Lostrom named KI Rotarian of the Year
STEVENSVILLE — Founding member Martha M. Lostrom of Stevensville has been named the Rotarian of the Year by the Kent Island Rotary Club. Lostrom put together the new club’s first project, the publication “Kent Island Tales & Tastes” that reflects on both the past heritage and current focus of life on Kent Island. The book, which is available at Love Point Deli, will be sold by members for $10 during Kent Island Day on Saturday, May 20, in downtown Stevensville. One hundred percent of the book price goes to community support donations. “The book was launched initially for last year’s Kent Island Day celebration but an unexpected rain storm saw the whole event canceled,” she said. Proceeds from the book are enabling the club to support many local activities, sponsor scholarships and support other non-profit organizations.
“Right now we are working on our ‘Flags for Heroes’ project that will have 200 or more flags supporting veterans, military members as well as firemen, policemen and others who serve to protect,” Lostrom added.
The flags will be displayed along the south side of U.S. Route 50 near Five Guys and Adam’s Ribs over the Memorial Day weekend. It is part of a larger display of flags from other clubs, such as Centreville Rotary along the Chesapeake College area and over 2,000 flags now displayed along U.S. Route 50 in Easton.
Contact any Rotary of Kent Island member to have a flag named for your hero. The names of each hero will be published in the newspaper. Cost is $50 for the flag display and corporate sponsorships are available. To pay by credit card or for questions, contact Brad Lundberg, president, Rotary of Kent Island at 410-643-3334; corporate sponsorships begin at $250.
Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. at The Inn of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club and visitors as well as prospective members are always welcome.
MARTHA M. LOSTROM