The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
eBulletin - September 10, 2020
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Frank Perez welcomed everyone to the first hybrid meeting of the Centerville Rotary Club - Rotary 2.1 combo in-person and Zoom meeting. It is great to take another step forward in meeting. Several Rotarians joined together in person, wearing masks and having their temperature taken at the door.

President Frank also welcomed those Rotarians joining the meeting via Zoom. He encouraged them to use the chat feature to share questions.
John Callander led the Pledge of Allegiance, Dick Hoback led us in a prayer, and Frank Perez led the 4-Way Test.
President Frank Perez shared these updates:
  • Jeff Senney was recently recognized as one of the best attorneys in America. An article appeared in the Dayton Daily News today. Everyone congratulated Jeff.
  • Sivaji Subramaniam gave an update on Kitty Ullmer: She is in good hands at her brother’s house. She’s tired and may not be able to take a call, but greatly appreciates our thoughts and prayers.
  • We need a 4th person to round out the Centerville Rotary golf team to play in the Springboro Rotary golf outing next Friday at Heatherwood Golf Course. Not only will it be a fun golf outing, but will also give us insight into running our own golf tournament in the spring. Let Frank know if you would like to play.
Happy Bucks-
Our Happy Dollars for this quarter are going to Project Warm – please be generous with your Happy Dollars for this good cause. You can send your check to the club mailbox:  Centerville Rotary Club, PO Box 41431, Centerville, OH 45458.
Frank noted that so far, we have collected $2,528 in Happy Bucks this quarter.
Boyd Preston served as Sergeant at arms again this week.
  • Boyd Preston ($20) congratulated Jeff Senney for his recognition, and John Callander who will celebrate his 90th birthday next week.
  • Chuck King ($69) gave in celebration of his 69th birthday.
  • Mike Weir ($20) is happy to be at the live Rotary meeting.
  • Lee Hieronymus ($60) has been absent because he doesn’t do Zoom meetings, but is happy to see everyone in person this week.
  • Ron Hollenbeck ($20) reported his dog has recovered from the hot spot on his tail and his wife has calmed back down. He also noted he attended the Northmont Club last week, and met someone named Dale who used to teach with Don Overly.
  • Jeff Senney ($20) is happy his grandkids were in town, and they got to do a lot of fun things together like fishing and kayaking.
  • Don Stewart ($20) congratulated Jeff Senney and is celebrating the Cleveland Browns returning to play this weekend.
  • Dick Hoback ($20) is happy to be back to meeting in person.
  • Elda Gotos Gay ($80) gave a coat for each of her 4 grandkids.
  • Arnie Biondo ($20) was not able to meet in person today because his son tested positive for COVID, so he is now quarantined for 2 weeks.
  • Sofie Ameloot ($20) is not here in person because she is under the weather - not COVID related.
  • Terry Hanauer ($20) is happy the kids are back in school.
  • Dale Berry ($5) for Operation Warm.
  • Wayne Davis ($5) gave for arriving late and for the delicious cookies.
  • Jill Reid ($40) gave for her two grandkids plus another ($10) for the online learning the Rec Center is providing for Centerville students.
  • Frank Perez ($20) gave for a coat and to celebrate meeting in person again.
Today’s program shared Rotary recognitions that had been placed on hold due to COVID
Joyce Young and Harvey Smith recognized Centerville Rotarians for many accomplishments in giving to the Rotary Foundation. Harvey noted our club is the 3rd highest per capita in giving to the Rotary Foundation in District 6670, at $192.71 per member. Thanks to the generosity of Centerville Rotarians. Joyce and Harvey then presented the following:
Paul Harris Fellow
  • Terry Hanauer - PHF
  • Dick Hoback - PHF +8
  • Ray Merz - PHF +6 (not in attendance)
  • Arnie Biondo - PHF +3
Paul Harris Fellow (commit to donate $1,000/year)
  • Lee Hieronymus
  • Raj Grandhi
Harvey then shared a letter the club received from PDG Bill Shula, congratulating the club for record giving during Boyd Preston’s presidency year. Because of COVID, Bill was not able to deliver his thanks in person, but he sent a banner for Foundation Giving, the Certificate for End Polio giving and our Gold Presidential Citation for 2018-19 (Boyd’s year).
Harvey said we have a lot to be proud of and he thanked the club for outstanding support of Rotary. Joyce shared is sentiments. 
Club officer recognition – Frank Perez recognized the 2020-21 Centerville Rotary Board members and presented those in attendance with their pins:
International Service - Ron Hollenbeck
Club Affairs - Brad Huffman
Community Service - Sofie Ameloot
New Generations - Mark Febus
Rotary Foundation - Joyce Young
Education Foundation - Judy Budi
Treasurer - Gerry Eastabrooks
Secretary - Mark Balsan
Vice President - Arnie Biondo
President-Elect - Brian Hayes
Past-President - Chuck King
Frank then presented Chuck King with a recognition plaque in thanks for his year of service as our club president. Chuck then “passed the baton” to Frank for his presidential year.
Harvey asked everyone to keep Sally Beals in our thoughts and prayers as she is in Columbus for a medical procedure today.
Next week our speaker will be our District Governor, Greg Birkemeyer.
Everyone have a great week, stay safe and healthy!
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) directives, our Rotary club is offering a Zoom meeting if you are unable to meet in person. While we adjust to this new norm, please share what you're doing to get through the pandemic safely. Email photos to Carol at or text a photo to 937-581-6744.
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