Courtesy of  Ray Leisy, Club Historian

As we noted last week, the Wooster Rotary Year of 1966-67 began with Wynn Logan’s elevation to President. President Wynn welcomed the new Rotary Exchange student from, Argentina, Rosa Del Fina Sanchez and wished good luck to the first of Wooster’s Exchange students Linda Chapman, Carol Nuenschwander and Paula Gathright who were all leaving for Sweden.

On August 4, 1966 the Rural Urban Committee put on a great program about milk testing. Many of the programs at that time were organized and presented by individual committees.

A new Wooster Rotary Flag was presented to the Club on October 27, 1966 by Harold Arnold Chair of the Rotary Education Committee. It was in the form of a map of Ohio with a star located where the City of Wooster fit on the map. The main device was a Christmas Tree with the notation “Home of America’s First Decorated and trimmed Christmas Tree”. Eventually, that story was proven not to be true and Wooster Rotary developed a new flag in 2000, but it was fun while it lasted. The flag was used primarily as a gift for visiting speakers and Rotarians and for incoming and outgoing Exchange Students. It is undetermined how many were given out, but just think how many are out in the world still with Wooster Rotary on the map and a little bit of harmless misinformation.
The annual Christmas Party for the children of the Wayne County Children’s Home was moved to Kitteridge Hall at the College of Wooster. Rotarians were invited to bring their “Rotary Anns” with them. Who is a Rotary Ann? Watch for a forthcoming article on that point?

The program on March 2, 1967 was presented through a debate by the Wooster High School Debate team by students Randall Carlisle, Candace Carlisle, Deb Steiner and Mark Westlake. Wooster Rotary was a sponsor of the Wooster High School speech and debate program.

Wooster Rotarians were again reminded that the Easter Seal Campaign was beginning through which Wooster Rotary financed the Crippled Children Fund.

Harry Sands was honored by the Club on April 20, 1967, for his 25 years as Wooster Rotary Secretary, and wished many more years of service.