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West Shore

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Aviator Pub & Restaurant
20920 Brookpark Rd
Cleveland, OH 44135
United States of America
First and Third Tuesday of each month at Noon
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The West Shore Rotary Club is excited to host Bob DiBiasio and to talk Guardians Baseball on Tuesday, March 19th and you are invited!
 
Where: The Aviator Restaurant and Pub (20920 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland, Ohio)
When: Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
Time: Networking @ 11:30am, Lunch at Noon, Speaker Starting at 12:30pm
Lunch: Chef's Choice Buffet from The Aviator
 
To RSVP, please use this link: https://tinyurl.com/WSRBD24 or let our event co-chair Khory Katz (khory.katz@edwardjones.com) know and alternate payment arrangements can be arranged. 
 
Please see the flyer & payment below!
 
Many hands make light work, especially at tying bows on wreaths, at Puritas Nursery! 
Thank you Tiffany, Judy, Don, Luisa, Pat, Anne, Bob, Dan, Jesse, Bill and Dale.
The wreath fundraiser was a success, thanks to all who ordered wreaths.  Wreaths are ready for pick up after November 21st.
 
On September 27th, 2023, the Rotary Clubs of Northern Ohio, which are comprised of District 6630, 6650 & 6600 held their annual, "End Polio Now" event at Progressive Field before the Guardians game.
The event included a parade around the field and social in the Terrance Room.  Current DG Brandle and former DG's carried the banner.
   
WSRC President George Newman and WSRC Secretary Mary Ann Jackson attended the event and represented our club.
 
   
Newly appointed District Governor for the 2023-24 Rotary year, Julie Brandle,
made her official visit to our club on September 19th, 2023.
It was a pleasant and informative meeting.
We wish DG Brandle, much success in her role this year.
 
Pictured are Rotarians that worked the 5K with chair of the event, Bill Wagner in the mix.
 
Thank you to all who participated in the annual West Shore Rotary Club Summerfest 5k and 1 mile fun run! 
There were over 150 participants on the morning of July 29th, 2023 and despite the early morning rain, everyone was able to stay dry.  Great work racers and be sure to join us again next year! 
Race results: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/46396...
 
       
John Marshall High School Class of '23 graduate and recipient of a West Shore Rotary Club scholarship, Narial Rohan, rides in the North Olmsted Homecoming Parade on Sunday, August 27th.
West Shore Rotary presents four $1,500 scholarships each year to graduating seniors at Fairview High School, North Olmsted High School, St. Joseph Academy, and John Marshall High School.
Also shown are Rotarians Don Auble (driver), Patty Walton, and her husband, Dave Walton, who handed out pencils to kids along the parade route.
(Submitted by Don Auble - Scholarship Chair)
President, George Newman, shows off the 2023 A.Z.Baker award that The West Shore Rotary earned for 2022-2023 year. This coveted award, named after Cleveland Rotarian, A.Z. Baker, the 1995 Rotary International President, was created because of his dedication and commitment to reaching out in total service to others.
This award is presented to those clubs that participated in each of the Rotary Avenues of Service. 

Congratulations to The West Shore Rotary for earning this award again!
                       
                                        
Rob Duncan, Director of Lorain County Community Development, was the guest speaker at the WSR meeting on July 11th.  Afterwards, WSR Program Chair, Don Auble, presented Mr. Duncan with a token of appreciation for a very informative talk. 
 
    
On July 11th Club President, George Newman, installed Kavi Kripa, CLE Real Estate Consultants and
Mary Kay Costello, Director of Public Service & Development for the city of Fairview Park, into the West Shore Rotary Club.
 
Welcome Kavi and Mary Kay.
 
     
Dr. Lowell Perry, Jr., Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Corporate and Community Engagement at Greater Cleveland Film Commission was the speaker at the June 20th, 2023 lunch meeting.       
The talk was informative, interesting and a great visual display.
Thank you Dr. Perry.
Tom Eble, The West Shore Rotary Foundation Chair, presenting a check for $1500 to Chris Garr, CEO of Youth Challenge Sports, to sponsor a youth, for their summer programming. https://www.youthchallengesports.com/
 
On June 20, 2023, Nikki Matala, was inducted into the West Shore Rotary Club. Nikki is the Campus Community Relations Officer at Tri-C West Shore Campus.
Welcome Nikki!
Nikki was inducted by Georg Newman, President of the West Shore Rotary Club.
                                                                                                                       David DeFelice, Deputy Director of Communications at NASA's Glenn Research Center, was a guest speaker at West Shore Rotary Club's June 6th luncheon meeting.                
 

