Message from Governor John Reyes October 2019

Dear District 6630 fellow Rotarians and Friends:
I would like to continue to explore potential ways to increase membership in our district.  With one collective goal of extending our reach, increasing our impact and attracting people of action we need to look at new and innovative ways of adding members.  Adding new members in new and innovative ways is central to President Mark Maloney’s goals for this rotary year. 
There are at least eight “models” of a rotary club.  Some are longstanding, others are relatively new.
The “Traditional Rotary Club” has been with us since 1905.  A “traditional” club generally consists of professionals and aspiring leaders who meet regularly for service, connections and personal growth.  This type of club tends to appeal to people looking for connections, service opportunities and traditions.  Learn more at Start a Club.
The second model is a relatively new one known as a Satellite Club.  The Satellite Club is one that is sponsored by a traditional club but has its own meetings, projects, bylaws and board.  It also only takes eight members to charter a Satellite Club as opposed to 20 members to charter a Traditional Rotary Club.  This type of club often appeals to those who want a club experience or meeting format or time other than what’s offered by the traditional clubs in the area.  You can learn more by downloading the Guide to Satellite Clubs
Another relatively new and innovative model is the “E-Club.”  This is a type of club that varies widely in its design but the common thread is that it meets primarily online.  This type of club appeals to people who travel frequently, whose schedules make it difficult to meet in person, or who prefer an online experience.  Juleta Craig and Kathryn Craig are currently working on creating this type of club and if you are interested you can reach them at or  You can also learn more about the E-Club at Online Club Meetings.
A fourth model is a “Passport Club.”  This type of Rotary Club allows members to attend other Rotary Club meetings as long as they attend a specified number of meetings that are in their own club each year.  A Passport Club also appeals to people who travel frequently or those who enjoy trying a variety of club experiences and meeting a lot of new people.  You can learn more about this by downloading the Guide to Passport Club.
Another new and exciting club model is the “Corporate Club.”  This type of club has members (or most of them) who work for the same employer.  This club will appeal to employees of an organization who want to come together to do good in their community. 
Rotary also has “Alumni-based Clubs.”  This type of club is one whose members (or most of them) are former Rotary or Rotary Foundation program participants.  This club generally appeals to people who have participated in Rotary outside of the club setting. 
If any of these models spark your interest, do not hesitate to reach out to me or to Jim McKee ( with questions.
I would be remiss if I did not reference our recently completed Tri-District Membership Summit held at the Stanton Middle School in Kent on October 26, 2019.  Approximately 150 participants from Districts 6600, 6630 and 6500 attended.  We had 100 participants from District 6630 representing 40 of our 52 Clubs!  The work of past district governors Steve Zabor and Mike Davanzo, together with many others who created an innovative and effective curriculum based upon small group discussion, was outstanding.  The results and reviews have been excellent.  My sincere thanks to all of those who took part in preparing and presenting this event and my special thanks to those who attended. 
Remember the rapidly approaching Annual Foundation Awards Celebration.  The event will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Bridge View Room, Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH.  The theme this year is Holidays Around the World and registration is open. 
Much of what we do is supported by and in many instances only possible because of the resources of the Rotary International Foundation.  This Awards Celebration gives us an opportunity to thank the many people whose generosity and continuing support allows the Foundation to assist us all in doing good.  Please take the time to attend and you will not be disappointed.  The famous Dessert Dash is back as is the Ugly Holiday Sweater competition.
You can register at or call 330-495-9814 and I look forward to seeing you there.
John Reyes
Rotary District 6630 Governor 2019-2020

Tel: 330.258.6469
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District and Club Events Calendars

Upcoming District Events
PETS One (for 2020-2021 Club Presidents)
Nov 23, 2019
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
2019 District Foundation & Holiday Celebration
Dec 05, 2019
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
AOP (All Ohio PETS) Steering Committee Meeting
Renaissance Hotel
Dec 07, 2019 10:00 AM
AOP (All Ohio PETS) Steering Committee Meeting
Renaissance Hotel
Feb 08, 2020 10:00 AM
AG (Assistant Governor) Meeting
Feb 10, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Finance Meeting
Crowne Plaza Cleveland South - Independence
Feb 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Cleveland South - Independence
Feb 20, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG (Assistant Governor) Meeting
Crowne Plaza Cleveland South - Independence
Apr 07, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sheraton Suites
Apr 24, 2020 – Apr 25, 2020
District Finance Meeting
Crowne Plaza Cleveland South - Independence
May 19, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Cleveland South - Independence
May 21, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Thank you to our Veterans!


