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. 

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Share our Social Membership! 2017-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
  
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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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.
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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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Kettering Rotary member Bill L. is on a globe trotting adventure.
Today he sent us a photo of him visiting the Rotary Club of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Photo above: Bill and President Anna exchange flags. 
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Kettering Rotary Launches New 'Social Membership' 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 2 fellowship,fun,membership,social
KRC Golf Outing - August 17, 2017 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
 
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. 
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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. 

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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)
 
             
Oh what a Night! Mayor's Ball for Brigid's Path 2017-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

A good day for Golf!

     
 
Our club was represented at the District Conference with a Hole Sponsorship and a few of our members as Golfers. 
 
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Student Awards: Fairmont, Alter and STEM

(L-R: Joshua Rugwiza (STEM), Joel Baker (STEM), Pooja Shirahatti (STEM),  Arlette Marie Munyankindi (Alter), Theodore Hale (Fairmont),
Mariell Thimme (Alter), Jessi Urichich (Fairmont) and Olivia Priske (Fairmont)
 
Today we honored truly outstanding students from Fairmont, Alter and the Dayton Regional STEM School.
Awards were given for 'Service Above Self', 'Overcoming Adversity' and Leadership. 
Congratulations to the students for inspiring us and letting us know the world will be wonderful hands with you in leadership roles in the future. 
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Kettering Rotary Club's RYLA Students had a wonderful leadership experience at camp this year. Thank you to our club for sponsoring another amazing group of students!
 
 
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Mayor Don Patterson presents the Firefighter of the Year award at Wednesday's meeting. The club also got a tour of the new Fire facility in Kettering. Thanks to Digger for all your hard work with this event. 
 
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Kettering Mayor's Ball to benefit Brigid's Path 2017-01-20 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
 
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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!
 
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'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.
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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. 
2016 Hoiladay Party - A Night to Remember at Brios! 2016-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Hodapp on Oct 26, 2016
Scribe Report
Kettering Rotary Meeting
October 26, 2016
 
The meeting started with the ringing of the bell at noon
 
Tim McCrate gave a the prayer in the team catholic tradition
 
This day in Dayton history – Beginnings of IBM started in Dayton – The Dayton Computing Scale Company
 
Song Leader & Pledge by Dave – My Country Tis of Thee
 
Don was SoA and he fined Brenda (the original) for the TMcC award.  Quized us on voting trivia, Remember it’s Wyoming’s fault. Happy Birthday Bucks from Kerrie and 29 year old Bob. Marilynne was happy for PSU beating OSU
 
Announcements: -
Next year’s District Youth Exchange goal is 20 students. Bud’s wife Marty is doing much better after her recent fractured hip.
 
We had a club forum presented by Larry – Foundations and Marilynne – the Club’s future
 
Larry talked about the Rotary Foundation: Goals of the Foundation, ways you can help with the Paul Harris Fellowship program and EREY Every Rotarian Every Year - $100 donation and also about of local KRCF – Kettering Rotary Club Foundation.
 
Marilynne has been visiting other Club’s in our District to learn what they are up to and bring back their best practices for us to consider. We currently have 49 members and 16 of those to not regularly attend. She discussed possible change to the club – Increasing Dues, Young Executive Members to include social and networking events, Meeting less often than every week. Members would like to see a club budget and future non-dues income plans
 
Luck of the Draw, what’s his/her name drew one of the 51 non-winners (Editor's Note I think Larry means Bruce Jump).
 
Your cubby reporter in the next room, Larry
October 26 2016 Scribe Report Larry Hodapp 2016-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
A Message on Membership from Rotary International 2016-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
 

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. 
 
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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! 
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Student Awards: Alter, STEM, Fairmont

 
Congratulations to these outstanding students. Thank you to Kerri Smith for a GREAT presentation.
 
 
    
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Service Above Self Award: Tim Leist!

A BIG day at today's meeting. Tim Leist received a well deserved 'Service Above Self' Award, the clubs highest honor. Tim has been our Club Services director for years and is always ready to help with just about anything that the club requires. Plus, he's the one who's there early EVERY meeting setting up so things run smoothly. Congratulations Tim, you deserve it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Welcome to Nathan Traylor - A State Farm Agent and our newest Kettering Rotarian!
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RFYL Gives Checks to Crayons 2 Classrooms & The Kettering Backpack Program!

