Blankets for Beds

The North Coast Rotary Club and Foundation is pleased to announce a new initiative to help those in need stay warm! The drive to collect Blankets for Beds begins today March 1, 2023 and the goal is to collect 2,500 blankets to give to local non-profit organizations that will distribute them to people in need. The organizations that will be benefitting from this project are Blessing House, Community Resource Services, Good Knights of Lorain County, Neighborhood Alliance and Valor Home. “North Coast Rotary is committed to our motto of Service Above Self,” Joe Matuscak, President of North Coast Rotary said. “We are excited to partner with these organizations to provide the gift of warmth to many local residents.” 

Read more here: Blankets for Beds – Help us help those in need!

A big THANK YOU to Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka!

Mayor Zilka and Community Development Director Ted Esborn presented an update on the demolition, remediation and restoration of the Avon Lake Power Plant and its site.  They explained their proactive efforts to work with ALERG (Avon Lake Environmental Redevelopment Group) towards economic and community improvements in Avon Lake. (Updates available at:

Rotarians and Marilyn Zeidner, Executive Director for Music on a Mission, took the opportunity to discuss Avon Lake Make Music Day plans for June 21st. This year most of the performances will be at Avon Lake High School, the Old Fire House and Veterans’ Park. Recognizing that the event is growing, Mayor Zilka committed to continue support of this initiative. See excerpts from last year’s performances here: