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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: David Sennholz
Nov 26, 2018
Greeter: James Stahl
Dec 03, 2018
Civil War Heaven Intended... Greeter: Glenn Steinbrecker
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Meeting Information for Monday, October 29, 2018
Karen Schibline will greet members and guests, give a reflection, and lead the Pledge of  Allegiance.
 
Jim Schell , Manager of Wittman Regional Airport will present the program.
Prayer and Pledge for October 22, 2018
John Schatz greeted members and guests and led the Club in a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 
 
John Schatz
 
Michael Rust introduced the day's guests in Deb Wirtz's absence. Guests included: Rick Debe (Mukwanago Rotary Club, former District Governor and the day's speaker), Ben Thompson (potential new member); and Doug Holicky (son of Bill Holicky).
 
Doug Holicky
 
Ben Thompson
 
President Christy Marquardt asked RYE student Sofia to share her week's activities. Sofia said she went to the Converse store ... her first time ever in such a store. She also carved a pumpkin and helped Karen Schibline clean up her gardens for winter. 
 
Sofia
 
Jack Klein offered a raffle report -- the kitty stands at $215, with the drawing to be held next week. President Christy noted that anyone donating to the raffle next week will also go into a drawing for two free tickets to the TedX program being presented in Oshkosh next month.
 
 
 
 
News You Can Use; This Week's Announcements
Reminder that this month is "Socktober." Next Monday is the last day to donate socks for the Christine Anne Center and the Day-by-Day Warming Shelter.
 
Bombas Men's Originals Calf 4-Pack - Black Mixed
 
TedX Oshkosh -- Michael Rust invited members to participate in the 3rd annual TedX Oshkosh event taking place on Saturday, November 10, at the Grand Opera House. Fourteen speakers will present on a wide variety of topics. Learn more at the website, www.tedxoshkosh.com. He noted that previous TedX Oshkosh videos have been viewed 130,000 times.
 
Michael Rust
 
Oshkosh Co-op -- Sue Panek invited members to attend an Oshkosh Food Co-op meeting on Monday, October 29, at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Social hour begins at 4:30, with the program beginning at 5:30, and a social hour afterward as well. Cash bar and appetizers will be served. RSVP was necessary by October 22 to 920-420-0027. Learn more at www.OshkoshFoodCoop.com or on Facebook.com/oshkoshfood.
 
World Polio Day -- President Christy reminded members of the World Polio Day three-club social gathering held on Wed., October 24 at the Ground Round in the Best Western Hotel. She then shared a video of Rotary International's polio activities around the world. She added that there is a virtual reality video available for viewing on www.Rotary.org.
 
President Christy Marquardt
 
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. 
 
 


 
Happy $$$
President Christy Marquardt announced that she has chosen the fight against human trafficking as the beneficiary of our Happy Dollars 
 
Liz Rice-Janzen -- offered happy dollars in honor of her and her husband's 38th wedding anniversary ... and because she voted on her way to Monday's meeting, voting in support of her friend who has defeated breast cancer.
 
Jolene Heuchert -- was happy to share that she's busy packing her family's suitcases for their upcoming trip to DisneyWorld.
 
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 .
 
Dick Campbell -- presented a check for $100 to the Club's Endowment fund ... monies he earned giving recent history talks.
 
 
 
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Program for October 22, 2018
Monday's program was presented by Rick Debe, a member of the Mukwanago Rotary Club and a former District Governor in 2012-2013.
 
His program was about the importance of clean water ... and he was looking for assistance in funding a current water improvement project in Guatemala.
 
He spoke about the importance of donating to the Rotary's Annual Fund (Every Rotarian Every Year, EREY) and how that Annual Fund is a 'workhorse" providing funds for various projects in the District and throughout the world. Annual Fund dollars are invested for 3 years. Then 50% of the funds donated stay in the donating District for District projects, with the other 50% going to the World Fund. 
 
He also noted that Rotary International has a very high rating from Charity Navigator for putting most of its moneys toward the project and not administration costs. 
 
Next he showed a video of Milwaukee area clubs working on a project in Guatemala, building bridges over a river so that villagers would be able to cross the river to get to school and local stores. Without the bridge, there were times the villagers could not cross the river. The clubs worked with the group Engineers Without Borders to design and construct the bridges.
 
 
Next, the Milwaukee clubs are planning to complete another water project in Chupoj, Guatemala that will provide running water to 600 residents. Currently, the people must carry the water uphill daily. The Clubs need help in raising the funds. A total of $164,000 is needed, and the local Guatemalan Rotary Club, Vista Hermosa, has pledged $4,000.  Milwaukee Clubs have raised some money and have received a $16,000 District grant that was matched by Rotary International.  The Clubs are currently looking to raise about $25,000 and are hoping that other District Clubs will support their endeavor, thus the reason for Mr. Debe's talk to our Club.
 
He noted that the project will take place in late February/early March of next year and anyone interested in participating is welcome to join.
 
 
 
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: Not all depression is alike. Here are the differences.
 
In his often-quoted beginning of Anna Karenina, Tolstoy wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  If we stretch this notion a little — going from families to individuals, and from unhappiness to depression — we come up with an interesting question, which is the subject of this blog: Are persons with depression all alike, or is each depressed in his/her own way? 
 
