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Fort Wayne

"Service Above Self"

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing St
Corner of Ewing and Breckenridge
Fort Wayne, IN  46802
United States
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Speakers
Aaron Rorick, Rotary Youth Exchange
Dec 12, 2016
My Year in tThe Slovak Republic
NO MEETING
Dec 26, 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
NO MEETING
Jan 02, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
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Breaking News
 
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
DECEMBER 5
Beth Ann Riecke
Sales Manager, French Lick
 
DECEMBER 12
Aaron Rorick
Rotary Youth Exchange: The Slovak Republic
 
DECEMBER 19
Holiday Program & the Rotary Singers
 
From the meeting of November 28, 2016 of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne.
Articles written by Scott Wilson and photos taken by Scott Wilson.
 
 
 
 
Go, Mastodons!
 
The past week witnessed an historic local event: The Fort Wayne Mastodons (aka IPFW) defeated the (then) Number 3-ranked Indiana Hoosiers at the Memorial Coliseum. To commemorate the event, Lori Stinson led the club in a rousing rendition of the IPFW fight song.
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon Blumenherst: Rotary Student of the Month
 
 
 
Homestead High School Senior Brandon Blumenherst addressed the club as Student of the Month. Brandon is already showing great attributes as a potential future Rotarian with an attitude of “service above self.” He is class president at Homestead, a member of the National Honor Society and on the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council.  Obviously an accomplished speaker, Brandon is planning on going into medicine and even elective office at some point. Impressive!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Heroes Celebrated
 
 
Roger Reece was this week’s Sergeant at Arms and led a thought-provoking discussion of what makes a hero. He cited some favorites from his family, including a (several times) great uncle who was the first Medal of Honor recipient, Jacob Wilson Parrott. He went on to list local contemporary heroes of our club, including Kurt Beucherl, Bill Harris, Bruce Haines and Tom Hile.
 
 
 
 
A Chicken Perspective
 
 
Rick Maples introduced this week’s program speaker, Eric Scholer from Express Markets, an organization that offers pricing and other services to agricultural enterprises, especially poultry producers.
Eric cleared up numerous misconceptions regarding use of antibiotics in raising chickens, which is becoming an increasingly big issue in the industry. He explained there are different classes of antibiotics – one for humans, one for animals and one that can be used on both, which are “shared class” or “Class C: antibiotic.” This last group is being phased out by the FDA in order to combat potential antibiotic resistance in humans.
Enlightenment was also shared regarding “antibiotic-free” marketing initiatives. The term is more accurately described as not using preventive antibiotics, which ironically increase antibiotic use to treat ailing birds. True antibiotic-free poultry would actually use up much more resources and produce more waste.
 
The industry is moving toward a certified responsible-use label that offers a more practical approach yet requires some public education, which Eric does very well. Thank you,Eric, for an informative program.
 
 
To add FUN to our already exciting Holiday agenda on December 19, please wear your best Holiday Sweater! We will have a prize for the best sweater/top. Don't miss out on the FUN!!
 
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We will be sending reminders throughout the month of December!
 
 
FAT TUESDAY! FEBRUARY 28, 2017
 
 

Who:    Rotary's Mardi Gras "Big Easy Feast" 

What:   Food will be served at lunchtime and again at dinner time 
             Parkview Field culinary staff will prepare
             an authentic New Orleans themed meal.

When:  February 28,2017 

Where: Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event CenterSuite Level Lounge, 1301 Ewing Street, Click here for map

Club members are responsible for pre-selling tickets to the event and hopefully turning this into a signature event for our club. 

Please refer questions to Jeff Krull (jkrull48@gmail.com),  Carole Fuller (fullercar@aol.com), Lori Stinson (stinson@stinsonteam.com) or Barb Wachtman (barbwachtman@gmail.com).

 

STUDY CONNECTION TUTORS NEEDED!
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
 
There is a great need for additional tutors at Washington Elementary.
The school currently has  four students who would benefit greatly from the program but we don’t have any tutors to assign to them.
It’s only an hour a week and you can double-up with another tutor to share that responsibility so you only tutor every other week.
If you can’t tutor, maybe you know of a friend, co-worker or neighbor who would be willing to give one hour a week – or every other week – to tutor a student.
 
THANK YOU all for being a positive role model and helping these students In achieving academic success.
 
 
 
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS OF ROTARIANS
Hunter, Ham              Dec 01
Sipe, Roger               Dec 05
VerLee, Ron              Dec 06
Westerhausen, Mark Dec 10
Copeland, Dan          Dec 15
Heil, Thomas             Dec 20
Lorenz, David            Dec 23
Cardenas, Lucretia    Dec 24
Jordan, Joe               Dec 25
Reece, Roger            Dec 26
Shambaugh,Tim        Dec 27
Rulton, Kaitlyn           Dec 29
 
 
DECEMBER DATES OF JOINING ROTARY
Bienz, Richard      2 years       Dec 01 2014
Lee, Robert           2 years       Dec 01 2014
Wagoner, Natalie  2 years       Dec 01 2014
Parker, Mac        49 years       Dec 04 1967
Carr, Dan            27 years       Dec 11 1989
Copeland, Dan   27 years       Dec 14 1989
Staley, Steve       1 Year          Dec 14 2015
Gilmore, Lynne    2 years        Dec 15 2014
Rider, Randy       8 years         Dec 17 2008
Fountain, Chris   9 years         Dec 18 2007
Gilliom, Roy      44 years         Dec 18 1972
Gliot, John          5 years         Dec 19 2011
Wilks, Jane       25 years         Dec 19 1991
Kaverman,David 3 years         Dec 23 2013