Our club is saddened by the loss of one of our long-time Rotarians, Gerald (Jerry) Aussprung, who died at the age of 89 on Dec. 30.  Jerry had been a member of our club for over 50 years, having joined on Dec. 4, 1967.  Jerry was a well-known real estate appraiser and a respected community leader. He was a “master” at fundraising. When our club started the Rotary Music Festival over 20 years ago, he was always one of our top fundraisers. Through his efforts, our club has been able to grant thousands of dollars for student scholarships and community projects.  RIP Jerry.