Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Christy Magyar
    May 2
  • David Franz
    May 2
  • Dick Kretschman
    May 2
  • Sean Supler
    May 19
  • Patrick Armstrong
    May 26
  • Don Lucker
    May 27
  • Jim Federico
    Mary Federico
    May 18
Join Date:
  • Abby DelaMotte
    May 8, 2001
    23 years
  • Sue Ellis
    May 21, 2013
    11 years
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self Since 1926

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Lake County History Center
415 Riverside Drive
Painesville, OH 44077
United States of America
Home Page Stories
May 21, 2024
The June 4th meeting will be an offsite meeting. The Woods On 84 Event Center will be having a ribbon cutting at 11:00am at their site at 980 Riverside Drive in Painesville. Please try to join The Woods for their ribbon cutting and our meeting will follow at noon.
May 4, 2024 
Koinonia Camp's annual fundraiser on Saturday was such a success that our own member Randy Brookes had to kiss a horse. Randy said if they sold all 1,500 tickets for the duck race on the 4th he would kiss a horse on the mouth. The proceeds of this event will go to their scholarship fund to help kids get to camp who couldn't otherwise afford it. 
The horse puckering up for a big kiss on the lips.
Way to go Randy and Koinonia Camp! 
May 7, 2024
Rotary scholarships were awarded to the 2024 recipients today.
The student from Riverside High School who was this years recipient was Anna Pennock. Anna was taking an AP test that she could not reschedule so her parents accepted the check in her place. Anna is the valedictorian of her senior class. She will be attending Purdue in the fall, majoring in Data and Computer Science. Congratulations Anna!
Mr. and Mrs. Pennock accepting for Anna. 
The student from Harvey High School who was this years recipient was Lucy Gridley. Introducing her was Sharon Fitzgerald, Guidance Counselor at the High School. Lucy is also valedictorian of her senior class. She will be attending Ohio Wesleyan University in the fall. She plans to major in Communications with a minor in Music Production.  Congratulations Lucy! 
Lucy Gridley accepting her scholarship from Brian Kane of the scholarship committee.
Pictured are Sharon Fitzgerald, Mrs. Gridley, Lucy Gridley, Mr. Gridley, Mrs. and Mr. Pennock, and Brian Kane. 
Thanks to the scholarship committee for all of their work in choosing these recipients. Thanks also to the students who applied and those whose service to their community helped to make our community a better place! Good luck to Lucy and Anna on their future endeavors! 
2024 Drama Awards were presented on May 7, 2024
Robert E. Tishcer started the drama awards 49 years ago. He wanted to recognize those high school students in the plays for all of their hard work and dedication in performing and the stage crews for putting on the plays each year. This year his son Bryce and family donated $1,000, Painesville and Mentor Rotary also work together to donate to the 5 scholarships that were awarded. Thanks go to all of the Rotary members who attended the plays and voted for the actors and stage crew. A special thanks goes to Susan Schofield Fratino (Painesville Rotary) and Bruce Wilson (Mentor Rotary) for all of their hard work at the plays and organizing this awards ceremony! Here are few pictures from the ceremony that took place May 7, 2024 at Perry High School. 
There are more photos from the ceremony in the photo album titled 2024 Drama Awards on this page. 

May 21, 2024 
Pictured is Jennifer Melvin, Facility Director of NEOCAP.
Jennifer Melvin came today to speak about NEOCAP, a community based correctional facility (CBCF) for women right here in Painesville. Their facility serves 5 counties: Trumbull, Ashtabula, Geauga, Portage, and Lake Counties. It is a front-end diversion program which Jennifer explained is a program where female offenders might be sentenced to NEOCAP instead of prison. They must assess the offenders prior to accepting them as clients and they do not accept all Judge recommendations. The program, depending on the offense is a 4 to 6 month program. The focus of NEOCAP is public safety and rehabilitation of the clients they receive. They make sure to assess and get them out in a timely fashion. They address both drug and mental health issues with the offenders in order to help them make better decisions on the outside. The facility is a public facility, so unlike prison, the clients must provide their own medical insurance although the stay at the facility is cost free to them. Crossroads Health and a grant allow them to provide some mental health services to some clients. Jennifer said, at last check NEOCAP has about a 70% success rate: 70% of the offenders have not committed any new crimes and have not been sent to prison. 
May 28, 2024 our speaker will be Erica Peake, Owner of OCD Home Solutions.  The meeting will be back in the barn after several weeks in the main house. 
May 21, 2024 
Meeting began at approximately 12:25PM


Patrick Armstrong
Amy Kapostasy
Lori Benjamin
Dick Kretschman
Maureen Conway – President Elect
Don Lucker
Abby DelaMotte
Stu Lucker
Sue Ellis – President
Dave McCall
Dave Franz – Sergeant-At-Arms
Lois Osborn
Bob Fratino – Secretary
Alma Riley
Dan Garry
Jerry Walker
Ken Graham
Anita Walters - Treasurer
Kathleen Cotter

GUESTS – Eric Ellis (guest of Sue Ellis), Jennifer Melvin (Speaker)

PRAYER– Alma Riley


SONG(S) – Don Lucker – “America The Beautiful”

4 WAY TEST – Stu Lucker

HAPPY BUCKS/SAD BUCKS – Jerry Walker, Lois Osborn, Ken Graham, Alma Riley,
Abby DelaMotte

  •  Birthdays
  •        Patrick Armstrong – May 26th
  •        Don Lucker – May 27th
  •  Anniversaries
  •       Sue Ellis – 11 years
  •  Board Meeting on June 17th – Time and location TBD
Stu Lucker – Meal at St. James on May 21st. Any help would be welcome from

SPEAKER - Jennifer Melvin with NEOCAP.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, May 28th at Lake County History Center at 12:00 noon
(Barn). Our speaker will be Erica Peake with OCD Home Solutions.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 12:59 PM
Respectfully Submitted
Bob Fratino - Secretary
Erica Peake
May 28, 2024
OCD Home Solutions
Kim Tutolo
Jun 04, 2024
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Miranda Moulton
Jun 11, 2024
Providence House
Julia Schick
Jun 18, 2024
Pam Palermo
Jun 25, 2024
Fine Arts Association
Dante Lewis
Jul 02, 2024
Director, Lake County Board of Elections
Loretta Todd
Jul 09, 2024
Debonne Vineyards
Shaun Sweet
Jul 16, 2024
Dr. Berry
Aug 06, 2024
Maple Health Direct Primary Care
Nick Anston
Aug 13, 2024
Senior Director of Hospital Operations, CC Mentor Hospital
Connie Brocone
Aug 20, 2024
Lake County Council On Aging
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Club Administration
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Protection Officer - Chair