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David Hayford
Dec 03, 2018
Civil War Heaven Intended... Greeter: Glenn Steinbrecker
Dec 10, 2018
Salvation Army Greeter: Ada Thinke
Dec 17, 2018
Greeter: Ben Thompson
Dec 24, 2018
Dec 31, 2018
Jan 07, 2019
Greeter: Teresa VanAacken
Jan 14, 2019
Tibetan Monks & Unity in the Community Greeter: Nicole Vergin
Jan 21, 2019
Trafficking Update in Winnebago County Greeter: John Vette
Jan 28, 2019
Greeter: Tom Willadsen
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Meeting Information for Monday, December 3, 2018
Glenn Steinbrecker will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Amanda Lauer will present a program titled " Civil War Heaven Intended".
Prayer and Pledge for November 26th
Jim Stahl greeted members and guests, offered a prayer, and ked the Club in the Pledge.

Deb Stahl mentioned that today is Cyber Monday. Few members have taken advantage thus far. It is also Good Grief Day, and National Cake Day.
Guests today included Southwest members Bob Stauffer, Michelle Schmid, and Nicole Peterson. Also the five middle school essay contest winners, plus representatives from their schools, whose names I did not get. Patty Anderson Shew and Alyssa Wilsnack from the Oshkosh Chamber. Jeff Ahrens, guest for John Vette, and Kyle King, guest of Heidi Busford-Krekhof.
Exchange Student Sofia enjoyed the Festival of Gratitude on Monday. She demonstrated her artistic ability at the Art Spot. She visited the Griffing home. Watched the old (ancient?) movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Finally, she enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with the Schibline family.
Sofia and masterpiece
News you can use - this week's Annoncements
Board Meeting -- President Christy Marquardt reminded members of the monthly Board Meeting held on Tuesday morning. Red Badge members were welcomed to attend.
Lunch for Less -- Today was our quarterly "lunch for less" meeting, with the extra dollars going to Rotary projects/donations.
Blood Drive -- Monday, Nov. 26, is also an American Red Cross blood drive at Algoma Avenue United Methodist Church.
OCM Cards -- Nikole Vergin still has OCM cards; if you haven't picked yours up, please do so.  If you need extras, see Nikole.
Nikole Vergin
Salvation Army Bell Ringing -- Nikole also reminded members of the annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing activity on Friday, December 14 at Shopko. 
December Meetings - Christy Marquardt announced there will be just 3 meetings in December - the 3rd, 10th, and 17th. There will be no meetings on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Nominated Officers and Directors -- The previously announced slate of candidates for the 1919-1920 are:
President -- Michael Rust
President-elect -- Ada Thimke
Secretary -- Nikole Vergin
Treasurer -- Jim Stahl
Board of Directors -- 1 year -- Gail Schwab; 2 years -- Sue Panek; 3 years -- Jim Power, Cathy Cluff, and Bob Campbell.
Election will be next Monday, December 10, the day of our Annual Meeting.
John Fuller
Maria Christina Rotary Club Campaign -- David Sennholz announced that he and Michael Cooney will be traveling to Iligan City in The Philippines next February to visit the Maria Christina Rotary Club with which we've cooperated for the past several years to support school children with school supplies and also outfit a technical classroom with sewing machines etc.   Anyone else who might like to join them is most welcome.  The Maria Christina Club is now embarking upon rehabbing a 43-year-old building in which the local Girl Scouts meet.  (There are approximately 7,000 Girl Scouts in the area.)  David has received permission from our Club's Board of Directors to raise funds to support this effort, and David is hoping to raise $3,800 by the end of the year so they can take a check with them to the Maria Christina Club when they visit in February.  See David to contribute or make donations to the Oshkosh Rotary Club Endowment Fund through the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Note the Philippine Campaign on your check's memo line.
Dave provided an update that $700 has been collected so far.
Lurton announced that the raffle amount of $140. Jeff Gilderson-Duwe was the lucky winner. Jeff was not present, so there is no picture of him holding his winnings.
Happy $$$ for November 26th
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has chosen the fight against human trafficking as the beneficiary of our Happy Dollars 

Cathy Zimmerman was happy because she received correspondence from the Afghan student we helped get he Master's Degree at UWO. Sorry, I so not have her name. She is back home, and seeking an employment opportunity.
