Russell Hampton
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Mary Jones
Nov 27, 2017
Reach Counseling . . . . . . Greeter: Bill Bracken
Dec 04, 2017
Pearl Harbor . . . . . Greeter: Bob Campbell
Dec 11, 2017
8th Grade Essay Contest. . . . . Greeter: Dick Campbell
Dec 18, 2017
Hliday Program . . . . . Greeter: Michael Cooney
Dec 25, 2017
No Meeting
Jan 01, 2018
No Meeting
Jan 08, 2018
Greeter: Will Deppiesse
Jan 15, 2018
Greeter: Joe Ferlo
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Meeting Information for Monday, November 27, 2017
Bill Bracken will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Kim Massey will present the program on "Reach Counseling."
Prayer and Pledge for November 20, 2017
Tom Willadsen led the Club in a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting.
President John Fuller introduced the day's guests:  James Chitwood (Southwest Rotary); John Gile (son-in-law of late member Gordon Stroub); Bethany Rusch (guest of Cathy Zimmerman; member Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club); and William Van Aacken (guest of Teresa Van Aacken).
John Gile presented the Club with a book from Gordon Stroub's collection -- "Service: My Business," which is a Rotary International Manual from the 1940s.
Christy Marquardt reported that this month's raffle kitty stands at $110, with the drawing being held next week.
RYE student Michel said he just hung out with friends this weekend, "driving around."  Sheriff John Matz, Michel's host parent, said, "Don't worry, I have eyes everywhere."
News You Can Use; This Week's Announcements
Interfaith  Gathering -- Tom Willadsen reminded members of the Interfaith Gathering taking place at the Grand Opera House on Monday evening.
OCM Cards -- Nikole Vergin noted that she still has OCM cards for members to sell; if you'd like extra cards, please see Nikole.
Board of Directors Meeting -- President John reminded members of the Board of Directors meeting, which was held on Tuesday morning.
Happy $$ for November 20, 2017
Glenn Steinbrecher -- was happy to report that David Hayford is recovering after bypass surgery on Monday, Nov. 13.  Later in the day, David's wife Paula posted on Facebook that David was able to come home on Monday afternoon.
Tom Harenburg -- is happy to be back after spending 3 months in Montana. He noted counting 20+ bears and offered $.50 for each bear ($10), one bull moose ($10), and 40 elk, including a big bull elk ($10). His son Scott later shot the bull elk, which Tom figures will dress out at about 350 pounds.  He also shared that he's been hunting woodcock for 40 years and had the thrill of his life because he was able to get double shots off to get two woodcock.
John Nichols -- shared that he and his wife just returned from a trip to the Northeastern United States to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary ... and came home to learn that he won last month's raffle drawing. He donated half of his winnings back to the Club. 
Karen Schibline -- was happy that Vicky Schroeder was back attending the meeting following her recent successful surgery.
Vicky Schroeder -- was grateful to be back and feeling better.  She thanked Club members for all their donations to her Take Five Club, which provides shoes and clothing to school kids in need. She noted that the Take Five Club is receiving three times the normal requests at this time of year, with many more kids coming to the attention of the Club via teachers and others.
Jeff Gilderson-Duwe -- reported overhearing one of his Library employees telling a volunteer how much she appreciated the volunteer's help, saying, "I really appreciate you."  That, in turn, inspired him to thank his employees for their good work.
Jim Chitwood -- recommended a good book, Eviction, which tells the story of people loosing their homes from the perspective of all involved -- tenants, landlords, etc.
Program for November 20, 2017
President John Fuller announced that Father Tom Long of St. Raphael's Catholic Church was unable to present the day's program as he was called away at the last minute to minister to a sick parish member. 
In his stead, President John selected three YouTube videos that highlighted the spirit of thanksgiving -- not the day, but the act of gratitude. One video noted, "Giving thanks isn't a holiday, it's a way of life for happy people."
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
President John asked Mark Harris 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: Olive Oil Nutrient May Help Prevent Brain Cancer
A compound found in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain, a study shows. Research into oleic acid – the primary ingredient in olive oil – has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.
The oily substance – one of a group of nutrients known as fatty acids – stimulates the production of a cell molecule whose function is to prevent cancer-causing proteins from forming.
The study team says it is too soon to say whether dietary consumption of olive oil may help prevent brain cancer. Their findings, however, point toward possible therapies based on the oil to prevent brain cancer from occurring.
Scientists from the university analyzed the effect of oleic acid on a cell molecule, known as miR-7, which is active in the brain and is known to suppress the formation of tumors.
They found that oleic acid prevents a cell protein, known as MSI2, from stopping production of miR-7.
In this way, the olive oil component supports the production of miR-7, which helps prevent tumors from forming.
Researchers made their discoveries in tests on human cell extracts and in living cells in the lab.
The study, published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, was funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.
"While we cannot yet say that olive oil in the diet helps prevent brain cancer, our findings do suggest that oleic acid can support the production of tumor-suppressing molecules in cells grown in the lab. Further studies could help determine the role that olive oil might have in brain health," said Gracjan Michlewski, of the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences.