Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian
Wooster Rotary prepared to enter a new millennium for the Wooster Rotary Year 1999-2000 with a new President, Susan Buckwalter. In his last official act as outgoing Wooster President, Scott Buehler presented special 50 year badges to six members with more than 50 years of service in Wooster Rotary: Ray Dix, 68 years; Harold Freedlander, 64 years; Don Noble, 57 years; Ford Ross, 51 years; Ted Evans, 50 years and Bill Lytle, 50 years.
Based upon figures prepared by Treasurer Burwell Myers the cost of meals for visiting Rotarians was increased to $8.00 and for guests to $6.00.  David McConnell reported on his group study exchange to Italy.
The Board approved a gift of $2,000 to WOO-2 for the celebration of First Night 2000.
The July 19th meeting included a trip to the Christian Children's Home of Ohio. Many of the meetings for the year concerned social and medical health agencies including a presentation by visiting Professor to the College of Wooster from England, Dr. Eric Matthew, who spoke on “Is there a Right to Health Care.”
A fascinating program was presented by Wooster Rotarian Dave Briggs about his trip down the Appalachian Trail with his two sons, Adam and Kristen, and a family friend, which began in Maine on June 15th and concluded 2,163 miles later on December 11 at the Springer Mountain trailhead.