July 2020

Dear fellow Rotarians and other Friends:
The district’s Rotary club Presidents and I have been preparing all year to assume the titles and responsibilities of our year, in order to lead our clubs and the district.  We are honored to have been chosen, and have realized that some of our longstanding club and district events and traditions have to be set aside. So, how do we function in our clubs and communities while following the laws and keeping all safe during this year? It is stretching us in a difficult time.
But we are Rotarians, and this is what we do, when we see a need or challenge among our communities and others. As the cover of the August issue of The Rotarian magazine says, “This is our moment.” “We do the hard work – we bring people together-we solve problems.”
As R.I. President Holger Knaack’s theme says, “Rotary Opens Opportunities,” your district, club, and international officers are seeking from you and others new ideas for opportunities of service and yes-even virtual fundraising in order to meet the needs of others.
The district website will illustrate the opportunities. One such opportunity on the home page of District 6630 is the sign up for the Zone 30-31 seminars – easy to do and they have been very helpful and free – no travel and no cost to register. Note the time zone it is one hour later for us. In addition, Zone 30-31 will be holding a virtual summit on October 20, 2020. It is free and virtual.
Remember the great Tri-District Membership Summit last year?  We are building on it this year on September 15 and September 23, 2020. Look for the registration soon.
Every time I talk with a club President, I am so impressed with all the creative activities, and ways you are reaching out to each other and to your communities with offers of help. The sharing of these ideas may be very helpful opportunities to others in your cluster of clubs and can be shared throughout the district.  The district public image committee is always ready to assist you. All of our current officers and chairs can be found by clicking here.
I wish each of you and your families, a safe and successful year.
Pat Myers
District 6630 Governor 2020-2021
c. 330-388-2635
Learn about the monthly

District and Club Events Calendars

Upcoming District Events
Subject to change 
- All District Events will be virtual until further notice
District 6630 AG Meeting
Aug 11, 2020 6:00 PM
District 6630 Finance Committee Meeting
Aug 25, 2020 6:00 PM
District 6630 Board Meeting
Aug 25, 2020 7:00 PM
Save the Date: Tri-District Membership Seminar
Sep 15, 2020
Tri-District Membership Summit 2020
Sep 15, 2020 6:00 PM –
Sep 23, 2020 8:00 PM
Save the Date: Tri-District Membership Seminar
Sep 23, 2020
District 6630 Finance Committee Meeting
Oct 13, 2020 6:00 PM
District 6630 Board Meeting
Oct 13, 2020 7:00 PM
Save the Date: INTERACTION 2020
Nov 07, 2020
District 6630 AG Meeting
Nov 09, 2020 6:00 PM

If your Club subscribes to ClubRunner create an event within ClubRunner and mark the event to be shown on the District website.  Your events will then appear within the Club Calendar  on both, the District Bulletin and District home page.



Our 2019-2020 District Governor, John Reyes, presented clubs and individuals with awards earned during his year.
We were honored to have PDG Elizabeth Usovicz, Rotary International Director-Elect 2021-2023
install our 2020-2021 District Governor Pat Myers.
DG Pat in turn installed her District Governor Elect, Larry Lohman and District Governor Nominee, David Jones.
This event was held virtually due to this unprecedented time in our lives.
Congratulations to all those who received awards and to our 2020-2021 District Governor, Pat Myers.
If you cannot view the video below: CLICK HERE



How are you making your
virtual club meetings engaging?

