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Taste of Hillcrest 2016
Taste of Hillcrest Tickets Now on Sale!!
Thursday October 6th
6:00pm-9:00pm
Taste of Hillcrest 2016 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z
Hands On Northeast Ohio Homeless Stand Down
Over 25 Rotarians and significant others from the North East Ohio Cluster, uncluding the Rotary Club of Cleveland, the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights, and the Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise participated in a Service project on Saturday, January 16 by sorting Veterans donations for the Hands On Northeast Ohio Homeless Stand Down at Medwish from 9:00 AM - Noon. It was a great opportunity to give our time to a great community event and to develop fellowship amongst our cluster clubs.
Hands On Northeast Ohio Homeless Stand Down 2016-01-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Hillcrest Donates Dictionaries
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest recently made their annual distribution of dictionaries to local schools in the Hillcrest Area.  The Dictionary Program was created to benefit youth and promote literacy with many Rotary Clubs throughout the world participating. 
 
Rotarians believe that a dictionary is an essential tool for a quality education and that a student cannot do his or her best work without one. A dictionary in the home serves as a resource for the whole family.  The Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) continues to support this long-standing tradition distributing hundreds of dictionaries every year  
Rotary Club of Hillcrest Donates Dictionaries 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) Welcomes New Members

Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise was proud to induct three new members to our club at the December 15, 2015 Meeting. The new members inducted are:


1. Tina Corrao
2. Becky Milia
3. Chris Mauk


We wish Tina, Becky, and Chris all the best as they embark on their journey of being Rotarians

 

Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) Welcomes New Members 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z
Rotagram, August 25, 2014
Meeting began at 7:37 with President Ryan's ringing of the bell
 
Happy/Sad Bucks: Alexander was happy to celebrate Marko's 3rd Birthday!: Chris Adams was happy for the 1st day of school, daughter Emily is happy that she does not have to put 500 labels in dictionaries!:+Tom Mugride.
was happy he was able to put to use wife Pat's birthday present - a day at the shooting range, Tom went 50 rounds with a glock  - oh oh - watch out Pat!!!:Mike Matoney - missed meeting buck and a good wishes buck to Joe Cicero who will be undergoing surgery on Monday - Best Wishes Joe!: Scott - happy meeting is in the Big Room: Fred Havlice - missed meeting buck.Ross - birthday bucks - happy for the 1st day of school: Tony Corrao - happy to be back at meetings, happy to have cousins visit from Sicily - great visit - had fun but exhausting!: Steve Sova - missed meeting bucks , traveled to Greece and then to Bulgaria for a wedding - wedding was very different a lot of dancing, had a great trip. Tony B; happy that after the past few weekends filled with visitors to welcome the baby, he is happy this weekend will be quiet!
 
Announcements: Scott: Clambake, October 25, noon - mark calendars now - Family Friendly. Mike John Jr. August 27, Sara's Place Taste thank you dinner. Mike reminded members- members MUST respond Yes or No to invitations - response is imperative for committee chairs;    PLEASE BE MINDFUL AND RESPOND TO ALL EMAILED  INVITATIONS  : 5th Tuesday Event and Taste Thank you
Sunday, September 13, noon - Brown's Tailgate Party - Harry Buffalos - family friendly. .
 
Speaker; Club Assembly started with a live auction - Tony Corrao won the $100.00 naked Wine gift card - $50.00 went to our Foundation. Members then proceeded to apply the 4 Way Taste in Spanish labels to 500 dictionaries that will be included with the shoeboxes. While applying labels, club assembly continued. President Ryan invited all club members to the One Rotary Summit, October 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn, club will pay the $30.00 fee - all are invited - details to follow. Tom Mugridge - Taste report - Members responsible for selling 6 tickets; Ahuja isour ticket sponsor - Hillcrest main $4000.00 sponsor. we have 7 restaurants as of now - Tom encouraged members to solicit their favorite restaurant- Tom will email all donation letters today - please checks emails.   President Ryan invited members to visit other clubs and try to advertise and sell Taste tickets. Several members signed up for various clubs.   
Tony Basalla -gave a membership presentation- membership committee is divided into 2 teams; Team A, Team B (so original guys!) teams will be contacting members to discuss survey results as well as club topics - if you have not returned your survey - DO NOW! Tony has a lot of enthusiasm and energy and is committed to growing our membership. He asked members to remember District Governor Cheryl Warrens statement:
Join Leaders,  Exchange Ideas, Take Action -  6 simple words.
 
