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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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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
Good weather has continued to smile upon us.  I'm hopeful everyone is taking advantage and getting their outdoor activity fix.  No doubt we will pay the price this winter, so make the best of it.  Our Interact and Exchange students at Lakewood HS have been busy.  This weekend they had a party at Kirsten Senger's home and they are busy getting the Shelter Box display set up at LHS.  They are selling painted rocks and challenging other groups to get involved to raise money to buy a Shelter Box for hurricane relief.
 
Our guest speaker last week was Bryce Sylvester, the Director of Planning and Development for Lakewood.  He did a great job presenting everything happening in Lakewood.  Our guest speaker this week is a good friend of Dave Schaeffer, Andi Udris.  Andi wears many hats, Economic Dev. Director for Brooklyn, CSU Professor and a co-owner of the Hofbrauhaus downtown.  On the horizon we have:
 
Nov 1    John Pyke - History of the Rocky River Reservation
Nov  8   Club Assembly
Nov 15  Walking the Appalachian Trail
Nov 22  Bob Buck - Peppers Restaurant, Lakewood
Nov 29  Corporal Herman Williams, USMC
Dec  6  Club Assembly
Dec 13  Vocational Presentation
 
Outside of our Club Meetings:
 
Oct 26  RRCC luncheon at Westwood CC. Dave Johnson on Cleveland's Winning Streak
Oct 28  Beck Ctr. Clean Up 8-10 AM
Oct 30  Noon Club Fred Mcleod with a 2017/18 CAVS update.  RSVP Noon Club if you plan to attend.
Nov 4   10:00 am to 2:00 pm Interaction event at Cuyahoga Falls HS.  Lutheran West & Lakewood HS.
Nov 16 Lakewood/RR CC joint luncheon at Westwood CC.
 
I will be out of town this Wednesday and Jim Rowe will run the meeting.
All the best,
 
Chuck      
Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
Years ago I had a sports team coach that told me that it was more important to be available to play every game than to be the best player that played occasionally.  Rotary is a little bit like that.  Rotary meeting attendance means engagement, which equates to effectiveness and results.  Not too many years ago, Rotary was adamant about meeting attendance and in recent years they have relaxed that policy.  You can make up meetings with other clubs, make up online or just plain miss the meeting.  But attending weekly meetings helps build comradery and keeps you in the know about projects and other activities.  So my ask is that you do your level best to make as many meetings as you can.  Our Club’s strength is in our members and we need everyone pulling as a team.  
 
Happenings Outside of Rotary
Oct 19  5-7:30 PM at Forage in Lakewood.  Noon /Sunrise Social Mixer.
Oct 20  11:30 AM Luncheon at Brennan’s.  Cleveland Clinic presenting on “Can Lakewood become the Healthiest City in America?”  Lakewood CC
Oct 21  TBA  Halloween Party for the Exchange Students & Interact Students.  Kristen Senger.
Oct 26  11:30 AM Luncheon at Westwood CC.  Dave Johnson presents Cleveland's Winning Streak Continues...On and Off the Field  Rocky River CC
Oct 28  8-10:00 AM.  Beck Center Clean Up.  Bill Gaydos.
Nov 4   10:00-2:30 PM  Interaction Event at Cuyahoga Falls HS.  Interact from Lutheran and Lakewood HS.
Nov 16  11:15 am.  Lakewood/Rocky River Joint Luncheon at Westwood CC.
 
Our Guest Speakers
Oct 18  Bryce Sylvester.  Economic Dev. In Lakewood.
Oct 25  Andi Udris.  Hofbrau House.
Nov      Rotary Foundation Month.
Nov 1   John Pyke.  Rocky River Metro Park History.
Nov 15 Walking the Appalachian Trail.
Nov 22 Bob Buck.  Peppers Restaurant in Lakewood.
 
See you Wednesday.
 
  
 
Chuck
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Club President Chuck Drumm and Kathy Bershire gave Kim Murphy her official swearing-in at our meeting this morning. 
 
