This week at Rotary we will have an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Downtown Phase II project. In addition, we have a Paul Harris Fellow award to present. Congratulations                 ! After that, we will have some fun and catch up on Club business. Thank you to our Speakers Committee and George Snider, Chair for continuing to deliver World Class educational and entertaining Guest Speakers. Keep an eye on the upcoming lineup below!
We have a number of opportunities to get involved and make an impact. Please see the note below about supporting our Interact Club and their efforts to help babies in foster care! We are doing big things together! I am proud to be serving with you.
I mentioned last week that I would be asking again for a raise of hands for this question...Have you clicked on the button to Purchase your Gala tickets? 
Have a nice evening,
Evan McCauley
Club President
Interact Club Call to Action
WRA Service Leaders
Raising Money & Collecting Items to Support:
Babies in Foster Care
Please consider purchasing items through the Amazon Wishlist! We will also have accept donations and have collection of items this week April 3rd and next week April 10th. Thank you!
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 4 Way Test Speech Contest
Aurora High School
Apr 06, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Club Board of Directors Meeting
Laurel Lake
Apr 10, 2019
8:35 AM – 9:30 AM
District Conference
Marriott - Cleveland Airport
Apr 12, 2019 9:00 AM –
Apr 13, 2019 10:00 PM
Hudson Rotary Foundation - Trustee Meeting
Laurel Lake - Greenwood Dining Room
Apr 17, 2019
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Club Board of Directors Meeting
Laurel Lake
May 08, 2019
8:35 AM – 9:30 AM
35th Annual Gala
Hilton Garden Inn
May 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Camp Manatoc - Pool Cleanup & Lunch
Camp Manatoc - Dining Hall Parking
May 25, 2019
8:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Relay for Life
Stow Glen Retirement Village
Jun 08, 2019
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Douglas McDowell
April 18
James Field
April 23
John Hopkins
April 24
Spouse Birthdays
the Good Wife Rich
April 11
Join Date
Patrick Scherer
April 4, 2018
1 year
William Benoit
April 18, 2018
1 year
David Schweighoefer
April 25, 2018
1 year
James Field
April 30, 2011
8 years
Meeting Information
We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Drive
Hudson, OH  44236
United States of America
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 03, 2019 7:35 AM
Downtown Phase II
Apr 03, 2019 7:50 AM
Club Meeting
Apr 10, 2019 7:15 AM
Economics & International Trade
Past Speakers
Mar 27, 2019 7:15 AM
Mar 20, 2019 7:15 AM
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2019 Gala Beneficiaries and Major Sponsors
The Rotary Club of Hudson has selected three primary beneficiaries for its 35th annual Gala to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg on May 17, 2019. The 2018 Gala raised more than $65,000 in gross revenues to allow major contributions to community services. Ron Strobl continues to chair the Gala effort with the help of co-chairs Kris Barker and Marilyn Orr.
The featured beneficiaries for 2019 are:
  • Hudson Community First’s “Uncharted Waters”: What Every Senior Needs to Know Before Going to College, a comprehensive one day workshop for all Hudson High School seniors to examine the challenges young people may face upon entering their college years. Topics include anxiety and depression, binge drinking, drugs, date rape, fire safety and overall wellness. Speakers include psychologists, lawyers, safety counselors, college administrators and college students. This will be the third year of Rotary sponsorship for the program.
  • The Gift of Life of Northeast Ohio, a program that the Rotary Club of Hudson has supported for many years. Funds raised from the annual Gala provide needed heart surgeries for medically struggling children in underdeveloped countries such as Haiti. Doctors from our area, some of whom live in Hudson, as well as local hospitals, donate their skills and services.
  • Boy Scout Troop 321’s request for funds to perform needed repairs to the historic Boy Scout Cabin located at Hudson’s Green on Main street downtown. The log cabin, used by the Scouts for meetings and for Hudson community activities, was originally built by the Hudson Rotary in 1931. Founded in 1918, Troop 321 meets weekly in the log cabin where thousands of scouts have developed leadership, personal and life skills. Over the years, 115 local members have achieved Eagle Scout, a rank attained by less than 2% of all Scouts nationally.
The Gala proceeds also support Hudson students through Scholarships, Service Learning Classes and International Exchange students. These programs afford students the opportunities to become involved with  and represent the Hudson community as a whole.
Major sponsors for the 2019 Gala are currently being confirmed:
  • Kaulig Companies has committed to being a Platinum sponsor.
  • Akron Children’s Hospital, PEGS Foundation and the Tobin Family will be Silver sponsors.
For further information about providing auction gifts or becoming a sponsor please go to or contact Ron Strobl at