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The Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Foundation is offering five grants for study at any accredited post-high school educational institution. Grants of $3,000 will be awarded toward the cost of one year’s tuition. Payments will be made to the institution for the recipient, with the understanding that the recipient will remain enrolled in the institution for the full year.

Students planning to apply should first review the General Information containing information how to complete the application, eligibility rules, basis of selection, and the procedure for submitting the application.

Applicants should then download the Application Form according to the General Information page instructions, before filling out the form and saving it for final submission.

All materials must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2023.

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.

Ten Rotary club members and friends volunteered October 15 at Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach's monthly produce distribution. Three tons of food was distributed to about 80 families, and with the remainder delivered to St. Augustine food pantry in Tremont.

Participants were John Chandler and grandson, Jim Harris, Marjorie Corrigan, Jon and Mary Fancher, George and Lily Hwang and nephew Kyle, and Curt Brosky. The distribution takes place, rain or shine, May through November, in the parking lot of Lakewood Congregational Church at 1375 W. Clifton (Detroit Avenue and West Clifton) in Lakewood.

The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River continued its distribution of dictionaries to all third graders in Lakewood and Rocky River this fall, a project that the club began in 2005. A total of 622 dictionaries were distributed to students at 11 different school buildings.

Harlan Radford, project chair, with assistance from club members, stamped each dictionary with the Rotary logo, the Rotary Four-Way Test, and a place for the student’s name.

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Upcoming Events
WestShore Career Tech Award Banquet
Apr 03, 2023 12:01 PM
Award 16 Categories of Exemplary Students in the Career Tech program
Matt Daugherty
Apr 10, 2023
State of the Club Business Meeting
Speech, Music and Arts Competition - 5:30
Apr 17, 2023
Beck Center Awards Ceremony
No Meeting - Social on Thursday
Apr 24, 2023
HELP Foundation, LakewoodAlive and Trials for Hope
May 01, 2023
Impact of Rotary Grant Funding
Alex Meyers
May 08, 2023
The Young Life Organization and it's benefits to High Schoolers
Rod Marques
May 15, 2023
Lake Erie Landlord Association
No Meeting - Social on Thursday
May 22, 2023
May 29, 2023
Memorial Day
Jon Fancher and the Scholarship Committee
Jun 05, 2023
2023 Scholarship Recipients
EMPTY - Program Needed
Jun 12, 2023
No Meeting - Social on Thursday
Jun 26, 2023
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