This Week at Rotary: June 6, 2019
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Member Birthdays
Sury Peddireddi
June 6
Bob Fry
June 15
Matthew Kuhn
June 17
Donald K. Gerhardt
June 22
Carol Kennard
June 28
Spouse Birthdays
Carlos Quiñones
June 1
Kate Huffman
June 4
Lisa Craft
June 24
Harvey B. Smith
Carolyn Smith (deceased)
June 8
Dick Hoback
Marilyn Hoback
June 16
John Beals
June 21
Peachy Metzner
Pamela Metzner
June 21
Jim Stuart
Lauren Stuart
June 23
Chuck King
Elaine King
June 25
Donald K. Gerhardt
Phyllis Gerhardt
June 25
Raymond A. Merz
June 26
Boyd Preston
Deborah Preston
June 27
Don Stewart
Teri Stewart
June 28
Join Date
Michael Wier
June 1, 1981
38 years
Terry Hanauer
June 1, 2003
16 years
Ann Blackburn
June 5, 2001
18 years
Bob Fry
June 8, 2005
14 years
Don Overly
June 13, 1972
47 years
Harvey B. Smith
June 13, 1972
47 years
Lee Hieronymus
June 13, 1972
47 years
Matthew Kuhn
June 30, 2004
15 years
Shelley Fisher
June 30, 2006
13 years
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Kitty Ullmer
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Rotary's Theme for 2018-19
Centerville Rotary Club Meeting June 6, 2019
Official Greeters for the week:
06/06/2019 Kim Senft-Paras and Gerry Eastabrooks
06/13/2019 Butch Spencer and Kim Senft-Paras
06/20/2019 Sofie Ameloot and Rick Hauser
06/27/2019 Brad Huffman and Robert Ford
07/04/2019 Sury Peddireddi and Phil Raynes
Here are our official greeters, Kim Senft-Paras and Gerry Eastabrooks
Our first quarter Happy Bucks went to Honor Flight Dayton, and here comes our previous 
speaker on Honor Flight, Al Bailey, to receive our check, enough to send a veteran on the Honor Flight.
It was $1,542.
When Rodrigo Garnica from Peru arrived eight months ago as our Rotary Club exchange student, he gifted the club with a small llama
from Peru and a Peruvian flag. He gets to take two of our club flags home with him.
Phil Raynes is the setup man this day. He has just put up the big Rotary Club banner.
Here"s a good look at our exchange student. Ready to go back and study in college. Good luck.
And best wishes Rodrigo Garnica.
Jen Gibbs, host for Rodrigo's first part of his stay, is seen here.
Doc Hoback and Chuck King can be seen in this picture.
Groups tend to congregate in the entrance to the Yankee Trace Club House.
Carol Kennard gets officially greeted by Gerry Eastabrooks.
Ron Hollenbeck has a slap-stick shake. He puts his hand down to be slapped and when the greeter goes to slap it, he slaps them on the head....Way to go Ron...
Arnie Biondo comes in on this sunny day with a smile on his face.
Kim Senft-Paras greets Jim Stuart, who has trouble finding his badge, only to find it is right where it is supposed to be. 
Two of our RYLA CHS students arrive with John Beals, who heads up our club's RYLA participation. Leah Horan (L) and Dalia Einstein said they had a great time at the three day Camp Kern event.
Inside the room, Carol Kennard gets together with several members already eating their turkey/
cheese sandwiches and broccoli salad with chips. Everyone has a cupcake to eat in Rodrigo's 
Sally Beals makes an elegant entrance in a light brown outfit..
Here's Ann Blackburn's guest: Leah Seymour
A crowd picture.
And another crowd picture.
Whatever Don Stewart is telling our president, seems to bring a sly smile to his face.
This matched set belongs together. Tom Groszko is seen here with his wife Mandy, who looks like she could be his daughter.
The Centerville Rotary Club met at the Clubhouse at Yankee Trace at noon. Club President Boyd Preston led the Pledge of Allegiance; Ray Merz gave the prayer, honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the brave men who sacrificed their lives and/or suffered injuries in the cause of freedom, showing selflessness; and the singing of God Bless America was led by Dick Hoback.
Menu this week:.
Turkey sandwich--lettuce, tomato, on wheat bread; Chef's broccoli 
salad, chips
Menu next week: Cod sandwich, french fries, cole slaw
Guests this week: 
Our speakers were three Centerville High School juniors who attended the RYLA program
at Camp Kern about leadership: Leah Horan, Dalia Einstein, and Kobe Couvion. Leah Seymour was a guest of Ann Blackburn, and Al Bailey is with Honor Flight Dayton. Mandy Groszko is the wife of Tom Groszko, club member.
President Boyd Preston presided over the meeting. Here he is seen with Rodrigo and Jen Gibbs.
President Boyd Preston thanked our greeters, Gerry Eastabrooks and Kim Senft-Paras, and others, Jen Gibbs and Rodrigo, who also helped greet.
He said the June 27 meeting at Benham's Grove will be a Club Assembly for installation of the new officers, and that members need to fill out their requests for either roast beef, ham, or turkey for the box lunches, so enough of each are ordered.
Boyd said that with our club matching the member Happy Buck donations up to $500 to help the victims of the recent tornadoes, which was $357, and the Dayton Rotary matching that, the club ended up matching that, we ended up giving the equivalent of around $2,200.
Boyd also gave an update on our club member Joyce Young, noting that she still seems frustrated at the length of her recovery, though she is in good spirits and in no pain at this time. 
While she is at Bethany, she gets pictures of pipes and other work on her master bathroom at home, being redone by Erich Eggers to accommodate her better.
