Submitted by the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club
The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club inducted its 2013-14 Leadership on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at their installation dinner held at the Barona Resort and Casino’s Golf Center.
The installation, traditionally held in
late June was delayed to allow the Club to focus its efforts on its signature
event - Concert at the Lakes, which was held on July 13 at the Santee Lakes
Recreational Preserve. The Concert
netted nearly $14,000 for the Club’s Foundation’s scholarship program.
The installation exercise was conducted by District 5340 Assistant Governor, Marilyn Sanderson. Officers installed were: President - Jim Peasley; President-Elect - Tom Miles; Secretary - Lori Bird; Treasurer - Bill Pommering; Foundation Chair - Bill Stumbaugh; Foundation Treasurer - Doug Wilson, Club Administrator - Sandy Pugliese and International Chair: Vic Bermudes.
District Assistant Governor, Marilyn Sanderson also assisted in presenting Paul Harris Fellows to three (3) Rotarians: Sandy Pugliese, Bill Pommering and Jim Peasley and to two (2) spouses: Leslie Caires, wife of Rotarian, Augie Caries and Pam Wilson, wife of Rotarian, Doug Wilson.
Paul Harris Fellows are
given to individuals who have contributed more than $1,000 to the
Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund or the Humanitarian Grants Program of
the Rotary Foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Additionally,
individual Rotary clubs may from time to time honor individuals as Paul Harris
Fellows. These honorees are individuals who meet high professional and personal
standards set forth by Paul Harris. Paul Harris recognition is not limited to
Topping off the evening was the announcement of the Club’s Rotarian of the Year. Out-going President, Augie Caries recognized two (2) Rotarians with the coveted Rotarian of the Year Award.
The first was presented to Rotarian, Emily Andrade for her outstanding efforts in leading the Club’s signature event - Concert at the Lakes. This event, held to raise funds for the Club Foundation’s scholarship program for at-risk youth, has grown substantially and realized its greatest net profit this past year.
The second was presented to Rotarian, Bill Stumbaugh for his international work on behalf of the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club. The Club has played a key role in a water project in Kenya and women’s and infant unit hospital construction project in Ecuador. Rotarian Stumbaugh was also recognized with Rotary District 5340’s prestigious Award. Rotarian, Bill Stumbaugh is planning an extended trip to Ecuador in November.
The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club is currently working on a District matching grant project to purchase a large capacity freezer and refrigerator for the Santee Food Bank.