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.


Rotary Fundraiser at BHS Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Village

What a great first Rotary and Interact fundraiser in Sheffield Village/ Sheffield Lake!  14884580_10155659835864852_4980246355598938902_oOver 150 guests came to the Great Pizza Bake off at Brookside High School.  Congratulations to the Winners: Neechi’s for both Best Pepperoni and People’s Choice, Pizza Hut for Best Cheese and Doughboy’s Pizza and Wings for Best Specialty.

Adding to the fun were the activities managed by the Interact Club and Rotarian Doug Maurer; Puttin-out-Polio, Face-painting,  Autumn-coloring, Halloween tattoos and the Pie-in-the-Face.


Thank you to Superintendent Mike Cook,  Sheffield Village Mayor Hunter, High School Principal Brent Schremp, Rotarian, Guidance Counselor and Emcee Gina Eschke, and Sprenger who donated cookies for dessert.  Our thanks also to the community including many parents, teachers and staff who participated and supported us.

Recognition is due to our local sponsors including:  Ford Motor Company, Rockin’ on the River – Falls River Concerts, Lubrizol, Shur-Tec, Avon Chiropractic Center, Brian Kyles Construction, Billings & Company Certified Public Accountants, First Federal of Lorain, Glen Kuemerle, D.D.S., MUSIAL & MUSIAL Co., LPA Counselors at Law, Old Republic National Title Insurance Co., The Press, Sprenger Health Care Systems and State Farm Agent Eileen Reigert.

Join us at our next fundraisers in February – a Great Pizza Bake-Off at Avon High School, and a Wine Tasting at Sprenger.

Rotary Fights to Eradicate Polio

Think Polio has been eradicated?   Carolyn Huston, District 6600 chair for the Polio Plus campaign, updated North Coast Rotary Club on the fight.  Thirty years ago when Rotary got involved with the eradication of polio, there were 1,000 new cases every day, world-wide.  Today, polio is minimally active in a few countries.  The goal, of course, is total eradication as was done with smallpox.  If all of the polio virus is not eradicated, it would take just 10 years for it to flourish once again, world-wide.

It would polio-updatebe, as Carolyn said, just a plane ride away [from the US].  Rotary International is determined to finish off this disease, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Total eradication is measured by no new cases for three years; vaccination would continue for 10 years beyond that.

Contributions can be made directly to Rotary International at or contribute to the Polio Eradication campaign by playing the “Puttin-Out-Polio” golf game at the September 24th Avon Home Depot Safety Fair and the October 6th Avon Lake Great Pizza Bake-off.