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May 14, 2018
South Park Middle School Essays . . . . Greeter: Jack Klein
May 21, 2018
Project Peru . . . .Greeter: Melissa Kohn
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
Jun 04, 2018
Fox River Locks . . . Greeter: Eric Lehocky
Jun 11, 2018
Mercy Hospital Volunteer Organization "60 for 60" . . . . . Greeter: Stan Mack
Jun 18, 2018
Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club . . . . Greeter:
Jun 25, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
District Governor for District 6270
Jul 09, 2018
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Meeting Information for May 14th
Friday, May 11 - Do not forget to pick up you flowers at the Best Western!!
Monday, May 14 - Jack Klein will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Lisa McLaughlin will present the South Park Middle School Essay Winners.
Prayer & Pledge for May 7
John Jorgenson was official greeter. Sue Panek also greeted, to ensure members got to the right spot.
Michel and Greeter John Jorgenson
Sue Panek greeting and directing traffic.
Michel gave a reflection - in German
John Jorgenson then led the Club in the Pledge.
Sgt-at-Arms Deb Wirtz informed us that it is Great Lakes Awareness Day, Melanoma Monday, and National Tourism Day, among others. SHe introduced the lone guest, Chad Miller of Choice Bank.
Guest Chad MIller
Deb Wirtz entertaining
News You Can Use - Announcements
Lori Renning reminded that this Friday, May 11th, is pick up day for flowers at the Best Western. An e-mail reminder will go out today or tomorrow, Thursday for John Jorgenson.
Michel, Cathy Zimmerman, and Karen Schibline all discussed various aspects and benefits of the Tri-Con held over the weekend in Wisconsin Dells. Michel connected with the many foreign exchange students.  Karan mentioned coming up with an "elevator speech" to answer the question: What is Rotary?
"We are a group of local leaders like you. We raise funds to support the missions of Rotary. Globally the major mission of RI is to eradicate polio. Our local focus is to eradicate hunger. Personally I enjoy the camaraderie and networking with like-minded people who live by our model of service above self."
Mea Culpa (appropriate considering site of meeting) from the Editor. In reviewing last week's Spokes, I realized I omitted the picture I had of our speaker, Sen. Ron Johnson. So here it is:
Happy $$
Sue Panek made an announcement/happy $$. The Letter Carrier Food Drive is this coming Saturday, May 12th. She mentioned that bags will be picked up in the morning. So get bags out early, no matter what time your mail is delivered.
John Menn announced that he has been made a partner in the law firm of Steinhilber & Swanson.

John Menn
John Vette mentioned that the property of the Jesuit Retreat House was once owned by his ancestors. The Farhn brothers bought the property in 1902. John's father took over in 1942. It was sold to the Jesuits in 1951.
John Vette. He was in last week's Spokes, also
Michael Rust is happy to be back
Lori Renning to be leaving Thursday for Florida
Program for May 7th
We were guests at the beautiful Jesuit Retreat House, on the shore of Lake WInnebago.
Sue Panek introduced our speaker and host, DCN John Ingala. Sue mentioned she met John when she first moved to town, when he was doing marketing at Mercy Hospital. I met him prior to that when I was guest at a Kiwanis meeting. John was speaker, and doing PR for the Wisconsin Flyers basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association.
John confirmed the early history of the property, as told by John Vette (see above). I also used the website for some information. 
I misspelled the names of the two brothers above - it is Fahrney. The estate was named "Fahrnwald" or "Fahrney's Woods." As John had mentioned, the brothers' fortune came from "an old country doctor's remedy that was said to cure a wide assortment of ailments."
In 1944 the property was rented to a foundation which established a school for handicapped children. The school was unsuccessful. 
In 1951 the property was sold to the Jesuits for $65,000. It became the Jesuit Novitiate in 1952. It was converted to a retreat house in 1961, with the initial men's retreat in February. The first women's retreat was held in 1968.
John described the construction process to get from the original spartan Novitiate dormitory to the beautiful structure today.
He mentioned that from September through May, 3 day silent retreats are help every weekend. In June and July, five or eight day silent retreats are offered.
John invited members to tour the buildings, and walk the grounds.
Dcn John Ingala
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: Inactivity Tied to Bladder Problems in Middle-aged Men
Middle-aged men who are sedentary much of the day and don't get a lot of exercise are more likely to develop bladder and urinary tract symptoms than their peers who sit less, a Korean study suggests. Researchers examined data on 69,795 men who were 40 years old on average and didn't have a history of bladder disease. All of the men completed questionnaires about their activity levels, sedentary time and the frequency and severity of symptoms such as leakage, difficulties voiding, a constant need to urinate or sleep disruptions related to urination.
After an average follow-up of 2.6 years, 9,217 men developed significant lower urinary tract symptoms, researchers report in BJU International, March 20.
Compared to inactive men, participants who got even a little exercise were 6 percent less likely to develop urinary problems during the study, and men who got lots of physical activity had 7 percent lower odds. In addition, compared to men who spent less than five hours a day sitting, men who spent at least 10 hours sedentary were 15 percent more likely to develop bladder issues. For men who were sedentary from five to nine hours a day, the risk was increased by 8 percent.
"This suggests that both reducing time spent sitting and promoting physical activity are important for preventing lower urinary tract symptoms," said senior study author Dr. Seungho Ryu of Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Seoul.
"Too much sitting is considered an emerging health risk factor for the development of chronic diseases," Ryu said by email.
The connection between inactivity and bladder problems persisted even after researchers accounted for several other risk factors that can independently contribute to urinary issues such as obesity and diabetes.
One limitation of the study is that the questionnaire about sedentary time didn't distinguish between different types of inactivity such as watching television, working or commuting, the authors note. Another drawback is that few participants were over 65 years old, and the risk of bladder problems increases dramatically with age.
Still, the results add to evidence linking less exercise to more urinary symptoms, said Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, of the Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of California, San Diego Health. "Scientists are uncertain as to why there is a link," Parsons, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. "The take home message is that bladder symptoms are yet another health problem that can occur when adults do not exercise often enough."
It's also possible that the ability to exercise might be a proxy for something else, like other medical conditions or general fitness that might also contribute to urinary tract health, said Dr. David Penson, director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
"What this tells me is that, in patients who can exercise and be physically active, they may garner some additional benefit from this," Penson, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. "Basically, exercise isn't just good for your heart - it might be good for your bladder."