All welcome Kim as our newest member of the Lakewood/Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Club! 
Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
A little rain finds its way into everyone’s life occasionally and we got some much needed real rain early this Monday morning.  We really didn’t need the rain cloud to include the Browns and Indians both losing yesterday, but our hope and aspirations can’t be deterred by one day of rain.
So I guess the sports metaphor is to keep working to be better and win the next challenge in our daily lives.  The help we all provide in our local communities is an important piece of the fabric that supports Rocky River, Lakewood and beyond.  Our annual Fund Raiser which is February 9, 2018,
is an important part of our effort by providing us with the funds needed for our programs.  Please think about your contribution to this effort and what you can do to make the Fund Raiser a success.
 
There is never a shortage of things happening in our communities that we do or could be involved in:
Oct 12  2-7 PM at the Umerley Center  RR Chamber Business Expo
Oct 19 5:30-7:00 PM at Forage in Lakewood.  Noon/Sunrise Club Social Mixer
Oct 20  11:30 AM Luncheon at Brennan’s.  Cleveland Clinic presenting on “Can Lakewood become the Healthiest City in America?”  Lakewood Chamber of Comm.
Oct 21 TBA  Halloween Party for the Exchange & Interact Students.  Kristen Senger.
Oct 26 11:30 AM Luncheon at Westwood Country Club.  Dave Johnson presents "Cleveland's Winning Streak Continues...On & Off the Field!"  Rocky River Chamber of Comm.
Oct 28 8-10:00 AM Beck Center Clean-up Project.
Nov 4  10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Interaction Event at Cuyahoga Falls HS.  Interact from Lutheran West and Lakewood HS.
Nov 16 11:15 AM Lakewood/RR Chamber Joint Luncheon at Westwood CC.
 
Our guest speaker program list is filling in very nicely thanks to your ideas and Jim Rowe’s hard work.
Oct 11  Phil Ardussi.  A history presentation on RR.
Oct 18  Bryce Sylvester.  Economic development in Lakewood.
Oct 25  Andi Udris. Economic Devl. of Brooklyn , Professor at CSU & Cle Hofbrauhaus.   
Nov 1   John Pyke.  Rocky River Metro Park history.
Nov 15 Walking the Appalachian Trail.
Nov 22  Bob Buck.  Peppers Restaurant in Lakewood.
 
I hope to see you this Wednesday       
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
It is very difficult to pen an uplifting message when the news is filled with the details of the tragic events in Las Vegas.  Couple this with the impact weather has had in our country and territories recently and you might think everything we know and love is lost.  But I think it ought to motivate each of us to continue to do our part, big and small, “Making A Difference” in our community and world.  So harness your passion, give thanks and work to make things better at every level possible.
 
This week’s meeting is Club Assembly.  We will report on any Board actions and we will gather by Committee to discuss our plans and activities.  We will also converse about our upcoming Fund Raiser in February 2018.  Please bring to our meeting any items you have for this event.  The idea is that every month we all do our part by bringing in an item or two and before long we have the makings of a good auction.        
 
Wednesday we will also swear in our newest member, Kim Murphy, Director at O’Neill Healthcare in Lakewood.  Let’s all welcome Kim and get her involved in our Club and make belonging to our Club a meaningful experience.   I look forward to seeing everyone this week.    
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
The weather outside is Hot, Hot, Hot.  Maybe it's the old "We're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave" or maybe it's just the fabled "Indian Summer".  In any event, enjoy the warmth while it lasts.  Our normal high this time of year is in the upper 60's.  And yes, the leaves are turning and college football is moving into it's fourth week already.  While our weather is unpredictable, how about those Indians??  October will be interesting for all of us Cleveland Indians fans and the predictions are good for the post season.
 
On the Rotary front, this week at our meeting our own, Carol Barrett, will share why she "Stays in Lakewood".  I'll bet we all have a variety of reasons why we reside where we do and I'm sure many of them will mirror Carol's feelings.  I'm looking forward to Carol's presentation and I'm sure it will cause us all to reflect on the communities we live and work in and what we can continue to do to "Make A Difference".
 