Rotabuck/Queen of hearts; winner - Roger Korsten, $18.00 - Roger pulled the 4 of Clubs: Queenof Hearts pot:$99.00 Polio Plus : $99.99
 
Next week's speaker:  Our own Rosss Dejohn III - Preplanning
Rotagram, August 25, 2014 Jackie Minotas 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Rotarian of the Year 2014-2015: Joe Skoda
It is my pleasure, in conjunction with the past immediate three winners of the Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Rotarian of the Year award (Fred Havlice, George Hughes, and myself), to announce this year’s Rotarian of the Year.  This annual award is designated for the one Rotarian in our club who clearly stands out in demonstrating "Service Above Self," and principled commitment to the Four-Way Test. A nominee should be an outstanding club member who has made significant contributions to the mission and operation of our club, and to one or more avenues of Community or International Service. The ‘Rotarian of the Year’ award may be given to a member who exhibits “Service Above Self” in their daily activities and who promotes Rotary by their actions and involvements. This may be accomplished through one major activity in club service, in multiple activities, or by serving on several committees. This person should be highly visible in the weekly activities of the club.  Our club makes a donation of $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation in honor of the recipient for a Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Rotarian of the Year 2014-2015: Joe Skoda Ryan Knotts 2015-07-18 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Club Goals 2015-2016 & Theme
For the 2015-2016 Rotary Year, my theme will be: Engagement in Rotary
 
Engage yourself
Engage each other
Engage our local community
Engage our world
 
Each of us comes to Rotary for a different purpose whether it be to build business connections, to find opportunities to give back and serve our communities, or to develop fellowship and lasting relationships.  For most of us, it is the giving back that resonates the most.  However, the relationships we develop, with each other and our communities, keep us engaged.  With all things, we get out of Rotary what we put into our efforts.  
 
For each ouf us, it is a personal choice as to how much effort we put into Rotary, or engage.  My goal, as club president, and in conjunction with our skilled leadership team is to continue developing a dynamic club where members have multiple opportunities to choose their engagement through service and social opportunities.  
 
With a dynamic club, we hope to continue growing our membership. As we grow our membership with high quality, new members, we will be able to commit to more service projects, raise more money, and develop more connections which will allow us to positively impact our communities, local and international.  
 
Here our our club goals for 2015-2016:
 
 
Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Club Goals 2015-2016 & Theme Ryan Knotts 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise 2015-2016 Community Grant Program.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Foundation is continuing a Community Improvement Grants Program for 2015-2016.  All non-profit, 501(c) (3) or other tax exempt organizations in the Hillcrest area are eligible to apply. 
 
Projects should focus on initiatives that will benefit and enhance the Hillcrest communities.  The Hillcrest Rotary Club Foundation favors programs and projects that serve and support: youth, seniors, homeless families and individuals, and people with disabilities and mental illnesses.  Support for a wide range of programs and services through the Community Grants Program will be considered, but priority will be given to programs and projects directed toward human needs (food, healthcare, and housing), education (structured scholastic programs), youth recreation/camperships and environment. Funding preferences will be given to those projects containing a service component that includes Rotary members’ involvement.
It is expected that approximately $5,000-$10,000 in community grants will be awarded during the 2015-2016 Rotary year.   Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded. 
 
Applications are available at http://hillcrestrotarysunrise.org and can be submitted by email or US mail.
 
Applications can be forwarded to:
Rotary Club of Hillcrest
c/o Ryan Knotts
4112 Dartford Rd
South Euclid, OH 44121
jayhawkrk@gmail.com
 
Application deadline is May 1st.   Selected applicants will be required to make a presentation at a Rotary meeting as part of the application process. 
For additional information and to download an application click on the “Community Grants Program” link on the home page.
                                                                                              
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise 2015-2016 Community Grant Program. 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z
33rd Annual Vocational Awards Dinner
For the 33rd consecutive year, The Rotary Club of Hillcrest held its Vocational Awards Dinner. This year is the first year the event was co-sponsored. For the first time the newly chartered Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise shared the opportunity to recognize the outstanding Career Technical and Industrial Arts Honor Students from programs in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School System and the Mayfield School System. 38 students were recognized as being outstanding in their respective programs. Thanks to the many sponsors and patrons who joined with these two Rotary Clubs in celebrating the achievements of these young men and women. To see pictures of the students click on Event Photos at the end of this article. When you follow the link, scroll down to the bottom of the page for instructions on viewing and downloading your photos.  Event Photos
33rd Annual Vocational Awards Dinner Johns, Jr, Mike 2011-04-26 00:00:00Z
Quote of the Week
It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement.
Quote of the Week Jr. Joe Cicero 2010-07-28 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
Some thoughts on the new Rotary year. by: Paul Harris
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Jr. Joe Cicero 2010-07-28 00:00:00Z
A Taste of Hillcrest 2014 Was Once Again a Success

ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) hosted its annual “A Taste of Hillcrest” fundraising event at the Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. The event was attended by close to 600 people and hosted 21 local restaurants.  In addition to food tasting, raffle drawings and entertainment, the Rotary Club of Hillcrest awarded its first Community Service Award at the event. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to support the Club’s charitable works, which include local and international community service projects, a community grants program, and vocational service awards for local students. Thanks to all that attended the event for supporting our club!

A Taste of Hillcrest 2014 Was Once Again a Success Janet Schiciano
A Taste of Hillcrest 2014

ImageOur Annual Event Will be Held at: Executive Caterers at Landerhaven on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for a fabulous evening of fun, food and entertainment as we raise funds to:

  • Eradicate Polio from the world
  • Help disabled children and adults and support their families:
  • Enhance the education of students in the Hillcrest Community
  • Help in the fight against cancer
  • Feed families in the Hillcrest Community
  • Help senior adults stay safer in their homes

Enjoy fine cuisine from 20+ restaurants, live entertainment, 50/50 raffle and more. Tickets are $35.00 each and include food, soft drinks and entertainment. Cash bar available. Groups of 10 or more tickets can be purchased in advance for $30.00 each. Limited number of tickets available at the door. ($20.00/ticket tax deductible contribution).  For more information and tickets, please call 440-605-7144

A Taste of Hillcrest 2014 Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Welcomes New Members

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest is pleased to welcome three new members!

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Tony Basalla joins us from the Euclid Rotary Club, having served as its president.  Tony is a graduate of the University of Mount Union and is a Portfolio Manager with Sigma Investments.   Tony resides in Euclid with his wife and daughter.  We are excited to have Tony as one of our newest members. 

Daniel J. Porter is the author of 22 books, including three national children's best sellers. Daniel broke into publishing as the author of Precious Moments prayer books, and expanded his career writing on faith and character themes for adults and children. Daniel is also a sought after motivational speaker.

John Bosco joins us from the Cleveland Rotary Club.  John is an attorney specializing in criminal, divorce and family, and personal injury cases.  John is a long-time Rotarian, was a member of the original Hillcrest Rotary lunch club and has previously served as District Governor.  

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Welcomes New Members Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Community Service Award

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise announces the availability of an annual award of $1000 to an individual residing in the Hillcrest area who has made outstanding humanitarian contributions to our community.  This award is open to all Hillcrest residents of any age, providing that they are not a Rotary member.  Individuals may not nominate themselves. All nominations must be received by June 1st, 2014 for consideration.  The Winner of this Community Service Award will be announced at the 2014 Taste of Hillcrest event on October 2nd, 2014. For more information, and to submit a nomination please click on the "Community Service Award" link under site pages.

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Community Service Award Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Community Grants Program

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Foundation is initiating a Community Improvement Grants Program in 2014.  All non-profit, 501(c) (3) or other tax exempt organizations in the Hillcrest area are eligible to apply.

Projects should focus on initiatives that will benefit and enhance the Hillcrest communities.  The Hillcrest Rotary Club Foundation favors programs and projects that serve and support: youth, seniors, homeless families and individuals, and people with disabilities and mental illnesses.   Funding preferences will be given to those projects containing a service component that includes Rotary members’ involvement.  It is expected that approximately $5,000-$10,000 in community grants during the next year.   Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded.  

Application deadline is April 1st.   Selected applicants will be required to make a presentation at a Rotary meeting as part of the application process.  For additional information, please click on the “Community Grants Program” link under Site Pages.

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Community Grants Program Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Conducts a Thanksgiving Food Drive

With the Thanksgiving Holiday just around the corner, The Rotary Club of Hillcrest conducted a holiday food drive.  Rotarians donated food items that were then assembled into Thanksgiving baskets and distributed to the needy families in the Hillcrest area.   Each basket also contained a grocery store Gift Card, so that teach family could purchase their Turkey as well! We were able to collect enough food to also donate some items to a local food pantry. 

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The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Conducts a Thanksgiving Food Drive Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Volunteers to Help the Feed My Starving Children Effort

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest recently partnered with the Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and these meal packs are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world.  Several Rotarians donated their time at the Cornerstone Community Church to help with assembling mobile packs.  

