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					Club Number 2752                                                                          Chartered March 1, 1917
District Number 6270                                        Contact the Editor:       List Serve:

April 20, 2009:
Call to Order:              Steve Schmudlach, President
Prayer & Pledge:            Cathy Zimmerman
Today’s Program:            The Magic Ear
Today’s Speaker:            Jennifer Welhoefer

April 13, 2009:
Steve Schmudlach, President opened the meeting and welcomed all Rotarians and guests.
Alyson Zierdt led the club in the opening prayer & pledge.

VISITORS AND GUESTS: Introduced by David Hayford
Southwest Rotary-           Bill Thimke, Doug Seefeld
Morning Rotary-             None
Out of Town Visitors-       None
Guests of Our Club-         Mary Von Hout (guest speaker), Leo Edelstein (guest speaker)
Guests of Members-          Richard Kern (guest of Sue Andrews), Mike Audit (guest of Steve Schmudlach)

David Hayford reported that Charlie Chaplin, an Academy Award-winning English comedic actor and filmmaker was born April 16,
1889. Chaplain became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable filmmaker, composer and musician in the early to mid
“Classical Hollywood” era of American cinema.

         -“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”
         -“Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where
         -“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”

Tom Harenburg presented the club with the weekly market report. The major indices pared their losses but were unable to fully recover
all the way back to the neutral mark. Financial stocks had been up as much as 3.4% earlier, but had since surrendered much of their
gains. The Dow’s decline came amid weakness in Boeing and IBM. Boeing reported that it planned to reduce production plans, which
would reduce its expected earnings. Chevron was also weighing on the Dow, indicating that the sequential profits would decline
sharply. The Dow was down 79.49, the Nasdaq down 13.28, the S&P down 4.35, and the 10-Year Bond down 0.0680.

April 20, 2009              Oshkosh Community Blood Drive, Algoma Blvd. United Methodist Church
Apr 24-26, 2009             District Rotary Conference at Elkhart Lake
April 29, 2009              Oshkosh Rotary Club Orientation Breakfast, Park Plaza
May 29-30, 2009             Oshkosh Rotary Club Flower Sale

                       FUTURE MEETINGS:                                                PRAYER & PLEDGE/GREETER:
Apr 27                 Non-Violent Peace Force                                         Josh Anderson
May 4                  The Grand Opera House                                           Sue Andrews
May 11                 Providing Reliable, Affordable, Sustainable Energy              Paul Ansfield

Oshkosh Rotary Club, P.O. Box 785, Oshkosh, WI 54903-0785                                                      
(Contributions are made to Polio Plus and the Oshkosh Food Bank.)
        Ada Thimke announced that the raffle was up to $115 with two weeks to go before the drawing. She also reported that the
         materials for the rose sale will be available next week.
        Jeff Gilderson-Duwe led the club in honoring the following Rotarians with April birthdays:
                                               st                                           st
               Paul Narveson           April 1                    Tom Harenburg April 21
                                              th                                            st
               Brenda Haines           April 4                    Art Rehbein      April 21
               Gary Yakes              April 9
        Melissa Kok reported that she would be working part-time for a congressman, but that she would not be able to remain in the
        David Hayford announced that club members bring lotions, soaps, shampoos/conditioners to weekly meetings at the request
         of Bethel Home.
        Alyson Zierdt announced that she would be walking in the upcoming Multiple Sclerosis walk, and that she would be accepting
         additional contributions.
        Tom Harenburg announced that his company was six weeks into a six week building project which would now be an eight
         week project. He also reported that Larry Schultz would be joining the firm.
        Glenn Steinbrecher recognized that he was honored to be sitting with Dennis Kavanaugh and Frank Tower and thanked them
         for their years of service to Oshkosh.
        Jeff Jahnke announced that McKnight & Carlson would be moving soon to 448 North Main Street. Jeff also announced that
         his business would be consolidated into the Appleton location.
        Steve Schmudlach reported that his daughter delivered triplets this past weekend…in the form of kidney stones.
        Kathy Propp announced that there were two prospects from UW-Oshkosh for the Rotary Scholar program.
        Kim Molitor reported that our club’s inbound exchange student would be coming to us from Belgium. Host families were still
        Sue Panek and Liz Rice Janzen gave happy dollars for their respective organizations (United Way and Winnebago County
         Literacy Council) receiving sizable bequests from a woman in the community.
        Sherry Lynch announced that The Women’s Center at UW-Oshosh was collecting prom dresses for donation to needy area
         girls who might not otherwise be able to attend prom for lack of a dress. If you have dresses to donate, please drop them off
         at the Women’s Center, 15 Irving Street, Oshkosh. A tax donation slip would be given to you.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY: Casey Zaniewski provided information regarding the EAA housing program last week. Rotarians
were asked to consider providing housing and a light breakfast to EAA guests. Guests usually stay for several nights and charged $60
per night per person. For more information, contact Casey at or David Jones at

