The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
eBulletin - May 6, 2022
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Our theme this month is Youth Services
President Brian Hayes welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ray Merz provided the prayer.
President Hayes had the following announcements:
Our thought of the moment comes from singer, Paul Simon who said “Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile."
Judy Budi shared the Education Foundation interviewed 8 candidates and selected 5 for scholarships. The committee is excited for the club to meet them at the June 23 meeting.
Mike Wier announced the Dragon’s baseball game was cancelled due to threatening weather. He has a call in to the Dragon’s to inquire about getting another group of seats for a future game.
President Hayes filled in for Ginger Clark sharing the 50th Anniversary tidbit on our theme this month: Youth Services
We will be sending our Happy Bucks for this quarter through Matthew 25 Ministries to provide support where needed in the Ukraine. As an update we sent $1217.00 for the month of April.
Our Sergeant of Arms this week was Ron Hollenbeck.
Happy Bucks were given for:
  • Carol Kennard for the great committee work of the club.
  • Jeff Senney for his granddaughter Stella, who successfully played a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz.
  • Brad Huffman for the golf committee and sponsors.
  • Ray Merz for missing a couple of weeks and was glad to be back.
  • Lee Hieronymus announced he got stitches out yesterday and is glad to be sitting next to Ray - feels like he just went to church :-)
  • Chuck King for the golf committee.
  • Dick Hoback was unhappy he can’t play golf.
  • Jim Harris for the golf committee and noted he has his rain coat packed to sit at the Hole in One hole!
  • Robert Ford was happy.
  • Mike Wier gave to make it a 100% table.
  • Frank Perez was happy.
  • Elda Gotos-Gay was very happy.
  • Crissy Allums was very happy.
  • Visitor Kelly McDonald recently moved here from Honolulu and is looking forward to playing in the golf tournament tomorrow, and was happy he got to meet his neighbor, Dale Berry!
  • Dale Berry was happy to meet his new neighbor Kelly.
  • Visitor Connie Hatch was happy.
  • Harvey Smith was very happy.
  • Ger Eastabrooks wished all of the moms a happy Mother’s Day.
  • Sofie Ameloot was sad her daughter Delphine torn her ACL in the last 30 sec of the lacrosse match on Saturday and will need to have surgery.
  • Matt Kuhn said his wife’s not going to be here for Mother’s Day so he dodged that bullet. After which everyone gave him a hard time and suggested he win something from the golf raffle to give her a nice gift when she returns.
  • Judy Budi for all the work that went into the golf outing and to Mike for organizing the Dayton Dragons game.
  • Wayne Davis for Steve Abshar attending as a guest today, and that the election has come and gone.
  • Steve Abshar was happy Wayne brought him and shared he is a family law attorney.
  • Ron Hollenbeck said he can’t wait to see Matt’s wife ;-)
President Hayes announced we received this invitation from the Kettering Rotary Club:
The Kettering Rotary Club has invited Liza Cronhelm to speak to our club (Kettering) on 11 May.  Liza Cronhelm is from New Zealand, and spends most of her time supporting a most  important education effort in northern Kenya. Any interested Centerville Rotary members are invited to attend her talk.  [1130,Wednesday, 11 May, MCL Cafeteria on Far Hills]
In addition, we are having a fundraiser for her on 11 May at 5:30 PM at Russell Total Wealth and Wellness and I would like to invite you and any members of the Centerville Rotary club to attend.  Anyone else that might be interested in supporting this project is most welcome.
The program today was preparation for the Golf Outing.
Co-chairs Brad Huffman and Adam Manning led group in singing the new Golf song:
Take me out to the fairway; take me out to lose some balls!
Buy me some raffle tickets and mulligans,
This Rotary Golf Outing will benefit our community!
Let me shoot, shoot, shoot below Par;
So our team will win the big prize!
Even though it’s really one, two, three shots out of the bunker at Yankee Trace!
Then Lee Hieronymus presented the original Golf song:
Take me out to Yankee Trace.
Take me to our golf carts.
Buy me some tees and golf balls,
I don’t care if I ever get them back.
So let’s root, root, root for a hole-in-one,
If you don’t tee off it’s a shame!
For it’s one, two, three mulligans, at the Rotary Golf Outing!
Brad then shared this is the second year of our golf outing fundraiser and while there is a little bit of rain in the forecast, it will be held rain or shine. If we have to move indoors, will have some fun activities planned.
The schedule is:
7-7:30 am Golfers
8:00 am Golfers head to carts
8:15 am Announcements and tee off
1:00 pm Buffet lunch served as teams come off the course
Prize winners will be pre-drawn during play so when golfers return for lunch, the winners will be posted on the screen.
Funds raised this year are to support our 50th Anniversary project.
Sofie Ameloot and Uriah Anderson did a great job gathering raffle prized (50 total!). We will also sell 50/50 tickets, mulligans, and string. Sofie highlighted the raffle Items and noted all can be seen on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
President Hayes announced our speaker next week will be Cherise Hairston of the Dayton Mediation Center and led the group in reciting the 4-way Test.
The club then helped stuff the golf goody bags.
It was raining hard as golfers arrived at Yankee Trace Golf Club for our Golf Outing, but it stopped in time for play and stayed dry until around the last hole when the heavens opened up again. If we had to have a rainy day, the timing couldn't be better!
Congratulations to the top teams:
1st place team - Mitch Carnes, Chris Slattery, Wyatt Thorp, & Brad Thorp
2nd place team - Greg Stang, Judy Budi, Matthew Budi, & Gerry Budi
3rd place team - Kevin Heinz, Alex Horn, Derek Proffit, & Tyler McDonald
Our own Chuck King came "this close" to winning the CAR!
And yes, here's proof that we had BANANAS!
The Optimist Club team cleaned up with the raffle prizes:
And Jeff Senney won the 50/50 Raffle!
It turned out to be a beautiful day on the golf course.
Visit our Facebook page HERE for all of the photos!
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Service Above Self
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Golf Club at Yankee Trace
10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458
United States of America
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