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The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Volunteers to Help the Feed My Starving Children Effort Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Supports the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland

The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland has been serving as a home away from home for families, whose children stay in area hospitals, since September of 1979. The Ronald McDonald House provides the following amenities: guest rooms, handicapped facilities, a large kitchen, a sunroom, a children’s play room, a club house, laundry facilities, a family resource center, family office, library, living rooms, garden, and a playground.Image

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise  supports the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland through providing meals to families. On November 2nd, several Rotarians volunteered at RMH. This is a great way for us to demonstrate service above self and to engage in club fellowship by volunteering together. Perhaps, because we have a lot of foodies in our club, we always enjoy utilizing our culinary talents to benefit others. There is something about creating a delicious and nutritious meal for others when the resulting and immediate effect is clearly visible. 

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Supports the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland Janet Schiciano
Annual Coat Drive

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest is conducting its ANNUAL COAT DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS.

SHARE THE WARMTH!!!

KEEP SOMEONE WARM THIS WINTER !!!!

We are collecting clean, gently used men’s and women’s coats, blankets, hats, gloves & scarves. All items will be donated to St. Augustine’s Shelter

Drop off at: Drop off Dates:

Minotas Trophy December 2 & December 3, 2013
734 Alpha Drive 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Highland Heights, OH 44143

 

For additional information please contact Jackie Minotas at 440.720.1288

Annual Coat Drive Janet Schiciano
A Taste of Hillcrest 2013

ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest – Sunrise is thrilled to present the 13th annual “A Taste of Hillcrest” again this year at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven!  This year’s event will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013. 

 

Join us for a fabulous evening of fun, food and entertainment and help support our club’s charitable works, including Meals on Wheels, local Special Olympics, health initiatives, and Senior and Youth Programs.

Enjoy fine cuisine from 20+ restaurants, live entertainment, raffles, silent auctions, and more.  Tickets are $35.00 each ($30.00/ticket for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased in advance).  A limited number of $35.00 tickets will be available at the door.

 

Hope to see you there!!

For more information and tickets, please call 440-605-7144

A Taste of Hillcrest 2013 Janet Schiciano
Mayfield Middle School Scares Up Haunted House to Raise Funds to Help Eradicate Polio

The Mayfield Middle School Community is to be commended!  Through the hard work of administrators, teachers and a cast of students, $3,600 was raised by hosting a haunted house at the Middle School during the 2012 Halloween season.  At the November 20th meeting, the Hillcret Rotary Sunrise Club heard from Middle School Principal, Paul Destino, teachers, Sandy Bean and Kerry Rutigliano, and students, Austin Bean and Christopher Giancola, about the planning and teamwork that took place to design and host this most successful event.  A DVD of the highlights was also shown.

New Superintendent of Mayfield Schools and Hillcrest Rotarian, Dr. Keith Kelly, acknowledged the group for their creativity and dedication.  The club responded with a standing ovation!  We are all very proud of their amazing talents and generosity!

 

 

Mayfield Middle School Scares Up Haunted House to Raise Funds to Help Eradicate Polio Karen Poelking
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Taking Food Inventory at Providence House

By: Tony Corrao - Membership Chair

ImageOn Saturday morning, June 15, four Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise, visited Providence House which is located on W 32 st in Cleveland. With the guidance of Bobby Richards, Facilities Manager, Cindy Ginsburg, Joe Delibero, Fred Havlice and Tony Corrao took inventory on thousands of food items. They ranged from baby food to canned fruits and vegetables. Annual inventory is currently required and going forward, the non- profit will be taking inventory on a quarterly basis.

 "Thank you Hillcrest Rotary! You saved us at least two days of work" said Bobby Richards. "You will always be welcome at Providence House ".

Providence House was founded in 1981 and is Ohio's first licensed crisis nursery. It is a 501(c) 3 non - profit that provides emergency shelter and care to neglected children due to a family crisis. The children range in age from newborn to age 6. Currently, there are 11 children being cared for. SB 242 allows for the provision of residency at Providence House for up to 90 days. The average stay is approximately 32 days.

Their model goes beyond emergency shelter for children and includes a range of case management and supportive services for both children and their families. Their goal is to stabilize, strengthen and reunify each family.

It receives its funding from individuals, foundations and corporations.

Taking Food Inventory at Providence House Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Continues to Support the Special Olympics

ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise continued its support for the Special Olympics bowling event.  This year it was held on May 11th at the Free Way Lanes in Wickliffe, OH.  Twelve Rotarians represented the club, volunteering at the event along with their spouses and children.

Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries. Bowling is among the most popular sports in Special Olympics.  It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. 

Check out the Photo Album section of the website for more pictures from the event!

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Continues to Support the Special Olympics Janet Schiciano
Hillcrest Rotary Sunrise Welcomes Two New Members

We inducted two new members to our club at the April 16th morning meeting! 

ImageLichelle Peale is a Project Manager and Investment Advisor Representative at Entrust Financial in Beachwood, working as both a Project Mgr and Investvent Adviser Representative. She also holds a Series 7 license and a Life, Health and Variable Insurance license.Tony Corrao sponsored Lichelle as our new member. Lichelle has a BA from Hiram College and is currently working on her MBA in Finance from John Carroll University. 

Dana DeCapite is an attorney specializing in estate planning and probate. . Dana is a member of the Cleveland Foodbank Development Committee, the Young Professional Committee and volunteers at the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center. Linda Haren sponsored Dana. 

Hillcrest Rotary Sunrise Welcomes Two New Members Janet Schiciano
Rotary Club of Hillcrest Donates Dictionaries

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest recently made their annual distribution of dictionaries to local schools in the Hillcrest Area.  The Dictionary Program was created to benefit youth and promote literacy with many Rotary Clubs throughout the world participating. 

Rotarians believe that a dictionary is an essential tool for a quality education and that a student cannot do his or her best work without one. A dictionary in the home serves as a resource for the whole family.  The Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) continues to support this long-standing tradition distributing hundreds of dictionaries every year  

Rotary Club of Hillcrest Donates Dictionaries Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Donates Time and Meals to the Ronald McDonald House


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The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland has been serving as a home away from home for families, whose children stay in area hospitals, since September of 1979. The Ronald McDonald House provides the following amenities: guest rooms, handicapped facilities, a large kitchen, a sunroom, a children’s play room, a club house, laundry facilities, a family resource center, family office, library, living rooms, garden, and a playground.

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise has pro-vided five meals since the fall of 2011, with the most recent one on Saturday, March 2, 2013. It is a great way for us to demonstrate service above self and to en-gage in club fellow-ship by volunteering together. Perhaps, because we have a lot of foodies in our club, we always enjoy utilizing our culinary talents to benefit others. There is something about creating a delicious and nutritious meal for others when the resulting and immediate effect is clearly visible. In addition to meals, we have provided two craft activities to engage kids and families before the meal. In January 2012, we provided over 50 dozen cookies and the materials to decorate cookies. The residents could choose an assortment of cookies for a loved one, or they could personally decorate some cookies and relieve stress. In March 2013, we provided 50 picture frames and the materials to decorate them for loved ones


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The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Donates Time and Meals to the Ronald McDonald House Janet Schiciano
Sam Rutigliano speaks to the Rotary Club of Hillcrest

ImageSam Rutigliano was the guest speaker at the February 12th Rotary meeting and gave a very memorable presentation.  Sam talked about his life experiences coupled with humor and inspiration. 

Mr. Rutigliano served as head coach for the Cleveland Browns from 1978 through 1984 and famously led the team to the 1980 AFC Central Division Championship. Sam is known in Cleveland as “Coach Sam”.  Mr. Rutigliano became a Browns analyst in 2005 and is currently a part of WEWS-TV5.   

Sam Rutigliano speaks to the Rotary Club of Hillcrest Janet Schiciano
Rotary RYLA Presentation

ImageLeah Phillips, Nathan Yu, Brandon McGee, Dean Elliott and Allison Kabo, local students that attended the RYLA camp presented to the Rotary Club of Hillcrest (<st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sunrise) during the October 16th, 2012 meeting. Students described their experiences and insights gained by participating in RYLA.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. The Hillcrest Sunrise Club continues to sponsor local students to participate. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
Rotary RYLA Presentation Janet Schiciano
The 12th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest” was a Great Success!!!

Image12th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest” event hosted by the Rotary Club of Hillcrest was held at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, OH.  The event was very successful, with over 500 people attending and 18 area restaurants participating.  Attendees bid on many great prizes and participated in raffles and a silent auction.  A wine pull was also featured at the event with over 150 bottles of wine available to attendees.  As always, 100 % of the proceeds collected from the event will be used to support the great causes in the community.  

More information on the event: http://www.cleveland.com/hillcrest/index.ssf/2012/10/a_taste_of_hillcrest_held_octo.html 

The 12th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest” was a Great Success!!! Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) Welcomes New member!

ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) welcomed a new member today.  Dr. Keith Kelly, the Superintendent of the Mayfield City Schools became the newest member of the club. Dr. Kelly has worked in education for 32 years. As a career educator, Dr. Kelly has worked in and out of the classroom as a special education teacher and associate principal in Illinois, and as a high school principal in southern Ohio. Prior to taking his position as the current Superintendent, Dr. Kelly served as the Assistant Superintendent at the Sycamore Community School District in Cincinnati. 

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) Welcomes New member! Janet Schiciano
Rotary Radio!!!
Tom Mugridge was recently a guest on Rotary Radio discussing the upcoming Taste of Hillcrest event.  Click here to check it out!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rotary-radio
Rotary Radio!!! Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Welcomes Newest Member-Saju Abraham!

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Saju Abraham was recenlty inducted as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise.  Saju previously served as a Rotarian in India where he held a leadership position as the District Chairman of International Projects.   Saju has a Masters degree in engineering and is a Project Manager with an electronics firm in Perry, OH.   Saju, his wife Ancy and their two children reside in Lyndhurst, Ohio.  Welcome!

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Welcomes Newest Member-Saju Abraham! Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest to Host the 12th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest”


ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise will host its annuial "Taste of Hillcrest" at the Executive Caterers at Landerheaven on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for a fabulous evening of fun, food and entertainment and help support our club’s charitable works, including Meals on Wheels, local Special Olympics, health initiatives, and Senior and Youth Programs.

 

Enjoy fine cuisine from 20+ restaurants, live entertainment, raffles, silent auctions, and more.  Tickets are $35.00 each and include food, soft beverages and entertainment.  Cash bar available.  Groups of 10 or more tickets can be purchased in advance for $30.00 each.  Limited tickets available at the door. ($20.00/ticket tax deductible contribution)

 

 

Hope to see you there!!

 

For more information and tickets, please call 440-605-7144
Click on the link below to download the informational poster!

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6630/7299/HTML/174081//ATOH_General_Poster_2012[1].doc
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest to Host the 12th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest” Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Hosts a Picnic for Millridge Elementary’ s Special Ed. Students

ImageContinuing its yearly tradition, the Rotary Club of Hillcrest hosted a picnic for special education children and their teachers at Strawberry Lane in the North Chagrin Reservation on May 22nd. 
Students and teachers enjoyed a picnic lunch freshly prepared by club members as well as fellowship and entertainment.

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Hosts a Picnic for Millridge Elementary’ s Special Ed. Students Janet Schiciano
Family Picnic at Lyndhurst Splash Park
Members of The Rotary Club of Hillcrest - Sunrise brought their families together for a fun-filled picnic at Lyndhurst Splash Park. All visitors on Sunday, July 22nd were able to enjoy the refreshing relief of Splash Park amenities on a hot Summer day courtesy of Lyndhurst Mayor and Club President, Joe Cicero, Jr., who waived admission fees for the day.
 
Image 'Morning Crew' members Fred Havlice, Tom Mugridge and Mike Johns, Jr. arrived at 8am to make preparations for the day (shown at left enjoying some much deserved R&R). By the time the rest of the members and families began to arrive, the barbecue was already hot and the refreshments were on ice. In addition to the standard picnic fare, members contributed their favorite side dishes and donated their specialty desserts for a unique Dessert Auction. The most mouth-watering items started bidding wars and even brought about a 'don't-even-think-about-it' staredown in the direction of a rival bidder from a member's typically reserved spouse (Bonnie Delibero's dessert was at the center of this friendly standoff). 

ImageClub member and director of picnic operations, Tony Corrao, is shown at right with his wife Tina in pursuit of balloon race winners (Chris and Noelle Scheuer - center) and runners-up (Kris and Keith Packard - right). The excitement of the balloon race, which concluded with team members popping the balloon between their bodies, was preceded by a hard-boiled egg roll (using feet only) that brought out the competitive spirit in everyone. Winners of the individual and team competitions received movie passes for their athletic prowess. The day was a success and many thanks to the committee members and attendees that made it possible!


Family Picnic at Lyndhurst Splash Park Derek Nevar
Rotary Club of Hillcrest Members Recognized

Stephen Zabor recently visited the Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) and presented several club members with prestigious awards.


