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Medina Sunrise


We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Rustic Hills C.C.
5399 River Styx Road
Fireside Lounge
Medina, OH  44256
United States
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PROJECT: LEARN's Match Wits 2017
Second Place Winners, MEDINA SUNRISE ROTARY:
Kathy & Will Koran,
David Lariviere, Lisa Hamilton, Jennifer & Nate Kenney, and Debbie & Dale Huefner


"Do you want to learn to fly? Do your want to protect your community? Do you want to honor and serve America? Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol!" challenged 2Lt Glenn Somodi, Commander of the Medina County Skyhawks unit of the Civil Air Patrol, speaking to Medina Sunrise Rotarians, Air National Guard Tech Sergeant Lincoln Clark, Buckeye Schools S...uperintendent Kent Morgan, and PDG Jack Young from the North Coast Chapter of the Tuskeegee Airmen.

Established in 1941, The Medina County Skyhawks unit of the Civil Airpatrol has been protecting and serving our community and nation for 75 years. Our 3-part mission includes cadet programs, aerospace education & school-to-community outreach, and emergency search & rescue services. Medina County's 23 cadets and 10 adults are part of our nation's proud #AIRTEAM, composed of 24,000 cadets and 33,000 adults. Together, we provide over 100,000 hours each year in disaster relief throughout the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, which is 85% of all search and rescue operations in our country.
If you are at least 12 years old but not yet 19, you are eligible to join us as a cadet. CAP also offers opportunities for adults and welcomes volunteers committed to serving our community and our nation.

INFORMATION, visit www.medinaskyhawks.org or http://bit.ly/1nsrjD7. 2lT Glenn Somodi (CAP) can be reached at (216) 533-2520.

"Serving the Children of the World"
Medina Sunrise Rotary - Breakfast Kiwanis - BSA Troop 5237

"Christmas is the season for giving," began Roger Hassler, Medina Sunrise Rotary Club president, as he extended his best holiday greetings to Medina Breakfast Kiwanis, Scout Master Jeff Milam and Life Scout Justin Michalski of BSA Troop 5237, Past District Governor Jack Young, Buckeye Schools Superintendent Kent Morgan, and all our welcome guests.

Service is at the heart of every Rotary and Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it is located. Each community’s needs are different—so each one of our clubs is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen!

What brings the spirit of Christmas into our lives more than the fellowship of friends who are part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child at a time in our community and beyond through our time, talents and treasures.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Cloverleaf High School Swing Choir gave a memorable holiday musical performance, on Tuesday evening at Rustic Hills Country Club's Grand Ballroom, for the Medina Sunrise Rotary Annual St. Nicholas Day Party. 
It was an night filled with the sounds of traditional and contemporary Christmas music, featuring jazz solos and a cappella singing. The Swing Choir is directed by Mr. Lawrence Timm, vocal music teacher at Cloverleaf High School, who provided piano accompaniment to the talented choir and delighted all the children in attendance with an invitation to join the choir in singing Christmas carols.
We all look forward to sharing an upcoming holiday performance with the Cloverleaf High School Swing Choir at the Combined Music Winter Concert, scheduled for this Thursday evening, December 8th at Cloverleaf High School Gymnasium (7p-9p).
We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Tina Sabol and Theresa Laffey invited Medina Sunrise Rotary to #DISCOVER YOUR STORY at Medina County District Library, "where we enrich lives in our communities through outstanding and innovative services for all."

Be Inspired to ... read, watch or listen to something new!  Challenge yourself to share books with family and friends. Check out a laptop. Apply for a passport. Sign up for a class. Enjoy monthly art exhibits. Try a new recipe, download an eBook, research your ancestors, gather with your friends, make a date, discover your inner creativity ... and develop a lifelong love of learning at Medina County District Library.

In closing, Tina thanked Rotary and reminded us of the value of continued community partnerships as MCDL invites its members and everyone in our community to "Keep a Good Thing Going," and support the 2017 10-Year Library Levy renewal. From early childhood literacy, STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) enrichment programs, to continuing adult education, you will Be Inspired to #DISCOVER YOUR STORY at Medina County District Library.

#DISCOVER YOUR STORY at Medina County District Library:
www.mcdl.info or dial (330) 722-6235 ext. 2930 - Tina Sabol

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Becky Shotwell, Dr. Shail Jain, Stan Socha, Rev. Reid Miller, Judge Judy Cross, Dr. Mike Carlson, Tina Sabol, Theresa Laffey, Commissioner Bill Hutson, Roger Hassler, Sandra Jenkins, Supt. Kent Morgan, Nate Kenney, Dr. David Loeper, Frank Festi Jay Dettore, Jeff Hill, Dr. Mike Davanzo  

Roger Hassler was presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award by Will Koran, club chairman of the Rotary Foundation, in the presence of fellow Medina Sunrise Rotarians, Buckeye Schools Superintendent Kent Morgan and Mallory Severance, at the community room of Carlson's Funeral Home in Medina.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges those individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Clevelander Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.


Roger Hasser was inducted as the new Medina Sunrise Rotary Club president this morning in the "Passing of the Gavel" ceremony, an honored Rotary tradition signifying the responsibility associated with the office of club president.

Jack Young, Past Rotary District Governor and presiding Rotary District Officer, accepted the gavel from past club president representative Daryl Kubilus, signifying the return of responsibility which the outgoing president was entrusted upon assuming presidency.  He then passedd the gavel to the incoming club president Roger Hassler, demonstrating his confidence in the president's ability to handle the responsibility of the office of president and maintain or better the club and fulfill the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self."

Following a warm Rotary welcome, Roger thanked his wife Nancy, the Board, fellow Rotarians, and guest Joe Grimsic. He concluded the meeting by recognizing Judy Cross as the new club treasurer and thanking her for accepting the responsibilities of this important office.

Medina Sunrise Rotary Celebrates 22nd Anniversary of Service

Gathered around the Rotary Burr Oak Tree, which is planted on the southwest lawn of Medina's Historic Public Square, Medina Sunrise Rotary celebrated 22 years of service to the community.

"The Burr Oak Tree came from the Morgan Park, Illinois, home of Paul Harris who founded Rotary in 1905," said first club president Becky Shotwell. "It was little more than a 12" sprig when the City of Medina received it in the 1990's and, taking root in the community, now stands proudly at nearly 40 feet tall on Public Square. The Medina Sunrise Rotary Club returns each year in the fall to watch the sun rise over Medina, note the growth of our tree, and renew our commitment to making a difference in the lives of children in our community and beyond, through our time, talents and treasures."

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L to R - Shail Jain, Doug Leohr, Reid Miller, Frank Festi, Jeff D'Annolfo, Rick Smith, Dale Huefner, Will Koran, Daryl Kubilus, Pat Furey, Jeff Hill, Hope Krueger, Mike Carlson, David Lariviere, Dan Ihrig, Lisa Hamilton, Mark Morse, Roger Hassler, David Loeper, Judy Cross, Mike Davanzo, Becky Shotwell
(Not Pictured - Andres Bello, Tob Coss, Bill Hutson, Than Jain, Sandra Jenkins, Nate Kenneh, Connie Lahr, Aaron Lewis, Dennis Neate, Rich Pace, Roman Paich, John Ross)

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