Posted by Joe Trexler on Jul 11, 2018
A new slate of officers was installed at the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove's Installation Dinner held at Lake Julian. The officers are Pat Finlon (President), Chuck Barrett (President-Elect), Sue Maifield (Secretary) and Steve Cherveny (Treasurer). The event was catered by Coleman's in the Park and, at the request of the President, included a good-old fashion picnic menu of Brats, Burgers, Barbecue Chicken and Yummy Potato Salad.
Special recognition was given to Neil Donner and Allan Stewart. While no longer members, they were two of the original members when the club was formed in January of 1970. President Pat Finlon presented both with Founding Member pins. Also in attendance were Cary-Grove HS graduates who were recognized as being scholarship recipients. This year, the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove contributed $18,000 in scholarships to students who will be pursuing higher education.
A high point of the evening was the presentation of the Jack Renskers Community Hope Award. Named after long-time Rotarian and Founding Member Jack Renskers, this award is given to a non-rotarian within the community who volunteers their time and whose efforts are often under recognized, and may not be well known in the Cary & Fox River Grove area. As part of this award, the Rotary Club makes a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary International Foundation in their name and presents the recipient with a Paul Harris Fellow Award. This year's recipient is William Pickett with the Citizens Police Academy.