Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Bulletin Editor
David Hayford
Oct 01, 2018
Remembering the Battle of Midway . . . . Greeter: Heidi Kerkhof
Oct 08, 2018
Addiction and Drug Court . . . . Greeter: Mark Rohloff
Oct 15, 2018
Meeting at The Howard ( Former Eagles Club) . . . Greeter: Michael Rust
Oct 22, 2018
Rotary Water & Sanitation Grant Initiatives . . . . Greeter: John Schatz
Oct 29, 2018
Wittman Regional Airport . . . Greeter: Karen Schibline
Nov 05, 2018
Our 351 Sons . . .Greeter: Vicki Schroeder
Nov 12, 2018
Greeter: Gail Schwab
Nov 19, 2018
Oshkosh Police Department.....Greeter:
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Meeting Information for Monday, October 1, 2018
Heidi Kerkhof will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Dick Campbell will present one of his great programs titled "Remembering the Battle of Midway". Dick describes the program:
"The BAttle of Midway, which was fought on June 4 -7, 1942, over and near the tiny US mid-Pacific air base at Midway Atoll, represented the strategic high-water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war, Six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy defeated Japan at Midway in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II. Because of major advances in code-breaking, the US was able to pre-empt and counter Japan's planned ambush of the US Naval forces, and then inflicting permanent damage on the Imperial Japanese Naval forces, thanks to the perseverance, sacrifice, and skill of the US Naval leaders and aviators during the battle. An important turning point in the Pacific campaign,  the victory allowed the US and its allies to move into an offensive position of combat.
Prayer and Pledge for September 24th
Liz Rice Janzen greeted members and guests, then presented a reflection from a children;s book, and led the Club in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Liz Rice-Janzen greets John Schatz
All then adjourned to the river front  for the annual group picture. Directed by Michael Cooney.
I am not smiling - need a "do-over" 
Deb Wirtz informed all that today is Family Day, Festival of Greatest Novelties (not sure I recorded that one correctly), Bluebird of Happiness Day, and Cherry Jubilee Day.
Guests today include Southwest members, Craig Burnett, Dr. James M. Chitwood, Bob Stauffer, and Kim Johnson. Sur Panek introduced United Way co-Chair Dr. Paul Larson. Sue also thanked the Club for ongoing support of United Way, and mentioned 4 former campaign chairs - Art Rehbein, Dick Campbell, John Vette (twice), and Melissa Kohn.
This month's raffle winner is Jeff Gilderson-Duwe. I believe it was $110
Happy Winner
Dave Sennholz introduced new member Ralph Spanbauer. Jack Klein will be inducting him soon. Possibly today.
Dr. Paul Larson, United Way Co-Chair
News You Can Use 0 this week's Announcements
Sofia reported on her activities for the week. It included learning how to polka, though I missed the details. She attended her first football game at Oshkosh West. Went ot BAy Beach in Green Bay for a ride on the Zippin Pippin. Visited a buffalo farm (Lenny's?) And made dinner for the Schibline family. Karen describes: "She has made Empanadas and a corn casserole type thingy that I can’t pronounce (Pastel de Choclo)."I hear that the reviews were good.
Blood Drive at Algoma Boulevard United Methodist Church today.
Tom Willadsen announced that the 9th annual Thanksgiving Festival will be Monday, November 19th at 7 PM. There will be an interfaith pot-luck dinner at the Mosque prior. See Tom for details. And welcome back, Tom!
Tom Willadsen
Nikole Vergin announced the annual "Sock-tober" drive. Bring new socks of any size to donate. If you missed today, there are 4 more chances.
Chili Cook-Off  -- is set for Saturday, October 13th. It will be held at a new location - the Leach Amphitheater. Volunteers will be need to help out that day. Our chili team needs help! David Hayford is "throwing in the apron" after a long and illustrious career, so a 4th volunteer is needed to assist veterans John Fuller,  and Cathy Zimmerman (in alphabetical order).  THE CHILI TEAM DESPERATELY NEEDS TWO VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST! David made an eloquent plea to try to attract new members to the team. And Karen asked for volunteers to help run the event. Proceeds will benefit Day by Day Warming Shelter/

Happy Dollars for September 24
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has chosen the fight against human trafficking as the beneficiary of our Happy $$. 

Cathy Zimmerman offered a Happy $$ in honor of the 20th anniversary of her son's IT business.
David Hayford is happy to be home, after a week of 100 degree plus days in Phoenix. Though his first visit to the Grand Canyon was the highlight of the trip.
Mike Audit was happy for recently celebrating his 50th high school reunion. And, on the same day, "the 50th anniversary of my 18th birthday."
Program for September 24th
John Vette presented Jeremy Cords of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA), for a presentation on the Fox River locks, 17 of them.
