Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Bulletin Editor
David Hayford
Apr 16, 2018
"Stop the Bleeding" . . . . Greeter: Stephen Hintz
Apr 23, 2018
Bridging Connections - Family Advocacy & Consultation . . . Greeter: Brad Hunter
Apr 30, 2018
Oshkosh Herald . . . . Greeter: David Jones
May 07, 2018
Jesuit Retreat House . . . Greeter: John Jorgensen
May 14, 2018
South Park Middle School Essays . . . . Greeter: Jack Klein
May 21, 2018
Greeter: Melissa Kohn
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
Jun 04, 2018
Fox River Locks . . . Greeter: Eric Lehocky
Jun 11, 2018
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Meeting Information for April 19, 2018
Steven Hintz will greet members and guests.
For our April 16 meeting, David Hayford is organizing a special presentation.  Here's what he says about this presentation:  
"April 16th will be a special program sponsored by medical professionals here in Wisconsin - and nationwide.
"STOP THE BLEED. Instruction on how to stop bleeding to victims of auto, hunting, and other accidents. Shooting victims, including mass shootings. Not a pleasant topic. BUT CAN BE LIFE SAVING. The instruction takes about 30 minutes.
"Also, there will be an opportunity for hands-on training to practice the techniques. After the meeting. SO IT WILL EXTEND PAST 1 PM. perhaps 20 to 30 minutes. PLEASE TRY TO WORK THAT INTO YOUR SCHEDULE TO GET MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM.
Sp PLEASE arrive early, and plan to stay some time after 1 PM. It could be a matter of life or death down the road.
Prayer and Pledge for April 9
Jolene Heuchert greeted members and guests at the Menominee Nation Arena. She offered a reflection, and creatively led us in the Pledge.
President John Fuller, back of heads of Melissa Kohn and Lori Renning, Griffin Pollnow, and Jolene
Jolene leading us in the Pledge
Deb Wirtz introduced guests Jessica Benesh of Southwest Rotary, Bill Bracken's guest wife Sue, and Cathy Zimmerman's guest Jim Flaherty. Jim is from Fond du Lac, and had a desire to see the Arena. Finally, member-to-be Jim Power was a guest of the Club.
Deb mentioned that this is National Library Week, Much to Jeff Gilderson-Duwe's delight. She mentioned a few others, though I did not hear them becuse members scraped a metal chair on the cement floor. One was something about Winston Churchill.
Camera shy Southwest Rotarian Jessica Benesh
Jim Power
News you can use; Announcements for April 9
District Conference Reminder -- Are you looking for a weekend getaway with kids or grandkids?  How about a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells?  May 4-6 TriCon 2018 is coming to The Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells.  This is a Rotary District Conference for Rotarians in District 6220, District 6250 and District 6270.  All Rotarians from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and eastern Minnesota, with their significant others and families, and other Rotarians and friends of Rotary are welcome. TriCon 2018 Wisconsin is a collaborative project of the three Rotary Districts mentioned. 
Goals are to:
o   Celebrate Rotary
o   Be family friendly
o   Present OUTSTANDING speakers and programs.
You are welcome to attend whether you have been a Rotarian for one year or 50 years.  Especially for newer members, it’s a great way to learn more about Rotary and expand your scope outside of our Rotary club.
Michal presented his weekly update. Unfortunately, my impaired hearing prevented me from comprehending. If you want to know, ask him today.
Red Cross Blood Drive -- Lori advised that there will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, April 16 at the Algoma Avenue United Methodist Church from noon to 5:30 p.m. Donors and volunteers are needed.
Flower Sale -- Lori passed out order sheets for the upcoming annual Flower Sale Fundraiser. Sales efforts will begin soon, with delivery on Friday May 11. Varieties of flowers available, colors, and prices are noted on the order forms. April 20 is deadline for orders. Pickup will be May 11, the Friday prior to Mothers' Day.
Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest -- will again be held over Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 3. The committee is almost ready to announce the bands. More info at upcoming meetings.
National Library Week -- Jeff Gilderson-Duwe announced that next week, April 9-13, is National Library Week. The theme is "Libraries Build Strong Communities."  He shared a brochure which highlighted the nearly 80 Oshkosh businesses that will be sharing discounts and other benefits with those who do business with them next week. Just show your Library Card to receive whatever discount/benefit the business is offering.
Jeff announcing National Library. Alert members will notice it is the announcement and picture from last week.

Happy Dollars for April 9
David Hayford mentioned that he was happy to be able to get from his downtown office across the River to the Arena. The Main Street Bridge across the Fox was closed for repair. The Jackson Street Bridge was one lane each way, with heavy construction on the South side. 
Two days later I had a meeting on Witzel. The Wisconsin Street Bridge was closed. So I had to head back to Jackson Street (see above).
Later in the week I crossed the Oshkosh Avenue Bridge to see a sign that it will be closed April 16th).

