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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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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.
 

 
Note fromTom Eble, 2015-16 Club President
 
 
 
 

West Shore Rotary Service Project

 
 
 We had a great time on
 
 
May 2nd, 2015 washing the Youth Challenge Vans inside and out at their facility in Westlake. 
 
Picnic and cookout at noon for all was delightful.  We met some great kids and volunteers!
 
 
 
 
 
                                                           
 
 
 
 
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