For the forth year in a row, members of the Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Clubs have spent the morning before the Lakewood Mayor’s Beck Center fund raising Ball trimming bushes, mowing and raking the lawn, and cleaning out bushes and flower beds around the Beck Center for the Arts building. Led by project coordinator, Sunrise Rotary Club member, Bill Gaydos and his consultant son, Matt Gaydos of Gardens by Gaydos, eleven members of the Sunrise Club and two from the Monday Noon Rotary Club volunteered to impress the quests as they arrived for the annual Mayors Ball.
Sunrise Club members were Lynda Carter, David Clements, Doug Cooper, Chuck Drumm, Bill Gaydos, Mike Hamed, Todd Kiick, Sharon Marell, Bill Minnich, Dave Schiska. and Bill Wagner. Phil Ardussi and Jim Harris from the Noon Club pitched in as well.
This is just one of the many community service activities of the Lakewood Rocky River Rotary. Bread donated by Breadsmith Baking Company has been delivered to churches and meal programs around Lakewood and Rocky River and will be added to the Thanksgiving and Christmas food delivery of the Lakewood Charitable Assistance program. Rotary members will also help bag and deliver the food.
Upcoming toy parties by both clubs will provide gifts for children in both cities. Clubs also support international service activities of Rotary. The Sunrise Club buys and annually packages 75 gift boxes for “Children of the Dump” in Nicaragua.
The Rotary Sponsored Interact Club at Lakewood High School helps with many school and Rotary services projects during the year. The Clubs are supporting three Rotary Exchange Students from France, Equator and Russia, at Lakewood High School.
The Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Clubs meet and the Rocky River Civic Center at Noon on Monday and 7:15am on Wednesday. If you would like to find out how you can be part of the community and international service activities of Rotary contact Kathy Berkshire, email@example.com for more information or just come to one of the meetings.
Larry Faulhaber is the PR Committee Chair for the Rotary Club of Lakewood Rocky River Sunrise.