October 1st – The Avon Lake Great Pizza Bake-Off!!

Preparations for this well-attended event are underway, as Rotarians Doug Maurer and Rebecca Russell are enlisting pizza merchants to join in this friendly competition.  Culinary students from the Lorain County Joint Vocational School will once again be preparing their specialty desserts!  Tickets for the all-you-can-eat event will remain at $10 per adult and $5 per child and will be available for pre-sale next week.  Pictures below are from last year’s event.

2014 Pizza Bakeoff Placemat 2014 AL Pizza Bakeoff

Rotarians Induct Louie Patten

The North Coast Rotary Club inducted their first new member of the Rotary year.  Louie had been following the activities of the club for months while he considered membership.  Louie brings a passion for serving youth to the club as well as his financial investment expertise from his work with Edward Jones Investments.  Rotarians Tom Porter and Doug Maurer conducted the ceremony.Patten Induction IMG_0984

Leadership Lorain County Internship Program

Clare Cyan Young, Director of Community Outreach and LLCIP Internship Coordinator, explains the Internship Program and why it was voted the “coolest internship program in northeast Ohio” in 2014 by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education. The purpose of the program is to engage youth talent, showing them the value of staying and working in Lorain County.LLCIP Clare Cygan Young

Golf Outing with Brunswick Rotary



Bob Murphy at the ready!

Bob Murphy at the ready!

Foursomes from Avon Avon Lake Rotary enjoyed a day of golf and a great dinner at the Brunswick Rotary Golf Outing.  The Avon Avon Lake Club also sponsored a hole and contributed to the event.  Proceeds from the Brunswick Rotary event go towards their charitable initiatives.

Free to Be Project

Recently,  Gail Stumpauzer, CEO of the Free to Be Project met with the Rotary Club to explain their mission to help women and girls know and appreciate their own unique talents and gifts and to realize that they are WORTHY!  Their organization is led by a  volunteer group and was founded in honor of Margeau Stumphauzer, a young woman who fought feelings of inadequacy, not because she lacked talent or beauty, but because of the messages coming at her from so many outside influences.  October 31st will be the 4th annual day of “DISCOVERING You” with a special session for girls ages 10 – 15.  More information is available at Free 2 Be Project Discovering You