WEIRTON-While some dread going to meetings, one local organization continues to have standing room only conditions as members of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights strived to get work done along with having some fun during the latest breakfast meeting.
Dr. Adi Tamboli spoke to the club briefly about specializing in treating human allergies. He said an allergy is a reaction to something. He said antibodies are produced to fight off such reactions, such as sinus problems, hives and asthma.
Tamboli said many reactions can be seen on the outside, such as swelling and hives, but some reactions can take place on the inside.
"What a specialist does is treat the problem instead of the symptoms of the problem," he said. "Many come in believing they have an allergy but without being properly assessed there is no way of telling."
Tamboli said when treating allergies, a conclusion is reached regarding the reaction by performing tests on whether or not people have certain anitbody deficiencies, which in some can be as costly as $3,000 to $5,000 per month to treat.
Following his discussion on allergies, he performed several songs on the keyboard. Tamboli said he's had no formal training and plays by ear. During the meeting he played songs including a polka to which club members Peggy Bahnsen and Bill D'Alesio got up and danced while club President Dr. J.K. Luthra attempted to keep the volume down to avoid complaints from patrons at Eat 'n Park.
ENTERTAINMENT — Dr. Adi Tamboli shares his musical inclinations with the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights on Tuesday at Eat ‘n Park following discussions regarding human allergies and treating such conditions. -- Angelina Dickson
"The headline for this has got to be 'Rotarians have fun at breakfast'," said District Governor Ed Powell. "We haven't had this much fun in a while. This is great."
Club members and even some of the employees were dancing to the music performed by Tamboli. With music and jokes all around, the club members ended the meeting with laughter and well wishes.
The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights meets at 7:30 a.m. at Eat'n Park on Tuesdays.
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