The 'Run for Your Life' Committee and Sponsors were thrilled today to give much needed funds for two very worthy non-profits: The Crayon's 2 Classrooms project and The Kettering Backpack Program.
 
The check presentation was followed by two informative updates from the recipients to let us know the need for their services in our communities, how the funds are used and the criteria used for selecting those in need.
 
Thank you ladies for your hard work in making our community a better place for children to grow up and thrive, and thank you to our amazing RFYL committee for another successful run! 
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A great meeting where we learned CPR and how to use a AED (Automated Exterior Defibulator). Thank you to Kathy Johnson who had the Red Cross come out and speak.
 

Saving Lives!

The Red Cross came out to teach us some basics that just might save a life!
The density of this 'toy' is the same as a human chest and was perfect for demonstrating the pressure needed to administer CPR!
KJ shows how it's done!
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Welcome our two newest Rotarians! Superintendent, Scott Inskeep, and Treasurer of Kettering Schools, Daniel Schall. 
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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. 

 

 

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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!
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Larry Hodapp receives the Cliff Dochterman Rotary Scouting Service Award 2015-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Join us for our Presidential Roast! June 24, 2015 2015-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
An exceptional year for our STRIVE students, mentors and teachers. Thank you and Congratulations on all your hard work this year!
     
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Beth Ling - 'The People's Scribe' 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Alter Student Awards

Today was the Student Awards for Alter High School. Kerri did a great job presenting the winners for Leadership, Academic and Overcoming Adversity.
 
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Rotarian Bob Hadley brought two very special guests to yesterdays meeting. His lovely wife, Judy, who is also an Honorary Rotarian, and Kirsti Sorumshaugon from Norway. Kirsti was an exchange student more that 30 years ago that stayed with Bob & Judy for a year. She gave a heartfelt thank you to the club and the Hadleys for 'changing her life'. She said she is proud to call them her 'mom and dad' and feels honored to have had such an opportunity through Rotary. 'If you ever have the chance to sponsor another exchange student' she said 'Do it!'
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2015 STEM SCHOOL AWARD WINNERS

2015 STEM School Award Winners! Congratulations. We wish you much success!

Leadership Award

Academic Award Winner.

Overcoming Adversity Award.

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Kettering Fairmont Student Awards

Today we honor three impressive students for Academic Achievement, Leadership and Overcoming Adversity. Congrats to these outstanding students!

Overcoming Adversity Award.

Academic Achievement Award

Leadership Award
 
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The Run For Your Life Committee gave another VERY Generous check to The Kettering Backpack Program today! Bonnie Pittl accepted the check on behalf of this great organization that feeds over 500 children in need each week! Just a reminder too, that The Backpack Program is this years recipient of The Kettering Mayor's Charity Ball - and as luck would have it - Registration for that event is NOW OPEN. Click here for early bird tickets: http://tkmcb.com/registration.html
 
 
Another Check! Run For Your Life continues the giving! 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Nigerian GSE Team Visit Brenda Stansfield 2013-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mel Haines on Jan 14, 2013

Kettering Rotary  - 1/9/13

The Kettering Rotary met at Presential Banquet Center on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The meeting was called to order by President Don Walls who welcomed the group to the first meeting of the New Year. As is tradition, the club celebrated the month’s birthdays.

Mel Haines reminded the group to update their information on the website and an announcement of the slate of Rotary officers for 2013-2014 was read. Nominations were requested. No nominations were provided from the floor and the officers were approved.

Mel gave the invocation.

Our Birthday Chair, Tom Minnich, led the birthday celebration by introducing all those with their birthday’s during the month of January.

The January birthdays included:

Paul Halcomb (1/3) who has served as a Rotarian since July of 1972

Bud Ragan (who is still in Florida) (1/4) a Rotarian since 1982

Don Whip (1/7) a Rotarian since 1965, our longest serving Rotarian and very special for his 48 years of perfect attendance!

