News & Notes
David Oster, Executive Director of the Laurel Lake retirement community, recently updated the Rotary Club of Hudson regarding ongoing and planned developments at the Hudson campus. Many major capital improvements have been completed and further additions are scheduled for completion in the next year.
During 2001, The Rotary Club of Hudson took over the traditionally successful presentation of Santa on the Green, working with the legendary Jimmy Sutphin. Sharon Blackford, former Rotary member and Hudson Schools Administrator, assisted Jimmy and loved working with him through the years. Ed Sogan, Hudson’s Citizen of the Year, also worked with Jimmy and eventually assumed responsibility for the annual appearance of Santa.
Christopher J. Burnham, President of the Development Finance Authority of Summit County since 2000 described the various ways the Authority has led creative financing of numerous public and private projects in Ohio. With over 30 year’s experience in economic and community development, Chris has been instrumental in building the DFA into one of the most active economic development financing programs in the State of Ohio. During his tenure at DFA, the Authority has issued $871 million in economic development bonds, leveraging over $803 million in investment to support community and economic development activity in Summit County and Northeast Ohio.
Brandon Chrostowski, Director of Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute on Shaker Square, like all of his "associates" at Edwins, had some trouble with the law in his early years. Then, he got a chance to redeem himself by going to work for a master chef in Detroit who taught him that life has no limits and that a person can always do better if they work hard.
The Rotary Club of Hudson announced the induction of two Hudson citizens into its organization dedicated to community service.
Recently appointed President, Matthew J. Wilson, outlined his vision for the future of the university and his student centered approach to administration.
The Rotary Club of Hudson announced the induction of three Hudson citizens into its 55 member organization dedicated to community service.
New member: JIM LANG
Our exchange student Jasiek Dolkowski arrived from Olsztyn, Poland for his year in Hudson High School.
A passionate plea for students to put down their iPhones, iPads, etc and pick up a book won the Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Contest on March 9 at the joint Rotary Club of Hudson and Hudson Clocktower Rotary Club breakfast meeting at Laurel Lake Retirement Community. 
Speaker Program
SPEAKER PROGRAM - Hudson Rotary usually has a main speaker at each meeting and strives to present high-level, high-quality discussions on a wide range of monthly topics designed to educate, inform and entertain both members and guests about Hudson, northeast Ohio and the world.
Weekly Meetings

Hudson Rotary

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
200 Laurel Lake Drive
Hudson, OH  44236
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Tom Shorgle
Jan 25, 2017
Community Partnership for Arts
Dr. James Stanley
Feb 15, 2017
Professor (ret) International Studies
US Ambassador Heather Hodges
Feb 22, 2017
President, Cleveland Council on World Affairs
Past Speakers
Marcus Yoder
Jan 18, 2017
Director Amish-Menonite Heritage Center
Donald Wayne McLeod
Jan 11, 2017
President, Perceptionology
Jan 04, 2017
Hudson High School Show Choir
Dec 14, 2016
Christmas concert
Christopher Burnham
Nov 30, 2016
Summit County Development Finance Authority
Brandon Chrostowski
Nov 16, 2016
Story of Edwins' Restaurant in Shaker Heights
Betty Presti
Nov 09, 2016
Honor Flights for Veterans at Laurel Lake
Congressman Dave Joyce
Nov 02, 2016
Michael Wagner
Oct 26, 2016
Democratic candidate for Congress, Ohio 14th District
Kristina Roegner and Casey Weinstein
Oct 12, 2016
State House Candidate Debate
Phil Herman, Superintendent Hudson City Schools
Oct 05, 2016
Hudson City Schools Master Facilities Plan
Andy Powell, Kinetic Insights
Sep 28, 2016
Conscious Capitalism
Katie Schilling, Dir Stu Devel, KSU
Sep 21, 2016
Athlete- coaching leadership
LTC Matthew Fox, KSU
Sep 14, 2016
Military Leadership
Kevin Smith, Dir Ins for Ldrship Adv, Univ Akron
Sep 07, 2016
Leadership training in the College of Business
Meeting Broadcasts
Meetings are also broadcast on tv:
Digital Set Top Cable Box: Ch 15
Direct Connect Cable: Ch 96.15
Mondays @ Noon & 6 pm
Wednesdays @ 10 pm
Fridays @ Noon
Sundays @ 6 pm