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Lakewood and Rocky River SR

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Don Umerley Civic Center
21016 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH  44116
United States
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June 26, 2017
 
Good morning!
 
Again, thank you all for the gift of the Rotary watch.
 
At this week’s meeting, the induction of officers and new board members will be held and Louis Fricke, Noon Club Exchange Student, will give a presentation of his past year.  Also, we will raffle off the 4 Premium Club seats for the August 9, 2017 Indians and Colorado Rockies game, starting at 12:10 PM.
 
Reminders:
 
Don’t forgot that you can purchase tickets at $20.00 each from Larry Faulhaber for the $2,000 Appraised Value Necklace donated by Jeff Broestl of Broestl and Wallis Fine Jewelers.  Larry will have tickets at all the meetings until August 9, or until all 100 tickets have been sold.  The winning ticket will be drawn during the social fundraiser to be held on Wednesday evening, August 9th at the home of the Haber’s.  As of June 21st, 61 tickets have been purchased.  Keep selling.
 
Also, don’t forget to sell your 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit Sunrise Rotary Club projects.  The winning ticket will be drawn during the social fundraiser to be held on Wednesday evening, August 9th at the home of the Haber’s.  Members are expected to sell 10 tickets at $5 each.  Please return sold ticket stubs and money to Tim Hill.  If you need additional tickets, let Tim know.
 
Upcoming events:
 
July 5, 2017 – Monica’s Farewell Presentation
July 10, 2017 – Board Meeting at the Lakewood Main Library Meeting Room
July 12, 2017 – Club Assembly
August 2, 2017 – Shoe Box and Layette Project
 
President Ken
June 19, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.  And, a belated Happy Father’s Day.
 
I want to thank Chuck Drumm and his committee for organizing the Club’s Charter Night.  The room was buzzing with conversation and laughter.  It was an enjoyable evening.  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
 
The program for this week’s meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation and their report to the Club.  Also, please remember to bring a restaurant gift card to be presented to the Giffels family during their time of challenge.
 
Reminders:
 
At the June 28th meeting the induction of officers and new board members will be held and Louis Fricke, Noon Club Exchange Student, will make a presentation.
 
Don’t forget that you can purchase tickets at $20.00 each from Larry Faulhaber for the $2,000 Appraised Value Necklace donated by Jeff Broestl of Broestl and Wallis Fine Jewelers.  Larry will have tickets at all the meetings until August 9, or until all 100 tickets have been sold.  The winning ticket will be drawn during the social fundraiser to be held on Wednesday evening, August 9th, at the home of the Haber’s.  As of last Wednesday, 54 tickets have been purchased.
 
President Ken
June 5, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.
 
First, I want to thank Bill Gaydos for leading the Beck Center Clean-up service project this past Saturday and everyone who helped with trimming bushes, pulling weeds, raking, and spreading over 6 yards of mulch.  Besides club members, we had special helpers, Bill Minnich’s two grandsons – Steve and Will, and Kirsten Senger and her husband Dave.  Check out the pictures on the Club’s website.  
 
Don’t forgot that you can purchase tickets at $20.00 each from Larry Faulhaber for the $2,000 Appraised Value Necklace donated by Jeff Broestl of Broestl and Wallis Fine Jewelers.  Larry will have tickets at all the meetings until August 9, or until all 100 tickets have been sold.  The winning ticket will be drawn during the social fundraiser to be held on Wednesday evening, August 9th at the home of the Haber’s.  
 
Reminders:
 
The monthly Board Meeting is tonight starting at 6:00 pm and will be held at the Lakewood Main Library Meeting Room.
 
This Wednesday’s meeting will be Club Assembly.  You will hear about the actions taken by the Board, including the 2017 – 2018 Budget and fundraising ideas for this coming year.   This month’s list of birthdays has only one member on it, Bill Gaydos – June 28th.  Please consider a donation to the Lakewood / Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation of $1 or $2 per year to celebrate your birthday.  
 
