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  Our Centennial Year!
"Celebrating a Century of Service Above Self"
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Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
8 W. Broad St., Suite 50 (second floor conference room)
Hazleton, PA 18202
United States of America
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Club News
Jason Brenner will be installed as the 101st President of Hazleton Rotary, 2021-2022 at the Hazleton Rotary’s President’s Triple Celebration to be held at Sand Springs on June 30. 2021, 6:00pm.  The event will also be a Presidency Farewell for Donna Barna, 2020-2021 President and Alan Whitaker, 2019-2020 President.
Jason has been a member of Hazleton Rotary for 7 years and was sponsored for membership by his father, Paul Brenner. 
Jason currently serves as President–Elect of the Board of Directors. He has actively assisted with many service projects and served as Chair of the Night at the Races in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
Mr. Brenner is Vice President at Brenner Recycling, a 4th generation recycling business in Hazleton.  He is an U.S. Air Force veteran, serving more than eight years on active duty as an engineer and project manager at several bases and achieving the rank of Captain.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Mechanical Engineering, from Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He resides in Sugarloaf with his wife Christina.
He is honored to be continuing a family legacy by accepting the position of President of Hazleton Rotary. His father, Paul Brenner, was President of the club in 2003-2004.
Other officers and Board members will be   President Elect-Lisa Marie Halecky, Secretary-Lani Drobnock, Treasurer-Pat Owens, Sergeant-at-Arms-Pat Ward, and 1st Immediate Past President-Donna Barna.     Members of the Board will be Stephen Seach, Cal Herring, Mark Ondishin, Toni Christman, Mary Pat Stroia, Michele Kushmeder and Michele Ustynoski.   
As part of the celebration of the Hazleton Rotary’s centennial year, an area student has been awarded the 2021 Hazleton Rotary Technical Scholarship for $1,000.  According to President Donna Barna, “Hazleton Rotary’s intent is to complete at least one centennial project per month, April-December, 2021 to continue the club’s goal of “Service Above Self”.  In April, we completed a Veteran’s Luncheon project and May is the awarding of one technical and three Rotary Memorial Scholarships.’
“We are pleased to announce that, Austin Fagan, 2021 Hazleton Area Career  Center graduate, has been selected as the Hazleton Rotary Technical Scholarship winner” reports project chair Dr. John Madden. 
He is a part time employee of Floral Array and he will be returning to his fifth year of employment at Burgers Farm Market this summer and fall.  While working  at the farm, he also plans to take several English and Math courses in the summer and fall semesters at LCCC and then plans to transfer to Pen-Tech to begin classes for Heavy Equipment Operator & Repair in January, 2022.
Austin wrote, “I am honored to have received the Hazleton Rotary Technical Scholarship 2021.  It will help me financially achieve my goal to become a heavy equipment operator.  I am hoping that it will enable me to find  the job that will keep me in the area where I want to stay and live my life.”
Since its inception in 1921 Hazleton Rotary has been developing the  “ways and means” to provide services for the Greater Hazleton Community. One of the ways they have done this is the awarding of Hazleton Rotary Memorial Scholarships. The first for $1,000 was given to one student in 1989. This year, as part of the club’s Centennial celebration,  three area students will be receiving scholarships for a total of $18,000 for four years, as  the Centennial Project for May, 2021.
“We are pleased to announce the following students have been selected as the Hazleton Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship winners for 2021.” says project chair Dr. John Madden. 
“Darren Zheng will receive a scholarship of $2000 per year for a total of $8,000 for four years. Ashley Sabia and Louis DeAngelo will each receive a scholarship valued at $1250 per year for a total of $5000 for four years.” Madden continues.
Darren will graduate from MMI Preparatory School and is the son of Hongzhi and De Xiao Zheng.  He plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania with an intended course of study in Pure Mathematics & Physics ultimately obtaining a PhD in Mathematics.
Darren has been employed at China Garden, his parent’s restaurant, for four years.  As a first generation American, he will be the first in his family to graduate high school, enroll and graduate from college.
The daughter of Sharon and Mike Sabia, Ashley will be graduating from Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences.  
Ashley, who resides in Drums, has been employed by Edgewood by Sand Springs for two years and Sleepy Hollow Ice Cream for one year.  Her intended course of study is Biology-Premed Track, and she ultimately hopes to obtain a Doctor of Medicine. She will continue her studies at University of Pittsburgh Honors College.
Louis DeAngelo, MMI Preparatory School, is the son of  Grete Floryshak and Louis DeAngelo and resides in Sugarloaf.  He will attend Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University and focus on Engineering as an intended course of study.
Project Chair Madden comments,  “Our scholarship recipients are to be congratulated on all their wonderful achievements and we are happy to offer them this fantastic opportunity to further their education”.  
New Member Inductions
Jun 23, 2021
President's Party
Jun 30, 2021
Welcome 101st Thank You 100th!
Ashley Sabia
Jul 07, 2021
Scholarship Recipient
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John Patton
    June 3
  • Mike Cammisa
    June 10
  • Patrick Genetti
    June 25
  • Charlie DeCosmo
    Casey DeCosmo
    June 13
  • John Schwear
    Lisa Schwear
    June 15
  • Rob Sensky
    Susie Sensky
    June 20
  • Lani Drobnock
    John Drobnock
    June 22
  • Jerry Benz
    Paula Benz
    June 24
  • Lew Dryfoos
    Maura Dryfoos
    June 24