Luncheon 8/31/2015

What a pleasure to be able to return to a Rotary meeting! I have been unable to attend due to staffing issues for most of the summer and I have really missed everyone and the fun of the Monday luncheons!


Lottery Master Jim Robinson conducted the drawing, and had a hard time finding the winner – until Kathy Krumlauf woke up and found her ticket! Although she should have been part of the Kienzle table consortium, this time she put the $12 in her OWN pocket! Luckily, she did not find the winning card for the BIG POT of $178.


Today we hosted our regular guest Russ Rittgers and Steve Clippinger, our speaker for the day.


Sgt. Larry Kienzle began by fining Kathy Krumlauf for her lottery win – although she expected to get hit harder, Larry only took the usual $2 plus one more for “reneging” on the table group.

Larry fined himself $2 for his picture in the paper, Joy Davis for her name in the paper, and Pam Cote for not coming to meetings in a long time.

Happy Bucks: Mark Hamon paid for his 50th birthday and his 22nd anniversary; Kathy Krumlauf paid $1 on behalf of Clay Ensler who hasn’t been able to attend recently due to business issues, but he misses us and also paid $1 to distribute flyers for the upcoming HVCH Foundation Car Show; Valery donated $5 – for her 45th anniversary, August birthday for her and her daughter, Morgan and just because she was very happy to be back to meetings; Jim Robinson was proud to announce that his son called and invited him to attend the first OSU Football game.

Sgt. Kienzle then threw out a late fine to Bill Rinehart for his picture on a local billboard.


Larry Kienzle passed around the Fair Gates schedule. There are still open slots, so if you haven’t signed up, please give Larry a call and help out with the ticket sales at the Fair Gates. Bring your spouse or a friend or even your kids if they are old enough to do the job. We need to get the remaining slots filled as soon as possible.
Future programs: 9/7 – No meeting for Labor Day; 9/14 – Dave Snipes; 9/21 – District Governor’s Meeting.


Today’s program was presented by Joe Murtha. Joe introduced Steve Clippinger to the Club. Steve is the new coach for the Logan High School Girl’s Basketball team.

Steve is originally from Lima, but was a teach for 30 years in the Lancaster schools. He also spent 10 years in school administration work in Lancaster. In addition he coached Girl’s basketball at Lancaster High School and Fairfield Union.

Steve took a little while to tell us all about his coaching style and what his goals for the team will be. He believes that sports are important, but education is paramount. He has high expectation of his players, both on the court and in their off court behavior. The first game of the season will be on November 21st against Lancaster, and Steve’s goal is to still be playing in March (at tournaments).

Welcome to Logan sports, Steve – we look forward to another winning season for the LHS Girls!


11-10-2014 Luncheon

Well, it seems that many of you thought there was no meeting on Monday! However, the hearty band of 15 Rotarians enjoyed our lunch and program! Stand in for Pres. Doug today was Past President Valery Junge.


Lottery Master Jim Robinson conducted the attendance drawing, and despite the fact that the Kienzle table held ½ of all the tickets, the small pot of $8 was won by Bob Lilley. It was fortunate for everyone else that he was unable to pick the winning card for the BIG POT of $493!


The “pickins” were slim today for the Sgt. Kienzle, so after assessing a lottery fine of $2 on Bob Lilley, he opened the floor for Happy Bucks:

Jim Robinson was happy – OSU won and Green Bay won
Susan Aldridge was happy – her son had successful eye surgery and is recovering at
Jake Hill was happy – he was celebrating the 239th birthday of the Marine Corp.
Andy Good was happy – his son had his first birthday
Jim Rogers was happy – the country is celegrating Veteran’s Day and he had a good
hunting trip
Joe Murtha was happy – great trip to North Caroline to see his granddaughter play


Reminder – Rotary Christmas Party on December 15 at Lee’s Banquet Haus

We are collecting toys each Monday throughout November for donation to the Toys to Share organization. Just bring them to lunch and Pres. Doug will deliver them.

We are also collecting hats and gloves (and/or cash donations) to be delivered to the elementary school principals for children in need.

Future programs: 11/17 – Bill Rineharat; 11/24 – Damon Kuhn; 12/1 – Valery Junge; 12/8 – Bill Boone; 12/15 Christmas Party

Valery asked for a show of hands of those present if they were Veterans – and almost half of those in attendance were able to raise their hands! We thank you for your service!Please take the time to remember the sacrifices of all Veterans.


Today’s program was provided by Pres. Doug and the Hocking County Health Department. We were addressed by Kelly Brehm, Public Health nurse and WIC professional since October 2012. Kelly is a graduate of OU – Chillicothe.

Kelly’s program today was titled “The Business Case for Breastfeeding”.

Considering that 60% of all women work outside the home, and 55” of working women with children under 3 are employed outside the home, it seems inevitable that one or more of your employees will be a mother who wants to breastfeed.

Supporting breastfeeding within your business is a win/win situation. Statistically, women who breastfeed recover from childbirth faster and have a lower risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis. Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of ear infections, respiratory problems, dermatitis and gastrointestinal disorders. Providing space and time for breastfeeding mothers can also help with employee retention.

It’s very easy to extend this support to your female employees. You need only provide a small (4′ by 5′) space separate from your usual employee bathroom that has running water, and electrical outlet and a lock on the door. The employee will need to have 2 to 3 15minute breaks during the day for expressing milk.

Kelly Brehm is available for consultation at any time for women who need assistance with breastfeeding and for companies interested in being supportive of this endeavor.

Thank you, Kelly, for an informative program.