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Sep 17, 2018
United Way Kickoff Event
Sep 24, 2018
Fox River Locks . . . . Greeter: Liz Rice Janzen
Oct 01, 2018
Remembering the Battle of Midway . . . . Greeter: Heidi Kerkhof
Oct 08, 2018
Addiction and Drug Court . . . . Greeter: Mark Rohloff
Oct 15, 2018
Meeting at The Howard ( Former Eagles Club) . . . Greeter: Michael Rust
Oct 22, 2018
Rotary Water & Sanitation Grant Initiatives . . . . Greeter: John Schatz
Oct 29, 2018
Wittman Regional Airport . . . Greeter: Karen Schibline
Nov 05, 2018
Our 351 Sons . . .Greeter: Vicki Schroeder
Nov 12, 2018
Greeter: Gail Schwab
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Meeting Information for September 17th
Our meeting today will be combined with the United Way Campaign Kickoff.  The meeting will be in the Convention Center with registration beginning at 11:30 A M.
It is a United Way event, but will count as a Rotary make-up.
Prayer and Pledge for September 10th
Art Rehbein warmly greeted members and guests. He recited the Prayer of St. Francis, "my favorite prayer for my 94 years." Finally, he led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance, the day before the 17th anniversary of 9/11. "Never Forget."
Art Rehbein greets Tom McDermott
Deb Wirtz informed us that today is "I'm on top of it day," Cosmetics Day, Boss employee change day, and hot dog day. I believe I caught those correctly.
Deb Wirtz entertaining us
Barb Herzog of Southwest Rotary was the only guest day.
Ada Thimke announced that the weekly raffle is at $45, after just one week.
President Christy Marquardt announced that today was supposed to be our annual picture day. But, since the crowd today is rather sparse, it is postponed until September 24th. Bring your smiles. And dress in Rotary gear.
News you can use - this week's announcement
President Christy and Karen Schibline thanked all who volunteered for Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest.
Mike Audit reported that Shared Harvest is "in good shape."
Exchange Student Sofia reported that "I survived this week." She made egg rolls, attended a baseball game, and attended school. If I understood correctly.
Karen Schibline reminded the Club of the Annual Chili Cook-Off on October 13th. It will be held at a new location - the Leach. We will be seeking volunteers to help out that day.
Karen Schibline
And David Hayford made an impassioned, inspirational plea for a volunteer to serve as 4th member of the Oshkosh Rotary Club Chili Team. David is "throwing in the apron" after a long and illustrious career. The new member can join returning veterans John Fuller, Jack Klein, and Cathy Zimmerman (in alphabetical order). David made the point that making and serving up chili is more fun and easier that the volunteer positions that Karen will be seeking,

Program for September 10th
Today is a President's Choice Meeting.
President Christy called on Dave Sennholz for an update on the Philippine Project, which we have been sponsoring for a number of years. We supported 25 high school students on the Island of Mindanao. The students were provided school uniforms, back backs, and school supplies. And we furnished a classtroom with sewing machines to allow them to learn a trade.
Dave mentioned that this program will come to an end. But there will be another plea later in the year to raise $3,800 for sanitation supplies.
Dave and other members are planning to visit February.
I am proud that I spelled Philippines and Mindanao correctly. Though I admit I used Google to verify.
"tagalog ba wika mo." That is translated to "Tagalog is Philippine language." I remember "Tagalog" from my Navy days during the Vietnam War. Though I never learned any Tagalog. Natives all spoke English, at least near our military bases,
Dave Sennholz
Gail Schwab provided Happy Dollars for the ALS Walk in Appleton. Her daughter, grandson, and employees from Schwab Realty raised $10,000 for the cause. Gail's late husband - and long-time Club member - passed away from this horrible disease a few years ago. A wonderful way to honor Dennis, and to fight ALS.
Gail Schwab
Kathy Propp share a Happy Dollar for the efforts at Rib Fest.
New member Jim Power presented his Classification Talk. He is a Social Work professor at UWO, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa. Involved with NAMI.
Jim's father was a long time Rotarian, which sparked his interest in joining our Club, as well as a Club in Iowa. I remember Jim attended a meeting as a guest a while back, and practically begged me to sign up. Not a tough sell.
