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Mary Jones
Sep 18, 2017
Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team. . . . Greeter: Deb Wirtz
Sep 25, 2017
Lerning in Retirement . . . Greeter: Gary Yakes
Oct 02, 2017
Project Search . . . . Greeter: Catherine Zimmerman
Oct 09, 2017
TBD . . . . . . Greeter: William Zorr
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
President's Choice
Oct 30, 2017
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Meeting Information for Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
Deb Wirtz will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jennie Kundinger & Joe Franke will present a program on the Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team.
Prayer and Pledge for September 11, 2017
Jim Austad greeted members and guests and led the Club in reflection and a moment of silence for all affected by 9/11/01. He remembered the firefighters and other rescue personnel who lost their lives along with those who worked in the twin towers and were on the airplanes. He also noted that more than 1,000 firefighters etc. have developed cancer since 9/11 from being exposed to smoke and various chemicals, as have thousands of survivors from the twin towers.
Jim greeting Tom Willadsen.
David Sennholz introduced the days guests:  Craig Burnett (Asst. District Governor); Kim Johnson and John Hobbins (Southwest Rotary), Rebecca Dallett (guest of Mark Harris), Jon Ellman (guest of Darryl Sims), and Jeff Reed (Rotary District 6270 Governor and today's speaker).
Mark Harris provided a further introduction to Rebecca Dallet, a current Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge who is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Mark and Rebecca Dallet
Darryl Sims also further introduced Jim Ellman, who is the Interim Women's Head Volleyball Coach at UW-O. Prior to coaching at UW-O, he previously coached at Lourdes High School.
Jim Ellman
Next Sheriff John Matz introduced our new Rotary Youth Exchange student, Michel, who comes to us from Bocholt, Germany, which is near Cologne. Michel is interested in a possible career in law enforcement and said his new host family is wonderful and he is happy to be here. 
David Sennholz also presented an update on our donations to the Iligan City Rotary Club in the Philippines. A total of $2,600 has been sent and they have used the money to buy food and school supplies for refugees and students, including a number of refugee students. He also said that the Tailoring School our Club helped start gave a presentation at the recent Rotary District Conference in the Philippines, and it was well received.
David with an image he received from the Iligan City Rotary Club.
Happy $$ for September 11
Marj Griffing -- Recently returned from a vacation trip to New Orleans. While there, she and Don visited a Rotary Club, which holds its meetings in the evening at a local bar. She said the Club was composed of 18 members much younger than her. She came away from the meeting feeling energized that Rotary is alive and well and changing as needed to merge with the lives of young professionals. She said the group was working on several local service projects.
David Hayford -- was happy because he and his wife Paula had a fun day taking their grandsons to Bay Beach on August 31, right before school started for them.
Gail Schwab -- was happy because first reports indicate that her winter home near Ft. Myers, Florida, was not significantly damaged by Hurricane Irma.
John Fuller -- was happy because his son and his family in Tampa, as well as John's sister in Ocala, Florida, all survived Hurricane Irma without much damage.
Lori Renning -- is happy that Ribfest is over and was reasonably successfully, despite two bad weather days. However she noted that the final $$ tallies will not be as good as last year. Attendance was about 9,000, compared to between 11-12,000 last year.  She noted that the Club committed to a three-year event when originally organizing with the national rib cookers association, so Ribfest will again occur on Labor Day weekend in 2018.
John Fuller -- offered his and the entire Club's thanks to Lori and her committee and team for their efforts in producing a great Ribfest.
Dick Campbell -- was happy to share two checks he received to giving history presentations recently.
News You Need to Know; This Week's Announcements
Chili Cook Off -- Karen Schibline reminded members that the annual Chili Cook Off is set for Saturday, October 14, from 9 am. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event will again go to the Day-by-Day Warming Shelter. Chili cooking teams are still needed. Organize a team from your business or a group of friends. Volunteers will also be needed for setup/tear down as well as to sell beer. More information to come as the date nears.
Classification Speech -- as part of the requirements to become a full Rotary member, Jim Austad gave his classification speech. Jim is a native of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He moved to Oshkosh and worked for City of Oshkosh as a firefighter for 22 years. Recently he was named a manager of the Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) Public Safety Division on the Appleton FVTC campus.  He has been married for 21 years and he and his wife have a daughter who is studying biochemistry at Ripon College and a son who is freshman at Oshkosh West High School. Jim has an MBA from UW-O and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Marian College. Jim added that he's very happy to be a member of the Club again after a brief interval away.
Blue Badge Ceremony -- President John Fuller next invited Membership Chairman Jack Klein and District Governor Jeff Reed to come forward to welcome Jim Austad as a full member of the Club.
Rotary District 6270 Governor Jeff Reed presents Jim with his blue badge.
Program for September 11
Assistant District Governor Craig Burnett introduced Monday's speaker -- Jeff Reed, who is currently the Governor for Rotary District 6270, our District.  Jeff is a professor of management and the Dean of the School of Business at Marian College.  He is a member of the Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club.
