Dan Neitzke, program host, organized the annual Rotary Four Way Speech Contest with the help of Mrs. Linda Netzley, Language Arts teacher at Milton-Union High School, during the February 27 West Milton Rotary Club meeting. Five excellent speeches were made to the Rotarians on subjects that related to the Rotary 4 Way Test. Noah Barth was the top presenter and received $250 and will represent our Rotary Club in the District contest next month atWittenbergUniversity. His topic was on his experience of being a HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth) Leadership representative. Meghan Swartz was second and received $150. Her topic was on the National Student Leadership Conference she attended last summer inWashingtonDC. Josh Stefanko finished and received $100 with his speech on the Freshman Focus program at the high school and his mentoring of underclassmen. Andrea Fetters who spoke on her experience at a youth group participation of a March for Life event and Cate Busse who spoke about helping her youth group to restore houses inKentucky, were the other participants. The Rotarians thank each of the students for the time and effort to prepare and deliver the speeches. There were two representatives of the Milton-Union Interact Club in attendance, President Michaela Litton and Vice President, Cassie Schieltz.
The West Milton Rotary Club welcomes the West Milton US Bank Branch Manager, Brooke Unger, as a new member of our club as well as into Rotary International. Brooke was accepted into the club on February 27, 2012 and is pictured with her sponsor, Mark Hamler and member Allen Smith, substituting for membership chairman, Chris Long.