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Our annual Christmas auction is always a successful fundraiser. Held at the Walter's Cultural Arts Center, Rotarians and guests once again bid on items to increase the coffers of our Leonard Gratteri Scholarship Fund as well as The Community Grants Program. Chairperson Leah Perkins-Hagele is compiling the final figures now to report how well we did. A fun time was had by all again this year. Pictured above is current President Jeff Nelson flanked by incoming President Carolina Malmedal on the left and following Carolina is Leah Perkins-Hagele as President on the right. Obviously this picture proves that things are certainly looking up for the Hillsboro Rotary Club! Sorry Jeff couldn't resist that one.
On Friday November 14th a group of our members led by Donna Bosak, presented graphing calculators to 4 of the area high schools. Donna was able to get at matching grant of $1500 from our district to be able to make this $3000 purchase. The calculators will benefit students who might not otherwise be able to afford them. This is just another great project from our Community Services Committee. Thank you Donna and the entire committee who worked on this project.
Rotary is all about "Service Above Self" and no one lived that motto more than Leo Dal Santo. For those of us who have been in Hillsboro Rotary for awhile, the name Leo Dal Sango holds special meaning. For those newer members who really never got to know Leo, take it from some of us who have been around awhile, that Leo is everything that you ever thought about Rotary. All the mottos, all the catch phrases, they are all personified in Leo. Leo passed away last week leaving a void that will be difficult for anyone to fill. Some of us are still coming to grips with Hillsboro Rotary without Leo Dal Santo. One wonders if his family really knew how much this man meant to us. While we mourn the passing of this man we hope that we can be inspired by his service and continue to do great things in our community. For those of us who thought of Leo as Rotary we hopefully will continue to do things that would make Leo proud of us. We bid you goodbye Leo and envy the place that has you now as we know that you are right at the front of line when the work assignments are being passed out. Their gain is our loss. RIP dear friend.