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Apr 09, 2018
Behind the Scenes at Menominee Nation Arena.......Greeter: Gordon Hintz
Apr 16, 2018
"Stop the Bleeding"
Apr 23, 2018
Bridging Connections - Family Advocacy & Consultation
Apr 30, 2018
Oshkosh Herald
May 07, 2018
Jesuit Retreat House
May 14, 2018
South Park Middle School Essays
May 21, 2018
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
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Meeting Information for Monday, April 9, 2018
On April 9, our Club will hold its meeting at the new Menominee Nation Arena for a tour of those facilities. Enter through the Maple Pub doors, though we'll be eating in one of the large party areas overlooking the auditorium. Look for more information to come via e-mail.
Jolene Heuchert will greet members and guests.
For our April 16 meeting, David Hayford is organizing a special presentation.  Here's what he says about this presentation:  
"April 16th will be a special program sponsored by medical professionals here in Wisconsin - and nationwide.
"STOP THE BLEED. Instruction on how to stop bleeding to victims of auto, hunting, and other accidents. Shooting victims, including mass shootings. Not a pleasant topic. BUT CAN BE LIFE SAVING. The instruction takes about 30 minutes.
"Also, there will be an opportunity for hands-on training to practice the techniques. After the meeting. SO IT WILL EXTEND PAST 1 PM. perhaps 20 to 30 minutes. PLEASE TRY TO WORK THAT INTO YOUR SCHEDULE TO GET MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM.
"We will be sending out a survey to try to get a count for the hands-on, to allow presenters to provide enough staff. Please respond if you will be able to attend. Though all will still be welcome."
Prayer and Pledge for April 2, 2018
Gordon Hintz greeted members and guests and led the Club in a reflection and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Gordon Hintz (left) greets Mark Harris.
Tom McDermott pinch-hit to introduce the day's guests -- noting before that Monday was National Reconciliation Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Day, and National Ferret Day. The day's guests included: Jessica Benesh (Southwest Rotary); Dr. Laurie Muller (the day's speaker); and Steve Herman (guest of Gordon Hintz).
Tom McDermott
Ada Thimke reported that the monthly raffle kitty stood at $50.
RYE Student Michel said he enjoyed the trip with his host family to Florida, but that he's not good at golfing. He noted that they had maraconi and cheese for their Easter dinner.


Happy $$ for April 2
John Fuller -- was happy that his alma mater, Notre Dame won the NCAA Women's Collegiate Basketball title on Sunday evening.
Lori Renning -- happily shared that she and her family had a great spring break, traveling to California and visiting Disneyland, LegoLand, and swimming in the Pacific Ocean. She also offered congratulations to Julie's Touch of Silver Twirling team, which won aWorld Championship title last week in Norway.
Mike Audit -- is happy that the third cortisone shot in his back "did the trick," and he did not need to have back surgery. Instead he went to Florida for two months to rest and recover ... and he's now happy to be home and among the active Club members again.
John Fuller -- offered his thanks to John Schatz for adding the 101 year badge onto our Club's website.
Mark Harris -- related that despite having picked 3 of the 4 teams for the Final Four, he had picked Kansas as the overall winner and therefore is/was now out of the running for winning anything in the NCAA pool. His consolation was that he could now root for Michigan ... but as we know now, that didn't turn out so good either.
Tom McDermott -- was sad that Loyola lost in the NCAA Tourney, but also was happy with Notre Dame's Women's Team's victory ... and noted that the winning shot was made by a young woman from Milwaukee who played for Divine Savior High School.
News You Can Use; This Week's Announcements
District Conference Reminder -- Are you looking for a weekend getaway with kids or grandkids?  How about a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells?  May 4-6 TriCon 2018 is coming to The Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells.  This is a Rotary District Conference for Rotarians in District 6220, District 6250 and District 6270.  All Rotarians from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and eastern Minnesota, with their significant others and families, and other Rotarians and friends of Rotary are welcome. TriCon 2018 Wisconsin is a collaborative project of the three Rotary Districts mentioned. 
Goals are to:
o   Celebrate Rotary
o   Be family friendly
o   Present OUTSTANDING speakers and programs.
You are welcome to attend whether you have been a Rotarian for one year or 50 years.  Especially for newer members, it’s a great way to learn more about Rotary and expand your scope outside of our Rotary club.
April 9th Meeting at Menominee Nation Arena -- Lori Renning reminded members about next Monday's meeting being at the Menominee Nation Arena. Look for an e-mail from her with more information.
Red Cross Blood Drive -- Lori advised that there will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, April 16 at the Algoma Avenue United Methodist Church from noon to 5:30 p.m. Donors and volunteers are needed.
