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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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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
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!
 
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