This Week at Rotary: September 13, 2018
Substitute Sergeant-at-Arms Pat Beckel and Treasurer, Gerry Eastabrooks worked the room for Operation Warm donations!
Our speaker, Steve Popp from the Dayton Better Business Bureau, shared tips for avoiding fraud scams.
Sep 20, 2018
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Judy A Budi
September 4
Chuck King
September 6
Mark Gerken
September 7
John Beals
September 9
John Callander
September 16
Patrick Beckel
September 18
Jack Durnbaugh
September 22
Adam Manning
September 23
Dan Sortman
September 23
Kisha Taylor
September 24
Carl Gill
September 25
Don Stewart
September 25
Joyce C. Young
September 27
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Mary Ann Briggs
September 11
Gregory Camp
September 15
Don Overly
September 5
Join Date
Peachy Metzner
September 5, 2013
5 years
J. Thomas Broadwell
September 10, 1998
20 years
Mark Febus
September 15, 2016
2 years
Russell Hampton
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Centerville Rotary Club Meeting September 13, 2018
The GREETERS​​​: ​​​​ 
09/13/2018 Deb Dulaney and Carl Gill
09/20/2018 Brian Hayes and Dick Hoback
09/27/2018 Doc Dave Herman and Mike Wier
10/04/2018 John Callander and Butch Spencer
Carl Gill took Dave Trout's spot this week, and Jim Briggs helped greet until Deb Dulaney
appeared. Jeff Senney reminded her of her official duty, as her old e-mail address didn't 
go to her any more. Thanks, Jeff. Here the two greeters speak with our man of the cloth,
PDG Harvey Smith...who happens to be wearing a nice shirt given to him by a daughter .
Before our official greeters arrived, club president Boyd Preston greets John Callander.
Carl Gill stood by to greet John too.
Meanwhile, the Overlys have come in. We're in the back Academy Room this day because of
the John Kalaman Memorial golf tournament going on outside.
Our guest speaker Steve Popp, of the Dayton BBB has come in just as our Vice President
Frank Perez arrives.
Carl Gill greets Kisha Taylor, who always brings good cheer along. Don't know who's pointing
a finger, or what that's about. Maybe Frank? 
Our official greeter Deb Dulaney has come in to give Dottie Overly a special greet. 
Then there's Ann Blackburn, coming in with Lee Hieronymus, known for his hugs.
Didn't I tell you. Now not everyone gets one, but they are big and big-hearted. 
Kim Senft-Paras is getting ready for the big re-opening of the Woodbourne Library. 
The two stop for a better view and Ben enters the picture. He's a server deluxe.
Mike Wier gets ready to join the party.
And Joyce Young, that honorable of most honorable recipients of an upcoming dinner in her
honor, stops for a moment, looking photo perfect in her light blue.
Forgot to get the pancake breakfast committee fast at work before the meeting. They were
sitting at this table and sat there once the meeting started, along with a guest brought by
Pat Beckel.
Gerry Eastabrooks collected the Happy Bucks this day with the help of Pat Beckel, who stood
in for Erich Eggers, our Sgt.-at-Arms.
Here's Deb and Carl greeting Dan Sortman
Sally Beals and her husband John came in at the same time, but John disappeared before
the camera could catch him coming in.
If you know John, you can find him standing in this picture.
And here's Pat Beckel with his guest, Emily Tith, president of The Heart of Centerville, and a
realtor with Irongate Realty. Looks like a beard coming on for this man.
The Centerville Rotary Club met at the Clubhouse at Yankee Trace at noon. Club President Boyd Preston led the Pledge of Allegiance; Ray Merz led the prayer, and Brad Thorp led the singing of God Bless America.
The guests at this week's meeting included: our speaker Steve Popp; Dotty Overly;
and Emily Tith.
President Boyd Preston presided over the meeting. 
Here he is again on the right.
Club President Boyd Preston thanked the greeters: Deb Dulaney, Carl Gill, and Jim Briggs.
Vice President Frank Perez then spoke about the sign-up for the upcoming service days starting Sept. 22  for the club. The six different locations: The Centerville-Washington Park District; BOGG at Chevy Chase; Project Read, next to the Antiques Village behind Sam's Club; The Dayton Food Bank; the House of Bread; and Hannah's Treasure Chest. In conjunction with the latter group, he said help is needed for the $1 Book Swap on Webster Street. He said we need at least 45 members to participate in the service days.