Flower Sale -- Lori passed out order sheets for the upcoming annual Flower Sale Fundraiser. Sales efforts will begin soon, with delivery on Friday May 11. Varieties of flowers available, colors, and prices are noted on the order forms.
Waterfest -- Lori shared that our Club will again host at one of the concession stands during Waterfest this summer -- date TBD.
Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest -- will again be held over Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 3. The committee is almost ready to announce the bands. More info at upcoming meetings.
National Library Week -- Jeff Gilderson-Duwe announced that next week, April 9-13, is National Library Week. The theme is "Libraries Build Strong Communities."  He shared a brochure which highlighted the nearly 80 Oshkosh businesses that will be sharing discounts and other benefits with those who do business with them next week. Just show your Library Card to receive whatever discount/benefit the business is offering.

Program for April 2, 2018
Jessica Benish introduced Dr. Laurie Muller, a pediatrician from Aurora Health Care, who presented a program about the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine.
Jessica Benesh
Dr. Laurie Muller
Dr. Muller noted that there are some 150 related viruses within HPV.
• 60% of HPV infections are related to common warts that many people have experienced over their lifetimes. These warts/types of HPV infection are not sexually transmitted.
• 40% of HPV infections are sexually transmitted, and there are 9 viruses in HPV that can cause major problems.  These are the 9 viruses vaccinated against with the current HPV vaccine, Gardisil-9. These are the 9 viruses that can cause cells to mutate into cancer cells, causing cervical, penile, anal, vulva, and vaginal cancers and throat, tongue, and tonsil cancers.
• 70% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV. Some 30,700 women develop cervical cancer each year. Studies have shown that cervical cancer happens more to women in their 20s and 30s. After the age of 40, the cervical cells don't convert to cancer cells as easily/often.
• Many people have no symptoms of HPV and don't know they are infected, which makes it easy to transmit.
• 9 out of 10 HPV infections will go away in 1 to 2 years.
• The HPV vaccine is recommended for young women between the ages of 11 to 26, young boys/men between the ages of 11 to 21, and in high-risk men until age 26.  If given before the age of 15, only two doses are needed.  After the age of 15, three doses are needed.  The younger the person is when receiving the shot the better their immune response is.
• A 10-year report issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)  in 2016 showed a 64% reduction in HPV illnesses following use of the shot and that the shot can make cervical cancer almost 100% preventable.
• The CDC, FDA (Food & Drug Administration), and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System have all monitored the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.  This vaccine does not contain Thimerosal -- the preservative in vaccines that causes concerns for many people.
• Cost of the shots is covered by insurance companies and Medicaid.
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: Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys
Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer?
That's the suggestion of a new study that found that among more than 2,300 Americans with chronic kidney disease, those who drank the most caffeinated drinks reduced their risk of premature death by 24 percent.
"Our study showed a dose-dependent protective effect of caffeine consumption on all-cause mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease," said lead researcher Dr. Miguel Bigotte Vieira, from the Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, in Lisbon, Portugal.
"However, our observational study cannot prove that caffeine reduces the risk of death, but only suggests the possibility of such a protective effect," he said. Moreover, the reasons that caffeine might be protective aren't clear, and how much caffeine is too little and how much might be too much also isn't known, Bigotte Vieira added.
The findings also need to be replicated in a trial that compares caffeine consumption with no caffeine consumption before patients are counseled to drink more coffee or other caffeinated drinks, he noted.
In the study, the research team found that:
  • those who consumed the least amount of caffeine saw no reduction in death risk,
  • those who had the second higher amount reduced their risk by 12 percent,
  • those who had the third higher amount reduced their risk by 22 percent,
  • and those who consumed the most caffeine reduced their risk by 24 percent.
The association between caffeine and a reduced risk of premature death was independent of factors such as age, gender, race, family income, education, creatinine levels (a marker of kidney troubles), high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, body weight, previous cardiovascular problems and diet, Bigotte Vieira said.
The findings were to be presented at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, in New Orleans. Research presented at meetings is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Dr. Leslie Spry, from the Lincoln Nephrology & Hypertension, Dialysis Center in Nebraska, said, "I hope this is the case, as I sit here and drink my morning coffee." Spry is also a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation.
"As you know, there are studies of coffee being harmful, beneficial and having no effect on health," he said.
This is yet another observational study, Spry noted, where only an association was found, not cause and effect.
Given the relatively small size of the study, and the small reduction in death risk, Spry said he's not willing to tell kidney patients that the more caffeine they drink, the longer they'll live.
"I would rather say that compared to little or no caffeine intake, those people with the highest intake of caffeine as estimated by dietary recall, may have a lower mortality, but the reason for this lower mortality is not proven by this association research," he said.