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					                              Des Peres Rotary News
                            December 2009 The Rotary Club of Des Peres, MO                         Thursdays - 7 am


                                            The Spirit of Christmas
                                                             By Pat Guichet    B. Select a gift or two off of the
    The Prez Says                                      With the guidance
                                                       of member, David
                                                                                  “Giving Tree” and go shopping.
                                                                                  The “Giving Tree” will be at the
         By Jeff Johnston                                                         meeting next week and the week
                                                       Franta, the Rotary
                                                                                  after Thanksgiving.

T
                                                       Club of Des Peres
       here are several important
                                                       is adopting two
       items on our Rotary check-                                                               Please bring your
                                                       families this Christ-
list for December:                                                                              money/gifts by Decem-
                                                       mas through The
                                                                                                ber 10th meeting so I
                                     Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family Pro-
1. Rotary Foundation year-           gram. (see inset be-
                                                                                                can take them to the
end contributions. As Mike           low)
                                                                                                drop-off after our meet-
Lodes mentioned at our last                                                                     ing.
meeting, we each have an op-         Our families are: a
portunity to redirect $48 of meal                                              If you have any ideas
                                     Mom with two small
charges to the Foundation                                                      or suggestions on
                                     boys and a Mom with
(because Thanksgiving, our holi-                                               additional ways we
                                     three small girls.
day party, Christmas Eve and                                                   can help our families
New Years Eve fell on Thurs-                                                   please let me know.
                                     The Club said they will donate some
days this year). More on page        money, but the majority needs to come
three.                                                                                            We hope to make this
                                     from us, the members.
                                                                                                  a new tradition for
Your name will be entered into a                                                                  The Rotary Club of
                                     What we are asking is that you do one
raffle for each $100 you donate                                                                   Des Peres for years
                                                      of two things -
to the Foundation between No-                                                                     to come.
                                                      A. Donate money --
vember 18 and December 17).                           that will be used to
The Club will match five $100                         make purchases.
Foundation contributions. The                         Checks can be writ-    Adopt-A-Family Program
winners will be drawn at our                          ten to Des Peres Ro-
Holiday Party.                                        tary Club and given  The Adopt-A-Family program
                                                      to me or any Board   matches families in need with individual or
2. Fundraising. Nick Roberts                          member).             group sponsors who provide them with
and his team have been working                                                 holiday and/or winter needs for Christmas.
                                                                               Without the benefit of an adoption, these
hard on new fundraising
                                                                               families would be looking forward to a
efforts Please see Nick’s com-                                                 very grim holiday. Being adopted is de-
ments on page three.                  Rotary Holiday Party                     signed to be a once or, on very rare occa-
                                                                               sions, twice in a lifetime event for recipient
3. Adopted Families. Pat              Greenbriar Hills Country Club            families.
Guichet is doing an awesome
job collecting gifts and donations                                             Many adoptees are referred by profes-
for the two families we are help-        Thurs. December 17, 2009              sional social workers who help deserving
                                                                               families complete an application during
ing through The Salvation Army.            6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.               required home visits. An inventory of
Please give generously. More
                                                                               each family’s needs is taken and a Christ-
info in an article on this page .                                              mas wish list is compiled.
                                         Cost per person is $30.00
4. Holiday Party. See the box           Includes dinner and music              When an Adopt-A-Family match is made,
to the right of this article. ►                  Cash Bar                      the family information and wish lists are
Please bring your checks to one                                                sent to the sponsor. The Salvation Army
of the two next meetings.                                                      ensures that the family receives the gifts
                                                                               the week before Christmas.
December 2009                                                                                                                 Page Two
                                    Des Peres Rotary Record
               Desk Duty                         Invocation Duty                               Happy Birthday
 December 3………...Kurt Mungenast            December 3………………..Bill Wiley
 December 10………….Paul Newland              December 10…………….…John Zipf                    December 5.…………..Kim Smith
 December 17………..NO MEETING                December 17………....NO MEETING                   December 24……...…Lynn Bozzay
 December 24………..NO MEETING                December 24……...….NO MEETING                   December 30……...…..Fred Bueler
 December 31………..NO MEETING                December 31………....NO MEETING                   December 31……….....Sudha Saha
 January 7……………….Dave Patton               January 7…………..Chuck Ainsworth
 January 14…………...John Reynolds            January 14……………..Jim Anderson
 January 21……………..Nick Roberts             January 21…………...Boyd Atteberry
 January 28………………..Dick Ryan               January 28…………....Chuck Billings



                     Preview of Coming Attractions
                                                                                       Des Peres Rotary Website
                                                                                        www.desperesrotary.org
               December 3— Extended fellowship. No scheduled
               speaker.                                                             Rotary International Website
               December 10 -- Business Meeting / Fund Raising                              www.rotary.org
               December 17 -- No meeting. Evening holiday party.                          District 6060 Website
December 24 -- No meeting. Merry Christmas!                                               www.rotary6060.org
December 31 -- No meeting. Happy New Year!
January 7 -- Extended fellowship. No scheduled speaker.


