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Hello Rotarians - This year will be a BIG year for STRIVE according to Jenny Borchers at Fairmont. Can you mentor a student or two? Please let Kerrie Smith or Brenda Stansfield know your level of availability. To help you plan ahead, here is the calendar for the school year.
Important dates for 2015 -2016:
September 16, 2015 8:00 am Breakfast at Fairmont
November 18, 2015 11:30 am Lunch at Presidential
February 10, 2016 8:00 am Breakfast at Fairmont
April 12, 2016 8:00 am Breakfast at Fairmont
KETTERING BACKPACK PROGRAM RECEIVES $18,000.00 FROM KETTERING MAYOR'S BALL COMMITTEE!
The Mayor's Ball Committee had the honor of presenting a check for $18,000.00 to the Kettering Backpack Program.
Last night, Jim Ghory presented the check along with Mayor Don Patterson at the City Council session. Today the 'official' Club Presentation.
Congratulations to the entire committee for a job well done.
Last night KRC President Jim Ghory & Mayor Don Patterson presented the check during the City Council Session.
Today Bonnie Pittl & Molly McGinnis accepted 'the check' from our Mayor's Ball Committee.
Kettering Rotary VS Mark Schwieterman
|Mark Schweiterman defends his Presidency.||
Part of the Defense and Prosecution Square off before trial.
The Honorable Fred Dressel and Rotary Scribe, Beth Ling prepare.
Do NOT try to bribe a judge, just saying.... it won't go well.
KJ and Mark try their best to defend.
Beth Ling - TMZ reporter and 'Peoples Scribe'.
|Praying for this all to be over.||
Oh NO! The evidence is overwhelming (in smell)
Even Mayor Patterson has abandoned you in your time of need.
|Bailiff Mike Balsom looks on as the testimony continues.||
Those who delight when the Mighty fall...
Thank you to the City of Kettering and the Creativity of our Rotary Members and especially, Kathy Johnson who put it all together!
Our own Larry Hodapp received the Cliff Dochterman Rotary Scouting Service Award today. Well deserved. Congratulations to Larry for his dedication to the Boy Scouts and to Rotary!
An exceptional year for our STRIVE students, mentors and teachers. Thank you and Congratulations on all your hard work this year!
Beth Ling is taking her amazing Scribe abilities to the people of Kettering and Beyond!
President Mark and Tom M. had quite the adventure filling large holes with small trees! Great job gentlemen!
April 7, 2015 Breakfast for Mentors
Our STRIVE Students and Mentor Breakfast is on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Fairmont. Please let Marilynne know if you cannot attend so we can pair your student(s) with another mentor.
Club Executives & Directors
Register for 2015 Rotary-UN Day
Register online to take part in Rotary Day at the United Nations on 7 November. This annual event at UN Headquarters in New York City offers Rotary members and others a unique opportunity to learn how we work with the United Nations to advance peace and improve the lives of those most in need. This year’s meeting highlights the UN’s 70th anniversary and Rotary’s longstanding relationship with the organization. The program will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and recognize Rotary women of action from around the world. Attendees are invited to meet at Rockefeller Center the morning...
Call for 2016 convention breakout proposals
Do you have an idea or project that you want to share with the Rotary world? Consider leading a breakout session at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul. Submit your proposal by 15 October to share your successes with projects, efforts to strengthen membership, partnerships, leadership development, and more. The proposal form is available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin.
Making a difference through Rotary Youth Exchange
When Gabriela Vessani was 12 years old, her mother took her to stay with friends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for the summer. “I loved it, so when I heard about Rotary Youth Exchange, I knew that was something I wanted to do,” says Vessani, who is an Interactor from São Paulo. This year, Vessani participated in the program. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Waterdown, Ontario, Canada, she stayed with four families, one of which included adopted children from different parts of the world. “They had seven children, and it was crazy for me. But I loved it,” she says. “It was such a unique...
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member spotlight: Peak performer scales Kilimanjaro
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When Carole Kimutai was growing up in Nairobi, family members were always coming for long stays – a grandparent one month, a cousin the next. "Anyone who needed school fees would come to Nairobi, and my parents would assist," she says. "Or if my grandmother was sick, she would come to live with us until she was better. It was natural to help others." Years later, Kimutai was invited to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-East, where she instantly felt at home. "I grew up seeing my parents help relatives, and now I am seeing people help quote-...