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Pittsfield Rotary Congratulates Paul Harris Honoree

The Pittsfield Rotary Club honored Rotarian and past Club President Bill Durall with a milestone accomplishment of achieving his Paul Harris +2 pin at the Club's meeting on October 15, 2014.  Shown at left presenting Rotarian Durall with his pin is Club President Gary Woods.  Congratulations Bill!

 

webposted 10/20/14

Pittsfield Rotary Inducts its Newest Member

The Pittsfield Rotary Club inducted Sheila Davidsmeyer as its newest Rotarian.  Shown at left are Sheila and sponsoring Rotarian Jeff Stark.  Welcome to the world of Rotary and Pittsfield Club Sheila!

 

webposted 10/20/14

Pittsfield Rotary Congratulates Paul Harris Honoree

The Pittsfield Rotary Club honored Rotarian Carole Bradshaw with a milestone accomplishment of achieving her Paul Harris +3 pin at the Club's meeting on October 8, 2014.  Shown at left presenting Rotarian Bradshaw with her pin is Club President Gary Woods.  Congratulations Carole!

 

webposted 10/20/14

Pittsfield Rotary Donates Grain Bin Rescue Tube to Barry Fire Department

Thanks to the assistance of JBS United's donation of $500, the Pittsfield Rotary Club was able to purchase a grain bin rescue tube and all the ancillary equipment needed for a grain bin rescue and donate it to the Barry Fire Department.  Several others also contributed to this project's successful completion.  Those included a grant from Rotary District 6460, donations from the Dawson Dean family,  Birch Family Farms, and CNB Bank and Trust.  In addition, R & K Beef provided a Berkshire hog for a raffle, and Ed Kabrick processed the hog at a discount.  Loos Farm Supply and Knighthawk Enterprises also helped with discounts on both the GSI Rescue Tube and the ancillary equipment.

webposted 7/30/14

Pittsfield Rotarians come to the aid of the Pike County Health Department

Left: Rotary President Gary Woods and past President Bill Durall help remove old carpet from what will be new offices for the Pike County Health Department.

 PROGRESS AT NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT SITE

Pike County Health Department Administrator, Anita Andress, RN, BSN, is pleased to announce considerable progress at the 606 W. Adams Street site in Pittsfield. The building on W. Adams St. currently houses the new Pike County Dental Clinic on the north half of the building. Plans are to move all the health department services from the current building at 113 E. Jefferson St. to the Adams St. location. This plan includes renovation of the south side of the Adams St. building and an addition on the west side of the building, to allow all adequate space for all health department services to operate out of one building.

Ms. Andress said, “It has been quite challenging to operate services and manage staff at two separate locations. Combining all health department services in one location will be much more cost effective and will also be much more convenient for our clients.” Pike County Contractors are doing the construction work for the addition to the west side of the building. Renovation of the south side will be done in several phases. “We are so grateful to the Pittsfield Rotary Club, and specifically to President, Gary Woods, and Past-President Bill Durall. Gary and Bill recently volunteered their time and skills to help prepare the south section of the 606 W. Adams building for new flooring.”

If work progresses according to plans, the entire health department services and staff will be housed at the 606 W. Adams St. location by December of 2014.

For more information, please contact Pike County Health Department Administrator, Anita Andress, RN, BSN, at 217-285-4407 x 126.

webposted 8/19/14

 

Pittsfield Rotary Help 2nd Grade Students Meet Literacy Skills

The Pittsfield Rotary Club in conjunction with Rotary District #6460 is proud to help Pike County Schools meet new literacy skills in the second grade.  As part of the second grade Common Core State Standards, students should be able to “determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibility from an array of strategies”.  One of the strategies suggests using glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of word and phrases.   Angie Ruebush, the principal at South Elementary School, informed our Rotary club that dictionaries were not available in her K-2 building.  After checking with the other schools in the county and seeing a similar need, the Pittsfield Rotary Club pursued this need as our project for the year.   This year dictionaries were purchased for classroom use with students being able to work in pairs.  Dictionaries were purchased for each of the four county elementary schools.   The Pittsfield Rotary Club has completed a literacy project seven of the last eight years and is proud to be able to help with the needs of our local schools.

webposted 7/23/14

Pittsfield Rotarian Bill Durall presents dictionaries to meet literacy needs of 2nd graders.  Pictured left to right: Michelle Bigley, 2nd grade teacher, Konner Allen, 2nd grade student, Angie Ruebush, principal, Kristi Heafner, 2nd grade teacher, and Rotarian Bill Durall.

Rotarian Gary Woods presenting dictionaries to Mark Cheatum, Principal of Griggsville/Perry School.

Rotarian Gary Woods presenting dictionaries to Mrs. Zarello’s 2nd Grade class at Pleasant Hill Elementary School.

 
 

 

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