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Rotary Club of Cleveland
2014 International Fellowship Day
February 20, 2014

The Rotary Club of Cleveland hosted their annual International Fellowship Day in Cleveland Ohio on February 20, 2014. The event featured the presentation of the International Service Award to immigration attorney and author Margaret W. Wong.

Margaret W. Wong

Margaret W. Wong


Rotary Club of Cleveland President Karen Melton gave some history of Rotary International (109 years old) and the Cleveland Rotary Club (103 years old).

National Anthem at Rotary

Pledge of Alleginace


She told of many of the good works of Rotary such as the Global Polio Endemic Initiative which has all but eliminated polio. India is now almost polio free.

Rotary Club of Cleveland President Karen Melton

Karen Melton



2013/2014 Rotary International District 6630 Governor Bob Johnson represents over 54 clubs in Northeast Ohio and over 2100 Rotarians. He gave a welcome at the Rotary Club of Cleveland International Fellowship Day on February 20, 2014.

2013/2014 Rotary International District 6630 Governor Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson



Honorary Consul to the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Bublys told about the International Service Award of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and mentioned some of the previous distinguished awardees. She then announced immigration attorney and author Margaret W. Wong as recipient of the 2014 International Service Award.

Honorary Consul to the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Bublys

Ingrida Bublys



Immigration attorney and author Margaret W. Wong gave her acceptance speech as recipient of the 2014 International Service Award of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Ms. Wong told of her great desire to come to the United States and the value of Rotary both in the US and internationally.

Margaret W. Wong

Margaret W. Wong

Margaret Wong holding painting



Margaret said that Cleveland needs more people to compete.

Margaret W. Wong



Margaret Wong, Ingrida Bublys, Lynn Stevens and Karen Melton

Margaret Wong, Ingrida Bublys,
Lynn Stevens and Karen Melton


Dr. Anthony Yen from the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (and a longtime friend and colleague of Margaret Wong) presented a proclamation to Margaret Wong at the Rotary Club of Cleveland International Fellowship Day on February 20, 2014. Yen told how with Margaret Wong's help, 36 schools in Cleveland are teaching the Chinese language.

Dr. Anthony Yen

Anthony Yen



US Senator Sherrod Brown spoke about the eradication of polio and the good works of Rotary International at the Rotary Club of Cleveland International Fellowship Day on February 20, 2014.

US Senator Sherrod Brown

US Senator Sherrod Brown



US Senator Sherrod Brown praised honoree Margaret W. Wong.

US Senator Sherrod Brown

US Senator Sherrod Brown



Other proclamations and certificates were presented to Margaret Wong.

Lynn Stevens representing Governor John Kasich

Lynn Stevens representing Governor John Kasich


A Rotarian from Turkey attended the Rotary Club of Cleveland meeting on February 20,2014 and presented her club's banner to President Karen Melton. President Melton presented the visitor with a Cleveland Rotary pin.

Rotarian from Turkey

President Karen Melton and Rotarian from Turkey



President Karen Melton and Rotarian from Turkey


Congratulations to Ingrida Bublys, Richard S. Pollak, Chair, International Service Committee, and all of the Cleveland Rotary for the 2014 International Fellowship Day event and congratulations to Margaret W. Wong for a much-deserved award.

Enjoy these other images from the event.

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US Senator Sherrod Brown and Margaret W. Wong

US Senator Sherrod Brown and Margaret W. Wong


Ingrida Bublys, Margaret Wong, Karen Melton and Richard Pollack

Ingrida Bublys, Margaret Wong,
Karen Melton and Richard Pollak

Alex Machaskee and Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Alex Machaskee and Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc


Pat Hanson

Pat Hanson


Steve Kidder

Steve Kidder


Anthony Yen and Margaret Wong

Anthony Yen and Margaret Wong


Bob Johnson and Romas Bublys

Bob Johnson and Romas Bublys


Margaret Wong and Debbie Hanson

Margaret Wong and Debbie Hanson


Dick Pogue

Dick Pogue


Senator Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown


Anthony Yen, Margaret Wong and Cecilia Wong

Anthony Yen, Margaret Wong and Cecilia Wong


George Burke and Richard Osborne

George Burke and Richard Osborne


Margaret Wong and Karen Melton

Margaret Wong and Karen Melton


Mari Galindo and Maria Pujana

Mari Galindo and Maria Pujana


Peter DelaPorte

Peter DelaPorte


Sisters Margaret and Cecilia Wong

Sisters Margaret and Cecilia Wong


Lynn Stevens and Judy Wong

Lynn Stevens and Judy Wong


Ingrida Bublys

Ingrida Bublys


Senator Sherrod Brown, Margaret Wong, Ingrida Bublys, Lynn Stevens and Karen Melton

Senator Sherrod Brown, Margaret Wong,
Ingrida Bublys, Lynn Stevens and Karen Melton




Honoree Margaret Wong and friends

Honoree Margaret Wong and friends





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