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Jun 25, 2018
Changing of the Guard . . .Greeter: John Matz
Jul 02, 2018
District Governor for District 6270. . . Greeter: Tom McDermott
Jul 09, 2018
Cyber Bullying. . . Greeter: John Menn
Jul 16, 2018
Tour Evergreen Retirement Community. . . Greeter : Tamara Mugerauer
Jul 23, 2018
EAA week. . Hotel Roundtable
Jul 25, 2018
EAA with Flying Rotarians
Jul 30, 2018
The Joseph Project. . . . Greeter: Alan Ott
Aug 06, 2018
Oshkosh Herald . . . . Greeter: John Nichols
Aug 13, 2018
Mercy Geropsychiatric
Aug 20, 2018
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Meeting Information for June 25, 2018
John Matz will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Changing of the Guard will occur today. Come and welcome our new Officers and Directors.
Prayer and Pledge for June 18
Christy Marquardt welcomed members and guests and led the Club in a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Christy Marquardt
Jack Klein introduced the day's guests: Craig Burnett (Assistant District Governor); Dick Casey and Kim Johnson (Southwest Rotary); Tracy Ogden and Nichole VanHoof (Boys & Girls Club).
Christy Marquardt reported that the raffle kitty is up to $125. Drawing is next week.
President John Fuller provided info about important happenings on this date in history:
•Sally Ride became the first woman in space.
•War of 1812 began.
•1815 - Napoleon met his "waterloo."
•1918 - Ziegfield Follies opened on Broadway
•1948 - Columbia introduced the first 78 rpm long-playing record.
•1964 - President Lyndon Johnson spoke with Japanese Minister Akito in first trans-Pacific telephone conversation via cable.
Membership Announcement -- Second Announcement -- Ralph A. Harrison has applied for membership. He is Sales & Marketing Director at the Menominee Nation Arena. He led the tour of the Arena when we visited not long ago. This is the second of two notices required for proposed members. Concerns should be directed to Jack Klein or Cathy Cluff.
Ralph Harrison
News You Can Use -- This Week's Announcements
Cruise for a Cause -- Dick Casey invited Club members to join with Southwest Rotarians on Monday, July 9, on a "On the Loos Cruise for a Cause" cruise to benefit Camp Hozhoni. This camp is sponsored by Angels on My Shoulder, a group providing support to families with kids battling cancer.  Cost for the Cruise is $35, and checks should be made out to Angels on My Shoulder. The cruise will go from 6:30 to 8:30. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. Meet at the boat parked outside the Ground Round.
Dick Casey
Polio Update -- ADG Craig Burnett provided an update on the war against polio. He noted that in 2013 there were 416 cases worldwide; 359 in 2014; 74 in 2015; 37 in 2016; and 17 in 2017. So far this year there have been 3 cases identified in Pakistan and 11 in Afghanistan, but since August of 2016, no new cases have been found in Nigeria. He noted that the spread of the disease can be as easy as one plane flight away to spread the disease.
New District AG -- Craig also noted this would be his last meeting as Assistant District Governor. He said he's enjoyed the role for the past 3 years, helping 5 clubs in the area. Our new ADG is Karen Schibline, and Craig handed the microphone over to her(!).  Karen thanked Craig and noted that Cathy Zimmerman's presence was missed at the recent District Changing of the Guard ceremony. Jeff Reed's term as District Governor is completed and Kola Alayande is the new District Governor, and he will attend our meeting on July 2. .  (It's also been announced that Craig will be the District Governor for 2020-2021 year. Congratulations, Craig.)
Craig Burnett presents microphone to Karen Schibline.
Board meeting -- President John Fuller noted there would be a Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 19.
Waterfest -- Nikole Vergin reminded everyone about the Waterfest volunteer evening. Any concerns, please contact Lori Renning.
Acknowledgement of Stan Mack -- President John Fuller offered our Club's and community's gratitude to Stan Mack, who is retiring as Superintendent of Oshkosh Area Schools (OASD), and the Club gave him a standing ovation for his work and service to the community. Stan thanked everyone, especially for the community "thank you" held last week. He said they will be moving back to Minnesota soon as his wife travels to Europe frequently for her work and traveling from Minneapolis is much more to her company's liking. 
