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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
 
Home Page Stories

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. 
Kettering Rotarian Bill Lindahl and his wife Kathy are traveling again!  This trip takes them to  Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma. Here is a photo of the flag exchange in Marina City, Singapore. The Lindahl's are proof that no matter where in the world you roam - you're always among Rotary friends. 
 
 

'Little Bit' stole the show and our hearts. 

 
'Little Bit' is one of the sweet pups looking for her forever home at SISCA. 
  
 
 
 
Hanging out with her human companions. We think she should be an honorary Rotarian. 
  
 
  

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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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities
Entrance Table
Greeter
Saliwanchik, Mer
 
Entrance Table
Inskeep, Scott
 
Entrance Table
Leist, Tim
 
Meeting
Invocation
Bath, Peter
 
Scribe
Smith, Kerrie
 
SAA
Ghory, Jim
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
 
Speakers
Mel Haines
May 23, 2018
Ancestry Research
State Sen. Peggy Lehner
May 30, 2018
School Discipline: Suspending Suspensions
Mandy Askins - Site Manager
Jul 11, 2018
Mound Cold War Discovery Center
 
RSS
Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response

Creating a family

After fleeing conflict in their own countries, a group of young Rotaractors is healing wounds and bringing cultures together in a Ugandan refugee

Rotaract clubs honored for excellent service 2018

Top Rotaract honor goes to club that empowers women who have HIVRotaract clubs around the world earn awards for excellent

Rotary website wins Webby Award

Rotary.org wins Webby People's Voice

Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary convention

Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary conventionFormer First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, an advocate for literacy, education, and women’s rights, will speak at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto this