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Nov 05, 2018
Our 351 Sons . . .Greeter: Vicki Schroeder
Nov 12, 2018
Greeter: Gail Schwab
Nov 19, 2018
Oshkosh Police Department.....Greeter: David Sennholz
Nov 26, 2018
Greeter: James Stahl
Dec 03, 2018
Civil War Heaven Intended... Greeter: Glenn Steinbrecker
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meeting Inormation for Monday, November 5th
Vicki Schroeder will greet members and guests, give a reflection and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
John Gillespie will present a program titled "Rawhide - Our 351 Sons"
 
The meeting today will be in the John Lynch room on the south side of the Convention Center.  
Prayer & Pledge for October 29th
I arrived early and was greeted warmly by Cathy Zimmerman. Karen Schibline took over as Greeter, offered a reflection, and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Deb Wirtz informed us that today is International Introverts Day, as well as the National Day for cats, hermits, and oatmeal. There may have been others.
 
Deb introduced guest Bob Stauffer of Southwest. Jim Power introduced his guest, Karime Grajales, From UWO I believe.
 
Ada Thimke oversaw the raffle. John Matz (yet again) won $150. Mike Audit won the special drawing for Tedx ticket.
 
Sofia
 
Sofia provided a report of the highlights from the previous week. She visited a farm. Karen Schibline taught her a bar dice game which I have never heard of. The highlight of her week was attending church with David & Paula Hayford Sunday morning, and enjoying a tasty lunch and nice visit with the entire Hayford clan. Editor's note: Sofia did not actually define that as the highlight of her week. That is your editor's interpretation
 
Sophia at Hayford "Soup Sunday" with Cullen (l) and Declan
 
News you can use - this week's announcements
President Christy Marquardt
 
Christy informed the Club that the November 5th meeting will be held in the John Lynch Room on the south side of the Convention Center.
 
She also mentioned that the Polio Plus fundraiser last week netted over $200 for the cause.
 
Jack Klein mentioned that the MacDowell Male Chorus, of which Jack is a distinguished member, will be having concerts  at 7:30 PM Friday November 9th, and 2 PM and 7:30 PM on Saturday the 10th. Concerts will be help at the UW Fox Valley Theatre at 1478 Midway Road in Menasha. Tickets from Jack or at the door.
 
Karen Schibline mentioned a Southwest Rotary fundraiser entitled "Perfect Pair." That would be beer and a meal. The date was November 1, so further details not necessary.
 
Potential New Members -- Two candidates have applied for membership to our Club -- Dr. Vickie Cartwright, superintendent of the Oshkosh Area School District, and Ben Thompson, sales manager at 4Imprint. This is the second, of two, required postings for potential new members. If you have any objections, please contact Jack Klein or Cathy Cluff.
 
Editor's Note: In the interest of full disclaimer. And to avoid any possible charges of disseminating fake news.
 
Photographer Michael Cooney was traveling, and missed the meeting. Thus, not surprisingly, he was not able to provide any pictures. So any pictures are either (1) from prior Spokes, or (2) other sources.
 


 
Happy $$$
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has chosen the fight against human trafficking as the beneficiary of our Happy Dollars 
 
Tom Willadsen -- was happy that Northwestern defeated Nebraska in overtime during its Homecoming game.  He shared an old joke about Nebraska ... "What does the 'N' on Nebraska's helmet stand for?"  The answer -- (k)nowledge .
 
This is a re-run from last week. Just for anyone who may have missed the joke last week.
 
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And he did not mention anything about Northwestern's romp over the woeful Badgers.
 
But Tom did actually have a Happy $$ today. He submitted a column to the Northwestern which will be published on Sunday.  He did reveal the topic, but you will have to read the paper to find out.
 
I popped for a Happy $ for the wonderful day my family enjoyed with Sofia. The Hayford weekly "Soup Sunday." The family left at 3 PM to get a nap for 2 1/2 year old Madigan. Sofia spent 2 hours with Paula and me educating us on Chile. The geography is remarkable. And Stunning. I also encouraged members to include Sofia in family meals and/or other activities. The effort will be mutually beneficial.
 
 
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My grand kids ready for Trick or Treat
 
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Program for October 29th
Topic of the program was General Aviation (GA) at Wittmann Regional Airport, presented by Airport Director Jim Schell. Jim is a native of Shawano. But he left Wisconsin for a while to get a degree at St. Cloud State University (MN) and work at an airport in Cheyenne, WY. He returned to Wisconsin this past April to assume his position at Wittmann.
 
General Aviation is, quite simply, all facets of aviation except commercial airlines and military operations. It includes corporate and commercial, flight training, emergency services, among others. Many people do not really think about the airport except for the two weeks of the EAA AirVenture. 
 
