The Liberty Rotary Club has announced that it will honor Liberty
High School teacher Penny Medina and Liberty Board of Education
member Daniel Parkhurst during its Annual Recognition Brunch on
Sunday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m. at the New Hope Community Banquet Hall
in Loch Sheldrake, New York.
Mrs. Medina will be one of four recipients of the Hummingbird
Award, which honors individuals who demonstrate that one single
person can make a difference in everyday life. The Hummingbird
Award stems from a fable about a devoted hummingbird who “does
what it can” by attempting to extinguish a fire with just one drop
at a time. As adviser of the district’s Interact Club, she
consistently works tirelessly to improve her part of the world and
encourages her students and peers to do the same.
Mr. Parkhurst will be one of five recipients being recognized as
the club’s newest Paul Harris fellows. The Paul Harris Fellow
recognition acknowledges individuals who contributed at least
$1,000 to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
These donations, as well as Sunday’s brunch, will go toward the
club’s Haiti Clean Water Project, which helps provide clean
potable water to Haitian families in need.
Suggested donation for the brunch is $15 per person. Additional
donations will be accepting for the club’s clean water project.
RSVPs are due by Monday, March 28.
To purchase a ticket or request more information, please contact
Liberty Rotary Club Treasurer Gary Siegel at (845) 798-2188 or