Hayes Stack - Altadena Rotary

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Hayes Stack - Altadena Rotary

SOFFS parksThis WeekW1 st District 5300Business PlanCompetitionExpanding the DeweyMerrill AwardsGuest Host:C. Ray CarlsonAfter 11 years of conducting ourDewey Merrill Business Plan Competitionwith PUSD schools, we will haveour 1st District 5300 Business PlanCompetition sponsored by AltadenaRotary but with other clubs sponsoringstudents from their local schools.DG Roger Schulte said we should expandour successful program of YouthEntrepreneurship Education to becomelike the Dan Stover Annual District5300 Music Awards, starting smalland expanding year by year.But this became more complexthan imagined because of the CSTCalifornia Standards Testing examsthis week and from which studentsmay not be excused. Fortunately, theCST is not taken by senior students.The Superintendent of ArcadiaUnified School District said not thisyear but next for sure. ClaremontRotary Sunrise decided that their SanAntonio HS business plans and theirRotary Club of AltadenaTHE ROTARY WHEELAN AWARD-WINNING NEWSLETTERPlease turn to This Week, p.3Lift Up Your Voice and Sing!Lift SUp Your Voice and Sing!H ayesStackLift Since Up Your Voice the and only Sing! Rotary Clubs I’ve beSince the longed only Rotary to Clubs or visited I’ve belonged include to or visited a songinclude a in song the in opening the of their meetings, I’m al-I’malways surprised surprised when I encounter when I clubs encounter or individual clubsRotarians who think that singing is corny or trite. Weor individual Rotarians who think that singing(you is corny know who or you trite. are) We who are can drown lucky out that the not ourare lucky that our Club has its share of melodious singersso Club tuneful has voices its share (we know of melodious who you are). singers Even without (youskilled know musical who direction you are) (thanks who Jim can and Julius!) drown andoutcompetent the not singers, so tuneful there is voices still value (we in taking know that momentyou to are). raise Even our voices without in song. skilled musical di-whoScientific research has documented that singing has directhealth benefits. People who sing are healthier thanrection (thanks Jim and Julius!) and competentwho singers, don’t. Singing there gives is still the lungs value a workout in taking andpeopletones that abdominal moment and to intercostal raise our muscles voices and the in diaphragm.Scientific Singing makes research us breathe has more documenteddeeply thansong.many that forms singing of strenuous has direct exercise so, health as we take benefits. in moreoxygen, People we who stimulate sing circulation, are healthier improve than aerobic people capacityand experience a release of muscle tension as well. Awho don’t. Singing gives the lungs a workoutof and singing tones boosted abdominal the immune systems and intercostalamongrecent study at the University of Frankfurt found that theactmembers muscles of a and local choir. the diaphragm. Singingmakes us breathe more deeply than manySinging forms also of strenuous has been found exercise to improve so, mental as we health. take Itforces in more oxygen oxygen, into the blood, we stimulate which signals circulation,the brain torelease mood-lifting endorphins, making you feel energizedand uplifted. Ironically, singing the blues makesimprove aerobic capacity and experiencethe a release blues go away. of muscle tension as well. A recentstudy at the University of FrankfurtWhile found I don’t that have the any act empirical of singing data, I would boosted guess that thethe immune members who systems experienced among Barry McGuire members songs of andastories local or choir. Tara’s stunning vocal performance left thosemeetings humming along. I was so inspired by our recentSinging also has been found to improvemusical programs (thanks, Theo!) that I tuned up my guitarmental which has health. been gathering It forces dust in oxygen a closet for into the past the15 blood, years. Nothing which like signals belting the out Born brain to to Run releaseknock off the rust after a stressfulday of work.by President Brian HayesGreetersMay 12Tom McCurryMay 19Dennis MehringerMay 26Kevin MooreMay 12, 2011mood-lifting endorphins, making you feelenergized and uplifted. Ironically, singingthe blues makes the blues go away.While I don’t have any empirical data,I would guess that the members who experiencedBarry McGuire songs and storiesor Tara’s stunning vocal performanceleft those meetings humming along. I wasso inspired by our recent musical programs(thanks, Theo!) that I tuned up myguitar which has been gathering dust in acloset for the past 15 years. Nothing likebelting out Born to Run knocks off the rustafter a stressful day of work.While I sometimes wish our Club wouldexpand its musical repertoire, I appreciatethat our Altadena Rotary continuesthis tuneful tradition. Not only do we benefitfrom singing’s healthful effects, I can’thelp but believe that sharing this experiencebrings our membership in tune witheach other.

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