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Queen of Hearts

Sandy Croft's table won the The Queen of Hearts drawing.  They are responsible for putting up the banners and selling tickets this week.  The Queen is worth $474, and there are 36 cards left.

Speaker Ideas

John Turnbull will be the program chair for the meetings starting July 1st.  If you have any ideas for a good speaker please reach out to John.

Jones Home Baseball Game

The annual Jones Home Baseball game will be on July 12th as the Guardians take on the White Sox.  Lower box seat tickets in section 130 are available for $19.  Please contact Eddy Bond if you are interested in tickets.
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Jones Home Baseball Game
Jul 12, 2022 7:10 PM
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New Member Bio

Carrie Weise gave her bio.  She is a marketing and event coordinator, and has two daughters, 38 and 28, and two grandkids.
Carrie is also vice president of the Olmsted Chamber of Commerce, and led the Event Committee for 17 or 18 years, winning the 2020 Bright Star Award from the Olmsted Chamber.


Linda Plain led our June birthday celebrations, with Mary Kaminski winning the Dairy Queen gift card.

Rotarian of the Month

Colton Rompala presented Jerry Balint with the Rotarian of the Month award for Jerry's help with the Kids Fest and Duck Race.


Planning for StrongFest is well under way, and early bird tickets are available until the end of June at the event website  We are looking for sponsors and volunteers day of event.  If you have any sponsor ideas please reach out to Bill DeMarco or Manjit Khuban, and if you are able to volunteer for the event you can signup online at volunteer/managevolunteercontacts?volunteersignupid=ea2ca389-e036-49fd-b906-a35cc447e031&accountid=4880 or reach out to Dan Sage.


Our speaker was Michael Bernot of the West Side Catholic Center (WSCC).  WSCC is an independent charity founded in 1977 that has no affiliation with either the Diocese of Cleveland or the Catholic Charities.
They provide a range of services to people in the area, including a shelter, transitional housing, food and a resource center providing assistance to people looking for solutions.  They also provide workforce development with a culinary academy, and also run Ohio City Pizzeria.  One sign of success is that they can't afford to hire the graduates of the culinary academy as other restaurants are willing to pay more. 
Installation Banquet 2022-23

The 45th Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Banquet was held on Jun 10, 2022 at Michaud’s Event Center.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Kevin Lynch, who also provided some additional door prizes.  Tom Laub provided the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

After dinner we started with a special presentation.  Dan Cricks and Jim Kaminski presented a wedding gift to Chelsea and Josh.  Chelsea had been our speaker at one of our meetings recently sharing her story of overcoming several challenges during her life, including some stories of her time in the Connections program.

Outgoing president Colton Rompala provided an overview of his year which was a bit of a roller coaster rider coming out of the covid restrictions.  Colton also presented the following awards:

  • Club Appreciation Award: Bea Hovanec
  • Club Appreciation Award: George Grozan
  • Rising Star Award: Ravi Velu
  • President’s Award: Dan Cricks
  • Dedicated Rotarian Award: Manjit Khuban
  • Rotarian of the Year: Barb Stettnisch

Incoming President Ashley Gay then provided her vision for the coming year.


Past District Governor John Reyes then inducted Ashley Gay, and the rest of the board for next year, as well as the foundation board.

The Club Officers for next year are: President Ashley Gay, President-Elect John Turnbull, Vice President James Nixon, Secretary Rob Simon, Assistant Secretary Jerry Balint, Recording Secretary Joyce Reed, Treasurer Barb Stettnisch, Assistant Treasurer Dick Kiplinger, Sergeants-at-Arm Ken Dooner, Brian Krusz, and Kevin Lynch, and Past-President Colton Rompala.  The Club Directors are Dan Cricks, Pat Greco, Bruce Kahn, Dave Riehl, Mary Kaminski, Kevin Kennedy and Rick Voigt.

The Foundation Trustees for next year are: Bill DeMarco, Ray Longerich, Colton Rompala, Michelle Lynch, David Reed, Manjit Khuban, and Scott Maloney.

Following the installation and five way test was a fun evening of fellowship and dancing.