Rotary International 2019-20 ThemeJuly 1, 2019: Rotary Connects the World!
Rotarian Larry Anderson becomes PresidentJune 26, 2019: Larry Anderson accepts the gavel from out-going President Gale Schafer. Larry served as our club president in 2012-13 so this is his second go around.
Outgoing President receives plaqueJuly 3, 2019: Gale Schafer, our club's immediate past-president receifes a plaque from the club for outstanding sevice to the club during his year as president.
Happy Can check to FFofArtsAugust 7, 2019: The club supports 14-15 projects each year. A 'Happy Can' is passed around each meeting encouraging members to relate something they are happy about. Each month a different project is held up for support. This particular month the Fayette Festival of the Arts was the group receiving support. Jim Steele and Glen Ludtke (left) receive the check from Club President Larry Anderson.
Jill Wiseman becomes a RotarianSeptember 4, 2019: President Anderson welcomes new member Jill Wiseman.
DG Paul ReinartSeptember 18, 2019: Paul Reinart is Rotary District 6080 Governor this year. He visited our club on this date.
DG and Assistant DGSeptember 18, 2019: The District Governor appoints several assistants to help him throughout the year. Our Assistant District Governor is Danita Allen Wood (left) a former member of our club.
August Students of the MonthOctober 2, 2019: Each year the Fayette Rotary Club honors Fayette High School students through the Students of the Month program. A Fayette High School Committee consisting of faculty and students selects one student from each grade for the honor. This month the four students selected are: (l to r) freshman, Gia Parisi; sophomore Trae'veon Lee; junior Kylea Hoover and senior Carly Stark.
New Member Joe ParisiOctober 2, 2019: Joe Parisi (right) is welcomed to Rotary by Membership Chair Jamie Page.
September Students of the MonthOctober 16, 2019: Students selected to be honored in September are: (l to r) freshman Preslee Sunderland, sophomore Jace Smentkowski, junior Mollie Thies and senior Grant Himmelmann.
New Member PacketOctober 16, 2019: Joe Parisi (left) receives New Member Packet fro President Larry ANderson. Each new member to receives a Rotary packet containg their certificate of membership, a Rotary lapel pin and many other items.
October Students of the MonthNovember 20, 2019: Student honorees for October are: (l to r) freshman Maddi Lawson, sophomore Cale Hudson, junior Alexis Oakley and senior Abbey Conrow.
Happy Can check to Ministerial AllianceDecember 4, 2019: Receiving the Happy Can check for November donations is Jamie Page (right) representing the Fayette Ministerial Alliance. President Larry Anderson makes the presentation.
November Students of the MonthDecember 18, 2019:Selected for SOM in November are: (l to r) freshman Tyler Rye, sophomore Gracie Doolin, junior Josh Henderson and senior Meredith Stumbaugh.
Happy Can check to Music BoostersDecember 18, 2019: Receiving the Happy Can support in December is the Fayette HS Music Boosters. On hand to accept the check are Mr. Alex Kirby (left) and Mrs. Vanessa Miner (center) from Fayette Rotary Treasurer Kurt Himmelmann.
Cres Roberts receives Merry Christmas Thank YouDecember 18, 2019: Each week Rotary meets on the fourth floor of the CMU Student Center. We begin the hour by eating a full meal provided by Fresh Ideas of the CMU' Food Service. Cres Roberts is the Fresh Ideas employee who faithfully serves us each meeting of the year. On this last meeting before Christmas, Fayette Rotary members recognized Cres and Fresh Ideas with a card and monetary gift as a big thank you.
Governor's CitationJanuary 8, 2020: Danita Wood, Assistant District Governor (left), presents Gale Schafer, Club President during the previous year, with the Governor's Citation for all of the Club accomplishments under Gale's leadership.
Cornhole Traveling TrophyJanuary 15, 2020: On October 20, 2019, several (6) of the area Rotary Clubs competed in a Cornhole Tournament to raise money for Polio Plus. Each club is represented by several teams. Of course there is a first and second place winner of the tournament, but there is also a team trophy which passes from club to club depending who has won the most recent tournament. The Fayette Rotary Club has the honor of displaying the trophy for the current year.
