Posted on Jul 03, 2019

Big thank you’s to Dave Smith for agreeing to be President for a second year. He did tell the club he’s hoping someone steps up for next year as Rotary International doesn’t allow a third consecutive term. Dave went over highlights from the past year such as Dave Larson being named Rotarian of the Year. He thanked all those who served including board members and thanked new members Jenny Reddington and Janet Novak for agreeing to serve as new board members in the coming year. He appreciated that the club was very well represented at the District Conference and thanked Assistant Governor John Hurley and Mary Petro for helping our club to win two literacy awards. He also talked about our international grant thanks to Anita Papich to provide breadfruit trees to Haiti. He appreciated the many programs of the past year, including tours of Woodward Governor’s new plant and also the Rockford Rescue Mission. We had a great year again for Youth Exchange thanks to Tom Brooks, Ginger Thompson and Dave, to mention a few.