Submit your ideas each month for our newsletter!
From the Strongsville Club:
We created PowerPoints for Rotarian anniversaries and birthdays.  I am willing to send you the PowerPoint for your club to make your own - just email me - they also include sound. 
I made them because during our virtual meetings I am sure our members would rather not hear me  keep talking, plus with these videos newer members can put names and faces with people.  Trying to keep our meetings entertaining and engaging.  I am also working on other videos such as members pets, grandchildren, holiday décor and such so they can show off their worlds during this time of social distancing. Unfortunately we have had a past member pas away and made memorial video…but again much is so I am not doing all the talking. Keeping the videos short but like any other meeting I have been on, nice when there is something different on the screen for a few minutes to just to keep one from getting bored.
You can view the PDF version of the Anniversary version below and the PowerPoint version of the Birthday  (the Anniversary PowerPoint was a little larger than could be included here).
Ray Longerich
Rotary Club of Strongsville


Here’s what’s happening in the Foundation Committee:
Grant committee:  The Grant Committee has been hard at work the last couple of months reviewing the grant inquiries submitted by clubs throughout the District hoping to obtain matching grant funds for their club projects.  It looks like our total District Grant Spending Plan will include grant requests from 20 clubs totaling $57,476.
To qualify for matching grants, clubs must do the following:
Have at least two club members attend a Grant Management Seminar
Be current on reporting for any existing grants
Be current on District and International dues
Have Foundation goals entered in Club Central
Have a level of $35 per capita giving to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund based on club membership as of July 1st of the previous Rotary year.  $40 for the 2020-21 Rotary year for grant requests in the 2021-22 Rotary year.
Disaster Response Grant (DRG) The Rotary Foundation (TRF) made Disaster Response Grants available to Districts around the world for projects focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Grants were for up to $25,000 and funded by the Disaster Response Fund.
District 6630 applied for a DRG earlier this year but all available funds had already been used.  When additional funding became available, our grant request was approved.
We surveyed the clubs in the district to determine the needs of the local hospitals.  Several clubs responded to our request for information and it was determined that level 2 safety gowns which can be used throughout the hospital except in surgery was the common need among the hospitals. 
We will be purchasing somewhere between 7700 – 7800 gowns to be distributed between seven local hospitals that indicated a need for assistance:
Akron Children’s Hospital                             
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Southwest General                                        
University Hospital Bedford
University Hospital Geauga
Western Reserve Hospital
Ashtabula Medical Center 
This project should be completed by the end of July.
Foundation Giving:  Here is a summary of the District 6630 contributions to TRF for the 2019-20 Rotary year:
Annual Fund: $204,195
Polio Plus:      $121,579
    Other Funds:  $20,675
Endowment Fund:      $0
Total Giving:       $347,169
This represents a slight increase from the 2018-19 Rotary year total of $347,028.  All Rotarians are to be commended for their ongoing commitment to TRF even during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis where many of us have been challenged financially due to loss of jobs.
Other TRF stats
  • We have 68 Paul Harris Society members in the District.  The PHS members have committed to contributing a minimum of $1,000 annually to the TRF Annual Fund and/or Polio Plus.
  • We have 153 Benefactors who have committed to leave at least $1,000 to TRF through Estate Planning.
  • We have 36 Bequest Society members who have committed at least $10,000 to TRF through Estate Planning.
  • We have 57 Major Donors who have contributed a minimum of $10,000 to TRF.          
  • 3,734 all- time Paul Harris Fellows in the District
  • We have 87 Rotarians who participate in Rotary Direct, an automatic payment system for Rotary contributions.
  • We had 11 Rotary Clubs with 100% member giving to TRF.
  • We had 7 Rotary Clubs with 0% member giving to TRF.
  • 41% of District 6630 Rotarians contributed to TRF during the 2019-20 Rotary year.
  • 59% of District 6630 Rotarian contributed $0 to TRF during the 2019-20 Rotary year.

