Rotary Club of Dayton, Ohio

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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, June 26, 2017
Sinclair Community College, Building 12, Earley Auditorium
 "Building a More Prosperous Future
Speaker:  Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State
Many public officials talk about making government more efficient and responsive to the people they serve, but very few actually deliver on those promises. Secretary Husted is walking the walk and will discuss how he is working to build a more prosperous future in Ohio.
This will also be the Changing of the Guard Meeting as President Amy Radachi officially hands over the gavel to President Elect Sue Taylor
Helping Others and Having Fun!!
By Carolyn Rice
President Amy Radachi called the meeting to order shortly after noon.  She shared that in her household one of her sons observed this morning “today marks only one more week that Mama has Rotary duties”!  Her 14-year old son talked to her about the upcoming Presidential Gala and asked her, “What do you think they’ll do to you? “.  She turned the question back to him and asked what he thought the Club would say.  He responded with “they’ll talk about how you talk about your kids, your obsessive compulsive actions, and how everybody should just do their job”!
Bill Nance’s invocation was a piece entitled “Today” that beautifully depicted how every day is a series of choices challenging each of us to choose the positive.  News of the Day highlighted the London terror attack involving a man driving a van into a crowd of worshippers leaving a mosque over the weekend.  In Colorado, there is an initiative underway to curb the sale of cell phones to children under the age of 13.  Bill highlighted a Rotary project that turned a blighted 5-acre tract of land into a garden.  His final story was about the St, Petersburg Police Department who arrived at a home and threw in a smoke bomb to disrupt activities that resulted in the house burning down and all the recording equipment in the house being destroyed.  To make matters only worse, the police had mistakenly gone to the wrong house.  They truly got burned!!
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.
              THIRD Annual Ride
                  June 11, 2017
50 K & 100 K Cycling Rides Starting at the Xenia Station Bike Hub
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Proceeds Benefit the Dayton Rotary Youth Exchange Program
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.