A note from President Asad
Hello everyone,
Very excited for our weather changing!  Time to get out side for sure!  You won’t want to miss this Tuesday – with our District Governor Elect attending, a new member induction, and a very special Student of the Month!  Our May programs are building up as well and looking forward to these!
Just about 1 week left to our outstanding Rotary Auction on Tue Apr 23 evening!  Don’t miss out, get your tickets, and please invite your friends!
Also, reminder to find time in your calendar to attend the district conference, conveniently at the Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls!
Rotareminder April 9, 2024
Rotareminder for the Rotary Club of Kent
April 9, 2024
President Asad Khan called the meeting to order and thanked audio booth volunteers Mark Pennell and Roger Kramer.  Dominique Bollenbacher agreed to take photos.  We sang My Country Tis of Thee, played by Sandy Roeger.  After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Roberta O’Keefe offered the invocation.  Our second song was Take Me Out to the Ballgame, with song leader Dom Bollenbacher accompanied by Sandy Roeger on piano.  Sandy received a round of applause for her piano playing before the meeting and for our opening songs.
Visitors:  There were no visiting Rotarians or visitors today.
Kathy Myers is looking for a flash drive that belongs to her and has club information about programs for the month.  Let her know if you know who might have borrowed it.
Brad Erhart is looking for volunteers to help with the Lord’s Lunch on April 20th.  He circulated a sign -up sheet.
Roberta O’Keefe passed around a sheet and is asking for volunteers to offer invocations at meetings.
Larry Lohman announced the District Conference to be held on April 26 – 27 at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.  Some of our Rotarians are leading sessions.  Larry also reported on the 4 Way speech contest held for the District.  He said the speeches were excellent.
Tom Hatch told us that the next Tap Talks at North Water Street Brewing will feature Sally Beckwith, who will talk about the history of Beckwith’s orchard.  It will be held next Tuesday.
Stacy Richardson indicated that she will collect auction items next week.  The annual auction will be held at Belltower on April 23rd.
Todd Kamanash awarded a trophy (which stays with the Club) for the Men’s Basketball tournament to Chris Martin, the first-place finisher. Second place went to Tom Myers and third place to Bill Childers.  The trophy for the Women was a tied finish with Chas Madonio and Laing Kennedy.  Third place went to Carol Crimi.  Photos were taken with winners and the trophy.
Happy Bucks:
Kathy Myers – for Sandy Roeger, the eclipse, and today’s speaker
Tom Myers – for his basketball prize and to pay off a bet
Larry Lohman – for the District speech contest
Roberta O’Keefe – for the eclipse
Tom Hatch – for a few of Asad’s jokes
Joan Seidel – for the eclipse and for being a new member of Rotary
John Flynn – for the home opener in Cleveland and the eclipse, an event enjoyed with grandkids
Roger Sidoti – for the home opener with grandkid
Jen Lennox – for accomplishments of her son and daughter
Amy Mucha – for vacation trip, eclipse, and an 8,000 order of cake pops
Nithya Venkataraman – for the eclipse, being back at Rotary and no longer a mother of 3 under 3
Asad Khan – for the eclipse
Birthdays for April:
Jeff Roeger went down through the birthday list.  The only person present at the meeting was Amanda Senn.  She told us that she wanted to be a marine biologist when she was young.  And if she could have a different career now, she would like to restore old homes and businesses.  Amanda gets a free lunch for being the only birthday person present.
Program:  Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Kathy Myers introduced Bambi Simon who is the Chief Officer of Coleman Adult Day Services.  Bambi has extensive experience with adult care as a licensed nursing home administrator and a certified dementia practitioner.  The first part of the program covered strategies for healthy living.  Bambi told us that the heart and the brain are connected.  What is good for the heart is also good for the brain.  We need to be aware of our blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, etc.  Key health markers help us stay healthy.  Sleep is important as well as taking care of our mental health and stress levels.  Self- care is vital for all of us. Physical activity is important and helps both body and brain functions.  Healthy eating using the DASH diet or Mediterranean diet helps both brain and body.  Mental challenges and learning new skills keep our brains stimulated.  Social engagement is also critical for maintaining health.
Information about Coleman Adult Day Services was provided by Bambi.  She noted that tours are available as are trial visits.  Referrals to Day Services come from hospitals, doctors, friends and family, the Board of DD.  Meals are served during the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily.  An activity director plans various events and a nurse is on staff as well.  Caregivers are able to offer personal care, if needed.  Funding comes from government and private pay sources.  Brochures were distributed highlighting the Adult Day Services.
Nelson Burns offered the response to Bambi’s presentation.  He advocated for taking time to care for our brains and to follow the information provided during the talk.  He noted that dementia and Alzheimer’s are growing problems.  He said he is grateful for Coleman services that have been helpful to him and his wife.
The meeting ended with reciting the Four Way Test.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Hetrick
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