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Speakers
Nov 20, 2017
Meaning of Thanksgiving . . . . . Greeter: Tom Blaze
Nov 27, 2017
Reach Counseling . . . . . . Greeter: Bill Bracken
Dec 04, 2017
Pearl Harbor . . . . . Greeter: Bob Campbell
Dec 11, 2017
8th Grade Essay Contest. . . . . Greeter: Dick Campbell
Dec 18, 2017
Hliday Program . . . . . Greeter: Michael Cooney
Dec 25, 2017
No Meeting
Jan 01, 2018
No Meeting
Jan 08, 2018
Greeter: Will Deppiesse
Jan 15, 2018
Greeter: Joe Ferlo
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Stories
Meeting Information for Monday, November 20, 2017
Tom Blaze will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Father Tom Long will present a program on "The Meaning of Thanksgiving."
 
 
 
 
Prayer and Pledge for November 13, 2017
Jim Austad greeted members and guests and led the Club in a reflection and the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Jim Austad (right) greets Jack Klein.
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Deb Wirtz noted it was National Actors Day, National Moms & Dads Day, Sadies Hawkins Day, Start a Rumor Day (let’s start a positive rumor) and World Kindness Day. She introduced the day's guests – Catherine Block (guest of Michael Rust); Mark Heuchert (guest & husband of Jolene Heuchert);  Bob Stauffer and  Bill Thimke (Southwest Rotary).
 
Deb Wirtz
 
Michael Rust and Catherine Block
 
Mark and Jolene Heuchert
 
Christy Marquardt announced 50/50 raffle is at $70.
 
John Fuller led a Veteran’s Recognition and Blessing for all Veterans of our club, at least 13 members stood and were recognized.
 
The veterans in our Club.
 
President John Fuller shared that Club member David Hayford was having open-heart surgery on Monday at St. Elizabeth's in Appleton and asked for prayers and good thoughts for his recovery. ... Update -- David's wife Paula is posting updates on his condition on Facebook, and she reported late yesterday (Thursday) that David was up and walking with assistance and had a good day, but he's still having a few issues that will likely keep him in the hospital a day or two longer. Continued good thoughts and prayers appreciated.
 
 
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News You Can Use; This Week's Announcements
New Officers and Directors -- Lori Renning announced the slate of officers for the 2018-2019 Rotary year for the Oshkosh Rotary Club. Three new directors whose terms will expire in 2020 are: Tom Blaze, Ada Thimke, and Jolene Heuchert.
 
Next year's slate of officers is: President - Christy Marquardt; President-Elect - Michael Rust; Secretary - David Sennholz; Treasurer - Jim Stahl; Sergeant-at-Arms - Debra Wirtz; Immediate Past President - John Fuller. Voting will take place during the Annual Club Meeting On December 11, 2018. 
 
 
Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering -- Tom Willadsen reminded members of the Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering to be held on Monday, November 20. Following the meeting, John Schatz forwarded an e-mail to all Club members providing details of the event. Check your e-mail.
 
OCM Cards -- Nikole Vergin has OCM cards (2) for each member to purchase/sell -- $10 each.
 
Nikole Vergin
 
 
 
 
Happy $$
Liz Rice Janzen -- just returned from Colorado where her family celebrated her mother’s 90th birthday.
 
Lori Renning -- returned from her daughter’s first cheer competition where all 4 teams from Oshkosh received 1st place.
Program for November 13, 2017
President John Fuller introduced Club member Dick Campbell to give a special Veteran's Day program -- an updated presentation on the USS Indianapolis and her crew.
 
Dick Campbell
 
The USS Indianapolis played a key role in ending World War II. On August 2, 1995 a memorial in Indianapolis, IN was placed remembering the USS Indianapolis.
 
The loss of the USS Indianapolis was the largest single disaster at sea suffered by the US Navy. It was commissioned in November 1932 and was the pride of the Navy with all of the latest technology.
 
In April 1940, it was stationed in Pearl Harbor but was out at sea on maneuvers when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
On 3/31/1945 in Okinawa Battle, a kamikaze plane damaged one side of ship, which required the ship to limp back to California for repairs at Mare Island.
 
