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The Fairview - West Park Rotary Club Newsletter Newsletter
August 2006

Dear Robert,

Please help us welcome our 2006-2007 Club President, Steve Fitz. Steve brings to us the same enthusiasm and dedication he brings to all facets of his life including his family dentistry business located in Cleveland's West Park!

in this issue
  • Calendar of Events
  • U.S. Navy Admiral to address Rotary Club
  • Clubs Combine Summer Fundraising Efforts
  • Rotary District Governor Visits
  • Vocational Services Committee Update

  • U.S. Navy Admiral to address Rotary Club

    Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast U.S. Navy Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance

    Tuesday, AUGUST 15, 2006 at 12 Noon Club Meeting - 100th Bomb Group

    Rear Admiral (Sel) Prendergast grew up in Philadelphia, PA and Palatine, IL, and was a 1975 graduate of Palatine High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School; where he earned a Master of Science degree in Management with a subspecialty in contract and acquisition management. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) Executive Education Program. He earned his commission in 1979 through the regular Navy ROTC Program upon graduation from the University of Notre Dame.

    His sea tours include duty as Supply Officer of the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (SSBN-656); Supply Officer, Submarine Squadron 1; Assistant Supply Officer of the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) and Supply Officer of the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71).

    His shore tours include assignments at the Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA; the Naval Supply Center Pearl Harbor, HI; the Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, PA; and at Supply Corps Officer Personnel, Washington, DC. His past assignments also include duty as the Deputy Commander for Fleet Logistics Operations within NAVSUP Headquarters; Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps; Director of the Navy Working Capital Fund Division within NAVSUP Headquarters;and as Commanding Officer of the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in Jacksonville.

    Rear Admiral (Sel) Prendergast was selected to Flag rank in August 2004, while serving as the Chief of Staff, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) in Mechanicsburg, PA and subsequently reported to his current assignment as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

    Rear Admiral (Sel) Prendergast’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various campaign and unit awards. He was the recipient of the 1989 Navy League Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award for outstanding support of the operational forces of the United States Navy. He also was awarded the 1991 Naval Supply Systems Command Award for Academic Excellence.

    Clubs Combine Summer Fundraising Efforts

    North Olmsted Snow Cone / Slushy Fundraiser
    AUGUST 24-27, 2006

    Due to the ongoing construction of the new Westgate Mall, the Fairview Fun Fest was cancelled this year eliminating for this year one of our most successful annual fundraising events; The Fairview - West Park Lemonade Stand.

    We want to thank the North Olmsted Rotary Club for offering us the opportunity to join with them and participate in their fundraiser at the North Olmsted Community Fair. Both clubs will share in the proceeds from this fundraiser to raise money for our clubs' worthwhile Rotary giving.

    See George Newman for Volunteer Sign Up Times

    Rotary District Governor Visits

    Jay Dzurilla, 2006-2007 District 6630 Governor

    AUGUST 29, 2006 12 Noon

    Club Meeting - 100th Bomb Group, Cleveland District Governor

    Governor Dzurilla will visit the Fairview - West Park Rotary Club. to address the Club and expound on this year's rotary theme called,

    " LEAD THE WAY " .

    Vocational Services Committee Update

    The club's 2005-2006 Graduating Senior High School $1,500. Scholarships have been awarded to:

    Alex Wervey - Fairview High School
    Lindsey Mihalic - St. Joseph Academy

    Alex plans to attend DePaul University where he will study English and Pre-Law and Lindsey will attend Cuyahoga Community College where she plans to study Early Childhood Development.

    Calendar of Events

    2006-2007 Officers

    Steve Fitz

    President Elect
    George Newman

    Dick Robinson

    George Newman

    Joe Kazimer

    Past President
    George Newman

    Calendar of Events

    August 15, 2006
    Member Meeting - 100th Bomb Group 12 Noon. John J. Prendergast, Rear Admiral U.S. Navy to Speak.

    August 15, 2006
    Club Website Meeting immediately following the regular club meeting to be held at the offices of Donna Van Rooy, Baldwin - Wallace College. Open to all interested in helping with the club website.

    August 22, 2006
    Club Meeting 100th Bomb Group 12 Noon

    August 24-27, 2006
    Club Fundraiser with North Olmsted Club - Snow Cone / Slushy Booth at the North Olmsted Community Fair

    August 29, 2006
    Member Meeting 100th Bomb Group 12 Noon. District Governor, Jay Dzurilla to Speak

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