Russell Hampton
Bulletin Editor
David Hayford
Nov 06, 2017
HOPE Cancer Connection. . . Greeter: Michael Audit
Nov 13, 2017
Veteran's Day . . . . Greeter: Jim Austad
Nov 20, 2017
Meaning of Thanksgiving . . . . . Greeter:
Nov 27, 2017
Reach Counseling . . . . . . Greeter:
Dec 04, 2017
Pearl Harbor . . . . . Greeter:
Dec 11, 2017
8th Grade Essay Contest. . . . . Greeter:
Dec 18, 2017
Hliday Program . . . . . Greeter:
Dec 25, 2017
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Meeting Information for Monday, November 6, 2017
Michael Audit will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Brenda Bonn will present a program on HOPE Cancer Connection.
Prayer and  and Pledge for October 23
Jack Klein greeted members with a smile, firm handshake and/or big hug.

Jack greets John Nichols
Jack provided a reflection, and led the Club in the Pledge.
Deb Wirtz informed us that today is International Internet Day, National Hat Day, and Pumpkin Day. She proceeded to engage members in a short game of Trivia. Guests from Southwest Rotary included Bill Thimke, Bob Stauffer, and Kim Johnson. Ted Pugh, a member of the San Rafael, CA. Downtown Club joined us.
Ted Pugh
Other guests included Dan Mrachek from Leadership Oshkosh. And former member Sue Ackerman, guest of Cathy Zimmerman.
Michel updated us on his past week. He provided usual praise for host family, the Matz family, and also praised John Jorgenson, though I missed the detail.
Michel and John Matz.
John Nichols was the lucky raffle winner for October.
Challenge for you. Write an appropriate caption for this picture

Happy $$
Kim Johnson is happy because the Lourdes girls' Volleyball Team is headed to the State Tournament.
News You Can Use
Jolene Heuchert announced that Community First Credit Union is celebrating the GRAND OPENING of it's 25th location. Highways 10 and CB in Neenah.  It will be the new home office, as well as 25th banking location.
Sue Panek announced the Empty Bowls fundraiser to end hunger at Beckett's on November 5.
Sue Panek
Bill Bracken announced that Fox Valley Tech is having their annual donor appreciation lunch on November 2.
Nikole Vergin made a pitch to SELL OCM cards. The Club gets $4 for each card sold. Two cards are being distributed to each member, though more are available if needed.
OCM cards - JUST $10 Each!!
Michael Rust announced that TEDx Oshkosh 2917 will be held this Saturday, November 4th, at the Grand Opera House. 8AM start
Program for October 30
Cathy Zimmerman mentioned that she and Sue Ackerman traveled to South Africa ten years ago as part of Africa Classroom Connection.
They traveled with a group from the Minneapolis Rotary Club (# 9). Henry Bromelkamp, a member of that Club, traveled with Cathy and Sue, is still involved in the program, and joined us today to educate us about the program.
Henry Bromelkamp
The African Classroom Connection was founded in 2006. But 40 years ago the Eshewe, South Africa Rotary Club began building classrooms. Since then 4 million students have been educated in those classrooms. 
Before 1989, during Apartheid, it was illegal to teach Blacks anything other that needed for employment.
Classroom cost $11,000 to build. Board covers 100% of administrative costs. So 100% of donations go to the program.
Note: pictures provided by Cathy Zimmerman.
School provided by Oshkosh Rotary Club and friends" See sign. 
The Program has 6 guiding principles:
1) Local Decision making. Zulus for Zulus.
2) Local investment. Community buy-in. Village pays 10% of cost.
3) Local labor. Jobs for Africans.
4) Sustainable. Government staff handle maintenance.
5) Reliable Construction. Every classroom is the same
6) International accountability. Regular audits performed.
Science Lab
Cathy, Henry, Sue
Finally, President John Fuller and Henry exchange banners

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: Most US Adults Unaware of Two Major Cancer Risk Factors
First National Online Survey of Its Type
The majority of adults in the United States are still in the dark about alcohol and obesity being major lifestyle-related risk factors for cancer, the first national online cancer survey reveals.
Results from the National Cancer Opinion Survey, undertaken by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in collaboration with the Harris Poll, indicate that 89% of adults are optimistic about the future of cancer research, prevention, and treatment and actively take steps to prevent cancer. These actions include not smoking (66%) and eating fruits and vegetables (50%). Most understand cancer risk factors, such as tobacco use (78%) and sun exposure (66%).
However, only 31% realized that a high body mass index increases the risk for cancer (colon, breast, high-grade prostate, and uterine cancers). Furthermore, only 30% recognized that drinking alcohol raises risk (for esophageal, breast, and colon cancers).
Additionally, 80% were unaware of the role of viruses in increasing cancer risk.
The findings were published online on the ASCO website on October 24. 
Notably, more than a third of the survey participants had experienced cancer themselves (4%) or have a family history of cancer (32%).
While those with some personal experience were more likely to take preventive measures against disease, these actions most often consisted of reducing sun exposure and increasing vitamin intake, the survey shows. Only 41% said they maintained a healthy weight to prevent cancer, and 38% said they limit alcohol consumption. More than half of adults said they didn't use sun block.
"This research helps us understand what our fellow Americans know and believe about cancer, and therefore where we need to focus as a nation in our efforts to conquer cancer," said Bruce Johnson, MD, president of ASCO, in a statement."It is clear there are many important gaps we need to address — from educating the public about cancer prevention, to confronting high treatment costs, to investing in cancer research that is vital to improving patients' outcomes in the future," he added.
The survey was conducted online between July 10 and 18 and  included a nationally representative sample of 4016 adults aged 18 years and older.
These data should act as a "wake-up call," particularly in light of the obesity epidemic, said Richard Schilsky, MD, chief medical officer of ASCO. "Our lifestyles have a big impact on our risk of developing many common cancers."
More than a third of Americans are obese, and obesity is a major factor in the growing cancer burden in the United States, he pointed out, emphasizing that the situation is urgent. "We can't allow obesity to undo the advances we've made in cancer prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment," Dr Schilsky  told Medscape Medical News.
The National Cancer Institute predicts that by 2030, at current rates of increased obesity, there could be 500,000 more cases of obesity-related cancer in the United States.
ASCO will continue to investigate evidence-based solutions, provide education resources, and share information on obesity and cancer through medical meetings and other channels, said Dr Schilsky. For now, the annual survey will improve understanding of the public's perception of cancer research and care.
Dr Schilsky also pointed out that no single organization or medical specialty can address the problem of overweight alone.
To address the cancer risks associated with alcohol consumption, ASCO will release a statement next month outlining several public health strategies. Even modest alcohol use can increase cancer risk, but the greatest risks are seen in people with a history of "heavy, long-term use," Dr Schilsky noted.
"It's critical for Americans to understand the link between alcohol and cancer so they can make more informed choices," he summarized.
In the survey, 91% of respondents said the US government should dedicate substantial funding to diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer. Most also said the federal government should lower the cost of prescription drugs, with 92% believing that Medicare should negotiate drug prices directly with pharmaceutical manufacturers, 86% indicating that the cost of cancer drugs should be lowered through government regulation, and 80% agreeing that it should be legal to buy cancer drugs outside the United States.