Denise Stefanko, Owner/operator of Morning Glory Mercantile and Past president of the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake was recently recognized for her distinguished service leading as club President for the 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 club years. Denise led the club through local annual events and fundraisers like the Rotary Community Service Auction and the Pumpkin Run Car Show, $4,250 in scholarships to local students, and support for local organizations including:
Abundant Grace Assembly of God, Act Now / Kids Helping Kids & Grayson's Gift, American Cancer/ Relay for Life, Artesia Youth Park, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Children's Bereavement Network, Collins Weekend Backpack Program, Crawford/Roscommon Child Protection Counsel, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, HL Community Education (Alt Ed), Habitat for Humanity, Historical Village, Houghton Lake Library, Kirtland Youth Theater, Lions Halloween Party, Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve, NMCAC, Our Lady of the Lake Schools, Project Hope, River House, Roscommon County Community Foundation, Roscommon County Sheriff Project Present Patrol, Roscommon Literacy Council, Russ Graham/Matt Grover Thanksgiving Dinner, Safe Schools Boot Program, Sheriff K-9 Bullet Proof Vest, Shop with a Hero, Students Leading Students, UPS ED & Caren Christmas for Kids, Wertz Warriors/Special Olympics. Applications for grants can be found on the club web page at The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake meets Tuesdays, Noon at Bucilli's Pizza in Houghton Lake.
Pictured is Rotary President Matt Nester and Rotary Past President Denise Stefanko.