Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
To begin the 1985-86 Wooster Rotary Year outgoing President Mike Steiner thanked retiring Board members Art Baird, Earl Gray and Don Wise. He welcomed new Board members Bill Cullen, Jim Sauer and Dave Taylor.

Incoming President Richard Marion addressed the Club with his goals for the year. Of special note was the fact that Wooster Rotary had only $18,000 available for grants for the year and $10,000 of the money available was allocated to scholarships.

Wooster Rotarian Rick Jones presented the program for July 24th with a presentation on the move by the Wayne Center for the Arts from the College of Wooster to the old Walnut Street School. In the nine months since the move the Center has experienced 11,000 visitors. Ann Gerlach, Program Director for the Center, talked about the expanded classes since the move.

Captain/General Manager of the Wooster Rotary Softball Team, Mike Steiner, announced that Wooster Rotary was the winner of the District 665 Softball Tournament this year. On their way to the championship Wooster bested Massillon, Perry, Canton South and Canton. The Wooster team included Mike Steiner, the ferocious Bogner brothers [sic] Steve Webster, Dave Enderle, Bob Johns, John Murphy, Brian Kay, Ted Crawford, Terry Perrine, Ron Pycraft, Larry Wise, Jim Dyer and Bill Ross.

At the start of 1986 The Rotarian Magazine celebrated 75 years of publication and at 95 years young Dan Parmalee received his 60 year pin for 60 years of membership in Wooster Rotary. It was also noted that Lee Culp had served for 16 years as Club Secretary and and Frank Hayes had served as Treasurer for 17 years. Frank also announced that the quarterly assessment for meals was being raised from $35 to $39. Rotary International passed the 1,000,000 member mark with 22,061 clubs in 160 countries. Wooster Rotary now included 219 members.