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Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
The Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation & Senior Center
18100 Royalton Rd. (Rte. 82)
PO Box 360401
Strongsville, OH  44136
United States
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Contact Kris Heinrich 440-667-6266 for more information about our meetings or joining the club.
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Strongsville and the Cleveland based Collaborative to End Human Trafficking hosted a forum on November 14th to raise awareness of human trafficking in NEO.
Eddy Bond's presentation to the club on how a dollar a week can turn into over $30,000 to fight polio.

On October 4, 2017 the Strongsville Rotary Foundation and 
The Rotary Club of Strongsville are hosting 
A Taste in Strongsville 
At Petitti's Garden Center
18941 Pearl Rd, Strongsville

The previous seven events sold out, so get your tickets today.
Thanks to the guests and restaurants who make this possible.

Tickets and more information for the 2017 event
are now available at

The Strongsville Rotary Foundation  awarded $21,000.00  to thirteen students

  • Sean Fitzgerald
  • Serena Stout
  • Rohan Sinha
  • Julia Foust,
  •  Justyna Krupa
  • Kyle Perisutta
  • Haley Hawk
  • Lilliana Neal
  • Camerynn Bloom
  • Abigail Shoaff                                     
  • Samantha Paloli
  • Kailey Shuba
  • Julian Stevovic    


Congratutions  to all for their hard work.

Chili Open Golf Classic
Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Invigorating. Insane. But it's a blast.
And it's all for charity.
Featuring winter golf, the 26th Annual Chili Open Golf Classic, hosted by the Rotary Club of Strongsville, is all about the kids this year.
Our six carefully selected Chili Open charity beneficiaries - Applewood Centers, Achievement Centers for Children, Hope for Honduran Children, Easter Seals Northern Ohio, and Youth Challenge - all are involved in making children's lives better.

Help needy families in Strongsville celebrate Christmas this year with a Christmas meal and toys for the children. Every year the Rotary Club of Strongsville collects funds to make sure that those families most in need have a brighter Christmas. Any donations would be appreciated.

The Strongsville Rotary Foundation were honored to present the Harry Fuehrer Community Award to Kelly Kling, coordinator at the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank today who has done so much for the food bank and its clients.
The Harry Fuehrer Community Award is presented each year to a deserving member of the Strongsville Community who has embodied the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self". It is named after Harry Fuehrer, the first president of the Rotary Club of Strongsville.
Kelly Kling presented with Harry Fuehrer Community Award

The StrongsvImageille Rotary Foundation on September 12 presented a $5,000 donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Strongsville Post 3345.

View media coverage here from the Strongsville Patch and the Strongsville Sun Courier.

The donation includes $2,500 raised at the foundation’s annual golf outing on August 12. The other half of the donation was a match by the foundation, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Rotary Club of Strongsville. Along with the donation to the VFW, proceeds from the golf outing will fund $17,000 in student scholarships next year.

ImageJay Dzurilla and Bill DeMarco last week delivered dictionaries to third graders at Drake Elementary School as part of the Strongsville Rotary's annual Dictionary Project. Hopefully these young scholars were not suspended for violating the school's Zero Tolerance policy against silliness.
For years,Image  the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank has been operating from a Board of Education annex building at Center Middle School. With plans to raze the building to make way for a new middle school, the Food Bank, which serves more than 200 families a month, is in need of a new home.

The Strongsville Rotary Club, with a $50,000 contribution from our Strongsville Rotary Foundation, is stepping up with plans to build a new Food Bank on city property behind the Strongsville Communications Center. The project will be the club's first major building project since we built Safety Town in 2006. The Food Bank Committee had its first meeting on Thursday, August 8.

ImageThe 2013-2014 Rotary year began with President Brian Kiplinger presiding over his first meeting. This year's Rotary International theme, as chosen by RI President Ron Burton, is Engage Rotary, Change Lives. (IMAGE: Sandy Croft is ready for another Rotary year.)
The Rotary Club of Strongsville celebrated its 35th anniversary this week. You can view the 7 minute presentation below that shows some of the people and projects from the past 35 years.

 On June 1st the Rotary Club of Strongsville is hosting the Strongsville Rotary Duck Race in the Metroparks.  With a Kidfest starting at 11am with the Cleveland Metroparks NatureTracks, Pony Rides, Food, Touch a Truck and more at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet there will be plenty of fun, and the Duck Race with a grand prize of $2,000 starts at 2pm. To find out more, or to adopt a duck visit

Find out why Rotarians from NE Ohio are passionate about Rotary.  If it sounds interesting to you are welcome to be a guest at one of our meetings Friday mornings at 7:15 at the Strongsville Senior Center, or contact us to learn more.

Getting started. George Schindler got the shindig rolling with the Invocation.

Donation. The club’s Board of Directors, at its January 9 meeting, voted to contribute $1,000 to Dr. Art Basa’s annual medical mission to the Philippines.

Booze needed
. The club can never get enough booze, but this time it is needed for a Chili Open auction item. Jim Karecki asked club members to bring bottles of wine and liquor to load up a wheelbarrow to be auctioned off. Andy Motz reminded the club that more auction items are needed, and Mary Beth Whelan said only 73 raffle tickets for a trip to the Masters have been sold. 600 tickets are available. Val Tocci reminded everybody to sponsor a hole ($200) or a tee ($300) at the event. You can do that online at
The Brick.
Invocation given by Dale Finley at the November 30 club meeting.

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jags side door!
He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?”
This video provides a look inside the people, clubs and service of Rotary District 6630. We hope this video helps you discover the benefits of joining a Rotary Club. District 6630 is comprised of over 50 Rotary Clubs throughout in Northeast Ohio. Rotary is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service to help build goodwill and peace.

Contact us, or come us a guest on Friday mornings to learn more. 

Over his 25 year career as a head football coach, Jim Tressel had two quotes hanging in his coaching staff's room - one from Albert Einstein, and one from his father.

"Einstein's quote was this: 'Concern for man and his fate must be the chief interests of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations,'" Tressel told the Strongsville Rotary Club at its Nov. 2 meeting.

Val ToccImagei was named Rotarian of the Month by Club President Manjit Khuban at the October 12 meeting.

Val was recognized for her work with new club members, including her monthly New Member Orientation meetings, where new members learn the secret club handshake. If you are a new member and you haven't received the secret handshake, please contact Val as soon as possible.

ImageThe Strongsville Rotary Foundation was created in 1994, 16 years after the Rotary Club of Strongsville was chartered. Unlike the club, the foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded through tax-exempt contributions. Dave Kolick, president of the club when the foundation was established, said the purpose of the foundation was to accumulate funds for worthy projects without having to pay taxes on that money.
Blue badges. John Warfel and Angela Neal recieved their Blue Badges at the October 19 meeting. New member Dave Vespoli was inducted into the club on Friday, October 12.

25 Gs. Savor the Savor Chair Bartley James said the annual fundraising event raised revenues of about $25,000. The net proceeds from the event are expected to be about $16,000, he said. Proceeds from the event will go to food banks in Strongsville, Berea and North Royalton.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect (Programs)
Community Service
Community Service
Youth/Vocational Service
Youth/Vocational Service
Club Service - Internal
International Service
Ways and Means Director
Rotary Foundation
First VP (Membership)
Second VP (Charitable Giving)
Recording Secretary
Sergeant-at Arms
New Member Orientation
Past President
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