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Oct 22, 2018
Rotary Water & Sanitation Grant Initiatives . . . . Greeter: John Schatz
Oct 29, 2018
Wittman Regional Airport . . . Greeter: Karen Schibline
Nov 05, 2018
Our 351 Sons . . .Greeter: Vicki Schroeder
Nov 12, 2018
Greeter: Gail Schwab
Nov 19, 2018
Oshkosh Police Department.....Greeter: David Sennholz
Nov 26, 2018
Greeter: James Stahl
Dec 03, 2018
Civil War Heaven Intended... Greeter: Glenn Steinbrecker
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Prayer and Pledge for June 4, 2018
Jack Klein pinch-hit as greeter for the day. President John Fuller led the Club in a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jack Klein also introduced the day's guests: James Chitwood, Bill Thimke, Kim Johnson-Thiel, and Kari Seefeldt (Southwest Rotary); Abraham Klein (guest of Mark Beecher; Marjorie Leibfried (wife and guest of Stan Mack); Colleen Collier (guest of Jim Power); Henry Laux (guest of Michel and John Jorgenson).
Jack Klein
Jack also advised that it was Western Australia Day, National Hug Yourself Day, and National Cheese Day.
Christy Marquardt reported that the raffle kitty stands at $55.
President John Fuller invited Jack Klein and Cathy Cluff forward to induct our Club's newest member, Molly Butz. After her induction, Molly thanked her former bosses, Tom Blaze and Mark Rohloff, for their influence on her career.
Molly Butz
Mark Beecher introduced Abe Klein, one of the winners of our Club's FVTC scholarships. Abe is majoring in Wood Manufacturing Technology after having completed the program in Residential Business Construction.  Abe is 28 and a native of Oshkosh. He attended Winnebago Lutheran High School and debated about going to college as his family members did, but decided FVTC was a better path for him.
He offered his thanks to the Club for the scholarship, noting that it provided immense support for him by relieving some financial burdens. He was very grateful.
He noted that the Wood Manufacturing Technology course is a full-year course and teaches all aspects of wood for buildings and cabinetry, the use of CNC machines, making moulding, etc. It's helped him realize that he really enjoys finish carpentry and he plans to pursue his career in that. He said he's very proud to be a citizen of Oshkosh, which has a great woodworking history, and he looks forward to continuing to live and work here.
Abe Klein
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: Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease
People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise, new research found.
"If you have Parkinson's disease and you want to delay the progression of your symptoms, you should exercise three times a week with your heart rate between 80 to 85 percent maximum. It is that simple," said study co-lead author Daniel Corcos. He's professor of physical therapy and human movement sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
However, a more "moderate" exercise level -- under the heart rate threshold outlined in the study -- was not effective in slowing the disease, the researchers said.
As Corcos' team explained, medications for Parkinson's cause harmful side effects and their effectiveness declines over time, so new treatments are needed. "The earlier in the disease you intervene [with intensive exercise], the more likely it is you can prevent the progression of the disease," Corcos said in a university news release. The exact magnitude of the effect remains unknown, however.
"We delayed worsening of symptoms for six months; whether we can prevent progression any longer than six months will require further study," Corcos said.
But the findings do challenge the long-held belief that intense exercise is too physically stressful for people with Parkinson's disease, he added.
The new study included 128 patients, ages 40 to 80, who had early stage Parkinson's and were not yet taking medications for the disease. Some of the patients did high-intensity workouts three times a week for six months, others did moderate-intensity workouts, and a control group did no exercise. The results showed that intense exercise was safe and delayed worsening of Parkinson's symptoms such as loss of muscle control, trembling, stiffness, slowness and impaired balance.
"Several lines of evidence point to a beneficial effect of exercise in Parkinson's disease," Dr. Codrin Lungu, program director of the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, said in the news release.
"Nevertheless, it's not clear which kind of exercise is most effective. [This] trial tries to rigorously address this issue. The results are interesting and warrant further exploration of the optimal exercise regimes for Parkinson's," Lungu said.
Two other experts agreed that physical activity could be what the doctor ordered for Parkinson's patients.
"As a neurologist who cares for many patients with Parkinson's, this study offers the potential for additional non-pharmacological strategies in aiding our patients," said Dr. Yasir El-Sherif of Staten Island University Hospital in New York City. He said he "looks forward" to further studies that might tell doctors just how long the benefits last.
Dr. Souhel Najjar directs neurology at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, N.Y. He agreed that longer-term studies are needed, but the new findings help confirm that when dealing with Parkinson's, intense exercise "can be very effective in halting its short-term progression."
Parkinson's affects about 1 million people in the United States. Incidence increases with age, and men are 1.5 times more likely than women to have the disorder, according to the Parkinson's Foundation.
The study was published Dec. 11 in the journal JAMA Neurology.