 

Andrea Kellackey presenting the Dr. Newton J. Kellackey Memorial Scholarship plaque to the John Marshall High School Class of 2023 recipient, Nariel Rahmon.
The $1,500 award is made annually by the West Shore Rotary Club, which serves the communities of Fairview Park, North Olmsted, and West Park.
Ella Hanley, SJA ‘23 is the recipient of the West Shore Rotary Scholarship  — on to Baylor University (Waco, TX).
 
 
Ella Hanley at our June 6th meeting reading the essay that won her the scholarship.      Congratulations Ella!
Fairview High School Scholarship Awarded
On Tuesday, May 10th, The West Shore Rotary Club president, Georg Newman, awarded Fairview High School Senior, Jack Kelly, a $1500 scholarship.  Good luck in your future endeavors, Jack.
North Olmsted High School 2023 Scholarship Recipient, Olivia Bilski
 
On May 18, 2023
West Shore Rotary Club Treasurer, Jan Dawson-Fritz, awarded North Olmsted High School Honor Student, Olivia Bilski, a $1500 scholarship. 
Olivia will be attending John Carroll University in pre-med studies.  Congratulations Olivia!
Tom Eble Honored for 50 Years of Service
 
On April 28th at the Rotary District 6630 Conference & Leadership Assembly, Tom Eble, West Shore Rotary Foundation Chair and  four time Past President, was honored for his 50 years of service in Rotary.
Congratulations Tom!
 
   April 18, 2023 speaker, Bill Marshall, a program manager at NASA Glenn, speaking on the Artemis project. Bill gave us a briefing on the Artemis missions to the Moon...and beyond.
 
   Bill was introduced by our West Shore Rotary President-Elect, Khory Katz
 
West Shore Rotary Presents
Bob DiBiasio
Cleveland Guardians Sr. VP of Public Affairs
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 @ 11:30 AM
Located at The Aviator Restaurant and Pub 20920 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland, Ohio
$35 per person – Buffet lunch
A state of the Guardians presentation-discussion with Bob and Q&A. Bob DiBiasio is entering his 45th season in Major League Baseball. He started with the Cleveland Indians in 1979 as Assistant PR Director, was named Director of PR in 1980, and named Vice President of PR in 1988. The Lakewood, Ohio native was promoted to his current position in 2011. His lone season away from the Tribe was 1987 when he served as PR Director for the Atlanta Braves. 

Pre-Register by May 4th, 2023
 https://tinyurl.com/2p8289z4I
 
Offline Registration Also Available:
Through a West Shore Rotary Club Member Attend a Meeting (First and Third Tuesdays at Noon, @ The Aviator) Check Payable to "West Shore Rotary" Mailed to West Shore Rotary, c/o JM Dawson, CPA, Inc, PO Box 517, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070 Please include Name of those Attending and a Phone Number or Email Address.
 
Invite your clients, friends, associates, spouse and others.
Let’s talk Guardians! 
 
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Our president George Newman and fellow member, Mary Ann Jackson attended the All Ohio President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) on March 10th and11th,
 
George Newman, RI 2023-2024 President-Elect, Gordon McInally.
 
 2023-2024  President Elects
 
 
Kory Katz and Patricia Walton are awarded their official Blue Badge Membership badges by President George Newman.
Congratulations Kory and Patty on your membership to the West Shore Rotary Club. We are glad to have you as members!
 
 
 
The West Shore Rotary members (group photo) and families enjoyed dinner and their company at a Christmas Dinner at the Aviator restaurant. One of our oldest members (55 years), Dick Robinson, joined us as well.
What a good looking group!
 
 
 
 
West Shore Rotary Christmas
Wreath Sale
   
 
The wreaths are ready for pick up at Puritas Nursery, www.puritasnursery.com.
 
The Bow Tying was on Monday, Nov 21st. Thank you to Dale, club member and owner of Puritas Nursery for supplying the beautiful wreaths that we sold and to the following hard working bow tying team...Mary Ann Jackson, Tiffany Hill, Mark Miller, Mike Aerni, Patty Walton, Luisa Heimburger and the just in time, Bob & Anne Leusch.
 
It was great spending an evening together with our fellow Rotarians!
 
 
  
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