Tom Willadsen Is grateful for the excellent support of the Festival of Gratitude.
Michael Cooney mentioned he has a byline in the Oshkosh Herald about the Drug Court program we had a few weeks ago. He thanked David Hayford and John Jorgensen for input.
John Vetter asked if we know the capacity of the car's gas tank. He then related a detailed story of his adventure getting to today's meeting. Seems that wife Suzy borrowed his car yesterday for an errand. As John headed for work this morning he noticed the "Low Fuel" warning light on. The car started to sputter as he headed downtown for this meeting. He coasted into a gas station on Main Street. His gas tank holds "exactly 25 gallons."
Program for November 26th
Christy Marquardt introduced Patty Anderson-Shew,
Patty Anderson-Shew
Patty announced that this is the 5th year of this program, having students from each of the five middle schools visit a local manufacturer. Winners included the following.
Alley Rosek of Carl Traeger School. Visited Lapham-Hickey Steel.
Owen Meyerson, Merrill Middle School, visited Muza Metal Products.
Abigail Furey, Tipler, AP Nonweiler.
Elijah Oates, South Park Middle School, Arrowhead Systems
Chloe Burroughs, Webster Stanley, Jay MAnufacturing.
Five middle school winners, with representatives of their schools. And, I believe, a couple representatives from the manufacturers.
Each of the winners read his/her winning essay. Each Appreciated the opportunity offered by the program to visit the manufacturer and learn about the opportunities presented by the manufacturing industry. All did a very nice job in their presentation. Well written essays, and very mature young students.
Julie Conrad of the School District talked about the importance of technical education in the school district. She appreciates the partnership the School District enjoys with the Chamber and Oshkosh Rotary.
Julie Conrad
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: How to Spot Passive-Aggressive Behavior
Is there someone who really gets under your skin but you’re not exactly sure why? You may be dealing with a passive-aggressive individual.
Passive-aggressive behavior is an indirect expression of hostility. Here’s an example: Imagine you’re a manager and you ask an employee to get you a report by the end of the day. The following responses might be passive-aggressive expressions of hostility:
  • Contradicting you but pretending to agree: He replies, “Yes, I definitely need to get that to you today, along with the three other things you told me are top priority.”
  • An overly respectful response with not-quite-detectable sarcasm: “Yes, ma’am, absolutely. I will make sure I get that to you by 5:00 p.m. sharp.”
  • Subtle acts of defiance: The employee takes out his smart phone while you’re explaining to him why you need the report.
  • Vacating the premises: When you go by the employee’s office to get the report, he’s left a note on his door that says, “Not feeling well—gone for rest of day.”
  • Failing to meet deadlines: The employee claims to have had a problem with technology that prevented him from finishing on time, which has happened several times before.
Bear in mind that it’s often hard to identify passive-aggressive behavior, so sometimes behavior that seems passive-aggressive may really be innocent. For example, we all come up short on a deadline occasionally, so if this is the first time that this employee has been late, it’s probably wise to assume the best. Passive-aggression is more likely when we see a repeated pattern of behavior, like chronically failing to honor commitments.
Probably the best way to know if someone is being passive-aggressive toward you is to note your feelings about the interaction. Passive-aggression usually will leave you feeling dissatisfied, frustrated, or disrespected but powerless to resolve it effectively. Ignoring the behavior doesn’t seem appropriate, but addressing it directly isn’t likely to fix it. For example, the employee may become angry if you note that he often seems to disappear when he has a deadline.
What’s the best way to handle passive-aggressive behavior? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer; like most things it depends on the situation. When possible, simply minimizing interactions with a passive-aggressive person might be best. Other times we may have to address the behavior directly, like when it involves a close family member.
If you do decide to address the behavior, it’s better not to hurl the passive-aggressive label at the person, which tends to be more incendiary than helpful. Rather, explain what you’ve observed and calmly ask the person if they’re unhappy about something; listen carefully to their response.
Finally, resist the urge to respond in kind; while it may feel satisfying in the moment, it’s better to practice more effective ways of communicating.