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 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!
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: http://www.rotary.org
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: https://northcoastrotary.org/about-us/
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.
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.
Thank you to pizza vendors who brought their staff and served hot pizza making this North Coast Rotary fundraiser a success! Close to 500 guests had the opportunity to sample up to three delicious pizzas from each of seven vendors. All guests could vote for their favorite pizza overall (People’s Choice Award), the pizza with the Best Sauce and the Best Specialty Pizza. In addition, our “Pro” sampled all the pizzas and voted for his favorite.
After tallying hundreds of votes, President Elect Joe Matuscak announced the results.
- Neechi’s was awarded the People’s Choice trophy.
- The Best Sauce trophy was awarded to Master Pizza.
- Marco’s won the Best Specialty trophy and
- The Pro’s Choice Award went to D’Tutanelli’s.
Joe Matuscak also recognized Donato’s, Cafe Piccolo and Pizza Hut for their enjoyable pizzas and their support, and thanked Peace, Love and Little Donuts for their generous donation of donuts.
North Coast Rotary thanks the Avon School Administration – Ben Hodge, Kristina Buller, and Rob Woods; the Avon Music Boosters; and Avon students, families and friends for your support at North Coast Rotary’s Great Pizza Bake-Off!
Everyone seemed to enjoy the varied pizza samples from Cafe Piccolo, Donatos, D’Tutanelli’s, Marco’s, Masters, Neechi’s and Pizza Hut and especially the generously donated donuts from Peace, Love and Little Donuts.
Funds raised will be used for multiple youth initiatives including leadership seminars, speech and writing contests, international youth exchange, scholarships and other programs.
Sample pizza, vote for your favorites and support Rotary! Vendors include: Cafe’ Piccolo, Domino’s, Marco’s, Master, Neechi’s, Pizza Hut and D’Tutanelli’s. Desserts courtesy of Peace, Love and Little Donuts.
North Coast Rotary will also have, on-hand, a collection trailer that is used for collecting used medical equipment and supplies. The equipment and supplies collected are ultimately sent to needy countries throughout the world. As an example, if you have an old walker, or a pair of crutches, or even the likes of a no-longer used knee or ankle brace, please bring them to the Pizza Bake-Off. You will be doing a great service and you’ll likely clear something out of your closet that you’ve been meaning to get rid of anyways. Additionally, if you have something too large, to be dropped off (i.e. a hospital bed), alternate arrangements can be made to have the medical equipment picked up from your residence.
Come sample over 50 wines and enjoy gourmet appetizers on Saturday February 9th from 4 PM to 7 PM at Sprenger Towne Center, 500 Community Drive, Avon Lake, Ohio. Net proceeds benefit the North Coast Rotary Foundation, supporting youth initiatives and local and regional projects.
Sip and Support Ticket
Saturday February 9th 4 PM - 7 PM at Sprenger Towne Center, 500 Community Drive, Avon Lake, OH