The Rotary Club of Cleveland cultivates a diverse community of informed professionals working collectively to create a positive impact by exchanging ideas, forming meaningful, lifelong friendships, and giving back to our community. 
Our upcoming meeting schedule! 
November 18th - Virtual Zoom
November 25th - No Rotary Happy Thanksgiving
December 2nd - In Person Windows on the River
December 9th - In Person Windows on the River
December 16th - Virtual
This week at Rotary
Thursday, November 18th 
12:00 p.m.
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Meet Farmer Lee Jones of The Chef’s Garden®
Farmer Lee Jones always wears his trademark overalls and red bowtie as a symbol of his commitment to regenerative agricultural practices. Ever since the early days of The Chef’s Garden’s creation over thirty-five years ago, he has remained tirelessly committed to not only ensuring that the family’s three-hundred-acre farm remains one of the most innovative and pioneering in the world, but to fostering a nuanced conversation with the chefs in our industry who look to the farm to grow vegetables that are as aesthetically pleasing on the plate as they are flavorful to the palate.
He is devoutly committed to the chefs he works with in all corners of the world and takes great pride in the relationships he has with the people who have become his mentors, guiding light, and inspiration. These are the bonds that have inspired the highest quality, most flavorful, and extraordinary vegetables in the world—and for Farmer Lee Jones, every day promises a new opportunity to connect with the chefs who have helped to make the farm the pioneering leader in regenerative agriculture that it is today.
Regenerative Farming: Flavor and Nutrition
Using regenerative farming techniques, the team at The Chef’s Garden farms in harmony with Mother Nature for healthy soil, healthy crops, healthy people, and a healthy planet. Crops grown in this healthy soil have the maximum of flavor and nutrition. The farm has its own cutting-edge agricultural research lab, which was the brainchild of Farmer’s Lee’s father, Bob, Sr.  Through our research, we confirmed that our flavorful, farm-fresh vegetables have 300 to 600 percent more in nutrients than the USDA baseline—results that have been independently verified. 
Small Family Farm Family

Farmer Lee Jones works alongside brother Bob Jr. on the farm—and both of them are inspired daily by what they learned from their father, Bob, Sr., who was affectionately known as Mr. Bob. This in turn allows them to inspire The Chef’s Garden team to perpetually discover innovative ways to become more sustainable while at the same time producing the highest quality ingredients possible. He is committed to rediscovering, saving, and telling the stories of the unique heirloom products that are grown on the farm. 

Farmer Lee considers every person on the farm team members of his extended family. He loves spending time with his wife Mary, walking in the woods with his beloved Golden Retrievers, fishing in Lake Erie, and caring for his team of Belgian horses. 

Upcoming Committee Meetings
  • December 2 - Membership Development Meeting,  1:00 p.m. Zoom
  • December 2 - Vocational Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m.  at Windows
  • December 9 - Youth Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m. at Windows 
  • December 9 - Community Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m. Virtual
  • December 16 - International Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m. Virtual
Another Successful Holiday Toy Drive
Thank you to all those that contributed to our Annual Holiday Toy Drive, benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children's Family Support services program. We raised $863 which allows us to purchase gifts for 45 kids!  
Cleveland Rotary Foundation Making an Impact
Through our foundation, the Community Service Committee attained a $1,000 grant to purchase cold weather packets for the homeless that utilize the St. Augustine Hunger Center.  We were able to put together 48 packets, which included Hoodies, wool scarves, gloves, hats, winter socks, hand and foot warmers, and thank you to American Red Cross, 48 winter blankets!
Rotary Bowling League
The bowling league is through 8 weeks of competition and fun!  Of course they can always add more regular bowlers and substitutes.  If interested contact Ed Thomas at  
"Service Above Self" Volunteer opportunities 
NEW - Cleveland Kid's Book Bank - Please RSVP we need 8 - 20 volunteers!
Join the Community Service Committee and help sort book, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 5:00-7:00PM at the Cleveland Kid's Book Bank, 3635 Perkins Avenue, CLE 44114. 
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
To register for the FoodBank Volunteer days please click on the following links.  You can select the current month or any month there after. Times at 5:00 - 8:00 p..m. Remember if you have not created an account in the past, it will prompt you to do so. 
Volunteer Days  -  Wednesday Nov. 17th, Tuesday Dec. 14th  and Wednesday Dec. 22nd.
American Red Cross Blood Donor Day, December 30, 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. 
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 18, 2021
How farmer Lee Jones evolved from Ohio hayseed to international microgreen king
Nov 25, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 02, 2021
Manufacturing Works
Dec 09, 2021
Mid Town Cleveland
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