The Rotary Club of Cleveland cultivates a diverse community of informed professionals working collectively to create a positive impact by exchanging ideas, forming meaningful, lifelong friendships, and giving back to our community. 
Our upcoming meeting schedule!  
February 17 - Virtual via Zoom
February 24 - In Person After Hours at Karamu House
March 3 - In Person Windows on the River
March 10 - In Person Windows on the River 
This week at Rotary
Virtual - Zoom
Thursday, February 17th 
12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
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A virtual tour of

Frankenmuth, MI

"Michigan's little Bavaria" 

FRANKENMUTH was founded in 1845 by a group of fifteen German-Lutheran missionaries who came to this area for the purpose of teaching Christianity to the Chippewa Indians. Franken depicts the province from which the settlers came and Muth means courage in German. The name Frankenmuth means "Courage of the Franconians." Today, Frankenmuth is a thriving community of 4,400 residents who take great pride in preserving the German heritage. Area homes, businesses and surrounding farms remain neat and clean reflecting this German ethic. Well-tended flowers and lush greenery abound in what many visitors describe as the most authentic Bavarian architecture to be found anywhere in the United States. 

Frankenmuth is famous for good food. Two of the country’s largest family restaurants, dating from 1856 and 1888 combine to serve nearly two million dinners each year. Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store, with 5 acres under one roof, is located in Frankenmuth. You can take a horse-drawn carriage ride down Main Street or a riverboat cruise up the Cass River. You can watch and hear a Glockenspiel, stroll across the largest wooden covered bridge built in this century, attend any number of music, art and folk festivals and enjoy unlimited shopping opportunities.

Downtown Frankenmuth: Cheese and sausage factories, woolen mills, an operating flour mill, leather shops, fudge and candy kitchens, art galleries, and museums, all combine with 100 quaint village gift shops and attractions to make Frankenmuth the most visited spot in Michigan with over three million visitors each year.

Committee Meetings
Youth Service Committee - Thursday, February 17 - 11:00 a.m.  and 1:00 p.m. Virtual 44th Annual Thesmacher High School Recognition Day Facilitator Trainings. Please join a session if you would like to facilitate this year! 
Vocational Service Committee - Thursday, February 17 - 1:00 p.m. Virtual - will be discussing the upcoming High School Career Fair on March 3rd.  Please join if you would like to be involved in this event! 
Upcoming Club Events
February 24th Rotary After hours at Karamu House, in honor of Black History Month, come and enjoy the Hue People Vocal Ensemble. The members of Hue People represent the vividness & beauty of a distinctive cultural tradition, represented through music... with a mission to enlighten, uplift, and entertain, using elements from the rich musical legacy of African-Americans.
We will have drinks and food,  RSVP is mandatory for food register at or via email
44th Annual Thesmacher High School Recognition Day and New Generations Conference, March 3, 2022. A signature event for our club!
  • 7:30 am – 9:00 am – Career Fair and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – 9:50 am – Welcome remarks & Motivational Speaker
  • 10:00 am – 11:45 am – New Generations Conference – Student/Community and Business Leader/Rotarian breakout sessions
  • 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm – Rotary meeting and moderated student panel
The program’s focal point is small group discussions in which the students share with the facilitating adults the issues important to them and how they might be addressed.  The students’ ideas are inspiring, thoughtful, creative and cover a broad spectrum which goes beyond their academic experience.  
Please help us honor these young students and help them gain an appreciation of good citizenship and responsibility for the future. 
Cleveland Rotary Foundation Annual Fund

Every year Cleveland Rotarians maximize our “Service Above Self” motto! With countless hours of member planning and execution lead by our service committees, we provide a meaningful impact in our community, internationally, with our youth, and in the business community. These monetary contributions, service projects and programs are made possible because we are blessed to have current and past Cleveland Rotarians that understand the importance of a strong club foundation. When you give to the Cleveland Rotary Foundation 100% of your contribution is used to support our club and its philanthropic endeavors. Donations can be made on our website or by mailing a check to Cleveland Rotary Foundation, 377 Lear Rd. Suite 222, AvonLake, OH 44012.                                   

New Member Pinning!
Welcome Nina, to the Rotary Club of Cleveland!
Nina Jackim 
Senior Vice President Administration, GeoData Systems Management Inc.
Sponsor: Bruce Jackim
North Coast Harbor Ice Fest, 2022
This year’s event featured 30 ice creations. Pictured to the right is the sculpture we sponsored! Carvings covered the inner harbor from the Great Lakes Science Center to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame down to Nuevo Modern Mexican. While the event was originally planned for Monday, January 17th, due to inclement weather and in order to prioritize the safety of all guests, it was rescheduled for Thursday, January 21st.
"Service Above Self" Volunteer opportunities 
Footpath Foundation
What: A fun outdoor Winter Wonderland event for youth
When: March 25, 2022
Time: You can sign up for one (or both) two hour shifts from either 10am-12pm or from 12pm-2pm. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your shift for instructions.
Where: Red Oak Camp (address: Red Oak Camp, 9057 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094)
Details: Rotarians can come and help with this fun outdoor event, serving Footpath kids who live within Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA.) There will be several stations for kids to visit, such as: camp cooking, hot chocolate, outdoor games and team building activities. 
If you want to volunteer send an e-mail to  
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
To register for the FoodBank Volunteer days please click on the following links.  You can select the current month or any month there after. Times at 5:00 - 8:00 p..m. Remember if you have not created an account in the past, it will prompt you to do so. 
Volunteer Days  -   Wednesday February 16th, Tuesday March 8th and Wednesday March 16th. 
American Red Cross Blood Donor Day, February 24th! Several Rotarians are donating at the Warzel Donor Center between 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. and then going to our After Hours meeting together! Schedule yours today and join them!
For every 1 donation, 3 lives can be saved!  Need we say more?  This is a great opportunity for the entire family, a friend, or colleague to join you and make a difference! Due to natural disasters and Covid - 19 the need has never been greater! If donating blood isn't possible, there are plenty of other volunteer opportunities available. 
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 17, 2022
Feb 24, 2022
After Hours - The Karamu House
Mar 03, 2022
Mar 10, 2022
Author "Throwing Back the Chair" and book signing
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