July 1, 2017: In 2017-18, we will answer the question “What is Rotary?” with the theme Rotary: Making a Difference. Rotary: Making a Difference
Kurt Rohr becomes Fayette Rotary PresidentJuly 5, 2017: Each year on July 1, the leadership at all levels of Rotary changes. Kurt Rohr is our new President this year. To enact the change, past-President Tamara Kimball passes the gavel to Kurt.
Past-President receives Plaque for ServiceJuly 5, 2017: The president of the local Rotary Club provides leadership to the Club. This leadership takes work, planning and time. Past-President Tamara Kimball is shown here receiving a plaque for her service to the Club during her term as President. Current President Kurt Rohr makes the presentation.
Rylee Beeler talks about Girls StateJuly 5, 2017: Rylee attended Girls State the previous week to her making the presentation. All of the activities of the experience were fresh on her mind as she related her experiences to the Club. Rylee (center) is pictured with her parents, Paul and Tammy Beeler.
Cameron Stornello: Experiences at RYLAJuly 12, 2017: There were several outstanding applicants to go to RYLA in the spring of 2017. Normally, the Club selects one person, but this time there were two persons selected to go to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. Cameron Stornello was one of those persons and one could gather from his presentation that he learned much and had fun.
RYLA Experiences by Clare AsherJuly 19, 2017: Rotary Youth Leadership Academy - Clare Asher was the other person selected by Rotary (Deb Miller Chair's this committee) to attend RYLA. One gets the impression, listening to their experiences that this week-long encounter enriches the participants.
Blake Huster: Am Legion Choice for Boys StateJuly 26, 2017: Each year, our Rotary club co-sponsors with the local American Legion group one entry to Boys State. The American Legion group picks the recipients. We pay for one ticket. Blake Huster had a fabulous experience and we are happy we could help.
August Students of the MonthSeptember 20, 2017: Pictured are Fayette Rotary High School students of the month: Freshman Jonathan Ebbesmeyer (l), sophomore Abbey Conrow, junior Abby Geha. Senior Blake Huster was away at College Day.
September 29, 2017: Shown receiving his dictionary is Thaddeus Quint, son of Rotarian Jessica Quint. Kurt Rohr, Club president, presented each student with a dictionary.Third Graders receive Dictionaries
September 29, 2017: Having one's very own dictionary brings a smile to every third grade'rs face.
Third Graders receive Dictionaries
September 29, 2017: These dictionaries are purchased by the Fayette Rotary Club and presented to the third graders at the beginning of the school year.Third Graders receive Dictionaries
September 29, 2017: Having witnessed this happening for several years running, I would encourage every Rotary member to attend at least one of these presentations. The reaction of the children is very rewarding.Third Graders receive Dictionaries
September 29, 2017: About 50 of these dictionaries are handed out each year. A label with the Rotary emblem is prepared and pasted inside the front cover. There is a place on the label for the child's name.Third Graders receive Dictionaries
October 2, 2017: Each year our Club applies for a District matching grant. This year our grant and match totalled $1800. This amount was enough to buy two bleachers for the Howard County Fair Grounds. The bleachers came unassembled. Vice-President Gale Schafer called upon some of his Fayette High School FFA members to help with the assembly. They are shown here hard at work, helping us out.FHS FFA members help assemble bleachers
District Governor Melvin C. Platt visitsOctober 11, 2017: District Governor Melvin Platt visited our Club on this day and another day in the winter. He spoke to Club members during the regular meeting time and also spent another hour and a half with the local Board making suggestions on how we might improve our Club.
September Students of the MonthOctober 18, 2017:Honored in October are the FHS September Students of the Month along with one from the previous month. Present for the picture are senior Blake Huster (August, left), senior Samantha Conrow, junior Viola Wayland, sophomore Josey Seaman, Rotary President Kurt Rohr and freshman Kylea Hoover.
Tree ReLeaf ProjectNovember 6, 2017: Forest ReLeaf of Missouri - "Forest ReLeaf of Missouri operates the only nonprofit community-assisted tree nursery in the region. Since our inception in 1993, more than 150,000 trees have been planted throughout Missouri and Illinois – projects that have increased tree canopy in low-income areas, assisted with reforestation after major weather disasters and those undertaken to promote peace and healing in our communities."
October Students of the MonthNovember 15, 2017: Rotary is proud to recognize students who are chosen by their peers for their exemplary contributions during the month of October. Honored this month, starting from the left, are freshman, Trenity Wells; sophomore, McKenzie Mohr; junior, Chris Dunivent; and senior, Isaac Bartholomew.
Tamara Kimball becomes Paul Harris FellowNovember 15, 2017: Tamara Kimball became the 92nd person to be recognized by the Fayette Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow. Tamara achieved the recognition by contributing $1000 to Rotary International Foundation. We all know that Rotary does great things locally and around the world. It is contributions like Tamara's that make this possible.
Tree ReLeaf ProjectDecember 5, 2017: Our Club (Kurt and Gale) went to St. Louis, picked up trees and with a little help, planted them in public areas around Fayette.
Forest RrLeaf of MO: "Started from seed or bare root seedlings, our staff and volunteers are growing more than 20,000 trees in our 6-acre nursery, CommuniTree Gardens, located in Creve Coeur Park in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Each spring and fall thousands of these trees are given away for free to groups for public and nonprofit planting projects throughout Missouri and the surrounding regions."