April 13, 2009 – MEETING REVIEW:
Speaker(s):       Mary Von Hout, Leo Edelstein
Title:            The Orphan Train Project

The guest speakers were introduced by Michael Cooney. The Orphan Train Project is made possible by the Madison West Town-
Middleton Rotary Foundation, Inc. The Orphan Train Project matches foreign orphanages to service clubs, churches, and other
organizations, in hopes that an ongoing relationship will be formed.

Mary Von Hout reported that the Orphan Train Project served more than 60 orphanages in 11 countries and linked to 60+ groups in
Bulgaria, Guatemala, Zimbabwe, Peru, Romania, China, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, and India. The Orphan Train Project
was not developed to be an adoption service, but a way to share with orphaned, abandoned, and institutionalized children around the

Mary and Leo talked about the Sagrada Familia orphanage in Lima, Peru. This orphanage has been in operation for over 18 years.
Over 600 children reside in the Sagrada Familia orphanage. Mary and Leo showed a slide of the dormitory which was donated by the
Oshkosh Rotary Club. The Orphan Train Project also provided the activities of carpentry, bakery, pottery, music, and sewing at the
orphanages. Per capita, the annual household income in Peru is $3,374. 80% of the Peruvians are Catholic. 28 million people live in
Peru with approximately 8,000 people living per square mile. The main exports of Peru are copper, gold, and zinc. Rotarian Carlos
Rioja served as their intermediary in Lima, Peru.

The Orphan Train Project is always in need of food, medications, furniture, clothing, computers, and library books. You can learn more
about the Orphan Train Project at

4-Way Test:
Mary Von Hout and Leo Edelstein led the club in the Four-WayTest.

Message from the editor: I regret that I do not have a background in short-hand, so I apologize for any errors when reporting
announcements, good news, happy dollars, etc. To improve my accuracy of reporting, please e-mail or provide me a hand-written copy
of the pertinent information that you would like me to print. Thank you for your consideration in this matter. -Teresa Van Aacken

