Posted by Dr. Bonnie Styles
We hope you purchased your ticket by the March 27 deadline! On, April 2, 2023 Barb Malany of the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise will receive a prestigious Rotary International Service Above Self Award at a luncheon in Springfield. She will be only the third Rotarian in our District to receive this recognition. Previous Award Recipients were William Rutherford of the Rotary Club of Peoria (2005) and our own Rod Buffington of the Rotary Club of Springfield (2015). Your invitation (shown below) and a reservation form were emailed to you from our Club through ClubRunner on March 13. The Luncheon will be held at Christ the King Parish Hall, 1930 Barberry Drive in Springfield  on April 2 at 1:00 p.m. and costs $25 per person.
Rod Buffington surprised Barb Malany with the news of the award after he gave a program for the Springfield Sunrise Club on March 8 (image below). Other dignitaries present at the club meeting, including District Governor Bill Durrall and PDG Dick Robinson (pictured below) presumably came to the meeting to hear Rod's presentation about his artwork!
The award recognizes Barb's extraordinary contributions to the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and numerous other programs involving youth. We hope that you are not missing this important event!