The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - October 13, 2022
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
President-Elect Adam Manning welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. PDG Harvey Smith provided the prayer.
The Rotary theme this month is Community, Economic and Development.
Quote of the week: ”It's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your  years."  -  ABRAHAM LINCOLN
President-Elect Manning thanked our greeter today, Kelly McDonald and welcomed our visitor Kaycee Kennard, granddaughter of Carol Kennard. Carol mentioned Kaycee’s sister elected to go out to lunch with her grandad, but Kaycee chose to attend Rotary!
There are nine days left in our Diaper Drive. Crissy Allums announced we have collected 6969 diapers so far. We have great support from a generous club. Several members are visiting other Rotary clubs to enlist their donations for our friendly competition with the Centerville Noon Optimist Club
On October 25, we will have  a combined Rotary/Optimist meeting. 11:45 - 1 pm at Yankee Trace, and then package diapers. There will be no Rotary meeting on October 27.
Pancake Day is three weeks away. If not signed up to work, let Adam know. We still have blue 50th Anniversary t-shirts for only $17. We would like to have a sea of blue at Pancake Day!
Set up will be at Friday 10:30 pm - trying to get that changed.
Frank Perez thanked everyone for helping label dictionary/thesaurus. Books are ready to be distributed to schools and we still need volunteers to help with distribution. We need 2 Rotarians/school and it takes about an hour. We would like to have them all distributed by the end of month.
This quarter our Happy Bucks will go for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. Pat Beckel was our Sergeant-at-Arms.
Pat said his office is filled up with diapers! He overheard Boyd Preston say, “I’d give my left eye for more diapers”  (Boyd and Elda Gotos Gay both had recent eye surgery.)
  • Pat was happy that they booked Adrian Paul (played Duncan McLeod on the Highlander show, for whom his boys are named,) to teach them how to sword fight. Pat thought his boys would be excited to meet the famous actor they’re named after. However his son thought it was boring, saying “I’m not a nerd.”
  • Jeff Senney’s birthday was Tuesday, and he reminded everyone of the next social event on Wednesday, 10/26 at Zinks, 4-7:30 pm - “Come and go as you please, but please come.”
  • Ray Merz for the beautiful day outside.
  • Susan Schnell had no laundry money today but was happy.
  • Adam Manning for his mother’s planning skills as she is already asking what he’d like for Xmas.
  • Amy Hary has enjoyed seeing her 6-year old running around in costumes the last two weeks; she is excited for the holidays.
  • Matt Kuhn was happy.
  • Crissy Allums for diaper donations.
  • Boyd Preston for Kaycee being here today.
  • Elda Gotos Gay for the club’s generosity and Kaycee visiting.
  • Chuck King for getting to pick up leaves this afternoon.
  • Brad Huffman announced his stepdaughter is a National Merit Scholar finalist.
  • Ron Hollenbeck for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
  • Mike Wier for being on the green side of the earth.
  • Harvey Smith for Puerto Rico relief that the Rotarians there will put to good use.
  • Lee Hieronymus visited the Miamisburg club and learned that paper doesn’t burn, and other fire extinguisher tidbits.
  • Kelly McDonald for the good work on the diaper drive, noting he has another 1800 in his driveway!
  • Don Stewart had birthday in September and after Boyd’s heartfelt  apology a few weeks ago, he wonders what he did this time to get a black eye!
  • Sofie Ameloot noted for the next social we want to do a raffle basket so she needs donations. She gave thanks for the Tour-de-Gem donations - it was cold to start with but a good ride. All riders together raised over $100,000.
  • Kim Senft-Paras reminded all that Election is November 8, and passed out League of Women Voters guides. There was a meet the candidates program at Woodbourne Library tonight.
  • Carol Kennard was happy Kaycee was at Rotary today.
  • Dale Berry summarized the Rotary schedule for the week of Oct 14: Tuesday, Oct 25 joint Rotary/Optimist meeting, Wednesday, Oct 26 - social, and no meeting on the 27th.
  • Dave Trout for Puerto Rico relief.
