Service Above Self
Rotary Club of Dayton Club #47


Monday, September 01, 2014
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Editor:   Laura Erbaugh
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Future Speakers
Sep 1 2014
Sep 8 2014
Carter Stewart
"US Attorney Southern District of Ohio"
Sep 15 2014
Dean Herbert
"K & G Bike Centers"
Sep 22 2014
President Derrick L. Foward
"Dayton Unit NAACP"
Sep 29 2014
Dr. Kent Harshbarger
"Montogmery County Coroner"
Oct 6 2014
Mike Stover
"Warped Wing Brewing Company"
Oct 13 2014
Jaro Bilocrkowycz, University of Dayton
"Russia and the Ukraine Crisis"
Oct 20 2014
Annual Rotary Vocational Fair
Oct 27 2014
General John Allen (retired)
Nov 3 2014
Colonel Leah Lauderback
Nov 17 2014
Barb Lurie
"Kids Read Now"
Nov 24 2014
Roy Chew, President
"Kettering Medical Center"
Dec 1 2014
Karl Keith, County Auditor
"The ReAppraisal Process"

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Birthday's Next Week
by Laura Erbaugh

March 14: Tom Creager, Shelly Heller March 15: Rick Schwartz March 16: Bill Bretz March 17: Patrick Hillier March 18: Stephen Keyes March 19: Heather Mendelson-Goodrich March 20: Fred Strahorn
The Rotarian
by Laura Erbaugh

The March Rotarian Magazine features an article about the 1913 Great Miami Flood here in Dayton. The Flood Relief was the first humanitarian effort of Rotary International.
by Laura Erbaugh

Your Day at the Races Keeneland Thursday, April 21st 9:00 am - 7:00 pm $55 pp ONLY $ spots left
Tavern Dinner
by Laura Erbaugh

Join Your Fellows Rotarians for a Taver Dinner at Carillon Historical Park' Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:00 p.m. $25 pp - ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT
Shoes for Orphan Souls Project
by Laura Erbaugh

District Governor Norma Berry is calling all Rotarians in Southwest Ohio to Participate in a District-Wide Project to collect NEW shoes for Shoes and socks For Orphan Souls . We will be collecting NEW shoes and socks each Monday at Rotary (or you may bring them to the Rotary Office ( between now and April 4th.) The shoes will then be transported to the District Conference in Cincinnati on April 8 & 9 and will be shipped out from there. Any styles and sizes are acceptable children's or adults however the greatest need is for athletic type shoes. Please bring your shoes with the laces tied together and no need to bring the box—we will not be shipping them in their original packaging. The goal is for each member to bring in one pair of shoes—but of course we welcome you to do as much as you can for this very worthwhile project.
Foundation Grant Presentation
by Laura Erbaugh

Cathy Ponitz, On behalf of the Dayton Rotary Foundation presented a check in the amount of $2,700 to Marc Martens of the Samaritan Health Foundation. The funds will be used for a community outreach program for students GSH 101: Introduction to Careers in Health Sciences. This program is a mean to encourage the development of young leaders abd to interest local high school youth in healthcare careers by providing a unique, behind-the-scenes and up-close look at the inner workings of a hospital.
YOU are the Key to Rotary Membership
by Laura Erbaugh

YOU are the Key to

Dayton Rotary Membership....

Propose a New Member Today!

Please contact Penny Wolff, Membership Chair or Laura for a proposal form or if you have any questions.   You may also obtain a proposal form under club documents when you log in as a member on the website.

Congratulations to the Excellence In Education Honorees
by Erbaugh, Laura

ImageRotary Club of Dayton would like to congratulate our Excellence in Administration award winner Ms. Sharon Goins, Principal of Thurgood Marshall High School and our 3 Excellence in Education award winners Ms. Desirae Shaw of Thurgood Marshall High School, Ms. Gloria Taylor of River's Edge Montessori School, and Ms. Tracey Turner of Horace Mann Pre K-8. All were honored at the May 19th Rotary Club of Dayton Luncheon at Sinclair Community College.  We thank them all for their efforts with the chilren in this community.  Our youth could not do it without you!

