In the News

Winners of Rotary’s Four-Way Speech Contest, and the music and visual arts competitions, were honored at a gala event at the Beck Center on April 17.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, the contest annually showcases the incredible talents of students attending one of five high schools – Lakewood, Lutheran West, Magnificat, Rocky River, and St. Edward.

West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Award recipients honored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River on April 3 are joined by Mrs. Maggie Niedzwiecki, superintendent, Lakewood City Schools; Ms. Liz Anderson, assistant superintendent, Rocky River Schools; Mr. Rob Winton, principal, Rocky River High School; and Mr. Ramsey Inman, assistant principal, Bay Village High School.

On April 3, the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River hosted the 25th annual West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Awards at its weekly luncheon, at which 14 recipients were honored for their dedication, leadership, and accomplishments in their career-technical programs.

Grants totaling $78,532 from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will provide scholarships, encourage student achievement, fight hunger, and foster programs for community health and wellness.

Each year, the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River seeks grant applications from non-profit organizations that serve our youth, adults and community within Lakewood and Rocky River. Since its creation in 1952 by then-Club President Carl Dryer, the Foundation has enabled the club to provide over $1.25 million in student scholarships and grants. This has been accomplished due to the generosity of the club’s philanthropic membership.

Rotary members present at the District 6630 Annual Foundation Awards Gala to honor Harlan Radford’s Paul Harris Fellow award were (from left) Larry Lohman, past district governor; Kevin Kelly, The Rotary Fund (TRF) major gifts officer; Marjorie Corrigan, past president Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River; Frederick T. "Rory" McGuire, grandson of Arch C. Klumph, founder of TRF; Haran Radford; and Tyler Stokesbary TRF annual giving officer.

Harlan Radford has been named a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River in recognition of his leadership in the club and the communities it serves.

He was among those honored at the District 6630 Annual Foundation Awards Gala at Windows on the River on November 17.

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Upcoming Events
Jon Fancher and the Scholarship Committee
Jun 05, 2023
2023 Scholarship Recipients
RR Parks & Rec Foundation and St. Ed's High School
Jun 12, 2023
Rotary Grants: Summer Concerts and Bee Keeping Program
Past Presidents Picnic
Jun 19, 2023
Past Presidents Picnic and Officer Changeover
Pres Leslie Favre Krogman
Jun 26, 2023
State of the Club Address and Committee Updates
No Meeting
Jul 03, 2023
Independence Day Holiday Observed
Roger Cram
Jul 10, 2023
Heroic Values (Per Book "In the Hearts of Peaceful Heroes: Their Shared and Inspiring Values")
Pres Leslie Krogman
Jul 17, 2023
State of the Club and Committees Address
Mark Bacon
Jul 24, 2023
Africa Trip
Program Needed
Jul 31, 2023
Program Needed
Aug 07, 2023
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