Rotary Club of Dayton, Ohio

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Dr. Eric Spina, President
May 01, 2017
University of Dayton
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Coming Up Next Monday
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sinclair Community College - Building 12 - Earley Auditorium
 "Peace is a Morning Newspaper and a Good Cup of Coffee" 
Speaker:  J. Frederick "Fred" Arment 
J. Frederick Arment lives with his family and friends in Dayton, Ohio where he is Founding Director of the global organization International Cities of Peace. Arment's nonfiction work includes "The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works", released by McFarland Academic Publishers in 2012, and his new book, "The Economics of Peace: Freedom, the Golden Rule, and Broadening Prosperity", released in the fall of 2014. His novels include "Backbeat: A Novel of Physics" (2005) and "The Synthesis" (2012). 
Fred will be speaking about his book "The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works"   which offers an expansive view of peacemaking with thirty nonviolent methods and the corresponding virtues that help those who use them be successful. The book features succinct real-life stories, practical actions, and an extensive section for bibliography and notes.
Chair of the Day:  Brad Roediger
It’s Red Ribbon Committee Take-Over Day!   
Helping Others and Having Fun!!
By: Brad Roediger
It is said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. In that case, I suppose that the journey of 4.9 miles must begin with a single step also. You may ask yourself; “Why would a Rotarian only journey 4.9 miles and not the entire 1,000. Aren’t Rotarians supposed to be over achievers, putting service above self?” At this point, so as to not tarnish the Rotarian reputation, I must introduce the purpose of this week’s meeting: Rotary on the Road (a.k.a. The Traveling Circus).
On this special day, Dayton Rotarians spread out across the region to get an in depth look at various organizations. This year, Rotarians traveled to Homefull, Greater Allen AME Church, The Bricks Agency, WYSO Radio 91.3, Kettering Cancer Care Center, SICSA, United Rehabilitation Services, and the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
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.
Dayton Rotary Past Presidents who were in attendance at the June 27th Changing of the Guard Meeting welcomed President Amy Radachi as our club's leader for 2016-2017
Front Row (L to R):  Mark Meister, Kathleen Carlson, Susie Weaver, AJ Bush, Amy Racachi, Charlie Campbell, David Williamson (immediate past president) 
Back Row (L to R):  Greg Birkemeyer, Jack Lohbeck, Tom Maher, Alan Pippenger, Jim Gallagher, Steve Naas
Over 85,000 books will be distributed this week to PreK-3rd graders at all the Dayton Public Schools through the Read On Initiative which Dayton Rotary was a part of and physically sponsored 5,000 books.  These pictures were taken this morning at Louise Troy which is the school that we furnished the books for.  Sue Taylor and Allyn Conway helped unpack the books and put on tables.  Each table was for a specific grade and they were there when the 3rd grade classes selected their books.  Each child was able to select 10 books to take them home.  Our donation was made possible by the membership support through the Blue Ribbon fund raiser, club budgeted funds and a Rotary District Grant.
The Rotary Club of Dayton sponsored seven local students from four Dayton area high schools to serve as delegates to the 2016 District 6670 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp held at Camp Kern on April 16 and 17, 2016.
Nominated by high school guidance counselors, selected area delegates included Chaminade Julienne High School junior Katelyn Parker and sophomore Caroline Delaney, Dunbar High School sophomore Tyesha Waters, Stivers School of the Arts sophomore Melyndee White, Thurgood Marshall High School junior Bri’Ann Jamison and sophomores Ashon English and Thyiel Caldwell.
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.
Caption for photograph:
Front Row: Katelyn Parker, Tyesha Waters, Thyiel Caldwell
Back Row: Local Committee Chair Eric VanVlymen, Ashon English, Melyndee White, Caroline Delaney, Bri’Ann Jamison, and Member Jessica Barry