Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
The 1973 to 1974 Wooster Rotary Year began with a new Wooster Rotary President, Bill Drumm. The Secretary remained W. Lee Culp, the Treasurer remained Frank Hayes and new Board members were Roger Cook, Tony Biggio and Norm Herzog. I must apologize for my mistake in naming Bill Drumm as President in 1972 to 1973, the President that year was Tom Wonderling. As part of the first meeting for President Drummn, Vocational Chair Harold Freedlander reported on a new project which began in the 72-73 year in which students were paired in their potential profession with Wooster Rotarians in that profession for interviews and career advice. There were 25 interviews with selected students from Wooster High School, the Joint Vocational School and Waynedale High School. All of the counselors from those schools enthusiastically support the program. Hope was expressed by Harold to continue the project.

In September, Mrs. Jeanne Adams addressed Wooster Rotarians concerning the new Wooster Art Center at the College of Wooster. She envisioned a new community art center in the lower level of the College of Wooster Art Center after vacation by the College of Wooster Art Center ’s move into the newly renovated Severance Gym. Rotary pledged $500.00 towards the project.

At a January meeting Ron Delaney addressed Rotarians concerning the Big Brothers program. It was alive and well. The program began in a New York City Presbyterian Church in 1903 and has spread throughout the country since. Founded in Wooster by United Way, there are currently 25 matches in Wooster. Wooster Rotary members Ted Crawford and Duane Steiner were commended for their support and matches.

Professor John G. Hetrick reported on the progress of Wayne General and Technical College at a June, 1974 meeting. Located on 162 acres near Orrville, the building opened in 1972 to 472 students. In 1974 there were 325 men and 279 women attending the school divided between 274 in the day school and 330 in the night school. He reported that the College is a “going concern” and a credit and asset to Wayne County.

Wooster Rotary was scheduled to have a display highlighting the 100 Year Anniversary of Wooster Rotary at the Main Branch of the Wayne County Library this month. Since the Library is presently closed, Friendtique has graciously consented to using some space in the window of the former Wooster Book Company. The exhibit is in place now and will continue until January 10, 2021. Please stop down and see it. Also, if you have the opportunity, thank Friendtique.