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Newsletter - Current May 17, 2018
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Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter

Recognition Day 2017-2018

Opening Ceremonies:

Invocation: John Valentine

Pledge of Allegiance: John Valentine

Rotary Four Way Test: Marc Hurd

Song : "Happy Birthday"  To Sammie Frackelton

Greeter:  Steve Stern

Sgt At Arms: Dale Dagley




Principals and Teachers from our 4 city schools

Award recipients


               Recognition Day:

Linda Bartrom- Master of Ceremonies

Pam Dunn-opened the ceremonies by explaining the origin of Rotary's  Four Way Test that was created by Rotarian Herbert Taylor in 1932.

Robert  Shumate- Vocational Service Chair

                       Scholastic Mini Grants

                       School                        Recipient                        Project Title

                Orange Lutheran-       Mrs. Elizabeth Heim- $97       College work shop

                 Serrano Elem.            Angela King     $255.80          Student study storage  

                                                    Lauren McLeary- $300            PE equipment

                                                    Joan Cyenas- $500                 Building Blocks

                                                    Pam Welch  -  $416                 Flexible Seating

                                                    Ling-ka Brown- $474.14      

                Cerro Villa                    Roni Hanke-  $225                  Spirit squad equipment

                                                     Liisa Buchness- $75                Headphone splitters

                                                     Danielle Mathews-$1000         School wide reading of "Wonder"

                                                     Jennifer Wong-$325-               Science Olympiad entrance

                Villa Park Elementary   Mrs. Smith & Scott-$484.71     Class chairs for special needs students

                                                     Courtney Stillwell- $300            2 Ipads

                                                      Mrs. Krever-   $500                   Escape boxes

                                                      Donna Johnson- $293              Cozy corner

                                                      Suzett Miller- $492.78               Fancy Fingers

              Villa Park High                 Major Jay - $400                       Sheet music I-pads

                                                       Alan Hobbs- $211.86               Radioactivity

                                                           $200                                     Grad Night sponsorship


                                           Teachers of  the Year-voted by their peers

           Villa Park High- Matthew Strickland-    Principal  Dr. Ken Miller

           Cerro Villa Middle School- Liisa Buchness-  Principal Lisa Ogan

           Villa Park Elementary- Suzette Miller- Principal Raeanne Litttle

           Serrano Elementary- Angie King- principal Catherine Rizzo. 


                                         Santiago Canyon College Scholarships:  Presenter Bill Underwood

                                                Karen Bustamante - Santiago Canyon Foundation- Development Coordinator

                                                Syed Rizvi-  Vice President Student Services

      - Awarded by the Rotary Club of Villa Park to re-entry students who are returning to  school after at least a 5 year hiatus/ GPA 3.0+


Bill Underwood, Robert Shumate, Mark Schmidt, Siyid Rizvi and Karen Bustamante

Youth Services:  Dr. Linda Bartrom- Chair

       Activities sponsored over the last year:

      - Middle School Essay Contest

      - High School Speech Contest

      - RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards recipients reflections on the camp.

            - Paula Gibb

            - Sieu Mey Chum   


Paula,Sieu Mey and Dr Bartrom      

      - Dusan Ancich Youth Football Scholarships- Presenter Dr. Ken Miller -$500

      - Interact Presidential Scholarships- An Vu & Kaitlyn Nguyen- presented at a later date by Greg Mills

      - ACS Scholarships- Sydney Strupp & Sydney To- presented at a later date by Ed Carter

      - Youth Club Sponsorships:

            - Villa Park High School Interact

            - Cerro Villa Middle School Interact

            - Serrano Elementary School  Earlyact

            - Eagle Scout Project Support

            -  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards(RYLA)

Community Area of Service- John Valentine Chair

        - Projects during the last year:

          - Ronald McDonald House- meals for parents of children in CHOC

          - Eddie Nash Foundation- Camp to Belong- reunites siblings who are in Foster Care

          -Meals on Wheels- in-home meals for home-bound elderly

          - Boy Scout Pack and Troop 850 support/sponsorship

          - Skyview Elementary School- provided gift cards to needy students and families over the holidays

          -Orangewood Children's Home- put on a carnival for  children who have been abandoned or neglected

          - Marine Thanksgiving - support for our young marines who can't get home for the holiday

          - National Night Out- support for first responders

         - Gabe Perez- Villa Park Student with acute leukemia- raised $4000 of donations to help the family.

International Avenue of Service- Mike Brunhober Chair

        Projects in the last year:

         - Medical/ Dental  Van for Caborca, Mx. -( just completed  $81,000)

         - Annual Caborca, Mx  Polio Trip(Feb 23-25)

         - Water well in Kenya- ($132,000)

         - Tecate, Mx. " Elias Mora Foundation" ( scholarships for exceptional students with low income)

         - Neonatal Equipment for Caborca, Mx. hospital($75,000 new project)


Special  Community Awards:

       Villa Park Rotary Club Business of the Year- Parag Patel, "Dunkin Donuts"

Chad Zimmerman, Parag Patel and Presenter Robert Shumate

       Villa Park Rotary Club Phil Hurwitz Award- for Selfless Support of Charitable Endeavors:  Dean & Cindy Simons

Accepting for the Simons Pam Dunn with Chad Zimmerman

       Villa Park Rotary Club Above & Beyond Award in Honor of Pete Moriarty

                  Robert Frackelton with his sons( who he says did all the work)

Chad, Robert Frackelton &son with Diana Moriarty

        Villa Park Rotary Club  Mark Schmidt Endowment Award- Initial Year

               Accepting for his father: Mark Schmidt, Jr.

               Student Awardee at Santiago Canyon College- Christian Vargas- $500

Christian Vargas, Chad, Bill Underwood and Mark Schmidt

        Villa Park Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year-  Ed Carter

Chad with Ed Carter


Club Award Given to Our Club at the District Conference on May 4th

Robert Shumate, Marc Hurd, Chad Zimmerman and John Valentine


Tuning Up the Rotary Centennial Clock

Mark Schmidt, David Larson(clock tech) Pam Dunn & John Valentine.