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 June 18, 2020
Jeff Senney said this is what can happen on vacation if you're not careful (Duck, North Carolina.)
Ron Hollenbeck shared a photo of his Father's Day pile of dirt!
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We held our seventh Zoom Rotary Club meeting June 18, 2020
The Centerville Rotary Club met via Zoom, with 26 members and 2 guests in attendance.
President Chuck King opened the meeting and welcomed our guest, Carol Hughes, District Governor Elect (2021-2022), and our speaker Stan Dyck.
Chuck noted this is our Fourteenth week since we stopped meeting in person. Since we started our zoom meetings seven weeks ago, we have had 41 different members join us for a meeting.
Chuck led the group in the pledge of allegiance and the 4 way test, and then
Rev. Harvey Smith shared a prayer
Chuck shared these updates:
An email was sent out last Friday letting everyone know that Kitty Ullmer is in Miami Valley Hospital downtown. She was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and is being treated for breast cancer. She appreciates her Rotary family calling and sending cards. Please keep Kitty in your prayers. If you would like to send a card the address is:
Kitty Ullmer, Room 733
Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St
Dayton, OH 45409
Her cell number is in Clubrunner if you would like to give her a call  937-902-4862
  • Sofie Ameloot gave an update on collections for St Vincent de Paul. She thanked those who have donated already, but we are falling short of previous donations so she encouraged all to donate linens and personal goods or cash to help St Vincent de Paul.
  • The next Centerville Rotary Corporate Board was held this past Monday, 15 June.
    • The board voted and approved using the Club Runner credit card system to allow members to pay their quarterly dues by credit card. We are working on the details on signing up for the program and will let everyone know when that service is available.
    • I sent an email out last night letting everyone know that there will be a district sponsored Zoom training class tonight at 7 PM.  Anyone interested in learning more about Zoom is welcome to log in.
    • There will be a Zoom Pancake Breakfast meeting today at 4PM, led by Brad Huffman and Adam Manning. The focus will be to look at other opportunities to raise money for the club if the Pancake Breakfast cannot be held in October. Contact Brad if you would like to attend the meeting
  • I resent an email about the 2020 Rotary Virtual Conventions from 20-26 June. This is an opportunity to hear more about Rotary, listen to outstanding speakers and there will be a number of breakouts that can be of benefit to us to engage members, grow clubs, and many other topics. For those that would not be able to attend a Rotary International Convention, this is a perfect opportunity to be involved.You do need to register
  • Our next Rotary Zoom Social will be next Wednesday 24 June at 5:30 PM
Incoming President Frank Perez sent this invitation after the meeting: In addition to seeing your Rotary friends, there may be wine, games, dinner and dancing (well maybe jus the wine). Even if you can only stop in and say “hi”, we’d love to see you. Click on the link below to join the fun.
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Meeting ID: 891 1860 1646
  • Before we go to Happy Dollars,  To keep connected as a club, please send a short note of any news about yourself or family to Carol Kennard at so she can post it in our Centerville Rotary Club eBulletin.  Text photos to 937-581-6744.
General information:
  • Our Happy Dollars for April – June are going to The Castle in Centerville that provides mental health services to people in need – please be generous with your Happy Dollars for this good cause. Then send a check to the Club mailbox :  Centerville Rotary Club, PO Box 41431, Centerville, OH 45458. If you haven’t sent your Happy Bucks in to the Club PO Box, please do so soon. In July we start happy bucks for Operation Warm – we did get a $2500 grant from the district for this program
Before starting Happy Bucks, Boyd Preston recognized the June Rotarian birthdays and all wished them a Happy Birthday. June birthdays include:
Sury Peddireddi, Bob Fry, Matt Kuhn, Don Gerhardt, and Carol Kennard.
Rotarians shared Happy Bucks:
Carol Kennard ($20) was happy to spend the weekend with her granddaughter in Pittsburgh, and also asked Rotarians to consider stepping up to help with the weekly eBulletin since Kitty is under the weather for awhile.
Jim Harris ($10) is happy to support The Castle.
Ron Hollenbeck ($20) is sending well-wishes to Kitty.
Elda Gotos Gay ($40) is sending prayers to Kitty.
Arnie Biondo ($5) shared he visited the Fairfield and Miamisburg Rotary clubs this week, where everyone was very welcoming.
Carol Hughes ($5) shared the Springboro Club will start in-person meetings on July 3. They will also provide a Zoom option for those who don’t feel comfortable attending in-person.
Sofie Ameloot ($20) gave for Kitty’s dedication and hopes she feels better soon.
Dick Hoback ($20) gave for 58 years of sleeping with the same woman (Happy Anniversary!)
Peachy Metzner ($20) gave for prayers for Kitty.
Chuck King ($20) gave for Kitty and to thank the club for their support as this is his last meeting as President.
Our speaker this week is Mr. Stan Dyck, UD MBA Capstone Manager
Brian Hayes introduced our speaker today, Mr. Stan Dyck, University of Dayton MBA Capstone Manager. Stan explained that the Capstone program provides free consulting services (6-900 hours) for small businesses. He noted he first connected with the Centerville Rotary Club at our Pancake Breakfast last year, as a guest of Jeff Senney.
The program works with small businesses, with $1-$20 million in revenue, mostly in southwest Ohio. The students are typically professionals, with 6-10 years of work experience from a variety of fields. They complete the program requirements on weekends and evenings, after working all day. The program takes place online 4 times/year - July, October, January, and April plus in-person for the three school semesters.
This MBA program is unique in that it connects servant leadership with business needs. Graduates mostly go on to work in small or medium businesses. They are committed to helping businesses grow, become more profitable, sustainable and to add jobs. The basic tasks completed by the students are:
  • Conduct a market analysis - who are the customers, how to reach them, and who is the competition. Businesses usually have the skills, but not the time or money to do this work.
  • Make 3-4 key recommendation with detailed action plans to equip the company to be successful.
The students receive senior executive level experience, which helps boost their confidence and resumes. The program serves ~300 students each year and it takes about a year and a half to complete.
Stan is looking for businesses to work with or students to refer to the program. The businesses need to be self-determined, with the owner having full control over decisions. They need to be focused on what they want to achieve.
Please reach out to Stan to learn more about the program.
President Chuck King closed the meeting for the last time as President and thanked everyone for their support. Elda Gotos Gay thanked Chuck for his leadership and for such a wonderful welcome to the club when she joined earlier this year. Everyone have a good week, stay safe and healthy!
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