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West Shore

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
100th Bomb Group Restaurant
20920 Brookpark Rd
Cleveland, OH  44135
United States
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Scholarship Recipient in Summerfest Parade

July 8th was  the parade to kick off of the Fairview Summerfest. Participating and driving his cool convertible is Rotarian Don Auble and enjoying the ride is Fairview High School Scholarship recipient Mitch Allen.
 
 
A fun time was had by all!
 

 
 

RYLA recipient Gwyneth Howard

 
                                                        Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp June 12th to June 16th.
 
 
 
Fun times at the Lemonade Stand Fundraiser July 8-10th!
 
Thank you to all members, their families and friends who helped work our Lemonade Stand at the Fairview Summerfest .  Everyone had a ball and we raised money for our club as well.  Special thank you to Angelo Russo for stepping up to run the stand all three days while George was away.  Everyone missed you George! 
Pictured from left to right:  Amy and Eric Wagner, Joe Kazimer, Angelo Russo
 
 
 

Three $1500 West Shore Rotary Scholarships Awarded

 
Pictured: Rotarian Eric Wagner and recipient Elise Covell
 
 
Elise Covell from N. Olmsted High School and will be attending Bowling Green with a major in Public Health
Other recipients not pictured are:
Sadie Fronhapple from St. Joseph Academy who will be attending Walsh University for Nursing
Clayton (Mitch) Allen from Fairview High School who will be studying Mechanical Engineering at either, The Rochester Institute of Tech or University of Cincinnati
Congratulations to all!
 
 
 

 

Serving Dinner at  The Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland

West Shore Rotarian, Chris Gerrett organized the dinner that our club sponsored, at the Ronald McDonald House on June 29th, 2016. 
Ronald McDonald House is a haven for families who's child is in a neighboring hospital.  It offers the families housing and meals for free while they concentrate on getting through their child's illness.  This is the 5th year that our club has sponsored a meal. 
 
THANK YOU shout-out to Rotary volunteers Dan Fronczak, Chris Gerrett, George Newman and guest volunteer TJ Gerrett for making sure the dinner was on the table on time and looking good.
Thanks also to Luisa Heimburger (not pictured) for the batch of cookie dough. It was a great way to top off the meal!
 

 

Message from incoming president, Bill Wagner

I am honored to serve as the 2016-2017 President of the West Shore Rotary Club.  I’ve long believed in the principle of “Service Above Self” and hope that I can help continue our club’s legacy of doing great things both locally and internationally.   I am pleased to be joined this year by fellow officers: Lauren Teschner, President-Elect; George Newman, Treasurer; Luisa Heimburger, Secretary; and Amy Hendricks, Sargent-at-Arms.  We have our work cut out for us as there are a lot of activities in progress and many more in the upcoming year. 
 
In preparation for writing this letter, I read over the opening letters of presidents from the past few years.  One common theme emerged:  We need to grow our club!  We are a small, but mighty group at only 33 members.  There have been goals in previous years to increase our roles, but our numbers have stayed pretty much the same.  The more hands, the lighter the work and more benefit we can bring to our communities and our world.  Please extend the Rotary opportunity to your friends and colleagues who are like-minded in service as you. 
 
Another challenge we’ve faced is our weekly attendance at meetings.  I completely understand that work responsibilities may prevent some from attending regularly, but I would encourage those of you who do not have limitations to come back to meetings.  We need your input and help! 
 
 
 

Incoming 2016-17 President Bill Wagner

The start of a new Rotary year brings in a new president and officers!
 
Pictured is outgoing president Tom Eble, Bill Wagner incoming president and Kathy Berkshire, the Assistant District Governor doing the honors.
 
 
 

Youth Challenge Sponsorship Presentation

On June 14th, Israel (Izzy) Caminero, his parents, Sandy and Israel Sr., and Melissa Thurstone (representing Youth Challenge) joined us for our lunch meeting.  Every year our club sponsors a child with disabilities to a year long of activities at Youth Challenge, based in Westlake.  

Pictured are Izzy and Melissa Thurstone from Youth Challenge.
 
Izzy is telling the club members about the sports that he likes to play at Youth Challenge.
 
 

Nanze Organization to help the children of Malawi

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.
 
