We meet EVERY Wednesday at 11:30 am. Meeting begins at Noon.
MCL RESTAURANT & BAKERY -  4485 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH 45429
We are now meeting each week in person. We ask that you follow CDC recommendations when attending. Keeping safety in mind: 
  • Temperature check - do not attend if you have a temp of 100.4 or higher.
  • If you have been ill or around others who are symptomatic, please stay home. 
  • Use available hand sanitizer.
  • Practice safe distancing.
  • Masks required if mandated, otherwise at your discretion.  
  • Do not sign in. Keep your badge, do not turn it back in.
If you are uncomfortable or have any concerns we ask that you kindly bring them to a board members attention immediately.
It was a 4th of July to remember as we celebrated with the residence of Kettering Park Manor. After a year of lock down, it was fun to host an old fashioned backyard BBQ for the senior. Thank you to Bob Walsh for heading it up and to all the Rotary members who contributed and volunteered. It was a great day!

Our Rotarians in Action!

Year End Honors:
Another Rotary year is in the books! What a year it was! 
The club honored Mel Haines with the 'Kettering Rotarian of the Year' award for his 10 years of service as Secretary and his willingness to volunteer in so many ways. Mel is a Rotarian through and through!
The club also honored outgoing President, Brenda Stansfield for her second term as our Club President. She was gifted a beautiful glass art work and an elegant crystal gavel! Thank you to Brenda for her service. 


Today we celebrated and welcomed our Kettering Firefighters of the Year, the Chief and Assistant Chief to our club. Since the pandemic derailed last year's event, we had the honor of giving two awards today. The 2020 Firefighter of the Year was Kris Denlinger. The 2021 Firefighter of the Year is Jordan Grogean. Both men received an award, cash gift and plaque. Mayor Patterson will also make a presentation later this month at the City Council meeting on behalf of the city and our club. We also heard about the impact of the pandemic on our local fire department. The compliance of procedures, PPE and other regulations filled up three binders! We appreciate the sacrifices our first responders make for our community every day. We are appreciative of the support that our City officials give to them so they can do their jobs safely and effectively. Congratulations to both men.  

Kettering Rotary hosts Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine

We had another amazing speaker this week. Justice Pat DeWine came to our meeting and discussed all about the Ohio Supreme Court. It was informative and fun as he walked us through a case to demonstrate how cases make it to the OSC and the process the Justice's use to resolve a case.  We appreciated Justice DeWine taking the time to come and speak to us. 
Wednesday is the happiest day of the week!
If you are a Kettering Rotarian, you know why! If you aren't, follow our page and visit us as a guest sometime. Always something GOOD going on!
Welcome Back!
Kettering Rotary welcomed Matt Warhaftig back to our club. Mel Haines stood as sponsor, with Bruce Jump officiating the Induction. Matt, we're so happy you are back. Matt was a long time Kettering Rotary member but had a job change. His commitment to Rotary remained as he joined a club in Wilmington. Now he's back in Kettering and back 'HOME'. 
Thank you to Kathy Lindahl for taking photos of today's meeting. 
Bob Walsh delivered our Senior Care Packages to Birchwood Place in Kettering this week. Thank you Bob! Thank you to every Rotarian who donated items, funds and time assembling the bags. The seniors truly appreciate it. Each month we deliver a little bit of joy of things seniors need and want - and spread the Goodwill of Rotary! Photo Left:  Rotarian Bob Walsh with Kelley Phillips of Birchwood Place.


Kettering Rotary Foundation Pledges $1,000.00 to the South YMCA!

We are happy to partner with the YMCA South, in Kettering. Our fellow Rotarian, Melinda Moore, is Executive Director and presented to both our club and our Board of Directors in April. We felt a pledge of $1,000.00 would impact many families and individuals in our community. The YMCA provided pandemic child care, food and other resources during 2020. In addition to helping people keep healthy and provide day and overnight camps for children of all economic means, the YMCA is a vital part of keeping Kettering a great place to live, work and play!
Today was a very special day with much to celebrate. First we celebrated Bruce Jump who joined our club in 1970! That's over 50 years of service to our club and community! Bruce then inducted our newest Rotarian, Kamran James. Kamran is originally from Pakistan and is eager to join our community and club. He's an amazing individual and I hope you all get a chance to chat with him one on one soon. He will be speaking to our club on May 19th, and I can tell you his journey here is nothing short of amazing. I'm proud to have him as a member!
Our speaker was Dr. Jamie Yunger MD who has been on the front lines of treating COVID patients for the past year. He had an interesting timeline of events, what they knew and didn't know and how they 'learned along the way'. The inspiring news is that with the vaccines, our future looks like it's going to be 'back to normal' soon. Rotarian Ted Ramirez prepared a special presentation to Dr. Yunger. We gifted artwork from a local artist that shows the sacrifice he and his fellow physicians across our nation and here in our region have made. We appreciate the sacrifices of every healthcare worker and their families. It was nice to have his wife and daughter there for the special presentation.
After the meeting we prepared 24 gift bags for senior residents at one of the Franklin Foundation centers. We gave crossword puzzle books, socks, lip balm, home-made candies, sanitizing wipes and handwritten notes on cards to brighten their days. Look for our emails going out for next months donation list. Thank you to Bob Walsh & Kathy Lindahl for spearheading this project. 
A day like today is what Rotary is truly about: Friendship, community, giving, sharing, honoring and celebrating. We hope you were inspired today. You inspire me every day with your spirit of generosity!
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
This Week's
Meeting Responsibilities
Entrance Table
Leist, Tim
Walls, Don
FINALLY - Returning to LIVE arts!

Hear Kappy Kilburn from the Human Race Theatre company give a brief history of HRTC as they are celebrating their 35th year right now.  Then she will talk about what the last year has been like during the shut downs (artistically and financially) and how the local community has rallied behind the HRTC and what our future looks like.

Jul 28, 2021
Fraze Pavilion and COVID
Aug 04, 2021
Discovery Classical 88.1/ WDPR and 89.9 EDOG
Aug 11, 2021
Arcade Building Tour - OFFSITE EVENT
Aug 18, 2021 11:30 AM
Project CLIMB - Kettering Cancer Center
Aug 25, 2021
Kettering City Schools Update
Sep 01, 2021
Hope Squad Update
Sep 08, 2021
Identity Theft & Identity Theft Protection
Sep 15, 2021
Dayton Live
Sep 22, 2021
Auditors Office
Oct 13, 2021
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July 2021
Upcoming Events
Africa’s Agents of Change

The arrival of the first peace fellows at the new peace center in Kampala, Uganda, heralds the beginning of a new era for Rotary and the continent.

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