This Week at Rotary: April 4, 2019
PDG Harvey Smith congratulates new member, Tom Groszko for completing all requirements to have his yellow ribbon removed!
Rotarian Dale Berry explained who provides police services for Washington Township and Centerville before introducing the Sheriff.
Our speaker today was Sheriff Rob Streck, who shared information about the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office priorities.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Arnie Biondo
April 11
Mark Febus
April 14
Dan Johnson
April 16
Dale Berry
April 20
Lee Hieronymus
April 30
Jim Briggs
Mary Ann Briggs
April 9
Katie Neubert
Shaun Neubert
April 24
Join Date
Rick Hauser
April 1, 2007
12 years
Dale Berry
April 2, 2009
10 years
Tom Groszko
April 2, 2005
14 years
Ger Eastabrooks
April 5, 2012
7 years
Jim Harris
April 5, 2012
7 years
Brad Huffman
April 6, 2017
2 years
Kisha Taylor
April 6, 2017
2 years
Kitty Ullmer
April 10, 2008
11 years
Bulletin Editor
Kitty Ullmer
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Washington Township Fire Department
Apr 18, 2019
Little Miami Watershed Network
Apr 25, 2019
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May 09, 2019
Centerville Washington Foundation
May 16, 2019
The State of Centerville Schools
May 23, 2019
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Centerville Rotary Club Meeting April 4, 2019
Official Greeters for the week:
04/04/2019 Joyce Young and Terry Hanauer
04/11/2019 Butch Spencer and Dale Berry
04/18/2019 Mark Gerken and Tom Groszko
04/25/2019 Dan Johnson and Jim Harris
Joyce Young and Terry Hanauer were the official greeters for the day. Terry could not greet
right away, as he was in a meeting for new members orientation with Ann Blackburn and
Harvey Smith. Tom Groszko (R) also was at the meeting and would soon lose his yellow ribbon
that shows he's a new member.
Dale Berry (R) stood in as an unofficial greeter until our two greeters appeared. Here 
Arnie Biondo comes in with his good spirits from outdoors.
Brian Hayes is the set-up man for April. John Beals was our March man.
Club Vice President Frank Perez arrives and talks to Dale about Dale's role in introducing
our speaker for the day.
You'd never guess that Dale is one of our official greeters for next week. He's always ready
when called upon for duty. Here Official greeter Terry Hanauer takes up his hand-shaking
Gerry Eastabrooks stops to get a picture with our official greeter.
Jim Briggs and Jen Gibbs arrive next.
We're in the Academy Room this day, which has better lighting for my small camera. Joyce
Young is just outside the door. Sofie Ameloot arrives hoping to see more shoes for the
Shoes for Orphan Souls program. New shoes and socks are needed to bring to the District Conference in Cincinnati.
Our president Boyd Preston and Ron Hollenbeck have a good talk before the meeting.
Judy Budi, our newest VIP, the new CEO at Graceworks Lutheran Services, is on top of things
these days.
The room has begun to fill. Jack Durnbaugh is back, and Kim Senft-Paras and Brad Thorp
and Deb Dulaney and Dan Johnson (standing) are all in the picture, along with Jen Gibbs 
and Ann Blackburn and Gerry Eastabrooks.
Meanwhile the table of desserts awaits. Today's fare is a half a club sandwich and a cup of
mushroom soup. 
Joyce Young awaits our next arrivals just outside the doorway.
There's Kim, Mike Wier and Judy Budi.
Carol Kennard has just returned from a week in Florida, and what a trip she had..

You can't beat Ray Merz for a good conversation at the table. Comes from being a minister.
No the lights didn't go out here. It was bright and sunny. Just too quick on the focus.
Jim Stuart is still a bit in the dark here.
The Centerville Rotary Club met at the Clubhouse at Yankee Trace at noon. Club President Boyd Preston led the Pledge of Allegiance; Harvey Smith gave the prayer and Doc Hoback, who led the singing of God Bless America last week, was absent because of Hernia surgery, and Ann Blackburn led the song this week. Harvey said Dick was in and out of the hospital in one day. Good going
Menu this week: Half a club sandwich and a cup of mushroom soup with three choices of
dessert. Apple pie, cheese cake and a lemon-like cream number.
Menu next week: Yankee House Salad with grilled chicken, Ranch and French Salad dressing
The guests at this week's meeting included: Our speaker Montgomery County Sheriff
Ron Shreck.
President Boyd Preston (R) presided over the meeting. Where oh where is Chuck King this day?
President Boyd Preston thanked our greeters for their service this day.
He called on Tom Groszko to come and have his yellow new member ribbon removed by PDG
Harvey Smith.
President Preston called on Frank Perez, who announced again that sign-up sheets are available for the April Rotary Service Days. Service opportunities include:
Foodbank of Dayton - packing food - APRIL 6
Project Read - sorting and packing books - APRIL 6... 
Here are several pictures from Project Read's group on Saturday..Three large boxes were piled high with books for all ages. They had to be sorted by grade levels into plastic bins, then carried to a boxing area where the boxes were numbered and labeled for each grade. You also
see Cal Bush of Kettering bringing in his own boxes of books piled high in the next picture.
