See photos from Changing of the Guard President Cynthia Schlaud passes the Gavel to Incoming Caro Rotary President Brenda Kretzschmer.
 
The Cornerstone Award is presented to Kenny Beach of Brentwood for continual services to the club.
 
Service Above Self Awards were also given to Brenda Kretzschmer – Every month for your Continual Support of the Club and myself as President.  Kent Graff – Updating club billing and attendance.  Jerry Bernhardt- Keeping our finances on track and in order.  Lee Teschendorf – Setting up and taking down the room every week and Filling in for Sergeant at Arms.  Barb Osentoski – Membership Assistance and keeping me excitement about different ideas of bettering the club experience.  Nancy  Thane  – Rotary Youth Exchange and Singing.  Walley Kent  for Keeping us Singing.  Erin Schmandt – Help with the Rotary Website.  Mark Ransford –Sergeant At Arms / Meetings Fun and challenging and in keeping us laughing.  Dick Fullmer – Weekly making money for the club by selling 50/50 tickets. Thank you to all members who helped in many ways.
 
Rotarian of the Year Award:  Carol Starling  is an example of going Above and Beyond the call of being a “Service Above them wherever they needed to go. Especially the District Assembly which was very difficult.  Carol it is appreciated more than you now. It’s kind of like Rotary Attendance X2.  She also has been assisting another club in starting their own Interact Group.   Above all of this, she has put forth huge amounts of effort during the Christmas season when arranging volunteers and shopping for Christmas for youth.  I think I counted at least 6 shopping carts full of items that have to be separated for payment and separately be presented to the families.  All in the name of “ROTARY”.  For this the Award for Rotarian of the Year goes to Carol Starling.   Self “ Rotarian.  She has promoting and encouraging Rotary among our Younger Generations.  Not only in starting our Interact Club but she has attended all of the meetings and helping them with their own service projects and budgets and transported.