Meeting Times and Venues
 
 
Come see what we are all about!

We meet at 7:30 Am every Wednesday currently at

The Church of Aurora

146 S Chillicothe Rd Aurora, Ohio 44202

 We will be hosting hybrid meetings for in person attendance and virtually if desired  via ZOOM, .

To join our virtual meetings via ZOOM, please email us for the link and passcode.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to join us. 

 THANKYOU TO OUR OUTGOING CLUB PRESIDENT RON ECHELBERRY , WE SALUTE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE DURING A DIFFICULT 2021!
WELCOME TO OUR 2022-2023 CLUB PRESIDENT ALEX JACOBS! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO "GETTING BACK TO THE WAY THINGS WERE"!
2022-2023 NEW MEMBER INDUCTION  BY KAREN BORDONARO PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR AND ROTARY CLUB OF AURORA CLUB/FOUNDATION PRESIDENT.
THE 2022-2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS WAS ALSO INDUCTED BY KAREN, PHOTO NOT SHOWN BUT THE MEMBERS ARE LISTED BELOW UNDER CLUB EXECUTIVES AND DIRECTORS.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AND MEETING YOU DURING THE UPCOMING 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND CELEBRATION AT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY IN AURORA!  WE WILL BE HAVING A DUNK TANK AS WELL AS OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE.
Our Stories
The Rotary Club of Aurora  4 Way Speech Contest was won by Leo Diamantis from Aurora High School his topic is The Cell Phone Epidemic . Each student was asked to prepare a 5 to 7 minute speech on a topic of their choice incorporating the Rotary International 4 Way Test values. The elements of the 4 Way Test are shown below as are the participating Rotary Club of Aurora member judges.  Leo moved on to speak in front of the Rotary International District 6630 4 Way Speech judges in Kent. The winner of that competition was Alexis Wade of Riverside High School in Painesville speaking on Sexual Assault "Stranger Danger", Colin Moore of Wadsworth High School in Wadsworth came in second speaking on the Organic Food Supply, "Bee Organic" and Leo Diamantis of Aurora High School in Aurora came in third speaking on Cell Phones, "The Cell Phone Epidemic".  We give our appreciation and congratulations to all contestants and supporters of this noteworthy educational event.
 
Come join us for a Wednesday morning hybrid meeting in person or virtually via ZOOM and experience "Service Above Self" over breakfast!
 
A few words from Alex:
Welcome to The Rotary Club of Aurora and it’s Foundations.  Rotary International is a service organization that has many features including internationality, fellowship, development of goodwill and world understanding. The primary emphasis is on high ethical standards and concern for people, places and things.
Rotary International Foundation has had as its primary goal the eradication of Polio around the world.  The last cases of Polio are now located in just one country in the world and are single digits, it has been stated that there is only 1 known case at this time.  This Rotary International Foundation also provides grants to countries in need of disaster aid, water purification and sanitation and works with Rotary Club partners in other countries to achieve success in these missions.
Our local club, The Rotary Club of Aurora, is in its 21st year of providing aid and assistance to local agencies and groups in and around Aurora such as food pantries, educational scholarships, students of the month, nature center programing, police dog funding, Habitat for Humanity of Ravenna and many more.  We also provide manpower assistance to many other Aurora projects like Spring and Fall Cleanup.
We are a diverse organization and are made up of members both younger and older with over 300 years of combined experience in "Service Above Self" contributions. If you are interested in serving your community, come join us we would love to meet you and invite you to be our "honored guest"!
If you would like more information, send me an email at:  do289@roadrunner.com
Yours in Service
Alex Jacobs, President the Rotary Club of Aurora
The Rotary Club of Aurora is honored and proud to be the 2020  recipient of the A.Z. Baker Award. The A.Z. Baker Service Award is a prestigious award given annually to Rotary Clubs in District 6630 that have demonstrated an exceptional level of involvement and commitment to the Rotary goals of service and have exemplified the Rotary motto ‘Service Above Self’.  
To encourage a reaching out in total service and the "development of resources" on the part of all clubs in District 6630, the A. Z. Baker Service Awards were established in 1978 at the recommendation of then District Governor James P. Banks, and by action of the District Board of Trustees. This award honors our own "Mr. Rotary," A.Z. Baker, from the Rotary Club of Cleveland who served as Rotary International President in 1955-1956. His dedication and commitment to Rotary truly exemplified SERVICE ABOVE SELF and this award was designed to honor his memory by encouraging all clubs in the district to participate in each of the Five Avenues of Service. 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Foundation Liaison
Membership Chair
FirstYear Director
2 Year Director
Past President
Interact Contact
Our Weekly Speakers
Carol Denzinger
Nov 30, 2022 7:30 AM
Mental Health Issues and Camp Sunshine
Roger Cram
Dec 14, 2022 7:30 AM
Author of In the Hearts of Peaceful People
Mayor Ann Womer-Benjamin
Jan 11, 2023 7:30 AM
Annual State of the City Presentation relative to The Rotary Club of Aurora Activities
News from Rotary International
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Engagement through experiences

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Using district resource networks

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Leveraging expertise: Habitat for Humanity

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