Starting the new year off right, the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram wishes to again thank all of the businesses, groups and individuals who helped make the Reverse Raffle fund-raiser such a success…once more, with feeling:
Steve Barton, Bob and Darlene Jackson, Chuck and Connie Evans, Crist Miller, Middlefield Bank, Ellerhorst Russell Insurance Agency, Mallory DeHaven Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services,The Bay Window, Mark Brady, Huntington Bank, Great Lakes Cheese, Kepich Ford, Davey Tree, Maggie’s Donuts, Ken Pike, Perme Financial Group, S. Kim Kohli, Ohio Health Benefits—Dave Auble, Diskin Enterprises, Inc., LTD Electric, Inc., In The Woods Barn and Garden Center, LLC, Maschek Construction Co.,Sky Plaza IGA—Rich and Darlene Hoffman, Sky Lanes Bowling Alley—Aaron King, Save 4 Store—Dale Gillespie, Charles Auto Family, S&K Sales and Service, Inc., Superior Insulation.

Much appreciation for your contributions to Rotary community and international projects.
The Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram met on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day, Monday, January 16, at Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville, to conduct the following business :
Discussions with the Mantua-Shalersville Rotary about participating in joint activities and/or programs. Both acknowledge concern over identity, membership recruitment, possibility of revamping procedures. Suggestions were presented on various possibilities for programs and projects to be entered into jointly, including international students, exchange students and families, the Arsenal. Sheer size needed for some options must be considered. There are concerns about being over-extended and the need for long-range planning and co-operation. An agenda of goals—general and specific—is needed before commitment to any particular course of action. Encouragement of entrepreneurs came up as an emphasis to be pursued.

A flyer on the District 6630 Foundation Gala, to be held March 3 at Hale Farm and Village, with an 1850’s theme was distributed. Reservations are open until February 20.

Delores McCumbers will be going to India as part of the Rotary International campaign against polio and health challenges worldwide. The itinerary takes her through Boston, to Dubai and to Mumbai, from clinics in desperate locations to the Taj Mahal. Steve Zabor of the Mantua-Shalersville Rotary Club will be along for the ride…and the experience.

Ongoing projects were discussed—the “way-finding” signs for the Headwaters Trail, the installation of the Free Library at Garfield Plaza, commitment to helping fund signs recognizing seniors at Garfield High School, items going to the District 6630 newsletter; it’s a busy club, with a focus on community.

G-H Rotary meets weekly on Monday, at noon in Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville. Come check it out.