Oshkosh Rotary Club, P.O. Box 785, Oshkosh, WI 54903-0785                                               
                                                                                                             2008-2009 Leadership
                                                                                                                       Rotary International
                                                                                                                             Dong Kurn Lee, President
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   Four Avenues of Service
                                                                                                                     District 6270 Officers
   The term "Four Avenues of Service" refers to the four elements of the Object of Rotary:                              Tamara Koop, District Governor
   Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service and International Service.                               William Wresch, District Governor-Elect
                                                                                                               Paul Decker, District Governor-Nominee
   Although the Avenues of Service are not found in any formal part of the constitutional                                    Oshkosh Rotary
   documents of Rotary, many Rotarians use this concept to describe the primary areas of
   Rotary activity.                                                                                                            Club Officers
                                                                                                                        Steve Schmudlach, President
   Club Service involves all of the necessary activities Rotarians perform to make their club                           Larry Schultz, President-Elect
   function successfully. Things like taking attendance, keeping records and raising money               Teresa Van Aacken, President-Elect Nominee
   come under this Avenue of Service.                                                                                         Sherry Lynch, Secretary
                                                                                                                               James Stahl, Treasurer
                                                                                                                     David Hayford, Sergeant at Arms
   Vocational Service describes the opportunity each Rotarian has to represent the dignity                                  Deb Wirtz, Past President
   and utility of one's vocation to the other members of the club, as well as the responsibility
   of the club to undertake projects related to such areas as career planning, vocational                           Oshkosh Rotary Club
   training, and the promotion of high ethical standards in the workplace.
                                                                                                                      Board of Directors
                                                                                                      Directors serve three-year terms and meet the 2nd
   Community Service pertains to those activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the
                                                                                                                   Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
   quality of life in their community. It frequently involves assistance to youth, the aged, the                               Cathy Zimmerman (2009)
   disabled, and others who look to Rotary as a source of hope for a better life. When we                                          Will Deppiesse (2009)
   are volunteer readers at Lincoln School, when the club pays to send grade school                                               Liz Rice Janzen (2009)
   students to the symphony, when we raise money for the Literacy Council we walk this                                                Kim Massey (2010)
   Avenue of Service.                                                                                                                 Steve Arndt (2010)
                                                                                                                                Casey Zaniewski (2010)
   The Fourth Avenue of Service, International Service, describes the many programs and                                            Paul Narveson (2011)
   activities that Rotarians undertake to advance international understanding, goodwill, and                                      Lisa O’Halloran (2011)
   peace. International service projects are designed to meet humanitarian needs of people                                            Bill Bracken (2011)
   in many lands. Our most obvious international service is our connection with the
   orphanage in La Molina, Peru. Half the money from our table goes toward the
                                                                                                                                  Key Contacts
                                                                                                                     Teresa Van Aacken, Spokes editor
   eradication of polio through RI's Polio Plus effort. So even here in Oshkosh we are
                                                                                                                     Lori Renning, Fundraising director
   working internationally through the connection of Rotary.                                                                   W. Robert Bruce, Pianist

   When a Rotarian understands and travels down the Four Avenues of Service, the Object            Four Areas of Service (Directors)
   of Rotary takes on an even greater meaning.                                                                                             Club Service
                                                                                                        Will Deppiesse, Paul Narveson, Liz Rice Janzen,
                                                                                                                                            Larry Schultz
   From the District newsletter October 2006
                                                                                                                                    Community Service
                                                                                                                              David Hayford, Kim Massey
                                                                                                                                      Vocational Service
                                                                                                           Steve Arndt, Bill Bracken, Teresa Van Aacken
                                                                                                                                   International Service
                                                                                                    Cathy Zimmerman, Casey Zaniewski, Lisa O’Halloran

                                                                                                                   Oshkosh Rotary Club
                                                                                                                 Past District Governors
                                                                                                                         Cathy Zimmerman (2003-2004)
                                                                                                                             John Kerrigan (1999-2000)
                                                                                                                             A. John Wiley (1994-1995)
                                                                                                                          Charles F. Nolan (1972-1973)
                                                                                                                        Frederick L. Caudle (1965-1966)
                                                                                                                             George Nevitt (1952-1953)
                                                                                                                            Jasper Lockart (1933-1934)

                To view all District 6270 club schedules, visit or visit          Rotary 4-Way Test
       to make up a meeting at any time.
                                7:15 a.m.
                                             Appleton Breakfast
                                             Fond du Lac
                                                                       Riverview Country Club
                                                                       Holiday Inn
                                                                                                     1    Is it the TRUTH?
                                5:30 p.m.    Berlin                    Berlin Family                 2    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
                                12:10 p.m.
                                             Oshkosh Southwest
                                                                       Paper Valley Hotel
                                                                       Robbins                       3    Will it build GOOD WILL
                Wednesday       Noon         Menasha                   Waverly Beach                      and better FRIENDSHIPS?
                Thursday        7:00 a.m.    Fond du Lac Morning       Ramada Hotel
                                6:50 a.m.
                                             Oshkosh Morning
                                                                       Valley Inn
                                                                       Park Plaza
                                                                                                     4    Will it be BENEFICIAL
                Friday          Noon         Appleton West             Holiday Inn
                                                                                                          to all concerned?

Oshkosh Rotary Club, P.O. Box 785, Oshkosh, WI 54903-0785                                                             

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