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Improving People's Lives Locally and Globally Through Service Since 2010

Solon

Service Above Self

Generally, the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 7:15am. Periodic dinner and happy hour meetings. See event calendar for upcoming meetings!
RollHouse Entertainment
33185 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH  44139
United States of America
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Rotary Club of Solon Helps with the Perkins Beach Clean-uo – by Irina P’Simer
 
On July 13, the Rotary Club of Solon partnered with Drink Local Drink Tap (DLDT) and Kids2Kids at Perkins Beach in Cleveland, in support of local efforts to get and keep Lake Erie clean. 
 
It was a great experience all around. As always, it was great to see our community come together and put Service above Self! With over 50 participants, we outnumbered every other team at the beach cleanup. What was even more awesome was that the kids outnumbered the adults! 
 
While many of our efforts focus on hunger and poverty, clean water has also become a key focus area for our club. Last year was our first major clean water effort, as we completed a well project to deliver water to a remote village in El Salvador. Residents would walk many miles and spend many hours each day carrying water back to their village. We didn’t just bring water to them; we changed their lives. In return, working on this project and getting to know the villagers was a life changing experience for our club members as well.  
 
As we considered our next international project, we were fortunate to be introduced to Erin Huber from DLDT. When she showed us the unimaginable conditions in Uganda, we knew that we needed to get involved. Also, as DLDT supports clean water conditions everywhere, they coordinated they beach cleanup along the shores of Lake Erie, and we jumped at the opportunity to make a difference right here in our back yard.   
 
During the cleanup, we were reminded about the staggering amount of plastics we use; we talked about the almost unbelievable amount of time those plastics take to decompose; and we listened to the kids brainstorm ways to make a change. The younger generation came prepared with reusable water bottles and reusable straws. Although Perkins beach was in pretty good shape from cleanup efforts during the previous month, we still managed to pick up more than 100 pounds of trash! Imagine the huge impact if such a small effort was undertaken at 100 beaches around the world!  It was a perfect morning with friends, in the sun – “saving the turtles,” as the kids said. While it didn’t seem like much of an effort at all, we kept 100 pounds of trash out of our lake, made fond memories, and inspired our next generation! 
 
 
 

The Rotary Club of Solon had the privilege of honoring two of Solon’s finest on Wednesday, January 16th, during our annual First Responders’ Dinner. Selected by their peers for this recognition, Fireman Nick Rostankowski and Patrolman James Horetcki were presented awards by their Chiefs. We are so proud of these dedicated professionals, who commit themselves to saving others and living the Rotary Motto “Service above Self.”

 

We were joined at the event by Mayor Eddy Kraus, all Solon Councilmen, Police Chief Viland, Fire Chief Shaw, the families and friends of the honorees, and our special guest District Governor Beverly. With 85 people in attendance, this was our largest First Responders’ Dinner yet!

 

During the event, we also had the opportunity to induct our new Rotarian, Judy Caine, and bestow a Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Councilman Bill Russo, who has provided generous support to our club over the years.

 

In all, a wonderful evening filled with Rotary spirit, kinship, and eloquent speeches. The Chiefs had heartwarming stories to tell about the first responders being honored, from their dedication to service, commitment to developing themselves and others, and specifics acts of courage. Mayor Kraus had many kind words of support and encouragement for our club, and DG Beverly closed the evening by showing her appreciation for our event. We would like to thank everyone involved in such a meaningful night!
 

 
 

 
Save the date for our Winter Fundraiser on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019!!
 
 
Join us for Video Horse Racing, Live Auctions, 50/50 Raffle, Super Bowl Squares, Heavy Appetizers, Beer and Wine, and Great Company!!
 
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