In one sense, the answer seems to be that the difficult experience of depression is unique to each person, affected by age, past experiences, beliefs, hopes, methods of dealing with stress, and many other factors. In another sense, though, there may be a useful middle ground, recognizing both the uniqueness of the individual but also that there may be some general qualities that depressed persons may have in common.  This view, somewhere in the middle between the individual approach and the other extreme which is that all depression is alike, suggests that there are several general types of depression.  It’s useful to understand them, as they differ in appearance and understanding them can help in the selection of the best treatments.
 
Let’s look at some of them:
 
Persistent depressive disorder
This condition, previously called dysthymia, is characterized by its chronic nature, continuing almost every day for over two years.  In addition to depressed mood and pessimistic thinking, there is often low motivation to do things and decreased ability to experience pleasure.  Unlike major depression, which may have a larger number of symptoms and in which a person may have periods of normal mood between episodes of depression, this is a day-in-day-out condition. It is treated with the same medications, though it is noted that SSRIs and monoamine oxidase inhibitors may be more beneficial.
 
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
In about 5 percent of women, the whole range of depressive symptoms may appear for a few days preceding menses.  There are some data to suggest alterations in serotonin function during this period, and a common treatment is to use SSRIs.  It is not entirely clear whether it is better to treat throughout the month or just during the few days of symptoms.  Since most antidepressants take some time to show effectiveness, and since most forms of depression need longer-term medicine, many psychiatrists prefer to treat throughout the month.
 
Major depression or dysthymia with a seasonal pattern (seasonal affective disorder or SAD).
About 10 to 20 percent of persons with recurrent depression experience worsening in one season, usually the winter.  This appears to be related to decreased amount of exposure to sunlight, and indeed its frequency is much higher in New Hampshire (9.7 percent), for instance, compared to Florida (1.4 percent) in one study.
 
Seasonal affective disorder is more common in young adults and in females. One aspect of its physiology seems to be related to dysfunction of the serotonin system, and it may involve a delay in the sleep-wake cycle relative the timing of daylight.  Treatment is usually with SSRIs, and bright light therapy.  This is done by sitting in front of cool white or full spectrum fluorescent lights with ultraviolet shielding, for 30-60 minutes a day over a period of several weeks. Sometimes seasonal mood changes can be part of bipolar illness, which should be considered and ruled out, as bright light treatment could potentially increase the risk of manic episodes if bipolar illness should be present.
 
Major depression or dysthymia with atypical features
The use of the word “atypical” may be a little misleading, as 15 to 20 percent of persons with depression may have the additional qualities of fatigue, weight gain, increased sleep and carbohydrate craving.  Mood may be very sensitive to life events (“mood reactivity”), and in contrast to typical major depression, may briefly respond positively to happy events.  Persons with atypical depressions also tend to be very sensitive to rejection, and respond strongly to perceived rejections.
 
Psychotic features
As many as 15 to 19 percent of persons with major depression can have delusions or hallucinations.  Feelings of guilt or worthlessness, for instance, may be so strong as to form elaborate fixed beliefs, or a person may hear voices saying that they are worthless. There can be difficulties with thinking processes.  Psychotic features are of some concern, for several reasons. Firstly, there may be a higher risk of suicide.  Secondly, either antidepressants or antipsychotic medications alone may be insufficient, and usually a combination of the two is needed.
 
Depression with peripartum onset
Post-partum depression, appearing in the first four weeks after childbirth, occurs in 10 to 15 percent of women; in 40 to 50 percent, the symptoms began during pregnancy.  It is common in women with a prior history of major depression, and risk factors include a family history of postpartum depression, younger age and lack of support networks.  It is also very common in women with major depression who stop their medicines when becoming pregnant, occurring in up to 70 percent, about twice the rate for women who continued with medicines. In evaluating whether to use medicines during pregnancy, the risks of adverse effects on the child (which possibly include a small increase in cardiac malformations, among others) need to be weighed against the risks of untreated depression in the expectant mother.  The latter can include low birth weight, premature birth, and poorer quality prenatal care.  In the postpartum period, most antidepressants can appear in milk, and this concern should be considered in making medication decisions.
 
Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is not one of the depressive disorders, but is considered a separate category of illness.  In its clearest form (“bipolar I”), a person has a history of fairly clear manic and depressive episodes. Periods of mania are characterized by euphoric or irritable mood as well as a variety of other symptoms that can include very little need for sleep, rapid speech and racing thoughts, grandiosity, and reckless or impulsive behavior.  While these may be fairly obvious, another form (“bipolar II”) involves depressive episodes, but the manic periods are less clear (“hypomania”), often involving times of abundant energy and little need for sleep, with irritability or grandiose thinking, lasting at least several days. Another related condition is cyclothymic disorder, in which a person has at least a two-year history of alternating depressive and hypomanic periods which are milder and do not meet the full criteria for either condition.
 
If bipolar illness is present, antidepressants alone are unlikely to help the depression, and may increase the risk of having a manic episode or rapidly alternating depressive and manic episodes.   Bipolar illness also has its own, very different, set of treatments. For these reasons, it’s always important to keep the possibility of unrecognized bipolar depression in mind.
 
The important thing to remember, then, is that all depression is not alike.  It’s useful to consider these different kinds, as some may be benefited more by particular types of antidepressants, by adding additional therapies (for instance, bright light treatment), or (in the case of bipolar depression) using entirely different types of medicines.
 
 
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