Meet our 2023-2024
 Club President
Jessica Hanes
Happy New Rotary Year! It truly is an honor and privilege to have been elected to serve as your 2023-24 Club President. Thank you for your confidence and for your support.  I look forward to working with all of you as we embark on a new Rotary year. 
On behalf of the membership, club officers, board of directors and our foundation trustees, I would like to congratulate our 2022-23 President Jennifer Kelly on a successful Rotary year. Her positive energy and leadership skills have kept our club active and moving forward to “Imagine Rotary”, and all the possibilities available.  Thank you, Jennifer- you have grown our membership and increased engagement and we look forward to your continued leadership in our club.
As we begin the next Rotary year, International President Gordon McInally announced the theme, “Create Hope in the World”.  I believe this is only fitting, as the world needs more hope, more peace, and more like-minded Rotarians working to drive positive change in the world. 
As an organization that places “Service Above Self”, we need to be the change we wish to see in the world.  This year, I challenge each member to engage in a “Rotary Revival” by focusing on:
  • Maintaining a strong, active member base
  • Sharing the Rotary opportunity with others
  • Continuing to offer quality programming and meetings
  • Continue to increase our club’s diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Creating a strong public image of the Rotary Club of Cleveland in our community, and beyond
  • Engaging members by being People of Action and Involvement
  • Fostering friendship and fellowship as we engage in our communities and cluster clubs
As President, I am proud to be a part of a club that exemplifies service above self.  Our committees and club involvement have never been stronger. This past year our committees were committed to helping those in need in our community through various actions of involvement.  Rotarians volunteered at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, we sponsored our first Global Scholar, we continued our partnership with Grade Power Learning to provide tutoring to students in need, we maintained our every 56 day club blood donor day in partnership with the American Red Cross, we successfully held the Annual Thesmacher High School Recognition Day/New Generations Conference, the Annual Business Leadership Awards and our  Annual CSU Student Awards of Excellence, and continued involvement with Project YESS and the Good Knight program.  These are just a few ways our club excelled, and I look forward to the continued engagement of all Rotary members in making our club the premier service and networking organization in the city of Cleveland. 
Together we will be the example of how to change lives, focusing on the 7 Areas of Rotary Service:
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution         
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development
Yours in Rotary Service,
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