month is
the Environment
Thanks to Ron Hollenbeck for taking notes this week!
President Adam Manning welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Hayes provided the prayer.
Inspirational quote: “Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." by Princess Diana
Thanks to today's greeters: Dale Berry & Jeff Senney
Next week's greeters:  Cody Terell and Geri Eastabrooks
Today’s Announcements:
  • Teri Herbstreit is Bill Menker’s guest.  She is a new employee at the Washington - Centerville Public Library.
  • Uriah Anderson presented Ray Merz with his Paul Harris +8 pin.
  • At this past Monday's meeting, the Board approved investing $1,000 annually with the Washington-Centerville Public Library for the acquisition of books that align with Rotary's area of focus. Each book will have a book plate that we will write the club speaker's name in and have the Centerville Rotary Club logo on.
  • Highway Cleanup this Saturday. Meet at Yankee Trace at 8am.
  • ABBA concert this Saturday 7:00pm at the Schuster Center
  • Please sign up for the golf outing.  There are several volunteer opportunities available. We need more golfers as well.  Members were asked to solicit interest from others.
  • Crissy Allums: May 22nd 10:30am-1:30pm serve lunch at St. Vincent De Paul.
  • Happy Bucks for the quarter are going to Dear Dinah
  • Susan Schnell mentioned that they had interviewed three(3) applicants, and they will be awarding 3 scholarships (2 for college, 1 for trade)
Happy Bucks this month will go to Dear Dinah, who provides a safe place for survivors of human trafficking and helps raise awareness by connecting a community of people who are devoted to protecting and empowering the Dinah's of the world.
Happy Bucks were generously given for:
  • Lisa Goris May - Happy to be here today and see everyone
  • Mark Febus - Happy to be here
  • Chuck King - Went golfing yesterday and didn't lose a golf ball
  • Uriah Anderson - "I think you're all great"
  • Bill Menker - Happy for his guest Teri here today
  • Crissy Allums - Hosting a baby shower for her daughter this weekend. This will be her 4th grandchild!
  • Mike Weir - Had a reunion with his1965 Texas A&M classmates. 16 classmates remain.
  • Kelly McDonald - Grateful for the work of the golf committee and for sponsors who continue to support our golf outing.
  • Adam Manning - Happy for our guest Teri and our speaker Monnie
  • Susan Schnell - Happy to be here for two weeks in a row and for our scholarship recipients
  • Elda Gotos Gay - Happy for the scholarship recipients and for her granddaughter who will be getting a Master's Degree in speech therapy
  • Ray Merz - HIs wife said he should be at Rotary and graciously offered to drive him to the meeting
  • Don Stewart- Attended a Robert Cray concert, and they were the youngest ones there
  • Lee Hieronymus - Gave $5 for his upcoming birthday.  Recently traveled to Costa Rica for a 10 day vacation
  • Jim Harris - Thanking Susan for her leadership with the scholarship activities
Our speaker today was Monnie Bush with the Victory Project.
Monnie Bush is the founder and CEO of the Victory Project. It is a privately funded 501(c)3 after-school program mentoring disengaged young men, grades 8-12 in Dayton, Ohio.  They are currently serving up to 60 youth at a time in their facility located at 409 Troy Street in Dayton. They are in the process of opening a second boy's campus.
For more information, visit
President Manning led the group in reciting the 4 Way Test and wished everyone a good week.
Next week's program:  Isaac Thorpe:  Space Force Presentation
Please arrange for a sub if you are unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Jackie D'Aurora 
5/2  Ger Eastabrooks & Cody Terrell
5/9  Erich Eggers & Brad Thorp
5/16  Mark Febus & Wyatt Thorp
5/23  Bob Fry & Dave Trout
5/30  Lisa Goris May & Kisha Taylor
Centerville Rotary represented at the District 6670 Gala!
Several Rotarians conducted our first Adopt a Highway clean up this weekend. Thank you!
Guatemala Literacy Project Info
Dear Bill and the Rotary Club of Centerville, OH, 
Thank you so much for your generous  $1000 USD pledge. Your support will help thousands of Guatemalan students access the tools they need to overcome poverty. Their lives will be forever changed for the better - because of YOU.
I'm thrilled to include all our upcoming 2025 tour dates for you to consider joining us on tour:
  • GLP Tour: February 2-9, 2025
    Deliver textbooks, inaugurate computer centers, and share in fellowship with other Rotarians from around the world.
  • Snapshot Tour: February 18-23, 2025
    Travel through beautiful landscapes and experience Guatemalan culture as you see CoEd programs in action!
  • Helping Hands: July 13-19th, 2025
    Perform hands-on service projects alongside primary school students at a Spark Reading Program school!
Looking forward to talking more, Bill. We appreciate you and the Centerville Club!
Emily K. Swisher
Marketing & Outreach Manager
Cooperative for Education | Guatemala Literacy Project
(513) 956-9002 | (she/her)
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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Golf Club at Yankee Trace
10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458
United States of America
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5/2 Ger Eastabrooks & Cody Terrell
5/9  Erich Eggers & Brad Thorp
5/16  Mark Febus & Wyatt Thorp
5/23  Bob Fry & Dave Trout
5/30  Lisa Goris May & Kisha Taylor
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