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.
Keeneland by Laura Erbaugh
Your Day at the Races Keeneland
Thursday, April 21st
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
ONLY $ spots left
Tavern Dinner by Laura Erbaugh
Join Your Fellows Rotarians for a Taver Dinner
at Carillon Historical Park'
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
$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 www.shoesforphansouls.org .
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
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.
Dayton Rotary's Centennial Project is Completed by Erbaugh, Laura
For the Dayton Rotary Club's 100th Anniversary which was celebrated in June 2013 the club raised $100,000 to fund a Legacy Launch project in conjunction with Five Rivers MetroParks to create the first drop (of an entire River Run of drops through downtown) near Eastwood MetroPark that would create a "play area" for Kayakers. The Centennial Project construction is now completed. Five Rivers Metroparks invites club members to join them in the Midwest Outdoor Experience at Eastwood Metropark this weekend (October 5-6) to experience the success of our Club’s Centennial Project. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in the Spring 2014. Thank you to the Siebenthaler Family for their financial leadership, Kathleen Carlson for her Centennial Project committee leadership and all members who contributed their time, talent and treasure to make the project a reality.
If you’re interested in seeing the project in use then please join Five Rivers MetroParks for Midwest Outdoor Experience (MOX) Friday evening or Saturday this weekend at Eastwood MetroPark to see the River Run in action. MOX is gaining a reputation as one of the largest and most successful outdoor festivals in the eastern half of the country, and you’ll be able to witness play boaters doing tricks in the water and all the energy around the project. Details of the event here: metroparks.org/outdoorx
Dayton Rotary Welcomes Youth Exchange Student by Erbaugh, Laura
Rotarians Welcome 2013-2014
Youth Exchange Student
Francheska to Dayton, Ohio USA!
In Photo (from left to right): Miller Family, first host family (L-R: Lauren, Paul (Dayton Rotarian), Liam, Chris, and Levi), Carolyn Rice, Dayton Rotarian (& husband, Mike, took photo), Francheska, Terry Williamson (Terry is Dayton YEO), and Jason Hillard and Ann Charles Watts, second host family (Jason is District 6670 Inbound Chair, Ann Charles is Dayton RYE Chair). Francheska will be hosted by three Rotarian families throughout her school year and she will be studying at Stiver's School for the Arts.
Dayton Rotary Hosts Group Study Exchange Team from Nigeria by Erbaugh, Laura
Carolyn Rice, Director of International Services for our Club introduced our special guests a Group Study Exchange Team from Nigeria at the Dayton Rotary meeting on Monday, April 29th. The group consists of one Rotarian Team Leader and three young professionals. Team Leader Joe Uweri (Rotarian), Osehon Irehoubude (attorney), Danie Braide (broadcaster/reporter), and Amanda Akonjom (school administrator). Each team member took a few minutes to talk about the Rotary Club in Nigeria and about Nigeria itself and we were encouraged to look up Nigeria on the internet and learn more about their country. In fact Amanda gave us a homework assignment to do so! The team was hosted by our club for 4 days and thank you to the host families: Paul Miller, Carolyn Rice, Jack Lohbeck and Alan Pippenger. We are the 5th club in our District to host the team that arrived in the United States on April 15th. They have four more clubs to visit before they return home. While they are here they get to visit with companies similar to their occupation back in Nigeria so that they can experience the cultural differences between the two countries in their relevant field of interest. Carolyn Rice also made note that an outbound GSE team just left several days ago to go to Nigeria and that we had a candidate that we sponsored on that trip, Jennifer Reitz who will report back to us on her experiences when she returns.
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, December 9, 2013, "Rotary Holiday Sweepstakes & Elections"
WHAT:This is the Annual Holiday Sweepstakes where: Money is raised for the Dayton Rotary Foundation! And Everyone has fun and fellowship!!
Clearly print your name on the BLUEtickets (2), Pay $35.00 for 1 ticket or $50 for 2 tickets. . . checks payable to Dayton Rotary Foundation. Bring your tickets and $35/$50 check this coming Monday. Deposit the tickets in the BLUEbarrel at the registration table
GIFTS:Each Rotarian should bring a gift (of at least $25value) for the sweepstakes.Don’t wrap it, but put your business card on it. When you bring in your gift you will receive one ORANGE ticket print your name and deposit in the ORANGEbarrel.
