Rotary Club of Dayton, Ohio

Club #47

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Upcoming Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Teri Schoch
Aug 21, 2017
Greater Dayton Partners for the Environment and the Greater Dayton Conservation Fund
Past Speakers
Robert Murphy, President, Dayton Dragons
Aug 14, 2017
A Day at the Ballpark

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The Four Way Test
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Coming Up Next Monday
Monday, August 21, 2017
   Sinclair Community College, Earley Auditorium
 "Dayton Dragons Baseball" 
Speaker: Teri Schoch, Greater Dayton Conservation Fund, Partners for the Environment
Good stewardship of the natural world is good for business, good for culture, and good for people’s health. Partners for the Environment and Greater Dayton Conservation Fund are leaders in changing how the many organizations engaged in water conservation, land preservation, and fostering sustainable environments in schools and workplaces do their work. By recognizing that problems are not created in isolated categories and that the whole community impacts all things, we bring organizations together to share resources and ideas to work toward more effective solutions.
Chair of the Day:  Brian Martin
Helping Others and Having Fun!!
By:  Chris Fisk
It was a gorgeous day for the Rotary Club to have its meeting at the Fifth Third Field, home of the Dayton Dragons. The stadium is located in downtown Dayton on N. Patterson Boulevard. Meeting was called to order by Sue Taylor at approximately 12:10 p.m., which was followed by a moment of silence for Allyn W. Conway II, who passed away on August 9, 2017. Our condolences to his wife, Sandy and their family.  (see page 4 for more information)
Bill Nance provided the invocation, prayer and news of the day which included, current news of President Trump on North Korea, Charlottesville, Virginia, along with the weather. Heather Howell introduced members along with their guest beginning with Mary Tyler, whose visitor was Dr. Levon Simmons, Diane Welborn accompanied by her husband Larry, Glenn Costie with his wife Tammy, Chris Fisk with visitor, Tammy Schwartz and Brian Martin with his visitor, Kim Lahman and Doug Bolton a visiting Rotarian.   announced the birthday for this week…Happy Birthday to Ron Smith. 
The Rotary Club of Dayton has awarded its first Signature Grant in the amount of $50,000 to The Gem City Market project, which is part of the Greater Dayton Union Cooperative Initiative (GDUCI). The check was presented to Lela Klein, Director of GDUCI at the Dayton Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon on Monday, July 17t at Sinclair College Ponitz Center.
The Signature Grant was the first grant award of this type made by the Club’s Foundation. The Grant’s funding priority is to support a larger project or initiative in the City of Dayton that will make a meaningful and sustainable impact and long-term change in the community.
The goal of the Gem City Market project is to significantly improve food access and related health outcomes for families and individuals living in Northwest Dayton by opening and operating a full-service grocery store that provides access to healthy and fresh foods.  This is something that those individuals currently don't have access to.  Those with no transportation of their own must use the Dollar General or corner convenience marts as their only access to groceries or be forced to take two busses to reach the nearest Krogers. 

The Rotary Club of Dayton sponsored ten local students from five Dayton area high schools to serve as delegates to the 2017 District 6670 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp held at Camp Kern on April 21-23, 2017.
Nominated by high school guidance counselors, selected area delegates included: (Pictured L to R)  Ashon Sanford [Thurgood], Daisha Williams [Thurgood], Jackson Masengesho [Carroll], Trinity Thomas [Stivers], Geneva Thomas [Ponitz], Jerrell Beamon [Carroll], Michael Brummet [Carroll], Thomas Textor [Belmont], Lakesha Lewis [Belmont], Jordan James [Stivers])
Eric VanVlymen, local committee chair, stated that the Dayton Rotary Club was among the 52 Rotary Clubs in District 6670 that sponsored high school students who developed leadership potential together at Camp Kern, during a weekend camp designed and headed up by highly trained, experienced leaders representing a wide range of vocations. He is thankful for the support of high school guidance counselors in the Dayton area for nominating well-deserving students for this prestigious award.  The camp featured outstanding speakers, and workshops, focusing on decision-making, critical thinking, communicating effectively, public service, problem solving, and career development.
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) began in Australia in the early 1960s. It was adopted as an official Rotary Program worldwide in 1971. RYLA award recipients are entitled to take part in the annual RYLA camp as the guest of their local Rotary Club.
The Hub Peacebuilder Tour Launch was held on Superbowl Sunday at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Representatives from Peacebuilder Clubs throughout District 5100 shared their thoughts about what peacebuilding looks like for them culminating with the formation of a large fellowship circle around The Hub AND beneath the wing of the famous "Spruce Goose."

The Hub Peacebuilder Tour celebrates what Rotarians are and can do to be a "hub" for peacebuilding in local communities throughout the world.  Follow the tour including interviews of Rotarian peacebuilders at:
Peace from Portland, OR,
Jerry Leggett
Jerry is presently traveling for five months on behalf of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace.