The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - April 27, 2023
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our Rotary theme for this month is Maternal and Child Health
President Arnie Biondo welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Ray Merz provided the prayer.
Quote of the day: "We cannot live better than in seeking to become better."   Socrates
  • Thanks to our greeters Amy Hary, Cody Terrell and Jim Stuart.
  • Guests this week included:
    • Jake Bartel, former member of our club; now in the Cincinnati East Rotary Club, and works with Dan Johnson’s.
    • Erik Collins, Centerville Development Director
    • Jesse Campbell, potential member
    • Assistant District Governor Mary Nenninger
PDG Harvey Smith inducted Kristin & Nick Hutton as the newest members of our club. Kristin’s mentor is Uriah Anderson; Nick’s mentor is Wayne Davis (Dan Johnson stood in today), and Cody Terrell sponsored both.
Kristin shared she moved to Dayton in 2013, was a former athletic trainer but now works with athletic apparel and promotional items. She and Nick have a 6 month old son, Alexander and although they live in Waynesville, they loved what they saw when visiting our club, so decided to join here. Nick grew up in Beavercreek, graduated from Wright State University in engineering, and now works full-time at WPAFB. Cody Terrell is Nick’s cousin!
More announcements:
  • It’s time to vote for Rotarian of the year - reply to President Arnie by May 12. To review previous ROY honorees, visit our website here: Rotarian of the Year
  • Mary Nenninger invited all to attend the District Conference this weekend, starting with dinner Friday at Sycamore Creek Country Club followed by a Service Day on Saturday to build a playground called Miami Chapel Tot Lot at the Five Rivers Health Center. 8 am -12 noon. Register on the District Rotary website.
  • Arnie will be out of town for the next 3 weeks.
  • Crissy Allums is looking for a Crayons to Classrooms project leader. It is a simple project, but needs someone to step up to lead it.
  • Brad Huffman gave announcements for the upcoming Golf Outing - the forecast is 65 degrees and sunny! If you still need to register golfers, get their names to Frank Perez NOW. Brad asked for photographers at the event, and Eric’s wife volunteered! Kelly & Rand will also fill in. Still need some people to help with the Raffle. Anyone can come help! We will be taking credit cards this year.. Next week, stuffing bags, prep for the event. Funds raised go to the scholarship fund.
  • Sofie Ameloot announced the Scholarship committee receive10 applications plus 3 trade applications. Interviews will be on May 3 & 4.
Happy Bucks this quarter are going to East Palestine Rotary Club. Pat Beckel was our Sergeant at Arms with assistance by Jim Stuart.
Happy Bucks were generously given for:
  • Pat Beckel fined Jeff Senney for being in the CWPD newsletter but Rotary was not mentioned, and he was not wearing his Rotary pin.
  • Jeff Senney paid his fine and reminded all that today is Arbor Day - get out to play in a park, hug a tree, or play golf!
  • Bob Sachs for the good Golf Outing forecast.
  • Don Stewart apologized for talking too much at the table and getting shushed by Carol when others were talking ;-)
  • Dan Johnson was happy for the connections made through Rotary - he first met Jake at our Club meeting and he is now part of Dan’s team.
  • Carol Kennard was thankful for all the work the Golf Committee does to put on this wonderful fundraising event.
  • Amy Hary was happy her son will graduate from OSU this spring.
  • Nick Hutton was happy to join this Club.
  • Kristin Hutton was also happy to join this Club.
  • Jackie D’Aurora is planning on being at the Golf Outing even though her granddaughter is due that day!
  • Kim Senft-Paras, Ger Eastabrooks, and Lisa Goris-Hay were happy.
  • Erich Eggers got his foursome in place for the Golf Outing.
  • Boyd Preston asked why Erich did not volunteer to take pictures at the Golf Outing as he’s seen quality pictures Erich takes. Erich responded he would rather play golf, and said his wife takes fabulous pictures!
  • Don Overly was happy.
  • Rand Oliver was happy to have the Waynesville contingent join our club.
  • Ron Hollenbeck for the new members, and getting to visit Mary’s Rotary club.
  • Matt Kuhn for the standing room only at today’s meeting.
  • Sherre Wright apologized for having to leave early.
  • Sofie Ameloot said her daughter, MT is also graduating from OSU, and  she’s excited the Club numbers are back up to pre-COVID. She also announced the Socials committee is thinking about a swimming pool event.
  • Arnie Biondo said Kelly was happy and he was glad the Huttons finally joined after 10 free lunches ;-)
  • Crissy Allums for new members and Rand giving up his seat for her to have a place at the table.
  • Dave Trout was happy Rotarians filled up the room!
  • Lee Hieronymus thanked Dave Trout for sharing agricultural knowledge with him. He was sad that his dishwasher malfunctioned overnight so in the morning they found the kitchen, family, dining room and basement were flooded.
  • Mary Menninger said her daughter got married this month.
  • Dale Berry for the full room.
  • Dick Hoback for the new members.
  • Elda Gotos-Gay announced her son is getting married this weekend, and she is going to  the Holy Land for 8 days.
  • Adam Manning’s girlfriend’s niece was honored by the Eaton Rotary with a scholarship.
  • Uriah Anderson for new members, and invited everyone to the Family Adventure Day this weekend.
Our speaker today was Judge Chris Epley, an Ohio Appellate Court Judge.
Judge Chris Epley has been an Appellate Court judge since 1999. He graduated from Oakwood Hight School, Denison University, and the University of Dayton. He’s been a member of the Oakwood Rotary Club since 2012 and is a past president and PHF.
Judge Epley announced Monday, May 1 is Law Day, first designated by President Eisenhower. It provides an opportunity to learn more about the law.
He also announced the Oakwood Rotary Club Golf Outing is May 22 and invited all to participate!
The Ohio Appellate Court judges deal only with Ohio laws, not Federal laws. There are 870 magistrates in the state of Ohio who serve 6 counties: Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery. The Districts are based on population.
Our district has a 5 Judge panel, but only 3 are on the bench each week. They follow the Rules of Court.
Judge Epley rides his bike to work each day, a 4-mile commute.
A few notes about our District Appellate Court
  • Judges can serve only to age 70.
  • He hires 2 staff attorneys and 1 admin person, who do a lot of the work
  • Court administrator has been there 25 years
  • Located on the 5th floor of the court house, based in Dayton
  • Humility is important - elected to do a job and that’s what they do.
  • Only lawyers appear in front of them, no jury, and they present a 15 minute argument since they already filed a brief.
  • The job is mostly reading and writing.
  • Decision made is to either uphold or reverse a lower court decision based on identifying things the trial judge made a mistake on.
Judge Epley has a pen color system:
Next week our program with be the Golf Committee. Come prepared to help stuff goodie bags and organize supplies for our fundraiser!

President Biondo led the group in reciting the 4 Way Test and wished everyone a good week.

Please arrange for a sub if you are unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Jackie D'Aurora.
May 4 = Erich Eggers and Gina Smith
May 11 = Ron Bowersocks & Jeff Senney
May 18 = Jackie D'Aurora & Mark Febus
May 25 = Sherre Wright and Susan Schnell
Centerville Rotarians at the District Conference program on Friday.
Sponsor forms and flyers are available to download from the website. Start asking for sponsors now!
The golf registration link is also available on the website or HERE
BIG THANKS to all of our sponsors - logos are listed on the right!
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