OSU vs Michigan FUNdraiser for North Coast Rotary Foundation


Use the link above to support the North Coast Rotary FUNdraiser football squares for the Michigan vs. OSU game.


How it works:

Once all the squares have been selected, we will randomly pick numbers from 0-9 for each team, and assign that number to a particular row or column. These numbers represent the last number in the score of each team. In other words, if the score is OSU 17 – Michigan 14, then the winning square is the one with an OSU number of 7, and a Michigan number of 4.

Since this is a Fund Raiser, 50% of the proceeds will go to North Coast Rotary Foundation and the other 50% will be distributed among the participants with the winning square(s) each quarter.

How to Pay:

Payment can be made by the following:

Venmo to: Larry-calabrese-2

Check: Mail to North Coast Rotary Foundation, PO Box 212, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Cash at Rotary meetings.

Winnings Breakdown for Squares

  • End of 1st Quarter: 10%
  • End of 2nd Quarter: 10%
  • End of 3rd Quarter: 10%
  • End of Game: 20%
  • Payout to Rotary: 50%

North Coast Rotary Foundation uses the funds received to support youth and community initiatives. These include scholarships, essay contest and speech contest prizes, youth leadership programs, library storybook trail projects, donations to Community Resource Services families in need and more. Contributions to North Coast Rotary Foundation are exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (tax id number 27-1750247).

Ribbon Cutting Sheffield Lake Storybook Trail

Sheffield Lake Mayor Bring cut the ribbon on Friday October 14, 2022 to open the Sheffield Lake Storybook Trail: a city, library, friends of the library and rotary project. Children from Kids Academy were the first to walk and run the Trail.  North Coast Rotary provided refreshments and the Lorain Public Library System provided giant architectural soft blocks to engage the children.

Read more here: Sheffield Lake Storybook Trail Opens Oct. 14 2022

Blankets for Foster Children

Last week, twenty-two fleece blankets were delivered to Lorain County Children’s Services (LCCS) to be given to foster children.  LCCS has almost 150 foster children in their care.  Each child will receive a blanket as they are placed with a foster family. LCCS expects the need for more blankets in January.  They thanked the North Coast Rotarians, past president Doug Maurer who coordinated the project and the French Creek Family Y Caps & Laps group who helped knot the blankets.

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/My Very Own Blanket – Service Project

Welcome New Rotarians Cindy Kushner and Ken Mather  

Cindy Kushner and Ken Mather were inducted into the North Coast Rotary club last week by Club President Joe Matuscak.  Both are already actively involved in the community, and they look forward to doing more!  

Cindy, the Director of School & Community Partnerships at Lorain County Community College, “loves the connection with Rotary in the community and the world” and also acknowledged the importance of her ten years of military service.  

“Faith and family” are very important to Ken who has been friends with Joe Matuscak for over thirty years. Ken is serving as the Director of Business Development of Paul Davis Cleveland, a commercial restoration and emergency service provider.  

Our Rotary Club will be stronger for their membership!

Basketball, Football and Youth Development

At two separate meetings Tim Alcorn, Voice of the CAVS, and Greg Pruitt, former Cleveland Browns Player and 5-Timer in Pro-Bowls shared their experiences with North Coast Rotarians and guests.  Both professionals support opportunities to develop youth through sports as well as other charitable initiatives. 

At the upcoming LCADA Way Pearls of Wisdom dinner, Greg Pruitt will be auctioning a signed jersey.  Another auction item includes two tickets to sit in the Cavaliers “perch” broadcast booth with play-by-play announcers Tim Alcorn and Jim Chones.  

The LCADA Way Pearls of Wisdom dinner information can be found here:  https://thelcadaway.org/event/2022pearls/

McConnell Meat – Thank you!

Rotary was hosted by the Oberlin McConnell Meat Processing facility to learn more about the company, its products and growth here in our area.  In addition to meeting many friendly employees and shopping in the market, we peeked into the one-city-block size freezer and in a separate room watched the butchers in action.  The Oberlin McConnell Meat Market opened in April of 2021, followed in 2022 with the opening of their store in Avon.  McConnell Meat is also a silver sponsor of North Coast Rotary.

A big THANK YOU Avon Lake!

The 14th Homecoming Great Pizza Bake-Off ended yesterday just in time for the big game! 

Pizzeria winners were ROMEO’s Peoples’ Choice (Overall Favorite); MASTER PIZZA Pro’s Choice; PIZZA HUT for Best Sauce; DOMINO’S for Best Pepperoni and OLD SCHOOL for Best Specialty pizza. 

Rotarians, Key Club members, Interact Club members and Avon Lake school staff worked together to provide a welcoming environment for several hundred guests to enjoy samples of pizza, raffles and kids fun – facepainting and more.  

A big thank you to our Foundation’s main sponsors: Ford Motor Company, Peter & Co. Jewelers, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Brian Kyles Landscapes of Distinction, Buckeye Bank and Carol Murphy of Keller Williams Realty.  

Funds raised from this event will support scholarships, youth and community initiatives.

Thank You Ridge Tool!

Craig Sumner President Professional Tools, Ridge Tool in Elyria (and an Avon Lake resident) hosted North Coast Rotarians for an informative tour throughout their facilities. While in their theater-style auditorium we learned about Ridgid’s history beginning in 1923 and their growth into a worldwide operation through their parent company Emerson.  Director of Marketing Becky Brotherton, Plant Manager Joe Hofferth, Quality Manager Dave Resor and Business Unit Manager Jackie Marsh answered questions and took us through the plant.  We were amazed by the automated robotic processes, the exceptionally clean and brightly lit facility and their advanced safety equipment.  Ridge Tool is a valued company in our region and a premier employer and we appreciated the opportunity to visit and tour.  

Avon Lake Safety Forces – Police and Fire

Last week Police Chief Vince Molnar and Fire Chief Jeremy Betsa and their staffs, hosted North Coast Rotarians and guests in a comprehensive tour of the Avon Lake Safety Center. They explained and demonstrated the need for repairs to the Safety Center, repurposing of the vacated fire station for use by the police department and a new fire station to address the expanding needs of the Avon Lake community. Detailed information from our visit is included in this fact sheet: https://www.avonlake.org/platform/cms/Announcements/Fact%20Sheet%20Final.pdf

The Chiefs invite the community to learn more and see for yourselves at the upcoming Big Trucks event on September 17th at the Safety Center or to contact them directly.