News & Notes
Joe Avella, past president of the Rotary Club of Hudson, was recently recognized as Rotarian of the Year for 2017 based on his initiative in reestablishing the Youth Exchange Program with Hudson High School.
 
                                                                                               
The Rotary Club of Hudson, Rotary District 6630 is seeking Hudson families to host a foreign exchange student for the school year beginning in August 2017. Each of three families will host the student for a three-month period. Rotary’s inbound exchange student, Lucas, is a 16-year-old boy from Brazil and will be enrolled as a junior in Hudson High School.
The Rotary Club of Hudson welcomed Kathy Wise, director of employee wellness at Summa to present about living healthier today to ensure an enjoyable, longer and more fulfilling life. Wise reviewed the history of advertising related to food and health. As part of her message, she advises everyone to be careful of marketing related to anything you consume. Wise recommended that individuals take small steps everyday in the right direction to be a healthier, happier person.
 
                                                                                 
The Rotary Club of Hudson provided a special donation to Ken Fogle with Gift of Life NEO.
 
                                                                                 
The Rotary Club of Hudson learned about the accomplishments of the Northeast Ohio Biomedical Industry from speaker Jim Weisman, CEO in residence of BioEnterprise. This session is the first in a month-long series on Health and Wellness.
                                                                                 
                                                                       
Hudson Rotary had a work day on June 4 to help clean the locker rooms and swimming pool at the Boy Scout Camp Manatoc in Peninsula.
The Rotary Club of Hudson Foundation presented checks to three local organizations in recognition of the charitable services that they provide to the community.
  
Clinton Samuel, a Financial Advisor with Wentz Financial Group of Hudson, has been inducted into the Rotary Club of Hudson. Working in the Hudson community for the past six years, Clinton has developed many professional and personal relationships that led to his interest in becoming a Rotarian. He is proud to become part of a community organization that places “Service Above Self” and plans to participate in several Rotary programs, including the Hudson High School Service Learning Class and the Four Way Test Speech Competition.
 
                                                  
Each year, the Rotary Club of Hudson reviews presentations from Hudson High School seniors and awards scholarships for the Ohio college of their choice.
 
This year, 19 applicants presented their cases for the recognition and five were selected to each receive a $3000 scholarship.
 
                                                                 
The Rotary Club of Hudson staged its 33rd annual Gala Auction last Friday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn attended by a record 275 local citizens who generated more than $75,000 in gross revenue. This year's beneficiaries of the funds raised include: The Gift of Life, Hattie Larlham Foundation, Hudson Community First, Hudson High School college scholarships and Service Learning Class and Boy Scout Troop 321.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Hudson Gala Committee is planning for its 33rd annual fundraising event May 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn.
 
Last year’s record setting event was attended by 275 citizens and raised over $50,000 by auctioning 250 gifts from numerous local individuals, businesses and services.
             
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The Rotary Gala in its 33rd year, will once again offer highly sought after gifts at auction, including:
 
  • Comprehensive orthodontic care provided by well respected authorities, Dr. John White, owner of “Braces by White” and his partner Dr. Aminoshariae valued at $6480 for a child or adult. White has treated more than 10,000 patients over the past 30 years, and, as a professor at Case Western Reserve, has taught hundreds of other dentists entering the profession.
                                                       
                                                       Dr. John White(left) and Dr. Aminoshariae(right). 
Herb Page, Director of Golf at Kent State University, revealed to the Rotary Club of Hudson, during a recent meeting, that his men's and women's teams are both in the NCAA playoffs this year. For more than 37 years, Herb has coached the Kent men's team which has won the Mid-America Conference Championship for the past seven years. This year’s men's team set a MAC team record of 20 under par and is ranked 6th in the nation going into the NCAA playoffs.
                                                                           
The Rotary Club of Hudson will raise funds at its May 19th Gala Auction to help support an important new program offered by Hudson Community First to make all Hudson High School seniors aware of the challenges they may face upon entering college. Main topics addressed are anxiety/depression, binge drinking, drugs, date rape, fire safety and overall wellness.
 
                                
The Rotary Club of Hudson and the Clocktower Rotary Club combine annually to conduct a speech contest involving students from Hudson High School and Western Reserve Academy. Two finalists from each school are chosen based on the content, organization and delivery of their presentations to compete in a final contest that determines which student moves on to the District. Cash prizes are awarded for each of the four finalists.
 