Cameron ByrdJanuary 29, 2020: Cameron Byrd became a Rotary member earlier this month. Cameron is shown here with his new member packet presented to him by Rotary President Larry Anderson (not pictured.)
December Students of the MonthJanuary 29, 2020: Selected as SOM in December are senior, Jack Kindle (second from the left), junior Hayley Gordon, sophomore Danielle Crutchfield (no present in picture) andfreshman Leah Lembke. The students are flanked by Rotary President Larry Anderson (left) and FHS Principal Patrick Tray (right.)
Happy Can check to PETJanuary 29, 2020: PET stands for Personal Energy Transport. PET is an organization which makes tricycle-type vehicles propelled by a two-handed arm crank. It was specially designed to help persons who did not have the use of their legs. The organization has since changed its name to Mobility Worldwide. The first shop was in Columbia, MO. In the picture PET volunteer Chuck Thompson accepts check from Pres Larry Anderson.
Trivia NightFebruary 1, 2020: This year nine teams competed for first place in the Trivia Night game. Rotary member Pat Roll's team won in a three-way tie for first place. The fundraising activities of the evening yielded nearly $2000. This is our big fundraiser of the year and covers the $1200 club portion of a $1841 Club and District local project - handicap playground equipment.
July 1, 2018: Rotary begins the new year with a new emblem and a new phrase.Be the Inspiration
June 20, 2018: Outgoing President Kurt Rohr (left) hands the gavel to Gale a few days early as Kurt was planning to be away for a few days. Gale was also the Club President in 2008-09.Gale Schafer becomes Fayette Rotary President
June 20, 2018: Kurt Rohr is presented a plaque for outstanding service to the Club by Gale Schafer (right.)Rohr receives Plaque from the Club
September 12, 2018: Each year Rotary purchases approximately 50 dictionaries to be distributed to the third graders early in the school year. A label is placed inside the cover with the student's name. The dictionary belongs to the student and may be used at school and/or at home. We thank Kurt Himmelmann for ordering and preparing the dictionaries. The three third grade teachers in the picture are (left side, standing) Adrian Stumbaugh, Susan Frevert and Lauren Schekorra. Rotary members present are (right side, standing) Gale Schafer, Kurt Rohr and Kurt Himmelmann.Third Graders get Dictionaries
September 16, 2018: Boonville, Columbia and Fayette Rotary Clubs hosted a Corn Hole Tournament on September 16 to raise funds for Polio Plus. Two member teams paid a $20 entry fee to compete in the double-elimination tournament. First place won $50 and their club received a 'bragging rights' trophy to be retained until the next tournament. VC Alexander (l) and Murphy Quint (r) of the Fayette area won second place.Alexander and Quint take Second
September 26, 2018: Students honored are Annelise Miner, senior (left); Colton Bowers, junior (not pictured); VC Alexander, sophomore; (President Gale Schafer); and Miles Himmelmann, freshman.August 2018 Students of the Month
October 3, 2018: Introduced to the Club this year is the game of Chicken Bingo. Squares are marked off on a large board and the squares are sold at $5 each. Those participating get their name placed on a 'Wheel-of-Fortune.' Each quarter the wheel is spun and the winner gets 250 Paul Harris recognition points from the Club. The first quarter winner is Roger Lembke. The wheel will be spun again first meeting after January 1. When all squares are sold, a chicken will be placed on the board. The chicken dropping will mark the $100 winner.Chicken Bingo winner
October 17, 2018: FHS students selected by peers and faculty for September are (l to r) Cameron Stornello, senior; Kyle Durham, junior; Kaitlin Furneaux, sophomore and Brittany Mantle, freshman.September 2018 Students of the Month
District 6080 Gov Susan Haralson (left)October 31, 2018: DG Susan Haralson visited the Club this day. In her talk she emphasized three points. Do 365 good deeds this year, have a fundraiser for Polio Plus, and promote Rotary in social media. While in attendance she witnessed a District Award by Assistant District Governor Marty Walker, presented a Paul Harris Fellow certificate and a Paul Harris Fellow Plus 2 pin.