Jeremy Cords
Construction on the locks began before Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848. The system opened around 1850. It was originally operated by a private company. The Army Corps of Engineers took over in 1872, and managed the system until 2004. The National Parks and Wisconsin DNR both declined the opportunity to take over at that point. So FRNSA was created and took over that year.
FRSNA is governed by a 9 person Board of Directors appointed by the Governor. John Vette is on the Board.
All of the 17 locks are on the National Register. They are opened and closed manually, the only such system known in the US.
The drop in elevation from Lake Winnebago is 168' to Green Bay, a distance of 39 miles. That is the same distance as Niagara Falls. Each lock has a 10' drop. Their is a 50' drop in 1 mile in Kaukauna.
The advent of the railroad in the early 1900's greatly reduced the need for the locks. Though they were still used for commercial shipping until 1959.
There was a successful $14.5 million (under budget) restoration project from 2005 - 2015.
All the locks are open except for Menasha. That is kept closed as a barrier to invasive species, particularly the Goby Fish. As I understood, there will be an electric barrier installed to  to control the Goby Fish. The Lock will then be renovated and re-opened.
The locks are open from May until October.  Fee is just $10 per day or $100 for the season.
Finally, FRNSA is planning a fundraising campaign later this year for the Menasha lock and a Visitor Center.
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: Is It PTSD, Depression, or Both?
Everybody gets the blues now and then. It’s just part of life. But if you feel down or numb, or if your mood is getting in the way of your daily activities, you might have depression. Or you could have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Depression and PTSD share some symptoms. With either one, you might have trouble sleeping, get angry over little things, or lose interest in people or things. Sometimes, you can have both conditions. Depression isn’t something you can just snap out of. It’s an illness that can be treated with medication or therapy. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can happen to you after you see or experience a disturbing event, like war or accidents. Treatment can help with PTSD, too.
It’s possible to have just one bout of depression in your life. But for most people who have depression, it comes and goes over the years.
It can take hold of you with no warning. But depression can get worse after you go through something stressful, like a divorce. It can last at least a couple of weeks, and the sadness or other symptoms affect you more days than not. You might:
  • Feel sad or hopeless
  • Get no pleasure from things you usually enjoy, like hobbies or sports
  • Sleep too much or not enough
  • Feel tired or lack energy, so that even little tasks take a lot of effort
  • Have no appetite or eat too much
  • Feel anxious or restless
  • Have a hard time focusing your mind and making decisions
  • Feel worthless and keep blaming yourself for things
  • Think often about suicide or death
It usually happens after you go through a life-threatening event or a long-lasting trauma, like sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse. If you see something terrible happen to other people, that also could cause it. Doctors, police officers, and emergency workers who deal with stressful situations regularly may get it.
Signs of posttraumatic stress might start showing up a month or so after the event that sets it off. Or they might not come for years. PTSD symptoms fall into several groups:
Unwanted memories. You might:
  • Keep remembering what happened, even though that upsets you
  • Have flashbacks, like you’re reliving it
  • Have an emotional or physical reaction when something reminds you of it
Avoidance. You might:
  • Try to keep from thinking or talking about what happened
  • Stay away from people, places, or activities that remind you of it
Negative thoughts and moods. You may:
  • Be down on yourself, other people, or the world
  • Feel detached from other people, hopeless, or emotionally numb
Changes in emotional and physical reactions. You could:
  • Be easily startled or frightened, or you might always be on guard for danger
  • Do self-destructive things, like drinking too much alcohol or driving too fast
  • Have trouble sleeping or concentrating
If your symptoms go on for longer than 4 weeks, cause you a lot of distress, or get in the way of your home life or work, you may have posttraumatic stress.
Depression vs. PTSD
Some symptoms of depression and PTSD overlap. And you can have both conditions at the same time. Some, but not all, cases of depression can follow a traumatic event like a divorce or an illness.
Some ways that the two conditions are similar include:
  • Trouble sleeping or keeping your mind focused
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in things you used to enjoy
  • Irritability or bad temper
  • Emotional detachment from other people
How to Find Help
If you have depression, PTSD, or both, treatment can help. To figure out what’s wrong, start with your doctor. She may begin with a physical exam and rule out any other health problems. Then she may ask about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Or she might send you to a counselor.
You have many options for treatment. Prescription medicines and talk therapy can work well. Some treatments can help with depression and PTSD at the same time. For example, a counselor can help you let go of negative thoughts and habits, and put positive ones in their place.
If you feel so low that you think about killing yourself, get help right away. Call a doctor or counselor, or talk to a loved one or minister. If you or someone near you might be in immediate danger, call 911 or a crisis line right away. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).