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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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Kettering Rotary Club gave their support for an international internship exchange with Bosnia-Herzegovina through the Dayton STEM School. We look forward to meeting the students inbound and also about the outbound experiences later this year. 
 

New Friends of the Club from Brazil

Our club was host to some visitors from Brazil the meeting before Thanksgiving. President Marilynne and her husband Al even invited them to join in for an American Thanksgiving feast the next day. Their generosity and that of our club earned a shout out in their local Rotary Newsletter. Here's a look at the photos and a translation of the text follows. Makes you proud to be a Kettering Rotarian, doesn't it? Making friends globally and travelling to other clubs where you are always welcomed is one of our favorite reasons it's GREAT to be a Rotarian!
 

'A Kiss on the Magic Spot' by Jean Lamb

 
Get the entire 'Lamb' collection for the holidays or after. Kettering Rotarian Bob Lamb has two books available, one that tells his very personal story about war, life and love, and the other, just released in memory of his wife. Jean Lamb would write and draw inspirational poems of love, family life and spirituality. She passed away earlier this year and Bob and his family created the book to raise funds for Hospice of Dayton and the Alzheimer's Association. A $20.00 donation will get you Jean's book 'A Kiss on the Magic Spot' - truly a heart warming gift for the holiday.

Highlights of the evening. Click below for more!

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

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.
 
 
    
 
 
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This Week:
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Barney, Kelsey
 
Greeter
Fisher, Todd
 
Entrance Table
Entrance Table
Ghory, Jim
 
Entrance Table
Schwieterman, Mark
 
Meeting
Song & Pledge
Minnich, Tom
 
Invocation
Stroud, Woody
 
Scribe
Wirrig, Brenda
 
SAA
Balsom, Brad
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Club Service
International Service
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Speakers
Club Social
Jan 25, 2017
Come and catch up with your fellow Rotarians
Melissa Berry
Feb 01, 2017
Ohio Innocence Project
Rob Scott
Feb 08, 2017
"My experiences running political campaigns"
Four-Way Test Annual Speech Program/Social Meeting
Feb 22, 2017
Student speech contest
Annual Kettering Firefighter of the Year program
Mar 22, 2017
A speaker from the KFD and the Firefighter of the Year
 
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CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
 
 
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