The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
eBulletin - March 3, 2022
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
Rotary Monthly Theme:
Water and Sanitation                                                                                                      
President Brian Hayes welcomed everyone to the Centerville Rotary Club in person and on Zoom, and then led the Pledge of Allegiance. PDG Harvey Smith provided the prayer.
President Brian shared:
Our Thought of the moment – was actually sent to me by our own Chuck King on his whirlwind tour of the East Coast – it comes from Robert Ruark, an author, who said, “A man can build a staunch reputation for honesty by admitting he was in error, especially when he gets caught at it.”
Brad Huffman announced our Golf Outing is only 2 months away and gave a gentle nudge to reach out to sponsors, noting sponsorship forms are on the tables. Registration is now open and you can find the link on our website. The outing is now on FRIDAY and we can accommodate more golfers. Proceeds from this year’s event helps fund our 50th anniversary project.
Mike Wier noted we have 25 people signed up for the Dayton Dragon’s game on Tuesday, May 3 and have tickets for 60 seats. Centerville Rotary will be recognized on the big screen. Dale Berry said he talked to the secretary of the Miamisburg Rotary Club, who is celebrating their 100th year this year. He suggested we might offer some of the Dragon’s tickets to Miamisburg Rotarians and celebrate our anniversaries together. Lee and Mike will attend their meeting next week
Ginger Clark sent a Power Point with this week’s 50th Anniversary Tidbit:
This quarter we are collecting  Recovery Bucks to help relief efforts in Kentucky where they had all of that devastation from tornadoes.
Our Sergeant of Arms today was Pat Beckel. President Brian noted the club donated $899 in February to the tornado relief. Thank you!
Please mail your donations to:
Centerville Rotary Club | PO Box 41431 | Centerville | OH | 45441-0431
Visitors to the club today included Jana Ramos, guest of Jeff Senney who lives in Kettering and works for Medicare Plans, and
Michael Koveleski, guest of Sofie Ameloot, who recently opened an organic mattress store in Centerville. Welcome!
Pat Beckel noted how fortunate we are in this country after hearing so many horror stories in Ukraine. He heard of 16-17 year old Russian soldiers, who didn’t even know what they were fighting for. The Ukrainians fed them and let them FaceTime with their families.
Recovery Bucks were given for:
  • Adam Manning for getting to sit with Pat Beckel and Brad Huffman today
  • Brad Huffman for the golf committee’s tireless efforts and his daughter starting to get ready for prom.
  • Jeff Senney for spending a couple weeks in Maui, in 80’s every day, green & lush, he swam with turtles, saw 8 ft shark and lots of whales, and just had a fabulous trip
  • Jana Ramos was happy to be here, saying she is always welcomed when she visits our club
  • Lee Hieronymus said he lives on Maui (Maue) and has a creek that runs through his property, he’s glad to be back in person and his heel is still healing but needs another surgery
  • Jim Harris was happy to be back, have a nice lunch with a great group
  • Chuck King was happy to be in person, and said he got a strange card in the mail for hair removal service (which he promptly threw in the trash!)
  • Ron Hollenbeck asked if Sivaji has a split personality (since he had 2 windows open on Zoom). He was also happy that Sofie wasn’t arrested for pulling the fire alarm at Centerville High School (see below)
  • Dale Berry for KY relief and he’s glad to be back in person
  • Brad Thorp noted his oldest son, Isaac who works for Spaceforce in CA got engaged
  • Harvey Smith was happy his granddaughter moved back to Columbus so he can visit more often
  • Matt Kuhn was glad COVID is declining, noting Miami Valley Hospital went from over 300 cases at the beginning of February to under 30 so his wife is not working all the time now
  • Uriah Anderson announced on  May 16 at 12:30 pm, Washington Township will be renaming the Enrichment Center to the Joyce Young Center. He also just got back from seeing family in CA, stayed at an Air B&B in a vineyard and saw siblings hadn’t seen since 2020
  • Sofie Ameloot shared she started to recruit for raffle prizes, and said that while she was at CHS to help with mailers, staff asked for a volunteer to pull the fire alarm to start the fire drill and she quickly volunteered!
  • Carol Kennard gave in support of the relief efforts in KY
  • Pat Beckel announced his kids competed at the Dallas Cowboys stadium against the mens Olympic team, and they posed for pictures. Two days before the Super Bowl, they found themselves in a Bengal’s bar in Dallas and met a guy who grew up in Centerville. His sister owns a bar in Centerville and came in to buy cigars from Pat.
  • Elda Gotos-Gay was happy to see Pat and his good sense of humor.
Our speaker today was Charles Anderson from SCORE.
Charles Anderson has been in Dayton for 50 years. He moved here for the Air Force where he spent 32 years as an engineer, designing engines and later worked remodeling homes while remaining an active community member.
SCORE is an all-volunteer organization, all with experience in business who want to give back to the community. They have 40 members who counsel people currently running a business or thinking about being in business. They serve as mentors and help them put together a good game plan, marketing, pricing structure, and future plans. The counseling is done one on one and helps them get the training they need to succeed.
SCORE provides free classes for anyone. You can register on their website for classes or to get a mentor, all for free.
Charles has been with SCORE for 8.5 years. The organization has been around since late 60’s and was originally part of the Small Business Administration. In 1970 they spun off as their own 501 (c)(3). There are 400-500 offices across the country and the Dayton group serves around 1,000 people/year.
Charles shared about an individual he worked with to start a company to sell Mutt’s Sauce. He counseled her on how to start her business and worked with her for 3-4 years. She went from stirring a pot in the kitchen to selling a national brand. Charles said it’s a good feeling to know you had a hand in helping someone succeed.
During COVID, there was a downturn in new businesses but they’ve seen an uptick in the last couple of months. They have served 40 people per month in the last two months. SCORE is looking for people to become mentors. Your contribution makes a difference.
Charles is chairman of Dayton SCORE, and they are in a rebuilding mode due to retirements since last summer.
SCORE partnered with Launch Dayton where they share services and mentors. They were aware of a lot of non-profits forming but then disappearing within a year. Launch Dayton asked them to teach not-for-profits how to run a business so they developed classes for that group. They are now marketing that class to other SCORE groups around the country.
Dayton Serves is another partnership that looks for volunteers wanting to serve at not for profits.
They currently have 40 mentors and need more! Here’s your chance to share your expertise and make a difference. SCORE trains mentors and follow strict ethics. Rotarians can help by sharing information or simply volunteer.
They have free classes available by Zoom mostly. They discovered that was a really good option which spread classes to a wider audience.
Strength of all volunteers is the ability to look strategically at the business from the outside. Help them focus on weak areas to put the business back on track. It’s not necessarily your knowledge, but your viewpoint that is needed.
If someone has a business idea, SCORE can help people figure out how to focus on what they can do to be successful.
90% of the funding is received through grants and donations, with 10% from the Small Business Association.
For more information, please visit the website
Next week our speaker will be Mary Nenninger, Rotary Assistant Governor who will talk to us about Traveling in Covid Times.
President Brian led the group in reciting the Four-Way Test and wished all a good week.
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