Date Change: Historical Society Cleanup delayed a week to the 18th.
Chili Open Check Presentation: Wear your Chili Open gear.  Photographer wanted.
May 10, 2024 7:25 AM
Kids Fest / Duck Race Assembly
May 31, 2024 7:25 AM
Kids Fest Setup
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Queen of Hearts

Ashley Gay's table won the drawing.  They are responsible for setting up this week.  There are 45 cards left in the deck and the Queen is worth $190.
Playhouse Square Backstage Tour
This is a private backstage tour of playhouse square for Rotarians and their guests only.  If you still want to go let George Tomko know.  The meeting point is the lobby of the State Theater, which can be accessed directly from the Playhouse Square Parking Garage if you choose to park there.  Plan to meet in the lobby between 10:30 and 10:45am for a prompt start of the tour at 11.  Immediately following the tour lunch at the HofbrÀuhaus. George has already paid for the tour.  Bring $10 per person (check or cash) for George.
Historical Society Cleanup
Due to weather forecasts the cleanup has been moved to Saturday May 18th from 9am to noon.  Signup online or at the meeting if you can help.
Mike Weber presented the Service Above Self Scholarships at the Senior Salute.  Congratulations to the recipients: Natalie Kostalnick, William Grozan, Nathan Baker, Dean Upholzer, Lindsey Zawie, Carter Estrela, Nehal Jategaonkar, Veronica Talan
Chili Open Check Presentation
At this week's meeting the beneficiary of the Chili Open, LLS, will be present to accept a check.  Looking for someone who takes good pictures to capture the presentation.

Meeting Recap

Howard Ross gave the invocation and led the pledge.
Kids Fest / Duck Race
The Duck Race committee is looking for helping contacting past sponsors.  If you were the contact for a sponsor last year or before then Bill DeMarco and Dustin Passalacqua will have PDFs you can send, or reach out and get a commitment now.  Ducks sales are open on the website.
Upcoming Events
Playhouse Square Tour
Playhouse Square
May 11, 2024
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Duck Counting Party
May 15, 2024 6:00 p.m.
Historical Society Spring Clean Up 2024
May 18, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Foundation Board Meeting
May 23, 2024
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Kids Fest and Duck Race
Jun. 01, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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The boys tennis team visited us.  They are an academic first athletic program with many members who are in the "Top 5%" honors program, robotics club etc who finished third in the conference this year.
Member Bio
Brent Painter gave his bio as an existing member.  He has been in the club about 13 or 14 years, and was originally invited by Bruce Keenen. He grew up in Strongsville, having moved here in first grade.  Brent attended BW, during which time he interned in the City Finance Department.  The City offered Brent a job that he turned down, attending grad school at Akron, and working at Key Bank.  19 years ago the old Economic Development Director at the city gave him a call to see if he wanted to work for him, which he did, and then when his boss retired in 2010, and Brent has been a department of one since then.
Brent has been married 16 years. When he got married the priest didn't show, and the Mayor stepped up out of the crowd and performed the ceremony off the cuff.  His wife works at SW General, and they have two sons, a 12 year old and 8 year old.  They enjoy vacationing in a pop up camper which they recently upgraded to at least have their own bathroom.
Blue Badge
Becky Piper was presented her blue badge.  She set a new record for how fast anyone has met all the requirements, and then headed south to Florida.  Becky is helping keep track of our red badge process, so in addition to the reminder at the bottom of the emails there will be a checklist by the sign-in table.
Installation Banquet
Our installation banquet will be on July 12th at Via Roma, which used to be Carrie Cerrinos.  Save the Date!
New Sergeant at Arms
With Kevin Lynch leaving the club for North Carolina Pete Nixon agreed to step in.
Our speaker was Roseanne Cyngier. She is a 30 year Strongsville resident who earned a PhD in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve and worked as a research chemist for Sohio.  After BP took over Sohio she joined her husband in his commercial heating and cooling company and in 1988 added a residential HVAC company.  She still works in HVAC and an increasing amount of time in community causes, and was VP of Northeast Ohio Collie Rescue, where she is now the adoption coordinator.
Northeast Ohio Collie Rescue was founded in 1995 by a group of people to create an alternative for collies that were abandoned, abused, or relinquished by their owners.