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Club News
We were still in the War years in the early part of November 1944. Dr. George Dumm suggested that the Rotary Club could render a service to men and women then in the armed services in selecting a business or professional career after the termination of the war. The club adopted the suggestion and appointed a Service to Veterans Committee under the direction of George Dumm, with Jim Laing of the Vocational Service Committee and Paul Brehm of the Community Service Committee , who along with the members of their respective committees were to organize and carry forward this project. The purpose of the committee is to make contact with men and women in the service with a view to helping those whose educational program had been interrupted by military service, and assisting them to make preparations now for finding the proper field of training when they returned home.
Inside the State Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine began his six-year term on the Supreme Court of Ohio on Jan. 2, 2017, following his statewide election in November 2016. He did his undergraduate work at Miami University and received his law degree from the University of Michigan.  He has had experience as a Hamilton County Commissioner and served in the legal system, eventually joining the Ohio Supreme Court.An excellent writer, Justice DeWine is known for the quality and thoroughness of his legal opinions. His opinions reflect his strong belief in judicial restraint and his respect for the constitutional roles of the other coequal branches of governmen
Richard "Pete" Peterson Will Underwood introduced Richard ‘Pete’ Peterson as today’s speaker. Richard is an author and is presenting today on his book titled The Turnpike Rivalry: The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns.
Will Underwood introduced our Speaker Mark Dawidziak – an internationally-recognized Mark Twain scholar, who has portrayed Mark Twain for the past forty years, among his many achievements.  Here is the full video.
 
Dawidziak, long an admirer of Mark Twain and his works, as well as a fan Rod Serling of the Twilight Zone TV series in the 60’s, has been able to draw some interesting parallels between two men who were once considered the best in their profession.  Separated by nearly a century, each was dedicated to their profession – Twain, who got his start writing for newspapers and magazines, and Serling, who experienced an epiphany of sorts by discovering his love for writing when he enrolled in Antioch College after a stint in the military.  
About Our Club
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Kent

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
United Meth. Church
1435 E. Main St.
Kent, OH 44240
United States of America
Mailing address: Rotary Club of Kent P.O. Box 6 Kent, Ohio 44240
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