Over ninety guests and members attended the celebration held on September 8th at Rustic Roots. The event highlighted over 24,500 lives that were impacted in 2021-2022 for local, regional, and international projects, initiatives, and events. During the event Stillwater Sunrise Rotary awarded Paul Harris Fellow Service Awards to eight recipients for their extraordinary efforts over the past year.  Please click read more for details. And check out the pictures from the event in our albums.
Clean Water, in support of the El Corozo, Nicaragua water project—Rick Heidick
Rick's personal effort and investment in support of the El Corozo water project is impressive. This is the first running water in the community.
 
Environmental Focus Award—Lenny Snellman
Lenny championed an effort to make a composting option available to club members.  Thousands of pounds being composted vs thrown in the trash!
 
Education at Stillwater Area High School—Brent Voight
Brent has led the STRIVE Mentoring program at Stillwater Area High School for many years. This is a huge role and includes recruiting volunteer mentors, interfacing with the school and teachers, planning each mentoring session, and leading the discussions.
 
Fighting disease, Polio eradication—Jon Stillman
Jon's passion for polio elimination has come out many times over the years.  In addition, this year he received special recognition for his many years of service to RI, much of it focused on polio eradication.
 
Overall Club Service Award—Rick Heidick
Rick has done many selfless things for our community!  He has used has talents and time to help elevate the city of Stillwater to a Bike Friendly Status through Sustainable Stillwater
 
Youth Community Award---Hannah Hebert
Hannah is a Stillwater high school senior to graduate in 2023. She has done things like 1) Sponsor a child in Columbia for 10 years through Compassion International; 2) Design/build/maintain a Free Little Library in her neighborhood; 3) Co-founded a podcast for teens during the 2020 quarantine called Quaran Teens; 4) Did more than 400 hours of service during her work to earn a Congressional Award; 5) Volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children, and Valley Outreach.  
 
Adult Community Award—Mike Lyner
Mike has been a member of the Bridge the Valley, Bike Rally planning committee for two years. He is the only non-SSR member of the team.  He has worked extremely hard and has taken on several different roles on the team, including planning and mapping all the routes, which is a huge task.
 
For more information
Contact Mark Fisher, Stillwater Sunrise Rotary at marksfisher-hcp@comcast.net
 
Mark S. Fisher  
Health Care Partners - HCP Consulting
651-226-7809
marksfisher-hcp@comcast.net