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, December 11, 2017
   Sinclair Community College, Earley Auditorium
 "Holiday Sweepstakes & Election of Officers, Board and Trustees
WHO: To benefit the Dayton Rotary Foundation sponsored by Clubhouse 39
WHAT:  An opportunity to give with gratitude and vote on our club’s future leadership!
WHERE:  Sinclair, Building 12 (same place, same time, fun and festive meeting)
If you haven't paid your $50 yet its not too late.  You may bring with you to the meeting on Monday.  Our goal is 100% club participation towards this most important Rotary Foundation fundraiser.  EVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOU CAN SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION AND ITS GOOD WORK THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF A TICKET.  DONT FORGET TO BRING YOUR CASH on the day of the event to participate in the 50/50 drawing where the winning ticket gets to take home half the pot!  Tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $20
Chair of the Day: Amy Radachi
Helping Others and Having Fun!!
By: Heather Howell
President Sue Taylor called meeting to order. Played a funny little clip created to highlight the Christmas party celebration coming up with Holiday suits instead of ugly sweaters! That was great fun. Bill Nance offered the Invocation led in the Four -Way test and Pledge of Allegiance. Bill then presented the news the day. Penny Wolff introduced guests this afternoon. A junior from DECA Ilmira "Mira" Aslanova was the guest of Steve Naas and was selected by our Youth Exchange Committee as our 2018 Outbound Exchange Student.  Secretary Shaun Yu announced birthdays for Terry Rogers, Bob Reemelin and Rick Dobson. Shaun called on DayTen’s. Kelly Lehman gave a Day100 for Ron Rollins and the DDN writing about her amazing snowglobes. Also mentioned Lisa Grigsby and Brady Kress for all their work and support.
A Community Celebration of Peace!
In partnership, Rotary Club of Dayton, Rotary District 6670 and the 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation hosted the Miami Valley Peacebuilder Walk and Village on Sunday, September 10. The purpose of the event was to lift up the peacebuilding by ordinary people and organizations dedicated to living peaceably and inspiring a new generation of peacemakers.
This community-building event was the first in a series of Miami Valley events leading to International Day of Peace on September 21.   The effort was spearheaded by the Dayton Rotary Club Peace Committee and many volunteers.  Approximately 450 people attended, visiting the Peacebuilder Village exhibits, walking the peace route, and enjoying the WYSO Community Concert which followed in the evening.
District Rotary clubs are encouraged to start your own peace committees to support peace and harmony in your community and the world.  Dayton Rotary Peace Committee is chaired by Carolyn Rice, and the walk project manager was Lonnie Franks.
Special thanks to Jerry Leggett, District 6670 Peace Coordinator and President of 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation, for making walk materials and best practices available to the Dayton club and to Sinclair Community College and Stewardship Resources for sponsorships.
“Promoting peace literacy is vital,” said Dayton Rotary President, Sue Taylor.  “We want to help unify our community by bridging differences among people who share a desire to create a culture of peace and nonviolence.”
Please consider participating in this annual event at Dayton Riverscape MetroPark next September!
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.