Springfield Rotary Club


Jul 28, 2014
Doug Iden
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Aug 04, 2014
Bob Patton
Legalization of Medical Marijuana
Aug 11, 2014
Bill Brougher
Final Planning for Gourmet Food Truck Competition
Aug 18, 2014
Bill Bundy
Bunding Baking Solutions
Aug 25, 2014
Michael Connelly, President
Catholic Health Partners
Sep 01, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
Rod Hatfield, Artist
"It's What We See"
Sep 15, 2014
Eric Marcus
Rotary District Governor

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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:10 PM
Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts Center
275 S. Limestone Avenue
Springfield, OH  45506
United States
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Justice Sharon L. Kennedy, Ohio Supreme Court
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Sharon L.  Kennedy has been a Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court since December of 2012, and she hopes to remain on the Court for another 20 years. 
When a Rotarian friend of Justice Kennedy asked her to speak to his Rotary Club, she politely hesitated.  At the time, she was presiding in the Common Pleas Court hearing divorce cases, and she didn't feel that she could bring anything positive to the Club.  After finding and reading the Rotary 4-Way test online, she had a change of heart.  Upon contacting her friend to accept, he, of course, asked her subject matter.  She told him not to fret as it would be totally relevant to Rotary.
Justice Kennedy compares the Rotary 4-Way Test to the vision of our nation's founding fathers as they drafted the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Our nation was founded on basic principles that were to protect and preserve the rights of its citizens with minimal interruption from the government and to create a society in which each individual would be afforded the same opportunities to succeed.
As Rotarians, perhaps we should remember and apply the 4-Way Test to the decisions that we make daily.  One by one, Rotarians CAN make a difference - maybe even all to the way to our nation's Capitol.
Bonita Heeg, Exec. Dir., Services to People with Disabilities; Dr. Lou Kramer, Supt., Northeastern Local School Dist.;Boy Scout Noah McLeod; Andy Irick, President; Erin Kegley, South Vienna MD elementary teacher; Todd Justice, South Vienna school
On Monday, July 14, South Vienna student Noah McLeod and South Vienna Multi-Disabilities Elementary teacher, Erin Kegley, spoke to the Club and expressed their thanks for the support we provided in making their school’s playground accessible for children with disabilities.
Our “Help Me Play” campaign photo was taken at this playground in May 2013 where pea gravel prevented children with disabilities from entering and enjoying it.
Last fall, 8th grader Noah, a student volunteer in Mrs. Kegley’s classroom, told her that he wanted to construct ADA-approved sidewalks in the play area to provide access for students with disabilities as his Eagle Scout project.  Springfield Rotary was approached about helping finance the project.  Noah was told if he could raise half the money, Springfield Rotary would provide the remaining $2,000.  Additionally, South Vienna PTO contributed $1,000, S & D Innovators contributed $500 and Dhingra Orthodontics donated $500.
While we were celebrating the dedication of the Centennial Gift Inclusive Playground at Snyder Park, Noah, with some help from a few friends and family, was hand-digging the path for the sidewalk.  Because of Noah and Mrs. Kegley’s efforts, along with school district administration support, the “Help Me Play” campaign photo is now obsolete.
Our speaker next week will be Doug Iden, from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  Doug is a retired financial advisor, has been a volunteer zoo educator for six years working animal stations throughout the zoo and doing presentations for various groups.  Doug is also an instructor for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) teaching classes on the zoo and Hollywood and Broadway musicals.


The 7th Annual Kenton Caper Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, September 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This ride supports people who have developmental disabilities The start and finish will be at Splash Zone, 300 Eagle City Road, and the course routes follow the Simon Kenton Trail and are mostly flat.  For more detailed information and to register in advance, visit tinyurl.com/DDKC2014


Big Brothers Big Sisters has a Springfield High School student from the Promise Neighborhood who will be taking an educational trip to France in 2015.  If you have any unused Euros left over from your travels, please consider donating them to Big Brothers Big Sisters to enhance the trip for this very deserving, hardworking, straight-A student.  If you have questions, please contact Linda Shaffer at 390-9900, or lshaffer@bbbscentralohio.org

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Rotary is an international service organization of business and professional men and women. Founded in 1905, Rotary was the world's first service organization. Today, Rotary has more than 30,000 clubs in over 160 countries around the world.
The men and women of the Rotary Club of Springfield, Ohio are business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local community and throughout the world.
The Rotary Club of Springfield, Ohio is guided by Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" and Rotary's Four-Way Test:

* Is it the truth?

* Is it fair to all concerned?

* Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

* Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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