Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
The 1960 to 1961 Wooster Rotary Year began with a new Club President, Al Burger Sr. In his first order of business, President Al pointed out that Wooster Rotary would observe its 40th Anniversary on January 21, 1961 and he was appointing a special committee to provide a suitable recognition of that date.

Of special interest were some of the programs for the year presented by Luke Sewell who recounted his 33 years in baseball with the Cleveland team and many other teams ending as manager of the St. Louis Browns; Albert Dix who spoke about his travels in Africa; Norman Auburn, President of the University of Akron, who spoke about his recent trip to Russia; Dr. Earle Kay of Cleveland and a leading heart surgeon who spoke about new advances in heart surgery (with slides); C.H. Lawrence, nuclear specialist, who spoke about the nuclear ship Savannah; Jerry McKeel, engineer with Goodyear Aircraft, who presented a program about the new space program; and Carl V. Weygandt, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, and a native of Wooster, who spoke about his reflections upon Memorial Day.
The 40th Anniversary party took place on Monday evening February 6th at the YMCA, The rousing address was given by Edd McLaughlin, President of Rotary International, His address was “YOU ARE ROTARY-EXPRESS IT-EXPAND IT!”. “Express Rotary in your personal lives-expand it in your contacts. The Summit is never as important as the base-the individual Rotarian.”

Kenny’s Cafeteria served lunch at the June 12, 1961 meeting because the special guests of honor were our own culinary staff who were each given a United States Savings Bond in honor of their years of service: Mrs Florence Lawrence (27 years); Mrs. Beulah Weiker (20 years); Mrs. Bertha Clarke (16 years); Mrs. Gertrude Dunham (13 years); Mrs. Ella Pfiester (9 years) and Mrs. Mina Ackerman (7 years).