Rotary Club of Painesville

        District 6630 / Club #03555

Upcoming Events


Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Chris Bartlett
    August 16
  • Stu Lucker
    August 23
  • Brian Kane
    August 27
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Marilyn Kretschman
    August 4
  • Dick Kretschman
    Marilyn Kretschman
    August 5
Join Date:
  • MaryJo Miller
    August 2, 2012
    3 years

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Hellriegel's Inn
1840 Mentor Ave
(P.O. Box 821)
Painesville, OH  44077
United States
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Home Page Stories

Thanks for your support to the Rotary Foundation . . . 


Mike Scruggs presents the Major Donors Award from Rotary International to Sue Ellis in honor of Tom Ellis' long and significant support of Rotary International's Foundation.


Brian Kane brought his son, Colin, to the meeting today. Great to have you with us again, Colin!     



Invocation:  Jean Manary

Pledge:  Judge Lawson

Song:  Dr. Lucker (America the Beautiful)






Rota Bucks:

  • Stu Lucker won the drawing of $23; the Queen lives, and is up to $136.


  • Donna Price had a birthday on June 29.  Happy Birthday, Donna!


  • Brad announced that he distributed reminder flyers for our club's 90th anniversary, which we will celebrate on June 28, 2016.  So from now until then, when anyone asks you, "What's great?", you say "June 28!" 
  • Eileen announced that next week, on July 21, we will meet at the YMCA Dream House instead of Hellriegels. If you were not at the meeting this week, please email Eileen about whether you are able to attend. We will have boxed lunches – free for Rotarians, $10 for guests.
  • Also, July 21st is our next night to cook at St. James. Volunteer numbers are down, so please sign up to help with part or all of the evening – salmon is on the menu!
  • The Downtown Painesville Organization is hosting its Farm to Table Event on July 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Steele Mansion.The food is fantastic, and this is a great event.
  • Lake Erie College is hosting a golf outing on August 17th at Kirtland Country Club.Please see Deb for more information.
  • Lake County Free Clinic is hosting the 2015 Picture of Health Gala on July 31 at LaVera at 6:00 p.m.This is a fun art-themed event supporting the Free Clinic, and tickets are just $75 each for dinner, open bar, and entertainment.See her for more information please.

Happy Bucks: 

  • Judy Schleder gave two happy bucks: one in honor of her upcoming trip to Maine, and one as a challenge for the club to start doing more happy bucks!
  • Brian Kane gave a happy buck for his son Colin, who was chosen to be on the Indiana State Soccer Camp All-Star team.  Congratulations, Colin!
  • Johanna took Judy's challenge and gave a happy buck in honor of her son Jack turning 5 - he was born just after her New Member speech after joining this club.



Welcome our newest Painesville Rotarian: Judy Emery!

If you need help using our program Clubrunner, our website, or just need help getting logged in, then call or email Brad Brown at (440) 510-8122 or 

Today's speakers were MaryAnn Bencin and Dr. Amanda Barber from MaryAnn's Family Hearing.  The mission of MaryAnn's Family Hearing is: 
  • To be responsible - by providing our clients with quality hearing products, supportive counseling and reliable service
  • To serve - by focusing on each person as an individual, unique and important
  • To educate and encourage - so that we may enrich the lives of those who trust us with their care
MaryAnn gave some history about how MaryAnn's Family Hearing began, and highlighted that they are in new space on Mentor Avenue after a fire devastated their former office after ten years of operating there.  Dr. Barber presented some information on hearing loss and current hearing aid technology.  Hearing loss is not necessarily due to old age; it can affect people at any age and can also be hereditary.  It can also be due to prolonged exposure to loud noise, as in construction jobs, or from exposure at loud concerts.  We were surprised to learn that only 20% of those who need hearing aids wear them.  This might be due in part to people not being aware in the huge changes in hearing aids: they are very small now, and could easily be worn without being detected.  This is in contrast to how they used to be, and how many people still imagine them to be - bulky, and obvious to everyone the wearer sees.  In addition, hearing aids are now able to work together (the left and right) to filter noise in a targeted way - so they don't just amplify all noise equally.  They are actually able to filter specific to whatever environment the wearer is in.  A lot of information was presented, and MaryAnn is happy to return at any time with presentations tailored to any topic the group would be interested in hearing more about.  In the meantime you can find more information at their website:


With Identity Theft and "data mining" on the internet such a problem, it is best if we keep your name, home address, phone numbers, including cell numbers, and other personal information safe from those surfing the internet for information.  However, your trusted fellow Painesville Rotarians might want to contact you or check on the name of your spouse they just can't seem to remember now.  So with a password they can easily find those things out.

We are just trying to find the balance between easy information for you and hard to get information from those you don't want to have your personal information.

P.S. You can get and print a listing of all Rotarians and their contact info anytime you want (and you know it is updated to the latest we have), but sorry you can't forward a contact list from the bottom of the eBulletin (and therefore can't have it forwarded all over the internet).


Rotary Park (formerly called North Park) was renamed in 1996 after the local Painesville Rotary Club donated thousands of dollars and many hours of labor to revitalize and renovate this small neighborhood park. The park offers a ball diamond that is used by several youth leagues for practices. It also has a new play structure purchased with funds from the state Natureworks grant program. This 4 1/2 acre park is located off Hine Avenue.



Sep 01, 2015
Amie Longstaff
Blooming to Your Fullest Potential
Sep 08, 2015
Arthur Brite
Find Your Extraordinary
Sep 15, 2015
Chef Brian Kane
Annual Picnic @ Kiwanis Recreation Park
Sep 22, 2015
Cristen Kane
Sep 29, 2015
Dave Yost
State Auditor
Oct 06, 2015
Stu Lucker
Business Meeting
Oct 13, 2015
Barbara Britt
Suit Yourself

Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Interact Contact
Rotaract Contact