May 19, 2023 7:25 AM
Interact Club
May 26, 2023
Memorial Day
Jun 02, 2023 7:25 AM
Kids Fest Setup
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Queen of Hearts

Mike Tillia's table won the table drawing  and are responsible for putting up the banners and selling tickets this week.  There are 43 cards left and the Queen is worth $268.

StrongFest Brew Tour

Saturday, May 20th at 4:30pm join the StrongFest crew at the Brew Kettle, 8377 Pearl Rd for beer and dinner.

Installation Banquet

This year our awards and installation banquet will be on June 30th at Michaud's.  Your ticket is included with your membership dues.  Thank you to everyone who as already replied to the email invitation sent last week. You can visit to respond. 

Community Calendar

  • May 20, 10-1 - Arts in Strongsville Chalk Walk on the Commons
  • May 21, 3pm - Strongsville Community Band at the Middle School Auditorium
  • May 29, 11am - Memorial Day parade at the Freedom Trail
  • Jun 22-24 - Rib Burn Off (the club will be distributing some gate passes)
  • Jul 12-15 - Homecoming
Upcoming Events
Kids Fest and Duck Race
Metroparks Chalet
Jun 03, 2023
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Installation Banquet
Jun 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Meeting Recap

Michelle Alder gave the invocation and led the pledge.

Board Meeting

Ashley gave a quick recap of the board meeting held last week.  The full minutes are available online.

New Member Bio

Michelle Alder gave her bio.  Her background is in nursing, and she worked with the Cleveland Clinic.  She went back to college, getting a master's in psychology and works for a counseling company that helps veteran's with PTSD, which was the subject of her dissertation and one of her passions.
She took a couple of missionary trips with the Cleveland Clinic cardiology department to India, and helped with cardiology screenings and also helping women with post-partum depression.
She also works for Covelli Enterprises, which is Panera franchisee in the area.

Dr Basa

We received a note from Dr Basa, charter member of our club:
Dear member of Strongsville Rotary club.
Greeting from the Philippines RtPp, charter member one of the 26 still alive still active Rotary now member of Angeles Rotary club mother club of all Rotary club in Angeles city where Clark airforce base was now an international airport just open new building. We want to continue our sister club relationship, had matching grand done 22 artisian well some still working after almost 10 years. Glad to continue to receive this newsletter enjoy reading it. We just had a golf outing fund raising for our projects. 
PPRT, PAG Arturo S Basa, MD FACS 

Jones Home Game

The Jones Home Game will be Tuesday, July 25th when the Guardians take on the Royals.  Tickets for Rotarians are $25.  Please contact Ravi if you are interested in going so we make sure you have ticket.

Kids Fest / Duck Race

If you know any potential sponsors, particularly title sponsors, please let Bill DeMarco or Dustin Passalacqua know so they can be on all the marketing materials.  As a free events our sponsors make the event possible.
Duck Sales are open at the website:  We are also doing the group sales from non-profit groups.  If you know of any group that would be interested in participating have them contact Kris Heinrich.  The non-profit keeps 50% of their sales.


Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians came to give us an update on the changes coming to the ballpark over the next couple of years as it will be refurbished to better serve todays audiences.  Much of the upper deck areas will be turned into terrace bars, and the dugout suites will become a club setting.
He also shared the records of the team, and how well the team has done in comparison to other teams in similar markets.