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Welcome to Kettering Rotary!

Kettering

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 11:30 AM
Presidential Banquet Ctr.
4548 Presidential Way
Kettering, OH  45429
United States
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A special visit from Neide and Joezil Barros from the Rotary Club of Do Recife District 4500 in Pernambuco Brazil. Last year Mer and Al hosted the children for Thanksgiving and today, both parents were visiting the States and stopped by. It's always fun to have global members join us!
 
Pernambuco is a state in northeast Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. Its modern capital, Recife, features a port, old town and popular beach area of Boa Viagem. Offshore, the volcanic archipelago of Fernando de Noronha has a jagged coastline, undeveloped beaches and a marine park. South of Recife, reef-protected Porto de Galinhas beach offers natural pools. North lies Olinda, a colonial town amid lush vegetation. Pernambuco is the seventh-most-populous Brazilian state by population (9,277,727)
The Dayton Regional STEM School students presented our club with an appreciation plaque and a wonderful program today. The students participated in Internships, cultural programs and so much more on their trip. It was an honor for our club to help them experience two weeks abroad and to learn so much about the region - and it's special ties to the Dayton Area with the Peace Accords.
 
Are you interested in being a STRIVE mentor this year? GREAT! Please fill out this quick info sheet to help us match you with a student.
 
Here are the dates for the structured STRIVE meetings for the year, along with some important dates that you may want to jot down to help you navigate the school year with your students.   
 
Wednesday, October 18 - Breakfast at Fairmont during 1st period. (8-9)
Wednesday, November 29 - At Presidential during the Rotary meeting
Wednesday, February 7 - Breakfast at Fairmont during 1st period. (8-9)
Wednesday, May 16 - At Presidential during the Rotary meeting
 
Dates important to your students:
 
Homecoming - Saturday, September 30
Prom - Saturday, April 21
First Semester Exams - Monday, December 18 - Thursday, December 21
End of Quarter 1 - Friday, October 13
End of Quarter 2 - Thursday, December 21
End of Quarter 3 - Friday, March 16
Last day for Seniors - Friday, May 18
Graduation - Saturday, May 26, 10 am at WSU Nutter Center
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

You can help Miami Valley's Transient Veterans.

Kettering Rotary members Bob Lamb and Mel Haines have take the initiative for our club to  help Miami Valley's Transient Veterans in partnership with The Dayton VA Center, Volunteers of America and Thrivent Financial - Live Generously. We are asking you to clean out your closets and bring mens clothing and shoes to our meetings by November 1st. The clothing should be washed and folded and ready to wear by needy homeless veterans. In addition you may also consider donating new socks and underwear to the project as well. Please download the brochure and the donation form here for more information. 
 
Thank you to our generous Rotary family for truly helping Veterans in need. 
 
We will also be participating in the annual Christmas Dinner to honor over 200 local transient Veteran's at the Dayton VA Center. This event is in the 13th year of service by the Gary and Rose Mary Leasure Family of Kettering. We are happy to be a part of this wonderful service project. 
 
Today we met downtown at the Entrepreneur's Center to meet the inbound students from Bosnia. Out bound students from the Dayton Regional STEM school will go to Bosnia later this year. Our club is a proud sponsor of this cultural exchange and our own President Marilynne is hosting one of the students in her home. 

2017 STRIVE AWARDS

Happy Iradukunda, winner of the 'Don Boyer Memorial Scholarship' STRIVE Award and his mentor, Tim McCrate. 

Patrick Rwiyereka (Center) proudly accepts his STRIVE Scholarship award with his parents, teacher and Rotary mentor, Brad Balsom. 

Rawan Shalash (center) celebrates her STRIVE scholarship with her mother, niece, teacher and Fairmont counselor, Victor Colon. Her mentor, Dave McEwee could not attend but had Mr. Colon read a heart felt congratulations on his behalf. 

 

Our club had the honor of having Don Boyer's widow, Donna, help with the celebration. Don was a long standing Rotarian who helped to develop the STRIVE program. His legacy lives on with each scholarship and in the hearts of each Rotary member. 

Mayor's Ball for Charity: Brigid's Path

A few snapshots of the BIG event of the year. Held at Reynolds & Reyonlds every year with a deserving charity picked by Mayor Patterson, the Kettering Mayor's Ball for Charity is a Kettering Rotary Signature event. See all the photos with free downloads at: https://ketteringmayorscharityball2017.shutterfly.com/  (Photos by Joanna Adams)
 
             
 
 
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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeters
Greeter
Schwieterman, Mark
 
Greeter
Holtz, Russell
 
Entrance Table
Entrance Table
Lamb, Bob
 
Entrance Table
McCrate, Tim
 
Meeting
Invocation
Balsom, Brad
 
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Balsom, Brad
 
 
Speakers
Debbie Mears, Kettering City Schools
Oct 18, 2017
Curriculum and Instruction
Scott Inskeep & Dan Schall, Kettering City Schools
Oct 25, 2017
Finance and Student Achievement
Alan Schaeffer and Mart Moody Jacobs
Nov 01, 2017
"Head Scarfs and Hope,” a narrative of educating Arabs in Israel
D. Ralph Young, author “Forgotten Warriors”
Nov 08, 2017
Amphibious march across the Pacific in WWII
 
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