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Looking to promote your upcoming fundraising event?  We may be able to help! Our group has just begun working with a new PR tool (Event Vesta) to help clubs share details of their public fundraising events to various free community calendars around Northeast Ohio. 
 
We have limited opportunities available each month.  While we cannot guarantee each request, we will do our best to help each club in your efforts! 
 
If you would like your club’s event to be considered by the P.I. Committee, please email Tina Ingraham for details: tina@marketing101adv.com
 
Our team requests a lead time of 6 weeks prior to the event date.
 
Thank you!
 
Tina Ingraham
Save the date for the second annual Westlake-Bay Village Art Festival.  
 
Dozens of artists will be participating this year including our featured artist, Shaun Kinley. Food and drink will also be available as well as music scheduled throughout the day. The Festival will be on the grounds just west of the Westlake Porter Public Library. Parking will be next-door at Westlake Elementary School. Admission to the event is free to the public. 
 
We are expecting most of the vendors back from last year and are still taking applications to participate.
 
 Visit our website for more information or to apply to participate  https://www.westlakebayvillagerotaryartfest.com/.
 

Rotary Voices
Stories of service from around the world

By Iryna Bushmina, District 2232 (Ukraine) Rotaract Representative

I left Kiev in the first hours of the war. My sister, her husband, her 3-month-old baby and a cat were in the car. When we reached the border, men were already not allowed to leave the country, so I went on with my sister and a little nephew. We were five days in the car, six days until we got to Vienna.

We stayed for the night in different countries three times. These were not hotels but homes of Rotary and Rotaract families. I used to just say that Rotary International is a big family, now I really believe it. And I am convinced that this is a family that will stand by you. These are no longer beautiful words to me, this is reality.

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Rotarians from District 6630 NE Cluster joined more than 200 volunteers at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland on May 27, 2022, to place over 8,700 American flags at veterans’ gravesites for Memorial Day. This annual flag placement honors veterans who bravely fought as long ago as during the Civil War. The cluster participation was organized by Ruth Severiens from The Heights of Greater Cleveland Rotary Club who was joined by her daughter. Other Rotarians present included Scott Mills and Jackie Minotas from Hillcrest Sunrise Club; Girish Malhotra, Mahdi Aluzri, Gayle Schwartz, Larry Coven and Richard Halle from Chagrin Highlands Club; and Julie Brouhard, Assistant Governor, from Cleveland Rotary Club. All agreed that this should become an annual cluster project.
 
Julie Brouhard
District 6630 Assistant Governor
Cuyahoga County NE Cluster
  • Chagrin Highlands
  • Cleveland
  • Heights of Greater Cleveland
  • Hillcrest Sunrise
216-536-0991
jbrouhard@roadrunner.com
 
 
 
 
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OUR CAUSES

The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns.
Through  and other resources, we help clubs focus their service efforts in the following areas.

PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT PREVENTION

Today, 42 million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Through our partnerships with several leading universities, Rotary Peace Fellows develop the skills to strengthen peace efforts, train local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and support long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict. We provide up to 100 peace fellowships per year at Rotary Peace Centers.

DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. Our members educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Many of our projects ensure that medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.

WATER. SANITATION, AND HYGIENE

More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Our projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Our projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.

BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY

Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and develop opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also help strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

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