    District 6630 Grants Committee
    Voting Members/Terms
    Yunus Badat
    Christina Gary (Treasurer)
    (Stow-Munroe Falls)
    Todd Kiick 
    (Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise)
    Delores McCumbers
    Rick Pollak (Scholarships Chair)
    (Cuyahoga Falls)
    Keith Werbeach 
    John Bosco 
    (Nordonia Hills)
    Shail Jain
    (Medina Sunrise)
    Bob Johnson (VTT Chair)
    (Burton Middlefield)
    Sandy Naragon (Grant Application Coordinator)
    Elfie Roman 
    Terri Speck
    (Westlake-Bay Village)
    Thomas Dittoe
    (Chagrin Highland)
    Scott Maloney
    Matt Liebson (Committee Chair)
    Shawn Gordon
    Matt Orehek (Secretary)
    Steve Smetana
    Non-Voting (ex-officio) Members/Positions
    Tracy Jemison 
    Treasurer, District 6630 (Burton-Middlefield)
    Katie Yeager
    District Stewardship Chair, District 6630 (Lakewood-Rocky River)
    Jim Lechko 
    District Foundation Chair, District 6630 (Lakewood & Rocky River)
    Larry Lohman
    District Governor Elect, District 6630 (Kent)
    Pat Myers
    District Governor, District 6630 (Hudson Clocktower)
    Foundation Committee Positions/Members:
    Jim Lechko (Lakewood-Rocky River):  District Rotary Foundation Chair / Major Gifts Chair / Paul Harris Society Chair
    Randy Rininger  (Port Summit): Annual Fund and Fund Raising Chair
    Stew Buchanan(Akron): Polio Plus Chair / Indians & Cavs Chair
    Rick Pollak (Cuyahoga Falls): Peace Fellowship Chair
    Matt Liebson (Solon): Grant Committee Chair
    For more information about your Rotary Foundation, contact:
    Jim Lechko
    District 6630 Rotary Foundation Chair


    The Rotary Club of Wadsworth recently hosted a city-wide paper shredding event in conjunction with the City of Wadsworth. On a rainy Saturday morning, we had 18 Rotarians, Interact students and friends of Rotarians get together for a 3-hour event and it was declared a very successful event. Cars were lined up more than hour before the event was scheduled to start and we collected 14,500 lbs. of paper! Our club plans to do it again in the spring for the community.
    Tim Manion, Past President
    Rotary Club of Wadsworth


    Rotary Helps Rescue Hudson EMS
    Over $6000 was raised to help Hudson EMS purchase Personal Protective Equipment
    Rotary is teaming with various Hudson community organizations to support the EMS first-responder volunteers as they deal with Covid-19 emergencies.
    The Rotary Club of Hudson hosted Hudson EMS and Fire Chief Jerry Varnes on April 22 who spoke of the EMS response to the Coronavirus Pandemic and its severe impact on the operations and supply needs of the department. The news was alarming. In prior years, EMS used approximately 5 N-95 medical grade protective masks per month. But then, many emergency calls did not require the use of extensive Personal Protective Equipment(PPE).
    With the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, each patient encountered requires the use of PPE by each member of the EMS response team. The needs of the department have grown exponentially. Early in the pandemic, a large shipment of masks was received but subsequent orders have been placed on back order. A request made to the Strategic National Supply resulted in only 8 masks received. All items routinely required by safety forces (masks, gloves, gowns, eye protection, etc.) are in need. Unfortunately, an EMS volunteer actually contracted the virus from a patient and had to be quarantined for two weeks.
    Chief Varnes expressed gratitude for previous donations of hand sanitizers, masks, face shields, gowns and gloves received from various community members and organizations. Asked after his Rotary presentation: “Is there anything we can do as a club to support your efforts?”, Chief Varnes requested financial support to establish a 90 day supply of necessary Personal Protective Equipment for all safety departments. The Rotary Club of Hudson took that as a call to action. Together with the Rotary Clocktower Club and the generous support of Northwest Bank, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, the Tobin Family Foundation and the Rotary Club of Hudson Foundation, Rotary will provide a substantial grant exceeding $6000. This contribution will enhance the efforts of an upcoming direct letter appeal to individual Hudson citizens by the President of EMS Outreach of Hudson, Heidi Schweighoefer.
    The President of the Rotary Club of Hudson, Marilyn Orr and the President of the Rotary Club of Hudson Clocktower, Cheryl Maimona “welcome the opportunity to participate in this important outreach for the EMS volunteers and are very thankful for the service they provide to the Hudson community”.
    A video of Chief Varnes’ presentation to the Rotary Club of Hudson can be viewed below or on YouTube by clicking here or Facebook Rotary Club of Hudson.


