The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - March 2, 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 lead the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Crissy Allums provided the prayer.
This being the first meeting of the month, the Rotary Tenors led singing of God Bless America.
Quote of the week: There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." Colin Powell
Thanks to Dale Berry & Jim Stuart for being greeters today.
President Biondo welcomed our guests today, Kristin & Nicolas Hutton, cousins of soon to be member Cody Terrell, and Bob & Cyndi Dorwart, friends of Erich Eggers and potential members!
PDG Harvey Smith then inducted two new members to the Centerville Rotary Club.
Lisa Goris-May, sponsored by Sofie Ameloot is the manager/owner of Glass House Realty, has 3 adult children, and has been a sponsor of our Golf/Pancake events. Welcome Lisa!
Cody Terrell, sponsored by Adam Manning has lived in Bellbrook most of his life so he knows this community and wants to be more involved. He used to work with Adam at Carrabba’s for 10 years, and when Adam moved on to carpets, Cody moved on to real estate. Welcome Cody!
President Biondo had these announcements:
  • Reminder to sign up to help with milkweed seed cleaning on March 8, 1-3 pm at the Activity Center Park, 221 N Main Street.
  • Golf - pick up flyer and sponsorship form and go secure sponsors and players. This year’s golf outing is on Cinco de Mayo, on May 5.
  • Adam and Arnie will be going to the All-Ohio PETS for president-elect training and the district is doing a drive for feminine products & toiletries as part of this event. Please check the email from Crissy for more details. She will take cash if you don’t want to shop. Bring items by next Thursday.
Sofie Ameloot reported around 25 people attended the Rotary social at Rumbleseat Wine, including one prospective member. Will do another social next month, Stay tuned for details!
President Biondo noted the March board meeting will need to be rescheduled due to a conflict in his schedule. Watch for details later.
Happy Bucks for this quarter go to support Florida Hurricane Relief. Our Sergeant at Arms this week was Pat Beckel with assistance by Jim Stuart
Happy Bucks were given generously for:
  • Pat Beckel congratulated Jeff Senney on the new grandbaby and noted he was in Florida last week where it was in the 70’s and no wind (thankfully.) He shared that Fairy Godmother is a new business in Centerville that provides costumed characters to hire for functions.
  • Lisa Goris-May was happy to be part of this group.
  • Sofie Ameloot for the new members, and that she is going to Belgium next week for 3 weeks.
  • Rand Oliver gave a this or that dollar.
  • Dave Trout gave happy bucks for his whole table (unfortunately, he was seated by himself).
  • Carol Kennard gave healing bucks for granddaughter, Kaycee who injured her knee just before her first dance competition so had to just do the arm movements from the audience.
  • Erich Eggers gave a $20 IOU as he was in Florida last weekend and although he did not win playing golf, he had a great time and got to play Innisbrook.
  • Uriah Anderson had a good trip to Minnesota where he watched the Minnesota Wild vs the Blue Jackets, and was happy Minnesota pulled it out.
  • Dan Johnson for the new members.
  • Lee Hieronymus noted the song goes, “It never rains in southern California,” however, he was there last week and experienced wind so strong, it blew his hat away, floods, blizzards, 13“ of snow, and he came back with a cold! It was the first blizzard warning in history for southern California.
  • Dick Hoback for our speaker from MVCCA.
  • Adam Manning for the new members.
  • Ron Bowersocks happy to be heading to their cabin.
  • Harvey Smith for the new members.
  • Susan Schnell was happy.
  • Jeff Senney for his new grandson, Henson Zaki Senney, named after the Muppets creator.
  • Ron Hollenbeck welcomed the new members.
  • Dale Berry was happy to see so many Rotarians here and for the new members.
  • Brad Thorp paid his IOU from last week.
  • Brad Huffman for the new members, and the golf committee doing a great job.
  • Chuck King for the new members, that he survived COVID, and this weekend he’ll be going to Indianapolis to meet with friends.
  • Frank Perez was happy to be back.