Club’s Charter Night is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Around the Corner in Lakewood.  The event starts at 6:00 pm and dinner (Parmesan Crusted Chicken or Perch) will be served at 7:00 pm.  The cost is $25.00 per person for the meal and there will be a cash bar.  Please plan on bringing your spouse, partner or friend to enjoy the evening with us as we celebrate our Club’s 10th Anniversary, reflect on the past year and install the officers and new board members for the upcoming Rotary year.   
 
The program for the June 21, 2017 meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation and report to the Club.
 
President Ken
May 30, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
 
This week’s guest speaker is Carl Casaveechia, Special Projects Manager for the Cleveland Metro Parks 100th Year Celebration.  
 
Don’t forgot that you can purchase tickets at $20.00 each from Larry Faulhaber for the $2,000 Appraised Value Necklace donated by Jeff Broestl of Broestl and Wallis Fine Jewelers.  A photo of the necklace is shown above.  Larry will have tickets at all the meetings until August 9, or until all 100 tickets have been sold.  The winning ticket will be drawn during the social fundraiser to be held on Wednesday evening, August 9th at the home of the Haber’s.  
 
Reminders:
 
The Beck Center clean-up has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, June 3rd.  Plan to meet at 8:00 am.  
 
The monthly Board Meeting is Monday, June 5, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm and will be held at the Lakewood Main Library Meeting Room.
 
June 6, 2017, Meeting will be Club Assembly.
 
Club’s Charter Night is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Around the Corner in Lakewood.  The event starts at 6:00 pm and dinner (chicken or perch) will be served at 7:00 pm.  The cost is $25.00 per person for the meal and there will be a cash bar.  Please plan on bringing your spouse, partner or friend to enjoy the evening with us as we celebrate our Club’s 10th Anniversary, reflect on the past year and install the officers and new board members for the upcoming Rotary year.   
 
The next Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Social will be Thursday, June 15th, at 5:30 pm.  Join us at Mellow Mushroom, 19333 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH.  These have morphed into more of a dinner and drink social.  Hope to see everyone there! 
 
President Ken
May 22, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.
 
I want to thank the following members who joined me last Tuesday evening, May 16th and volunteered at the Rocky River Assistance Program Food Bank to sort and pack food for needy families in our community…Larry Faulhaber, Marty and Jim Harris, Jim Rowe, Bill Gaydos, Carol Barrett, Linda Tallitsch, Jean Vahue and Costas Mavromichalis.  Afterwards, a number of us gathered at a local restaurant for food and beverages.  It was a fun and enjoyable evening.  
 
Also, I want to thank Carol Barrett for chairing the vocation service project this year and representing the Club, along with myself, at the annual West Shore Career- Technical District Student Recognition and Career Passport Assembly held at Lakewood High School this past Thursday.  The Club sponsored the Work Ethic Award Winners and presented a gift card to each of the fourteen recipients.  
 
Reminders:
 
The Beck Center clean-up has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 3rd.
 
Club’s Charter Night is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 14 2017, at Around the Corner in Lakewood.  Learn more at this week’s meeting.
 
The social fundraiser will be held on Wednesday evening, August 9th at the home of the Haber’s.  The winner of the necklace will be announced at the event.  
 
President Ken
May 15, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.
 
As the Club celebrates its 10th Anniversary as of May 12, 2017, I want to recognize all of the Rotarians that are Charter Members of the Lakewood – Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Club…………..
Teresa Andreani, Kathy Berkshire, Patty Boesken, Bill Buckley, Mary Lou Call, Gary Clark, Doug Cooper, Rich Denman, (deceased), David Estrop, Bill Gaydos, Gordon Geiger, Tom Giffels, Marty Harris, Tim Hill, Todd Kiick, Lee Larson, Jim Rowe, Dave Schiska, George Shiekh, Terry Vincent.
 
I want to thank Todd Kiick for sending out that email to everyone that reminded me of that memorable and jubilant evening at the Cleveland Yacht Club.
 