October 31, 2018: Marty accompanied the DG and had a presentation of his own. He was here to present the District Emerging Leaders Award (next slide.) This is the first time that anyone in our Club has received such an award.Assistant District 6080 Governor Marty Walker
October 31, 2018: presented to Kurt RohrEmerging Leaders Award Plaque
October 31, 2018: Kurt was surprised when Marty Walker called him to the podium to present him with the District 6080 Emerging Leaders Award for 2017-18.Kurt Rohr receives District Emerging Leaders Award
October 31, 2018: DG Susan Haralson (right) presented the certificate. She likes action shots and displays her enthusiasm in this photo. Linda (center) and Roger (left) Lembke enjoy the moment.Linda Lembke receives Paul Harris Fellow certificate
October 31, 2018: DG Susan Haralson made the presentation, Roger (left), Linda (center) and Susan (right.)Roger Lembke receives PHF Plus 2 pin
October Students of the MonthNovember 28, 2018: Fayette High School SOM joined Rotary Club members for the annual Christmas meal and to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. Pictured above are (l to r) Gracie Doolan, freshman; Dillan Lembke, sophomore; Emma Miner, junior; and Madison Reed, senior.
Larry wins Chicken Bingo spinJanuary 9, 2019: Those who purchased tickets for the Chicken Bingo contest had their names placed on a rotating wheel. Each quarter the wheel is spun. The second quarter winner is Larry Anderson (left, pictured with President Gale Schafer.) Larry won 250 Paul Harris points, which he may apply toward his next pin or donate to another person.
Kurt Rohr - Paul Harris FellowJanuary 9, 2019: Kurt Rohr along with fellow Rotarians swapped points to achieve 1000 Paul Harris points. Points are acquired by monetary points and match points. Assistant District Governor, Marty walker, presented Kurt with the pin and certificate.
Jamie Page - Paul Harris FellowJanuary 9, 2019: Jamie (right), like Kurt, swapped points to reach the 1000 points required recognition.
Kurt Himmelmann receives +2 pinJanuary 9, 2019: Kurt keeps watch on those Rotary points and jumped at the opportunity to swap points with a fellow Rotarian and make him eligible for the next pin. All the dollars contributed to Rotary go to worthy causes around the world.
Marty Ferry receives +3 pinJanuary 9, 2019: Marty, obviously, is a regular contributor to Rotary International as indicated by the number of sapphires seated on her pin.
Gale Schafer - Paul Harris FellowJanuary 9, 2019: Gale was surprised when Marty Walker called his name for he didn't know he was being so honored. Gale became the ninety-eighth person in the Fayette Rotary Club to become a Paul Harris Fellow.
December Students of the MonthJanuary 16, 2019: Snow days, holidays, college visits complicate the honoring of students. Pictured above (l to r) are Kyle Schleeter, sophomore; McKinna Skaggs, freshman; and Josey Seaman, junior. Senior Chris Roberts was off visiting a college and not present for the picture.
New Member Glenn LudtkeJanuary 23, 2019: On this day, Rotary members welcomed new member Glenn Ludtke. Glenn spent much of his life teaching in Oregon. Through his interest in music he became acquainted with the Fayette community. After many visits to the town, he decided to relocate here. Welcome Glenn!
Larry Anderson receives +1 pinJanuary 23, 2019: Larry is our Foundation Chair. After realizing how easy it was to swap Paul Harris points, he and several others in the club used their points to receive Paul Harris recognition or climb to the next level of sapphire pins.
Pat Roll receives +1 pinJanuary 23, 2019: Pat, like Larry, swapped points to receive a sapphire pin with two stones in it.
Trivia NightFebruary 2, 2019: Trivia Night is our club's big fundraiser night. This year the club raised more than $2000 toward their matching grant and local projects. The event was led by Chair person and MC Jim Steele (left,) who reported that over 80% of the club membership contributed to the successful evening. Also present in the picture is club President Gale Schafer.
Trivia NightFebruary 2, 2019: Treasurer Kurt Himmelmann (sitting) sold "Dead or Alive" and "50-50" raffle tickets for a time during the evening.
