Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Bulletin Editor
David Hayford
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
Sep 24, 2018
Fox River Locks
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
Addiction and Drug Court
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Meeting Information for August 13th
Jim Power will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Denise will provide the program on the new Mercy Geropsychiatric unit.
Prayer and Pledge
Sue Panek served as greeter. Her reflection was a story about being kind to each other. Then she led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Happiest Greeter I'v ever seen
Deb Wertz, on a somber note, informed us that today is Hiroshima Day. On a lighter note, it is also root beer float day. Guests from Southwest Rotary included Kevin Curkin and Kim Johnson Thiele.
Ada Thimke noted that she collected $40 for this month's raffle.

News you can use - announcements for the week
Ribfest Meeting and Tickets -- President Christy Marquardt reminder committee members that there was a Ribfest planning meeting on Monday night. Karen Schibline reminded all members that she has books of 20 tickets available for $100, for those who might wish to give them to employees, customers, etc.  $20 weekend passes are also available, which allow visitors to come/go from the event.
Time to sign up to volunteer for Rib Fest on Labor Day weekend. Goal is to have each member work at least one shift. SIGN UP NOW!!
Red Cross Blood Drive -- Another American Red Cross Blood Drive today, from 11:45 - 5:30 at the Algoma Blvd. United Methodist Church. 
Back to School Fair -- Sue Panel reminded members of the need for toothpaste and toothbrushes for the Back to School Fair, which will be held on Thursday, August 16, from 10-6 at North High School. Sue is asking members to bring those items to the Rotary meeting by August 13 or give her cash by that date and she'll do the shopping. She noted that there is a sales tax moratorium on school supplies from August 1-5.
Stuff the Truck -- Sue P. also reminded members about this event, being held on Wed., August 15, at the Shopko parking lot. Another opportunity to help get school supplies to needy kids.
Christy Marquardt reminded us that August is Membership Month. Bring a friend to a meeting.
Christy also noted a thank you letter from Community of Hope for a $500 donation from proceeds of Happy $$ during John Fuller's tenure.
Happy $$
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has chosen the fight against human trafficking as the beneficiary of our Happy $$. 
Cathy Cluff was happy for 5 days of baby-sitting for 2 young grandsons. Not much sleep. She is also happy that her 27 year old son is home after 3 years in Vietnam.
Tired - and happy - Cathy. Nikole looks happy, also
Michael Audit -- was happy for the two volunteers who helped him get the Shared Harvest volunteer schedule in order.

MIke Audit
Chanda Anderson announced there will be a "Pup Crawl" fundraiser on August 12th. Cost is $25. Proceeds will benefit OPD Canin Unit.
Jeff Gilderson Duwe announced that his daughter Rose, whom we have met at meetings, moved back home after graduation from college with the goal to pay off $20,000 in student loans. She accomplished that. Congrats!
Cathy Zimmerman remembered her brother who saved fellow sailors after an explosion on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal during the Vietnam War. She has a letter frrom him which she will save for posterity.
Dave Sennholz mentioned that he had his mouth taped shut by his 2nd grade teacher. This related to the story Sue Panek related.
Bob Campbell offered thanks to the community for another successful Air Venture