Rotarians Provide Books for Over 400 Dayton Public School Second Grade Children
by Erbaugh, Laura

On May 21st hundreds of rising 2nd grade children where assisted by Rotarians to pick out 10 books of their own to take home for summer reading at EJ Brown school.  These books were sponsored by the efforts of the recent Blue Ribbon Committee Take-Over meeting and all the generous Rotarians who contributed during that meeting.  The Club Board of Directors also provided funds for the sponsorship of the books at Meadowdale School  for hundreds of 2nd graders there as well to choose 10 books each in hopes of getting them reading during summer break and reducing the “summer slide” effect.  Each child at both schools also received a Rotary 4-Way Test Bookmark as well.




Dayton Rotary Sponsored Mad River Run, New Regional Recreation Destination, opens at Eastwood MetroPark
by Erbaugh, Laura


ImageMad River Run, New regional recreation DESTINATION, opens at eastwood MetroPark IN-RIVER FEATURE ALSO IMPROVES AQUATIC HABITAT


DAYTON, OH (May 2, 2014) — A grand opening event will be held for the Mad  River Run at Eastwood MetroPark at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 5. Enter at 1385 Harshman Road.


Part conservation, part recreation, the Mad River Run includes a kayak and canoe whitewater feature in the Mad River, river access points, and an area for observing paddlers or just enjoying the river. Construction was funded in part by a $100,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Dayton. Members will celebrate and commemorate the Mad River Run during the grand opening.


“The Rotary Club of Dayton is excited to support this new destination for free, active outdoor recreation and place where everyone can connect with the Mad River,” said Greg Birkemeyer, president of the Rotary Club of Dayton. “Enhancing our river assets is critical to making the Miami Valley an even better place to live, work and play.


“Recovery work after Dayton’s great flood of 1913 was the first relief project for Rotary International, so this was the perfect project for the Rotary Club of Dayton to support to commemorate our 100 years of service to the local community,” Birkemeyer added.


The Mad River Run also improved the aquatic habitat and safety characteristics of the river while providing a 4-mile paddling experience from Eastwood to RiverScape MetroParks.


“The Mad River Run is part of a renewed focus on rivers in our community, and this project accentuates a key river corridor that leads right into downtown,” MetroParks Executive Director Becky Benná said. “Improving outdoor recreation opportunities is a key component in attracting and retaining the workforce that will power our regional economy, as well as in strengthening Dayton’s vibrancy.


“We thank the Rotary Club of Dayton for its generous donation that has helped Five Rivers MetroParks’ fulfill its mission to protect the region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature,” Benná added.


In addition to the new play areas for paddlers at Mad River Run, spectators can view the action from the riverbank. The river feature serves as a swiftwater rescue training classroom, and additional programs are planned for advanced paddling and maneuvering training in moving water.


“The features on the Mad River have helped meet the needs of the paddling community — not only for current paddlers and the new ones we gain daily, but for future generations,” said local paddling expert and enthusiast Lamar Jackson. “As a father of two, a paddler and instructor, I see the big picture of something like this and can assure you my children and I will be taking full advantage of what the current feature and planned features have to offer. The ease of access and location makes this a great place for instructional clinics for paddling or swift water rescue, and the location of the Mad River Run couldn’t be at a better spot for the public to see.”


In addition, those interested in fishing will benefit from deep water holes formed by the water flow around the River Run rock structures, where fish tend to concentrate to stay out of the river current.


“The Mad River Run is a great addition to the Miami Valley,” said Pete Ziehler of the National Association of Professional River Anglers. “It’s a place for anglers to seek fish pooled above and below the run. This also enables fly anglers to hone their skills with the calmness of the waters. This gem is really a keystone in the continued development of the waterways in the MetroParks system.”