Bobbie Roland-Gorman (1/11) serving in Rotary since 1988

And last but not least Don Patterson (1/14) a member of Rotary since 1993

Tom Minnich led the birthday song for the group and then went onto lead both the song and pledge. “God Bless America” was the song of choice.

Andy Scholes served as the Sergeant of Arms. He sat at the greeter table taking notes while eavesdropping on conversations. Fines were issued to Beth for her support of Notre Dame, Jeff Lewis for his constant complaining, Kathy Johnson for not wearing a Rotary pin (a newspaper photo served as evidence), Tim Leist for his motorskills, Don Patterson for setting record attendance, Norm for griping about how hard the greeter position is, and Missy Mae for being deprived as a child (she has never been  sledding).

Jane Black, the Executive Director of the Dayton Art Institute, served as this week’s speaker. She informed the group of new programs being sponsored by the Institute. She as well spoke about how the Institute is trying to become a more welcoming place for all in the community. Jane is a product of the South Suburbs and was once a student of President Don Walls in elementary school.  Ms. Black is very passionate about the DAI and welcomed all to visit and obtain membership in the organization.

Don Patterson’s ticket was drawn for Luck of the Draw but he did not pick the right card.

Missy Mae Walters – Scribe for the day.

KRC News for Jan. 9, 2013 Mel Haines 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brenda Stansfield on Jul 17, 2012
Congratulations to Marilynne & Jim for raising over $24,000 to benefit CHOICES! Last week our club had the official check presentation. It feels GREAT to be a part of something BIG, wouldn't you agree?

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Mayor's Ball Check Presentation! Brenda Stansfield 2012-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brenda Stansfield on Mar 20, 2012

The Kettering Rotary Club is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Student Awards, which are presented annually during the month of March to students from both Fairmont and Alter High Schools. In presenting these awards, the Kettering Rotary Club acknowledges the various skills and achievements of local high school students and provides significant financial awards to the students in four categories. READ & SEE PHOTOS BELOW:

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A BIG 'thank you!' to Beth Ling and her girls who took our small mountain of schools supplies and a cash donation of $200 to 'Crayons to Classrooms'.  (Note that Beth's daughter is sporting a KRC T Shirt!  Way to go!) KRC is proud to support so many local students and teachers with our donations, financial support, literary programs and mentoring. This is our first year with the Crayons to Classrooms supply drive and I'd say it was quite a success!
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Wende's last 'official' meeting was a day of fun and fellowship!  We had challenges (and PRIZES!) for the winning members and teams. We played:  

Hanky Panky, Movin' on  Up, Junk in the Trunk (video below) and Bobble Head PLUS each table competed in a crafting challenge to create the ROTARY wheel.  Missed it? Want to re-live it?  I'll be posting an album on line with more fun and frolic soon... so... stay tuned!  

 

 

A MINUTE TO WIN IT' - JUNK IN THE TRUNK: Each contestant is trying to shake ping pong balls out of their 'trunk' and spell out R-O-T-A-R-Y! Just one of the summer games we played today. Watch for some great photos of other challenges... coming soon! Woody was the victor, but only beat out Bob L by a fraction of a second... it came down to spelling out ROTARY faster. 

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What a GREAT turnout today with our STRIVE students and a great treat to have our speaker tell us all about the Boonshoft Museum of Discover. So much space - we all MATTER!

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It's always nice to have a visiting Rotarian at our club. Today we were delighted to host this gentleman from India. He gave a little background of his club and their projects. Thanks to all the KRC members who welcomed him so warmly.

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Gloves on and Rotarians are up for the challenge. Rotarian Rob Scott invited TITLE Boxing of Kettering to demonstrate their unique brand of fitness. With 5 brave Rotarians willing to give it a try - the meeting was 'interesting' See below for more 'action' shots. Then head over to our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KetteringRotaryClub and leave a comment!

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Congratulations to the Mayor's Ball Committee for another successful event. The eighth annual ball generated $28,334.24 in funds! The Franklin Foundation recieved 90% of the funds raised and the monies will be used for low income seniors living in the city of Kettering. The remaining 10% will be used by the Kettering Rotary Foundation for many worthy projects like our S.T.R.I.V.E scholarships and other projects that help students and our community. We are proud of our results and hope you will join us in celebration at our May 14th Meeting when we present the check to Lynn Dalton of the Franklin Foundation.  For more photos click 'more'  below.