  • Jim Harris heard of a Noon Optimist speaker on suicide prevention who is highly recommended.
  • Frank Perez was going to Columbus for son’s wedding Friday.
  • Dick Hoback for Puerto Rico relief.
  • Dan Johnson announced the US Government is offering an I Series savings bond at 9.62%. Must buy directly through the Treasury. Capped at $10,000 per person.
Our speaker today was Franki Meier with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Franki is a Centerville resident and aunt to a Cystic Fibrosis warrior. She is the Development Director for the CF Foundation, Cincinnati-Dayton chapter and previously worked for five years at Dayton Children’s.
Franki noted the CF Foundation has 60 chapters around the nation. Her niece Caroline was diagnosed as a newborn. It wasn’t until 2007 that CF was added to newborn screenings. Initially doctors thought a CF diagnosis meant a failure to thrive, and that the child would not live to see elementary school. In 1955 a group of parents worked to find out more about it and how to help children thrive.
In July of this year, the median age of survival is 53!
How does someone get CF?
Now tested through blood test and a sweat test to look at the level of sodium (CF has more.) CF is a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections.
When first diagnosed, the child goes through 7 hours of tests, and many parents are surprised, “it’s not in our family,” 1 in 31 Americans carry the gene and both parents must have the gene for the child to get it.
Child takes enzymes with food (because the pancreas does not work right), monitor fat content to ensure body properly digests food. Newborn baby takes 20 pills per day - sprinkled on applesauce. Lung disease impacts the ability to breathe over time but also impacts the digestive system.
CF causes thick mucous build up in body, which is difficult to clear. Getting a cold for CF is very serious. They do lung treatments twice a day (wears special vest for 45 min - shakes to help clear mucous, able to breathe better).
During doctor visit when first diagnosed, the family is introduced to the CF Foundation.
The Foundation’s focus is to help manage symptoms. There is no cure. There are 360 individuals in Cincy/Dayton area with CF and the children’s hospitals serve as the local care centers.
40,000 in the US, 1,000 newly diagnosed each year and now more than half are living into adulthood.
November 25 is the annual Roses Gala and this year’s speaker will talk about living with CF as an adult. He is in his 30’s, has a full-time job and is married. He lived his life thinking he wouldn’t become an adult. Didn’t care about grades, or credit score. Now he sees that many more opportunities are possible.
CF Foundation provides hope. As an adult, they still need to do vest daily, and sometimes medical coverage is insufficient. They take 50 pills per day, and spend $13,000/month on inhale therapy.
There are over 1700 mutations of the CF gene. It is difficult finding the correct medication for the specific mutation. Some individuals have CF and don’t know it. It causes infertility in males so is sometimes discovered in fertility tests.
The CF Foundation is the largest fundraising organization for CF research. They have a Compass team of individuals who help provide resources to CF families, including helping find coverage.
Greeters next week are Carl Gill and Ashlee Walton
Next week our speaker is Maggie Schneeman with the Dayton Diaper Depot.
President-Elect Manning lead the group in reciting the 4 Way Test and wished everyone a good week.
- Time to sell tickets! Pick up your packet at the meeting or let Boyd Preston know if you need them delivered.
- Sign up for your favorite work assignment now before someone beats you to it! See Adam Manning to sign up.
Please arrange for a sub if you are unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Crissy Allums.
October 20 = Carl Gill & Ashlee Walton
October 27 = Elda Gotos Gay & Adam Manning
Nov 3 = Jon Lusk & Terry Hanauer
Nov 10 = Scott Kujawa & Jim Harris
Nov 17 = Matt Kuhn & Brian Hayes
Nov 24 = Chuck King & David Herman
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Please get a sub if you're unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Crissy Allums!
October 20 = Carl Gill & Ashlee Walton
October 27 = Elda Gotos Gay & Adam Manning
Nov 3 = Jon Lusk & Terry Hanauer
Nov 10 = Scott Kujawa & Jim Harris
Nov 17 = Matt Kuhn & Brian Hayes
Nov 24 = Chuck King & David Herman
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