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Rotary presents awards

Northville Central School Scholarship Award Winners include Shelby Walton, Danny Reidell, Michael Darling and Sara Cotrafeld. (Photo submitted)

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Rotary Club held its annual changeover meeting to announce award winners and install new officers June 29 at the home of members Chas and Sue Owens, 59 South Shore Road, Northville.

Northville Central School Scholarship Award winners Michael Darling, Sadie Cotrafeld, Shelby Walton and Danny Reidell each received a check for $1,000 to further their education. They received the award for their academic achievements and service to their community.

Framed certificates and gifts were given to the 2017 award winners.

Jacqueline Nichols was selected as Northville Rotary’s Community Member of the Year for her work on the Edinburg Board of Education, the years she coordinated the Edinburg town Christmas party, and the many times she supported fundraisers in Northville and Edinburg by providing food and facilities. Nichols requested that her $100 gift be donated to Sacandaga Helping Hands.

Carolyn Adamczyk was named Northville Rotary Rookie of the Year for her work on the group’s Facebook page and the woodworking show, for serving as liaison to the Community Collaboration Council, and for developing the Rotary Buddies Program.

Chas Owens was recognized as Rotarian of the Year for his years of service to the club as past president, raffle chairman, foundation president, show signs chairman and his work securing ads in this year’s show program. Both Carolyn and Chas donated their gift to the Northville Rotary Foundation.

The club welcomed new members Jim and Maureen Janeski, and Assistant Governor Maria Heise inducted officers for the 2017-18 Rotary year. President Ken Adamczyk, Co-Secretaries Sue Owens and Patty Danese, Treasurer Carolyn Adamczyk, Past President Leslie Ford, Sergeant-At-Arms Bob Smith and Directors Paul Huebner and Dan Casey will comprise the board next year.

Leslie Ford was honored with a president’s plaque and a Paul Harris Award, which is the highest award given to a Rotarian, for her successful year as president of the club. As part of the changeover tradition, the bell, gavel and Rotary briefcase was passed by Ford to the new president.

During the summer, Rotary meets each Thursday at homes of Rotary members. If anyone would like to join the Northville Rotary Club, check the club website at NorthvilleRotary.com to see where the meeting is held.

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