Upcoming Events
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Apr 18, 2019 5:30 PM
Spring Road Side Clean-up
Fireplace Parking Lot
Apr 27, 2019 9:00 AM
Drug Take Back Event
CVS, Rite-Aid & Lech's Pharmacies
Apr 27, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
35th Annual Rotary Relays Invitational - 2019
Memorial Stadium
May 01, 2019 4:30 PM
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
May 02, 2019 5:30 PM
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
May 16, 2019 5:30 PM
Board of Director's Meeting
May 21, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Jun 06, 2019 5:30 PM
Board of Director's Meeting
Jun 18, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Jun 20, 2019 5:30 PM
Apr 18, 2019
Apr 25, 2019
Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium
May 02, 2019
Fund Raising Opportunities
May 09, 2019
Robotics Team Competition Experiences & Check Presentation
May 16, 2019
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Russell Hampton
Mar 7 Rotary Meeting
Secretary's Note:
This newsletter is late due to some computer issues and the update that ClubRunner was doing to the website.
Pledge and Invocation:
Past President Ron Furman brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM at Purkey’s Pink Apple with Ann Way leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Jon Buxton giving the Invocation.
Donna LaBar - guest speaker
Terry Proctor – guest of John Proctor
Club News:
There was an Interact Bake Sale today.
Ron Furman gave an Ad Buck for the Mehoopany Methodist Church St Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner on Sat. Mar 16.
Nominations for Tunkhannock Rotary President 2020-2021
Pres. Mike is looking for Nominations for Tunkhannock Rotary President for 2020-2021.  Please provide any nominations to Pres. Mike as soon as possible. The nominee must be in the club for at least 1 year at the time of their nomination.
Committee Reports
Club and District Essay Contest
Charlesie Rowles, a 12th grader and President of the Interact Club was the winner of the Club level of the Rotary District 7410 Essay Contest. This year’s theme was “Be the Inspiration”.  Her essay was submitted to the District for District Level Judging/Prizes that will be announced at the District Conference.
2019 Harvest and Wine Festival Committee:  Ron Furman
If you are on the Festival Committee, please see the e-mail from Ron Furman regarding meetings / schedule. 
Ron and the committee are still working on obtaining a bandshell and looking at other options.
Rotary Foundation Committee – Albert Noble / Samantha Maruzzelli
When contributing to the Foundation, please make sure that the e-mail Rotary International has for you is correct, or your donation may not be appropriately credited. Sam can help with your online donations. 43% of our club members have already donated, but we still have a way to go to get to a $300 per capita, in spite of having several Paul Harris Society members who donate $1,000 per year.
Membership / Recruitment / Retention Committees – Ron Furman / Mary Tempest
The pdf fillable Membership application is now downloadable from the home page of our Website.
Drug Takeback Project Committee – Frank Oliver / Carol Ziomek
The next National Drug Take Back Day will be Sat April 27, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Frank checked with DA Office and they are a go.  He is now confirming with the pharmacies.
Global Projects Committee – Norm Kelly
The Haiti Global project is moving along and they are hoping to submit the application to the Rotary Foundation in a couple of weeks. However, it could take up to 1 yr to get funded.
Rotary Relays Project Committee – Chair Rod Azar
Pres Mike has spoken with Rod and the 2019 Tunkhannock Rotary Relays Invitational will be held Wednesday May 1, 2019 at 4:30pm at the Tunkhannock High School Football Field.
The rain date for the Relays is Friday May 10, 2019.
Roadside Cleanup – John Proctor
The next roadside cleanup is scheduled for Sat Apr 27, 2019, meeting at the Fireplace Restaurant parking lot at 9 AM. The clean-up section is from the Fireplace to John’s trucking. John is looking for volunteers, which can include Interactors, exchange students, family and friends.
District News
District conference is coming up Apr 5-6 in Scranton at the Radisson Hotel. See the District 7410 website for further info.

Our next Meeting will be Thursday, Mar 14. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Christopher Andres who will speak about the “Annual Trip to Haiti to Help People in Need”.
Prior to adjournment, Dave Kuffa led the recitation of the 4-Way Test by the attendees.
