The Presidents Club of Dayton has announced that Dr. Roy G. Chew is the 69th recipient of the region’s 2019 Citizen Legion of Honor award. The award, given every year since 1951, is the oldest, most continuous and prestigious recognition of volunteer servant leadership in the Dayton region.
Roy Chew is the now retired president of Kettering Health Network and is a well-respected leader in the Dayton region. Dr. Chew began his career at Kettering Medical Center in 1976. He quickly rose through the ranks and took on the role of president of Grandview Medical Center, then later, Kettering Medical Center. During that time, Dr. Chew initiated the development of a Level II Trauma Center, a Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit, a Neuro Rehabilitation and Balance Center, and a Service Line growth strategy. Dr. Chew also developed plans for a new Kettering Cancer Center across the street from Kettering Medical Center and helped to secure major gifts to support construction.
While Dr. Chew has left a lasting impression on Kettering Health Network, he has also given back to the Dayton community, never shying away from an opportunity to serve. He’s held positions on the Workforce Policy Board for Montgomery County, the Oikos Community Development Corporation Board, the Grafton Hills Neighborhood Association and Dayton Art Institute Community Development Board, the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Board, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Board, the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton Board, the Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America Board, the Montgomery County Five-Year Financial Planning Committee and more. Dr. Chew has also been a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Dayton and Kettering Kiwanis, and is a Leadership Dayton alum.
Dr. Chew’s passion is healthcare, and as such, he’s devoted time and effort to non-profits working to raise awareness and research funds. Dr. Chew has held volunteer leadership positions for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Campaign, the Walk to Cure Diabetes Campaign, and the Alzheimer’s Walk Campaign. He’s also served as chair for the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Healthcare Division.
Dr. Chew is also an active member of the Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church, serving as Deacon for 15 years, and an Elder since 2005. He and his wife Shelley have two sons, Gregory and Alexander, and three grandchildren.
The Presidents Club of Dayton is honored to recognize Dr. Roy Chew at its annual luncheon event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Dayton Convention Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sponsorships and tables are available to honor Dr. Chew by contacting Marcia Bostick at 937-226-8225 or emailing at The proceeds from this event go toward sustaining The Presidents Club scholarships at Sinclair Community College for active student volunteer leaders in our community.
Read the Official Press Release HERE


In 2015, The Presidents Club of Dayton received a grant from The Schiewetz Foundation to research, write and publish a book highlighting our community’s volunteer history and legacy through the past recipients of the Citizen Legion of Honor award dating back to 1951.
Dayton History, the area’s recognized historical organization, was chosen for the project which included interactive kiosks at both the Dayton Convention Center and Carillon Park.  The book, “Dayton’s Spirit of Community Service and Leadership”, was completed and distribution started in the fall of 2016; including being represented in all of the surrounding libraries in our 9-county region and Library of Congress.
Additional books can be purchased for $30.00 each which includes shipping and handling.  An order form can be accessed by clicking here (order form) for your convenience.
We wish to thank Dayton History for its outstanding work on this project and would especially like to recognize Rick Schwartz of The Schiewetz Foundation for being the visionary behind these historical reference materials.

An organization comprising the presidents, vice-presidents, immediate past-presidents and club representatives of the service and civic clubs of metropolitan Dayton.

"Strength through Unity"

Broad in its concept and unique in its composition, The President Club of Dayton, Ohio, was founded in 1932 by a group of local businessmen who had a genuine interest in the growth of their respective service organizations.  They knew how vital securing and sustaining membership was (and it still is) to the health and well-being of any organization, the encouragement of volunteer community leadership, as well as, the importance of being well informed and making a contribution to your community.  Based on these key elements, The Presidents Club of Dayton came to fruition.

In the Greater Dayton area, The President Club of Dayton is made up of service clubs who have joined either by invitation or by application.


The mission of The Presidents Club of Dayton is to encourage the spirit of servant leadership through active volunteer community service in our region.  The organization celebrates this ideal by conducting celebrations of community volunteerism and sponsoring student scholarships for future community leaders.