                                                                                DES PERES ROTARY CLUB
                               Intercity                                                 2008 - 2009 OFFICERS
    No meeting in January due to the holidays.                     Jeff Johnston.......…………......…..…………...…………. President
                                                                   Nick Roberts…...…..……………...………………....Vice President
                                                                   Pat Guichet.…….………..……………….............…...…..Secretary

                Push to end Polio                                  Rick Gutierrez..…….………….………..…….……....…..Treasurer

                                                                                        DIRECTORS AND STAFF
                                                                   Jim Smith…...........…...Director of Club Service and Membership
Although the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has        Jon Kremer..…..…….……..…......Director of Community Service
faced sobering challenges in the past year, it is moving for-      Eric Emery...……...…….……..…………..Director of Vocational Service
ward in key political, technical, financial, and operational       Kim Hove……………...….....…..Director of International Service
areas.                                                             Mike Sabo & Dick Ryan.…….........Social Chair/Family of Rotary
                                                                   Mike Lodes…………………...……..………......Foundation Chair
                            Stepped-up efforts to end the dis-     Thomas Douglass ………………...…..……...Program Coordinator
                            ease in the four endemic coun-         Norma Johnson….....………......………………………....Historian
                            tries of Afghanistan, India, Nige-     Boyd Atteberry, Bill Wiley & Paul Shaver……....Public Relations
                            ria, and Pakistan are paying off,      Mike Sabo..…………...…….......….....……….…..…..Sgt.at Arms
                            GPEI officials say.                    Fran McDaniel…………...………………………..…...Web Editor
                                                                   Photographer………………..……...………………….Pat Guichet

                                                                   Lynn Bozzay....…………..….……...…………..Newsletter Editor

                                                                   Des Peres Rotary News is published monthly by the Rotary Club of Des
                                                                   Peres, Missouri, P.O. Box 31006, Des Peres, MO 63131. Submit news by
                                                                   the third Thursday to Lynn Bozzay, 1515 Fawnvalley Dr., Des Peres, MO
                                                                   63131. Phn (314) 974-0717 FAX (314) 961-4211
                                                                                          E-mail: lmbozzay@juno.com
During National Immunization
Days in Nigeria, a girl has her
                                                                   The Rotary Club of Des Peres meets at 7 am each Thursday at The
finger marked to indicate she has
                                                                   Missouri Athletic Club-West (MAC-West), 1777 Des Peres Road , St.
received the oral vaccine. Photo
                                                                   Louis, MO 63131
by Joseph Lorenzo
December 2009                                                                                                      Page Three




             By Fran McDaniel                foot, two-story building showcases     trols and sensors.
Kurt Mungenast invites club mem-             a showroom and service lounge          Low-flow plumbing
bers to visit the new Dave Mun-              featuring the latest in upscale cus-   fixtures were in-
genast Lexus of St. Louis dealer-            tomer amenities. The facility also     stalled to reduce
ship located at 13700 Manchester             houses a state-of-the-art 32 bay       water usage. The
Road. “It’s an all-new automotive            service area. To enhance the cus-      dealership facility
experience,” Kurt notes. It’s the            tomer experience, Dave Mun-            has a stormwater
first Lexus new car dealership facil-        genast Lexus of St. Louis hired ad-    management sys-
ity planned and built from the               ditional trained mechanics, sales      tem in place to manage the quan-
ground-up, adhering to stringent             representatives and staff person-      tity and rate of storm water runoff.
LEED for New Construction (LEED-             nel.                                   And the landscaping is a water-
NC) Certification guidelines. LEED                                                  efficient design which utilizes native
(Leadership in Energy & Environ-             The building was designed and          plants in select areas and reduces
mental Design) is a voluntary, con-          planned with various environmen- the amount of irrigation required for
sensus-based national standard for           tally-friendly aspects and con-        the proper appearance. The new
developing high-performance, sus-            structed with state-of-the-art materi- building will reduce potable water
tainable buildings. It evaluates en-         als, including insulated architectural by over 40% percent and use over
vironmental performance from a               precast panels and aluminum cur- 15% percent less energy.
whole-building perspective, provid-          tain walls with high-performance
ing the standard for a “green build-         glazing. The roof was designed         Tell us about work news, family mile-
ing.”                                        and constructed with special layers stones, vacations, etc., and we’ll get
                                             of insulation and a white membrane the word out! Secret operatives are
                                                                                    urged to share the good stuff you
Ray Mungenast, president, led the            to reduce the heat island effect and
                                                                                    know. Send personal or professional
effort to create an environmentally          lower energy consumption. The          news to Fran McDaniel or to Lynn Boz-
responsible new facility for the             HVAC and electrical systems are        zay.
Lexus brand. The 70,000 square               highly efficient with advanced con-


