Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) directives, our Rotary club is unable to meet face-to-face, but we want to continue sharing news of what members are doing to get through the pandemic. If you'd like to share what you're doing, email Carol at or text a photo to 937-581-6744. 
Centerville Rotarian news this week July 15, 2020
Jeff Senney has been keeping busy when not at work. Played golf with Hanford Dixon who played corner back for Cleveland Browns, travelled south to Loveland to kayak and walk and working our downtown Dayton.  Did all the above masked up.  
Carol Kennard was thrilled to share some quality family time with her daughter, Emily and youngest granddaughter, Elyse this week.
You can join Centerville Rotary Club Zoom meetings through video on your computer or smart phone, or through audio only by calling in. Here is the information on how to join:
Topic: Weekly Centerville Rotary Zoom Meeting
Time: THURSDAYS 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Check the Centerville Rotary Facebook page each week for the latest link. 
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We held our eleventh Zoom Rotary Club meeting July 9, 2020
Frank Perez welcomed everyone to the 11th Zoom meeting of the Centerville Rotary Club, as we are still unable to meet face to face due to the coronavirus. There were 28 people in attendance.
Dawayne Kirkman led the Pledge of Allegiance, Jeff Senney recited the 4-Way Test, and Sivaji Subramaniam led us in a prayer.
Ron Hollenbeck shared information about another LifePump project in partnership with Rotary District 6690 in Columbus. A global grant request has been submitted to build 20 new pumps in Malawi, and due to new government policy, it must be the LifePump brand.
Sivaji Subramaniam gave an update on Kitty Ullmer. She thanks all Rotarians for reaching out to her; she misses Rotary meetings and taking notes and photos. She is receiving good care from her brother, Jim and will start chemo treatments next week.
President Frank provided these updates:
  • Zones 30 and 31 will be hosting a Virtual Summer Leadership Seminar in July and August. The Virtual Summer Leadership Seminars are intended to complement the training that is done in our district on the essentials of Rotary. There is no cost to participate, although registration is required. The sessions are once a week for five weeks starting this Saturday July 11th and continuing through August 8th. If you are interested and need me to resend the details, let me know.
  • COVID in the District - Some clubs have started in-person meetings again however, one of those clubs had a member test positive so they have moved back to virtual meetings.
  • Board meeting Monday 20th. All are welcome. I will send out a zoom link to everyone on Monday.
  • Everyone take a moment to look around at whose here today. If there’s someone you are friends with that’s not here, I’m asking you to find some time this week to reach out and ask them to please send a short note of any news about themselves or family to Carol Kennard so she can post it in our Centerville Rotary Club eBulletin. You all represent a great core of Zoomers for our club. Let’s make sure everyone feels like a part of Rotary even if they haven’t done a Zoom meeting yet. So again, just talk to one person that you’re friends with.
Our Happy Dollars for this quarter are going to Project Warm – please be generous with your Happy Dollars for this good cause. You can send your check to the club mailbox:  Centerville Rotary Club, PO Box 41431, Centerville, OH 45458. Boyd Preston called on Rotarians for Happy Bucks:
  • Carol Kennard ($20) is happy to have her daughter Emily and granddaughter Elyse (8 months) visiting from Pittsburgh, and noted another granddaughter, Kaycee will turn 5 next week.
  • Elda Gotos Gay ($20) is just happy to donate a coat.
  • Frank Perez ($36) in honor of his 36th wedding anniversary.
  • Jeff Senney ($20) for getting some quality family time in Cleveland with his daughter and 4 grandkids, and in anticipation of a visit from his son and his fiancé next week.
  • Arnie Biondo ($100) in honor of his friend, Dave, who was recently diagnosed with ALS.
  • Ron Hollenbeck ($20) gave for Carol and her grandkids, and for Kitty  who continues to have a positive attitude.
  • Deb Dulaney ($20) gave for a coat and said it is good to see everyone.
  • Dawayne Kirkman ($10) is happy to see everyone and is looking forward to hearing his friend speak to the club today.
Our speaker today is Andrew Walsh to speak about his book, “Lost Dayton”.
Andrew Walsh is an academic librarian who works at Sinclair Community College. He moved to Dayton in 2013 from Madison, Wisconsin and quickly became interested in the history of buildings and neighborhoods when he settled in near the Oregon District.
He lived in the old Haymarket neighborhood, which used to be a complete neighborhood where people could walk to the park, for groceries, etc. The neighborhood was redeveloped with the move to wide open spaces and highways, which separated the old community.
He shared a resource available at the public libraries called Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, which is a collection of detailed maps of old neighborhoods. Then he shared some before/after pictures of Dayton landmarks:
5th and Wayne Before and After:
Steele High School before and after it was badly damaged in the 1913 flood.
Public library originally built in 1888:
NCR World Campus that was a center of innovation. Once NCR left Dayton, the University of Dayton has started rebuilding in that area.
Webster Station area where the Delco #1 building was - where the self-starter was invented. Is being redeveloped now for loft apartments.
Dayton Arcade opened in 1904 and was an important center for business in downtown Dayton. It closed in 1991 but now is being redeveloped and the initial spaces should open by the end of the year.
Andrew said he is inspired to see the commitment to preserve the architectural heritage of the Dayton area. There is more to see on the website, and he encouraged long-time residents to share stories of earlier years in Dayton.

President Frank Perez thanked Andrew for the interesting presentation and closed the meeting by wishing all a good, safe, healthy week!
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