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Welcome to Kettering Rotary!


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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'Little Bit' stole the show and our hearts. 

'Little Bit' is one of the sweet pups looking for her forever home at SISCA. 
Hanging out with her human companions. We think she should be an honorary Rotarian. 

A Salute and Helping Hand to Our Veterans.


Our club collected much needed clothing for homeless Veteran's here in the Miami Valley. In addition to clothing over $300.00 was donated to buy new underwear and socks for the recipients as well.  On December 31st our club will also help host a New Year's Eve Party at the VA. 


A big thank you to Mel Haines for spearheading this worthwhile project. We are proud to have amazing Rotarians like Mel identify a need and then take the lead for our club and community. 


Our Speaker was 90 year old Navy Veteran Ralph Young who told us about  his World War II experiences and his inspiration for his two books on the subject. 


Ralph Young's account of World War II - he experience and his belief in his mother and prayers. 

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. 
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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities
Luther, Pete
Entrance Table
Entrance Table
McCrate, Tim
Entrance Table
Hadley, Bob
Inskeep, Scott
Fisher, Todd
Schwieterman, Mark
Rodney Highfield, Highfield Doors
Jan 24, 2018
The interesting story of how Rodney grew his business in Kettering
Bob Puskar, SCORE
Jan 31, 2018
SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small business get off the ground, grow and achieve goals.
Jim Trent
Feb 07, 2018
The History of Fairmont
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
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