PETS-1 Registration is Open!

The District leadership team is very excited about the opportunities for networking, sharing and fun that you, as your club leader, will have at your workshop at 7:30 am on November 23, 2019 at The Akron Rotary Camp.  I am happy to let you know that registration is now open on the Rotary District 6630 website.
There is no charge for PETS-1; however, please complete the registration. We will then know you are attending and be prepared with proper seating, materials and food at Rotary Camp.
In addition, we want you to know about a page on the website you that is dedicated to Presidents Elect (click here).
If you have any challenges with accessing the district registration page, contact PDG and webmaster Cheryl Warren at 330-495-9814 – she graciously works with clubs and each of us whenever we ask. I would be happy to assist in answering any questions you may have.
Enjoy this beautiful fall weather. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Pat Myers 6630 DG (2020-2021)

District 6630 Foundation Celebration set for Dec. 5th


Christmas Tour of Homes November 15, 16 and 17

The Rotary Club of Mantua popular
Christmas Tour of Homes
Four homes in the Mantua and Shalersville area will be open to visitors to tour prior to Christmas.
Each home will be decorated in the distinct style that is reflective the owners, giving visitors abundant ideas to inspire their own preparations for Christmas holiday. Homes on the Christmas Tour will be open November 15, 16 and 17.
Tickets for event will be $20 a person. Tickets will again be on sale at Mantua Station Drug Store in Mantua Village on the day of the event starting 30 minutes before the homes are open for the tour. On Fridays the homes are open to the public from 4:00 to 8:00. Saturdays from 10 Am to 4PM, and Sundays from 12:30 am to 4 pm.

Wreath Sale

Contact Luisa Heimburger at to place your orders.  
Deadline November 19th, 2019  
Pick up at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Ave, Cleveland, OH 44135 
Co-ordinate delivery with Luisa.
Make checks out to The West Shore Rotary Club

Giving Tuesday 

Giving Tuesday – December 3rd 
Another opportunity is presenting itself for a way to bolster our Foundation.  This will be the 8th year Giving Tuesday will be celebrated.  Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by The United Nations and New York’s 92nd Street Y as a day dedicated to charitable giving.  In 2018 our Foundation received more than 1100 gifts totaling $321,000 on that day.  November, being Rotary Foundation month, is a great time for us to spread the word about the GOOD we do. Please plan to spread that word within your club this month.
Traditionally we give to the Annual Fund and Polio Plus.  The Annual Fund is important because it brings back dollars to our clubs to support our homegrown local and international projects.  Polio Plus is near and dear to each of our hearts as we together fight to eradicate a terrible disease.  Did you know that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching 3 dollars for every dollar Polio Plus receives this year?
There are 2 easy ways to make your contribution!  Online giving,, is a snap and you can reap the benefits of credit card rewards.  Online giving also benefits the Foundation by reducing administration costs and bringing donations in faster.  Another way to contribute is TRF Direct, which provides a way to give, on an ongoing basis, thereby providing our Foundation a more consistent flow of funding.
Our District 6630 goal this year is that every Rotarian give something (EREY).  Whichever way you decide to give is your choice but consider a donation to help do GOOD!
Wayne Brodnan
District 6630, Fundraising Chair

Giving and Grants: Helping communities recover

From Rotary International
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Giving & Grants
November, 2019
Take action to create positive change locally and globally
Helping communities recover after disasters
Rotary members and The Rotary Foundation play a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Through Rotary’s Disaster Response Fund and disaster response grants, clubs worldwide can now make a tremendous difference in communities affected by disasters like Hurricane Dorian.
Give the gift of Rotary
The charitable season kicks off 3 December with Giving Tuesday, an online movement that celebrates and encourages giving to make the world a better place. This year, make The Rotary Foundation your charity of choice. A donation to the Foundation helps build sustainable communities around the world.

