The 2017 Rotarian of the Year recognition was presented to Rebecca Quinones at a recent Rotary meeting. Rebecca has shown the Rotary ideals through her involvement in many of the club's activities this past year. President Peachy Metzner outlined some of her contributions at the annual Holiday meeting. Please join us in congratulating and thanking Rebecca for her valuable service to our club. 
Rotarian of the Year award is given to a person in sincere appreciation and recognition of distinguished service, loyalty, and devotion to the ideals of Rotary. President Peachy Metzner shared the following:
This year’s recipient:
  • She has been deeply involved in the club and is always engaged in numerous programs and projects. 
  • She is involved with the high school Interact members as a co-chair of the New Generations committee. 
  • Leadership role in the Pancake day prep – volunteers.
  • She is self-motivated and gets involved without asking permission for the betterment of the Club.
  • Volunteered for a service day at House of Bread, they were in dire need for peanut butter for children coming to the facility and milk for the summer program.  On her own initiative, she went out and purchased some and then asked the club for additional support, donating it from the Centerville Rotary. 
  • After the Hurricanes in Puerto Rico, she initiated a drive for personal supplies and water – in coordination with Bills Donut Shop as a drop off point, donations filled up two 26-foot cargo trucks.  Rotary members supported this effort by accepting supplies at Bills Donuts, and moving the supplies to an offsite storage area and then moving supplies to Wright Patterson AFB, for airlift to Puerto Rico. 
  • Coordinated with the Puerto Rico Rotary Club, and requested support from the club to collect funds to provide a warm Thanksgiving meal to children that have not had a warm meal since September.
  • As a member of the Pancake Committee, Rebecca handled the Pancake Day work assignments, to make sure all areas were covered.
  • From the Club Social perspective, she hosted a Club get together at her house, allowing old and new members to mingle and get to know each other better.
In summary, Rebecca Quinones is an integral part of the success of the Centerville Rotary Club, and is a shining example of “Service Above Self” Congratulations, Rebecca!