Stan Mack
Happy $$
Cathy Cluff -- was happy to say that she had Waterfest tickets to  give away.  
John Fuller -- offered $5 happy dollars in honor of Stan Mack being such a wonderful asset to this community.
Tracy Ogden -- also offered $$ in honor of Stan and his work.
Teresa VanAacken -- offered $$ in honor of her son Anthony's graduation from the University of Iowa. She noted that his gymnastics days are over but he is going to work as a financial analyst at IBM and will be living in Rochester, MN.  She was also happy to share the great news that their son Evan has now been cancer-free for one year.
Teresa VanAacken
Waterfest 2018
Here are some photos from Thursday night's volunteer activities at Waterfest. Lori Renning reports that the evening's tip added up to $1,600, and offered her thanks for all who participated.  All photos by Michael Cooney.
Program for June 18, 2018
Tracy Ogden, director of Development and Special Events for the Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) of Oshkosh, presented Monday's program.
Tracy Ogden
She noted that the Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) of Oshkosh has been in existence for 48 years, first operating from the building on the corner of Main St.  and Merritt Ave. It is now located on the corner of Parkway and Broad Streets. The B&GC also operates Camp Radford west of town, which was donated by Bill Radford, who still serves on the Board.
 She shared that some buildings at Camp Radford were recently remodeled and renovated, especially the Arts & Crafts building. On average 300-400 kids enjoy day trips to Camp Radford each summer, including opportunities for hiking, fishing, arts and crafts, and archery.  She noted those trips are sometimes the first time kids have left the city of Oshkosh ever. They are often amazed by what they see in the country. One youngster, upon seeing cows and farm animals on a far wondered if it was  "a zoo in the middle of nowhere."
Other activities the B&GC involves kids in are:
•Getting teens out into the community to do service projects, including projects in various parks.
•Promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities.
•Promoting music training.
•Getting older kids into the community to visit different businesses to learn what jobs will be available to them when they graduate from high school.
Tracy said the B&GC serves an average of 350 kids/day, opening at 6:30 am. and providing breakfast, lunch, field trips, and summer learning opportunities.
The Tri-County Dental bus comes to the facility 7 times per summer to provide dental care to the kids.
If needed, kids are provided basic care needs -- such as the ability to take a shower, wash their clothes, and get "new" clothes, if necessary.
The annual Back to School Fair provides everything kids need to be ready to go back to school -- from school supplies to basic care products and shoes, if necessary
There is a mentoring program for at-risk kids. Currently 65 kids are meeting with adults. They meet a minimum of 1 hour/week for 2 years to work with the kids to keep them on a good path. She noted that Sheriff Matz and others in the Club are mentors at the B&GC.
There is also a Lego League and a Lego Robotics group that involves many kids with that interest.
The Cops & Kids basketball and soccer games provide an opportunity for the kids, who may view cops in a negative way, to get to know the policeman in a positive experience. The police provide Internet safety classes to the kids as well a variety of other safety information.
The B&GC Garden Club grows, harvests, and cooks a variety of vegetables each year to show and teach the kids the value of healthy eating and how to grow their own food.
Tracy noted that during the school year the B&GC serves about 4,000 kids at various locations in the community, including the B&GC building as well as sites at various schools another places in the city. The cost for a child to join the B&GC is $25, but there are scholarships available for those who cannot afford the membership. She said that 65% of kids participating in the B&GC are scholarship recipients.
The B&GC is supported by private donors, community support, and a variety of grants.
The B&GC partners with Food for America, the Oshkosh Sailing Club, and provides swimming lessons for kids in partnership with the YMCA.
The B&GC also supports a Children's Grief Program, and provides mental health programs in conjunction with CATALPA. Counselors are available at the B&GC daily.
The Oshkosh Literacy Council provides services that help kids get ready to read.
Tracy said theB&GC recently received a $50,000 grant from Lowe's to install a new gym floor, improve outside basketball courts, install new washers and dryers, new showers, updated computers, and the entire building was repainted.
She said community members can help support the B&GC by participating in WineFeast, Afternoon Teas, and Docktoberfest -- all fun events that support the Club.
