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Fort Wayne

"Service Above Self"

11:30 AM Lunch Served; Meetings 12-1 PM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing St
Corner of Ewing and Brackenridge
Fort Wayne, IN  46802
United States
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MONDAYS
 
11:30 AM - LUNCH SERVED
12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
 
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
August 13
Dr. Jeanne Zehr
Founder and Director of MindCap Brain, Inc.
Neuroplasticity and Your Brain
 
August 20
NO MEETING: GOLF OUTING
 
August 27
District Governor Dan Ryan
 
September 3
NO MEETING in observance of Labor Day
 
 
SPIN for August 13, 2018 
GREETERS: Dick Conklin (Retired) & RYE Inbound Student
CASHIER: Ron VerLee (Retired pastor)
INVOCATION: Tim Shambaugh (retired dentist)
SONG LEADER: Mark Westerhausen (DWD)
SERGEANT:  Jim Kratzat (MSKTD)
HOUSE:  Fred Eckart (Retired) & Tony Patrick (Old National Bank)
SPIN EDITOR: Bruce Haines (PBS39)
Web Master & AV Guru: James Cress (retired Lutheran pastor)
PIANO: Masson Robertson (retired from IPFW and The Philharmonic)
PROGRAM: Dr. Jeanne Zehr, director of MindCap: Brain, Inc.: Neuroplasticity and Your Brain
MENU: Soup & Salad Bar, Sausage Lasagna, Butternut Squash Lasagna, Tuscan vegetables. Peach Crisp
 
News from the August 6, 2018 Club Meeting    
By Bruce Haines
 
Steel Dynamics: Growth Driving Sustainable Value
A quarter century celebration is going on now at a true American succes story – founded by three individuals in 1993, Steel Dynamics now counts almost 8,000 team members and is the fourth largest steel company in the US valued at more than $10.5 billion. Our club heard from Theresa Wagler, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Steel Dynamics, Inc. Her responsibilities include accounting, risk management, taxation, treasury and information-technology functions, as well as financial planning and analysis, investor relations and corporate communications.
 
Steel Dynamics’ North American footprint covers 15 states, including six steel mills, eight steel processing facilities, two iron production facilities, over 90 metals recycling locations and six steel fabrication plants. Steel Dynamics acquisition of OmniSource contributes to a high-quality supply of raw materials for steel production (video).
 
Ms. Wagler notes that the company’s success is due in part to its diversification of products and markets that helps offset the cyclical nature of the industry. Other positive performance factors include being vertically connected, prudent capital allocation and a superior, unique culture highlighted by employee partnerships and driven by performance-based compensation.
 
In carrying out its operations, Steel Dynamics is committed to high environmental standards. Electric arc furnace mills use a fraction of the energy and take up a fraction of the carbon footprint compared to blast furnace technology, for example. The company is one of the largest nonferrous metals recyclers and the second largest ferrous recycler in the U.S. Sustainability carries over to valuing the communities in which Steel Dynamics is located. Since 2008, SDI Foundation has donated more than $15 million with $20 million additional corporate donations. Steel Dynamics looks forward to igniting future possibilities over its next 25 years!
 
HAPPY HOUR at Club Soda Returns on August 28 – Save the Date!
After a break for the TinCaps social in the month of July, Happy Hours are back on schedule! On Aug. 28 we will resume our Rotary Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. at Club Soda. Please invite your friends to attend as well as other Rotarians in Fort Wayne. Here are the details:
 
WHEN: Aug. 28, 2018, 4-6 p.m. (the fourth Tuesday of every month)
WHERE: Club Soda, 235 East Superior Street
COST: $12 per person (one drink ticket and appetizers provided)
 
As President David shared from new member Christian Wolff concerning what Christian would like to get out of being a Rotary Club member, our Happy Hour events are an excellent way to meet and learn the names of all the club members and begin to form deeper connections. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Rena Burden. Add this to your calendars today - look forward to seeing you there! 
 
 
Welcome Greg Allen, Our Newest Rotarian!
 
Greg Allen, executive vice president - market area executive with First Federal Bank of the Midwest, was introduced at Monday’s club meeting. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration, finance from Bowling Green State University and a Graduate School of Banking diploma from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Persian Gulf War veteran & Sergeant/E-5. A past board member of WBGU-TV in Bowling Green, Ohio, Greg was elected recently to serve on the board of directors for PBS39. He has a strong commitment to community service and we are pleased to have him with us. Welcome, Greg!
 
 
 
Almost Tee Time for our Golf Outing August 20
Our Downtown Rotary Golf Outing is Monday, Aug. 20, at Orchard Ridge Club. Your $90 covers greens fee, golf cart, dinner (cash bar) and refreshments during golf. Arrive by noon for shotgun start at 1 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. You can also attend the dinner only for $25. All proceeds benefit Fort Wayne Rotary youth programs. Register at: fwrotarysecretary@gmail.com, and remember -- golf is a game in which you yell "fore," you score a six and you write down "five!" Enjoy!
 
........UPCOMING PROGRAMS: Invite a guest to hear
August 20: NO MEETING: GOLF OUTING
August 27: District Governor Dan Ryan
September 3: NO MEETING in observance of Labor Day
September 10: Terry Valmassoi, President, Master Spas: Another Fort Wayne Business Success Story
 
COMMITTEE MEETINGS
August 13: RYE, 11 am
August 13: Polio Plus 5K, 11 am
August 13: Big Easy Feast Committee, 1:00
August 26: Board Meeting, 8 am
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS…Mark Your Calendar
August 18: Annual Polio Plus 5K & Walk
August 20: Annual Golf Outing, Orchard Ridge Country Club
September 10: Sweetbreeze River Tour, 5:30, $40 pp
October 30: World Affairs Conference, Purdue Fort Wayne
March 5: Big Easy Feast
 
You can now access Rotary Files at the Library: http://www.genealogycenter.info/rotaryfortwayne/
 
 
RESIGNATIONS (since May 30, 2018)
 
Elise Alabbas
Jessica Butler
Lucy Cardendas
Dan Copeland
Angie Fincannon
Alan Grinsfelder
Jim Ham
Joe Jordan
David Nicole
Brian Nordan
Rob Patrick
Jeremy Redding
Karen Stahl
Frank Weaver