Pictured from left to right; Scott Lojas, Paul Harris Fellow, Phyllis Jeffries, President Elect and Treasurer; Oziel Jeffries, Board member; Chuck Fair, Secretary; Larry Miller, Sergeant at Arms; Shana Fair, President; Jim Bakos, Rotarian of the Year; Evelyn Spring ”Service Above Self” certificate; and Nellie Bichard, Board Member.
Rick Sabine, Assistant District Governor, presided at the Byesville Rotary Club installation ceremony and swore new officers in. Officers for 2015-16 are: Shana Fair, President; Phyllis Jeffries, President Elect and Treasurer; Chuck Fair; and Larry Miller Sergeant at Arms. New board member serving a two year term is Oziel Jeffries. Fair stated that her goals included working on continuing to build the Byesville Rotary Foundation which supports scholarships for Meadow Brook seniors, initiating a project to support childhood literacy, and continuing the club’s tradition of providing Christmas food baskets for families in the Rolling Hills School District.
Chuck Fair, outgoing president, recognized members for their service during his year. Jim Bakos was presented the “Rotarian of the Year” award. Bakos was chosen by club members for this honor for his work as Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Each year the club presents 3 scholarships to Meadowbrook seniors and 1-2 scholarships to Meadowbrook seniors attending Mid East. For many years, Bakos was responsible for insuring that scholarship applications are available to Meadowbrook students and for arranging interviews with the applicants.
Scott Lojas was recognized for earning a Paul Harris Fellowship, and presented with a Paul Harris medallion and pin. The Paul Harris Fellowship award is given in recognition of club member making a donation of $1000 to the Rotary Foundation. Other members of the club were recognized for their commitment to “Service Above Self: They were presented with a certificate recognizing that each had spent 50 or more hours working on club service projects or attending weekly meetings. This award replaces the “Perfect Attendance” certificate.
Thanks to Nellie Bichard and Jan Wilson for planning an enjoyable Changing of the Guard Dinner.
Connect with Byesville Rotary at: www.Byesvillerotary.blogspot.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Byesville-Rotary/256548047818283 The club meets 7:30 am, Tuesday at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville.. Call Membership Chair Jim Vaughan, 740-432-5605, to learn more about how to join.