Posted by Dave Cash on Jun 17, 2019
The Rotary Club of Livonia held its Officer and Board of Director Installation on Monday, June 17, 2019. The event was named in honor of Carl Riegal, Past Club President and Past District Governor with 57 years of Perfect Attendance in the Livonia Rotary Club. The event was held at Schoolcraft College at the Vista Tech Center.  Rotary District 6400 Governor, John Chambers installed the Officers and Board of Directors for the 2019 – 2020 Rotary year.   60 Rotarians and their guests were present.  To view photos from the evening, Click Here
During the evening, members were given Perfect Attendance mentions, Tod Jaggi with 29 years, Bill Fried with 23 years, Janet Haas with 20 years, Dale Coller with 20 years, David Cash with 18 years, Bob Moore with 11 years, Mike Vokal with 8 years , Marty Talty with 7 years, David Stechholz with 3 years, Laura Perlowski with 3 years, Austin Keathly with 3 years, and Halyna Bialcyk with 2 years. Members also received the Rotary International recognition and different levels of the Paul Harris Fellow Award: Holi Kerkhof, Jon Wennstrom, Halyna Bialczyk, Marty Talty, Ian Smart, David Stechholz, Dale Coller, Janet Haas, Bob Hardies, Dick McDowell, and Scott Wilson. In one evening, a total of 12 people were honored who donated to the Paul Harris Rotary Foundation.
Past President, David Stechholz gave his out-going speech, highlighting the many accomplishments of the club during his year. He gave club awards to Laura Perlowski, Barb Lewis, Mike Vokal, and Marty Talty.  Laura Perlowski was presented with the club’s “Dan Waldecker” Award, for the best Sergeant-at-Arms during the year.
The newly inducted officers and Board for 2019-2020 are: Janet Haas, President, Dale Coller, President Elect, Bob Hardies, Secretary, Marty Talty, Treasurer and Trustees; Bob Moore, Bill Fried, Halyna Bialczyk, Pandora Ashley, Austin Keathley. David Cash, Art Cole, Mike Vokal, and Past President, David Stechholz.  
Incoming President, Janet Haas, recently returned from Hamburg, Germany, where the Rotary International Convention was held. In her closing remarks, she reflected on the meaning of leadership and the skills that Rotary International will be focusing on in the upcoming year. Membership including women will be important. A goal of at least 30% women membership has been set as part of RI’s, 2019 strategic plan.
The Rotary Club of Livonia meets on Monday’s at noon at Zukin’s Rib Shack on 5 mile Road in Livonia.