The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - June 27, 2024
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our Rotary theme for this month is
Rotary Fellowship.
President Adam Manning welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Hayes provided the prayer.
Today’s Guests: Pat Beckel’s guest, Jamie Cavallo, recruiting and temp agency; Jeff Senney’s guest, Carolyn Stofenik, Clerk of Courts office; Tyler Rourk’s guest, Asst City Mgr Mariah Vogelgesang; Gina Smith’s guest Cathy Baty & Shelly Lakes, both authors.
Uriah Anderson presented to Brian Hayes a PHF+8 and to Sivaji Subramaniam a PHF+4, and then surprised President Adam Manning with a PHF+2 to celebrate a great year as our president. Congratulations to all!
Today’s Announcements:
  • Sofie Ameloot announced the next Rotary Board meeting will be on July 22, location TBD.
  • Happy Bucks next quarter will go for Operation Warm.
  • Dayton Dragons tickets are still available for the August 10 game with District 6670. Tickets are only $14, with $7 of each ticket going to End Polio Now.
  • DG Doug Buchy sent an email out to all members highlighting the District 6670 success this year. To date, the district has donated $165,383 to the RI Annual Fund and $45,068 to Polio Plus. At the District level, we donated $42,500 of District Designated Funds to Polio Plus, funded over $40,000 for Global Grants, and funded $55,814 for District Grants, of which $11,000 was for our District bed build.
  • Lee Hieronymus reminded all that the Rotary year starts July 1 and our first event is the Americana Parade with our fire truck. Volunteers riding on the truck should be at the City building on  W. Spring Valley Road between 9:30-9:45 am to load up on firetruck.
  • Brian Hayes reminded all to pay your bill as the next quarter billing will be coming out soon.
  • Kelly McDonald announced our table at Americana is part of the Heart of Centerville booth and there are pouring beer opportunities. 2-hour slots. Please sign up to help if you can.
  • Jeff Senney noted the Park District will also have booth at Americana. Stop by between 10:30-12 to say hello to Jeff.
  • Kristin Hutton will be making Rotary table tents and window clings and hopefully have them ready by Americana.
Happy Bucks this month will go to Dear Dinah, who provides a safe place for survivors of human trafficking and helps raise awareness by connecting a community of people who are devoted to protecting and empowering the Dinah's of the world.
Pat Beckel was our Sergeant at Arms with assistance by Jim Stuart.
Happy Bucks were generously given for:
  • Pat Beckel noted sitting by Socks is a joy and puts you in a good mood. So he shared a story about his wife saying he’s a happy idiot. All is set and ready to go for the Americana Festival.
  • Arnie Biondo’s daughter Emily was named the Dublin Worthington Rotarian of the year.
  • Brad Huffman appreciates Adam’s leadership and is happy (?) to be going to Europe with 5 kids.
  • Carol Kennard for her birthday.
  • Gina Smith for today’s guests, including her friends who are going on a writing retreat in North Carolina this weekend. “Here’s to many words!”
  • Boyd Preston for Adam’s leadership.
  • Uriah Anderson will be attending his grandmother’s 95th birthday next week.
  • Chuck King for Adam’s leadership and he celebrated his wedding anniversary last week
  • Ron Hollenbeck for Jamie and Carolyn visiting and noted we will have enough money for 8 or 9 water pumps (far exceeding the goal of 6.)
  • Socks Bowersocks was happy to be surrounded by so many other happy idiots.
  • Harvey Smith for Adam’s leadership.
  • Elda Gotos Gay gave thanks to Adam and was happy to see Sivaji.
  • Lee Hieronymus announced the Girl Scouts of America and Ohio Department of Natural Resources is partnering to plant 250,000 trees by end of 2026.
  • Crissy Allums is a new grandma - Adrianna Clare McKinney was born last Thursday. 8 lbs, 3 oz; 20 inches in length.
  • Dale Berry for Adam and the Americana Festival.
  • Rand Oliver said it was good to be back and gave thanks to Adam.