He also said that our club member Don Gerhardt who suffered a stroke that seemed to have affected his left side more than his right side was doing much better on his latest visit, and could move his left side more and grasp with his right hand a little. He said Don is in the Kingston Nursing Home in Miamisburg (near the high school). He said Don is still frustrated and would appreciate visitors.  
A card was passed around for Peachy, who is doing okay but still has numbers fluctuating and some sleep issues.
Boyd called Rodrigo up to the front of the group to allow him to say how his exchange visit has been. He saw snow for the first time, he said. He gave him two of our club flags, one for himself and one for the Rotary Club back home.
Rodrigo said coming to America helped open his eyes and he thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to experience all that he has. "I will never forget you," he said. He said he plans to
study industrial engineering and possibly come back in the future to a college in Ohio, UD, OSU, Ohio University...
Boyd called John Callander up to present the $1,542 check to Al Bailey for Honor Flight because John had the honor of being on one of the flights in the past. His granddaughter went with him as an assistant, pushing his wheelchair, he said. 
Bailey said on May 25 the Honor Flight had 111 veterans on it, and they brought all 111 veterans back. They will all have a reunion in November for all who have gone on one of the flights, he said. He thanked the club for the donation.
Ron Hollenbeck was then asked to give an update on the Rotary International Grant request for water pumps in Haiti. He said they have finally gotten all the supplemental information needed for the grant and with Frank Scott helping out and meeting with Barry Rassin in Hamburg at the International Rotary Convention, and memorandums of understanding in, hopefully they will get the grant approved, although that still could take six months, he said. He mentioned that Greg
Bixler's work in Africa may also help the grant process.
Frank Perez was asked to update everyone on the summer pop-up dog park program our Rotary Club is helping sponsor with the Centerville-Washington Park District. 
He said if they get six or eight members to come to Green Park at 6661 Green Park Drive, east of 48 and north of AB Road, on June 24 at about 11 a.m., they can get the fences for the park up in about a half hour. The fence parts can be handled by a two-man crew, one on each end, he showed.
Jen Gibbs passed out sponsorship donation forms for Boomer Fest at St. Leonard, Saturday, August 10 from noon to 10 p.m. It is an all-day music and entertainment festival that celebrates the baby boomer generation. There are all levels of sponsorship, with presenting sponsors at the $10,000 level and band sponsor at $5,000 and greatest hits music sponsor at $2,5000, on down to whatever you choose to give.
Jen said there will be crafts, food trucks, a cover band, etc. Proceeds support special activities, programs and equipment for St. Leonard residents.
HAPPY BUCKS: Happy Bucks this quarter go to Artemis House. The program supplies support and intervention for victims of domestic violence.
The Happy Bucks were postponed until next week to allow time for the RYLA students to make their presentations about their experience.
The Speakers this Week: The three juniors from Centerville High School chosen to 
attend the RYLA leadership program at Camp Kern last month.
Below you see Leah Horan, Dalia Einstein, and Kobe Couvion.
John Beals asked each of the students to tell first a little about their background.
Dalia said she came from Cleveland in the second grade and runs cross country at Centerville High School. She plays flute in the band and has other roles in her church. She plans to go to college.
Leah said she grew up in Centerville, plays soccer, runs track, been in the Octagon Club and on student council. She also plans on going to college, perhaps Notre Dame.
Kobe said he grew up in Centerville and is thinking of Cedarville as his future college.
Dalia told about how when they arrived at Camp Kern on a Friday, they began team building by having to overcome an obstacle course where they had to balance and then move around one another, and they had to sometimes hug one another to stay balanced. They bonded fairly quickly, she said. They broke into two groups and went to the cabins where they got to relax.
At dinner they had a guest speaker who talked about overcoming adversities, and then they had a challenge with balloons and forming a tower. They were introduced to group projects that were to make them an inspiration to others. They were open ended, she said. They were to be presented Saturday night after game night competition.
Saturday presented a rock wall structure about three stories high, Leah said. Another had logs spinning as you tried to climb it. She made it half way up the rock wall, she said.
They also had to build bridges using masking tape. For lunch they had pizza and a speaker explaining Rotary, Rotaract and Interact.
Her favorite challenge was working as a team and dropping marshmellos down from an observation tower that had to be caught in the mouth by their team mates, she said. 
There was also ice in a rope that had to be gotten out. Some tried smashing the rope against something and one boy tried melting it under his arm pit. They had plastic poles and had to try to hold onto the poles using upper body strength and try to stick them selves to the poles.
They learned what it meant to be a leader and that the smallest thing can change one person's world. For dinner they had hamburgers. After dinner they learned about setting smart goals and how to achieve them.
They had five minutes to present their group projects and share their own personal experiences on how to be the inspiration. They ended the night relaxing and hanging out with friends, with lights out at 11 p.m.
Kobe said it was crazy in the boys cabin after 11 p.m. Sunday morning they had breakfast and a bowl of cereal is the best meal ever, the best bowl of cereal you ever had, he said. Then they went to do some service projects. Some spread gravel on the paths, others spread mulch. Some helped clean up. Then they came back to the meeting area where a man named Shannon talked about the goal of the retreat.
He talked about where they could go and why they should be interested and passionate about things. They were given an opportunity to tell how the program impacted them, he said. He talked about Derek, who had ""so much energy and so much passion." Then they packed up and came home. 
The group thanked Rotary for giving them the opportunity to have this experience, which hopefully will be with them the rest of their lives. They plan to be a part of Interact at their high school during their senior year, they said.
The meeting was adjourned with the reciting of the Four-Way Test .
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