The Rotary Club of Cleveland cultivates a community of informed professionals working collectively to create a positive impact through integrity, community, philanthropy and leadership.
 
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This Week is Rotary After Hours  
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MARK WEINBERG 

A best-selling author, public speaker, speechwriter, political commentator, and executive communications consultant, Cleveland native Mark Weinberg is long-time spokesman, advisor, and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan.  He has served at the highest levels of government and in communications management positions at Fortune 500 corporations.  Weinberg is a nationally recognized expert on issues management, executive positioning, thought leadership, and crisis communications, having managed messaging around some of the highest profile and sensitive issues in government and the private sector, including the attempted assassination of the President, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, accusations of biopharmaceutical price-fixing, and workplace violence. 

His best-selling memoir, “Movie Nights with the Reagans” (Simon & Schuster) chronicles his more than 10 years at President Reagan’s side, including weekends at Camp David, where he watched hundreds of movies with the First Couple.  Weinberg spent more weekends at Camp David than any White House staff member in history and is one of only a handful of who was present at all five of Reagan’s Summits with Mikhail Gorbachev.   

Weinberg’s commentaries on political issues have been published in many outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA TODAYThe Huffington Post, The Washington TimesCNN.com, The Star-Ledger, Vital Speeches of the Day, The Washington Examiner, FOX News, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, The NY Daily News, CNS, Real Clear Politics, The Richmond Times Dispatch, The Daily Caller, The Plain Dealer, POLITICO and Columbia Journalism Review.  He has appeared on dozens of national and local news and public affairs television and radio programs across the country  

He is currently an executive communications and crisis management consultant to a wide range of business and public sector clients. Weinberg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the George Washington University.  

Welcome Newest Rotarians Reilly Berk, Sue Nelson, Tina Ingraham, and Liz Nohra
 
                   
 
Reilly Berk, sponsored by Lori Musial, is a sales representative for Berk Enterprises and currently obtaining her MBA from Cleveland State University, where she is on the Dean's list.  She is a member of the Delta Sigma Pi Alumni Chapter (a professional fraternity) and volunteers regularly in the community. Reilly enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family, currently residing in Ohio City.  
 
Sue Nelson, sponsored by Past President Julie Brouhard, is the Founding Director of The Job Search Center. Sue has her bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University her Master's from Antioch University, Seattle Washington.  Her community involvement includes Election Protection for 3 Presidential elections, Distinguished Encore Fellow, CMSD, NorthCoast Job Seekers, and board member (2010-2011) of Artists Archives. Sue enjoys gardening and reading. She has 3 grown children and 5 grandkids and currently resides in Cleveland. 
 
Elizabeth (Liz) Nohra, sponsored by Past District Governor and Past President Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski, is Director of Branding and Communications for A-SPAN (Arlington Street People's Assistance Network.)  Liz received her Bachelor's Degree from Youngstown State and her Master's from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies.   She is a member of the Association of Leadership Programs and is a volunteer for several community programs such as Youngstown Junior League, Youngstown Boys and Girls Club, and was named an "40 under 40" honoree by the Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley and the Mahoning Valley Professionals 20/30, of which she was a founder of. Liz enjoys cooking, reading and volunteering and currently resides in Lakewood. 
 
Tina Ingraham, sponsored by 1st Vice President Jennifer Kelly, is the President of Marketing 101 Advertising. She received her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.  Her community involvement includes Americans of Italian Heritage and American Cancer Society.  Tina received the Print Advertising Award from the Association for Accounting and Marketing in 2020 and Wigs for Kids Hero Award in 1998.  She enjoys golf, paddle boarding and bowling. Tina, her husband Mark and 2 kids reside in Bay Village.
 
Cleveland Rotary Foundation Annual Campaign
Donate today!  This is an opportunity to help our foundation stay strong so our 4 avenues of service can continue to fund all of the programs and events throughout the year. It also affords the membership to bring new and innovative idea's forward, in order to continue to make an impact in our community.  You can mail a check or click on the link below to donate online! This is the only fundraising event for this rotary year, thank you for your consideration!
Pictured right - Project YESS (Youth Empowered to Succeed through Sailing)
Rotarian in the News
Sarah Rintamaki, Executive Director, Connecting for Kids was on a Fox News story 'No end date in sight': Some of Ohio's most vulnerable not yet eligible for Covid-19 vaccine. Thank you Sarah for continually giving another voice to the advocation of vulnerable children. 
Rotarian Making a Difference
Thank you Tim Bleich, Allison Leone and the entire staff of Vector Technical for adopting the Wick's family for Christmas through the Achievement Centers for Children. They are a family of 7 and were able to open presents from Santa on Christmas morning, something that would not have been possible this year due to extreme financial troubles. 
Become a Citizen of Kindland
Be a citizen of Kindland and take the pledge!  Share random acts of kindness on social media using #kindland
 

Kindland is a Cleveland-focused initiative as a part of Values-in-Action’s national Just Be Kind campaign, which aims to make kindness the overriding, embedded, and unifying national value in America. The objective is to make Cleveland and its region the kindest place in the country. 

Cleveland will serve as the example for the rest of the country by focusing the collective efforts of our surrounding communities, businesses, schools and local organizations on creating and sustaining a unified sense of kindness, compassion, empathy and understanding. These values will be the guiding force behind our community coming together to find solutions to our nation’s most prominent issues including navigating through the COVID-19 crisis, social justice, racism, and political polarization.

 
"Service Above Self" Volunteer opportunities
Our Community Service Committee is doing a fabulous job providing volunteer opportunities for both those that are comfortable to go out and for those that want to volunteer right from their home. If you are doing something to help the community please send a picture and a description, we want to recognize you!!  
 
     
Volunteer this coming month February 9th and 17th from 5-8pm.
Let Paul Qua know if you want to serve. (pqua@classicautocampus.com or call (216)544-7501
 
       
American Red Cross Blood Donor Day, Is this week, January 28, 2021!  For every 1 donation, 3 lives can be saved!  Need we say more?  This is a great opportunity for the entire family, a friend, or colleague to join you and make a difference! Due to natural disasters and Covid - 19 the need has never been greater! If donating blood isn't possible, there are plenty of other volunteer opportunities available. 
Grant Management Seminars
Our club's opportunity to qualify for matching money for local or global projects is coming soon. Last year this was the money we received to help fund Project Feed the Hungry, whereby we helped the Thea Bowman Center renovate their kitchen.  This year the money we received is going towards Operation Comic Book Literacy Project.  
 
District 6630 will receive $94,786 in District Designated Funds as part of the Annual Fund Share program. This amount is equal to 50% of District 6630's  Rotary Foundation Annual Fund contributions from three years ago (2018-19).  The District can allocate up to 50% ($47,393) for local projects.  The other 50% can be allocated for global grants, polio plus and peace fellow programs. 
 
If you are interested in learning more about the grant process please attend one of the following seminars:
 
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2021 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration Deadline:  Feb 8 at 5pm
The Zoom login link will be sent to registrants after registration ends on Feb 8th
 
SATURDAY, FEB 20 2021 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Registration Deadline:  Feb 19 at 5pm
The Zoom login link will be sent to registrants after registration ends on Feb 19th
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 28, 2021
Author - "Movie Nights with the Reagans"
Feb 04, 2021
International Service Award Honoree, Global Cleveland
Feb 11, 2021
Vice President of Growth, Nottingham Spirk
Feb 18, 2021
President Haitian Vision Foundation
Feb 25, 2021
Theater Production of "Elliot and Me"
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