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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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Meeting Cancellation Policy - Severe Weather
Meeting Cancellation Policy:
Our meetings are canceled only when there is a Level One or Higher Weather Warning for Montgomery County. Please check the news during inclement weather to see if a warning is in place before heading out. We want all our Rotarians to remain safe. Click here for an update by WDTN
 
Home Page Stories

Today we had Michelle Zaremba the Director of Dayton Mediation program tell us all about how mediation works in the court system, with private citizens and even in some corporate environment through their great work.

Arch Grieve also excitedly thanked our club and our foundation for sponsorship of the International Internship Exchange with Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is in partnership with the Dayton Regional STEM School, Dayton Sister City Committee, and INTERA Technology Park. (See photo of check acceptance)

This year they will be visiting Bosnia in June and then their students are expected to visit our community sometime in September. Arch is looking for host families. Hopefully we can help him out!

 

  

Thank you Rotarians for your generous razor donations - we have completed that goal. Our next request is for donations of gift cards for our upcoming fundraiser for MS at Romers. Please bring gift cards for restaurants, services or favorite stores to an upcoming meeting. 
Kettering Rotarian Bill Lindahl and his wife Kathy are traveling again!  This trip takes them to  Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma. Here is a photo of the flag exchange in Marina City, Singapore. The Lindahl's are proof that no matter where in the world you roam - you're always among Rotary friends. 
 
 

'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)
 
 
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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities
Entrance Table
Greeter
McCrate, Tim
 
Entrance Table
Haines, Mel
 
Entrance Table
Saliwanchik, Mer
 
Meeting
Invocation
Lamb, Bob
 
Scribe
VOLUNTEER, NEED A
 
SAA
VOLUNTEER, NEED A
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
 
Speakers
Kim Schaaf and Ashley Reeves, Habitat for Humanity
Apr 25, 2018
The mission and the wonderful history the organization has in Kettering.
State Sen. Peggy Lehner
May 09, 2018
School Discipline: Suspending Suspensions
STRIVE Awards
May 16, 2018
 
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Final Exam

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Creating a family

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