In the News

The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River has continued to honor its commitment to literacy in Lakewood and Rocky River public and private schools this year by distributing dictionaries and other materials to students and classrooms. The club began the project in 2005.

This year, all third-grade students received a dictionary, and all fourth-grade students (last year’s third grade students), except for those attending Rocky River’s Kensington school, received a dictionary. For Kensington, the Rotary club provided funds for the schools to purchase chapter books for in-classroom use.

Each year, the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve youth, adults and the community-at-large within Lakewood and Rocky River. The club is currently evaluating applications for its 2021-22 grant cycle. Grants will be announced in December.

Information about the 2022-23 funding cycle will be available in October 2022

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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Dec 06, 2021 5:30 PM
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Dec 20, 2021
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