It is a proud day for our Club.  Our VP Bina Ahmad was awarded the District's highest recognition - the Rotarian of the Year Award by outgoing District Governor  Mary Shackleton, at the annual District Awards ceremony on Monday.  The event took place via Zoom.
 
In awarding this honor to VP Bina, who is also the District's Area Assistant Governor for Area 5, DG Mary cited Bina's dedication, innovation, development of 2 new Clubs, social media activities and her support for the District's goals as the main factors for selecting her for this award.  In receiving the award, VP Bina said she was humbled and honored to be selected for this award.  In an emotionally choked voice, she said she believed teamwork was the key ingredient for success.  She expressed her gratitude to DG Mary and thanked her for her outstanding leadership.
 
Bina joined the White Plains Rotary Club in June 2011 and transferred to the then East Yonkers Club July 2012.  With the merger of the two Yonkers Rotary Clubs in July 2013, she has continued her membership in the Club.  She was Club Rotary Foundation Chair for 4 years from 2015-16 and became Vice-President in 2019.
 
Congratulations Bina, you have made us proud!
 
Two Club Members IPDG Mahbub Ahmad, and PDG Matts Ingemanson also received the Service Above Self Awards.
 
In other District Awards, PDG Andy Morzello was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Jason Gonzalez received the "Rotarian of Vision Award".