Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
The 1981-82 Wooster Rotary Year began with the administration of a new Wooster President, Gene Buehler. The program year began with an address by Justice Anthony Celebrezze of the U.S. 6th District Court of Appeals. He had just ended three years as Director of the United States Health, Education and Welfare Department. Prior to that he had been Mayor of Cleveland and U.S. Senator from Ohio.

At the August 31st meeting, Dan Parmalee was presented with his 50 year pin, at little late in time. Rotarian Dan had been a member of Wooster Rotary since 1926. We were also reminded by the District Governor of the original of the Rotary Wheel. It was first used as a simple wagon wheel beginning in 1905. The cogged version was accepted in 1919 at the national convention. A keyway was added in 1929 to show that the wheel was a “worker” and not an “idler”. The comment was also made that “…it will not act alone, but needs energy, a force behind it to set it in motion.”
Wooster Rotary Ladies Night departed from the usual summer arena schedule to host Wooster Rotarian wives, and their husbands, to join together for a bus ride to Blossom Music Center to hear the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra for a presentation of the music of Gershwin and Stravinsky on Sunday, July 18, 1982. The bus cost $7.00 and a ticket for admission to the performance was $6.00.

Rotary Auction Treasurer Bill Ross reported Auction gross receipts of $79,360.26 with a profit of $14,000.