Program for August 6th
David Hayford introduced Karen Schneider to tell us about The Oshkosh Herald.
Karen has experience with the Arizona Republic newspaper, as well as the local Gannett paper. She decided there was a need in Oshkosh for a paper to distribute Oshkosh news. Reactions she received ranged from "Why a newspaper in the digital age?" to "Are you nuts?" But, she reports that studies show that the "death of newspapers is greatly exaggerated." People are interested in news from their local community.
Karen Schneider
Her first choice as Editor had to back out for personal reasons. So she ended up hiring Dan Roherty, longtime Editor of the Appleton Post Crescent. Karen is publisher. They have a small team with one person handling advertising and the other serving as "glue."
They got the ball rolling in January. The weekly paper is mailed to about 26,000 households and businesses in the city of Oshkosh. That covers over 90% of city residents, and about 72% of the Oshkosh School District. It is also available in about 30 community businesses, including the 2 hospitals, Oshkosh Corp, UWO and FVTC, and the Public Library.
The Herald covers just Oshkosh news, including an emphasis on prep sports. Karen was asked to include Omro news, also. But she replied that Omro and other outlying communities have their own weekly newspaper. The Herald will stick to Oshkosh only. 
Writers for the Herald are freelance, many laid-off from other newspapers. Other stories are rader submitted. 
What does the future hold?
Goal: To increase distribution to 35,000 – all homes & businesses in the Oshkosh Area School District
100% Advertising Supported.
For info on advertising call 920-508-9000 or email
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Subscribe at 920-508-9000 or
Article or story idea submission?
Thanks to Karen for an interesting presentation. I told her how much the Hayford household enjoys receiving the Herald every week as a great source of Oshkosh news.
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: Rumors, Gossip, and Your Health
Rumors. Gossip. Fake news.
We've all heard these terms. While most consider them harmless, they can affect your health. Learning to tell the difference between fact and fiction can be a real boost -- both mentally and physically. What happens when rumors aren't harmless? What if they damage someone's reputation, livelihood, or personal life?
If you're on the receiving end of untrue gossip, what do you do?
Rumors vs. Gossip vs. 'Fake News'
Rumors are defined as widely spread talk with no reliable source to back it up. They aren't always bad. Some rumors can even seem positive, like promotions, engagements, or awards. But until proven otherwise, they are just that -- rumors.
Gossip is when you take rumors -- those unconfirmed pieces of information -- and pass them along, spreading what may be “fake news.”
What may be surprising is how difficult it can be to tell rumor and gossip from truth. Even people who are Internet-savvy can have trouble telling what's real and what's not. It can also be tough to tell the difference between news and advertisement. As a result, people sometimes give more weight to what they see in their social media feed than what they get from more credible news sources.
What's the Harm?
When it comes to "fake news," the effects can be both immediate and long-lasting. In most cases, a "fake news" story can rile up your emotions and change your mood. Depending on the strength of your feelings, the story, and the reaction it gave you, can stick in your head, even after you find out it's false. You may even remember those feelings if you see another story about the same subject.
On their own, rumors and gossip seem harmless; almost a fun pastime. But there's a point where they can become harmful to your health.
There's a great deal of information out there about bullying among teenagers and younger children. What's sometimes overlooked is that adults can be bullied, too.
It can come in the form of untrue rumors or gossip about them or a loved one. It can also come through reactions to words or an image that's been posted.
Physical appearance, politics, and financial issues can all become the subject of online bullying, too.
It's far from something to brush off. It can bring things like:
What's more, all this talk can escalate to physical violence. When it's not addressed, it can also cause long-term physical and mental health issues, including:
Rumors, gossip, and fake news can make you feel helpless, angry, and very anxious. There are steps you can take to regain your power and your health.
To avoid fake news, you can:
  • Watch out for sites that end in "" Often, these are bootleg versions of traditional news services.
  • Try to find other articles on the same topic from other sites, especially if the first article you read makes you upset. It's possible that the anger-inducing story was created in a way to rile you up.
  • Check another source if an article you read uses all caps, either in headlines or in the article itself.
  • Click the "About Us" tab for more information about the source.
  • Poke around a little to see if other, more-known sites are reporting the story. If it's legitimate, at least one other site would cover it.
  • Be careful about blogs, even if they're tied to well-known sites. In many cases, blogs aren't held to the same editorial standard as regular news pieces.
When you come across a piece of gossip, a juicy rumor, or an unflattering photo that clearly is aimed at hurting the subject, don't share it, don't comment, and don't engage. You might be able to help someone who doesn't know how to combat the problem by simply reporting it for them.
If you're the subject of a rumor, gossip, or bullying, it's important to remember that not every bit of teasing is bullying. But when it escalates to that point, don't respond. Cut them off -- block the calls and texts, and block them on social media. Get in touch with your Internet service provider if the abuse is coming through a website or your cellphone. Chances are the bully is violating their terms of service. If so, the offensive posts will disappear. You can also contact the police. There are laws against harassment, stalking, and threatening behavior. Don't engage with them. Don't forward the messages to friends. (Who knows where they'll go from there?) Most of all, don't believe whatever is being said about you.