Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Bulletin Editor
David Hayford
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 . . . Greeter: Sue Panek
Aug 20, 2018
Oshkosh Fire Department . . . .Greeter: Jim Power
Aug 27, 2018
EAA . . . . .Greeter: Kathleen Propp
Sep 03, 2018
Labor Day
Sep 10, 2018
Greeter: Art Rehbein
Sep 17, 2018
Meeting at The Howard ( Former Eagles Club) . . . Greeter: Lori Renning
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Meeting Information for WEDNESDAY, July 25th
Our meeting this week will be on Wednesday at the EAA Nature Center.  We will meet with Flying Rotarians from around the world.
There will be NO roundtable at the hotel on Monday.
Prayer & Pledge for July 16th
Tamara Mugerauer offered a reflection, then led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter Tamara and Nikole Vergin
Deb Wirtz enlightened us with the fact that yesterday was National Gummy Bear Day. Today is Hug Your Children Day, corn fritter day, and spinach day. 
No guests from Southwest today. But there was a special guest from the Fond du Lac Morning Rotary - Alyson Zierdt. Alyson is a former member of our Club, as well as Southwest. Great to see her again. Jim Kapralian was a guest of the Club, though I failed to note details of the reason. Lori Renning had her two children, Brogan (age 10) and Addison (8) "because it's summer." Gail Schwab introduced het guest, Lois Jaenke, as her "friend and employee." Welcome to all the guests.
Alyson Zierdt
Lois Jaenke
Michel provided an update on his trip to New York City, fireworks in Washington, and Canada. Then he attended a multi-district conference in Grand Rapids, giving him a chane to say "good bye" to his fellow exchange students.
Christy reminded the Club about the going away party for Michel on Wednesday at the Best Western.
And I have no idea why the pictures are so small this week.
News you can use - this week's announcements
Announcement that member Paul Ansfield recently passed away. Paul joined the Club in 1965. That is 53 years ago. I e-mailed a copy of the obituary to all members.
Karen Schibline announced that tickets are available for Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest, coming up (SOON) on Labor Day weekend. She has packets of 20 tickets for members at $100. Weekend passes are available at $20. During the event, ticket prices increase to $10 after 4 PM. There is no re-entry allowed with the daily tickets. Weekend passes allow patrons to come and go as they wish.
Christy Marquardt mentioned that sign-up sheets for volunteers will be available next week and throughout August. In order to see a successful event, we need volunteer support from all members. Jack Klein and Sue Panek were the first 2 to sign up.
Reminder that next week's meeting is the annual EAA picnic on Wednesday, the 25th. No round table at the hotel on Monday
I have no idea the significance of this picture
HAppy $$ for July 16
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has chosen the fight against human trafficking as the beneficiary of our Happy $$. She has not selected the organization, though. She is seeking the one that will benefit Oshkosh the most.

Gary Yakes offered happy $$$ in honor of the rare opportunity to see 2 members. First is Joe Ferlo. Second is Ken Arneson. Gary mentioned that ken "had to move the meeting site to make a meeting." Note: don't think I've mentioned yet that today's meeting is at Evergreen.
Gary Yakes
David Hayford related that Cathy Zimmerman offered a post-op assessment of my condition. "You look good, David. Not handsome. But good."
Gail Schwab mentioned that her grandson had a tour of Evergreen and was duly impressed. He wants to own a nursing home when he grows up. He will name it "Forever Young."
Lori Renning is enjoying a "fabulous summer" with her kids.
Molly Butz informed us that her column coming up in the Northwestern is about "a new way of aging." It features Evergreen, among others.
Michael Cooney is happy about the success ot the Farmers' Market this summer. He mentioned the Wednesday Market at South Park starts next week.
Jolene Heuchert reminded us that the July Food Truck Friday is this Friday, the 20th. Lots of food and music.
Alyson Zierdt is happy to be back to renew acquaintances. She also congratulated Evergreen on the successful completion of its construction project,
Program for July 16
Ken Arneson offered background of Evergreen and perspective on the changes added on.
Ken Arneson
He asked how many had a desire to reside in a nursing home. No hands raised. He mentioned the challenge of offering a product that nobody wants. New ideas and concepts were needed.
Evergreen opened in 1967. The construction project started in 2013. Some of the amenities for residents include aquatic center, performing arts center, fitness centers, hair salon, gift shop, walking trail, fishing pier, woodshop, UW Oshkosh Learning in Retirement classes, among others. Sixty-two apartments were added, most of which are filled. Many of the amenities , such as the pub, restaurant, and theater are open to the public. Ken joked that the pub has a strict policy of carding all patrons.
Ken and Theresa Brockman led groups on tours of the campus.
I was most impressed with the fact that they have Loop technology in the meeting rooms, which allows those of us with hearing aids to hear better. I heard every word during the meeting. It sounds like the microphone is directly connected to my hearing aids. Most meetings I take notes at require guesswork and creativity in recording the event. 
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:  Fit at Midlife May Prevent Depression, Heart Problems
If you're fit in middle age, you might be guarding against not only depression as a senior, but also dying from heart disease if you do develop depression, a new study suggests.
Among nearly 18,000 Medicare patients, the most fit were 16 percent less likely to develop depression, the researchers found. The most fit were also 56 percent less likely to die from heart disease if they developed depression, and 61 percent less likely to die from heart disease if they remained free of depression.
"There is a well-known connection between depression and cardiovascular disease," said lead researcher Dr. Benjamin Willis, an epidemiologist at the Cooper Institute in Dallas.
People with heart disease are at greater risk for depression, and people who are depressed are at greater risk of a heart attack in later life, he said.
Willis added that this was an observational study, so it can't prove being fit prevents depression or that fitness lowers the risk of dying from heart disease if one is diagnosed with depression.
Dr. Satjit Bhusri, a cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said, "Patients should know, however, that depression and fitness are not only intertwined, but also can result in organic changes in their risk of developing heart disease." Bhusri was not involved in the new study. Willis pointed out that fitness can reduce the risks of both depression and heart disease even over extended periods of time.
But only 50 percent of Americans meet the minimum guidelines for aerobic activity -- 150 minutes of exercise a week, Willis said. The good news is that the benefits of exercise kick in regardless of how old you are when you start, he added. "It is never too late to get off the couch," Willis said. Examples of moderate to vigorous activity include walking, jogging, swimming and cycling.
"Always consider your own health status and check with your physician before embarking on a new physical activity program," he cautioned.
For the study, Willis and his colleagues collected data on 17,989 healthy men and women, average age 50, who visited a clinic for a preventive medical exam when they were middle-aged. The data were collected from 1971 through 2009. Study participants were eligible for Medicare from 1999 to 2010.
The researchers estimated fitness from treadmill exercise tests, depression from Medicare claims files, and heart disease deaths from the U.S. National Death Index records.
Because the diagnoses of depression came from Medicare claims, how severe the depression was could not be determined. Dr. Scott Krakower is assistant unit chief of psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y. He said, "What we are learning more and more is that exercise is a potent antidepressant."
Exercise may not only help you with heart health, but also with "mental health, overall happiness and well-being," Krakower added.
The report was published online June 27 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Editor's note: I will have to keep this in mind when I reach middle age