Trivia NightFebruary 2, 2019: Twelve teams of up to ten members constituted the competing trivia teams. Rotary members provided free food and drink for the participating 'trivia experts."
Roger Lembke has best handFebruary 13, 2019: President Gale Schafer came up with a way to bring prospective persons to our meetings. Members were encouraged to invite potential members to meetings without cost to them. To add some fun, each member in attendance would receive a playing card. They would also receive a card for each guest in attendance. At the end of the period, the best five-card stud hand won - three queens and two nines. Prize: $25 gift certificate.
January Students of the MonthMarch 6, 2019: January Students of the Month were recognized on March 6, 2019 - yes, we are a month behind on our recognition. Pictured above are (l to r) Sadie Hinkley, junior; Josh Henderson, sophomore; Ayden Richardson, freshman; Senior Viola Wayland was unable to attend.
February Students of the MonthMarch 13, 2019: Finally, a month with all honorees present February Students of the Month were recognized on March 13, 2019. Pictured from the left are Cameron McCallister, freshman, Gale Schafer, Fayette Rotary President; Kammy King, sophomore; Aimee Vogt, junior; and Jace Udy, senior.
April 3, 2019: Rebecca Johnson (center), guest speaker this day brought banners from her club, Columbia South, to exchange with the Fayette Club and Boonville Club. Chris Ocker (left) represented Fayette and Danita Wood (right) repreesented the Boonville Club.
April 3, 2019: Dr. Rebecca Johnson (left) receives Fayette banner from Chris Ocker (right.)
March Students of the MonthApril 10, 2019: Once again a person to-be-recognized could not be present. Meghan Felten could not be present for the picture. On April 10, 2019, four FHS students were recognized as the outstanding students for the month of March. In the picture (left to right), senior Emma Hoover, junior Jayden Wright, and freshman Devan Elliott.
Amber Overfelt joins RotaryApril 10, 2019: Amber, business manager at Howard Electric, joins Rotary as the primary in the new corporate membership. Richard Fowler is the associate member.
Jim Steele - Chicken Bingo winnerApril 10, 2019: Jim Steele is the third quarter Chicken Bingo winner. All persons who had purchased squares on the Chicken Bingo board have their names placed on a 'wheel of fortune' wheel. Each quarter the wheel is spun. Jim wins 250 Paul Harris points.
FHS Students at Senate ChamberApril 17, 2019: On April 17, Rotary President Gale Schafer (left) provided transportation for three Fayette Hich School Students to travel to Jefferson City and attend Student Government Day. Pictured with Gale in the Senate Chamber are (l to r) Murphy Quint, Meredith Stumbaugh and Grant Himmelmann.
Jennifer Essary joins RotaryApril 24, 2019: Jennifer is pastor at Linn Memorial Methodist Church. She replaced Rotary member David Hutchison, who moved to Batesville, AR. Jennifer is a former pharmacist.
Essary with SponsorsApril 24, 2019: Two persons served as sponsors for Jennifer. They are Linda Lembke (left) and Marty Ferry (right.)
Glenn Higedick - Business LeaderApril 27, 2019:This year the Fayette Rotary Club selected Glenn Hilgedick of Hilgedick Electric as Rotary's Businees Leader of the Year. Jim Steele provided a list of Glenn's accomplishments. His comments are list on this website under the heading Business Person recognition.
Pat Roll has best poker handMay 15, 2019: In an effort to increase our membership, President Gale Schafer suggested that members who invited potential new member guests to Rotary be given a poker hand playing card for each guest they invited. They also received a playing card for their attendance. At the end of the six week drive, the best poker hand was chosen. Pat Roll was the winner of the $25 gift certificate.
Greg Stidham - Big WinnerJune 12, 2019: Also new this year was the Chicken Bingo fundraiser for Polio Plus. Squares were marked off on a board and sold for $5 per square. 80% of the squares were sold. Each quarter a 'wheel of fortune' was spun and 250 Paul Harris were awarded the win (see earlier pictures.) For the final event of the Chicken Bingo contest, a chicken was placed atop the board. The chicken dropping was used to mark the winning square. Greg Stidham had purchased the marked square, giving him the $100 cash prize, which he donated to the Rotary Foundation.