French Creek Y – New Meeting Location

A big THANK YOU in advance to Eric Stinehelfer, Director of the French Creek YMCA, who will be hosting our weekly in-person Rotary meetings beginning Tuesday August 18th.  The Y is located at  2010 Recreation Lane, Avon, OH 44011.  Meetings will also continue via Zoom.  Interested in finding out more about Rotary?  Please click here: Join Rotary

Bidding Ends Friday at Noon!

Our online auction to raise money for college scholarships for graduating high school students and other youth projects is on!  We have a great array of items to bid on – some “estate sale” and some “vintage” and some new.  We are even offering experiences like ballroom dance lessons, a sunset cruise, workout memberships, wine tasting, and high school sports packages.  There is something for everyone, including antiques, artwork, home décor, themed baskets of goodies, and beautiful jewelry.  Have fun and start bidding!

North Coast Rotary Welcomes Eric Stinehelfer


E. Stinehelfer Induction

“I am happy to re-join Rotary again and am looking forward to helping the North Coast Rotary Club in the communities that our club serves.” (Eric Stinehelfer)

Eric Stinehelfer, Executive Director of the French Creek Family YMCA in Avon, was inducted into the North Coast Rotary Club this week.  North Coast Rotary looks forward to benefitting from Eric’s experience at the Y and his twelve years at the Fostoria Rotary Club.

Sarah Pruzan, Avon Lake High School Scholarship Awardee

Through funding by Marilyn and Curtis Weems, the North Coast Rotary Foundation is pleased to award a $1000 scholarship to Sarah Pruzan, a 2020 graduate of Avon Lake High School. 

Sarah Pruzan, Marilyn Weems North Coast Rotary Scholarship Awardee

While at Avon Lake High School, Sarah was actively involved with students with disabilities both in helping them one-on-one in the classroom as well as helping them to integrate into the school with a classroom coffee business and being involved in the PALS program. She was also a member of Key Club which assists members of the community.

A recipient of the Marilyn Weems North Coast Rotary Scholarship, Sarah Pruzan has taken rigorous academic courses and received many awards, including the AP Scholars Award.  She was a member of the National Honor Society, as well as both the National English Honors Society and the French National Honors Society. 

Sarah is a kind, caring person with a love for horses and all things French. “As a former French teacher, it is important to me that the recipient of this scholarship be someone with a true love of the language and Sarah exemplifies that love and appreciation for this beautiful language and its culture.” (Marilyn Weems)

Sarah plans to attend the University of Dayton to study Civil Engineering but hopes to include continued learning and appreciation of the French language in her life.

Congratulations to Sarah and all 2020 high school graduates!

Welcome New Members!

Four new members joined North Coast Rotary and were inducted last Tuesday.  President Joe Matuscak conducted the induction ceremony in-person and virtually at the meeting.  Rotarians welcomed:

  • Pam Ohradzansky, Executive Director for Community Resource Services
  • Reese Brooks, Financial Advisor Edward Jones
  • Theresia Oreskovic,  Owner of Peter & Co. Jewelers   
  • Dawn Meyer, Manager Sales at Main Event in Avon. 

North Coast Rotary is seeking new members interested in making a difference in our communities ~ Contact us at 866-696-0953 for more information!

Avon Lake Scholarship Awardee Rayana Meyers

North Coast Rotary Foundation is pleased to award a $1000 scholarship to Rayana Meyers, a 2020 graduate of Avon Lake High School. Rayana will pursue education in Biomedical Engineering and intends to continue following her passion for helping others by serving in organizations such as the Global Engineering Club and Alpha Phi Omega.

While at Avon Lake High School, Rayana achieved a superior academic record, participated in Math Club, National English Honor Society and was a Varsity Bowler.  In Rayana’s application essay, she credited her four years of volunteer service with Key Club for the opportunity to improve the lives of many and to help in her community. She also further developed her leadership skills serving as Key Club’s Senior Class Representative.

A recipient of the North Coast Rotary Bon Russell Memorial Scholarship, Rayana Meyers exemplifies Rotary’s ideals in her Service Above Self and in the words of one of her teachers, “a very high level of integrity”. 

Congratulations to Rayana and all 2020 high school graduates!

In-Person and Virtual Meetings

North Coast Rotary will resume in-person meetings next week. Our meeting site, the Avon Middle School Media Room, provides enough space for physical distancing. We will simultaneously use WebEx for those who are not available or comfortable to meet in person. Thank you to Ben Hodge and the Avon Schools for hosting us!

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