The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - December 8, 2022
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Thanks to Ron Hollenbeck for being editor this week!
The Rotary theme this month is Disease Prevention and Treatment.
Past-President Boyd Preston welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. PDG Harvey Smith provided the prayer.
  • Thought for the day:  "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity".  (Amelia Earnhart)
  • Harvey Smith removed Kelly McDonald's new member ribbon. Congratulations, Kelly!
  • Boyd thanked Jim Stewart and Jeff Senney for being greeters
Comments from members
  • Ginger Clark introduced her guest Hunter Jones who is a potential new member.
  • Uriah Anderson reminded everyone that Woodland Lights is still going strong.
  • A reminder from Frank Perez to make contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
  • Crissy Allums thanked members for buying gifts for 20 families during the Adopt-a-family program.
  • Brad Huffman began making pleas for members to join the 2023 Golf Outing committee.
  • Susan Schnell noted a new advisor for the Interact club who will start in January 2023.
  • A reminder was given for members to indicate their attendance at the 12/15/22 Holiday dinner.
This quarter our Happy Bucks will go for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
Happy Bucks were generously given for:
  • Boyd Preston:  Wishing everyone a happy holiday season
  • Adam Manning:  Thanked Crissy for her coordination of the Adopt-a-family program
  • Dale Berry:  For a good year
  • Jackie D'Aurora:  On becoming a grandmother for the first time.  First granddaughter "in a long time".
  • Tom Broadwell:   For a good year
  • Jim Harris:  Happy that Kelly got rid of his ribbon
  • Dick Hoback:  Just happy
  • Kelly McDonald:  Getting rid of ribbon and having a good golf game
  • Brad Huffman:  Had fun delivering dictionaries and thesauri to Immaculate elementary school.
  • Elda Gotos:  Her neighbor found their dog.
  • Susan Schnell:   Happy that Kelly got rid of his ribbon.
  • Uriah Anderson:  Enjoyed a vacation in Palm Desert.
  • Dan Wilson:  He'll be attending the Army/Navy football game.
  • Harvey Smith:  He'll be having Christmas in Florida with his family.
  • Jeff Senney:  He's a savant playing the "Wordle" game.  Got it correct on his very first try.
  • Jim Stuart:  had a great round of golf.
  • Don Stewart:  Proud Jeff got the correct answer on the first try.
Our speaker today was Heather Ritter with Learning Tree Farm.
Heather has been the Executive Director of Learning Tree Farm since April of 2019. Originally from Vandalia, Heather was raised with a love of the outdoors and the heart of a volunteer through her parents who worked and volunteered at a local Nature Center and took the family camping on a regular basis.  Now a mother herself of two boys (8 years old, and 15 months old) she and her husband, Chase, enjoy passing along this same appreciation for nature and “lending a hand” to their sons that she was given as a child.
During Heather’s past position of Downtown Director for Tipp City, OH she led the effort on preservation, promotion, and economic vitality in the historic district. Prior to this Heather worked for the Troy Chamber of Commerce as the Director of the Strawberry Festival and the Leadership Troy program.  She gained extensive knowledge in business relations and business management, as well as volunteer management, networking, and event coordination while in these positions.
In Heather’s free time she is very active at Polk Grove United Church of Christ as the choir director and praise team leader. She is also a member of a bluegrass band through the church called The Polk Berry Pickers and also enjoys hiking, cooking, and wine tasting.
Boyd closed the meeting with the 4-way test.
Next week we will not have a Noon meeting but instead a Holiday party at Yankee Trace. The next Rotary meeting is January 5, and our speaker will be Catherine Queener, with Miami Valley Peace Trail. 
Please arrange for a sub if you are unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Crissy Allums.
Dec 15 = Holiday Party
Dec 22 & 29 = Happy Holidays
Jan 5 = Dick Hoback & Dan Johnson
Jan 12 = Ron Hollenbeck & Brad Huffman
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