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Jun 26, 2017
Greeter: Gail Schwab
Jul 03, 2017
Greeter: Dave Sennholz
Jul 10, 2017
Drawing voting maps so every vote counts Greeter: Darryl Sims
Jul 17, 2017
YMCA's Safety City Program . . . . Greeter: Jim Stahl
Jul 24, 2017
EAA Week
Jul 26, 2017
EAA Nature Center
Jul 31, 2017
The Hub . . . . Greeter:
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Building of the Erie Canal . . . Greeter:
Aug 21, 2017
Oshkosh Arena & Milwaukee Bucks D-League Team - - - Greeter:
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Stories
Program for June 12th
Club member (and BLUE BADGE) Bill Kohl led off with a video entitled "Build an Adventure," showing highlights of modern scouting.
 
The Bay Lakes Council covers much of northern Wisconsin and the U.P. serves 27,000 young men annually. This area, which Bill covers, is the Twin Lakes District. It includes 46 units, serving 1,255 youth. 46% of those are in the Oshkosh area. Leaders, both adult and youth, log 4,000 hours.
 
Scouting is made up of:
   Cub Scouts - boys 1st - 5th grade
   Boy Scouts - boys and young men aged 11 through 18
   Venturing - co-ed of high school age.
 
The Interact Venturing Crew partners with our Club and Southwest Rotary. There are 31 members, who are able to participate at no cost. Recent activities included the Interact Overnight at Twin Lakes Scout Camp in February, which emphasized team building. Maple Syrup Day on April 1 at Bear Paw Camp.
 
The goal is to expand the program to serve more youth with more opportunities. 
 
Bill Kohl
 
Amy Wiernk then provided an update on the Exploring Program. Its theme is "Discover your future." The emphasis is teaching life and career skills.
 
Program goals include:
1) Cultivate future employees
2) Improve the education process
3) Prepare youth for transition from school to the workforce,
4) Commitment to the community.
 
There are 12 career ares, and they hope to add an aviation program.
 
The high school post is for agea 14 through 20. Middle School Club serves ages 10 -13. In all cases the goal is to be "hands on, interactive."
 
Amy
 
Finally, here is a pre-meeting picture which answers the question: How many Rotarians does it take to turn on a computer?
 
At least they are having fun doing it
 
Wellness in a Heartbeat

Fellow Club member John Fuller has offered to share some health news/information with us from time to time. This week he shares:

Editor's note (again): I failed to get an article from John to include.Though the last one he provided was about poop. Not sure how he can top that.
 
I found an artilcle about Panic Disorder, a debilitating, confusing disease which affected my wife Paula in the past, and continues to torment one of my sons.
 
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
 
Introduction
 
Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of anxiety and overwhelming fear that last for several minutes? Maybe your heart pounds, you sweat, and you feel like you can’t breathe or think. Do these attacks occur at unpredictable times with no obvious trigger, causing you to worry about the possibility of having another one at any time?
If so, you may have a type of anxiety disorder called panic disorder. Left untreated, panic disorder can lower your quality of life because it may lead to other fears and mental health disorders, problems at work or school, and social isolation.
What is it like to have panic disorder?
“One day, without any warning or reason, a feeling of terrible anxiety came crashing down on me. I felt like I couldn’t get enough air, no matter how hard I breathed. My heart was pounding out of my chest, and I thought I might die. I was sweating and felt dizzy. I felt like I had no control over these feelings and like I was drowning and couldn’t think straight.
“After what seemed like an eternity, my breathing slowed and I eventually let go of the fear and my racing thoughts, but I was totally drained and exhausted. These attacks started to occur every couple of weeks, and I thought I was losing my mind. My friend saw how I was struggling and told me to call my doctor for help.” 
 
What is panic disorder?
 
People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes or longer. These are called panic attacks. Panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorder worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack.
A person with panic disorder may become discouraged and feel ashamed because he or she cannot carry out normal routines like going to school or work, going to the grocery store, or driving.
Panic disorder often begins in the late teens or early adulthood. More women than men have panic disorder. But not everyone who experiences panic attacks will develop panic disorder.
What causes panic disorder?
Panic disorder sometimes runs in families, but no one knows for sure why some family members have it while others don’t. Researchers have found that several parts of the brain, as well as biological processes, play a key role in fear and anxiety. Some researchers think that people with panic disorder misinterpret harmless bodily sensations as threats. By learning more about how the brain and body functions in people with panic disorder, scientists may be able to create better treatments. Researchers are also looking for ways in which stress and environmental factors may play a role.
What are the signs and symptoms of panic disorder?
People with panic disorder may have:
  • Sudden and repeated panic attacks of overwhelming anxiety and fear
  • A feeling of being out of control, or a fear of death or impending doom during a panic attack
  • Physical symptoms during a panic attack, such as a pounding or racing heart, sweating, chills, trembling, breathing problems, weakness or dizziness, tingly or numb hands, chest pain, stomach pain, and nausea
  • An intense worry about when the next panic attack will happen
  • A fear or avoidance of places where panic attacks have occurred in the past
How is panic disorder treated?
 
First, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Your doctor should do an exam and ask you about your health history to make sure that an unrelated physical problem is not causing your symptoms. Your doctor may refer to you a mental health specialist, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist.
Panic disorder is generally treated with psychotherapy, medication, or both. Talk with your doctor about the best treatment for you.
Psychotherapy. A type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is especially useful as a first-line treatment for panic disorder. CBT teaches you different ways of thinking, behaving, and reacting to the feelings that come on with a panic attack. The attacks can begin to disappear once you learn to react differently to the physical sensations of anxiety and fear that occur during panic attacks.
For more information on psychotherapy, see http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/psychotherapies.
Medication. Doctors also may prescribe different types of medications to help treat panic disorder:
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Beta-blockers
  • Benzodiazepines
SSRIs and SNRIs are commonly used to treat depression, but they are also helpful for the symptoms of panic disorder. They may take several weeks to start working. These medications may also cause side-effects, such as headaches, nausea, or difficulty sleeping. These side effects are usually not severe for most people, especially if the dose starts off low and is increased slowly over time. Talk to your doctor about any side effects that you have.
Another type of medication called beta-blockers can help control some of the physical symptoms of panic disorder, such as rapid heart rate. Although doctors do not commonly prescribe beta-blockers for panic disorder, they may be helpful in certain situations that precede a panic attack.
Benzodiazepines, which are sedative medications, are powerfully effective in rapidly decreasing panic attack symptoms, but they can cause tolerance and dependence if you use them continuously. Therefore, your doctor will only prescribe them for brief periods of time if you need them.
Your doctor will work with you to find the best medication and dose for you.
For more information about these medications, see http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/mental-health-medications. Also check the Food and Drug Administration’s website (http://www.fda.gov/ ) for the latest information on warnings, patient medication guides, or newly approved medications.
Don’t give up on treatment too quickly. Both psychotherapy and medication can take some time to work. A healthy lifestyle can also help combat panic disorder. Make sure to get enough sleep and exercise, eat a healthy diet, and turn to family and friends who you trust for support.
Finding Help
 
Mental Health Treatment Program Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this online resource for locating mental health treatment facilities and programs. The Mental Health Treatment Locator section of the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator lists facilities providing mental health services to persons with mental illness. Find a facility in your state at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ . For additional resources, visit www.nimh.nih.gov/findhelp.
 
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
 
Asking questions and providing information to your doctor or health care provider can improve your care. Talking with your doctor builds trust and leads to better results, quality, safety, and satisfaction. Visit the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website for tips at http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/index.html .
 
 
 
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