  • Don Overly has a birthday next week.
  • Kelly McDonald said this is the last week for Dear Dinah donations and gave thanks to all for giving generously.
  • Wayne Davis gave a welcome to our guests, Mariah. Erich, Pat, Rand and everyone else including today’s speaker.
  • Erich Eggers had a great golf experience - on hold #7 at Pipestone, which is a par 4, he had an Eagle!
  • Mike Wier was glad to see our speakers today who are well trained and he hopes to never use their service!
  • Jim Harris for guests, and to Adam for 1.5 years as president!
  • Ray Merz for his 53rd wedding anniversary, and congratulated Adam and is thankful for his leadership.
  • Jeff Senney is heading to Cleveland to visit with the grandkids, and looking forward to watching Indiana Jones on a big screen with live music.
  • Adam Manning gave thanks to the club and board members. It takes a lot of good people tuned in to keep a club this size running.
  • Jim Stuart encouraged all to enjoy the weather while it’s this nice (not hot.)
Our speaker today was Lori Wenning, outreach coordinator for CareFlight. Jessica Oakley was also with Lori, and is also an outreach coordinator.
CareFlight opens the Americana parade with a flyover as long as no patient transport is required at that time.
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CareFlight is the 65th air medical company in the country. Premier Health Miami Valley Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Miami Valley. They have three aircraft bases - Darke County, Urbana, and Warren County. They have a 350 mile flight radius but can fly farther if there is a special need.
They also have Mobile intensive Care Units (MICU), which are ground units that provide the same services. The helicopter flight crew includes two flight nurses who also have paramedic certification. They can take two patients in their helicopter because they have two nurses on board.
CareFlight Air and Mobile
There are two direct access rooftop helipads at Miami Valley Hospital. The helicopters fly 180 mph and can fly in certain weather conditions when others can’t depending on the pilot’s training. They do use night vision goggles when needed.
With the Dolphin aircraft, they are able to hot load - don’t have to shut down blades when loading. They are the first in the state to carry Whole Blood - 2 units. CareFlight has treated close to 80 patients on scene so far with the blood units.
During COVID, they were able to purchase some additional supplies that are still in use. The regular N95 masks didn’t fit with their head gear, so they were able to get Tiger masks, which are N95 with microphones.
CareFlight team does a lot of education:
  • Landing Zone safety lectures with fire departments, EMS.
  • Education and Outreach, medical training for EMS/Fire and hospital staff
  • CareFlight on the Lake - lake rescue training with EMS/Fire
  • Drive Smart program - mock crash with high schools usually near Prom time.
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CareFlight is the primary care provider for the Eldora Speedway.
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Dayton Vectren Airshow is their largest PR event. They have been the medical provider for the air show for last 41 years.
CareFlight is on Facebook, so please follow them.
They will be getting new helicopters thanks to support from the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.
CareFlight consists of three helicopters and four ground units.
EMS/Fire can call them or physician at hospital calls for hospital to hospital transport.
There is a flat rate fee for liftoff and then per mile charge, that is covered by your insurance. If they get to the scene and are not needed, there is no charge.
Mobile Intensive Care Unit is different from a regular ambulance because of the  advance procedures they are certified to do, plus they are extra equipment and extra training.
The nurse position requires 3-5 years of critical care experience and lots of certifications and continuing education are required.
President Manning thanked Lori for the good information, led reciting of the 4-Way Test and reminded all that there will be no meeting next week as it is the 4th of July. He thanked the Club for their support during his year as president and for the Paul Harris Fellow.
Please arrange for a sub if you are unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Jackie D'Aurora 
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Carol Kennard received a message from our former exchange student, Saloni Bagwani. She has a book published about her Rotary story! Saloni’s Odyssey - Exchange from Dream to Reality. It is available on Amazon HERE.
She was also a speaker at a recent YEO PreConvention and shared some pictures and video clips. See them HERE.
Tickets are still available for the Bourbon Basket, but time is running out! Winner announced at the Americana Festival on July 4!
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