The North Coast Rotary Club has hosted a youth exchange from Japan for the 2015-2016 school year. Nobu is returning to his home in Japan. On his last day he said, “I’m not sure if I’m leaving home or returning home!” Rotarians and friends met at Buffalo Wild Wings in Avon Lake to say “bon voyage”.
North Coast Rotary Club members, Rotarians, their families and friends gathered to welcome the new leadership team and to recognize several people who have strongly contributed to the Rotary Club’s initiatives.
After enjoying dinner at Sapori’s restaurant in Avon Lake, the Club recognized Kristin and Michael Kral with a Family and Community Service Award. The Kral family including their daughter Kenzie, have helped with the Rotary Youth Exchange program for the past year.
Mike Kral has also assisted North Coast Rotary by his work on our website, and various promotional communications. Congratulations to Michael and Kristin Kral!
The North Coast Rotary Club said “goodbye” to past president Linda Rakvic, who has moved out of the area. The new Leadership Team was inducted by Rotary District 6600 Chief of Staff, Tony Cuevas. Taking office was Jinnyn Tata – President, John Crooks – President-elect and Vice President, Matthew Knotts – Vice President-elect and President Nominee, Treasurer Larry Calabrese, Deputy Treasurer Robert Scott, Foundation Administrative Coordinator Mark Musial and Secretary Mary Crehore.
For several years the North Coast Rotary Club has assisted with the duck tape festival. The past several years the Club has provided donuts, coffee and water to the parade participants as they gather before the parade. Dunkin Donuts of Avon, has generously supported the Rotary Club and the parade by donating donuts and coffee.