Speakers
Rocky River Assistance Food Bank 6:30-8:00pm
Jan 17, 2017
Adult Activities Center 21020 Detroit Rd
Past Member Michael Parry
Jan 22, 2017
PAUL - Apostle of Christ - Created and performed by Michael - Lakewood United Methodist Church
Open
Jan 25, 2017
Marilyn Zeidner and Guest
Feb 01, 2017
Valley Riding Center
Open
Feb 08, 2017
Rocky River Assistance Food Bank 6:30-8:00pm
Feb 14, 2017
Adult Activities Center 21020 Detroit Rd
Rocky River Assistance Food Bank 6:30-8:00pm
Mar 14, 2017
Adult Activities Center 21020 Detroit Rd
Rocky River Assistance Food Bank 6:30-8:00pm
Apr 18, 2017
Adult Activities Center 21020 Detroit Rd
HOLD THE DATE - CLUB FUND RAISING!
Apr 24, 2017
BECK CENTER 6-9 PM
Rocky River Assistance Food Bank 6:30-8:00pm
May 16, 2017
Adult Activities Center 21020 Detroit Rd
2017 Rotary International
Jun 10, 2017
Convention in Atlant GA 10th thru 14th
 
 
 
 
 
Our Vision: The Sunrise Rotary Club of Ohio offer the members the opportunity to participate in service projects, both locally and internationally, while meeting the Objective of Rotary International.

We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.

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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Home Page Stories
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
December 26, 2016
 
Good morning!  Wishing you and your families a joyous holiday season.  It is appropriate at this time to reflect on our club’s contributions to our communities during this past year and how we have help people in need.  As Rotarians, we all should feel pride of our serves to others.
 
We had a great traditional Christmas meeting and party last week, with plenty of fellowship and of course singing.  A special thanks to Charles Eversole and Dave Clements.   
 
Reminders:
 
No meeting on Wednesday, December 28th.
 
Fundraising Committee is meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd at Panera’s in Lakewood.
 
Happy New Year!
 
President Ken
December 19, 2016
 
Good morning! 
 
I want to thank the following Rotarians who helped with the LCAC Christmas Food Distribution this past weekend.  On Friday evening – Larry Faulhaber, Dave Breudigam and Chuck Drumm; and on Saturday morning – Jim Rowe, Patty Boesken, Marty Harris, Bob Calsin, Dave Clements, Jean Vahue, Chuck Drumm, Bill Gaydos, Bill Minnich, and Ken Haber.  Also, students from our Interact Club at Lakewood High School along with Monica Fujiwara were there Saturday morning as well as students from our new Interact Club at Lutheran West with their advisor Steve Fuchs.
 
At the December 21st meeting, Charles Eversole will be attending and leading us in singing Christmas carols.  We will be holding our annual gift book exchange and hopefully, Santa may make an appearance.  Also, we will have as our guest speaker, Lauren Kreuger, talk about the importance of shopping locally. 
 
Reminders:
 
No meeting on Wednesday, December 28th.
 
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. 
 
Merry Christmas!
 
President Ken
December 12, 2016
 
Good morning.  Snow has finally arrived on the west-side of Cleveland, and its staring to feel a bit like Christmas.
 
For sure, this coming week’s meeting is club assembly.  I will ask at the meeting if any of the committee chairs have any announcements.  The majority of the time will be spent on organizing for the Club’s Fundraiser, to be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Beck Center for the Arts.
 
At the December 21st meeting, Charles Eversole will be attending and leading us in singing Christmas carols.  Also, we will be holding our annual gift book exchange.
 
The Board meeting is tonight at my house, starting at 6:00 PM.
 
 
President Ken
December 5, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
If you haven’t yet, please visit the club’s home page at www.lrrsunriserotary.org and update your member’s information.  To start, click on the “Member Login” at the top-right corner of the page.  After logging in, click on the “Member Area”, which is at the top of the page, next to your name.  A new page will open, select “Edit my Profile” under the heading marked “My ClubRunner”.  A new page will open displaying all of your personal information.  Please verify that the information listed is accurate and complete.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this review. 
 
Reminders:
 
This coming week’s meeting is club assembly.  I will ask at the meeting if any of the committee chairs have any announcements.  The majority of the time will be spent on organizing for the   
Club’s Fundraiser, to be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Beck Center for the Arts.
 
If you haven’t already given your gift cards to Kathy Berkshire, please bring them to this week’s meeting.
 
President Ken
 
November 28, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. 
 
