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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:
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
 
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Calling ALL golfers! You don't need to be Rotarian to play with this awesome group of people! Sponsorships, foursomes and individual players are welcome. Contact us for more information, a sponsorship form or registration form. Make checks payable to: Kettering Rotary Club, PO Box 292152, Kettering, OH 45429. Your payment is your reservation and must be received by August 10, 2018.
 
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Today was a bittersweet day for us. So many changes - so much love.
We thanked Don Wall's for being our Club's first 'Two Timer' President and hope he'll enjoy his status as, Past President, once again. He was truly an amazing leader and helped our club grow this year.
 
We also said a final 'Goodbye' to Russ Holtz for his 19 years of service to our Club as he moves to sunny Florida. We wish him all the best. You will be missed Russ.
 
We say 'See Ya Soon' to Amy Schrimpf as she will be moving to the Social Club instead of our regular club. She will be our STRIVE Liaison for the Social Club. She also vows to pop in now and again to visit with us for lunch. 
 
An update on Bob H: Several members have visited Bob and he is in rehab at the Hospital still. He's in good spirits, making progress. Please keep him in your thoughts.
 
And last, but not least, Kerrie Smith was sworn in today with her new BOD. Congratulations Kerrie - we appreciated your vision for your year and know you'll be very successful.
 
Today was a special day - a day to honor our flag with a Flag Folding Ceremony and a poem about the 13 folds. Bob Lamb read the following as Don and Larry demonstrated the proper folding.

The Thirteen Folds of Our Flag

 
  1. The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.
  2. The second fold signifies our belief in eternal life.
  3. The third fold is made in honor and tribute of the veteran departing our ranks, and who gave a portion of his or her life for the defense of our country to attain peace.
  4. The fourth fold exemplifies our weaker nature as citizens trusting in God; it is to Him we turn for His divine guidance.
  5. The fifth fold is an acknowledgment to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right, but it is still our country, right or wrong.”
  6. The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
  7. The seventh fold is a tribute to our armed forces, for it is through the armed forces that we protect our country and our flag against all enemies.
  8. The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor our mother, for whom it flies on Mother’s Day.
  9. The ninth fold is an honor to womanhood, for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty, and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded.
  10. The 10th fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since he or she was first-born.
  11. The 11th fold, in the eyes of Hebrew citizens, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  12. The 12th fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.
  13. The last fold, when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”

Honoring Andy!

We also honored long time Rotarian (we miss you!) Andy as we presented the Regional MS Society with a check in his honor. The funds were raised with our Social Membership's Romer's Night out and our clubs participation in the MS Walk-a-Thon. A job well done Rotarians!
 
 

Congratulations to our STRIVE students on their graduation. A special recognition to our Scholarship winners:

Ethan Allshouse - $2000 (Don Boyer Award), Mentor: Dave McElwee, Elizabeth Oster - $1000, Mentor: Amy Schafer Schrimpf, Baileigh Buckingham - $750, Mentor: Amy Schrimpf,
Mporana 'TaTa' Nzabakiza - $750, Mentor: Tim McCrate, Amanda O'Brien - $750, Mentor: Marilynne Saliwanchik, Reahgan Julian - $750, Mentor: Brenda Stansfield

          

 

Also a big thank you for the Career Tech students who came today to show us their inventions and displays. Impressive students.

Thank you to the teachers and counselors who helped our students and a very special thank you to Nicole Will, Victor Colon and Zakiye Abboud for being on the committee with our Rotary members.

A little bit behind 'spreading the news!' Here are photos from last weeks Student Awards: Leadership (RYLA Winners), Overcoming Adversity, and Student Service Above Self. Students are from Fairmont, Alter and STEM. Congratulations to all!
 
   
 
Today we inducted our NEWEST member! Please welcome Bernard 'Bunny' Jump! After 50 years, he finally listened to his brother Bruce and joined us!
 
  
 
And last but not least we had two speakers today Col. Larry Benson and his grandson. If you loved the home made aeroplane video and want to see it on youtube here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNSN6qet1kE&t=3s
 
  

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. 
 
 
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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities
Entrance Table
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McCrate, Tim
 
Entrance Table
Ghory, Jim
 
Entrance Table
Walls, Don
 
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Invocation
Stansfield, Brenda
 
Scribe
Schwieterman, Mark
 
SAA
Balsom, Brad
 
 
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Speakers
Peggy Lehner
Aug 15, 2018
Stopping School Suspension for Minor Offenses for Young Students
Mike Coyle
Aug 22, 2018
"Vietnam Swift Boat Assignment"
Bill Shula, District Governor
Aug 29, 2018
President's visit to KRC.
Bill Nance, WING Radio Personality
Sep 12, 2018
50 Years of Broadcasting
Dr. Jim Menart, Director Renewable & Clean Energy
Sep 19, 2018
"Our Energy Situation"
Del Staeker
Oct 03, 2018
Lessons Learned from the Greatest Generation
Ron Hollenbeck - Centerville Rotarian
Oct 10, 2018
Presentation of his Haiti Trip where we successfully installed a Life Pump at a depth of 400 feet.
 
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