    The Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Club successfully led the Cuyahoga County Northwest-Lorain County Cluster in receiving a District Matching Grant to secure funding for the purchase and installation of a walk-in freezer at the headquarters of the Trials for Hope.  Pictured above are representatives of the Clubs involved.   Jason Pickering, Trials for Hope project coordinator and member of Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise, Adam Sonnhalter, Assistant Governor of the Cluster and member of the North Ridgeville Club, Johnathan Gray, Executive Director of the Trials for Hope, Marjorie Corrigan of the Lakewood Rocky River Club, Mallory Mertz, Treasurer of the Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise Club, and Eric Jolly, President of the Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise Club.
    Director Gray started out by passing out trial size toiletries; soap, toothpaste, shampoo, at homeless camps in Cleveland. The homeless were so appreciative of Johnathan’s outreach, that they remarked “you give us hope”. Johnathan formalized his outreach forming the non-profit: Trials for Hope. Eight years later, Trials for Hope is bringing fresh produce, non-perishables and toiletries to hundreds of homeless individuals/families in poverty every week.
    With the gift of this walk-in freezer, the organization will be able to expand its outreach to the homeless and needy on the near west side of Cleveland with frozen meals and other items that will be stored in the freezer.  Director Gray was able to show the group that the freezer was already nearing full capacity of items that will be distributed in the next few weeks.
    The District Grant programs gives local Rotary Clubs the opportunity to take advantage of their support of the Rotary International Foundation.  In the case of the Freezer, $2,800 was received as Matching Grant Funds as part of the total cost of the purchase and installation of the freezer for Trials for Hope.
    Sunrise Rotary Members will also continue to support Trials for Hope by helping out monthly at food and toiletry item packing.  This is just one of the many Community, Vocational and Youth Service Activities of the Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Clubs.  A Noon Club meets every Monday and a morning club meets every Wednesday, both at Don Umerley Hall of the Rocky River Civic Center. 
    Stop in or contact Kathy Berkshire at to learn more and find out how you can join with men and women in your area to give back through service in your community, and internationally.


    We raised over $13,500!!!  


      Akron Club Members Stepping Up To Help The Akron Urban League  

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution Project

    The Akron Urban League is part of an initiative with all Urban Leagues in the State of Ohio to assist with the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for those in need in our community.  We have received hand sanitizer and over 7,000 masks to give away. The corporations of Proctor & Gamble and Cleveland Whiskey teamed up with The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) and the Greater Cleveland Urban League, to manufacture and provide these needed items to cities across Ohio served by Urban Leagues. All of that is wonderful news and this is where we come in! 

    This week, the staff will fill 500+ 12 oz. bottles with hand sanitizer so that we can distribute to households, but we also have gallon containers that will be distributed to minority businesses, churches, non-profit agencies, etc.

    Our members will distribute the PPE on Tuesday, July 28th and Saturday August 1st from 11am – 3pm in the AUL parking lot. 

    Sanitizer kits will be loaded into car trunks that pull in so that there is “no touch”. 

    A flyer will be distributed this week to WFD clients, minority businesses, barber shops, hair salons, day cares, AMHA, Head Start, non profits and churches, inviting them to register and plan to drive through and get their FREE PPE. 

    If you have questions about this project, please contact - or 330.858.6672



    Medina Rotarians among VIPs who welcomed Ms. Wheelchair USA July 20, 2020.
    City of Medina and Medina Creative Housing was first official stop for new Ms. Wheelchair USA and titleholders.