The Rotary Foundation supports the work of Rotarians who provide lasting solutions to their communities’ most pressing needs. But our work is far from finished. You can help us continue to make a difference by giving the gift of Rotary. With your support, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
Managing your grants using reports
Use the reports on My Rotary to manage your grant activities. A guide to using reports that can help you with grants shows you how to see your grants by sponsor, participation, location, and more. These reports are especially helpful if you’re a district leader who wants to see the status of every grant application in your district. 

Looking for advice on your grant projects? The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers can help! My Rotary also has a report that lists Cadre members. Send any questions you have about these reports to

Programs of scale grants coming soon
Programs of scale grants are a new type of grant from The Rotary Foundation. The Foundation will award one grant to a club or district each year in a competitive, two-step process that includes a proposal and application. The process begins in January, and the Foundation Trustees will award the first grant at their October/November 2020 meeting.

These grants support activities that last three to five years, benefit a large geographic area or a large number of people, and are aligned with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus. The grant award is $2 million. No additional Rotarian funding is required. However it is anticipated that Rotarians will leverage additional resources from partnering organizations. These grants don’t require an international Rotary partner, but the activities must be implemented by working with a partner organization. They will fund only activities that have been used successfully in the past. New or untested activities aren’t eligible. Send questions to
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New Youth Exchange Graphics

Youth Exchange
November 2019
Connecting students and communities around the world
New Youth Exchange promotional graphics
Share your pride in Rotary Youth Exchange with our graphics and new GIFs. Post and share them on social media to show you love Rotary Youth Exchange!

Rotary Club of Cuyahoga Falls Sponsors Interact Club

11 October 2019
District: 6630
Rotary Club of Cuyahoga Falls
Dear sponsors:
It is with great pleasure that we send you the enclosed charter certificate for the new Interact Club of Bolich Middle School, sponsored by your club. Please sign the certificate for presentation to the new club.
Congratulations and best wishes to all who worked so hard to establish this Interact club. The investment in these young leaders of your community will undoubtedly produce great rewards in the future!
Please contact us if we can be of further assistance. Sincerely,
Karen Segura-Medina Programs Specialist
Programs for Young Leaders and Alumni Relations
+1 866-976-8279 (toll free) | +1 847-866-3000

A Message from Mayfield HS Interact

Dear Rotary
On the behalf of Mayfield high schools Interact Club we would like to explain to you a little bit about our progress we have made thus far in 2019. Since the beginning of the school year we have gathered over 150 active members. Our club has partaken in many community service events. As the fall started, our club came to visit and help out with senior citizens at a local nursing home called Kemper House. One of our most popular events, Taste of Hillcrest, was a big hit with Interact members helping buss tables and serve drinks. During October, we engaged in many Halloween events by serving food, running games, and wearing spooky costumes at The Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as Mayfield Village.
One of our biggest volunteering events that is coming up this month is Leaf raking for senior citizens. We will be teaming up with three other clubs in our school and raking leaves for senior citizens who are not able to by themselves. The most recent event our club was able to help out with was Highland Hts Lions ClamBake to benefit Millridge elementary hearing program. We helped raise money by selling raffle tickets that was later donated to millridge elementary school. We have been participating in this event for three years now raising more attention and money every year, working with Lions Club of Highland Hts has been an honor and it allowed for an opportunity for our community to come together and help out for a great cause. Looking forward we wish to be more involved in our community and help organizations in our neighborhood that need our help.      
Jerry Turk, Kate McCartney and Mayfield Interact Officers

