Anne Broderick ascends to Rotary throne
Ann Broderick was crowned as the new President of the Oakwood Rotary Club on July 10. Her reign began on July 1st and will continue until June 30, 2010. She is the third women to serve as President of the Oakwood Rotary Club. The Club has 118 men and women working to further the principles of truth, fairness and equality. The Club supports community activities through its numerous fundraising projects such as That Day in May.
Photo by Leon Chuck, www.PressboxPhoto.com
Queen Ann Broderick puts on her white long gloves, as she is being crowned by Pam Goelz and receives her staff.
Ann’s Royal Court a.k.a. Rotary Board are as follows:
The Club meets every Friday morning at 7:00 AM at the Dayton Country Club and welcome guests and visitors.
Speakers for July include:
U.S. Foreign Service in Russia
If you are interested in learning more about the Oakwood Rotary Club, come to one of our weekly meetings. In the near future our website will be available for information on the Club at www.oakwoodrotary.com.
Longtime Oakwood resident William W. Burnett has been working extensively on his home at 2100 Far Hills Ave. for the past seven years. He has installed a gazebo, stone pathways and who-knows-how-many plants, bushes and trees around the property. Starting in December of last year, he decided to create a crowning salute to Oakwood and its Centennial by constructing a commemorative cupola for the roof of his home. Gathering together lumber, slate, copper sheathing and stained glass, he set about building the cupola, incorporating the Oakwood city logo and the year 1908 (year the city was founded) in the design. He finished the project in March. He then had the cupola hoisted up on the roof with a crane where it sits today.
Claire Roess receives Rotary Scholarship award
The Club awards the scholarship annually to a high school senior who is an Oakwood resident. The recipient may be attending any area high school. The children of members of Rotary International are ineligible.
The Club received applications from a number of students from Oakwood High School. “This is very competitive, and the field of applicants represented a very impressive set of credentials”, said Russell Maas, Vocational Service Director for the club. “This scholarship is somewhat unique in that we renew the scholarship every year for the entire four years providing that the student remains eligible through a combination of academics and community service at their college or university.”
Students were required to apply for the award by showing good community citizen qualities while demonstrating that they are good students as well. “We were interested in finding the applicant that had reached out into their community to perform a leadership role in extracurricular service. It was more important to us, as Rotary members who serve the broader community completely outside our professional lives, that our winner demonstrate that quality as well,” Lohmeyer pointed out. “Being class president or having a GPA of 4.0+, while a marvelous accomplishment, didn’t carry as much weight with us as someone who might organize a team to support a homeless shelter, for example.”
Ms. Roess exhibited strong leadership and maturity outside of her school environment through her volunteer work in the Children’s Department of Wright Library, coordination of a Senior Citizen Prom for residents of Ten Wilmington Place, volunteer work at Habitat for Humanity, packing lunches for The Other Place and her fund raising for cancer through Oakwood’s Relay for Life. “I was thrilled to be honored by members of our community in this significant way. This really means a lot!” she said. Ms. Roess is the daughter of Rebecca and William Roess of Oakwood.
July 14, 2009
Volume 18, No. 28