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Meeting on February 18, 2020
Rotary Club of Kent meeting minutes
The Rotary Club of Kent
February 18, 2020
President Roger called the meeting to order at 12:10. After singing “God Bless America,” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Rachel Kerns offered the invocation. Rachel Kerns was also the designated photographer for the day. Songleader David Dix led us in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in honor of the Indians’ opener at Spring Training in Arizona.
Visitors: There were no visiting Rotarians. Visitors were Gyorgyi Mihalyi-Jewell, guest of Alyssa Mazey and Laura Fechter, guest of Olivia Pilon. Brandy and Trey Harris, parents of our Roosevelt Student of the Month, were also guests.
Student of the Month: Theodore Roosevelt High School Student of the month was scholar/athlete Braydn Harris. She has maintained a 3.8 GPA during her High School career and is a student in the Engineering program. A member of the golf, bowling, and track teams, she plans to attend the University of Akron to further her study of engineering.
  • President Roger noted that the the Kent Rotary Board will meet at Hometown Bank on Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • Todd Kamenash reminded us that the annual Rotary Bracket Buster is coming up. Proceeds will support Rotary’s literacy efforts and we will begin collecting donations next week
  • Rachel Kerns invited all to attend the upcoming April 18th fundraiser for Habitat.
  • David McKeen announced that our first Happy Hour of the year was a success and that subsequent Happy Hours will be held on the first Friday of each month at venues to be announced
  • Laura Fechter who works with developmentally delayed youth, is putting together a workforce development task force. She is looking for community members to meet with students to talk about jobs and the world of work. Contact her through Alyssa Mazey.
  • Paul Organ noted that Rotary Foundation members will be accepting requests for funding to be considered at their April meeting.
Today’s Program:
Kathy Myers, Program Chair, introduced today’s speakers, Scott Simmons and John Tasco from Kent Fire Department. They presented information about Pulse Point, a program whose goal is to reduce the time it normally takes between a sudden cardiac arrest event and the victim receiving life-saving CPR and defibrillation.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading risk for mortality and recovery often depends on immediate treatment with CPR and the use of an AED – automatic external defibrillator. Typical response to a call for help by professionals is 5 to 8 minute or longer. Pulse Point reduces this time by empowering civilians through technology to arrive on the scene early and administer CPR. Pulse Point is an app that is downloaded to your phone and alerts you to any sudden cardiac arrest in a public place within a quarter mile of your location.
Started in Seattle Washington, the program is at work in 4000 communities with another 1000 in process. Over 2 million people have downloaded the app, which includes animated instructions in how to administer CPR and helps you locate the nearest AED machine. You can download the app at Look for Pulse Point Respond.
Kathy Myers responded on behalf of the club and noted how important it is that we all get involved with this life saving program.
Respectfully submitted,
Thomas Hatch
Sequoia Wellness
Big thanks to Chase Leonelli and Jacy Watson for speaking to us about Sequoia Wellness Center! What great information they shared regarding health and wellness. Pic includes Vice President Randy Smith and Amanda Senn from NEOMED...Amanda invited the pair to speak.
Dr Todd Diacon induction
It was Rotary President Sidoti's pleasure to induct Dr. Todd Diacon, President of Kent State University, as an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Kent. Assisting in the induction was David McKeen, Chair of our Membership Committee.
Roosevelt High School student of the month
Congratulations to the Rotary student of the month from Roosevelt High School, Luke Larkin! Luke is pictured with Rotarian Dennis Love.
Ted McKown shared his experience
Thank you to Rotarian Ted McKown for sharing his journey walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. A wonderful presentation that was both educational and entertaining! Ted is pictured.
Student of the month
Congratulations to the Rotary student of the month from Stanton Middle School Elizabeth Burroughs! Elizabeth is pictured with Rotarian Anthony Horton.
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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
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
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
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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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Club Information
Meetings moved online through June 2020!
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