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Gates Mills Improvement Society

Virtual Annual Dinner to be held Friday, January 8, 2021

The annual meeting for the Gates Mills Improvement Society will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021. In years past, the annual meeting has included a dinner at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club followed by Improvement Society business and then brief presentations from various Village organizations. Unfortunately with COVID-19, an in-person event is not safe this year. So instead, the annual meeting will be held via Zoom starting at 5:30 PM on January 8, 2021. To join the Zoom meeting, click on

Meeting ID: 860 4503 7475
Passcode: 847354
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Our annual letter is accessible here: Gates Mills Improvement Society December 2020 letter

Welcome To The Improvement Society

Since 1920, the GMIS has helped sustain the cultural and social life of the Village of Gates Mills. As our name says the organization seeks to improve Village life and keep our community thriving.
The GMIS independently supports many activities in the Village including:
  • The Annual 4th of July Parade and festivities
  • The Annual Village Employee Christmas Fund
  • Village Recreation activities (tennis, pickleball, bocce)
  • Recognition of retiring Village officials and employees
  • Funding for food, drinks and children's gifts for Santa's Christmas Eve visit
  • Special meetings on important political and civic issues
  • The Animal Welfare Committee
  • Many other Village activities

In addition to the above activities, the Improvement Society has helped fund major projects or needs in the Village. Recent examples include our new Marston Park, major tennis court resurfacing and the Gates Mills Library.

See the details below to become a member of the Society and help support our Village.

As you make your credit or debit card contribution using the Donate button above, please indicate whether the payment is for Annual Dues or for Employee Xmas Fund by clicking on the “(Optional) Use this donation for” box on the PayPal webpage and so designating.

Donate to Village Employee Christmas Fund

Donating to the Village Employee Christmas Fund is a way for residents to show appreciation to all the employees who make our Village run smoothly and look beautiful. And your donation is tax deductible. See the letter below if you wish to donate by mail or hit the Donate button to access the Paypal website and securely pay by credit card (you do not have to have a PayPal account). Please send mail-in donations to: The GMIS, P.O. Box 354, Gates Mills, OH. 44040 and make your check out to "The Gates Mills Improvement Society."

Employee Christmas Fund

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Join the Improvement Society and help our Village

We welcome your support! Become a member of The Improvement Society today. In addition, you may wish to make a one-time or on-going donation. Click on the Paypal link below to securely pay by credit card (you do not have to have a Paypal account) or see the membership application to pay by check. Annual dues are as follows: Single $20, Family $35, Sponsor $50. Please note membership dues and all donations are *tax-deductible.*