Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) directives, our Rotary club is unable to meet, so we wanted to share news of what members are doing to get through the Stay at Home order. If you'd like to share what you're doing, email Carol at or text a photo to 937-581-6744.
This Week at Rotarian's homes: March 27, 2020

Sally Beals - Good to hear from a Rotarian.  I haven’t heard from anybody in quite awhile.  Things are going better for me and I am getting stronger.  Had a bout with my heart that did not want to pump properly but am doing better now

Frank Perez - I think this is a great idea. While I don’t have a photo to share just yet (I’m making a very feeble attempt at growing a beard much to my wife’s dismay), I think helping to keep us engaged and connected is important and very welcomed.


Jack Durnbaugh - I’m displaying our flag on my barn. We are all in this together. May God bless the USA!



Kim Senft-Paras - I have been baking, rehabbing my broken arm, reading, petting the cat and knitting!


Sofie Ameloot - I got caught in a rainstorm 2 days ago. Beautiful to start out. about 68 degrees then it went to a deluge. ;).


Carol Kennard - I'm keeping in touch with my family and grandkids through Zoom and Skype, and working from home!

Brad Thorp - I will pay five happy bucks to put this in the virtual newsletter. This is a father and daughter who were home during this time and shared this with the world.


Kitty Ullmer - She is away from the Internet since the library is closed, but shared these stories: Her sister lives in Panama City Beach, FL and since the beaches have closed she now drives the block and a half to sit and watch the ocean from her car! She also shared that her nephew had a new baby girl, named Quinn Irene - in honor of her mother, Irene.

