Home on the Range

Our Club has begun a search for a new permanent location.  We currently are holding meeting at offices of Leadership Lorain County  (1202 Broad Street in Elyria).  On January 30 and February 6 our club will be meeting at University Hospitals - Elyria.  We hope that sometime in February we will have pinned down place were our meetings can be held on a long term basis.  Stay tuned for information updates as they become available.
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This Week: Strategic Planning

If you care about the direction of this club and helping set goals and priorities for the future, PLEASE be sure to attend this week's meeting.
We will having a Club Assembly to discuss new/replacement governing documents, future projects and expenditures, and other strategic planning.
What is important to you? What would you like to see us doing? What is your vision for Rotary and the Sunrise Club?
WE NEED YOUR INPUT!!  Please attend!
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Important Upcoming Dates

Next week, June 27:  NO MORNING CLUB MEETING!!!  Evening social/club meeting at Joe Arhar's home (34908 Shawn Drive, North Ridgeville), to officially inaugurate Sam Speck as new club president, and to say farewell to Jadera.  Bring a spouse, significant other, prospective member.  (Please bring $ to reimburse Joe for the meat, and if your last name starts with A-J, please bring a side dish; if K-Z, please bring a dessert).
July 11: New District Governor Carolyn Huston will be visiting and giving her presentation.  PLEASE BE SURE TO ATTEND!!
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Thank-you to all members who helped out with the Pizza Challenge.  This may have been our most successful Pizza Challenge yet!!!!
Vendor voting results have been tabulated and will be publicized once all vendors are notified.
Attendance and financial results are being tabulated and will be announced soon.
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Thank-You Elyria Pride Day Workers

Saturday, May 18, was Elyria Pride Day.  A number of club members met at Erie Island Coffee Shop for some fellowship and energizing, and then drove over to the Gateway park to mulch and weed.
Thanks to Frank, Joe, Greg, Kurt, Patrice, John, Mike, Sam and Sam's wife, Ellen, for all your hard work!!!
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Tour for MESA Kickoff, Holland-Days, P-Arhar-ty and Other Important Dates!!!

June 12:  The North Coast Rotary Club (Avon/Avon Lake) will host kick-off dinner for the 2019 Rotary Tour for MESA to promote MESA and welcome this year's riders.  5:00-7:30 pm at Sprenger Towne Center, 500 Community Dr, Avon Lake, OH.    All Lorain County Rotarians are encouraged to attend and show your support for MESA and the Tour.
          Instead, please plan on either riding with the MESA riders leaving Avon Lake, or joining the send-off breakfast at the Community Center with the North Coast Club
          EVENING SOCIAL HOUR, 5:00 pm at Randy Holland's house!!  (6362 Stoney Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH)
We will be having a brief club meeting (with presidential hand-over), dinner, and corn-hole tournament.  Please plan to attend, and invite friends, to say "Thank-You" and "Farewell" to President Jadera, and to inaugurate incoming President Sam Speck.
July 11:  District Governor Visit
PLEASE mark your calendar to attend the July 11 meeting, as new district governor (currently DG-elect) Carolyn Huston from the Lorain Rotary will be visiting us.  We'd like to aim for 100% turn-out to welcome our friend, neighbor, and new DG.
Tour for MESA Kickoff, Holland-Days, P-Arhar-ty and Other Important Dates!!! 2019-03-13 04:00:00Z 0

This Week: What's Your Plan?

Be sure to attend tomorrow's meeting.  Lisa Hutson will be giving a presentation on the importance of strategic planning.  Whatever your organization, company, family, or personal goals, you will benefit from having a well-thought-out strategic plan, how to get from "Here" to "There".
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Spotlight on A Rotarian

These are BRIEF (5 minutes...unless you're Matt Helfrich) personal "get-to-know-you" introductions, with some BRIEF history and points of interest. Props are not necessary.  Please remember that we will have a regular program speaker to keep in the schedule, so make it informative and interesting, but BRIEF.

If you have a schedule conflict, please take the initiative to switch with another member and notifying the current/acting president.
Please notify Patrice McKinney if you have not previously given a "Member Spotlight" presentation and you have been overlooked on the schedule.  We will fit you in!

June 6th – July Cruz-Blair
June 20th - Sheryl Kinser
July 18th - Donna Wells
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Recent Meeting Recaps

At the April 4 meeting, we heard from Greg Dabran and the crew at the Foundry about their new plans to open Erie Island Coffee Shop on the downtown square (148 Middle Avenue).  Since then, the shop has opened and is being enthusiastically enjoyed by many club members.
  *(photo courtesy of EICC customer-for-life Frank Whitfield)
At the April 11 meeting, some members stuffed plastic Easter eggs for the Neighborhood Alliance Easter egg hunt, while others enjoyed a relaxing craft time painting the Rotary logo under the guidance of Sharon Havanchak Belknap, hosted by George Costaras.  A fun time was had by all!!
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Other Awesomely Important Dates

1.   Friday, Feb. 22:  Dist. 6600  PAUL HARRIS CELEBRATION DINNER
                                                       --Emerald Event Center, Avon, OH
                                                       --$35/person or $60/couple
                                                  Recognition of all District 6600 Paul Harris/Plus inductees from 2017-2018
                                                  Paul Harris himself is scheduled to be present and speak
                                                            Register at this link
NOTE:  The Club has made an advance purchase of a table.  Please see Tony Gallo if you would like to be part of that group, at a reduced cost per person.
2.   February 21:  Next Board meeting
3.   15th Annual Rotary Tour for MESA: June 13-17
                                  Kick-off Party:  June 12, North Coast (Avon/Avon Lake) club
                                  Start-Finish: Avon Lake
Route will run through Elyria and Oberlin, with water/rest stops in both, on June 13 and June 17.  
Day riders are most welcome and encouraged to participate!
See Kurt Anderson or Sam Speck for more information.
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Last Meeting Recap

The Elyria Sunrise Rotary was proud to host District Governor Maris Brenner's 64th and final district club visit.  Maris shared her journey to the DG position, what she has learned about Rotary--both locally and internationally--and how Rotary is changing lives across the globe.  A poignant story was being at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto and getting a very unexpected hug from a Nigerian delegate.  He had seen "Ohio" and "District 6600" on her name badge and wanted to show his appreciation for the District's shipments of kidney dialysis machines to Nigeria.  Turned out this man was the club president in Nigeria who coordinated the receipt and delivery of that MESA shipment.  Maris shared how proud and moved she was to see, in a very tangible way, that what we do here in our District is very literally changing and saving lives around the world.  At the end of her visit, we raised a toast to Maris, the Club, and the District.  "Having fun uniting the District to change the world."
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