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Beth Ann Riecke
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Rotary Youth Exchange: The Slovak Republic
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.
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!!
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 Center, Suite 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.
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