Past President Ron Furman adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM.
Guest Speaker: 
Donna LaBar
Donna LaBar is a realtor and appraiser, but she has a second passion and deep interest in cellular regeneration and the ability of the body to heal itself. She has an inquisitive science-oriented mind, is a health and wellness coach and has published a book on the subject (Simple. Natural. Healing.).
She spoke about how her interest in health and wellness started with her experiences around her daughter’s cancer diagnosis in 7th grade. Donna made it her mission to learn everything she could about this cancer and proper nutritional support to help her daughter through treatment and to help her body heal itself, since there was no established treatment for this type of cancer in a child. Her daughter is now an adult, works at Monzies Floral and it is 20 years since her treatment. Donna commented that she really appreciated all the support they received from the churches, schools and the town, including fundraisers.
Donna then spoke about how our body heals itself. Some processes are common to all of us.  Our bodies produce enzymes to digest our foods, but they do not have to be made by the body if you eat raw foods.  If the food is cooked, the enzymes are destroyed and will have to be made by your pancreas.  Therefore, have a raw component at each meal. 
Enzymes are like traffic cops and a little intelligence system. Raw parsley and basil on top of your casserole will tell your body what the food is and what is needed to digest it. The pancreas will slowly stop making digestive enzyme for a food group if you do not eat it, and you may end up saying, I can’t eat that food anymore since it causes you some type of distress. Eat some raw foods or take a digestive enzyme supplement. Have a handful of blueberries for breakfast with your eggs, add salad to a meal or raw parsley or basil to top your cooked casserole.
Digestion also needs a huge amount of minerals for our systems to work properly.  Vegetables are a good source of minerals, so eat plenty of veg.
There are 3 fluid systems in our body that need water, minerals & salt: blood, lymphatic system and cerebral spinal fluids.
Blood is a closed system that moves with our heart beat.  Our blood picks up oxygen, nutrients and minerals to get them to the cells for them to make energy. But assimilation of these materials may need a carrier to get the substance into the cells from the bloodstream.  Oxygen comes through our breath and also through dark green leafy vegs. We also need a healthy clean gut lining.
Lymphatic System is activated by physical movement and physical activity.  It cleans our cells and clears away the debris through our liver.  The salty saline solution in sweat and tears clean things up.  Excess minerals get cleared through our kidneys.  Holistic doctors say you need salts, which are your electrolytes.  A good source of salt is pink Himalayan Sea Salt (pHSS), since it is not fractionated and contains lots of minerals also. Donna recommends that everyone drink 16 oz water with a pinch of pHSS. The body can get rid of anything it does it need mineral-wise from the pHSS.
Cerebral-Spinal Fluids take the impurities to the liver for disposal.
Vegetables are a good source of water and minerals, especially if you eat according to the rainbow. Also, what you are craving indicates what you may be lacking and what your body needs.
Stress hormones use a lot of minerals, whereas rest & digest don’t use a lot.  If not eating minerals but stressing a lot, it accelerates the aging process. The body has approximately 1 gallon of blood and 1 tsp of glucose.  The liver converts protein into glucose when we are stressing, thereby increasing your glucose level in the blood. Therefore, stress can raise you A1C levels. So, chill out.
Our body needs sleep to heal and if in deep enough sleep, our body can purge toxins.  The body needs at least 6 hr of sleep.  The liver needs you to get this sleep to get rid of the toxins.
Donna had copies of her “Reboot” nutritional guidelines for those interested in helping their body heal itself.

Donna LaBar
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Milligan
April 2
Jodi Crimmel
April 5
Steve Thomas
April 19
Marta Kovacs-Ruiz
April 20
Lou Divis
April 24
Fran Turner
April 29
Join Date
Jim Welch
April 1, 1971
48 years
Nathan Reeves
April 1, 2017
2 years
Raymond Reeves
April 1, 2017
2 years
Davis Haire
April 2, 1977
42 years
Jennifer Williamson
April 24, 2013
6 years
Ryan Visneski
April 24, 2013
6 years
Richard Seaberg
April 26, 2016
3 years