ImageKathleen Mekesa was recognized with the A.Z. Baker Award for her leadership of our club this past year.  Qualifying for the A.Z. Baker Award is a significant achievement and reflects broad based service to building stronger and more sustainable communities locally and around the world. Kathleen was congratulated for the service the Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise provided in the 2011-2012 Rotary year.


Jackie Minotas was recognized with the Paul Harris Fellow award.  The PAUL HARRIS Fellow is an award given to thosImagee who have given $1000 dollars possibly over several years to the foundation or by a sponsor that has given the money in someone’s name for extraordinary services rendered.  It is one of the most prestigious awards in Rotary and thereby named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris.

Giving any sum of money to the Rotary Foundation makes you a part of the eradication of Polio, a partner in creating PEACE, a person who supports Clean Water and Sanitation where water is worth more than gold, it is measured in LIVES. It makes you someone who believes that all babies, children and mom's should have good medical resources, micro-credit and equal rights.


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Mike Johns Jr. was recognized for his role in creating, editing and distributing the District Newsletter. The District Newsletter is one of the main forms of communication within District 6630.  Mike took over the compiling and editing of the newsletter a number of years ago and has brought it to a new level.  His dedication and persistence in searching out pertinent articles and timely information from the various clubs in the district has proven invaluable to the leadership of the district as well as the club presidents who utilize the newsletter for information gathering. 

Rotary Club of Hillcrest Members Recognized Janet Schiciano
Ryan Knotts is "Rotarian of the Year"!!!

ImageRyan Knotts is this year's Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise "Rotarian of the Year."  He was presented the award at the June 29th Change-Over dinner held at Lockkeeper's Restaurant.

Ryan has demonstrated outstanding service through his leadership and involvement in Rotary activities and through his personal volunteer efforts in the Greater Cleveland area.

Although Ryan is not a board member, he regularly attends and participates in board meetings providing many ideas and thoughtful contributions to their work.  Ryan serves on a number of Rotary committees and has  spearheaded various events and service projects such as meals for the Ronald McDonald House. In addition, Ryan has hosted a number of Rotary social events at his home. 

Outside of  Rotary, Ryan volunteers at the Rape Crisis Center as an on-call volunteer and he also volunteers regularly at the Animal Protective League.

Rayn is employed at PNC Bank as an Investment Service Advisor.

Congratulations, Ryan!

Ryan Knotts is "Rotarian of the Year"!!! Janet Schiciano
Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Welcomes New Member
ImageThe Rotary club of Hillcrest Sunrise welcomed Roger Korsten today as a new member. 
Roger was sonsored bu Joe Kamiab.  Roger is a pastor in the Highland Sixth Presbyterian Church in Highland Heights, OH.  
 
Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise Welcomes New Member Janet Schiciano
34th Annual VOED recognition Dinner held at St. Noel Party Center on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

ImageFor the past 33 years, the Hillcrest Rotary Clubs in conjunction with local businesses have sponsored an awards dinner for the outstanding vocational and industrial arts students from Brush and Mayfield  High Schools.  The teachers at each school selected the outstanding student in several vocational programs.  The outstanding student in each program rececived an engraved trophy signifying their accomplishment.  Individual members of the Hillcrest Rotary Clubs, other business leaders in the community as well as corporate suppliers to the schools career-technical programs sponsored a student in one of the programs.

 

Click on the lik below for photos from the event!

www.rotary.imohio.org/index.html

 

34th Annual VOED recognition Dinner held at St. Noel Party Center on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Janet Schiciano
Anthony Corrao Presents to the Rotaract Club of CWRU

ImageAnthony Corrao was asked to give a presentation to the Rotaract Club of CWRU.  Alex Hoffman, Rotary Ambassadorial scholar who is currently attending CWRU as a graduate student, had requested a speaker for his club.  Anthony Corrao responded by giving a 1 hour presentation on April 19th, 2012 entitled “Preparing for Success”.  The presentation gave the students insight into the steps required to achieve their goals as well as how to overcome the challenges they will encounter.

The objective was to provide students useful and beneficial information for their professional and personal development. Some of the topics covered were:

·         Choosing the High Road of Achievement

·         Impact of Positive Thinking

·         Positive First Impression

·         Speaking Louder Than Words

·         Routes to the Executive Suite

·         The Truth about Failure

Tony and his wife Tina really enjoyed interacting with CWRU students and were very impressed by their level of participation.

Anthony Corrao Presents to the Rotaract Club of CWRU Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Hosts its Annual Four-Way Speech Contest

ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest once again conducted its annual Four Way Speech contest.  The Club invited local area students to compete by submitting essays on a topic related to ethics and The Four-Way Test.

