Rotary Club of Painesville

        District 6630 / Club #03555

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Dick Kretschman
    May 2
  • Lee Homyock
    May 2
  • John Ruple
    May 21
  • Erica Acheson
    May 25
  • Patrick Armstrong
    May 26
  • Don Lucker
    May 27
  • Jim Federico
    Mary Federico
    May 18
Join Date:
  • Suzanne Ellis
    May 21, 2013
    2 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


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.


Our guests today were Genna Bayer, senior at Lake Catholic, who was a guest of Brian Kane.  She is spending a week with him at his office for her senior project.  Heidi Finniff also joined us as a visiting Rotarian; she is from Lakewood/Rocky River Sunrise.  Frank Polivka, former Painesville Rotarian, also joined us today.  Welcome, Genna, Heidi, and Frank!     



Invocation:  Dick Kretchman

Pledge:  John Shepard

Song:  Tom Hill (My Country 'tis of Thee)






Rota Bucks:

  • Maureen Conway won $33 in today's raffle, and the Queen of Spades drawing is up to $695.


  • None today.


  • Brad ran down a very funny list of The Top Ten Things You Missed if You Did Not Participate in the Extended Housing Work Project on Saturday.  A good time was had by all, and the group was able to get a lot of work done!  Thanks to everyone who participated!
  • Donna announced that her branch of First Federal of Lakewood (in Concord, by Reider's) is hosting a Riverside High School Art Show.  The artwork will be on display for a few weeks, and the community is invited to come and see it and vote on the winning art work.  There will be a community reception on June 2 from 5:30 to 6:30, where the winners will be announced.
  • Anita announced that the Drama Awards were last Tuesday at Harvey High School, and they went very well.  She thanked everyone that went, and said there was a great showing from Painesville Rotary there.
  • John reminded everyone that this is Painesville Rotary's night to serve at St. James.  Any and all volunteers are encouraged to arrive at 3:00 or 3:30 and stay for as long as they are able, ending at around 6:30. 
  • Tom Hill passed out post cards for Fine Arts Association's production of The Producers, which opens on June 5th.  James Mango is directing, and Tom will reprise his role as Max Bialystock.  Promises to be a fantastic show!  
  • Tom announced that his church, First Church Congregational, will be hosting a workshop on Wellness and Balance on June 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  There are several other presentations coming up as well.

Happy Bucks:

  • Vanessa gave a happy buck for her daughter Vivian, in 5th grade, in honor of her first band concert tonight.  Vivian is the only student to have continued to play the saxophone, and also has played so well that she has a solo in the concert tonight!  Good luck, Vivian!
  • Johanna gave a happy buck for James Mango, who ran in a 5K yesterday along with his daughter.  His daughter is part of the Campus International School Running Club, which Johanna helps coach.  The season-ending 5K was yesterday and family and friends were invited to join the team for the run - James and Lucy did very well!
  • Eileen thanked everyone for their prayers and well-wishes and updated us on her mom's condition: the surgery went well, she was released earlier than expected, and is feeling better than she did before the surgery.  Great news! 



Welcome our newest Painesville Rotarian: Judy Emery!

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Today's program was the introduction of the Painesville Rotary Scholarship recipients.   One student each from Harvey and Riverside High Schools are chosen through a competitive application project, and both winners receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their college education.  This year's winners were Megan Hamilton and Emily Bucholtz, from Harvey and Riverside, respectively.  Megan Hamilton has a very impressive list of academic and community service achievements, including playing soccer, teaching karate to children, and competing in martial arts herself.  She is a four-time world champion in martial arts but also quite humble - it was her mother that announced this achievement, not Megan.  Megan plans to attend Miami University of Ohio in the fall and major in chemical engineering, eventually pursuing pharmaceutical engineering, in order to give back in honor of her father, who had cancer.  Emily Bucholtz is also quite accomplished: she has played soccer since middle school, is a member of NHS, tutors students during study halls at school, and is a National Merit Finalist as well - this is an achievement that about one-half of 1% of all US high school students are able to achieve.  Serving as Salutatorian of her graduating class, Emily plans to attend the University of Alabama in the fall for a major yet to be decided.  Congratulations, ladies - your awards are well, well-deserved!


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.



May 26, 2015
Bill Smith
Local Historian
Jun 09, 2015
Perry Alexandrides
Regional Liaison with Ohio Secretary of State
Jun 23, 2015
Carrie Dotson-Executive Director
Life for the Empowerment and Development of Consumers, Inc.

Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Foundation Liaison
Membership Chair
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