An Invitation from Our District Governor
Dear fellow Rotarians
I am so proud of the Rotarians in our district. True to our shared values and dedication to serving others, when faced with a pandemic this year, you have used your resources to reach out to others in your communities and around the world. 
The donations are keeping up the fight against disease around the world, and in our district, in order to continue to prevent polio, supply food, personal protective equipment and supplies,  assist students and schools, support our communities and the continue the peace fellows program, in order to work toward resolving conflicts where there is unrest.
You and your clubs have reached into your pockets to share your resources for others and we will be honoring you and your clubs at the Foundation Event on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The cost is free, and we will not be asking for money – just celebrating.
If you have not registered yet – please use the following link.
Yours in Rotary service,
Pat Myers
District 6630 Governor 2020-2021
October Update from Our President
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
What did Rotary Clocktower do in October?
I begin this month by celebrating the work of Hudson High School students, including Jeremy Lavoie, a Sophomore, who organized a book collection campaign to benefit areas of Cleveland that are without libraries due to Covid-19.  This campaign was an opportunity for us to contribute as a  service project.  By the end of October, the students dropped off 4,200 children's books in Cleveland;  and dropped off 411 adult books to an organization that distributes them to nearby prisons.  Six backpacks were filled with gender and age appropriate books for a homeless family with six children.  The total amount collected is close to 6,000 books!  The students are still collecting adult paperback books for the prisons.  Any donations can be left at Jeremy's house by the garage at 7165 Colebrooke Drive.  Jeremy and other students will be speaking to our club in January.
We began the month with our weekly "lunch and learn" opportunity by attending the session presented by the Leadership Hudson 2019 class project, "State of Mind Hudson." We learned about Ohio Mental Health Resources for Families.
As has been a tradition for our Club to invite as speakers, candidates for elected office, we heard from two candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives, Casey Weinstein and Beth Bigham.  Also, we heard from our member, Gloria Rodgers, a candidate for reelection to the County Council.
Finally, we ended the month by hearing from Kathryn Thomas, the Vice-President of the Leadership Hudson Board and a Leadership Hudson Alumnus.  Kathryn, recently retired from the Cleveland Clinic, is the host of @HomeRadio, a podcast about feeling at home where we are, whether it is with ourselves or out in the world.
The membership and marketing committee brought a proposal to a Club assembly that members of the 2020 Leadership Hudson Class, which number 14,  be invited to membership in our Club.  The assembly approved the proposal.  Rotary members may volunteer to be a sponsor  for one LH class member, including paying their first year dues of $25 as an associate member. The Rotarian will also be a mentor for the year.  Several Rotary members have volunteered to be a sponsor. If you missed the meeting and would like to be a sponsor, please contact me.  The class has not finished its year  nor has graduation been scheduled.  More information will be provided later when details are received.
Rotary Basics.  During the 4th Wednesday of the month, we will have a short segment, "What is Rotary:Rotary Basics."   In October, Jake took us to our website and we reviewed some of the important aspects for members.  Should you need assistance in logging into the member area, John Murphy is available to assist.  Also, members are asked to complete their profile in ClubRunner.
Looking ahead:
November 4th--11:45--Jim Lechko, District Foundation Chair will be speaking. The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund provides the funding for local and international grant projects that improve lives around the world.  Your contributions help us promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support education, grow local economies, and respond to disasters.  Rotary accomplished a lot in 2019-20:  Rotarians gave $123.6 million to the Annual Fund. The Foundation awarded 1,359 global grants.
Thanks to Janet Goheen for volunteering as our Club Foundation Chair.
November 11th--5:30--Rotary Clocktower and Leadership Hudson Alumni will have a panel discussion of the book, "White Fragility."  Panelists will include Randy Blackford, Senior Assistant Director, Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, Case Western University, as well as community members Barbara Bos and Dexter James.  Kate Schadelman will moderate.  A variety of civic groups across Hudson, including Rotary Clocktower and Leadership Hudson Alumni have participated in the "community book read" of "White Fragility."
Additionally, if there is interest, a book group will be organized by the Leadership Hudson Alumni lead by Barbara Bos.
November 18th--11:45--MJ Lehman, a Leadership Hudson Alumnus, will be speaking about the face masks project which she organized.
November 25th---no meeting--as it is the day before Thanksgiving.
Save the Date.  On Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 the Leadership Hudson Alumni will host a Zoom event with special guest speaker, Dr. Danielle Coombs, Assistant Professor, at the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  Danielle is an author and media commentator.
In case you missed it... The Rotary magazine in October has an article about the long partnership of Rotary with the United Nations.  Rotary played a critical leadership role in the formation of the United Nations in 1945.  Rotary participated in an official consultative role.  Rotary International still has a voice at the UN, having a seat at the table at high-level meetings.  This connection helps Rotary accomplish is most ambitious goals, including the eradication of polio.
Finally, I wish you and your family  a very happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you!
Cheryl Maimona
Hudson Clocktower Rotary Club Honors Bob Carter for his Work with Leadership Hudson
On Sunday, September 27, several member of the Hudson Clocktower Rotary Club paid a surprise visit to the home of Bob Carter to honor him for his tireless work on behalf of Leadership Hudson. Bob is leaving his position as a facilitator for the Leadership Hudson program.

