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Jul 09, 2018
Cyber Bullying. . . Greeter: John Menn
Jul 16, 2018
Tour Evergreen Retirement Community. . . Greeter : Tamara Mugerauer
Jul 23, 2018
EAA week. . Hotel Roundtable
Jul 25, 2018
EAA with Flying Rotarians
Jul 30, 2018
The Joseph Project. . . . Greeter: Alan Ott
Aug 06, 2018
Oshkosh Herald . . . . Greeter: John Nichols
Aug 13, 2018
Mercy Geropsychiatric
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
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Meeting Information for Monday, July 9, 2018
John Menn will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Elizabeth VanAbel of Reach Counseling will present a program on "Cyber Bullying."
Prayer and Pledge for July 2, 2018
New Club President Christy Marquardt opened her first meeting by asking the Club to sing the National Anthem in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
 
Tom McDermott greeted members and guests and led the Club in a reflection and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tom McDermott (right) greets Craig Burnett
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Deb Wirtz  advised us that it was "Made in USA" day as well as World UFO Day. She then introduced the day's guests: Bill Thimke, Craig Burnett, and Barb Herzog (Southwest Rotary); Lee Prellwitz (Ripon Rotary); Vickie Cartwright, Linda Haling, and Mary Ann Dilling (guests of Barb Herzog and Sue Panek).
 
President Christy Marquardt invited Lee Prellwitz to speak, and he invited Club members to participate in the Ripon Rotary Club's annual Golf Outing, to be held Wednesday, August 1, at the Tuscumbia Country Club in Green Lake. He reminded golfers that anyone who plays in the Outing will be award 100 Paul Harris points.
 
Lee Prellwitz
 
Next, Sue Panek introduced Mary Ann Dilling, who will be the new CEO/Executive Director of the Oshkosh United Way. Mary Ann rose to speak and noted that she "has very big shoes to fill in following Sue." Mary Ann was the former Director of Business Development and Director of Events and Hospitality at EAA. She is excited to be leading United Way into the future.
 
Mary Ann Dilling
 
Barb Herzog next introduced Dr. Linda Haling, the new Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at UW-O. Dr. Haling is happy to be living and working in Oshkosh.
 
Dr. Linda Haling
 
Then, Barb introduced Dr. Vickie Cartwright, the new Superintendent of Schools for the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD). Barb was excited to introduce Dr. Cartwright, calling her an excellent choice to lead the OASD. Dr. Cartwright said she looks forward to working with with local civic groups in leading the OASD into the future. 
 
Dr. Vickie Cartwright
It was noted that Monday was the first day on the job for all three women.
 
Raffle Report -- Ada Thimke reported the raffle kitty stands at $35. The raffle will be drawn on Monday, July 30.
 
Michel's Travels -- RYE Student Michel reported on his activities. He recently returned from a two-week tour of the Western United States where he saw lots of sites and had a reasonably good time. On Monday night, he was going to a Brewers game with his current host family. Later this week, he was traveling to New York City with his former host dad, John, and they had tickets to tour the United Nations. Then they were traveling on to Washington, DC for 3 or 4 days to tour the city. 
 
After he returns from Washington, he is traveling to Toronto with his current host family to attend a family wedding there.  Then on his way home from Canada he will be going to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to attend a multi-district gathering of Rotary exchange students. He will be home to attend our Club meeting on July 16, and the last meeting he will attend before he goes back to Germany will be the International Rotary Corn Roast at EAA on Wed., July 25.

Stop the Bleed kits -- Following our meeting, David Hayford received this email from Tabitha Uitenbroeck of ThedaCare with this offer, following up on the recent "Stop the Bleed" presentation: "I wanted to reach out and let you know that we now have Stop the Bleed kits available in the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah gift shop.  We are selling them for $40 (no tax) and hope to expand to other ThedaCare hospital gift shops if sales go well.  We  are selling nearly at cost because our intent is to provide training and then support efforts to get the helpful supplies/tools into people‚Äôs hands!"
 
David added: A tourniquet in your home is like a fire extinguisher. You hope you never need it, but it is extremely valuable if you do. But fire extinguishers have a limited shelf life (how many decades have you had yours?) Not so with a tourniquet.
 
 
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News You Can Use; This Week's Announcements
July 16 Meeting -- President Christy Marquardt announced that the Club's meeting on July 16 will be held at Evergreen, with a tour of the new facilities there. More info next week.
 
EAA Volunteer Opps -- Nikole Vergin reminded members that volunteers are still needed for various jobs at EAA. Recall our Club volunteers in return for use of the EAA Nature Center Pavilion to host the annual International Rotary Corn Roast during EAA AirVenture. Lori Renning recently sent an e-mail outlining the various volunteer opportunities. Don't forget you get a free pass to EAA for one day in return for volunteering.
 
