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Welcome to Kettering Rotary!


Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 11:30 AM
Presidential Banquet Ctr.
4548 Presidential Way
Kettering, OH 45429
United States of America
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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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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. 
February 2020
Upcoming Events
  • BOD Meeting
    MCL Cafeteria
    Mar 02, 2020
    11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
  • BOD Meeting
    MCL Cafeteria
    Apr 06, 2020
    11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities
Smith, Kerrie
Entrance Table
Lamb, Bob
Entrance Table
Saliwanchik, Mer
Walls, Don
Sergeant at Arms
Walsh, Bob
Brandon Turner, City of Dayton
Feb 26, 2020
Water Supply & Treatment Responsibilities
Dennis Andersh, Wright State Research Institute
Mar 04, 2020
“The Science of Intelligent Teaming.”
Tom Nichols
Mar 11, 2020
Broadcaster for the Dayton Dragons
Dr. Kent Harshbarger, Coroner
Mar 18, 2020
CSI vs Reality
Jessica Beans
Mar 25, 2020
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace.
Paul Gruner – Montgomery County Engineer
Apr 01, 2020
State of County Roads and Bridges
Dr. W. L. Morris, Flyer's Band
Apr 08, 2020
Dayton Flyers Day,
Vectren - TBD
Apr 15, 2020
TBD (Tim McCrate)
Apr 22, 2020
TBD (Tim McCrate)
Apr 29, 2020
Students, Mentors & Teachers
Firefighter of the Year Award
May 06, 2020
Tentative - DIgger
Kerrie Smith
May 13, 2020
Student Awards
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Vocational Service
Club Service
International Service
Kettering Rotary Foundation
Speaker Coordinator
Web/Social - STRIVE
Scientist, farmer, innovator, Rotarian

A plainsman with a PhD, Bob Quinn uses his 4,000-acre Montana spread as a laboratory to revive an ancient grain, rethink agricultural practices, and reinvigorate rural communities


Since 2015, more than 4 million people have fled an economically devastated Venezuela. Tracking the stories of three who left puts faces on that staggering statistic.

More than a library

After the genocide of 1994, Rotarians led a successful campaign to build Rwanda’s first public library.

International delegation of Rotary leaders visits Pakistan in support of polio eradication

International delegation of Rotary leaders visits Pakistan in support of polio eradicationMeetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Minister of Health Zafar Mirza and other

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