Rotary Kenya Project Comes to a Completion
by Erbaugh, Laura

During the May 29, 2011 Site Visit and dedication of the Clinic, School, Bio-Gas Plant and Greenhouses, the children performed a poem thanking Rotarians for what we have done. "Thank You Rotarians - You Are Taking Us to Caanan."

Coming Up Next Monday...
by Erbaugh, Laura

Monday, September 8, 2014 Carter Stewart, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Ohio

Speaker:  Carter Stewart, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Ohio

Carter Stewart was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio in 2009 by President Barack Obama. Since his appointment, he has served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and chaired the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Working Group and the Racial Disparities Working Group.  Stewart previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Jose, California, where he prosecuted a variety of cases including drug and gun crimes, environmental crimes, and the illegal distribution of steroids to professional athletes.  His private practice experience includes working as a litigator with the firms of Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco and Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease in Columbus.

Chair of the Day:  Tracey Tangeman



This Happened Last Monday...
by Laura Erbaugh

Monday, August 18, 2014 Brady Kress, President & CEO, Dayton History,  "Building a 19th Century Dayton Brewery in 2014"  


By Matt Scarr

Today’s meeting was held at Dayton History’s new Carillion Brewing Co. building at Carillon Park.  President Steve Naas called the meeting to order. Bill Serr gave a beer-inspired Lutheran invocation and led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Nance reported the News of the Day, including a Light Up Rotary story about a Gnome Convention in Australia, and the story of a dumb criminal involving filling out a contest entry while robbing a store.

Ken Herr welcomed visiting Rotarians. They were all from the Oakwood club, and included Tommy Routsong (President of that club), Kathie Thornburg, and Bruce Reger. Guests of Rotaries were numerous; they stood and were recognized.

Secretary Phil Parks made the Secretary’s announcements. He proceeded with birthdays (Gary Gottschlich, Bill Weaner, Bob Winslow, Dennis Helmig, and Jim Houpt). Announcement followed and included the School Supply Drive; Dayton Celebrates Glass at the DAI on Wednesday, August 27th (event is full); Wine Tasting at Amy Radachi’s home on Tuesday, September 16th; and the Rotary Vocational Fair on Monday, October 20th. Finally, given the schedule of the meeting, Secretary Steve limited Day10s with a single plea for any Day100s; there were no takers!

President Steve retook the podium and called up Ken Herr to present a Foundation check to Matt McDowell for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley. Matt then introduced Jerry Barnett, who was his Big Brother growing up.

Chair of the Day Ron Rollins introduced the day’s speaker, Brady Kress, President & CEO of Dayton History and fellow Rotarian. Brady’s presentation focused on our host location, the newly opened Carillon Brewing Co., and was titled “Building a 19th Century Dayton Brewery in 2014”. Plans for the Carillon Brewing Co. date back to 2007. The idea was to create a brewery reminiscent of those in Dayton in the 1850s, when the German immigrant population grew dramatically. Also, this was a time when many innovations were taking place in Dayton; however, brewing was still done by hand and was not yet industrialized. In addition, the Carillon Brewing Co. would provide an opportunity for “repeat customers” to Dayton History at Carillon Park.

The cost of the brewery was $3.5 million, and relied on many in-kind contributions, including those from Rotarians. The Carillon Brewing Co. is a composite of 27 Miami Valley breweries from the 19th century, based on insurance records from that time. Once brewing on premises starts, it will be the only museum in the U.S. that brews and sells its own beer and has a costumed restaurant.  Brady introduced Tanya Brock, Carillon Brewing Co.’s brewster, and Chris Taylor, Project Manager. Brady then took questions, which included explaining that actual beer making is being temporarily delayed as a brewing license is still needed. This license can only be obtained after an occupancy permit is granted, which the brewery just received.  President Steve thanked Brady with the Rotary paperweight/coaster, reminded everyone the next meeting will after Labor Day on Monday, September 8th back at Sinclair, and adjourned the meeting.