Charter No. 1058 - District 7120


Club News
Student of the Month Awards

OMCS Superintendent Chris Wood made his 38th Student of the Month presentation introducing Nakiaha Robinson as Rotary’s September Student of the Month. Nakiaha is a member of National Honor Society, Rotary Interact, and Student Council President. She is ranked 8th in her class and will graduate in 2018 with 28 college credits. She is currently participating in the New Visions program for Education and Human Services In addition to her academic success, Nakiaha is a 5-year varsity basketball and has received various awards including the Susan Haeffner award presented by The Odessa File annually for sportsman ship. Nakiaha’s achievements haven’t come easily. Nakiaha tore her ACL in 9th grade and her MCL in 10th grade. She and her family have experienced great hardship, but Nakiaha is not one to complain and has always remained positive. Superintendent Wood commented that Nakiaha is one of the students who inspires – her peers and her teachers. Humble and a girl of few words, Nakiaha thanked Rotary for the honor, her parents for support, and Mr. Wood for his presentation.


The Club recognized Watkins Glen High School senior, Tanner Ryan as its September Student of the Month. He was introduced by teacher, Alex Richmond. Richmond said Ryan is an “exemplary young man with a commendable devotion to both character and academics.” Ryan is an impressive athlete and a member of the school’s champion cross country team. Ryan is a leader and a scholar, but Richmond noted that his “character is second to none.” Ryan thanked Rotary for continuing the tradition of Student of the Month and for recognizing him. He also thanked Mr. Richmond, his teachers, and parents. He plans to attend college upon graduation and study engineering. “I hope to continue this trend of success in life,” Ryan concluded.

Photos compliments of The Odessa File


Youth Exchange Students

Our new inbound exchange students, Beatriz Silva from Brazil and Arnaz Bhoruche from India. Beatriz is attending Odessa-Montour HS and Arnaz is attending Watkins Glen HS.
The Club is sponsoring two outbound exchange students. One of those students is Lydia Myers, seen here with Michelle Benjamin. Lydia willl travel to Brazil August 6th.

Pasta Night, 2013

Thanks to Don Stocum, Jim Bacalles, Judy Phillips, Glenda Gephart, and Bill Phoenix for being our celebrity chefs and for all our members who joined us at Pasta Night. We brought in 51 people!

Antique Show, 2010

Top - The morning crew takes a picture break between antique dealer arrivals. President Glenda and Rotarian & Interact Director Nancy "guard" donuts, while hauling crew members carefully study items before selecting what they'll carry.

Roadside Trash Pickup, May 2010

Half of the roadside trash pickup crew gather for a picture after the cleanup task was completed.