The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
eBulletin - August 5, 2021
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights

Thanks to Sofie Ameloot for filling in as a last minute note taker!


President Brian Hayes called the meeting to order by leading attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. PDG Harvey Smith led the prayer.

Brian’s announcements-

  • The thought of the day was by Albert Einstein: “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin, what else does a man need to be happy?”
  • Lee Hieronymus has stepped up to the plate to serve as Vice President. Thank you Lee! 
Harvey led the ceremony to welcome Jennifer Gibbs into the Paul Harris Fellowship. Thank you for your generosity, Jen!


Happy Bucks - “Operation Warm”- Pat Beckel was our Sergeant of Arms

We are over halfway through our goal of $10.600 thanks to our very generous Rotarians!

  • Erich Eggers  donated 60 coats as he is now very happy, without pain, and joined the 60 plussers. 
  • Chuck King was sorry as his trusted companion dog of 15 years has passed away. 
  • Harvey Smith and Mark Febus were just happy. 
  • Elda Gotos-Gay had fun at her large family gathering that went off without a hitch. Her son took all the excellent leftovers with him to St. Louis. 
  • Ann Blackburn had a very good week at work and shared the spoils from that. 
  • Sofie Ameloot is now stress free: her oldest, Noë, has started her teaching job in Columbus and now has her apartment lined up to move in soon. Marie-Thérèsse has finally ended her very stressful search for a new school and apartment in France. The university cancelled the program due to Covid once she arrived in Belgium back in May. 
  • Ron Hollenbeck, Adam Manning, and Carol Sue Galloway were just happy.. 
  • Matt Kuhn is off to LA, the Carribean and Boston for the next month if Covid allows.
  • Lee Hieronymus had some sorry bucks for fear of having offended someone (Sivaji)
  • Dick Hoback and Tom Broadwell were just happy. 
  • Jennifer Gibbs was happy to be back. 
  • Ger Eastabrooks was happy.
  • Scott Kujawa, Fire Chief and new Rotarian was happy to be at his second meeting. 
  • Pat Beckel was happy for Jennifer to join the PHF. And mentioned what fine things they accomplish around the world. 
(Some happy bucks across the room might have been missed.)
Our speakers today were from the Lions Eye Bank, West Central Ohio.
Shannon Schweitzer, Executive Director for the Lions Eye Bank shared information about their efforts. The mission of the Lions Eye Bank is to serve donor families, the medical community, and recipients in communities nationally and internationally through education, research, and the gift of sight. Shannon emphasized how good it is to be an organ donor. If you want to be a donor, it can be listed on your drivers license but you should also mention it to your family so they get access to your medical files to understand more about the donor. Also very important: one does not get treated worse in the hospital if you are a donor. The doctor who treats you is not the same doctor who procures organs. Almost anybody can donate eye corneas. 
Eye cornea donations have the largest rate of success with 90% of all transplants. One donor can serve up to 2 people. Technology is very advanced in this field and they can keep being more precise with the layers they take. Now people can see almost immediately after surgery. It used to take a year. 
For more information, please visit the website 
Next week speaker is Taylon, providing information on alternative baseball for the disabled.
Anyone still need one of our stylish 50th Anniversary polo shirts? We ordered a few extra so contact Carol Kennard if interested! 
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