Medina Rotary Sponsors The Inkspot - Medina County Schools Literary Magazine

Superintendent William Koran, Chris Rutledge and Jacinda Yonker, from the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Medina County, present the 31st edition of the INKSPOT to Medina Sunrise Rotary and thanked Rotary for their continued sponsorship of Medina County Schools' Literary Magazine. First published in1986-1987, the INKSPOT showcases exceptional and unique pieces of prose, poetry, and artwork. This literary review highlights the imaginations and creative thoughts of today's youth in Medina County.
The Father of our Country, President George Washington, wrote, "To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes his country."  "This 31st edition of the INKSPOT proves that the art of writing is alive and well in the schools of Medina County," stated Superintendent Koran.
Medina Sunrise Rotary dedicates the INKSPOT to the 27,000 students in Medina County and to Rotary International's goal of encouraging and achieving global literacy. Whether Rotarians work to eliminate poverty, polio, or hunger, it all starts with education and literacy.  As B. B. King, the King of the Blues, wrote, "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you!"
PHOTO (L to R):
Cloverleaf Schools Superintendent Dr. Daryl Kubilis, Jacinda Yonker - Medina ESC Director of Curriculum & Gifted Programs, Chris Rutledge - Cloverleaf Schools Gifted & Talented Programs, Buckeye Schools Superintendent Kent Morgan, Medina ESC Superintendent William Koran

Strongsville forum will address human trafficking

Sex and labor trafficking can happen anywhere, and often happens in plain sight. Knowing what to look for may save the life of a victim – maybe a teenager who you know.
The Strongsville Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, will host its Third Annual Community Forum on Human Trafficking on Wednesday, November 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Strongsville Middle School. The free educational event is geared toward adults and teens.
Contrary to what many people believe, human trafficking – a multi-billion dollar criminal activity - doesn't only happen in remote countries or large cities. And it usually doesn't involve snatching victims off the street like it does in the movies. Most often, clever predators manipulate victims into situations in which they become physically and/or emotionally controlled and are unable to escape.
Human trafficking is happening in towns all over Cuyahoga County, said Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Marilyn B. Cassidy, who oversees a special docket for human trafficking cases and is one of the featured speakers at the forum.
Speakers will discuss the current state of human trafficking activity in Greater Cleveland and what parents, teens and other community members can do to help prevent it.
Judge Cassidy will explain how the specialized docket for human trafficking survivors works to help them recover and transition toward normal lives by providing trauma counseling, housing, addiction recovery services and other support services.
She also will talk about bringing consumers to justice and arresting and prosecuting traffickers.
Alicia Ley, senior director of safe housing at Rahab Ministries, of Fairlawn, will discuss:
  • What is human trafficking and what does it actually look like right here in Northeast Ohio?
  • What is Rahab doing to combat this form of modern day slavery?
  • What can you do to be a part of the solution?
Along with other services for sex trafficking victims, Rahab operates a juvenile safe house for females between the ages of 11 and 17.
Dave Frattare, commander of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Kathleen Caffrey, statewide outreach coordinator for ICAC, will discuss:
  • Tools and knowledge to protect yourself and your children from the dangers of the Internet, mobile apps, sharing personal information and online interactions;
  • The the dangers of popular Internet sites and mobile apps, problem areas and potential red flags;
  • Cyberbullying and sexting, and the consequences associated with these dangerous trends.
Social media sites - accessible to any kid with a cell phone - have become the main recruiting tools for child sex traffickers, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) warns.
“Traffickers will often seize any available opportunity to seek out a potential victim, including in-person tactics at malls, bus stops, walking to and from school and outside of group homes,” according to an NCMEC fact sheet. “However, the majority of traffickers now recruit children online through social networking apps and sites, and use the information obtained through these methods to relate to and build trust with children more quickly.”
The forum is free and all are invited. The information is targeted to parents and adolescents, but because of the mature subject matter, parents should use their discretion about bringing young children. 
The Strongsville Rotary is one of more than 40 organizations that are a part of the Collaborative's Greater Cleveland's Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking, which includes law enforcement, healthcare, social service, religious groups and business organizations who are working together to provide a safety net in northeast Ohio for those victimized by this crime.
The free public forum will be held on Wednesday, November 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Strongsville Middle School, 13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44136. An RSVP is not required, but appreciated. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Jeff Ellis ( or Ken McEntee (


Aloha Rotary District 6630:
You’re invited to attend the 2020 Rotary International Convention, 6-10 June in Honolulu, Hawaii, to find and share your aloha.
 Visit to Register and learn what’s planned.  Important DATES to remember,

