Next Week: Bring A Friend Meeting - see full details and an email you can share in the email.
Jul 14, 2023 7:25 AM
Ronald McDonald House
Jul 21, 2023 7:25 AM
Kids Fest Check Presentation
Jul 28, 2023 7:25 AM
Golden Retriever Rescue
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Queen of Hearts

Chuck Cury's table won the table drawing  and are responsible for putting up the banners and selling tickets this week.  There are 36 cards left and the Queen is worth $484.

Community Calendar

  • Jul 12-15 - Homecoming
  • July 21 - Strongsville Community Band
  • July 23 - Dedication of George Grozan Way
  • August 4 - Strongsville Jazz Concert

Dedication of George Grozan Way

The Strongsville City Schools will be dedicating George Grozan Way on July 23rd.  If you want to attend please RSVP to Dan Foust (440.572.7026 / by Friday, July 14
Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Senior Center
Jul 12, 2023 7:30 AM
Foundation Board Meeting
Senior Center
Jul 20, 2023 7:30 AM
Jones Home Baseball Game
Progressive Field
Jul 25, 2023 7:10 PM
Senior Picnic
Jul 28, 2023
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Donate to Strongsville Rotary Foundation
Keep The Dreams Alive
Pay Rotary Club
Prize Vault
Online Application
New Member Application
Strongsville Food Bank
Strongsville High School Interact Club
Boy Scout Troop 701
Rotary International
Social Media
Event Pages
Strongsville Duck Race
Chili Open
A Taste in Strongsville
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Meeting Recap

John Turnbull gave the invocation and led the pledge as he led the meeting for the first time in his second term.

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Kip and Ashley presented our newest Paul Harris Fellow, Michele Lynch, with her pin and certificate of membership.
In addition Sandy Croft was presented with her Paul Harris +7 pin.
Kris Heinrich also named her husband Bob as a Harry Fuehrer fellow with her recognition points.

Bring A Friend Meeting

Dan Cricks announced next week's meeting as a "Bring A Friend Meeting".  At our July 21 meeting we’ll be presenting some of that money raised and sharing some of the other ways we’re able support causes the club supports.
Below is an email you can copy and paste to send out to everyone you know that might be a prospective member to help us continue to grow our membership. Please help your club by sending it to everyone you know who would be a great member, with your name at the bottom.
Subject: Giving Back to the Community and Having Fun Doing it

Hey Gang,

The Strongsville Rotary Club is a service organization whose sole purpose is to make a difference in our community, locally, nationally and even internationally.

As you may or may not know, I’m a proud member of the Rotary Club of Strongsville.

On Friday July 21, we’re having a special meeting where we’ll be giving away money we raised at our recent Kid’s Fest and Duck race to support some awesome charities.

I want to invite you to attend this exciting meeting where you can learn about the many ways the club impacts kids, seniors and people in all parts of the world.

We meet at 7:15 on Friday 7/21, a hot, full breakfast will be served, breakfast is on the club. We meet at the Strongsville Senior Center meeting room adjacent to the Strongsville Rec Center.

Please let me know if you can attend, I’ll hold a place at my table for you.


Your name

P.S. This will be a fun and informative meeting, I hope you’ll join me!!

StrongFest Committee

The StrongFest Committee will be meeting after the meeting Friday at the Senior Center. At our July 21 meeting we’ll be presenting some of that money raised and sharing some of the other ways we’re able support causes the club supports.

Senior Picnic
The Senior Picnic will be July 28th.  Volunteers needed for setup, grilling and serving.  Signup online or at the meeting.

VFW Golf Outing

The VFW Golf Outing will be August 11th, that the club will be sponsoring.  Jim Karecki has forms if you want to golf.  Please let John know if you will be golfing on the 11th as it does conflict with our Friday meeting, so we can adjust the food appropriately.

End Polio Now Baseball Game

Districts 6630, 6650 and 6600 have organized a baseball game to benefit End Polio Now on August 17th against the Tigers.  There are a variety of ticket options available that you can order online.  Also talk to Bruce Kahn about tickets to win the chance to throw out the first pitch at a future game. 

New Board Introductions

Incoming president John Turnbull introduced the new club board, and their responsibilities.
President: John Turnbull
President-Elect: Jamie Nixon.  Responsibilities - speakers / programs, preparing for upcoming year, elections, installation banquet
Vice-President: Barry Kuzmickas.  Responsibilities - charitable donations, receiving requests for contributions, evaluate, make recommendations to the board
Secretary: Rob Simon.  Responsibilities - maintaining membership roster, including changes in membership status
Assistant Secretary: Jerry Balint.  Responsibilities - assisting and covering for Rob Simon at meetings as guests attend, or if there are any member questions.
Recording Secretary: Joyce Reed.  Responsibilities - recording board meeting minutes
Treasurer: Barb Stettnisch.  Responsibilities - billing and receiving payments, maintaining bank accounts.
Assistant Treasurer: Dick Kiplinger.  Responsibilities - Financial reporting, budgeting and accounting.
Past President: Responsibilities - Sharing wisdom and experience with the board.
Note that directors are primarily responsible for coordination and communication between the board and individual project chairs, and are not expected to organize all such projects.  They are also responsible for the budget for their area, and coordinating dates to reduce conflicts between projects. 
Community Service: Jeff Ellis and Kevin Westover.  Responsibilities - coordination and communication with community service project chairs, and budgets for such projects.
Club Service: Dan Cricks and Michele Lynch.  Responsibilities - there are both external and internal priorities.  External includes improving the image of the club in the community, and new member attraction.  Internal includes improving club engagement, retention, and ensuring a structure for a strong and vibrant club.
Youth / Vocational Service: Bruce Kahn.  Responsibilities - coordinate, communicate and budget for our youth programs, including Interact Club, Four Way Speech Contest, RYLA, and other programs in the schools
International Service: Pat Greco.  Responsibilities - identify, recommend projects for international service.
Ways and Means: Ravi Velu.  Responsibilities - coordinate with our major event chairs to reduce conflict in our fund raising opportunities.