    A wonderful story was published in the Medina-Gazette (click here to view)

    Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell – Speaker/ MC

    Executive Producer Ms. Wheelchair USA Lowery Lockard

    Executive Director Client Services Dane Foundation Patty Moser

    Congressman Anthony Gonzalez Representative Brandon Gibson

    Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce Kimbler

    US Navy Commander, Medina County Auditor Michael Kovack

    Medina County Commissioner William Hutson

    Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson

    Main Street Medina Board Kevin  Rych

    US Military Chaplain Dr. Reid Miller

    Executive Director of Medina Creative Housing Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty

    Past Judge Ms. America  Lynda Bowers

    President of Medina Sunrise Rotary Kevin Wermer

    Rotary International Director for Wheelchairs in Latin America Jack Young

    President of SACS Consulting Tim Dimoff

    Operations Director of Medina TV & Videographer Miles Reed

    Rotary Youth Exchange Student (Medina Sunrise Rotary) Sergio Neto from Brazil and his host brother Medina High School Freshman Dominik Takacs (son of Joseph and Judit Takacs) worked together with Sergeant Jeff Cain and the Ohio Army National Guard, and other volunteers from Feeding Medina County to pack 1,000 Weekender bags of food for children in Medina County.
    Sergio, flew over 4,000 miles from his home in Londrina, Brazil, to study as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student at Medina High School (2019-2020).  Graduating this spring, he and his family were honored to learn that he had been accepted into one of the US News & World Report's Best Ranked Colleges of Engineering at the University of Toledo.
    "Rotary represents 'Service above Self'," said Sergio and his host brother Dominik. "We volunteered over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and wanted to help out today during our summer break because there is still such a great need in Medina County among some of the students who would go hungry without Feeding Medina County."
    Sergio added, "I learned always to say, 'Obrigado' -Thank you.  Thank you to my parents. Thank you to my teachers and friends. And thank you to Rotary for helping make my dreams come true in America!"
    Sergio Neto and Dominik Takacs
    Sergeant Jeff Cain & the Ohio Army National Guard
    Feeding Medina County Weekender Program Volunteers
    Dane Sandridge, VP at Sandridge Food Corporation and Board Member of Feeding Medina County, thanked Medina Sunrise Rotary, the Ohio Army National Guard and all the Feeding Medina County volunteers this morning who worked together for the weekly packing of 1,000 Weekender Bags for children in Medina County.
    "As Sandridge celebrates 50 years in Medina as a family business, we were happy to donate the large walk-in freezer to Feeding Medina County. My family has helped shape our core values of being a caring environment for all our employees and customers.  Dad (Mark Sandridge, CEO of Sandridge Food) grades our executive team on our values and how we contribute to our business, customers, employees and our community. He says that when you have a family business, you have the privilege of running it the way you want. It’s not just passing it down to family members. It’s about creating a close family with everyone you work with."
    Dane Sandridge, VP and brother Jordan Sandridge, COO
    Feeding Medina County Weekender Program Volunteers

    Sgt-Jeff Cain and the Ohio Army National Guard are honored by Medina Sunrise Rotary for "Service above Self" to Feeding Medina County during the C-19 pandemic. 




    On July 8, our Zones 30 and 31 had set up a zoom meeting with Past Rotary International President and Scout Icon Cliff Dochterman from his retirement home facility in California.  His presentation was about his  experiences as a Rotarian and Past Rotary International President in 1992-93..  After the meeting, Cliff and I talked further about some of his experiences, especially since he had lived in Ohio for several years.  Marsha and I have know for a number of years and he is one of the finest and down to earth person that I have known.
    Since he had lived in the Buckeye State for several years, it was great to go over some of the memories.  Cliff later became a club member of the RC of Berkley, California and it so happened that I lived in Barstow, California for several years when I was in the Air Force.
    Cliff at the age of 94, shared several additional comments about his  time in Rotary and serving the world.  AS everyone knows, he was not only a Rotarian but a youth and adult leader in Scouting, receiving a number of honors and awards.  Just listening to his sharing stories is an honor and time that I will always remember.  When I do an new installation of Rotary Club Officers, I use several of Cliff's comments to share with the club  . regarding his devotion to Rotary and Scouting.
    I suggest that if you have anyone in your Rotary Club who has gone above and beyond in serving both Rotary and Scouting, may I suggest you consider nominating them to receive the special Cliff Dochterman International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarian award.  If selected that person will always have a cherished peace of history and it will be a special part of your life.  
    There is no question that everyone in the IFSR loves and admires him and is grateful for the selfless example Cliff sets for "Service Above Self"  From the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians from all over the world, we wish Cliff all of the best and thank him for his service to Rotary and our youth.
    Jack A Young,.PDG 2005-06
    Ohio Rotary District 6630
    International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians
    Chair 2018-20 InterAmerican Region (North,
    Central and South America)l     


