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Rotary presents awards at banquet

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Several awards were presented at the recent Brazil Rotary Awards banquet by past president Rob Dispennett (middle). President-elect Dr. Miranda Goodale (left) was honored with the Service Above Self Award while Denzil Adams (right) was awarded the Outstanding Rotarian Award. Dispennett was also presented with a commemorative gavel mounted on a plaque honoring his year as president of the club. Courtesy Photo.
The Brazil Rotary Club conducted its annual awards banquet at Goodies Galore Oct. 26.

President Susan Thomas opened the event by thanking Rotarians, spouses and friends for their support during their only fundraising event, the 4th of July celebration. The international goal of Rotary is defeating Polio as well as many other peace and humanitarian issues. Locally, the Rotary volunteers are dedicated to serving and giving back to Brazil through weekly speaker programs, school dictionary distribution, various community grants, scholarships and the annual July 4th celebration.

The Rotary Club handed out many awards at the banquet, including the 2008-09 Paul Harris Fellow Award, which was presented to Bill Morthland by last year's winner Mike Peterson.

Past-president Rob Dispennett (right) also selected first-year Rotarian Lena Khudayeva (left) to receive the Rookie of the Year award at the annual Rotary Club of Brazil awards banquet. Courtesy Photo.
Other awards included the 2008-09 Outstanding Rotarian of the Year Award, won by Denzil Adams, the Service Above Self award, won by Dr. Miranda Goodale, and the Rookie Rotarian of the Year award, won by Lena Khudayeva.

Six Rotarians, Mary Jo Alumbaugh, Virgil Butts, Sam Crawn, Frank Farmer, Rob Moore and Stanley Hunt, were also recognized for being in the $300 Club for selling the most advance sale raffle tickets.

There were also 17 club members who were recognized for having consecutive years of perfect attendance including: Virgil Butts, Dr. Miranda Goodale, Mark Adamson, Jim Middledorf, Bill Morthland, Chris Rodgers, Mike Peterson, Dr. Alicia Reed-Thomas, Susan Thomas, John Lee, John Earlywine, Sam Glover, Sam Crawn, Maryann Reed, Frank Farmer, Jim Deal, and Amos Thomas, who has had 52 years of perfect attendance.

Last year's Paul Harris Fellow Award winner, Mike Petersen, presented Bill Morthland with the 2009 award at the annual Rotary Club of Brazil awards banquet, which took place recently at Goodies Galore. Courtesy Photo.
Several members also won crystal vase centerpieces engraved with the motto: Service Above Self.

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