The Club Welcomes Two Speakers:
Patsy Boehler, Director of Ethos
Dr. Phil Sakimato, Astrophysicist from Notre Dame
President Ann McCuistion rang the bell calling to order the August 14, 2017 meeting of the Elkhart Rotary Club.
Monica Abair
Visiting Rotarians:
Doug Grant – Wawasee, IN
Mo Jacobsen – Petalum, CA
Sandy Amt (Eric’s wife)
Char Speicher
Jack Citadine 8/20
Brian Housand 8/20
Dean Bergaman 10 years
Invocation, Pledge and 4 Way Test – Led by Terri Rickel
9 Rotarians volunteered to help answer phones for WNIT 8/14
Taste of the Gardens – 8/26 Volunteers still needed, contact Terri Rickel
Upcoming programs:
8/21 – Candy Yoder, Director of CAPS
8/26 – Taste of the Gardens
8/28 – Curtis Hill
The Sergeant for the day was Doug Thorne.  He said the challenges as serving as a Sergeant is maintaining decorum during meetings:
  • Tom Neat, June 12 reading a newspaper during the meeting
  • Kyle Hannon July 17 fined Kathy Geiger fellow Sergeant – since it would be inappropriate to fine Kyle a fellow sergeant
  • Fran Conner and Shannon White your efforts to convert this club into a singing club did not go unnoticed- $1.
  • Sergeant Trivia – who are these wunderkind of Rotary lore, how can I get to know these fabulous people, will my life as a Rotarian reach the pinnacle of fulfillment if I join this committee?
If you get it right $1 for the club, wrong $2 for your table.
  • Who was the former member of the sergeants’ committee that provided the club with scintillating accounts of the Adventures of Lewis and Clark – Earl Taylor
  • Which member of the sergeants committee has a deep and abiding lover for the cast of the Love Boat – Mike Christofeno
  • Which returning member of the sergeants committee provided members of the club with insightful wisdom related to the fulfillment of women – Kathy Geiger
  • Who as sergeant provided for the club a detailed account regarding the traumas of passing a kidney stone – Jeff Peat
  • Who was the first sergeant sent by the club to sergeants rehab – Dave Dygart
  • Who as sergeant gave detailed presentations on technology – Anthony Hunt
  • Which member of the sergeants committee is known for possessing an extensive knowledge of the Rotary Pose – Jim Reichoff
Special Speakers:  Patsy Boehler, Director of Ethos and Dr. Phil Sakimato, Astrophysicist from Notre Dame
Patsy – Overview of ETHOS.
“Equipped with five senses, man explored the universe around him and call the adventure science”.  Edwin Powell Hubble
Currently at Industrial Parkway for the past 6 years and will be moving soon to the Bayer building.
Ethos has 2 core businesses:
  1. Science Materials Management/Research Based Materials
  2. Teacher training
Hands on Science Museum –
 -children attend Mondays and Wednesdays for the scavenger hunt
 -Experiment in lab
 -visit digital planetarium, body code – shrinks people down so they can go through every cell of the body.
Science2go Bus – goes to schools, has 6 lab stations and microscopes.  The bus is like a calling card for events around the state.
K-12 Robotics program – the fastest growing program.  Has 12 teams that meet from 3:30-9:00 Monday through Friday
ETHOS has 18 Summer camps with 18 topics, Science Spooktacular which is 2 days with students from Notre Dame, IUSB and Purdue and is hands on; there is also an after school/academy programming.
2015 a year of opportunity
Bayer donation discussion.
Regional Cities explorations.
Community foundation Investment.
Development of Capital Campaign.
2016 Exciting headlines
Bayer donates remaining building to ETHOS.
RCI funding for expansion project.
$1M donated from Community Foundation.
Receives $250k from AEP and Deputy Foundation.
2017 Transforming the Future
Dr. Phil Sakimato – You MUST use solar glasses!
8/21/17 There will be a Solar Eclipse that will be partial 85% coverage and can be seen from 12:57 pm -3:45 pm edt and the maximum time the moon will cover the sun will be 2:23 pm and lasts for approximately 2 and ½ minutes.
Different stages of the eclipse:
The Baily's beads effect is a feature of total solar eclipses. As the moon "grazes" by the Sun during a solar eclipse, the rugged lunar limb topography allows beads of sunlight to shine through in some places, and not in others. The diamond ring effect is seen when only one bead is left; a shining diamond set in a bright ring around the lunar silhouette.  While Baily's beads are seen briefly for a few seconds at the center of the eclipse path, their duration is maximized near the edges of the path of the umbra, reaching 1–2 minutes.
The chromosphere (literally, "sphere of color") is the second of the three main layers in the Sun's atmosphere and is roughly 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers deep. The chromosphere's rosy red color is only apparent during eclipses. The Chromosphere sits just above the photosphere and below the solar transition region.
Corona - This phenomenon is visible only during a solar eclipse. A faintly colored luminous ring appearing to surround a celestial body (such as the Moon or Sun) that is visible through a haze or thin cloud, caused by diffraction of light from suspended matter in the intervening medium. Also called aureole.
Get the application:
Totality – Big Kid Science
Next Solar Eclipse will be April 8th 2024 and will be going through Indianapolis and will last for 4 approximately minutes.
Save the Date:
Saturday August 26th, annual Taste of the Gardens, gates open at 11am.