Posted by Jim Bolas
Former President Laura Maines chaired the meeting 
Club Meeting Program Schedule
May 10th– Club Assembly
May 17th– To Be Announced
May 18th-20th– Rotary District 7300 Conference – Seven Springs
44thAnnualTech Awards Dinner            
Former President and Director of Club Service Jim Hinerman was MC for this year’s Annual Tech Awards Dinner and welcomed all the teachers, students, parents and family members to the event. Jim reminded everyone that the Club is proud to hold the event now into its 44thyear and thanked Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park High School faculty members for their participation in recognition of students selected for their achievements and accomplishments in the technical fields. 
Jim introduced William Wells and John Oluzak, Industrial and Technology Education Teachers, respectively, at Bethel Park High School who introduced students William Miller and Sage Devine for recognition. Mr. Oluzak noted that one student, Joseph Fertal, could not attend the award dinner due to a prior engagement.
Next Jim next introduced Upper St. Clair Technology Education Teachers Fred Peskorski and Stephan Stroyne who recognized students Ahnna Jones, Parachi Masown, Nicholas Wylie and Julia Brubach.
In recognition of each student the teachers explained why the student was chosen and what the student’s plans are for their future.
The Club members and assembled guests gave each student a healthy round of applause for their accomplishments and in receiving the Club’s award.
2018 Bethel-St. Clair Rotary Tech Award Recipients
Left to Right: President H. Dieckmann, P. Masown, F. Peskorski, A. Jones, J. Oluszak, S. Devine, W. Miller, N. Wylie, J. Brubach, S. Stroyne and Director Club Service Jim Hinerman – BP Teacher W. Wells missed the group photo
Rotary 3rdGrade Spelling Bee Winner – Ben Hopkins
Jim Hinerman introduced Ben Hopkins this year’s winner of the 3rdgrade Rotary Club of Bethel – St. Clair Spelling Bee held at St. Louise de Marillac Elementary School. After 54 students went through 15 elimination rounds Ben won correctly spelling the word “Mirage”. Ben will represent our Club at the Rotary District Conference to be held at Seven Springs May 18th-20th. Jim recognized Ben’s parents Patrick and Kerry Hopkins who were proudly in attendance. Ben was given an opportunity to speak to the Club members and guests and noted that he was proud to win the Spelling Bee and mentioned that his grandfather was an editor for a news organization in the 1960’s & 1970’s which he was also very proud of. Ben thanked the Club for the opportunity.