Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
The Wooster Rotary Year 1965 to 1966 began with the installation of new President Bill Lytle by former President Ford Ross. The membership for Wooster Rotary stood at 172. President Lytle brought up an idea presented to him by District Governor Hulbert for a student exchange program. The Board voted to pursue the idea and recruit students for the 1966-1967 Rotary Year.

The City of Wooster decided to place a Wooster City Income tax on the Fall ballot. Debating the issue at the October 14th Wooster Rotary meeting for the tax was Garber Drushal and on the opposition side was Bob Anderson.

One of the more notable speakers to Wooster Rotary that year was on November 11th when the Club was addressed by Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr. Chaplain of Yale University. He was well known as  a writer for Life Magazine and had appeared on several television shows as a well known Christian lecturer. He was also an advisor to the Peace Corp. His address to Wooster Rotary concerned the admission of China to the United Nations and negotiations over the war in Vietnam.
The Youth Service Committee was very active during this Rotary year. The Committee continued to sponsor the Rotator program, where each week two students from Wooster High School and two students from Wooster College were brought to a Rotary meeting; sponsored gifts and a party for the children at the Children’s Home; sponsored three “John Doe” membership to the YMCA; sent two students to the World Affairs institute; sent nineteen crippled children to summer camp; and sponsored a band uniform for one high school student.

Wooster Rotary agreed to host their first exchange student, Peter Waters from Australia during the year 1965 to 1966. The Wooster Club also selected three applicants to represent the Wooster Club as exchange students to go abroad in late summer 1966: Linda Chapman, Paula Gathright and Carol Neunschwander all bound for Sweden.