Roseville Rotary Club
Regular Meeting Feb 22, 2016
Radisson Hotel
 
Terry Carlson called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.
 
Al Gerdin greeted us as we arrived and led the flag pledge. We followed with the Rotary Four-Way Test. Jeff Norton played the guitar and sang the invocation.
 
Jeff Norton
 
 
Announcements
 
Rotary turns 111 years old February 23 2016.
 
Rotary Educator Exchange Programs (REEP), The Rotary clubs of Roseville and Sri Lanka are hosting a fundraiser Tuesday March 1 2016 from 7 – 9 p.m. to support a joint two week exchange of educators to improve empathy and skills for teaching English language learners.
 
Days for Girls, Deb Nygaard called for volunteers to help sew washable feminine hygiene supply kits for girls in developing communities worldwide. Sunday March 13, 2016, noon to 3 p.m. at North Heights Lutheran Church. To volunteer, contact deb.nygaard@arthursresidentialcare.com or call Deb at 612-919-0882. Click Here for more information.
 
Next year the Roseville Rotary Youth Exchange Program will host an inbound student from Belgium. David Kray asked for 3 volunteer host families. For more information, contact Dave,david.kray@krausanderson.com,  or Kathy Hughitt, kathy.hughitt@rotary5960.org.
 
Presentation
 
Amy Zellmer , Terry Carlson
 
Today’s talk was on living life with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), more commonly referred to as concussion in its milder forms.
 
Our speaker was Amy Zellmer, a person dealing with the problems of TBI and author of Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding the Road Back to Normal.
 
Amy suffered a head injury one morning in February two years ago when she slipped on a patch of ice in her driveway. She shared her story of recovery with us, and offered insights into ways to help support a someone dealing with this invisible injury like TBI.
 
TBI is one of the leading causes of death in America at 52,000 deaths per year, yet hardly anyone what a TBI even is, let alone aware of the lasting effects of a concussion. Every 13 seconds, someone in the US will suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Chances are you or someone you love has been affected by this injury. And it can happen to anyone; a simple fall, car accident, sports injury, stroke, or assault can change a person’s life significantly. More than 2.5 million people annually undergo TBI, which is made worse because it is often misunderstood, undiagnosed, and overlooked in severity.
 
During her recovery Amy created an organization, Faces of TBI, that has become a voice for Traumatic Brain Injury and brings awareness by educating survivors, caregivers, friends and family, as well as the medical community. You can find out more about concussion injury by visiting www.facesoftbi.com.
 

 
 
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