Russell Hampton
Bulletin Editor
Mary Jones
Nov 13, 2017
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Nov 20, 2017
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Dec 11, 2017
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Meeting Information for Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Jim Austad will greet members and gusts,give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
In recognition and honor of the Veterans Remembrance Day on November 11, Dick Campbell has been invited to do a repeat of his history story entitled: Remembering the USS Indianapolis and Her Crew.
As a point of interest, Dick has added new information and photo images of the recent finding, twelve weeks ago, of the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Philippine Sea, 72 years after it was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945.  It was found at a depth of 18,000 feet, by a 13-person team of civilian researchers, led by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen.
Prayer and Pledge for November 6, 2017
Michael Audit greeted members and guests, led the Club in a reflection and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Michael greets a guest.
President John Fuller introduced the day's guests:  Bill Thimke, Bob Stauffer, and Kim Johnson-Thiel (Southwest Rotary); and Matt Jorgensen (son of John Jorgensen).
RYE Student Michel reported that he stayed with John Jorgensen's family on Friday evening and then attended a UW-Badger Basketball game. On Saturday he attended the second annual TedX event here in Oshkosh.  He added that his host family is still awesome.
TedX -- President John Fuller invited Michael Rust to give a report on the TexX event. Michael was the lead organizer of the event. He thanked Ken Arneson for this participation in the event. He also thanked Christy Marquardt for her assistance with various logistics. And he thanked the Club for sponsoring the event and the many members who attended and supported the event...and offered some Happy $$ for that support.
Michael Rust

News You Can Use: This Week's Announcements
RI Council on Resolutions -- President John called on Cathy Zimmerman to provide information about the Council on Resolutions currently being reviewed/discussed. Cathy encouraged everyone to review the e-mail sent by Dana Kohlmeyer in which Tamie Koop, our District's representative on the Council, outlines the timeline for the decision-making process.  Cathy noted that new this year, there will not be a general meeting to discuss the various resolutions (38) this year, but rather they'll be reviewed and commented upon online.  Tamie invites all District members to offer their comments to her (by today, November 10).
Nominating Committee -- Lori Renning reported that the Nominating Committee has chosen a slate of officers and directors and is awaiting agreement from all involved before announcing the slate next week. She reminded members that our President-Elect is Christy Marquardt, who will be next year's president.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering -- Tom Willadsen reminded members of the Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering being held on Monday, November 20, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House with a general admission fee.  More information next week.
Tom Willadsen
South Park Spirit Cups -- John Menn advised members that Monday was the last day to buy college or pro sports teams logoed cups to support South Park Middle School's fundraiser.
John Menn 
FVTC Donor Appreciation Lunch -- Bill Bracken advised that he attended the Donor Appreciation Luncheon hosted by FVTC for those groups sponsoring scholarships for students at FVTC. Bill noted that the father of one of the scholarship winners spoke and told of the value of the scholarship for his student, and that it was a very moving speech. Our Club sponsors several scholarships each year.
Bill Bracken
Happy $$
Kim Johnson -- was happy because the Lourdes girls' Volleyball Team took second place in the Division IV Girl's state Volleyball Tournament and their daughter received an individual award.
Kim Johnson-Thiel
Tom Willadsen -- offered Happy $$ because the Northwestern Wildcats have just played three consecutive overtime games ... but I can't remember if they won or lost ... sorry, Tom!
Ken Arneson -- offered thanks to the TedX team for their great organization of the event.  He also announced that Evergreen's new apartments are now open ... and all the neighbors are happy that the construction is over.  He said the Club will be offered a tour of the apartments at a later date.
Program for November 6, 2017
President John Fuller introduced Brenda Bonn, Brenda Bonn, Executive Director of HOPE Cancer Connection and Facilitator for A Time To Heal, and Cody Harris of A Time to Heal Group. 
Brenda Bonn
Brenda shared that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop some form of cancer, with more than 9,000 people in Winnebago and Outagamie counties having a cancer diagnosis.
The Hope Cancer Connection was co-founded by Brenda and John Fuller. It achieved its 501(c)(3) status in 2012. In 2014 it created its website, and in 2015 established a community outreach program.  It is a 100% volunteer run organization, and tax deductions are available to any donors 
The medically approved website provides help in answering questions about dealing with cancer, it helps connect people with local support, and provides a go-to connection to help cancer patients and their families find reputable information about cancer, its cures, treatments, etc.
