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 4th - In Person at Windows on the River
November 11th - In Person at Windows on the River
November 18th - Virtual Zoom
November 25th - No Rotary Happy Thanksgiving
This week at Rotary
Thursday, November 4th 
12:00 p.m.
Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore St. CLE 44113
We are accepting donations of cold weather boots/shoes again this week

Michael Deemer 

CEO & President 

Downtown Cleveland Alliance 

Michael Deemer serves as President and CEO of Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), where he sets organizational goals and strategic direction for the largest Special Improvement District, employment hub, and residential downtown in the state of Ohio. DCA, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is dedicated to improving the pedestrian experience for people who work, live, and play in Downtown Cleveland and attracting additional private investment to the Central Business District. 

When Mr. Deemer joined the Alliance in 2011 as Executive Vice President of Development, he established the Business Development Center, a single point of contact and go-to resource for Downtown Cleveland’s public and private partners. Today, the Center leads initiatives for office tenant attraction and retention, resident attraction, retail attraction, market research, and public policy advocacy. Mr. Deemer’s efforts have yielded a 14% growth in private sector jobs since the Great Recession and helped reach the milestone of 20,000 residents in Downtown Cleveland. 

As Executive Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Deemer also served as in-house general counsel and chaired DCA’s Real Estate Advisory Group; the Real Estate Lending Advisory Group; the Talent Attraction & Recruitment Advisory Group; and the Downtown Mobility Working Group. He co-chaired the Downtown Housing Demand Analysis Steering Committee, including representatives from the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and nine neighborhood partners, to generate a report that was critical to the strategic planning of Downtown Cleveland’s real estate priorities. Additionally, Mr. Deemer led the Cleveland-based effort to save Federal and Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits, working with stakeholders to develop and implement legislation, public relations, content marketing and other initiatives. 

He has been recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business as a “40 Under 40” honoree, by the Ohio Senate for outstanding service to the state of Ohio, and by the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio for outstanding legislative service on the Ohio Homebuyers’ Protection Act. Mr. Deemer is a member of Leadership Cleveland’s Class of 2019 and is an International Downtown Association (IDA) Emerging Leaders Fellow. He also served as Vice Chair of the 2019 IDA Top Issues Council on Housing Attainability. 

Mr. Deemer earned degrees from Ohio University (B.A., Political Science and Spanish), the University of Notre Dame (M.A., International Peace Studies), and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.). 

Upcoming Committee Meetings
  • November 4 - Membership Development Meeting,  1:00 p.m. Zoom
  • November 4 - Vocational Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m.  at Windows
  • November 11 - Youth Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m. at Windows 
  • November 18 - Community Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m. Virtual
  • November 18 - International Service Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m. Virtual
Rotary Bowling League
The bowling league can always add more regular bowlers and substitutes.  If interested contact Ed Thomas at 
Community Service Award - A Success!
Thank you to Dan Hanson from for putting together this video of the event
Join District 6630 for their annual Rotary Foundation Gala - Click on the image above to Register
"Service Above Self" Volunteer opportunities 
NEW - Cleveland Kid's Book Bank 
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. Please RSVP 
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
In the effort to streamline the registration process for our monthly 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  - Tuesday Nov. 9th and Wednesday Nov. 17th 
American Red Cross Blood Donor Day, November 4, 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. 
Congratulations to Tracy Blake, recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award! 
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 04, 2021 12:00 PM
President, CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Nov 11, 2021
Chief of Police, Beachwood Ohio
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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