The Magic of Rotary… we as Rotarians create the magic with every project completed and every dollar donated and every new member of Rotary.
We were honored to have D5495’s District Governor Elect-Michelle Holcomb install our 2024-25 President Mary Kay Utech, May 16, 2024 at our installation dinner at the Oasis Pool in PebbleCreek. The new Board of Directors will be Jim Frey-President-Elect, Lulu Zamora-Treasurer, Letha Zook, Secretary, Alden Muelenberg-Club Service, Julie Frentz, Community Service, Colleen Malany, International Service and Past President, Dr. Betsy Hargrove, Vocational Service, and Karen Gimse, Youth Service.
Outgoing President Colleen highlighted the many projects and programs completed this year including awarding 6 high school scholarship, helping to build and distribute beds to children who don’t have one, packing and delivering 80 food and book boxes to underserved families, working with AFUHSD to enlist senior citizens to participate in the Senior to Senior mentoring program, being an affiliate for the Dolly Parton Imagination Program, helping support a Ukrainian refuge school in Budapest and funding and delivering solar lights through Watts of Love in Kenya.
Charlie Miller was named Rotarian of the Year. Charlie is a Charter member of our club and has served the last couple of years as Club Service Chair. Setting up every week for meetings, organizing socials and organizing the annual holiday food & book box delivery are just a few of his tasks. Congrats Charlie!
Julie Frentz, our Secretary and Community Service Chair was given the Service Above Self Award. Julie is a trooper with the best organizational skills and attention to detail.  She was the lead on all of our community service projects and kept us up to date with the minutes. Julie also chaired the volunteer and raffle committee for the golf tournament. She did an awesome job!
Thank you, Julie, for your tireless endeavors for the club.
Jim Frey was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by fellow member Joan Smith. Jim has shared his time, talent and treasure to enhance the lives of othe4rs. Five years ago, he accepted the role of being chair of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library chair for our club. He has brought in corporate money, written grants and fundraised to keep the program growing. He has also chaired our golf tournament for the past 3 years raising close to $120,000. He is an individual in our club whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of the Rotary Foundation. Congratulations Jim.
“It is a pleasure to serve with an organization that is doing so much for our communities,” said Mary Kay, after she was sworn in as President. “It’s the energy and enthusiasm that our members have when engaging in service projects that makes Rotary such a great organization.”