Please open your heart, home and any special activity to our exchange student Maria.  Our Club's obligation is to make her experience as full and meaningful as we can.  It could be a movie, dinner out, a neighborhood block party, a museum trip, maybe a ballgame.  Whatever.  Our Club Board voted at the last Board Meeting to support the exchange program in the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  The financial obligation is the easy piece of this commitment.  The real work is host families, a good cultural experience and integrating our guest into our own lives.  Think about what you can do to "Make A Difference" in Maria's life.
 
Enjoy the warmth.
 
Chuck        
Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
The month of September is slipping away rather quickly.  This past Wednesday at our meeting we had a special guest.  Bill Pinter from Florida was in town. Bill was one of the driving forces to establish a morning club in addition to the noon club.  He was kind enough to walk us down memory lane as well as share with us a little information about his Rotary Club in Florida.  It was just a great visit.
 
This week we will host Diane Vogt from HUGS.  The HUGS Foundation supports a residential treatment center for sober living.  They deal with chemical
dependency and alcohol dependency.  It’s always a timely topic and certainly one that touches many families lives.  We look forward to her presentation.
 
Outside of our meeting all of us are invited to the Hospice of Western Reserve West Campus Open House Oct 5 from 3-6PM.  Mark the calendar for Oct 12, 2-7PM for the Annual Chamber sponsored Business EXPO at the Umerley Center.  And please don’t forget our Auction Fund Raiser Feb 9, 2018.
 
Do something this week to “Make A Difference”.      
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians & Friends,
 
Watching the weather in Texas and Florida these past few weeks has been difficult.  These historic weather events are devastating and they will change life’s trajectory for many of the people of these areas.  So many people live on that ragged edge and these events can be more than they can manage.  Think of these folks and what you can do to “Make A Difference”.   In a recent publication, the greater Cleveland area was rated the second safest metropolitan area to live in following Syracuse for our weather extremes and geophysical considerations.  It’s good to be in an area that is predictable and safe even if it does get snowy and cold.
 
This past week at our meeting Marty Harris led the group discussion regarding our upcoming Fund Raising Event, February 8, 2018.  As you move through this week and into the near future, think about who you will invite to attend and what items you can source for the auction.  As you all know, for a variety of reasons we did not do a fund raiser this past year.  This puts added pressure on all of us to make this event a big success.
 
Each month our District #6630 publishes an online newsletter.  Mike Johns has shouldered this activity for many years and he does a great job.  He’s always looking for fresh material, usually with a direct Rotary connection, but occasionally an interest piece on someone or something noteworthy touched by a Rotarian in our District.  Do you have something you would like to share regarding our Club or an activity that would be of general interest??  Send it to Mike and become a contributor.  Let the District know what they are missing.  Speaking of the District, our own Kathy “Buckeye” Berkshire will continue to work as the Assistant District Governor at least for ceremonial purposes.  Thank you Kathy for your continued support to the District organization.
 
Tonight is our Club Board Meeting at the Lakewood Public Library.  This Wednesday’s meeting features Phil Ardussi from the Noon Club presenting “Rocky River, The Beginning”, a historical look at our city. This will be the first history piece by Phil and we also have Lakewood History coming soon as well.  Phil is a historian and photographer by avocation and will make our meeting entertaining and interesting. Wednesday evening is the Annual Clambake at Clifton Beach sponsored by the Noon Club.  A Clambake does mark the beginning of Fall.  
 
Go out today and “Make A Difference”.    See you Wednesday.     
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians & Friends,
 
I'm confident everyone has been enjoying Labor Day in spite of the not so perfect weather.
How can it be September already.  School is in session, football on TV and our Indians in the hunt
for post season play.  Time does just fly by.  I recall my parents uttering that lament and now I'm
living it.
 
Speaking of time flying, the Noon Club is hosting their Annual Clam Bake at Clifton Beach, September 
13th.  This is a great event for Rotarians and families from both Clubs. Vicky Foster, President of
the Noon Club, is the contact for your RSVP. Flyers about the event will be available at our meeting
Wednesday.
 