Program for April 9
Lori Renning introduced marketing executive Griffin Pollnow and Ralph Spanbauer of the Menominee Nation Arena.
Griffin Pollnow, Southwest Rotarian and son of Southwest Rotarian Julie Pollnow

Ralph Spanbauer
The initial season for the Wisconsin Herd is over. It was an exciting season, with an enthusiastic reception from the community. The last 13 games of the season were sold out.
They presented a list of upcoming entertainment events. Here is  the link:
Capacity is 3,500 for basketball; 4,200 for events. High attendance is 3,900 for the Harlem Globetrotters, which I guess can be considered a combination of basketball and an event. 
Hockey may be added in the future, though it will require removal of the wall on the west end.
Ralph led us on a tour of the building.
The wall Ralph is pointing to below will have to be removed for hockey.
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:  Olive Oil Key Ingredient in Alzheimer's Prevention?
Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) appears to protect memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of beta amyloid (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain — the classic hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) — new animal research shows.The study, conducted by investigators at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, suggests that it is the olive oil component of the Mediterranean diet that likely promotes healthy brain aging.
"Our study is the first demonstration that EVOO can beneficially affect memory, amyloid plaques, and tau pathology, the hallmark lesions in the brain of Alzheimer's patients," lead researcher Domenico Pratico, MD, professor of pharmacology and microbiology, Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, told the group."And results are important enough to absolutely encourage people to consume greater amounts of EVOO. Given that it's been consumed for at least 2000 years, I do not anticipate any side effects," he added.
The study was published online June 21 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology"Exciting Finding" For the study, the investigators tested the potentially beneficial effects of EVOO on triple transgenic mice. These mice are specifically bred to develop key pathologic features of AD, including amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.
The animals were divided into two groups. One group received EVOO-enriched chow, and the other received regular chow without EVOO.
The olive oil was introduced into the diet when the mice were 6 months of age, before they began to develop symptoms of AD. At 6 months, all animals were tested for their behavioral performance on a series of tests in order to establish baseline competency. "Overall, we did not observe any statistically significant difference between the two groups of mice during the study, except for the 10-month time-point when the treated mice had a higher body weight than untreated ones," the investigators report.
The mice were subjected to the same behavioral tests at both 9 and 12 months of age, after which they were euthanized and their brains were examined for the presence of key pathologic features of AD. The researchers confirmed that mice fed the EVOO-enriched diet performed significantly better at both 9 and 12 months on tests designed to assess working memory, spatial memory, and learning abilities compared with mice fed regular chow.
The researchers also found a statistically significant reduction in the amount of Aβ peptides deposited in the brains of the EVOO-treated animals compared with controls.
There was also a significant reduction in the phosphorylated forms of tau in mice fed the EVOO-enriched chow compared to controls, although olive oil had no effect on total tau levels in the same region of the brain.
The investigators also examined whether the improvements in cognitive performance and brain pathology that were observed in EVOO-treated mice might be the result of an improvement in synaptic integrity.
Once again, they found greater preservation in the integrity of the synapses between neurons in EVOO-fed mice compared with controls.
Furthermore, there was a dramatic increase in nerve cell autophagy activation in brain cells from the EVOO-fed animals compared with controls. Dr Pratico explained that autophagy is a mechanism by which cells digest proteins that are produced in excess or that are abnormal.
In this particular animal model, autophagy digests and gets rid of both amyloid plaques and phosphorylated tau.
"This is an exciting finding for us," Dr Pratico said in a statement.
"Thanks to the autophagy activation, memory and synaptic integrity were preserved, and the pathological effects in animals otherwise destined to develop Alzheimer's disease were significantly reduced. This is a very important discovery, since we suspect that a reduction in autophagy marks the beginning of Alzheimer's disease."
In light of the fact that most patients are diagnosed with AD when symptoms are already present, Dr Pratico and colleagues plan to evaluate the effects of introducing the same EVOO-enriched diet at a stage when mice have already developed plaques and tangles.
Promising Effects Asked to comment on the study, Marta Zamroziewicz, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, said the findings show promising effects that EVOO has on the AD-like phenotype in a mouse model.
"Replication in a human model is needed before further recommendations can be made for consumers, and conclusions on the optimal dosage of extra-virgin olive oil cannot yet be made," she said.
However, the current research points to a way forward, whereby multiple groups are treated with varying doses of EVOO.
"This work is needed to first determine whether there are threshold effects – that is, what is the minimum dose of olive oil needed to demonstrate beneficial effects and whether there a dosage at which olive oil supplementation becomes toxic," said Dr Zamroziewicz.
Dr Zamroziewicz and her team previously reported that one pattern of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) made up of α-linolenic acid (ALA), stearidonic acid (SDA), and eicosatrienoic acid (ETE) is linked to fluid intelligence, which indicates a person's ability to solve problems they have never encountered before. The investigators suggested that metabolic processing of n-3 PUFAs may confer neuroprotection because ALA, SDA, and ETE either possess unique neuroprotective effects or are converted to eicosapentaenoic acid and, to a lesser extent, docosahexaenoic acid.
"Our work suggests that nuts, seeds, and oils could serve as an alternative to fish and fish oils in terms of providing neuroprotective omega-3 PUFAs," the team noted.
The study was supported in part by a grant from the Wanda Simone Endowment for Neuroscience. The authors and Dr Zamroziewicz have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.