It was February 1940 and our Rotary club in cooperation with Kent State University conducted another Forum on International Affairs. Karl Leebrick, President of the university, was also the committee chairman. The lectures were held in the auditorium of the Kent State Training School, and due to the war conditions in Europe and the  position of the United States, the discussion centered around the question of neutrality.
Also that year the chairman of the special projects committee, Ernest Ferry, called attention to the club that the Kent Park Project  was in need of funds and suggested a contribution from Rotary.  Instead of appropriating money from the treasury, a voluntary contribution was made by those present. A hat was passed and the amount collected was $137.26 which was delivered to the park commission, by John Salter, treasurer of the special fund.

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Jim Myers