The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - May 23, 2024
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our Rotary theme for this month is
the Youth Services
President Adam Manning welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Hayes provided the prayer.
Today’s quote: "If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you’ll never have enough.” Oprah Winfrey
Thanks to today’s greeters: Bob Fry and Dave Trout.
Our visitors today included Erik Collins, visiting from Dayton Club, David Martinsen, guest of Lee Hieronymus, and Nick Meyer, guest of Arnie Biondo.
  • Board approved $8500 toward the Water Pump project. Ron Hollenbeck said the goal is to raise $50,000 from clubs, and have that matched by District 6670 and RI. Total budget is $103,000. Individual contributions are welcome, too. Cost is $17,000 per pump. The schedule is to wrap up by the end of next month to submit the Global grant request.
  • Thanks to Don Stewart, Mark Febus, Dave Trout, Bob Fry, and Lisa Goris May for doing the Service project at St Vincent de Paul this week.
  • Crissy Allums noted the next service project will be for the Dayton Diaper Depot to clean up the new facility. Wall spackling, primer, and general cleanup is needed. Saturday, June 1, 9:30a-12:30p. Sign up with Crissy if you can help.
  • The next Board meeting is Wednesday 5:30 pm at Woodbourne Library
  • Sign up for the June 6 meeting at Grant Park-Kennard Nature Nook entrance. The meeting will be a memorial for members we have lost: Sally Beals, Joyce Young, and Don Gerhardt. We will meet there 4:30-6 pm instead of the noon meeting.
  • Rotarian of the Year ballots are now available. Please fill it out and return to Adam by June 6. Check our website for a list of past recipients.
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.
Brian Hayes was today’s Sergeant at Arms.
Happy Bucks were generously given for:
  • Jim Harris for our visitors and water pumps
  • Bill Menker for today’s guests
  • Dale Berry was happy to be here
  • Elda Gotos Gay was happy to be here
  • Harvey Smith didn’t have anything to say!
  • Lee Hieronymus Farm Report: In 2023 major disasters cost $21 billion in crop loss, primarily in TX, KS, NE, FL, CA.
  • Socks Bowersocks was happy to hear the farm report
  • David Martinsen was thankful for the hospitality
  • Crissy Allums gave thanks to Adam for a great year, noting we have completed 10 service projects so far this Rotary year. Thanks for the club’s support.
  • Dave Trout recently spent lots of time at HS and College graduations. He was at Grinnell College, which has the most PhDs, Warren Buffet was on the Board, and they had a horrible basketball team but after they hired a new coach with the philosophy to play no defense, they started winning. He also noted he barely got out alive from the storms in Iowa - got out just before the tornado hit. He also commented on the St Vincent de Paul service project serving food, and told a story about a 9 year old who came up and told what both parents and sister wanted to eat. He was very poised and Dave hopes he has a positive opportunity in life.
  • Pat Turnbull was happy his daughter is home for summer. All three kids will be in college in the fall so he’s broke.
  • Erik Collins was glad to be here, and was happy his daughter is interning in Jacksonville this summer.
  • Lisa Goris May gave a shout out to the St Vincent de Paul posse, noting it was so eye opening to be involved. The Club should go on a more regular basis.
  • Adam Manning gave for the speaker and all the Club does.
  • Sofie Ameloot for today’s guests and daughter Delphine’s graduation.
  • Erich Eggers was happy for the SHORT farm report
  • Amy Hary was just happy
  • Ron Hollenbeck was happy for the club’s contribution to the Water Pump
  • Carol Kennard gave an eagle report. The eaglets at Carillon Park have been named Delco and Hawthorn. The first one to fledge from the nest will be named Delco. They are about as big as the adults now and should fledge around mid-June.
  • Brad Thorp was glad Sofie is back.
  • Arnie Biondo for Nick Meyer, who was Carol’s last hire before retiring from CWPD. He is happy to be taking Marti to the Indy 500.
  • Boyd Preston noted Nick’s role in our 50th Anniversary project was to be commended.
Our speaker today was Kayleigh Clark with Girls on the Run.
Kayleigh Clark is the Executive Director of Girls on the Run for 7 years. Their commitment is to serve every girl who wants to participate.
It is part of a national non-profit organization. Kayleigh oversees the programs in Miami, Montgomery, Clark, and Greene counties. The program is more than just running - it is a social, emotional, life skills program.
Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Their core values are incorporated into every lesson. They teach girls life skills. Teach to build each other up and be leaders in the community.
Girls on the Run in the Dayton areas started in 2010. There are 225 councils across the country, and they were all 50 states.
They offer two programs that are 10 weeks long, and offer both Fall and Spring seasons.
  • Girls on the Run is for 3-5th grade girls
  • Heart & Sole is for Grades 6-8
Both programs focus on Connection to Community, and host a community impact project each season. Since 2010, over 1,000 community projects have been completed.
In 2010, they started with 16 girls at one site. 1500 girls were served each year just before pandemic hit. During the pandemic, the program continued, but was 100% virtual.
Have teams in all Centerville elementary schools, Incarnation, and 2 middle schools.
Girls on the Run is for every girl who wants to participate. Cost is $165 per girl, but they opt in to what they feel they can pay when register. 100% of funds are raised locally. Work with DLM, Kroger, other local companies. They offer financial assistance for every girl in need and provide new running shoes (Adidas).
64% opt into financial assistance. For free and reduced lunch schools, they offer a $10 fee.
Their annual fundraiser is coming back this year. Cocktails and Kicks will be on June 20 - cocktail wear and comfy sneakers.
There are 15 girls per team with 2 coaches. At least 1 female leader at each practice, but many male leaders are also involved.
The goal is to bring numbers back to pre-pandemic. Fundraising goals include to add a 2-week summer program and add more staffing.
Pre-pandemic they operated 100% at schools, but now is exploring other partners such as the YMCA.
For more information, visit the website:
President Manning thanked Kayleigh for the information, led reciting of the 4-Way Test, and wished all a good week. 
Please arrange for a sub if you are unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Jackie D'Aurora 
5/30  Lisa Goris May & Kisha Taylor
Rotary Service Project at St Vincent de Paul, serving food.
Tickets are still available for the Bourbon Basket, but get yours now, before they sell out!
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5/30  Lisa Goris May & Kisha Taylor
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