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Centerville Rotary Club President's Update Emailed March 26, 2020
Greetings Centerville Rotarians,  
-  This is our second weekly club e-mail to keep you aware of what’s going on that may be of interest to you.  I hope everyone is doing well and keeping busy with home projects.  It’s a perfect time to get in contact with friends and family you haven’t been in touch with for a while to see how they are doing and reconnect.  My sympathies to all the husbands that have been telling their wives “I’ll get to it when I have some time”!
-  This is our last week for Happy Dollars which will go to the Alzheimer’s Assoc: Miami Valley.  If members have something they would normally announce during Happy Bucks,  please send me an e-mail and I will post in the following weeks e-mail.  Mark Febus has provided a link that you can directly donate.  We can see the amount donated so we will be able to determine the Clubs total contribution for the quarter.
-  Our Corporate Board met by WEBEX/teleconference this past Thursday during the time we normally meet for our Rotary meetings. Highlights of the meeting are:
  1. The next quarters Happy Dollar recipient will be The Castle – we still need to determine a method to collect happy dollars during the shutdown.
  2. District grant applications are being finalized for submission, we are requesting grants for the Literacy Program (Dictionaries & Thesauri), Operation Warm – Coats for needy children, and  Caring Cradle – a cooling bed for deceased babies to allow parents and family time to spent with the child 
  3. Benham’s Grove has been reserved for 25 June for the clubs change of leadership meeting
  4. The club received a grant application from Girls on the Run, of Dayton requesting a grant of $1,000.  While a worthy program, with today’s coronavirus stand down, the board decided we needed to use our funds to support the local community.  While not all the board has responded yet as I write this email, the Dayton Food Bank is an almost unanimous selection.
    1. It was also decided to form a team to review the club grant request guidance to better define what the club wants in applications
  5. Planning for Community Service days is on hold until we can determine realistic dates   
  6. As a result of school closings, there is a challenge in getting scholarship applications. Judy Budi has been able to get in touch with their advisor and she is converting the scholarship application to fillable PDF’s for the students so they can submit electronically. We are also looking at a trades scholarship this year, due to not being able to connect with students, we are looking at the process the Optimists have and may be able to select from a group that applied through them.  We will have to be flexible this year, but will see what we have after the April 10 deadline for submission
  7. Ann Blackburn has stepped down as the Membership chair, Crissy Allums will take over with mentoring from Ann.
  8. Yok, our exchange student from Thailand has moved in with her third host family.  Brad Huffman will work with her to schedule a time to speak to the club when we get back to business as usual. 
    1. Brad also reported that he has two host families lined up to host an exchange student next year – he is working on getting a third family lined up
-  Meetings and events cancelled to date are as follows
          Event                                          Original Scheduled Date    Comments
          District Conference                            23-25 April                 Service Project to be rescheduled 
          Rotary Leadership Institute                2 May
          Rotary Youth Leadership Award        2-3 May                      Reschedule in October
-  For those who were planning to vote in the primary election last week, due to the election delay, you can apply for an absentee ballot if you chose not to wait until 2 June.  Absentee vote by mail available until 26 May. Details are on the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 
The absentee ballot application is available at
- I sent an email last Friday, 20 March, about the Paul Harris Blitz – if anyone is interested in becoming a Paul Harris Fellow, check the email that has the details.  When we return to our weekly meetings, there will be recognition of two new Paul Harris Fellows in Centerville Rotary – Lee Hieronymus and Raj Grandhi
- For those that didn’t see the email sent out Saturday,  Jennifer Gibbs has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of St Leonards
- So our members can learn more about our board members, each week we will have a bio of our members – this week I will start with my background.
Club President Chuck King:  I grew up in Washington PA and developed an interest in aviation as a teenager, graduating high school in 1969, attended Parks College of Aviation Technology, St Louis University, graduated in December 1972 with a degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, and a commission as an Air Force 2ndLt.   I entered active duty and was stationed at Chanute AFB, Il; George AFB, CA; Korat Royal Thai AFB; and  Hill AFB, UT.  I had the opportunity to work on the F-105G wild weasel, various models of the F-4, A-7D, C-130 Gunships and the F-16 as an aircraft maintenance officer. In 1979, I left the Air Force and went to work for General Electric Aircraft engines in Cincinnati working as a service engineer on the CF6-50 engine, doing repair development, failure investigations, & technical support to airline overhaul shops. I then transitioned to the military engine business as the F101 engine (B-1 bomber) support equipment program manager charged with having all tooling proposed, designed, qualified, and delivered to Air Force B-1 bomber bases.  Militarily, I joined the Air National Guard as a traditional Guardsman in Columbus, OH working as an aircraft maintenance officer,  then to the AF Reserves at Wright Patterson as Chief of Maintenance of a Combat Logistics Squadron (Battle Damage Repair), and later to the Kentucky ANG . In 1987, I took a 4-year military leave of absence from GE to work at the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon and Andrews AFB as the C-130 & Helicopter weapons system manager.  After returning to GE for a short period of time, I was selected to return to active duty to be the first Air National Guard Advisor to the Director of Logistics, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA. After 3 years I returned to The National Guard Bureau as the Chief of Lean Logistics, then off to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Ft MC Nair, where I received a Masters in National Resource Strategy. Upon graduation, I was transferred to San Antonio Air Logistics Center as the ANG Advisor to the Commander, working as a liaison between the ANG/AF Reserve and the Center.  I also became the Deputy, Propulsion Product Group Manager, charged with the health and readiness of all Air Force turbine engines. My last assignment was ANG Advisor to the Commander of the Defense Supply Center Richmond, aviation lead center for Defense Logistics Agency, and was also chief of their aging aircraft program, retiring at the end of 2002 as a Colonel.  I moved to Dayton mid 2003 and worked for a small company, LOGTEC, as a managing director for their fighter/bomber contracts at Wright Patterson and also 4 years in the F-22 program office working on logistics programs. I moved from the F-22 program office and spent 2 years in the Air Force Research Lab working logistics issues to transition Lab developments to the customers and help define customer requirements and needs to the Lab.
My final job before retiring was as a Wine and Beer consultant at Dorothy Lane Market.  I am nearing the end of my Rotary presidency, and recently became the Chair of my churches Staff Parish Relations Committee, which is basically the HR function for a three campus, 30+ employee church. I’m happily married to my wife of 31 years, Elaine, and live in Washington Township.
-I am attaching a link to a Rotary video about polio vaccination in Africa
In closing, take care of yourself and be safe – see you soon,
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