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.