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Jul 02, 2018
District Governor for District 6270. . . Greeter: Tom McDermott
Jul 09, 2018
Cyber Bullying. . . Greeter: John Menn
Jul 16, 2018
Tour Evergreen Retirement Community. . . Greeter : Tamara Mugerauer
Jul 23, 2018
EAA week. . Hotel Roundtable
Jul 25, 2018
EAA with Flying Rotarians
Jul 30, 2018
The Joseph Project. . . . Greeter: Alan Ott
Aug 06, 2018
Oshkosh Herald . . . . Greeter: John Nichols
Aug 13, 2018
Mercy Geropsychiatric
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
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Stories
Meeting Information for July 2nd
Tom McDermott will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. And perhaps lead us in the singing of the National Anthem in honor of July 4!
Kola Alayande our District Governor will be visiting our club today.
Prayer and Pledge for June 25th
John Matz greeted Rotarians and Guests. He gave a reflection on the meaning of Rotary, and led the Club in the Pledge.
 
John Matz (in uniform) greets Ralp Gunderson (l), as Glenn Steinbrecher watches.
 
Christy Marquardt introduced guests for the last time. Bob Stauffer and Jim Chitwood from Southwest. The Marquardt family. ANd Michael Rust introduced Chad Miller of Choice Bank.
 
Michael Rust and Chad Miller
 
Christy held the monthly raffle drawing. Winner - AGAIN - was Bill Bracken, the new Dave Sennholz. He won $85! Below Bill shows off his winnings as Jack Klein shows a feigned smile of happiness,
 
 
 
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News you can use - this week's announcements
Lori Renning announced that WaterFest was a huge success. Great volunteer help, including the E-Club. Tips of $1,600 (though not the $16,000 originally reported. 
Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest is gearing up for year 3 on Labor Day weekend. Sign up will begin soon for volunteer sign-up. The event requires lots of volunteers, so please join in!
 
Lori
 
 
Happy $$$
Jim Chitwood was happy due to a successful United Way Golf Outing last week. Beautiful weather. Lots of golfers. Everyone headed home by 5 PM.
 
Jim Chitwood, although this picture does not accurately reflect his joy
 
Karen Schibline expressed joy for Spending the weekend with my granddaughter, Rayne, and surviving the boat ride when she "drove" (under supervision of course!).
 
Dave Sennholz was happy because he received a compliment for his beer pouring ability at WaterFest, the first time he has ever performed that function.
 
Dave Sennholz
 
Sue Panek announced that  EAA has selected the Oshkosh Area United Way as the recipient for this year's Runway 5K!  Date is July 28th. Volunteers will be needed. Sue will get out information to all. Also, I learned after the meeting that Sue will be staying on until the end of the year to ease in the transition process. SO, do not congratulate her yet on her retirement.
 
Sue Panek
 
Liz Rice-Janzen announced the opening of our geropsych unit at Mercy Hospital.  Eventually will have 25 beds, more than doubling the current # of beds (20) in Wisconsin for geropsych patients.  Patients over 65 with psychiatric diagnosis which doesn’t include Alzheimer, (depression, bipolar, etc.) present unique treatment plans since often suffering from medical issues and medication can be counterintuitive, presenting more challenges.  This will have a huge impact on mental health services for people over 65 in our community and throughout the state. I could go on but you probably only need the 20 sec elevator speech vs. 2 min one. Editor's note: There will be a program on the new unit coming up in September.
 
Liz Rice Janzen
 
Stan Mack thanked all for the recognition he received last week. This is his last meeting as Superintendent. Perhaps his last meeting before his move back to Minneapolis. Thank you, Stan, for a great 6 years in Oshkosh. Oshkosh and the schools are better off due to you efforts.
 

 
 
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Program for June 25
Annual Changing of the Guard
 
President John Fuller recognized the three members going off the Board after 3 years of service - Jeff Gilderson-Duwe, Nick Hanford, and Michael Rust.
 
 
John then recognized 4 Rotarians for exceptional service this past year - Michael Cooney, Jack Klein, Dave Sennholz, and Jim Stahl
 
Not sure who took the picture
 
Outgoing President Fuller reflected on the successful year the Club has enjoyed. Hew was recognized with a standing ovation. Thanks, John.
 
John Fuller introduced the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. President Christy Marquardt. President-Elect is Michael Rust. Dave Sennholz and Jim Stahl will continue in their roles as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. New Directors for 3 year terms to end June 30, 2021 include Tom Blaze, Jolene Heuchert, and Ada Thimke.
 
Continuing on the Board until June 30, 2019 include Mark Beecher, Brad Hunter, and Jack Klein. Until June 30, 2020 are Marj Griffing, Nikole Vergin, and John Vetter. And John Fuller will serve one more year on the Board as Past-President
 
Board of Directors
 
Christy Marquardt was then sworn in as President. She provided a brief history of her time in Rotary. I believe she said she agreed to be President in order to get out of the job of Secretary. But I could be wrong.
 