HOW: Participants holding BLUE raffle tickets win the chance to select one of the fabulous gifts, and then they are eliminated from future BLUE-bucket drawings. Holders of the ORANGE raffle tickets will be entered into a special drawing. The first five (5) winners will be drawn from the ORANGE bucket. ORANGE-ticket winners are immune from the BLUE -ticket elimination round, so they may take home 2 fabulous gifts. You do not need to be present to win but you must appoint a Rotarian to pick up your prize(s) for you. ALSO: We will hold a 50/50 drawing as well, at $5 per ticket or 5 for $20. The winner receives 50% of the proceeds the other 50% goes to the Foundation.
Chair of the Day: Frank Scott
This Happened Last Monday... by Laura Erbaugh
Monday, December 2, 2013, Dave Davis "Santa Claus" "Santa Claus Discusses Values, Virtues and Vices"
By Patti Schwarztrauber
The meeting was called to order by Greg Birkemeyer, who shared his Christmas wish list with the group, including a new house in Miami, Florida. Greg extended his sympathy to Rotarian Amy Radachi on the passing of her mother last week. Charlie Campbell provided the invocation and noted the number of Past Presidents at the head table for the meeting. We then pledged allegiance to the flag. Bill Nance provided us with the news of the day. As usual, he shared a funny story, this time about a robber who parachuted off a building roof onto the roof of a patrol car. Sue Taylor announced visiting Rotarians: Mark Graham from Kettering and Wes Boord from the Oakwood club. Rotarians and their guests were introduced as follows: Michael Roediger – Beth Meister, and Jim Gallagher- Barb Davis AKA Mrs. Santa Claus.
Filling in for Secretary Phil Parks, Amy Radachi told stories of her kids’ efforts to
describe themselves. No self-esteem problems there! Several birthdays were announced: Ashley Webb, Kathleen Carlson, John Lyman, Amy Luttrell, Bob Reemelin, and Rick Dobson. There was lots of giving this week! Dennis Grant announced a Day 10 in recognition of the URS telethon. Phil Parker commemorated the birth of his third granddaughter “Violet” with a $100 to Paul Harris. Bob Reemelin donated $123 in honor of his birthday and years of Rotary service to the Woodhull Fellowship, Steve Prevost announced a day 50 for a Duke win, Kathleen Carlson gave $100 in honor of her birthday to the Woodhull Fellowship and also announced the need for volunteers to work with DECA students; meeting is Thursday from 4-6. Linda Groover announced the blue ribbon meeting this coming Thursday at 7:45 (parking and breakfast are free!). And then Linda provided a Day 25 to announce that her business Salem Office Products is being renamed as FBS Corporate Solutions. Lorna Dawes reminded the group of the Muse Machine event on Thursday January 16. Ashley Webb donated $100 to Woodhull in celebration of a great year! Steve Naas attended his first OSU game courtesy of his son and celebrated with a $100 donation to the Woodhull Fellowship.
President Greg Birkemeyer called on Tom Maher, who introduced new member Bill Martin, a local Optometrist and Rotary President from 1996-97 as a returning new member. Tom also reminded us all once again about the sweepstakes and how it runs, and the 50/50 drawing benefitting the Foundation. Bill Nance interviewed Joe Lambright for this meeting’s vocational profile. Joe is the former CEO of the Dayton Red Cross, and retired from the position of Corporate V.P. of the National American Red Cross. His total years of service to Red Cross was 39 years, and he now volunteers his expertise as a member of seven local boards and committees. His passion is non-profit management, and he is using his retirement to continue his service.
Following the interview, Dave Williamson and Penny Wolff presented a Foundation grant in the amount of $3000 to Rotarian Karla Garrett Harshaw for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality. Karla thanked the group and gave an example of how the Medical Legal Partnership for Children was able to intervene and help a domestic violence victim and her ailing child.
President Greg then reminded the group that the next weeks sweepstakes benefits local organizations such as this through the Foundation. Annual elections will be held next week. A member survey is being sent out; please complete.
Chair for the day Jim Gallagher introduced speaker Dave Davis AKA Santa Claus. Dave is a multi talented business man with multiple Masters degrees, who also happens to serve as Santa Claus His topic focused on the history and meaning of Santa Claus, who he described as the “personification of the Holy Spirit”. Santa began appearing when celebrations of Christmas and the Winter Solstice combined. Santa is often used by parents and others to reinforce good behavior, however Santa’s emphasis is on values and virtues, as opposed to the “naughty and nice” list. Santa’s gifts are gifts of hope and the holiday is a “celebration of renewed hope”. Santa compared the examination of virtues and values to the Rotary Four-way Test. Santa ended his talk in full regalia with a cheery “Ho, Ho, Ho!” to all. Chair elect Greg provided the speaker with a token of the club’s esteem, and reminded the group that next week is the sweepstakes.