Outgoing Pres Roger Schamp thanked the outgoing club officers and board members for their support during the year, including the difficult planning for our Club’s change of meeting venue. He reviewed our District’s February Humanitarian Trip to Guatemala, and our Club’s Project EGO, as outstanding examples of Rotary service. He thanked Audrey Dahlgren for her exemplary service in recruiting First-Place District Winners in the District’s Student Mu-sic, Dance and Speech Contests. He extended warm appreciation to Angi Ma Wong for her many years of outstanding Rotary service to our Club and District. Roger thanked PDG Lew Bertrand for accepting the duties of Incoming President, and presented outgoing Club Treasurer Chris Kilgore with a plaque for his years of outstanding service.
Dave Moyers reviewed some interesting quotes in Roger Schamp’s Butte, Montana, High School Yearbook. Then Roger’s history was reviewed, going to UC Berkeley where he met his wife, Carol. From there, Roger entered the US Navy where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
PDG Rick Mendoza and PDG/Incoming Pres Lew Bertrand presented Roger with the Past President’s Pin. Rick Mendoza expressed appreciation for our Club and Roger Schamp’s service, and declared him Honorably Discharged!
He also noted Lew Bertrand’s District leadership during the year of the merger of the two Districts. PDG Rick Mendoza conducted the installation of Incoming Pres Lew Bertrand and his 2015-16 Board, and Lew made his closing remarks. The party went on while the sun set over the hillside to the west.