Over 100 decorated cars paraded through the Avon Lake Unparade on July 4th.
Sample pizza, vote for your favorites and support Rotary! Vendors include: Cafe’ Piccolo, Domino’s, Marco’s, Master, Neechi’s, Pizza Hut and D’Tutanelli’s. Desserts courtesy of Peace, Love and Little Donuts.
North Coast Rotary will also have, on-hand, a collection trailer that is used for collecting used medical equipment and supplies. The equipment and supplies collected are ultimately sent to needy countries throughout the world. As an example, if you have an old walker, or a pair of crutches, or even the likes of a no-longer used knee or ankle brace, please bring them to the Pizza Bake-Off. You will be doing a great service and you’ll likely clear something out of your closet that you’ve been meaning to get rid of anyways. Additionally, if you have something too large, to be dropped off (i.e. a hospital bed), alternate arrangements can be made to have the medical equipment picked up from your residence.
Allen Porter inducted Joan Leibacher into the club. (President John Crooks and Past President Jinnyn Tata will serve her as her mentors.) Joan worked for Sprenger Healthcare for ten years. In April of this year, she started her own home healthcare business, ACC Adult Home Care located in Avon. Her business assists individuals in their homes with light housekeeping, shopping, errands, etc. Joan lives in Lorain with her husband, Jason, and two children. Joan is very involved in giving back especially through her church. For Rotary, she has already contributed a box for the Children of Chinandega project. Thanks, Joan!
Membership Chairman Allen Porter inducted William Rutger, the new director of Avon Lake Public Library, into North Coast Rotary Club. William grew up in the Sandusky area where his parents operate a native wildlife rescue facility. He lives in Milan, and has three children. William likes the idea that North Coast Rotary serves more than one community.
For High School Seniors from Avon High School, Avon Lake High School and Brookside High School, the Rotary Club Foundation will fund a total of six scholarships; one for each high school and one for each program – Interact and Strive.
Scholarship applications are accepted beginning in March and decisions are made in May. Each high school guidance office has the scholarship application forms. Eligibility requirements include acceptance by and enrollment in a four-year college or university.
The North Coast Rotary Club inducted their first new member of the Rotary year. Louie had been following the activities of the club for months while he considered membership. Louie brings a passion for serving youth to the club as well as his financial investment expertise from his work with Edward Jones Investments. Rotarians Tom Porter and Doug Maurer conducted the ceremony.