Dear Roger Cline
We met at Vitalia this morning as Carrie Leising opened by leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance and John Long, Program Host followed with the invocation.
Tom Loepp then took over as announcer.  After he thanked Tom Bahr and Mary Dula for getting us checked in, he welcomed visitors Shon Christy and Olivia Saltzman.
Happy Bucks:
Mark Lucco said that his company wants to hire a part time yard person who would perform odds and ends for the company.  The individual must have a driver's license, would work 30-35 hours a week and would be paid $15.00 per hour.  Contact Mark if you know someone who might be interested.
Tom Bahr thanked the club for their Salvation Army participation.  The bell-ringing went very smoothly and for "Stuff the Bucket" we donated over $900 to the kettle campaign.
Rotary Club Anniversaries:
Steve Fry (38), Dick Hall (28), Jeff Wagner (28), Kelly Toppin (2) and Gail Moseley (1) are all celebrating anniversaries this week.  This totals 97 years of service to our community.
Wedding Anniversaries:
Roger and Judy Cline (55) and David and Sandy Christman (36) are observing wedding anniversaries this week.
Roger Cline and Bob Sweitzer both have birthdays this week.  Annette Oborn led us in singing to Bob.
Drawing:  Tom Loepp's table had the winning number but they drew the 9 of diamonds.
Carrie circulated the announcer sign-up sheet with the hope that the last six slots will be filled.
Carrie read thank you notes from a family who received holiday gifts from the club and from Carol Flask for Ray Evans' kindness in driving her to the Holiday Packing.  Two final thank yous were from Bulldog Bags and CAMO.  
Our board will meet this Friday at the library at 7:15 a.m.  Remember to bring your own coffee if you wish to have some during the meeting.  Minutes of the December meeting are attached below.  
Andy Denton is going to be gone for a while with knee surgery, so we need a volunteer to do the weekly minutes.  Let Carrie know if you are willing.  Thanks to Brad Ruth who volunteered to do the post office box check while Andy is out.  
Bob Oborn asked that the club bring cans of coffee for Haven of Rest.  They are full all the time during these cold months and are looking for donations of regular coffee that they can serve to their guests.  Bring them to the meeting next week.
Annette told us that the Bulldog Bag item for January is fruit snacks.  Bring them to the meetings or drop them off in the lobby of City Hall.
Carrie reminded us that we still need judges for the DECA competition.  DECA is a marketing organization.  The judging will take place at Kent State on January 29.  If you are know.interested, please let Carrie or Lisa Toppin know.
The Presidential Award for this week was titled:  "There is No Depreciation in Our Appreciation for All You Do" and it was given to Rick Archer.    Thanks, Rick.
Program Host, John Long told us about his "Rotary Why."  Jon Sues, a former member of our club, talked with him 34 years ago about joining Rotary.  John joined and found the Four-Way-Test inspirational.  He also felt that Rotary fit the saying "You are judged by the people with whom you keep company."
John introduced Amy Martin, Executive Director of Vitalia Senior Living Center.  She has a degree in Long-term Healthcare, lives in Cuyahoga Falls and has been a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Rotary for five years.
She explained that the center will receive the Mayor's Award of the Chamber of Commerce next month and is appreciative of that.  Amy explained that they offer a full range of services from 2 bedroom, 2 bath villas to apartments; assisted living and memory care units.  The monthly fee is inclusive of meals and housing.  There is a restaurant where residents can order whatever they want to eat from 7:00 a.m.  to 7:00 p.m.  There is also a Bistro where they can have a snack all day.  Housekeeping, a  pool, consierge services, a fitness room a theater, bocci ball court and outdoor TV are all included.  What is not included is the resident's own health insurance, renter's insurance or phone.  It is pet friendly and is restricted to people who are 55 and older who have the ability to pay about $4000 per month privately.  There are also safety features in each location looking for changes in health. The club received a tour of the location.
Friday, January 10, 7:15 a.m. Board Meeting at the Stow-Munroe Falls Library,
Wednesday, February 5 Club Assembly and Paul Harris awards for our morning meeting.
Wednesday, February 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Foodbank Volunteer Time
Saturday, April 4, Community Easter Egg Hunt
Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25 District Conference at the Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls.
Monday, June 1, Golf Outing at Silver Lake
Wednesday, October 14, Reverse Raffle/Silent Auction
Submitted by Andy Denton