Our rotary exchange student, Monica, needs a ride to Columbus on Saturday, December 3rdPlease contact Marty Harris for the specifics
 
Reminders:
 
At this week’s meeting our guest speaker will be Kevin O’Boyle, Court Appointed Special Advocates – Children in Need.
 
If you haven’t already given your gift cards to Kathy Berkshire, please bring them to this week’s meeting.
 
President Ken
November 21, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
I want to wish everyone and their families a Happy Thanksgiving.  Especially at this time of the year, it is important to be thankful for what each of us has…our families, our friends, our neighbors and our country.
 
Thanks to each of you for helping out last Friday evening and Saturday morning with the LCAC food distribution to 300 families in Lakewood.  Check out the photos that Jim Rowe took on Saturday morning.  It was wet, cold and windy, but we were all smiles.
 
Talking about pictures, check out the photos taken last Friday morning, when Kathy Berkshire and Jean Vahue presented to Lutheran West Interact Club their certificate of organization.
 
Our rotary exchange student, Monica, needs a ride to Columbus on Saturday, December 3rdPlease contact Marty Harris for the specifics
 
Reminders:
 
Remember there is no meeting this week.
 
If you are available, plan to attend the fundraising committee meeting this evening at Panera Bread, 19705 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River starting at 6:30 p.m.
 
At our next meeting, Wednesday, November 30th, our guest speaker will be Kevin O’Boyle, Court Appointed Special Advocates – Children in Need.
 
President Ken
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving,
November 14, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
I want to personally thank Margaret Morgenstern, Dave Schaeffer, and Michael Hamed for volunteering to serve on our Rotary Club Board.  Thank you for your commitment to our club and the willingness to serve others. 
 
Below are the dates regarding the proposed Rocky River Assistance Program’s Pack and Sort Volunteer service project.  The time is from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and the location is at the Adult Activities Center at 21020 Detroit Road, Rocky River.  The proposal is that the club membership would meet on these Tuesday evenings instead of meeting on the following Wednesday morning.  Also, it has been suggested we could have a social hour immediately following.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
 
Reminders:
 
Remember the Rotary’s Four-Way Test and share it others.
 
This week’s presentation will be given by our member, Dave Clements, who will show us how to navigate Rotary’s Club Runner software.  So, remember to bring your own laptop, tablet, or (like me) paper and pencil to take notes. 
 
This coming Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th we are gathering to help LCAC with their food distribution in Lakewood.
 
President Ken
Today we helped the LCAC Thanskgiving food drive!  Take a couple of minutes to see a few photos of Rotarian's On the Job!
November 7, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
I hope everyone had an opportunity to get outside this weekend to enjoy the great weather we had.
 
The month of November is designated Rotary Foundation Month.  As we celebrate the Foundation’s 100 years of Doing Good in the World, I ask each of us to consider making a donation to the R.I. Foundation and/or our Club’s foundation.   
 
Reminders:
 
First, remember to get out and VOTE tomorrow.
 
This week’s meeting will include an update on actions taken by the Board and a presentation by Jim Penning regarding the Rotary Foundation.  Also, there will be time for committees to meet to review upcoming planned activities for the next couple of months.
 
The Board is meeting today at the Lakewood Public Library Main Meeting Room, starting at 6:00 PM. 
 
President Ken
October 31, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
I have only two things to mention this week.  GO TRIBE!  And, Happy Halloween!
 
Reminders:
 
This week we will receive an update on the Club’s foundation from Gordon Geiger and Larry Faulhaber.  Also, the next Board meeting is Monday, November 7th at the Lakewood Public Library Main Meeting Room, starting at 6:00 PM. 
 
President Ken
October 24, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
Yesterday was an entertaining day as Rotary International held The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration in Cleveland, Ohio hosted by Rotary District 6630.  The performance by the Cleveland Orchestra was magnificent and the music was incredible. The concert included works by Beethoven, Claude Debussy and John Williams. Also, there were three special video segments highlighting the history of Rotary.  At the end of the performance, the orchestra played “Let there be Peace on Earth” and the entire audience joined in song.  It was a memorable moment. 
 
A Centennial Celebration Dinner was held at the InterContinental Cleveland to honor donations to The Rotary Foundation in honor of The Foundation's 100th Anniversary. The evening’s events also included a very special induction of four members into the Arch Klumph Society with some traveling from as far away as the Philippines to be honored in Mr. Klumph’s hometown.
 