Reminders:
 
This Tuesday, May 16th the Club will be meeting at the Rocky River Assistance Food Bank, located at 20120 Detroit Rd. Rocky River from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (social to follow).  Attendance will be taken, as this will replace our Wednesday morning meeting on May 17th.
 
The Beck Center clean-up has been postponed and will be rescheduled.  Stay tuned for the new date.
 
Club’s Charter Night is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 14 2017 at the Haber's home.  There is no morning meeting that day.  Remember, we will be celebrating the Club’s 10th Anniversary.  If you want to help with the planning of this event, please contact Chuck Drumm.
 
President Ken
May 8, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.  All I can say is, GO CAVS!  And, I hope everyone has dried out from all of the rain that we had last week.
 
This coming week’s meeting is club assembly.  We will have a club discussion on ideas for fundraising and then gather into the various committees to identify, prioritize and select service projects for the next Rotary year.
 
The following week, Tuesday, May 16th the Club will be meeting at the Rocky River Assistance Food Bank, located at 20120 Detroit Rd. Rocky River from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (social to follow).  Attendance will be taken, as this will replace our Wednesday morning meeting on May 17th.
 
Reminders:
 
The Beck Center clean-up has been postponed and will be rescheduled.  Stay tune for the new date.
 
Club’s Charter Night is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 14 2017, location has not been selected yet.  There is no morning meeting that day.  Remember, we will be celebrating the Club’s 10th Anniversary.  If you want to help with the planning of this event, please contact Chuck Drumm.
 
President Ken
May 1, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.
 
The Club’s fundraiser is less than three weeks away.  Please continue to bring auction items and wine to this week’s meeting.  We need every member to support this fundraiser to ensure our club can continue to fund the various community and international projects next year.  I am asking that all members that have not picked up at least four tickets to sell, to please do so at this week’s meeting.
 
Reminders:
 
The Board meeting is tonight at the Lakewood Public Library Main Meeting Room, starting at 6:00 PM.  
 
This coming week’s meeting is club assembly.  Election of board members will be held and you will learn about the Board’s activities and actions taken at this month’s meeting.  Also, the various subcommittees will meet to work on the Club’s Fundraiser and its 10th Anniversary.  
 
Beck clean-up is scheduled for Saturday May 6th. We will meet there at 8:00 am.
 
Our Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  
 
President Ken
April 24, 2017
 
Good morning everyone.
 
It is with a sad heart that I have to inform you that Robin Richards passed away last week of cancer.  Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  Here is the link with more details:  http://buschfuneral.tributes.com/obituary/show/Robin-Richards-104702386  Please keep Robin and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  
 
The Club’s fundraiser is less than four weeks away.  Please continue to bring auction items and wine to this week’s meeting.  We need every member to support this fundraiser to ensure our club can continue to fund the various community and international projects next year. I am asking that all members that have not picked up at least four tickets to sell to please attend this week’s meeting.  
 
District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs was held this past weekend, April 21 – 23, 2017, at the Sheraton Suites, located at 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  I want to thank those club members who attended the conference and particularly Larry Faulhaber for putting together the club’s display.  It looked great!
 
Reminders:
 
The Board meeting is next Monday, May 1st at the Lakewood Public Library Main Meeting Room, starting at 6:00 PM.  
 
Beck clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th. We will meet at 8:00 am there.
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River. We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  
 
 President Ken
 
April 17, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend with family and friends.  Please keep Bob Sessions, who passed away last week, in your thoughts and prayers.  We will all miss Bob’s smile and enthusiasm.
 
Don’t forget, this Tuesday, April 18th the Club will be meeting at the Rocky River Assistance Food Bank, located at 20120 Detroit Rd. Rocky River from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (social to follow).  Attendance will be taken, as this will replace our Wednesday morning meeting on April 19th.  I will have tickets for the May 20th fundraiser with me for those who have already paid and for those who need tickets to sell.
 
