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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
 
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We will not have meetings on the following Wednesdays. We hope you have a joyful and peaceful holiday season with those you hold dear. 
 
 
The City of Centerville will honor Bob Lamb for his service along with other Veterans at the city’s Veterans Day Ceremony, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Stubbs Park, 255 West Spring Valley Pike. Please try and attend this wonderful presentation.
 
We're so proud of you Bob - your service to our Country and our club is always inspiring. 
Bob Lamb served in the Army Air Corps between 1943 and 1946. He was a bombardier instructor for six months and spent a year as a navigator on a B-25 in the Western Pacific after having earned his wings as an aerial navigator and bombardier.
 
Lamb says within the span of three or four weeks in 1945, his squadron experienced four incidents involving the deaths of 19 of their own men and an unknown number of Army soldiers. During one of his missions, Lamb was part of a group asked to give ground support to American infantrymen on an island in the Philippines. Because of the strategy employed by his bomb group, which involved low level strafing and bombing, they had only one plane equipped with a bombsight for high altitude operations.
The bombardier in the lead plane was to focus on a smoke bomb fired into the Japanese held location by our infantry, but it was snuffed out by the enemy and one of their own was sent back. The bombardier became confused and signaled “bombs away” over their territory.
 
Only the lead squadron released their bombs since the other three saw the error in time. However, the lead squadron of six planes had to repeat the original pattern for the other eighteen to unload on a correctly positioned smoke bomb.
 
Two of Lamb’s original crew were killed near Borneo in another “friendly fire” incident. After the war, Lamb took the opportunity to visit their families in Illinois and Kansas.
In New Guinea kunai grass grows up to 15 feet tall. Returning from a mission, the U.S. B-25s were forced to fly so low that grass was picked out of the engine cowlings after landing.
 
Only last year, 206 letters Lamb wrote to his parents were discovered in a storage area, as well as copies of the 130 letters they sent to him.
Each year KHN holds a Mission Conference. 
Part of the event includes an evening of music inspiration.
As partners with KHN in the Tornado Relief and in the Tour de Gem, I would invite the members of our KRC to join this event should they wish.
Note – the doors open at 6 – this is a very popular singer – used to be known as Third Day so expect a large following.
 
 

Dayton Citizen of the Year, Legion of Honor induction of Dr. Roy Chew

 
Dr. Roy Chew is honored at the banquet today. 
 
Kettering Rotary was well represented today with our own President offering the Invocation at Dr. Roy Chew's induction to the Legion of Honor from the Dayton President's Club.
Mayor Don Patterson declared 'Dr. Chew' Day in the City of Kettering.
Kettering Rotary Table
Mel Haines, Josie Burns and Bill Largo
Brenda Stansfield and Mark Schwieterman
 
Other Rotarians in attendance: Woody Stroud and Amy Schrimpf

 

This year STRIVE will kick off in October. Now's the time to sign up to be a mentor/life coach for a student who needs you to help them navigate their senior year. The calendar of events for this year are as follows:

 

OCT 2 STRIVE breakfast at Fairmont

DEC 4 STRIVE lunch at Rotary.

FEB 19 STRIVE breakfast at Fairmont

APR 29 STRIVE Awards at Rotary

Please consider giving of your time this year. It's our club's signature program, one we're very proud of - but it only achieves results if our Rotarians are engaged with the students. Please contact Brenda S for information

 

Our club is so excited to welcome Sofia, our club's exchange student from Italy. Here she is with her Rotary 'family', Kettering Rotarian, Bob Walsh, at her first American Baseball Game!
This week we had the pleasure of inducting our newest member, Elliot Smith. Elliot is a Pastor with KHN. Please be sure to introduce yourself and get to know him. 
 
 
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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
Walls, Don
 
Entrance Table
Walsh, Bob
 
Entrance Table
Haines, Mel
 
Invocation
Smith, Elliot
 
Sergeant At Arms
Smith, Kerrie
 
 
Speakers
Taryn Filer
Nov 20, 2019
Dayton First Family of Pizza
STRIVE - Randy Patterson
Dec 04, 2019
Cyber smart and cyber bullying for today's young adults.
NO MEETING
Dec 11, 2019
NO MEETING
Joanne Huist Smith
Dec 18, 2019
The 13th Gift: A Christmas Miracle.
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering
Jan 08, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering
Jan 15, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering
Jan 22, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering
Jan 29, 2020
City Update
Scott Inskeep Kettering City School
Feb 05, 2020
State of the Schools
Debe Dockins
Feb 12, 2020
The Ester Price Story
Ken Miller
Feb 19, 2020
Kettering Schools
Tom Nichols
Mar 11, 2020
Broadcaster for the Dayton Dragons
STRIVE AWARDS
Apr 29, 2020
Students, Mentors & Teachers
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Vocational Service
Club Service
International Service
Kettering Rotary Foundation
Speaker Coordinator
Web/Social - STRIVE
 
 
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