Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
The 1963 to 1964 Wooster Rotary Year began with a new Wooster Rotary President, William Schultz. The Wooster High School Debate Team presented the program on January 21, 1964. Wooster Rotary had been sponsoring the Debate Team already for many years. We still do.

The Club continued the policy of inviting a Wooster High School student and College of Wooster student to each meeting of the Wooster Rotary Club during times when the respective schools were in session as “Junior Rotators.”

The Canton Club hosted the District Conference in May, 1964. The Wooster Club came away with several awards: Club Service (First Place); Attendance 91.35% (First Place); Club Bulletin (Honorable Mention); and International Service (Honorable Mention).  The Club also hosted its first Student Ambassador from South America for eight weeks. Unfortunately the name and country are not mentioned in the Woosterian. Eventually, in 1966 the stays were extended to one year and Wooster began to accept and send more students.
In keeping with a long line of sports personalities, Gabe Paul, President and General Manager of the Cleveland Indians was the speaker on May 31, 1964. The Program was arranged for by Hank Critchfield.

Wooster Rotary has had so many members over the years who have had such notable careers and we still do. But, the name Hank Critchfield readily comes to mind because he lived in our neighborhood between Beall and Bever. As a young man I did not think much about it, but as I grew older I was amazed at his career. Along with his brother, L. Robert Critchfield and their father Lyman R. Critchfield, made up the firm of Critchfield, Critchfield, Critchfield and Johnston. Lyman Critchfield fought in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Hank (Henry) played on the Cleveland Panthers and Canton Bulldogs football teams. That is how he came to know so many sport figures and secured them as speakers for Wooster Rotary. Both Hank and his brother Bob were interested in harness racing and bred many, many winners over the years at Gay Acres east of Wooster.