Wednesday's meeting will be a Club Assembly and the focus will be on our Auction Fund Raiser which
is scheduled for February 9, 2018.  Marty Harris is the Chair of this event and she needs the full support
from every Club Member. 
 
On a somber note, Anne Giffels, Tom's wife, passed away this past week after a courageous battle
with cancer.  Anne attended many of our Club's events over the years and she was always a happy
and supportive person of everything we did as a Club. Tom is a Charter Member of our Club and has served
in many roles and Club Officer positions.  We extend our deepest sympathy to Tom and his family. 
 
Calling hours are Wednesday, September 6, 3-7 at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Avenue in
Lakewood and a memorial celebration will be held at the Nicholson House on Saturday, September 9, beginning at 6.
 
 
All the best in "Making A Difference".
 
Chuck     
Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
What a wonderful fall like weekend to take us into Labor Day.  While we bask in our great weather, say a prayer for
the people touched by Hurricane Harvey.  It’s just an amazingly large storm and it will take those directly affected
months to recover.
 
This week is another busy time for our Rotary Club.  The Annual Golf Outing is today at Avon Oaks Country Club.
Thank you Gordon Geiger for managing this event, yet another year, on behalf of our Club.  This Wednesday, our
new exchange student, Maria Drummond will speak to us and tell us about herself, her family and life in Brazil.
Think about what you may be able to do to make Maria’s experience fuller and richer during her stay in Lakewood.
 
What can you do this week to “Make a Difference”?
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians & Friends,
 
Our meeting this past Wednesday featured several young women from our Foreign Exchange program.  We heard from Margaret McIllwee who was our outbound student to Germany this past school year.  Maria Drummond, our new inbound student from Brazil, was present as was the Noon Club’s student, Amy, from France.    Every year, these young people offer a glimpse of the future through their mature demeanor and friendly attitude.  I think we can all take some credit and pride in our participation in this worthwhile program.
 
This next week, Liz Manning, the Director of the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce, will be our guest speaker.  Liz is always informative and will no doubt fill us in on all of the good things happening with businesses in Rocky River.  Our Club is a member of the River Chamber and anyone of us is always welcome at their meetings as a representative of Rotary.  Speaking of guest speakers, our calendar is filling up nicely with a good variety of presenters.  The task of recruiting speakers belongs to us all, so if you know of an interesting topic and presenter, just give them an “Ask” and Jim Rowe will get them on our calendar.  Just around the corner is the Annual Golf Outing which we co-sponsor. Gordy Geiger is our Club contact person and he’s still seeking foursomes, hole sponsors and auction items.  Just send Gordy an email.    
 
Our yearly Auction Fund Raiser is on our calendar for Friday, February 9, 2018.  It seems like a long way off, but it will be upon us very quickly.  Start thinking about your guests and other invitees.  Begin the task of soliciting auction items and maybe clear out some of your own personal treasures.  Marty Harris is our Chairperson and she will need everyone’s participation to make our event another big success. 
 
I hope to see you this coming Wednesday morning.            
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
This past Wednesday evening we had a Club Social gathering at Ken & Kathy Haber’s home in lieu of our morning meeting. The Haber’s did a fabulous job hosting the Club, our significant others and our newest
Exchange Student, Maria Drummond, and her host family.  The backyard setting was perfect, the food was great and the beverages flowed.  It was just an all-around special night for our Club.  Maria was tasked
to draw the winner of the 50/50 raffle.  That saw the winner, a friend of Steve Clark, take home $685.00.  She also drew the winning ticket for the necklace generously donated by Broestl & Wallis.  Kent Zeman’s
wife was the lucky recipient and she wore her new jewelry home.  It was just a great night and we had nearly every member in attendance.
 
