Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter
Happy New Year!!
New Meeting Site Beginning January 19th
Invocation: Will Warren
Pledge of Allegiance: Stan Van Den Berg
Rotary Four Way Test: Jane McDonald
Song: "Auld Lang Syne" Teri Brooks
Guests: Steve Stern - Greeter
Rick Barnett- Prospective Member
Carol Zhang- Shen Yun
Joe Hagler- Orange Club
Bob Kreisberg- January 1st
Anita Jameson- January 2nd
Lorie McRoberts- January 4th Fiance of Bryan Nash
Jane Hudson- January 4th- wife of Paul Hudson
New Meeting Location as of January 19th- Covenant Presbyterian Church
1855 Orange Olive Rd, Orange St. Andrew's Hall - catering by Craig Barlow.
We will be at this location on Thursday Mornings 7AM-8:30 AM till June 2012
Nagy Ibrahim will notify future speakers and Jay Applebaum will notify District 5320 of
the change in location. Today's meeting is the last time we will meet in the Villa Park
City Hall until further notice. We are leaving until the renovations that are being
done to the Villa Park City Hall are completed.
Linda Bartrom-Olsen announced she will not be able to attend the meetings because
of her obligations at Villa Park High, but will continue to do New Generations with
Lisa Stepansky. Linda will technically be on a six months leave of absence.
Steve Stern-commented on how well our December 24th Meal at the Ronald McDonald House
was received. We had a full house and they ate well. They feasted on Roast Turkey,
Ham, Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans and Bacon and Pie. Everyone
was most appreciative of the meal. Santa Claus(Jim Brodsky) came by and delighted
the children that were there. Thank you to Steve and Lainey Stern, Steven Pollack and
Barbara, Ken Caplin and Belle, Jay Applebaum and Jim Brodsky.
Carol Zhang- Had Shen Yun Tickets available for the club. The club will receive a 10% donation
from all club sales. The performances are next Wednesday and Thursday Evenings.
Rick Barnett announced he is going to join the club and brought in a book that was produced from
photos taken at this year's Marine Thanksgiving Event.
Jill Kuli gave a donation in honor of Jeannie Hankins who donated clothing and household goods
to the Women's League and Working Wardrobes.
Teri Brooks gave a donation to honor her mother who turns 83 today.
Ed Carter reminded everyone that the Villa Park Elementary Dad's Club clothing drive is
still going. Shoes, bedding, clothing can all be donated. Bring your donations to the
office of the school or bring them to one of our meetings and Ed will collect them.
Dale Dagley and wife June shared their 50th wedding anniversary on December 28th.
His son's birthday is tomorrow.
Mark Schmidt and his family spent the Christmas Holiday in Sparta,N. J.
Bill Langstaff wished everyone a healthy and happy new year.
Jim Brodsky was happy his daughter Shana had a good experience on a mission to the
Holiday Football Happy Bucks:
Jason Mefford went to Las Vegas to watch Boise State(his Alma mater) beat Arizona State.
Pete Moriarty- celebrated the Oregon Ducks win in the Rose Bowl.
Eric Sense took his mother who hails from Texas to the Holiday Bowl to see Texas beat
the Cal Bears. Eric also informed the club that his wife Christi participated in a 5k at
Boeing and as a result our rotary club will receive $800. Christi got a blister on her
foot during the event so make sure when you see her at next week's Rotary Holiday
Party to ask about her blister.
John Broussard signed wife Jean up in a football pool in hopes that she would get excited and
let John watch all the games. Out of 45 participants Jean came in 44th, but still won her
$50 entry fee back.
Drawing: $225 in the pot--- Pam Dunn drew a queen.
Speaker: Dr William Langstaff, DDS
We learned a lot about our 50th VP Rotarian Bill Langstaff.
Bill was born in Detroit in 1947. His father worked at the Ford Motor Company.
The family moved to Dearborn, Michigan where Bill started school and had a paper route with
the Detroit Times. Bill says it was the paper route that taught him how important it is to create
trust with your clients. At age 13 the family moved to Sarasota, Florida when his dad retired and
Bill began 9th grade. He had learned to play the Clarinet earlier and was good enough to take over the first seat in the band after a head to head playoff with another student. After graduating high school Bill attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. He could have had a music scholarship, but opted to be pre-med and ultimately pre-dent after a conversation with a cousin who was a dentist in Shagrin Falls. His money from the paper route payed for his college education. He attended dental school at Case Western in Cleveland. After graduation he joined the Navy and was stationed at Terminal Island Naval Station. During this time he met his wife to be. He established his Dental practice in Villa Park in 1975 and still enjoys the interaction with his patients. Bill and his wife live in Santa Ana and raised three children.
Bill, who was dressed in his cyling gear began cycling in 1980 and explained that there are
different events in competitive cycling. He excels at the Timed Trial where a rider goes from point A to B as fast as they can. Bill is the 2011 SoCAL Time Trial Champion in his age group. Cycling led
him to explore triathlons where he has to swim, run and bike ride. He showed us his bicycle which composed of carbon fiber and is very aerodynamic. He exercises daily by running, riding or swimming and feels that its become like food, you need to do it daily or you feel like something is missing.
Next Week Dark: Holiday Party Thursday January 12th Orange Mining Company 6-9 PM
January 19th new meeting location: Covenant Presbyterian Church- St. Andrew's Hall
speaker: Tom Gentile, CPA discusses changes in Tax Law.