Our Business of the Month: Lager & Vine GastroPub and Wine Bar
Our business of the month is Lager & Vine GastroPub and Wine Bar at 30 West Streetsboro Street in Hudson. Hudson Clocktower Rotary has a special relationship with Lager & Vine. Before Covid struck, Lager & Vine was home to our weekly luncheon meetings. It is an understatement to say we were taken care of very well!
 
Everything on the menu shines! We enjoy the many salads, the specialty soups (and the Lobster Bisque), the flatbreads and L&V prime burger. Great food, friendly service, and a warm atmosphere. It's a great combination to enjoy!
 
We are looking forward to the day when we can resume our in-person meetings and once again enjoy the food and hospitality served up by this fine Hudson restaurant.

Be sure to check out the Lager & Vine photo gallery on their website. Call 330-650-1717 for reservations
Leadership Hudson Alumni Association Puts Snowman in Tour
The Hudson Shop Local/Shop Hudson team is putting together a "Tour of Snowmen" in downtown Hudson as a fundraiser for the Hudson Community Service Association. Community organizations and business are decorating and adopting snowmen, which will then be put on display throughout the downtown area. Residents and visitors are encouraged to get out to see more than 60 decorated snowmen located throughout First and Main, vote for their favorites, and patronize local businesses from January 24 through February 28. Don't miss our Leadership Hudson snowman as you do!
 
Congratulations and thanks to Kristina Dooley, a member of the Leadership Hudson Alumni, for taking on this project for both Rotary and the Alumni Association to support the Hudson businesses. Great job!
 
Happy New Year!
As we leave 2020 and look forward to 2021, I share the message of our Rotary International President, Holger Knaack, from the December Rotary, which resonated with me:
 
As I look back on 2020, I reflect on how our lives have changed.  For almost all of us, our daily lives, family time, and work also changed this year.  But we've made it to the end of this difficult year, not on our own but by reaching out to one another, as we always do in Rotary.  I will choose to remember 2020 as a year of great change and strength for us.  Rotary didn't stop, despite the pandemic.  We moved obstacles, found new ways to connect, and embraced new approaches to service.
 
One of the most wonderful aspects of Rotary is the many opportunities that it offers; and indeed we had several wonderful opportunities in December.
 
On December 9th, Mavis Jennings, an Akron Civic Director  and former Cirque du Soleil artist entertained us with  an evening of Christmas music. Mavis was back with us on December 16th with his friend from Cirque du Soleil, Claudio Carneiro , a clown from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
 
Mavis met Claudio on the Cirque du Soleil show, Varekai.  Mavis and Claudio performed together for two years, and have stayed close friends. Claudio is currently based near Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Claudio continues to perform independently all over the globe. Notable credits for Claudio include La Reve and Love (the Beatles show) in Las Vegas, and Banana Schpeel in New York City.  Claudio presented a very unique program as well as sharing some of his background and experiences over the years including being in the Brazil Saturday Night Live Production, which was initially assisted by the New York SNL producers.  Thanks to Mavis for making our holiday time very special!
 
We continued our monthly member, "Vibrant and Alive" segment with Jake sharing about his time in college working multiple jobs which has prepared him for later in life with multi-tasking in keeping up with job and family members. And speaking of members,  I would like to also give a shout-out to Shel Schweikert, who became a Rotarian in early 1966 when he became City Manager on January 11th.  Shel explains that early in the job, the city treasurer asked whether he was a Rotarian.  In finding out that he was not, the treasurer walked Shel over to a Rotarian working at a bank and immediately got him signed up for Rotary.  Thanks Shel for sharing with history!  

Looking ahead...

• January  6th--11:45-- Jim Ahern from Hudson Job Search will be speaking. 
• January 13th--5:30--Hudson High School Students on book drive; and book discussion on "Gmorning, Gnight!" by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Leadership Hudson Alumni invited.
• January 20th--No meeting due to Presidential Inauguration.
• January 27th--11:45 What is Rotary?---Dan Reynolds, Akron Rotary Camp; Lager & Vine;  Board meeting.
 
Save the Date.--January 21st--7:00 p.m.  Leadership Hudson Alumni meeting by Zoom. Guest speaker is Dr. Danielle Coombs, assistant professor at the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Danielle is an author, media commentator, consultant and former Director of Election Research for Edison Media Research, researching politics, sports, and the intersection of those two topics. She will give a presentation on athletics and protest movements. 
 
Hudson Business Highlight.  In January we will be featuring Lager & Vine, with Cliff or Katie Cravens speaking at our January 27th meeting as well as featuring this business on our website.
 
Leadership Hudson 2020 Class.  In January we will begin our sponsorship of class members by Rotarians. Thanks to everyone that volunteered to be a sponsor. Further information and details will be provided in subsequent communications.
 
I send to you the warmest of  this season's greetings. And as Holger says, I can't wait to see the good things that 2021 will bring!
 
Cheryl M.
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!
 
Please check the CALENDAR for information about our upcoming speakers.
 
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Click on DISTRICT NEWS to get additional information and news from Rotary District 6630 and Rotary International.
 
We encourage our members to join the Paul Harris Society. Learn more here.
 
 
 
 
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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.