His family is still in Iowa. He mentioned a Basset Hound. But I am not sure if the dog is with him here or still in Iowa.
Jack Klein then joined with President Christy to award Jim his Blue Badge.
Jack Klein pinning Blue Badge on Jim Powers
Jack and Christy then awarded a Red Badge to new member Heidi Basford Kerkhof. Sorry, but this usually intrepid reporter (think Bob Woodward) has no information on Heidi. That will have to come in her Classification talk. Though I do believe that Heidi and her daughter have done a wonderful job welcoming Sofis to Oshkosh and West High School.
Red Badge Presentation
Theresa VanAacken awarded a Paul Harris Fellow to Gary Yakes, his third. Thank you, Gary.
Gary Yakes receiving Paul Harris from Theresa
Finally, President Christy requested that members renew their commitment and sign up for committees - Membership, Public Image, Administration, Service Projects, Rotary Foundation, and Generations. There is rewarding and important work in each.
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: Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds? 
"Night owls" might pay a price when it comes to their health and longevity, a new study reports.
Folks who stay up late and struggle to wake in the morning have a 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than so-called "morning larks" who are early to bed and early to rise, said lead researcher Kristin Knutson. She's an associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago."It is important for people who are night owls to learn there may be health consequences, but there may be things they can do to help overcome those problems," Knutson said. "There's hope, but it may take some effort." This finding is based on a study of more than 433,000 British adults. As part of the study, they were asked to place themselves into one of four categories -- definite morning or evening types, or moderate morning or evening types. .
"For morning lark types, the clock is set to have things happen earlier in the day -- go to sleep earlier, wake up earlier, eat earlier," Knutson said. "And then, of course, the reverse is true for night owls." About a quarter of folks identified themselves as morning larks, and about 9 percent said they were definitely night owls, Knutson said.
The researchers then tracked the health of all participants for 6.5 years, to see whether sleeping patterns were associated with an increased risk of death and illness.
Night owls were slightly more likely to die during the study period compared with morning larks, after researchers controlled for other health risk factors, Knutson said.
Night owls also had more health problems -- twice the risk of psychological disorders, 30 percent more risk of diabetes, 25 percent increased risk of neurological problems, 23 percent higher risk of gastrointestinal disorders and 22 percent increased risk of respiratory disease.
The study only found an association, and it couldn't say why night owls have poorer health, but researchers have a couple of theories, Knutson said.
It might be that being up late gives people more opportunity to engage in less healthy behaviors, such as drinking, smoking, snacking or taking drugs, Knutson said.
But a more intriguing theory posits that the health of night owls reflects the fact that their internal clock is at odds with the rest of the world.
"The problem may be that a night owl is trying to live in a morning lark world," Knutson said. "They have to get up earlier for work, perhaps, or if they want to socialize with friends and family that might occur earlier than their biological clock would want.
"There may be this misalignment between their internal clock and their behaviors or environment, and that may lead to problems in the long run," she added.
"We've known for a very long time that people who are shift workers -- who are mostly awake during dark hours and sleep during light hours -- are at risk for all sorts of bad things to happen to them, including increased mortality and increased cardiovascular risk," said Varga, who wasn't involved with the study.
Body rhythms affect health in other ways, too. For example, the timing of eating and sleeping can impact the amount of insulin that's secreted in response to food intake, potentially influencing a person's risk of diabetes, Varga said.
The best thing night owls can do is adapt to the more normal morning lark rhythm of the world, Knutson said. "Gradually try to advance your bedtime, which means going to bed a little earlier each night to move out of that night owl zone," Knutson said. "It's important to do this gradually. If you try to go to bed two to three hours earlier tonight, it's not going to work. You're not going to be able to go to sleep, and you might give up."
Once you've managed to gradually advance your bedtime, you must keep to a regular sleeping schedule and avoid drifting back into your night owl habits, Knutson said. Otherwise, you'll just have to start all over again. For those who are night owls by choice or by circumstance -- shift workers, for example -- Knutson recommends focusing on other lifestyle choices that can influence their health. These include eating right, exercising and getting the right amount of sleep when they do manage to hit the sack.
"That might help ameliorate any potential health problems," Knutson said.
The new study was published in the journal Chronobiology International.