Dear Rotary Friends,
The beautiful fall weather has been such a pleasure.  Even with a pandemic, and the unrest in our nation, we Rotarians remain true to our values, support each other, our communities and others around the world.  We seek peace, conflict resolution, healing, education, supporting local businesses, respecting our environment and each other.  I feel so fortunate to know each of you.
You have heard me say “we are where we are supposed to be at this time, now.”  Dr. Robert McGregor, President of the Akron Rotary Club and Chief Medical Officer of Akron Children’s Hospital, formed a risk assessment team of Akron Rotary members who have medical, legal, and insurance expertise.  They utilized a risk assessment rubric and system for the club members to use when making decisions of what their risk of exposure is to COVID if attending or holding an in-person gathering.  He graciously offered to share this rubric with each of you (click here and if it appears small simply increase the view size).
The Annual International Assembly of District Governors Elect to be held in February 2021, will be virtual.  When we hear any further guidance from Rotary International regarding Club meetings, we will let all of you know.
We are looking forward to celebrating your contributions to the annual fund and toward continuing the fight against polio on November 19th at the virtual Foundation Event.
The Membership Committee has exciting plans and programs in place. What a team!  Invite one of the members to speak to your club – contact chair Peter Tuttle at  They are also working hard under Jim McKee’s leadership, as Club Extension, to assist clubs by reaching out to former members who have left in the last few years for various reasons, letting them know what is happening in the Rotary world.
We are starting to list in the newsletter speakers that others may want to schedule for their clubs.  When you have a great speaker – please send their contact information and details to Cheryl Warren at (see the article below).   In Lake County, three of the clubs, Chardon, Painesville and Mentor are holding joint meetings with exceptional speakers.
Congratulations to the “Unsung Heroes” in clubs:
  • Jim Lechko, Lakewood-Rocky River
  • Barbara Stettnisch, Strongsville
  • Dr. Joseph Boydel, Hudson
  • Gayle Woodrow, Painesville
  • Terry Dalton, Akron
  • Tom Kaser, Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley
  • Marc West, Berea
I love seeing photos when they are taken and posted – remember to send them in to to include in the newsletter.
In this season of thanks for all we are blessed with; I am thankful to serve with you in Rotary fellowship.
Pat Myers
District 6630 Governor 2020-2021
c. 330-388-2635