Reminders:
 
This week we will hear from Dr. Judy Welsh, Cleveland Clinic and Chief Scott Gilman, City of Lakewood Fire Department, regarding Lakewood Emergency Services and Response.  Plan to bring a friend, a neighbor or an associate to this week’s meeting.
 
 
President Ken
Good morning.
 
For those who were unable to attend last week’s meeting, you missed a very inspirational story given by Dee Salukombo, a Congolese refugee and a 2016 Olympian.  This week we will hear from Bryce Sylvester, Planning Director for the City of Lakewood.  Plan to attend and bring a friend.
 
Reminders:
 
On Monday, October 17, 2016 The Lakewood Board of Education will publicly recognize our club, along with the Noon club, for our ongoing contributions and programs that benefit students of the Lakewood City Schools.  The meeting starts at 7:00 PM in the Horace Mann Elementary School Cafetorium.  The school address is 1215 W. Clifton Blvd. Lakewood, Ohio.  All Rotarians who plan on attending, should arrive by 6:50 PM.   
 
 President Ken
Good morning.
 
We have three great programs scheduled over the remainder of this month that provide a great opportunity to invite a friend, neighbor or an associate to one of our meetings.  Starting this week with Dee Salukombo, a Congolese refugee and an Olympian.  On October 19th, we will hear from Bryce Sylvester, Planning Director for the City of Lakewood and on October 26th, Dr. Judy Welsh from the Cleveland Clinic and Fire Chief Scott Gilman from the City of Lakewood, will describe the Emergency Services available in Lakewood.   
 
Reminders:
 
On Monday, October 17, 2016 The Lakewood Board of Education will publicly recognize our club, along with the Noon club, for our ongoing contributions and programs that benefit students of the Lakewood City Schools.  The meeting starts at 7:00 PM in the Horace Mann Elementary School Cafetorium.  All Rotarians are invited to attend and should plan on arriving by 6:50 PM.  This portion of the program should be over by within the first 30 to 45 minutes.  Please let me know at this week’s meeting if you are planning to attend, so that I can provide them with how many of us will attend.  Thanks.
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
 President Ken
October 3, 2016
 
Good morning.
 
For our club to grow and continue providing service to our community, we need to increase our membership.  The top two reasons people join Rotary are to meet new people and to get involved in their communities.  Many of the non-Rotarians you know are looking for the same things.  Invite them to help with a service project, attend a networking night, or participate in a club gathering so they can see for themselves how Rotary connects leaders to make positive change.
Consider these potential candidates for membership:
  • Friends and family members
  • Business and professional acquaintances
 
I am asking all of us to participate in bringing a guest to one of our meetings over the next couple of months.   
 
Reminders:
 
The next Board Meeting will be held today at the Lakewood Library starting at 6:00PM.
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
 President Ken
September 26, 2016
 
Good morning and welcome to the beginning of the Fall season this year.
 
This week’s guest speaker is Rob David, CEO St. John Medical Center located in Westlake.
 
Reminders:
 
The next Board Meeting will be held at the Lakewood Library on Monday, October 3rd, starting at 6:00PM.
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
This will be the last week to purchase a copy of the “100 Year Anniversary of Rotary International Foundation” book.  The cost is $30.00 (Cash only please).
 
President Ken
September 19, 2016
 
Good morning!
 
I want to thank all of the members who attended last week’s meeting and participated in the various committee meetings.  With your participation and input, we have successfully completed the 2016-2017 budgets for all the sub-committee service projects.  As the year progresses, there will likely be changes to the budget as new opportunities present themselves for the club to provide support in both time and dollars. 
 
For those who attended the Clam Bake at the Clifton Beach last week, we all had a great time enjoying each others’ company, great food and a beautiful sunset.  Thanks to the Noon Club for hosting us.
 
Finally, this week’s guest speaker is Missy Gibel, from Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center.
 
Reminders:
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
Lastly, don’t forget to purchase a copy of the “100 Year Anniversary of Rotary International Foundation” book at this week’s meeting.  The cost is $30.00 (Cash only please).
 
President Ken
September 12, 2016
 
Good morning!
 
For those who were unable to attend last week’s meeting (which were few), you missed a great presentation and musical performance by this year’s Club Exchange Student, Monica Fujiwara from Japan. 
 
Please make every effort to attend this week’s meeting to learn of the actions taken by your Board of Directors and the activities the various committees are planning for the remainder of this calendar year.  Hope to see you all there.
 
Reminders:
 
Board of Directors Meeting – Monday, Sept. 12th at 6:00 PM.
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
Lastly, don’t forget to purchase a copy of the “100 Year Anniversary of Rotary International Foundation” book at this week’s meeting.  The cost is $30.00 (Cash only please).
 
