The Rotary Club of
Centerville, OH
Chartered 1972
eBulletin - June 24, 2021
Centerville Rotary Meeting Highlights
President Frank Perez welcomed Rotarians and special guests to the final meeting of his presidential year. He shared the many successes of the club during this unusual year with many challenges:
  • Donated over 500 coats
  • Distributed dictionaries and thesauri
  • Was one of the district leaders in giving to the Rotary Foundation
  • Awarded five scholarships to high school seniors
But those items happen in a typical year at our club. In addition to dealing with the uncertainties and ever changing needs due to the pandemic, the club also:
  • Established a new Golf Outing fundraiser that exceeded all first year goals
  • Started planning for our 50th Anniversary year including partnering with the Centerville-Washington Park District for our most ambitious project to move the Rotary memorial and establish a pollinator garden.
Frank thanked everyone for the great efforts of every member of the club to keep the club moving forward in meaningful ways.
DG Greg Birkemeyer thanked members of our club for our contributions over the past year and congratulated Frank Perez on his leadership. He also recognized the involvement of many of our members in work at the district level. 
DGE Carol Hughes gave warm greetings to the club, noting she knows many of our members already and said she looks forward to working with us during the upcoming year.
Ron Hollenbeck and Harvey Smith then presented the newest Paul Harris Fellows:
First Paul Harris
Wayne Davis & Jen Gibbs
Paul Harris +1
Elda Gotos-Gay, Bob Fry
Paul Harris +2
Frank Perez
Paul Harris +3
Arnie Biondo, Brian Hayes, Judy Budi, Mike Wier
Paul Harris +4
Arnie Biondo
Paul Harris +7
Don Stewart, Jim Harris
Paul Harris +8
Boyd Preston
Having reached PH+8 and now working on: 
Major Donor Level 1
Dick Hoback
Ron Hollenbeck
Major Donor Level 2
Lee Hieronymus, Harvey Smith
Frank Perez was then recognized for his outstanding leadership throughout this unusual year with the presentation of a Paul Harris +3.
Frank Scott then asked Ron Hollenbeck to step forward for a special recognition from the District. He noted Ron has gone above and beyond, calling him Mr. Time, Talent & Treasure for his leadership to bring in the District's largest Rotary grant ever - $300,000 for water pumps in Malawi. For his efforts and leadership, Ron was presented with a Major Donor Level 2 which included a crystal and pins. Thank you, Ron!
President Frank then presented the annual recognition awards:
Service Above Self - Carol Kennard
For her assistance with hybrid meetings and keeping the club informed through the newsletter.
Service Above Self - Chuck King
For setting up the hybrid meeting electronics each week and troubleshooting as we learned the new skill of Zoom and hybrid meetings.
Rotarian of the Year - Brad Huffman
For his leadership to establish a new fundraising Golf Outing which was a sellout, very well organized, and exceeded our fundraising goals. Brad's leadership made a big difference in this unusual year!
Frank then passed the ceremonial baton to incoming president, Brian Hayes, and PDG Harvey Smith administered the Oath of Office.
Newly elected President Brian Hayes then recognized Frank for his outstanding leadership during this unprecedented year and presented him with a Star of Excellence award.
President Brian Hayes then introduced his Board and PDG Harvey Smith administered the Oath of Office to the 2021-22 Board.
President-Elect – Arnie Biondo
Vice-President - vacant
Treasurer – Gerry Eastabrooks
Secretary – Mark Balsan
Immediate Past President – Frank Perez
Membership & Attendance – Crissy Allums
Rotary Foundation Director – Ron Hollenbeck
Education Foundation Director – Judy Budi
International Service Director – Chuck King
50th Anniversary Chair – Carol Kennard
New Generations Director – Mark Febus
  • Interact – Mark Febus
  • 4-Way Speech – Kisha Taylor
  • R.Y.L.A. – Susan Schnell
  • Youth Exchange – Brad Huffman
Community Service Director – Adam Manning
  • Dictionaries/Thesauri
  • Adopt-a-Family – Elda Gay-Gotos
  • Operation Warm
  • Service Days
Club Affairs Director – Brad Huffman
  • Pancake/Golf Fundraising – Adam Manning & Brad Huffman
  • Website – Carol Kennard
  • e-Bulletin Editor
  • Social Media
Sergeant-at-Arms – Pat Beckel/Boyd Preston
President Brian gave some words of welcome and this advice:
"Let's go make a mark that can't be erased!"
Next week our newly inducted president, Brian Hayes will share his goals and plans for another great Rotary year!
As more of our members have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, our Rotary club is now meeting in-person and on Zoom meetings. Please join us!
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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Golf Club at Yankee Trace
10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458
United States of America
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