Rotary Club of Chardon


Looking Forward to see you at
Annual Harvest Auction
Saturday, November 4, 6:00 pm
at the
Quail Hollow Resort
& Conference Center
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Posted by Bob Faehnle
The Rotary Club of Chardon Display of Flags
Program Overview
The Rotary Club of Chardon brings you The Display of Flags! Foster community pride and show your patriotism - create a community of Red, White and Blue! Join others on your street to honor America on six special holidays throughout the year.
The Display of Flags is an effort to foster community pride and serves as a fundraiser for The Rotary Club of Chardon to support local and international education and health initiatives.
For only $50 per year, flags are placed and removed from your home or business for each of the following holidays - MEMORIAL DAY FLAG DAY INDEPENDENCE DAY LABOR DAY PATRIOTS DAY VETERAN'S DAY (November weather permitting).
A couple days prior to each holiday a 3x5 foot flag on a 10-foot pole will be placed in your lawn before the holiday weekend and retrieved after, depending on weather. Dry flags are retrieved and stored properly.
Lease a flag--or several! They make a great gift. Discounts for Homeowner's Associations, organizations and business.
For more information, download a Program Brochure here
FAQs about the Display of Flags
Question: Is the cost $50 per holiday?
No! The cost is $50 FOR THE YEAR per flag!! That is less than $9 per holiday. Buy two, or three! Gift one as a gift or donate to a Veteran!
Question: My neighbor on the next street has their flag, but, I don't have mine. What's going on?
Our volunteer teams are each assigned a separate delivery route and they work within their available times to deliver all the flags on their route within the date ranges listed in the delivery and pickup schedule. Your neighbor on the next street is likely in a different delivery route. However, you can always send us an email us At
Question: Is anything attached to my house?
No. A plastic PVC pipe is installed in the ground, even with ground level. When a flag is not being displayed, the PVC pipe is capped.
Question: Do I own the flag that is displayed on my property?
No. The Rotary Club of Chardon retains the ownership of the flags. The Display of Flags fundraiser is an annual subscription based service.
Question: How can I be sure that you won't damage any of the underground utilities on my property?
We always call the Ohio Utility Protection Service (O.U.P.S.) in order to have the underground utilities marked prior to installing the ground socket on your property. You will see utility flags just before we come drill the holes. Please let us pick them up.
Question: How do I renew my Display of Flags subscription the following year?
The Rotary Club of Chardon will automatically send you a renewal invoice for the upcoming display season in the spring unless you notify the club in writing that you wish to discontinue your subscription. Please try to use email and our website!
Question: Who do I make my check payable to?
Chardon Rotary Foundation. Please include the address which the subscription is paying for.
Question: Is my Display of Flags subscription amount tax deductible?
You will need to consult with your tax advisor.
Question: Can I pay by credit card?
Credit Card sales are not yet available.
Question: Do I have to use the website to sign up for Display of Flags?
You can download an order form from our website and then follow the instructions of where to mail your check and order form, or request an application by phone. If you wish to order a special subscription (Corporate, gift, large quantity, etc.), please contact us at or by phone at 440-638-1299.
Question: Who do I contact if I have a problem with my flag?
Please contact us at or by phone at 440-638-1299.
Question: Can I give a Display of Flags subscription as a gift?
Yes. You can give a subscription!
Question: Can I sponsor my whole street with a Display of Flags subscription?
Yes. You can sponsor a whole street!
Question: Can I volunteer to help with the Display of Flags program?
Yes. You can! Please call 440-487-7543 or send us an email at
Question: What is the service area for the Display of Flags service?
Our Display of Flags service is open to residents that live within the Chardon School District.
Chardon Rotary Display of Flags Bob Faehnle 0
Call to the Heart James McCaskey 0
Early in the summer of 1964, 48 years ago, interesting discussions took place with some people about the formation of a new service club here in Chardon.

It seemed there was a place in our community for another service club, especially if it met at noon. At that time there was a Kiwanis Club, Lions Club and JC's and of course the Burton/Middlefield Rotary, but they all met at night.

We hoped the new club could be a Rotary Club so our first and only inquiry was made through the Burton club to the Rotary District Governor, John Sellar, who was the Comptroller of the Ohio Turnpike in Berea. With help from the Burton club and! almost daily contact with John Rose, a local optometrist (Marilyn George's predecessor) the guidelines for establishing a new club were outlined. Basically we needed a commitment from 25-30 people who had a common goal to belong to a first-class service club, interested in serving our community, maintaining a reasonable level of attendance and trying to be the best we could be.

We set out on our recruiting and as memory serves me correctly it was easy to meet our goal of 25 people.


Reflections on the Formation of Chardon Rotary Club Robert Faehnle 0