New Kiwanis member
The Genoa Area Kiwanis Club recently welcomed Lynn Graham as its newest member.
Graham, the branch manager of Huntington Bank in Genoa, was inducted at the last meeting. The service-oriented club meets twice monthly on Monday evenings. For membership information, call Larry Dean at 419-855-0096.
New Kiwanis member Lynn Graham with sponsor Deanna Dunn.
Kiwanis Club award dinner
The East Toledo-Oregon Kiwanis Club will host the 61st Annual Frederic E. Hansen Award Dinner April 18 at 6 p.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon.
This year, the recipient of the Frederic E. Hansen Award is Dr. Erol D. Riza, chosen for his outstanding contribution to the community and his years of service as a medical professional. The award was established April 23, 1992 to recognize Hansen for his outstanding volunteer service in the community and to the club.
In addition, the club will present scholarships to Hunter Johnson (Lake), Anna Raymond (Northwood), Alexandra Roberts (Clay), Jessica Kendall (Waite) and Emily Howland (Cardinal Stritch).
Tickets are $15 per person. Reservations required by April 16. For more information or to make reservations, contact Cathy King 419-691-6264 or
Historical Society meeting
The spring meeting of the Ottawa County Historical Society will be held April 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room in the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry Street, Port Clinton.
Members of the community are invited to join OCHS members at the event, which will include a buffet luncheon catered by Common Grounds Coffee Shop, followed by a program of oral history readings titled, “The World War II Generation: A Local Window.”
Excerpts from interviews with local residents will be read, including Betty Blatt and Darrell Opfer, of Carroll Township; Marvin Gackstetter, Frank Gluth and Wilbur Wistinghausen, of Oak Harbor. A PowerPoint presentation of photos prepared by Rich Norgard will accompany the script.
Send reservation information, along with the $20 fee for the luncheon by April 12 to the Ottawa County Historical Society, c/o Nancy Dunham, 2815-C Canterbury Circle, Port Clinton, OH 43452.
The program is being hosted by Ottawa County: On Page & Stage, an oral history project of the Ottawa County Historical Society, which collects and presents stories from county residents and compiles them in “The People of Ottawa County” series.
Books in the series may be purchased for $15 each from Oak Harbor Hardware and Genoa and Elmore public libraries. Volume 5 will be available for purchase at the meeting.
Visit www.thekeepershouse.org for more information about the OCHS and its events.
Senior center celebration
The senior citizen programs of the East Toledo Family Center began in 1958, being housed in a few different locations.
On March 16, the East Toledo Senior Activities Center (ETSAC) celebrated the 20th Anniversary at its current location at Navarre Park Shelter House. Three directors have served the center at its current location including Nancy Gernheuser (1992-1997); Nancy Tremmel (1997-2000) and Mary Wolff (2000-present).
The event was attended by about 75 seniors, employees, and community leaders. Light refreshments were served. The attendees were able to enjoy looking at photos and newspaper clippings spanning the 20 years.
Several speakers attended the anniversary celebration including Toledo Mayor Mike Bell; Lucas County Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter, who was a member of the very first ETSAC Advisory Board; Pastor Larry Michaels; Kim Partin, ETFC executive director and Roger Dodsworth, ETFC assistant director.
“We received a proclamation from both the City of Toledo and Lucas County,” Wolff said. “Chairperson Mary Kansorka did a wonderful job along with her committee in planning the celebration, including John and Nancy Fulop, Jean and Vince Donofrio, Gail Broeker, Brenda Holdren and Debi Sibbersen. A special thank you to Nancy Fulop, Judy Snyder, Norma Dickson, and Mary Wilson for their donation of food for the event.”