Roundabout 11.20.18


November 20, 2018

Next meeting: Sarah Mincey, a social-ecological systems scientist and director of the Integrated Program in the Environment in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will discuss “The Problem with Plastics.” The meeting will be held in the Frangipani Room.


This Week’s News

News from November board meeting

President Loren Snyder said that updates to the Organization Membership details have been approved. The board continued to discuss plans for the new water project in Myanmar and had productive discussions about Rotary taking a leadership role in community conversations.

New member inductions

Joe Darling, sponsored by Jean Emery, is a mortgage loan originator with Peoples State Bank. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and psychology. He is looking forward to giving back to the local community. He serves on the board for SCIMBA, a local nonprofit banking philanthropic organization. His wife, Julie, is an oncology nurse. They are expecting their first child in December. Julie grew up in the Bloomington area, and Joe hails from New Castle, Indiana. They have a three-year-old golden retriever named Griffy.

Chris Kroll, sponsored by Mike Baker, is senior client advisor and senior vice president at Old National Bank. Chris is an alumnus of Indiana University and has more than 25 years of experience in banking and investments. He serves as a member of the IU Kelley School of Business Johnson Center board and IU Health Bloomington Hospital board. Old National Bank is joining as an organizational member of Bloomington Rotary Club.


Holiday food baskets for Monroe County United Ministries

Donate cans of vegetables, fruit, beans, condensed soup, hearty soup, chili, tomatoes or pasta sauce, pasta, canned or frozen meat, cereal, crackers, muffin/baking mixes, helper meals, rice, ramen noodles, Easy Mac, or microwaveable soups, medium jars of peanut butter, boxes of macaroni and cheese, and snacks. Rotarians are encouraged to drop off food at a Tuesday meeting from November 27 to December 4. Contact Ashley at (765) 618-6803 if you would like items to be picked up.


Salvation Army bell ringing 2018

If you are able, please use the link below to sign up!  Slots still available Dec. 8, 25, and 22.


November 20 Guest Presentation: Zachary De Pue

President Loren Snyder introduced Zachary De Pue. DePue grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio, and attended the Philadephia Curtis School of Music. He came to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2007 to serve as concertmaster. He was also a proud member of the classical trio A Time for Three.

De Pue shared selections from Bach, which delighted the audience.

De Pue performed Vieuxtemp’s Souvenir d’Amerique. bringing Rotarians to their feet for a standing ovation.

Loren commended the diversity of the programming, led by Jim Shea and Michael Shermis.


Our November 20 Weekly Gathering

President Loren Snyder presided.

 Art Oehmich greeted Rotarians and guests.

Jeff Baldwin reflected on the upcoming holiday and the various emotions we feel as we prepare for family gatherings. Jeff challenged Rotarians to think about gratitude. Jeff said he was blessed with the “magic soup”—a community network that engaged him and prepared him for adult life, encouraged him to excel and thrive, and ensured he had the skills he needed to succeed. Jeff challenged Rotarians to be the magic soup: the person who encourages family to gather for a game, who listens, who helps, and who guides family into more productive conversations and common ground. Jeff thanked Rotary for being part of his life.

Joy Harter introduced guests:

  • Tugce Inceman, guest of Jim Bright
  • Efe Gokce, guest of Jim Bright
  • Sandy Keller, visiting Rotarian from the Bloomington Sunrise Club
  • Trent Deckard, guest of Kyla Cox Deckard
  • Anne Fraker, guest of Dick Rose
  • Julie Darling, guest of Joe Darling
  • Mary Bent, guest of Martha Wailes
  • Janas Wescott, guest of Lynn Schwartzberg

Membership Birthdays

  • Bryce Bow, November 21
  • Nancy Krueger, November 24

Jean Emery collected Happy Dollars for Teachers Warehouse.

Thought for the week: “Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame…but greatness because greatness is determined by service.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kyla Cox Deckard, Reporter

Charlie Osborne, Photographer