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May 13 – Club Meeting

Here is a summary of the lunch meeting on 5/13/21:

President Oda called the meeting to order at 12:20, as she wanted to let members finish their meals.

The meeting was opened by Linda reading out some vaccination statistics.

We then said the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, the 4 Way Test, and a toast.

Linda presented Megan Manuel with her 4th Paul Harris Fellow.


The Board decided we would continue to hold meetings at the Y until at least September 1st.

Our July 1st meeting will be held at the Harmon Museum and will be catered.

Our July 8th meeting will be held at the Warren County Jail, and food will not be offered.

We will no longer broadcast the lunch meetings over Zoom starting June 1st.

Jeff Stueve asked for members to sign up to help run the Summer Concert Series.

Linda briefly explained the changes in the new invoices.

Happy Dollars: Greg Davis, Rebecca Strole, Matt Bruns, John Zimkus.

Speaker: Steven Johns

Steven introduced Alicia Lipton, the director of Main Street Lebanon, who spoke about her role and some upcoming events. Steven updated the club on the Country Music Fest (June 11 and 12); we’ll need volunteers, there will be no mechanical bull this year, there will be less beer options than in the past.

President Oda adjourned the meeting at 12:56; our next meeting will be on May 20th at Countryside YMCA.

May 20 – Club Meeting

This is a summary of today’s regular lunch meeting on 05/20/21.

President Oda called the meeting to order at 12:06PM with the Pledge of Allegiance, the 4-Way Test, a song, a prayer, and a toast.


Linda brought a donation request to the club for a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Ron F. made a motion to give $250; Barry R. seconded, and motion carried by majority voice vote.

Linda repeated the Countryside YMCA’s COVID policy.

Barry explained that our lunch meeting on July 8th was supposed to be a tour of the new jail, but for complicated reasons we could not meet there at noon. Linda asked the members if 3PM would be good, and the majority said yes.

Mike reminded members that posters for the Country Music Fest were available to take and display.

Happy Dollars:

Ron Britt, Rich Oeder, Mike Carroll, Greg Davis, Linda Oda, Rebecca Strole, Anne Krehbiel

Speaker: Angie Smith, Lebanon Chamber

Angie spoke about the 3rd Fridays promotion with the city; dates, activities, bands, food, etc.

President Oda adjourned the meeting at 12:58PM.

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


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.

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