The Rotary Club of North Fort Myers had many milestones this month.
President Danielle Hall passed the gavel on to incoming president Ray Hair, Adam Hromiak was named Rotarian of Year and scholarships were given to several North Fort Myers High students.
"It was a very productive year," said Hall of her presidency. "The focus of my year was establishing annual fund raisers. This was accomplished and we now have our golf tournament in October, a Rotary Fund Raising Cruise in December and have established the foundation for a wine and cheese event, hopefully to be held in January."
Current president Danielle Hall passes gavel to incoming president Ray Hair for Rotary Club of North Fort Myers.
She talked about incoming president Ray Hair.
"He was he chosen by a nominating committee. This has been a three year commitment; they actually go in as a vice president, then president-elect the following year and the next year as president," she said.
"I think Ray is very focused on the objectives of Rotary and understands what needs to be accomplished. I think he'll do a great job."
Hair is the owner of Ray Hair State Farm Insurance.
"I'm honored to be chosen as the president of the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers and I look forward to continuing all the good works we've done over the years," he said.
Adam Hromiak, a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Cape Coral, was also named Rotarian of Year this month.
"We have a committee that chooses Rotarian of the Year," Hall said. "Adam was chosen because whenever assistance was needed for a project, he was the first to volunteer. He also helped with organizing volunteers, which is a huge job and has taken on position of our Exchange Student Liaison. We have a student that we are sponsoring to go to Ecuador for a year to go to school."
That student is Lucas Doran. He is a student at Cape Coral High School and lives in North Fort Myers.
Rotarian Allan Parvey, owner of Parvey & Frankel Law Firm, was chairman of the scholarship committee this year. "We give out scholarships every year to North Fort Myers High Students who show exceptional grades and extra curriculum activities. This year we had the best crop of applicants we've ever had, the most qualified. It was extremely difficult to award, every one was deserving.
"These are truly deserving students who will have assistance going to college."
The top scholarship recipient is Saige Abrams, recipient of the four-year, $1,000 per year scholarship. She will be attending FSU and majoring in Exercise Science. The second top student is Tiffany Sarg, who will receive $1,000.
"I'll be going to UCF for nursing," she said.
"I'm extremely proud," said mother Lara Sarg, who attended the award ceremony.
Also honored was Service Above Self Award winner Dalton McMullen from North Fort Myers High.
The Rotary meets every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at The Dolphin Room at the Shell Factory & Nature Park.
The club is always welcoming new members.