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July 1 – Club Meeting

The regular lunch meeting of the Lebanon Rotary club on 7/1/21 was opened by President Davis with the 4-Way Test, a prayer, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The meeting was held at Armstong Conference Center, and the club was welcomed by Harmon Museum president Michael Coyan.

Happy Dollars:
Greg, Rebecca, Linda, Barney, and Jeff N.

Speaker – John Zimkus.
John presented documents from the Lebanon Rotary club’s history, and then highlighted parts of the Harmon Museum. He then led members on a tour of the Armstrong Gallery of Flight.

President Davis closed the meeting at 12:50 with the Rotary motto.

June 10 – Club Meeting

Here is a summary of the Lebanon Rotary Club’s regular lunch meeting on 6/10/21:

President Oda started the meeting at 12:20 with the Pledge of Allegiance, the 4-Way Test, a song, a prayer, and a toast.


Linda reminded the members again that our meeting on July 1st will be at the Harmon Museum, and our meeting on July 8th will be at 3:00 PM, and for that one, we will meet at the Common Pleas Court building.

She also reminded members that there’s still time to volunteer for the Country Music Fest this weekend.

Happy Dollars:

Rebecca, Chris H., Jeff S., Rob B., Megan, Rich O., Greg, Linda, and Ron.

Speaker: Judge Joe Kirby, Juvenile Probate Court

Judge Kirby spoke about how he got the job, and what the job entails.

Maggie asked: How do they reach out to parents before the kids get into trouble?
A: Judge Kirby wants to get together with parents in schools.

Rich Oeder asked: What repercussions do estranged parents suffer?
A: Practically none. Judge Kirby wants the ability to undo adoptions.

Rebecca asked: Are the cases in Youth Court mock cases?
A: No, they will be real cases.

President Oda announced our next meeting will be on June 17th, and adjourned at 12:58 with the Rotary motto.

June 3 – Club Meeting

Here is a summary of the regular club lunch meeting for 6/3/21:

President Oda begun the meeting at 12:20, after everyone had gotten their lunch, with the Pledge of Allegiance, song, prayer, and 4-Way Test.

Happy Dollars:

Greg Davis, Rebecca Strole, Janet Steinke, Ron Britt

Linda reminded members that the meeting on July 1st will be at the Harmon Museum. Lunch will be catered.

Also, the meeting on July 8th will not be at noon, but 3PM at the Warren County Jail. Lunch will NOT be served.

President Oda presented Gary Kuntz with his 3rd Paul Harris Fellowship.

Speaker – Tom Isaacs, Superintendent of Warren County Educational Services Center.

Tom talked about education during COVID, and addressed the issue of “critical race theory” in schools.


Chris Johnson asked: Please address the growing need for mental health workers in schools.
A: They just hired a full-time social worker, it’s becoming more important.

Greg Davis asked: Are schools doing extra things to make kids more employable?
A: Introducing experiential learning, plus a partnership with Sinclair.

Linda Oda asked: Is the percentage of kids going to 4-year college still an important metric?
A: Some parents are realizing 2-year college degrees are helpful.

Rebecca Strole asked: Will schools change now that they’ve been practicing distanced learning?
A: No one will be doing remote learning, it has been “a disaster”.

Jack Hedges asked: Can you talk about the growth of schools in general?
A: It’s hard to say right now, because of the unique circumstances.

Nancy Schreiner asked: What’s hot in school right now?
A: Kings, Little Miami, and Springboro are all experiencing massive growth.

President Oda then adjourned the meeting at 12:58 with the Rotary motto.

May 27 – Club Meeting

Here is a summary of the regular lunch meeting of the Lebanon Rotary Club, held on 5/27/21.

President-Elect Davis started the meeting at 12:05 with the Pledge of Allegiance, a song, a prayer, and a toast.

Happy Dollars: Rob Bedinghaus, Stephen Cramer, Rebecca Strole, Amanda Miller, and Randy Kronour


Greg reported that the club supported the recent Teacher Appreciation lunch. He also told the club that thew new bunting was up at the Golden Lamb gazebo. Steven Johns handed out revised posters for the Country Music Fest. Jeff Stueve reported that he now has all volunteer slots filled for the Concert Series.

New Member Induction:

President-Elect Davis inducted Rebecca Strole into the club.

Speaker: Jeff Monroe from the Warren County Board of Elections.

Topic: Trust in the electoral process


Jim Mulvaney asked: How do you handle the owners of the technology being one party or another?
A: Machines are tested bi-partisanly.

Rebecca Strole asked: Is there a conflict of interest with your wife being on City Council?
A: Yes, he has to abstain from any elections where there is a conflict

John Zimkus asked: Is there any truth to things we hear about watermarks or bamboo fibers?
A: They have nothing to do with elections

Chris Hubbard asked: ?hat do we do when the party leader himself is claiming election fraud?
A: That’s partly why he’s here, to gain trust in the process.

Bill DeLord asked: What triggers a recount?
A: Someone has to ask for one.

Bob McGinty asked: Why is there a delay on counting absentee ballots?
A: There’s no reason not to count them ahead of time.

Anne Krehbiel asked: How many times can voters switch parties?
A: Once per general election.

Jeff Stueve asked: Why are results reported in the media before all the results are in?
A: By law, the BOE has to report something every 15 minutes, but the media decide when to post those results.

Greg then adjourned the meeting at 1:10 with the Rotary motto.

Next meeting is at noon on June 3rd at the Countryside YMCA.

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.

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