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Oshkosh United Way Community Celebration -- Sue Panek reminded members that the Celebration will take place on Monday, February 26, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Honors will begin at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or tables of 8 for $75. RSVP by Feb. 22 at
United Way Golf Outing -- Jim Chitwood promised that Spring is coming as is the 10th annual Oshkosh United Way Golf Outing to be held Wednesday, June 13, at Lake Breeze Golf Club.  Online registration begins Feb. 15 at
Jim Chitwood
Board Meeting -- President John Fuller reminded members that there would be a board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, weather permitting.
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Ralph Gunderson greeted members and guests and led the Club in a reflection and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ralph Gunderson
Sergeant-at-Arms Deb Wirtz noted in addition to it being President's Day, it was also International Tug of War Day, National Chocolate Mint Day, and Prevent Plagiarism Day. Deb then introduced the day's guest, including:  Bill Thimke and James Chitwood (Southwest Rotary); Maddy Fourd (guest of David Sennholz and possible new member; she was a member of Oshkosh North's Rotaract Club); Kim and Jakob Iverson (guests of John Vette); Liberty Mugerauer (guest of Lori Renning), and Jason White (guest of Tom Willadsen and chairman of GO EDC).
David Sennholz reported that the raffle kitty stands at $125, with the drawing to be held next week.
RYE student Michel reported that he visited Minneapolis over the weekend with his host family. They stopped at a German bakery, which was so-so. He also said he now has convinced his host dad, John, into running a half marathon.
Lori Renning introduced Liberty Mugerauer, who is participating in the Miss Oshkosh Outstanding Teen contest on March 3. Liberty is the daughter of Club member Tamara Mugerauer. Liberty gave a short speech. She is a freshman at Oshkosh Lourdes Academy. She has been participating on twirling teams through Julie's Touch of Silver Dance Studio since she's been 3, and she will be a member of a U.S. Championship Team that will be touring in Norway later this year. Her platforms address the plight of orphans, noting that there are on average 163,000,000 orphans living in the world. She thanked her parents for adopting her. She is also hold a school supplies campaign to provide more supplies for teachers. She invited business owners and Club members to contribute, if they wished.
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President John Fuller introduced Club member Marj Griffing to present the day's program. Marj is the Vice President of Tax for the Oshkosh Corp.  She has been involved with Rotary International since high school, having been a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Japan in 1979.  She has been active in Rotary Clubs all over the United States, and served as President of a Minneapolis Rotary Club in 2015-2016. She's been married to her husband, Don, for 36 years.
Her program on Monday discussed the recent tax law changes, which were signed into law on December 22, 2017.  She noted that Oshkosh Corp. needed to file its last quarter tax reports on January 13, 2018, but that the guidelines weren't available until January 12. 
She noted that the last tax reform law was passed in 1986, and then prior to that in 1954.  With this new law, the  corporate rate went from 35% down to 21%, taking the U.S. down from having the highest corporate tax rates in the world to now being in the middle.
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Tom Willadsen -- reminded members that copies of his book OMG/LOL -- Faith and Laughter are still available ($10), and he will personally autograph one if you'd like.
Cathy Cluff -- offered good luck to Liberty Mugerauer, and she was also happy to share that her husband's new restaurant, the Maple Pub, has opened in the Menominee Nation Arena. It will be open to the public Tues-Sat, as long as there's not an event at the Arena.
Lori Renning -- had several happy things to share -- 1) Congratulations to Kim Iverson, president of the Grand Opera House Board, for a successful event last Saturday; 2) Happy birthday to son Brogan, who turned 10 on Monday; 3) Congratulations to daughter Addison on her cheer teams success at National Championships. Twirling competitions begin next.
Jim Chitwood -- invited members to "do something different" this Friday evening and come out to the Fish Fry at Battle on 'Bago.
Mark Harris  -- shared that Winnebago County's website now features videos of the area in the upper right corner of the page and added, "We look good." Visit and click on the Video Tour box on the right-hand side of the page.
Sue Panek -- offered support to Liberty on her quest, saying, "I like your platforms."
Gail Schwab -- added her congratulations regarding the videos on the County's website, noting the Schwab Properties helped support the effort and was impressed with the social media team that created the videos. She also thanked Tamara for another great cake for her grandson Ben's 11th birthday.
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Brenda Haines will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Beth Heuer will present a program titled "Poverty and Homelessness in Oshkosh".