The Jan. 15 meeting of the Aurora Study Club will feature Dick Goddard, the popular chief meteorologist at WJW Fox 8 in Cleveland.
He was born in Akron and graduated from Green High School in southern Summit County in 1949. He joined the United States Air Force and after his discharge he attended Kent State University, where he studied drama and broadcasting.
He started his career in Cleveland in 1961 at KYW Channel 3. After joining WJW in 1966 as a meteorologist, he also took a job as the Cleveland Browns official statistician for home games, which he did for more than 40 years.
He has received several awards for his work and was twice named by the Herb Altman Research Co. as the most popular local television weather person in America.
Goddard hosted “Bowling for Dollars” and was often seen in skits preformed on the “Big Chuck and Lil’ John Show.” He is also known for his concern for the care of animals.
The meeting will start at 1 p.m. in the Church in Aurora’s fellowship hall. Guests are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served after the program.
In February, Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will present “Through the Eyes of the
Artist,” which will feature Vincent Van Gogh.

Adam and Jenni Kunsch of Stow are the parents of a daughter named Hailey Madison Kunsch, who was born Dec. 25, 2013 at Akron City Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds.
Paternal grandparents are Ann and David Kunsch of Aurora and maternal grandparents are Judi and Tim Boebel of Johnson City, Tenn.
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Jan. 15 networking luncheon will feature “The State of the Chamber” — reflections on where the organize has been in 2013 and plans for future success.
It will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the program at 11:45 at Doogan’s in Barrington Town Square.
Prepaid reservations are required at $20 for members and $30 for non-members. A late registration fee will apply after Jan. 10.
The membership services committee will meet Jan. 28 at 8 a.m. and the pro-business/tourism committee will meet Jan. 29 at 9 a.m.