Frank said only 15 people had signed up last week and that's somewhat pitiful. Signups were also available for positions at the Pancake Breakfast fund-raiser on Oct. 27 at Centerville High School, Brad Huffman pointed out.
We need to get sponsors for the Breakfast. Ray already turned in one, he said. We need to try to top last year, he said.
Adam Manning said sponsor donations need to be in by Sept. 28, though Sept. 26 would be better, to be included in the Dayton Daily News insert. He said they will try to canvas Centerville on the 20th just after the Rotary meeting and help from members is appreciated. We need to make sure we ask all of last year's donors again, Boyd said.
Harvey Smith said he had been to see Don Gerhardt in Re-hab at Sycamore Hospital and that he seems a little better and may soon be released to go home. A card was passed around to be signed and given to him.
Ann Blackburn said the social mixer hosted by Adam Manning at Carrabba's on Sept. 11 was well
attended and fun. She thanked Adam and all who came. One woman heard about the mixer on Social Media, she said. 
It's a good way to network and tell people about our projects and get new members, she said. 
President Preston noted at an earlier meeting that World Polio Day is Oct. 24, two days after our Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser at Centerville High School on Oct. 22. He said they are looking for ways for the club to celebrate World Polio Day. 
At the July 26 meeting the club agreed to change the 50/50 drawing.
President-Elect Chuck King explained the new system. Twenty cards will be pulled out of a deck of cards. Whoever has their number called will draw from the cards. If you get the Ace of Spades you win the pot. If not, the card is taken from the pile and no money is exchanged. The drawing gets bigger until someone draws the Ace of Spades. Then it goes back to the 20 cards again. The maximum the drawing can go is 20 weeks.
The jackpot was not won this week again...
The next board meeting will be on Sept. 17 at the Kennard Nature Nook.
Kim Senft-Paras said she had one ticket for the Woodbourne Library Rediscover event Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. She said the club is a sponsor of the reopening event. Tickets are $50.60...Frank and Chuck and Boyd were going, I believe..
Boyd said the District Trilogy was a success and that RYLA and the Four-Way Speech test were two main focus areas.
He said for the District Conference in April they are going to coillect shoes and socks again and also have a silent auction. He's hoping Dick Hoback will want to do the wine barrow again. All the money from the auction goes to the Rotary Foundation, he said.
As for Club on the Move...Boyd said Ron Hollenbeck went to the Miamisburg Rotary to talk about the LifePumps and that Frank Scott mentioned the global grant project at the District Trilogy.
Boyd said Mark Febus is the New Generations chair  also on the District Levell. He said Don Stewart and Deb Dulaney are also District chairs.
The article about Joyce Young's nomination to be honored by the Washington-Centerville Foundation was in today's DDN.
Boyd passed around a packet of Make a Difference pins left by Bill Shula. It didn't reach all tables, so maybe a lot of people took them.
Sofie Ameloot thanks the Rotarians who helped support her in the Tour De Gem. Some fellow workers accompanied her on the bicycle ride, she said. Last week she said she was almost at her goal of $450. She said she reached her goal of $500 thanks to donations from fellow Rotarians.
HAPPY BUCKS: The Happy Bucks this quarter go to Operation Warm, and Brian Hayes said our goal is to buy 375 coats, which will cost $7,500. 
Sgt.-at-Arms Erich Eggers was absent so Pat Beckel collected the Happy Bucks along with Gerry Eastabrooks, our club treasurer. 
Pat started with four tickets donated by Joyce Young for the Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute. He asked for a bid of $20 to start with. It went to $25 and then Jeff Senney won the tickets for a $40 bid.
Pat started the regular Happy Bucks by donating for two coats, one for himself and one for his guest Emily. Then he said he would pay for a third coat because of a golf outing that would be up here and not on the coast of the Carolinas where Hurricane Florence is headed.
Ray Merz had included the people of the Carolinas in his prayer earlier in the meeting.