Cody Harris next spoke about the group, A Time to Heal, which provides help and information to those people who have come through cancer and are in recovery.   It is a free program operated through the Affinity Health System.  You can learn more online at
Cody Harris
It works in conjunction with local YMCA's through the LiveStrong program, which offers survivors a 3-month membership with a physical trainer provided to help them heal and grow stronger again.
A Time to Heal is open to any cancer survivor who has completed their course of treatment through any health system in the valley. it hopes to help remove emotion, physical, psychological, and mental scars the patient may be experiencing.  It is a 12-week program that is held each spring (afternoon sessions) and each fall (evening sessions). It's based upon a bonding experience with lots of discussion. Five facilitators work with the program.
President John Fuller asked Jack Klein 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: No Health Insurance? Higher Risk for Death, Review Shows
Health insurance saves lives, boosts self-rated health and financial protection, and lowers the likelihood of depression, a new evidence review has found.
The risk for death among the insured, compared with the uninsured, is 0.71 to 0.97, the researchers say.
Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, from the City University of New York School of Urban Public Health at Hunter College, New York City, and David U. Himmelstein, MD, from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, report their findings in an article June 26 in Annals of Internal Medicine.
The results strengthen data from a 2002 Institute of Medicine overview of 130 mostly observational studies that found that "the uninsured have poorer health and shortened lives," and that obtaining coverage would reduce their all-cause mortality.
The current review included data from randomized controlled trials that differed in quality, mortality follow-ups of population-based health surveys, and quasi-experimental studies of coverage expansions in US states and Canadian provinces.
Among several specific conditions examined, the uninsured were less likely to use recommended preventive services and were found to have worse survival.
The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment was the only well-conducted randomized controlled trial that analyzed the effect of being without insurance on health outcomes. It included 74,922 nondisabled adults on a waiting list for Medicaid and found that Medicaid coverage lessened mortality by 0.13 percentage points, for an estimated mortality effect of 0.84 for coverage compared with non-coverage.
"This difference was not statistically significant, an unsurprising finding given the OHIE's low power to detect mortality effects because of the cohort's low mortality rate, the low dose of insurance, and the short follow-up," the researchers write.
The two National Health and Nutrition Examination Study analyses that include physicians' determinations of participants' baseline health found important mortality benefits associated with insurance. One found that the hazard ratio for coverage was 0.8 (P = .05) compared with non-coverage after adjustment for baseline characteristics and health status.
In the other, the hazard ratio for coverage was 0.71 (P < .05).
In quasi-experimental studies, researchers compared mortality trends in matched locations that did and did not have coverage expansions in the United States, and one in Canada. All of them found that increased coverage was associated with significant reductions in mortality. The two US studies found risk ratios for expansion of 0.939 (P = .001) and 0.971 (P = .003) in states that expanded coverage compared with those that did not. The Canadian study found a 0.95 or 0.96 risk ratio (P < .05 for both) for expansion compared with non-expansion, depending on how the researchers modeled time trends.
Several researchers have analyzed data from the longitudinal Health and Retirement Study; most found that near-elderly participants with insurance had slower health decline and decreased mortality.
Determining whether lack of insurance ("uninsurance") increases mortality is complicated for several reasons, the researchers write. It is unethical to randomly assign people to uninsurance, and quasi-experimental analyses depend on unverifiable assumptions. Long follow-up is required because deaths are uncommon and make take a long time to occur. In addition, many people go back and forth between insurance and uninsurance, which waters down the effects of uninsurance. Finally, participants' self-reports of baseline health may be influenced by whether they are insured, making statistical adjustments for baseline health difficult.
Despite these limitations, the "evidence accumulated since the publication of the [Institute of Medicine's] report in 2002 supports and strengthens its conclusion that health insurance reduces mortality," the researchers explain. "Several newer observational and quasi-experimental studies have found that uninsurance shortens survival, and a few with null results have employed confounded or questionable adjustments for baseline health. The results of the only recent [randomized controlled trial], although far from definitive, are consistent with the positive findings from cohort and quasi-experimental analyses."
These results are particularly timely in light of current policy debates regarding healthcare in the United States and whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010.
"Our focus on mortality should not obscure other well-established benefits of health insurance: improved self-rated health, financial protection, and reduced likelihood of depression. Insurance is the gateway to medical care, whose aim is not just saving lives, but also the relief of human suffering," the authors write.
"Overall, the case for coverage is strong. Even skeptics who suggest that insurance doesn't improve outcomes seem to vote differently with their feet. As one prominent economist recently asked: 'How many of the people who write such things...choose to just not bother getting their healthcare?'"