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!

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.

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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.

October 24th is World Polio Day

Rotary members in Avon Lake, Avon, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Village are among thousands reaching out on October 24, 2016  – World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.   Our local communities have donated towards the Eradication of Polio while playing our Putt-out-Polio game at our Great Pizza Bake-Offs and Home Depot Safety Fair Events.  Donate while playing the game at our Great Pizza Bake-Off at Brookside High School Cafetorium, on Thursday October 27th, 2016 from 5 PM to 8 PM!

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to 26 confirmed as of Sept. 19, 2016.  To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, experts say $1.5 billion is urgently needed. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.

Please consider donating directly using this link to  End Polio Now

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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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Rotary – Youth Scholarship Fundraiser – Holiday Concert with Cleveland Pops in Avon Lake

Carl makes beautiful music with a clarinet solo

Carl makes beautiful music with a clarinet solo

Once again Carl Topilow, multitalented conductor and instrumentalist, will lead the Cleveland Pops Orchestra in “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” at the Avon Lake High School on Saturday December 13, 2014. The Avon High School Chamber Orchestra starts the Program off at 6:45 PM followed by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Avon Lake High School Chorale. Come celebrate the spirit of the holiday season, enjoy performances by our high schools’ music students and support the Rotary’s youth scholarship programs.

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is sponsored by the Avon / Avon Lake Rotary Club. The Program’s proceeds will be used for scholarships for Avon, Avon Lake and Brookside high school students and other youth initiatives. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at a discount from Avon Lake and Avon high schools, Rotary Club members, Avon Lake Printing Community Resource Services and Peter & Co. Jewelers.