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Grants totaling $68,427 from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will be used to provide scholarships, encourage student achievement, fight hunger, and foster programs for community health and wellness.

Over $68,000 in grants will be awarded this year to non-profit community organizations in Lakewood and Rocky River by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, according to Mark Bacon, Foundation marketing chair.

Since its creation in 1952 by then-Club President Carl Dryer, the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation has enabled the local 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.

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.

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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