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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Three scholarships were awarded at last weeks meeting, the Paul Harris Fellows, Lyon Family, and Nash Family. All three are funded through our foundation and are focused to acknowledge those who achieve success while overcoming personal struggles, demonstrate strong character and a commitment to education.  This years winners are:
Paul Harris Fellows, Elijah Cunningham who is a recent graduate of Taconic where he was an AP Scholar, won the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish and Robotics Club. He will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology.
Nash Family, Marissa Buttlieri who is a recent graduate of PHS will be going to MCLA to become a teacher, she already has three credits for her degree through a dual enrollment class. She comes from a family of six children.
Lyon Family, Dylan Northrup a vocational student from PHS is a member of cross country and track teams and skills USA program. A Rotarian Service above self award winner, will be attending UMASS Stockbridge School of Agriculture.   
The board regrets to inform the membership that it has accepted the resignation of Ed O'Brien, he was a long time valued member and we all wish him the best in his future endeavors.  
Rotary Foundation Elections
Elections were held last week for the Pittsfield Rotary Foundation, congratulations Tom Sherman President, Board of Directors Carol Leibinger-Healy, Kelly Marion, Mark McKenna
Transition Party
Don't forget about the Annual Rotary Transition Party  Thursday, June 30th from 5pm to 9pm, 99 Valentine Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Join us as we celebrate the end of Kelly's Rotary year and the start of a new one with Joan DiMartino as our President.
Book House Duties
The following schedule of Club members has been created to rotate caretaking responsibilities among the membership. The date listed is the Thursday of the week assigned.  We ask that sometime during the week assigned, from the prior Sunday to the following Saturday, that the assigned Rotarian visit the Rotary book house (at the Boundless Playground), to clean out any trash, neaten the inventory, and determine whether additional books need to be acquired. 
07/28  Gail Molari   
08/04  John O'Brien
08/11 Ben Parhizgar
08/18 John Perreault
08/25 Rob Proskin
09/01 Bart Raser
If you will be unable to fulfill this commitment, please notify Book House overseer Dave Hall ( who your replacement will be in advance.
Introduction Duties
07/28  Mark Busch
08/04  David Cianflone
08/11  Ralph Cianflone
08/18 Gwen Davis
08/25 Adrienne DeBlieux Speed
09/01 Chris Farrell
If you will not be at the meeting, please notify Joel Scussel ( who your replacement will be in advance.
Invocation Duties
07/28  Ron Latham
08/04  Dick Laureyns
08/11  Carol Leibinger-Healey
08/18 Vin Marinaro
08/25 Jay Marion
09/01 Kelly Marion
Please remember to use a non-denominational prayer - be respectful of others' beliefs. If you will not be at the meeting, please notify Joel Scussel ( who your replacement will be in advance.
Birthdays and Anniversaries

One birthday this week: Richard Keilman on July 27

This weeks club anniversaries: Jeffrey Hassett with 10 years on July 27th