    David Lariviere has successfully completed the Local Coordinator Training (U.S. Department of State) course in Public Diplomacy  and federal regulations governing the Exchange Visitor Program with a score of 100%. 





    Thank you to Kathryn Craig, a member of our E-ClubNEO, for sharing this app she spotted on the Rotary International PR Forum.
    Why would a Rotarian develop something that already exits on the RI website?  
    Shawn Berry is currently the President of his Club, North St. Paul Maplewood Oakdale.  
    Shawn found that he, like many others, struggled with the Rotary International People of Action editor.  So he did what Rotarians do best - found a solution. 
    Shawn developed a simple and easy tool to help you add the People of Action slogans to your photos and he maintained all the brand guidelines from RI in the process.  
    Before sharing it with all of you - I put it to the test . . . having used the editor in our Brand Center I wanted to see if it was really easier and efficient!
    It is!   It worked seamlessly on my iphone too - allowing me to quickly add a photo and slogan then post to Social Media.
    How does it work?  Go to the website is - you will see samples on the website and there is the link to the "How to use  the App - Basic" 
    But in all honesty -- you may want to just jump right onto the photo app and play with the options -- go to 
    -  click on open photo
    - select your photo and then click templates. 
    In templates you will see several groups you can use - for the People of Action slogans - click on  "Rotary".  Click on the one you want, you can move it to position it where you want it then hit apply - now you can change  change the color (they offer the Rotary Brand colors). Save!  
    Sure, there are more tools as well - cropping, rounding corners and other bells and whistles - but start with the basics first.
    I encourage you to try it out and embrace the People of Action slogans to make an impact on your photos and help keep our Rotary Brand front and center.
    Here is a sample
    - I took the liberty of using the photo submitted for this month's news letter from the Wadsworth Club ... here are the steps I took:
    • selected the photo from my photos
    • clicked on the template group I waned and selected Together, We Transform
    • clicked on apply
    • moved the text to position it on the photo and enlarged it slightly
    • clicked on apply
    • color options came up and I selected a color for the text (I did a couple to show how the color you select for the text can make an impact)
    • clicked on apply 
    • clicked on Save button in upper left of screen
    • Named the file and clicked Save  
    Now have some fun - go play with this new app!
    Yours in Rotary Service - 