Being careful to maintain social distancing,  masked Rotarians thanked Bob for his service. President Cheryl Maimona presented Bob with a plaque and a gift certificate to Gervasi Vineyard. Jim Knauf, one of the original founders of the Hudson Clocktower Rotary Club and a main driver behind the establishment of the Leadership Hudson program, toasted Bob with a glass of champagne.

Congratulations to Bob and many thanks for your years of service to Rotary, to Leadership Hudson, and to the entire community. Your work is an inspiration for many who follow in your path.

Best wishes for continued success with everything that comes your way!

Top Photo: President Cheryl Maimona reads from the plaque before presenting it to Bob Carter. Bottom Photo: Bob and Tracee Carter raise a glass of champagne with a toast from Jim Knauf.
Hudson Clocktower Rotary selling masks to raise money for EMS

Sale Extended by Popular Demand! These Masks are Perfect Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gifts!

In an effort to help Hudson EMS raise money for the purchase of PPE equipment, Hudson Clocktower Rotary has entered the mask business. We are selling two versions of a mask: one has the clocktower on it, and the second version has both the clocktower and the Rotary International logo on the other cheek.
The masks are made by RDP Sports in Twinsburg. Cost is $12 or $14 depending on the style selected, and all net proceeds will be donated to EMS. You can order your mask online directly from RDP Sports through November 4. The masks will be available for pickup at The Learned Owl bookstore after November 18. 
Order your mask today at RDP Sports! Remember: You MUST pre-order your mask directly from RDP Sports. Masks will not be available for sale at The Learned Owl!

Thank you for supporting Hudson EMS!

Join us at a virtual Lunch Meeting
Our meetings are now being held each Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Check back here periodically for any changes. On the second Wednesday of each month, we have a social Zoom meeting to discuss club business and socialize. That meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to eat pizza that night!
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What is Hudson Clocktower Rotary?

Naturally, we are members of Rotary International. And because of this, we are committed to the goals of Rotary, the largest of which is the eradication of polio worldwide through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

But if you attend one of our meetings, you’re likely to think we’re just a friendly group of people who live or work in and around Hudson who enjoy getting together for lunch once a week. This is true. But we’re much more than that.

The video you see here does a great job of capturing exactly what we’re all about. Enjoy it, and we hope you’ll decide to come to one of our meetings to see what we’re all about.

Hudson Clocktower Rotary Club Goals

Are you ready to give back to your community?

We would love to have you in our club! You'll enjoy the experience and will help us achieve our goals, a few of which are described below.

  • Maximize our relationship with Leadership Hudson
  • Increase community awareness
  • Promote club growth
  • Work with the Hudson Community Food Bank
  • Collaborate with the District on Rotary Day

We have positions open on a number of committees, and we welcome your help. We encourage you to come forward, attend up to three of our Rotary meeting lunches without obligation, and decide for yourself if Rotary is for you.