The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - March 23, 2023
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our Rotary theme for this month is Water and Sanitation
President Arnie Biondo welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. PDG Harvey Smith provided the prayer, including a special prayer for Ron Bowersox who’s son recently passed away.
President Biondo had the following announcements.
  • Our guests today include Jamison Noble, Jesse Campbell, and Kristin and Nicholas Hutton.
  • An article in the Dayton Daily News today said:
    • 46% world population is without sanitation
    • 29% is without clean water
    • Our club has helped install 25 Life pumps to date to help combat this shortage!
  • Quote of the day: "When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” By William Arthur Ward (An American motivational writer)
  • Thanks to our greeter today: Ron Bowersocks and late arriver Don Stewart (who promptly greeted the entire room.)
Paul Harris Fellows
Frank Perez made a Paul Harris Fellow presentation. He noted contributions you make to the Rotary Foundation at any time continue to accumulate. Today we recognized those who reached milestones this year.
The club has a match program whereby each year we use points to match up to $500 of your donation to reach the next level of PHF, up to PHF+8. The next level after +8 is major donor and you can’t use matching points.
Our club has 6 major donors, three PHF+8 and we added 2 more today!
You can contribute whenever - some donate monthly or quarterly. The club does our big push in November, and that’s when matching points are available.
Frank then presented the following Paul Harris Fellow awards:
PHF Adam Manning, Brad Huffman, Uriah Anderson
PHF +1 Mark Febus
PHF +3 Elda Gotos-Gay and Dale Berry
PHF +4 Chuck King, Frank Perez
PHF +5 Mike Wier
PHF +7 Kim Senft-Paras, Ray Merz
PHF +8 Don Overly, Don Stewart
Congratulations to everyone and a BIG thanks for your generosity!
Rotary Golf Outing
Brad Huffman welcomed everyone to Rotary golf season!
He shared that we have our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser in the fall and the Golf Outing in the spring. This year’s event is on May 5th at Yankee Trace. The event has great fellowship while we raise funds to give back, primarily for student scholarships.
How can you help? Secure a sponsorships. Form a foursome. Volunteer that day! Please let Brad or Adam Manning know how you would like to be involved.
Upcoming Service Project
Chuck King announced our next service project is a continuation of our 50th anniversary project. On April 11, 9-11 am, we will mulch, clean up, and do some plantings at Grant Park - Kennard Nature Nook entrance, where the new Rotary Memorial was installed. Sign up to help.
Socks for Socks
Ron Bowersocks announced Dale Berry brought him a sack of socks and asked him to find new homes. So Socks challenged everyone to check your sock drawers for ones you don’t wear or that are too gaudy. Bring to Socks and he’ll find a new home.
New Generations
Susan Schnell announced there were 3 CHS students who attended RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) conference last weekend. The CHS Interact club is gaining life again with a new advisor, but unfortunately, there were no takers for the Rotary 4-way Test speech contest this year.
Susan also announced the Scholarship Committee will start to meet again soon.
Board Meeting Highlights
President Biondo shared notes from the recent Board meeting:
  • Membership application was approved for Cyndy and Bob Dorwart, friends of Erich Eggers.
  • Membership approved to bring Raj Grandhi back into the club
  • Decided to purchase Rotary shirts for new members
  • Next quarter’s Happy Bucks will go to the East Palestine Rotary Club
  • The Rotary Board changeover meeting this year will be on June 15
  • Board approved a $1,000 donation to the CHS Culinary Arts team to help with their trip to D.C. for nationals.
Happy Bucks for this quarter go to support Florida Hurricane Relief. Our Sergeant at Arms this week was Pat Beckel
Happy Bucks were given generously for:
  • Pat Beckel was on the news this week talking about all of the great things going on in the City.
  • Kelly McDonald was happy.
  • Don Stewart apologized for being late (greeter).
  • Kim Senft-Paras was happy to see everyone.
  • Ger Eastabrooks was happy.
  • Adam Manning said it was great to see new faces and full tables.
  • Dave Trout was proud of his granddaughter who played in a soccer tournament in NC where she scored 4 goals, and for his grandson receiving a national science foundation award.
  • Bob Sachs gave for East Palestine.
  • Don Overly felt welcomed to the meeting.
  • Jim Harris for today’s visitors.
  • Brad Thorp was happy.
  • Harvey Smith for the PHF donors.
  • Dick Hoback for his 83rd birthday, and instead of giving a dollar for each year, he gave the sum of the two.
  • Chuck King has new windows.
  • Frank Perez for his upcoming 63rd birthday on Saturday, noting he likes large size t-shirts or gift cards!
  • Dale Berry will be spending Sunday as a judge at the Rotary Regional 4-way Test speech contest.
