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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bedford, Ohio!


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
District Site
Venue Map
2019 Bedford Rotary Ribfest on Bedford Commons
Celebrating the 37th year of this great event, the festival generates funds that the Rotary Club of Bedford, Ohio uses to support both local and international projects.
The festival will run from Friday May 31st thru Sunday June 2nd.
The band schedule for this years festival is set! 
Friday May 31st, Eli's Coming plays from 7pm-11pm
Saturday June 1st, The Caliber Band plays from 7pm-11pm
Sunday June 2nd, Buzzy J and the Verbs play from 4pm-8pm
Click the band names for their info.
On Sunday, rib judging will be at 1pm with trophies handed out shortly after.
This year, for its third year in a row, the Euclid Beach Rocket car will be on hand to entertain our visitors. The rides are Free and donations are accepted to support the local Meals on Wheels! 
Look for our group page on Facebook to see pictures from the fest. Just search Rotary Club of Bedford, Ohio.
Thanks to all of our vendors and supporters for making it another great year!
Whats Happening In Our Club
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.
Our 1st Sponsors appreciation event was a big success and we had almost 50 people attend. Special thanks to Karen, Joyce and Joe for their hard work!
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)

Bedford students of the month are Ashley Austin and Kamille Hughes.  Unfortunately the were not able to come October 29, due to transportation issues and will not make the meeting November 12 due to the weather.
On October 29, two new students Ashley Austin and Kamille Hughes with join us.
For October 2019, we had student Olivia Pieske and Katie Garberich join us.  Both students provided their background and future plans.  On October 15 the new Principal Thompson came with the students and it was great to meet him and learn of his background.
As the 2019 / 2020 School year begins, we are proud to report the attendance of Anja Van Huttel - Gouldlock and Brayon Miller at the September 3, 2019 Rotary Meeting.  They were accompanied by Mrs. Lewis and and will be back with us September 17.
Bedford Rotary welcomes new Students for January, 2019, Ashleigh Griffith and Marcellis O'Neal and they are accompanied by Mrs. Harrison On January 22, 2019.  We look forward to meeting the students and finding out more about their experience at Bedford HS and plans for the future.
Bedford Rotary welcomes new Students for December, 2018 , Amina Niasse and Kaela McMullin.  Please welcome them!
Bedford Rotary new students for November are Na'ziya Whitlock, and Crystal Legott who attend the 11/13 and 11/27 meetings
Bedford Rotary new students for October, 2018 are Shanya Reaves and Cherron Smith.  They will be joining us October 2,  2018 and October 16, 2108.  Please be sure to join and learn about the background and future plans.
The new Students from Bedford will be at the February 13 and February 27 meeting.  We look forward to meeting them!  They are Kaitlyn Walker and LaShawn Osborn!
On 1/9/18 Principal Vawters brought in the January Students Jordan Leverett and Tamara Jeffries.  It was great meeting them and they will return on January 30 versus January 23 since our January 23 meeting was cancelled.
We will have new students in on 12/12/17 and will be anxious to introduce you all to them tomorrow.  The new students were Juwan Simson and Breanna Holley.
Rotary is Pleased to discover that Brea Armstrong and Avandre Salesare the Bedford Students for the month of November.  We are excited to meet them and Principal Vawters will accompany the students on 11/14.
Rotary were pleased to discover that Jordan Briggs and Dabrionne Slayton were the Bedford Students for the month of October.  
We have started a new Lunch Menu with Winking Lizard and thru Mike and Frank, we are planning lunches out 4 weeks in advance
12/3Beef TacosMexican Rice
12/10Chicken MasellaGreen Bean Almondine
12/17Turkey, Mashed PotatoesGreen Beans
12/24No Mtg 
12/31No Mtg