President Ken
September 6, 2016
 
Good morning!
 
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day Holiday weekend.  For those who were unable to attend last week’s meeting, you missed two great vocational talks given by Bob Sessions and Dave Schaeffer.  This week’s speaker is this year’s Club Exchange Student, Monica Fujiwara from Japan.  Please plan to attend and give her a warm Rotarian welcome.
 
I received the following message over the weekend from Mark Bacon, Co-President of the Noon Club.
 
“It is with great sadness that I advise our membership of the passing of Suzanne Weber wife of fellow club Rotarian Bob.  Those that knew Suzanne will remember her perpetual smile and cheerful disposition.  Memorial Services will be held at Rocky River United Methodist Church at 1pm this coming Friday 9/9/16.  I am sure Bob will appreciate any support his club can provide at this difficult time.  Should you wish to send a note to Bob, his address is as follows:
4 Chippenham Court, RR, 44116.”
 
Reminders:
 
Don’t forget about the upcoming Annual Clambake on Wednesday, September 14th to be held at the Clifton Beach Pavilion.  Registration and payment deadline is September 9th.  Contact Bill Gaydos if you have any questions.
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
Lastly, don’t forget to purchase a copy of the “100 Year Anniversary of Rotary International Foundation” book at this week’s meeting.  The cost is $30.00 (Cash only please).
 
President Ken
August 29, 2016
 
Good morning!
 
As you are reading this today, I and many of your fellow Rotarian's are enjoying a day of golf and comradeship.  I am sure there will be a couple of good stories to share with the club membership at this week’s meeting.  This week, two of our members, Bob Sessions and Dave Schaefer, will give their vocation talks.
 
Don’t forget about the upcoming Annual Clambake on Wednesday, September 14th to be held at the Clifton Beach Pavilion.  Registration and payment deadline is September 9th.  Contact Bill Gaydos if you have any questions.
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
Lastly, don’t forget to purchase a copy of the “100 Year Anniversary of Rotary International Foundation” book at this week’s meeting.  The cost is $30.00 (Cash only please).
 
President Ken
August 22, 2016
 
Good morning!
 
This week’s speaker will be our own member, Sabine Kretzschmar, who will talk about Shaker Heights.  I am still in the need for a couple more members to take turns monthly, providing the invocation at our weekly meetings.  Barb Sabal has answered the call to serve our club…thank you Barb. 
 
Don’t forget about the upcoming Annual Clambake on Wednesday, September 14th to be held at the Clifton Beach Pavilion.  Contact Bill Gaydos if you have any questions.
 
The website to purchase tickets for The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Cleveland is www.trf100.org.
 
President Ken
August 8, 2016
 
Good morning!
 
Thanks to all of you that helped with assembling the shoe boxes and layettes for the children of Nicaragua last Tuesday.   At this week’s meeting we will be greeting this year’s exchange student, Louis, from Germany.  There is still an opportunity to sign-up for the Cluster Event- Youth Challenge to be held on Saturday, August 13th, to help with washing their vans. 
 
Finally, I will provide a summary of the Board Meeting held on July 27th.
 
President Ken
July 25, 2016
 
Good morning!
 
At this week’s morning meeting, District Governor Jim McKee will be visiting with us and be the guest speaker for the meeting.  Let’s all plan to attend to learn about his thoughts and goals for the District.  Immediately following the meeting, the club’s Board of Directors will convene for its normal monthly meeting (this will be in lieu of meeting in August).  District Governor Jim will be joining that meeting.
 
We are in need for individuals and organizations, preferably non-profits, to be guest speakers.  Please contact Jim Rowe to coordinate dates. 
 
Reminder:
 
Below is the detail information from the noon club regarding the Past President’s Picnic, including the address to mail checks (payable to Lakewood / Rocky River Rotary Club) to Chuck Gustafson.  All are invited to attend

Now is the time to sign up for the Past President's Picnic at Center
Isle CYC on August 1 at 6:00 PM.  The cost is $20 per person except
past presidents of the noon club plus one guest is free.  Alcoholic
beverages can't be brought into Center Isle, but a bar inside will have
what you need.  July 28 is the reservation deadline.
Please email me for reservations at:
 cgusto@sbcglobal.net.
Chuck Gustafson
32 Hidden Valley, Rocky River, Ohio 44116-1143 (checks) or confirm and pay at the door.
 
President Ken
 
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