Bill Russo is Solon Italian Club "Man of the Year"!
Bill Russo, 2018 Man of the Year
Bill Russo was awarded the Solon Italian Club’s “Man of the Year” honor for 2018 at the Solon Italian Club Foundation’s Reverse Raffle/Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 28.
Bill has been a member of the Solon Italian Club since 1994. He has been a member of the Scholarship Committee for 20 years and has served as the chairman since 2006. Prior to that he chaired the Egg Hunt and the annual Christmas Party.
His selection as Man of the Year was the result of a nomination and vote by former Men of the Year. The criteria include selfless contributions to the club, a solid understand and support of the mission and principles of the organization and devotion to other members of the club.
“Bill has worn many hats in the organization over the years. He’s handled the chairmanship of the scholarship committee masterfully and we’re very lucky to have him in that position,” says Solon Italian Club president Mike Rhea.
Bill is a graduate of John Carroll University with a masters in Finance from Wright State University. He is the President of Securus Financial Services and is also a councilman in Solon. He is on the the board of the Solon Benevolent Fund, and the Solon Chamber of Commerce (President in 2001). He has been the treasurer of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation for the past 16 years and is president of Greater Cleveland Adult Baseball (non-profit).
Men of Italian ancestry are welcome to apply for membership. Annual dues for 2017-2018 are $75. Complete the membership form (right) and send it to: Solon Italian Club, P.O. Box 39602, Solon, Ohio 44139. You will be contacted by our current Secretary once your application is received!
The regular monthly meetings for the Solon Italian Club are held on the last Wednesday of each month at the Solon Community Center at 7:30 pm. Check the Calendar Page for more information!