Centerville-Washington Park District - sorting and cleaning a garage area - APRIL 6
St. Leonard's - light gardening & painting - APRIL 6
Hannah's Treasure Chest - repack diapers for distribution at local charities - APRIL 13
BOGG Ministries - distributing food, playing children's games, etc. - APRIL 16
Judy Budi talked about the club's Education Foundation committee, which she heads up, and scholarship awards that will go to Centerville and Alter students. Someone will be needed to replace Dick Hoback, whose term is up on the committee, she said. The deadline for applications for the
scholarships is April 16. The interviews will take place on April 25 and May 7. Investments managed by Brad Thorp have grown 9.25 percent, she said.
The scholarship awards will be presented at Centerville and Alter and the students will be invited to a June meeting, she said. The scholarships can be for a two-year or 4-year career vocation program as well as a four year college program, she said. She said Mark Febus is taking the information to the Interact Club at Centerville High School and that information is also on the club's web site.
Ann mentioned that membership profiles still need some updating and that adding biographical material would be good. She said the next social with be at the Old Bag of Nails on April... 
We have an area reserved for our April Mixer at Old Bag Of Nails:
When:  April 18, 5pm-7pm
Where: Old Bag of Nails
             101 E Alexandersville-Bellbrook Rd Ste 191
             Centerville (at west end of CrossPointe Center
Carol Kennard mentioned that the Interact Club at Centerville High School would be meeting this day at 3 p.m. in room W234 to discuss the continuation of their project to paint game boards on picnic tables at Oak Grove Park. The park district will furnish the supplies. They need to decide on the designs now and work date later, she said,
Boyd mentioned the container for the shoes Sofie brought in. Shoes for Orphan Souls needs athletic shoes that are new..Socks too. And Dick Hoback needs wine for the District Conference auction.
Ann Blackburn said the March mixer provided by Erich Eggers and Mark Balsan at Remodeling Designs was a great success.
At a previous meeting Pat Beckel announced several fun events coming up that are sure to create great memories.
DATE NIGHT - May 2 at Benham's Grove includes games (for adults) such as the Newlywed Game and other fun activities.
CIGAR & BOURBON EVENT - in May at Benham's Grove, $100 per person
SECOND FRIDAY EVENTS - May through August at Normandy Square
President Boyd Preston mentioned again the District 6670 Conference coming up April 11-13. The deadline or registration is tomorrow, he said.
He put program listings on each table, showing what's happening hour by hour. Sounds great and
full of fun for everyone. 
He passed around a book of gratitude given to the club for its seven years of participation in Operation Warm, providing new warm winter coats to area children. 
Brad Huffman announced that Arnie Biondo is still looking for a host family so we can sponsor a female exchange student next year. He suggested asking your friends and neighbors or your church, as the host does not have to be a Rotarian. Jen Gibbs noted before how wonderful the experience was for her entire family when they hosted Rodrigo. They got to learn about his culture, what a fantastic cook Rodrigo is, and they also got to know his parents. 
President Preston mentioned at the last meeting the District 6670 2019 Golf Outing Monday, April 22 at Wetherington Golf & Country Club, 7337 Country Club Drive, West Chester, Ohio. There's a ten a.m. start. Breakfast, hole assignments, course and tourney instructions begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per player. It includes continental breakfast, range balls, golf, cart, and lunch. The format is a four-person scramble. Deadline for registration is April 15. Soft spikes only, collared shirts and no denim.
Individual entries will be assigned to a foursome. 
Sgt.-at-Arms Erich Eggers  and Gerry Eastabrooks collected the Happy Bucks for Artemis House, which provides intervention and support for victims of domestic violence.
HAPPY BUCKS: Happy Bucks this quarter go to Artemis House.
Erich Eggers started the donations with $20 for the IOU he gave at the last meeting to announce that his sixth granddaughter, Jennifer.. arrived four weeks early on March 23 at 8:33 p.m., weighing 4+ pounds. She is otherwise healthy and now he is helping take care of three other grandchildren. He said he is worn out. Frank Perez said he was just Happy. Dale Berry gave $20 for his birthday.
Joyce Young said she was Happy for Dale. Terry Hanauer and Tom Groszko gave, being Happy, and Brad Thorp, that traveling man, gave for going on vacation in Sicily for three weeks, where he said he plans to climb Mt. Etna. Jim talked about his sister and a week together, and Irene and Kitty gave for just being with a great group of people, and Carol Kennard gave for her Florida trip, where she 
went to Corkscrew Swamp, northeast of Naples, and saw marvelous birds and other exotic sights.
Judy Budi heard about it while down there and decided to also take a look, she said later.
Lee Hieronymus gave for being Happy to sit next to Carol. Rick Hauser gave for having been to Opening Day last week to see the Reds win.
Jeff Senney and Boyd gave, being Happy, and Jim Stuart gave for the Spring birds, golfing and the Montgomery County Sheriff being here. Sivaji gave saying he was glad to see Boyd, and good friend Jim Stuart. Dan Johnson gave for his daughters birthdays, one five and one just one. 
