On Tuesday, March 14th the Stryker Rotary Club held and open meeting to the public. The objective was to help the community know more about the club and what they do. Nine guests attended the meeting, and everyone introduced themselves. Many of the Rotarians shared some of the projects that the club has been involved with over the last few years. Others talked about the fund raisers held to raise money to support those projects. Service was a common theme in describing the accomplishments within the community and abroad. Several of the guests were high school students, who had attended the World Community Workshop held at Defiance College. They had been sponsored by the club and enjoyed learning about the culture of other countries.
Susan Mack, the assistant governor, also spoke during the meeting. She became a Rotary member in 1980 when she was the only woman in the Hicksville club. Women had been allowed membership for the first time in 1979. She also explained that Rotary has been changing to meet the needs of both clubs and members. She spoke of the student exchange program which provides an opportunity for high school students to spend either a complete school year or a portion of a year in a different country. Many of the members reached out to the guests to consider a membership in the Stryker Rotary Club.