- __Changes at the Rotary Club of Hubbard September 28, 2016
On September 15th, Hubbard Rotary had their 2016 Past Presidents dinner at Countryside at The Elmwood. This dinner honored exiting President Chad McConnell for the past three years of service. Chad will still be serving Rotary as District 6650 Assistant Governor for Division 1C 2016-2017.
This was also an opportunity to honor others in the community. The Hubbard Rotary club was chartered in 1956. Ray Kyle is a charter member, joining that year, and George Zenovich joined one year later.
In 1956 the Club began by holding their weekly meetings at noon on Mondays in the basement of the Central Christian Church. The Gleaners club of this church in the early days used the funds generated by the lunches to pay off a loan due to a prior fire. The Gleaners were honored at this dinner for the past 60 years of dedication as the Hubbard Rotary moves into their new meeting place at Countryside at The Elmwood.
Honored this evening were three new Paul Harris Fellows and their sponsors. Ray Kyle and family have been Paul Harris Fellows seven times. Chad McConnell honored his mother Elizabeth McConnell and Michael Holdford honored his wife Mary Beth Holdford.
Michael Holdford is also the incoming president. He has served in this capacity a few times before.
- __McDonald Girl Scout Troop Holds Installation Ceremonies September 28, 2016
McDonald Girl Scout Troop 80172 held installation ceremonies for three levels of girl scouts. The troop installed Daisies and bridged Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts in three separate ceremonies at Woodland Park in McDonald. Last year this troop participated in many activities, including Christmas caroling in the community, visiting the fire station to thank the firefighters, camping out, and participating in Girl Scout Thinking Day. The leaders are Jaclyn Kuntz and Jenna Evans.
- __ Boardman High School Celebrates Fourth Annual “Yes Fest” September 28, 2016
On Friday, September 30, Boardman High School will host its 4th Annual Yes Fest. The Anti-Drug Event was created to challenge students to not only say “No” to drugs, but to say “Yes” to positive influences, especially community service.
This year, all high school students, as well as 7th and 8th graders from Glenwood Junior High, will have the opportunity to hear from two amazing speakers. Heidi Riggs, Chief Administrative Officer of Alvis, a non-profit human services agency providing treatment programs for people who’ve been incarcerated. spent much of her career with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Secretary of State’s Office, where she worked with Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Heroin Unit. David Kohout will also speak. He’s the founder of Talk is Cheap, Inc. a nonprofit that focuses on building character and confidence, and instilling hope in today’s youth.
After the speakers, students will travel to the gym for a community festival. They will be able to talk to representatives from at least 60 valley non-profits and community groups about a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Some of the guests include Akron Children’s Hospital, Beatitude House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Green Team.