 

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Kudos for a great year to our 50th President - Tom Gaberileson! Here is a recap of the songs.

We hope to share a few photos from the big 'Roast/toast' with you soon too!

 

 

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Today the RFYL committee presented checks for $1, 500.00 each to the Kettering Back Pack Program and to Crayon's to Classrooms. Another $800.00 went to our club for other projects and goodness in our community! Thanks to everyone on the committee for their hard work and a great event!Image 

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Thank you to Tom Minnich for arranging a VERY special visit from the Columbus Zoo. Snow leopard, fox, penguin, kangaroo & otters. The two gentlemen presenting are two of Jack Hannah's right hand men who travel with and handle the animals on the road. Thank you to Saul and Matthew for an excellent presentation.  (Photos by Beth Ling)

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January 23 - Be inspired with Rotary! Brenda Stansfield 0
Here's Your April 3rd Quote! Brenda Stansfield 0
February 28th, Presidential Quote of the Day! Brenda Stansfield 0
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History was made at our Club today as we inducted our first corporate member, The Dayton Regional STEM School. Please welcome our newest members. Kettering Rotary is proud to have a partnership with this innovative school and look forward to meeting the students and staff. 

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We gave almost $900.00 to our Holiday family in need, thanks to Bruce Jump who won the luck of the draw and gave that in addition to all the monies our members so generously donated. We know the money will be most appreciated by the family.

We also gave Claudia her Christmas gift for her great service all year.

Just a reminder that our next meeting is JANUARY 9th - so enjoy your Christmas and New Year!

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Thanks to each and every one of you for such a warm, fun and first class tribute to my year as your President. It was an honor to serve, and I hope that we continue to grow our membership and do great things in the wonderful 'Kingdom of Kettering' I have a few photos of the 'Toast' in an album (see the LEFT side of this site under 'photo albums' for a power point presentation) You can also click the 'More' at the end of this for a few more pictures as well.


Many of you requested me to share our 'Year in Review' - I have made this public to anyone who wants to view it.
Simply click here:  2011-2012 Kettering Rotary Club Year in Review  and then click 'START PRESENTATION' to view.



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We had an opportunity to reach out to our community for the first time... here are some pics.  Thank you to Amy for your help on this event!  See more below! They are too cute to miss!  See more on our facebook page too!
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On February 2, 2012 Kettering Rotary Club bestowed 'Firefighter of the Year' awards to two distinguished Firemen, Doug Pastingel and Anthony Albertini.  Each man will received an award plaque of distinction, a cash award and also SAR (Search & Rescue) LED Lights for their helmets as a thank you for their service above self to our community. SAR Lights were invented by a past Kettering Rotary Firefighter of the Year Recipient (Dale Booher KRCFFY 1996) . They are designed to attach to the firefighters helmet, thus keeping their hands free for equipment, and lighting the way safely for the fire fighter. We are proud to be giving back to those who give so much to our community.
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SEE MORE PHOTOS: '2012 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR' ALBUM (Left side)

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Kettering Rotary welcomed Lt Colonel Brad Wenstrup who served one year as a Podiatrist, Chief of Surgery and Director of wound care and Chief of staff of the Abu Ghraib Prison



 Hospital in Iraq. HImagee has been awImagearded the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star. His presentation today was a moving talk of 'Why We Serve'. 
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Last week we gave our STRIVE awards to the outstanding students of Kettering Fairmont High School. See ALL the photos in the STRIVE 2012 Photo album to the right. We also had a visiting Rotarian from the Xenia club with their exchange student from Brazil. Thank you to all the STRIVE mentors and to Marilynne for chairing the awards and program. Great job!
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LEFT: Bruce Jump (with President Brenda Stansfield) celebrates Bruce's PHF PLUS 4!  Thank you Bruce for your generosity!

Right:  Girls on the Run received a check for $2,500.00 from Beth Ling (on the Right) from the proceeds of KRC 2011 'Run for your Life' 5K run.

