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In This Issue
Book Of The Week
Guests & Visitors
Speakers At-a-Glance
Officers of the Club
President's Corner
Speaker's Corner
'Round the Room
The Four-Way Test:
In everything that we think, say or do:  
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



Rotary Networking Resources
District 6900 has created this resource to help Rotarians in our district find employment. To find out more visit the district web site and look for Career Networking.

Decatur Rotary is now on Facebook.  Check out the page for updates and become a fan. View the Decatur Rotary Facebook Page here.

Decatur Rotary is now onl LinkedIn. Check our page for updates and to join our group. View the Decatur Rotary LinkedIn Group here. 
NEW!! Link to the most recent District 6900 Newsletter:
District Newsletter

Book Of
The Week
There was no book of the week.

Guests & Visitors

Rick Garnitz 
gave the invocation.


President CJ
introduced the visiting Rotarians.  


Our Guests included:


Naomi Bell, JoAnn Murphey and Lynda Weaver: guests

of Jean O'Callaghan


Andrea Greengard: guest

of Elliot Augustine


Sy Burnett: guest of

 Bill Mealor


John Muller: guest of Warren Davidson


Max Kim: guest of

 David Hughes

Our Visiting Rotarians included:

King Rogers, Memphis East - Past District Governor

Keshab and Shanti Mathema, Rotary Club of Patan, Nepal; 

District 3292

At A Glance

February 11, 2011:

Dr. Mandy Joye,

Director of the Heart Center for Women

February 18, 2011:


Officers of the Decatur Rotary Club:


C.J. Becker

Jason Conn

Past President:
Bryan Downs
Betty Spiker

John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms: Doug Torbush

District Governor:
Casey Farmer


February 10:
James Brewer-Calvert 
February 13:
Frank Matthews

February 15:
Buck Buchanan

February 23:
John Shelton

February 24:
Brenda Leder

February 26:
Cynthia Becker

February 26:
Walt Bryde

February 27:
Peter Michelson

February 9, 2011

Welcome to the 2nd half of the year distribution for the Decatur Rotary Club Newsletter.  My assistant, Elaine Pityer, and I will do our best to provide you with the Spoke 'N Wheel every Wednesday to keep you up to date with news of the Decatur Rotary Club.  Please feel free to e-mail either of us with your corrections or suggestions. 


A big thank you to Andrea Greengard and Elliott Augustine for the newsletter tutorial.


John Drake, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate


 President's Corner
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President C.J. called the meeting to order


President CJ made the following announcements:

Clark Candler provided one more reminder about the next social event on Thursday, February 10th at the Agnes Scott College Observatory.  There will be a reception with beverages and heavy appetizers beginning at 5:30pm and a program with Chris DuPree from 6:30pm - 7:10pm.  To help cover costs, $10 per person will be added to each attendee's bill. 


President CJ asked Visiting Rotarian Keshab Mathema to provide a brief description of his club and also of Nepal. Mr. Mathema said that Nepal was a country of 30million people about the size of Arkansas. He stated that Nepal was an ancient culture with the Himalayas as a backdrop but was one of the 30 least developed countries in the world.


Mr. Mathema said that the Rotary Club of Patan was very active with club projects that support scholarships for students, particularly women, as well as providing school improvements and equipment as well as many others.  Mr. Mathema also noted that his wife, Shanti was president of the Interwheel Club in Patan.

Dr. Gina Price Lundberg: St. Joseph's Heart Center for Women


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Julia Carterintroduced our speaker,
Gina Price Lundberg, Executive Director, of St. Joseph's Heart Center for Women and daughter of the Club's own Jean O'Callaghan.

Dr. Lundberg thanked everyone who was wearing red either on purpose or by accident for supporting the "Go Red For Women" day to spread the important message about heart disease and its effect on women. 


Dr. Lundberg noted that about 500,000 women died of heart disease or related conditions each year, about 100,000 more women than men.  In addition about 1 out of 3 women over the age of 65 will have a heart attack or stroke and about 10 times as many women will die of cardiac related problems then will die of breast cancer.


Dr. Lundberg stated that risk factors for heart disease include: Diabetes (which increases heart disease by 400%); Smoking; A sedentary lifestyle (less than 30 minutes of exercise at least 6x's a week); and, Obesity.


Dr. Lundberg encouraged everyone to partake in a heart healthy diet that included 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, small amounts of meat and total sodium under 2.3 grams per day as well as getting regular exercise.


The Heart Center for Women at St. Joseph's offers screening services to evaluate a woman's risk of heart disease and can help formulate an individual plan for better heart health.  The screenings are relatively inexpensive given the benefits for a healthy life.




Speaker Photo:  Dr. Gina Price Lundberg




On behalf of the Speaker, the book:  Healing Hearts:  A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon by Kathy E. Magliato M.D. and Renee Raudman was donated to the DeKalb County Library System.
The meeting was adjourned.


Reported by Peggy Merriss
Photography by Mark Burnette







'Round the Room...

Presenting Banner

President CJ presents  the Decatur Rotary Club Banner to visiting Rotarians, Keshab and Shanti Mathema, Rotary Club of Patan, Nepal, District 3292.

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Jean O'Callahan with guests, Naomi Bell, JoAnn Murphey and
Lynda Weaver.

    around the room
 Dennis Byerly and Jack Gerlach discuss today's meeting.

The Rotary Bulletin Committee
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