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Speakers
Jul 21, 2023 7:25 AM
Kids Fest Check Presentation
Jul 28, 2023 7:25 AM
Golden Retriever Rescue
Aug 04, 2023 7:25 AM
District Governor
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Queen of Hearts

The Kiplinger's table won the table drawing  and are responsible for putting up the banners and selling tickets this week.  There are 35 cards left and the Queen is worth $518.

Community Calendar

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

Senior Picnic

The senior picnic is next week on Friday.  Signup sheets will be at the meeting, or you can signup online.

Dedication of George Grozan Way

The Strongsville City Schools will be dedicating George Grozan Way at the Middle School on July 23rd at noon.  If you want to attend please RSVP to Dan Foust (440.572.7026 / dfoust@scsmustangs.org) by Friday, July 14
 
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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
 
StrongFest
Strongsville Recreation Center
Aug 19, 2023
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Meeting Recap

Jennifer Milbrandt gave the invocation and led the pledge.

New Member Bio

Jennifer Milbrandt gave her new member bio.  She is in fact a returning member, having been a member 17 years ago.
 
Jennifer was born in Pittsburgh, and grew up in Parma as the eldest of four children.  She went to Penn State, got married, and had two daughters, who were little kids 17 years ago, and all grown up now.
 
She did get a divorce, and found a group of girlfriends who helped her through, and got into running.  She has a boyfriend who works for the County Board of Health, and they enjoy hiking, fishing and camping.  She has hiked the Grand Canyon, from the top to the bottom, and back up again.
 
She is an arborist be trade, and started as a plant pathologist with Davey Tree.  She started working with the city as a consulting arborist, and then slowly took over a bunch of things, including flowers, recycling, shred day, decorations and more.

Birthdays

Michele Lynch recognized July birthdays of Tom Drost, Sheila Dunn, Amy Kocian, Mike Weber, Patrick Dominguez, Manjit Khuban, Joyce Reed, Bill Gordon and Nick Gerogosian (who shares a birthday with Mick Jagger).  In addition we recognized Rotary Anniversaries of Gene Mark (7 years), Amy Kocian (10 years), Tom Laub (10 years), Ray Longerich (24 years), and Jim and Mary Kaminski (5 years).  Bill Gordon was the winner of the gift card.

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. 

Speaker

Our speaker was Erin Goldsmith, the Ronald McDonald Family Room Manager at the Cleveland Clinic.
 
In addition to the Ronald McDonald House that has rooms where families can stay near the hospital there are rooms located inside the hospitals for families of children who are in a critical state, and being able to stay only a couple of minutes away can make all the difference.
 
The house and family rooms let families stay near their children in hospital without incurring the expense of hotels and meals etc.  The house has a kitchen where dinner is made every day, and during Covid they started a boxed lunch program for the people in the family room at the hospital, which was so popular they kept that going.
 
In addition to the room and food the house has a garden where siblings can play, and they also have an educational program where they educated the child's siblings on why they are in hospital, and what's going on.