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30th ANNUAL ROTARY FISHING CLASSIC
Rotary Fishing Classic June 3-5, 2016
Rotary club guarantees $2,000 minimum first-place cash prizes
This year, the Rotary club is guaranteeing a minimum cash prize of $2,000 for each first place winner in the three categories: walleye, salmon and lake trout. Anglers getting a jump on the registration will find an on-line early-bird special of $40 per adult angler before May 1. It raises to $50 on May 1.
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Barbara A. "Barb" Straw, whose age was her best kept secret, of the Old Dock Road, Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington, Vt. She was born in South Bend, Ind., the only child of Willard Earle and Irene (Calvert) Straw. Barb was a graduate of Purdue University.
She was the highest Chief civilian on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Of the 60 Strategic Air Command (SAC) bases, she was the highest ranked woman in her job for 15 years. Barb was very proud of her civilian military career, serving in Korea during the war and numerous other SAC bases. She finished her career at Plattsburgh Air Force Base and decided to make Plattsburgh her home.
Barb joined Plattsburgh Rotary Club in 1987 and became Club Secretary in 1989. She has been named Rotarian of the Year, Paul Harris Fellow (& 5 Sapphire pin); she is also a Rotary Benefactor. Over the years she has been involved with the Centennial Project, which she was very passionate about, the Fishing Tournament, Radio Day, RoDucky Derby, Salvation Army bell ringing, membership, classification committee, holiday gifts, program committee, involved with the district conference and more.
Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
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Get live updates from the Council on Legislation
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UNESCO-IHE scholarship applications now available
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Ensure recognition for your Interact clubs
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