Villa Park Rotary minutes of January 5, 2012

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The January 5, 2012 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below.

You may also read it on-line by visiting


Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter

Happy New Year!!

New Meeting Site Beginning January 19th



Opening Ceremonies:

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

Glenn Weingarth



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.


Happy Bucks:


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

Dominican Republic.

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

Craft Talk


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.

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