(L-R) Jeff Reed, John Fuller, and Craig Burnett
Jeff first thanked our Club for its international efforts, including our efforts in assisting those in the Philippine as well as being part of the Peru Soy Cow program, and for continuing to support and welcome Rotary Youth Exchange students, and offered a special welcome to our newest RYE student, Michel.
Next, Jeff explained why he's a Rotarian. First, he said, it's because he was asked -- by his father and his brother who were both Rotarians.  Second, he said he joined because he wanted to participate in the business networking and to enjoy the fellowship of other business people. He reminded members that Rotary first started as a business networking group and then evolved into a service organization. Third, he said he's a Rotarian because he believes in providing service to one's community, emphasizing that he's not a RINO (Rotarian In Name Only). 
He then talked about a special "Rotary Moment" in his life. He said that occurred when he traveled to Irkutsk, Russia as a member of a group that was checking on a "micro loan" project in Siberia than a U.S. Rotary Club was supporting. He said he say that the Russian Rotarians are a lot like us, as they work to serve others as U.S. Rotarians do. "It's just about people helping people," he said.
He asked members, "Why are you a Rotarian, and what is your value proposition? What do you expect to give and get from Rotary?
Next he outlined the District's goal for the coming year.

1. Sustainability -- to plant a tree for every Rotarian in the District (2,800). He asked our Club to plant a tree for each member ... or have each member plant a tree. This is a request of RI President Ian Risely.
2. Support the eradication of polio in the world -- Rotary International has a goal to raise $50 million each year over the next 3 years to finally eradicate polio, for a total of $150 million. The Bill Gates Foundation has committed to a two-for-one match toward whatever monies Rotary International raises. If RI raises $150 million; the Gates Foundation will provide $300 million, for a total of $450 million to be dedicated to this effort.
Jeff noted that every Club in District 6270 is being asked to donate $1,500 each year to that cause.
Jeff said that since this program was started in 1985, 2.7 billion children around the world have been "vaccinated" against polio, at a cost of $1.7 billion.  This year, there have been 9 new cases of polio -- found in Pakistan and Afghanistan -- the most recent just two weeks ago.  Nigeria has had no new cases this year.  The world must be polio free for 3 consecutive years before polio can be considered eradicated.  Jeff noted that estimates are that if the polio eradication program was stopped now and the job was completed, that as many as 200,000 cases of polio could arise in 10 years.
The District is asking Clubs to report their volunteer hours and the service projects undertaken as well to report that amount of money that is given back to the community.  That's a request of current RI President Ian Risely, so that RI can share the impact Rotary has on the world.
He reminded members of the six areas of focus of Rotary:  Clean water, peace in the world, disease eradication (polio), basic education, and maternal and child health.
The District has goals to strengthen and support its Clubs, to reverse dwindling membership numbers -- specifically, the District hopes to increase total membership by 54 members. That's one new positive growth member for each Club in the District.
Lastly, Jeff announced that a Tri-District Convention (Tri-Con) with Districts 6220, 6250, and 6270, will be held on May 4-6, 2018, at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Information and reservations are available online at  Also a Success Summit will be held here in Oshkosh on October 11 at LaSure's Hall.
President John asked Jeff to lead the Club in the Four-Way Test to close the meeting.
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 Shown to Reduce Aging at the Cellular Level
New research suggests that high levels of exercise can help slow the aging within the cells significantly.
Researchers from Brigham Young University have found that people who regularly partake in intense exercise have longer telomeres, reducing aging at the cellular level by up to nine years.
“Just because you're 40, doesn't mean you're 40 years old biologically,” exercise science professor Larry Tucker, said in a statement. “We all know people that seem younger than their actual age. The more physically active we are, the less biological aging takes place in our bodies.”
Telomeres—protein endcaps on chromosomes—act as a biological clock for humans. They are correlated with age as each time a cell replicates a small portion of the endcap is lost.
Tucker said adults with higher physical activity levels have telomeres with a biological aging advantage of nine years over those who are sedentary, and a seven-year advantage over those who are moderately active.
“If you want to see a real difference in slowing your biological aging, it appears that a little exercise won't cut it,” Tucker said. “You have to work out regularly at high levels.”
Tucker said telomere length is likely tied to inflammation and oxidation stress, which explains why it decreases without strenuous exercise. “We know that regular physical activity helps to reduce mortality and prolong life, and now we know part of that advantage may be due to the preservation of telomeres,” Tucker said.
Highly active exercise is considered 30 minutes of jogging for women five days a week or 40 minutes for men.
Tucker examined data from 5,823 adults who participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included an index of data for 62 activities participants, might have engaged in over a 30-day period.
Tucker said sedentary people had 140 base pairs of DNA less at the end of their telomeres than highly active people. However, Tucker also found that there was no significant difference in telomere length between those who participate in low or moderate physical activity and sedentary people.
The study was published in Science Direct.