Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Kathleen Cotter
    April 17
  • Ron Robertson
    April 30
  • David McCall
    Ann McCall
    April 18
Join Date:
  • Ron Robertson
    April 14, 2019
    5 years
  • Lori Benjamin
    April 25, 2023
    1 year
  • Becky Garry
    April 30, 2019
    5 years
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self Since 1926

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Lake County History Center
415 Riverside Drive
Painesville, OH 44077
United States of America
Home Page Stories
April 2, 2024 
New member induction today. Welcome to the Painesville Rotary club Adrienne Vonlehmden. 
Pictured are Stu Lucker (membership), Adrienne Vonlehmden (new member), Dan Garry (sponsor), and Sue Ellis (President). 
The Rotary fund raiser is this weekend!!  Tickets are still available, reach out to any member for more details. Hope to see everyone there on Saturday!
Members please turn in ticket money, baskets, and dessert for the dessert run.
Painesville Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest was held on March 5, 2024. Three schools were represented with honor, Fairport Harbor, Perry, and Riverside. The ladies' speeches were well done and utilized the Rotary 4 Way Test. The runner-ups were Dionysus Kugler from Fairport Harbor and Allison Camper from Perry. The winner and the student representing our club at the district level was Lindsey Pulling from Riverside. Thank you ladies for participating and making your schools proud!
Dionysus Kugler from Fairport Harbor High School.
Allison Cooper from Perry High School.
Lindsey Pulling from Riverside High School.
The speakers waiting to hear the results of the judging. 
The 3 speakers with Sue Ellis, President.
Brian Kane congratulating the speakers on a job well done. 
Lindsey Pulling hearing that she will be representing the Painesville Rotary at the District Level 4 Way Speech Contest. 

April 9, 2024
Speaker Michael Barb, Executive Director and Kate Burke, Director of Development for Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity.
Our speaker today was Michael Barb, Executive Director of Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity. In 2015 Lake Habitat and Geauga Habitat merged to form the Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity. Their mission has always been, "What if everyone in Lake and Geauga counties have access to a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home?"  We learned that Habitat homes are not given away rather the owners buy them. Each applicant must meet 3 eligibility requirements, 1. they are in need of a home, 2. ability to pay the mortgage, and 3. willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity (sweat equity as Michael referred to it). Habitat is the builder, banker, and originator of the loan for the recipients of their homes. Essentially the home owners are building equity and independence with a 0% interest rate. 
They are promoting an initiative called "100th Home and Beyond". Habitat is finishing building their 97th home right here in Painesville, the family will move in sometime this month and the dedication will be in May. Congratulations to the new home owners! They will begin construction on the 98th home this spring in Chardon. 100 homes, here they come!
Michael also spoke about their growing repair program. Helping many veterans and seniors to have safe homes where they can live independently. Their repair program is not limited to veterans and seniors but all applicants must meet the same criteria, such as being home owners and up to date on all financial aspects of their homes and in need of help that will enhance their current home and make it safe, healthy and affordable.
Please visit their website for more information on their programs and fundraisers:
Next week Loretta Todd, from Debonne Vineyards will be at the meeting to speak. 
February 27, 2024
Meeting began at approximately 12:23PM

Patrick Armstrong
Don Lucker
Lori Benjamin
Stu Lucker
Maureen Conway – President Elect
Christy Magyar – Board Member
Sue Ellis – President
Pam Martin
Dave Franz – Sergeant-At-Arms
Dave McCall
Bob Fratino - Secretary
Mary Jo Miller
Becky Garry
Julie O’Neil
Dan Garry
Chris Price
Brian Kane
Ron Robertson – Immediate Past President
Amy Kapostasy
Anita Walters - Treasurer
Dick Kretschman
Kathleen Cotter

GUESTS – Judy Sisler (Guest of Sue Ellis)

PRAYER – Julie O’Neil

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Patrick Armstrong

SONG(S) – Don Lucker – “God Bless America”

4 WAY TEST – Stu Lucker

HAPPY BUCKS/SAD BUCKS – Stu Lucker, Dave Franz, Dan Garry, Pam Martin

~ Birthdays
  •  Deb Remington – February 29th
~ Anniversaries
  •  Jim Federico – 26 years
~ Painesville Rotary Fundraiser can be found on District 6630 Website

~ Youth Protection Training/Test will appear as “Nayen Training Administrator,
Rotary District 6630 Training Course: Youth Protection Awareness” on email.

Bob Fratino – Youth Protection Test needs to be completed. Please turn in baskets
and wine for wine pull.
Amy Kapostasy – Announced the passing of Former District 6630 Governor, Mike
Dan Garry – Grant Seminars upcoming on Zoom. Two members from Club have
to participate in order for Club to be eligible for District Grants. All Ohio PETS
taking place March 15th and 16th in Columbus.
Anita Walters – Asked members for a motion for Club to release earmarked funds
for the Camp Koinonia Project ($3,811.94)
Motion was made by Dan Garry and Seconded by Stu Lucker
Motion passed by Membership (quorum present)

SPEAKER - Christine Margalis with the Lake County General Health District.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, March 5th 2024 at Lake County History Center at 12:00
noon. High School 4 Way Test Speech Contest

Meeting adjourned at approximately 1:02 PM
Respectfully Submitted
Bob Fratino - Secretary
Ron Dustman
Apr 23, 2024
Blvd. of 500 Flags
Dawn Fleming-Kendall
Apr 30, 2024
Global Connections Academy
Brian Kane
May 07, 2024
Gary Blackie
May 14, 2024
Owner Laurentia Winery
Jennifer Melvin
May 21, 2024
Erica Peake
May 28, 2024
OCD Home Solutions
Kim Tutolo
Jun 04, 2024
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Miranda Moulton
Jun 11, 2024
Providence House
Julia Schick
Jun 18, 2024
Pam Palermo
Jun 25, 2024
Fine Arts Association
Dante Lewis
Jul 02, 2024
Director, Lake County Board of Elections
Loretta Todd
Jul 09, 2024
Debonne Vineyards
Shaun Sweet
Jul 16, 2024
Dr. Berry
Aug 06, 2024
Maple Health Direct Primary Care
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Club Administration
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Protection Officer - Chair