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Ada Kiwanis members get some health tips

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada.  The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

Kristin Timperman was welcomes as a guest.

The birthday of member Claudia Crawford (today) was noted.

The membership anniversary of Bruce Neely (December 1, 1975) was noted.
Bob McCurdy reported that Al Baillis is doing well and that he is hoping to attend the Christmas party. Peter Previte is home and is recovering.

In business:
-Treasurer Bryan Marshall updated members on club finances.
-Secretary Report Brian Myers reported that he met with Harold and Carol Friesner and Bill Fuller to provide a new member orientation. He reminded members that if you hold committee meetings or head up a Kiwanis service project, please report your hours to him. He noted that email is preferred.
-Jeff Schulman reported that the satellite club met last week (They discussed/reviewed the regular minutes from last Tuesday and the grant for the board project. They will meet Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. at Community Health Professionals.
-President Heather Cox passed around sign-up sheets for upcoming programs and the different service projects committees.
-The Club’s annual Christmas luncheon is set for Tuesday December 17th. A committee has been assigned and they will work out the details. They have reserved the Community Health Professionals Building. They are going to host an Ugliest Christmas Sweater contest. Members: start looking for an item for the Raffle. The Event will start at 11:30 a.m.
-A vote on the revised Kiwanis By-Laws to bring the club in line with Kiwanis International was held. This was passed without discussion. Sandy Neely and Brian Myers were acknowledged for their work on this.
-An update was heard on the Christmas benevolence project.
-ONU Circle K President Allie Puntel reported that they have completed the Operation Christmas Child project and thanked the club for our donation to help send the items. They are looking at upcoming spring events.
-Kiwanis Education Minute: As of 2011, the youngest member to serve as Kiwanis International President was J.O. Tally Jr., who served from 1960-1961. Tally was 38 years old when he began his presidential term.
-Something to Ponder: “Why does your nose run and your feet smell?”

-Upcoming Meetings/Events
-Dec. 10 New Member Orientation
-Dec. 17 Christmas Luncheon at Community Health Professionals at 11:30 AM.
-Dec. 24 No Meeting Merry Christmas
-Dec. 31 No Meeting Happy New Year

Scott Wills introduced Kristen Timperman, a 2013 ONU graduate and current resident for ONU Health-Wise who spoke about health and wellness tips for some current trends including shingles and whopping cough:

She said the FDA recommends that individuals older than 60 should get the vaccine Zostavax. The pain associated with shingles can last for years after the outbreak. Shingles are caused by the same virus as chicken pox. The shingles blisters can infect others with chicken pox.

Whopping cough is a bacterial respiratory infection. It is on the rise because the new vaccine is not as effective as the older vaccines which had some serious side-effects).
At this point, medical professionals are looking at having booster shot vaccines. The disease has been called the 100-day cough. The disease is highly contagious and treatment is very limited and over-the-counter medications are nearly ineffective because of the severity of the disease.

Vaccines are available and highly recommended for individuals who have infants and are around young children. Also, women should get a vaccine during their third trimester every time they are pregnant.

The 50/50 Drawing was held to support the Kiwanis Eliminate Project. Bryan Marshall was the winner.

President Cox adjourned the meeting in regular form.

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