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David Hayford
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
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
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Meeting Information for Monday, April 30th
David Jones will greet members and guests, give a reflection and leas the Pledge of Allegiance.
Change in plans! Senator Ron Johnson will be our guest. He will present a brief D.C. update, and then take questions from members.
Prayer and Pledge
Brad Hunter greeted members and guests. He offered a reflection and led the Club in the Pledge.
Brad greeting, and obviously entertaining Nikole Vergin and Karen Schibline
Deb Wirtz informed us that today is English language day (should the "l" and "d" be capitalized?), German Beer Day, and International Nosebleed Day. She introduced the lone guest - Kim Johnson-Thiel from Southwest Rotary.
News You Can Use. Announcements for April 23rd
President John Fuller offered a 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.
Christy Marquardt informed us that current raffle amount is $130,
Flower Sale -- Sales efforts are underway, with delivery on Friday May 11. Varieties of flowers available, colors, and prices are noted on the order forms. April 23 is deadline for turning in orders. Pickup will be May 11, the Friday prior to Mothers' Day.

Michal informed us of his adventures for the week.
Nikole Vergin shared a volunteer opportunity with you – Unity in the Community.
Unity in the Community is a family-friendly event to highlight the incredible diversity in the City of Oshkosh. The event will provide an opportunity for the community to come together to learn about our diversity through a series of educational activities, entertainment and delicious cultural food.
The event will be held Saturday, May 5 from 11am-3pm at the Leach Amphitheater. With numerous volunteer opportunities beginning at 7:45am for set-up through the conclusion of the event including: concession stand, stage crew, grounds crew, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Snell, Special Events Coordinator, at or 920.235.5304 to sign up.
Cathy Zimmerman informed us that Zahra will be graduating next month. She plans to return home to try to get a job with the Department of Education to help educate girls. The Board approved a gift of $150, and Cathy asked members to add to that.
John Matz announced he is running for another term as Sheriff, and passed nomination papers around.
Sheriff Matz
Dick Campbell returned. Great news!
Lori Renning, besides reminding us of the flower sale (above), announced that we will be running concessions st the initial Water Fest this summer. June 21st with Hairball featured. Sign-up sheets were passed around.
Last week's program was "Stop the Bleed" demonstrating simple techniques to stop excessive bleeding, and perhaps save a life. There was also hands-on training. The weather held attendance down. Many of the members present commented about what a worthwhile program it was. ThedaCare will do the program for groups. If you have a group (employees, etc) you want to present it to, let me know. ThedaCare also offers monthly programs for community members. I can provide contact information if you are interested.
Happy $$$
Art Rehbein celebrated his 94th Birthday on Saturday. Truly cause for celebration.
Jeff Gilderson-Duwe announced that his daughter has a job lined us as a graphic artist after graduation at Belgioso Cheese in Denmark, WI. But he was haapier that she actually bought him lunch recently.
Gordon Hintz announced that he took his 1-year old daughter to her first NBA playoff game, a Bucks victory over the Boston Celtics. He also announced that he is running again for the Assembly, and passed nomination papers.
Jack Klein and Cathy Cluff conducted the Initiation Ceremony for our newest member, Jim Power.
Program for April 23rd
Rich Hammes and David Peppler presented the program on "Bridging Connections."
Rich Hammes
Bridging Connections is a program the two gentlemen started about a year ago to help bridge the path between home and school for special education students. The world of special education is complex with a myriad of rules and requirements. It can be intimidating. This program helps to navigate that world.
They serve as an advocate for the family, student, and school. For families, they explain regulations, help with discipline, review records, attend meetings, and explain jargon. For students, they listen to issues the student has, present reality, help set realistic goals, and provide a voice. They are concerned about what is best for the student.
They are dealing with the challenges of getting the word out, but have the benefit of a mentor in the state of Washington who has built up a successful program.
David Peppler
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: Sorry Older Guys: Protein Binges Won't Aid Health
Lots of older men may think that feeling better and maintaining muscle is simply a matter of taking in more protein.
But a new study suggests that -- for sedentary older men, at least -- that just isn't true. "It's amazing how little evidence there is around how much protein we need in our diet, especially the value of high-protein intake," said study lead researcher Dr. Shalender Bhasin. He directs research in men's health for the division of aging and metabolism at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "Despite a lack of evidence, experts continue to recommend high-protein intake for older men," Bhasin said in a hospital news release. "We wanted to test this rigorously and determine whether protein intake greater than the recommended dietary allowance is beneficial in increasing muscle mass, strength and well-being."
So, the new six-month study tracked outcomes for 78 men aged 65 and older. The investigators found that those who consumed more protein than recommended levels did not have increases in lean body mass, muscle performance, physical function or other measures of well-being, compared to men with normal levels of dietary protein.
One nutritionist who wasn't involved in the study said the findings weren't surprising. "In the world of nutrition, many people consider extra protein to be a sort of magic bullet -- whether it's for weight loss, increased muscle size, decreased fatigue or general physical function," said Stephanie Schiff. She is a nutritionist at Northwell Health's Huntington Hospital in Huntington, N.Y. 
But Schiff pointed out that "when we take in extra protein at levels above what our bodies will use, some of the excess turns to fat," while other protein is excreted via the kidneys. Too much protein in the diet might even be hazardous for people, especially those with already compromised kidney function, she added.
Schiff said that for men wanting to preserve or grow muscles, exercise is crucial. "Protein is needed to build and preserve lean muscle mass, but to help build and preserve that muscle, resistance-training is also necessary," Schiff explained. "This study was designed to test lean muscle mass and protein intake, when in fact, muscle mass is preserved through resistance-training [weightlifting]," said Zarabi, who is bariatric program director at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
"This study was also conducted on older men who did not change their exercise habits and were controlled for their physical activity," Zarabi added. 
"I think future studies should test the effects of muscle-building workouts and the effects of muscle mass," she suggested.
"Exercise and resistance-training is ultimately what builds lean muscle mass and you will in turn need adequate protein intake to support the new muscle you are building," Zarabi said.
The study appears in the April issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.