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May 6 – Club Meeting

Here is a summary of our 5/6/21 regular club lunch meeting:

President Oda began the meeting at 12:02 by introducing our speaker, as he had to leave early.

Speaker: Rep. Steve Chabot

Mr. Chabot talked about redistricting, and bipartisanship during COVID.

Q&A period followed.

Q: Mike Geygan asked if there was any talk about reducing unemployment?
A: Yes.

Q: Rebecca Strole asked if he supports the bill that enables lower-income families access to the internet?
A: Yes, but wants it separate from the infrastructure bill.

Q: Maggie Hess asked him to consider allowing Career Center students under 21 to cross state lines.
A: Mr. Chabot said he would support that.

Q: John Bissman asked what would happen with 1031 exchange and capital gains tax?
A: Mr. Chabot wasn’t sure, but he was in favor of raising capital gains tax.

Q: Jack Hedges asked what his personal feelings are on Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi?
A: He’s known them for a while, and they get along but he doesn’t agree with them.

After the Q&A session, President Oda led the club in the 4-Way Test, and asked for announcements and Happy Dollars.

Linda announced Richard Oeder had a section of street named after him, and had distributed copies of an article about it.

Rebecca announced that Neighborhood Bridges has filled 47 needs in their 1st Quarter, given $18,000 worth of goods and services to 2,604 families and individuals.

Barry gave a shout-out for National Correctional Officers Week.

Maggie gave a shout-out for National Teachers Week.

Chris Johnson said he was happy his son had joined us for the meeting.

President Oda then presented Maggie Hess with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Greg reminded the club about the SHP bed build at Sinclair on May 15th.

Linda explained the letter that was sent out from Treasurer Ron Fischer.

President Oda then adjourned the meeting at 12:41 PM.

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

Announcements:

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.

Guests:

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.

Q&A:

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.

Announcements:

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.

Announcements:

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 (Envisionlebanon.com).

Q&A:
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.

March 18 – Zoom Meeting

Greg Davis presided, as President Oda was on vacation.

Greg skipped the Pledge, and asked Chris Johnson to lead the club in prayer.

Greg then updated the club on various things:

Pancake breakfast – a sign-up sheet went out through email; Friday night is on the sheet, just in case we need people for set-up. Also, one week before the event Greg wants sign ups for putting out signs. The event will, as usual, be combined with the Chamber’s business expo, and will also have a small “Taste of Lebanon” included. We will offer a drive-up option for pancake breakfasts, but Greg is not sure what that looks like yet. Dylan is working on reserving spots for placemat ads.

May 15th is the date for the joint bed build with the Mason-Deerfield club, held at Sinclair’s Mason campus.

All Memorial trees have been planted; they are behind Sams House.

The Summer Concert Series will start on June 17th with the Blaine Bowman Band; Jeff Stueve is looking for emcees for future dates.

The Executive Board accepted Adam Kwiecinski’s resignation as board member; the Board is seeking to elect a new secretary. Dylan will write up a description of duties, to help applicants.

March 22 is World Water Day, according to Rotary International.

Starting April 1, the club will return to in-person meetings at the Y – Chris said the first meal will be chicken tortilla soup, and there will be a vegetarian option. You must bring money, the club will not bill members.

Mike Geygan said he has Pancake Day posters available, just stop by Minuteman to get some.

Happy dollar – Rob Bedinghaus has been certified as a financial planner.

Happy dollar – Chris Hubbard said the band he is in with Dylan will play as part of the Rotary Summer Concert Series in July.

Greg then introduced our Speaker – Mike McGinty

Mike spoke about the Feed Nicaragua project.

He started with why Nicaragua needs help – they are the 2nd poorest country in the Americas; they had 2 hurricanes hit in 2020; 66% of the children there do not go past 6th grade.
The Feed Nicaragua project started in 2010, and Mike outlined what they do. Bob added that it has an assembly-line process. Chris talked about the inter-generational nature of the event, people of all ages working next to each other. He also mentioned that it is a great opportunity for Rotarians to work with each other on a service project.

Mike McGinty said they are getting close to delivering 500,000 meals over the history of the event. He and the club then asked Rotarians to mark their calendar for November 13th, the date of the event at the Countryside Y.

Chris Johnson said the Y will be a vaccination site on Tuesday.

With that, Greg closed the meeting with the Rotary motto.

Our next meeting will be in-person at the Countryside YMCA on April 1.

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