The Kentland Rotary Club began a new year of service in the Kentland area.  Outgoing President John Frischie installed the new slate of officers and board members.  Serving in the 2010-11 year will be:  Darrell Fredrickson President, Greg Hall Secretary, Kirby Drey Treasurer and President Elect. The Kentland Rotary Board includes the officers and Tim Lohr, Roberta Dewing, Jay Brinkman, Steve Portteus, and John Frischie.  John Frischie thanked the outgoing board members for their service and efforts.  During the past year the Club has added three new members, donated $1312.00 to the Covenant Federated Food Pantry and $2588.00 to the Rotary International Polio Plus Project.  The Club also sent seven personal care items to our troops in Afghanistan and donated to the Rotary Club of LaPaz Bolivia for their amputee project.  The Rotary Club donated approximately $15,000 to local students for scholarships.  These activities were funded with member donations and proceeds from the Kentland Rotary Club Truck Raffle and the annual chicken dinner at the Kentland Oktoberfest.  The Kentland Club was also recognized as the only Club in District 6540 of Rotary International with the Presidential Citation with Distinction from President Ray Klinginsmith of Rotary International.  


Candace Armstrong, John Cook, and John Frischie were recognized by Jay Brinkman, Foundation Committee Chair for their participation in the Paul Harris Fellows program.


Other business of the day included an update on the Truck Raffle.  Sales have begun and response has been strong.  A special thanks to Emerson Sondergrath Incorporated for their continued support of the Truck Raffle Project.

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