At the June 24, 2021 Meeting, President Cleo Jarvis presented numerous awards to acknowledge key players during her 2020-21 tenure. President Cleo led us through a tumultuous year as her whole tenure was during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Rules were constantly being changed on how to maintain safety. Stroudsburgs Rotary never missed a beat. As public places to gather were closed, Rotarian Jim Becker and others led us into the Zoom world. Whoever even heard of Zoom before the pandemic. We never missed a weekly meeting. When we couldn't meet in person, we had weekly Zoom meetings. President Cleo coordinated fellowship meetings on Zoom. Whenever we could meet in person, President Cleo and the Tech Team conducted hybrid meetings to include persons at the Sycamore Grill and Zoomers and Zoomettes. And the Community Service Team stepped up and helped wherever we could - Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Family Promise etc. The awards recognize the many achievement for the Stroudsburgs 2020-21.
Rotarian Michele Clarke received the Buzz Bensinger Award for her contributions to the community, especially during her tenure as Executive Director of the American Red Cross and our club. PDG Karen DeMatteo received the Service Above Self award for her contributions in the Club and throughout the District. Rotarian Ann Super received the Rotarian of the Year Award for contributions to the club and the community. Jim Becker, Karen DeMatteo and Doris Wehe presented several Rotarians with Paul Harris Awards for their work in the Satellite Club: Deb Kulick, John Baljean, Stacy Rodriguez, Lucy Strunk and Jim also presented Jody Mutchler with her Paul Harris +4. Cleo presented a Certificate of Achievement (and rum) for long-term service to the Club. Holly Corcoran and Tom Nieman received awards for their outstanding Programs this year. Community Service Team and the Tech Team members also received Certificates of Achievement. President Cleo also recognized Clarence Murphy for his many years representing the Stroudsburgs Rotary at Scouting events and John Kulba for his 30+ years of Roadside Cleanup.