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David Hayford
Aug 20, 2018
Oshkosh Fire Department . . . .Greeter: Jim Power
Aug 27, 2018
EAA . . . . .Greeter: Kathleen Propp
Sep 03, 2018
Labor Day
Sep 10, 2018
Greeter: Art Rehbein
Sep 17, 2018
United Way Kickoff Event . . . Greeter: Lori Renning
Sep 24, 2018
Fox River Locks
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
Addiction and Drug Court
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Meeting Information for Monday, August 20th
Jim Power will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mike Stanley Chief of the Oshkosh Fire Department will present the program.
Prayer and Pledge for August 13th
John Nichols greeted members and guests. He offered a reflection, including a reminder that tomorrow is Election Day. Then he led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance.
John Nichols greets Gail Schwab
Deb Wirtz informed us that today is International Left-handers Day. I will reprise Paul Harvey and offer "the rest of the story." "International Left Handers Day is observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left handers. The day was first observed in the year 1976 by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc. " More than you ever wanted to know. About 10% of the population is left-handed. I have a daughter who is a southpaw, and a 2-year old grand daughter appearing to be headed in that direction. That is 20% of my family.
Back to Deb. Today is Filet Mignon Day. And she offered a quiz question. "what year did the first woman enlist in the US Marines?" 1918. ANd quizzed us about the year the show South Park began, but I missed the answer - as well as every episode since.
Deb Wirtz
Deb also got around to introducing guests. Newly retired Bob Stauffer of Southwest. Speaker Denise Parrish, who is also leited as a Southwest member on the sign-up sheet. Finally Heidi Busford-Kerkhof from Ascension Mercy.
President Christy Marquardt reminded us that August is Membership Month for Rotary. Bring a guest!!
The Raffle is at $80.

New you can use - Announcements for the week
Rib Fest. Sign up to volunteer11
Library Summer Block Party. Jeff Gilderson-Duwe announced that the Library will host the party for the community on Friday afternoon, August 24th. Raffle prizes. Rummage and bake sale. Entertainment by Beatles tribute band, The Britins.
Jeff Gilderson-Duwe
Sofia, our incoming Exchange Student, will arrive on August 25th. Keep her in mind to include in family events during that week before school starts. She will be attending West High.
Stuff the Truck -- Sue P. also reminded members about this event, being held on Wed., August 15, at the Shopko parking lot. Another opportunity to help get school supplies to needy kids.
Karen Schibline announced that she has posters for Rib Fest. Take one or more to display at your workplace.
Karen Schibline
There was also some discussion about the mystery of the club banner.  But I missed it - a combination of my hearing issue and lack of use of the microphone.  I am not sure, to use the words of Inspector Clousseau, if "the mystery is solve - ed."
Happy $$$
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has chosen the fight against human trafficking as the beneficiary of our Happy $$. 

Michael Cooney is happy because the Oshkosh Herald had a front page picture of Judges John Jorgenson providing a US legal system lesson to Julius Njogu, a Knyan student and Club guest from last week, with an article on page 4.
Mark Rohloff announced that he and his wife Janet just returned from a vacation trip visiting their 48th, 49th, and 50th states. "The rest of the story:" the states were Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. I was born in Connecticut. I have a story about that, but for another time.
John Fuller was happy. I did not catch the whole thing, because I was getting my scoop from Mark. But Bishop Ricken visited to honor the service of the nuns. And I believe John said they have a total of 985 years of service.
I did not do a good job on his message, but at least John Fuller gets his picture in.
Dave Sennholz announced that he and Bev celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Though Dave was in Canada on a fishing trip. Another "rest of the story." Dave informed me that one of the witnesses who signed their wedding certificate was not yet 21 years old. So the marriage may not be legal. "We've been living in sin," according to Dave.
Karen Schibline embarrassed Bob Stauffer to donate a happy $$ due to his recent retirement. Karen was also happy about Shaheda and a toothbrush story. 
Karen Schibline has Rib Fest posters available/
Tom Harenburg announced that former Club member BIll Whitlock passed away recently.
Program for August 13th
Liz Rice-Janzen introduced Ascension Mercy Chief Administrative Officer (and RN) Denise Parrish to discuss the new Geriatric Behavioral Center at the Hospital.
When Ascension took over Mercy, they realized that Mercy possessed unused space. They made the decision to use the Fifth Floor for this new unit, only the second such unit in the state. The project required extensive renovation, mainly to remove all possible tools that could enable suicide.
Denise Parrish
The first 8 units (Phase 1) opened in June. Eight more (Phase 2) are scheduled for completion in June, 2019, with Phase 3 after that to bring capacity to 25 units.
The unit is open to those over 60 years of age with mental health issues. That population is under-served. Denise mentioned that males over 80 are most likely to commit suicide. The goal is a stay of about 4 or 5 days before release back to home or another care facility. 
She mentioned that Mercy increased staff, a "nice change," to staff the unit. Guest Heide is the Community Liaison Officer for the unit.
In response to a question, Denise mentioned that Medicare will reimburse 100% for stays up to 18 days.
She also admitted that the "Behavioral" in the title is a euphemism for psychiatric or mental health.
Finally, she invited us to tour the facility.
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: Exercise Can Chase Away the Blues, to a Point
Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say. An analysis of data from 1.2 million people in the United States found they reported 3.4 days a month of poor mental health on average. But those who were physically active had 1.5 fewer "down" days a month than those who were not active.
Being active for 45 minutes three to five times a week was associated with the biggest benefit.
Exercise had the greatest impact on people with diagnosed depression, the findings suggested. In this group, those who exercised had 3.75 fewer days of poor mental health a month than those who were inactive -- 7.1 days versus 10.9 days. "Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and there is an urgent need to find ways to improve mental health through population health campaigns," said study author Adam Chekroud. He's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University.
The study included 75 types of physical activity -- from sports and exercise, to childcare, housework and lawn mowing.
Team sports, cycling, aerobics and going to the gym were associated with the largest reductions in poor mental health days, possibly because they reduce social withdrawal and isolation, the study authors noted.People who were active three to five times a week had better mental health than those who exercised more or less, according to the study published Aug. 8 in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Thirty to 60 minutes of physical activity was associated with the biggest reduction in down days (about 2.1 fewer days each month). But exercising more than three hours a day appeared to be worse for mental health than not exercising at all, the researchers said. The associations seen in the study don't prove a cause-and-effect relationship, however.
"Previously, people have believed that the more exercise you do, the better your mental health, but our study suggests that this is not the case," Chekroud said in a journal news release. Exercising more than 23 times a month or for more than 90 minutes at a pop was linked to poorer mental health, the researchers said.
The links appeared to be universal. "Exercise is associated with a lower mental health burden across people no matter their age, race, gender, household income and education level," Chekroud said. "Excitingly, the specifics of the regimen -- like the type, duration and frequency -- played an important role in this association."
Researchers hope to use the information to personalize exercise recommendations.