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! 
September 16th In Person Windows on the River
September 23rd - After Hours 5:30 p.m. - at League Park, CLE
September 30th - Virtual via Zoom
Rotary Meeting This Week
Thursday, September 16th, 12 Noon
At Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore St. CLE 
Chris Ronayne
Chris Ronayne was named President of University Circle Inc. (UCI) in 2005. UCI is the non-profit community service corporation responsible for the development, service, and advocacy of University Circle as a world-class center of innovation in health care, education, and arts and culture and premier urban district. Since becoming UCI’s seventh president, Chris has developed a dynamic agenda to leverage the institutional assets of the Circle’s anchor “Eds, Meds, and Arts” organizations and transform the neighborhood into a complete and mixed-use community. 

Chris and his staff partner with 40 member institutions to oversee the growth and direction of Ohio’s fastest growing employment district, with UCI providing community planning, development, education, marketing, and other shared services.
Before joining UCI, Chris served the City of Cleveland as the City’s Planning Director, Chief Development Officer, and Chief of Staff. He was the Chief Architect of the City’s Waterfront District Plan, an ambitious effort to reconnect the people of Cleveland to Lake Erie. 

In addition to his role with UCI, Ronayne serves on the boards of Destination Cleveland and Notre Dame College. He also Chairs the Holden Parks Trust, an organization investing in Cleveland’s Rockefeller Park;  as well as Canalway Partners, a cultural heritage organization dedicated to historic interpretation and place making in the Cuyahoga River Valley along the historic towpath trail. Ronayne also serves on the Ohio Board of the American Planning Association and is a frequent speaker on urban planning topics throughout U.S. cities. In 2011 Ronayne formed the Anchor District Council which hosts an annual national forum on the subject of leveraging anchor institutions for community benefit.  
Chris holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning, Design, and Development from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is married to Natalie Ronayne, Chief Advancement Officer at the Cleveland Metroparks. They live in the City of Cleveland with their two children.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
  • September 16 - Community Service Committee at Windows
  • September 16 - Vocational Service Committee at Windows
  • September 30 - Membership Development, 1:00 p.m. Zoom
The Community and Global Impact of the Cleveland Rotary Foundation! 
Nanze Children's Services, Milawi, East Africa
$5,000 Grant to support Nanze Children Services
50 new desks with Rotary emblem
Students from Nanze Primary School, Milawi, East Africa
2021 Peace Jam - Ghana, West Africa
$2,500 Grant supporting the West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation
Filling the gap during a difficult year
$10,000 grant supporting the Thea Bowman Center tutoring program, focusing on students from the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood, utilizing Gradepower Learning professional tutors. 
Operation Comic Book Literacy Project
$9,800 grant supporting Operation Comic Book Literacy Project-  an online tutorial for creating your own comic book through the Comic Book Academy
"Service Above Self" Volunteer opportunities 
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  - Wednesday September 22nd, Tuesday October 12th and Wednesday October 20
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. 
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 16, 2021 12:00 PM
"The Vision of Cuyahoga Country" In person at Windows on the River
Sep 23, 2021 5:30 PM
at League Park
Sep 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom
Oct 07, 2021 12:00 PM
"Change your Habits, Change Your Life: Establishing Habits in an Unpredictable World"
Oct 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Oct 21, 2021
Community West Foundation - Via Zoom
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