This Week at Rotary: August 29, 2018
Eric Beach completed all of the requirements that help new Rotarians get to know the club better, and now the "new ribbon" was removed from his badge! Congrats, Eric!
Our speaker today was Andra Watkins, New York Times best selling author who treated us to entertaining stories about hiking the 444-mile Natchez Trail on her own.
Nov 15, 2018
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Member Birthdays
Kitty Ullmer
November 1
Ann Blackburn
November 13
Bill Abrams
November 15
David Wolf
November 19
Raymond A. Merz
November 24
Brad Huffman
November 25
Spouse Birthdays
Shaun Neubert
November 25
Patrick Beckel
November 6
Judy A Budi
Gerry Budi
November 28
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Doug Bockrath
November 3, 2016
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Raj Grandhi
November 13, 2014
4 years
Ram Nunna
November 29, 2012
6 years
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Centerville Rotary Club Meeting November 8, 2018
11/08/2018 Dick Hoback and Bob Fry
11/15/2018 Dave Trout and Butch Spencer
11/29/2018 Carl Gill and Judy Budi
12/06/2018 Wayne Davis and Mark Gerken
Our official greeters for the day were Dick Hoback (R) and Bob Fry (L). President Boyd 
Preston held the camera for this shot. The first picture with us all smiling, didn't
take, and so he shot another, which we obviously weren't as ready for...Kim Senft-Paras
is seen here with Kitty Ullmer, Bulletin editor.
Jim Briggs wasn't quite ready for this picture either. Looks like he closed his eyes. Maybe
on purpose? 
Obviously the group is looking more awake and cheerful here as Jim Harris comes in.
Inside the dessert table was waiting with cheesecake and cherries. And soon would come a
Cod fish dinner....Most agreed it was very tasty. Fries and coleslaw helped fill the plate.
Jill Williams had just brought in the surveys we've been filling out about the quality of the 
meals. She's always full of laughter and helps everyone who calls in to Yankee Trace to set
up parties and such.
Here you see again Frank Perez with our speaker for the day, Dawn Boroff, from the Miami Valley
Alzheimer's Association.
Phil Raynes arrives with a Peruvian smile on his face. You'll soon see why.
This was a picture taken of our two official greeters with Kim, before Boyd decided to take
a picture of the picture taker.
Jim Harris and John Callander have been served already, and Jim seems hungrier than John.
Tom Groszko, prospective member, talks with Erich Eggers, as Jim continues to eat and
John reads on.
Rick Hauser has come back again to check out the club as a prospective member. Let's hope
he joins as he seems to fit right in.
Adam Manning arrives without any spaghetti from Carrabba's, ready for the fish fry.
Look who's back again. Can't keep a good man down. Don Gerhardt is seen here
next to Butch Spencer in the dark suit.
John Beals, Jim Stuart, and Adam Manning help fill the tables this day.
Everyone seems intent on eating the fish rather than talking a lot. Big pieces.
Only one seat left at this table. And you can see the fish disappearing fast.
Judy Budi was the only one at the table using the vinegar on her fish. Here she's got the
catchup for the fries.
Think we've seen these guys before...
Hungry lads
      Next week's menu features:
Waldorf Salad and rolls and butter
Turkey and gravy
Stuffing and green bean casserole
with fried fish
French fries
and Cole Slaw
The Centerville Rotary Club met at the Clubhouse at Yankee Trace at noon. Club President Boyd Preston led the Pledge of Allegiance; Ray Merz led the prayer, including prayers for the 12 people who died in the shooting in a dance hall/bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., near Los Angeles, including a sheriff and college students; and Mike Wier led the singing of My Country Tis of Thee.  
The guests at this week's meeting included: Rodrigo Garnica, our exchange student from Peru;, Tom Groszko, a prospective member, with Beltone; our speaker Dawn Boroff of the Miami Valley Alzheimer's Association; Dottie Overly; Rick Hauser, manager of Nova Care, a physical therapeutic and rehabilitation facility. He's a prospective member, and was with member Sofie Ameloot; Rick Claprood, with son-in-law Brad Huffman.
President Boyd Preston presided over the meeting.
President Boyd thanked greeters Doc Hoback and Bob Fry.
Members were given Rotarian of the Year ballots to fill out and return by Nov. 16 to Boyd.
Ron Hollenbeck then gave an update on the LifePump international grant the club hopes
to get.
Ron said the club hopes to get a grant to put five to six water pumps in Haiti. He said the club has pledges of around $20,000, and he has talked to several more clubs and that the Northmont Rotary has said they would like to be part of the project. He said if we add about $3,000 more we might be able to get six pumps to bring safe and clean water to six villages in Haiti.
The LifePumps made here in Ohio by Design Outreach, have helped change the lives of those who have received them, and Ron has offered to show a 17 minute video after the Nov. 15 meeting to show how the lives of those in an African village have been changed because of the clean water they now have.
