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Important Notice Regarding Upcoming Meetings and Events!

ALL CLUB MEETINGS and EVENTS SUSPENDED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

The 2020 Bedford Rotary Ribfest is Cancelled!

We look forward to resuming the event in 2021.

Please reach out with questions to Chris Bulanda at chrisb@berwyntech.net


DUE TO COVID-19

Our Club is following the orders of
Ohio Governor DeWine.
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bedford, Ohio!

Bedford

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Winking Lizard
25380 Miles Road
Meeting Room
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
United States of America
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Whats Happening In Our Club
Now completing its 62nd year, the Rotary Club of Bedford's Career and Technical Education awards program winners have been chosen.
 
Bernard Raimer Award Winner:
Joe E. Bright!
 
Bedford Rotary Foundation: $1000.00 each!
Anja VanHuffel Gouldlock
Ciara Hudson
Luke Mohnasky
 
Ernest F. Petrilli Memorial Scholarship: $1000.00!
India Matthews
 
Congratulations to all winners!
 
 
At our December 10 meeting District 6630 Governor John Reyes attended the meeting and did a great presentation for us.  Also during the meeting awarded Frank Gambosi Unsung hero.  We wish to thank Frank for all he has done over the years!
Franks joined Rotary in 1991 and was our Club President in 2002/2003. He is a Paul Harris Member.  He has been our Treasurer for as long as I can remember and files our tax returns so that we do not have to pay an outside firm.  He attends all the meetings.  He also run our 2nd largest fund raiser, The Pancake Breakfast.  We are certainly lucky to have him as a member!
 
 
THANKS FRANK!
 
The 2nd annual Sponsers Appreciation night Tuesday, Septeber 24, 2019 at Glen Willow Grill from 530 pm - 730.   It was a great success.  Thanks to Karen Russell and Joe Mestnik for making the plagues for our sponsors.
At the September 3, 2019 meeting our guest speaker was Joe Gazzo, who Director of Education at the Heritage Museum at League Park located at 6601 Lexiton Avenue.  Joe was a big hit talking about Babe Ruth, Shoeless Joe Jackson and many other historic Baseball Players.  He also donated a picture he drew of Joe Dimaggio which we will auction.
Bedford Rotary had the 2nd annual picnic at the Gospel House.  Reverend Bob and Patricia had the place in impicable order and were great hosts.  Food was great, company was great and we have God and each other to thank for a wonderful afternoon.
 

This month is Rotary’s Membership and Extension Month, and while we are reaching the end of the month, I felt that we should all think about what this means. Membership and Extension is an ongoing part of being a Rotarian so we do not confine ourselves to making an effort on membership during August only. But was does having more members really mean?

     • Is it to make the President look good?
     • Is it to beat other clubs by having the most members?
     • Is it to “Enrich your life by meeting people from different backgrounds”

The first two are probably the end result of having a strong membership, but not the reason. The third one is a quote from Rotarian Andro Bottse from the Rotary club of Amsterdam-Arena. This is a very poignant message about the opportunities that exist within our organization; this is not just about the international opportunities but also about what exists within our own community.  Twinsburg is a richly diverse city with people from many cultures and walks of life who could make great Rotarians.

Rotary International has a statement on diversity; Rotary International recognizes the value of diversity within individual clubs. Rotary encourages clubs to assess those in their communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavor to include the appropriate range of individuals in their clubs. A club that reflects its community with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion and ethnicity is a club with the key to the future.

Remember - "Make A Difference" - when you share with your acquaintances and invite them to serve with you in Rotary!

Special Days:
12 International Youth Day (NewGens)
19 World Humanitarian Day (PCPR)