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This Week's Bulletin by Oblinger, Cheryl
May 15, 2013
Member Assignments by Oblinger, Cheryl
Don’t Forget These Important Assignments!
Greeters Please Arrive by 11:50 a.m. 5/22 Bob Wolleben and Jody Klase 5/29 Chris Shape 6/5 Mark Curtis
Mobile Meals 5/24 Dan Rowland and Nick Odille 5/31 Genevieve Bauman and Bob Sauer 6/7 TBA
Fellowship May – Dave Smith
Invocation 5/22 Nigel Newman 5/29 Dave Jenkins 6/5 Frank Bodor
Weekly News and Announcements by Oblinger, Cheryl
Warren Rotary News and Announcements
We had a great meeting this week, lots of fellowship and laughter. For those who have been at our meetings over the past couple of weeks, you know we are doing a quiz each week during fellowship, courtesy of our own Dave Smith. So far we have been quizzed about flowers and birds. This week, it was trees. Now, I have to tell you I’m as dumb as a stump (pun intended) when it comes to trees. But I feel a little smarter at the end of each meeting thanks to Dave. Next week, we are told, we will be tested on our knowledge of insects. I can just envision all our Rotarians checking in at Wikipedia over the next few days in preparation. Good luck to all and thanks to Dave for all the fun.
We had a number of guests join us on Wednesday. They were: Mark Clendenin from the Jackson-Beldon Rotary Club; Dave Brobeck from Salem Rotary (he was also our speaker); David Taylor from Paige & Byrnes Insurance; and Jennifer Prater from Howland Alarm.
Nick Verina announced that we sold additional roses after last week’s meeting and the grand total was 1,364 dozen sold. Now, he asks that everyone get their money as soon as possible so we can close out the event. When turning in your money, make sure you indicate your name so that you can be properly credited with your payment. Thanks to everyone for their help.
The Board of Directors will hold a special meeting after the club luncheon on Wednesday, May 22, to discuss a couple of important matters. Board members are asked to attend.
The Foundation Board will also meet next Wednesday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Enzo’s. Contact Cheryl with your plans to attend.
Remember our Busboy!!! Remember that the tip basket is always out, so take a minute and drop in a buck or two. It would be much appreciated!
Presidents Night will be held on June 26th at DiLucia’s Banquet Center. Presidents Night will take the place our regular lunch meeting that week. Registration and sponsorship information should be available at next week’s meeting. More information will be shared later as plans are finalized. Rotarians are asked to mark this event on their calendar so that we can celebrate the accomplishments of this year and welcome our incoming President to his term.
The 2013 Chocolate Festival has been scheduled for October 24th. Please mark your calendars.
Semi-annual membership dues are now due for the period beginning July 1 through December 31, 2013. Rotarians can pay by cash, check or credit card. See Cheryl if you need to make arrangements. Membership will terminate on July 31, 2013 if dues are not received by that time.
The next District 6650 meeting is:
District Assembly on Saturday, June 8th, at the AA Executive Center in East Canton.
Registration is also at 8 a.m., cost is $9.50. Directions available at www.rotarydistrict6650.com. The club will reimburse Rotarians for their registration costs.
Our Member Recruitment Incentive is still in place. Members are reminded that for every new member they recruit increases the odds of their saving 50% on their membership dues. Time is running out, so if you have someone in mind, get the process started so we can get them approved and inducted by June 30. See Cheryl Oblinger if you have questions.
Our Every Rotarian Every Year Campaign Still UNDERWAY! This campaign calls for individual members to commit to a $100 donation to Rotary International each year, where the money is used to support our efforts to eradicate polio, provide drinkable water to areas without it, and improve literacy. The funds donated are credited in your name also and over time can be used toward obtaining a Paul Harris Fellow for you or someone you designate.
Members who have committed to EREY so far this year are:Denise May, Cheryl Oblinger, Pete Biltz, Bob Hoy, Nigel Newman, Lynn Miller, Rick Peduzzi, John Gibson, Dallas Woodall, George Thompson, Chris Shape, Tom Gysegem, Jim Ditch, Rob Berk, and Gris Hurlbert.
Rotarians have the option of paying the $100 in a lump sum, paying $50 additional when they pay their semi-annual dues, or paying $10 per month. Credit card payments can also be made. If $100 is out of your reach, you can pay smaller amounts as well. We are asking that every Warren Rotarian make an effort to contribute this year. See Cheryl Oblinger if you would like more information on payment options. The deadline for contributing will be June 15th so we can submit our contributions to Rotary International and have them recorded in this Rotary year.
Tools, Time and Techniques for Whole Brain Learning by Oblinger, Cheryl
This week, Dr. Dave Brobeck from Walsh University joined us to talk about whole brain learning. Dr. Brobeck joined Salem Rotary in 2000 and obtained his Ph.D. from Kent State University. He has been in public education for approximately 38 years and has been recognized by the State of Ohio for lifetime contributions to public education.
He talked about his belief that education should be fun. Having been a former custodian, septic tank cleaner and school superintendent, he felt his life experiences all played a part in his success in education today. Dr. Brobeck said that the human brain has an unlimited capacity for learning and that by using certain tools, enough time, and techniques, anyone can learn.
Many times, we hear people say that a particular child simply cannot learn or is unwilling to learn. Dr. Brobeck disagrees. He believes that the burden is on the teacher not the child. If interest is generated, a desire to learn is created, and good teaching techniques are employed, then there will be a good outcome. In education, teachers have a tendency to teach things that students have no interest in learning and then wonder why they failed to get a good outcome.
While his presentation focused for the most part on education, his teaching and motivational techniques can also be used in business and getting the most out of people. Employers can use this information in creating and developing leadership teams and employees so that they actually exceed expectations.
Dr. Brobeck then share a True or False quiz with everyone about learning, motivation and the brain. Some of the statements were:
Enthusiastic, interested and committed learners are capable of greatness. Learners who seek to continually grow and improve will almost always out-perform talented and bright individuals who avoid risky situations. Positive emotions, including laughter, releases endorphins that enable learners to retain more content. The best teachers adjust their teaching to ensure the learner gets what is needed to be successful.
The quiz had 20 statements and ALL of them were true.
Dr. Brobeck used humor throughout his presentation to get his points across and provided us with numerous resources if we wished to learn more about whole brain learning. Dr. Brobeck can be reached at email@example.com. His website address is www.davidbrobeck.com.
We thank him for joining us today and for giving us so many valuable resources to use in our own businesses.
Triple Jackpot by Oblinger, Cheryl
Pulling a Joker will win you double the daily prize money! Total Pot Money- $1,223 This Week’s Winner– John Campolito (again!)
Happy Bucks by Oblinger, Cheryl
John Campolito – For winning the daily again and for the Relay for Life Warren that raised almost $330,000 this year. Genevieve Bauman – For this week’s speaker and for the GSE Team reception she attended earlier this month.
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