The ladies and gentlemen of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club were pleased to host Ms Cheryl Warren, incoming District Governor of District 6630 ( Northeast Ohio) at their recent meeting on March   2.  As it was their regular business meeting, their guest was able to get the lowdown on the many local projects and activities that Rotary pursues in the community, such as :

*The Shoebox Project—Tom Collins and Ted Lysiak report that several school groups are interested in participating in this service project as recently presented by Jack Young.  Specifics about sizes, numbers of boxes, timeline for delivery will be necessary for full implementation but it looks like a “Go”.

*Ted Lysiak gave  an upbeat accounting of Garfield sports results : Girls’ Bowling Team head to state, Girls’ Basketball takes the sectional championship, Logan Kissel is Sectional Champ at 126 lbs and takes four teammates with him to compete at the next level, the district OME (Ohio Music Educators) competition comes to Garfield in two weeks.

*Tom Collins gave an update on  exchange student affairs, current and future

*The Santa Project had presented Hallie Higgins of the People Tree with a check for $510; pictures to go out.

*Amy Crawford presented the financial report, including current balances, received funds—grants and donations– for local projects, specifics needed for the Eagle Scout project sponsorship, a thank you will be going out to Mr. Tom Eakin for his donation for the school calendar, Bike-n-Hike monies, and prospects, an audit will be scheduled for June.

* Rebuilding and #GarrettsvilleStrong elicited comment  as well.

The club’s guest then spoke briefly on the technical assistance available to local clubs through Rotary International and District 6630, specifically two programs called ClubRunner and EventRunner which offer streamlining of reporting procedures, online information, website help, FaceBook and other features designed to appeal to new members and facilitate better club operation.