 

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The Kettering Rotary Club is proud to announce the 2012 Student Leadership Award winners are Kira Osowski from Archbishop Alter High School and Saleh Hindi from Fairmont High School.  The Kettering Rotary Club presents this award annually to students who are currently in their junior year and have demonstrated leadership qualities both academically and socially.  Each recipient receives a $500 cash award and the opportunity to attend the District RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program.  This renowned Rotary program emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth; provide an effective training experience for youth and potential leaders; encourage leadership of youth by youth; and recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities.  

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Ms. Osowski is involved in dance, theatre, and cheerleading as well as Student Council and serves as a student ambassador for Archbishop Alter.  Mr. Hindi is involved in Academia team, Class Council and Model UN and serves as vice president of Fairmont High School's Latin Club.

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Image We had a potential new member today who made a few custom cookies for us! Thank you to Marvel of Miss Riley's Cookies for the goodies.  Her tag line is 'life is better with a cookie' and although I think that's true, it's even sweeter with ROTARY!
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Beth Ling kicks off Kettering Rotary's drive for school supplies!  Be a hero in the classroom - bring needed supplies to our Rotary Meeting and we'll be sure it goes to this great project. 

Need:  Crayons (24 count), Folders, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Markers, Notebooks, Facial Tissue, Construction Paper, Filler Paper, Siccors and Rulers! 

 

 

 

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Last week I had the honor of attending The President's Club Legion of Honor luncheon on behalf of Kettering Rotary and as the guest of Vectren at the invitation of fellow Rotarian Lynda Hoffman.  Thank you Lynda, it was much appreciated to be in the presence of over 400 mover and shakers in the Dayton area as Judge Rice joined the wall of fame of truly great men and women in the Miami Valley.

Three of our past Kettering Rotary Presidents were on the wall of fame, cast in bronze - it made me, once again, extremely proud to be a member of our club.  The history of our club should not be lost, the work we do should be celebrated. Here, for those of you who may not have had the pleasure to see the Legion of Honor wall at the Convention Center, are our past Rotarians:

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 If you have stories to share about these great men, please share them with the club.

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Brenda Stansfield started the meeting talking about the dinner she attended for the Legion of Honor and mentioned the fine Kettering Rotarians (three of them) who are on the wall.

She also announced that after ten years of service as song leader, Chuck Sunderland is looking to retire his pitch pipe. Any volunteers to lead us?

With Wende’s leave of absence, Mel has re-inherited the duty roster. Kathy Johnson volunteered to take that over.

Lisa Routsong introduced guests, which included her friend and prospective member Melissa.

Paul Holcomb gave the invocation, but before he did, he mentioned that his pharmacy was involved in Sunday’s robbery, and he was glad not to have been there. (we’re glad for that too, Paul!)

Tom Minnich led us in song: “The Happy Wanderer”

Mark Schweiterman served as SAA. He fined Kathy Johnson for being on the radio representing her bank, he also levied future fines against his fellow representatives of the City of Kettering for not being there to hear his program. Trivia time included facts about the City, which raised little money . . .

Happy dollars included:

·         Lou Ponziani announced that his only granddaughter got married two weeks ago and had a lovely wedding at Moraine CC.

·         Don Walls gave an update on Steve Huelsman who is now part-time with the City of Middletown and recently had a clear cancer scan.

·         Proud mama Brenda highlighted the successes of her son who has been a media star over the last week. Last night he was honored by the City of West Carrollton for the mural he created.

·         Tom Minnich announced that Ohio State’s marching band will play at the Schuster Center on Nov. 9.

·         Woody Stroud gave bucks for Miami’s first football victory against Army and the patriotism that was on display

·         Paul Holcomb mentioned that he enjoyed Saturday’s band competition at Fairmont

·         Digger highlighted two events at David’s Cemetery which featured the City’s VIPs

·         Mark Schweiterman gave a buck for walking past the woman who robbed his usual Speedway.

Following his duties as SAA, Mr. Schweiterman shifted gears and assumed the role of speaker, after a warm intro from Tom Gabrielson!

