Club Meets with Renowned Broadcaster Carl Stern

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2011-06-22 22:50.

Club members met with former KYW and NBC reporter Carl Stern on June 16, 2011, at the National Press Club.

Club Meets with Jane Campbell on Capitol Hill

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2011-06-22 16:02.

Club members met with former Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 24. Campbell is currently the chief of staff to Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

Club Met with Rep. Marcia Fudge on Capitol Hill

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Sat, 2011-05-21 17:18.

Club members met with Rep. Marcia Fudge on May 3 near her offices in the Longworth House Office Building. Rep. Fudge was upbeat about Cleveland’s future and wishes media would deliver a better message about the city.

“Cleveland has the best orchestra in the nation; it has the number one library system in the nation; it has the best health care in the world; it has a wonderful housing stock, and it has tremendous universities,” she said. “As an example of the latter, CWRU ranks third in the nation getting innovation to market.”

Harold Hitz Burton Award to Basil "Bud" Littin, 2010

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2010-12-29 23:15.

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Larry Ross On Off-Shore Money

In an address to the Cleveland Club on October 26 at the National Press Club only one block from the U. S. Treasury Building, Larry Ross said the U. S. Government is likely losing as much as $100 billion year after year on account of off-shore money owned by U. S. individuals and business entities. He said UBS (a Swiss bank) recently paid $178 million in fines and revealed 4,500 accounts but has as many as 52,000 accounts which may be sheltering U. S. money.

Club Presents Louis Stokes with its 21st Harold Hitz Burton Award

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Sun, 2008-10-26 22:36.

The Club presented its 21st Harold Hitz Burton Award to Louis Stokes at the offices of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey on October 6 accompanied by a complement of friends and colleagues. Louis Stokes was the first African-American elected to Congress from Ohio and served his district in and around Cleveland for 30 years. The text of the Award is added to the end of this story.

Books About Cleveland Neighborhoods

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Sun, 2008-01-27 19:25.

Member Gary Arlen has told us about books featuring Cleveland and its neighborhoods. Arcadia Publishing specializes in paperback books featuring scores of vintage photographs of American communities interwoven with ample text. Some of Arcadia's books feature Cleveland and neighboring communities, including Rocky River, Berea, Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Aurora, Canton, Akron and more. A search of the Web should bring you to the Arcadia Publishing website. The books sell for $20 to $25 and would make welcome gifts.

CLEVELAND PLUS Lauds Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Mon, 2007-12-03 10:09.

Carin Rockind, Vice President for Marketing and Communications for Cleveland-based Team Northeast (Team NEO), gave a spirited presentation about Cleveland Plus, the campaign to drive long-term strategic growth for Northeast Ohio, during a Club meeting at the offices of Jones Day on Capitol Hill November 15. Cleveland Plus is the effort to market the 16-county region that includes the major metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown as an optimal region for business, travel and living.

 

Ms. Rockind’s Power Point presentation and video outlined the Cleveland Plus effort that is being shown to the world. She pointed out that the region’s economy has been growing, even in manufacturing. It is also diversifying and becoming increasingly high tech, with major polymer companies, the Cleveland Clinic, biomedical companies, financial centers and more. She made the point that the area has 30 colleges and universities as well as a skilled and eager workforce.

Charley Vanik Story

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2007-11-07 16:27.

Several Cleveland Club members attended the very touching service for Charley Vanik in the House Ways and Means Committee Room on Capitol Hill late last month. There was much singing and story telling during this tribute to one of Cleveland's most outstanding Congressmen.

Persons interested in a fine newspaper story by former Vanik staffer Bill Vaughn writing in a September issue of The Hill can find it online at http://thehill.com/op-eds/lessons-from-charles-vanik-no-need-for-money-in-politics-2007-09-18.html.

George Condon, Jr., Addressed the Club about the "Duke" Cunningham Scandal

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Thu, 2007-10-25 15:25.

George Condon, Jr., discussed the Randy "Duke" Cunningham case and Washington corruption. Part of the team of four who won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing Congressman Cunningham's acceptance of bribes in exchange for favors to defense contractors, Condon explained to Club members during an October 24 lunch at the National Press Club how Cunningham became embroiled in corruption. According to Condon, no Congressman in the nation's history has taken so much ($2.4 million) in bribery, not even excluding the horrendous Credit Mobilier scandal of the 1870s and figuring in inflation. The Cunningham misdeeds reached even into the CIA -- Dustin Foggo, the recently resigned executive director, is under indictment stemming from the Cunningham-related crimes.