    Cheryl Warren, PDG
    Rotary District 6630 
    T: 330-495-9814


    Excellent speaker & Program. Highly recommend.
    How to recycle the right way
    Cuyahoga County produces 2.7 million tons of trash a year. Most of that (51 percent) ends up in a landfill; 43 percent is recycled; 6 percent is composted.
    A lot of what residents place in recycling bins is tossed in the landfill anyway, said Carin Miller, education specialist for the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. The district serves 59 communities in Cuyahoga County. Why the waste? Residents don’t recycle properly, Miller said. They try to recycle inappropriate materials or the items they put in the recycling bin are soiled and can’t be used. The situation has led to some communities, such as Brook Park, suspending their recycling programs and trash haulers and recyclers raising their rates.
    What can be recycled has changed ever since China in 2018 banned 24 types of plastic and paper from the U.S. because 70 percent of it was unusable. For a list of what can and cannot be recycled go to or the Solid Waste District web site in your county.
    In a nutshell, ignore the recycle numbers on the bottoms of bottles and jars. If a plastic container has a neck (catsup, shampoo, peanut butter), it goes in the recycle bin. Just make sure it’s clean. Newspapers, ads, letters are OK. Shredded paper is not. Shredded paper is accepted at those large, usually green, bins you find in church and school parking lots.
    Not appropriate for curbside recycling are Christmas lights, clothing, tires, plastic shopping bags, propane tanks, garden hoses, toys, electronics, TVs. There are other places to recycle those.
    Miller said since China has restricted what it accepts more U.S. plants are stepping up to the plate. “There is a bright future for paper and cardboard,” she said. “And plastic is improving.” The economic impact on Ohio alone is $5.7 billion a year, she said.
    The environmental mantra has been Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. The key is the first two, Miller said. “We can’t recycle ourselves out of this waste crisis.”
    Reduce what we buy. Is this a need or a want?
    Reuse. Find another use for an item instead of throwing it in the trash. Old clothes become cleaning rags, for example.
    For more information, contact the Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749. The District is headquartered at 4750 E. 131st St., Garfield Heights, 44105.
    Miller can be reached at (216) 443-3731 or

    Lou Groza Charity Golf Outing
    Thursday, Sept. 3
    Bunker Hill Golf Course
    3060 Pearl Road, Medina
    Shotgun start 9 a.m.
    18 holes of golf, lunch at the turn, beverages & snacks
    Awards & Prizes
    For more information:
    (440) 236-9055
    All proceeds benefit Scholarships for Berea-Midpark High School students, Dictionary Project for 4th graders, Shred Fest & Electronics Roundup, Food Pantries & other community projects.
    Supported by the Cleveland Browns

    In Support of Berea Rotarian Matt Lombardi and his family


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    The updated My Rotary is coming soon
    From General Secretary John Hewko 
    An updated My Rotary that’s faster, easier to navigate, and accessible on your mobile devices launches later this month. What can you expect from this improved site? Quite a bit.

    Here are five ways the new My Rotary will make your job as a club officer a bit easier:
    1. Streamline accounts with ease. The updated registration process makes it possible to match existing records and eliminate duplicate accounts for the same person.
    2. Quick access to your club pages. When a member signs in, their home menu will provide access to pages that display information about their club, including its finances, goals, and reports. As a club officer, you can easily update meeting information, add club officers, and make changes to your club’s roster right from your homepage.
    3. Add detailed meeting information. Not only can you add the time, place, and format of your club meetings, you can also list the many ways your club interacts. This level of detail makes the new meeting search capabilities more robust.
    4. Find members and clubs quickly. Looking for a Rotarian you met at the Rotary International Convention? Thinking of visiting another club’s meeting during your vacation? You can use My Rotary to search for a member or club. Member profiles may include a person’s name, club, role, and contact information, depending on their settings. Club profiles, which are displayed on a map, include meeting times, locations, and the meeting language.
    5. Secure your personal information. When you create your member profile, you determine what information you want to share and with whom.
    Learning resources will be available
    Next week, the My Rotary: Club Administration course in the Learning Center will have how-to guides that will help you use the new My Rotary.
    Get ready

    If you don’t already have a My Rotary account, create one now.


    Providing our members more ways to bring about positive change in the world. Learn more:

    The Trustees and Directors have unanimously accepted our recommendation to create a 7th Area of Focus of our Rotary Foundation, being the Environment.  As Chair of the Task Force that put together and argued for this decision, I'm enormously proud today.  This photo is of the 4 Trustees, 1 Director and 1 Rotaractor who comprised the Task Force plus the outstanding and dedicated staff who assisted us in arriving at our recommendation.  We still have lots of work to do, including finalizing the Area of Focus statement and getting the fundraising going to support the grant applications that are sure to come flooding in after 1st July 2021.  Congratulations team, we just made Rotary history!


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