Month: April 2021

April 22 – Club Meeting

Here is a summary of our regular lunch meeting on 4/22/21:

President Oda called the meeting to order at 12:02 with the greeting, 4-Way Test, song, and prayer.

Happy Dollars: Chris Johnson, Joe Cesta, Ron Fischer, Bob McGinty, Linda Oda


Megan Manuel is asking members to volunteer to be judges for this year’s 4-Way Speech Contest – it will be virtual this year.

Matt Bruns reminded members that Rotary’s horse will be “racing” next Thursday during the Y’s virtual ‘Thurby’ event.

Greg Davis reminded members that the bed build is coming up on May 15th.


Dylan Posa brought his children, Max and Hazel.

Greg Davis brought Rebecca Strohl (sp?).

Speaker – John Zimkus.

John told us the history of the Harmon Civic Trust.


Dale Peach asked about the old Rotary pool

Next meeting will be on April 30th – the meeting was closed at 1:02 with the Rotary motto.

April 8 – Club Meeting

This is a summary of the regular lunch meeting held on April 8, 2021.

President Oda called the meeting to order at 12:06 PM with a greeting, prayer, song, and toast.


Barry Riley reported that the Scholarship Committee has narrowed their list down to the finalists.

Jeff Stueve talked about the Concerts in the Park, and said posters are available.

Greg Davis asked Rotarians to sign up for Pancake Day volunteer shifts. He also reminded Rotarians about the May 15th SHP bed build.

Linda thanked all members for understanding that the club is doing things a little different lately.

Happy Dollars:

Barry Riley, Gary Kuntz, John Zimkus, Rich Oeder, and Greg Davis.

Jack Hedges presented two Paul Harris Fellows awards; one to Linda Oda and one to Jeff Stueve.

Rob Bedinghaus was our speaker:

His presentation was about Tax-Free Investing. His talk was very informative, and emphasized IRAs and Life Insurance Benefits.

With no further business, President Oda adjourned the meeting at 1:06 PM with the Rotary motto.

April 1 – Club Meeting

Here is a summary of our lunch meeting on 4/1/21:

President Linda Oda called the meeting to order at 12:02 with the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, a song, the 4-Way Test, and a toast.

She then spoke about trying to get the club “back to normal”; we had our name badges available, we were signing in, we had a meal, and Mike Geygan printed up schedules for future meetings.

President Oda opened the floor to Happy Dollars, and we heard from Chris Johnson, Anne Krehbiel, Mike Carroll, and Matt Burns.


Dylan Posa said that there were still two spots available for the Pancake Day placemat ads.

Greg Davis circulated the sign-up sheet for Pancake Day.

Greg also called attention to a “save the date” for our Sleep In Heavenly Peace bed-build event on May 15th.

Mike Geygan said that he is expecting his second grandchild, and that is why he was not attending in-person.

Stephen Johns updated the club on Country Music Fest – there will be two days this year, June 11th and 12th. Friday the 11th will be from 6PM-11PM, and Saturday will be the traditional 11AM-11PM.

Randy Kronour stated that our Concert in the Park series will begin on June 17th, and he still needs some volunteers for emcees.

President Oda then introduced our speaker – Scott Brunka, City Manager.

Scott spoke about 511 N. Broadway, the bike trail extension, the new fire station, the N. Mechanic development, the new senior living community, road improvements, the Community Conversations program at the Y, the wellness initiative (Together We Thrive), and the new city portal (

Q: Mike Carroll – asked about Rte. 63
A: 5-year plan calls for widening Rte. 63.
Q: Linda Oda – construction on Orchard & West
A: New home construction
Q: Dale Peach – old Kroger building
A: has been purchased, will be expecting a submitted working plan
Q: Jack Hedges – industrial park?
A: 3 businesses are expanding, but no new businesses

With the end of the Q&A section, President Oda ended the meeting at 1:06 with the Rotary motto.