PDG Harvey Smith then spoke about the Rotary Foundation, noting that Joyce Young was not present to speak to us about it this day, as she has not been feeling well. He said five people have turned in checks to become Paul Harris Fellows thus far this year. He noted that our club has been at the top of the list for per capita donations to the Rotary Foundation and that Rotary has been listed as the top of the foundations to give to. “We’re giving to the right places,” he said.
President Boyd reminded everyone that Veteran’s Day is coming up and said that someone from the Dayton Chapter of Honor Flight will be at our next meeting and that club members who are military veterans will be recognized for their service.
He said the deadline for getting in your nomination for Rotarian of the Year is Nov. 16.
Sign-up sheets for the Christmas Dinner at Yankee Trace on Dec. 13, were passed around. It will start at 6 p.m. Members were given three choices for dinner, Prime Rib, chicken, and a third choice that didn't involve meat.
Members also had Yankee Trace surveys to fill out about the meal they were served this day.
At the July 26 meeting the club agreed to change the 50/50 drawing. President-Elect Chuck King explained the new system. Twenty cards will be pulled out of a deck of cards. Whoever has their number called will draw from the cards. If you get the Ace of Spades you win the pot. If not, the card is taken from the pile and no money is exchanged. The drawing gets bigger until someone draws the Ace of Spades. Then it goes back to the 20 cards again. The maximum the drawing can go is 20 weeks.
No one pulled a magic winning card. The money was left.
HAPPY BUCKS: The Happy Bucks this time go to Building Bridges. Erich said this is part of the Montgomery County Probation Division, and helps teach youth everyday skills and uses educational
programs to help them get on with their lives. 
Sgt.-at-Arms Erich Eggers collected the Happy Bucks along with Gerry Eastabrooks, our club treasurer. Last week we could hardly see Gerry. This week, Erich moved out of the picture.
Jeff Senney fined himself for his phone going off during the meeting.
Frank Perez gave for just being happy; Sofie Ameloot gave for Building Bridges {BB} and for her guest, Rick Hauser; Boyd gave for Building Bridges; Doc Hoback gave for BB; Jim Harris gave for BB; Judy Budi gave for the Pancake Breakfast Committee; Don Gerhardt gave for the good meal (Cod); Harvey Smith gave for BB; Arnie Biondi gave for Rodrigo’s 17th birthday coming up Sunday; Lee Hieronymus said something about being Sniffalos, and indeed seemed to have a cold; Tom Groszko gave; Matt Kuhn gave for his upcoming travel. He said this would be the last meeting for him until the end of January. He’s going to California and other work related places. Butch Spencer gave for the dinner and fun people; Kim Senft-Paras said she was going to be going to Boston for a couple of weeks; Phil Raynes gave a couple dollars for being in Peru for ten days. He said it is a country everyone should visit. Brad Huffman gave for having his favorite father-in-law with him this day (sorry, missed picture); Mike Wier gave for this being only the second time in 35 years that he has eaten fish; Chuck King gave and Ron gave for BB and someone said he’d be in Georgia for four days; and Jim Stuart gave and then had to leave early.
This Week's Speaker: Dawn Boroff, Community Services Coordinator for the Miami
Valley Alzheimer's Association.
Dawn Boroff, Community Services Coordinator for the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association, said Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. It is always fatal, as there is no cure as yet, she said.
She said 5.7 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease; 50 million worldwide.
She said 18.4 billion hours are given to care giving, and that every person with Alzheimer’s has three care givers. Most are unpaid family members, friends, or loved ones.
Early diagnosis can help save $7.9 trillion a year, she said.
She said the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. This is why people must act now, she said.
The amount of Alzheimer’s is expected to triple by 2050, she said.
She said 55 percent of those with the disease are not informed of their disease. But Alzheimer’s is not a normal form of aging and is the most expensive chronic disease in the country.
She said they are trying to recruit people for what is called a Trial Match. It links people to trials to try to find out why one person gets the disease and another doesn’t. They need to raise money for research and they need to advance advocacy…"Let your voice be heard," she said.
The local organization, across them Dorothy Lane Market, on Whipp Road, offers free services and educational programs, she said.
She spoke of a $425,000 increase in Federal funding, and mentioned a 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900, and an on-line contact at
They have licensed clinicians and educational programming, support groups, and care consultations.
She said they partner with physicians and mentioned Inspire Game Changers: Walk to End Alzheimer’s; Awareness and fund-raising; and The Longest Day fund-raiser.’
Dawn said biological changes are going on often long before one discovers the changes, often ten to twenty years before.
She handed out pamphlets giving the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, noting that they are not the same as normal aging signs, though some may be somewhat similar.
They are: Memory loss that disrupts daily life; challenges in planning or solving problems; difficulty completing familiar tasks at home at work or at leisure; confusion with time or place; trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships; new problems with words in speaking or writing; misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps; decreased or poor judgment; withdrawal from work oir social activities; and changes in mood and personality.
The meeting was adjourned with the reciting of the 4-Way Test .
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