President Roger's Digital Meeting Notes 6-29-20
We cannot thank the members of our club who have already stepped up in donating over $10,000 toward our Foundation for this coming year. They have become true pacesetters in the effort! As stated in the letter you received, our work will be ongoing in raising the funds necessary to continue our work in the community. We hope you see the value in these efforts! 
Ken Wertz
In case you missed this announcement concerning the passing of long-time member Ken Wertz, here is the link:
As is our tradition, we will schedule a memorial dedication at a future club meeting. Bill Childers has volunteered to help with the memorial, and we are looking for a few more Rotarians who can contribute to the process. Please coordinate with Bill if you are interested.
I hope those who were in attendance this past Tuesday found WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz as informative, entertaining, and engaging as I did. She was insightful in her analysis of the current impact COVID-19 has had on broadcasting in general, and WKSU in particular. Her broadcast each morning has become a staple for many in our community. We hope she will be a guest at future club meetings.
Our Program on Tuesday will be the annual program of induction for our new president. Randy Smith will be inducted and, in turn, will induct the Kent Rotary Board of Directors for 2020-2021. I hope everyone is able to join us in honoring our past traditions, adapting to our current circumstances, and planning for an uncertain future! Please join us in showing support for next year’s Kent Rotary Club leadership team!!  
Survey re Christmas in July: 7.25.20 event
Please follow the link below to take a survey regarding the Christmas in July: 7.25.20 event.
This information will be helpful so we can plan and create an inclusive and fun program. You will be asked to share information about yourself and even upload a picture or two.
The more surveys filled out, the more the event will reflect your interests, so please fill it out!
Yours in service,
Todd Kamenash & Alyssa Mazey
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It’s President Randy Next Week
Dr. Randal “Randy” Smith become President Randy when he is worn in next week as President Roger brings a successful Kent Rotary year to a close.   Via Zoom, we will watch Randy take office along with his cabinet of fellow officers and club directors.  Be on hand via Zoom for the change!
Christmas in JulyTodd Kamenash reminded everyone of our big Christmas in July celebration July 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Todd asked Rotarians to fill out the survey (created by Alyssa Mazey).
Ken Wertz Passing:  Longtime Rotarian Ken Wertz has died, President Roger announced.   Ken is a former president of Rotary and for years headed up Colonial Machine.  He and his wife, Nancy, and their son, Eric, have been great travelers since Ken’s retirement.  Details regarding arrangements are pending. 
Contacting All Rotarians:   Program chair Kathy Myers told Rotarians that the club and its officers are trying to contact all club members by telephone, especially those who have not attended our Zoom meetings which have been the way we have held out meetings since the pandemic shut everything down.  So, if you see a strange call on your telephone receiver, it may be simply a fellow Rotarians trying to get in touch.
Guests:   Kathy Myers said Roger Hoover was scheduled to be her guest.
WKSU-FM’s Amanda Rabinowitz Talks, “Morning Edition.”
Amanda Rabinowitz, the host of WKSU-FM’s “Morning Edition”, told us her popular weekly interviews with Plain Dealer Sports Columnist Terry Pluto is pre-recorded, but that is the only part of her five day a week show that is.   She said she goes to Pluto house to interview him and then spends about four hours editing the tape down to the four-minute segment on her show. Sports is not a regular part of the WKSU-FM format, but when the Cavaliers led by LeBron James reached the NBA finals in 2007, area interest was so intense, she said the personnel at WKSU-FM did some brainstorming to come up with a way for the station to connect to the story.  The idea of interviewing an expert like Terry Pluto was suggested and she was assigned the job.  After a tentative beginning, she and Pluto clicked on radio and kept up the interviews now in their 13th year.   Rabinowitz, who grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, but moved with her family to Dover, Ohio when she was 16, said she got into radio at the age of 18 at her local radio station, WJR.   She said she enjoyed it so much she would return home weekends from Ohio University to keep doing the Dover radio broadcasts.  After her graduation from Ohio U’s Scripps School of Journalism, she worked at WJR in Dover until in 2007 she was hired by WKSU-FM as a reporter.  After two years, she succeeded Leonard Will as host of “Morning Edition.”   She said her day begins at 2:30 in the morning and she arrives at WKSU-FM at 4 in the morning.  She has one hour to prepare for her four-hour stretch that begins at 5 a.m.  She inserts local news segments into local segments set aside by the National Public Radio broadcast, which run from 5 until 7 a.m. and then repeat from 7 to 9 a.m. Because she must get up so early in the morning, she said she goes to bed by 6 p.m.   Rabinowitz described radio as a more intimate vehicle than television because it is audio only.  Sue Hetrick responded for Kent Rotary.
Respectfully submitted:
David Dix
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