But the airport provides a significant economic impact to the region. The Airport alone provides over $40 million. AirVenture about $170 million, for a combined impact of over $210 million. Wittmann averages about 70,000 aircraft operations annually. About 20,000 during EAA, and 50,000 the rest of the year. It is on pace for 74,000 total operations in 2018. Oshkosh ranks third i Wisconsin for annual operations, behind Milwaukee and Madison.
 
Over a dozen businesses, other than EAA, operate at Wittmann. There are multiple corporate flight departments, including Oshkosh Corp., CR Meyer, Alliance Laundry, and Lee Beverage. Plus there are 163 aircraft based at the airport.
 
Jim discussed future needs and plans for development and re-development. The Support Facility at Wittmann was built in the 1950's. Others in Appleton, Fond du Lac, and Janesville, for example, are new in this century. He mentioned that the image of Wittmann among aviators would be greatly enhanced with a new facility. He showed drawing of a proposed new facility, but not sure what the status of that proposal is. Though the information I found is that the County Board discussed the proposal in December, 2016.
 
The other important element for he future is the Aviation Business Park.
 
 
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: Probiotics: Don't Believe the Hype?
They're sold everywhere, but can probiotics -- the good bacteria found in some foods like yogurt and in supplements -- really help restore digestive health? Maybe, but only for some people, new research suggests. The Israeli researchers found that some people's digestive systems held on to the probiotics given in a supplement. But in others, the body expelled the good bacteria.
 
And, in a second study, the same team found that when taken along with a course of antibiotics, probiotics may actually delay gut bacteria from returning to normal.
Senior study author Dr. Eran Elinav said the findings suggest that more caution is needed when using probiotics, and that there shouldn't be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to probiotic supplements.
 
"The current practice -- followed by millions of individuals who consume probiotics with the hope that they improve their health and prevent disease -- needs to be modified to one which is centered on the individual," Elinav said. He's a professor in the immunology department at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
Probiotics are live microorganisms, often bacteria, believed to have beneficial health effects, according to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). They have been studied in a variety of conditions, including antibiotic-related diarrhea, digestive disorders, tooth decay, allergies, eczema, liver disease and even the common cold. But there's no definitive evidence that probiotics work for any of these conditions, the NCCIH says.
 
Yet, probiotic supplements are very popular. In a 2012 survey, about 4 million Americans said they had used a probiotic or prebiotic (dietary substances that encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria) supplement in the past month, according to the NCCIH. Elinav said that the use of probiotics should be subjected to the same scrutiny as other medical treatments. "Any such intervention needs to be weighed in terms of its benefits versus its harm potentials," he said.
 
The first study done by Elinav and his team included 25 volunteers. They underwent upper endoscopy and colonoscopy so that the researchers could obtain samples of their "microbiome" (the gut's native bacteria) in different areas of the digestive system. Fifteen people from that group were then randomly placed into two groups for four weeks. One group received a supplement containing 11 strains of the most popular probiotic strains. The second group was given a placebo.
After three weeks, they were given another endoscopy and colonoscopy to see what changes, if any, had occurred in the microbiome. Those receiving the probiotics had two different reactions to the supplements.
One group -- dubbed persisters -- allowed the probiotic microbes to set up shop in their digestive system. The other group -- the "resisters" -- expelled the probiotics without meaningful changes to their microbiome, the investigators found.
 
The researchers said they can tell from a person's microbiome and gene expression profile whether or not they are a persister or resister. In the second study, the researchers looked at whether or not probiotic supplements could help restore the natural microbiome after a course of antibiotics. The study included 21 people assigned to one of three groups: a watch-and-wait group that let their microbiome recover on its own; a probiotic group given an 11-strain supplement for four weeks; and a third group treated with a fecal transplant, using their own bacteria collected before the use of the antibiotic.
 
Both the watch-and-wait group and the probiotic-supplement group hadn't returned to their normal microbiome after four weeks, the study found. The probiotic group had the slowest recovery to their initial microbiome. However, a fecal transplant resulted in a quick return of the normal microbiome. Elinav said these findings call for caution in the "indiscriminate" use of probiotics with antibiotics until the long-term effects are better understood.
 
Registered dietician Samantha Heller said the researchers "are suggesting that the microbiome is like our fingerprint -- completely unique -- and we can't assume that a supplement will have the same effect from person to person." But, she added, this is an emerging science and the research is still very new. She said she would caution against buying kits on the internet that promise to map your microbiome because there's just not enough evidence yet to show that these tests work.
What can help, she noted, is eating a more plant-based diet. "These healthy creatures that live in our guts have to eat what we eat, and they like fiber from plant foods. They don't like the typical Western diet," Heller said. 
 
Findings from both studies were published Sept. 6 in the journal Cell.
 
 
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