December 21, 2014

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Rotary members give if their names are published, so here are all of them

We apologize in advance, but this article is going to cost a lot of people a little bit of money.

But the money will ultimately go to a good cause so we’re saying the end justifies the means.

Listed below is the name of every member of the Elyria Rotary Club. The longtime philanthropic and community service organization has a clever fundraising strategy where it assesses members a lighthearted fee every time their name or picture appears in print.

Don Boddy, who co-chairs the membership development and retention committee, watches out faithfully for names and photos each week prior to the group’s standing Tuesday meeting.

A buck is assessed for each time a name is published and it costs $5 for a photo and name.

“But I multiply it up if it’s a big story and I get them every week,” Boddy said. “Sometimes I will find someone standing in the back of a photo and their name is not listed. But I know who they are and their affiliation so they don’t escape me.”

There isn’t much grumbling when it comes time to pay because members know their 15 minutes of fame will mean more money for the outreach activities Elyria Rotary holds dear.

“It’s just a slush fund collected every week, but the real draw is the fact that we reinvest it back into the community,” Boddy said.

Locally, Elyria Rotary is funding the Wi-Fi Cafe at the new Elyria High School and several projects through the Children with Special Needs Fund with Easter Seals of Northern Ohio. There is also a literary program with the Elyria Comic Book Initiative.

To that end, The Chronicle has decided to help kick off fundraising efforts for these projects with an across-the-board naming of every Rotary member:

  • Ted Altfeld of Bluestar Metal Recycling Co.
  • Grove Rorick Amos.
  • Don Andress.
  • John Aquilla.
  • Aaron Baaske of Baaske Appraisals.
  • Jim Backs of Ridge Tool Company.
  • Sam Battle.
  • Melinda Billings of Bridgets of Erin Inc.
  • Don Boddy of the Animal Clinic Northview.
  • Al Botamer.
  • Bob Bowman.
  • Jim Canan.
  • Doug Charles.
  • Ron Cocco of Clark & Post Architects Inc.
  • Dan Collings of Jesus Christ Community Church.
  • Maud de la Porte.
  • Robert Demby of Demby Real Estate.
  • Terry Doan.
  • Estelle Dobrow.
  • Jeanine Donaldson of the Elyria YWCA.
  • Greg Elek of Elek & Noss LLC.
  • Glenn Faircloth of the Lorain County Joint Vocational School.
  • Chris Fichtner.
  • Amber Fisher of the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Bill Fitch.
  • Megan Flanigan of General Plug & Manufacturing.
  • Steve Fleming of General Plug & Manufacturing.
  • Jennifer Galant.
  • Mike Gebhardt of Allen-Thorley-DeLoyd Inc.
  • Ken Glanc of FirstMerit Bank.
  • Mary Lou Golski of Lorain County Job & Family Services.
  • Bob Graham of Logos Realty Company.
  • Chris Green of USB Financial Services Inc.
  • Dan Haight of Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Inc.
  • Dave Holland.
  • Tom Hoover of Thomas J. Hoover, CPA & Co.
  • Steve Hosler of Mehco Custom Printing Inc.
  • Jim Hunt.
  • Kent Iler of Iler Networking & Computing.
  • Dave Janowicz of FirstMerit Bank.
  • Mike Jaworski of Jaworski Physical Therapy.
  • Kristen Jones of Wesleyan Senior Living.
  • Bill Kaatz of Plastic Enterprises/Bee Valve.
  • Robin Kaufman of Aztec Steel Corp.
  • Maggie Kelch of Ross Environmental Services Inc.
  • Marty Kelly.
  • Tim King of Superior Electric Supply Co.
  • Mark King of United Initiators Inc.
  • Gary Kneisley.
  • Jennifer Koba of Jennifer Koba’s Piano & Organ Studio.
  • Tim Koba of Electrofying EDM.
  • Greg Kruszka.
  • Joe Laco of 3M.
  • Dick Laubenthal of Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home.
  • Janet Long of the Washington Avenue Christian Church.
  • Bill Loufman.
  • Joan Lowry of Lowry Communications.
  • Marcus Madison of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County.
  • Mark Mathes of Guardsman Furniture Pro.
  • Gary McIntyre of the Lorain County Joint Vocational Service.
  • Chris Mead of Maloney & Novotny LLC.
  • Pete Mealwitz.
  • Mike Meecha of Majkut CPA’s Ltd.
  • Dan Messaros of Messaros Photography.
  • A. Malachi Mixon III of Invacare Corporation.
  • Chris Mosely of Goodwill Industries of Lorain County.
  • John Murbach.
  • Tom Newell of Newell Auctioneer.
  • Mark Noftz of Horizon Education Center.
  • John Nolan of Wellington Schools.
  • David O’Neill of Center Ridge Health Campus.
  • Kara Odom of Lorain National Bank.
  • Dave Pacanosky.
  • Ellen Payner.
  • Lesa Brain Pierson of Park View Federal Savings Bank.
  • Carrie Pope of Elyria Schools.
  • Bruce Ramsey of Beckett Air Inc.
  • Lyle Reichert of J.L. Reichert Inc.
  • Tim Reilly of Calbetek Wiring Products.
  • Louise Reuter of Horizon Education Center.
  • Debbie Richter of the Lorain County Community College Foundation.
  • Paul Rigda of Elyria Schools.
  • Denise Roe of Easter Seals Northern Ohio.
  • Mike Rogan of Wesleyan Senior Living.
  • John Ryan of Ryan-St. Marie Insurance.
  • Spencer Ryan of Ryan-St. Marie Insurance.
  • Dan Samms of Church of the Open Door.
  • Jerry Schaefer.
  • Don Sheldon of EMH Regional Healthcare System.
  • Terry “Pete” Shilling of Pulito & Associates.
  • Joel Sinegar of Geisel Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Mark Skellenger of KS Associates.
  • Bob Skillicorn of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.
  • Tom Smith of Wickens Herzer Panza Cook and Batista.
  • Ken Sommer of Sommer and Sons.
  • Tom Sommer of Sommer’s Mobile Leasing Inc.
  • Cheryl Steris.
  • Eddie Stewart of Stewart Appliance.
  • Tom Stuber of Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Inc.
  • Karl Stutz.
  • Bill Tattersall.
  • Bill Thomasson.
  • Mark Wagner of Wagner Electric Sign Co.
  • Carl Wagner of Wagner Electric Sign Co.
  • Dave Wainwright.
  • Ted Wallingford of Best Technology Strategy LLC.
  • Debbie Warden of Invacare Corporation.
  • Mike Warden of First Place Bank.
  • Mike Warnock of Boy Scouts of America.
  • J.R. White of Fauver, Keyse-Walker & Donovan Co. LPA.
  • Bob White of Fauver, Keyse-Walker & Donovan Co. LPA.
  • Greg White of the U.S. District Federal Court.
  • Dennis Willis of SoMeDeSa Inc.
  • Clarence Wills.
  • Jim Ziemnik of Lorain County Metro Parks.
  • Gary Zrimec of North Ohio Heart Center.