Boyd donated for a coat and for being Happy. Frank Perez said he was Happy and John Beals donated for a coat, noting he had a birthday. Harvey donated for a coat and Kim said she was just
Happy. Deb Dulaney donated for a coat and said she was happy, mentioning Spain and hiking and walking, and 80 miles and six days...
Carl Gill donated for a coat and then said $50 for the five meetings he had missed while being with his daughter who had a successful bone marrow transplant for Leukemia.
Ann Blackburn donated $5 and said she was going to be in Wisconsin when we have our service days but would work the whole day on Pancake Day instead.
Don Overly donated $63 for Operation Warm in honor of his and Dottie's 63 anniversary. Two super
nice people. Don was superintendent for the Centerville schools. 
John Callander donated $80 for coats, recognizing his 88th birthday.
Then there was $2 and Don circled in my notes...and then Jim Harris gave for a half coat
Wayne Davis gave for a coat and passed off a mention of being the man with all the hair...
Dale Berry gave for a coat and then there was mention of an oldest granddaughter and then Carol, and then Don Johnson and Operation Warm and Lee donating $5, and Bob Fry donating for a coat.
And then there was another coat and buttons and mention of the Bengals by someone, and then Carol gave a Happy $5 and Sofie gave for a coat, and Ron Hollenbeck gave and then
Pat Beckel said he wanted to mention the Ghost Walk on Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, which includes a guided tour and food and drinks, sponsored by the Heart of Centerville, and only for adults.
This Week's Speaker: Steve Popp,  Director of Training for the BBB
Dayton/Miami Valley
Club Vice President Frank Perez introduced our speaker.
Steve said contrary to what some young people might think, he was not at the BBB when
it was founded in 1925. He showed various charts and explained how people can be scammed
out of their hard earned money if not aware of the many ways they can be hoodwinked.
People are often not who they appear to be, he said. A scammer can look like a business
person, a thief, and/or an ordinary housewife. Scammers are always finding new ways to cause
identity theft and find people to con out of their money, he said. Social media, especially
Facebook, lets others know more about us than we might think, he said. The Better Business
Bureau has stats to show how busy they are: 
Opportunities abound for others to contact us to see if they can empty our bank accounts and/or
get us to send them money, he said.
Clark Howard talks about how people still continue to be scammed, and statistics show
that even though word is out there that people should be aware of scams, there seems to
always be new ones and people who are taken in by an offer of something that seems too
good to be true. It usually is, Steve said.
Other institutions and doctors offices and banks collect our data and then have data breaches,
so scammers have access to our identity. People should keep an eye on their accounts and
credit card bills, etc., to make sure no added deductions are there and that someone else is
not using their name for their gain. "You still are your best defense," Steve said. You need to
diligently keep track of your money and not get taken in by offers. Sending a bigger than
necessary check for something you might be selling, and asking you to send the overpayment
back to them, can be asking for disaster, as by the time their check bounces, your money will be in their hands, he said.
Steve gave some examples of local scams, including a man in Troy who bought land that 
didn't exist. He only found out by going to look at the land that wasn't there.
One scam involves getting a call that says you are scheduled for jury duty and then asking
for personal data to correct what they have in their schedule.
One person had his pension plan drained of funds, he said. There are investment scams and
grandparent scams. For a while people had been called or e-mailed saying someone they
knew was stranded and needed funds sent immediately to help them out. Scammers get
names of acquaintances and relatives to perpetrate such scams.
Steve showed a list of common scams and ID Theft:
Theft and fraud funds are hard to recover, he said. People send money to people they have
never met except on the Internet, he said. Love conquers all, but then it also can be just
a scam and people have sent thousands of dollars to someone who is just out to scam
them, Steve said.
Postal boxes outside post offices need to be emptied soon after any deliveries, he said.
A red flag up on a mailbox lets those hoping to get personal information know the box has
something in it, he said. Tree trimmers and other door-to-door people offering services may
take your money and never come back or may scam you with poor service, such as the guys
sealing your driveway with something that really doesn't seal anything. People going 
door-to-door may also just be scanning the premises as a pre-emptive home invasion 
look around.
You can report scams at
You also need to report any scam you have been involved in to the police for verification.
The meeting was adjourned with the reciting of the 4-Way Test.
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