Brad Huffman gave for the seven years of Operation Warm and that the University of Florida won their basketball game. Arnie gave and Brian Hayes gave, mentioning a scholarship gotten by one of his family. Sofie thanked Boyd for taking charge of the collection for shoes in her absence. She was in Canada, she said. Harvey was Happy to take Tom Groszko's yellow ribbon off and Judy Budi mentioned her swamp romp at this point in time. She thanked the club for their recognition of her for the mention in the program at the YWCA's Women of Influence event.
Adam Manning said he was in Orlando for a work conference and got to meet Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor of the four Navy Seals shot on June 28, 2005, in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Redwing.
Speaker of the Week: Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck
Washington Twp. Trustee President Dale Berry (R) introduced our speaker, Sheriff Rob Streck, first telling why he was chosen to make the introduction.
Berry said that while the incorporated area of Washington Twp. (Centerville) has its own
police department, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office supplies deputy sheriffs for 
Washington, Harrison, and Jefferson townships for day-to-day operations.
 He said Sheriff Streck joined the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in 1996 as a Corrections
Officer in the Jail Division. Later that year he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff and served in the Operation Division as a patrol deputy in Harrison, Jefferson, and Washington townships. He
also served Montgomery County as a member of the SWAT team.
 In 2004 Streck was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During 2005 and 2006 he also served as the Sheriff's Office Accreditation Manager for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement
Agencies (CALEA)
Streck became a Captain on Oct. 13, 2006. He oversaw the creation and implementation of the Regional Dispatch Center.
He became Chief Deputy on Jan. 1, 2013, and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the sheriff's office. He was appointed sheriff in January, 2019.
Sheriff Streck is a native of Montgomery County. He graduated from Brookville High School and received degrees from Sinclair Community College and Columbia Southern University. He also graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy.
Sheriff Streck said the Sheriff's Office is growing and he hopes to have 10 new deputies in 2019.
He said the budget, as shown in the picture below, has its largest part going to the county
jail. He went through the list below, noting that they get 1.3 million phone calls a year.
What does the Sheriff's Office provide for the community? The picture below lists the 
He said current initiatives include:
Elder Fraud and Abuse
Cold Case Thursday
Substance Abuse
Mental Health
Jail Issues.

Fraud cases are hitting the elderly with 97 percent often losing their life savings. It is hard to get any of the money back because the calls are coming from overseas and the thieves are routing their calls from country to country to country so they are not traceable. From 2014 to 2018 they have not gone down, he said. And they may not know about a lot of the calls, as people don't always report them.
There is medicare fraud, lottery phone scams, internet fraud, grandparent/guardianship scams, etc.
There are also government and IRS scams, funeral fraud, telemarketing phone calls and computer and internet scams.
The Thursday Cold Case involves using social media to look at a cold case and see if there are people willing to talk. These involve homicides that were never solved. But now whoever did the crime may have passed or be in jail or moved somewhere else, he said. They can also use DNA in the searches.
He told of a case in which somebody drunk told the whole story to someone, but getting that person to relate the story to the sheriff's office, is another matter, he said.
Substance Abuse has brought national and international attention to the Dayton area, which many people aren't happy about, Streck said. But "It got us a lot of help here. Negativity does buy attention," he said.
The deaths from the Opioid Crisis have dropped from 566 in 2017 to 298 in 2017, and is only 58 this year up to March 27. The numbers were 259 in 2015 and 349 in 2016.
What makes cocaine addictive is mixing it with fentanyl, he said, and that's what the drug cartels are doing.
The weed people get today is not the same weed they got 20 years ago, he said. Back then marijuana was laced with 45 to 70 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Edibles, like brownies
are laced with 92 percent. They tell you to cut off one-fourth inch, but people don't often see why.
Vape pens are odorless and invisible, but you are smoking ten joints of THCs.
Streck said there are vape pens, marijuana, and gaps in every school. "This is a big deal," he said.
There's a RANGE TASK Force, a Bulk smuggling task force, a drug-free coalition, Drug Drop Off,
Directed Patrols, HEAT, and Overdose Action Team.
Dealing with mental health issues is a big problem, he said, as the hospital does not want them unless they are sick. If someone is having a mental breakdown, they can take them to a hospital, but before they can get all the paperwork done the person is usually released and back where they were, so they have to take them to jail for criminal trespassing, vandalism, or whatever. There is no stabilization place for someone who needs help, he said.
The jail issues were dealt with in a 96 Committee Report that took two years to finish and yet there were no surprises in the report.
They were criticized for overcrowding, yet that was based on how much square footage each inmate should have, and when the jail was built it was designed with a smaller footage. Instead of 702 they had 956.
The restrooms and showers were out in the open, he said.
The cells were bar lined and there were 12 people in one area.
"We have big staff issues," he said. Finding people to fill the needed jobs is difficult, he said.
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The meeting was adjourned with the reciting of the Four-Way Test .
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