The 45th Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Banquet was held on Jun 10, 2022 at Michaud’s Event Center.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Kevin Lynch, who also provided some additional door prizes.  Tom Laub provided the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

After dinner we started with a special presentation.  Dan Cricks and Jim Kaminski presented a wedding gift to Chelsea and Josh.  Chelsea had been our speaker at one of our meetings recently sharing her story of overcoming several challenges during her life, including some stories of her time in the Connections program.

Outgoing president Colton Rompala provided an overview of his year which was a bit of a roller coaster rider coming out of the covid restrictions.  Colton also presented the following awards:

  • Club Appreciation Award: Bea Hovanec
  • Club Appreciation Award: George Grozan
  • Rising Star Award: Ravi Velu
  • President’s Award: Dan Cricks
  • Dedicated Rotarian Award: Manjit Khuban
  • Rotarian of the Year: Barb Stettnisch

Incoming President Ashley Gay then provided her vision for the coming year.


Past District Governor John Reyes then inducted Ashley Gay, and the rest of the board for next year, as well as the foundation board.

The Club Officers for next year are: President Ashley Gay, President-Elect John Turnbull, Vice President James Nixon, Secretary Rob Simon, Assistant Secretary Jerry Balint, Recording Secretary Joyce Reed, Treasurer Barb Stettnisch, Assistant Treasurer Dick Kiplinger, Sergeants-at-Arm Ken Dooner, Brian Krusz, and Kevin Lynch, and Past-President Colton Rompala.  The Club Directors are Dan Cricks, Pat Greco, Bruce Kahn, Dave Riehl, Mary Kaminski, Kevin Kennedy and Rick Voigt.

The Foundation Trustees for next year are: Bill DeMarco, Ray Longerich, Colton Rompala, Michelle Lynch, David Reed, Manjit Khuban, and Scott Maloney.

Following the installation and five way test was a fun evening of fellowship and dancing.