The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - March 14, 2024
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our Rotary theme for this month is
Water Sanitation and Hygiene.
President Adam Manning welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. PDG Harvey Smith provided the prayer.
Today’s Quote: "To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.” by Anne Lindbergh
  • Thanks to our greeters Matt Kuhn & Elda Gotos Gay
  • Guests today: Gina Smith’s husband, Aaron Smith, and our exchange student, Martina
  • Congratulations to new members Lisa Goris-May and Pat Turnbull for completing the tasks required to remove their new member ribbon!
Raj Grandhi was recognized for becoming a member of the Paul Harris Society. Thank you for your generosity!
More Announcements:
  • Membership committee includes Andrea Share, Dan Johnson, Arnie Biondo.
  • Susan Schnell shared we have 3 CHS students at Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) weekend at Camp Kern.
  • Kelly will attend PETS this weekend. You still have an opportunity to make a $25 donation for youth mental health. For the President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) fundraising project this year Rotary will be supporting On Our Sleeves. On Our Sleeves is a non-profit organization aiming to help mental health crises among children. For a $25 donation a teacher will receive a Kindness Kit. These Kindness Kits contain a curriculum, activities and materials that help teaches combat children's mental health crises. This On Our Sleeves link will give you more information on the organization. Please use the following link to donate a Kindness Kit to a classroom here. (We are District a friendly reminder!)
  • The next Board meeting is March 25, 5:30 pm at Woodbourne Library.
  • Crissy Allums is still looking for people to sign up for the Diaper Depot diaper wrapping on Saturday, March 23.
  • Bill Menker Socks, and Lee Hieronymus trained for the Adopt a Highway litter clean up. April 20 will be our first clean up. More details to follow.
  • Carol Kennard reminded everyone that the Rotary Women’s Circle will meet at 5:30 pm tonight at Old Scratch Pizza.
  • Martina said that now the Biondos feed her (too much). She likes pizza and pop corn!
Happy Bucks this quarter are going toward the International Conflict Relief through the Red Cross/Red Crescent.
Kelly McDonald was our Sergeant at Arms
Happy Bucks were generously given for:
  • Kelly McDonald asked to keep Sofie Ameloot and her family in your thoughts and prayers. He said we have an opportunity to bring another Rotarian in the fold to help with speakers while Sofie is off. Who can help? Also, reminder that March 19 is the primary election and he encouraged you to volunteer as a poll worker
  • Adam Manning was happy to see everyone and for today's speaker, Erik
  • Harvey Smith was happy to see the crocuses up, and daffodils will be blooming soon.
  • Elda Gotos Gay went to St Louis to visit her son and got to see her first grandson.
  • Jim Harris got to visit his grandson and first great grandson and took a four generation picture.
  • Lee Hieronymus farm report- there are over 2 million acres of farmland in our country. Lost 800,000 acres in recent times due to development but still produced more food.
  • Ron Hollenbeck shared that he talked to Peachy, who sent his hellos to everyone. Ron’s best childhood friend had a successful double kidney transplant.
  • Raj Grandi was happy to get recognition from the club.
  • Ger Eastabrooks announced she is retiring at end of the month, and since she loves gardening, she will start sharing HER farm report
  • Gina Smith was happy her husband was visiting today and for her successful book launch last weekend.
  • Lisa Goris-May was jealous that Ger gets to retire.
  • Crissy Allums for Sofie.
  • Carol Kennard offered to share retirement advice with Ger!
  • Arnie Biondo was glad Gina’s books are in outer space (haha) and reminded us that we have the most interesting people in our club and some start as speakers, like Lisa. Since we’re looking for speakers, why not offer to share about your profession?
  • Pat Beckel was happy.
  • Chuck King was happy for his new driveway.
  • Brad Thorp was sorta happy to be back home from Hawaii.
Our speaker today was Erik Tritch who gave a presentation on Ethics and Vocational Service.
Erik Tritch has two kids, is the ED of the Fairborn Digital Academy, soccer coach of the Fairborn HS girls team, a Fairborn Rotarian, and Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) grad.
Erik gave a glimpse into the Ethics and Vocational Service section of RLI.
Ethics and Vocational Service is the core of who Rotarians are. It is a great system of ethics, and Rotarians support their vocation and share that with the community.
The 4-Way Test started with a Pharmacist at Walgreens trying to grow the business. It was developed to show everyone what each Rotarian stands for. As we walk through the community, this is what people see in Rotarians.
Rotary Code of Conduct
Avoid behavior that reflects adversity on Rotary or other Rotarians.
Object of Rotary
Ethics in business has gray areas, but we can always relate back to the 4-way test
Rotary DEI code of conduct was adopted in 2021 - this is what Rotary International has said they want all Rotarians to follow.
Golden Rule - treat others as you would like to be treated.
Platinum Rule - treat others as they would like to be treated.
Be Supportive
People are going to be different than us and it is important to always foster a welcoming environment.
Vocational Service.
Erik suggested the Club do Vocational Talks where members share about their vocation.
Kids have limited knowledge on jobs available to them beyond their parents/and friends parents. How can we as Rotarians share what we do with others?
Rotary used to allow only one member per profession and new members had to be recommended by current members. Clubs are more welcoming to all now.
Erik asked how many have a copy of the 4-way test posted at your workplace? No one raised their hand. It is a good way to let your customers know they will be treated well and that this business won’t take advantage of them.
Thoughts on who we are and how we share it with the community.
Erik also suggested the idea of developing “A Day in the Life of a Rotarian” videos.
The next Rotary Leadership Institute starts in November. Think about attending!
Next week’s program will Montgomery County Recorder Stacy Benson-Taylor
President Manning 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 (Welcome back, Jackie!)
March 21 = Chuck King & Carol Kennard
March 28 = Crissy Allums & Dan Johnson
Rotary Women's Circle plus a few men managed to get a table at a VERY busy Old Scratch Pizza who was having a sale for Pi Day - $3.14 pizza and beer!
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Centerville, OH 45458
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