Posted by Mark Hisey

MONDAY MEETINGS at Parkview Field

12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
September 14
Dan Swartz
Not able to join the meeting in person -- join us via Zoom:
GREETERS: Johnny Tin Cap
ROTARY IS….Chuck Wolfe
SPIN AUTHOR:  Mark Hisey
HOUSE: Dave Dyer & Reese Pearl
Web Master & AV: TBA
PROGRAM: Dan Swartz, Wunderkammer
MENU: Soups, Garden Salad, Baked Cajun Cod, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Blend, Cookies & Brownies
Programs coming up…. Remember to invite guests to hear our great programs!
September 21: Dave and Faith Van Gilder, Peace Corp experiences
September 28: General Motors
Spin Author - Bruce Haines
“Rotary Is…” – Brad Little, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
Brad shared with that he has been involved in three different Rotary clubs in Indiana and Iowa.
Through the time and experience with these clubs there are four themes for Brad that remain constant:
  • Rotary is about staying connected – the importance of human interaction
  • Rotary is a way to grow, personally and professionally
  • Rotary is totally what you make it, what you get out of it is what you put into it
  • Rotary is a group of community minded people from all walks of life gathering with a shared passion each week because they care about the community
Thanks to all of you for your caring about our community and each other!

Headwaters Counseling - Encouraging People Toward a Better Life

Club members heard from Director of Operations Laura Reece and Executive Director Stephen Jarrell with Headwaters Counseling, whose mission is to promote, develop and empower individuals, families and communities to have healthy relationships and make positive life choices. The roots of Headwaters Counseling go back to 1873 when it was known as the Home for the Friendless.  In 1895, the Fort Wayne Associated Charities was formed and later assumed the title of Family Service Bureau. In 1946, the Family Service Bureau merged with the Pixley Child Welfare Agency to become Family and Children’s Service of Allen County. The purpose of this union was to provide the community with a more effective and efficient program of casework help to families and children. The name of the agency was changed to Family & Children’s Services, Inc., on January 8, 1974. The organization changed its “doing business as” name to Headwaters Counseling in 2012.
Headwaters Counseling’s 13 full and part time therapists work with 700 clients each year in several areas, including counseling for individuals, couples, adolescents, and families, in addition to play therapy, and programs for offenders and victims. Outreach counseling is provided at locations such as Positive Resource Center, A Mother’s Hope, halfway houses and homeless shelters. This September, the agency is expanding its outreach services to local YMCAs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. Through a team approach and the active participation of the persons served, Headwaters Counseling’s overall goal is to improve the quality of life and the functional abilities of the persons served.
Washington Elementary Update 
Each fall, the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne gears up to help our adopted school, Washington Elementary, launch a new year of school. As expected, the 2020 launch presented new opportunities: desk guards, which the school needed for the new year.
The Club purchased 50 guards that are clear and can be wiped down for safety. Thanks to owner Jim Cawney of Data Print Initiative for supplying the guards and delivering them to the school. Shown here are Washington Principal Danene Neff ,left, and Julie Bobay, co-chair of Rotary’s Washington School Committee, and students putting the new guards to use.
Rotary Foundation News!
Update on giving from the Fort Wayne Rotary Club – with just two months into the Rotary Year we are at $109,562 due to major gifts to our international projects.  Member giving to the Annual Fund is only at $190 so far. Here is a breakdown of activity to date:
  • Just 27% of members have given to the RI Foundation since the beginning of Holli’s year
  • Another 8% had given the prior year, so 34% from the beginning of Dave Bennet’s year
  • Another 35% having given in years before that, raising overall giving to 69% of all current members
  • Meaning 31% of our members have never given to the RI Foundation
  • Given how involved our Club is with International Grant Projects, we should have everyone making the RI Foundation a part of their annual charitable giving plans!
  • Support the RI Foundation! 
This Date in History
In 1997 Princess Diana died in a fatal car crash in Paris while trying to escape the paparazzi.
This Date in Rock History 
In 1976 George Harrison was found guilty of Subconscious plagiarism.  It seems his tune for “My Sweet Lord”, a #1 hit in 1971, was too similar to the Chiffons’ 1963 #1 hit “He’s So Fine.”  Speaking of fine, he was fined $587,000 in damages, which is $2.6mm in 2020 dollars.
Top 100 Movie Line (as selected by The American Film Institute)
 From 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” – “What we have here is failure to communicate.”
FORE!  Rotary Golf Outing October 5th
Check your email for one from Lori Stinson on September 4th for information on registration and sponsorship opportunities.  You don't have to be a proficient golfer - you just have to like to have a good time!  Contact Lori Stinson or Dave Dyer for more information.

Make It a Great Week!  Stay Safe!

      ANNOUNCEMENTS…Mark Your Calendar:
      • October 5: Rotary meeting (11:30) & Golf Outing at Autumn Ridge Golf Club
      • Club Meetings on Zoom: 
      • If you attend club meetings on zoom, don’t forget the support for service fee! Send a check to Rotary, PO Box 11141, Fort Wayne IN 46856 ($3 per week or prepay through December— $72) or pay using paypal:
      • The Zoom Room is available for committee meetings.  Schedule with Jane.
      Save the date for important events!
      • Rotary International Convention – June 20-26, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan
      • Board of Directors, September 22, 8:00 a.m. on Zoom
      Membership at a Glance:  121 Active and 11 Honorary
         Chris Wesner, Vice President, Customer Engagement, Shambaugh & Son, Proposed by Tim Shambaugh
         John Saboski, Payroll & Benefits Manager, Micropulse Inc, Proposed by David Dyer
        Dr. Mark Daniel, Superintendent, FWCS
        Dave Kaverman (Relocation to Asheville NC)
        Parry Leavell, Star Financial Corporate Member (Business conflicts)
        Judy Fehlhaber (Work conflicts)
        Jacquie Mann (Personal Reasons)
        Dave Bennett (Work conflicts)
        Dr. Wendy Robinson (Retirement) 
        Fort Wayne Newspapers Corporate Membership: Scott Sanford, John Christensen, Sherry Skufca (Business reasons)
        Dave Lorenz (Furloughed)