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The Rotary Meeting will be held in the May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
276 West Center Street  Marion, OH 43302

March 24, 2015

OSU PRESIDENT DR. MICHAEL DRAKE

Dr. Michael V. Drake became Ohio State University’s 15th president on June 30th, 2014, following three decades of service as a higher education leader with the University of California.  Dr. Drake is a native of New York City, however, his mother grew up and graduated from high school in Youngstown, Ohio.  From July, 2005 until his appointment at Ohio State, Dr. Drake served as chancellor of the University of California, Irvine.  During his tenure, the Irvine campus increased undergraduate admission by 90 percent and the university’s four and six-year graduation rates increased by over 15 percent, ranking UC Irvine among the top 10 research universities nationally.

Diversity and inclusion are hallmarks of Dr. Drake’s tenure in higher education.  At UC Irvine, minority enrollment increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 60 percent of entering freshmen were first-generation students.

Dr. Drake is an alumnus of Stanford University where he obtained his BA and UC San Francisco where he obtained his MD.  He has served as a Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology as well as a Distinguished Professor of Education.  He currently serves on the executive committee and the Division I Board of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, among a number of other associations and board appointments.  Dr. Drake and his wife Brenda now live in Columbus.  They have two grown sons and three grandchildren.

The invocation will be given by Matt Bayles and Jason Price will greet you.

Quote: When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take  them with gratitude.  G. K. Chesterton

MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: We will be holding our noon meetings beginning next Tuesday, April 6th, at Tri-Rivers.  The meetings will be held in the Charles Giauque Auditorium with the entrance on the west side of the building.  The parking will be adjacent to the auditorium in the student lot.

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"Service Above Self”

REMEMBER THE FOUR-WAY TEST

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?