Speakers and Programs

The Rotary Club welcomes speakers to its weekly meetings and Rotarians appreciate the opportunity to come to you.   The Club is particularly interested in the communities’ education and literacy, economic development, its’ services, charitable organizations, health, the arts, parks and recreation, military and veterans’ services, and other topics of import to the four communities we serve.  

Should you be interested in presenting to our club or inviting us to your location, please  email us at northcoastrotaryclub@gmail.com.

 Information For Speakers

Hybrid meetings (virtual and in-person) are held at 7:30 AM on Tuesdays, with our Speakers scheduled for 8 AM on our agenda.

Our in-person meeting location is 2010 Recreation Lane, Avon, Ohio 44011 and is generously hosted by the French Creek Family YMCA.

Our simultaneous virtual meeting is via Zoom using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3462102767?pwd=QTF1VStwS01oWFdLcGxRbGhEcHVpUT09

You are welcome to join our meeting at its start at 7:30 AM or join just before your presentation at 8 AM. Please provide a brief bio to the Rotarian who arranged for your presentation to facilitate your introduction at the meeting.

We suggest a 15 – 20 minute presentation and if your time permits that you follow with 5 – 10 minutes for questions. The meeting ends at 8:30 AM.

If you have audiovisuals, you will be able to use the Zoom link to share your screen.

Current attendance is usually 18 members, with 5 or so in-person and the remainder joining us via Zoom.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at: 866-696-0953 or via email at: northcoastrotaryclub@gmail.com

Past programs and speakers include:

2018 – 2020 Programs
Mayor John Hunter
Mayor Bryan Jensen
Mayor Greg Zilka
Sheriff Phil Stammitti
County Commissioners Matt Lundy/Sharon Sweda
History of Avon Lake Sherry Spenzer
Avon Parks & Recreation
Visit to Burrell Homestead
Visit to Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Bees & Beekeeping
Avon Lake Bicentennial
Rebecca Stark MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
Dr. Gil Palmer, Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine and also Associate Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, Ohio
Avon Lake City Schools Social Worker
American Heart Association
Tour of Avon Middle School
Visit to French Creek YMCA on Water Safety
Visit to LCCC Culinary Institute
Visit to Sheffield/Sheffield Lake Schools
Murray Ridge
4-Way Speech Contest
Scholarship Awardees, HOBY Awardee
Rotary Youth Exchange Students
World Community Workshop Participants
Tony Gallo, Pres. Of Lorain County Chamber of Commerce
Visit to Poly One
Visit to Sprenger Stadium
Daryl Tucker, Managing Editor Morning Journal
Radio Broadcasting – WEOL
Keller Real Estate
Ariel Ventures Project – Lorain
Non Profits:
The Village Project
French Creek Family Y
Mary Lee Tucker Fund
Rotary and Polio Eradication
Les Amie Des Gaul
Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad
Resource Centers International


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