Reminders:
 
District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs is being held this week, April 21 – 23, 2017, at the Sheraton Suites, located at 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Please make plans to attend.  You have until today at 5:00pm to register at: www.rotarydistrict6630.org or call Cheryl at 330-495-9814.
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  
 
President Ken
April 10, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!
 
This coming week’s program is Adaptive Paddle Boarding presented by Bill Cochran.  
 
The Club’s fundraiser is less than six weeks away, so it is very important for all members to be engaged in selling table sponsorships and tickets.  The tickets have been printed and will be available at this week’s meeting.   Finally, keep bringing your donations of wine and auction items to the meeting.  
 
Reminders:
 
The Fundraising Committee will be meeting this Wednesday morning, immediately following this week’s Club meeting.   
 
District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs is being held on April 21 – 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Suites, located at 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Please make plans to attend.  You can register at: www.rotarydistrict6630.org
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  
 
President Ken
April 3, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!
 
This coming week’s meeting is club assembly.  You will be given an update on the Board’s activities and actions taken at this month’s meeting.  Also, the various subcommittees will meet to work on the Club’s Fundraiser and its 10th Anniversary.  It is less than seven weeks away, so it very important for all members to be engaged to insure the success of this event starting with selling table sponsorships and tickets.  Finally, if you haven’t already donated a bottle of wine for the auction, please do so.  
 
Reminders:
 
The Board meeting is tonight at the Lakewood Public Library Main Meeting Room, starting at 6:00 PM.  
 
District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs is being held on April 21 – 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Suites, located at 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Please make plans to attend.  You can register at: www.rotarydistrict6630.org
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends.  
 
Finally, the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club would like to invite us to a Social/Networking event on Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 pm.  To be held at the Rocky River Wine Bar. 
 
President Ken
March 27, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!  So, are your NCAA brackets busted? Mine are.
 
This week’s program will be Fred DeGrandis to talk about health care.  
 
I want to thank Kirsten Senger and Marty and Jim Harris for planning and leading the project this past Saturday at Laura’s Home.  There were a number of members from the Lakewood High School Interact Club that participated in serving soup and sandwiches to approximately 60 women and children that live at Laura’s Home. It was a great example of Rotary Serving Humanity.

 
Reminders:
 
The Board meeting is next Monday, April 3rd, at the Lakewood Public Library Main Meeting Room, starting at 6:00 PM.  
 
District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs is being held on April 21 – 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Suites, located at 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Please make plans to attend.  You can register at: www.rotarydistrict6630.org.  Prices go up after March 31st so register now!
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends.  
 
Finally, the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club would like to invite us to a Social/Networking event on Thursday, April 6, at 5:30 pm, at the Rocky River Wine Bar. 
 
President Ken
March 20, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!  And welcome to the first day of Spring.  
 
This week’s program will be David Johnson, Director Public Relations for the Global Center for Health Innovation.  The Doc issued me a “get out of jail card” last week, so I look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.  
 
Reminders:
 
This coming Saturday, March 25th, at 11 AM, plan to join the Club’s Lakewood High School Interact Club serving lunch at Laura’s Home, located at 18120 Puritas Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44135.  A sign-up sheet will be circulated at this week’s meeting.  You can also contact me if you plan to volunteer.  
 
District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs is being held on April 21 – 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Suites, located at 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Please make plans to attend.  You can register at: www.rotarydistrict6630.org
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends.  
 
Finally, the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club would like to invite us to a Social/Networking event on Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 pm.  To be held at the Rocky River Wine Bar. 
 
President Ken
March 13, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!
 
Don’t forgot, this Tuesday, March 14th the Club will be meeting at the Rocky River Assistance Program Food Bank, located at 20120 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (social to follow).  Attendance will be taken, as this will replace our Wednesday morning meeting on March 15th.
 
The following week, March 22nd, the program will be David Johnson, Director Public Relations for the Global Center for Health Innovation.  Given the Doc issues me a “get out of jail card” later this week, I will be joining all of you at this meeting.  I want to thank Chuck D., Jim R. and Dave C. for filling in for me during my absence.     