2018-19 President Christy Marquardt, the 105th President of the Oshkosh Rotary Club
 
Below is the "first family." Husband Justin and daughters Ava (10) and Cora (6)
 
 
Finally, after the meeting, a picture of the present and four most recent past Presidents of the Club
Editorial. Most Presidents take a much less active role in the Club after their term. I am in that category. But Lori Renning and Karen Schibline shatter that image. and have brought the role of being a past President to a new level. Both are still active in the Club in leadership roles. Including Rob Fest, Chili Cook-off and pretty mush any fund raiser or activity the Club undertakes. Thanks you for your continuing service, Lori and Karen!!
 
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:  Want to Stop Craving Chocolate? Here Are Two Options.
 
Chocolate: creamy, rich, aromatic, smooth on your tongue. Dark and bitter, or milky and sweet. Chocolate chips, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookies. Are you salivating yet? You aren’t alone. Chocolate is widely regarded as the most commonly craved food in Western society. Those who have weight or health concerns might want to curb their hankering for chocolate or other alluring foods. But how do you banish a persistent, powerful craving? Two recent studies have tackled this question and highlighted promising, but different, strategies.
 
To start, it’s important to understand the development of a craving. As Julia Hormes, an assistant professor of psychology at the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York, explains, cravings start with a trigger. This could be external, such as the scent of chocolate chip cookies wafting from a nearby bakery. Or it could be internal, such as being angry or bored. Second, you elaborate on these thoughts by using mental imagery, and this is what turns it into a full-fledged craving. Hormes says, “Instead of just having the cookie, we start thinking about it: When did I last have it, could I go back to the bakery and buy it, what did it taste like, what did it look like, what did it smell like? In other words, we start obsessing over it.” To banish the craving, you need to interrupt this process. One approach is to take a page from the practice of mindfulness and accept the thoughts and move on. Another approach is to try to suppress the thoughts altogether by distracting yourself.
 
The mindfulness approach helps people in the throes of cravings realize that “thoughts are just that: They’re thoughts,” Hormes says. To envision this, imagine placing your thoughts on a leaf and watching them float downstream. “Thoughts come and go,” Hormes says. “You don’t have to linger on them. You certainly don’t have to act on them.” Hormes recently co-authored a study of this approach in undergraduate students. Those who ­reported greater acceptance of their craving-related thoughts also reported lower levels of food cravings and were less likely to eat because of internal or external triggers. While the second approach — trying to suppress cravings — might seem less effective, studies have shown it can work as well. Researchers at the University of Salzburg in Austria exposed two groups of participants — those who experienced frequent and intense chocolate cravings in everyday life, and those who didn’t — to images of chocolate. Each group was alternately told to either think freely about anything, or think about anything but ­chocolate.
 
“We did indeed expect that suppressing chocolate thoughts would increase chocolate thoughts,” says co-author Adrian Meule, a researcher in the psychology department at the University of Salzburg. It’s like being told not to think of an elephant; usually, an elephant automatically comes to mind. In this case, however, the chocolate-loving participants could stop thinking about chocolate by ­focusing on future events, other people or even traffic lights. (Non-chocolate lovers didn’t show such an effect, probably because they weren’t particularly craving chocolate in the first place.) Another earlier study found that both acceptance and suppression/distraction worked. Participants were either sidetracked from their chocolate-related thoughts thanks to guided imagery (“Imagine you’re walking through a forest”) or were told to accept those thoughts.
It’s not clear, however, that acceptance or distraction actually change behavior beyond a study period. For the imagery vs. acceptance study, for example, participants were offered chocolate at the end of the study. While they may have been able to reduce the intensity of their cravings, they didn’t reduce how much they ate when chocolate was put in front of them. In fact, all groups ate the same amount: the acceptance group, the suppression group and the control group that didn’t try to regulate their chocolate-related thoughts at all.
 
As for simply reducing the sometimes-uncomfortable pull of cravings, both Meule and Hormes acknowledge that thought suppression might only work temporarily. “It’s not inconsistent with the literature that thought suppression can be a good short-term strategy,” Hormes says, “but I doubt it’s something that would work on an everyday basis to manage cravings long-term.” Acceptance-based techniques may be more sustainable, even when the temptation is right there. Hormes points to a study that required participants to carry around boxes of sweets for 72 hours — but not eat them. Acceptance-based coping strategies helped participants manage their cravings over the three days.
 
But the bottom line is it doesn’t hurt to try any of these methods to prevent a whiff from a bakery from triggering an intense desire. “Anything that interferes with these processes can stop the craving from developing,” Meule says. “Therefore, so many strategies work, particularly those that involve mental imagery. Cravings are transient — think about a wave that rises up and levels off after some time — which is why different strategies work to ‘ride the wave’ until it’s gone.”
 
Or, give in — just a little bit. Hormes says, “The more you make something forbidden, the more likely you are to obsess over it.” If you’re lusting for chocolate, her advice is to “have one piece of really good, high-quality chocolate, savor it and basically move on.”
 
 
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