The presentation was well done and the cause is a great one to support.
Our club presented them with a check for his presentation and hope to help the organization in the future as well.
 
 
Learn more at www.nanze.org
 
 
 
 
From left to right: Ruckshana Khan, Yunus Badat, Bill Wagner (pres. elect), Yakoob Badat
 

 
Congratulations Amy!  Thank you for your donation to the Rotary International Foundation.  Your contribution helps those in our backyard and around the world!
 
Amy Hendricks accepts her Paul Harris Certificate and pin from Tom Eble, President of the West Shore Rotary Club
 
 
 

 

John Babel, Jr. (July 25, 1937 - April 4, 2016)

John Babel's has been a member of our club since October 1979.  He was our Foundation Chair, a member of our board form many years and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He was always ready to lend a helping hand where needed and had a great laugh that was all his own. When you heard it, you knew he was there!  He was the retired superintendent of Fairview Park Schools, long time resident of Fairview Park and Adjunct Professor at Cleveland State University. 
 
He was a true Rotarian in word and deed, and will be missed by all who knew him.
 
It was an honor to be called his friend and fellow club member.
 
God speed John! God speed!
 

 

Kathy Wilhelmy presented with her Paul Harris Certificate

 
 
 
 
Kathy Wilhelmy has become the latest Paul Harris Fellow. 
Thank you for your generosity and support of the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 
 
Tom Eble, West Shore Rotary President, presented the certificate at our meeting.
 

 

Two New Paul Harris Fellows

Ralph Gerke and Gio DiLalla

were presented with their Paul Harris Certificates

at our regular meeting.

 
Congratulations on joining the Paul Harris Fellowship and supporting the Rotary Foundation with your contribution.
 

 

Eric Wagner, is a new a Paul Harris Fellow

 
Eric Wagner, former president of our club, has become a Paul Harris Fellow. 
The fifth member to become one this Rotary year.  We are encouraging each of
our club members become Paul Harris Fellows.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured is Eric with current president, Tom Eble, receiving the certificate.
 

 

Sarah Marie Klingler passed away Friday, January 29th at the age of 90.
 

​Sarah Marie was a member of our club since 1998. 
She was an avid skier and tennis player well into her 80's.
She also loved to play the piano and always spoke her mind.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
 
Play on Sarah, play on!
 
 

 
 

Another Paul Harris Fellow from our club

Bill Wagner was presented with his Paul Harris Fellow award by Tom Eble at the Christmas Dinner on Dec 6th, 2015.
 
 
We had a great time putting bows on wreaths at Puritas Nursery. 
We sold 110 wreaths again this year for a holiday fundraiser.  Happy Holidays!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Presentation of Three Paul Harris Fellows

 
Mike Aerni, Luisa Heimburger and Angelo Russo were presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Award by Tom Eble (West Shore President)
 
The Paul Harris Fellow, named after Rotary's founding member, Paul Harris,  is a distinguished award in recognition of a donation of $1000 to the Rotary International Foundation.   The Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary and is leading the fight to eradicate Polio from the earth. 
 
Rotarians are taking action to enhance health, empower youth, promote peace and improve their communities, through the Rotary Foundation. 
 
Thank you Mike, Luisa and Angelo!
 

 

Outgoing President Party for Eric Wagner

Presentation of Plaque...
 
Thank you Eric, for your service as our president for 2014-15.
 
You did a great job and your fellow club members appreciate your time and effort.
 
 
 
 
Welcome Chris!
 
New member Chris Gerrett with George Newman, Membership Chair and Official New Member Induction Guru for our club.
 
 
 
 
 
RYLA and Service Above Self Award recipient Zac Alberty
with Tom Eble, President of the West Shore Rotary.
 
 
 
Fun times at the Lemonade Stand July 10-12th!
 
 
 
 
Joe Kazimer with Award presented by Tom Eble
 
 
 

 

    Thank you note from a 3rd grader that received one of our dictionaries.

 
 

Sponsorship Award Recipient Huston Nagy

Youth Challenge Sponsorship presented to
Huston Nagy and his parents at our meeting on June 9th.
Huston is visually impaired.
He read his thank you speech on a sheet of paper using braille.
He loves playing sports with Youth Challenge.
Our sponsorship has given him the opportunity to just be a kid.
 

 
 
 
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