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

Thank you Sprenger Health Care Towne Center!

At our Rotary on the Road meeting we learned about the Towne Center Community Campus – Avenue Assisted Living; Commons Independent Living and the new Parkway Memory Care Assisted Living.  As Anne Naumann explained, Sprenger keeps safety and continuity of care in mind providing these multiple levels of care.  Parkway was developed to optimize quality of life and encourage residents to maintain a healthy level of activity.  As we toured we saw residents enjoying the natural light in the atrium, wide hallways and spacious accommodations.  Special thanks to Chef Jim Smith for his delicious made-to-order omelette (and more) breakfast.

Sprenger Rotary on the Road

Sprenger Health Care Towne Center has been a partner with North Coast Rotary.  They  provide our weekly meeting space and have donated desserts for our Pizza Bake-Off fundraisers.   Sprenger Towne Center hosts our premiere fundraiser  – Sip & Support Wine Tasting in February providing gourmet appetizers and desserts to accompany the wine selections.

Thank you Sprenger Health Care for your support!

2017-2018 Officer Installation and Recognition Event

July marks the start of a new year for North Coast Rotary Club whose Officers  were installed at a Recognition and Installation dinner at Parkers in Avon Lake .  Assisting with the Installation are long-standing Rotarians John Daly and Susan Grachanin.   Officers for the


2017-2018 year include John Crooks- President, Peter Sandrev-Vice President (President Elect), Ben Hodge-Vice President Nominee, Mary Crehore-Secretary, Larry Calabrese-Treasurer, Frank Krempasky-Deputy Treasurer, Jinnyn Tata-Immediate Past President, Bob Scott-Foundation Administrative Coordinator and Linda Garceau Foundation at-Large Trustee.North Coast Rotary also recognized Curtis and Marilyn Weems for their support of Rotary through their dedicated scholarships for seniors, Pat Czech for her leadership in the preservation of student-made stained glass windows at Brookside and outgoing Foundation Administrative Coordinator Mark Musial.


North Coast Rotarians at Legacy Dinner


Northern and Western Ohio Rotary Club Boards, Rotary Leaders and special Guests came together at a Legacy Dinner to CELEBRATE Paul Harris Fellows, and Major and Bequest Donors this Rotary Year 2016-2017 at the Emerald Event Center in Avon, Ohio.

For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. Grassroots at the core, Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope. It started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.

Paul Harris Fellow recognition is extended to any individual who contributes, outright or cumulatively (or in whose name is contributed), $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund or PolioPlus or as sponsorship of a portion of a Foundation grant. The recognition consists of a certificate and pin.

North Coast and Oberlin Interact students assisted at the Event.



Cleveland Orchestra celebrates Rotary Foundation Centennial

What does a renowned world class orchestra and the oldest service organization have in common? In 1916 a successful business owner, Arch Klumph, also a flutist with the Cleveland Orchestra, started the Rotary Foundation with $28.50. Thousands of Rotarians and community leaders, and members of the Cleveland Symphony celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Rotary Foundation at a Sunday afternoon concert in Severance Hall on the eve of World Polio Day. With a modest start the Rotary Foundation has combined individual contributions and savings  to grow to hundreds of millions dollars for funding  international eradication of Polio, clean water projects worldwide, entrepreneurial encouragement, international youth exchange for high school students, and post graduate International Peace Scholars.

Allen and Karen Porter, and Bon Russell, members of the North Coast Rotary that meets in Avon Lake attended the celebration with thousands of Rotarians, friends, family and community leaders from Northern Ohio.

The concert included works by Beethoven, Claude Debussy and John Williams. There was also a special video segments highlighting the history of Rotary.

Immediately following the concert, a Centennial Celebration Dinner was held at the InterContinental Cleveland to honor donations to The Rotary Foundation in honor of The Foundation’s 100th Anniversary. The evening’s events also included a very special induction of four members into the Arch Klumph Society with some traveling from as far away as the Philippines to be honored in Mr. Klumph’s hometown.

Highlights of the evening included presentations by honored guests.   To honor the leadership of Cleveland Rotarian Arch C. Klumph, The Honorable Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland declared Sunday, October 23, 2016 as Arch C. Klumph Day in honor of this “Renaissance Man,” the Father of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International who had a dream 100 years ago of “Doing Good in the World.”

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.

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.


1st Wine Tasting

North Coast Rotary’s first wine tasting was a good time as 50+ Rotarians and friends enjoyed Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers compliments of Sprenger, wines from  Vermilion Valley Vineyards and music from the talented Megan Zurkey.

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