January 2021
President's Message
COVID-19 Committees
Apr 13, 2020
March 20, 2000
Mar 20, 2020
Mar 22, 2020
Mar 11, 2020
Chris Duprow
Jan 29, 2021
Inspired story of his journey through the Appalachian trail
Brent Painter
Feb 05, 2021
the City of Strongsville update + 2020 recap
Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland MetroParks
Feb 12, 2021
UPDATE on the Cleveland MetroParks
Sarah Zatik
Mar 26, 2021
Four Way Speech Contest
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:15 AM
The Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation & Senior Center
18100 Royalton Rd. (Rte. 82)
PO Box 360401
Strongsville, OH 44136
United States of America
Contact Kris Heinrich 440-667-6266 for more information about our meetings or joining the club.
Home Page Stories

This is The Rotary Club of Strongsville’s new raffle basket concept “The Tower of Treasure!”

Enter for the chance to win $2,021 of value to ring in the New Year of 2021!  With $1,000 cash, and $1,021 of scratch off lottery tickets (51 $20 and 1 $1 ticket) you have the chance to win much more!

We will be doing a weekend tour of the Tower through our local Strongsville businesses and businesses that have helped Rotary in the past. Please help us raise money for our community by purchasing a raffle ticket either $10 in person or $15 online!

Ticket sales are now closed.

Follow us on Facebook for the drawing.
The drawing will happen on
January 8th, 2021 at 7:30pm
via Facebook live
Thank you all and good luck!

An update on  the progress our club is making in Honduras. 

Pat Greco will be going there this Saturday for 1 week and meeting with recipients  of our financial support and others. As you know we have received a matching district grant and have furnished a computer lab at a girls school there. We also had a very nice plague made dedicating the computer lab to our own Bill Gordon.  
I will also be meeting with the Comandante General of the Fire Department who just received 50 set of fire gear from the Strongsville Fire Department that we provided the shipping for.
We Are So Appreciative Of All Who Made The 1oth Annual Taste In Strongsville Possible AND Allow Us To Provide Much Needed Support To Several Local Food Banks!
Thank You to all of our generous sponsors:
We’ll start with AJ Pettiti and the Pettiti family for making their beautiful Garden Center in Strongsville available. There couldn’t be a better place or organization to work with, Thank You.
To Our Sponsors:
  • Ellsworth Advisors
  • Sheiban Jewelers. VIP Lounge sponsor.
  • Greenhouse Tavern – Chef Jonathan Sawyer.
  • Giant Eagle Market District.
  • Medina Auto Mall.
  • The Local Pepsi Distributor. Pop and Water sponsor.

Thanks To The Fabulous Restaurants who not only DONATED delicious food, but also their staff and time.

A big thank you to everyone who donated clothes and came out to help sort the clothes!
The club is focusing on the End Polio Now during October following Stew Buchanan's recent presentation.  All fines and happy bucks will be donated towards the End Polio Now fund.  If you wish to donate extra you can donate through our foundation at http://trcs.info/polio.
The Rotary Club of Strongsville hosted the annual Rotary Senior Picnic at the Senior Center, which is followed by a concert from the Strongsville Community Band.  Every year we grill and serve hot dogs and hamburgers to several hundred seniors in Strongsville, who greatly appreciate having a taste of summer.
The Rotary Club of Strongsville worked together with the Club Rotario de Tegucigalpa and Rotary District 6630 to fund a computer lab and school library to serve the Zambrano community about 40km north of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  This will be used to aid in the education of young women of integrity to break the cycle of poverty.
The computer lab is named after Bill Gordon, a long time Strongsville Rotarian who, in keeping with this years Rotary Theme "Rotary Connects the World", started the process of connecting people that several years later got the project funded.
As recently featured on Fox 8 Cleveland's Own the Rotary Club of Strongsville has a 40+ year history of serving the community, including the local food banks. In 2014 the Rotary spearheaded a project to build a new building for the Strongsville Food Bank after they lost their previous space.
Since 2010 we have hosted the "Taste In Strongsville", one of the premiere events in Strongsville, every October at the Petitti Garden Centers in Strongsville, as well as monthly food drive projects.
If you would like to be involved please donate, or follow our Facebook Page to stay up to date with our events and projects.

