Welcome to the 35th Annual Rotary Gala

Friday, May 17, 2019

Live & Silent Aucton  I  Open Bar  I  Hors d'oeuvres  I  Full Course Dinner
Featuring Mobile Bidding

Causes We Support


Gift of Life NEO


Gift of Life Northeast Ohio (GoL NEO) serves children and their extended families from the developing world who do not have access to cardiac care.  For these children, GoL NEO is their last hope.

GoL NEO has successfully progressed from serving “one child at a time” to helping create children’s heart centers in the developing world.  This model allows for not only training of local surgeons and staff, but helps provide surgical services to more children.  This is the long term goal of GoL NEO.

GoL NEO has hosted over 50 children from the developing world who have come to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for repair of their defective hearts.  Recently, GoL NEO has also partnered with Akron Children’s Hospital to bring children from Haiti for heart surgery.


Uncharted Waters

What every senior needs to know before going to college

Community First, the Hudson Rotary Foundation and the Hudson Schools provide a day-long college readiness program for high school seniors annually. The program started in 2016 and last year, over 400 graduating students participated in the workshop.

Experts and local leaders educate and engage with students on topics including fire safety on campus, homework anxiety, signing contracts, date rape, homesickness, alcohol and drugs.



Live alone?  -  Hudson resident?  -  Senior Citizen?

The Hudson RUOK? Program is a free service that establishes a prearranged time for participants to receive a regular phone call from a trained volunteer inquiring about their well-being.  If a concern is expressed, the volunteer caller will determine the nature of the concern and if some sort of response is necessary.  Unanswered calls are called again per an established protocol.  If there is still no answer, the volunteer may request that an officer be dispatched to the location for a safety check.  

Every wellness check gives peace of mind, not only to applicants, but to family members and friends.  A designated emergency contact (family member, friend, or neighbor) may also be contacted if the call goes unanswered for a short period of time.   

​While this program is provided to seniors in Hudson, it does not take the place of emergency services.   In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.