The Rotary Club welcomes speakers to its weekly meetings.  The Club is particularly interested in  the communities’ economic development, its’ services, charitable organizations, educational programs, the arts, parks and recreation, military and veterans’ services, and other topics of import to the four communities we serve.  Should you be interested in presenting to our club, please  email us at northcoastrotaryclub@gmail.com.

Information For Speakers

Meetings are held at 7:30 AM Tuesdays at 500 Community Drive – Grace Hall,  Avon Lake, Ohio 44012.  You will be our guest for a continental breakfast.  Doors are open at 7 AM and we suggest you arrive early to enjoy breakfast, view the room, set up your presentation, and distribute any handouts.

The Rotarian who has been your contact will greet you and provide assistance.  Please provide him / her a brief bio for your introduction.  After breakfast  you will be introduced to give your presentation.  We suggest a 10 – 15 minute presentation plus a couple minutes for questions.  Following your presentation and Q&A, there will be a short club business meeting.  You are welcome to stay for the business meeting, but we understand if you must leave earlier.  The meeting will end no later than 8:30 AM.  If you are available, Club members may want to talk with you following your presentation.

Attendance usually is about 15 – 25 members and guests.  Media representatives may attend the meeting.You may bring brochures to distribute to club members.  Distribution of brochures is permitted only for information or events that are open to the entire community, free of charge, and do not have a religious or political purpose.  Distribution of documents or making statements during the program to promote sales is not permitted.

The acoustics are good for presentations without a microphone.  There is a screen available for slide type presentations.  Please let us know in advance, if you require a projector.

Directions:  In Avon Lake, Community Drive is easily accessed from Route 83 just north of its intersection with Walker Road or on Walker Road east of its intersection with Route 83.  Follow Community drive to to the Main Street Care Center building – large portico over entrance.  At the main building you will notice a small sign noting the Rotary meeting.

  • Parking is available west of the building’s entrance.
  • Enter the building and if the door is secured, please type *234 into the keypad at your left.
  • Continue straight down the hallway to Grace Hall (our meeting room)

If you have additional questions concerning our meetings, your presentation, or directions, please contact the Rotarian who has scheduled your presentation or Mary Crehore  at mcrehore@gmail.com.

Past Speakers include:

2017 Speaker Topic 2016 Speaker Topic
Avon Lake Economic Development Second Harvest Food Bank
Brookside students and Little Dresses Project Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Youth Self Esteem and Karate Nicaragua – Children of the Dump – Rotary Boxes Project
Seat belts on school busses Far West Center
Alpha House Rotary’s Polio Plus Campaign
Alzheimer’s Association HOBY participant
Rotary District #6600 Resource Centers International Boy Scouts of America
Family First Fire Protections Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County
Lorain County Redistricting Rotary’s Group Study Exchange to Scotland
Mayor of Avon Lake Quilts of Valor
Participants in HOBY and Rotary’s World Community Workshop American Red Cross
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio End of Life Legal Planning
Mission Trip to Iraq Community Resource Services Holiday Workshop
Cabella’s Lake Erie Crushers
LCCC Water Quality Research Rotary Scholarship winners and World Community Workshop Participants
Brookside Stained Glass Restoration Project Unveiling Lorain County Free Clinic
Big Frog Workshop Players in Amherst
A Kid Again Local Housing Market Update from a Realtors Perspective
Positive Re-Entry – Ohio Prisoners Program Rotary District #6600 Resource Centers International & MESA
University Partnership at LCCC Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy
New Memory Care Unit at Sprenger “We Can Project”
Rotary at the Crushers Stadium Legacies for Future Generations
Avon Lake BiCentennial Levies on March Ballot
Rotary at ALHS Media Center LCCC Entrepreneurship Innovation Institute
ALHS Grad Matt Maroon, “Determined to Develop” Malawi Rotary United Cerebral Palsy of Cleveland



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