In an action-packed meeting on May 10, our Rotary Club presented a premier Community Service Award, recognized local Students of the Month, honored two groups supporting women’s empowerment, and inducted two new members.
It was a parade of uplifting news, featuring the presentation of the club’s 2024 Vern Applegate Community Service Award to Denise Reil, founder and executive director of Visitation Home, Inc. in Hamilton - shared residences and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Also taking the podium were our Students of the Month - Ella Bencivengo, Steinert; Nataly Leon Suquitana, Hamilton West; and Alexa Benedetto, Nottingham - who told us about their activities in and out of school and their plans for the future.
We presented $500 checks to representatives of Homefront and S.H.I.N.E., two of the groups represented at our club’s Women’s Empowerment Fair earlier this year.
And we inducted two new members - Tom Liwosz and Roger Moore, both of Hamilton.