My Very Own Blanket – Service Project

North Coast Rotarians joined the French Creek Family Y Caps and Laps group to cut and knott fringed edges finishing twenty-two fleece blankets. The blanket kits were purchased by North Coast Rotary as part of a District-wide project in which many local rotary clubs participated. The finished blankets will be distributed to foster children in Lorain County and to Blessing House.  

School Supplies Collection Update!

Dozens and dozens of notebooks, binders, sharpies, post-it notes, pencils, filler paper, and headphones and more were delivered to Community Resource Services and the Sheffield Schools and they all say THANKS! Partnering with New Westsiders and Avon Lake Kiwanis, we were able to provide school supplies needed by students in Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake.

School Supply Collection for Students in Need

North Coast Rotary gets Flexible!

….with its meeting times, that is.  If a breakfast meeting doesn’t match with your busy schedule, we invite you to join us at one of our new monthly lunch meetings – the 4th Tuesday of the month at The Wine Room, 35840 Chester Road in Avon.  Lunch is served at 12:15 pm, and the meeting begins at 12:30 pm.  President Pete Sandrev has everyone out the door by 1:15 pm.  Check our website for a list of lunch dates.POA_Banners_Digital_1600x350_EN_Inspire

Avon Pizza Fundraiser success!

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North Coast Rotary thanks the over 400 guests who joined us for the 3rd annual Great Pizza Bake-off at Avon High School on Thursday February 8th.   Another great event with exceptional pizza to sample, ice cream from Mitchell’s, and cookies from Sprenger.

The Bake-Off was followed by the well-attended Fusion Concert!

Bake-Off guests voted for their favorite pizzas in a variety of categories, and the winners were:

Thank you to all of our supportive Pizzerias, to Avon High School, especially the Evening’s Emcee Rob Woods, to Assistant Superintendent Ben Hodge, to Sprenger Health Care for providing the delicious dessert cookies, to Mitchell’s ice cream and to the North Coast Interact Club who served drinks and desserts, and helped youngsters with Putting-Out-Polio.

Pizza Bake-Off Fundraisers – Thank you to all our Supporters!

Over 450 guests enjoyed the Avon Lake Fundraiser held on October 5.  WE THANK YOU for your support of North Coast Rotary and its youth initiatives!!

Participating restaurants included: Coleone’s of Avon Lake; Domino’s of Avon Lake; Doughboys of Sheffield Lake; Master Pizza of Avon; Pizza Hut of Avon Lake; Zeppe’s of Avon; and The Dogg House of Avon Lake.

Voted People’s Choice Award by those who attended the event was Coleone’s. Other winners included Best Specialty Pizza – Doughboy’s; Mystery Sampler’s Choice – Dogg House; and Best Pepperoni – Domino’s.


4 Way Test Essay Winners

Avon Middle School students placed first, second and third in the contest which challenged the students to write an essay (no more than 1,500 words) on the topic, “Rotary’s Four Way Test and What it Means to the Conduct of my Daily Life.” The Four-Way Test includes answering the following questions related to what we say and do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The purpose of the essay is for the students to explain their personal understanding of the Four-Way Test and how it relates to his/her life experiences and/or society. How does it influence what they say and do?

In total, 13 contestants from three middle schools in three different school districts (Avon, Avon Lake, and Sheffield-Sheffield Lake) participated.

New Members Join Rotary

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North Coast Rotary Club’s most recent new members include:  Pete Sandrev, co-owner of The Wine Room and also Owner/President of Powerhouse Gym (both in Avon),  Joe Matuscak of LCADA Way in Avon Lake, and Anne Naumann from Sprenger.  A few others who joined last Rotary year are James Miller, Howard Hanna Real Estate, Ben Hodge, Avon Schools and Staci Zawierucha with the Veteran’s Administration.

North Coast Rotary Club’s membership has grown from 21 members in 2013 to 35 as of today.  Every week at our meetings or events, we share our Rotary stories with guests in hopes of their support as members or friends.  Membership growth has allowed us to take on more projects and will help our Club make more financial contributions to the community and region.