November Students of the MonthDecember 12, 2017: Joining us for a very festive December Rotary meeting were the November Students of the Month. Left to right and senior to freshman are Mikela Howell, Ava Valencia, Ethan McBain and Breanna Estes.
Roger Lembke receives Paul Harris PinDecember 12, 2017: Rotary International automatically sends out Paul Harris Fellow pins each time a member reaches another $1000 contribution plateau. Here, Roger receives a pin with one saphire stone indicating that he has reached the second plateau. Shown with Roger is Rotary President Kurt Rohr who made the presentation.
December Students of the MonthJanuary 17, 2018: The December Students of the Month selected by FHS Faculty and Students pictured are (from the left) freshman Cody Hilgedick, sophomore Murphy Quint, junior Vince Roberts and senior Kelly Hilgedick. Murphy is the daughter of Rotarian Jessica Quint and Vince is the son of Rotarian Cindy Roberts.
Greg Stidham joins RotaryJanuary 17, 2018: Accomplishments of a Rotary Club in a community come from the membership. The more members we have, the more we can accomplish. Joining our Club this day is Greg Stidham (left.) He is welcomed by Rotary Membership Chair, Jamie Page.
Fayette Rotary hosts Trivia NightFebruary 3, 2018: Trivia Night is our fundraiser for our match to the District Simplified Grant mentioned earlier (bleachers.) Many members pitch in to help make the event successful. Shown in the picture is Tamara Kimball (left) explaining to a participant how it works.
Thank you Keith KeelingFebruary 21, 2018: Thank you Keith Keeling for 22 years of service to the Fayette Rotary Club.
January Students of the MonthFebruary 21, 2018: Students of the Month received certificates recognizing them for the impressions they made on fellow students in the month of January. From the left we have Terry Taylor, recognized for his good work at the Moberly Technical school; Quinn Frerking, senior: Jack Kindle, sophomore; D'Juan Jackman, junior and Olivia Gebhardt, freshman.
Farewell to Keith KeelingFebruary 21, 2018: Keith Keeling joined the Fayette Rotary Club in 1996 and has been a faithful member since that time. Keith and his wife Margie decided it was time to move closer to their son and to a home with fewer steps. Unfortunately for Fayette, the new location is in Florida. The Club showed their appreciation for Keith's contribution with a cake in his honor.
Morton Sisters EntertainFebruary 26, 2018: The Morton Sisters from Marshall Missouri joined us on this Monday evening. From January to April the Club experimented with the meeting time to try to raise attendance. In fact, the attendance was lower on these Monday evenings. We had many guests who were entertained by this talented musical group on this particular evening.
February Students of the MonthApril 18, 2018: February Students of the Month had to wait until April to be honored. Because Rotary did not meet on Wednesday the last two Wednesdays in March and because of a boil order the first Wednesday in April, senior, Callie Kaser (left;) junior Emily Mittenburg; sophomore Logan Thies and freshman Avery Whitley, had to wait until April 18 to receive their honors.
March Students of the MonthApril 18, 2018: Also honored on April 18, were the March Students of the Month. From the left in the picture are senior Tate Beeler, junior Isaiah Estes, sophomore Marlena Heath and freshman Molly Thies.
April 18, 2018: A new sign announces the presence of a Rotary Club in the city of Fayette at the north entrance to Fayette along the Golf Course. Thank you to Kurt Rohr and Gale Schafer for mounting the sign and to Chris and Terri Rohlfing for painting the sign.New Rotary Sign
April 23, 2018: Long time Fayette businessman Bobby Robb joined Rotary on this date. He is shown here having his membership pin added to his collar by his wife Linda and sponsor Jamie Page.Bobby Robb becomes member
April 23, 2018: Membership Chair and sponsor Jamie Page (right) welcomes new member Bobby Robb.Robb welcomed by Page
April 26, 2018: The Club obtained more than 30 trees from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri this spring. FHS Interact members help in the planting of the trees in front of the school along highway 5.Tree ReLeaf Project
April 26, 2018: More than a dozen FHS Interact members help to plant and water 10 trees of all varieties.Tree ReLeaf Project
April 26, 2018: Boys and girls alike pitch in to plant the 3' to 5' tall trees.Tree ReLeaf Project
Tyler Proctor receives ScholarshipMay 18, 2018: (Picture from Facebook) Each year the Fayette Rotary Club selects a Fayette High School graduating senior who plans to attend Central Methodist University as the recipient of a $500 scholarship. Tyler was one of nine students that matched this criteria. The Fayette Rotary Board made the selection. Linda and Roger Lembke recused themselves.
May 23, 2018: First by nomination and then by vote, the Fayette Rotary Club selected Marty Ferry as the Club Business Leader of the Year. Jim Steele wrote a tribute to Marty and made the presentation. His tribute may be found on this website by clicking on the Business Person Recognition link in the left column.2018 Business Leader of the Year
June 20, 2018: Marty Ferry was presented the Paul Harris Fellow pin with two saphire stones indicating that she has given an additional $1000 to Rotary International Foundation adding to the $2000 she has already given. Way to go Marty!Marty Ferry receives PHF Plus 2 pin
June 20, 2018: At the of the meeting on June 20, Kurt passed the gavel to Gale Schafer. Next week, Gale will begin his second term as Fayette Rotary Club President. Gale was president of Rotary in the fiscal year 2008-09. Kurt will be out of town the last meeting of the year, hence the early transition.Passing of the Gavel