 
Reminders:
 
District 6630 Annual Conference of Clubs is being held on April 21 – 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Suites, located at 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Please make plans to attend.
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends.  
 
President Ken
Dial M for Murder
All...the time has come for our 10th Anniversary and our Annual Fund Raiser!
Please check the link (below LEFT) to order your tickets on-line!
 
Saturday May 20, 2017 6:00 - 9:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church 20401 Hilliard Boulevard Rocky River
 
More info to follow!
Jim
March 6, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!
 
As a reminder, this evening’s Board meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum.  If there is a need for board action prior to the April meeting, I will call one.
 
 This coming week’s meeting is club assembly.  The various committee chairs will have the opportunity to report out on upcoming service projects and any announcements.  Also, you will hear from Dave Clements, who will review web access to ticket sales for the Club’s Fundraiser event to be held on May 20, 2017.
 
Reminders:
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends.  
 
 
President Ken
February 27, 2017
 
Good morning everyone!
 
At this week’s meeting, Wednesday, March 1st, our guest speaker will be Dave Segrue from Uptown Lakewood Business Alliance.  Jim Rowe will lead the meeting in my absence.  Also, if someone is willing to give the invocation please let Jim know prior to the start of the meeting.  Thank you.    
 
Reminders:
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 2401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends. 
 
March 3, 2017 is the District event to celebrate the Rotary Foundation at Hale Farm and Village.  The cost is $25 per person.  The District is asking every club to donate an item, a basket or an experience.  Our Club is donating a wine basket in support of the event.  Please let Jim Rowe know if you have registered to attend the event. 
 
From tracking emails, it looks like there will not be a quorum for the Board Meeting scheduled for March 6, 2017, therefore I am cancelling the meeting.  If board action is required prior to the April meeting, I will call one.
 
 
President Ken
 
 
February 20, 2017
 
Good morning!
 
I want to thank the following members who joined me last Tuesday evening, February 14th and volunteered at the Rocky River Assistance Program Food Bank to sort and pack food for needy families in our community…Larry and Rosemary Faulhaber, Mike Hamed and his son, Marty and Jim Harris, Jim Rowe, Jim Penning, Bill Gaydos, and Monica Fujiwara.  Afterwards, a number of us gathered at a local restaurant for food and beverages.  It was a fun and enjoyable evening.  
 
The program for this coming week’s meeting will be a vocational speech given by our fellow Rotarian, Kent Zeman.  In my absence (knee replacement on the right leg), either Chuck Drumm or Jim Rowe will lead the meeting.  I should be back by mid-March.  
 
Reminders:
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends.  
 
March 3, 2017 is the District event to celebrate the Rotary Foundation at Hale Farm and Village.  The cost is $25 per person.  The District is asking every club to donate an item, a basket or an experience.  Our Club is donating a wine basket in support of the event.  
 
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood has stepped up to host this year’s Ambulance Chase - a highly-anticipated community event for over fifteen years. This annual spring tradition of fun and fitness is scheduled for Sunday morning, May 7, at Lakewood Park.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Beck Center for the Arts’ Creative Arts Therapies. For information or to register, visit hermescleveland.com/road racing/events/ambulance chase or contact Hermes at 216.623.9933.
 
President Ken
February 13, 2017
 
Good morning!
 
Don’t forget, this Tuesday, February 14th, the Club will be meeting at the Rocky River Assistance Food Bank, located at 20120 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (social to follow).  Attendance will be taken, as this will replace our Wednesday morning meeting on the 15th.
 
Reminders:
 
Club’s Fundraising event will be held on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Church located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  We will also be celebrating our Club’s 10th Anniversary.  So, save the date and start getting the word out to your family, neighbors and friends.  
 
March 3, 2017 is the District event to celebrate the Rotary Foundation at Hale Farm and Village.  The cost is $25 per person.  The District is asking every club to donate an item, a basket or an experience.  Our Club is donating a wine basket in support of the event.  
 
President Ken
January 30, 2017
 
Good morning!
 
