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A BIG thank you to Kelsey for planning a great event.
Who wore it best? Kathy or Donna? They were great fun together!
Brenda, Bob and Missy are in the Holiday Spirit.
Maxine is picking her third (and final) gift!
A packed house and President Marilynne is making sure everyone is having a great time.
Bob Hadley and his lovely wife Judy are in good spirits.
Be a 'Social Media' Star!
We're doing a series on Facebook that features our members - telling in their own words WHY they are a Rotarian, what they love about Rotary and so much more! Check out our FIRST Rotary Minute with Mike Balsom today. https://www.facebook.com/KetteringRotaryClub/videos/1071204559641197/
Be sure to invite friends and family to 'like' our Facebook page and get to know us! We're an amazing group of Rotarians - we want to show the world!
Also - Couldn't resist sharing a photo from Jim Ghory's Roast! Lot's more... you guessed it .... on our Facebook Page!
Congrats Jim on a great presidency and Congrats Marilynne on being 'Madam President' - it suits you!
2016 STRIVE AWARDS
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
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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.
|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!|
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
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Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
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Rotarians report email scam
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