 
Rotarian at Work T-shirt -- Nikole also announced that she has one more "Rotarian at Work" t-shirt, size medium, available for $8.00. See Nikole if you're interested.
 
Shared Harvest -- Michael Audit said the schedule for volunteers for Shared Harvest is "pretty well set" for the next couple of weeks ... or it was until Kathy Propp advised Michael that she and her husband would not be available to help as scheduled on July 21. Contact Michael if you can assist on that date or any other date in the future.  Shared Harvest gathers fruits and vegetables from the vendors at the end of the Farmer's Market on Saturday. Time required is from about 11:30 to 12:30 to pull wagons around and ask for donations from vendors.
 
Ribfest -- Volunteer sign up sheets will be passed around at next week's meeting. Ribfest is Labor Day Weekend, Friday-Monday afternoon.
 
Runway 5K -- Sue Panek was happy to announce that EAA has chosen the United Way as the recipient of the monies raised during its annual Runway 5K race, which will be held on Saturday, July 28. Sue noted that 80 volunteers will be needed and all volunteers will receive a wristband to attend the event that day. (Note Saturday evening is the second night air show and fireworks display, and your wristband is good through that activity.) Volunteers are needed at various times form 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Sue passed around a sign-up sheet. She noted that all volunteers will receive a LiveUnited t-shirt to wear that day.
 
 
 
 
Happy $$$
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has not yet chosen her charity that will receive the Happy Dollars collected over the next year, but she will do so by next week.
 
Karen Schibline -- is happy to be the new Assistant District Governor. She is looking forward to working with the 5 Clubs in her area.
 
Barb Herzog -- was thrilled to introduce Dr. Cartwright and Dr. Haling and have them join the Oshkosh community.
 
Chanda Anderson -- was happy to re-introduce herself to the Club and said she is hoping to get back into being involved in Rotary now that her business expansion opportunity is up and running.
 
Chanda Anderson
 
John Matz -- was happy to announce that he would again read the Declaration of Independent on the steps of the Winnebago County Courthouse at 8 a.m. on July 4 ... to remind us what people gave for our independence. He invited anyone to attend the reading.
 
Lurton Burlingame -- did not have a dollar to lay down, but figures he definitely earned some extra dollars for Rotary recently. He said that during Waterfest, he and Cathy Zimmerman were selling wine at the outside booth, and one lady came to purchase a glass of chardonnay, which Cathy served her. Noting the tip jar, the lady said that if we wanted a tip, I was going to have to kiss her, "so I did."  A while later, the lady returned and purchased a second glass of wine and again asked for a kiss before she'd give a tip. Lurton said, "so I did; and she did." He noted that the phrase, "Ask not what Rotary can do for you but rather what can you do for Rotary" came to mind. He then noted that Lori Renning, ever vigilant and wise beyond her years, observed the kissing activity and sent a young lady over to take his place at the wine sales booth. End of kissing.
 
 
Sue Panek -- is very happy that the United Way Board has selected a new CEO so she can continue forward with her retirement plans.
 
David Sennholz -- offered $2 in honor of our esteemed guest from Ripon and $5 in honor of John Matz reading the Declaration of Independence.
 
 
 
 
 
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Program for July 2, 2018
Assistant District Governor Karen Schibline introduced our guest, the new District Governor for Rotary District 6270, Kola Alayande.
 
Kola Alayande
 
Kola introduced himself saying he is a second generation Rotarian, following in the footsteps of his father. He first became involved with Rotary as an Interactor in 1982 and went on to be a Rotaractor in college. He is one of the co-founders of the Mequon/Milwaukee After Hours Club. He said he enjoys martial arts, the arts, and jazz. He is married and has one son.
 
Kola said that he joined Rotary via Interact because he went to an all-boys high school and the only way to meet girls was to be involved in extracurricular activities. So he joined various after-school groups so he could meet girls, including Interact. He said it doesn't matter how or why you joined Rotary but rather what you end up doing ... the mark you leave. Thirty-six years later, here he is as a District Governor. He said he is teaching (brainwashing) his 11-year-old son to be involved and hopes he will join Interact and/or Rotaract.
 
Next Kola showed the "What is Rotary" video. Following that he commented that Rotary is about impacting community--locally, nationally, and internationally.  He added that Rotary has an incorrect image as an "old man's club"; he sees men and women working together to make their communities better.
 
He emphasized that it's important to change the stereotype of Rotary, noting that many people question him when he tells them that he is a Rotarian, "What are you doing in an old man's club?" they ask.  He said it's important to show the fun side of Rotary.  He noted that Barry Rassin, the new Rotary International President, wants Rotary to highlight its professional impact and show Rotarians having fun as friends and neighbors.
 
Kola outlined the goals for Rotary International for the next year per the new RI President:
 
1. End polio in the world and make sure it doesn't come back. He noted that just like ebola, polio could spread via "one plane ride."  He said once polio is eradicated, it will still be important to fund the End Polio campaign to make sure the disease does not come back.
 