Mark highlighted the latest activities in the City of Kettering, including:

·         The many upgrades in the Parks & recreation department, which amounted to $18-19 million of renovations due to the passing of the bond levy

·         Construction on Wilmington Pike/Dorothy Lane intersection is coming to an end later this month. This was a $5 million project, which used less than $100,000 of city funds.

·         The city’s first marked bike lane opened on Forrer.

Mark also provided an update on projects planned for 2012, but you had to attend to get all the great scoop on those! After a great presentation, Mark fielded a number of questions.

Announcements followed. Larry Hodapp announced the paul Harris Fellow raffle. Beth Ling mentioned that we are just over two weeks out from the Run For Your Life (Oct 28). We’re still seeking volunteers and have flyers available for distribution.

Lisa Routsong received her Every Rotarian Every Year sticker.

After careful consideration of the cards, Bruce Jump won the Luck of the Draw!

Notes submitted by Beth Ling.

October 12, 2011 Rotary Notary Mel Haines 0
GSE Team in Finland - Flag Exchange Brenda Stansfield 0
Posted by Brenda Stansfield

Membership is the life blood of every service club. This year I am committed to spreading our Kettering Rotary love to others in our community, and every member can help!  How? First and foremost - get involved or stay involved with our club service projects.  There is something that everyone of you can do.  Join a committee, volunteer at the meetings and tell people about the good that we do. 

Now, the fun part - I will 'Pardon' any Rotarian from having to pay any fines when they bring a potential member to a meeting. You'll get a coin that you can use at a future meeting to pass the buck ... to me! Yep, I'll pick up your fines for that meeting and what's more - if your guest becomes a member - I'll give you a gold coin that is good for a month of fines!  Of course, there are a couple of things you should know. I DO have a 'Debt Limit' of $2.00 per Rotarian per meeting (so no you can't go crazy to get my monies!) Second, even if you are fined $3.00 in a meeting, I'll cover two and the other is waived. 

In addition - we want to have a little Rotary Competitive Spirit.  So... everytime you volunteer or give service to the club - we'll be watching (Yep, a bit of big brother) and soon we'll give awards for our Super Rotarians and our UBER Rotarian!  We're after 100% participation from our club. 

So just to entice you... check out my coinage!

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2011 Presidential Roast: Cupcake Rap (Matt Ward Off Ticks) Brenda Stansfield 0
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Meeting Recap: 

Former District Governor Norma Berry visits and gives awards.

New Member Kevin Talley in Inducted

 Dr. Karen Wonders. She is an associate professor of sports science at Wright State and she told us about the new organization that she is starting to use exercise to assist cancer patients through all phases of their treatments 

Matt is SAA and fines aplenty!

See more below!

 

 

KRC Meeting Notes for 7/20/11 Mel Haines 0
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Our 2010 Holiday Party was a blast.  Thank you for everyone who came out to spread a little holiday cheer and toast another great year in Rotary. 

The club met at Fleming's Steakhouse and were gifted with a personalized goblet for each guest. Rotary symbols for the members, snowflakes for their guests. Congratulations to the Luther's as the 'Ugly Sweater' contest winners! After a great meal we entertained ourselves by trying to 'toot' out holiday songs and a 'rousing' rendition of 'Viva la Rotary!' .  With paper crowns on our heads it was now time for the anticipated White Elephant Exchange. The 'hot' item was the bag of ugly sweaters - with Paul Holcomb the 'winner' - I think he has his sights on next years prize for the 'Ugly Sweater' contest. 

We've uploaded some pictures on the Club Site so take a look. Need a print of a favorite holiday picture?  Email me and I'll get you one! 

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Social Media for Rotarians

How to make social media work for our club. Learn how to announce our club news, schedule events, share photos from our events and help search engines find our club!

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Don't miss this year's Kettering Mayor's Ball for Charity benefiting SICSA. Saturday, April 24, 2010 7pm – midnight Black Tie Evening Wine, Spirits, and Martini Bar Dinner and Dancing
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Fleet Week Kicks Off Annual Celebration Jeffrey Stevenson 0
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Studying abroad is the best experience high school students can have to enhance their lives and expand their horizons before college, author Maya Frost says in her book, The New Global Student.

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For more than 75 years, countries around the world have honored the work of Rotary with commemorative stamps.

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