             The Rotary Foundation (aka Paul Harris)
                                                                        By Mike Lodes

                                Our Club has several goals; one of which is our contribution to the Foundation. We’ve gotten
                                behind, largely due to invoicing problems. Thanks to Rick Guiterrez, we’re back on the right
                                track.
                             The fact that we did not have a meeting on Thanksgiving and will not have meetings on Dec.
                             17 (holiday party) and Dec. 24 & 31 (Christmas Eve & New Years Eve) presents an opportu-
                             nity. Please consider donating the equivalent of four $13 meal charges ($52) in addition to
your recommended quarterly contribution of $37.50 for a total of $89.50. The total out-of-pocket is no larger than usual, but
the portion donated to the Foundation is greater.
Of course, we’d love you to round your contribution “up” to $100 -- which will put your name in the drawing for a matching
$100 to the Foundation in your name. Five winners will be drawn at our Holiday Party on December 17th. To be eligible,
                                                                                        $100 must have been made contrib-
   Des Peres Rotary Fundraising                                                         uted since 11/18/2009.

                                                                                                  Let’s
                                      By Nick Roberts

The fundraising focus group was tasked with two goals in mind: identifying
additional means of revenue to relieve pressure on one sole event and to                   make a difference
expand support to local charitable agencies. A survey was distributed at the
November 19 meeting. The survey will show the interests of the club in sup-                -- because we can!
porting various fundraisers. Results will be shared at the December 10th
business meeting.
December 2009                                                                                                                Page Four


                Rotarians Thin Out Duck Population in Missouri
                                                         By Jim Smith




 I    t was 2:30 AM Sunday when the alarm sounded
      summoning a bleary-eyed foursome of Rotarians
      from their fitful slumber to make the final push,
 arriving at Grand Pass Conservation area in time for
 a 4:15 AM “draw".

 Dave (Oh lucky one) Patton drew pill #4 ensuring
 the group a prime position to hold the line against
 bird flu and ambush some of God's feathery crea-
 tures. Three or four hundred yards of dragging de-
 coys, ammo, weapons and miscellaneous gear later,
 they arrived in a flooded cornfield with only flash-
 lights and the instincts of Kevin (the pathfinder)
 Jenkins as a guide. The sunrise was beautiful and
 the ducks plentiful.                                        L to R: Rotarians Jim Smith, Kevin Jenkins, Mike Sabo and Dave Patton at
                                                             Pool 5 West at Grand Pass Conservation Area.
 Gun barrels flamed in the dawn as flights of mallard,
 gadwall and widgeon buzzed their decoy spread. A            from his "swamp seat" by the recoil of an early barrage.
 rare "triple" was had as a squadron of birds braved a       A true sport, he "gutted it out", despite the snickers of his
 fully operational death star, that is, a four gun broad-    comrades and the joys of water filled waders.
                                  side. The resultant
                                                         A tip of the camo hat to Pathfinder Kevin who pursued a
                                  three splashes were
                                                         cripple across a few hundred yards of flooded field only to
                                  very satisfying indeed.
                                                         realize that a wounded animal can be very difficult to dis-
                                   Speaking of splashes, patch. Four more shots and a mismatched foot race be-
                                   there are few things  tween hunter and bird resulted in comic relief and yet an-
                                   to compare with the   other dead duck.
                                   sounds and sights of
                                                         Happiness is a warm gun barrel, fellowship and a steamy
                                   Mike (the diver)
                                                         pile of 22 birds.
                                   Sabo's water entry
                                   when he was thrown


                          NEW MEMBER PROFILE
                              Dino Biondo

D
                                          ously on a long term project with
        ino Biondo is a native St.        Kraft that has ended. His specialty
        Louisan. He’s been married        is to “build or rebuild businesses” --
to Sharon for 25 years and they have      particularly as a project manager in
two sons. One son is a freshman at        new IT infrastructure.
SEMO, the other is a sophomore at
Vianney High School.                      In addition, Dino is also an adjunct
                                          teacher at McKendree College.        Oh, and in answer to the “St. Louis
Dino’s an “IT guy” -- even though he                                           question”, Dino went to Lindbergh
“slid into it” from a background in fi-   What does Dino like to do on his own High School.
nance. Mainframes are his area of         time? He enjoys woodworking / fur-
expertise.                                niture -- and “building fast cars.”
                                          That sounds like a fun -- and expen-
Currently in transition, he was previ-    sive -- hobby!

				
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