Meeting Times and Venues
 
 
 
The A Taste of the Western Reserve 20th Anniversary Celebration is in the books!  A huge success with @ 250 attendees who enjoyed music provided by the Aurora School of Music in the form of a Jazz quartet and a Woodwind Ensemble, while dining on cuisine provided by 16 area restaurants at Silver Creek Church in Aurora. A silent auction, wine pull, beverage bar and a 50/50 raffle provided additional entertainment and net proceeds totaled @ $25,000.  This year's event proceeds will benefit Trinity Farm as well as a number of other local and international causes that we serve.  Our sincere thanks to all who contributed from the Sponsors to the Restaurants, to all of our Rotary patrons, donors and members with a special thanks to Silver Creek Church for allowing us to host our event in their beautiful facility.  It is because of you that this great tradition was a tremendous success!  A big thankyou to the Restaurants and Sponsors listed below for showing up and supporting The Rotary Club of Aurora in our cause:
Participating restaurants are listed below with the voter card results as : 1st Place Pine Lake Trout Club with their awesome smoked trout chowder and ribs, 2nd place went to Blue Canyon Restaurant with samples of their delectable upscale cuisine and 3rd place went to Natasha's Sweets with her beautiful creations like cookie cakes, cocoa bombs, dipped oreos and more.  We look forward to seeing all of the attending restaurants next year!
Aladdin's, Blue Canyon, Cowboy's Food and Drink, El Camino, Garretts Mill & Brewery, George's Donuts, Lu Cha Bubble Tea, Mason Jar Grill & Pub, Mazzulo's, Natasha's Sweet Boutique, Orchid House Winery, Pine Lake Trout Club, Sand Pebbles & Saffron Patch.
 
Platinum Sponsor- Amy Team Realtors Keller Williams Chervenic Realty/Falls Tree Experts
Gold Sponsor- Silver Creek Church
Silver Sponsors- The Aurora School of Music, Aurora Neighbors, Edward Jones, Munn Chiropractic/Genesis Back and Neck, NE Tree and Crane, The Church in Aurora.
Bronze Sponsors- Aurora VFW Post 2629, Mayor Ann Womer-Benjamin, Real Property Management Valor, Salon Patrick, Shaker Woods Festival, Sheely's Furniture, The UPS Store 3001 Aurora & Ganley Chevy
 
 
 
We meet for breakfast at The Church in Aurora every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM. 
Guests are always welcome and encouraged to join us for a complimentary breakfast.
Come see what we are all about!
 
 
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 THE ROTARY CLUB OF AURORA IS PROUD AND HONORED TO RECOGNIZE THE DISTRICT 6630 2024 4 WAY TEST SPEECH WINNERS INCLUDING OUR OWN AHS STUDENT LEO SESURAJ WHO TOOK SECOND!  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CONTESTANTS. 
2024 DISTRICT 6630 4 WAY TEST SPEECH FINALISTS.
AURORA HIGH SCHOOL 2024 4 WAY TEST SPEECH FINALISTS Leo Sesuraj, Mitchel Edgecomb & Xavier  Board !  Congrats on jobs well done!
ROTARY CLUB OF AURORA 2023-2024 ANNUAL INSTALLMENT AND AWARDS DINNER
The Rotary Club of Aurora held it's 2023-2024 Annual Installment and Awards Dinner at The Cabin Restaurant in Aurora on June 28th.  We also celebrated 23 years of Service Above Self as our Club was founded in 2000. Attendees included 10 past Presidents, 3 past District Governors Board of Director members and many current members. The 2023/2024 Board of Directors was installed, (above from left, Youth Protection Officer Hanna Cajan, Treasurer, Ron Echelberry, Pres. Elect Vic Baerman,  President George Schumacher, Foundation President Karen Bordonaro, Secretary Pat Costanza and 2 year Director Charlie Fink.  Club awards included the Unsung Hero Award given to Melissa Foster, (first below), for her great work with Interact Students and their involvement in our Club, two Paul Harris Award recipients,  Paul Kostansek,(2nd below), and George Schumacher, (4th below).  The Life Time Achievement Award was given to Al Connors, (third below), who has been a member of Rotary for 60 years!

Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Past President
2 Year Director
Interact Contact
Program Chair
Public Image Chair
1 Year Director
Youth Protection Officer - Chair
Our Weekly Speakers
n/a
May 29, 2024
No Meeting – Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend
Laura Holman Director City of Aurora Parks and Rec
Jun 12, 2024 7:30 AM
Parks and Recreation for Seniors
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Climate therapy

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The provider pipeline

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GREAT OHIO BIKE ADVENTURE BICYCLISTS ARRIVE FOR THEIR LUNCH BREAK, HOSTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF AURORA ON JUNE 21st 2023.
OVER 900 RIDERS SHOWED UP TO REHYDRATE AND LOAD CARBS FOR THE NEXT LEG OF THEIR ADVENTURE TO KENT.
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF LOCAL FOOD VENDORS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF AURORA @ $3000 IN NET PROCEEDS WAS RAISED TO HELP SUPPORT ALL OF THE LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CAUSES THAT WE SERVE!
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A word from George Schumacher our 2023-2024 President-
Hello my fellow Rotarians,
This is a great time to be a Rotarian! It has been nearly 8 years since I served as your Club President. Many changes have taken place since that time. The CV-19 pandemic severely impacted our lives.  Last year’s President’s mantra was “Let’s get back to the way we were”.  Realistically we can never go back to the way we were but we were able to free our club of the restrictions that kept us from meeting in person, adapting to current times and performing the fundraising activities allowing our club to support the many causes that we serve. Let us embrace our future together. 
As we look to the future, it is important to focus on the road ahead not behind us! It is always good to reflect on the past and to appreciate the strong, 23 year history that we earned as a leading Club in our Rotary District 6630.    
Each Rotary year, the incoming President of Rotary International chooses a new theme for that year.  This year the theme is: “Create Hope in the World”.   I am asking for your ideas, your support, and your vision to become an even stronger and more vibrant Club. Your time is precious, and we do appreciate that.  But so are the lives of those that we serve. Let’s Create Hope in the World by continuing to eradicate Polio, providing food and clothing to those in need, supporting Students of the Month and providing scholarships and school supplies to students in need, help build housing for those who are less fortunate and provide support and financial aid to those impacted by climate change and the resulting natural disasters that occur on an increasing frequency.
Many of you know that I am “Old School” and so I ask for your help, to catch up. I also ask you what is your legacy going to be? We have some amazing members in our club.  Look around you.  These are people who were invited to join Rotary because they are people of substance and strong character and moral fiber.  We are good friends, working together with the same goals.
          I have loved being an active Rotarian for 44 years, because of all that Rotarians have done, locally, nationally and internationally.  Be proud to be a Rotarian. Our actions speak louder than our words.  Let’s Create Hope in the World together! I am anxious to get started! I hope you are too!
Yours in Service Above Self-  George