This coming Wednesday we will hear from Margaret McIlwee, a Lakewood High Student, about her experience as an outbound exchange student sponsored by our Club.  Personally, I’ve always enjoyed these
presentations and I’m always taken by the maturity and thoughtfulness of these young High School Students.  Our Club can be proud of our ongoing support and sponsorship of incoming and outgoing exchange
students and our other youth programs.  We will also discuss our February Auction Fund Raiser as well as touch on new Membership opportunities. 
 
I hope to see you next Wednesday.            
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
This past Wednesday evening a majority of our Club members met at St. Luke’s Church in
Lakewood to package up all of the items we procured to support our project for the “Children
Of The Dump” in Nicaragua.  We packaged about 70 “Shoe Boxes” containing clothing,
hygiene, school supplies and fun items for boys and girls.  We also packed up “Layettes”
for new mothers and babies.  This project would not happen without the efforts of Bill Gaydos
and his wife Jayne.  Jayne gets credit for being the real driver behind our success, from the
organization of bulk shopping, right through to the packaging.  Not to be overlooked are our
special shoppers: Todd, Tim, Carol, Gordon and Bob that helped with the bulk purchases.
Our Club supplies about 10% of all the goods sent to this deserving cause.  Thank you all
for your individual contributions and efforts.  We are a better Club for doing this each year.
 
This coming Wednesday we will not have a morning meeting, but instead, we will gather at Ken & Kathy
Haber’s home at 17897 Lake Rd., Lakewood, at 6:00 PM, for a Club Social.  Ken and Kathy
will provide beer, wine, pop and appetizers and a lovely back yard setting.  We will also be
drawing the winner of the 50/50 cash raffle and the winner of the Broestl & Wallis Fine Jewelers
necklace they so generously donated.  Please RSVP to Ken if you have not already done so. 
Thank you Ken and Kathy for your hospitality.
 
As a reminder, we have a Board Meeting, Monday, August 7th, at 6:00 PM, at the Lakewood
Library in the basement meeting room.  Please make every effort to attend.  Let’s all continue
our work at “Making A  Difference”.  
      
Chuck,
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
It’s the first day of August and it’s a picture perfect day.  What a great way to move into the month of August.  August is one of those transition months as vacations end and the kids begin returning to school.  It will be a transition for our Club as well when we welcome our newest Foreign Exchange student, Maria Helena Drummond from Brazil.  For Patty Boesken and Bill Minnich, August is their birthday month, so let’s all wish them many happy returns. 
 
The month of August will get off to a fast start with our August 2nd morning meeting and “Shoe Box” assembly at St. Luke’s Church that same evening at 5:30PM.  The “Shoe Box” project is a fun event when we package up the goods for the shoe box distribution to the “Children of The Dump”.  As always, food and beverages will be provided.  August 9th at 6:00PM we gather at Ken & Kathy Haber’s home for an evening social event, our Jewelry Raffle and our 50/50 Raffle.  Note we will not have a morning meeting on the 9th, so you are encouraged to attend the evening’s party.  Appetizers and beverages are provided.  Please RSVP to the Haber’s on Wednesday.  August 28th is our annual Golf Outing which we share with the Noon Club and the Chamber of Commerce.  This event is always well attended and a don’t miss it if you’re a golfer.  Chat with Gordy Geiger for details.
 
I hope to see you this Wednesday at our morning meeting and later that evening, so we can all continue working at “Making A Difference”. 
 
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
The month of July seems to be flying by.  We are into the last full week of the month, so get out and take advantage of everything our area has to offer. As you move through the remainder of the month, think about how you can "Make a Difference".
 
At the conclusion of our meeting this Wednesday, we will have a Fund Raiser Committee Meeting.  If you volunteered to be on the committee, please plan to stay over for the meeting.  This event will be our only major fundraising event and it is incumbent on every member to actively support this effort.
 
The month of August is just around the corner and it is a busy month for the Club.  We have "Shoe Box" assembly at St. Luke's Church, August 2, at 5:30PM.  This is a fun event when we package up the goods for the shoe box distribution.  Food and beverages will be provided.  August 9th at 6:00PM we gather at Ken and Kathy Haber's home for an evening social event, our Jewelry Raffle and our 50/50 Raffle.  Appetizers and beverages are provided. August 28th is the Annual Golf Outing, this year at Avon Oaks Country Club.
 
