Rotary Club of Dayton, Ohio

Club #47

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Annual Vocational Fair
Oct 23, 2017
Past Speakers
Cassie Barlow
Oct 16, 2017
Greater Miami Valley myVeteran Community

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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, October 16, 2017
   Sinclair Community College, Earley Auditorium
 "Retaining and Attracting Veterans to the Miami Valley
Speaker:  Cassie B. Barlow, Director, Aerospace Professional Development/Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education
Cassie will be giving an overview of all of the initiatives that are ongoing in our region to retain and attract Veterans to the Miami Valley.
Chair of the Day: Glenn Costie
Helping Others and Having Fun!!
By:  Bob Hoopes
President Sue Taylor brought the meeting to order and shared with us the story of Fester her cat.  She called on Bill Nance to give the invocation, lead us in the reciting of the 4-Way Test and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Past President Amy Radachi introduced our one guest of the day:  Tsubasa Miwa our Rotary Exchange student from Japan who was a guest of Steve Naas. 
Secretary Shaun Yu reported that none of our birthdayites were in attendance to celebrate and moved straight into reminders. The Rotary Annual Vocation Fair is on Monday, October 23.  Please sign up for booth space to display and discuss your organization.  Rotary Theatre Evening at Wright  State University Creative Arts Center is Thursday November 16th.  The show is “Fiddler on the Roof”.  Rotary Dines Out at Dublin Pub is Tuesday November 7th. Reservations to Laura.  We are still collecting donations for our annual coat drive project with a suggested donation amount of $50.
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.