In the News

Each year, the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River is pleased to provide grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve youth, adults and the community-at-large within Lakewood and Rocky River. The club is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 grant cycle. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 29, 2021; grants will be announced in late December.

Accompanied by his granddaughter, Steve Clark is inducted as president of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River by immediate past president Gina Gavlak.

Steve Clark has been installed as the ninety-sixth president of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River for the Rotary year July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, succeeding Gina Gavlak.

Clark’s first exposure to Rotary was his family hosting a youth exchange student from Brazil. He joined the Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise Club in July 2011 and transferred to his current club seven years later.

Scholarship award winners are (from left) Quinn Costanzo. Luke Kishna, Amani Salti, Acacia Uechi, and Cecilia Wischmeier.

Five area graduating seniors have been awarded scholarships by the Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River.

Recipients include Luke Kishna, Amani Salti and Cecilia Wischmeier from Rocky River High School, Quinn Constanzo from Lakewood High School, and Acacia Uechi from Lutheran West High School. Each will receive a $3,000 award from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation. This $15,000 scholarship program is part of over $60,000 that the Rotary club donates to the community each year.

In addition to demonstrating academic achievement and potential, the five scholarship winners were chosen for their character, as well as extracurricular and community involvement.

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Jim Lechko
Nov 01, 2021
Rotary International Foundation
Rocky River Mayor Pam Bobst
Nov 08, 2021
State of the City of Rocky River
Jon Fancher
Nov 15, 2021
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Nov 22, 2021
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Nov 22, 2021
Thanksgiving observance
Jim Lechko
Nov 29, 2021
PolioPlus Update
Rocky River Umerley Hall
Dec 06, 2021 5:30 PM
Wassail Bowl Holiday Party
Chris Thoburn; Curt Brosky
Dec 20, 2021
Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Foundation Grants
RI News
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