Meeting on January 14, 2020
Minutes from meeting.
Rotareminder for the Rotary Club of Kent
Meeting on January 14, 2020
Greeting:  President Roger Sidoti welcomed Rotarians and guests to the Rotary Club of Kent.
The patriotic song of the day was America the Beautiful, played by Mrs. Roegher.
President Sidoti led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Walt Strawman offered the invocation.  Mrs. Roegher led us in singing Side Walks of New York.
The Rotareminder author is Michael Lewis, and Todd Kamenash will take photos.
Visiting Rotarians Nathaniel Billow from Akron
Lee Higgins introduced Dan Trege Ace Hardware, Bill Childers introduced three guests, Pacifique Niyonzima, a KSU PHD student from Rwanda, Keona Savage, United Way marketing intern, and  Lamar Hilton from KSU.
Birthdays – Jeff filling in for Sherry Joy.  The birthday question this year is, what form of media influenced you the most prior to your 21st birthday?
            January 16      Matt French
                        22nd     Stacey Richardson – MTV
                        29th      Jim Author
                        31st      Larry Lohman – Internet
The birthday winner was not in attendance.
Bill Childers – MLK celebrations will be held at the Kent United Church of Christ on Saturday at 9 AM.  Contact Bill for tickets.  The Skeels Center in Ravenna will hold a celebration on Monday at 10 AM.  Also, The King Kennedy Center in Ravenna at 2 PM.  Any questions please call Bill.
The Bill White Charity bowling tournament will be held February 1st.  The tournament will raise money for the Miler House.  Again, call Bill with any questions.
Paul Organ announced there has been $550 donated to the Rotary Foundation in honor of Tom Halls mother who has recently passed away. 
Steve Dennis gave an update on the Every Rotarian Every Year initiative.  Currently the club has 86% participation.  The average per Rotarian is $115.
Nathaniel Billows gave information on the upcoming Chilly Open.  It is held in February at Hale Farm and Village.  It involves eating chilly, drinking beer, and golfing if you would like.  The have a goal of $300,000.  He challenged us to beat the Tallmadge club who bought $300 in raffle tickets and will be back next week to give us another chance.
President Roger announced there is a Board meeting at Hometown Bank on Thursday.  He also updated the club that Austin Brewster, due to no fault of her own, returned early from Taiwan due to difficulties in her education.  We expect she will be in to share with the club all of her experiences.
Will Underwood announced Olivia Pilon has agreed to be the program chair for the 4 Way Test Contest.
Program by Will Underwood:
Will Underwood introduced the Kent Rotary Book Club.  Inspired by Mary Beth Harper, Laing Kennedy, Jim Bear.  All are invited to attend.  Currently 7 Rotarians are listed.  Everyone will take a turn choosing books.  They will alternate between fiction and non-fiction.  Recommend something you have read.  Monthly meeting at homes of members.  Discuss the book and keep on track.  Food and beverage will be available.  Over the last year many books have been read and discussed.  The neat thing is it gives you books to read outside of what you normally would.  Each member in attendance shared books they enjoyed with the club.  A complete listing of books read is attached.
Stacey Richardson was impressed with the titles and vast array of topics.  She also shared possible topics for future meetings.  She thanked them for sharing their year of reading.
Respectfully submitted,
Michael Lewis
Kent Rotary Book Club
What we read- September 2018 through 2019
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Long Haul: A Trucker 's Tales of Life on the Road by Fim1 Murphy
The Beekeeper 's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen (A Mary Russell
Mystery) by Laurie King
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Endurance: A Year in Space, a LifetiJne of Discovery by Scott Kelly
News of the World by Paulette Giles
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great
American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
The Bullpen Gospels: A Non-Prospect 's Pursuit of the Major Leagues and the
Meaning of Life by Dirk Hayhurst
Out of My League: A Rookie's Survival in the Bigs by Dirk Hayhurst
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckwmih
A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Mary Beth Harper & word of the year!
Thank you to Rotarian Mary Beth Harper for inspiring us to choose our word of the year! Mary Beth is pictured.
Rotary student of the month from Stanton Middle Ashley Legg!
Congratulations to the Rotary student of the month from Stanton Middle Ashley Legg! Ashley is pictured with Rotarian Anthony Horton.
Jun 23, 2020 12:15 PM
Operations during the pandemic and putting together WKSU’s Morning Edition
Jun 30, 2020 12:15 PM
Club Assembly-Installation of Randy Smith and Board of Directors.
Jul 07, 2020 12:15 PM
The challenging environment with lost revenue and reductions facing KSU Athletics.
Jul 14, 2020 12:15 PM
Environment coaches must now deal with Covid19 / Plan to continue excellent program.
Jul 21, 2020 12:15 PM
KSU womens golf program.
Jul 28, 2020 12:15 PM
Ethics and Sports
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Upcoming Events
Kent Rotary Online Fundraiser Planning
Jun 30, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online -Kent Rotary Club Board Meeting
Jul 16, 2020
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Online Kent Rotary fundraiser
Jul 25, 2020
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Online-Kent Rotary Club Meeting
Aug 04, 2020
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Online-Kent Rotary Club Meeting
Aug 11, 2020
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Online Kent Rotary Foundation
Aug 11, 2020
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Online-Kent Rotary Club Meeting
Aug 18, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Online -Kent Rotary Club Board Meeting
Aug 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
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