Speaker Date Topic
Andrew Coleman Feb 25, 2019
One Lakewood Place

Andrew Coleman is first vice president of CBRE and property owner advisor for One Lakewood Place,an ambitious mult-use project planned at the corner of Detroit and Belle Avenues. It is a development that is planned to incorporate 200 housing units, 60 townhomes, 10,000 sq. ft. of offices, 84,000 sq. ft. of retail, and additional spaces, such as conference and banquet facilities, boutique hotel, farmers' market, multi-level parking, and public spaces.

Nancy Ralls Mar 04, 2019
West Shore Career Tech Students Recognition

Each year, the Rotary club honors the top student performers in the West Shore Career Technical District for their exemplary accomplishments in the classroom, school activities, clubs, athletics and service in the community. Each student exemplifies traits of leadership, dedication, responsibility, caring, community involvement, and initiative.


Patrick Hartory Mar 11, 2019
Teaching Leaders How to Stand Out and Share Their Message

For over 25 years, Patrick Hartory has helped business and community leaders tell their stories. From national recording artists to global brands, Patrick has managed, created, and worked on some of the biggest marketing campaigns in the industry.

But Patrick is also a small-town boy at heart, growing up in rural Ohio where all business was small and customers walked away feeling valued and recognized. With a down-to-earth approach and a rich catalog of engaging stories, Patrick uses plain talk and humor to illustrate the benefits of reaching customers on a human scale.

Yunus Badat Mar 18, 2019
Rotary in Chiichewa Village

Yakoob Badat and his parents created a non-profit organization called Nanze, to feed and educate the children from his grandmothers native village in Malawi, Africa.

Nanze Children's Services Inc., a 501c3, non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of children in Malawi, a country in Sub-Saharan Africa, is registered with the Non-Governmental Organizations Board of Malawi. It is based in North Olmsted.

Ed Gallagher Mar 25, 2019
Four-Way Speech Contest Finals

In its 74th year, high school students in Lakewood and Rocky River will compete in the finals for our club's Four-Way Speech Contest. The winner will go on to compete with students from throughout Northeast Ohio at the Rotary District 6630 contest held at Aurora High School on April 6. Speeches must be of original content and be based on “The Four-Way Test of Rotary” which asks, “Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build goodwill and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"

Our winner will receive his award at our club's annual Speech, Music and Art Awards Reception at the Beck Center on April 2.