Rotary club feted for highest retention in Ohio Williamsburg Rotary extends financial and physical support to its community and beyond, apart from presenting scholarships to high school seniors for their meritorious record.

Williamsburg Rotary President Pat Louiso, left, with Williamsburg High School scholarship winners Coby Hamilton, Spencer Clark, Emily McKibben, Abigail Bowling, Kyle Kuhn and Samantha Jones, and counsellor Morgan Capucini. Photo: Submitted
Williamsburg Rotary President Pat Louiso, left, with Williamsburg High School scholarship winners Coby Hamilton, Spencer Clark, Emily McKibben, Abigail Bowling, Kyle Kuhn and Samantha Jones, and counsellor Morgan Capucini. Photo: Submitted

The Williamsburg Rotary Club was recognised by Rotary International for having the highest retention rate of members in District 6670.

The district includes clubs in the southwest quarter of Ohio.

Past Rotary District Govenor Bill Shula presented the award to Williamsburg Past President Matt Earley and current President Pat Louiso.

There are 22 members in the club, which provides financial and physical support to the Williamsburg community and beyond.

The club awarded four $1,000 scholarships to deserving Williamsburg High School seniors.

Academic scholarships were awarded to Samantha Jones and Coby Hamilton.

Community service scholarships were awarded to Abigail Bowling and Emily McKibben.

The students attended a meeting to receive their cheques.

Also in attendance were Williamsburg High School students Spencer Clark and Kyle Kuhn who were sponsored by the club to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference at Camp Kern.

The conference is attended by 100 high school students chosen by the 52 clubs in District 6670 to provide leadership, team building skills to our youth to give to them tools for success.

Partnering with the Williamsburg Methodist and Presbyterian churches, 306 pairs of shoes and 26 pairs of socks were collected in 2017 for shipment within the US and overseas so that children will be able to attend school.

In the past five years the Williamsburg Club has collected more shoes than any other club in the district.

The club meets every Tuesday from noon to 1 pm at the Williamsburg Fire station at 915 W Main Street.

Each week lunch is catered, followed by a 30 minute programme.

Source: cincinnati.com

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