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Heights of Greater Cleveland

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Shaker Heights Country Club
3300 Courtland Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
United States of America
1st & 3rd Wed at noon; Location varies. 2nd Wed at Med Wish 1:00 to 3 pm, 4th Wed at The Tavern Co. on Lee & Silsby Rds. from 5 to 7 pm. Contact: to verify meeting location.
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Rotary Club of the Heights of Greater Cleveland Holds 31st Annual Awards Recognition for Shaker Heights Fire and Police. Each year the respective departments select a first responder that models Service above Self. This year the recipients for 2021 are: 
-Police Award: Det. Brian M Walsh
-Firefighter Award: Joseph Leiben
Both recipients were honored this morning by Rotary members along with family and friends from both departments. District Governor David Jones joined the celebration with his own remarks. Each honoree received an individual plaque and stipend as well as had their name added to their department wall plaque. 

Photo Caption: Rotary members and Award Recipients from right to left:
Front- John Sobotincic, Charlie Mayer, Maria Kaiser, Shamsi Lashgari-Saegh, Ruth Severiens, Karen Ault, Bob Ault
Back- Adam Davis, Det Brian Walsh, Paul Qua, Joseph Leibin, Julie Brouhard, Candi Hazelwood, David Jones,

On June 15, 2022 the Rotary Club of The Heights of Greater Cleveland awarded the V. Blakeman Qua Scholarship Awards to five local high school seniors, at a luncheon at the Shaker Heights Country Club. The meeting was moderated by President Adam Davis, who also presented the Scholarship Awards. The 2022 Scholarship Recipients were: Ayande Joseph from Shaker Heights High School, Francesca Butch from Shaker Heights High School, Paige Colbert from Cleveland Heights High School , James Huff also from Cleveland Heights High School and Alina Roach from Shaker Height High School. The Scholarship Recipients read their Student Essays to the Rotary Club Members.
>                                         Rooted in Service
Members of Youth Ending Hunger-Interact at Shaker Heights High School work on one of four trees
they planted around the Shaker Heights School Administration Building on 15600 Parkland Drive on
Saturday May 14, 2022. The environment-benefiting project was a joint effort with the Heights of Greater Cleveland Rotary Club, which received the native trees species from Heights Tree People, which also
provided planting advice. Now it is up to the Rotarian's to do the weekly tree watering through out the
Summer months.
On February 23, 2019  approximately 325 hearty souls enjoyed a delicious Pancake Breakfast with the Birds at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (NCSL).This was the 12th Annual Pancake Breakfast of the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights. After enjoying blueberry, chocolate chip, plain or gluten free pancakes and sausage, the families could enjoy  a Feathered Friends Bird Show , put on by the Nature Center, our pancake breakfast partner. The proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights, Community Service Third Grade Dictionary Project and the Nature Center.


Members of the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights, friends and colleagues and Honored Guests; David E. Weiss, Mayor of Shaker Heights, Jeri Chaikin, Chief Administrative Officer, Nancy Moore, Chair of Safety and Public Works Committee,  Patrick Sweeney, Fire Chief and Jeffrey N. DeMuth, Chief of Police gathered at Fire Department Station #1 on Chagrin Blvd. at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to watch Lt. Thomas Narowitz of the Shaker Heights Fire Dept. and Patrol Officer Martin E. Dunn of the Shaker Heights Police Dept. receive special recognition as Firefighter of the Year and Police Officer of the Year respectfully. Rotary Club President Adam Davis presided over the event and Rotarian Sally Baden led the Pledge of Allegiance and Rabbi Lloyd Goldman gave the Invocation. . A delicious hot breakfast was prepared by the Firefighters and enjoyed by all. At this Annual event, Supervisors in both the Fire and Police Departments single out one individual who has provided outstanding service to the Community and beyond to receive the Rotary Club Awards and Plaques. This event is now in its 41st year. 

The annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest was held on March 22, 2017 at a noon luncheon at the Cleveland Skating Club.
The event was chaired by Robert T. Ault and began with a beautiful Invocation by Rabbi Bud Frankel. There were three contestants from local high schools; Anthony Collier(Shaker),  Christine DeSantis (Beaumont).,and Christos Ioannou (Shaker), . The three contestants are shown in the photograph., along with  Mr. Michael Larsen, English Teacher at Beaumont School(left) and Mr. Bryan Elsaesser, Individuals and Societies Teacher at Shaker Heights High School(in the red shirt). The winner was Christine DeSantis School.  All contestants received an award and the winner moves on to the District competition on April 8, 2017.   
Our 10th Annual Dictionary Project was another big success. During the month of October, 2019  dictionaries were given to every 3rd grader in the five Shaker Heights Elementary Schools and St. Dominic Elementary School. A total of 384 dictionaries  were given out. The dictionaries are greatly appreciated by both the students and the teachers. Several teachers commented, that the new blue cover dictionary, entitled "A Student's Dictionary" that we started giving out last year is especially helpful in the class room.  Many wonderful thank you letters have been received from the students. During the class time students practiced looking up words, like service  which relates to Rotary's Motto of "Service Above Self" and also the word election.  They also explored the maps of the world in the back of the dictionary and information about the 45 United States Presidents and facts about the State of Ohio.
The Rotary Club of Shaker Heights was chartered in 1960.  We will celebrate our 50th Anniversary on Saturday night, 6 November 2010.
The Youth Ending Hunger-INTERACT Club at Shaker Heights High School truely demonstrates Rotary's moto of Service Above Self. Throughout the year they envolve over 100 members in numerious community service projects and fund raisers. Monthly they volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank, the Holy Spirit Soup Kitchen, the Heights Hunger Center, and they prepare a Friday night supper  for the residents at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. On an annual basis they envolve the entire high school in collecting food and raising money for the annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign, they hold a YEH-Interact Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser, do a Hoops for Hunger (student-faculty basket ball game fund raiser) and participate in the APTE Summit @ Ohio State; Relay for Life @ CWRU; Cleveland Marathon; Walk for Hunger and ,of course, are a big help to us with our Pancake Breakfast with the Birds in February. Their faculty advisors are Mr. Bill Scanlon and Mr. Nathaniel Hsu. The 2013-2014 Club Officers are: Phil Turner-President, Peter Weiss-Vice President and Mica Jordan-Secretary. These officers are shown here in this photo with Peter Weiss on the left.



John Sobotincic-President,  Sandy Bendis- Treasurer, Bob Ault -Secretary
We hope to help supply a truck for transportation in this remote village of boys.  We are writing a proposal for funding in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Pictured here is Kevin, a 16 year old who is attending Elvel School. Johanna, who has received a Shaker Rotary scholarship in the past, continues her college education.   The last trip to Honduras was in February.  Karen Godt is co founder of this nonprofit organization and is a member of Shaker Heights Rotary.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Service Projects Chair
Interact Contact
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Protection Officer

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