The Strongsville Rotary Foundation  awarded $21,000.00  to thirteen students

  • Sean Fitzgerald
  • Serena Stout
  • Rohan Sinha
  • Julia Foust,
  •  Justyna Krupa
  • Kyle Perisutta
  • Haley Hawk
  • Lilliana Neal
  • Camerynn Bloom
  • Abigail Shoaff                                     
  • Samantha Paloli
  • Kailey Shuba
  • Julian Stevovic    


Congratutions  to all for their hard work.

Help needy families in Strongsville celebrate Christmas this year with a Christmas meal and toys for the children. Every year the Rotary Club of Strongsville collects funds to make sure that those families most in need have a brighter Christmas. Any donations would be appreciated.

The Strongsville Rotary Foundation were honored to present the Harry Fuehrer Community Award to Kelly Kling, coordinator at the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank today who has done so much for the food bank and its clients.
The Harry Fuehrer Community Award is presented each year to a deserving member of the Strongsville Community who has embodied the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self". It is named after Harry Fuehrer, the first president of the Rotary Club of Strongsville.
Kelly Kling presented with Harry Fuehrer Community Award

The StrongsvImageille Rotary Foundation on September 12 presented a $5,000 donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Strongsville Post 3345.

View media coverage here from the Strongsville Patch and the Strongsville Sun Courier.

The donation includes $2,500 raised at the foundation’s annual golf outing on August 12. The other half of the donation was a match by the foundation, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Rotary Club of Strongsville. Along with the donation to the VFW, proceeds from the golf outing will fund $17,000 in student scholarships next year.

ImageJay Dzurilla and Bill DeMarco last week delivered dictionaries to third graders at Drake Elementary School as part of the Strongsville Rotary's annual Dictionary Project. Hopefully these young scholars were not suspended for violating the school's Zero Tolerance policy against silliness.
For years,Image  the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank has been operating from a Board of Education annex building at Center Middle School. With plans to raze the building to make way for a new middle school, the Food Bank, which serves more than 200 families a month, is in need of a new home.

The Strongsville Rotary Club, with a $50,000 contribution from our Strongsville Rotary Foundation, is stepping up with plans to build a new Food Bank on city property behind the Strongsville Communications Center. The project will be the club's first major building project since we built Safety Town in 2006. The Food Bank Committee had its first meeting on Thursday, August 8.

ImageThe 2013-2014 Rotary year began with President Brian Kiplinger presiding over his first meeting. This year's Rotary International theme, as chosen by RI President Ron Burton, is Engage Rotary, Change Lives. (IMAGE: Sandy Croft is ready for another Rotary year.)
The Rotary Club of Strongsville celebrated its 35th anniversary this week. You can view the 7 minute presentation below that shows some of the people and projects from the past 35 years.

 On June 1st the Rotary Club of Strongsville is hosting the Strongsville Rotary Duck Race in the Metroparks.  With a Kidfest starting at 11am with the Cleveland Metroparks NatureTracks, Pony Rides, Food, Touch a Truck and more at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet there will be plenty of fun, and the Duck Race with a grand prize of $2,000 starts at 2pm. To find out more, or to adopt a duck visit www.strongsvilleduckrace.com

Find out why Rotarians from NE Ohio are passionate about Rotary.  If it sounds interesting to you are welcome to be a guest at one of our meetings Friday mornings at 7:15 at the Strongsville Senior Center, or contact us to learn more.

Getting started. George Schindler got the shindig rolling with the Invocation.

Donation. The club’s Board of Directors, at its January 9 meeting, voted to contribute $1,000 to Dr. Art Basa’s annual medical mission to the Philippines.

Booze needed
. The club can never get enough booze, but this time it is needed for a Chili Open auction item. Jim Karecki asked club members to bring bottles of wine and liquor to load up a wheelbarrow to be auctioned off. Andy Motz reminded the club that more auction items are needed, and Mary Beth Whelan said only 73 raffle tickets for a trip to the Masters have been sold. 600 tickets are available. Val Tocci reminded everybody to sponsor a hole ($200) or a tee ($300) at the event. You can do that online at www.chiliopen.org.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect (Programs)
Community Service
Community Service
Youth/Vocational Service
Club Service - Internal
International Service
Ways and Means Director
Foundation Liaison
First VP (Charitable Giving)
Recording Secretary
Sergeant-at Arms
New Member Orientation
Past President
Chili Open Chair
Taste In Strongsville Chair
Kids Fest/Duck Race Chair
Executive Secretary