Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rotary Awards Dinner 2016

The Rotary Club of Washington held our annual Awards Dinner at Marr Park on June 29, catered by the Applewood Bistro.

Tsalika Rich
Thank you Tsalika Rich for a great Rotary year! Your leadership is most appreciated. PLUS, YOU HAD A BABY IN MAY!

Cheryl Kurtz
Club president Tsalika Rich pinned the Presidents pin to incoming 2016-2017 club president Cheryl Kurtz. We're looking forward to a great year with you, Cheryl!

Past DG Don Patterson, Tsalika Rich, and Becky Patterson

Don Patterson was honored with the Bill Sitler Rotary Community Service Award for his years of service to Rotary and the Washington community. Don is the Past District Governor of District 6000.

Terry Engelken was selected as the Rotarian of the Year! Thanks, Terry for all your contributions.

Rotarian of the Year, Terry Engelken, and Club President, Tsalika Rich

Assistant District Governor Bob & Pat Freeman

Bob Freeman, Assistant District Governor, and his wife, Pat, attended the awards dinner and spoke to the group. Thanks for your commitment to Rotary, Bob, and your message to the club.

Cheryl Kurtz, Tsalika Rich, Terry Engelken, Libby Schnicker, Harvey Holden, Bob Freeman

Libby Schnicker received a Rotary Scholarship toward her studies in agronomy at ISU. Stinker was also honored with the John Prochaska Rotary Service Award. She is the daughter of Perry Schnicker and Melinda Schnicker.

McKenna Brinning, daughter of Shane and Kathleen Brinning, received a Rotary scholarship toward her studies at ISU. McKenna is not pictured.

Reed Basten, son of Tom and Sue Basten, and Aaron Vittetoe, son of Don and Alicia Vittetoe, were the Rotary Youth Leadership Award winners for 2016. They will attend RYLA at Grinnell College later in July. Reed and Aaron are not pictured.

Harvey Holden, Rotarian Emeritus, attended as a special guest of the club. 

To see historical award and scholarship winners, check out our club's Awards page.


Don't forget that on July 7, incoming DG Chris Knapp from Iowa City will be visiting our club. Take a minute to check out Chris' biography and Welcome Message on the Rotary District 6000 website.


July 7 - 10:30am Club Board Mtg. w/ DG Chris Knapp
July 7 - District Governor Chris Knapp
July 14 - Steve Olson: Peyton Cuddeback on the National BPA Conference
July 21 - Sue Basten: TBA
July 28 - Gary Murphy: TBA