The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
eBulletin - May 13, 2021
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
President Frank Perez welcomed everyone in person and on Zoom to the meeting of the Centerville Rotary Club and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ray Merz shared a prayer.
June 2 Governor Dewine is eliminating all health orders; business can make their own decisions. Rotary is no judgement zone. If you still want to wear a mask for whatever reason, that’s fine.
  • Meeting attendance is going up each week. Frank asked each member to encourage their member friends to get back to joining us.
  • The May Board meeting is this Monday at 5:30 pm. It will be a zoom meeting and all club members are welcome to attend. Frank will send out the link Monday afternoon.
  • Rotarian of the Year ballots went out last week and votes are already rolling in. Please vote by May 25th. We will present the award at our leadership change over celebration on June 24th in the evening at Yankee Trace. Service Above Self awards will also be announced.
Brad Huffman gave an update on our first golf outing. It was an awesome day! He recognized the longest drive winner - our very own Judy Budi who was at the meeting via Zoom!
Those who submitted a survey all had positive feedback. When we asked if you would attend next year, no one said “no.” Two people indicated an interest in Rotary. They liked - fun, people, well organized, food and suggested for improvement - timing (cart path only slowed pace of play down), which is hard to control but caused issues with when the meal was served and raffle announcements.
We received $2,000 for raffle & mulligans, $700 Silent Auction. Had 75 golfers which exceeded 68 capacity on weekends. The committee will explore if we want to move to a week day when we could have more golfers.
The fundraiser brought in $18,000, and netted $13,000! We plan to keep it around the same timeframe, get out before other golf outings and attract people as they are excited to be outside again. Brad gave a big thanks to all sponsors and Rotarians who helped.
Our Happy Bucks recipient Luke5 Ministries. You can send your check to the club mailbox:  Centerville Rotary Club, PO Box 41431, Centerville, OH 45441-0431.
Adam Manning was our Sergeant at Arms this week.
  • Adam gave thanks to the Rotarians who participated in the golf outing and the staff at Yankee Trace. Really nice to see everyone in person.
  • Jim Harris was happy it didn’t rain on the golf outing.
  • Mike Weir was happy to be here, as his wife had to remind him it was a Rotary day.
  • Ron Hollenbeck thanked Brad & the golf committee for a great outing and announced the district newsletter included a nice article on the Life Pumps.
  • Rebecca Quiñones was happy she got to spend Saturday with Elda and Ron, and noted Elda bribed her to come back to Rotary today for her homemade cake
  • Elda Gotos-Gay enjoyed the golf outing and being with everyone
  • Carol Sue Galloway was happy to win the football helmet for her grandson
  • Uriah Anderson was happy to be at a lake in Minnesota last weekend with family he hadn’t seen in a long time and he caught 48 fish!
  • Mark Febus gave for a successful golf outing
  • Jeff Senney gave for the golf outing and that he will get to fish and camp with grandkids this weekend
  • Brad Thorp gave for a fantastic golf outing was thrilled to see everyone again
  • Dave Trout was just happy
  • Susan Schnell was happy to spend time with Elda at the great golf outing
  • Mark Balsan gave for the successful golf outing
  • Don Overly thought he won long ball contest but was disappointed to learn he had been beat by Judy ;-)
  • Brad Huffman gave for the successful golf event and that his family is traveling to Arizona via an RV next week
  • Harvey Smith noted when he came in to buy $5 of raffle tickets, Elda took all of the money out of his hand so he ended up buying $20 of tickets! Then he won a $50 gift card
  • Ray Merz missed last week and noted his grandson got accepted at the University of Illinois in the astrophysics program - one of only nine in that program
  • Kim Bramlage was happy she became a homeowner last week
  • Chuck King was happy for the successful golf outing and also paid past happy bucks
  • Carol Kennard gave for the great organization of the Golf Outing, great leadership by Brad and Adam, and great success for the first time of this event
  • Boyd Preston said ditto to what Carol said.
  • Dick Hoback said ditto to what Carol said.
  • Gerry Eastabrooks said ditto to what Carol said.
Our speaker today was Kim Bramlage from Five Rivers Health Care
Kim noted that when people hear Five Rivers, they think of parks, but this Five Rivers is health centers. They opened in 2011 and provide health care for many who can’t get it elsewhere at much more affordable price.
The funding  comes from patient fees (50%), federal government, service reimbursement from Premier Health, and their own pharmacy.
Five Rivers Health Center’s board of directors is made up of patients (51%), representatives from public health, Boonshoft school of Medicine, and the Ombudsman office.
They provide access for Medicaid, Medicare and people with no insurance who have challenges finding primary care providers. Their goal is to keep  people from going to ER for issues that can be handled in a doctor office.
They provide comprehensive care in one place - with many different providers available.
The majority of patients are from the medically underserved areas of Montgomery and Greene counties. They can communicate 49 different languages and 71% of the patients are below 100% of the Federal poverty line.
Covid came and they knew they had to start going to patients where they were - at home. They quickly set up tele-health phone or video. Then thy hosted drive-thru testing (3,000 people in a couple of days) and now vaccinations (5,000 to date). All new services for their staff who quickly pivoted to provide the needed resources.
They just opened school-based facilities in Dayton and Trotwood-Madison Schools, providing services on site for kids, families, and staff not necessarily just from that school.
The new Edgemont Campus is being developed in the neighborhood adjacent to UD Arena, in the location where school once stood. A 2-1/2  story health center is under construction to consolidate 5 locations/departments (leased from Premier Health now), and move 150 employees there. They hope it is a catalyst for future development. All major modes of care will be there and they will be able to serve 16,000+ patients.
The construction is paid for through bank loans, new market tax credits, savings, and fundraising bricks or naming rights.
They also just opened a little clinic in the new Gem City Market this week, and in the Women and Family Shelter (St Vincent de Paul).
The focus of Five Rivers Health Care is to be there for patients, provide resources they need, keep them from the ER, focus on chronic diseases and health disparities - be part of the solution.
Kim mentioned there is a shortage of Dentists, hygienists, medical assistants - so they partner with schools to recruit them.
President Frank Perez then led the club in reciting of the 4 Way Test
As more of our members have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, our Rotary club is now meeting in-person and on Zoom meetings. Please join us!
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Service Above Self
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Golf Club at Yankee Trace
10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458
United States of America
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