A Shining Star in Our Community Since 1963:

KETTERING ROTARY CLUB
 
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This Week:
Meeting Responsibilities

Greeter
Greeter
Boyd, Joanna
 
Greeter
Fisher, Todd
 
 
Entrance Table
Entrance Table
Lowden, Myra
 
Entrance Table
Holcomb, Paul
 
 
Meeting
Song & Pledge
VOLUNTEER, NEED A
 
Invocation
Gabrielson, Thomas
 
Scribe
Schrimpf, Amy
 
SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 

Club Information

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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Home Page Stories

April 7, 2015 Breakfast for Mentors

Our STRIVE Students and Mentor Breakfast is on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Fairmont. Please let Marilynne know if you cannot attend so we can pair your student(s) with another mentor. 
 

 
Rotarian Bob Hadley brought two very special guests to yesterdays meeting. His lovely wife, Judy, who is also an Honorary Rotarian, and Kirsti Sorumshaugon from Norway. Kirsti was an exchange student more that 30 years ago that stayed with Bob & Judy for a year. She gave a heartfelt thank you to the club and the Hadleys for 'changing her life'. She said she is proud to call them her 'mom and dad' and feels honored to have had such an opportunity through Rotary. 'If you ever have the chance to sponsor another exchange student' she said 'Do it!'
 

 

2015 STEM SCHOOL AWARD WINNERS

2015 STEM School Award Winners! Congratulations. We wish you much success!

Leadership Award

Academic Award Winner.

Overcoming Adversity Award.

 

 

Alter Student Awards

Today was the Student Awards for Alter High School. Kerri did a great job presenting the winners for Leadership, Academic and Overcoming Adversity.
 
 

 
Just a reminder when Kettering Schools are closed, our meetings are canceled.
 
Stay Safe.
Stay Warm.
See you NEXT WEEK!
 

 

Kettering Fairmont Student Awards

Today we honor three impressive students for Academic Achievement, Leadership and Overcoming Adversity. Congrats to these outstanding students!

Overcoming Adversity Award.

Academic Achievement Award

Leadership Award
 
 

 
From the Cuban Missile Crisis to being one of 10 people in Russia dismantling the nuclear weapons, Bill shared his interesting career path. See more photos below.
 
 
 
The Run For Your Life Committee gave another VERY Generous check to The Kettering Backpack Program today! Bonnie Pittl accepted the check on behalf of this great organization that feeds over 500 children in need each week! Just a reminder too, that The Backpack Program is this years recipient of The Kettering Mayor's Charity Ball - and as luck would have it - Registration for that event is NOW OPEN. Click here for early bird tickets: http://tkmcb.com/registration.html
 
 
 

 
It's always a GREAT day when we can give out a BIG check to a worthy cause. Today Beth Ling and her RFYL Committee gave Crayons to Classrooms a very nice check. Thanks for all your hard work putting on a successful event! 
 
We also enjoyed listening to our speaker today from Sinclair Community College - an amazing program going on there for Unmanned Aircraft System (Drones!). 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
 

Speakers

Apr 22, 2015
Kettering Fire Dept, Digger
Kettering Firefighter of the Year Awards
Apr 29, 2015
Greg Sherwood
Advanced Security & Fire Protection
May 20, 2015
STRIVE
STRIVE
Jun 03, 2015
Jim, Tom, and Pete
Economic Forecast
Oct 07, 2015
Chriss Thompson
Certified Nutritionist
 

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How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...
 
 

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