I hope to see you this coming Wednesday at our meeting, so we can all continue working at "Making a Difference". 
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
Our meeting this past Wednesday was a Club Assembly.  We had a good conversation regarding the Club's Community activities as well as our involvement with students.  I think it's fair to say we are always mentally reviewing our various activities and whether they are "Making A Difference".  We can always add, delete or fix our efforts to make them serve our communities better.
 
The Club has unanimously supported bringing back our annual fund raiser to the Don Umerley Civic Center and we have all of the space reserved for Friday, February 9, 2018.  Marty Harris has graciously offered to Chair the event and we all owe her our "Thanks" and full support to make this a success.  The support needs to come in the form of co-chairs and a 100% participation by every member.  So mark it on your calendar now.
 
We also discussed having every member solicit at least one weekly program speaker this year to address our Club.  At the moment, Jim Rowe has championed this effort and he's done a great job.  Bring those contacts to Jim and we can get these presenters into our schedule.  The notion is that we all have different people or organizations we know of that do things that will be informative and interesting to our members.
 
The month of August is just around the corner and it is a busy month for the Club.  We have "Shoe Box" assembly at St. Luke's Church and the Annual Golf Outing at Avon Oaks Country Club.
 
I hope to see you this coming Wednesday so we can all continue working at "Making A Difference".
 
Chuck
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
 
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July celebration weekend.  We had good weather, Bono in town and the Indians winning. What more do you need for the start of the month?  July just feels like vacation time and I hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy some of what summer offers.
 
Our meeting this Wednesday will be a Club Assembly. We will report on our Monthly Board Meeting and we will have an opportunity to discuss our new Rotary year.  I’m asking each of you to reflect on the things that you most enjoy about being a Rotary member and how we can improve and grow that experience and the Club. The Rotary motto for the year is “Making A Difference”.  What can you do, what can we do as a Club, to continue “Making A Difference”?
 
The month of August is just around the corner and it is a busy month for the Club.  We have “Shoe Box” assembly at St. Luke’s Church and the Annual Golf Outing at Avon Oaks Golf Club.  Just as a reminder, if you worked the Beck Center Clean Up and got free tickets to a show, they expire in mid August. 
 
I hope to see you this Wednesday.
 
Chuck
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
I would like to extend a “Thank You” to Ken Haber for taking the lead a year ago to assume the Presidency of our Club. It was a critical time and his service has helped us stay united and steady as a Club.  I’m appreciative of the opportunity to serve as your Club President again  and look forward to a fun year with your help. 
 
I know that we have a very strong group of members and we can grow and serve our communities and fulfill the 2017/2018 Rotary Theme of “Making A Difference”.  Our Rotary International President, Ian Riseley, talks about “doing work that we know will change people’s lives - in ways large and small - for the better”. 
 
“Making A Difference” is what all of us have been doing and we will continue to do so.  My goals for the year are centered around member engagement and providing a fulfilling experience for everyone while growing membership.  Rotary membership is a bit of a journey.  You may have joined after being encouraged by a friend or your life may have been touched by Rotary at sometime.  Whatever the reason, our personal Rotary experience evolves and matures as each of us finds pathways and activities we enjoy.  Find your path and help Rotary in the task of “Making A Difference”.
 
This Wednesday’s meeting, our exchange student, Monica, will present her year in Lakewood.  I’m sure it will be a heartfelt and entertaining presentation.
 
I hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July weekend celebration.
All the best.
 
Chuck    
June has been a busy month for the Sunrise Rotary Club!
 
We have the induction of our new President Chuck Drumm who takes over from Ken Haber.
 
We have the induction of the new Officers and Board.
 
We had our First Class of our Bill Pinter Award from our Foundation.
 
And finally there was one more dance for Marti & Louis!
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
 
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