On a mission to raise funds and solicit equipment for Rotary’s Medical Supplies and Equipment Abroad, Rotarians and sponsors joined together in Avon Lake for the last part of their journey. Donations of used and usable medical equipment including beds, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers even computers are still being collected. Contact Doug Maurer at 440-653-0118 for … Continue reading
Leadership Lorain County Internship Program
Clare Cyan Young, Director of Community Outreach and LLCIP Internship Coordinator, explains the Internship Program and why it was voted the “coolest internship program in northeast Ohio” in 2014 by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education. The purpose of the program is to engage youth talent, showing them the value of staying and working in Lorain County.
Recently, Gail Stumpauzer, CEO of the Free to Be Project met with the Rotary Club to explain their mission to help women and girls know and appreciate their own unique talents and gifts and to realize that they are WORTHY! Their organization is led by a volunteer group and was founded in honor of Margeau Stumphauzer, a young woman who fought feelings of inadequacy, not because she lacked talent or beauty, but because of the messages coming at her from so many outside influences. October 31st will be the 4th annual day of “DISCOVERING You” with a special session for girls ages 10 – 15. More information is available at Free 2 Be Project Discovering You
Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Mike Conibear and Resource Development Director Sandi Domain met with the Rotary Club to discuss programs and services that they provide to Lorain County. Rotary members are interested in future meetings to explore opportunities to broaden services in our areas and to collaborate on initiatives.
The Avon / Avon Lake Rotary Club announced their new officers for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2015. Outgoing President Doug Maurer presented incoming President Linda Rakvic of Avon Lake, with a presidential pin, the Rotary bell and gavel. Sheffield Lake resident Jinnyn Tata is the incoming Vice President, and Avon Lake residents Frank Krempasky and Mary Crehore are Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Mark Musial of Sheffield Lake is the Foundation Administrative Chair. (more…)
“Fun in the Sun” is this year’s parade theme and once again the Avon/Avon Lake Rotary Club will be there. Recognizing that parade participants gather and organize early in the morning prior to the start of the parade, the club will be selling donuts and drinks from 7:30 AM till the parade starts. Proceeds are used for Youth Initiatives and support for other Community Services.