I hope everyone is in good health and that Chuck D. and Jim P. are recovering quickly from their skiing advantage.  Also, please keep Robin R. and Bob S. in your thoughts and prayers.  For me, I am making very good progress with the physical therapy plan for my left knee.  
 
Reminders:
 
The program for this week’s meeting is Marilyn Zeidner and Guest from the Valley Riding Center.
 
The next Board meeting is February 6th.  
 
February 4th is the Cluster lunch at Youth Challenge.  It would be nice to have at least six people from our club attend.
 
March 3, 2017 is the District event to celebrate the Rotary Foundation at Hale Farm and Village.  The cost is $25 per person.  The District is asking every club to donate an item, a basket or an experience.  
 
 
President Ken
January 23, 2017
 
Good morning!
 
My recovery from the surgery (total knee replacement on the left leg) is progressing very well.
 
I want to thank all of you who attended last week’s service project meeting the Rocky River Assistance Program Food Bank.  Jim Rowe was kind enough to send me a picture of the group.  A great looking group of Rotarians.  Thanks to Kathy for taking the lead on this.
 
Reminders:
 
The program for January 25, 2017 will be a vocational speech by our newest member, Linda Tallitsch.
 

February 4, 11:30a is the Cluster Lunch at Youth Challenge.
 
The next Board meeting is February 6th.  
 
March 3, 2017 is the District event to celebrate the Rotary Foundation at Hale Farm and Village.
 
 
President Ken
January 16, 2017
 
Good morning!
 
My surgery (total knee replacement on the left leg) went very well this past Wednesday.  I was home the next day and met with the physical therapist last Friday afternoon.  I have my list of exercises that need to done daily (like boot camp) and a weekly schedule of in-house sessions with the physical therapist. Unfortunately, I am confined to the home until I see the doctor on February 2, 2017.  So, Chuck Drumm and Jim Rowe will be filling in for me over the next couple of weeks.
 
Don’t forgot, this Tuesday, January 17th the Club will be meeting at the Rocky River Assistance Program's Food Bank, located at 21020 Detroit Rd. Rocky River from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (social to follow).  Attendance will be taken, as this will replace our Wednesday morning meeting on the 18th.
 
Reminders:
 
No meeting this Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  
 
The program for January 25, 2017 will be vocational speeches.  
 
 
President Ken
January 9, 2017
 
Good morning!
 
The program for this week’s meeting is our rotary exchange student, Monica Fujiwara, who will be playing the piano.  
 
Don’t forget, on Tuesday, January 17th the Club will be meeting at the Rocky River Assistance Food Bank, located at 21020 Detroit Rd. Rocky River from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (social to follow).  Attendance will be taken, as this will replace our Wednesday morning meeting on the 18th.
 
Reminders:
 
The Board meeting is tonight, Monday, January 9th at the Lakewood Public Library Main Meeting Room, starting at 6:00 PM.  
 
The cluster lunch with Youth Challenge will be February 4, 2017 from 11a.m. -1 p.m. at the Youth Challenge facility.  At this time, we will present Mary Sue Anter with the check from our cluster as well as a Life Time Achievement Award.  It would be good if our club is well represented at this event.  A sign-up sheet will be circulated at the January 25th meeting.
 
 
President Ken
January 2, 2017
 
Good morning!  
 
As each of you compose your list of resolutions for this coming year, please include that you will attend as many club meetings as possible and to be actively engaged in the club’s service projects and the upcoming fundraiser event.  Thank you.
 
Reminders:
 
Fundraising Committee is meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd at Panera’s in Lakewood.
 
This coming week’s meeting is club assembly.  I will ask the committee chairs to report out on upcoming service projects and any announcements.  Also, you will hear the Fundraising Committee’s update on the current planning of the Club’s Fundraising event, to be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Beck Center for the Arts.
 
 
President Ken
 
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2017 Rotary Convention offers five days of inspiring speakers, exciting events, and opportunities to connect with club members from around the world

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