  • Uriah Anderson noted his employee Cathy Cline will be opening a new gelato shop, which is great but now he is hiring.
  • Ron Hollenbeck for the new members and PHF.
  • Lisa Goris May was happy.
  • Socks Bowersocks was happy about something I didn’t hear!
  • Crissy Allums had a great experience watching OSU players at pro day.
  • Matt Kuhn gave for Don Stewart even showing up in March/April during tax season!
  • Susan Schnell for today’s guests, new members, PHF, and East Palestine.
  • Lee Hieronymus said there was no farm report yet, and was happy to sub as a greeter.
  • Gina Smith gave the only $1 left after spending the day with her adult daughter.
  • Carol Kennard was happy for the PHF, new members, and prospective members.
Carol Kennard gave an overview of the Centerville Rotary Club’s ClubRunner website.
First question was, if you forget your password, what do you do?
Answer - click on the forgot password link and you’ll receive an email to reset. Carol does not have access to anyone’s password.
Website Basics
Homepage has lots of good information that’s visible to everyone without needing to log in.
CENTER Section
  • Club info, Bulletins, District link
  • Stories with the latest news from our club. Highlights upcoming fundraisers, etc.
LEFT Section
  • Site pages: Pages within the website with information on activities of the Club. Can have a page for each Director where you can keep the latest info posted. Carol can give you proper access level to be able to edit. And it is fairly simple, like creating a word document.
  • Speakers: See who the speaker is for the current week and upcoming weeks.
  • Executives/Directors: List of board and committee people with links to email directly to them.
  • Bulletins: Read past issues of the eBulletin.
  • Photo albums: Potential here to share photos of Rotarians in action but this area needs updated.
  • Sponsor logos: Based on level of sponsorship, some appear here for a month or a year. Shows up on every page and provides link to their website.
  • Download Files
    • Golf flyer & sponsorships
    • Rotarian of the Year ballot
    • History of the club
    • Website basics - step by step directions for accessing the Member area and doing simple tasks.
As a member of Centerville Rotary Club, you have access to more information here. Log in and then select the Member Area button at the top right.
There are varying levels of access depending on your role in the club, but all members can see in boxes along the top or under My Club Runner:
  • My Account Balance: check to see the history of payments, what your current balance is, and make a payment,
  • My Email History: Can send an email through the website to one, several, or all members of the Club.
    • Create a new email
    • Enter subject, type message, add attachments
    • Select recipients from list on left: select box for all current club members or expand list and select the ones you want to receive your email
    • Send now or schedule to send later
  • Bulletins: Access prior eBulletins
  • Club Directories: See contact info for all current club members
  • eDirectory Reports: Export club member directory with or without photos
    • Must REGENERATE report first and you will receive an email when its available. Then refresh page and you’ll be able to open the document in Word or PDF.
Social Media Basics
The Club has the following social media accounts:
It’s important to like, comment, and share posts to expand the reach of our messages into your circle of influence.
Carol could use help with keeping posts current and expand information available on our website. Please let her know if you would like to help.
Next week our speaker will be Karl Keith, Montgomery County Auditor.

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.
March 30 = Tom Broadwell and 
Sivaji  Subramaniam
April 6 = Lisa Goris-May and Wyatt Thorp
April 13 = Ginger Clark and Bob Sachs
April 20 = Ger Eastabrooks and Rand Oliver
April 27 = Amy Hary and Cody Terrell
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
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Golf Club at Yankee Trace
10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458
United States of America
Join us any Thursday Noon-1 pm for lunch, camaraderie, and an interesting program!
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Arnie Biondo
April 11
Mark Febus
April 14
Dan Johnson
April 16
Dale Berry
April 20
Lee Hieronymus
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
Dan D'Aurora
April 1
Maria Young
April 3
Kayla Thorp
April 17
Hao Cai
April 21
Dan Wilson
Susan Wilson
April 12
Join Date
Dale Berry
April 2, 2009
14 years
Ger Eastabrooks
April 5, 2012
11 years
Jim Harris
April 5, 2012
11 years
Brad Huffman
April 6, 2017
6 years
Kisha Taylor
April 6, 2017
6 years
Kitty Ullmer
April 10, 2008
15 years
Apr 13, 2023
Community Blood Center
Apr 20, 2023
Rotary Polio Mission Trip
Apr 27, 2023
Civics Presentation
May 04, 2023
Golf Outing Prep
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Meeting Greeters
Please get a sub if you're unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Jackie D'Aurora!
March 30 = Tom Broadwell and  Sivaji Subramaniam
April 6 = Lisa Goris-May and Wyatt Thorp
April 13 = Ginger Clark and Bob Sachs
April 20 = Ger Eastabrooks and Rand Oliver
April 27 = Amy Hary and Cody Terrell
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