Johanna gave a happy buck and an announcement about the Cleveland Women's Orchestra having the opportunity to play a tribute concert in honor of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz as part of the Violins of Hope exhibit this fall. One concert was last week, broadcast over WCLV and available through their website, and the other is on December 6 at 3:30 at a temple on Mayfield in Cleveland Heights.
David Malinowski won the drawing of $22; the Queen lives, and is up to $464.
No birthdays this meeting.
Vanessa Clark passed out flyers for an upcoming concert for the NorthCoast Men's Chorus on December 6. Our own David Malinowski and Tom Hill are part of the chorus, and this will be a fantastic show!
Larry Lamphier passed out flyers for his seminar series, which is starting back up. The session coming up is on December 4 at Quail Hollow, and will teach participants how to create a one-page strategic plan for their business. Any proceeds from the seminar will be donated to Painesville Rotary!
Deb Remington announced that next Tuesday (November 17th) is our night to prepare dinner at St. James and some of the regular volunteers are committed to another event that night (Painesville Holiday Stroll), so more volunteers are really needed for St. James. If you can volunteer, please sign up online.
If you are signed up to distribute dictionaries, please connect with Dick to get your books and pass them out. We would like to have them all distributed by Thanksgiving if possible, just to avoid the possibility of running into hectic schedules with holidays and then not having the books passed out until January.
During the month of November, our Rotary club is working with another club to collect non-perishable goods for those in need. Please bring any that you have or purchase to our meetings.
This week's program was about Suit Yourself, a local nonprofit organization that provides career clothing to those in need. Established in 2015, Suit Yourself was established after Barb Britt, through her work at Lakeland Community College, encountered a number of women who were recent graduates of the school and had no professional attire for job interviewing. Suit Yourself is an all-volunteer organization and works on an appointment-only basis for donations and for clients - their hours are flexible, and they are willing to meet people almost any time that is convenient (including Thanksgiving and the 4th of July last year!). They started in a donated classroom space in Painesville, and in 2011 moved to a bigger space on Walnut. They also have an office in Ashtabula. Please check out their website for more information about this fantastic organization: http://www.suityourselfohio.org/.