The Rotary Convention offers something for all members. It’s where Rotarians unite and take action to create positive, lasting change in the world. Whether you’re new to our club or a longtime member, you’ll have an unforgettable experience at the convention.
Rotary strives to secure the lowest possible hotel rates during the dates of the convention by negotiating with hotels in hopes of getting the best deal possible. REGISTER to stay at one of the fabulous sea side hotels.
Members often return from the convention inspired and ready to increase their Rotary service.  We encourage you to view our program highlights , Rotary sponsored events or your district Zone Events.
We would like to thank the Rotary Clubs of District 5000 for sponsoring the 2020 RI convention. Watch the official Convention Video or visit District 5000 homepage to see how they make a difference in the world.
David E Jones
Rotary District 6630 on to Hawaii Chair

Speaker Suggestion for your Club

Need a speaker?  This one was submitted by the North Ridgeville Club:
Speaker Name: John Sonnhalter
Speaker Topic: SCORE overview
Speaker Contact Info: 216-533-7110,

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Berea Club News

The legend of Edgar Allan Poe
Tine Hreno tells Rotarians about American author Edgar Allan Poe.
Although American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe is best known for such 19th century macabre works as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven,” he actually is considered the Father of the Detective Story. Tine Hreno, literary historian at the University of Akron’s Hower House Museum, told Berea Rotarians on Tuesday, Oct. 29 that Poe was an innovative writer. His “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a classic detective story and Arthur Conan Doyle considered Poe his inspiration for the Sherlock Holmes series.
Poe (1809-1849) was orphaned at 3 and felt rejected by his adoptive family. He struggled with alcoholism his entire adult life and probably died of alcohol or drug abuse, although the cause of death is uncertain.
Hreno said Poe’s reputation as a writer of horror fiction stems from a literary rival, Rufus Griswold, who wrote a slanted obituary of Poe, casting him as a depraved, drunken, drug-addled madman. Poe’s friends countered the accusations but Griswold’s obit was widely reprinted and accepted.
Hreno, a native of British Columbia, recently curated an exhibit at the University of Akon on 19th century horror writers, including Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Poe. Her husband, Travis Hreno, originally from Manitoba, teaches philosophy at the U of A.
Britnee Davis updates Rotarians on the BW Student Veterans Center.
BW Vet Center ‘feels like home’
Thanks to donations from Berea Rotary and dozens of other organizations and businesses, the new Student Veterans Center on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University “feels like home,” Britnee Davis told Rotarians on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Davis, a Navy veteran, is president of the BW Student Veterans Association.
She said the center is not only a quiet place to study and do homework but a comfortable spot for vets to talk and share common concerns. Randy Stephenson, the vet services coordinator, has an office there to offer counseling and a shoulder to lean on. But the veterans also lean on each other, helping comrades to adjust to civilian life.
“The military offers you structure,” Davis said. “You lose some freedoms – the freedoms to wear what you want, to live where you want, to move where you want.
“One day you have that, the next you don’t. I literally pulled off my boots and pulled on a backpack overnight.”
The transition can be difficult. Many veterans have to deal with the trauma of combat, sexual assault and other mental and emotional issues from their time in the military. The center is “a place to decompress,” Davis said. The veteran suicide rate is much higher than that of the civilian community. In fact, two BW vet students lost their lives in the past. Another was talked down just recently thanks to the vet center. “That’s why this place is important,” Davis said. “This place saves lives.”
BW has around 100 student veterans and another 25 students who are dependents of veterans. All are welcome at the student vet center, which was dedicated this summer with funding from Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians.
Berea Rotary Foundation donated $5,000 to furnish the center with comfortable couches, chairs, tables and a conference room on the second floor. Berea Rotary Secretary Jo Ann Solnick crocheted a blue and white blanket, which she presented to Davis for the center. Davis took Rotarians on a tour of the center after the meeting and placed the blanket on a couch in the living room.
Davis, who lives in Stow, was a military police officer for 8 ½ years and now is working toward a degree in human resources. She is interning at MetroHealth Medical Center. Her goal is to keep working on behalf of veterans.
“I have a passion for this,” she said.
Berea Rotary Secretary Jo Ann Solnick presents a hand-made blanket
 to Britnee Davis for the BW Student Veterans Center.
Kiva loans
Berea Rotary made five Kiva loans recently, bringing the total to 791 loans worth $19,825. The loans were made to Burkina Faso (food) and to Kenya (agriculture and retail). All loans were made to entrepreneurs on their third loan cycle.
Ron Isgro and Berea Rotary President Bob Huge
4,000-mile bike ride honors wife’s memory
When Ron Isgro’s wife, Carol, passed away two years, he wanted to do something to pay tribute to her and to thank Southwest General Health Center’s Hospice for caring for her in the Isgros’ home. Ron and Carol were avid long-distance bicyclists and travelers. What better way to honor both than a 4,425-mile trek from Washington State to Maine.
Ron traveled with Bill Myers of Pennsylvania, who planned the trip and made sure everything went smoothly.
Along the way, they visited some spectacular sights, such as Glacier National Park, and met some incredible people. “I fell in love with my country all over again,” Ron said.
His goal was to raise $10,000 for Hospice. So far, the total is more than $22,000. Ron said he is very grateful that the family of Rotarian Dr. Ed White requested memorial contributions in his name be made to Ron’s Ride for Hospice.
Strangers on his journey also donated. One couple wrote a check for $100. When they mete up with Ron again a few miles down the road, they changed the amount to $1,000.
Ron called the trip a metaphor for life. “In the morning, we would see blue skies and hear the birds. By afternoon, there would be hills and headwinds. A tailwind in the evening let us cruise along,” he said. “Isn’t that like life?”
A retired teacher and coach, Ron, 81, said he couldn’t see himself sitting at home watching TV. “That’s not life,” he said. “Look what I’m seeing! And it gives me time to think.”
BW Rotaract adviser Marc West helps Rotaractors Noah Kostick and Drew Kopchak hand out goodies
 to trick-or-treaters at Berea's Harvest Fest at Coe Lake Park on Oct. 12.
Rotaractors Kaylee McKee (in the bee costume), Maddie and Grant staff the BW table. Harvest Fest was along the Nature Trail at Coe Lake.