2. Increase the number of new Rotoract and Interact clubs and support and strengthen existing clubs -- to involve more young people.
 
3. Increase diversity in Rotary membership. He noted diversity does not just include color/race but also sex and age, noting that more women and older people should be encouraged to join Rotary.
 
4. Attract and engage more young people.  Kola said he takes some issue with this goal, as he also feels it's important to engage older people as well. He noted that newly retired baby boomers have time and money and that we should reach out to such friends who might be interested in joining Rotary.
 
5. Enhance the public image of Rotary and make the public aware of the good that Rotary does.
 
Kola said that he's heard a lot about our Club and its activities and noted that in 101 years, our Club has had 7 Club members become District Governors. With 54 Clubs in the District, Kola said that was an impressive number. 
 
He observed that some clubs do look like "old men's clubs," and he plans to work to change that image in this District.
 
 
His goals for clubs in the District is "to do better than last year."  He said he hesitates to set goals for clubs ... that he'd rather just challenge them to do better than last year and let them determine how high they want to set their bar. He observed that only 3 clubs in the District received the Presidential Citation in 2016, and 11 in 2017, but he believes that most clubs did the work to earn a citation but simply failed to record their activities on Club Central. He encouraged all clubs to find someone in their club who will make sure their activity is reported regularly online.
 
He said that when he was discussing Rotary with a friend once the friend asked him, "Why are you a member of that secret cult?"  He said he took time to explain to his friend what Rotary is and does and his friend was amazed.  Kola observed that humility -- failing to let people know what Rotary does -- can be "dangerous humility." He said we need to let the world know what we're doing and the easiest way to do that today is via social media, such as Facebook. He encouraged our Club to engage in more PR (public relations) activity to let people know what we're doing. He said that by spending $5 on Facebook you can "boost" a post to reach 1,000 people, one of the cheapest ways to increase awareness of our Club and what it's doing.
 
Kola said at his Club they challenge members to bring new people to the Club -- each one, bring one is their motto. They encourage members to bring someone new at least once a month.
 
Lastly, Kola said he hoped many Club members will attend DualCon, which will be held May 17-18, 2019 in Wisconsin Dells, with Districts 6220 and 6270 participating. He said it will be a celebration of the Rotary year that will be concluding the end of June 2019. He noted there are about 2,700 Rotarians in District 6270 and he hopes 10% of them will attend DualCon, but his dream would be that 50% would attend.  He said it's a great way to show kids and grandkids what we're doing and to encourage them to join Rotary later in life.
 
President Christy closed her first meeting by leading the Club in the Four-Way Test.
 
 
 
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: Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart
 
Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests.
 
"Reducing workplace noise levels is critical not just for hearing loss prevention -- it may also impact blood pressure and cholesterol," said Dr. John Howard, director of the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which conducted the study. "Worksite health and wellness programs that include screenings for high blood pressure and cholesterol should also target noise-exposed workers," Howard said.
 
Loud noise is one of the most common workplace hazards in the United States, with 1 in 4 Americans reporting a history of exposure to high levels of noise while at work, the researchers said.
 
"Noisy environments in the workplace represent a neglected risk factor for high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol," said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency room physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "The [emergency room] provides an ideal opportunity to screen patients for elevated blood pressure and those with hypertension when they come for medical evaluation for any particular condition," he said.
 
"Facilitating [emergency room] screening for specific occupations that are associated with an elevated risk for high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol can help save lives," noted Glatter, who was not connected to the study.
 
High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels are known risk factors for heart disease.
 
In the study, the NIOSH scientists analyzed data from the 2014 U.S. National Health Interview Survey and found that 41 million Americans had a history of noise exposure at work, and 14 percent reported exposure within the last year.
 
While 12 percent had hearing problems, 24 percent had high blood pressure and 28 percent had high cholesterol. Work-related noise exposure could be linked to 58 percent of hearing problems, 14 percent of high blood pressure cases, and 9 percent of high cholesterol cases, the study suggested.
 
Industries with the highest rates of worker noise exposure were mining (61 percent), construction (51 percent), and manufacturing (47 percent).
 
"A significant percentage of the workers we studied have hearing difficulty, high blood pressure and high cholesterol that could be attributed to noise at work," study co-author Liz Masterson said in a news release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NIOSH is part of the CDC.
 
"If noise could be reduced to safer levels in the workplace, more than 5 million cases of hearing difficulty among noise-exposed workers could potentially be prevented," she added.
 
"This study provides further evidence of an association of occupational noise exposure with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and the potential to prevent these conditions if noise is reduced," Masterson concluded.
 
But the study did not prove that a noisy workplace actually caused high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels; it only showed an association.
 
The study was published March 14 in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
 
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