The Rotary Club of Hudson announced that it has selected three beneficiaries for its 34th annual Gala to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg on May 18, 2018. The 2017 Gala was the most successful ever raising more than $75,000 in gross revenues. Co-chairs Ron Strobl and Gail Royster were very pleased with the excitement over last year’s silent and live auction gifts and the quality of the five course dinner. They are extremely grateful for the tremendous support of this important Rotary fundraiser by the Hudson community, over the years.
(Photos from the 23rd Annual Gala held May 19, 2017)
The featured beneficiaries for 2018 are:
  • The Gift of Life of Northeast Ohio, a program that the Rotary Club of Hudson has helped sponsor for many years. Funds raised from its annual Gala provide needed heart surgeries for medically struggling children in underdeveloped countries, one of which is Haiti. Doctors from our area, some of whom live in Hudson, as well as local hospitals, donate their skills and services.
  • Hudson Community First’s Uncharted Waters: What Every Senior Needs to Know, a comprehensive program consisting of a one day workshop for all Hudson High School seniors, to examine the challenges young people may face upon entering college. Topics include anxiety and depression, binge drinking, drugs, date rape, fire safety and overall wellness. Speakers include psychologists, safety counselors, college administrators and college students.
  • Hudson EMS Outreach’s innovative RUOK? Program, to be introduced to the Hudson community in 2018, will provide a service that regularly contacts elderly residents to inquire if they are “ok” or need assistance with basic living, health or safety issues. This complimentary outreach service will be by subscription, utilizing volunteers responsible for calling senior citizens on a consistent prearranged basis to simply ask RUOK?. The personal calls will be organized and tracked by computer software.
The Gala proceeds also support Hudson students through ongoing Scholarships, Service Learning Classes and Boy Scout Troop 321 activities; programs that afford students opportunities to help and represent the overall Hudson community.
For further information about providing auction gifts or sponsorships for the Gala, please go to or contact Ron Strobl at or Gail Royster at