ROTARIAN RICHARD BENDER SWORN IN AT DISTRICT SEMINAR
March 14, 2016
Succession planning is a key success factor for Rotary clubs, and the Troy organization is no exception. Richard Bender (pictured), currently president-elect for Troy Rotary, was sworn in as the club’s 2016-17 president during the annual All Ohio Presidents-Elect Training Seminar in Columbus, Ohio the weekend of March 11-12, 2016. The program provides a venue to join fellow club and District leaders, exchange ideas and prepare to take action during their year as club president. Bender will begin serving as Troy Rotary Club’s president on July 1 when Andrew Johnston’s term ends. Johnston has been the club’s 2015-16 president.
The All Ohio Presidents-Elect Training Seminar is a training session for the five Rotary Districts in Ohio. It serves all of Ohio’s more than 250 Rotary clubs throughout Districts 6600, 6630, 6650, 6670 and 6690. The Troy club sits in District 6670 that consists of 52 Rotary clubs and over 3,100 members. It is situated in the southwestern sector of Ohio and encompasses over 12,000 square miles. Clubs range in size from 355 members in the Cincinnati club to 11 members in the Blanchester club. To learn more about programs and opportunities available in Rotary District 6670, visit their Web site at www.rotarydistrict6670.org.
Troy Rotarians, and the Troy Rotary Foundation, support several community projects annually. In 2014-15, more than $16,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including the annual Shoe Project, Troy After Prom, scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and Waco Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club.
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