The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
Rotary Club of Centerville - May 11, 2023
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our Rotary theme for this month is
Youth Service
President-Elect Adam Manning welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. PDG Sivaji Subramaniam provided the prayer.
Quote for the day: "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today’s Announcements:
  • Thanks to Ron Bowersocks and Erich Eggers for being greeters today.
  • Golf outing had a great turnout and the weather was perfect Kelly McDonald then auctioned items left over from the Golf Outing raffle and presented a bottle of champagne to each of the golf co-chairs.
  • Golf Outing initial report:
    • Getting all expenses together this week, full report to come
    • Highlight was Hole in One on the par 3! Dan Cleary won a 2-year lease on an Infinity car, which was verified by Harvey and Jim.
  • Kelly McDonald announced the Social Committee is planning a pool party and donor acknowledgment event on June 7; City BBQ, adult refreshments and a pool for the kiddos to enjoy. More details to come.
  • Kelly also announced everyone should have received the post event survey of the Golf Outing. Please complete the short survey which will help the committee with future planning.
  • Rotarian of the Year ballot is due to Arnie by tomorrow, May 12.
  • June 15 is the new officer induction at Yankee Trace.
  • Welcome to our guest today, Kuran, son of our speaker Toniya Singh.
Happy Bucks this quarter are going to East Palestine Rotary Club. Brian Hayes was our Sergeant at Arms.
Happy Bucks were generously given for:
  • Adam Manning for the golf committee’s hard work; it was a fun outing.
  • Kelly McDonald for golf.
  • Erich Eggers for golf.
  • Lee Hieronymus for his allergies kicking in.
  • Ron Hollenbeck for golf.
  • Jackie D’Aurora for a new grand baby born the day after the golf outing!
  • Jim Harris for the 13 CHS students who applied for scholarships, noting the committee awarded 7 scholarships.
  • Dick Hoback for golf.
  • Dan Johnson offered a hole in one consulting service ;-)
  • Bob Fry for a great day at the golf outing.
  • Brad Huffman for the great golf committee and volunteers that day, and noted he was playing the hole just before the HIO, heard the cheering and knew right away someone got it!
  • Bob Sachs for the golf outing.
  • Dale Berry announced the Centerville Education Foundation’s  Annual meeting presents teaching and education awards, and his daughter, Amy Mount was being recognized this year.
  • Bill Menker was happy.
  • Harvey Smith for seeing his first Hole in One!
  • Mike Wier announced the British Brass Band is performing next Monday at WSU, 7:30 pm, and then the following Sunday in Kettering.
  • Chuck King for the great golf and weather.
  • Sivaji Subramaniam for his table, today’s speaker and her son, and that his oldest granddaughter is graduating from college.
  • Brian Hayes announced today would’ve been his mothers 77th bday.
Our speaker today was Toniya Singh sharing thoughts on diversity.
PDG Sivaji Subramaniam introduced our speaker, Toniya Singh, who has been involved in the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council.. Toniya comes from Bombay and lived in North Dakota before coming to Ohio. She is a consultant, trainer, coach for schools and Fortune 500 companies and works at Lion Share LLC.
Toniya started by saying diversity is many things to many people. She speaks from the point of an immigrant, which she is.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The ancestor of every action is a thought.” She will present a thought today.
Toniya had the group plan a word association game, saying the first word you think of when you see the word. She used: diversity, immigrant, woman, refugee, and minority.
Words most say are the ones we are primed to say. There are many other words that also surface but take more thought.
Toniya shared two different perspectives of how people speak to immigrants. Most say, “You are so lucky you escaped a horrible situation.” But a more positive statement would be, “Thank goodness you’re here now, brining your talents and skills.” The greatest good you can do for another is not to just share your riches but to reveal their own.
Adam Manning gave thanks to Toniya for sharing her thoughts.
He also announced the Dayton Diaper Depot is doing bourbon basket raffle. (See info below)
Wyatt Thorp then came up to have his “new member” ribbon removed as he has completed all required tasks. Congratulations, Wyatt!
Next week our speaker will be Erik Collins, Development Direction for the City of Centerville.
Please arrange for a sub if you are unable to greet on your assigned day or contact Jackie D'Aurora.
May 18 = Jackie D'Aurora & Mark Febus
May 25 = Sherre Wright and Susan Schnell
June 1 = Cynthia Dorwart and Ray Merz
June 8 = Wayne Davis and Ram Nunna
June 15 = Nick Cruz and Don Overly
June 22 = Robert Ford and Bob Sachs
June 29 = Bob Fry and Boyd Preston
Centerville-Washington Foundation will honor Brady Kress at this years event: The Founders: 25th Annual Meeting. Brady joins this distinguished group that includes our own Harvey Smith. Registration deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 14 and registration is available on the website: or by scanning the QR code:
Dayton Diaper Depot - hope you can support this fun raffle!
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Service Above Self
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Centerville, OH 45458
United States of America
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May 18 = Jackie D'Aurora & Mark Febus
May 25 = Sherre Wright and Susan Schnell
June 1 = Cynthia Dorwart and Ray Merz
June 8 = Wayne Davis and Ram Nunna
June 15 = Nick Cruz and Don Overly
June 22 = Robert Ford and Bob Sachs
June 29 = Bob Fry and Boyd Preston
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