June 2016
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our regular meeting tomorrow is cancelled so members may pay respects to Lou Ponzaini and his family. The Presidential Roast will be next week. 


Dayton Rotary Ride! 


It’s almost here! The Dayton Rotary Club will host the Second Annual Dayton Rotary Ride on Saturday, June 11.  We’ll be riding from the Xenia Station bike hub in Xenia, heading out into Greene and Clinton Counties. We’ve got three excellent rides mapped out for you:

o   A 7 mile route to allow kids and newer riders the opportunity to participate.  You’ll ride the great bike trails that cross through Xenia Station.

o   A 50k for those with picnics, family gatherings, or those on their first bicycle tour.  This route is largely flat to rolling, and takes you through the Greene County countryside. 

o   A 100k for those demanding a full day of exercise and saddle time.  It tracks the 50k in the beginning, but then breaks south into Clinton County towards the Caesar Creek Lake area. You can expect a few more hills, particularly in the later part of the ride.

Registration includes lunch and a t-shirt. The funds raised go to support the Dayton Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange Program, helping a local high school student study overseas for a year.

You can learn more on our web site or by checking out our Facebook page. Ready to register? Click here to reserve your spot!

Oh, and one more thing. We’re working hard to spread the word about this great ride, but we could use your help. Could you share this e-mail with your cycling crowd, and like and share our Facebook page? If you can, we would really appreciate it.

Check in begins at 7:00 AM; we're aiming to have everyone rolling by 8:30 AM. See you on June 11!




Our STRIVE awards were held May 18,2016. Our special guest was Donna Boyer, Don Boyer's widow who helped award the four students winning scholarships. 
Damian Foster won the Don Boyer Award of Excellence, $3,000.00 Scholarship. Kerrie Smith was Damian's Mentor.
Lindsay Morris was a $1,000.00 winner. Amy Schrimpf was her mentor.
Kayla Dickey, mentored by Brenda Stansfield was a $1,000.00 winner. She will be studying to be a nurse.
Chance Cotter, mentored by Kelsey Barney also won a $1,000.00 scholarship. 


2016 Kettering Mayor's Ball for Charity.

Raising funds for Multiple System Atrophy

See more photos and download your favorites at https://ketteringmayorscharityball2016.shutterfly.com/
Mayor Don Patterson & his lovely wife, Maureen celebrate a great night of fundraising for MSA.
Who knew the Mayor had such amazing moves on the dance floor? His granddaughters of course! Silent Auction in full swing. This year's auction had some amazing items and brought in the $$$.
Jim Ghory and his wife look over the festivities. 10 Years ago Jim had the idea to present a Mayor's Ball.  A packed house at the beautiful Reynolds & Reynolds facility. A record crowd of 240! A big congratulations to the entire Mayor's Ball Committee. It was a record breaking night! 


Student Awards: Alter, STEM, Fairmont

Congratulations to these outstanding students. Thank you to Kerri Smith for a GREAT presentation.


Service Above Self Award: Tim Leist!

A BIG day at today's meeting. Tim Leist received a well deserved 'Service Above Self' Award, the clubs highest honor. Tim has been our Club Services director for years and is always ready to help with just about anything that the club requires. Plus, he's the one who's there early EVERY meeting setting up so things run smoothly. Congratulations Tim, you deserve it.
 Welcome to Nathan Traylor - A State Farm Agent and our newest Kettering Rotarian!


RFYL Gives Checks to Crayons 2 Classrooms & The Kettering Backpack Program!

The 'Run for Your Life' Committee and Sponsors were thrilled today to give much needed funds for two very worthy non-profits: The Crayon's 2 Classrooms project and The Kettering Backpack Program.
The check presentation was followed by two informative updates from the recipients to let us know the need for their services in our communities, how the funds are used and the criteria used for selecting those in need.
Thank you ladies for your hard work in making our community a better place for children to grow up and thrive, and thank you to our amazing RFYL committee for another successful run! 

A great meeting where we learned CPR and how to use a AED (Automated Exterior Defibulator). Thank you to Kathy Johnson who had the Red Cross come out and speak.

Saving Lives!

The Red Cross came out to teach us some basics that just might save a life!
The density of this 'toy' is the same as a human chest and was perfect for demonstrating the pressure needed to administer CPR!
KJ shows how it's done!


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!



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