Next, Tracy introduced Nichole VanHoof, who is this year's Youth of the Year.  Nichole has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to attend college/post-high school training.  Nichole told us about herself -- she is a graduate of Oshkosh North High School, was active in FFA and hopes to be a Rotarian one day. 
She said that in 7th grade her family moved to a new town (Oshkosh) and she didn't know anyone and was lonely and scared. Her 7th grade teacher told her she could be somebody and suggested she check out the B&GC. On her second day at the B&GC she meet Karla, who became her mentor/best friend/big sister. She helped Nichole through many family issues and also assisted Nichole's 6 brothers and sisters.
Nichole hopes to become a law enforcement officer. She said she is now confident and resilient and is thankful for the B&GC and for her 7th grade teacher who encouraged her to join the B&GC
A very poised Nichole VanHoof speaks to the Club.
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: Eating More Slowly Can Help Weight Loss
Eating more slowly, along with not eating within 2 hours of going to sleep, and cutting out after dinner snacks, could help with weight loss, researchers say.
The findings are from a 5-year study of people in Japan with Type 2 diabetes and have been published in the journal BMJ Open.
Sophie Roberts, registered dietitian, and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association (BDA), tells us by email: "We have known for some time that eating more slowly can help us to eat less at an individual meal. Slowing down our eating can help us to lose weight provided that it is used alongside other strategies that mean we eat less overall, such as serving smaller portions and making healthier choices."
For this latest study, data from nearly 60,000 people was analyzed. They had regular health check-ups between 2008 and 2013 during which they were asked about their lifestyle, and specifically about the speed they ate at, whether it was fast, normal, or slow.
At the start of the study, most people, 33,455, ate at a normal speed, 22,070 rushed their food, and 4,192 were slow eaters.
As well as eating speed, participants were also asked if on 3 or more occasions a week they ate dinner within 2 hours of going to sleep, snacked after dinner, or skipped breakfast.
The researchers found slow eaters tended to be healthier and have a healthier lifestyle than either the fast or normal speed eaters.
Compared to those who bolted their food, those who ate at a normal speed were 29% less likely to be obese, rising to 42% for those who ate slowly. Obesity within the Japanese population is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more, in the UK it's a BMI of 30 or more.
Changing eating speed, cutting out after dinner snacks, and not eating within 2 hours of bedtime were all strongly associated with lower obesity and weight (BMI), and smaller waist circumference.
Eating Speed
The researchers believe eating slowly may help with weight loss because it takes longer for fast eaters to feel full, whereas this might happen more quickly for slow eaters.
Sophie Roberts says: "When people eat more slowly they take in less calories at that meal. We spend more time enjoying each mouthful and so are satisfied with less and are better able to judge when we have had enough to eat. Conversely, when we eat quickly it is easy to rush past the point of ''enough' food to feeling uncomfortably full before we have even noticed what has happened."
The researchers conclude that reducing eating speed may be effective in preventing obesity and lowering the associated health risks.
Sophie Roberts says: "This study design simply observed what happened to people's weight and habits over time and was not designed to test slower eating as a weight loss method. The authors have suggested that interventions targeting eating speed may be effective in preventing obesity, and in fact this is a question that research is yet to answer." She says: "There is surprisingly little research looking at whether eating slowly works as a standalone weight loss strategy, and we don't yet know the best way to eat slowly."
Mindful Eating
Sophie Roberts says: "If you want to try reducing how quickly you eat as part of your weight loss efforts try experimenting with different ways of eating slowly to see what works for you, for example chewing your food for longer, removing distractions at mealtimes, or using a mindful eating approach.
"This study looked at the speed people eat by asking them to rate their eating speed as fast, normal or slow. This is subtly different from mindful eating, which also involves slowing down when we eat, but in a specific way where our attention is focused on the tastes, sounds, smells and textures of our food.
"Mindful eating also usually includes other strategies such as becoming more aware of the emotions that drive us to eat, and paying more attention to how full we are before, after and during a meal. It's definitely possible to eat slowly but mindlessly - most of have at some point let our lunch get cold because we have been distracted by our mobile phone or an interesting conversation."