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Firefighters in Lakewood and Rocky River will be the beneficiaries of support raised at the Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River’s Swim-a-Thon on March 1 at the Rocky River Recreation Center indoor pools from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Nearly $15,000 in funding is needed to purchase an infrared cycle sauna decontamination unit for the Rocky River Fire Department and a commercial grade Stairmaster for the Lakewood Fire Department.

The Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Foundation is offering 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.

Click here for the application, including additional information, eligibility rules, basis of selection, and the procedure for submitting the application. Applicants can fill the form out online and print it out, or print the blank form and fill it out by hand. Note: The form cannot be saved.

Applications must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020. The awards will be presented on April 20.

Grants totaling $66,846 from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will be used to provide scholarships, recognize student achievement, purchase dictionaries for third graders, and help fund worthy programs by community organizations.

The awards, determined by the local Rotary club, focus on three main areas – community health and wellness, food and nutrition, and programs that encourage and foster youth leadership.

Ian Andrews, executive director, LakewoodAlive, has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River in recognition of his leadership in the Lakewood community.

Called “the engine behind LakewoodAlive,” Andrews organizes many Lakewood community events throughout the year including Light Up Lakewood, Summer Meltdown, and Chocolate Walk. He also helps coordinate home improvement projects for elderly and/or low-income homeowners.

New Rotary youth exchange student, Estefania Orpheu Pinheiro de Castro (right), displays her country’s flag at a
recent meeting with (from left) counselor Natasha Corrigan, and host parents, Torey and Jeff Worron.

Estefania Orpheu Pinheiro de Castro, inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student from Brazil, is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River.

No stranger to youth exchange, the club has had at least one exchange student every year since Lisa Nestorsen (from Sweden) in 1982.

Scholarship winners are (from left) Semra Dervisevic, Molly Rogers, Margaret McIlwee, and Lauren Driscoll.

The Rotary Club or Lakewood and Rocky River awarded four college scholarships at its weekly meeting on April 1.

Graduating seniors Semra Dervisevic and Margaret McIlwee from Lakewood High School, Lauren Driscoll from Rocky River High School, and Molly Rogers from St. Joseph Academy each received $3,000 awards from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation. The 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, these four scholarship winners were chosen for their character, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

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