  • Crissy Allums for new members.
  • Mike Wier and his wife had lunch at Chili’s and the couple behind them paid their bill!
Our speaker today was Pam Brown with the Miami Valley Community Concert Association.
Pam has three kids and three grandkids, and volunteers at church, Born Free, and Brighter Futures.
Pam said the Miami Valley Community Concert Association is the best kept secret - they have been around for 30 years! Each year they bring in 3 international and 1 local act.
Several people came together for the first meeting in December 1991 to determine their interest, and all who showed up became the Board! The first venue used was the West Carrollton High School and then moved to CHS Performing Arts Center in fall 2008. (It has 1200 capacity.)
The 2022-23 season included:
  • Jim McCutcheon
  • Nic & Desi - song and dance husband & wife team
  • Divas 3 - coming up on March 20. They were semi finalists in America’s Got Talent, perform in Broadway shows and in Vegas. One of the singers, Charity is from Dayton area.
  • David Osborne Trio - on May 24.They perform at the Bellagio when not on tour. Classical, romantic, Broadway.
They are having a March Madness Sale - attend 2 concerts for $50, usually $35 each.
Funding comes from ticket sales, donations, and ads in the printed program.
Pam shared some entertaining stories from past performances.
Texas Tenors who were finalists on AGT were scheduled to perform. They had a super fan who has seen every show, and she got so annoying, they had to call the police to remove her from the hotel!
Elvis impersonators included a young Elvis and a Vegas Elvis.The  fans were crazy when he went out to audience with a sweat wiped scarf to give to a lady, just like real Elvis did. After show, the staff went back into the theatre to find Young and Vegas Elvis jamming with guitars, just enjoying singing Elvis songs.
They also offer master classes for children that sponsorships help fund.
  • Thomas Pandolfi - piano
  • Mad Tolling - violinist is coming back next week. Previously some kids pulled out of audience to play with him
If you’re interested in being involved as a Trustee, this is what to expect
  • 8-10 meetings per year
  • Help select artists, balance type of show
  • Attend 4 concerts
  • Serve on a committee
Matthew Biondo was part of the group for a while and they’d like to have more young people involved. 40-90 years old is typical age of Trustees.
Pam showed a preview of next year’s acts including:
The Fries Band
Springboro Wind Symphony
Season subscriptions available (typically pay for 3, get 4th free).
Follow on FB and IG, and share posts to help spread the word.
Pam had 2 tickets to give away. Amy Hary won them for having a birthday closest to next concert date (March 20). Congrats Amy!
For more information:


Next week’s speaker is Kara Ware discussing the underlying causes of Autism.

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 9 = Jackie D’Aurora and Harvey Smith
March 16 = Doug Bockrath and Jim Stuart
March 23 = Ron Bowersock and Don Stewart
March 30 = Tom Broadwell and 
Sivaji  Subramaniam
Service Projects - from Crissy Allums
Crissy Allums is seeking help for two initiatives we have on the horizon. 
  • Milkweed seed cleaning on March 8, 2023 from 1-3 pm at the Activity Center Park, 221 N. Main St, Centerviile
  • Women and Girls Empowerment Drive (this is a statewide service project that focuses on improving the health, education, well-being, and economic security of girls across the globe.
There are two ways you can participate.
  • Order straight from the Amazon Wishlist: ROTARY ALL OHIO PETS WOMEN AND GIRLS EMPOWERMENT 2022
  • You can bring your donation to our weekly meetings and I will collect them.
Let's send Arnie and Adam to Columbus with a vehicle full of our donations to support this statewide Drive.
Sponsor forms and flyers are available to download from the website. Start asking for sponsors now!
Rotarians and friends had a great time recently at the social at Rumbleseat Wine. Hope you can join us next time!
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March 9 = Jackie D’Aurora and Harvey Smith
March 16 = Doug Bockrath and Jim Stuart
March 23 = Ron Bowersock and Don Stewart
March 30 = Tom Broadwell and  Sivaji Subramaniam
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