Rotary Club of Cleveland
2018 International Fellowship Day Honoring Ingrida Bublys March 15, 2018
The Rotary Club of Cleveland hosted their annual International Fellowship Day in Cleveland Ohio on March 15, 2018. The event featured the presentation of the International Service Award to Ingrida Bublys,
Honorary Consul General Republic of Lithuania
After some Rotary business including the Pledge of Allegiance, welcoming song and updates on Rotary's mission to eradicate polio and other projects the award ceremony began.
Jerry R. Smith, President of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and Richard S. Pollak, Chair, International Service Committee stated that "Each year the International Service Committee selects an individual who has demonstrated in both their professional and personal life a dedication to the furtherance of world understanding and peace. This this year’s award is being presented to Honorary Consul General of Lithuania Ingrida Bublys, a Past Honorary President and long-time member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. There is no individual more deserving of this award. We proudly celebrate her global vision and her leadership in ensuring the City of Cleveland and the State of Ohio as vital international assets."
Jerry R. Smith
Richard S. Pollak
This video includes snippets from the Invocation, presentation of the award, proclamations and Ingrida's response.
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Proclamation from Josh Prest representing US Senator Rob Portman
Valarie McCall presents a proclamation to Ingrida Bublys
Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com gives a proclamation to Ingrida Bublys
Richard Pollak honors Ingrida Bublys
Jerry Smith presents plaque to Ingrida Bublys
Standing ovation for Ingrida Bublys
Ingrida Bublys accepts her award
After the award presentation, Cleveland Rotary past-president Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski introduced keynote speaker Valarie J. McCall, the Chief of Government & International Affairs of the City of Cleveland.
Chief Valarie McCall keynote
Enjoy these other images from the Rotary Club of Cleveland event.
Richard Pollak, Jerry Smith, Ingrida Bublys, Valarie McCall, Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski and Father Ralph Watrowski
Romas and Ingrida Bublys with daughters Aida O'Meara and Gaja Milevicius
Dr. Vik Stankus and Ingrida Bublys
Ingrida Bublys and Akron Deputy Mayor Samuel DeShazior
Rita Kliorys, Ingrida Bublys and Ausrine Sirvinskas
Ingrida Bublys and friends
Dr. Vik Stankus, Ingrida Bublys, Linas Johansonas and Ruta Degutis
Mehmet Gencer and Ingrida Bublys
Rita Kliorys and Ausrine Sirvinskas
Congratulations to Jerry Smith, Richard S. Pollak, Beverly A. Ghent-Skrzynski and all of the Cleveland Rotary for the 2018 International Fellowship Day event and congratulations to Ingrida Bublys for a much-deserved award.
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