Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Shaker Heights

Service Above Self

1st & 3rd Wed at noon at the CSC, 2nd Wed at Med Wish 1:30 to 4 pm, 4th Wed at The Tavern Co. on Lee & Silsby Rds.5 to 7 pm
The Cleveland Skating Club
2500 Kemper Road
Shaker Heights, OH  44120-1206
United States
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Home Page Stories
On February 24, 2018  approximately 250 hearty souls enjoyed a delicious Pancake Breakfast with the Birds at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (NCSL).This was the 11th 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 17, 2018 to watch Lt. Christopher Wirsching of the Shaker Heights Fire Dept. and Detective Bruce Adkins of the Shaker Heights Police Dept. receive special recognition as Firefighter of the Year and Police Officer of the Year respectfully. Rotary Club President John Sobotincic presided over the event and Rotarian Maria Kaiser led the Pledge of Allegiance and Rabbi Lloyd Goldman gave the Invocation. President Sobotincic presented Certificates and Rotary pins  to Chief Sweeney and Chief DeMuth, announcing that they had been made Honorary Members of The Rotary Club of Shaker Heights. 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 40th year. 

On June 6, 2018 the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights awarded the V. Blakeman Qua Scholarship Awards to four local high school seniors, at a luncheon at the Cleveland Skating Club(note recipient Evangeline Yeh was out of town on June 6th and she received her award on June 20, 2018). The meeting was Moderated by Co-President Maria Kaiser, and the Invocation was given by Rabbi Lloyd Goldman. Dr. William Benish presented the Scholarship Awards. The 2018 Scholarship Recipients were: Krysta Aulak, Eunice Min and Jonah Ross all three from Shaker Heights High School and Evangeline Yeh from Hathaway Brown School and as noted above was absent and she received her award at our Rotary meeting on June, 20th. Paul Qua addressed the Scholarship Recipients.
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 9th Annual Dictionary Project was another big success. During the month of November, 2018  dictionaries were given to every 3rd grader in the five Shaker Heights Elementary Schools and St. Dominic Elementary School. A total of 358 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
Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation
Membership
Interact Contact
 
 

Home Page Download Files