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Celia Dorsch has been named a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River in recognition of her leadership in the Lakewood community.

She was among those honored at the District 6630 Annual Foundation Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on November 19.

Ms. Dorsch has spent her career helping others and teaching Lakewood’s youth the value of giving back to their community. Hired by Lakewood Division of Youth as an activities specialist, Ms. Dorsch realized the importance of connecting young people to their community. She worked with the city and schools to create Help-To-Others (H2O), a youth volunteer program at Lakewood High School.

Parker A. Suddeth has been inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River. His classification is Human Resources. He grew up in Oberlin and is a graduate of Hiram College with a BA in sociology. He presently resides in Lakewood.

Members of the Rotary Clubs of Lakewood and Rocky River spent the morning on November 7 doing the clubs’ annual grounds and beds cleanup at the Beck Center. They were (from left) Doug Cooper, Bob Calsin, Larry Yunaska, Jim Lechko, Curt Brosky, Bill Gaydos, David Baas and Jon Fancher. Also helping was Becca Baas. This is one of many community service activities performed annually by the Rotary clubs.

Members of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River were among the 300 volunteers on September 19 participating in RiverSweep as a community service project.

Rotarians participating in RiverSweep on September 19 were (from left) George Hwang, Curt Brosky, Jon Fancher, Mark Bacon, and Doug Cooper.

Rotary members from Lakewood and Rocky River fill shoe boxes for the Children of the Dump in Chinandega, Nicaragua, with personal care items, clothing, school supplies and age-appropriate games or toys.
 

On August 26, members of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River joined Rotarians across the United States by participating in an international service project known as “Children of the Dump.”

Shoe boxes for the Children of the Dump in Chinandega, Nicaragua, were filled with personal care items, clothing, school supplies and age-appropriate games or toys.

Club members participated by donating money, shopping, and purchasing needed supplies for children as well as preparing and filling the boxes for shipment. Club member Vicki Foster led this year’s initiative and enjoyed strong support from 22 club members who directly participated in making the project a big success.

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