STEP 2020

Understanding the Hudson Rotary Foundation and its Good Works

The Rotary Club of Hudson’s 501©3 Foundation has been an integral part of our community’s civic and charitable well being for over 20 years, granting over three quarters of a million dollars to various projects. Following is a brief overview of the causes supported and the process of Foundation grant making.
What causes do both Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Hudson subscribe to?
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Growing local economies
How much of a local impact has the Rotary Club of Hudson made?
  • Donated over $750,000 to youth education and scholarships, Hudson community projects and local related international health causes.
  • Involved Hudson citizens and leaders in numerous community projects where they contribute their time and talent.
What does the Rotary Club of Hudson provide through its Foundation?
  • College scholarships
  • Hudson High School seniors college preparation
  • Boy Scout facilities and activities support
  • Life saving heart surgeries for third world children
  • Emergency Medical Service equipment and RUOK program
  • Hudson Library and History Center support
  • Hudson Cable TV funding
  • Music from The Western Reserve
  • The Hudson Job Search
  • Santa on the Green
How does the Hudson Rotary Foundation raise funds?
  • The Rotary Club of Hudson Annual Gala which generates approximately $50,000 per year.
  • The Holiday time sale of gourmet popcorn and long stem red roses with over $7,000 in sales.
  • Through joint programs with Rotary International
How do you participate in Rotary Foundation projects and activities?
  • Join the 300 local citizens at the Rotary Gala in May
  • Buy popcorn and roses from Rotarians in November
  • Join the Rotary Club of Hudson to add your talents to our projects
Where can you apply for a Rotary Foundation grant?
For more information about the Rotary Club, its weekly speakers and ongoing community projects, please check our website, The Hudson Hub-Times, Facebook, YouTube and HCTV Channel 1021.Join us as a guest at a weekly breakfast meeting from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. held at the Laurel Lake Retirement Community by contacting Rich Warfield at
Join us as a guest for Foundations month in November.

DG Class of 2020-2021

DGE Patricia Myers and partner John Laird attended the recent Rotary Zone meeting that included the Governors Elect Training Sessions (GETS).  Many others from the District took part in the Zone Institute and attended various sessions to continue to support Rotary and our District  and Club initiatives.
Photos DGE Patricia shared can be viewed by clicking hereIf anyone else has photos from ZONE, send them to us at and we will add them to the photo album.
The 2020-2021 Class will be serving under RI President Elect Holger Knaack (view bio here) who refers to his class as Holger's Heroes


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