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Fundraiser – Shining Stars February 18, 2017

The Rotary Club of Chesterland cordially invites you to attend our 25th annual fundraiser To Benefit Rotary Foundation Charities “Shining Stars” Celebrate with your family and friends Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:00 pm to midnight St. Noel Banquet Center 35200 Chardon Road Willoughby Hills, 44094   Fabulous Dinner- Open Bar Chance for a Grand Prize of $1000 Dance to the live music of the “Light of Day Band” Live Dinner Entertainment Sideboards-Door Prizes-Silent Auction Deals! Have Fun and support great community Charities Tickets are $125 (2 dinners & raffle) or $85 (1 dinner & raffle) A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold   Tables may be reserved for six to ten people For reservations: call Joy Black, 440-376-5097 or mail reservation request and check to: Emerald Rose 13346 Ravenna Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024 Please make checks payable to: “The Chesterland Rotary Foundation”   The Rotary Club of Chesterland thanks you for your continued support! Your tax deductible support of the “Chesterland Rotary Foundation” will impact our community for generations to come. Your support will be reinvested in worthwhile projects and scholarships through the volunteer efforts of the Chesterland Rotary Club! Like us on Facebook!...

Emerald Rose: 6th Annual Zucchini Festival 2017

Location: Chardon Town Square State Rte. 44 & State Rte. 6 Chardon, OH Sat July 29th, 10 AM to 8 PM Volunteer’s Needed To volunteer, sign up below. Registration Form Zucchini Festival 2017 Forms To be a vendor, download these forms. Food Vendor Contract Food Vendor Agreement Terms Vendor Contract Vendor Agreement To enter the zucchini contests, download these forms. There will be cash prizes this year! Contest Information Contestant Registration Form Idol Contest Info Idol Contest Contract Help erase the stigma of mental health by participating in the first annual Zucchini Run! Registration includes chip timing, event t-shirt, pancake breakfast, complementary Chinese auction tickets, and age group awards. The scenic course starts and finishes at the Zucchini Festival. Race Registration Offline Form Race Registration Online To become a sponsor, download these forms. Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship...

New York Times Article: “First Up, Mental Illness The Next Topic is Up to You.”

Source: New York Times Author: Nicholas Kristof Originally posted – JAN. 4, 2014 THOSE of us in the pundit world tend to blather on about what happened yesterday, while often ignoring what happens every day. We stir up topics already on the agenda, but we falter at calling attention to crucial-but-neglected issues. So here’s your chance to tell us what we’re missing. I invite readers to suggest issues that deserve more attention in 2014. Make your suggestions on my blog, nytimes.com/ontheground. I hope to quote from some of your ideas in a future column. My own suggestion for a systematically neglected issue: mental health. One-quarter of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, including depression, anorexia, post-traumatic stress disorder and more, according to the National Institutes of Health. Such disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada, the N.I.H. says. A parent with depression. A lover who is bipolar. A child with an eating disorder. A brother who returned from war with P.T.S.D. A sister who is suicidal. All across America and the world, families struggle with these issues, but people are more likely to cry quietly in bed than speak out. These mental health issues pose a greater risk to our well-being than, say, the Afghan Taliban or Al Qaeda terrorists, yet in polite society there is still something of a code of silence around these topics. We in the news business have devoted vast coverage to political battles over health care, deservedly, but we don’t delve enough into underlying mental health issues that are crucial to national well-being. Full...