Club News
Lea Lafond lives in Saint-Raphael located in Southern France between Nice and Marseille where the weather is always “perfect”. Don’t ask how she is enjoying our lake effect blasts in northern Ohio!
Lea graduated from high school in science in three years and will study graphic arts at Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard in Belgium after attending Hudson High School for a year. Passionate about photography, Lea publishes her nature pictures on a Facebook page. She also enjoys dance competition, playing the cello and the piano, drawing and writing.
Hoping to become more independent, confident and cultured during her stay in the USA, Lea also looks forward to becoming accomplished in our language. Her stepfather is her role model, currently president of the youngest Rotary Club in France created in 2007.
Interviewed by a Rotary Club of Hudson member, Lea offered her thoughts in response to the following questions:
Santa on the Green, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hudson, is a long standing tradition in Hudson started over 45 years ago. Last year more than 350 children visited with Santa assisted by numerous Rotarians who enjoyed the celebration as much as the parents and children.
The Rotary Club of Hudson invites you to join a select group of individuals, community organizations and businesses that have supported the Annual Gala for 34 years. Held in May each year, the Gala features a silent auction accompanied by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a full course dinner with open bar followed by a rousing live auction of big ticket donated gift packages.
Typically 300 of your Hudson area friends and community leaders attend this festive evening to support their community. A Gala booklet highlights the beneficiaries, sponsors, advertisers and the live auction items. Patrons can also review the sponsors and auction items on-line before and during the event using their I-phones to place bids.