Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

North Coast Rotary Foundation is extending the deadline to receive applications until April 8, 2020.  Scholarships are applied for through the Guidance Office of a student’s respective school in the Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Sheffield Village school systems.  Awards are granted to successful candidates who apply and demonstrate by their actions their commitment to Rotary’s values of integrity and high standards and their community service.  Scholarships may also be awarded to successful applicants from our STRIVE  and Interact programs.

Eat Pizza, Vote for your Favorite and Support Rotary – Feb 7 4:30 – 6:30

Pizza-makers will once again compete to be the People’s Choice at North Coast Rotary’s Great Pizza Bake-off at Avon High School.  All you can sample – Adults $10, Children ages 4 – 12 $5 and Children ages 3 and under Free. Join us and support Rotary’s youth initiatives including scholarships, exchange programs, speech and essay contests and more.

2020 Great Pizza Bake-off at Avon High School Thursday February 7th 4:30-6:30 PM

Rotary Clubs Assist the Bahamas Recovery

Grand Bahama Island has 5 Rotary clubs and is a valued part of Rotary District 6990, which is  committed to  do everything possible to help them recover from the devastation.  As of now, Rotary International District 6990 has secured a 181-foot ship and begun the efforts to fill four (4) 20-foot containers with needed supplies to aid in the Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts. Local Rotary Clubs are collecting items and packing them for the first shipment by this weekend.   Want to help?  Funds are being collected here:  Disaster Relief Hurricane Dorian

North Coast Rotary Welcomes Two New Members!!

New member Jan McKay, President Joe Matuscak, New Corporate Member Rachael Chandler and Pete Sandrev, Past President and Membership Chair

North Coast Rotary inducted two new members at its Executive Board Meeting this month. Jan McKay and Rachael Chandler are looking forward to being more involved in their communities through Rotary!

Local Rotarian Recognized

North Coast Rotarian, Becky Russell received a Paul Harris Fellow recognition award. Paul Harris Fellow recognition is given to anyone who contributes (or in whose name is contributed) a gift of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Becky joins 14 other North Coast Rotarians who have received this award. More about The Rotary Foundation can be found here:

2019/2020 Installation of Officers and Bowling Fundraiser

At The Main Event in Avon, incoming North Coast Rotary President Joe Matuscak, kicked off his Rotary year with a Bowling “Fun”draiser linked to the traditional formal Officer Installation program. Almost $500 was raised to support North Coast Rotary’s Foundation. Joe recognized Past President Pete Sandrev for his many accomplishments during 2018/2019. Pete will be a member of the Executive Board, Club Membership Chair and will chair the Sip & Support Fundraiser in May 2020. See the North Coast Rotary membership here:

MESA Bike Ride Kicks off from North Coast Rotary

With the support of Sprenger Healthcare in Avon Lake, North Coast Rotary hosted several events for the fundraising Bike Ride for MESA (Medical Equipment Supplies Abroad).

North Coast Rotary Foundation President Pete Sandrev also presented MESA with a $500 check. Long-time MESA supporter and Rotarian Allen Porter recognized Loren Dill with a MESA pin for riding for the first time and just a few months after becoming a Rotarian.

7th Annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest at North Coast Rotary

Is it the truth; is it fair; will it build goodwill and better friendships; will it be beneficial?  These are the goals of Rotary’s Four-Way Test and the challenge for the Avon, Avon Lake, and Brookside high school speech contestants who competed at the North Coast Rotary club meeting on February 5th in Avon Lake.

After much preparation and supported by their teachers, five contestants presented to a group of Rotarians, parents, teachers and guests. The topics of their speeches included, The Lack of Competition; Pay and Workplace Inequality; First Impressions and its Pitfalls; Sexual Harassment and the MeToo movement and Givers, Takers and Matchers, the Value of Labels.

Past Rotary Club President Dr. John Crooks facilitated the Contest for North Coast Rotary, including securing independent judges Esperanza Correa from LCCC and Dr. Robert Young from Baldwin Wallace University.  Contestants were judged on multiple dimensions of delivery, originality and content.

After much deliberation and a referral to Contest Rules in order to break a tie, the winners were announced:

ALHS Junior Marguerite Smith for First Place and  $300

AHS Senior Abigail McNichols for Second Place and $200

BHS Junior Marlee Kovalik for Third Place and $100

ALHS Senior Alex Stamatis for Fourth Place

ALHS Freshman Mallory Roof for Fourth Place

 In March, ALHS Junior Marguerite Smith has the opportunity to compete at the Rotary 6600 District Level in Van Wert, Ohio.