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

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:15 AM
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
6040 Enterprise Parkway
Solon, OH 44139
United States of America
Club meetings are every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 7:15 AM. Breakfast is provided at each club meeting. Rotary Club of Solon will periodically hold dinners or happy hour meetings or social gatherings. See events calendar for more information!
The Rotary Club of Solon had members volunteer with local non-profit, Humble Design, for their weekly, “Deco Day” on March 29th.
To learn more about Humble Design, donate or volunteer, click HERE or visit: www.humbledesign.org
 
On November 29th the Rotary Club of Solon held a member event at the recently opened X-Golf of Solon. Members enjoyed food and drinks while socializing. Some even gave
X-Golf's state-of-the-art technology golf simulators a couple of swings!
On October 27th, 2023 Julie Brandle, Rotary’s District Governor, attended our breakfast meeting. She learned about our club and we learned about her goals regarding empowering women, focusing on mental health and positively impacting the environment. Julie even installed our newest member Laurie Delgado, from, Spry Senior!
At The Rotary Club of Solon's Friday, July 14th meeting, members wrote cards of encouragement for distribution by Project White Butterfly. Project White Butterfly is an organization that helps those living with addiction in order to provide them with support and resources. To learn more about Sara Szelagowski's (Founder) remarkable story and for additional information, please visit projectwhitebutterfly.org

The Rotary Club of Solon, Ohio installed new officers for 2023-2025 term, on June 29th, 2023. Scott McRill and Dan Margheret (pictured below) also honored our outgoing President, Jim Hyde. Our new officers are:

Judy Caine, President

Scott McRill, Treasurer

Adam Zelwin, Youth Protection Officer

Dan Margheret, Sargeant at Arms

Emma Bella, Executive Secretary and Director

Michelle Ryb, Membership

Bryce Bauer, Co-Secretary and Public Image Chair

 

We are excited for the future of our club!

Solon Community Living Groundbreaking
 
Congratulations to Rotarians Ara and Leslie Bagdasarian for the groundbreaking of Solon Community Living! The Rotary Club of Solon helped raise funds for this campus. Rotary was well represented by Jim Hyde, Judy Caine, Michelle Ryb, Mario Sinicariello, Councilpersons Nancy Meany and Macke Bentley, Diane Immomen, John Moeschberger and Honorary Member Mayor Ed Kraus.
 
For more information on this project, please visit www.soloncommunityliving.org
Project White Butterfly
 
An inspirational, educational and powerful meeting yesterday as Sara and Gary Szelagowski detailed their family’s journey through Sara’s heroin addiction and recovery and their nonprofit Project White Butterfly.
 
For more information go to www.projectwhitebutterfly.org
Rotary Club of Solon and "Drink Local Drink Tap"
 
This past week Bud Thomas with an assist from Sue Gable and Warren Gable, presented a session on water conservation to Aurora Middle School. It was funded by the Rotary Club of Solon under the direction of Drink Local Drink Tap.
 
Ben Jurek Education Director for Drink Local Drink Tap (DLDT) was on site to deliver a unique live feed from Uganda. Erin Huber Rosen (CEO of DLDT) - spoke to the kids by live feed from Uganda for about 20 minutes on the importance of water conservation, education and preservation. She was able to showcase the beauty of Uganda, sharing images of one of DLDT's operational wells, and the community gathering water for their families.
 
The students then went to the track to simulate what carrying water is like - each sixth grader carried between one and two gallons of water for about 1.5 to 2.0 miles. This simulation was designed to have the students gain an appreciation for (1) how important water is to life, (2) appreciate how hard it is to carry water for an extended period of time and (3) realize how fortunate we are in this country to have plentiful and clean drinking water.
 
The kids were incredibly engaged and seemed to leave this experience, coupled with the in-classroom event of three weeks ago, with a real appreciation for the importance of clean water and how each of them can make a difference.
Our Club’s Service Above Self Speech Contest was a huge success with 60 families, friends and Solon High School faculty in attendance! Our winner goes on to the District contest. Thanks to the MCs and judges (pictured below). To us, ALL the students are winners!

At a recent Rotary lunch meeting,  Danielle Green-Welch, Academy Director with First Star at Kent State Academy spoke.

She shared information on First Star and the Purple Umbrella Program. These programs assists young adults when they age out of the foster care system.

On February 11, 2023 the Rotary Club of Solon held it's annual fundraiser, Night at the Races.  One hundred fifty people had heavy appetizers, drinks and fellowship!  We helped raise money for Solon Community Living and also raised money to help build a pediatric emergency room in Pakistan. 
 
Additionally, we inducted two new members! It was a very special evening!
 
Treasurer Scott McRill said:
"Our goal this year was to raise $20,000 and early returns show that we have in fact exceeded that goal and have set a new record for this annual Night at the Races event.  Thanks once again to all of our sponsors and attendees for your support!"
Thank you to everyone who came out to Night at the Races!
Members of the Rotary pivot during Covid and start a drive-up Mobile Food Pantry. We serve between 30-80 cars per month representing up to 200 people fed.
Members of the Rotary at a holiday gathering celebrating our successful year serving Solon, surrounding communities and international needs as well.
Rotary members at the Solon Farmers Market promoting Rotary to the community.
Participating at the Solon Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing.
So proud of Rotary Membership Director Judy Caine!
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