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2018 Corvette Raffle winner

Congratulations to Travis Stoller the winner of the 2018 Corvette Raffle.  Travis has decided to take the beautiful 2019 Corvette.
Other winners were the following:
6th Walt Theisen, New Bavaria, OH - $250
5th J.J. Montpelier, OH - $250
4th Allen Rippee, Maumee, OH - $250
3rd Joanne Hubbard-Pion, Defiance, OH - $250
2nd John & Cindy Stever, Engelwood, FL - $1,250.00
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.
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2019 Defiance Rotary Corvette Raffle tickets now available

Tickets for the 29th Annual Defiance Rotary Foundation's Corvette Raffle are now available for sale.  Someone will win a brand new 2019 Chevy Corvette or $45,000 in cash.  Only 900 tickets will be sold and currently available at Estle Chevrolet-Cadillac,  any Defiance Rotarian, or purchased online.


Drawing will be held Friday May 18, 2018 at 8:00pm at Estle Chevrolet-Cadillac.


We are sold out of online tickets.  Please contact a Defiance Rotary member for ticket Availablity.  

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World Polio Day October 24

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One Day. One Focus:
Ending Polio

24 October

Get ready for our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We will stream live from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. Join us as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.
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Next Generations Program from Rotary International

Posted by Isaac Lee on Jan 27, 2013
New Generations refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. Many are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. Others are serviceminded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities.
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What it is to be a Rotarian?

Posted by Isaac Lee on Jul 15, 2012

In Rotary clubs around the world, Rotarians like you are changing lives in their own communities and those abroad — and forming strong, lasting friendships in the process. So, how do you want to get involved in Rotary?


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2012 Corvette Raffle

Posted by Scott Stambaugh on May 11, 2012

2012 Winner of Corvette Raffle

Congratulations to Brandon McCann of Defiance the winner of the 2012 Defiance Rotary Foundation Corvette Raffle.

 Other winners

 2nd place               $1000    Phil Fitzenrider                  Defiance

 3rd place               $500       Eric Gerber                         Defiance

 4th place               $200       William Murphy                The Villages Florida

 5th place               $200       James Miller                       Kimberly Wisconsin

 6th place               $200       Ruben Laguna                   Defiance



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2014 Defiance Rotary Corvette Raffle Winner

Posted by Scott Stambaugh

Congratulations to Karl Kissner of Defiance Ohio on winning the 2014 Defiance Corvette Raffle.



Other winners were:
Mendez from Zion, IL - $200

Michael Ramirez from Defiance, OH - $200
Mike Ketcham from Defiance, OH - $200
Brad Spitnale from Defiance, OH - $500
John Liming from Defiance, OH - $1,000


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2013 Corvette Raffle

Posted by Scott Stambaugh
Congratulations to Dave Kondas of Defiance the winner of the 2013 Corvette.

2nd place $1000 Joe Howard

3rd place $500 Robert Bowers Sr.

4th place $200 Rick Rankin

5th place $200 Team ticket purchased by Michael Stone, Luke Walz, and Kirk McKibben

6th place $200 Marty Zachrich.


Congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thank you to all the people who purchased tickets this year!





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Rotary donated more than $58,000 in 2011-12

Posted by Scott Stambaugh
Reprint from June 26th Crescent-News with permission 
Commitment to the community was evident at Monday’s Defiance Rotary meeting when donations
of more than $58,000 for the club’s fiscal year 2011-12 year were awarded to Defiance and area organizations.
The checks were presented by outgoing Rotary President Scott Stambaugh.  Recipients and the 
amounts they received included:

Defiance College, financial aid, $6,000
Defiance Public Library $5,000
YMCA Rotary Learn to Swim program, $4,800
DASH, $3,000
Imagination Library, $3,000
Backpack Buddies, $3,000
Rotary International Foundation, $2,875
Defiance Food pantries (St. Mary's Catholic, St. John's Lutheran, St. Paul's Methodist), $2,753
Defiance County Furniture Bank, $2,000
Defiance Elementary School, Storer Camp $1,750
DARE, $1,500
Defiance Leadership class, $1,500
Shots for Tots, $1,530
Black Swamp Area Council/Boy Scouts, $1,000
Defiance County mentoring program, $1,000
Defiance County Humane Society, $1,000
Defiance downtown decorating committee, $1,000
Downtown Development and Visitors Bureau, $1,000.
MESA (Medical Equipment and Supplies Assistance), $1,000
Defiance Rotary Club Presidential Scholarship, $1,000
Northwest State Community College Scholarship, $1,000
Shelter Box, $1,000
Historic Homes of Defiance Clock Tower Project, $1,000
Dictionary project to three school districts, $556
Junior Achievement, $500
Defiance High School iPad donation, $500
Story book project, $500
Defiance Catholic Schools, educational trips, $550
Defiance High School DECA, $550
Defiance Baseball Association, $300
Defiance High School choral music programs, $200
Defiance Youth Football, $250
Northwest Ohio Jr. Golf Association awards for children, $250
War of 1812 conference, $150
Black Swamp Arts Council, $200
This is an increase in donations over past years including: $39,646, Fiscal Year 2010-11; $46,623,
Fiscal Year 2009-10; and $41,818, Fiscal Year 2008-09.
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