Rotary Donates To Four Nonprofits, Honors Student

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently donated funding to local nonprofit organizations by presenting each with a check for $500. From left, Rotary Club Community Service Chair Natalia Tretiak, Diana Martinez for the Espanola YMCA Teen Center; Andy Trottier and Ryn Hermann of the Bradbury Science Museum Association; Laurie Hochhalter of the Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program; Eddie Crain and James Barber of Healing America’s Heroes and Club President Laura Loy. Multiple funding-request applications were screened by the Club’s Community Funding Committee; the top six were invited to make brief presentations to the Club; members then voted for their top four choices. Photo by Rob Metcalf

Rotarian Vincent Chiravelle, left, recently led the ceremonies honoring Antonio Gonzales, a Los Alamos High School junior, as a Rotary Distinguished Student of Service. From a large field of nominees recommended by teachers, Gonzales was chosen for his community involvement and academic achievement. He is pictured with his parents. Photo by Rob Metcalf