Westlake Bay Village Rotary involved in the community and beyond
Each year the Westlake Bay Village Rotary Club hosts a speech contest for high school students in Westlake and Bay Village based on the Rotary Four-Way Test. The Four-Way Test of “the things we think, say or do” is used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The four questions asked are: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
First place in the speech contest went to Annette Hanson from Westlake and came with a $200 prize. Thomas Hanson, also from Westlake, placed second and garnered $100. Bay Village students Masha Waiss and Jonathan Ackley placed third and fourth, respectively, with prizes of $75 and $25. All prize money was donated by Kevin Walker of JMO Wealth Management in Westlake.
Westlake Bay Village Rotary stays involved in the community in many other ways as well. Several times a year club members pick an evening to serve dinner to the patients and families at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. The Club provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from both Westlake and Bay high schools as well as sponsoring two students from each school to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference.
On the international level our club is facilitating the collection of items to be placed in specially made shoeboxes and sent to Chinandega, Nicaragua, for the “Children of the Dump.”
Rotary is an excellent way to become involved in your community and give back. Our club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Bay Village Police Department, 28000 Wolf Road. Visit our website to check out our speakers at westlakerotary.org.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.