Rotary Recognizes “Service Above Self”

Mechanicville Rotary Recognizes Community Volunteers.

MECHANICVILLE MARCH 5- The Mechanicville Rotary Club recognized the officers and committee volunteers of the Mechanicville-Stillwater Breast Cancer Walk during their 3rd Outstanding Volunteer Service Award ceremony held at the Arts Center on the Hudson.  Matthew Hosek, Rotary Club President, said the award is presented to non- Rotarians to recognize their efforts to improve the quality of life in our community.

MSBCW officers, Catherine Lynch - President, Amy Pickett - Vice President, Joyce DiVirgilio Treasurer, and Sharon Clements – Secretary, organize several fund raising activities, including the walk in October, to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of regular checkups.  Over the past 5 years, they have raised more than $200,000 for cancer research and assisting families battling the disease.

Hosek praised the entire committee for their hard work and willingness to jump in and do whatever was necessary to make the Walk an annual success. The Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”, is clearly demonstrated by the actions of these extraordinary individuals and we all hope to see the day when their goal, “when the big C stands for cure, not cancer,” becomes a reality! 

Full article in the March 13 issue of the Express.