Vice president and program chairman Dennis Miller introduced Ashland University football coach Lee Owens, who spoke at the July 26th meeting about AU football this year and in the future. His speech, "From Winner to Champion," referenced the Pat Riley book, "The Winner Within."

Spiritual, family, educational, community and friends are the five components a football player and any other person must consider on the way to being a champion.

Owens spoke about a 10-day football camp in which the players focus on creating a winner's toolbox, not a loser's toolbox. Much emphasis is placed on the phrase, "Decide to be a Champion."

The speech and the enthusiasm with which Owens spoke about creating a winning attitude for players got the whole group of Rotarians, in the words of president Julia Wright, "fired up" and ready for football season.