                                        
Names left to right in the picture: Matt Peterson English (teacher WRA), Casey Semple (student WRA), George Wiggam (student WRA), Winner Maria Zou (student Hudson HS), Subi Simmons (hudson Hudson HS), Bryan Carr (teacher Hudson HS)
The month of February featured four World Affairs speakers at the Rotary Club of Hudson’s regular weekly meetings. The distinguished presenters were:
  • Todd Hiser − Senior International Trade Specialist, Department of Commerce US Commercial Services Field Office                                         
  • Karen Leith − retired Director of Social Action of Summit County and an authority on Cuba’s political situation                                                
  • Dr. James Stanley − Professor of International Studies at Cleveland State, Akron and Kent State Universities                                              
  • Heather Hodges − former US Ambassador to Moldova and Ecuador and current President of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs
           
          Todd Hiser                                        Karen Leith                                Dr. James Stanley                               Heather Hodges
Tom Schorgl, President & CEO of the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture located in Cleveland, recently detailed for the Rotary Club of Hudson his organization’s comprehensive strategy and goals for Northeast Ohio. CPAC is a nonprofit service organization offering competencies in public policy, business development and research. CPAC provides business training and support to individual artists as well as business assessment and diagnostic services to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.
 
David Oster, Executive Director of the Laurel Lake retirement community, recently updated the Rotary Club of Hudson regarding ongoing and planned developments at the Hudson campus. Many major capital improvements have been completed and further additions are scheduled for completion in the next year.
 
During 2001, The Rotary Club of Hudson took over the traditionally successful presentation of Santa on the Green, working with the legendary Jimmy Sutphin. Sharon Blackford, former Rotary member and Hudson Schools Administrator, assisted Jimmy and loved working with him through the years. Ed Sogan, Hudson’s Citizen of the Year, also worked with Jimmy and eventually assumed responsibility for the annual appearance of Santa.
 
Christopher J. Burnham, President of the Development Finance Authority of Summit County since 2000 described the various ways the Authority has led creative financing of numerous public and private projects in Ohio. With over 30 year’s experience in economic and community development, Chris has been instrumental in building the DFA into one of the most active economic development financing programs in the State of Ohio. During his tenure at DFA, the Authority has issued $871 million in economic development bonds, leveraging over $803 million in investment to support community and economic development activity in Summit County and Northeast Ohio.
 
 
Speaker Program
SPEAKER PROGRAM - Hudson Rotary usually has a main speaker at each meeting and strives to present high-level, high-quality discussions on a wide range of monthly topics designed to educate, inform and entertain both members and guests about Hudson, northeast Ohio and the world.
 
 
Weekly Meetings

Hudson Rotary

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Drive
Hudson, OH  44236
United States
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YOUTH EXCHANGE
 
Proposed New Member
Sue Carter
John Hopkins
Richard Nebiolo
Rebecca Moore
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
PDG Bob Johnson
Sep 27, 2017
Rotary International Foundation
Past Speakers
Dr. Marc West
Sep 20, 2017
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
PDG Jack Young
Sep 13, 2017
Shelter box program
Larry Lohman
Sep 06, 2017
Kent Rotary- Water Projects in Central America
Larry Obhof
Aug 30, 2017
Ohio Senate President- Ohio Energy Policies
Doug Colafella
Aug 23, 2017
First Energy- Electricity/ Nuclear Power- effect on the environment
Craig Sundstrom
Aug 16, 2017
Apex Clean Energy- wind power in Ohio
Craig Sundstrom
Aug 16, 2017
Apex Clean Energy- wind power in Ohio
David Zelasko
Aug 09, 2017
Consultant, Third Sun Solar
Tony Ramos
Aug 02, 2017
NE Ohio Public Energy Council
Deb Yandala
Jul 26, 2017
CEO, Conservancy CVNP
Sarah's Vinyard
Jul 19, 2017
Kathy Wise
Jul 12, 2017
System Director of Wellness, Summa Health
President Kathryn Sines
Jul 05, 2017
Club Assembly
NO MEETING TODAY
Jun 28, 2017
AWARDS DINNER TONIGHT
Amy Gopp
Jun 21, 2017
VP External Relations, IMA World Health
Greg McNeil
Jun 14, 2017
Cover 2 Resources- opioid addiction
Jim Weisman
Jun 07, 2017
CEO-In-Residence, Bio Enterprise
Sharon Hargrove
May 31, 2017
The Tribe!
Sam Maniar
May 24, 2017
The growing role of sports psychology
Dan Williams
May 17, 2017
Scholarship Awards Program
 
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