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Hello Rotarians - This year will be a BIG year for STRIVE according to Jenny Borchers at Fairmont. Can you mentor a student or two? Please let Kerrie Smith or Brenda Stansfield know your level of availability. To help you plan ahead, here is the calendar for the school year.
Important dates for 2015 -2016:
September 16, 2015 8:00 am Breakfast at Fairmont
November 18, 2015 11:30 am Lunch at Presidential
February 10, 2016 8:00 am Breakfast at Fairmont
April 12, 2016 8:00 am Breakfast at Fairmont
KETTERING BACKPACK PROGRAM RECEIVES $18,000.00 FROM KETTERING MAYOR'S BALL COMMITTEE!
The Mayor's Ball Committee had the honor of presenting a check for $18,000.00 to the Kettering Backpack Program.
Last night, Jim Ghory presented the check along with Mayor Don Patterson at the City Council session. Today the 'official' Club Presentation.
Congratulations to the entire committee for a job well done.
Last night KRC President Jim Ghory & Mayor Don Patterson presented the check during the City Council Session.
Today Bonnie Pittl & Molly McGinnis accepted 'the check' from our Mayor's Ball Committee.
Kettering Rotary VS Mark Schwieterman
|Mark Schweiterman defends his Presidency.||
Part of the Defense and Prosecution Square off before trial.
The Honorable Fred Dressel and Rotary Scribe, Beth Ling prepare.
Do NOT try to bribe a judge, just saying.... it won't go well.
KJ and Mark try their best to defend.
Beth Ling - TMZ reporter and 'Peoples Scribe'.
|Praying for this all to be over.||
Oh NO! The evidence is overwhelming (in smell)
Even Mayor Patterson has abandoned you in your time of need.
|Bailiff Mike Balsom looks on as the testimony continues.||
Those who delight when the Mighty fall...
Thank you to the City of Kettering and the Creativity of our Rotary Members and especially, Kathy Johnson who put it all together!
Our own Larry Hodapp received the Cliff Dochterman Rotary Scouting Service Award today. Well deserved. Congratulations to Larry for his dedication to the Boy Scouts and to Rotary!
An exceptional year for our STRIVE students, mentors and teachers. Thank you and Congratulations on all your hard work this year!
Beth Ling is taking her amazing Scribe abilities to the people of Kettering and Beyond!
President Mark and Tom M. had quite the adventure filling large holes with small trees! Great job gentlemen!
April 7, 2015 Breakfast for Mentors
Our STRIVE Students and Mentor Breakfast is on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Fairmont. Please let Marilynne know if you cannot attend so we can pair your student(s) with another mentor.
Club Executives & Directors
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....