After repairs, the USS Indianapolis transported atom bomb components, including the “Little Boy” atom bomb, to Tinian Island. This cargo was kept a secret from all crew members. Captain of the ship was Charles McVeigh III.
 
After off loading its secret cargo, the USS Indianapolis left for Guam and was denied an escort by the Navy. A Japanese submarine aimed torpedoes and fired at the ship. Three SOS signals were sent out and the ship sunk in 12 minutes with a crew of 1,197; 880 members survived – many were burned, maimed, and wounded. There were few preservers and life rafts failed to float free of the ship.
 
Survivors were left at sea for 5 days and nights, suffering from terror, thirst, despair, and shark attacks. Lt. Wilbur Gwinn on a routine air patrol spotted the survivors after noticing a large oil slick (317 men were left) .
 
A second plane dropped supplies and then abandoned orders and landed their plane in the sea. They took on 56 survivors and waited for 7 ships to come and rescue the rest of the crew.
 
On 8/8/17 the Navy finished the search and rescue mission. Only 317 survived out of 1,197 crew members. 91 were buried at sea.
 
Captain McVeigh III was court martialed and convicted on 12/3/1945.
 
The commander of the Japanese submarine, Hasimoto, came to the trial as a witness. Many felt McVeigh was a scapegoat to hide the mistakes of others.
 
50 years later, Hunter Scott, an 11-year old boy, began to research the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. He located survivors and interviewed them. His report came to the attention of NBC news and Congressman Scarburough of Florida. He introduced legislation to urge a pardon for McVeigh in an effort to clear his name. In 2000, President Clinton signed a joint resolution exonerating Captain McVeigh in the loss of the USS Indianpolis.
 
At the age of 70, in November, 1968, Captain McVeigh committed suicide.
 
On August 19, 2017 the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis was found on the floor of the Philippine Sea. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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:

Rotary Wellness in a Heartbeat: Starving Prostate Cancer With What You Eat for Dinner
 
When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving — or even preventing — cancer.
 
New research from The University of Texas at Austin identifies several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels, and red grapes, as key ingredients that could thwart the growth of prostate cancer, the most common cancer afflicting U.S. men and a key area of focus during Men’s Health Month, which public health advocates celebrate in June.
 
Published online recently in Precision Oncology, the new paper uses a novel analytical approach to screen numerous plant-based chemicals instead of testing a single agent as many studies do, discovering specific combinations that shrink prostate cancer tumors.
 
“After screening a natural compound library, we developed an unbiased look at combinations of nutrients that have a better effect on prostate cancer than existing drugs,” says corresponding author Stefano Tiziani, assistant professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dell Pediatric Research Institute at UT Austin. “The beauty of this study is that we were able to inhibit tumor growth in mice without toxicity.”
 
During the past decade, some cancer research has highlighted the potential therapies found in plants, including chemicals found in foods such as turmeric, apple peels, and green tea. These compounds minimize one of the risk factors for cancer -- inflammation within the body. People who have chronic inflammation because of chronic infection, autoimmune disease, or conditions such as obesity have a higher cancer risk because of damage to normal cells.
 
The researchers first tested 142 natural compounds on mouse and human cell lines to see which inhibited prostate cancer cell growth when administered alone or in combination with another nutrient. The most promising active ingredients were then tested on model animals: ursolic acid, a waxy natural chemical found in apple peels and rosemary; curcumin, the bright yellow plant compound in turmeric; and resveratrol, a natural compound common to red grapes or berries.
 
“These nutrients have potential anti-cancer properties and are readily available,” says Tiziani. “We only need to increase concentration beyond levels found in a healthy diet for an effect on prostate cancer cells.”
The new research paper also demonstrates how the plant-based chemicals work together. Combining ursolic acid with either curcumin or resveratrol prevents cancer cells from gobbling something that they need to grow, glutamine. This is a neat solution: blocking the uptake of a nutrient needed by prostate cancer cells with nutrients that are commonly in the human diet.
 
Funders of this research include that National Institutes of Health and the University of Texas System. The experiment was designed, analyzed and written up with coauthors Alessia Lodi, John DiGiovanni and Achinto Saha, all of UT Austin. Additional authors include Xiyuan Lu, Bo Wang, Enrique Sentandreu, Meghan Collins, all of UT Austin; and Mikhail Kolonin of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
 
 
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