Winners this year were:

• First place – Nick Kane of Mayfield High School

• Second place – Jasmine Cochran of Brush High School

• Third place – Carly Menges of Gilmour Academy

For a great article capturing the event, please click on the link below:

http://hillcrest.patch.com/articles/hillcrest-rotary-club-hosts-annual-speech-contest

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Hosts its Annual Four-Way Speech Contest Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Welcomes Two New Members!

ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest inducted two new members today. Chris Scheuer, formerly a Rotarian in New York, is the Executive Director of the Hillcrest YMCA.  Chris’s membership was sponsored by Tom Mugridge.

ImageThe second inductee today was Scott Snyder.  Scott is the Mayfield School District Treasurer and was a former Rotarian in Hudson for nine years.  Scott was sponsored by Phil Price. 

Our club president, Kathleen Mekesa, as well as the rest of the club extends a warm welcome to our newest members!

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest Welcomes Two New Members! Janet Schiciano
Tony Corrao is Named Paul Harris Fellow


CongratulaImagetions to Anthony Corrao, our newest Paul Harris Fellow. A Paul Harris Fellow is a distinction shared by men and women in more than one hundred nations, many of whom have made significant contributions to world peace and understanding. Anyone who furthers these efforts and in whose honor $1,000 is contributed to the Rotary Foundation is awarded the Paul Harris Fellow title.

 

  

Tony Corrao is Named Paul Harris Fellow Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) helped serve up dinner at the Ronald McDonald house.

ImageRotarians from the Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) supported the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland by serving up dinner to those in need.

The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is a home away from home for families that need to stay close so by their hospitalized child.

The Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) helped serve up dinner at the Ronald McDonald house. Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Clubs of Hillcrest the 11th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest” a Great Success!!!

ImageThanks to all that helped make the 11th annual “Taste of Hillcrest” such a great success.  The evening featured a sampling from 25 of the area’s eateries, raffles, silent auctions, and live entertainment. As always, the evening’s proceeds helped support our club’s charitable works, including local Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, health initiatives, as well as senior and youth programs in the community.  Check out the links below to read more about the event!

 

http://hillcrest.patch.com/articles/rotary-gives-guests-a-taste-of-hillcrest

 

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2011/10/a_taste_of_hillcrest_held_in_m.html

 

The Rotary Clubs of Hillcrest the 11th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest” a Great Success!!! Janet Schiciano
Community Garden Project

 

ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise has teamed with the City of Lyndhurst to create a community garden. The club utilized an empty lot site that was dedicated to the project by Lyndhurst.  The Rotarians planted the garden with the plans of donating the produce to low-income Tri-City Consortium on Aging seniors. The community garden project is another way for Rotarians to help support the local communities it serves. 

 

For more information, click on the links below to view the Sun-Messenger article that covered this project:

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2011/06/community_garden_springing_up.html

 

Community Garden Project Janet Schiciano
The Rotary Clubs of Hillcrest to Host the 11th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest”

 

ImageLooking for a night filled with delicious food, fun and fundraising? Join the Rotary Clubs of Hillcrest as they sponsor the 11th Annual “A Taste of Hillcrest” on Thursday, October 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven located at 6111 Landerhaven Drive.  The evening will feature a sampling from 25 of the area’s eateries, raffles, silent auctions, and live entertainment. As always, the evening’s proceeds will help support our club’s charitable works, including local Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, health initiatives, as well as senior and youth programs in the community. 

 

Tickets are $35.00 each and include food, soft beverages and entertainment. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $30.00 each in advance. ($20.00/ticket is a tax deductible contribution). For more information and to purchase tickets in advance call 440.605.7144.

The Rotary Clubs of Hillcrest to Host the 11th Annual “Taste of Hillcrest” Janet Schiciano
Hillcrest Rotary members participate in shoebox project to aid Nicaraguan children
ImageThe Rotary Club of Hillcrest (Sunrise) participated in the District-wide Children of the Dump shoe box project.  Our members pitched in to assemble care packages for Nicaraguan children, filling the boxes with school supplies, toys and personal care items.  These boxes were then transported to Nicaragua

For more information, click on the links below to view the Sun-Messenger and the Hillcrest Patch articles covering this project:

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2011/09/hillcrest_rotary_members_aid_n.html

http://hillcrest.patch.com/articles/hillcrest-rotary-helps-children-of-the-dump

Hillcrest Rotary members participate in shoebox project to aid Nicaraguan children Janet Schiciano
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